Dirtbag roughs up Clinton Street pedestrian

88th precinct station house
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

88th Precinct

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill

Drive-by dirtbag 

Some dirtbag riding a bicycle allegedly stopped to rough up a pedestrian in search of something to steal on Clinton Street on April 10.

Police said the victim was walking near Myrtle Avenue just before 8 pm when the would-be thief, riding a CitiBike, stopped beside him, pulled out a knife, and started rummaging through his pockets. Fortunately, the pickpocket didn’t get anything, and fled empty handed toward Fort Greene Park.

Cops searched the area with the help of the victim and arrested the lout nearby.

Senseless shooting injures one

A senseless shooter fired multiple bullets on St. Edwards Street on April

Police said the gunman fired multiple times at about 8 pm near Navy Street, striking one person in the stomach and hitting multiple vehicles. Cops searched the area but could not find the perpetrator.

The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for treatment.

Ghostly good-for-nothing

One Brooklynite may have felt haunted by the past on April 8, when they came face-to-face with the perpetrator of a crime against one of their family members.

The victim told police she was near Park Avenue at about noon when she recognized the good-for-nothing and called 911 to alert the cops. While she was on the phone, the jerk asked why she was calling the police, then used her cell phone to hit the victim hard in the face, leaving a laceration on the inside of her lip.

Fight at the laboratory

An argument between strangers came to blows at the Sherman Adams Laboratory on Flushing Avenue on April 5.

Police said the victim got into an argument with a fellow late-night lab rat at about 11 pm, but the verbal dispute escalated suddenly when the assailant picked up a bottle of disinfectant and swung it at the victim. The bruiser then started punching the victim — and she wasn’t alone. Another goon joined in, grabbing the victim by the neck and slamming her to the floor.

The victim drove herself to the hospital after the altercation.

Unseen gunman fires shots

An unseen gunman injured at least one person on North Portland Avenue on April 10.

Cops responded to a ShotSpotter activation near Auburn Place at about 3:30 am and didn’t see either the gunman or any victims, but recovered five shell casings on the sidewalk and found a bullet inside the shattered headlight of a nearby vehicle. A victim later walked into the emergency department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center with a bullet wound to the thigh, telling police he was near the scene of the shooting when he heard gunshots and later realized he had been hit. 

Fresh filcher robs grocery store

Some sneak broke into a Fulton Street grocery store and stole cash on April 6.

The victim told police the sneak-thief managed to open the front gate of The Green Grape near South Oxford Street at about 3 am, then used a crowbar to pry open the front door and slip inside, where they grabbed a locked safe and nearly $3,000 in cash. The whole operation was caught on camera, though no arrests have been made so far.