POLICE BEAT: 68th and 72nd Precinct

June 14, 2012 Denise Romano
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Between Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 10, the 68th Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, one robbery and two burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


On Sunday, June 3 at 8 p.m., a 29-year-old black male claims that an unknown person went into his bedroom and reportedly took $2,400 in cash from a bag in his closet. He shares the Fifth Avenue apartment with three others and suspects one of them lifted the cash.


A 70-year-old Hispanic white female was walking down 85th Street towards Fort Hamilton Parkway on Tuesday, June 5 at 2:40 p.m. when a black van approached her and a man allegedly removed her purse off of her shoulder, causing pain to her forearm. There were three or four other males in the vehicle. Her purse contained a cell phone, house keys and $30.


On Tuesday, June 5 at 7 a.m., a 52-year-old Hispanic white male came home to find his 70th Street apartment’s door unlocked and his bedroom ransacked, with a watch, jewelry and jar of coins missing. The victim is certain he locked the door and the windows were locked, as well.

The same day at 8:45 a.m., on the same floor, a 54-year-old Hispanic black male said that perps entered his apartment’s front door, taking jewelry and fled through the same door. There was no damage to the front lock. Neighbors said they did not see or hear anything unusual.


A 49-year-old white female parked her car inside the Staples’ parking lot on Fifth Avenue on Monday, June 4 at 12:15 p.m. When she returned, she found the driver’s side window broken and her Italian leather pocket book containing a wallet, Xanax, debit and credit cards, house keys and a checkbook missing. There were pieces of glass at the scene and there are two cameras facing the location.

72nd Precinct

Between Wednesday, June 6 and Monday, June 12, the 72nd Precinct received reports of one count of criminal possession of a forged document, one count of breaking vehicular traffic laws, two counts of obstruction a government official, one count of forcible touching and one count of menacing. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, South Park Slope and Windsor Terrace.


Police arrested a 40-year-old white Hispanic male for allegedly menacing a 42-year-old white Hispanic female in front of her 42nd Street apartment on Sunday, June 10 at 8:16 p.m.

He reportedly grabbed her by the hand saying, “I want to talk to you b—,” but she pulled away and told him to leave her alone. He said, “You will see what’s going to happen to you,” twice and called her an obscenity. The victim went to the store and when she returned to her building, the perp was reportedly there, waiting for her. She said the perp has repeatedly come to her apartment, waiting for her to come out and allegedly threatened to call immigration to send her back to Ecuador.

Police arrested a 29-year-old Hispanic white male for grabbing a female’s breast, over her clothes on Sunday, June 10 at 7:05 p.m. on Seventh Avenue near 48th Street. The victim and perp knew each other.


On Sunday, June 10 at 8:40 p.m., police arrested a 35-year-old Hispanic black male for allegedly being loud and refusing to obey lawful orders to remove his car from the middle of 49th Street, between Fifth and Fourth Avenues, where he was blocking vehicular traffic and causing a public disturbance by blowing his horn.

Police arrested a 16-year-old white Hispanic male on Sunday, June 10 at 3:57 p.m. for allegedly refusing to obey lawful order several times by walking up and down Fifth Avenue near 51st Street. The perp reportedly pushed the arresting officer while he was directing traffic at the intersection. Mace was used to subdue him.


Police arrested a 29-year-old Hispanic white male for reportedly riding his green motorcycle against traffic on 53rd Street near Fifth Avenue on Friday, June 8 at 3 p.m.

The arresting officer attempted to stop him, but the perp allegedly kept driving, disregarding red lights and stop signs. He was later apprehended at Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, where the motorcycle was parked and he was driving a gray Nissan Altima with Virginia plates. After a check, police found that the perp’s license was revoked 33 times.


Police arrested a 29-year-old Hispanic white male for allegedly being in possession of forged documents on Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. inside a 58th Street apartment building.

The perp was reportedly drinking an open bottle of Corona in the private building and gave no valid reason for being there. When verifying his name, he allegedly handed over a forged U.S. Green Card and later handed another forged card with his name on it.

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