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77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights
Felony marijuana bust

A 24-year-old man was charged with criminal sale of marijuana on March 30, cops said.
Police members of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU) made the collar after observing the man exchanging the drug for money on the northwest corner of Lincoln Place and Ralph Avenue at about 4:15 pm.
The two buyers, a 32-year-old man and 51-year-old woman, were also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in public view – misdemeanors.
The seller of the pot faces felony charges.
More pot busts
More than six people were arrested in separate incidents in the Crown Heights section of the precinct on misdemeanor charges of displaying marijuana in public view, according to police reports.
These arrests include:
A 44-year-old man nailed at about 9:20 pm on March 29 in front of 553 Lincoln Place.
A 48-year-old man collared at about 8:30 am on March 29 opposite 552 Saint Johns Place.
A 19-year-old man arrested about 6:40 pm on April 1, in front of 1296 Pacific Street.
Two males, ages 31 and 21, getting arrested at about 7:30 pm on March 31 inside 1191 Park Place for having a lit marijuana cigarette.
Police sources said all arrested on these charges have to wait to see a judge before they are ultimately released on their own recognizance unless they have major warrants already out for their arrest.
They are usually taken to central booking and usually go before a judge within two days, police said.
Commercial burglary
A thief netted a computer and assorted equipment after burglarizing a parking lot garage on March 30, police said.
The manager of the shop, located at 1154 Atlantic Avenue, said he locked the door to the office and secured an outside gate when he left for the night. When he got to work the next morning the lock was broken and the door to the office was tampered with.
Besides the computer, the burglar got away with a space heater, a modem, a battery booster and a floor jack.
Pickpocketed on the bus
A sneaky pickpocket grabbed the wallet from a woman’s purse on March 30 as she rode the bus, police said.
The 19-year-old victim said she boarded the bus at about 6 pm and when she exited on New York Avenue and Saint Johns Place discovered it missing.
She later found out the thief also made $148 worth of purchases on her credit card.
Car break-in
A thief escaped with a woman’s wallet after breaking into her car on March 28, police said.
The victim parked the car at about 9:30 pm in front of 65 Troy Avenue and returned at about midnight to find the passenger window shattered and the wallet missing.
79th Precinct covering Bed-Stuy
Man murdered in public housing
A 26-year-old man was shot and killed on April 2 in the Lafayette Gardens Houses, police said.
Police responded to the scene at about 1:30 pm. The victim was apparently shot in the lobby of 415 Lafayette Avenue.  Police sources believe he stumbled out of the lobby and collapsed on the ground outside the building. He was found unconscious and unresponsive. Medical examiners pronounced him dead on the scene with wounds to the leg and torso.
The motive is undetermined and the investigation continues.
Man shot in the elbow
A 37-year-old man was shot once in the right elbow on April 2, police said.
The victim was walking on Tompkins Avenue at the corner of Jefferson Avenue at 9:35 pm when the shooting occurred. He said at the time between 10 and 15 males were locked in a dispute when one brandished a gun and fired hitting him.
The motive is undetermined and the investigation continues.
Arrest made in shooting
Quick-acting detectives collared a shooter on April 2 shortly after he shot somebody, police said.
The 23-year-old male victim was shot once in the left shoulder at about 11:30 pm while walking in front of 785 Marcy Ave. between Gates and Quincy Avenues.
The detectives were on the scene within seconds of the shooting and members observed the shooter fleeing the location. They quickly collared the male suspect and recovered a .45- caliber semiautomatic firearm.
The investigation into this shooting continues.
Commercial burglary
A well-planned burglary on March 28 netted thieves $5,000 in cash and $5,000 worth of lottery tickets, police said.
The crooks drilled a hole in the side of the building to gain entrance to a pharmacy at 410 Tompkins Avenue before swiping the cash and lottery tickets.
Gang assault
Four women were charged with gang assault on April 1 after attacking two 17-year-old women.
The victims were attacked at 3 pm in front of 159 Halsey Street after a dispute that erupted in school.  The 79th Precinct school team and members on patrol responded quickly and placed the 4 females under arrest.
81st Precinct covering Stuyvesant Heights
Fire displaces families
Five families were displaced on March 30 following a March 30 fire, police said.
Firefighters were called to the 491 Madison Street blaze at about 1 am.
No injuries were reported in the inferno that swept through the four-story building, but the families were displaced.
88th Precinct covering Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Birthday snatching
A heartless thief snatched a wallet from a purse on March 26 at the Chuckie Cheese on Flatbush Avenue, police said.
The 33-year-old victim was at the pizza and play restaurant area celebrating her son’s birthday at about 2:30 when she noticed her wallet missing from her purse.

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