Gunned down on Beverley

Gunned down on Beverley

Cops are looking for the gunman who ended the life of a 19-year-old on Beverley Road Monday night.

The victim, who was not named as this paper went to press, was found shot in the head inside a building near East 35th Street at 7 p.m. on January 25, but it’s believed that he had been shot near the corner of East 31st Street.

After being mortally wounded, the victim reportedly ran to the building on East 35th Street, where he collapsed and died, according to investigators.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Busted — in stereo

An 18-year-old music lover was arrested on burglary charges last week after he was allegedly caught swiping a set of stereo speakers from an East 23rd Street home.

Prosecutors allege that Travaughn Lewis smashed the front glass door to the home, located near Avenue D, sometime before 8 a.m. on January 24.

He got inside, allegedly swiped the speakers and ran out of the home just when, as luck would have it, his victim returned home.

Cops took Lewis into custody without incident.

Gunman grab

Fast-moving police officers apprehended a 23-year-old man allegedly responsible for robbing an East Flatbush woman at gunpoint Friday morning.

The woman said that she was nearing the corner of Newkirk Avenue and East 31st Street at 6:15 a.m. on January 22 when two males approached, flashing a handgun.

The suspects allegedly removed the woman’s purse, which contained her cell phones, credit cards and ID and ran off.

Responding officers grabbed Daniel Saint-Juste after a short search of the area. He reportedly had some of the stolen loot on him, police said.

Saint-Juste was charged with robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, menacing and petit larceny, officials said.

His accomplice was still at large as this paper went to press.

Ring raider busted

A 26-year-old alleged mugger was arrested last week after he was connected to a ring robbery on December 30.

Police allege that Damone Richards was identified in a police photo array by a 35-year-old woman he allegedly robbed at the corner of Avenue D and East 37th Street as 2009 drew to a close.

The woman said that she was passing the corner just after 7 p.m. when Richards allegedly grabbed her by the arm and threatened to kill her if she didn’t hand over her jewelry.

He then shoved the woman, ripped the ring off her finger and robbed her of her purse, officials alleged.

Cops took Richards into custody on January 19, charged with robbery.

Bike blues

An argument over a chain led to a near-braining with a pipe, area cops said this week.

Officials said that 34-year-old Jerome Williams was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly threatened a 55-year-old co-worker with the pipe during an argument inside their store near the corner of Cortelyou Road and East 21st Street.

The dispute, which erupted shortly after 11 a.m. on January 18, was sparked by the victim’s practice of chaining his bike outside the store — something that Williams was apparently less than fond of, police alleged.

Burgle bungle

A 55-year-old Flatbush man was in custody last week following a burglary in Midwood.

Police said that Patrick Vincent, a resident of Argyle Road, allegedly forced the rear door to a home on East 4th Street between Quentin Road and Kings Highway.

Vincent reportedly ran off after being caught in the act. Police caught up with him on Kings Highway, officials said.

Teen shot outside school

A teen was rushed to the hospital recently after two gunmen opened fire on him outside a local school.

Officials said that the victim was near Intermediate School 285 on Beverley Road near East 59th Street on the afternoon of January 11 when the unidentified gunmen opened fire.

The wounded victim managed to stumble into the school’s parking lot, where a teacher’s aide rendered assistance until police arrived, according to published reports.

The victim, 18, who was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries, told police that he came to East Flatbush to take his girlfriend to McDonald’s.

The gunmen fled and were still being sought by authorities.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward. Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.

According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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