Police Beat

Love seat scuffle leaves worker bruised


An ostensibly feisty couple reportedly took to crime to snag some potentially romantic furniture — in broad daylight.

An employee of the Golden Home Furniture at 5550 Broadway in Kingsbridge told police she was working when she spotted a man and a woman hauling a love seat out of the store and stashing it in their car, right out front, around lunchtime on Oct. 12.

But the employee, described by police as a 31-year-old woman, was having none of it. She confronted the amorous thieves, police said, who apparently weren’t into arguing, hopping out of their vehicle and smacking the woman several times in the face and neck, causing redness, bruising and swelling.

Neither the victim nor her attackers — described by police as a 43-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman — appeared to suffer major injuries, and refused medical attention.

The attackers were arrested and charged with robbery. The love seat was valued at $900.


A few beers lead to accident, arrest

Downing a few pints ahead of the weekend doesn’t have to be a problem, except when driving is involved.

Police responded to a car accident at the southeast corner of Van Cortlandt Avenue West and Bailey Avenue along Vannie’s southern border Oct. 12, around 2:35 a.m. There, they found a 33-year-old woman behind the wheel of a white 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, who reportedly told police she had “a few beers” before driving.

The driver smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes, police said. They discovered her blood alcohol level to be 0.11, above the legal limit.

A Breathalyzer later revealed a level of 0.06.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved in the accident, police said.

The woman was charged with driving while intoxicated.