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An allegedly drug-addled 37-year-old woman found herself behind bars last week after she took her frustrations out on a car she found on Rockaway Parkway, police alleged.
Officials allege that Tanya Gardner picked up a steering wheel club and shattered the rear windshield to the car as it sat near Shore Parkway, reportedly during an argument with the vehicle’s owner.
Responding officers frisked Gardner, finding a crack pipe in her sweater pocket, police alleged.
Cops charged her with criminal mischief and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police have arrested a second man in connection with a robbery on Ralph Avenue that took place almost two months ago.
Officials said this week that 17-year-old Michael Horrobin was apprehended in connection with the September 23 robbery.
He and another man, who was apprehended shortly after the heist, allegedly grabbed a man near the corner of Ralph Avenue and Preston Court at 8:05 a.m. that morning.
The duo pulled a knife, ordering the victim to hand over his property, police alleged.
When the victim refused, the suspects pressed the knife against the victim’s stomach and took his iPod, alleged police.
The thieves then fled, leaving the victim unharmed.
Cops charged Horrobin with robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, menacing, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
A 52-year-old man was arrested last week after he was caught breaking into a taxi cab parked at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and Avenue L last week, police alleged.
Officials allege that Carl Santana popped the passenger side lock to the vehicle at 3:30 a.m. on November 17.
He looted the cabin and ran off, but didn’t get far, police alleged. Cops, who came upon the damaged car moments later, reportedly saw Santana walking away from the scene, sporting a pair of gloves and flat screwdriver %u2013 a dead giveaway that he was up to no good, police alleged.
Cops reportedly stopped Santana and found a whole host of burglar’s tools %u2013 pliers, screwdriver and bolt-cutters %u2013 in his backpack.
They also found an assortment of mail and some vitamins that were taken from the cab, officials alleged.
Cops charged Santana with possession of burglar’s tools, criminal mischief, petit larceny, auto stripping and criminal possession of stolen property.
An area teen was attacked near the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Avenue P for allegedly testifying at an ongoing court case, officials said this week.
Police said that the victim was nearing the corner at noon on November 8 when he was stopped by 17-year-old Calvin Drake and a juvenile who allegedly accused him of being a “snitch” and testifying at Drake’s trial.
Without too much preamble, the two males allegedly jumped their victim, punching him in the head and face, leaving him with bruises that needed to be treated at a local hospital.
Cops tracked Drake down two weeks later, charging him with intimidating a witness, assault in the third degree, menacing and harassment.
His accomplice was still at large as this paper went to press.
Cops are looking for two carjackers who swiped a 2006 Range Rover from East 79th Street near Flatlands Avenue recently.
Officials said that a 50-year-old man was parking the vehicle at 8:40 p.m. on November 7 when two unidentified males approached and pulled a gun on him.
The suspects ordered the victim out of the Ranger Rover. They then demanded that he fork over his cell phone before driving away.
No injuries were reported.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this heist to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.
A 41-year-old woman was arrested on drunken driving charges after he allegedly slammed her vehicle into four parked cars on National Drive near Mill Avenue, cops from the 63rd Precinct told prosecutors last week.
Police responded to the area at 6:23 p.m. on November 18 when they found Donna Siegel-Price behind the wheel of a 2002 Dodge Intrepid with a crumpled front end. Several cars she was near were damaged, officials said.
Cops immediately noticed that the woman was intoxicated, police alleged. Police allegedly found an open bottle of Georgi Vodka in the vehicle, prosecutors said.
Cops took Siegel-Price into custody without incident, charging her with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 in reward money to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which 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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