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POLICE BLOTTER

EMT busted A city Emergency Medical Technician was arrested in Brooklyn Heights last week, officials from the 84th Precinct announced. Police said that FDNY/EMT Aubrey Lindie was taken into custody on January 16, charged with filing a false instrument. Officials allege that Lindie submitted forged medical documentation that claimed that he was unfit for duty. All three of the submissions were allegedly verified from a doctor at the Flatbush Medical Center, although officials there said that they had never seen Lindie, officials said. Prosecutors from the Kings County District Attorney’s office said that Lindie was released on his own recognizance after his arraignment Thursday morning. ID thief nabbed He has one face, but many different names. That’s what police are saying about an identity thief arrested last week after he allegedly tried to buy something from an area Circuit City with a fake Pennsylvania driver’s license. Joshua Henderson, 20, allegedly entered the Atlantic Avenue electronics store on the afternoon of January 11 and was allegedly in the process of buying an item with the fake ID when security was alerted. Henderson fled the store, leaving behind his jacket and two shirts, officials said. Cops inventoried the jacket, where they allegedly found several pieces of identification for Dani Ohayan and Donald Lee. Investigators ultimately tracked down and arrested Henderson on January 12, charging him with attempted petit larceny, theft of services and criminal impersonation. Storage steal Thieves broke into a storage facility on the 300 block of 3rd Avenue last week, taking over $15,000 in miscellaneous clothes, officials said. A 27-year-old owner of the storage garage claimed that he had over 60 boxes of clothes in the shed on the afternoon of January 12 before someone in a gold SUV came to the location and forced his way inside. The thief was last seen loading up his SUV and speeding off, officials said. Too many options Cops aren’t sure just how a burglar broke into a home on the 600 block of Warren Street last week. You see, the thief could have entered through the front door, which was unlocked and closed, or the window, which was left unlocked and open, the 24-year-old victim told police. In the end, the thief took the path that led him to an iPod, set of speakers, wallet, credit card and makeup bag that were left on a coffee table inside the apartment sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on January 7. Cops were continuing their search for the burglar as this paper went to press. Parking pains A man was struck in the face with a pipe during an argument over a parking spot, cops from the 84th Precinct said this week. The victim said that he had parked in a spot behind 74 4th Avenue at 8:40 a.m. on January 3 when another man told him that he would have to move his car. When the victim said that the stranger had to wait, the man went into a nearby building, returned with the pipe and started swinging. The victim suffered a deep cut to his head during the ensuing scuffle, officials said. His assailant was last seen leaving the area in a white Toyota, officials were told. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the 84th Precinct at (718) 875-6811. All calls will be kept confidential. Western Union woes A 29-year-old Willow Street woman told police last week that someone gained access to her bank account, cabling her money to other areas with the help of a neighborhood Western Union. The woman told police on January 2 that she was doing some on-line banking when she noticed three transactions on her account that she didn’t make. The transactions, $2,059 in total, were payments to an area Western Union location. As of this writing, cops were trying to find out where Western Union sent the money to. Robbed on Dean St. An 18-year-old told police that he was robbed of his jacket, jewelry and PlayStation portable game console on the 300 block of Dean Street last week as he made his way to school. The victim said that he was walking down the street at 11 a.m. on January 5 when two black males grabbed hold of him. The suspects threw the teen against a wall and ordered him to relinquish his property, officials said. No injuries were reported. Wipe Out Graffiti As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, a $500 reward is being offered to anyone with information about graffiti vandals in their neighborhoods. 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. Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism is urged to contact either 311 or 911. Hamburglar hunt Cops are looking for the gun-toting thief who held up an area McDonald’s Saturday afternoon. Police said that the suspect, described as a 6’2”, 200-pound, dark-skinned black male sporting a goatee and a waist-length jacket, entered the eatery on the 300 block of Hamilton Avenue at 1:30 p.m. on January 13 and pulled a gun on a cashier. The man demanded to see the manager, but settled for the money the cashier took from her register, officials said. The gunman was last seen heading over Hamilton Avenue toward Red Hook. No injuries were reported. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the 76th Precinct at (718) 834-3211. All calls will be kept confidential. Trailer thief sought Cops are looking for the man who broke into a trailer that is used as the offices for Grade A Collision on the 10 block of Woodhull Street last week. Officials said that someone broke into the trailer, located near Hamilton Avenue, sometime after 5 p.m. on January 11. Workers didn’t realize that the business had been burglarized until the next morning, when they discovered that someone snapped the lock to a gate, forced their way through the trailer door and removed a $200 credit card machine, a PlayStation 2, video games, a stereo and $250 chainsaw. Storage steal Thieves broke into a storage facility on the 300 block of 3rd Avenue last week, taking over $15,500 in miscellaneous clothes, officials said. A 27-year-old owner of the storage garage claimed that he had over 60 boxes of clothes in the shed on the afternoon of January 12 before someone in a gold SUV came to the location and forced his way inside. The thief was last seen loading up his SUV and speeding off, officials said. Fine Fare fiends Three gun-toting thieves raided the Fine Fare Supermarket last week, making off with over $600 in receipts, cops from the 76th Precinct said. Workers said that the suspects, described only as Hispanic males, entered the store, located on the 400 block of Columbia Street, at 6:40 p.m. on January 7 and pulled guns. The thieves forced the workers to hand over the money from the cash registers. Then they ran off into the night, harming no one, officials said. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this robbery to call the 76th Precinct at (718) 834-3211. All calls will be kept confidential. School raided A sinful thief seized an opportunity to loot the People’s Cathedral School of Brooklyn last week, cops from the 78th Precinct were told. A maintenance worker at the school, located at 910 Union Street, told police that he left the premises to go to a hardware store at 1 p.m. on January 13. He returned about 20 minutes later to find that someone had broken through a glass door. The thief took a Dell laptop, a stereo system, checkbook and $42 in cash from an interior office, officials said. As of this writing, cops were continuing their efforts to track the thief down.

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