Houseguest From Hell: This Week's Police Blotter

Tyrone Barnett, 42, holes up for seven days in woman's Fort Greene apartment.

It was a quieter than average week in terms of assaults in the 88th Precinct, which includes much of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill—minus Atlantic Terminal Mall and the south side of Hanson Place due to precinct boundary changes.

But burglaries—such as a shocking seven-day ordeal orchestrated by an unwanted houseguest at Atlantic Terminal Houses—kept officers busy, with seven incidents reported in the past week.

Ed. note: This blotter was compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


  • Police arrested Tyrone Barnett, 42, for forcibly entering a 58-year-old woman’s apartment at Atlantic Terminal Houses and staying there for seven days starting Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. During the ordeal, the woman said the intruder refused to leave, striking her about the body and threatening to kill her. Barnett was brought into custody on Oct. 2.
  • An unknown perp entered an abandoned building at Flushing Avenue near Brooklyn Navy Yard taking $1,295 in construction equipment including a power drills, a tool chest and extension cords between the night and early morning of Sept. 24-25.
  • A 23-year-old returned to his residence on Dekalb Avenue near Rockwell Place on Sept. 30 to find a Huffy men’s bike stolen from his locked apartment. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Upon returning home on Washington Avenue near Myrtle Avenue on Oct. 1 at 7:45 p.m., a 32-year-old discovered her MacBook Pro laptop, iPad 2, Kenneth Cole suit and a bottle of champagne missing. The woman noticed a bedroom window open that had been closed prior to leaving the apartment.
  • A resident of another unit in the same building on Washington Avenue reported finding the door to his apartment open and the lights turned on Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. No items were taken.
  • An intruder entered a house on Carlton Avenue near Willoughby Avenue on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. through a window. No items were reported stolen.
  • A surveillance camera caught an unknown perp rifling through bags at an unopened restaurant on Dekalb Avenue near Carlton Avenue while the workers were in the basement. The burglar fled the location with an iPad 2 worth $650.


  • Two perps robbed a man and his female friend as they stopped to read a placard at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park on Oct. 2 at 2 a.m. One of the perps told the couple to “Make this easy” and “This is how it’s gonna go down. Empty your pockets and give us everything and no sudden movements” while putting his hand into his book bag as if to grab a weapon. The couple handed over their cellphones and cash. After telling them to count for a minute, the perps fled towards S. Oxford and Dekalb.
  • While pretending to shop at Fulton Deli at 707 Fulton St., one perp displayed a knife while another perp took the proprietor’s iPhone on Oct. 2 at 10:48 p.m.
  • Four men punched and kicked an unidentified victim on Hanson Place near Ashland on Oct. 2 at 11:10 p.m., taking $500 in cash from the victim, who later declined to press charges.
  • Two men approached and then punched a man as he walked home from Clinton-Washington C station on Oct. 4 at 2:20 am., breaking the victim’s glasses and cutting his left eye. The perps took cash, credit and debit cards and an iPhone from the victim and then ran east on Lafayette Avenue.


  • An unruly customer at a bodega at 909 Fulton St. became violent on Oct. 6 at 1:10 a.m. after demanding change for a $20 bill. The man threw a bag of chips and a traffic cone at a 29-year-old store worker, striking him in the face. No injuries were reported.


  • Upon returning to her vehicle parked near 21 Hall St., a 32-year-old woman found her passenger side door ajar and a MacBook, sunglasses, purse and art pens missing on Sept. 28. The woman later collected some of the missing items strewn about the sidewalk, but the laptop was not found.
  • An unknown perp took a MacBook Air worth $1,200 from the offices of Brooklyn Workforce Innovation at BLDG 92 in Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
  • A Clinton Hill resident reported several unauthorized transactions totaling $1,109.49 made on his Citibank account after discovering that the Citi debit card in his wallet wasn’t his. The man, 28, said the switcheroo occurred at a bar in the Lower East Side on Sept. 25. 
  • A man’s wallet and cellphone were stolen while he was sleeping in his car parked on Steuben Street near Flushing Avenue sometime between 1:50 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Oct. 1. The victim said both the passenger and driver-side window were open.
  • At Auburn Family Shelter, a woman discovered her gold ring missing after a male visitor left on Oct. 2 at 10:30 p.m.
  • Sneakers, a purse and chain were discovered missing from a room on Lefferts Place near Classon Avenue on Oct. 2 at 11:30 p.m. Multiple people, including a stepdaughter and two other relatives, had access to room.
  • Two perps, with one working as a lookout, took $1,800 worth of perfume and cologne from a Walgreens at 379 Myrtle Ave. on Oct. 4 at 10:17 a.m.
  • After getting off a bus at Adelphi Street at Lafayette Avenue on Oct. 5 at 7:45 p.m., a 24-year-old woman discovered her iPhone 4S missing from her back pocket.
  • A $1,200 Gary Fisher racing bike was stolen from a street location parked near 395 Dekalb Ave. on Oct. 5 between 4:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m.
  • Unknown person(s) smashed the front and back windows of a vehicle parked near 96 Rockwell Place, taking a CD charger and IBM ThinkPad on Oct. 5 sometime between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
  • A 34-year-old woman reported debit, credit and benefit cards stolen from her purse at a residence on Dekalb Avenue near St. Felix Street on Oct. 3.
  • While walking through a passageway at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center station on Sept. 21 at 7:15 p.m., a woman discovered her wallet missing with ID, credit and debit cards inside.
  • An unknown male perp snatched a woman’s iPod from her lap while she rode a Flatbush Av-bound No. 2 train at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center station on Oct. 7 at 6:40 p.m.

Grand Theft Auto

The following vehicles were reported stolen in the 88th Precinct in the past week:

  • 1995 Honda CR600 on Oct. 1 at 500 Grand Ave.
  • Hyundai Tiburon on Oct. 2 at 193 Gates Ave.
  • 1997 Honda Accord on Oct. 4 at Tillary and Navy streets
  • Motorcycle on Oct. 5 at 303 Washington Ave.


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