Police: Teen mayhem outside costume store on Halloween

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Halloween horror

Cops arrested a teen for allegedly assaulting a man with a sign in front of a Fulton Mall costume store on Halloween night, according to police.

The 35-year-old victim said the 17-year-old was with a group of 20 disorderly people on Fulton Street between Bridge and Duffield streets at 8:50 pm.

Toilet tackle

Police charged an inmate with assaulting an officer after they say he attacked an assistant deputy warden who tried to search his cell inside the House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue on Oct. 27.

The warden was searching the 21-year-old suspect’s cell in the jail between Boerum Place and Smith Street at 11:20 pm when the suspect rushed in and pushed the jailer in the chest, causing him to fall onto a toilet, according to a police report.

Co-worked over

A band of burglars broke into a Dumbo office-share space sometime overnight on Sept. 30 and stole electronics from three companies, according to the authorities.

The companies reported that a surveillance video shows four prowlers creeping into the building on Water Street between Anchorage Place and Pearl Street at 11:50 pm and leaving 40 minutes later.

The crooks hit three companies, making off with three laptops, a desktop computer, and an electronic tablet, police said.

Cop clobbered

Police arrested a woman who they say punched and spit on an officer who tried to break up a fight on Montague Street on Oct. 31.

An officer said he saw a fight break out between two women between Henry and Clinton streets at 5:35 am, and tried to stop them. During the confrontation, the 19-year-old suspect walloped the officer in the left eye and hocked a loogie on him for good measure, cops said.

Mean teens

A crew of treacherous teens took another youth’s phone on Warren Street at Smith Street on Oct. 27, cops said.

The 13-year-old victim said she was walking to school at 8:15 am when the trio of older bullies surrounded her. One of the meanies grabbed the phone and wrenched it from her hand, then all three took off running on Warren towards Hoyt Street, officers stated.

Unlimited pass

A straphanger stole a fellow subway rider’s wallet aboard a Manhattan-bound A train during rush hour on Oct. 27, according to a police report.

The 27-year-old victim said she boarded the train at Nostrand Avenue at 8:15 am wearing her backpack, and that when the train pulled into Jay Street–MetroTech Station she noticed the bag had been unzipped and her billfold pilfered. The wallet contained credit and debit cards, law enforcement officials said.

Trouble the bridge

A bandit snatched a man’s unattended bag from a Brooklyn Bridge bench on Oct. 30, NYPD officials reported.

The 32-year-old victim said he left the bag on the seat on the Brooklyn side of the iconic span at 3:50 pm, and walked away for 10 minutes.

When he returned, the bag — which contained $400 in cash, debit and credit cards, and a Venezuela driver’s license — was gone, cops said.

NYPD black and blue

Cops cuffed a man they saw punching another man in the face in front of a Saint Marks Place building on Oct. 31, according to a report.

An officer came upon the 20-year-old suspect whacking the 22-year-old victim between Third and Fourth avenues at 4:40 pm, the authorities recounted. After he intervened, the officer discovered that the suspect had taken the victim’s phone, cops said.

Sleeper creeper

Someone snatched a sleeping man’s phone on a Brooklyn-bound N train on Nov. 1, according to police.

The 31-year-old victim said he boarded the train on the distant island of Manhattan at 1 am, and started playing a game on his phone. He fell asleep holding the device shortly thereafter, and awoke at the Atlantic Avenue station to find it taken, cops said.

Jackets jacked

A group of goons boosted five jackets from a Fulton Mall clothing store on Nov. 2, cops said.

Employees of the store between Adams and Pearl streets said the sneaks sauntered in at 1 pm and grabbed five jackets, a backpack, and another bag, then scrammed. The store valued the merchandise at $1,246, according to a police report.

Bike hike

A thief clipped a bike from a MetroTech Center rack on Oct. 27, officers reported.

The bike’s 30-year-old owner told cops he his ride locked to a rack at the corner of Bridge Street and the Myrtle Avenue promenade at 12:15 pm, and when he returned at 4:30 pm, it was gone, with only the cut lock remaining.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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