Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Wheels of justice
Cops cuffed a man who allegedly tried to steal a locked bicycle from a State Street stoop on Aug. 22.
An officer claims he spotted the 46-year-old suspect breaking a bike lock with pliers and a wrench at 1:37 pm on the block between Bond and Hoyt streets.
The suspect has been charged with trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools, and attempted petit larceny, according to the District Attorney’s office.
A home health-care provider bilked an elderly woman out of $101,000 by writing herself phony checks, prosecutors allege.
The victim’s grandson told authorities that a nurse hired to help the 85-year-old woman, who suffers from senile dementia, wrote 58 phony checks to augment her weekly salary of $400, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.
The 55-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple counts of grand larceny as well as petit larceny.
Cops arrested a 31-year-old accused keying nine vehicles in front of Brooklyn Criminal Court on Schermerhorn Street on Aug. 26.
An officer claims he saw the suspect brandishing a sharp object and marking up a Honda and two Mercedes-Benzes at around 2:15 pm, according to records from the District Attorney’s office.
When the officer investigated, he found the tell-tale scratches on six more vehicles between Boerum Place and Smith Street.
— Ben Muessig