Crime Report: Man Threatens Deli Clerk With Gun, Steals Beer

An 88th Precinct officer gets out of her patrol car in Clinton Hill. (Photo by Francisco Daum)


Police arrested Burshawn Quildon, 34, on June 12 for allegedly threatening a store clerk with a gun wrapped in a purple bandana as he stole three beers from the Organic II Deli and Grocery at 492 Classon Avenue. The clerk told police that Quildon entered the store at 7:45 a.m. and placed the gun on the counter before taking the beers from the refrigerator. Officers responding to the clerk’s 911 call stopped Quildon on Classon Avenue a block away from the store and arrested him when they allegedly spotted the gun sticking out of his pocket. Police said the gun was a Beretta that was reported stolen in Saint Louis, MO.

Quildon is charged with robbery in the first, second and third degrees, criminal possession of a weapon in the third and fourth degrees, criminal possession of a firearm, menacing in the second and third degrees, and petit larceny, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.

Including the above crime, 27 felonies and 11 arrests were reported in the 88th Precinct between June 9 and June 15. Locals reported domestic assaults, thefts at Olea, and car thefts.

Assaults

  • Police arrested Lamont Redish, 31, for allegedly punching a 30-year-old man in the ribs on June 11 in the Ingersoll Houses. The man told police he and Redish were hanging out in an apartment with friends drinking and playing cards. As the man was leaving at 2 a.m., Redish allegedly asked the man, “Do you have a problem with me?” and punched him in the ribs. The man was treated at Brooklyn Hospital Center for a broken rib. Redish is charged with assault in the second and third degrees, attempted assault in the third degree, menacing in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • Police arrested Ricardo Louis, 36, for allegedly choking a 59-year-old child welfare worker while she was making during a routine visit to his apartment in the Walt Whitman Houses on June 13. EMS took her to Brooklyn Hospital Center for treatment for of bruises on her neck. Louis is charged with assault in the third degree, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, menacing in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • Police arrested Yolanda Lane, 37, for allegedly attacking a fellow 19-year-old resident in the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter on at 9 p.m. on June 15. The woman told police she argued with Lane earlier in the evening, and when Lane saw her later in the shelter lounge, Lane scratched her in the face and choked her. EMS treated her for a cut under her left eye and bruises on her neck. Lane is charged with assault in the third degree, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, attempted assault in the third degree, menacing in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.

Thefts, Attempted Thefts, and Break-Ins

  • Police arrested Michael Stone, 51 for allegedly breaking into a 32-year-old man’s apartment in the Walt Whitman Houses on June 13. Police said Stone hit the man in the face with a gun and stole $1,100 from his pants pocket. Emergency Medical Services took the man to Kings County Hospital for treatment for a cut under his left eye. Police said they were searching for Stone’s two accomplices. Stone is charged with burglary in the second and third degrees, criminal trespass in the second and third degrees, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, robbery in the first, second and third degrees, attempted assault in the first degree, assault in the second and third degrees, menacing in the second and third degrees, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, and harassment in the second degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • Police arrested Nathaniel Gordon, 56, for allegedly breaking into an apartment building on Carlton Avenue near Greene Avenue at 2 a.m. on June 9. A 48-year-old woman told police she was home on the first floor of the building when she heard the front door open. She said she saw Gordon walk to the second floor. He fled through the front door when he saw her walk into the vestibule to investigate. Gordon is charged with criminal trespass in the second degree and trespass, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • A thief stole $6,475 worth of cameras and lenses from an apartment on Washington Avenue near Myrtle Avenue on June 11. Police said the thief broke into the apartment through a basement window and took a Canon PowerShot SD1100, a Canon 24-70mm lens, a Canon PowerShot G9, Ricoh GX 200, and a GoPro Hero 3.
  • Police arrested two boys, 16 and 17, on June 12 for allegedly attempting to snatch a 36-year-old woman’s iPhone from her hand as she was walking on DeKalb Avenue near South Oxford Street two days before at 8:45 p.m. Each is charged with robbery in the second and third degrees, grand larceny in the fourth degree, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, and harassment in the second degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • A thief snatched a woman’s iPhone 5 from her hand while she was walking near the playground in Fort Greene Park on June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Two women’s purses were stolen at Olea, the restaurant at 172 Lafayette Avenue, on June 12. A 26-year-old woman told police she left her purse on the chair next to her while she was using the bathroom at 8 p.m. and it was missing when she came back to her table. A 34-year-old woman left her purse on the back of her chair when she sat down to eat at 7:15 p.m. and discovered it was gone when she went to pay the check at 8 p.m. Police could not say if the thefts were connected.
  • A thief stole 35 Apple iPads, worth a total of $13,405, from the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School Of The Arts at 101 Park Avenue sometime between April 1 and June 10. A school worker told police the iPads had been locked in a basement room in April, but they were gone when he went to check on them on June 10. He also stated that only three people had keys to the basement, but all three sets of keys had gone missing.
  • Police arrested Ava Atkinson, 32, on June 8 for allegedly stealing a Louis Vuitton bag from an 18-year-old woman’s car parked on Clinton Avenue near Fulton Street on April 4. Atkinson is charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
  • A thief stole a bag with a pair of Guess glasses and an unknown number of $20 bills from a 33-year-old man’s car parked on Quincy Street near Classon Avenue on June 12. The man told police he had left his unlocked car at 8:30 p.m. to go to a nearby party and when he came back shortly after midnight, he discovered the driver’s side door open and his bag missing.
  • Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly snatching a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers from a 14-year-old boy as he was standing near Gates and Vanderbilt Avenues on June 14 at 4 p.m. Police caught the suspect when he tripped and fell as he was running away. The Kings County District Attorney’s office could not provide information on the charges as he is a minor.
  • Workers at the White Castle at 959 Atlantic Avenue told police on June 15 that a fellow co-worker had quit that morning following an argument with a manager and took the workers’ belongings when she left. The thief stole one woman’s cellphone and another woman’s black Coach purse.
  • Police arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly stealing a Citi Bike from the docking station on South Portland Avenue at Hanson Place on June 9. An officer said he saw the boy take the bike and arrested him after a short pursuit, police said. The Kings County District Attorney’s office could not provide information on the charges as he is a minor.

Fraud

  • A 44-year-old woman told police on June 13 that someone had used her Citi Bank debit card to make $1,527 in purchases between April 23 and May 1.
  • A 27-year-old woman told police on June 10 that someone had used her Bank of America debit card to ring up $414 in charges the day before. She discovered the fraud when the bank sent her a text message alert.
  • A 63-year-old woman told police on June 4 that someone used her personal information to open a Target credit card on May 23 and rang up $232.74 in purchases. She said she discovered the fraud when Lifelock, the identity-theft protection company, notified her that someone tried to open other accounts in her name at J.C. Penney, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, and Bill Me Later.

Automotive Theft

  • A 49-year-old man told police he parked his 2002 Nissan Sentra on Clinton Avenue near Greene Avenue on June 10 and when he came back the next evening it was missing.
  • A 35-year-old man reported that he had parked his 1992 Honda Accord on South Oxford Street near DeKalb Avenue on June 12 and it was gone when he returned the next day.
  • A 41-year-old man told police he had parked his motorcycle on Clermont Avenue near Myrtle Avenue on June 13 and it was not there when he returned two days later.

Domestic Assault

  • A 23-year-old woman’s boyfriend reportedly slammed her head against a metal pole, punched her in the ribs, and tried to snatch her nine-month-old daughter from her arms in a courtyard in the Ingersoll Houses on June 10 at 9:40 p.m. When a passerby responded to the woman’s frantic screams, the boyfriend attacked him and then fled. The baby was not injured in the melee. EMS treated the woman for cuts on her face and bruises on her torso. During the struggle, the woman’s cellphone was broken, according to police.
  • A 31-year-old woman told police her boyfriend attacked her during an argument on June 15 while they were hanging out with friends at his house on Park Avenue near North Oxford Street at 2 a.m. One of her friends started arguing with the victim’s boyfriend, and during the dispute, the victim learned he had been cheating on her. When the she confronted her boyfriend, he and two other women attacked her. The woman ran out of the house and walked to the 88th Precinct station house to report the assault. EMS treated her at the precinct for bruises and cuts on her face and forehead.

Photo by Francisco Daum

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