Thrown Lock Misses Boy, 8, By an Inch: This Week's Police Blotter

Mother looks on helplessly as incident occurs Oct. 14 at Whitman Houses.

The following blotter was compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


  • Someone threw a combination lock at an 8-year-old boy as he walked with his mother near 106 Carlton Avenue at Whitman Houses on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. His mom said the lock missed her son by just an inch.
  • The father of a 5-year-old boy Whitman Houses took off his belt and hit him on the back when he started to cry during a weekend visit at Whitman Houses on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. The boy’s guardian then took him from his father’s custody.
  • As police tried to take a 24-year-old woman into custody on a warrant, she pushed an officer onto the ground causing an injury to the officer’s shoulder and arm.


  • A 20-year-old woman was approached from behind and robbed by two teenage male perps in front of her home on Classon Avenue near Clifton Place on Oct. 15 at 6:20 p.m. One of the teens put his arm around her face while the second male grabbed a bag she was carrying with cans of paint and brushes inside. 
  • While hanging out with friends outside Clinton Hill School, a 12-year-old boy had his iPhone 4S robbed by a perp on Oct. 16 at 4:05 p.m. The perp told the boy, “Give me your phone,” before snatching the device.
  • Two perps, one of them with an African accent and a lazy eye, stole an iPhone 4S from a 29-year-old man on Greene Avenue near Vanderbilt Avenue on Oct. 17 at 2 a.m. No injuries were reported.
  • Two male perps forced a 15-year-old male to “donate” his iPhone 4S as he walked on Dekalb Avenue near Fort Greene Place on Oct. 17 at 7:40 a.m. The teen told police he was in fear for his safety as he handed over the phone.
  • Kevin Crawford, 20, robbed an Emigrant Savings Bank branch on Myrtle Avenue by slipping a note to a teller demanding money on Oct. 17 at 2:10 p.m. Crawford was later nabbed by police as part of an unrelated case on Oct. 18.
  • Police arrested David Golson, 29, for causing a fracas at the 7-Eleven on Flatbush Avenue Ext. on Oct. 17 at 11:12 p.m. Golson took goods from the store without paying and, when approached, punched employees and threw store racks causing property damage.
  • A female perp tried to rob an 11-year-old boy of his iPod Touch at Clinton Hill School on Oct. 16 at 3:25 p.m. The perp had her hand underneath her jacket simulating a firearm forcing the boy to hand the device over. The boy then began to cry at which point an adult interceded and forced the perp to hand the iPod back. The perp then fled on foot.
  • A student at Pratt Institute left his phone charging in a campus room unattended, returning minutes later to find the device missing on Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Police arrested Anthony Levy, 21, and Chris Wilson, 20, on Oct. 19 at 4:34 p.m. for trying to rob a 17-year-old male, saying, “I have a knife … I’m not afraid to stab you and go to jail … Give me your cellphone … Don’t make a scene, I’ll knock you out.”
  • A deliveryman was attacked upon arriving at 298 Waverly Ave. to drop off an order on Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. An unknown perp gave the man a cut to his forehead and stole $6. The deliveryman was taken to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.


  • A 53-year-old man returned to his home on Cumberland Street near Greene Avenue to find a Tiffany necklace, diamond bracelet, iPad and MacBook missing. The man said he left the back door open.
  • A man was sleeping in his living room at S. Oxford Street near Lafayette Avenue when he awoke to see a hand reaching in through a window on Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The would-be burglar then fled the scene.
  • Upon returning to his residence on Washington Avenue on Oct. 18 at 6:20 p.m., a 28-year-old man discovered his window screen cut, front inner and outer door ajar and his Mac laptop and charger missing.  
  • After locking all her doors and windows before leaving her residence on Adelphi Street, a 29-year-old woman returned to find two Apple computers, a wristwatch and pocket watch stolen. The back door was left ajar.


  • An unknown perp took $15 from the hand of a woman who refused to be identified on Fulton Street near Washington Avenue on Oct. 13 at 3:23 p.m. 
  • After parking his vehicle on Adelphi Street on Oct. 14, a man returned the next day to find his Dell computer, iPad and a business check missing.
  • The purse containing $500 in cash belonging to a recently deceased woman was swiped from her grieving 73-year-old husband’s home on Cambridge Place on Oct. 5 at around 2:30 p.m. Police, fire officials and EMS all responded to the home to pick up the deceased. The husband said family members were also present at the home.
  • An iPhone was swiped from the hand of an 18-year-old female on Oct. 15 at 9:40 p.m. as she walked south on St. James Place near Lafayette Avenue.
  • Ashley Robertson is wanted by police in connection with the theft of a PlayStation 3, DVD player, 15-inch TV, BlackBerry Curve and an airbed pump from a residence on Dekalb Avenue on Oct. 17 at around noon.
  • A woman’s MacBook was stolen from underneath her seat at an Applebee’s restaurant at Flatbush Avenue Ext. on Oct. 15 at 10:45 p.m. The woman, 24, realized the next morning that she left the laptop only to have the restaurant’s management tell her that it could not be located.
  • A 22-year-old Pratt student left his wallet unattended, returning on Oct. 18 at noon to find it stolen from a studio room.
  • A woman, 23, had her purse with $200 cash inside stolen from the lobby of a building at Whitman Houses on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Theft Auto

The following vehicle were reported stolen from the confines of the 88th Precinct in the last week:

  • 2001 Harl motorcycle, Washington Park (street parking space), Oct. 15 at 9:45 a.m.
  • 2010 Ford E150 Super-Duty, Hall Street near Park Avenue (street parking space), Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m.
  • 2006 Ford E150 Super-Duty, Waverly Avenue (street parking space), Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.


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