1. A boy of unspecified age was punched in the face by an unidentified assailant and robbed of his iPhone 6 while walking beside Henry Hudson Park on June 12, police said.
The victim was walking northbound on Independence Avenue by the intersection with Kappock Street at 10:30 p.m. when the robber, who had been following him, lunged and struck him from behind. The perpetrator then fled on foot.
The case remains open to detectives. A community affairs spokesman for the 50th said that detectives would rely on closed-circuit television cameras found at the location.
2. Assault at soccer match
Tensions on the soccer turf at Ewen Park boiled over when a 40-year-old assaulted a 52-year-old on Sunday, according to police.
“This game is too rough,” the 52-year-old complained to the referee of his match.
“What do you know about soccer?” a third man, 40, allegedly interjected before shoving the 52-year-old to the ground, “causing substantial pain in his left shoulder.”
The assailant, who then walked away, was described as partially bald and 6-foot-1. The felony assault case remains open to detectives.
3. Arrested for fake IDs
A 38-year-old man double-parked at the southwest corner of West Kingsbridge Road and University Avenue was ticketed by police on June 12 around 6:45 p.m. They also discovered he had “multiple fraudulent ID cards,” according to authorities.
The 38-year-old, who was parked in a 2016 Dodge, greeted the officers when they approached and tried to pass himself off using fake IDs — with different names. A search of his vehicle also uncovered two fraudulent New York State benefit cards.
The felony criminal possession of a forged instrument case is closed to an arrest, police said. The 38-year-old had 12 prior arrests.
4. Drugs found in stolen car
Police said a 22-year-old man was arrested for theft of a gray 2013 Toyota Corolla on Sunday and hit with additional charges for criminal possession of marijuana and cocaine.
The man was discovered to be operating a stolen vehicle during a routine traffic stop at 3451 Giles Place at about 6 p.m. Using a stolen vehicles registry, police traced the license plate to a car owned by a 70-year-old area resident that was stolen on March 8 this year.
A search of the Corolla also uncovered a small stash of the alleged drugs.
The grand larceny auto and criminal possession of stolen property charges were felonies, police said. The drug possession charges were misdemeanors. The case has been closed to an arrest.
5. Petit larceny
A 48-year-old man attempted to shoplift black tie shrimp, beef patties and party cutlery from the DEAL$ discount store at 5687 Broadway at 8:15 p.m. on June 13, at least the second attempted petit larceny at the store in as many weeks.
The 48-year-old collected the items totaling $55.60 and “attempted to remove them from the store without payment,” a community affairs spokesman for the 50th said.
The man was apprehended by security personnel at the store and later arrested by police. The petit larceny case is closed to an arrest, police said.
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