Cops are looking for the tunnel rats who dug their way into Sneaker Palace on Rockaway Parkway early Tuesday morning.
Workers told police that an alarm inside the sneaker store went off sometime around 6 a.m. on February 23.
When they investigated the alarm, they learned that someone cut a hole through a back wall. It’s believed that a hacksaw was used to make the hole.
Despite their efforts, the thieves only ran off with just a few boxes of sneakers — only $300 in merchandise was taken, cops were told.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.
An assortment of weapons, some ammunition and an oversized counterfeit $50 bill were among the odd items removed from an Avenue J apartment last week as cops responded to a domestic violence call at that location.
Officials said that they were called to the home, located near East 105th Street, shortly after 12:30 p.m. on February 20 after a 28-year-old man wigged out on his girlfriend.
The resident reportedly threw out all of the woman’s clothes then took a hammer and busted out the television and a glass tabletop.
He then went outside, where he deflated all of his girlfriend’s tires, officials said.
When cops responded they found a hammer and two knives outside the address. They then went inside, finding the counterfeit bill and an assortment of ammunition.
A fake California driver’s license that the boyfriend was trying to pass off as his own was also recovered, officials said.
The boyfriend was ultimately taken into custody, charged with menacing, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.
A 26-year-old woman found himself in handcuffs allegedly after her “unique” plan of getting her friend out of hot water with the police backfired.
Officials allege that Kisha Williams began mouthing off at the cops during the early morning hours of February 20 as they arrested her male friend Sherwin Lampkin, 44, for drunk driving near the corner of East 99th Street and Avenue D. Lampkin was pulled over after he was seen allegedly blowing through a steady red light and charged with DWI after a chemical test showed that he had a blood alcohol content of .104 percent — well over the legal limit.
But despite the evidence, Williams was not going to let the police take Lampkin away, officials said.
“F–k you cops!” she allegedly yelled. “I make more f–king money than you do, you just want my f–king money!”
Cops reportedly ignored her rant, arresting her for obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct when she tried to open the patrol car door to set her friend free.
Plaza pugilist busted
Shopping with a chip on your shoulder never works.
A 43-year-old man learned that the hard way last week when he allegedly wigged out and punched someone during a confrontation inside the Kings Plaza Mall.
Cops from them 63rd Precinct were called to the Flatbush Avenue mall at 8:30 p.m. on February 20 after suspect Steve Joseph allegedly punched another man in the face, leaving him with a cut above his eye. Witnesses told police the two men were arguing inside a mall department store when Joseph allegedly flew into a rage and began throwing over display tables.
Responding officers corralled Joseph, but the plucky shopper reportedly pushed the officer away so he could punch his victim again.
Cops finally took Joseph into custody, charging him with assault, resisting arrest and menacing.
It was unclear what sparked the argument as this paper went to press.
Arrest in Ralph burglary
Someone broke into a garage adjacent to a Ralph Avenue home last week, taking a computer monitor and keyboard.
Cops from the 63rd Precinct said that the owner of the home near Avenue L returned at 11 a.m. on February 18 to find a man running out of the garage.
When he went to investigate, he discovered that this stranger had broken the lock to the garage door.
The computer equipment was the only thing missing, he told responding officers, who apprehended 40-year-old Michael Pipitone in connection with the crime after a brief search of the area.
Pipitone was charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief and petit larceny.
Blade boy bust
Cops may have closed the book on an open robbery pattern with the arrest of an 18-year-old area resident.
Prosecutors said that Dady Michel was charged with robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property last week in connection with a mugging on January 26.
The robbery was one of three knife-point heists that took place near the corner of Flatlands and Utica avenues at the end of January.
A spokesperson for the Kings County District Attorney’s office alleged that Michel and Kareem Jones grabbed a 13-year-old boy at 9 p.m. on January 26, pulled a knife on him, then fished through his pockets, pulling out his iPhone.
Jones was apprehended for the robbery before Michel, said prosecutors.
As this paper went to press, the two men hadn’t been arrested in connection with the two other robberies in the same area.
Police said that thieves, described only as black males, pulled a knife on a 20-year-old on Utica Avenue and Avenue K at 8:45 p.m. on January 22, robbing him of $73 in cash, some jewelry and his cell phone.
Fifteen minutes later, the thieves re-appeared, robbing a 28-year-old at knifepoint near the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 49th Street, this time taking $90.
It’s believed that they laid low for a few days before pulling a knife on the 13-year-old on January 26.
No injuries had been reported in any of these crimes, officials said.
$12G offered for missing boy
The city is offering $12,000 for any information that will help lead them to seven-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a month.
Officials said that Patrick Alford was last seen leaving the lobby of his Vandalia Avenue foster home in Spring Creek at 9 p.m. on January 22 after threatening to run away.
At the time the 4’8”, 65-pound child, who was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.
It was first believed that Alford had run off to his biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, but the woman was let go after being questioned and undergoing a lie detector test. It was also believed that Alford may have run off to relatives as far away as Baltimore and Florida.
Rodriguez lost custody of Alford after she was arrested for theft and the city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) deemed her to be an unfit caregiver.
Alford was put into foster care until he was placed with his current foster family in Spring Creek.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimesStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.