Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Package thief picked up
Cops arrested an alleged recidivist burglar after spotting him in Brooklyn Heights on Nov. 3.
A 26-year-old woman had reported to police that her packages worth $1,500 were stolen from the lobby of her apartment building at around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.
Responding officers patrolling the nearby area said they recognized a 42-year-old man walking westbound on Joralemon Street as a repeat offender with four open arrest warrants.
The man was found to be in possession of the parcels stolen from the victim’s lobby and was subsequently arrested.
Cop assaulted in Downtown
A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kicking a police officer in the stomach and throwing urine over him on Nov. 1 in Downtown.
Cops said the officer was on Schermerhorn Street at 6 p.m. when the alleged perp kicked him in the stomach and threw urine at him. The officer said he suffered “serious pain” as a result of the assault and took the B48 bus to a nearby hospital.
The 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault later that evening.
Dog walker assaulted with mirror
A dog walker in Brooklyn Heights was left injured after he was hit over the head with a 4-foot mirror by a man he had confronted for rummaging through garbage cans.
The 39-year-old victim told cops he was walking his dog on Clinton Street after 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 when he saw a man “messing up” his neighbor’s garbage can. After confronting the man about his behavior, he became irate and struck the victim with a 4ft mirror that had been left on the curb.
Cops are still looking for the culprit who fled eastbound on Atlantic Avenue and caused the victim to suffer lacerations to his hand and head.
Teacher robbed at school
A teacher at a Downtown elementary school had her purse stolen while teaching a class on Nov. 1.
The 26-year-old educator at PS261 on Pacific Street reported to police that she left her pocket book in a classroom at 8:30 a.m. while teaching students in a different room. When she went to retrieve her bag at 2:30 p.m, she noticed her wallet, containing her IDs and bank cards, was missing.
Cops have yet to find the thief and say that multiple individuals had access to the classroom.