Cops Catch Brooklyn Man Smashing Into R’wood Car

Say Suspect Has Lengthy Record

A Brooklyn man with a long rap sheet was arrested early last Thursday morning, May 15, after police caught him as he broke into a parked vehicle in Ridgewood, authorities reported.

Law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Alfredo Santiago, 40, of Troutman Street in Bushwick.

Santiago was reportedly picked up by the 104th Precinct at about 3:20 a.m. at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Stanhope Street.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, officers spotted Santiago as he allegedly smashed the rear passenger window of a 2009 Chevrolet vehicle, which he then entered.

Seconds later, the officers reportedly stopped the suspect and placed him under arrest. Law enforcement sources said they recovered in Santiago’s possession a bag containing two screwdrivers, a razor blade and three flashlights.

Police sources familiar with the investigation stated Santiago has an extensive arrest record totaling 61 arrests. Many of the collars were burglary-related offenses, it was noted.

P.O. Derek Keane booked Santiago on charges of auto stripping, possession of burglar’s tools, criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a vehicle

The suspect was ordered held on $3,500 bail during arraignment last Friday in Queens Criminal Court before Judge John Zoll, according to court records.