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94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Scary threat

Police arrested a man who they say climbed over a 10-foot-high, barbed-wire fence and kicked through a window to assault a rival and threaten to kill him on N. Ninth Street on Jan. 1.

The victim who lives at the apartment between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue told police that he heard yelling outside at 3 am and opened his window to see a belligerent man trying to call him out. The victim closed the window and the suspect kicked in between the bars to kick open the window, police said.

“She told me to kill you,” the suspect allegedly told the resident. “It’s all going to end for you.”

Luckily, he didn’t get his hands on the victim, and police arrested him, charging him with burglary, trespassing, attempted assault, menacing, and harassment.

Umbrella trap

A DNA swab from an umbrella led police to a burglar who broke into a house and stole a Calyer Street woman’s a camera, an Apple MacBook, and bicycles back on Aug. 14.

The victim told police that she returned to her apartment between Guernsey Street and Clifford Place at 4 pm to find the door wide open. Once inside, she found her stuff gone, but found an umbrella that was not hers.

Police ran a swab on the umbrella, which led them to the suspect. The man was arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and petit larceny.

Attempted theft

Police arrested a suspect who they say tried to grab a cellphone out of a woman’s hand on Bedford Avenue on Jan. 1.

The woman told police that she was near N. Sixth Street at 9 am when the suspect asked to see her phone. When she said no, he tried to grab it out of her hands, but failed. Police showed up to arrest the suspect and also found a bag of marijuana on him.

The man was charged with attempted robbery, attempted grand larceny, menacing, harassing, and drug possession.

Hit on Huron

A man was arrested and charged with assault after he beat his friend over the head on Huron Street on Jan. 1, police reported.

Police said the attack happened between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue at 4:10 am. The suspect beat the victim with an unknown object, causing him to have a cut and bloody head.

The victim went to the hospital and the suspect was charged with two counts of assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 5:38 pm, July 9, 2018
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