A 65-year-old man told cops he parked his gray 2019 Chevrolet Traverse on the 500 block of West 236th Street around 5:30 a.m., on Oct. 13, returning a very short time later to find both the front and back passenger-side windows broken, and several of his belongings missing. That included a suitcase, clothing, $10 in quarters, binoculars, phone, a clock, and a first-aid kit.
Other than the coins, police valued the stolen goods at $2,420, and they’re looking into the grand larceny.
An 18-year-old man traversing the southern end of Washington’s Walk before sunrise reportedly found himself on the wrong end of a baseball bat.
He told police that while walking along the southeast corner of Reservoir Avenue and West 197th Street a little before 6:30 a.m., on Oct. 5, a pair of assailants wielding a bat attacked him, whacking him multiple times, splitting open the back of his head, bruising his forehead, and cutting his finger.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.
A smashed window could be the clue to cracking an otherwise closed case involving a missing Mazda.
A 50–year-old woman told police she parked her car at the corner of Putnam Avenue and West 238th Street around 2 p.m., on Oct. 5, returning the evening of Oct. 9. But the car was gone.
The driver locked her car before leaving it, police said. But instead of a safe vehicle, they reportedly found broken glass.
Police valued the car — a blue 2000 Mazda Protege — at $3,000.