Cops: Evicted man breaks into his former apartment

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

The armory

Cops arrested a 47-year-old man for trespassing inside his former Lake Place apartment on Jan. 12, where cops found him surrounded by crates of ammunition.

The landlord of the apartment between W. Eighth and W. Ninth streets called police at 8:30 am, complaining that the former tenant, whom he had evicted three days earlier, busted back into the apartment.

Police said they found the suspect hiding in a closet inside the apartment, with crates of hollow-point cartridges, explosive powder, mortar pipes, mortar rounds, and electronic detonators strewn about the room — in plain sight.

The suspect is not being charged in connection to the horde of ammunition, according to police sources.

Jewel heist

Police are looking for a burglar who ransacked a woman’s E. 22nd Street apartment on Jan. 8, taking jewelry and cash.

The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues U and V at 1 pm, and returned later to find her kitchen window ajar and $3,171 in cash and jewelry had been pilfered, including her engagement ring.

Hold your horses

A 33-year-old man was arrested for possession of the illicit horse tranquilizer Ketamine on E. Seventh Street on Jan. 10.

The arresting officer said he was near Avenue U at 11:30 pm when he spotted the suspect with the drug.


Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for punching a woman in the face on Bedford Avenue on Jan. 10.

The victim told police that she was near Quentin Road at 2:20 pm when the suspect bopped her once in the forehead.

Free computer

A thief pilfered the E. 18th Street Brooklyn Messianic Center on Jan. 11, taking a laptop.

The crook stole into the social club between Kings Highway and Quentin Road sometime after 10 pm before busting open a closet that contained the HP laptop, cops said.


Police are looking for a loan shark who called and threatened a complete stranger’s Brigham Street home more than 40 times before Jan. 11.

The victim told police that the repo man has been continually calling his home between Avenues W and X, demanding $21,000 and threatening to have him deported. The victim said he has never met the confused man before and he certainly doesn’t owe him any money.

Apple picking

A thug beat and robbed a woman on Avenue Y on Jan. 12, taking her iPhone.

The victim told police that he was near Avenue X at 11:30 pm when the suspect punched her in the face and took off with her Apple smartphone.

Belt beat down

Cops arrested a 24-year-old man for beating a man with a belt on E. 18th Street on Jan. 13.

The victim told police that he was near Avenue P at 2:30 am when the suspect crept up from behind and whipped him with the belt, striking his head with the heavy buckle.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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