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Man Arrested After Fight With Co-worker at Cellphone Store, Police Say

By Leslie Albrecht | December 1, 2016 6:06pm
 Major crimes in the 78th Precinct have dropped about 10 percent this year compared to 2015, according to NYPD statistics.
Major crimes in the 78th Precinct have dropped about 10 percent this year compared to 2015, according to NYPD statistics.
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PARK SLOPE — A man was arrested after a disagreement with a co-worker erupted into a physical fight at the Sprint store on Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street, according to a police report.

The man punched his co-worker on Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. after a dispute over "business matters," the report stated.

Other recent crimes in the 78th Precinct include the following:

A 46-year-old man was arrested Nov. 25 for trespassing after he was spotted at the Wyckoff Gardens public housing complex. The man had previously been prohibited from being on NYCHA grounds or in NYCHA buildings. The arresting officer found a “glass pipe containing residue” on the man.

A 13-year-old boy had his $250 Samsung cellphone stolen from a lunch table at Millennium High School on Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m.

A $750 silver Trek bike was stolen after it was left unlocked in a hallway inside the nonprofit DanceWave on Fourth Avenue and Dean Street on Nov. 22 at about 8 p.m.

Someone scratched the “whole side” of a woman’s Nissan Pathfinder shortly after a verbal fight over a parking spot behind the Atlantic Center mall on Nov. 7.

A stranger pushed a 50-year-old woman to the ground in front of the Old Carriage Inn bar on Seventh Avenue and Eighth Street at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 4. The woman suffered bruises and was treated at New York Methodist Hospital.


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Overall, major crime in the 78th Precinct has dropped 9 percent this year compared to the same period in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the NYPD. There were 805 major crimes reported between Jan. 1 and Nov. 20, 2016, and 889 major crimes during that period in 2015.

Editor's note: The 78th Precinct does not regularly provide information to the media on open cases involving major crimes such as robbery, grand larceny, rape, burglary and felony assault. Some information on those crimes can be found on the NYPD's CompStat 2.0 website and on the NYPD's NYC Crime Map.