Sections

Meter cheater

Community Newspaper Group
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Meter raider

A parking meter purloiner was busted by police on Graham Avenue on Feb. 7.

Cops said that they were on patrol just before 2 am when they saw a 42-year-old man fidgeting with a parking meter near Varet Street.

Officers said that when they approached, they saw that the man was sticking metal wires into the meters in an attempt to loot them of their quarters.

The suspect was fairly successful, too, according to police: he allegedly had about $10 in quarters on him when he was taken into custody, charged with possession of burglar’s tools, criminal tampering, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Ticketed and truculent

A man was arrested for temporarily restraining an officer who wrote him a parking ticket on Feb. 9.

Police say that the 41-year-old scofflaw had left his vehicle at a bus stop on Wallabout Street between Kent and Bedford avenues at 10:30 am. Within a few minutes, a scooter cop rolled by, and started writing a ticket.

The man objected and reportedly grabbed the cop, who continued doing his duty. But after finishing the ticket, the cop turned to leave, but the suspect would not let him go.

The officer soon got the upper hand and collared the scofflaw, charging him with obstructing governmental administration.

Flaming buses

Fire marshal are trying to find the person who set fire to three school buses on Rodney Street on Jan. 23.

Cops said that the would-be arsonist unscrewed the gas caps of the three vehicles and inserted gasoline-soaked rags as the buses sat near Marcy Avenue at 4 am.

He then lit the rags on fire, but the fires did not cause any serious damage to the buses.

The arsonist remains at large.

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

This week’s featured advertisers