A 34-year-old man was attacked with a baseball bat when a simple stare-down went horribly awry, police alleged.
Police were told that the victim was on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue O in Midwood at 4 p.m. October 22 when he was caught gazing too long at 23-year-old Turkhan Mirzayev.
“What are you looking at?” Mirzayev allegedly demanded to know.
The victim reportedly didn’t back down, prompting Mirzayev to walk off and return with a baseball bat, police alleged.
Knowing that something was about to jump off, the victim armed himself with a steering wheel immobilizer, but soon found himself unmanned.
An accomplice of Mirzayev’s grabbed the victim from behind while the 23-year-old bashed the man in the head with the bat, police alleged.
Witnesses called police, who apprehended Mirzayev and his unidentified partner a short time later. Both were charged with assault.
The victim suffered some bruises, according to published reports.
Cops have apprehended an alleged tire taker who may be responsible for a series of thefts throughout Bergen Beach.
Officials said that a resident of Bergen Avenue between Avenues W and X looked outside his home just before 3 a.m. on October 26 and spotted 22-year-old Jayjuan Jackson allegedly removing the wheels from his Mercedes Benz.
Jackson was caught mid-swipe, officials alleged: two of the pricey wheels had been removed and were resting against the wall of the victim’s home while the other two were still on the car.
Realizing he was spotted, Jackson allegedly fled into the victim’s backyard, but didn’t get far.
Cops from the 63rd Precinct caught up with Jackson after a brief search of the area, charging him with grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, attempted petit larceny and criminal trespass.
As of this writing, investigators were trying to determine if Jackson was part of a tire-theft crew responsible for swiping high-end wheels from area residents over the last few months.
A Mill Basin “pit stop” ended up being the pits for an alleged local drug user, whose public urination beef led to additional charges of drug possession and assault on the cops taking him into custody.
Officials said that cops were on Ralph Avenue near Mill Lane at 4:40 p.m. on October 22 when they allegedly spotted Netfa Nevers, 32, relieving himself in public.
The officers approached, ordered him to zip up and tried to take him into custody, but Nevers allegedly screamed, struggled and fought off police as they handcuffed him and took him into custody.
During the drive back to the stationhouse, Nevers reportedly tried to open the door of the police cruiser. When a cop tried to stop him from doing so, Nevers kicked the cop, officials alleged.
After a second struggle, cops finally got Nevers to the 63rd Precinct on Brooklyn Avenue, where they allegedly found marijuana, crack cocaine and heroin in his possession.
The crack was reportedly found in Nevers hand, which he kept clenched and refused to open, officials alleged.
By the end of the day, Nevers was charged with a host of crimes including resisting arrest, assault, attempted assault, drug possession and disorderly conduct.
Cops also tacked on a charge of urinating in public %u2013 the misdemeanor that sparked the entire tirade, officials said.
A 20-year-old Marine Park resident was arrested for allegedly attacking his father after his pop wouldn’t let him use the family Honda.
Police said that the Ryder Street man was so outraged when his father told him to take the other family car at 6 p.m. on October 25 that he kicked a door and punched the patriarch in the face, leaving the man with a scratched chin.
He then grabbed the keys to the Honda and fled with the wheels, but didn’t get far.
Cops caught up with him a short time later, charging him with assault in the third degree, criminal mischief, attempted assault, menacing and harassment.
The suspect’s name is not being released because of his relationship to the victim.
Cops are looking for three thieves %u2013 two teenage women and a man -- responsible for a recent robbery on Quentin Road.
Police said that a young woman was walking toward West 6th Street just before 11 p.m. on October 18 when she realized that the three suspects were following her.
When the trio ultimately pounced, one of the thieves held the victims arms behind her back while the male suspect robbed her of her SideKick cell phone and her necklaces.
The thieves were last seen running down West 6th Street, officials said.
A 31-year-old man had his face ripped open after he gave a sinister stranger a cigarette.
Cops said that they were still trying to make heads or tails of the attack on East 28th Street and Quentin Road just before 4 a.m. on October 7.
The victim, 31, told investigators that he was walking along the street when a 6’3”, 180-pound black male in his late 20s approached, asking if he could spare a smoke.
When the victim reached for a butt, the stranger took out a knife, which he used to slash the left side of the victim’s face open from his chin to cheek.
The victim was rushed to New York Community Hospital for treatment. His attacker was still at large as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 61st Precinct at (718) 627-6611. All calls will be kept confidential.
Thieves broke into Shawarma Ave. P, 1022 Avenue P at Coney Island Avenue last week, taking $300 in receipts, police said.
Workers told police that someone busted in through the back door sometime after 1:30 a.m. on October 10.
The thieves reportedly removed $100 from a cash register, as well as an additional $200 in a change box in the basement.
The restaurant safe was found knocked over on its side, but unopened, officials said.
Cops were still looking for the thieves as this paper went to press.
Police are expanding their search for the gunmen responsible for opening fire on two Old Mill Basin residents last week.
Officials were told that two masked men entered a home on East 58th Street near Avenue K just after 8:30 a.m. on October 5 and opened fire on a 38-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man they found inside.
The female victim was struck twice in the leg, officials said. The male suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.
Witnesses said that the unidentified suspects fled the area in a brown jeep.
Police were still searching for the gunmen, who they believe specifically targeted the couple, as this paper went to press. Detectives are looking into the possibility that the victims had a previous history with their assailants, who they may know, according to sources.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.