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CRIME BLOTTER: Men in Double-Parked Car Arrested With 26 Bags of Crack

EAST FLATBUSH — Two men were caught with more than two dozen bags of crack, nearly an ounce of pot and a set of scales inside a double-parked car, police said.

Karan Rogers, 27, and Michael Rivers, 46, were inside the 2008 Infiniti sedan in front of 701 Fenimore St. near Albany Avenue at 3 a.m. on Sept. 4 when an officer investigating the car saw the scale and the marijuana in the vehicle's center console, authorities said.

Police ultimately recovered 26 bags of crack and 25 grams of marijuana from the scene.

Both Rogers and Rivers were arrested and charged with several counts of criminal possession of controlled substances. Rivers, who was in the driver’s seat, was also charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle, court records show.

Rogers was being held on $2,500 bail and is due back in court on Oct. 20. Rivers was released from custody and has not yet been assigned a future court date.

Neither of the men's attorneys could be reached for comment.

Other notable incidents in this week’s blotter from the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush include:

► A 30-year-old man was arrested for fleeing police after officers stopped him in his car for driving while intoxicated. Naquawn McIntosh, 30, was stopped by police after disobeying a stop sign at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue at 2 a.m. on Sept. 1. Officers saw he had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a small amount of marijuana in the center console of the car. When officers told him to step out of the vehicle for a sobriety test, McIntosh drove away, abandoning his car at Rochester Avenue and Lincoln Place before fleeing on foot. McIntosh was arrested on Sept. 9 and has been charged with reckless driving, fleeing police and various traffic violations, court records show. His legal representative from Legal Aid could not be reached for comment. He is due back in court Oct. 24.

► A 22-year-old man was shot in the stomach by an unknown man in front of 672 Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, police said. The victim was shot at 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 4 and taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition for injuries to his abdomen. There have been no arrest.

► A 30-year-old man was arrested for shooting a 42-year-old man in the leg at the corner of Nostrand and Lefferts avenues just before 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, police said. The victim was treated for a gunshot wound to his left thigh. Police arrested 30-year-old Marlon Hinkson for the shooting the next day. He has been charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon, among other charges. He was released after paying $50,000 in bail, court records show, and is due back in court on March 30, 2018. His legal representative could not be reached for comment.

► A woman was arrested for cutting another woman’s mouth with broken glass after throwing a bottle at her during an argument, police said. Crystal Chance, 23, has been charged with multiple counts of assault, harassment and menacing for wounding the victim after a dispute broke out on Montgomery Street and Utica Avenue at about 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 4. Chance threw the bottle, cutting the victim's mouth, before punching her in the face, court records show. She is due back in court on Nov. 14. Her legal representative from Brooklyn Defender Services could not be reached for comment.

The above list only describes those blotter items compiled by DNAinfo New York between August 31 and September 6, not all incidents that took place in a given precinct. To see all previous crime blotters from this precinct, click here.​​​​