Police Blotters: 94th Precinct

Squatter Trouble

Police responded to a 911 call in the early hours of August 15 from a 53-year-old Norman Avenue resident reporting a break-in.

Upon approaching the building, officers noticed that the window panel on the front door was shattered.

Upon entering, they noticed a man squatting in the hallway who was uncooperative and refused to leave the building.

Police later learned that the man had been squatting in the building without any of the residents being aware of it until a call was made into the Precinct.


A 22-year-old man was punched in the face for refusing to provide a cigarette to a couple of hooligans in the early hours of August 10, according to police.

The victim said he was smoking at the intersection of Union and Meeker Avenues when he was approached by two unknown men.

When he refused to provide them with cigarettes, they beat him senselessly. He was flung on the ground, where the duo continued to kick and punch him.

He was left with several bruises and was bleeding from his nose.

The perps fled in an unknown direction.

Road Rage

Two drivers got into an altercation at the intersection of Leonard and Richardson Streets in the afternoon on August 14, according to police.

One of them began punching the other around the head, snatched his phone out of his hand, and took a sound amplifier he was holding and smashed it against the pavement.

He then proceeded to smash the victim’s phone as well.

It remains unclear as to what caused the argument, and police are continuing to investigate the matter further.

Carjack Attack

A 43-year-old man was involved in a car accident only to be the victim of an attempted robbery afterward, according to police.

The accident occurred at the intersection of North Henry Street and Meeker Avenue, but the victim did not sustain any injuries.

Just as he was about to exit the vehicle, an unknown man tried to grab the keys from the ignition.

When he failed he tried to grab the victim’s phone. They struggled, but the victim was able to hang on to it and pretended to call the police, which caused the perp to flee.

Rowdy Roommate

A roommate situation quickly turned sour with allegations of robbery and refusal to vacate the apartment, according to police.

The victim, 69, said he allowed one of his acquaintances to crash at his place for a couple of weeks.

In the course of the stay he noticed that $2,000 was missing from the closet in his bedroom.

He told police that the only person apart from his wife who had keys to the apartment was the houseguest.

The victim confronted his guest who became aggressive and denied taking the money.

The victim then asked the guest to return his keys and leave the apartment. When he refused, the victim was forced to call in the police in fear of his safety.


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