An Avenue K man was having trouble listening to his wife on May 22 after she nearly cut his ear off during a bloody spat.
Police said they arrived at the home, which is between East 94th and East 95th streets, at 10 pm after getting a call about the fight. When they went inside, they found the victim bleeding from a deep one-inch gash to his ear. The man claimed that his wife lashed at him with a sharp instrument during their argument.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he needed nine stitches to close the wound.
The woman, who was not named, was taken into custody, charged with assault in the second degree.
Mini crime spree
Cops connected a 20-year-old to two recent robberies, the most recent of which took place on May 20.
Officials allege that Anthony Lennox and two unapprehended others attacked an area resident of his phone at the corner of Farragut Road and East 93rd Street just after 4 pm on May 14.
Then just last week, he and two others mugged a teen, this time on Glenwood Road and Rockaway Parkway.
Cops quickly linked Lennox to the crimes, taking him into custody on May 21. Loot from the two crimes were inside a car he was found in, officials said.
Cops have arrested a man responsible for stealing a suitcase filled with DJ equipment from an Avenue L eatery.
The owner told police he left the pricey equipment in the restaurant at 2 am on March 7. When he returned at 5 am to pick it up, it was gone, but a surveillance camera picked up the culprit, who was later identified as 23-year-old Max Rojas.
Cops caught up with Rojas last week, charging him with criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny.
Cops couldn’t stop a car thief during a fifteen block chase — but a fence in Coney Island could.
Cops were on the lookout for a swiped 1996 Honda Civic last seen on Vandalia and Louisiana avenues in Starrett City before 6:30 pm on May 22.
It wasn’t until the next morning that cops found the missing car motoring past West 8th Street.
When they tried to pull the car over, the man behind the wheel, identified as 22-year-old Nicholas Rodriguez, zoomed off, only to crash into a fence fifteen blocks away, police said.
Cops charged him with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a controlled substance, after they found a small amount of drugs on him, according to prosecutors.
Cops have arrested a 49-year-old woman in connection with an April 15 attack involving a padlock.
Prosecutors said that Belinda Davis was taken into custody for assault in the third degree for the argument that took place on East 93rd Street near Rutland Road.
Cops said that Davis was arguing with her victim when she picked up a padlock and struck the woman in the head with it, leaving a deep gash.
A knife-wielding thief tried to rob a cab driver in Flatlands on May 17 — but his plans were foiled by the quick-thinking cabbie.
The would-be thief, who was not named, reportedly jumped into the cab and pulled out his weapon while demanding the driver’s money.
The cabbie immediately drove to the 63rd Precinct, which is on Brooklyn Avenue near Avenue J, alerting the cops that he had a fiendish fare in the back of the cab.
Cops from the 63rd Precinct say they have caught ELF — the notorious graffiti vandal who has left his tag throughout Mill Basin and Flatlands.
Police said that ELF, otherwise known as 24-year-old Thomas Trimarco, was arrested on May 18, charged with eight counts of making graffiti.
Cops said Trimarco wasn’t nabbed scrawling out his tag, but outside his home in Flatlands, near where several of his greatest graffiti hits were discovered.
On top of that, ELF isn’t that short. He’s a wiry 5’7”, police said.
Sex, lies and extortion
Cops busted a 44-year-old man for extorting his girlfriend — threatening to put a steamy sex tape they made together on the web if she didn’t pay him $1,000.
Officials allege that Noel Lopez sent his 46-year-old beau the video earlier this month, and later made to her threats during a face-to-face meeting on East 37th Street and Flatlands Avenue.
She reportedly delayed Lopez from putting the tape on the web by telling him she was going to get the cash to him, but in the mean time, called the cops.
Investigators nabbed Lopez on May 20, charging him with extortion.
Radio Shack raiders sought
Cops are continuing to look for the gun-toting thieves who raided a local Radio Shack as it was being opened for business on May 16.
Workers at the electronics store on Flatbush Avenue between Avenues T and U said that they were pulling up the roll-down gates at 10 am when two men approached.
One of the men flashed a gun, forced the employees inside and bound them with duct tape.
The thieves then ransacked the place, taking over $3,300 in jewelry, an assortment of cell phones, and the employees’ jewelry, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.
Not so sunny
A bunch of tunnel rats dug their way into Sunnydale Farms on May 13, taking over $1,800 in receipts and several cartons of cigarettes.
Police said someone cut through the rear wall of the Avenue N grocery store, which is between East 49th Street and Utica Avenue, sometime after 8:20 pm.
Workers didn’t realize that they had been burglarized until the next morning, when they found a gaping hole in their wall.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.