Friday Crime Blotter: Run Over in a Lover’s Quarrel, Shots Fired in the Storm & More


WILLIAMSBURG – Yesterday, a Williamsburg man was arrested for running over his girlfriend’s leg with a minivan after a fight, police said.

Larry Crump, 34, was having an argument with his 35-year old girlfriend while sitting in a van on Roebling Street, near South 8th Street around 2:30 am, said police. During the fight, he grabbed the victim’s cell phone and threw it into the street, before pushing her out of the car as well, said police.

After pushing his girlfriend out of the vehicle, Crump hit the gas to speed off, running over her leg in the process. She was taken to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition, said police.

Crump, who later turned himself in at the 90th Precinct, has 12 prior arrests, reported the Daily News.

CROWN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for the man who fired a gun multiple times on a street corner during Wednesday’s snowstorm, endangering nearby pedestrians.

The incident took place around 2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21, in front of 1700 Sterling Place at Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights. Police said the suspect fired multiple shots from a handgun before fleeing the scene. Luckily, no one was injured and no property was damaged.

Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

BED-STUY – Police are looking for the suspect who snatched up a fallen wallet in the Utica Avenue subway station and refused to return it to its rightful owner.

At 10:45 am on Saturday, March 10, the 57-year old victim realized he’d dropped his wallet and a bystander let him know that the suspect had picked it up, police said. When the victim approached the suspect, the suspect denied being in possession of the wallet—which contained $115—and fled the location with a female person of interest.

Video of the suspect grabbing the wallet can be seen below:

BED-STUY – After a scuffle in a grocery store on near Gates and Bedford Avenues, police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with the assault, as well as the woman who was with him at the time.

Around 12:30 pm on Friday, February 23, the 26-year old male victim and the suspect were engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical inside a Bed-Stuy store, said police. The suspect punched the victim multiple times in the head and body, before fleeing the store with his companion, a woman who is also a person of interest.

Video of the suspects can be seen below:

CROWN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for the man who stole a grip of jewelry from a Crown Heights apartment earlier this year.

On the morning of Monday, February 12, 2018, the suspect gained entry to an apartment in the vicinity of Empire Boulevard and Nostrand Avenue, said police. Once inside, he proceeded to steal $3500 worth of jewelry and clothes before fleeing in an unknown direction.

A surveillance photo of the suspect obtained prior to the incident can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

BENSONHURST – Finally, police are looking for a trio of thieves that stole money from an elderly woman’s house while pretending to offer her a senior citizen’s discount on her utilities.

Around 4:45 pm on Friday, January 12, the suspects attempted to gain entry to a building in the area of 19th Avenue and 82nd Street by ringing multiple residents until someone let them in. Once inside, one of the individuals knocked on the door of a 79-year old woman posing as a utility worker and offered the woman a senior citizen’s discount. When she left the thief in the foyer to retrieve the paperwork, he removed $80 from her purse.

Surveillance video of the suspects can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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