Police: Suspects rent hotel room with stolen card, do drugs

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Hotel bust

Authorities arrested four people who allegedly tried to pay for an Adams Street hotel with a fraudulent credit card on June 22, and found they were using the room to do drugs.

One of the suspects attempted to pay for the room near Joralemon Street using an account that was flagged as fraudulent, and upon further investigation, authorities found a plastic bag with narcotics in plain view on the table inside the room, a report said.

Four people were placed under arrest and a further search of the room found more narcotics, drug paraphernalia, credit cards, $1,477, and a driver’s license, authorities said.


Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly struck a woman in the face with the brim of his baseball cap in the Hoyt-Schermerhorn train station on June 21.

The lady was entering the turnstile at 12:10 am when the suspect turned towards her, yelled “What!” and bashed her in the face with the hat, causing redness and pain to her left eye, according to a report.

Cell snatch

Some sneak snatched a man’s phone out of his shirt pocket as he was dozing off on the 4 train at Borough Hall station on June 22.

The victim had his eyes closed while riding the train, and was getting off in the station near Joralemon Street at 4:15 am when he saw the thief run away with his phone, police said.

Hat heist

Authorities arrested a man who they say tried to steal baseball caps from a Fulton Street store on June 22.

The suspect put three of the classic fit Newport and three of the sport caps into an aluminum bag and handed it off to a child, according to a report. Peace officers and security stopped the pair, but the man resisted arrest by flailing his arms and biting the security guard, cutting his arm, police said.

Girl problems

Police are hunting a weasel who held up a guy by pretending he needed help on Smith Street on June 23.

The victim told cops he was leaving a church near Livingston Street at 9:30 pm when the punk told him he was having trouble with his girlfriend and needed money. He then told the guy he had a gun in his bag and would pull it out if he didn’t cooperate, according to a report. The victim gave the guy $16 and he ran off, police said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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