Drunken collision bad way to start day


One man probably regrets having reportedly imbibed a dram — or several — too many.

He’s OK, although his car — as well as a metal railing on the sidewalk — took a hit. But it certainly could have been a lot worse.

Cops say they responded to a car accident at Irwin Avenue and West 240th Street just after midnight last Monday. When they arrived, police found a gray 2018 Hyundai Sonata that appeared to jump the curb and slam into a metal railing.

Standing next to it was a guy whose breath made it clear he’d had a few, police said. But if that weren’t enough to give him away, he had bloodshot, watery eyes and didn’t even try to hide it — he straight up admitted to cops he’d been drinking.

No shocker then that his blood alcohol content clocked in at a reported 0.15, according to police — nearly twice the legal limit for driving in New York.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.


Gear gone, van too

The great outdoors are out there, waiting to be discovered and tackled. 

But one poor fellow saw his plans snuffed out when someone made off with nearly $10,000 worth of adventure equipment — including his van, and the gear he’d left in it.

The 29-year-old purported thrill-seeker parked his van at Edsall Avenue and the Henry Hudson Parkway around dinnertime two weeks ago, police said. When he returned last Sunday morning at around 11 a.m., he discovered the van was gone.

Cops offered no clues as to who might’ve taken the silver 2002 Ford Econoline E150 van, which police valued at $3,000. But that wasn’t all the mystery thieves took.

Inside were five power tools, valued at $1,000; climbing gear worth $2,500; various ski equipment, camping gear and mountaineer clothing valued at $3,000; and two GoPro digital cameras police say were worth $300.

The case is closed on the auto theft, but cops remain on the lookout for the van — and the things it carried.


Blade not used

Dude got robbed, but at least he didn’t get cut.

It happened on the 3000 block of Kingsbridge Avenue Saturday just before 10 p.m.

A 35-year-old man told cops someone walked up behind him brandishing a knife and demanding that he give up his money or “I’ll cut you.”

The quick-thinking victim didn’t test the guy, handing over his wallet — valued by police at $40 — which also contained $350 cash, along with his license. He also forked over his iPhone, worth $200.

Police described an imposing perp — 6-foot tall, 180 pounds — clad in a black sweater. 

The robbery remains under investigation. 


Mystery windshield smasher on loose

Sometimes people get beat up for their wallet or smartphone. Other times, it’s a person’s car that takes the beating.

That was the case for one unlucky 29-year-old woman who told cops she parked her 2014 Toyota Yaris on the 3900 block of Orloff Avenue around 7:30 p.m., on Jan. 31, only to return the next morning to find someone had shattered her windshield.

At least for now, the case has been closed.