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Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A punk with violent tendencies clocked a teen on Centre Mall on June 4.
The 16-year-old victim was walking into a building between Columbia and Hicks Streets at 6:30 pm when the wannabe tough socked her with a closed fist.
First responders brought the victim, sporting a swollen left eye, to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment. Police were unable to locate the slugger, who the victim said was a stranger.
An unknown perp stole more than $1,500 worth of tools from the basement of a building in the Red Hook West Housing Authority complex on Bush Street sometime between June 6 and 9.
The loot had been stored in two rooms in the basement of the building near Dwight Street, and the bandit was able to breeze in without forcing entry, police say.
A thief shattered the window of a car parked on Smith Street and took the owner’s navigation system, cash, credit cards, and identification sometime overnight on June 8.
The victim told cops she parked her car between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street at 7 pm on June 8, and when she returned at 8:05 the next morning, the driver’s-side window was smashed.
The fiend disappeared with a $300 navigation system, $100 in cash, three credit cards, and a New York state driver’s license.
Cops busted a drunk driver who blew a stop sign on Second Place in the early morning of June 8.
An officer reported he was on Second Place at 12:21 am when a driver blew a stop sign and turned onto Henry Street. The cop followed the car until it finally stopped on Hamilton Avenue on the corner of Hicks Street.
The suspect smelled of booze, according to a police report, with slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes. The driver failed a breathalyzer test, and charged him with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding .08, along a reckless driving, and summonses for running a red light and a stop sign, and for failing to stop for an emergency vehicle.
Cops cuffed a trio of bandits who they say stole more than $500 worth of merchandise from a purveyor of youth fashion on Smith Street on June 5.
Employees of the store between Douglass and Butler Streets notified police at 2 pm, when two of the fashionistas allegedly left the store with ill-gotten goods, got into a white 2014 Bayerische Motoren Werke car, and took off.
Cops pulled over the vehicle at State Street and Boerum Place, where they cuffed three women — ages 18, 18, and 30. The 30-year-old driver also turned out to have an outstanding warrant, cops reported.
Vandals defaced a Bond Street garage door sometime overnight on June 2.
The victim told police she noticed the unidentifiable mess of blue graffiti on the glass window of the garage between Sackett and Union Streets on June 3, and said the damage was done either while she was at work or asleep.
— Noah Hurowitz
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