Crime News and Police Blotters for March 18 - 22

Ralph's Bodega closed again, alleged rapist caught, video game equipment stolen.


A round-up of significant crime stories in and around Fort Greene and Clinton Hill from the week of March 18 - 22.



Fort Greene - Clinton Hill

Man Threatens to Shoot Woman for iPhone: This Week's Police Blotter

On March 12 at 3 p.m., a 50-year-old woman was walking west on Fulton Street at the intersection of Ashland Place when a man pushed her from behind and grabbed her wallet from her bag.

Ralph's Bodega Closed by NYPD Due to "Criminal Activity"

Ralph's Bodega on Lafayette Avenue has been shut down by the NYPD — again.

Ditmas Park

Man Arrested for East 23rd Street Murder

Police have arrested 21-year-old Justin Sarkodie of Ocean Avenue for the murder of 28-year-old Nestor Farrell.

Prospect Heights

Pacific Street Mugging and $31K Jewel Heist: Reports from the 77th Precinct

Plus a car left on cinder blocks near Carlton Avenue and a wallet theft at a local bar in this week's Prospect Heights-area crime reports.

Muggers hit 24-year-old with gun after she refused to give up her purse.

Woman Injured in Fire on Eastern Parkway

Treated for smoke inhalation after flames broke out in an apartment building between Classon and Franklin avenues.

Carroll Gardens

Man Robbed of More Than $8K in Camera Equipment

It was a case of lights, camera, assault over the weekend, when a Brooklyn man was robbed of more than $8,000 worth of camera equipment in broad daylight.

A woman on Hicks Street reported a burglary at her home that took place on Sunday, March 11 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., cops said.

Park Slope

Police Blotter: Cops Arrest Man for Stealing 15 Xbox Games and 6 Wii Controllers from Best Buy

Police arrested a 25-year-old man for stealing 15 video games and six gaming remote controls from an electronics store in the Atlantic Center Mall on March 13.

Police Blotter: Crook Snatches iPad from Woman on Q Train at 7th Ave Subway

A quick-handed thief snatched a woman’s iPad from her hands while on the Q train at the Seventh Avenue subway station on March 15.

NYPD Release New Photo of Three Men Wanted in Connection to Armed Robbery in Union St. Subway

Three men robbed a victim at knifepoint on Fourth Ave and got away with $100 and his cell phone Feb. 21.

Police Blotter: Burglar Steals Jewelry and Electronics from President Street Apartment

A burglar stole over $6,000 in jewelry and electronics from a President Street apartment on March 13.

Police arrested a 28-year-old waiter from a fancy Fifth Avenue restaurant after he stole almost $8,000 over a four-month period from Dec. 1, 2012 through March 7, 2013.


Martinez was last seen leaving his Dekalb Avenue home to go to school on Friday, March 15 at approximately 8 a.m.

Alleged Bed-Stuy Rapist Caught in Crown Heights

Richard Scott, 29, of Bedford-Stuyvesant was charged with rape, robbery and criminal obstruction of breathing.



Forest Hills

Crime at a Glance: Auto Theft Issues

Latest numbers show increase in grand larceny auto incidents in Rego Park, Forest Hills.


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