Police Beat

Knight in shining blue sedan has car stolen


A man was simply looking for parking June 25 when he stumbled upon a damsel in distress. 

The 24-year-old was driving on Sedgwick Avenue at 5:30 a.m., when he noticed three men arguing with a woman on the sidewalk. The good Samaritan stopped his car to try and help the woman. 

She asked him to call police, he did, but then the three men started crowding his 2015 Toyota sedan. 

The driver was told to leave, but when he refused, the other men reportedly took out a razor blade, threatening to scratch his car. He hopped out of his car to try and stop them, but instead the three men jumped in and drove off in his car. 

Police are still looking for the stolen vehicle.

Diner dash leaves man phoneless

It was a routine walk to work gone rogue when one man feared three others were following him.

The 53-year-old was on his way to his shift at the Tibbett Diner around 5:30 a.m., on June 24, but stopped just short of the restaurant entrance when police said he was attacked.

The trio punched and kicked the man to the ground, snatching his cell phone from his pocket.

The victim called police, but didn’t see which way the men ran.

Police valued his phone at $200.

Laptop vanishes into thin air after break-in

One perp just couldn’t help himself as he walked by a 2006 BMW and apparently saw an Apple laptop sitting in the backseat. 

A 26-year-old woman later claimed she simply parked her car at West 239th Street and Putnam Avenue around 6:55 p.m. on June 20. When she returned a couple hours later, she found her driver’s side passenger window smashed and her MacBook gone, according to police. 

Cops valued the computer at $1,300 and are investigating.

DUI driver a deer in headlights

At 1:30 a.m., on June 14, police officers noticed a car driving southbound on Broadway with its headlights off.

After the 41-year-old driver turned left onto West 240th Street and parked, police said they found the man in his 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the engine on and the keys in the ignition.

The driver reeked of alcohol, police said. When he refused to take a field sobriety test, officers had no choice but to bring him into a testing facility where he blew above the legal limit. 


The man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.