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Police Blotter: Two Teens Arrested For Stealing Phones; Plus, Man Assaults Victim With Spices

Reports from the 76th Precinct

The following arrest information was supplied by the 76th Precinct. It does not indicate a conviction.

Two Teens Arrested For Stealing Phones, Accomplices Still At Large

A robbery took place at the corner of Degraw and Court Streets on Wednesday, September 12, according to police. At 3:40 p.m. the victim, 14, stated that while walking south on Court Street, he was approached from behind by two strange individuals who ripped his phone from his hand, then fled. Police subsequently arrested one 13-year-old, who was charged with robbery. The thief’s accomplice, said to be 14, is still at large. 

Two days earlier, another phone snatch occurred further down on Court Street at the intersection of Huntington. At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Monday, a guest at had her iPhone ($400) taken from a table outside without permission by a team of teens. After the victim, 41, reported it to police, a canvas of the immediate area was conducted and. A female, 14, was subsequently arrested at Court and President Streets at 8:12 p.m. Police are still looking for another juvenile female wanted in connection to the crime. 

Woman Threatened With Physical Harm By Nephew 

A family member threatened a woman on Luquer Street, between Clinton and Henry Streets, last week. On Sunday, September 9 at 6:05 p.m., the victim’s nephew threw a rock at her car window, attempting to break it. He then threatened to have someone beat her up at her job, said police. When cops responded to the scene, it was discovered that the nephew has three active warrants for offenses including assault and marijuana possession. Christopher DeBenedetto, 19, was arrested at 8:04 p.m.

Man Assaults Victim With Spices 

On Hoyt Street between Baltic and Butler, a strange recipe for crime unfurled on Sunday, September 2, when at 11:23 p.m. a man threw seasonings in a plastic bottle at another man’s face, said police. The victim suffered a bruise to his nose and pain and redness to the left eye. After conducting a canvass of the immediate area, officers observed the suspect at 198 Bond Street. When cops attempted to arrest him, the bandit resisted, causing a crowd to gather and surround the police officers. Lamar Winfield, 22, was arrested at 11:37 p.m.  and charged with assault with intent to cause injury and resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant.

Deliveryman Duped By Fake Order, Then Mugged  

A deliveryman was mugged on Monday September 3 at 10:40 p.m. while attempting to deliver food on Bond Street near Butler Street. When the worker approached the front entrance, a male opened the door, grabbed him by the neck, while a second male pushed the victim inside the building from behind. Another forcibly removed his wallet and cell phone, said police. The deliveryman reported that there were a total of three criminals in on the plan. Police are searching for 1 black male and 2 white males. Items stolen include the worker’s license, credit cards, insurance card, Nokia phone, black wallet and $35 cash, among other miscellany. The investigation is ongoing.

Couple Resist Arrests After Causing Ruckus 

On Saturday, September 8 at 11 p.m. on Sackett between Clinton and Henry Streets, a witness reported to police that a man intentionally kicked in the door to the building, causing more than $250 worth of damage, as well as lacerations to his own hands, face and knees. When cops responded to the scene and attempted to arrest the individual, he yelled, “I’m going to f*** you up!”  and threw a punch, causing injury to one of the officer’s wrists. In the meantime, a female present also tried to prevent officers from making the arrest by grabbing the arms and hands of two cops at the scene. As a result, both Jared Simmons, 35, and Britton Donwell, 27, were arrested.

Wrongdoing at Rite Aid

A man was arrested at last week, said police. On Monday, September 10 at 10:30 p.m. the man was observed removing baby formula ($24.58) from the shelf by employees. Antonio Campbell, 46, was arrested that day for shoplifting.

Anthony September 15, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Attacking someone with spices? Okay, that's a new one.

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