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Woman Out More Than $20K After Frenemy Uses Her Checkbook: This Week's Police Blotter

Incident occurred over course of three years.

Woman Out More Than $20K After Frenemy Uses Her Checkbook: This Week's Police Blotter


This blotter was compiled using information provided by the New York Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


At 12:50 p.m. on Nov. 26, a 13-year-old male said a group of perps approached him at Willoughby and Claremont avenues. One suspect said to the victim, "What you got?" while another suspect grabbed the victim by the neck, pushed him and took his cellphone. Police recovered the cellphone and arrested a 17-year-old male, 16-year-old male and 15-year-old male in connection with the incident later that evening. 

At 3:50 a.m. on Nov. 30, a 34-year-old male was walking east on DeKalb Avenue at Fort Greene Place when three men who appeared to be in their 20's approached the man. One suspect said "I have a gun, give me your stuff," while the other two suspects grabbed the man's arms and took his iPhone and shoulder bag. The fled south on Fort Greene Place toward Fulton Street, and witnesses said they might have boarded a G train at Fulton Street. 


At 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 at M.S. 113 at 300 Adelphi St., a 12-year-old male placed someone in a chokehold until the person passed out and fell to the ground, causing a laceration to the face. The person was brought to Brooklyn Hospital to be treated. Police arrested the 12-year-old in connection with the incident. 

At 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 at a residence on Clermont Avenue near Flushing Avenue, a 19-year-old male attacked his 16-year-old brother, repeatedly striking him with a black leather belt that had metal buckles attached to it across his back, punching him and kicking him on the face and the neck, causing multiple bruises and swelling. The victim was treated on scene by EMS. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

At 6:50 p.m. on Nov. 29 at a residence on Adelphi Street near DeKalb Avenue, a 32-year-old male threw two bowls at a 32-year-old female, striking her in the face below her eye and in her chest, causing substantial pain. The male was arrested at the scene.


At 9:10 a.m. on Nov. 26 a 32-year-old woman reported her Moped missing from where she parked it overnight near Gates Avenue and Saint James Place. 

At 10 p.m. on Nov. 26, a 51-year-old woman reported that a perp once considered a friend took her checkbook and, over the course of three years, wrote fraudulent checks to himself in the amount of $21,730. He also convinced her to write checks to himself and others. 

At 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 a 29-year-old woman's purse was snatched while she was shopping at Target in the Atlantic Avenue Mall at 139 Flatbush Ave. The perp got away with $120 in cash, two credit cards, identification, and a pair of earrings on Nov. 27. The victim told police that she put her purse inside her shopping cart at around 4 p.m. She walked away from her shopping cart to pick up something she wanted to buy but by the time returned, her purse was gone. The crook got away with $120 in cash, identification, two credit cards, a gift card and earrings. When she cancelled her credit cards, she was told that someone had bought a ticket for the LIRR booth at 4:30 p.m. Police are looking at video footage from cameras at the ticket window where the crook swiped the victim's card.

At 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 29 at Pratt Institute at Willoughby Avenue, a woman discovered her Apple MacBook Pro missing from her backpack, which she had left unattended for an hour. There were no cameras in the area and no tracking device on the laptop.  

At 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 at a private school on Grand Avenue, a woman discovered her cellphone was missing from her desk where she had left it. She also disovered her debit card was missing from her wallet when she got home. Her wallet had been inside her purse, which had been inside her desk. Two unauthorized purchases were made on the debit card, totaling $280.


In the early hours of Nov. 26, a man discovered his Apple iMac computer was missing from his Clinton Avenue apartment. At some point from Nov. 22-26, unknown suspects entered the apartment through the front door, causing damage to the door jam. Neighbors said they did not hear anything.

At 7:35 a.m. on Nov. 26 a 35-year-old man reported property was missing from his residence on Cumberland Street. He said he was informed by his building's super that the screen in his window was removed and his window was open. The man discovered his cellphone missing from the apartment, and that his front door was unlocked. He said he left his window slightly open, but with a screen in place when he left, and that his door had been locked.  

At 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 two people discovered the front door to their Adelphi Street residence kicked in and many items taken, including a flatscreen television, DVD player, an Apple computer and a Simpsons Christmas DVD. There were no witnesses. 

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