G train jollies
Most straphangers are pretty excited when the elusive G train arrives at the Smith/9th Street station.
But it seems that some people get more excited than others, police learned last week.
Officials said that a 28-year-old man was arrested for public lewdness when he was allegedly found pleasuring himself on the station platform at 10:30 a.m. on October 9.
Police called to the station allegedly found suspect Carlos Rivera “naked with an erect penis,” according to a report filed with the 76th Precinct.
A transit officer – a female cop, no less -- was charged with ordering Rivera to corral his composure and surrender to authorities, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested last week on charges that he lifted a ream of New York State Lottery scratch-off tickets from a Court Street store.
Police said that the teen, who was not named because of his age, entered the store between 1st and 2nd Places at 4:47 p.m. on October 9.
He reportedly swiped $500 and cash and $2500 worth of scratch-off tickets from the counter and ran off, but didn’t get far.
Police Officer Darnell Simon of the 76th Precinct apprehended the teen and took him into custody before he could find his golden ticket.
Cops charged the teen with grand larceny.
A thief helped himself to a 42-year-old woman’s purse as she unloaded her car on Court Street last week.
The woman said that she was bringing several items inside an address between Pacific and Amity streets at 10:30 a.m. on October 5 when the theft took place.
She had just entered the building when a stranger opened her car door – which she mistakenly left unlocked – and snagged her purse, which contained a cell phone, credit cards and $400.
Over $8,000 in copper was removed from a Columbia Street construction site, police said.
Workers at the site, located near the Red Hook Ikea, said that they stopped work at 3:30 p.m. on October 9.
When they resumed work at 6:30 a.m. on October 12, they found the electrical room, which may have been left unlocked, was opened.
The welding and copper cables inside were gone, officials were told.
A woman lost $500 when she accidentally left her purse outside her home on Third Place.
The woman said that she stepped inside her home at 3:15 p.m. on October 12, leaving her Coach bag on a chair outside the address.
She returned to grab the bag a few minutes later, but it was gone, as well as the cash, several credit cards, her reading glasses and a digital camera.
Not secure enough
No matter how well secured workers left their 4th Street construction site last week, it wasn’t enough to prevent a tool thief from sneaking in.
Police said that someone entered the site, located near Smith Street, sometime over the weekend of October 9 even though workers had pulled down and locked a security gate and even took the extra step of blocking up any gaps with plywood boards.
Over $2,650 worth of tools were removed from the site, officials said.
Double bust dunce
This guy definitely didn’t get the point.
A 34-year-old man was arrested twice in a 24-hour span by police, who allegedly found a sharp knife in his possession on both occasions.
Officials said that Troy Jones was taken into custody on Douglass Street near Bond Street at 10 a.m. October 17 when a cop allegedly found a large folding knife on his person and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon.
Just 17 hours later, Jones was arrested again, this time on charges of driving drunk around the neighborhood.
It’s believe that he had just finished drowning his sorrows at 3 a.m. on October 18 when he was pulled over near the corner of Hoyt and Warren streets for allegedly swerving and failing to use a turn signal.
When cops approached, an obviously drunk Jones allegedly jumped out of the car and screamed at the officers, and tried to punch and kick them they wrestled him into custody.
Cops again found a weapon – a gravity knife this time -- allegedly on his person when he was patted down.
They didn’t find a driver’s license or an insurance card on Jones, charges that were tacked onto the man’s arrest report when he was taken back to the station, police said.
Car theft crack-up
Blame it on the thief who couldn’t drive straight: A car swipe on Fourth Avenue never got off the ground because of the crook’s poor driving skills.
Police were told that someone broke into a 1998 blue Chrysler parked near 13th Street at 6 p.m. on October 6.
The thief tried to drive off with his prize, but he ended up abandoning the vehicle after it hit another car, police said.
Cops were looking for the thief as this paper went to press.
Cops are investigating a complaint that a former disgruntled employee of a 12th Street business lined his own golden parachute.
Officials said that the employee somehow managed to get his hands on a number of business checks, put his name on them and deposit them into his own account.
It’s believed that the former employee bilked the company of $9,000 before the fraud was discovered, officials said.
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