Weekend Crime Blotter: Grand Larceny in Gravesend, Daylight Burglary in Dyker Heights & More

CENTRAL BROOKLYN – Over the weekend, NYPD Detective Derrick Tatum was arrested in the 70th Precinct, police confirmed.

Detective Tatum, 52, was off-duty when he was arrested and charged with assault.

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN – Police arrested another off-duty city employee the same day, this time an FDNY firefighter in the 68th Precinct.

Peter Beltran, 32, was arrested around 1:00 am on Saturday, June 9, and charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test and making an illegal signal from a parked position.

WILLIAMSBURG – Last Friday, a man robbed a Chase bank in Williamsburg, and now police are attempting to track him down.

The robbery took place around 10:30 am on Friday, June 8, at the Chase bank on 725 Grand Street, on the corner of Graham Avenue.

Police said the robber entered the bank and approached the teller, passing them a note demanding money. While it isn’t clear what the note said or whether the suspect was armed, the teller turned over an unknown amount of cash to the man before he fled, said police.

A surveillance photo of the suspect can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

GRAVESEND – Earlier this month, a man robbed a companion as the two left a subterranean-themed restaurant and lounge in Gravesend—now, the police are looking to book him for grand larceny.

The incident took place after the two men left the Cave Lounge at 2320 McDonald Avenue around 3:15 am on Saturday, June 2, said police. Two blocks south, in front of 54 Village Road, one of the men decided to take the other’s belongings: a cell phone, credit cards, personal documents and about $800 cash.

Surveillance photos of the suspect can be seen below:

DYKER HEIGHTS – Finally, police are looking for a man who broke into a commercial vehicle to steal cash in a bit of daylight burglary in Dyker Heights.

The incident occurred on Friday, June 1, around 6:20 pm, said police. The suspect forced his way into a commercial vehicle that was parked on 13th Avenue at 70th Street, stealing $400 cash, said police.

Surveillance video of the suspect 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.