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8 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP • DECEMBER 68th Precinct Between Saturday, December 2 and Thursday, December 10, the 68th Precinct received reports of three grand larcenies and one act of animal cruelty. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. SHOP OF HORRORS A 68-year-old Hispanic man’s evening of shopping turned bad when an unknown thief stole his wallet at a deli near 70th Street and Third Avenue on Tuesday,December 8 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP • DECEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 24, 2015 8 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP • MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016 AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2014 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP 9 AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2014 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2014 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP police police beat beat Compiled By Meaghan McGoldrick 68th 68th Precinct Police officer charged with AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2014 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP police beat Compiled Police Compiled By Meaghan McGoldrick a police beat nd Heather Chin 68th Precinct Precinct Between Monday, May 2 and Sunday, May 8, the 68th Precinct received reports of three grand larcenies Between Saturday, December 2 and Thursday, December 10, the 68th Precinct received reports of three grand larcenies and one act of animal cruelty. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. SHOP OF HORRORS A 68-year-old Hispanic man’s evening of shopping turned bad when an unknown thief stole his wallet at a deli near 70th Street and Third Avenue on Tuesday, December and one assault. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. TIRED OUT The trend of stolen car tires and rims in the Bay Ridge area continues as a 34-year-old woman found her car missing two tires and rims after she left it parked near Shore Road and 8. 72nd The shopper Street on had Tuesday,taken May the 3 at wallet,around which 8:20 contained a.m. When a she returned to the vehicle, she discovered credit card and $20, out to make his purchases the loss. and placed it on the counter when a perp snatched it and fled the scene. BAD FOOD Cops report that the poisoning of animals appears to be continuing While stealing the victim’s car parts, worth approximately $1,700, the unknown perp left behind the jack, tire locks and lug nuts. FOUR GO A 28-in Bay year-Ridge old man as a left 52-his year-car old on the female northeast claims an unknown perp and placed 84th rat corner of Dyker Place near Street poison onto a food container the on southeast Monday, May corner 2 at around of Ridge 5 a.Boulevard m. When he and returned 92nd to Street the vehicle on Thursday,the following December day 10.at 5:She 20 stated p.m., he that realized she did an not unknown know perp the perp. had stolen all four tires and rims, valued at approximately $NOTHING 2,480, from TO SNEEZE the vehicle. AT Twenty-seven boxes of allergy TURN relief THE medicine,OTHER CHEEK teeth white strips and A 45-batteries year-old were woman swiped was from struck a in pharmacy the face with near a 93rd glass Street beer bottle and by Third a woman Avenue she on Sunday,knew inside December an apartment 6 at approximately at Fourth Avenue 9:52 p.and m. 78th Street on Sunday, May 8 at around 5 a.m. The attack resulted According to cops, an unknown male and female are the suspects in the incident. The value of the stolen merchandise was approximately in swelling on the victim’s right cheek. The assailant $1,470. is described as 5 feet CAR 2 PROPERTY inches tall STOLEN and approximately 100 A pounds 24-year-with old brown woman hair. and a 26-year-old man discovered that DINE approximately AND DASH $835 worth of property A 50-had year-been old man stolen was from paying their his check Jeep, which inside was a restaurant parked near at 72nd the Street southwest and Third corner Avenue of Cropsey on Thursday, Avenue May and Bay 5 at around 8th Street 5:30 when p.m. they when returned to the vehicle at approximately he put his wallet down on the counter 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. Missing were an iPhone, to sign for the payment. The victim claims that while his back was a black purse, Coach eyeglasses, credit cards and a wallet. There was no sign of forcible entry. 72nd Precinct Between Friday, December 4 and Monday, December 14, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two attempted robberies and three burglaries. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope. DEATH THREAT A 14-year-old Hispanic male teenager was walking near Fifth Avenue and 45th Street on Saturday, turned, his wallet, which contained seven credit and debit cards, was stolen by an unknown perp. The cards were cancelled and no unauthorized charges were made. No arrests have been made. 62nd Precinct Between Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May 8 the 62nd Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, two burglaries and one felony assault. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. $30,000 TRIP A 45-year-old Asian man told police Hispanic man confronted him and tried to steal his cell phone. After a struggle, the perp hit the teen in the face, causing the phone to drop. When the victim recovered the phone, the perp said, “Give me the phone or you’re going to die.” Police arrived and apprehended the perp, who resisted arrest. BAR BASH Cops report that a 22-yearold on Sunday, May 8 that while The air conditioning apartment at 64th Street Avenue was removed a burglar to gain access $300 in cash plus electronics cell phone early Wednesday August 6, said police. The day before, on resident on 63rd Street Avenue also came home house, stolen electronics jewelry, and an air-conditioner had been removed and Compiled Compiled by Jaime DeJesus and Anna Spivak Sunset Park residents for info on anti-Missing Sunset Park residents offer reward Bay Ridge man sentenced for Sunset Park shooting 68TH PRECINCT STRUCk ON THIRD,FOUR for info on anti-Muslim fliers mEN SLASHED FOUR mEN SLASHED OUTSIDE LOCAL BAR One Sunset Park couple, unnerved by a string of recent anti- Muslim hate crimes, including that which occurred on Saturday, July 26 when a flier containing anti-Muslim messages was found by a 65-year-old woman living in a Bensonhurst apartment complex, have announced that they are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the alleged hate crime. The flier was one of 10 found by cops in one of the two Shore Haven buildings that read: “Islamists. Go to your own country. USA hates you. You are terrorists and bastards. You are the second Holocaust.” Tony Giordano, a founder of Sunset Park Restoration, a group dedicated to preserving the community’s he was out of the country, someone applied for credit cards using his information and made purchases totaling approximately $30,000. The 45-year-old was away for about four months and discovered the charges upon checking his mail the day he got home. Asian man had his iPhone BABYSITTER BLITZ According to police, a 21-year-old woman living near Bath Avenue and Bay 17th Street left $4,000 in a baby dresser before leaving for Atlantic City on Saturday, April 9. When the woman returned early the following morning at around 3 a.m., she saw no signs of a break-in at her house and a babysitter was watching her child. One month later, the 21-year-old discovered that the money was missing from the dresser. She suspects the babysitter. snatched on Tuesday, December 8 at approximately 12:55 a.m. The victim was near a bar at Seventh Avenue and 61st Street when he was attacked by two perps, both 27-year-old Asian males,who punched him in the face several times before nabbing his phone. The two perps were later arrested. DOUBLE TROUBLE Misfortune struck twice for a 44-year-old Hispanic man whose home was burglarized twice in the space of 10 days, according to cops. The first incident came to light when the victim returned to his apartment building near Sixth Avenue and 46th Street on Thursday, OUTSIDE LOCAL BROOKLYN Photo courtesy The scene of District outside Attorney the Leif Bar on Ken Thompson The scene of a crash that sent two 68th Precinct with non-serious injuries. The scene outside the Leif Bar on Saturday, December 12. his wife Renee, the executive director Improvement District (BID), were CONSTRUCTED BURGLARY An unknown perp broke into a blocked-off site near West Seventh Street and Avenue U on Friday, May 6 and stole an assortment of construction tools. According to police, November 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m. At that time, he discovered the perp broke in at around 4 that his place had been p.m. and manually opened locked storage boxes that contained the construction equipment. CAN OF WORMS On Sunday, May 8 at around 3:10 a.m., a police officer responded to a burglary near Bath Avenue and Bay 34th Street and found a 31-year-old man attempting to flee the scene via a hole in a parking lot fence. The officer saw the man carrying something ransacked yet nothing had been stolen. Then, on Friday, December 4, while the victim was sleeping in the apartment, it was again broken into. When the victim woke up, he realized that an intruder had been in his home, and that his passport and immigration papers had been stolen. No arrests have been made. ALL FOR NOTHING A 32-year-old woman returned home from a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday, December 13, to discover that an unknown perp had broken into her apartment near 61st Street and Fifth Avenue and began to chase him on foot. Once the officer caught up to the perp, he found that he was carrying a hammer, a crowbar, a drill, pliers, gloves and a flashlight. Once at the precinct,through cops the searched kitchen the window suspect and found that he was in possession of two glassine envelopes of heroin, marked with the word “coffee.” BLIND BATTED A 28-year-old Hispanic man was taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center on Friday, May 6 at around 4:45 a.m. after he was hit in the head with a baseball bat. According near the fire escape. While the apartment had been ransacked, no property was stolen. LORD OF THE RINGS A jewelry thief broke into a home near Fifth Avenue and 62nd Street and stole several rings totaling approximately $4,960 on Monday, December 14. The break-in occurred sometime after 8:30 a.m.when the 62-yearold to cops, the 28-year-old had gotten into a fight with a 35-yearold Hispanic woman living there man near 77th Street and New left her place to go to work. When she returned, she saw her bedroom had been ransacked. Her dresser was open and the rings, including a diamond wedding ring set and a college ring, were missing. No arrests have been made. Utrecht Avenue. The 28-year-old suffered a cut to the head after the blow. December 5 at approximately 8:05 p.m. when an 18-year-old For more blotter items, visit homereporter.com architecture, said he and of the Sunset Park Business Image courtesy of Tony Giordano The reward flier. shocked and saddened by the incident, and say they will dish out the money themselves. Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The reward, if not claimed, will be donated to a protolerance BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by Reliant Valentin Torres. BY ANNA campaign SPIVAK in the Sunset aspivak@homereporter.com A 25-year-old man was arrested Park community. Police officer charged with soliciting sex 68th Precinct Between Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11, the 68th Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, one robbery and two burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. BLING RING An unknown male entered a jewelry store near 86th Street and Fourth Avenue on Monday, August 4 around 4:20 p.m. and asked to look at some items. Employees told cops that the victim ran out of the store with a diamond bridal ring, valued at approximately $6,669. BACK WINDOW BANDIT A woman living near Third Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway told cops that a perp, known to the department, entered her apartment building through the fire escape window on Thursday, August 7 between 11:58 a.m. and 12:16 p.m. The suspect allegedly snatched the victim’s Apple MacBook but was then approached by the victim and fled through the back window. He was subsequently apprehended by the precinct’s anti-crime team. JEWEL THIEF On Friday, August 11 between 3 and 8 p.m. an unknown person allegedly entered a residence near 91st Street and Ridge Boulevard without permission through the front window fire escape and removed approximately $2,750 worth of miscellaneous jewelry. KNIFE TO THE NECK On Thursday, August 7 around 9:20 p.m., a man was riding his bike at the corner of Third Avenue and 68th Street when three unknown males approached him. According to cops, the first perp placed a knife to the victim’s neck from behind while the second allegedly reached into his pocket from behind and removed his iPhone 4 and wallet. All suspects fled in a four-door sedan. 62nd Precinct Between Tuesday, August 5 and Monday, August 11, the 62nd Precinct received reports of three robberies, nine burglaries, five felony assaults, seven grand larcenies and two auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. LICENSE TO STEAL Police arrested a 24-year-old man and 26-year-old woman for allegedly ripping two gold necklaces off the necks of a couple who intervened when they saw them attempting to steal the license plate off of their friend’s car at 86th Street and Bay 17th Street on Sunday night, August 10. The victims also sustained injuries to their eyes, head and chest during the alleged assault. BOILING MAD Police are searching for a man who is believed to have scammed a 66-year-old West 13th Street resident out of $7,000 intended as payment for supplies to fix the victim’s boiler. The suspect allegedly claimed to work for Grand D Sewer and Plumbing—a non-existent company. STOLEN RIDES A gray 2011 Dodge was stolen from an auto repair shop on 18th Avenue near 86th Street some time between August 5 and 8, said police, who were contacted after the 32-year-old female owner was told by shop workers that they didn’t know who took it. Police are searching for the man who was caught on camera driving off with a 2008 Honda motorcycle that didn’t belong to him at around 2:56 a.m. on Thursday, August 7. The suspect allegedly scouted out the motorcycle twice before returning with a helmet to the spot on 81st Street near Bay Parkway where the motorcycle was parked, and stealing it. BOTTLE BASH Police are searching for a white male who allegedly hit a 16-yearold Asian teen in the face with a glass bottle at a mutual acquaintance’s barbecue on 83rd Street near 16th Avenue at around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, leaving the teen with a cut to his left cheek. A/C ENTRY The air conditioning unit of an apartment at 64th Street near 16th Avenue was removed in order for a burglar to gain access and steal $300 in cash plus electronics and a cell phone early Wednesday morning, August 6, said police. The day before, on August 5, a resident on 63rd Street near 17th Avenue also came home to a ransacked house, stolen electronics and jewelry, and an air-conditioner that had been removed and replaced. and taken into custody by police following an early Saturday Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Wednesday, August 6 the arrest of 34-year-old Delfin Lantigua, a New York City police officer indicted on charges that he contacted a woman with a pending application morning assault outside of The Leif Bar, 6725 Fifth Avenue. According to cops, Bay Ridge for a post in the New York City Police Department and offered to expedite the hiring process in return for sex. “This defendant shamefully violated his duty to uphold the law by demanding sex from a woman who simply wanted to become a police officer,” said Thompson. “He will now be prosecuted for his outrageous conduct.” Lantigua, of East Fourth morning on 68TH charges of PRECINCT Street in Kensington,PATROL was arraigned CAR Wednesday third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree coercion and official misconduct before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun STRUCk in Brooklyn Supreme Court. According to the investigation,ON THIRD, the defendant OFFICERS – an NYPD officer Ok since 2005, assigned to the Brooklyn North Task Force – allegedly contacted the applicant via Facebook on February 9 of this year and told her he could get her hired. Thompson said Cops that the woman then contacted the Police Department and consented to wear a wire when she met Lantigua at a Dunkin Donuts in Brooklyn on March 11. In seek that meeting,to according identify to the investigation, Lantigua allegedly demanded multiple instances of sex from the woman, as well as $1,000 and other conditions. The woman masked agreed to meet would-the officer at a Brooklyn be bandit motel on March 13 and, when he arrived, Internal Affairs Bureau officers arrested him. If convicted, Lantigua faces up to seven years in prison. Missing Person Renee LaManna Missing Since: January 8,1994 Age 35 Classification: Endangered Missing Date of Birth: May 2, 1958 Height and Weight: 5'2" 100-125 lbs Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Social: Catholic-Muslim. Medical Condition: Depression. Residence: Queens, NY 107 PCT. Last seen Chambers Street lower Manhattan December 1995. Other unconfirmed sightings.Multilingual. Masters degree. Renee may be using a different name. Renee LaManna Age 45 resident pulled at December injuries NYU Facebook: Renee LaManna • Twitter:NY-NCIC: M-702778368 • NamUs:Contact: Detective Marshall Cradock NYPD Missing Persons: REWARD Family 561-Age Facebook: Renee LaManna • Twitter: @MissingRenee Photo courtesy of Lauren Petrosino NY-NCIC: M-702778368 • NamUs: MP#1232 The scene of a crash that sent two 68th Precinct police officers to the hospital Photo courtesy of the NYPD A surveillance image of the suspect. Contact: Detective Marshall Cradock • Direct: 609-463-5170 NYPD Missing Persons: 212-694-7781 REWARD Family 561-339-2266 Age 35 68th Precinct Between Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11, the 68th Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, one robbery and two burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. BLING RING An unknown male entered a jewelry store near 86th Street and Fourth Avenue on Monday, August 4 around 4:20 p.m. and asked to look at some items. Employees told cops that the victim ran out of the store with a diamond bridal ring, valued at approximately $6,669. BACK WINDOW BANDIT A woman living near Third Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway told cops that a perp, known to the department, entered her apartment building through the fire escape window on Thursday, August 7 between 11:58 a.m. and 12:16 p.m. The suspect allegedly snatched the victim’s Apple MacBook but was then approached by the victim and fled through the back window. He was subsequently apprehended by the precinct’s anti-crime team. JEWEL THIEF On Friday, August 11 between 3 and 8 p.m. an unknown person allegedly entered a residence near 91st Street and Ridge Boulevard without permission through the front window fire escape and removed approximately $2,750 worth of miscellaneous jewelry. KNIFE TO THE NECK On Thursday, August 7 around 9:20 p.m., a man was riding his bike at the corner of Third Avenue and 68th Street when three unknown males approached him. According to cops, the first perp placed a knife to the victim’s neck from behind while the second allegedly reached into his pocket from behind and removed his iPhone 4 and wallet. All suspects fled in a four-door sedan. 62nd Precinct Between Tuesday, August 5 and Monday, August 11, the 62nd Precinct received reports of three robberies, nine burglaries, five felony assaults, seven grand larcenies and two auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. LICENSE TO STEAL Police arrested a 24-year-old man and 26-year-old woman for allegedly ripping two gold necklaces off the necks of a couple who intervened when they saw them attempting to steal the license plate off of their friend’s car at 86th Street and Bay 17th Street on Sunday night, August 10. The victims also sustained injuries to their eyes, head and chest during the alleged assault. BOILING MAD Police are searching for a man who is believed to have scammed a 66-year-old West 13th Street resident out of $7,000 intended as payment for supplies to fix the victim’s boiler. The suspect allegedly claimed to work for Grand D Sewer and Plumbing—a non-existent company. STOLEN RIDES A gray 2011 Dodge was stolen from an auto repair shop on 18th Avenue near 86th Street some time between August 5 and 8, said police, who were contacted after the 32-year-old female owner was told by shop workers that they didn’t know who took it. Police are searching for the man who was caught on camera driving off with a 2008 Honda motorcycle that didn’t belong to him at around 2:56 a.m. on Thursday, August 7. The suspect allegedly scouted out the motorcycle twice before returning with a helmet to the spot on 81st Street near Bay Parkway where the motorcycle was parked, and stealing it. BOTTLE BASH Police are searching for a white male who allegedly hit a 16-yearold Asian teen in the face with a glass bottle at a mutual acquaintance’s barbecue on 83rd Street near 16th Avenue at around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, leaving the teen with a cut to his left cheek. A/C ENTRY The air conditioning unit of an apartment at 64th Street near 16th Avenue was removed in order for a burglar to gain access and steal $300 in cash plus electronics and a cell phone early Wednesday morning, August 6, said police. The day before, on August 5, a resident on 63rd Street near 17th Avenue also came home to a ransacked house, stolen electronics and jewelry, and an air-conditioner that had been removed and replaced. If One unnerved Muslim that July anti-by a Bensonhurst have offering with the the The cops buildings Go hates bastards.Holocaust.” Tony Sunset dedicated his Improvement Kings August officer expedite “This demanding said Lantigua,morning and Chun According 2005,applicant her Thompson and in Brooklyn Lantigua well The and,Age Contact:Compiled by Jaime DeJesus BY ANNA SPIVAK aspivak@homereporter.com A 25-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody by police following an early Saturday morning assault outside of The Leif Bar, 6725 Fifth Avenue. According to cops, Bay Ridge resident Jaba Molashkhia, pulled a knife on three 22-yearold patrons and one 27-year-old at around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, after the local watering hole had closed. All four men suffered minor injuries and were transported to NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Two 68th Precinct police officers are okay after their patrol car was “t-boned” by another vehicle near the corner of Third Avenue and 89th Street, right outside O’Sullivan’s Bar & Grill, at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 14. According to a police source, the two officers were responding to an assault in progress when their car was hit on the passenger side near the busy Bay Ridge corner. The FDNY responded to the scene. The officers were transported to NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and have since been released from the hospital with no serious injuries. “They’re sore,” said the source, “but no, nothing serious.” The driver who struck the officers’ vehicle was issued a summons for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and refused medical attention at the scene. --Meaghan McGoldrick with non-serious injuries. 8. The shopper had taken the wallet, which contained a credit card and $20, out to make his purchases and placed it on the counter when a perp snatched it and fled the scene. BAD FOOD Cops report that the poisoning of animals appears to be continuing in Bay Ridge as a 52-year-old female claims an unknown perp placed rat poison onto a food container near the southeast corner of Ridge Boulevard and 92nd Street on Thursday, December 10. She stated that she did not know the perp. NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT Twenty-seven boxes of allergy relief medicine, teeth white strips and batteries were swiped from a pharmacy near 93rd Street and Third Avenue on Sunday, December 6 at approximately 9:52 p.m. According to cops, an unknown male and female are the suspects in the incident. The value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $1,470. CAR PROPERTY STOLEN A 24-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man discovered that approximately $835 worth of property had been stolen from their Jeep, which was parked near the southwest corner of Cropsey Avenue and Bay 8th Street when they returned to the vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. Missing were an iPhone, a black purse, Coach eyeglasses, credit cards and a wallet. There was no sign of forcible entry. 72nd Precinct Between Friday, December 4 and Monday, December 14, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two attempted robberies and three burglaries. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope. DEATH THREAT A 14-year-old Hispanic male teenager was walking near Fifth Avenue and 45th Street on Saturday, December 5 at approximately 8:05 p.m. when an 18-year-old Hispanic man confronted him and tried to steal his cell phone. After a struggle, the perp hit the teen in the face, causing the phone to drop. When the victim recovered the phone, the perp said, “Give me the phone or you’re going to die.” Police arrived and apprehended the perp, who resisted arrest. BAR BASH Cops report that a 22-yearold Asian man had his iPhone snatched on Tuesday, December 8 at approximately 12:55 a.m. The victim was near a bar at Seventh Avenue and 61st Street when he was attacked by two perps, both 27-year-old Asian males, who punched him in the face several times before nabbing his phone. The two perps were later arrested. DOUBLE TROUBLE Misfortune struck twice for a 44-year-old Hispanic man whose home was burglarized twice in the space of 10 days, according to cops. The first incident came to light when the victim returned to his apartment building near Sixth Avenue and 46th Street on Thursday, November 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m. At that time, he discovered that his place had been ransacked yet nothing had been stolen. Then, on Friday, December 4, while the victim was sleeping in the apartment, it was again broken into. When the victim woke up, he realized that an intruder had been in his home, and that his passport and immigration papers had been stolen. No arrests have been made. ALL FOR NOTHING A 32-year-old woman returned home from a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday, December 13, to discover that an unknown perp had broken into her apartment near 61st Street and Fifth Avenue through the kitchen window near the fire escape. While the apartment had been ransacked, no property was stolen. LORD OF THE RINGS A jewelry thief broke into a home near Fifth Avenue and 62nd Street and stole several rings totaling approximately $4,960 on Monday, December 14. The break-in occurred sometime after 8:30 a.m.when the 62-yearold Hispanic woman living there left her place to go to work. When she returned, she saw her bedroom had been ransacked. Her dresser was open and the rings, including a diamond wedding ring set and a college ring, were missing. No arrests have been made. Precinct Between Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11, the 68th Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, one robbery and two burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. BLING RING An unknown male entered a jewelry store near 86th Street and Fourth Avenue on Monday, August 4 around 4:20 p.m. and asked to look at some items. Employees told cops that the victim ran out of the store with a diamond bridal ring, valued at approximately $6,669. BACK WINDOW BANDIT A woman living near Third Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway told cops that a perp, known to the department, entered her apartment building through the fire escape window on Thursday, August 7 between 11:58 a.m. and 12:16 p.m. The suspect allegedly snatched the victim’s Apple MacBook but was then approached by the victim and fled through the back window. He was subsequently apprehended by the precinct’s anti-crime team. JEWEL THIEF On Friday, August 11 between 3 and 8 p.m. an unknown person allegedly entered a residence near 91st Street and Ridge Boulevard without permission through the front window fire escape and removed approximately $2,750 worth of miscellaneous jewelry. KNIFE TO THE NECK On Thursday, August 7 around 9:20 p.m., a man was riding his bike at the corner of Third Avenue and 68th Street when three unknown males approached him. According to cops, the first perp placed a knife to the victim’s neck from behind while the second allegedly reached into his pocket from behind and removed his iPhone 4 and wallet. All suspects fled in a four-door sedan. 62nd Precinct Between Tuesday, August 5 and Monday, August 11, the 62nd Precinct received reports of three robberies, nine burglaries, five felony assaults, seven grand larcenies and two auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. LICENSE TO STEAL Police arrested a 24-year-old man and 26-year-old woman for allegedly ripping two gold necklaces off the necks of a couple who intervened when they saw them attempting to steal the license plate off of their friend’s car at 86th Street and Bay 17th Street on Sunday night, August 10. The victims also sustained injuries to their eyes, head and chest during the alleged assault. BOILING MAD Police are searching for a man who is believed to have scammed a 66-year-old West 13th Street resident out of $7,000 intended as payment for supplies to fix the victim’s boiler. The suspect allegedly claimed to work for Grand D Sewer and Plumbing—a non-existent company. STOLEN RIDES A gray 2011 Dodge was stolen from an auto repair shop on 18th Avenue near 86th Street some time between August 5 and 8, said police, who were contacted after the 32-year-old female owner was told by shop workers that they didn’t know who took it. Police are searching for the man who was caught on camera driving off with a 2008 Honda motorcycle that didn’t belong to him at around 2:56 a.m. on Thursday, August 7. The suspect allegedly scouted out the motorcycle twice before returning with a helmet to the spot on 81st Street near Bay Parkway where the motorcycle was parked, and stealing it. BOTTLE BASH Police are searching for a white male who allegedly hit a 16-yearold Asian teen in the face with a glass bottle at a mutual acquaintance’s barbecue on 83rd Street near 16th Avenue at around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, leaving the teen with a cut to his left cheek. A/C ENTRY The air conditioning unit of an apartment at 64th Street near 16th Avenue was removed in order for a burglar to gain access and steal $300 in cash plus electronics and a cell phone early Wednesday morning, August 6, said police. The day before, on August 5, a resident on 63rd Street near 17th Avenue also came home to a ransacked house, stolen electronics and jewelry, and an air-conditioner that had been removed and replaced. One Sunset Park couple, Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson August 6 the arrest of 34-year-old Delfin Lantigua,officer indicted on charges that he contacted for a post in the New York City Police expedite the hiring process in return for sex. “This defendant shamefully violated his demanding sex from a woman who simply wanted said Thompson. “He will now be prosecuted Lantigua, of East Fourth Street in Kensington,morning on charges of third-degree bribe receiving,and official misconduct before Brooklyn Supreme Chun in Brooklyn Supreme Court. According to the investigation, the defendant 2005, assigned to the Brooklyn North Task applicant via Facebook on February 9 of this her hired. Thompson said that the woman then contacted and consented to wear a wire when she met in Brooklyn on March 11. In that meeting,Lantigua allegedly demanded multiple instances well as $1,000 and other conditions. The woman agreed to meet the officer at and, when he arrived, Internal Affairs Bureau If convicted, Lantigua faces up to seven years unnerved by a string of recent anti- Muslim hate crimes, including that which occurred on Saturday, July 26 when a flier containing anti-Muslim messages was found by a 65-year-old woman living in a Bensonhurst apartment complex, have announced that they are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible for the alleged hate crime. The flier was one of 10 found by cops in one of the two Shore Haven buildings that read: “Islamists. Go to your own country. USA hates you. You are terrorists and bastards. You are the second Holocaust.” Tony Giordano, a founder of Sunset Park Restoration, a group dedicated to preserving the community’s architecture, said he and his wife Renee, the executive director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District (BID), were shocked money Anyone urged 1-800-claimed,Park Classification:Date of Birth:Height and Distinguishing female. Dark Social: Catholic-Medical Residence:Last seen Manhattan unconfirmed degree. Renee Missing Person Age 45 35 Between Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11, the 68th Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, one robbery and two burglaries. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton. BLING RING An unknown male entered a jewelry store near 86th Street and Fourth Avenue on Monday, August 4 around 4:20 p.m. and asked to look at some items. Employees told cops that the victim ran out of the store with a diamond bridal ring, valued at approximately $6,669. BACK WINDOW BANDIT A woman living near Third Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway told cops that a perp, known to the department, entered her apartment building through the fire escape window on Thursday, August 7 between 11:58 a.m. and 12:16 p.m. The suspect allegedly snatched the victim’s Apple MacBook but was then approached by the victim and fled through the back window. He was subsequently apprehended by the precinct’s anti-crime team. JEWEL THIEF On Friday, August 11 between 3 and 8 p.m. an unknown person allegedly entered a residence near 91st Street and Ridge Boulevard without permission through the front window fire escape and removed approximately $2,750 worth of miscellaneous jewelry. KNIFE TO THE NECK On Thursday, August 7 around 9:20 p.m., a man was riding his bike at the corner of Third Avenue and 68th Street when three unknown males approached him. According to cops, the first perp placed a knife to the victim’s neck from behind while the second allegedly reached into his pocket from behind and removed his iPhone 4 and wallet. All suspects fled in a four-door sedan. 62nd Precinct Between Tuesday, August 5 and Monday, August 11, the 62nd Precinct received reports of three robberies, nine burglaries, five felony assaults, seven grand larcenies and two auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. LICENSE TO STEAL Police arrested a 24-and 26-year-old woman ripping two gold necklaces necks of a couple who when they saw them to steal the license their friend’s car at and Bay 17th Street night, August 10. The sustained injuries to head and chest during assault. BOILING MAD Police are searching who is believed to have a 66-year-old West resident out of $7,000 payment for supplies boiler. The suspect claimed to work for Grand and Plumbing—a non- STOLEN RIDES A gray 2011 Dodge from an auto repair Avenue near 86th time between August police, who were contacted 32-year-old female owner by shop workers that know who took it. Police are searching who was caught on camera off with a 2008 Honda that didn’t belong to him 2:56 a.m. on Thursday,The suspect allegedly the motorcycle twice with a helmet to the Street near Bay Parkway motorcycle was parked,it. BOTTLE BASH Police are searching male who allegedly hit Asian teen in the glass bottle at a mutual barbecue on near 16th Avenue at p.m. on Saturday, August the teen with a cut to A/C ENTRY Two 68th Precinct police officers are was “t-boned” by another vehicle near and 89th Street, right outside O’Sullivan’s 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 14. According to a police source, the two an assault in progress when their car near the busy Bay Ridge corner. The FDNY The officers were transported to NYU and have since been released from the injuries. “They’re sore,” said the source, “but The driver who struck the officers’ vehicle for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle attention at the scene. BY ANNA SPIVAK aspivak@homereporter.com A 25-year-old Bay Ridge man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in Sunset Park in 2013. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced the sentence on Friday, May 6. The 25-year-old Valentin Torres of 82nd Street had been convicted on April 8 of second-degree murder, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a jury trial. According to trial testimony, Torres was sitting outside of 744 39th Street in Sunset Park at around 1 a.m. on August 25, 2013 when he was approached by 35-year-old Johnny Rosado. The two got into a fight over a comment Torres allegedly made to a woman. The fight escalated when Torres pulled out a gun and fired multiple times, striking Rosado three times and also hitting another man in the leg, according to witnesses. Torres was arrested in New Jersey about two weeks later. “This defendant opened fire on a residential block, killing a man and wounding another,” Thompson said. “We will not tolerate this type of gun violence on our streets and will ensure that those who kill and injure others will be held accountable and sent to prison for many years.” Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a masked marauder who attempted to rob an auto parts store in Sheepshead Bay. On Sunday, May 1 at around 4:15 p.m., the suspect, described by police as a black man, approximately 40 years old, 5’8” tall and 170 pounds, entered the business at 3720 Nostrand Avenue in the 61st Precinct, approached an employee with a knife in hand, and demanded he open the cash register and give him money. The suspect quickly fled the store when the employee told the man there was no money inside the register. No one was injured during the attempted robbery. The suspect was last seen wearing white sneakers, a black jacket, blue gloves and a hockey style face mask, Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800- 577-TIPS, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), or the FBI’s Tip Hotline at 212-384-5000. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577. --Jaime DeJesus


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