Police Beat

Pricey hearing aids nabbed from Honda


One motorist may have a harder time listening after a pair of hearing aids went missing from his car.

The 32-year-old man told police he parked his gray 2008 Honda Accord on the northeast corner of West 259th Street and Netherland Avenue, Aug. 17 around 3 p.m., returning the following morning to find not only the hearing aids — valued by police at $4,000 — gone, but a checkbook and a set of keys as well.

Police say footage from a surveillance camera positioned nearby could provide clues.


Pre-dawn assailant shoves, injures woman

While robberies sometimes happen in broad daylight, the New York Police Department also urges residents to be especially vigilant when traversing lonely streets during shadowy pre-dawn hours.

A 42-year-old woman said she was on her way to work near the 2700 block of University Avenue when a man snuck up on her from the side and grabbed for her purse on Aug. 4 around 5:30 a.m. 

He didn’t succeed, but still ran west on Eames Place.

Police are looking for a man described as around 35, 5-foot-7, 165 pounds, with brown eyes, short brown hair, donning a blue shirt, jeans and black sandals. They hope nearby security cameras could provide clues. 

The woman, meanwhile, suffered minor injuries to her forearm and hand, but refused medical attention.


Honda driver has too many

Officers responded to a call about a car traveling erratically on the highway at around 1:20 a.m., on Aug. 16, ultimately finding a 2017 Honda Accord at the corner of the Major Deegan Expressway and West 230th Street. 

There police said they found a 27-year-old woman passed out behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition, the motor running, and the car in drive.

A Breathalyzer revealed a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

Police charged the woman, with driving while intoxicated.