You are reading

Brooklyn man cuffed for puncturing tires of seven police vehicles near the 112th Precinct headquarters in Forest Hills: NYPD

Feb. 27, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb

Police on Monday morning announced the arrest of the crook who punctured the tires of seven NYPD vehicles that were parked near the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills.

Authorities say that at approximately 7 a.m. on Feb. 24, 74-year-old Jose Patino, of Gates Avenue in Brooklyn, allegedly approached seven NYPD vehicles parked near the precinct, located at 68-40 Austin St., and punctured their tires.

The crook fled the scene in a beige SUV and headed westbound on Yellow Stone Boulevard, police said.

Later on Feb. 24, police released a surveillance image of the suspect and the vehicle that was allegedly used in his getaway.

Police on Feb. 27 announced Patino’s arrest. He is being charged with criminal mischief, according to authorities.

Recent News

Long Islander gets 3-9 years for stealing homes across Queens belonging to elderly or disabled owners: AG

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that a Long Island man was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Friday for leading a deed theft ring that resulted in five homes being stolen from vulnerable Queens residents and saw them earn more $1 million in ill-gotten gains.

Marcus Wilcher, 48, of Carll Drive in Bay Shore, pleaded guilty in May to grand larceny in the second degree in Queens Supreme Court for his role in leading the crew following an investigation by the Attorney General’s office.