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A Forced Bathroom Break at White Castle: This Week's Police Blotter

A roundup of reported incidents in the 88th Precinct.

The following arrest information was supplied by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

And You Thought Your Job Was Bad...

Two women looking to relieve themselves at a White Castle fast food restaurant in Clinton Hill took matters into their own hands on Tuesday, Aug. 30. After being informed by employees at 4 a.m. that the restrooms were closed, the women became verbally abusive towards the staff. After tossing food and drinks at the workers, the suspects then jumped the counter and urinated in a "closed area" at the restaurant. The women, age 25 and 26, were arrested at the scene.

Teen Robs, Punches Woman in Fort Greene

On Monday, Aug. 29 at 10 p.m., a teen punched her female victim in the face, giving her a bloody nose and swollen lip at a residence on Greene Avenue in Fort Greene. The 15-year-old then stole the woman's bag and fled but was apprehended by police approximately 20 minutes later.

$3K Worth of Apple Products Stolen in Robbery

As he was walking westbound on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10:20 p.m. on Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene near Brooklyn Tech Place, a group of males approached a 27-year-old man, punching him in the face and knocking him to the ground. The suspects stole the man's iPhone 4, iPad, Apple MacBook and Fossil Bag and fled in the direction of nearby Fort Greene Park. An ambulance was requested, however the victim refused medical treatment. A police search of the area failed to turn up any suspects.

A Violent Encounter With Panhandler

An encounter with a woman asking for money for what she said was a "sick family member" became violent on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 10:12 p.m. on N. Elliott Place when the victim, a 26-year-old male, had to tussle with the woman as she attempted to steal his bag. After the man regained possession of the bag, the woman fled. Shortly after the incident, the woman, 28, was arrested in the vicinity of Tillary and Prince streets in Downtown Brooklyn.

Cellphone Grab in Fort Greene Leads to Quick Arrest in Clinton Hill

A woman was grabbed from behind and had her iPhone snatched at Greene and Carlton avenues in Fort Greene on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 9:30 p.m. The police later arrested a suspect, a male aged 18, a half hour later at an address on Fulton Street in Clinton Hill. 

Woman Choked By Robber at Clinton Hill "C" Line Station

As a 25-year-old woman entered the "C" line Clinton-Washington Av. Station in Clinton Hill on Friday, Sept. 2 at 12:40 p.m., she was grabbed from behind and choked by a man who attempted to rob her. The victim suffered bruises to the neck and chest during the struggle. Police arrested and charged Sean Young, 43, shortly after the attack at the scene.

Juveniles Suspected in Fort Greene Park Robbery

While lying in the park on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was approached by a 16-year-old male who asked her what time it was. Then two other males, aged approximately 10 and 12 years old, sat down on each side of the victim. The teenage suspect then struck the woman on the back of the head and attempted to snatch her phone. The suspect then fled north out of the park toward N. Portland Avenue. The two younger males remained behind, stating that they did not know the teen involved in the attempted robbery—a story the victim said she didn't believe because she saw them together.

Fight Erupts in Bodega After Man Caught Shoplifting

Forty dollars worth of merchandise was stolen by a 43-year-old man at a bodega located at 536 Myrtle Ave. in Clinton Hill on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 9:12 a.m. After discovering the theft, a shop employee and the suspect got into a physical altercation. The employee received cuts, bruises and swelling during the fight. Police at the scene arrested the suspect.

Park Avenue Robbery

While waiting for the bus on Park Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11:10 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was approached by two suspects who asked her for the time. Soon after, the first suspect punched the teen while the other took her purse. Witnesses and friends of the victim then began fighting with the suspects who fled southbound toward Fort Greene Houses with the victim's purse, Olympus digital camera, keys and cash. One of the suspects, identified by police as Tasean Booth, 20, was apprehended by police at an address on Classon Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Putnam Avenue Purse Grab

A woman in the 30s walking home from a bar had her purse snatched on Putnam Avenue in Clinton Hill at 3:15 a.m. Sunday. Police described the suspect as a black male, 5-foot 8-inches tall and 170 pounds.

Armed Robbery at Ingersoll Houses

Four suspects are accused of committing an armed robbery at a residence in Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2:40 a.m., stealing $3,353 in cash from a 26-year-old man. One of the suspects, Devon Tyler, 25, smashed a bottle over the head of another victim at the residence causing pain and swelling. The New York City Public Housing Department Police Department made the arrests.

Elderly Woman Accosted By Teens at Playground

A 56-year-old woman said 10 youths aged 13 to 16 years old approached her at a playground in Fort Greene Park on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9:20 p.m., at which time she was struck in the back of the head with an unknown object. The woman, who spoke to police through an interpreter, said she saw the kids flee northbound out of the park towards St. Edwards. She was unable to provide police a description of the teens involved.

Man Shot at Whitman Houses

A man was found in front of 101 N. Portland Ave. at Whitman Houses in Fort Greene on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4:57 a.m. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was expected to survive.

Man Hit By Stray Bullet While Visiting His Mother

A 30-year-old son on his way to see his mother at 68 Cumberland Walk in Fort Greene on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. was struck once in the right foot by an apparent stray bullet coming from an unknown direction. The bullet entered and exiting the victim's foot. The man was treated at Kings County Hospital.

Electronics Stolen From Unit at Ingersoll Houses

Burglars stole two LG TVs, a Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360 from an address at Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 30. The incident occurred after the Fire Department responded to the apartment after receiving a report of a flood condition. However, police reported that the door was left secure.

Home Break-in on S. Portland Avenue

Burglar(s) entered a home through a front window on S. Portland Ave. between Dekalb and Lafayette avenues on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 a.m., stealing an HP laptop and a BlackBerry Torch. The burglar(s) fled through the front door. 

Purse Left in Shopping Basket Stolen

A woman left a pocketbook containing cash, debit and credit cards in a shopping basket at Pioneer Supermarket on Lafayette Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 11:15 a.m. only to find it gone five minutes later.

Boyfriend Makes Unauthorized ATM Withdrawal

After observing her boyfriend's strange behavior for days, a 31-year-old Fort Greene woman discovered her Bank of America ATM card stolen on Friday, Aug. 26. The woman said her boyfriend used the card to withdraw a total of $700. She also said she did not give out her PIN or authorize her boyfriend to use the card.

Car Break-in at Willoughby and Fleet Place

After parking her vehicle overnight on Tuesday, Aug. 30, a 42-year-old woman returned the next morning to find her front passenger window smashed and her TV, radio, GPS navigating system and speakers stolen.

Woman Wakes Up on No. 2 Train to Find Purse Stolen

After waking up on a southbound No. 2 train at Nevins Street Station on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 4 a.m., a 21-year-old woman discovered her purse with a cellphone, ID and Chase debit card missing.

Smartphone Stole on Lafayette Avenue

A man walking eastbound on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene had his HTC smartphone grabbed from his hands by an unknown suspect fleeing on foot on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 8:10 p.m. No force was used and no injuries were reported.

iPhone Stolen on No. 5 Train

While riding a northbound No. 5 at Nevins Street Station, a woman had her iPhone ripped from her hands on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:50 p.m. while the train doors were open. The suspect fled out of the station in an unknown direction.

Man Posing As Realtor Makes Off With Deposit

A man posing as a realtor ripped off Rapid Realty in Fort Greene last month, taking $8,000 in deposit money.

Two Purses Stolen at Roman's in Fort Greene

Two women putting their purse on the back of their chairs discovered their bags stolen at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. A police search of the dining area, bathrooms and garbage area failed to turn up any evidence. The establishment does not have security cameras.

Woman's iPhone Snatched, Can't ID Perp

On Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Prince Street and Myrtle Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, a woman had her iPhone stolen by a suspect who approached her from behind. The thief then fled on foot into nearby Ingersoll Houses.

Woman Robbed at Recently Opened Fort Greene Bar

After leaving her bag on a chair at Mo's on Lafayette Avenue, a woman returned to find her property, including an HTC cellphone, debit card and North Carolina ID, stolen sometime between 10 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. on the night of Sept. 3-4.

Brief Chase Lands Purse Snatcher Behind Bars

A woman riding a northbound "C" train at Lafayette Avenue Station on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7:51 p.m. said her purse was snatched by a man, 18, who then attempted flee the scene. Instead, a transit cop gave chase and made the arrest. 

A Borrowed Car Disappears

A woman who parked her father's 2005 Toyota Matrix at Clinton and Greene avenues in Clinton Hill discovered the vehicle missing on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. After interviewing the owner of the car parked in the spot, the woman learned that the vehicle had been seen exiting the area at 9 a.m. that morning.

Concerned September 09, 2011 at 11:45 AM
"Burglars stole two LG TVs, a Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and an Xbox 360 from an address at Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene" Must be nice to live in the projects but be able to afford all of that. Plenty of money for luxuries when taxpayers pay for your necessities. Who needs a hand up when you can just take handouts?
Furtgo September 09, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Could be presents, could be unreported income, could be from saving-up. There are working class people in the projects, too.
Tanya Green September 09, 2011 at 01:34 PM
Because someone lives in the projects they should not have LG TVs, Wii or XBOX why? You automatically assume that they people that got robbed did not work why because they live in the projects? Come on be for real who said they needed a hand out. I read the article and I did not read any where that it said they needed a hand out, every one that lives in the projects are not poor. People do work and hard I might add, trust me if they could afford to move they would. I have never lived in the projects but I have family and friends that do and they work every single day how about you CONCERNED .

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