A Stolen $2,300 Bike, Busted Lip and Subway Chokehold: This Week's Police Blotter

A rundown of crimes within the 88th Precinct.


  • On April 2 at 2 p.m., a group of girls approached a 15-year-old fellow student at Lefferts Place and Grand Avenue, confronting then attacking her, causing a swollen eye, scratches and a swollen lip. The victim told police that she was afraid for her safety, as the girls go to her school
  • As a 21-year-old woman swiped her MetroCard at Clinton-Washington Av C line station on April 17 at 5:20 a.m., an unknown male perp came from behind and then placed his victim in a choke hold. When the perp told the woman, "Let it go," she handed over her iPhone 4S. A monthly MetroCard and $10 was also stolen. The robber fled in an unknown direction.
  • On April 19 at 4:38 p.m. at Atlantic Center Mall, an unknown perp punched a woman in the face, causing a cut to her mouth. An ambulance transported the victim to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment. The perp took the woman's bag with schoolbooks, keys, cellphone charger and wallet inside.


  • A man reported being punched in the nose and had trouble breathing after an altercation with another man in front of McDonald's on Flatbush Avenue Ext. on April 15 at 11:50 p.m. An ambulance transported the victim to Kings County Hospital for treatment for a broken nose and possible head trauma.
  • Police arrested Kelly Gilbert, 63, for allegedly hitting a 36-year-old man with a broken golf club shortly after he exited bar on Fulton Street on April 16 at 3:45 a.m. Before the attack, the man told police that Gilbert had accused him of talking negatively about him and asked if he knew anything about an iPod. The man said Kelly then raised a gold golf club and engaged him in a struggle. The golf club broke during the altercation, causing a puncture wound and several cuts to the victim. The victim received medical attention at the scene.
  • A 41-year-old woman accused her ex-boyfriend of strangling her at a residence in Whitman Houses on April 17. The woman sustained a swollen neck, with difficulty breathing, as a result of the alleged attack. Police arrested the man at the on Classon Avenue later that day.


  • An Apple notebook, iPad, cellphone and wallet were stolen from a residence on Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues on April 18 at 10:30 p.m. The victim said the burglary occurred while he was asleep in his bedroom. After awaking, he noticed that the lock on his apartment's front door was broken and the items stolen from his living room.
  • A representative of the U.S. Marine Corps reported his laptop and government-issued Military ID stolen from his vehicle parked in a garage located at 10 Lafayette Ave. on April 18. The vehicle's windows and lock were not broken. The rep told police that patrons of the garage must leave the vehicle's key with the attendant. The garage does have a 24-hour surveillance camera.
  • After leaving his residence on Hall Street for 30 minutes, a 26-year-old man returned to discover his front bedroom window forced open and his MacBook Pro and iPod stolen on April 21 at 2:32 a.m. Another female resident also had property stolen from the same location while she was not home.


  • Police arrested Ralph Jacocks, 48, for allegedly stealing a DVD player, two pairs of sunglasses and three navigation systems from a vehicle parked in the vicinity of Prince Street and Myrtle Avenue on April 21 at 1:35 p.m. Jacocks is also accused of vandalizing the vehicle.
  • At Target at Atlantic Terminal Mall on April 22 at 7:20 p.m., police arrested Devon Moiye, 38, and Chinique Cain, 36, for walking out of the store with over $1,500 in merchandise.
  • On the lawn at 's Brooklyn campus, a man told police his bag was stolen as he turned his back to talk with friends on April 13. The bag contained a MacBook Pro, hardrive and passport.
  • Shortly after the owner of a $2,300 Bianchi racing bike secured it to a metal fence in front of 192 Washington Ave. on April 19 at 7:05 p.m., two eyewitnesses told police that they saw an unknown perp ride off with it eastbound on Myrtle Avenue. A police search of the area didn't turn up any clues.
  • An 18-year-old female told police that she believed a classmate took her Chase Bank debit card and made an unauthorized deposit and withdrawal from her account, telling cops left her pocketbook unattended at school several times in the past. She says that she knows who stole her property based on posts by an acquaintance of hers on Facebook.
  • While sitting on a barstool on April 17 at Mullanes on Lafayette Avenue with a purse hanging behind her on a chair, a 32-year-old reported having a conversation with another woman who then suddenly ran off with the purse and out of the bar.
  • A man left an acquaintance in her dorm room at Pratt Institute as he traveled to Boston for spring break. When he returned, the man found checks missing, which he later found were cashed for a total of $2,000. Pratt security says there is security footage of the subject.


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