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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Illicit indulgence

Police cuffed a 57-year-old man for allegedly looting a Fifth Avenue house of worship through the course of two April 16 break-ins, taking an estimated $1,600 worth of electronics.

The suspect first entered the church between Warren and Baltic streets through a side entrance at 10:23 p.m., when he proceeded to an office there and nabbed an Apple laptop, before leaving, cops said.

But the man returned at midnight, this time using a wooden stick to force his way into the building, before taking a 32-inch television, according to police.

At some point during the burglary, a witness told police he spotted the suspect prowling around with a black garbage bag, and responding officers caught the man that night on a felony burglary charge, cops said.

Free to hate

Cops have given up the hunt for the creep who called an black man a slur on Ninth Street on April 12.

The victim told police that, without any apparent reason, the fiend insulted him outside a bagel spot between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 12:50 p.m., using an Italian slur for denigrating African Americans.

Low gravity

Police arrested a man who they claim was spotted with an illegal gravity knife on Nevins Street on April 17.

The arresting office said he spotted the suspect near Wyckoff Street with the illicit blade at 1:05 p.m., according to police.

Work bites

Cops cuffed a 45-year-old woman for allegedly biting a paramedic inside an Eighth Avenue women’s shelter on April 17.

The medic told police that he was attempting to treat the suspect — who was considered by police as an emotionally disturbed person at the time of the incident — at the shelter between 14th and 15th streets at 2:30 p.m. when she chomped down on his hand.

The woman was arrested that day on a felony assault charge, cops said.

Dirty laundry

Police cuffed a man for allegedly nabbing $72 worth of laundry detergent from a Fifth Avenue grocery store on April 18.

An employee told police the suspect was spotted taking six bottles of Tide detergent from the store between Lincoln and Berkeley places at 12:25 p.m., before skipping past the register with his ill-gotten soap.

When officers arrived to cuff him, the suspect was found in possession of a crack pipe caked in heroin residue, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 9:30 am, May 1, 2019
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