Sign of the time
Vandals ran wild on Court Street early on Oct. 30, tossing a metal sign through the back window of a car parked at the corner of Union Street (see photo).
Police believe that the 2 am vandalism was part of the teens’ pre-Halloween activities.
“It was mischief night, that’s for sure,” said a police source.
The owner of the car was contacted, but no arrests have been made.
A 47-year-old man was arrested after bashing a 63-year-old man with a dresser drawer that he picked up on Union Street on Oct. 31.
Cops said that the two men were on the block between Columbia and Hicks streets at around 5 pm when they got into a verbal dispute that quickly turned physical.
The younger man picked up the drawer and used it to batter the older man.
Cops later collared him and charged him with assault.
Thieves broke into a Van Brunt Street shoe store overnight on Oct. 25 and swiped 30 pairs of fancy Timberland boots.
The owner of the store, which is near King Street, told cops that he closed up the outlet at 9:45 pm and returned 10 hours later to find that the front door was broken and $1,800 in footware had been taken.
The thugs also stole an Apple desktop computer.
A thief took two bikes from the lobby of a Van Brunt Street building overnight on Oct. 22, getting away with one really fancy cycle and one old beater.
The victim told cops that he’d left the two bicycles unlocked in the common area of the building, which is between Wolcott and Dikeman streets, at around 8 pm, but both were gone by 7 am the next morning.
There was no sign of forced entry, a possible indication that someone in the building may have swiped the wheels.