Two alleged drug couriers were in custody last week following a wild ride through Williamsburg, police said.
Jason Henning, 30, and Nicholas Copfloff, 26, were both nabbed on drug charges after a break-neck chase through the community ended at the corner of Wythe Avenue and North 1st Street.
Cops alleged that Henning was behind the wheel of a 1998 Cadillac at 8 p.m. on January 30 when the car was seen going the wrong way on a one-way street. The car was also seen blowing through a red light and a stop sign, officials alleged.
Area cops tried to pull Henning and Copfloff over, but the suspects allegedly sped up, zipping by surprised pedestrians who jumped out of the Cadillac’s way as they tried to cross the street.
The two were ultimately pulled over, where a quantity of heroin was found on the floor of the vehicle.
Both men were charged with drug possession. Henning was also charged with resisting arrest, as well as reckless driving, officials said.
A 57-year-old man was arrested last week after swiping an assortment of goodies from a Hooper Street home, police alleged.
Police said that James Williams was charged with burglary in the second degree, criminal trespass and petit larceny when one of his alleged victims caught him coming out of the address between Lee and Marcy avenues with a bag filled with property.
But only Williams knew what he needed with all this stuff, which included a bicycle lock, bag, umbrella and gloves.
Hooper St. hooligan
Cops have apprehended a 32-year-old who allegedly caused quite a stir near his hangout at the corner of Hooper and South 2nd streets.
Officials said that Irving Calderon was taken into custody on January 27 for allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a glass door of an apartment building near the corner, shattering it.
Calderon was also charged with pulling a knife and threatening to stab a man who was sitting in a nearby car on the same night.
Responding officers took him into custody without incident, charging him with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.
Purse plucker busted
Those purses must be heavy — the guy who allegedly stole them didn’t get very far before he was in custody.
Police said that Samuel Espinal, 19, was inside a Greenpoint pool hall on McGuinness Boulevard near Kent Street at 11:30 p.m. on January 30 when he allegedly swiped the three bags from a couch in the billiard room.
Cops apprehended him a short time later, charging him with grand larceny.
Police and investigators from the FDNY’s fire marshal’s office are trying to find the person who set fire to three school buses on Rodney Street.
Cops said that the would-be arsonist unscrewed the gas caps of the three vehicles and jammed in gasoline soaked rags as they sat near Marcy Avenue at 4 a.m. on January 23.
He then lit the rags on fire, but if he was expecting the buses to explode, he was left disappointed.
Police said that the fires were put out before any serious damage could be done to the buses.
The arsonist, however, remains at large.
Bags, jewelry taken
A gun-toting thief was responsible for a double-whammy hold-up, robbing two women’s of their bags and jewelry as they walked down Leonard Street.
The victims told police that they were between Devoe and Ainslie streets at 12:15 a.m. on January 24 when the suspect ran up to them.
The thug pulled a gun, aimed it at one of his victims and demanded that both hand over their property.
No injuries were reported.
Police said that the gunman was still at large as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 90th Precinct at (718) 963-5311. All calls will be kept confidential.