Police: Drunk man drove stolen car the wrong way down W. Ninth St.

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Wild chase

Police arrested a man who they say drove the wrong way down W. Ninth Street in a stolen vehicle while under the influence on April 25.

Authorities said they received a call at 9:10 pm that a man in a 1999 silver Lexus was driving near Hamilton Avenue towards Court Street and running stop signs. The driver hit a parked red Mazda and then got out and ran from persuing officers, according to police.

Officers caught up to the man and arrested him, and said the car was stolen and that the man had been drinking. The suspect was charged with grand larceny, operating under the influence of alcohol, reckless endangerment, driving the wrong way, and failure to stop for a stop sign, according to police.

Dirty crook

Cops cuffed a Red Hook man who they say stole soap from a pharmacy on Smith Street on April 26.

Store employees said the man entered the store between Warren and Baltic streets at 1:15 pm and took five bottles of Aveno body wash and seven bottles of Dove shampoo before store security stopped him and held him until police arrived.

Police took the man into custody upon their arrival. He was charged with petty larceny.

EZ theft

A sneak stole an EZ Pass, clothes, and cash from a parked car on Huntington Street sometime overnight on April 23.

The victim said he left his 2016 green Toyota Corrola near Court Street at 9:30 pm, but when he returned the next day at 8:30 am, realized items were missing. The thief took his pass, a bag of garments, and $2 from the car, police said.

The victim said there was no shattered glass and that he’s unsure whether he locked the car, according to the police report.

Bike bandit

A good-for-nothing stole a man’s bike on Clinton Street sometime overnight on April 23.

The victim said he left the two-wheeler between Kane and Baltic streets at 7 pm and locked it. But when he returned at 7 am the next day, the bike was gone, along with its lock. The bike was a Cannondale 27-speed hybrid bike, police noted.

License to steal

A punk stole a license plate off a motorcycle in a Bond Street parking garage on April 22.

The victim said he left his red Ducatti bike in the garage between First and Carroll streets at 3 pm, but when he returned at 3:15 pm, noticed the license plate was gone.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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