The following information is from police reports supplied by the 77th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Catalytic Converter Thief on the Loose
Someone has been stealing catalytic converters out of cars. A 54-year-old woman discovered that someone had stolen her car’s catalytic converter and air sensor while the car was parked on Bedford Avenue between Park and Sterling places sometime between 7:30p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and 9:30 p.m. the next day, according to a police report.
At least four other catalytic converters were stolen between April 22 and April 28 in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, The Local reports.
Motorcycle License Plate Thefts
In other news regarding vehicles and thefts, two license plates were stolen off motorcycles within days of each other.
A 31-year-old man reported that someone stole the license plate off of his motorcycle while it was parked in front of 340 Sterling Place sometime between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday, April 23, and a 37-year-old man reported that someone stole the license plate off of his ride sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The second man used the motorcycle throughout the day and doesn’t know when it was taken, according to police reports.
And finally, a 41-year-old man returned to his parked car to find that someone let the air out of both passenger side tires, smashed the passenger side-view mirror and put holes in the passenger door and the front bumper. The man said he had no idea who would do this. The vandalism took place sometime between 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 and 3 p.m. the next day at the corner of St. Johns Place and Classon Avenue, according to a police report.
Woman Punched at Franklin Park
A 40-year-old man was charged with punching a 32-year-old woman in the nose at Franklin Park on St. Johns Place at Franklin Avenue. The attack happened at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 and the man was arrested the same evening, according to a police report.
Tip Jar Theft at Blue Marble Ice Cream
A man came into Blue Marble Ice Cream and tried to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill. When the employee said he wouldn’t give the $20 back, the man grabbed $10 from the tip jar and fled. The theft took place at the ice cream shop, 186 Underhill Ave. between Sterling and St. Johns places at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, according to a police report.