Somewhere in Brooklyn there’s a guy who has been painstakingly waiting for the cell phone he ordered, but hasn’t received.
Andrew Gilbert, 25, may be to blame.
Police said that the UPS employee was arrested last week when he was caught allegedly stealing cell phones meant for homes along his route.
Gilbert was allegedly video-taped inside the UPS Customer Center on Foster Avenue near East 104th Street looking for cell phones as he loaded up his truck on the morning of February 3.
He allegedly ripped open six packages and removed the cell phones and threw out the boxes. The cell phones were later found in a compartment in his truck, officials said.
An area woman was left battered and bruised Friday following an altercation with a 16-year-old boy.
Police said that the suspect, identified as Sirlanc Daly, was taken into custody following the 9:50 a.m. clash on East 96th Street near Avenue L.
The woman said that she and Daly were arguing when he allegedly attacked her, punching her in the head and kicking her in the stomach.
Daly had even spit on his victim before he was taken into custody, police alleged.
He was charged with assault in the third degree, menacing and harassment.
A 35-year-old woman was facing drunk driving charges after she was caught tooling around Canarsie with her headlights off, police alleged.
Police said that they stopped Tara Warwick at the corner of East 82nd Street and Flatlands Avenue at 2:30 a.m. on February 7.
They were simply going to simply give her a ticket, until they realized that she was drunk, police alleged.
Warwick was administered a Breathalyzer test on the scene showing that she had a .190 blood alcohol content, police said.
Cops charged her with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and reckless driving.
Two teens were in handcuffs last week after they allegedly popped a 13-year-old boy in the head and made off with his pizza pie.
Police alleged that Sakidie Henry of Canarsie and Aaron Alleyne of East Flatbush, both 16, grabbed their victim as he walked by them on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay on the afternoon of February 3.
The two allegedly punched the victim and ran off with the pie he was carrying, but they didn’t have very long to enjoy it.
Responding officers took them into custody a short time later, charging them with robbery.
Handguns on Kings Highway
Two men were shot following an argument on Kings Highway near East 47th Street last week, officials said.
Officials said that they responded to the shooting at 9:33 p.m. on February 1.
When they arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the men, 20, had been shot in the leg and abdomen, officials said. The second man, 23, was shot in the leg.
Witnesses said that two to three black males were responsible for the shooting. It was unclear what sparked the gunfire as this paper went to press.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All call will be kept confidential.
Hitting the reset button
Two teenage thieves threatened another teen into giving over his cell phone, but quickly gave the phone back to him when they realized they were being observed.
But the reboot did little to dissuade cops from putting them in a jail cell.
The 14-year-old victim told police that he was on Flatlands Avenue between Ryder Avenue and East 38th Street just before 4 p.m. on January 28 when the two teenage thieves approached and threatened him.
They reportedly scared the teen to the point that he handed his phone over, but soon gave it back when they realized that someone was watching.
The witness ultimately called police, who took the unnamed suspects into custody without incident.
Phone snag on Ralph
A young woman was punched in the face and robbed of her cell phone as she walked by the corner of Flatlands and Ralph avenues last week.
The victim, 18, said that she was nearing the corner at 6 p.m. on February 2 when an unidentified black male ran up to her.
After hitting her, the thief swiped the phone from her hand and ran off.
He remained at large as this paper went to press.
Nabbed for robbery
Cops have arrested one of two thieves responsible for a hold up on Flatlands Avenue and Avenue L.
Prosecutors said that the two teenage thieves approached two other teens at the corner at 9 p.m. on January 26 and yanked off one of the victims’ jackets.
The teen reportedly went through the jacket pockets, claiming that if he didn’t find anything of value he was going to kill the victim.
The duo then pulled a knife on the victims, running off with an iPhone.
Cops caught up with one of the suspects — a 15-year-old juvenile — earlier this week and was charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
His accomplice was still at large as this paper went to press.
Craigslist con busted
The search for a quick profit led to some time in the pen last week when a thief who allegedly swiped a Bergen Beach motorist’s tires put the stolen merchandise on Craigslist, and ended up selling them back to his victim, police alleged.
Officials said that Joel Walton, 21, was taken into custody on February 4 after a meet-up with his potential customer…and the police.
The victim alerted cops to the scam just a day after someone swiped the tires and rims to his 2008 Infiniti left on East 71st Street during the early morning hours of February 3.
The disgruntled owner said that he logged onto Craigslist to buy a new set of wheels, and in his search came across his old tires, which Walton was allegedly selling.
The victim called police, who joined Walton when he went to East New York to purchase the wheels from Walton. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.