Police arrested a teen who they say broke into a woman’s Benson Avenue apartment on Feb. 22 — and was found armed with a machete.
The victim told police she was at her home near Bay 31st Street just after noon when she saw the intruder coming in through her fire escape window, police said. She yelled, which scared him off, then called police.
Officers later found him in the area with a blade in his backpack, according to a police report.
A cat burglar broke into a family’s home on W. 11th Street on Feb. 19 while they were watching television in the living room, police said.
The thief crawled in through an already broken window leading to the master bedroom at their home between Avenues T and U around 10:30 pm, police reported.
The crook stole cash and jewelry and fled without alerting either homeowner watching TV, or their daughter asleep in her bedroom, police said.
Some snake broke into and stole a man’s car parked on Shore Parkway sometime overnight on Feb. 21, police said.
The victim parked his 2013 Infiniti near Bay 14th Street around 10:30 pm and returned the next night around 7:30 to move it for alternate-side parking. But he found nothing but a bunch of broken glass where his car was parked, according to police.
A reprobate stole a private ambulance service’s van parked on McDonald Avenue on Feb. 17, according to a police report.
An employee told police he parked the Ford E250 van around 11 pm near the ambulance garage between Avenue P and Quentin Road. He returned the next day to find it missing.
A neighbor saw someone driving the vehicle about 15 minutes after the employee parked it, but could not be sure who was driving it, police said.
A carjacker made away with a man’s sport utility vehicle parked on Bay Parkway on Feb. 20, police said.
The owner parked his Jeep outside his girlfriend’s place between 82nd and 83rd street around 5 pm with his keys in the cupholder and his trunk unlocked, he told police. On his way out he noticed that someone had stolen the Jeep. Officers found no broken glass or other signs of forced entry, a police report said.
— Dennis Lynch