Police: Shelter resident chokes fellow resident

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94th Precinct


Shelter scuffle

Police arrested a man who they say choked another man at a Skillman Avenue homeless shelter on Sept. 11.

The victim told police that he was settling in at the shelter between Kingsland and Debevoise avenues at 6pm when another resident put his hands around the victim’s neck and choked him, causing him to lose consciousness. When the man woke up, he had scratches on his neck.

Throwing knives

A teenager got into an argument with her older sister in their Morgan Avenue apartment on Sept. 12 — and threw a knife at her, said police.

The victim told police that she got into an argument with her 15-year-old sister in their apartment between Maspeth Avenue and Frost Street at 8:30 am — over a pair of jeans.

The teenager then threw threw a knife at the victim, cutting her right elbow, she said. She also tried to throw a lock at her. The younger sister was arrested and charged with assault.

Through the hatch

A thief stole a MacBook and cameras from a N. Seventh Street apartment on Sept. 10.

The victim told police he returned to his apartment between Havemeyer Street and Meeker Avenue at 5:45pm to find that someone had entered through either an unlocked window next to a fire escape or the roof hatch in the hallway and left with his electeronics.

Cash delivery

A crafty crook swiped $1,373 from the pocket of a jacket a delivery man left in his truck on Bedford Avenue on Sept. 11.

The driver told police he parked his truck between N. Seventh and N. Eighth streets between 1 and 2 pm and went to make deliveries.

He told police that he locked all the doors when he went inside, but did not lock the front pivot window. The robber unlocked the doors through that window and stole the money from his jacket pocket.

Stash snatched

Someone smashed a window of a car parked on N. Fourth Street on Sept. 14 — and grabbed $15,000 in cash the owner had stashed in his trunk.

The victim told police he returned to his vehicle he left between Bedford and Driggs avenues at noon to find his driver’s-side window smashed and the cash that he had stashed in the trunk stolen.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 5:35 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

stashocash from Williamsburg says:
I don't get it. Why do some people have that much cash in an unattended car? $15k?
That's crazy. Or is this some kind of insurance scam that's being run?
Sept. 19, 2012, 4:44 pm
John from BRidge says:
It's common. When i worked at the Fulton Fish Market guys would have 15K-20K cold hard cash(fish is expensive) in serial killer looking vans. I used to bring about a grand in singles to work every night just so I could give change for parking. Cash talks Credit walks in the blue-collar delivery industry.
Sept. 24, 2012, 12:49 am

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