Police beat

Purse snatched


1. Polices said two men approached a 19-year-old girl near the corner of Albany Crescent and Kingsbridge Terrace at 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and forcibly grabbed her purse off of her shoulder, causing the teen to suffer from pain in her right hand.

The pair drove off in a black Chevrolet Suburban with her bag, which contained her driver’s license, Social Security card, debit card and $6, the woman told the police.

The case remains open.


2. Burgled apartment


A 30-year-old man notified police after he returned to his 120 W. 228th St. home at 7 a.m. Sunday and found his apartment ransacked.

Officers said he reported a 2009 MacBook Pro, 2007 MacBook Pro, HP Pavilion keyboard, Nook, pair of Nike shoes and green bag stolen.

Police believe the thief entered his house through the fire escape, which connected to his unlocked bedroom window.

The case remains open.


3. Joy ridin’ the RAV4


Police said they arrested a man on Jan. 8, after an officer saw him driving around in a 2005 Toyota RAV4 that had been reported stolen.

The car owner notified police when he couldn’t find the RAV4, which he parked near the corner of Henry Hudson Parkway and Manhattan College Parkway on Jan. 7. 

Police said the 45-year-old man seen driving the stolen car was charged with grand theft of an auto.


4. Damaged locks


A 28-year-old woman called police on Jan. 7 after she noticed the locks on her 68 W. 238th St. apartment had been intentionally damaged while she was away from her home between 6:30 and 7:07 p.m.

Officers said no items were reported stolen.

The case remains open.


5. Sleeping off the intrusion


Authorities arrested a 20-year-old homeless man after the superintendent of 3055 Bailey Ave. reported that a strange man had fallen asleep on a rooftop landing during the afternoon on Jan. 7.

The snoozer faces a misdemeanor trespassing charge.


Items in Police Beat are based on reports of crimes and arrests. Those arrested are not guilty unless they are convicted by a court.