Drunk driver hits squad car
Police cuffed a man who they said crashed his vehicle into their patrol car in a drunken stupor on May 31.
The officers were in full uniform and driving a marked police cruiser when the guy ran a red light around 11:30 pm and smashed into the car, police reported. The driver fled, but the collision dislodged his front license plate and left it at the scene, a police report states.
The officers caught up with him and pulled him over near the intersection of W. First Street and Avenue P. He had a “strong odor of alcohol coming from [his breath], watery eyes,” and his speech was slurred, according to the report.
The man flailed his arms and refused to be handcuffed, but officers got him under control and brought him to the 78th Precinct station house, where he took a breathalyzer test and was found to be two times above the legal limit, according to officials.
A violent lout pushed a woman off her bike and beat and robbed her on 66th Street on June 1, police said.
She was riding between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway when the guy ran up and pushed her off, then started kicking her. He held her down with his hand around her neck, then reached into her bra and grabbed her wallet with $1,000 in cash in it before fleeing.
Five on one
A band of five brutes beat up and robbed a guy on Cropsey Avenue on June 3, police said.
The victim was near near Bay 26th Street just before 11 pm when the five came up on him. One of them punched him in the stomach and another hit him in the ribs with a scooter, cops said.
Then they grabbed $200 in cash, his phone, and his identification off him and fled, according to police.
A burglar broke into a 64th Street home on June 3, according to police.
The housebreaker got in around 9:30 am by removing a security gate on the window of the apartment between 16th and 17th avenues. They grabbed some electronics and $500 in cash, police said, then fled out the back door.
— Dennis Lynch