An ex-con drug dealer on parole fled from cops in a stolen minivan after allegedly being spotted peddling narcotics near Tompkins Square Park, authorities said.
At 7 a.m. on July 27, officers approached a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander on St. Mark's Place near Avenue A and asked the man behind the wheel, Robert Ball, to step out, court papers state.
But Ball, 37, hit the gas and almost clipped a sergeant, cops said.
With police in pursuit, he sped for almost 10 blocks, blowing red lights, before getting caught in traffic, cops said. He was cuffed, and a license-plate check revealed the minivan had been stolen that day, court papers add.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
From the NYPD Daily Blotter today in the Post: