Police Beat * 5-12-2011
77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights
An unknown thief robbed a wine bar and restaurant on May 4, police said.
Police believe the crook entered the Abigail Wine Bar and Restaurant, 807 Classon Avenue, some time after 3 am through the side window and exited the same way.
The owner reported the burglar made off with $100 left in the register and several bottles of wine.
A heartless goon bashed a man in the head and robbed him on May 3, police said.
The 47-year-old victim was standing in the lobby of 1295 Pacific Street at about 3 pm when the unknown perpetrator struck him in the forehead with a hard object. He then pilfered through his pocket and took $100.
Police said the victim appeared intoxicated at the scene and was not compliant in helping chase the mugger, who is still on the loose.
Dog gone robber
A thief with a dog on a pink leash robbed an 11-year-old of his cell phone on May 4, police said.
The young victim was in front of 1296 Pacific Street at about 5:45 pm when he was jumped from behind and forced to give up his cell phone.
The thief and his pooch then escaped on foot westbound along Pacific Street.
A thug snatched a cell phone out of a woman’s hand on May 5, police said.
The 35-year-old victim was on her Apple iphone on the northeast corner of Nostrand and Atlantic Avenues at about 9:40 pm when the unknown perpetrator grabbed the phone and fled westbound on Atlantic Avenue.
Crack dealer nabbed
Police arrested an alleged 17-year-old crack dealer on May 6 after a brief chase.
Members of the police street narcotics enforcement unit (SNEU) observed the defendant dealing the crack at about 3:05 pm on the northwest corner of Dean Street and Nostrand Avenue.
When the cops moved in to make the arrest the 17-year-old fled and was collared after a brief foot chase. Both crack and money allegedly used in the transaction were recovered.
Two women attack cops
Two women were arrested and charged with assault after attacking police on May 6.
The police arrived to the front of 1295 Pacific Street to arrest a man on a warrant when the two females (ages 22 and 17) attacked the two cops punching them numerous times and flinging water at them.
The two cops were finally able to bring the ladies under control and arrest them.
Public school beating
A 14-year-old girl, with the help of her mother and two aunts, beat up a school rival May 4, police said.
The 14-year-old victim was punched, kicked and beaten with an umbrella by the three at 3:27 pm just outside PS 138 at 700 Prospect Park Place.
The 14-year-old attacker also threatened her victim on Facebook and in front of police.
Five youths mugged a 17-year-old student on May 5, police said.
The victim, a student at Paul Robeson High School, was on the southeast corner of Lincoln Place and Troy Avenue at 3 pm when one of the muggers punched him from behind, knocking him to the ground. Then the other youths rifled through his pockets and took his BlackBerry before fleeing.
Two auto thefts
Two autos were swiped in two days near the same location, police said.
In the first incident, on May 6, a 47-year-old woman had her 1999 Ford Econoline stolen in front of 1236 Sterling Place between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 pm.
Then two days later, on May 8, a 32-year-old woman had her 2002 Ford Explorer swiped from where she parked it in front of 1268 Sterling Place.
79th Precinct covering Bedford-Stuyvesant
Man shot to death in Sumner Houses
A 35-year-old man was shot to death in the Sumner Houses on May 5, police said.
Police, responding to a radio call at 6:37 pm at 896 Park Avenue, found Otis Scott with one gunshot wound to the torso.
Scott, whose address was listed as being on Avenue L in Brooklyn, was taken to Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.
Man shot in leg
A man was shot once in the leg on May 7, police said.
The victim, whose age was not given, was shot on Albany Avenue but fell in front of 73 Decatur Street. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to recover.
Police sources said the victim was not cooperative to investigators, but a gun was recovered and they have a description of the shooter.
81st Precinct covering Stuyvesant Heights
Two incidents of shots fired were reported this week, police said.
The first incident occurred on May 5 at 2 am in the area of Stuyvesant Avenue and Willoughby Street.
The second incident occurred at 4:30 pm, May 9 in front of 721 Willoughby Street. Shell casings were found at the scene.
Police said it doesn’t appear anybody was hit from the shots and they are continuing their investigation.
88th Precinct covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Two goons snatched a man’s cell phone on the subway on May 5, police said.
The 32-year-old victim was on his Iphone when the northbound ‘C’ train he was on pulled into the station at Fulton Street and Washington Avenue.
When the doors to the train opened, one of the perpetrators grabbed the phone from his hand and they both fled out of the train.
Two thugs robbed a man on an elevator on May 6, police said.
The 25-year-old victim entered the elevator inside 68 Cumberland Street at 4:25 pm when the two perpetrators grabbed him from behind and rifled through his pockets taking his Apple ipad and $40 before exiting on the fifth floor and fleeing.
Target grand larceny
A woman had her wallet taken while she shopped at Target in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on May 6, police said.
The woman noticed her wallet missing from her purse at about 9:20 pm.
A punk mugged a 38-year-old woman on May 6, police said.
The victim was walking at 10:25 pm in front of 50 Greene Avenue when the unknown perpetrator yelled out to the victim, “Hey,” before putting her in a chokehold. After the victim fell to the ground, he grabbed her pocketbook and fled south on Adelphi Street.
A woman had her motorcycle stolen on May 7, police said.
The 55-year-old victim parked her 2000 Honda in front of 100 Hall Street at about 10 pm. When she returned the next morning it was gone.