Police Beat

Thief finds treasure trove in bedroom


One thief must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed after deciding to break into a home on Iselin Avenue last week.

According to police, sometime between 1 and 7 p.m., on July 25, some unknown person smashed the glass on the front door of a house, letting himself in. The intruder made himself right at home, reportedly walking straight into the master bedroom, reportedly finding a treasure chest of goods.

While the 56-year-old homeowner only reported two Apple laptop computers and several pieces of fine jewelry stolen, those items cost him a pretty penny. In fact, police valued the missing property at $332,050. 

Purse snatcher snatched by police

It was like a scene out of a movie the morning of July 27 when a woman walking down the street had her purse snatched straight from her hands.

Luckily, a police officer witnessed the entire incident, which unfolded on the corner of Broadway and West 231st Street at around 9 a.m. Before the man was caught and put behind bars, he was able to fish some cash and bank receipts from the bag. 

The thief, identified as a 19-year-old man, was charged with grand larceny.

Caught red-handed running red light

Police officers knew something wasn’t right when they saw a driver completely ignore the red signal at a traffic light around midnight July 26. 

They pulled over the black 2016 BMW on the corner of Sedgwick and Goulden avenues and immediately picked up on obvious signs that the man behind the wheel was intoxicated. The 38-year-old reportedly smelled of alcohol, had watery eyes, and was slurring his speech.

He was arrested.