2005-06-30 / Other News

Errant Driver Arrested With Eight Stolen Credit Cards: Cops

Police from the 69th Precinct’s Quality of Life patrol, as well as the Anti-Crime Units, often happen upon the scene of a crime faster than normal units merely because they diligently patrol “in the neighborhood” and come upon suspicious incidents.

Such was the case on Wednesday, June 22 at about 9 p.m. when Sergeant Joel Dickerman, and Police Officers Ron Mentore, Nicole Gondry and Yancey Blowe saw a car driving on East 99th Street south towards Foster Avenue at a high rate of speed.

According to Dickerman, when the driver of the speeding car saw the police vehicle, he slammed on his brakes and backed up “at a high rate of speed, nearly striking pedestrians and other cars.”

The officers stopped the driver, Dennis Larrie, 46, of Brooklyn and found he was in possession of eight allegedly stolen credit cards. He was placed under arrest and charged with criminal possession of stolen property and reckless endangerment.

Dickerman said that when they were investigating the case, it was discovered some of the credit cards were still active and the victims apparently did not know the cards had either been stolen or used illegally. The officers contacted the victims and credit card companies and had the accounts closed permanently, Dickerman said. Charles Rogers

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