Trick, No Treat For Myrtle Avenue Shop Owner: This Week's Police Blotter

Door kicked in at Bella Rose Flower Shop days on Halloween night.

This blotter is compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


On Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m., Julio Perez was in the store sleeping at Bella Rose Flower Shop on Myrtle Avenue when he heard someone trying to open the front door. The man then saw another man, 27, look into the store and kicked-in the front door with his foot. The man then turned the lights on inside the store — at which point, the would-be looter left the location. He was caught soon afterward. "I was giving out candy that night so the gate was open," Perez told Patch this week. "More of a trick than a treat I guess."

On Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., a 45-year-old man said he stepped out to walk his dogs leaving his front door unlocked on Clermont Avenue. After returning home he eventually noticed wallet missing. The wallet was later found in the garbage in the front of the house missing $200 in cash. There was no forced entry. The man told police it could have happened between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

On Nov. 2 at 11:15 p.m., upon returning home, a 34-year-old woman noticed an unknown perp inside her S. Portland Avenue apartment attempting to remove property. After checking, the woman discovered the man took an iPad, diamond earrings, Audi car keys and sunglasses.

On Nov. 2 at 3 p.m., a 33-year-old woman heard her bedroom door slam in her residence on Clermont Avenue. While she exited her bedroom she heard her apartment door close. She then went outside to see an unknown man walking south on Clermont. When she said, “Hey,” the man began to run east on Willoughby Avenue. Two male Good Samaritans then chased the man and caught him. When they caught him, the burglar removed a laptop from his jacket and gave it to the men and fled down Vanderbilt.


On Oct. 30 at 12:20 p.m., a 42-year-old woman was robbed while waiting for an elevator at 46 St. Edwards Street in Ingersoll Houses. A male approached her and asked, “Is this elevator going up?” When she replied, “Yes,” the man struck her approximately four times in the head with a brick causing a cut to the woman’s head. The man then pushed her to the ground and took her bag of her arm and fled east on Park Avenue.

On Oct. 28 at 10:30 p.m., a 55-year-old man said an unknown perp pulled him off his bike and took his wallet and iPhone at Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. Man said iPhone was “very old” and was uncooperative with police because he said he only wanted an ambulance. Man sustained injury to left arm and was taken to Long Island College Hospital.

On Oct. 30 at 12:40 p.m., a perp came into a Subway restaurant at 713 Fulton St. and pointed a black firearm over the cash register and said, “Put all the money inside the bag.” The worker ran to back of the store as the perp was unable to open the register.

On Oct. 2 at 7:48 p.m., a 23-year-old woman’s boyfriend came to her apartment on Adelphi Street to ask for money. Woman was dating perp so she gave him $100 at which point her boyfriend became enraged, hitting her twice with his hand and taking her iPhone 4 from her pocket. The boyfriend then went back to his vehicle and took a black handgun from driver’s door compartment and waved it at the woman in a threatening manner. The incident was reported on Nov. 1.

On Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., a 25-year-old woman had her black prepaid iPhone 4S stolen by a perp near 132 Fort Greene Place.

On Nov. 2 at 1:30 a.m., a 33-year-old man said as he walked to 294 Cumberland St., two perps approached him with their hands in their book bags simulating a gun and said, “Empty your pockets and put your phones on the ground.” Man said perps took two iPhones, a Nikon camera, lens and memory card and fled south on Cumberland towards Greene Avenue.

On Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was at Gates Avenue and Downing Street taking out her cellphone to change her song when an unknown perp came from behind and put her in a chokehold while another perp snatched her phone from her hand. Perps then fled down Downing. The woman wasn’t hurt.

On Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., an 18-year-old male was walking north on Flatbush from Barclays Center when two males approached him. One of the men said, “What’s up?” and then pulled the victim to the floor. Three other males came from an unknown direction and began to punch him. Perps then took $300 in cash and fled.


On Oct. 30 at 3 p.m., a 48-year-old man was hit with a blunt object causing cuts to his head and face at Whitman Houses. The man was highly uncooperative with police.

On Oct. 31 at 6:10 a.m. on St. Edwards Street in Ingersoll Houses, a 23-year-old woman said a man, 25, placed his hand around the front of her neck and tried to choke her. The woman said the man also scratched her arm.

On Oct. 31 at 3 p.m., a 16-year-old girl said that she a woman, 18, got into a fight at 135 Washington Walk in Whitman Houses. The woman hit the younger teen in the head with a kitchen pot.

On Nov. 1 at 8:41 p.m., a woman said a man, 32, punched, pulled her hair and struck her head against the wall during a disagreement. The woman sustained injuries on the forehead and face. The man was later arrested.


On Oct. 27 or Oct. 28, someone stole a computer from a classroom at Trilok School on Waverly Avenue. There were no signs of forced entry. A worker at the school said there was a Halloween party at the school on Saturday night.

On Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., an unknown person broke the back passenger window of a vehicle parked on S. Oxford Street and removed a black handbag.

On Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m., a 37-year-old woman said a perp snatched her cellphone as she walked on Washington Avenue near Park Avenue.

Grand Theft Auto

A car was reported stolen from a space on Washington Avenue on Nov. 2 at 9:38 a.m. Owner said vehicle was locked.


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