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Girl missing Police are asking the community’s assistance in locating a Bay Ridge teen that hasn’t been seen in two weeks. Officials said that Britney McKenna, a resident of the 7500 block of Ridge Boulevard, left her home at 8:10 a.m. on February 1 to go to her grandmother’s home on 72nd Street. After a short visit, she took car service to Fort Hamilton High School, where she reportedly disappeared. Friends and family members believe that McKenna may still be in Bay Ridge. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding her current whereabouts to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Burglars hit home Thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry were removed from a home on the 1020 block of 64th Street last week, cops from the 68th Precinct were told. Officials said that the 22-year-old victim left his home at about 10:30 a.m. on February 9. He returned to his apartment about twelve hours later to find a door that was usually kept close had been opened. It was quickly revealed to him that thieves had ransacked his bedroom, taking $15,000 in cash and $4,000 in jewelry. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward. Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential. Left flat Two area motorists told Bay Ridge police last week that thieves had heft their cars balancing on their axels. Cops were called to the 1300 block of 84th Street at 9 a.m. on February 9 where a 30-year-old woman from Fort Hamilton Parkway discovered that someone removed all four tires and rims from her 2006 Honda Accord. Just an hour later, cops were called to the 1000 block of 84th Street, just two avenues down, where another woman claimed that someone had run off with the tires and rims of her 2006 Infiniti. Both women claimed that they parked their cars at about 9 p.m. the night before. It wasn’t murder They don’t know who he is, but officials from the city’s Medical Examiner’s office are sure that the man recovered from the waters off of southern Brooklyn was not the victim of a homicide. “Cause of death was drowning, possibly a suicide,” a spokesperson for the city’s medical examiner said Monday. The badly decomposed remains were found floating by a crag of rocks near the Bay Ridge shoreline just before 11 a.m. on February 2, just feet away from the Shore Road Promenade and 88th Street, officials said. Members of the NYPD’s Harbor Unit were dispatched to retrieve the body, which was found wearing only a pair of blue underwear. A preliminary investigation determined that the remains had been in the water for some time – possibly for several months. It was also unclear just where along south Brooklyn’s coastline did the body go into the water. The remains were so badly decomposed that cops could not determine the victim’s race, age, or an initial cause of death. Identification was still pending as this paper went to press. Anyone with information regarding this discovery is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Vampires beware A teen who goes by the name “Blade” is being sought for attacking a 16-year-old boy he allegedly had some cutting argument with. Officials said that Blade, who may be a fan of the Marvel comics character of the same name, allegedly struck a teenager with a pipe during an argument inside the hallway of a building on the 6200 block of 10th Avenue. The attack, officials said, took place just after 8 p.m. on February 2. The victim told police that Blade and two suspects jumped him in the hallway, struck him with a pipe and then threatened that he would be back to “inflict some more pain.” The victim was hospitalized as a result of the attack, but is currently on the mend, officials said. Cops are asking anyone with information about Blade, who is known to frequent Fort Hamilton Parkway between 50th and 60th streets, to come forward. Calls can be made to the 68th Precinct at (718) 439-4211. All calls will be kept confidential. Bat woman wanted Cops are hunting down a 44-year-old woman who allegedly attacked a 78-year-old friend with a baseball bat last week. Police said that the victim was arguing with her attacker inside her home on the 300 block of Ovington Avenue just after midnight on February 3 when the attack took place. The assailant was accused of picking up a bat and striking the senior in the right side of the face with it. The senior was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition after treatment. Her assailant, described by police only as a friend, was still at large as this paper went to press. 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. Dunkin’ devil A gun-toting thief entered a Sheepshead Bay Dunkin’ Donuts Sunday afternoon, threatening to blow holes in workers if he didn’t get the money from the register. Police from the 61st Precinct were told that the suspect entered the eatery, located at 2302 Knapp Street, just before 4:30 p.m. on February 11 and began waving a gun around, demanding the money from the till. The suspect, described only as a 135-pound black male, was last seen running out of the store with $300 in receipts. No injuries were reported. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this heist to call the 61st Precinct at (718) 627-6611. All calls will be kept confidential. Saved by valentine Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a 60-year-old Gravesend man being attacked by a money-grubbing thief was saved by his wife, who interrupted the mugging just before the thief ran out with her husband’s money, officials said. The disruption sent the thief scrambling, and most likely gave the 60-year-old man another reason why he continues to adore his life partner. The victim, a resident of Lake Street, told police that he was just steps from his home at 1:15 a.m. on February 10 when he realized that the thief, described only as a white male, was following him. The thug pounced just as the victim reached his home, and was rummaging through his pockets when his wife stepped outside, wondering what the commotion was all about. The thief was last seen running toward Kings Highway, officials said. No serious injuries were reported. Brotherly hate An 18-year-old Sheepshead Bay man was arrested last week on charges that he stabbed his 14-year-old sister. Officials said that the siblings were arguing inside their home on the 2200 block of Knapp Street at 4:30 a.m. on February 11 when the suspect pulled a knife and jammed it into her right leg, inflicting a small puncture wound. The 14-year-old was taken to Coney Island Hospital for treatment, officials said. The 18-year-old, who is not being named because of his relationship to his victim, was charged with assault in the first degree. Highlawn heist Two masked men decked out all in black are being sought for beating and robbing a 19-year-old man at gunpoint Friday. Police from the 62nd Precinct were told that the victim was walking down the 220 block of Highlawn Avenue after exiting a corner deli at 11:15 p.m. on February 9 when the two suspects jumped him. The thieves pulled a silver handgun on the victim and then beat him as they robbed him of $200 in cash and his cell phone, cops were told. The teenage victim was rushed to Victory Memorial Hospital with deep cuts to his cheek and scalp. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential. Bruisers sought A 56-year-old Gravesend man was knocked to the ground and beaten as two unidentified white males robbed him of his wallet at the corner of Kings Highway and West 1st Street last week. The victim said that he was on his way to work at 6:30 a.m. on February 8 when one of the two men approached him from behind, claiming that he was looking for directions. When the victim turned around, the suspects grabbed him, robbed him of his wallet and then threw him to the ground, where they began kicking him repeatedly. The victim sustained a deep cut to his face, but was otherwise uninjured, said police, who were continuing to track the two muggers down as this paper went to press. Beaten with brick Cops raced to the corner of Bay Parkway and West 11th Street last week where they arrested three teens accused of maliciously beating another teen over the head with a brick. Witnesses told police that the three suspects, identified as 19-year-old Christian Faris and a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, who were not identified because of their ages, allegedly jumped their 16-year-old victim just before 8 p.m. on February 11 as he walked northbound along Bay Parkway. The victim alleged that the trio struck him in the head with a brick before pelting him with punches. All three suspects were charged with assault.

Posted 7:07 pm, October 10, 2011
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