A lout robbed an Uber driver on
June 21 on Willoughby Street, according
The victim told police he was
giving the thief a ride near Pearl
Street when he asked for his phone
to change his destination. When he
handed him the phone, the jerk took
it and ran.
Some sneak robbed a bike on
Smith Street on June 21, police say.
Cops say the victim left his bike
outside near Pacifi c Street at 8:25
pm to go into a store. When he returned,
it had been swiped, according
A cat burglar robbed a home on
Dean Street on June 27, according
The homeowner told cops the
sneak thief broke into the house
near Fourth Avenue sometime between
11:30 pm and 12:49 am and
stole two bicycles.
Took your Timbs
Some weasel robbed stuff from a
car on Montague Street on June 22,
according to cops.
The victim told cops he left his
car parked near Court Street at 5:45
pm. When he came back at 1:30 pm
the next day, he noticed someone
had jacked a pair of Timberland
boots and some clothes from his
FORT GREENE-CLINTON HILL
Cops arrested a man for assaulting
a police offi cer on Waverly Avenue
on June 24.
According to the report, the offi -
cer was in the middle of issuing the
suspect a parking ticket near Fulton
Street, when he approached the
offi cer and grabbed their scanning
device out of their hand, resulting
in a struggle.
The suspect was charged with
robbery, felony assault, assault on
a police offi cer and a litany of other
Cops arrested a guy for robbing a
delivery worker’s bike on Clermont
Avenue on June 21.
According to police, the delivery
worker left his bike outside near
Fulton Street at 2:30 pm. When he
came back fi ve minutes later, it had
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Cops caught up with a suspect
and arrested him on June 29, charging
him with robbery and grand larceny
of a motor vehicle.
A thief stole a car on Clermont
Avenue on June 24, according to
The victim told police he parked
his car to deliver groceries near Fulton
Street at around 12:39 pm. When
he returned to his car, he found it
What a tool
A bandit robbed a car on Adelphi
Street on June 22, according to
The victim told cops he parked
his car near Willoughby Avenue at
around 2 pm. When he returned at
7 pm, he found his passenger side
window broken and a tool set missing
from his car.
— Ben Verde
CONEY ISLAND—BRIGHTON BEACH—
Police say a wretch stole a man’s
Toyota Camry parked on Surf Avenue
and injured multiple pedestrians
on June 18.
The victim told cops he was trying
to put his kids in the car at the
intersection of W. 15th street when
a carjacker jumped in the vehicle at
around 10 am and drove sway.
A brigand stole a woman’s Honda
Civic when she attempted to fl ee the
scene of a crash on Surf Avenue.
The victim told police the weasel
got into crash at the intersection of
W. 15th Street at around 10 am. Cops
say the man then tried pulling the
woman out of the driver’s seat of her
car, which he successfully did before
making off with her wheels.
A bunch of snakes stole a man’s
BMW after cutting him off on Ocean
Parkway and then assaulting him
on June 17.
The victim told police he was
letting someone test drive his car
when he was attacked at the intersection
of the Belt Parkway around
7:45 am. He was later taken to Maimonides
Hospital for treatment.
A bandit nabbed fi re safety plans
from a W. Eight Street commercial
building on May 25.
Police said the lout broke into the
electrical room of the building between
Sheepshead Bay Road and Surf
Avenue at around 7:40 am and cut off
the battery to the fi re control panel.
— Jessica Parks
Two teens indicted for
killing at Urban Dove
The scene of the shooting. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
BY AIDAN GRAHAM
Two teenagers could spend life
behind bars for allegedly shooting
a 17-year-old boy to death outside
Urban Dove charter school in Midwood
last April, District Attorney
Eric Gonzalez announced.
“This is a tragic and shocking
case in which the defendants —
just 15 and 16 years old — allegedly
took the life of a 17-year-old
student, brazenly shooting him in
the middle of the day outside of a
high school,” Gonzalez said in a
The suspects — 15-year-old
Malachi Simms and 16-year-old
Quran Smith — allegedly ambushed
Devonte Lewis outside the
school shortly before 3 pm, shooting
him in the stomach, and continuing
to fi re even after Lewis fell
to the ground, prosecutors said.
First responders rushed to the
scene near E. 21st Street and Avenue
K, and took Lewis to Kings
County Hospital, where doctors
pronounced him dead.
Surveillance video shows the
defendants fl eeing on foot, and the
older suspect allegedly had possession
of a pistol that matched
the bullet casings from the crime
scene when he was arrested on
Authorities charged both defendants
with second-degree murder
and two counts of second-degree
criminal possession of a weapon.
Smith faces between 25 years to
life in prison, while Simms faces
15 years to life, because of his age.
The incident was the latest
spark over the school’s controversial
arrival in the largely-Orthodox
The school teaches mostly students
of color that have failed the
ninth grade, and are at risk of
dropping out — leading many locals
to voice concerns about potential
crime when the school announced
that they had signed a
lease to operate out of the East Midwood
Those concerns led to a series of
contentious meetings that sparked
a city-wide conversation about racism
and religious tensions, as well
as an unsuccessful lawsuit to halt
the school’s arrival.
The day of Lewis’ shooting, local
Councilmember Kalman Yeger,
a vocal opponent of the school,
tweeted about the incident, claiming
the center had previously been
a beacon of safety until Urban Dove
“In 70 years since East Midwood
Jewish Center built its school
building, no student was ever shot
there,” he wrote. “Until today.”
The school’s director, however,
shot back at the accusations that
the violent crime was inevitable.
“Urban Dove has never experienced
an event such as this and
we send our thoughts and prayers
to our student’s family,” Jai Nanda
said at the time.
Both defendants in the shooting
were ordered to be held without
bail, and will return to court
on August 11.