Police looking for suspect in a string of Ridgewood burglaries

Over the past few months, police believe as many as 31 burglaries in Ridgewood may be connected.

In just the past week, according to police there have been multiple incidents in the vicinity of Harman Street and Himrod Street near Cypress Avenue.

In all of the incidents in the past week, it’s reported that the burglars entered the residence through rear windows via the fire escape. On Monday, March 13, it was reported that a home was robbed of $300 in jewelry and another was robbed of $3,000 in jewelry.  The day before a resident of the same block came home to find a ring had been stolen.

Police are looking to speak with the man pictured in the video below, taken from a home in the vicinity of Cypress Avenue and Himrod Street.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

Ridgewood resident shares video of motorcycle theft

A Ridgewood man posting on Facebook under the name Radek Chrzanowski, shared surveillance footage of what appears to be two perpetrators stealing his motorcycle on Ridgewood Social. He’s offering a $500 reward for tips, and can be contacted at rudy4pl@hotmail.com

He posted the video, below, along with the following message:

I live in ridgewood and last week I’ve unfortunetly had my beloved motorcycle stolen. I’ve got footage of the theft and a decent shot of the perpetrator’s faces. I was wonder if you’d be so kind and share my facebook post about the theft so maybe someone in the neighborhood recognizes them. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Two sought in connection to multiple burglaries

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Surveillance footage from the first incident.

The New York City Police Department released a surveillance image of the two men wanted in connection to at least five burglaries that took place in Ridgewood over February, March and April.

According to police, the five incidents are as follows:

• On Saturday, Feb. 27 at around 5:30 a.m., the unknown individuals allegedly cut the locks on the roll down metal gates and illegally entered 466 Woodward Avenue. After gaining entrance, they broke into an ATM, removing an undetermined amount of cash as well as 40 cartons of cigarettes and $600 from the register before fleeing the scene.

• On Wednesday, March 23 at around 3 a.m., unknown suspects entered a 803 Cypress Avenue forcibly through a rear door. They broke into the ATM and removed $17,380. Also at the scene a recording device was destroyed as well as the tape inside.

• On Sunday, April 10, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. the next morning, unknown suspects entered 2042 Grove Street by cutting the locks on the metal doors. The ATM was broken into and $17,840 was stolen.

• On Monday, April 18, between the hours of 11 p.m. and about 6 a.m. the next morning, individuals entered 62-85 60th Place through a basement access door. $170 was removed from the ATM.

• On Tuesday, April 26, between the hours of 11:55 p.m. and about noon the next day, unknown individuals entered 853 Wyckoff Avenue, where they damaged the ATM Machine and removed $15,760.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

Police make 12 narcotics arrests in two days

The NYPD 104th Precinct and Queens North Narcotics took a number of illicit substanses off the street this week.

According to NYPD 104th Captain Mark Wachter, police have made 12 arrest in Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth. The various busts have taken place at private houses, a local deli and suspect’s vehicles.

In total, the operation has recovered: 190 glassines of heroin, 3 ounces of cocaine, 192 xanex pills, oxycodone, 5 pounds of marihuana and a .38 caliber handgun.

“Once again, I would like to thank the community for your support in helping us make this a better community to live,” Wachter said.

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Police bust four in Ridgewood prostitution sting

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In an effort to combat continuing problems of prostitution that are plaguing the lower Ridgewood area near the Bushwick border, police conducted an Operation Losing Propisition Probe on Friday.

The operation was conducted near the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Starr Street, a longtime area of concern.

According to Det. Bell, police arrested four individuals: Henryk Samociuk, of Brooklyn; Tad Zyskowski of Ridgewood; Ming Ye of Elmhurst and Joe Cardenas of Bayshore, New York.

The four individuals arrested were all charged with patronizing a prostitute.

Armed man represented himself as cop, complaint says

 

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Photo of contraband courtesy NYPD 104th on Twitter.

A Bushwick man faces weapons charges after he was pulled over while using lights that made him seem like a police officer on April 2. During a the motor vehicle stop in Ridgewood, police recovered an imitation pistol, a gravity knife, metal baton, metal knuckles, handcuffs, hollow point bullets and a stun gun.

According to the complaint, 56-year-old Anthony White was observed failing to signal before making a left hand turn, while driving a gray, 2002 Mercury Mountaineer with active and authorized flashing lights.

When the officer from the NYPD 104th Precinct Approached the vehicle, he observed that White has a police scanner in plain view in the center console of the vehicle.

White was unable to produce a valid driver’s license at the scene and a subsequent search yielded an imitation pistol, which resembled a black 9MM semi-automatic pistol without a stopper affixed to the side of his pants in a holster. Further search yielded the gravity knife, metal baton, metal knuckles, handcuffs, two magazines containing 10 hollow point bullets and a stun gun.

He was placed under arrest at the scene and arraigned on April 3. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court on June 22.

White faces charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, possession of an imitation pistol, unauthorized possession of pistol and/or a revolver/ammunition, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, equipping autos with radio receiving sets without a permit, unauthorized possession of handcuffs, unauthorized lights and driving by an unlicensed driver.

Police looking for suspected Ridgewood muggers

The NYPD 104th Precinct is looking for four individuals wanted in connection with an alleged mugging that took place last week in Ridgewood.

According to police, on March 31, just before 10 p.m., in the vicinity of Putnam and Seneca Avenue, the four suspects are accused of punching and kicking a 52-year-old man in the face and head before going through his pockets and stealing from him.

The suspects are described by police as:

• Male, Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5’8″, with a tattoo on his right forearm; last seen wearing a light colored hooded jacket, light colored pants and a light colored t-shirt.

• Female, Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5’5″, with a tattoo on her left forearm; last seen wearing dark colored dress and a white jacket.

• Male, Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, last seen wearing a black and blue baseball cap, a black hooded sweater, beige pants and dark colored sneakers.

• Female, Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, with long blond hair; last seen wearing a black knit cap, a black jacket, a black t-shirt, black sweatpants and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Police looking for man that alleged robbed one woman, groped another

The NYPD 104th Precinct released surveillance video of a man they say is wanted in connection with groping one woman then attempted to rob another just a few minutes later.

On Saturday, March 19th at 1:42 a.m., a unidentified Hispanic male allegedly approached a 20-year-old woman walking home from behind. The man is accused of pushing the the victim to the ground and grabbing her genitals over her clothing before fleeing on foot. He did not remove any property from the victim.

Just a few minutes later, at 1:46 a.m., in the vicinity of Harman Avenue, a 25-year-old woman was reportedly approached from behind when an unidentified man approached her from behind and put his hands on her neck. The individual tried to put his hands inside the victim’s pants and removed her purse and its contents before fleeing on foot.

Police believe the same individual may be responsible and attached surveillance video (seen above) that depicts and individual they believe may be connected to the incidents.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

UPDATE:

Police released a sketch of the suspect, pursuant to an ongoing investigation.

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Police looking for missing Ridgewood woman

776-16 104 Sqd 03-14-16The New York City Police Department is looking for 40-year-old Annette Dross, missing since Monday night. According to police Dross was last seen in her residence on Linden Street near Fresh Pond Road wearing pink sweatpants, black hooded sweatshirt and grey shoes. She is approximately six-feet tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police bust man they say might be responsible for car break-ins

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Police have arrested one of the individuals wanted in conjunction with car break-ins in Ridgewood and Maspeth.

According to NYPD 104th Executive Officer Captain Gregory Mackie, police received a call of a drunk and disorderly person near the intersection of Palmetto Street and Cypress Avenue on Monday night. When they arrived, they recognized the suspect as a man they had just printed a wanted flier out for, and hung in the station. They immediately attempted to place him under arrest.

“He fought us for a while, resisted, but we did get him into custody,” Mackie said.

Police are advising residents to lock their vehicle doors and not to leave items of value inside their vehicles. Many of the incidents are crimes of opportunity – if a criminal sees something of value in the car. There have been an increasing number of incidents in upper Maspeth and the portion of Ridgewood that borders Bushwick.