Man sets fire to Butler Street building

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78th Precinct

Park Slope


An arsonist set fire to a Butler Street building on July 11.

First responders arrived on the scene near Third Avenue shortly before midnight, and later determined that an unknown firebug had intentionally set the blaze, cops said.

Rough text

A perv sent multiple explicit photos to a 12th Street man between April 1 and July 27.

The victim, who resides between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, reported the harassment to police on July 27, claiming some creep had barraged him with texts featuring nude photos from several unknown numbers.


A thief stole a package from outside a Bergen Street home on July 29.

The victim told police that the crook nabbed the parcel — valued at $34 — off the front steps of the property between Carlton and Sixth avenues sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Shredded jeans

Some rascal damaged clothes inside a Flatbush Avenue store on July 29.

A store employee told police that the ne’er-do-well entered the store near Atlantic Avenue shortly after noon and ripped a hole in a $60 pair of pants, which he then refused to pay for.

Tablet trouble

A thief nabbed a computer tablet from an Atlantic Avenue store on July 26.

A store employee told police that she left the tablet on the store counter momentarily at around 3:30 p.m., when the crook snatched it and fled the store near Atlantic Avenue, cops said.

Cracked out

Police arrested two men for drug possession on Third Avenue on July 31.

Authorities were acting on a search warrant of an apartment near Baltic Street when they discovered crack cocaine and a measuring scale caked in drug residue at around 6 a.m., cops said.

Police arrested the men on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, according to police reports.


Cops cuffed a man for allegedly breaking a glass door at a Fourth Avenue municipal building on July 30.

An employee told police that the man became angry and allegedly smashed the glass door at the front of the building between Pacific and Dean streets at around 6 p.m., cops said.

Police arrested the man on felony criminal mischief charges, according to police reports.

— Aidan Graham

Updated 12:17 pm, August 7, 2019
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