Burglar attacks cops with fire extinguisher, board on Greene Avenue

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill

Breaking, entering, and attacking

Cops cuffed a man who they say broke into a Greene Avenue building on Dec. 18, then attacked police officers with a fire extinguisher and a two-by-four when they tried to arrest him.

A witness said the suspect entered the building between Grand and Classon avenues through a second-floor window, having scaled the wall, at 12:20 pm. When police tried to apprehend the accused he ran, throwing a fire extinguisher at one officer from the second floor to the first floor, hitting him in the head, then striking another officer in the pinkie with a piece of wood, according to a police report. The officer hit with the wood required two stitches, the report says.

Grab session

A group of goons attacked a teen and stole his electronic tablet in front of a S. Elliott Place building on Dec. 19, according to police.

The youngster said he was between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 4:28 pm when the posse of seven punks surrounded him, punched him in the head, knocked him to the ground, and kicked him, officers said. The tablet fell from his pocket when the victim hit the ground, and one of his attackers grabbed it, the report says.

School of hard knives

Police arrested woman for allegedly stabbing a man inside the main Long Island University building on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, on Dec. 15, the authorities said.

The 26-year-old victim said the 24-year-old suspect stabbed him in the neck multiple times on the university campus at 8:23 am. Police arrived and arrested the suspect shortly thereafter. Emergency technicians rushed the victim to Lutheran Medical Center and took the suspect to Brooklyn Hospital Center, cops said. Officers found the knife at the scene, a report says.

Pain in vain

Someone stole a bag from the Brooklyn Hospital Center locker room on Dec. 11, law enforcement officials said.

A 33-year-old worker said he was in the hospital on DeKalb Avenue between Ashland and Fort Greene places at 3 pm and put his bag in the locker room. When he returned at 4:40 pm, the bag was gone, cops said. The bag contained a card holder, a driver’s license, a bandage, and a pair of headphones, according to the authorities.

Sleeper creeper

A sneak stole a woman’s purse as she slumbered on a Manhattan-bound C train on Dec. 17, an NYPD account says.

The victim said she woke up at the Lafayette Avenue station at 8:30 am, and noticed her purse was no longer on her lap. The bag contained a debit card, a MetroCard, and keys, cops said.

Bench unwarranted

A lowlife stole a woman’s cellphone from her hand as she sat on a Fort Greene Park bench on Dec. 20, police reported.

The 37-year-old victim said she was sitting near the Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park entrance of the park at noon when the bandit swooped in and snatched the device.

Tis the season

Thieves stole five cars this week, only one of which was found, officers said.

• The first mobile menace hit a 2000 Dodge Caravan that was parked on Saint James Place from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, according to cops.

The owner said he parked between Greene and Gates avenues at 8 pm on Dec. 15. When he returned at 9:30 the next morning, the vehicle was nowhere to be found, cops said.

• Then, on Dec. 17, someone stole a motorcycle from Lafayette Avenue, according to a police report.

The owner said she parked her 1994 Suzuki between Classon and Grand avenues at 1 am, and that when she returned a 1:20 pm it was gone.

• The next day, police arrested a man who they say stole a work van from a Carlton Avenue business.

Police pulled over the suspect at 2:30 pm on Vernon Avenue between Marcy and Tompkins avenues, and found he was not authorized to be driving the 2000 Dodge Ram, which is owned by a business on Carlton Avenue between Park and Myrtle avenues, a report states.

• One or more crooks snagged a 1999 Honda Civic overnight on Dec. 18, taking it from its parking space on Willoughby Avenue, cops said.

The owner said he parked the ride between Hall Street and Emerson Place at 9 pm on Dec. 18, and returned 12 hours later to find it taken, according to police.

• Someone stole an even older Honda the same morning from the corner of Saint Edwards Street and Myrtle Avenue, police said.

The owner of that car, a 1996 Honda, said she parked near the corner at midnight, and returned at 7:45 am on Dec. 19 to find it had taken a drive.

— Matthew Perlman

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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