Today’s news:

POLICE BLOTTER

Meat grinder

A gun-toting thug opened up on an area resident as he exited a deli in a small shopping plaza near the corner of East 107th Street and Flatlands Avenue last week, officials said.

Police said that the victim had just stepped out of the deli at 1 p.m. on July 10 when he was shot twice in the legs.

He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was listed in stable condition following treatment.

Cops charged the victim with criminal possession of a controlled substance when an undetermined amount of drugs were found on him, sources said.

As this paper went to press, cops were still looking for the shooter.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 69th Precinct’s detective squad at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.

More gun violence

Just 14 hours before the above incident, another man was shot, this time near the corner of East 84th Street and Avenue L.

Cops were called to the corner at 11 p.m. on July 9 after the man was found bleeding. He had been shot four times in the legs and was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he has since been treated and released.

Investigators said that the shooting was sparked during a dispute between the victim and another man, but wouldn’t elaborate further.

Police were still looking for the shooter as this paper went to press.

Rock head busted

An area woman found herself between a rock and a fist as she tried to fight off an attacker on East 102nd Street near Seaview Avenue last week.

Officials said that a 16-year-old girl has been connected to the brutal attack on June 16.

The victim told police that she was on East 102nd Street when Krystal Amaker allegedly confronted her.

During a heated exchange, Amaker allegedly pushed the victim the ground and punched and kicked her, police said. The teen then struck the victim in the head with a rock, officials alleged.

The victim reportedly suffered a deep cut to the left side of her face, as well as bruising around both eyes.

Cops caught up with Amaker last week, charging her with assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

“Resistance is futile”

A 17-year-old woman learned just what the Borg from “Star Trek” meant by those words last week during a row with area cops on East 108th Street, officials said.

Police said that Jasmine Hinds was being taken into custody on a minor charge at 3:30 p.m. on July 9 when she allegedly lashed out at the female officer putting her under arrest.

Hinds allegedly took a swing at the cop and refused to be handcuffed, but nothing she did could stop her from being brought to the 69th Precinct where she was charged with attempted assault, resisting arrest and harassment, police said.

Milk and marijuana run

A 37-year-old thief was busted for shoplifting and marijuana possession after he tried to steal 11 cases of baby formula from a Mill Basin Key Food, officials alleged.

Police were told that Abner Auguste was allegedly caught trying to cart 11 cases of Enfamil out of the back of the supermarket, located at 5101 Avenue N, at 10:10 a.m. on July 11.

Responding officers were told that Auguste allegedly ditched an undisclosed amount of marijuana as he tried to make his escape.

He was ultimately charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Pop goes the 4th

A 4th of July party ended with a trip to the hospital for two men shot at the corner Flatlands Avenue and East 105th Street, officials said.

Officials from the 69th Precinct said that the two victims, who were in their late teens, were leaving an Independence Day bash at 12:53 a.m. on July 5 when an unidentified gunman opened fire, hitting both men in the ankles and calves.

The two victims were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition after treatment.

As this paper went to press, detectives were still trying to determine if the shooting was related to the party the two victims were leaving.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.

Walking wounded

Cops are investigating a man’s claims that he was shot on East 80th Street and Flatlands Avenue Saturday night.

The victim reportedly limped into Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot at 12:30 a.m. on July 6.

Investigators were immediately deployed to the hospital, where the victim, a Canarsie resident in his 20s, told him that someone shot at him earlier that night during an argument.

Police did confirm some of the man’s story after learning that a 911 call was made around the same time about a dispute involving a man with a gun, officials said.

The would-be gunman was still at large as this paper went to press.

Help find her

Police are looking for a 79-year-old woman who has been missing since July 8.

Police said that Amy Hunte was last seen leaving her East 10th Street home near Caton Avenue at 6:30 a.m. that morning.

Panicked family members said that she hadn’t been seen or heard from since.

Hunte is described as 5’8”, 200-pound black woman. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and was sporting a tan straw hat and gold-rimmed glasses.

Cops are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Neighborly hatred

A 30-year-old woman was arrested recently after she knifed her downstairs neighbor to death following a bizarre altercation, police alleged.

As this paper went to press, it was still unclear just why Shabika Hickman stabbed Yemina Smith inside her apartment on East 22nd Street near Clarendon Road during a heated exchange at 6:50 a.m. on July 6.

Neighbors said that the two had been arguing for some time, although it was unclear just what the two were fighting about.

Smith, who police said suffered from multiple stab wounds, was taken to Kings County Hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Investigators charged Hickman with murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon.

Face buster busted

A 41-year-old area man was arrested last week in connection with a July 5 mugging.

Police were told that Mohammad Ashraf and an unidentified accomplice allegedly attacked their victim on Clarkson Avenue near Albany Avenue and robbed him of $500.

The victim told police that Ashraf and his buddy allegedly punched him in the face, leaving him with bruises that needed to be treated at a local hospital.

Cops caught up with Ashraf on July 13, charging him with assault, menacing, petit larceny, grand larceny, robbery and harassment.

Cops were still looking for his accomplice as this paper went to press.

Church cut up

A 35-year-old man was arrested last week after he threatened another man with a knife, cops from the 70th Precinct allege.

Police were told that Mario Ramirez and the victim were having a spat on Church Avenue near East 17th Street at 5:45 p.m. on July 13 when Ramirez allegedly pulled his knife.

The victim told police that Ramirez allegedly waved his knife back and forth and threatened to “cut him,” officials said.

Cops were called and took Ramirez into custody without incident, charging him with menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

Sticky fingers

Cops apprehended a 44-year-old woman who was allegedly caught penny-pinching with a set of sticky fingers.

Police said that Everette Georges was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property after she was allegedly caught taking a bottle of vanilla extract, a bottle of Golden Blossom honey and an assortment of Swiffer sweepers and Swiffer recharge pads, from the Flatbush Avenue Food Corporation at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Lenox Road.

Georges caused a scene as she tried to fight off the responding cops, but was taken into custody when the stolen bottle of vanilla extract was found in her handbag, officials alleged.

Killed on the 4th

A 38-year-old man was gunned down near the corner of Church Avenue and East 17th Street Friday as residents throughout the borough began their 4th of July festivities, officials said.

Police said that the victim, identified as Nostrand Avenue resident Kent Gonzalez, was shot repeatedly during an exchange with an unidentified gunman sometime before 6:30 a.m. on July 4.

Despite his wounds, friends managed to get Gonzalez to Kings County Hospital, where doctors alerted police.

Police were told that the shooting took place somewhere in the area near East 17th Street and Church Avenue, but they weren’t sure exactly where.

Gonzalez, officials said, died of his wounds a few hours later.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

One shooter, two victims

A man and a woman were wounded, one fatally, when they fell under a barrage of bullets in East Flatbush.

Police said that George Kidson, 27, and a 27-year-old female friend were on New York Avenue near Martense Street at 1 a.m. on July 5 when they were sprayed with gunfire.

Kidson suffered two gunshot wounds to the torso and died at the scene, officials said.

The woman who was with him suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Kings County Hospital. She was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Their shooter was still at large as this paper went to press.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandals continues, cops are now offering up to $500 in reward money to anyone who can offer them information that can lead them to anyone who commits graffiti vandalism.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti vandals.

Graffiti is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.

According to police there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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