Late Night Pizza Craving Costs Park Slope Man His Car, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht on June 11, 2013 2:39pm 

 Joe's Pizza of the Village on Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street in Park Slope.
Joe's Pizza of the Village on Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street in Park Slope.
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PARK SLOPE — A late night craving for pizza cost a Park Slope man his car, according to a police report.

The man, who lives on Third Street and Fifth Avenue, told cops he parked his car on Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street about 2 a.m. June 9 and stopped in at Ginger's Bar down the block. He later left Ginger's and went back to his vehicle to put the keys in the ignition and "warm up the car," according to a police report.

The man, whose age wasn't listed in the police report, then visited Joe's Pizza on Fifth Avenue to "sit and eat," he told cops. When he went back to his car about 3:35 a.m., it had been stolen. The thief got away with the man's car, a 2003 Lincoln Aviator, and two navigation systems, a Garmin Nuvi GPS and a Tom Tom GPS.

Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:

• A 44-year-old woman was arrested after she was spotted trying to break into an apartment on Union Street and Fifth Avenue with "burglar's tools." A resident of the apartment saw the would-be thief using a metal blade to jimmy the locked front door at 4:51 p.m. on June 6. Police found a glass pipe with crack cocaine residue on the alleged burglar when they arrested her. The suspect, Lena Davis, was charged with attempted burglary, criminal trespassing and possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

• A $500 antique dagger was among the valuables stolen from an apartment on Dean Street and Fifth Avenue while its occupant was away in the United Kingdom. The 34-year-old victim told cops he found several items missing when he returned from a short trip abroad on May 26. Aside from the dagger, the thief or thieves stole a MacBook Pro, an iPod, diamond stud earrings, cufflinks, $500 in shirts, and "brass pineapples" worth $150.

• An $1,800 pair of diamond earrings were stolen from an apartment on President Street and Fourth Avenue on May 1. The 34-year-old victim told police she left the jewelry on a shelf while she was at work and returned to find them gone. She said several contractors were working in the apartment while she was away.

• A 35-year-old woman was arrested after beating a man with an umbrella at the Atlantic Center mall on Flatbush Avenue on June 8. Police arrested Bernice Lewis after she allegedly beat the man "repeatedly" with the umbrella and assaulted him with her elbows. The man suffered swelling to one eye and cuts and abrasions on his head. Lewis was charged with assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

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