Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Room and gore
Police arrested a 20-year-old accused of viciously beating another man inside his dormitory room on Halloween.
The suspect confronted the victim in a hallway of the building on Johnson Street between Jay and Bridge streets at 1 am, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.
The victim told the alleged assailant that he didn’t want to fight, but investigators say the perp followed the unlucky man into his room and repeatedly punched him in the head, leaving him with a fractured jaw, numerous missing teeth, and contusions and swelling around the eye that required hospital treatment.
The suspect now faces assault, trespassing, harassment, and menacing charges, among other alleged offenses.
A cop claims he busted a thief trying to break into a car on Oct. 25 — and found him carrying stolen valuables allegedly snatched from another vehicle nearby.
The officer says he saw the 39-year-old suspect attempting to break the window of a 1995 Jeep Cherokee with a screwdriver on Congress Street between Henry and Hicks streets at around 2:10 am, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.
When the cop searched the suspect, he recovered two iPhone charges and a plastic bowl — items that were missing from a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with a broken rear window that was parked nearby, investigators say.
Crime of fashion
Two teens tried to steal a hat and a shirt from a Fulton Mall department store on Oct. 26, according to investigators.
The pair allegedly took a shirt and a hat from a display at 7:50 pm then entered a fitting room, where they stashed the goods inside a purse.
But a store employee stopped them on the way out and recovered the goods, according to the District Attorney’s office.
— Ben Muessig