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NYPD 33 Precinct Police Officers: Saving Lives & Keeping NYC Safe

L to R: PO McLawhorn, Lt. Chalen, PO Mitchell

“There were physical signs that the man was suffering from an opiate overdose,” said Police Officer Darnell McLawhorn of the 33 Precinct.

“We’re experienced with administering Narcan, but we also realize each situation is unique too. It was a relief to see him respond to us.”

Police officers in Washington Heights saved a man from a drug overdose after responding to a call of an unconscious person. On Wednesday January 10, Police Officer Mitchell and his partner, Police Officer McLawhorn, responded to a restaurant on Audubon Avenue to assist another police officer who had requested an ambulance for an unconscious male. When the officers arrived at the restaurant, they determined that the 59-year-old man was suffering from an opiate overdose and they administered Naloxone (Narcan). After Officer McLawhorn administered Naloxone to the man, the man became responsive and was later removed to Colombia Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.

The two police officers were also recently honored as December Cops of the Month by the 33 Precinct for a car stop that resulted in a gun arrest. While conducting Vision Zero enforcement, they stopped a driver for not wearing a seat belt and arrested him after it was determined that he was driving with a suspended license. While doing an inventory of the vehicle Police Officer Mitchell noticed a firearm shell casing inside the car. The officers then applied for a search warrant and a further investigation revealed a trap in the front console that contained 26 doses of heroin, a loaded .45 cal handgun and $2,300 in cash.

“I’ve seen traffic violation stops turn into something bigger on many occasions,” said Police Officer Johnny Mitchell.

“Getting a loaded, high caliber handgun off the street is always significant.”

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Two NYPD Police Officers ‘Celebrate’ The End of Their Probationary Status By Making An Arrest & Recovering An Illegal Gun

Police officers from the 48th Precinct in the Bronx arrested a violent criminal and recovered a loaded firearm.
The arrest concluded a lengthy investigation dating back almost five months. In September, Police Officers Gary Jackman and Chad Kirk responded to a family dispute and while on that incident, they also gathered intelligence about an illegal firearm. On January 11, the officers arrested the suspect and recovered the gun.
Both Officers Jackman and Kirk have been with the NYPD for two years; just five days before carrying out the arrest, they completed their two-year probation period that all newly sworn NYPD officers are mandated to undergo.

“Getting a dangerous gun off the street that could have been used in a crime felt good,” said Officer Kirk.

“I’m glad we were able to do our part.”

Arrested: Male, 48 years old

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Endangering Welfare of a Child

Recovered: Loaded Rossi .38 Special revolver

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35 NYPD Members Join the Hostage Negotiation Team

In a ceremony led by Chief of Detectives Robert K. Boyce, 35 members of the NYPD were recognized for their completion of a 10-day intensive hostage negotiation training. As newly-named members of the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), they will be called upon to respond to hostage situations, emotionally disturbed persons, barricaded criminals, and terrorist incidents throughout the city.

The NYPD HNT, established in 1973, was the first law enforcement hostage negotiation unit in the world. Today, the HNT is the leader in hostage negotiation units globally. Their training includes negotiation theory and practice, response protocol, role-playing scenarios, cultural awareness, and case study assessment. The participants learn how to use equipment and manage situations involving mentally ill or emotionally disturbed persons. The HNT also monitors terrorism globally in order stay as informed as possible and adapt their practices in order to protect New Yorkers. Although today’s honorees completed the initial training, they will continue to attend seminars and build on their knowledge to ensure they are at the forefront of their field.

Each new member of the HNT brings a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience to the table. On average, the graduates present have 20 years of law enforcement experience in some of the most active units in the department. With 35 years of service in the NYPD, this was the last HNT graduation ceremony Chief Boyce will attend as Chief of Detectives.

Chief Boyce rose up through the ranks to Chief of Detectives in February 2014. As Chief of Detectives, he has ensured that the HNT has all the resources they need to best work toward their goal of peacefully resolving potentially volatile situations through negotiation.

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Yoga Connects Cops & Explorers With Harlem Residents

“Yoga provides officers, explorers, and participants a well needed opportunity to take a few moments to focus on themselves; while simultaneously stretching the traditions of community partnership,” said Lieutenant Prince-McCoade.

Officers from the 28 Precinct are connecting with NYPD Explorers and local resident during free yoga classes led by a Harlem business owner. Community Affairs Officer Ariel Castillo routinely checks in on local businesses in order to stay in tune with community complaints and keep the neighborhood safe. Throughout the years, he has developed a great relationship with yoga studio owner Lara Land. As they learned more about each other, Lara Land saw an opportunity to develop a program that would bring law enforcement officers and residents together.

Every week, Lara Land invites cops and Harlem residents to get to know each other and de-stress at free yoga classes. During each session, participants learn how to enhance their strength, coordination, and flexibility. They also practice meditative techniques that are known to provide an emotional boost and enhance overall well-being. While helping others is an inherent part of police work, yoga provides an opportunity for officers to address their own health needs:

“Everyone benefits when cops take care of themselves; it allows them to reemerge energized and take better care of our community,” said Lieutenant Prince-McCoade.

Lieutenant Prince-McCoade also loves that the classes give cops the opportunity to connect with local residents in a relaxed setting. Great job by everyone involved for helping bridge the gap between police officers and the communities they serve. The incredible success of this program in the 28 Precinct has led to its expansion to several commands throughout Upper Manhattan.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 20th AND SUNDAY JANUARY 21st, 2017

January 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

WOMEN’S MARCH ON NYC
Manhattan: 11am – 3pm
Location:
Central Park West between 86th Street and Columbus Circle
76th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
74th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
71st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
68th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West
62nd Street between Broadway and Central Park West
61st Street between Broadway and Central Park West
Broadway between West 60th Street and West 65th Street (curb lanes only)

Route:
Columbus Circle between Central Park West and West 59th Street
West 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between West 59th Street and West 45th Street

Dispersal:
45th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
44th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
43rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
6th Avenue between West 45th and West 43rd Streets
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, January 21, 2018

NO SCHEDULED EVENTS
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NYPD Officers Respond To Community Complaints, Arrest Made & Gun Recovered

L to R: PO Bishop, PO Ferguson, PO Williamson, Sgt Clark (FIO), PO Pulver (FIO Asst.), Lt Herrarte SOL, PO Giery, PO Bruce, PO Rizzo

“We have a direct connection and genuine cooperation from our community,” said Sergeant Robert Clark the Field Intelligence Officer for PSA 4. “It’s gratifying to make a difference and recover a loaded firearm after addressing community concerns.”

A day after Christmas, police officers recovered a loaded handgun on the Lower East Side after responding to recent complaints. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 26, the Field Intelligence Officer (FIO) of Police Service Area (PSA) 4 and the Anti-crime Team conducted an operation at the Bracetti Houses at 240 East 4 Street. The police officers were addressing complaints of drug activity by patrolling the building when they observed a male in the stairwell. The man attempted to leave but Police Officer Pulver the Assistant FIO stopped him after observing a handgun in the man’s pocket. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and a loaded .40 cal handgun, crack cocaine and marijuana were recovered.

Arrested: Male, 34 years old

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Criminal Possession of Marijuana

“Great coordination and teamwork by our Field Intelligence Officer and Special Operations Lieutenant led to the apprehension of an armed career criminal in an effort to keep the residents of PSA 4 safe,” said Captain John Potkay, the Commanding Officer of PSA 4.

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NYPD Chief Monahan Promoted To Chief of Department Today Plus 11 Other Executives Promoted During Ceremony

In a ceremony held at One Police Plaza, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill promoted 12 executives to top NYPD leadership positions. Among the honorees was Chief Terence Monahan who will serve as Chief of Department; the highest ranking uniformed position in the NYPD. As the department continues its operational shift toward Neighborhood Policing, these leaders will advance the NYPD’s mission to continue driving down crime while strengthening bonds with the communities they serve.

“Now is the time to redouble our sense of urgency and to make every neighborhood in New York City safe at all times We need the full partnership of all the people who live in, work in, and play in New York City every day.

Today’s promotions are a major step toward that lofty goal,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill during the promotion ceremony. 

See more photos [HERE].

Promoted today:

Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan to Chief of Department, the NYPD’s highest-uniformed rank.

Chief of Department Terence A. Monahan joined the New York City Police Department in January 1982, and began his career on patrol in the 41 Precinct. He also served in the 34, 41, 44, 46, 48 and 52 Precincts, as well as the Bronx Narcotics Division, Narcotics Borough Manhattan North and Patrol Borough Manhattan North. He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1987; Lieutenant in June 1989; Captain in January 1992; Deputy Inspector in December 1995; Inspector in March 1998; Deputy Chief in February 2003; Assistant Chief in December 2014; and Chief of Patrol in September 2016.

Chief of Department Monahan most recently served as Chief of Patrol. He also served as Commanding Officer of the Office of the Chief of Department, and commanded the 34, 46, and 48 Precincts, and Narcotics Borough Manhattan North. He also served as Executive Officer of the 34 Precinct.

Chief of Department Monahan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Fordham University.

Chief of Department Monahan has been married to his wife, Diane, for 30 years, and they have three children: James, Danny, and Debra. Chief of Department Monahan has a long family history within the NYPD. His grandfather, retired Police Officer John Bowtich, was appointed in 1927; his father, retired Police Officer Terence Monahan Sr., was appointed in 1946; his brother, retired Detective Michael Monahan, was appointed in 1973; and his sister, Denise Monahan, appointed in 2016, is a Police Administrative Aide.

Chief Rodney Harrison, formerly executive officer of the Patrol Services Bureau and leader of the bureau’s Neighborhood Policing implementation, has now become Chief of Patrol. Assistant Chief Harrison began his career with the NYPD as a police cadet in June 1991. A year later, he became a police officer and patrolled the 114th Precinct. He later worked in the Narcotics Division, various commands in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, Patrol Borough Bronx, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. He served as executive officer of the 28th and 47th Precincts, Patrol Borough Staten Island and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North. He has also served as commanding officer of the 28th and 32nd Precincts, an Internal Affairs Bureau sub-unit, and Detective Borough Brooklyn North.

Chief Edward Delatorre, formerly commanding officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island, has now become Chief of the Transit Bureau. Assistant Chief Delatorre began his career with the NYPD in November 1979 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Bronx. He later served as executive officer in the Office of the Chief of Department, the Patrol Services Bureau, Patrol Borough Bronx, Patrol Borough Manhattan North, the Housing Bureau, and the Community Affairs Bureau. He has also served as commanding officer of the 42nd and 43rd Precincts, and the Police Academy.

Chief Nilda Irizarry Hofmann, formerly executive officer of the Risk Management Bureau, has now become Chief of Community Affairs and the first Hispanic woman in the NYPD promoted to three-star chief. Deputy Chief Hofmann began her career with the NYPD in October 1987 as a police administrative aide. Three years later, she became a police officer and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Bronx and Patrol Borough Manhattan North. She has served as executive officer of the 42nd Precinct, and as commanding officer of the 25th and 52nd Precincts.

Chief Harry Wedin, formerly commanding officer of the Special Operations Division, has now become Chief of Special Operations. Due to reorganization, the position of Chief of Citywide Operations is abolished. Assistant Chief Wedin began his career with the NYPD in January 1981 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. He later served as executive officer of the Special Operations Division, and as commanding officer of the 67th and 72nd Precincts, Strategic Response Group 3, the Operations Division, and the Special Operations Division.

Chief Theresa Shortell, formerly commanding officer of the Police Academy, has now become Chief of Training. Due to reorganization, the position of Deputy Commissioner of Training is abolished. Assistant Chief Shortell began her career with the NYPD in July 1984 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Queens South and Patrol Borough Queens North; the Narcotics Division; the Organized Crime Control Bureau; the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force; and the Internal Affairs Bureau. She served as executive officer of the 105th Precinct, and as commanding officer of Transit Bureau District 20; the 6th and 94th Precincts; the Special Victims Division; and the Gang Division.

Chief William Morris, formerly commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan South, has now become Chief of Personnel. Chief Morris began his career with the NYPD in July 1981 and has served in various commands in Patrol Borough Queens South; Patrol Borough Queens North; Patrol Borough Bronx; the Legal Bureau; the Organized Crime Control Bureau; the Narcotics Division; the Central Investigations Division; the Special Victims Division; the Internal Affairs Bureau; and the Police Commissioner’s Office. He also served as executive officer of the Criminal Justice Bureau, and as commanding officer of the 45th, 105th and 113th Precincts, and of the Criminal Justice Bureau.

Chief John Donohue, formerly  assigned to the Police Commissioner’s Office, has now become Chief of Strategic Initiatives. Due to reorganization, the position of Chief of Management Analysis and Planning is abolished. Assistant Chief Donohue began his career with the NYPD in August 1987 as a police cadet. About two years later, he became a police officer and patrolled the 52nd Precinct. He later served in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan North and Patrol Borough Bronx. He served as executive officer of the Intelligence Bureau, and as commanding officer of the Office of Management Analysis and Planning.

Chief Fausto Pichardo, formerly commanding officer of the 43rd Precinct, was promoted to Assistant Chief and has now become executive officer of the Patrol Services Bureau. Inspector Pichardo began his career with the NYPD in July 1997 as a police cadet. He became a police officer two years later and patrolled the Midtown North Precinct. He later worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan North, and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. He served as executive officer of the 28th Precinct, and as commanding officer of the 33rd Precinct.

Chief Stephen Hughes, formerly commanding officer of the Strategic Response Group, has now become Assistant Chief and commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan South. Deputy Chief Hughes began his career with the NYPD in January 1981 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan South and Patrol Borough Manhattan North. He has served as executive officer of the Midtown North Precinct, and commanding officer of the 10th Precinct and the Warrant Section.

Deputy Commissioner Tracie Keesee, Ph.D, formerly head of the Training Bureau, has now become the department’s Equity and Inclusion Officer. In the executive ranks of captain and above during the last four years, the NYPD has increased the number of Hispanics by 15.3%, blacks by 53.8%, and Asians by 130%; women in these ranks increased by 36.5%. “Today, I am establishing an Office of Equity and Inclusion to help continue our progress in this regard,” Commissioner O’Neill said. “This office will monitor diversity within bureaus, divisions and borough commands, and help develop strong women and minority candidates to assume positions of leadership throughout the department. This is essential to creating and sustaining our partnership with New Yorkers, and making the NYPD reflect the community we serve.” Deputy Commissioner Keesee joined the NYPD in February 2016 after working as project director at the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice – a federal initiative that provided training to law enforcement on bias reduction and procedural fairness. Prior to that, she helped start the Center for Policing Equity, which used research to create strategies to develop closer ties between law enforcement and communities. Previously, she served for 25 years as a uniformed member of the Denver Police Department.

Assistant Commissioner Maria Otero will remain in her current assignment at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Administration. Executive Director Otero joined the NYPD in June 1992 as a police administrative aide and served in various commands, including the 68th Precinct and Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. She also served as executive officer of the Personnel Orders Section, and commanding officer of the Military Extended Leave Desk.

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WANTED: Leaving the Scene/Assault (Manhattan)

****Update 1-17-18 ****

Pursuant to ongoing investigation, the New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating the individuals in the attached photographs wanted for questioning in connection with the incident below:

  •  Santos,Arfhy
  • 20 year old male

 

  • Lopez,William
  • 24 Year old Male

24 Year old MaleAnyone with information in regards to this incident or to the where about of these individuals is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. in the vicinity of 234 West 42nd Street, a uniformed police officer assigned to the Midtown South Precinct was on foot when he attempted to conduct a car stop of a vehicle driving recklessly at the location. The unidentified operator of the vehicle did not comply and struck the officer before fleeing the location, traveling westbound from 42 Street to 8 Avenue. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries to his legs and back and he was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The vehicle is described as a black 4-door Mercedes Benz sedan. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photographs, who is wanted in connection to several robberies that occurred within the confines of the 60, 61 and 62 Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (62 Pct): It was reported to police that on Thursday January 4, 2018, at approximately 11:55 p.m. in front of 7703 New Utrecht Avenue, the individual approached the 27-year-old male victim, displayed a handgun and demanded his money. The individual then removed the victim’s backpack and fled in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the backpack was $100 in cash.

Incident #2 (62 Pct): It was reported to police that on Thursday January 4, 2018, at approximately 11:55 p.m. in front of a residential home in the vicinity of 77 Street and New Utrecht Avenue, the individual approached the 29-year-old male victim and asked if he had change for a $5 bill. When the victim told him he didn’t have any money, the individual displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The individual took $4 from the victim and fled southbound on New Utrecht Avenue.

Incident #3 (60 Pct): It was reported to police that on Friday January 5, 2018, at approximately 12: 30 a.m. in the vicinity of 78 Street and 19 Avenue, the 38 year-old male victim (an on-duty cab driver) picked up three individuals and drove them to 13 Avenue and Avenue V. Once at that location one of the males displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property while the second individual took his cell phone. The individuals fled southbound into the Marlboro Housing Developments where one individual was subsequently apprehended.

 Incident #4 (61 Pct): It was reported to police that on Friday January 5, 2018, at approximately 2:58 a.m. in front of 2835 86 Street, the individual approached the 26-year-old male victim, displayed a handgun and demanded his property. The victim refused and after a brief struggle ran away from the individual.

 Incident #5 (60 Pct): It was reported to police that on Friday January 5, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m. in the vicinity of 86 Street and West 8 Street, the individual approached the 20-year-old male victim and asked if he had change for a $10 bill. When the victim told him he didn’t have any money, the individual displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The individual took $320 from the victim and fled westbound on 86 Street.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male, black, 25 to 30 years old, 5’8″; last seen wearing all black clothing.

 Arrested from Incident #3:

  • Shordar, Ruhul
  • 18-year-old male
  • 2331 West 11 Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

 Charges:

  • Robbery 

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 108 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on January 14, 2018, at approximately 2:20 p.m. inside of a southbound “7” train, the individual and the 37-year-old male victim got into a verbal dispute that turned physical. During the fight the individual stabbed the victim one time in the back of the right hand with a knife. The individual fled off the train at the Queensboro Plaza station. The victim was removed Mt. Sinai Hospital where he received 5 stitches for the laceration to his hand.

The individual is described as a:

  • Male Hispanic, in his 40s
  • Last seen wearing a purple hooded sweater, a black vest and blue jeans

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to several grand larcenies that occurred within the confines of the 26 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Thursday January 11, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. inside of the 125 Street “1” subway station, the individual snatched the 20-year-old male victim’s cell phone from his hand as he sat inside of a southbound “1” train. The individual ran down to the street area and fled southbound on Broadway towards the Grant Housing Development.

 Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Thursday January 11, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. inside of the 125 Street “1” subway station, the individual snatched the 37-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hands as she walked up the stairs to the southbound platform. The individual ran down to the street area and fled southbound on Broadway towards the Grant Housing Development.

 The individual is described as a:

  • Male, black, 16 to 25 years old, 5’9″
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and gray sweatpants.
  • The individual wore white sneakers during the daytime incident and light blue sneakers during the evening one.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

**** UPDATE 1/17/2018 ****

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance with locating the following individual who is wanted for questioning in connection to the above described homicide:

  • Bryant, Amere
  • 24-years-old male

 Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 11:29 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of a bodega located at 728 East 149 Street, within the confines of the 40 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 36-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the face. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

*********Update 01/16/17************

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the above victim has been identified as follows:

Button, Shaquana

36-year-old female

Bronx, NY

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NYPD Narcotics and Housing Officers Recover Illegal Guns & Drugs

Great collaborative work between the Queens South Narcotics Squad and Police Service Area 9 led to the recovery of a stockpile of illegal guns and drugs. Using intelligence gathered from an ongoing investigation, the units were able to pool information and obtain a search warrant for a known drug location. On January 10, the officers tactfully entered the location and carried out the warrant without incident. The subsequent search yielded one arrest and led to the recovery of the following:

  • .45 caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic firearm
  • .40 caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic firearm
  • .357 caliber Dan Wesson revolver
  • .40 caliber Glock semi-automatic firearm
  • .40 caliber Springfield Armory semi-automatic firearm
  • .22 caliber semi-automatic defaced firearm
  • .25 caliber Taurus USA semi-automatic firearm
  • 9 mm Beretta semi-automatic defaced firearm
  • 14 pounds of marijuana
  • 33 grams of ecstasy
  • 11 grams of crack cocaine
  • $6,102
  • Scale

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Join The NYPD By Becoming A School Safety Agent or A Traffic Enforcement Agent

From the DCAS website:

Please note that for only the exams that were previously offered on a walk-in only basis at the CTACs will you be able to apply and schedule yourself. For other exams that have a multiple-choice test part, you will apply during the application period and then be invited to take the exam at a later date.

Open Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs
Apply and schedule yourself through the Online Application System from home or at a CTAC – CTACs are open 6 days a week

On Monday, December 18 2017, DCAS will open the Staten Island Computer-based Testing and Applications Center (SI-CTAC). The SI-CTAC is located at 135 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10304. This is the fourth CTAC joining the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens locations. The SI-CTAC will be open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5PM (excluding holidays). 

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to apply and schedule yourself to take an exam at a CTAC earlier in the month because there are generally more seats available for the given testing period.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.
  • The testing period represents test sessions available for each exam offered within the month. However, each exam may not be offered on all calendar days within the testing period. For the most current listing of available test sessions, please refer to the self-scheduling calendar for each exam, when applying on OASys

 

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S BIRTHDAY
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S BIRTHDAY

More information (links to a PDF):

Get more information at the DCAS website [HERE].

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NYPD Probationary Police Officer Helps Manhattan Tourist

“Every time I get to help someone reminds me why I took this job,” said Probationary Police Officer David Freund.

Late last year during the holiday season, police officers on the Upper West Side in Manhattan helped a 20-year-old tourist after a man attempted to rob her. The victim walked into the 24 Precinct shortly before 2:00 a.m. after noticing the police vehicles out front. She had been walking near Amsterdam Avenue and 95 Street when a man grabbed her and demanded money.

Probationary Police Officer David Freund, who graduated the police academy this past July, and his Field Training Officer (FTO) Police Officer Bryant Pineda calmed the woman and drove her around the neighborhood to look for the suspect. The woman observed the suspect in front of a nearby store and alerted the officers who then placed him under arrest.

  • Arrested: Male 57
  • Charges: Attempted Robbery

“The lady was very upset and visibly shaken when she entered the precinct,” said Police Officer Freund.

“I’m glad that we were able to make her feel safer and arrest this man. “

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Persons of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the 106 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, November 12, 2017, two individuals accompanied the 24 year-old male victim to his residence on Davenport Court, where a paycheck as well as $160 in cash were removed. 

The Persons of Interest are described as follows:

  • 1: Male, wearing a white jacket
  • 2: Male, wearing a black jacket

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 61 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the individuals approached the 41 year-old male victim in the vicinity of Avenue S and East 2nd Street, and one of the individuals displayed a firearm. The other individuals grab the victim at which point one strikes him with his knee. The individuals removed the victim’s wallet, which contained a credit and debit card. The individuals are described as males in their mid to late teens.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 123rd Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, December 29, 2017 at approximately 7:30 p.m. outside of 2 Wainwright Avenue, (Bus Terminal), a 19-year-old male victim was talking on his phone when he was pushed from behind by two unidentified males and grabbed his iPhone X cell phone. The males fled the location on foot towards Arthur Kill Road.

 Individual #1 is described as:

  •  A male Black, early twenties, last seen wearing all black clothing and blue sneakers

Individual #2 is described as:

  •  A male Black, early twenties, last seen wearing black jacket and green pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals in the attached video and photographs, who are wanted in connection to several robberies that occurred within the confines of the 19 Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Friday December 15, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m. in front of a residential building in the vicinity of East 92 Street and Lexington Avenue, one of the individuals grabbed the 23-year-old female victim’s purse and tried to take it from her. When the victim resisted, the two other individuals shoved her and all three managed to take the purse away from her. The individuals fled on foot westbound on 92 Street.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of East 88 Street and 1 Avenue, one individual followed the 80-year-old female victim into the building and tried to take her purse. The victim resisted and a struggle for the purse ensued. During the scuffle the victim fell to the floor and yelled out for help. A 28-year-old male heard her cries for help and ran out of his apartment to render aid. The individual immediately ran out of the vestibule and fled eastbound on 88 Street along with a second individual who stood by as a lookout.

 The first individual is described as:

  • A dark skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a red hooded sweater, a black and blue coat, black jeans and black sneakers

 The second individual is described as:

  • A dark skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans and black shoes.

 The third individual is described as a dark skinned male; last seen wearing a dark colored hooded coat, blue jeans, black sneakers and he carried a cane.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Technology and ‘Smart’ Policing Results In Arrest After Response To Shots Fired Call

On December 26, Field Intelligence Officers Garcia and O’Connor responded to a call of shots fired within the confines of the 44 Precinct. At the scene, the officers observed two men grappling in front of the Bronx location. The officers quickly intervened and separated the men. Through further investigation, the officers determined that the perpetrator had assaulted the complainant when he tried to stop a dispute between the perpetrator and an unknown man who had fled the scene. Other responding officers tactfully ascended to the fifth floor to follow up on the original shots fired job.

As the officers surveyed the area, Police Officer O’Connor spotted a .45 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and shell casings on the hallway floor. Additionally, the officers noticed damage to a wall in the stairwell and an apartment door completely ajar. Using their department-issued cell phones, Police Officers Garcia and O’Connor were able to identify that the same perpetrator from earlier was the resident of the apartment. The officers were also able to access video footage from the hallway surveillance camera. With this technological assistance, the officers determined that the perpetrator from the earlier dispute also fired a weapon in the hallway, discarded it, and fled the location.

The male was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, strangulation, resisting arrest, and assault.

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785 New Police Recruits Sworn Into the NYPD

Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill welcomed 785 new police recruits to the NYPD in a hiring ceremony held at the Police Academy in College Point. Over the next six months, the recruits will undergo intensive training to prepare for the day-to-day challenges of being a New York City police officer. Before they were sworn in, Police Commissioner O’Neill thanked the recruits and reminded them of the incredible responsibility they are taking on:

“Today you’ll pledge an oath to take on the safety and well-being of millions of people. It’s a big responsibility and we expect big things from you.”

During their time in the Academy, the recruits will go out for field training where they will learn how to protect New Yorkers while making lasting connections with the people they serve. Their training will focus on effective community policing, safe tactics, de-escalation, and communication skills. With the increased threat of terrorism globally, the Police Academy also provides new recruits with the latest counterterror methodologies.

Of the new hires, more than 40% have earned a bachelor’s degree and 73 recruits have served our country in the military. One hundred and eighty-nine of those sworn in speak a foreign language for a total of 27 different languages. One hundred and forty-nine of the newest hires are foreign born, hailing from 42 different countries. As this promising group begins their careers, Police Commissioner O’Neill thanked them for choosing a life of service:

“I want to thank you for making the decision to do something good…to try to make a difference in other people’s lives.”

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 83rd Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Irving Avenue and Jefferson Street, two unidentified males knocked on a door, pushed their way in and demanded money from the four occupants of the residence. During the course of the robbery, one of the victims in the residence was shot in the face causing a serious but non-life threatening injury. The two individuals removed approximately $100 from the apartment and fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. The victim of the gunshot wound was removed by EMS to Elmhurst hospital in serious but stable condition. No other injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Pursuant to the investigation, one of the two individuals has been arrested and charged. The second individual is described as follows:

  • Male Black, last seen wearing a long sleeve hoodie and dark pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male depicted in the attached video in regards to a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 43 Precinct. The details are as follows:

On December 10, 2017 at approximately 2:25 a.m. an individual gained entry into a storage area within 1240 Morrison Avenue and removed 2 scaffolding motors valued over $21,000.

 Individual:

  • Hispanic male
  • Who was last seen wearing green boots, green sweatshirt and a black jacket.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2018, at approximately 2:20 p.m. inside of 178 Columbus Avenue (U.S. Post Office), the individual shoved the 81-year-old female victim to the floor and took her purse. The victim suffered bruising and pain to her back and left wrist. She was removed to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition. Among the items inside the victim’s purse were $65 in currency, a cell phone and her medication.

Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2018, at approximately 2:28 p.m. the same individual from the previous incident walked into 2030 Broadway (Chase Bank) with the 81-year-old female victim’s purse and removed its contents. At one of the bank’s ATMs, a 37-year-old female and her two children, a 4-year-old female and 5-month-old female, withdrew money from the machine. When the 4-year-old female took the money from the ATM, the individual came up from behind and grabbed it from her right hand. The individual fled the bank eastbound on West 70th Street with $300 and the 4-year-old female’s glove.

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, 20-25 years old, 5’4″ to 5’6″
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a green flight jacket, gray sweatpants and gray sneakers.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within the confines of the 103 Precinct / Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at approximately 7:05 a.m. an individual punched the 70 year-old male victim in his face while inside a Manhattan bound “E” train that was stopped inside the Sutphin Boulevard subway station. The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male, black, 25 to 30 years-old
  • Approximately 5’08”, with an injury to his right eye

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Plaque Dedication


Hundreds gathered at the NYPD Central Park Precinct for the unveiling of a memorial plaque honoring the late Detective Steven McDonald. Detective Steven McDonald was patrolling Central Park as a second-year cop when he was shot by a 15-year-old gunman. Although these bullets paralyzed Detective McDonald from the neck down, he never allowed his injuries to immobilize his commitment to service. When Detective McDonald returned home, he almost immediately forgave his shooter and became an NYPD mentor and spokesman for compassion. For the next 31 years, he continued working with the NYPD to inspire others across the world with his message of peace and forgiveness until his death in 2017.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill presided over the ceremony attended by NYPD cops and community members. Detective McDonald’s wife, Patti Ann McDonald, and son, Conor McDonald, addressed those present and reflected on his life of purpose. During the police commissioner’s remarks, he spoke fondly of Detective McDonald’s legendary grace, enthusiasm, and tenacity. Police Commissioner O’Neill emphasized the vital importance of commemorating Detective McDonald’s incredible sacrifice.

“As visitors to this 843 acres see this plaque, officers can tell them about the man Steven was and still is,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

 

Detective McDonald’s legacy lives on in all the lives he has positively affected and will continue to affect. His integrity and compassion can most potently be seen in the work of his wife and son.

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual in connection to an assault within the confines of the 75 Precinct/Transit District 33.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the 14 year-old male victim met the individual inside the mezzanine of the Euclid Avenue “A” and “C” subway station in order to purchase a hoodie from him.  When the victim stated that he no longer wanted to purchase the hoodie, a dispute ensued at which point the individual punched him.  The victim sustained a laceration, a loose tooth, and head pains.  The individual is identified as follows:

  •  Lawrence, Brandon
  •  Male, black, 21 years-old
  • Approximately 5’10”, brown eyes

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Persons of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. the male individuals entered a first floor apartment through an unlocked door in the vicinity of 179 Street and Lafontaine Avenue. The individuals proceeded to display a firearm and moved the 26 year-old, 35 year-old, and 22 year-old male victims into a rear room. As one individual watched them, the others removed $6,000 in cash as well as three cellular phones. They then fled in a four door vehicle by driving southbound on Lafontaine Avenue.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to several grand larcenies that occurred within the confines of the Midtown South and 17 Precincts/Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (MTS pct): It was reported to police that on Sunday December 9, 2017, at approximately 10:07 p.m. aboard a southbound “R” train at the 42 Street station, the individual snatched the 27-year-old male victim’s cell phone from his hand and fled in an unknown direction.

 Incident #2 (MTS pct): It was reported to police that on Wednesday December 13, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m. aboard a southbound “N” train at the 42 Street station, the individual snatched the 24-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled in an unknown direction.

 Incident #3 (17 pct): It was reported to police that on Wednesday December 13, 2017, at approximately 6:48 p.m. aboard a northbound “N” train at the 59 Street station, the individual snatched the 27-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled off the train and through the station in an unknown direction.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, approximately 25 years old, 5’9″
  • Last seen wearing a black coat with a fur-lined hood

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Criminal Mischief (Queens)

*****Updated 01-09-18 *****

 Pursuant to an active investigation, an additional image of the suspect’s vehicle was submitted by investigators.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified individual and/or vehicle seen in the attached surveillance video in connection with a criminal mischief/grand larceny pattern within the confines of the 104th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that since 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017, 57 incidents of damage to vehicles (broken windows) has been reported in a geographic region delineated as follows: Myrtle Avenue to Flushing Avenue and Forest Avenue to Cypress Avenue. Fifty-six of the 57 incidents involve vehicles bearing TLC plates. In six incidents, items such as credit cards, and electronics, were also removed from the vehicles.

Surveillance video is attached, it was taken from a location on Seneca Avenue and shows an unidentified individual exit an unidentified light-color four-door sedan, approach a black 2017 Toyota Camry with a TLC plate and use an unknown object to break the rear driver-side window. No property was removed.  

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within the confines of the 114 Precinct/Transit District 20.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m. an individual engaged in a verbal argument with the 59 year-old male victim as he entered a southbound “N” train at the Ditmars Boulevard subway station.  The dispute escalated as the train continued, at which point the individual punched the victim in his head and face causing pain and swelling.  The individual then proceeded to display an unknown object, which he used to cut the victim’s forehead as the train pulled into the Astoria Boulevard subway train station.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital. The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male, black, mid to late 20’s, approximately 5’7″, approximately 210lbs
  • He was seen wearing a green jacket, t-shirt, and in possession of a military style book bag

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a commercial burglary within the confines of the 121 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, December 18, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. an unidentified individual entered 2409 Forest Avenue, Empire Car Wash, through a closed gate and removed property from a shed.  The property consists of: a detailing cart, Vacuum , buffer and extension cords that totaled $1150.   The individual fled in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, in his 20’s
  • last seen wearing a black hoodie, green coat and black pants

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Wanted: Rape (Bronx)


The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a rape that occurred in the Bronx within the confines of the 52 Precinct.

Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, January 8, 2018 at approximately 1830 hours an individual followed the 64 year-old female victim into her residential apartment building in the vicinity of East Gun Hill Road and Dekalb Avenue. The individual continued to follow her to her apartment, at which point he pushed her inside and sexually assaulted her.  EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital in stable condition. The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male
  • Black
  • 6’1″ to 6’3″
  • Medium complexion
  • Has a mustache.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Heroes & Helpers Event Connects Local Cops and Students

In Case You Missed it: Police officers from the 75 Precinct partnered with the Gateway Plaza Target in Brooklyn to spread holiday cheer to local children in need. Through their connection with the Target store in their Precinct, Police Officers Rodney Greenidge and Brion Shibetti became part of the Heroes & Helpers program. The Heroes & Helpers event pairs public safety officials with young people in the community for holiday shopping sprees at Target.

Police Officers Greenidge and Shibetti worked with school officials to identify 32 neighborhood children who would benefit from receiving $100 gift cards to spend on necessities and gifts. On the day of the event, officers from the 75 Precinct ate breakfast with the kids and helped them pick out gifts for themselves and their loved ones. Police Officer Greenidge enjoyed the event because it gave the officers the opportunity to connect with the students in an informal and positive setting. He believes bonding with young people is an important part of building trust with those they are sworn to protect:

“Events like these make people more confident in law enforcement…it’s a great way to strengthen our relationship with the community.”

Following the incredible success of Heroes and Helpers, Police Officer Rodney Greenidge is already in contact with Target to ensure that this event becomes an annual 75 Precinct holiday tradition.

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NYPD Technology Helps Harlem Cops Arrest Man Wanted For Robberies

NYPD-issued smart phones helped police officers from the 32 precinct to verify the identity of a man wanted for multiple violent crimes in Manhattan and arrested him. On Monday January 1, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Police Officer Abdrabou and his partner, Policer Officer Vasconez, were on patrol when they stopped by a person at the intersection of West 135 Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem.

They were informed by the person that a man wanted for two robberies and assaults in Manhattan was in the waiting area of a local hospital. The police officers conducted a wanted person check on their Police Department issued smart phones and located a wanted poster of the suspect. They immediately went to the hospital where they were able to identify the man and place him under arrest.

Arrested: Male, 60 years old

Charges: Multiple counts of Robbery and Assault

The suspect also had an active Parole Warrant when he was apprehended.

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More Than A Dozen Executive Promotions Announced, Including Chief of Department

New York, New York— NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced more than a dozen changes at the executive staff level as part of the department’s continuing operational shift toward Neighborhood Policing, its revolutionary crime-reduction philosophy.

“By driving crime and violence down to levels New York City has not seen in nearly seven decades, we achieved in 2017 what many thought was unimaginable,” Commissioner O’Neill said. “Instead of taking comfort in this achievement, we have a redoubled sense of urgency. We must make every neighborhood safe, at all times. To accomplish this, we have to complete the transformation of the NYPD, which we can only do in partnership with all the people of New York.”

As of January 2018, the new Neighborhood Policing model is in place in 56 of 77 precincts and all nine Housing commands.

“That left 21 more precincts, 12 Transit Districts and many other units within the department yet to go,” Commissioner O’Neill said. “At the same time, we must advance much further in changing our basic organizational systems – such as training, technology, and human resources practices, among others – to support, to the very best of our ability, the hardworking men and women of this department who put their lives on the line every day for the rest of us.”

Effective as of promotion next week:

Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan will become Chief of Department, the NYPD’s highest-uniformed rank.

A Bronx native, Chief Monahan joined the NYPD in January 1982 and began his career on patrol in the 41st Precinct. He later served as executive officer of the 34th Precinct, as well as commanding officer of the 34th, 46th and 48th Precincts, and of Narcotics Borough Manhattan North. Chief Monahan also served as executive officer of Patrol Borough Bronx and the Office of the Chief of Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Fordham University.

“Like Terry’s predecessor, Carlos Gomez, the next Chief of Department has to be someone who is a proven crime-fighter, while fully understanding the potential of Neighborhood Policing,” Commissioner O’Neill said. “As one of the principal designers of this model of policing, Terry is uniquely qualified for this new assignment.”

Other executive staff appointments, effective as of promotion next week, include:

Assistant Chief Rodney Harrison, current executive officer of the Patrol Services Bureau and leader of the bureau’s Neighborhood Policing implementation, will become Chief of Patrol. Assistant Chief Harrison began his career with the NYPD as a police cadet in June 1991. A year later, he became a police officer and patrolled the 114th Precinct. He later worked in the Narcotics Division, various commands in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, Patrol Borough Bronx, and the Internal Affairs Bureau. He served as executive officer of the 28th and 47th Precincts, Patrol Borough Staten Island and Patrol Borough Brooklyn North. He has also served as commanding officer of the 28th and 32nd Precincts, an Internal Affairs Bureau sub-unit, and Detective Borough Brooklyn North.

Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre, current commanding officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island, will become Chief of the Transit Bureau. Assistant Chief Delatorre began his career with the NYPD in November 1979 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Bronx. He later served as executive officer in the Office of the Chief of Department, the Patrol Services Bureau, Patrol Borough Bronx, Patrol Borough Manhattan North, the Housing Bureau, and the Community Affairs Bureau. He has also served as commanding officer of the 42nd and 43rd Precincts, and the Police Academy.

Deputy Chief Nilda Irizarry Hofmann, current executive officer of the Risk Management Bureau, will become Chief of Community Affairs and the first Hispanic woman in the NYPD promoted to three-star chief. Deputy Chief Hofmann began her career with the NYPD in October 1987 as a police administrative aide. Three years later, she became a police officer and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Bronx and Patrol Borough Manhattan North. She has served as executive officer of the 42nd Precinct, and as commanding officer of the 25th and 52nd Precincts.

Assistant Chief Harry Wedin, current commanding officer of the Special Operations Division, will become Chief of Special Operations. Due to reorganization, the position of Chief of Citywide Operations is abolished. Assistant Chief Wedin began his career with the NYPD in January 1981 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. He later served as executive officer of the Special Operations Division, and as commanding officer of the 67th and 72nd Precincts, Strategic Response Group 3, the Operations Division, and the Special Operations Division.

Assistant Chief Theresa Shortell, current commanding officer of the Police Academy, will become Chief of Training. Due to reorganization, the position of Deputy Commissioner of Training is abolished. Assistant Chief Shortell began her career with the NYPD in July 1984 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Queens South and Patrol Borough Queens North; the Narcotics Division; the Organized Crime Control Bureau; the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force; and the Internal Affairs Bureau. She served as executive officer of the 105th Precinct, and as commanding officer of Transit Bureau District 20; the 6th and 94th Precincts; the Special Victims Division; and the Gang Division.

Chief William Morris, current commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan South, will become Chief of Personnel. Chief Morris began his career with the NYPD in July 1981 and has served in various commands in Patrol Borough Queens South; Patrol Borough Queens North; Patrol Borough Bronx; the Legal Bureau; the Organized Crime Control Bureau; the Narcotics Division; the Central Investigations Division; the Special Victims Division; the Internal Affairs Bureau; and the Police Commissioner’s Office. He also served as executive officer of the Criminal Justice Bureau, and as commanding officer of the 45th, 105th and 113th Precincts, and of the Criminal Justice Bureau.

Assistant Chief John Donohue, currently assigned to the Police Commissioner’s Office, will become Chief of Strategic Initiatives. Due to reorganization, the position of Chief of Management Analysis and Planning is abolished. Assistant Chief Donohue began his career with the NYPD in August 1987 as a police cadet. About two years later, he became a police officer and patrolled the 52nd Precinct. He later served in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan North and Patrol Borough Bronx. He served as executive officer of the Intelligence Bureau, and as commanding officer of the Office of Management Analysis and Planning.

Inspector Fausto Pichardo, current commanding officer of the 43rd Precinct, will be promoted to Assistant Chief and become executive officer of the Patrol Services Bureau. Inspector Pichardo began his career with the NYPD in July 1997 as a police cadet. He became a police officer two years later and patrolled the Midtown North Precinct. He later worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan North, and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. He served as executive officer of the 28th Precinct, and as commanding officer of the 33rd Precinct.

Deputy Chief Stephen Hughes, current commanding officer of the Strategic Response Group, will become Assistant Chief and commanding officer of Patrol Borough Manhattan South. Deputy Chief Hughes began his career with the NYPD in January 1981 and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Manhattan South and Patrol Borough Manhattan North. He has served as executive officer of the Midtown North Precinct, and commanding officer of the 10th Precinct and the Warrant Section.

Assistant Chief Kenneth Corey, current commanding officer of the First Deputy Commissioner’s Office, will become commanding officer of Patrol Borough Staten Island. Assistant Chief Corey began his career with the NYPD in June 1988 as a police cadet. He became a police officer approximately two years later and worked in various commands in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Patrol Borough Manhattan South, Detective Borough Manhattan South, Gang Squad Manhattan South, and the District Attorney Squad-Queens. He was the executive officer of the 72nd Precinct and Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. He was also the commanding officer of sub-units within Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, the Intelligence Bureau, and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He also commanded the 76th Precinct and the Medical Division.

Deputy Commissioner Tracie Keesee, Ph.D, current head of the Training Bureau, will become the department’s Equity and Inclusion Officer. In the executive ranks of captain and above during the last four years, the NYPD has increased the number of Hispanics by 15.3%, blacks by 53.8%, and Asians by 130%; women in these ranks increased by 36.5%. “Today, I am establishing an Office of Equity and Inclusion to help continue our progress in this regard,” Commissioner O’Neill said. “This office will monitor diversity within bureaus, divisions and borough commands, and help develop strong women and minority candidates to assume positions of leadership throughout the department. This is essential to creating and sustaining our partnership with New Yorkers, and making the NYPD reflect the community we serve.” Deputy Commissioner Keesee joined the NYPD in February 2016 after working as project director at the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice – a federal initiative that provided training to law enforcement on bias reduction and procedural fairness. Prior to that, she helped start the Center for Policing Equity, which used research to create strategies to develop closer ties between law enforcement and communities. Previously, she served for 25 years as a uniformed member of the Denver Police Department.

Executive Director Maria Otero will become Assistant Commissioner and remain in her current assignment at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Administration. Executive Director Otero joined the NYPD in June 1992 as a police administrative aide and served in various commands, including the 68th Precinct and Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. She also served as executive officer of the Personnel Orders Section, and commanding officer of the Military Extended Leave Desk.

In addition to the 11 uniformed and two civilian promotions listed above, the following four uniformed members of the service will be retiring: Chief of Personnel Diana Pizzuti, Chief of Transit Joseph Fox, Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe, and Chief of Citywide Operations Thomas Purtell.

“These men and women have devoted more than a century of service to the NYPD and to the people of this city,” Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. “Each of them has tirelessly contributed their very best efforts to help bring about the massive crime reductions of the last few decades. We thank them for this, knowing their great talents will continue to bring them much success.”

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

****Update 01-05-18 ****

 The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male depicted in the attached video in regards to the aforementioned homicide.

 The victims were standing at the above location when two unknown male Hispanics approached and began firing multiple shots at them, then fled in a white sedan.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct / Transit District #12. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 3:40 a.m. the victim, a 34-year old male was on the platform of the East 138 Street and Brook Avenue subway station, when the individual approached him from behind and did punch him the face multiple times. The individual removed a cellphone and $160 from the victim’s pants pocket. The victim sustained multiple fractures to his face and was removed to Lincoln hospital for his injuries.

The individual is a;

  •  Male, Hispanic, light complexion, 5’7″-5’9″, 170 lbs., 21-25 years of age
  • Long pony tail, last seen wearing blue ripped jeans, dark colored coat, red baseball cap, and dark colored shoes.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Homicide (Manhattan)

**** UPDATE 1/7/18 ****

 The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating the individual wanted for the above homicide within the confines of the 33 Precinct.

 Individual:

  • Almonte, Lee
  • 31-year old, male
  • Male, Hispanic, 31 years-old, approximately 5’11”
  • Approximately 180lbs, brown eyes, black hair.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 at approximately 12:03 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of an shots fired/assault at the intersection of Broadway and West 175th Street, in the confines of the 33rd Precinct. Pursuant to an investigation, officers discovered that a 27-year-old male sustained several gunshot wounds to the back at the location and was subsequently removed by private conveyance to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 Deceased:

  • Garcia, Yadel
  • 27-year-old male
  • New York, NY

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photos wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 107th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Friday, December 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. a 15 year old male victim exited an MTA Q76 bus in the vicinity Francis Lewis Boulevard and Hillside Avenue. Two unidentified males approached the victim from behind and forcibly removed his backpack containing personal property. The individuals fled on foot in unknown direction. The victim was not injured during the course of this incident.

Individual 1:

  • Male, Black, in his early twenties
  • Last seen wearing a green hooded sweat jacket and tan overcoat

 Individual 2:

  • Male, in his early twenties
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

 

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos regarding a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. inside the “Apple Store” located at 2655 Richmond Avenue, an unidentified male entered the location to purchased two Apple cell phones for $2,600.00.  He asked the sales clerk to recount the money, at which time the individual distracted the cashier and put $1,300.00 back into his pocket before fleeing the store in an unknown direction, the unidentified male was observed leaving store on surveillance cameras.

The individual is described as an:

  • Adult male, white, 5’9″, 165 Lbs.,
  • Red hair with a mustache and a goatee.

He was last seen wearing:

  •  Blue jeans, black sweat jacket, black jacket, red sneakers and a black baseball cap with letters “ck” on the front.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Police Officers Save Queens Woman Having A Heart Attack

L to R: PO Pistone, PO Quinones

“I’m glad that I was able to save this woman’s life,”said Police Officer Frank Pistone. “My job is to help people not just to make arrests.”

Last month two police officers from the 113 Precinct responded to a home in South Jamaica, Queens after receiving a call of an unconscious woman. Police Officer Rank Pistone and his partner Police Officer Julius Quinones were met by the family members of a 70-year-old woman who informed them that the elderly woman was having a heart attack. Police Officer Pistone immediately began chest compression and administering CPR until EMS arrived. While CPR was being performed, Police Officer Quinones took the family into another room and was calming them assuring them that the officers were doing everything they could to help her.

“When I started I did not feel a pulse but I felt a faint one right before EMS arrived,” said Police Officer Pistone.

“I have not had to do CPR since being trained in the Police Academy but it all came immediately back to me as soon as I needed it.”

The woman was removed to Jamaica Hospital by EMS and has since recovered and returned home.

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NYPD Teen Citizens Police Academy 2017 Graduation

Get an inside look at the NYPD’s Teen Citizens Police Academy. Hear from recent graduates on how they were able to interact with police officers, learn about the various units within the department, and go through similar training exercises.

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Meet Police Officer James Seery from the NYPD Emergency Service Unit

“I feel an enormous amount of pride to be part of the greatest police department, protecting the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world,” said Police Officer James Seery.

On New Year’s Eve, Officer Seery was stationed at 43rd Street and 6th Avenue as he and thousands of NYPD members ensured a fun and safe celebration in Times Square. While Officer Seery has worked countless holidays throughout his 15 years with the department, this was his first New Year’s Eve working the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) detail. From the moment Officer Seery stepped foot in the Police Academy, his ultimate goal was to join ESU. After years of dedication, persistence, and support from his colleagues, in 2016 Officer Seery underwent the intensive training required to become a member of ESU.

All ESU officers are trained in hazardous materials containment, building collapse, vehicle extraction, and counseling emotionally disturbed individuals out of dangerous situations. They are also certified Emergency Medical Technicians and SCUBA specialists. This training came in handy when Officer Seery performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking woman while stationed in Midtown during the United Nations General Assembly. While Officer Seery has enjoyed a fulfilling career in precincts throughout NYC, working with ESU Truck 10 has renewed his sense of purpose as a protector of New York City:

“To be able to help my fellow cops and members of the community in times of crisis has given me an even greater sense of purpose on this job.”

Join us in saying thank you to Officer Seery for spending the holidays ensuring the safety of others and also congratulating him for fulfilling his lifelong dream to serve New Yorkers as a member of ESU.

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Fewest Annual Murders and Shooting Incidents Ever Recorded in the Modern Era

Lowest per-capita murder rate since 1951

New York, New York—With the close of 2017, New York City marks three new crime reduction benchmarks: the first time the total number of index crimes has fallen below 100,000; the first time the number of shooting incidents has fallen below 800; and the first time the total number of murders has fallen below 300. This reduction in murders has resulted in the lowest per-capita murder rate in nearly 70 years. Additionally, several other index crime categories have achieved historic reductions, including: robbery, burglary, and grand larceny auto.

For 2017, there were 96,517 crimes reported, compared with 102,052 in 2016. This is a reduction of 5,535 crimes, or -5.4%. There were 290 murders reported, compared with 335 in 2016. This is a reduction of 45 crimes, or -13.4%. There were 1,446 rapes reported, compared with 1,442 in 2016. This is an increase of 4 crimes, or +0.3%. There were 13,950 robberies reported, compared with 15,528 in 2016. This is a reduction of 1,578 crimes, or -10.2%. There were 20, 013 felonious assaults reported, compared with 20,917 in 2016. This is a reduction of 904 crimes, or -4.3%. There were 12,048 burglaries reported, compared with 13,035 in 2016. This is a reduction of 987 crimes, or -7.6%. There were 43,082 grand larcenies reported, compared with 44,484 in 2016. This is a reduction of 1,402 crimes, -3.2%. There were 5,688 grand larceny autos reported, compared with 6,311 in 2016. This is a reduction of 623 crimes, or -9.9%. There were 789 shooting incidents reported, compared with 997 in 2016. This is a reduction of 208 shootings, or -20.9%.

“Crime in New York City has reached a new low,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “The murder rate hasn’t been lower since the Korean War.”

“As we celebrate this New York miracle, we continue deepening relationships with the public, emphasizing the shared responsibility we have to our safety. I am confident we can do more. And we will. It is an honor to lead this organization and be a part of the change we are seeing across the nation’s safest city.”

“Last year was the safest year in modern New York City history. To see crime levels as low as we have today, you’d have to go back to 1951, when the Dodgers played in Brooklyn and a slice was 15 cents. I want to thank Police Commissioner O’Neill and the entire NYPD for continuing to raise the bar and remaining steadfast in their commitment to keeping our city safe,” said Mayor de Blasio. “I want New Yorkers to know, this is just the beginning. As our neighborhood policing vision deepens and residents work with police officers in common cause, the flow of information will stop crimes before they happen and we will continue to build trust between communities and law enforcement. This department never rests on its laurels and America’s safest big city will get even safer.”

There were 2,441 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in 2017, compared with 2,429 in 2016. This is an increase of 12 crimes, or +0.5%. There were 4,844 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in 2017, compared with 5,238 crimes in 2016. This is a decrease of 394 crimes, or -7.5%

Historical NYC Uniform Crime Report Murder Count

Year Count Rate Per 100K NYC Total Population
1939 291 3.9 7,454,995
1940 275 3.6 7,454,995
1941 268 3.5 7,454,995
1942 265 3.5 7,454,995
1943 201 2.6 7,454,995
1944 228 3.0 7,454,995
1945 292 3.9 7,454,995
1946 346 4.3 7,891,957
1947 333 4.2 7,891,957
1948 315 3.9 7,891,957
1949 301 3.8 7,891,957
1950 294 3.7 7,891,957
1951 243 3.0 7,891,957
1952 309 3.9 7,891,957
1953 350 4.4 7,891,957
1954 342 4.3 7,891,957
1955 306 3.8 7,891,957
1956 315 4.0 7,781,984
1957 314 4.0 7,781,984
1958 354 4.5 7,781,984
1959 390 4.6 7,781,984
1960 390 4.6 7,781,984
1961 483 6.2 7,781,984
1962 507 6.5 7,781,984
1963 548 7.0 7,781,984
1964 636 8.1 7,781,984
1965 634 8.1 7,781,984
1966 654 8.2 7,894,862
1967 746 9.4 7,894,862
1968 986 12.4 7,894,862
1969 1,043 13.2 7,894,862
1970 1,117 14.1 7,894,862
1971 1,466 18.5 7,894,862
1972 1,691 21.4 7,894,862
1973 1,680 21.2 7,894,862
1974 1,554 19.6 7,894,862
1975 1,645 20.8 7,894,862
1976 1,622 22.9 7,071,639
1977 1,557 22.0 7,071,639
1978 1,504 21.2 7,071,639
1979 1,733 24.5 7,071,639
1980 1,814 25.6 7,071,639
1981 1,826 25.8 7,071,639
1982 1,668 23.5 7,071,639
1983 1,622 22.9 7,071,639
1984 1,450 20.5 7,071,639
1985 1,384 19.5 7,071,639
1986 1,582 21.5 7,332,564
1987 1,672 22.8 7,332,564
1988 1,896 25.8 7,332,564
1989 1,905 25.9 7,332,564
1990 2,245 30.6 7,332,564
1991 2,154 29.3 7,332,564
1992 1,995 27.2 7,332,564
1993 1,946 26.5 7,332,564
1994 1,561 21.2 7,332,564
1995 1,177 16.0 7,332,564
1996 983 12.2 8,008,278
1997 770 9.6 8,008,278
1998 633 7.9 8,008,278
1999 671 8.3 8,008,278
2000 673 8.4 8,008,278
2001 649 8.1 8,008,278
2002 587 7.3 8,008,278
2003 597 7.4 8,008,278
2004 570 7.1 8,008,278
2005 539 6.7 8,008,278
2006 596 7.2 8,175,133
2007 496 6.0 8,175,133
2008 523 6.3 8,175,133
2009 471 5.7 8,175,133
2010 536 6.5 8,175,133
2011 515 6.2 8,175,133
2012 419 5.1 8,175,133
2013 335 4.0 8,175,133
2014 333 4.0 8,175,133
2015 352 4.3 8,175,133
2016 335 3.9 8,537,673
2017 290 3.3 8,537,673

Note: All crime statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis, revisions, or change.

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The NYPD Doesn’t Take Off On Snow Days (Part II)

The snow will not stop us- the men and women of the NYPD are out there protecting New York City and assisting those in need of help.

Have a look below at some examples of how we are out across all five boroughs working.

(See Part I here)

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 77 Precinct/ Transit District 32. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at approximately 10:05 p.m. the individuals approached victim #1 and victim #2, both 18-year-old males, in the mezzanine of the Utica Avenue “3” train subway station and displayed a knife demanding property under threat of being stabbed. They removed victim #1’s iPhone 6s and fled. There were no reported injuries. The individuals are described as follows:

 1:  Male, black, 19 to 21 years-old, 5’09” to 5’10” tall

  • Wearing a blue Nike jacket, blue jeans, a red Playboy Bunny baseball cap, gray Nike sneakers, and a black facemask.

 2: Male, black, 18 to 21 years-old, approximately 5’11” tall, approximately 160 lbs.

  • Wearing a white flight jacket, a gray hoodie, red sneakers, and a black face mask

 3: Male, black, approximately 25 years-old,

  • Wearing a black coat, black jeans, a black wool hat, and black sneakers

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 77 Precinct/ Transit District 32. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at approximately 10:05 p.m. the individuals approached victim #1 and victim #2, both 18-year-old males, in the mezzanine of the Utica Avenue “3” train subway station and displayed a knife demanding property under threat of being stabbed. They removed victim #1’s iPhone 6s and fled. There were no reported injuries. The individuals are described as follows:

 1:  Male, black, 19 to 21 years-old, 5’09” to 5’10” tall

  • Wearing a blue Nike jacket, blue jeans, a red Playboy Bunny baseball cap, gray Nike sneakers, and a black facemask.

 2: Male, black, 18 to 21 years-old, approximately 5’11” tall, approximately 160 lbs.

  • Wearing a white flight jacket, a gray hoodie, red sneakers, and a black face mask

 3: Male, black, approximately 25 years-old,

  • Wearing a black coat, black jeans, a black wool hat, and black sneakers

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who are wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at approximately 6:17 p.m on the southbound “4” train, in the vicinity of Grand Concourse and East 149th Street, two individuals approached a 16-year-old male victim and his 16-year-old friend. The males asked the victim questions but when the victim tried to walk away, he was punched in the face. The victim and his friend fled the scene and there was no property removed.

  •  Two males are described as male black who are approximately 18-years-old.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who are wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at approximately 6:17 p.m on the southbound “4” train, in the vicinity of Grand Concourse and East 149th Street, two individuals approached a 16-year-old male victim and his 16-year-old friend. The males asked the victim questions but when the victim tried to walk away, he was punched in the face. The victim and his friend fled the scene and there was no property removed.

  •  Two males are described as male black who are approximately 18-years-old.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual depicted in the attached surveillance photograph who is wanted for questioning in connection to Robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m. inside of the Flushing Motel, located at 34-50 Linden Place, an unidentified male entered the location and approached the front desk where he asked the 21-year-old male clerk if there were any available rooms.  The individual then exited and returned with a suitcase which he asked to store in the back.  The individual then simulated a gun and demanded cash. The clerk complied with his demands and the individual  fled the scene with approximately $580.  There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

The individual is described as a:

  • Male Black
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, a black hat underneath, a scarf covering his face, light colored pants and was carrying a suitcase.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the

NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual depicted in the attached surveillance photograph who is wanted for questioning in connection to Robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m. inside of the Flushing Motel, located at 34-50 Linden Place, an unidentified male entered the location and approached the front desk where he asked the 21-year-old male clerk if there were any available rooms.  The individual then exited and returned with a suitcase which he asked to store in the back.  The individual then simulated a gun and demanded cash. The clerk complied with his demands and the individual  fled the scene with approximately $580.  There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

The individual is described as a:

  • Male Black
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, a black hat underneath, a scarf covering his face, light colored pants and was carrying a suitcase.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the

NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 1st Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the individual approached the 21 year-old female victim on the southbound “4” and “5” train platform inside the Fulton Street subway station. The individual proceeded to grab the victim’s buttocks. He is described as follows:

  • Male, Hispanic
  • Approximately 5’8″, approximately 50 years-old

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 1st Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the individual approached the 21 year-old female victim on the southbound “4” and “5” train platform inside the Fulton Street subway station. The individual proceeded to grab the victim’s buttocks. He is described as follows:

  • Male, Hispanic
  • Approximately 5’8″, approximately 50 years-old

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Lieutenants Making Sure We Never Forget Those Who Died In The Line of Duty

Newsday.com: Lt. Michael Ryan, left, and Lt. Steven Weiss, seen on Dec. 19, 2017, work to make sure fallen NYPD officers are not forgotten. Photo Credit: Louis Lanzano

As lieutenants in the NYPD, Steven Weiss and Michael Ryan have high-profile jobs. Weiss, 41, is commander of the active 115th Precinct detective squad in Jackson Heights, Queens, while Ryan, 49, is assigned to the office of the first deputy commissioner at police headquarters.

As important as those jobs may be, Weiss and Ryan said their activities in uncovering the histories of officers who died in the line of duty — sometimes over a century ago and also on Long Island and elsewhere — gives them a great sense of fulfillment and pride.

“It’s a good feeling, something you take a lot of pride in,” said Weiss, who like Ryan is a Nassau County resident. “I have done a lot in my career, and I would rate this up there as one of the top accomplishments, in finding these officers.”

“It is more of a sense of pride that you were able to find a brother officer or sister officer, and they are not going to be forgotten,” Ryan said in describing the importance of their mission.

Read more from Newsday [HERE].

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The NYPD Doesn’t Take Off On Snow Days

The snow will not stop us- the men and women of the NYPD are out there protecting New York City and assisting those in need of help. We even made sure to stop by a community member’s house to wish her a happy 100th birthday!

Have a look below at some examples of how we are out across all five boroughs working.

Check back throughout the day as we will be updating this page with more photos.

  • Get snow safety tips [HERE].
  • Read the winter advisory [HERE].

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 88 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. the victim’s, two 13-year old males were inside of Pratt Playground, located on the corner of Willoughby Street and Emerson Place, when they were approached by the individuals. One of the individuals asked one of the victim’s for the time, while the other individual displayed a silver and black firearm. The individuals demanded the victim’s cellphones and book bags. The victims’ complied and the individuals removed their property and fled the location. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

  • Individual 1: male, black dark complexion, 15-17 years of age
  • Last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black coat, dark colored pants and white sneakers

 

  • Individual 2: male, Hispanic, light complexion, 15-17 years of age,
  • Last seen wearing a blue hoodie, black coat, green sweatpants and black sneakers with white shoe laces.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three males depicted in the attached photos in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 60 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On December 20, 2017 at approximately 9:40 p.m. the three unknown males approached a 48 year-old male in front of 3028 Brighton 6 Street where they demanded money and began to punch him on his head.  The males then removed $98 from his pocket and fled the scene.  The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. four unknown males approached an apartment door inside of a building located on Walton Avenue and began knocking on it. A female occupant of the apartment answered the door and was engaged in a brief discussion with the males. Then two of the males both displayed firearms and began firing toward the apartment door. A 34-year-old male occupant inside of the apartment was shot once in the right thigh. The victim was removed via EMS to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. The female who answered the door was not injured. There were no other reported injuries.

The individuals are described as:

  •  Two male Blacks and two male Hispanics
  • One wearing a gray jacket, one wearing a blue jacket, one wearing a bubble jacket and one wearing a dark colored jacket.

The suspects fled the location to parts unknown.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an Grand Larceny within the confines of the 5 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the individual and 26 year-old male victim left the Dream Hotel, located at 355 West 16 Street in Manhattan and went to the victim’s hotel room, located at 11 Howard Street. The victim woke up in the late morning and noticed that both the individual and his Rolex were gone. The individual is described as follows:

  • Female
  • Tattoos on her back
  • Laced ribbon tattoo on the back of each leg

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Attempted Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 104th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, December 22, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. a 38-year-old male victim was sitting in his parked vehicle in front of 1722 George Street, when two unidentified individuals approached the victim by the driver’s side and attempted to remove victim’s property at knifepoint but were unsuccessful. The individuals fled the location without any proceeds to parts unknown. The victim sustained a small laceration to his finger but refused medical attention.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Hispanic, heavy build
  • Last seen wearing a dark jacket, winter hat, light-colored jeans and black boots

 

  • Individual #2 is described as a male Hispanic, heavy build
  • Last seen wearing a black bubble jacket with a hood, black winter hat, light- colored jeans and black boots.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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Stay Safe and Warm in the Winter Weather

Winter Weather Health & Safety Tips

Take steps to be safe during winter storms and extreme cold. Learn more about the weather advisory [HERE].

  • Stay indoors during the storm.
  • Dress for the weather:
    • Wear a hat, hood, or scarf, as most heat is lost through the head.
    • Wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth.
    • Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.
    • Keep clothing dry; if a layer becomes wet, remove it.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia:
    • Hypothermia: symptoms include slurred speech, sluggishness, confusion, dizziness, shallow breathing, unusual behavior, and slow, irregular heartbeat.
    • Frostbite: symptoms include gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, and waxy feeling skin.

How to Help Others

  • Infants, seniors, and people with paralysis or neuropathy are at increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite. Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors who may need assistance to ensure they are adequately protected from the cold.
  • Community members that identify someone on the street they believe needs assistance should contact 311 and ask for the Mobile Outreach Response Team. The Department of Homeless Services will send an outreach team to the location to assess the individual’s condition and take appropriate action.
  • If you suspect a person is suffering from frostbite or hypothermia, bring him or her someplace warm and seek medical help immediately or call 911.
  • If medical help is unavailable, re-warm the person, starting at the core of their body. Warming arms and legs first can increase circulation of cold blood to the heart, which can lead to heart failure. Use a blanket, or if necessary, your own body heat to warm the person.
  • Do not give a person suffering frostbite or hypothermia alcohol or caffeine, both of which can worsen the condition. Instead, give the patient a cup of warm broth.

Safe Home Heating Tips

Improper use of portable heating equipment can lead to fire or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Take precautions to ensure you are heating your home safely.

Fire Safety Tips

  • Use only portable heating equipment that is approved for indoor use.
  • Keep combustible materials, including furniture, drapes, and carpeting at least three feet away from the heat source. NEVER drape clothes over a space heater to dry.
  • Always keep an eye on heating equipment. Never leave children alone in the room where a space heater is running. Turn it off when you are unable to closely monitor it.
  • Be careful not to overload electrical circuits.

Make sure you have a working smoke detector in every room. Check and change batteries often.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check it regularly to make sure the battery is working. NYC law requires owners to provide and install at least one approved carbon monoxide alarm within 15 feet of the primary entrance to each sleeping room.
    Learn more about NYC’s carbon monoxide detector law
  • Make sure your heating system is kept clean and properly vented; have worn or defective parts replaced.
  • Have your fireplace, chimney, and flue cleaned every year to remove soot deposits, leaves, etc.
  • Kerosene heaters are dangerous and illegal in New York City.
  • Don’t heat your home with a gas stove or oven.
  • Do not use any gas-powered appliance, such as a generator, indoors.
  • Never use a charcoal grill or a hibachi indoors.
  • Automobile exhaust contains carbon monoxide. Open your garage door before starting your car and do not leave the motor running in an enclosed area. Clear exhaust pipes before starting a car or truck after it snows.
  • The most common symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning is headache. However, symptoms may also include dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, people can become increasingly irritable, agitated and confused, eventually becoming lethargic and lapsing into unconsciousness.
  • If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911, and get the victim to fresh air immediately, and open windows.
    Learn more about carbon monoxide

For more information on how to properly and safely heat your home, please visit the FDNY’s website.

What to Do If You Lose Heat

Every resident is entitled to heat and hot water. Tenants without adequate heat or hot water should first speak with the building owner, manager, or superintendent. If the problem is not corrected, tenants should call 311. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will attempt to contact your building’s owner to get heat or hot water service restored.

If service has not been restored, HPD will send an inspector to your building to verify the complaint and issue a violation. If your landlord does not live up to his or her legal obligation, HPD will call in emergency contractors to fix the boiler or do whatever is required to get your heat and hot water working again.

For more information about loss of heat or hot water, refer to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s frequently asked questions for tenants.

If you lose heat, take measures to trap existing warm air, and safely stay warm until heat returns:

  • Insulate your home as much as possible. Hang blankets over windows and doorways and stay in a well-insulated room while power is out.
  • Dress warmly. Wear hats, scarves, gloves, and layered clothing.
  • If you have a working fireplace, use it for heat and light, but be sure to keep the damper open for ventilation.
  • Open your faucets to a steady drip so pipes do not freeze.
  • Eat. Food provides your body with needed energy to produce its own heat and drinking helps your body avoid dehydration.
  • If the cold persists and your heat is not restored, call family, neighbors, or friends to see if you can stay with them.

If your service line, pipes or water meters freeze:

  • Open a faucet near the frozen point to release vapor from melting ice.
  • Direct a hair dryer or heat lamp at the frozen section, or put a small space heater nearby.
  • NEVER thaw a frozen pipe or meter with an open flame; this could lead to fire or cause a steam explosion.
  • If your meter is damaged or your pipes burst, call 311.
    Learn more about water supply disruptions

If you lose power, call your power provider immediately to report the outage.

  • Con Edison: 1-800-752-6633 (TTY: 1-800-642-2308)
  • National Grid: 718-643-4050 (TTY: 718-237-2857)
  • PSEG: 1-800-490-0025 (TTY: 631-755-6660)
    Learn more about power disruptions

If You Need Emergency Heating Assistance

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) administers the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which provides low-income people with emergency heating assistance. Eligible residents will receive a payment for fuel delivery, or HRA will arrange for fuel delivery or boiler repair. Emergency assistance is given to those who qualify only once per heating season. Contact 311 for more information.

Pet Safety Tips

  • Booties provide even more coverage and can also prevent sand and salt from getting lodged between bare toes and causing irritation. Use pet-friendly ice melts whenever possible.
  • Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.
  • Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Feeding your pet a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories, and making sure she has plenty of water to drink will help keep her well-hydrated and her skin less dry.
  • Bring a towel on long walks to clean off stinging, irritated paws. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
  • See more tips from the ASPCA [HERE].

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 109 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Friday, December 1, 2017 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the individuals approached the 19 year-old male and 16 year-old female from behind at the intersection of College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. The individuals proceeded to push them and removed both victims’ Apple iPhone 7 Plus and fled. They are described as follows:

  • 1: Male, black, white pants and red hoodie.
  •  2: Male, black, black du-rag and red hoodie.
  •  3: Male, black, white du-rag and black jacket.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 40th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at approximately 1:32 p.m. at 513 East 138th Street (Dunkin Donuts), an unidentified male simulates a firearm inside of his coat while threatening employees inside the location. The individual removed approximately $1700 from register before fleeing into the subway station. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

The individual is described as a:

  • Male Black, approximately 6’1″, 170lbs
  • Last seen wearing a light blue sweater hoody underneath a dark blue hooded jacket

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 67 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Both cases occurred on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at approximately 8:50 a.m.

 The following has been reported to police:

1: The individual entered a deli at 9521 Church Avenue and went behind the counter and took possession of a butcher knife, which he used to menace the store clerk(s). The individual wanted a lighter, but was ejected from the location with no proceeds.

2: The individual entered a deli, located at 9527 Church Avenue and demanded cigarettes. When he was told the location had none, he attempted to come behind the counter. The individual displayed a firearm and then fled.

 He is described as follows:

  • Male, black, 21 to 28 years-old
  • Short hair, approximately 140lbs, brown eyes

 Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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New City-wide Plan Will Install Security Bollards to Protect New Yorkers, Tourists and City’s Infrastructure

Approximately 1,500 new permanent bollards integrated into the City’s streetscape will address security threats, promote pedestrian flow, and maintain safe and open public spaces

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City’s Security Infrastructure Working Group today announced plans to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or bollards, to high-profile sites and to create a process to streamline their design and construction. The Administration plans to double its $7.5 million commitment in the September Capital Plan for permanent bollards in Times Square, and will commit in excess of $50 million to commence the broader rollout of new protective measures in public spaces, including 1,500 new bollards as part of an initial installation phase.

“In 2017, New Yorkers witnessed the horrible capacity of people willing to do us harm, whether it was in our subways, on our bike paths or in Times Square,” said Mayor de Blasio. “But we will not be cowed, and our expanded investment today in barriers and bollards in our public spaces underscores our resolve in keeping New York City safe from future attacks. In this new year, we can and will protect our iconic public spaces while New Yorkers go on living our lives, including by hosting a record number of tourists.”

“Everything we do in the New York City Police Department is geared toward keeping people safe and that will always be our obligation,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “No matter how low, we’re able to push down crime and violence. And the people who live in, work in, and visit New York City deserve to not only be safe they deserve to feel safe too.

“We’re a very busy city as you know — more than 8.5 million people plus the millions more who come in daily to work or to enjoy this great city. These additional safety bollards will allow us to better protect many of our landmark locations, and many of the areas most frequently used for recreation. It will also help us keep order as it relates to all the competing vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic that defines our great city.”

“As our agency has dramatically expanded public spaces around New York City, we also work with the NYPD to make these spaces both welcoming and safe,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “Today we thank the Mayor for his leadership on investments to keep our city’s treasured public spaces secure, while ensuring that the public can fully enjoy them.”

In 2017, the City Council passed legislation requiring DOT and Parks to report on the number of bollards installed annually and the number of revocable permits granted annually to private businesses to install bollards.

“New York is a cultural and financial capital. Its vibrancy and diversity make it the envy of the world but, unfortunately, also a target for a few deranged individuals who would do us harm. The steps being announced today will improve security throughout the City for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Protecting our City requires cooperation at all levels of government and I’ll continue working in Congress to ensure there are adequate federal resources for these types of protective measures,” said Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY).

“We have witnessed an increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities as vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons to carry out attacks,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13). “Safety bollards saves lives and help in our efforts to strengthen safety measures along sidewalks, popular tourist destinations, and high pedestrian traffic areas. I commend Mayor de Blasio on today’s announcement to install 1,500 permanent safety bollards throughout our city as preventative measures to guide traffic, protect individuals, and potentially save lives.”

“Security bollards will help protect New Yorkers, visitors and keep our public spaces safe,” said Assemblymember Dan Quart. “I applaud the city and other stakeholders for expanding their commitment to this safety measure.”

“As the City evaluates appropriate locations for these additional bollards, Lower Manhattan remains a target and we look forward to this added security for residents and tourists alike. I appreciate the work of the Security Infrastructure Working Group and the Mayor for taking actions towards further protecting our City,” said Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick.

“We are lucky to live in a culturally rich city of over 8.6 million people that tens of millions of tourists from all over the world choose to visit every year, but with that comes great responsibility to keep them all safe. We have seen instances in which bollards have effectively achieved this, and prevented greater tragedies and loss of life. The expansive use of bollards is a proactive step in protecting New Yorkers and tourists on our streets and sidewalks,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation.

“This investment is critical to providing the security New Yorkers and our visitors can all benefit from on a day-to-day basis. Our security continues to be a top priority. This is a positive step to keep New Yorkers safe,” said Council Member Keith Powers.

In the wake of attacks around New York City in 2017, protective concrete barriers were installed at high profile locations in Manhattan. These temporary structures will be replaced this month by more attractive temporary blocks in advance of the rollout of the permanent metal bollard installation beginning this March. The installation of these permanent structures will be completed over the next few years. As they are replaced with permanent security structures the new, more aesthetically pleasing blocks, will be relocated to other locations identified as high profile.

In identifying locations, the City conducted a thorough review of locations, including business corridors, tourist attractions and iconic sites, resulting in the prioritization of key locations in the City to be addressed with permanent fixtures under this plan. The City previously installed permanent metal bollards near the Times Square pedestrian plazas as part of a $50 million capital project completed in late 2016, and similar bollards will be added to additional areas in Times Square as part of this project.

The Security Infrastructure Working Group, currently comprised of the Mayor’s Office, New York Police Department, Department of Transportation, the Department of Design and Construction, Public Design Commission, Department of City Planning, Department of Environmental Protection, Fire Department of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Management and Budget will streamline the bollard design and construction by coordinating with the agencies responsible for reviewing and approving bollard installations to conduct their reviews as concurrently as possible. The installation process for these structures includes procurement protocols and engineering reviews normally associated with capital work.

For years the City, through DOT and NYPD, has worked closely with private landowners and institutions on security measures through the revocable consent process, allowing bollards or other security structures to be installed on sidewalks. NYC DOT has approved dozens of locations for such structures, which are paid for by the property owners.

The City looks forward to continue its partnership with the State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port Authority and other entities to bring and facilitate protections on properties within the five boroughs, such as alongside the West Side Greenway.


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WANTED: Burglary (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male depicted in the attached photo in regards to burglary that occurred within the confines of the 61 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On December 3, 2017 at approximately 4:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. an unknown male entered a construction site, located at 2128 Ocean Avenue, through a rear of the location and removed several power tools valued at $17,890.

 The male is described as a:

  • Male, approximately 30 years-old
  • 210 pounds with brown hair
  • Last seen wearing a grey jacket, black jeans and a blue baseball cap

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male depicted in the attached photo in regards to a grand larceny incident that occurred within the confines of the 68 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On December 21, 2017 at approximately 5:15 p.m. a 26 year-old female was entering the 8 Avenue and 62 Street subway station when she was bumped by an unknown male.  Shortly thereafter, she realized that her wallet, which contained her identification and credit cards, were gone.  A check of her credit cards revealed that 6 monthly Metrocards were purchased from a vending machine at the Fort Hamilton subway station.  One the Metrocards was used by the unidentified individual on December 22, 2017 at the Nostrand Avenue subway station.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 19 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on September 15, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. the individual entered the Bally’s clothing boutique located at 689 Madison Avenue, and used a stolen credit card to make a purchase. As the sales employee was printing out the receipt  the individual removed a wallet valued at $1,950 from the display case and placed it in his pants pocket. The individual leaves the location in an unknown direction.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, white, light complexion
  • 40-45 years of age, brown hair, 5’7″, 160 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored suite, white shirt, red and white striped tie and dark colored shoes

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance sketch in regards to a forcible touching that occurred within the confines of the 112 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. the victim, a 16-year old female was in the vicinity of Yellow Stone Boulevard and Queens Boulevard, when the individual approached her from behind and touched her groin. The individual fled the location on foot towards Jewel Avenue.

The individual is a:

  • Male, white, 25-30 years of age
  • 5′ 7″, 150 lbs.,  light complexion, black hair
  • Last seen wearing a black hat, black leather jacket with a bull or ram logo on the sleeve

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 43 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Friday, December 8, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m. two individuals approached the 54 year-old male victim outside of a residential apartment building at 1505 Metropolitan Avenue. The individuals proceeded to punch him on the left side of his face, and removed his wallet, which contained approximately $150 in cash. The victim was not transported to a hospital. The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male, black, approximately 5’10.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Tourniquet Technology & NYPD Police Officers’ Quick Actions Are Saving Lives

(NY Post)- Every NYPD cop will be trained in the use of lifesaving tourniquet technology used by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — to deal with potential mass casualties from terror attacks.

Uniformed officers will be receiving kits of QuikClot, a sponge-like gauze pressure dressing relied on in combat, and special instructions on how to use the equipment, officials said.

“The training and the products that they’re issuing . . . now — they’re just making us be able to do our job better,’’ said Detective Meghan Kinsella.

And she would know — Kinsella used the special kit last week to save a suicidal man in Queens.

On Wednesday, Kinsella and her partner were responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed man with a knife at Cranberry, a market on 42nd Road in Queens. By the time they arrived, the man had already slashed his own throat and was lying at the bottom of the stairs “bleeding profusely.”

Read more about this training and about other situations where this technology, along with the quick actions of our officers, is saving people’s lives in the NY Post [HERE]. 

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The NYPD: New Year’s Eve in Times Square & Throughout NYC

The NYPD was out, along with our partners, ensuring everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve in Times Square as well as throughout New York City.

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance in connection to an assault that occurred within confines 84 Precinct/TD 30. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. a 54 year-old male victim onboard a Manhattan bound “A” train, at the Jay Street station, was approached by an unidentified individual who began to assault the victim. The victim suffered swelling and redness to his face.

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • Male black, in his twenties, approximately 6’3″, 200lbs
  • Last seen wearing a black coat, gray hat, blue jeans, and multi-colored sneakers

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. the victim, a 14-year old male was exiting his residence, located within the vicinity of East 166 Street and Findlay Avenue, when the individuals pushed the victim back into the apartment. Once inside the apartment the individuals brandished firearms and used tape to restrain the male victim and a 52-year female. The individuals removed a cellphone and approximately $5,000 before fleeing. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

 The individuals are:

  • Male Hispanics, light complexion, approximately 30-years of age
  • Last seen wearing black coat, dark colored jeans, dark colored hat, dark colored gloved and dark colored shoes

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at approximately 9:50 a.m. two unidentified male individuals entered a residential building in the vicinity of 24th Street and 21st Avenue and knocked on the door of a 53-year-old male victim. One of the males stated he was a UPS delivery person delivering package and when victim opened the door, a struggled ensued resulting in the victim being shot in the buttocks. The victim was removed to Elmhurst General Hospital in stable condition and the males fled northbound on 24th Street in a blue Audi.

Individual #1 is a:

  • Male Black
  • Last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, black and white Nike sneakers and black hat

 Individual #2 is a:

  • Male Hispanic
  • Last seen wearing a gray and black jacket, black pants, black winter hat and latex gloves

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery incident that occurred within the confines of the 34th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. inside of 3716 10th Avenue, a 38 year old female victim was approached by an unidentified male individual in the elevator. While inside, the male proceeded to cover the victim’s mouth, forcibly removing here cell phone & cash before fleeing unknown direction.

He is described as a:

  • Male Hispanic
  • Approximately 50-55 years old
  • 5’7″, 180lbs and last seen wearing all black

 Anyone with information in regards to the above pattern is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.                          

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching/Sex Abuse (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photos wanted for questioning in connection to a sex abuse that occurred within the confines of the 28th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, December 22, 2017 at approximately 8:40 p.m. an unidentified individual entered a residential building in the vicinity of Saint Nicholas Avenue and West 119th Street and followed a 43-year-old female victim into the elevator. While inside the elevator, the individual forcibly touched the victim on her buttocks multiple times. The individual fled the elevator on the 5th floor and out of the building. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as a:

  • Male Black , 25-35 years old, 5’11 to 6’1″
  • Last seen wearing all dark clothing with multi-colored sneakers

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Outlines Enhanced Security Measures for New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

Crossroads of the World will be the Most Secure Place, in the Safest City in America

New York, New York—The New York City Police Department announced enhanced security measures for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. As in previous New Year’s Eve celebrations, the NYPD continually adjusts its security measures based on recent events. This year, the NYPD will be adding additional security to the outer perimeter of Times Square to ensure those waiting to enter screening areas will be protected from moving vehicles. Additionally, the NYPD and its law enforcement partners will be increasing the number of observation posts throughout Times Square in order to monitor elevated vantage points.

“This is going to be one of the most well-policed, best-protected events, at one of the safest venues in the entire world. And we’ll ensure that New York City has yet another safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve celebration — as we do every year,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “But as I’ve said many times before, public safety remains a shared responsibility. It requires our collective commitment. If you see something suspicious, alert a police officer, call 911 or report it by calling 888-NYC-SAFE.”


“This year is on track to be the safest on record thanks in large part to the men and women of the NYPD,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We all know that the NYPD couldn’t do this alone. Countless community leaders and neighborhood organizations have contributed dramatically to making New York City the safest big city in America. Whether it’s protecting large-scale events like New Year’s Eve, or building on the everyday effectiveness of neighborhood policing, the NYPD is proving every day that it’s the greatest police force in the world.”

“Preparation for events such as this is an entirely cooperative effort. No one federal, state, or local agency can do it alone,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney. “At the FBI, our personnel are working behind the scenes to monitor and investigate any threat information we receive. As always, we continue to rely on an engaged public to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.”

“FDNY members will be standing shoulder to shoulder with the NYPD to make certain 2018 begins safely for all New Yorkers,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Our Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, and Fire Marshals will be stationed throughout Times Square—and all of the surrounding areas—ready to respond to any threats or medical emergencies that may arise.”

“The NYPD is doing everything possible to ensure the public is safe for the New Year’s Eve celebration, but we also want New Yorkers to take their personal safety seriously,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “With dangerously low temperatures and wind chills forecast to be near zero around midnight in Times Square, make sure you bundle up and wear layers with hats, scarfs and gloves to stay warm as you enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities.”

As in years past, those attending the celebration in Times Square will be screened. Backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas are strictly prohibited. Alcoholic beverages are also prohibited and property may not be abandoned at checkpoints. Attendees who leave before the ball drops will not be able to regain entry to their original viewing area.

Beginning at 11 AM on Sunday, December 31st, 2017, West 37th Street through West 59th Street, 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. A traffic advisory with a comprehensive list of street closures will be distributed later this week. Please note that certain truck routes have also changed.

Heavy traffic conditions are expected, and there will be rolling street closures in Manhattan, so mass transit is strongly encouraged. Remember: No large backpacks, lawn chairs, umbrellas or alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Anyone who sees suspicious activity should alert a police officer or call 911. The NYPD’s terrorism hotline is 888-NYC-SAFE.

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NYPD December 2017 Police Academy Graduation

More than 400 new protectors of New York City graduated the NYPD Police Academy at a ceremony held at the Beacon Theatre. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, NYPD executives, elected officials, and loved ones gathered to celebrate the occasion. The December 2017 graduating class includes officers from over 35 countries and officers who speak 48 different languages. Thirty-eight of the graduates have already served our nation in various branches of the military.

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O’Neill offered words of encouragement and gratitude to the recruits on their graduation day. During Police Commissioner O’Neill’s remarks, he recognized 23-year-old Probationary Police Officer Jake Siciliano who died last month of leukemia. Police Commissioner O’Neill also took some time to share incredible stories that are a testament to the tradition of service that has defined the NYPD since 1845:

“There’s a reason people decide to become cops. It’s because you understand that cops are regular people who believe in the possibility of making this a safer city and a safer country. And you believe in the possibility of being part of something larger than yourself.”

Retired Detective Strauss, and his two sons who graduated today, embody this legacy of dedication. During the September 11th attacks, Detective Strauss struggled for hours to dig out two Port Authority police officers who had been buried between 40 feet of rubble. Today, retired Detective Strauss and one of the Port Authority police officers he saved cheered on Police Officers Bryan and Scott Strauss as they swore to protect the people of New York City. The newly named police officers will be tasked with the responsibility of ensuring New Yorkers and visitors alike can enjoy a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. Equipped with the best training in world, these officers will advance the NYPD’s mission to continue driving crime to historic lows while strengthening our ties with the communities we serve.

480 new NYC protectors taking their oath before they graduate the NYPD Police Academy. RETWEET to say thank you and congrats! pic.twitter.com/BIBapMzdOp

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 28, 2017

 

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WANTED: Aggravated Harassment as a Hate Crime (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted as a person of interest in connection to an aggravated harassment pattern that occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 occurred on Wednesday, October 4 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in front of 962 Madison Avenue (jewelry store), 68-year-old male store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment displaying anti-gay, anti-Semitic and anti-Black statements.

Incident #2 occurred on Monday, October 30 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in front of 1006 Madison Avenue (clothing store), 68 year old female store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment with displaying an anti-Semitic symbol.

 Incident #3 occurred on Saturday, December 2 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in front of 970 Madison Avenue (jewelry store), a male store employee finds a sticker on the window of the establishment with and anti-Semitic symbol.

The person of interest is described as a:

  • Male, White, between 60-70 years of age,
  • Last seen wearing light colored shirt and dark pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the 46 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at approximately 5:32 p.m. the individual approached the 19 year-old female victim in the vicinity of West 179 Street and Osborne Avenue and removed her Beats headphones from her head. The individual is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, in his 20’s.  

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 72 Precinct/TD30. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:20 p.m. the victim, a 77-year old male entered the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station and was at the turnstile, when the individual approached him from behind and hit him on the left side of his ear. The individual fled the location to parts unknown and the victim was removed to Lutheran hospital with a punctured ear drum.

The individual is a:

  • Male, black, 16-years of age
  • 6’0 medium complexion, black hair, brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a black book bag, beige pants and a blue sweater

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within TD 4 confines of the 5 Precincts. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, December 03, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m. a 29 year-old female victim was aboard the southbound D train approaching Broadway and Lafayette Street subway station, where an unidentified individual grabbed her buttocks . The victim confronted the individual, and took a picture of him, then exited the train. 

The unidentified individual is described as a:

  • Male, black with a beard
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored jacket with a hoody

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following male reported missing on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 within the confines of the 101 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Green, Kyheim
  • 12-year-old male Black
  • 440 Beach 58 Street
  • Queens, NY 

 It was reported to the police that Kyheim Green was last seen on Wednesday, December 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in front of his residence with a friend of his and both entered an unknown black sedan, which drove away to parts unknown. He is 6’00” tall, 170 pounds, with a thin build, dark complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and red & white sneakers.

 Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photos in connection to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 88 Precinct/Transit District 30. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m. a 26 year old female was riding aboard a southbound “Q” train in the vicinity of the Canal Street and Broadway when an unknown male began to masturbate in front of her. Both the victim and suspect exited the train at DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. The victim was able to take cell phone pictures of the individual before he fled the station on foot to parts unknown. The victim was uninjured in this incident.  

The individual is described as a:

  • Male Black, in his 50s, 5’8″ tall, 170 lbs with black hair
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photo wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 33rd Precinct/Transit District 3. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday December 23, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m. in the vicinity of 157th Street and Broadway subway station,  a 24-year-old male victim was involved in a verbal dispute with an unidentified male individual while aboard a southbound #1 train. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation leading to the individual brandishing a knife and cutting the victim on the left hand causing a small laceration. The individual fled the train to parts unknown when it arrived at the station. The victim was removed to Columbia Presbyterian hospital where he was treated and released.

The Individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 5’7″ and 160lbs
  • Last seen wearing a v-neck black tee shirt

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos/video wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 43rd Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Monday, December 25, 2017 at 12:20 a.m. inside of 1735 East 174th Street (Bodega), two unidentified males entered the location, displaying a firearm and demanded money from the 26-year-old employee. The employee complied and the two males fled the location on foot with approximately $1000 and two cell phones. The store employee was not injured as a result of this incident.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Black, 6’4″ and 190lbs, in his twenties
  • Last seen wearing black jacket and blue jeans.

 

  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black, 6’2″ and 140lbs, in his twenties,
  • Last seen wearing black jacket and blue jeans.

 Anyone with information in regards to the above pattern is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.                      

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

****12/26/17 Update *****

 The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the individuals depicted in the attached video wanted for questioning in connection to the above homicide.

 Three unidentified individuals being sought are described as follows:

  • Individual#1: Male Black, 17-18 years old
  • Wearing a dark color hooded shirt, Khaki pants, and red sneakers

 

  • Individual#2: Male Black, 17-18 years old
  • Wearing a dark color hooded shirt, gray jacket with strips and dark pants.

 

  • Individual#3: Male Black, 17-18 years old
  • Wearing a dark color hooded shirt, and dark pants

 The surveillance video from the vicinity of the incident is attached.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:43 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 520 Gates Avenue, in the confines of the 79th Precinct. Upon arrival, police discovered a 19-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his right arm and abdomen laying in front of the location. EMS responded and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. There are no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.

 The deceased has been identified as:

  •  Applewhite, Tahrim
  • 19-year-old male
  • Auburn, NY

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph wanted for questioning in connection to a forcible touching which occurred within the confines of the 6th Precinct. The details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Friday, December 8, 2017 at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the 7th Avenue South and Christopher Street subway station, an unidentified male grabbed a

34-year-old female victim’s buttocks over her clothing as she was entering the southbound platform. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

Individual is described as:

  • A male white or a male Hispanic with long hair
  • Last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a grey jacket.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD’s Community Policing Aims to Take the Edge Off Crime Fighting

(WSJ) On the rare occasion when Albert Scott would talk to New York City police when he was growing up in Brooklyn in the ’80s and ’90s, he said he was careful to make sure the conversation took place in the shadows.

“They were simply a cold,” Mr. Scott said of the officers. “We don’t talk to cops. And that would be from individuals that were law-abiding citizens.”

Earlier this month, Mr. Scott, who is 44 years old and works in e-commerce, sat in an audience of about two dozen East New York residents at a Brooklyn YMCA voicing his concerns to two New York Police Department officers.

Most spoke of low-level crimes such as abandoned vehicles taking up parking spots and noise complaints. Others asked about a string of robberies. The officers answered their questions and passed out photos of young people suspected of robbing restaurant delivery workers.

“You guys are really active in the community, pass the word on and let them know this is what’s going on,” Officer Manny Sharma of the 75th Precinct told the crowd. “The reason these meetings are great is because it’s just to have a conversation without the big bosses here, without the inspector here, where I can tell you what’s going on.”

Read more from the Wall Street Journal [HERE].

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Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing female who resides within the confines of the 70 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Valery, Marcia
  • 83-year-old female Black
  • 50 Kenilworth Place
  • Brooklyn, NY 11226

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. She was last seen in the vicinity of 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. She is described as a female Black, last seen wearing all dark clothing.

 Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 113th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Joseph, Sebastien
  • 76-year-old male black
  • 115-52 198 Street
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to the police that Sebastien Joseph was last seen Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. inside of his residence. He is described as male, approximately 5’7″ tall, dark complexion, weighing 200 lbs., stocky build, brown eyes, bald, clean shaven and walks with a limp. He was last seen wearing a black shoes and a blue sweatpants

Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following person who was reported missing on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the 47 Precinct.  Details are as follows.

Missing:
Wilson, Ronald
79 year-old male
842 East 221 Street
Bronx, NY

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at 3846 Brentwood Avenue. He is described as a male, black, 6′.2″, 170Lbs. and was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, a black coat and a gray pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 52 Precinct/Transit District 11. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday December 19, 2017, at approximately 3:47 a.m. aboard a moving northbound “4” train at the 183 Street and Jerome Avenue station, the individual cut the 27-year-old male victim on the right side of his face with an unknown sharp object following a dispute. The individual ran off the train and out of the station eastbound on 183 Street. The victim suffered a large laceration to his face and was removed to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The individual is described as:

  • A dark skinned male, in his 20s
  • Last seen wearing a black du-rag, a black jacket, gray sweatpants and black sneakers

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 109  Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday December 21, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the vicinity of 147th Street and Elm Avenue, two unknown males knocked on the front door of a residence. A 41 year-old male victim answered the door and was physically assaulted by the two individuals, who used wooden sticks to strike the victim about the head and body. The two individuals fled the location to parts unknown. The victim was removed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in serious but stable condition with multiple cuts and bruises.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Asian
  • Last seen wearing a dark jacket and jeans
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Asian
  • Last seen wearing a dark jacket and jeans

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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WANTED: Homicide (Manhattan)

****UPDATE 12/23/17****

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual in connection to the above homicide.

Individual being sought:

  • Rivas, Christopher
  • 30 year old male

The individual is described as being:

  • 5′ 9″ tall and 190 lbs.
  •  Last seen wearing black baseball hat, red jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers

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On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at approximately 3:51 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 729 Seventh Avenue, within the confines of the Midtown North Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 33-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

 The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification. 

 **************Update 12/19/17***************

 The deceased has been identified as follows:

 Deceased:

Salichs, Perseus

33-year-old male

New York, NY

Family has been notified.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos for questioning in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 6 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. two unknown male individuals entered 226 Varick Street (Candy Store), and demanded money from a store employee, a 46 year old male. The victim complied and the two individuals  fled the location on foot with approximately $2000. The store employee was not injured in this incident.

 Individual #1 is described as:

  •  A male Black, 6’1″ tall and 160 lbs.
  • Late teens or early 20’s
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing

Individual #2 is described as:

  • A male Black, 5’11” tall and 140 lbs.
  • Late teens or early 20’s
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing

Anyone with information in regards to the above pattern is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 120 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 29, 2017, at approximately 5:40 p.m. in front of 54 Jackson Street, the two individuals approached the 41 year-old male victim from the rear, knocked him down to the ground and punched and kicked him in the head and body. The individuals then removed his cell phone and wallet, which contained $100 in cash and 2 credit cards. The victim was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition. The individuals fled the scene in an unknown direction.

 The first individual is described as:

  • A male black; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a black jacket and dark colored pants.

The second individual is described as:

  •  A male black; last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweater and dark colored pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Rape (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance locating and identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video/photo in regards to a sexual assault that occurred within the confines of the 75 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a 15-year-old female victim met an unidentified individual in the vicinity of Berriman Street and Hedgeman Avenue.  They both entered a basement apartment where the unidentified individual sexually assaulted the victim, then punched and removed her cellphone and jewelry. The unidentified individual then fled the location in unknown direction.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 23 years of age, 5’11” tall, 190 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls will be kept confidential.

 

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 72 Precinct/Transit District 34. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday November 16, 2017, at approximately 7:36 a.m. aboard a moving northbound “R” train, the individual sat near the 31 year-old female victim with his pant zipper open. He then exposed his penis as he stared at her. When the train arrived at the Pacific Street station the individual stood up, zipped up his pants and walked off the train.

The individual is described as:

  • A male white, in his 30s, 150 to 160lbs, with a beard
  • Last seen wearing a black coat with a fur-lined hood and dark colored pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WWE Stars & NYPD Police Officers Join Forces To Fight School Bullying

Members of the Bronx-based 45 Precinct teamed up with WWE stars CarmellaSin CaraChad Gable, and Greg Hamilton at Edward R. Byrne Middle School to end bullying. The cops and professional wrestlers spoke to students about the importance of treating each other with respect and dignity. Not only did they address bullying issues, but they also shared their own personal stories and offered resources for those in need.

The NYPD has a special connection with the Edward R. Byrne Middle School because it is named after one of our officers who died in the line of duty. Police Officer Edward R. Byrne was shot and killed in his patrol car in 1988 while guarding the home of a witness in a drug case. Members of the NYPD hope to serve as positive role models for the student body and ensure that Officer Edward Byrne’s legacy lives on.

Join us, and our 45 Precinct officers, as we take the pledge to stop bullying and to never forget our fallen heroes.

 

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Police Commissioner O’Neill’s Christmas Message to the Men and Women of the NYPD

To the Men and Women of the NYPD:

Today is Christmas Day, a reminder that even the most humble among us can change the world for the better. New Yorkers recognize and appreciate the sacrifices you make for them, especially when your duties take you away from your loved ones. We know we have the best jobs in the world, but our families have the toughest. And that’s as true today as it is any other day of the year.

You took these jobs to make a difference in people’s lives, and you accomplish that every single day. The levels to which you keep pushing down crime and violence are beyond remarkable, and none of it happens by accident. New York is the safest big city in the United States due to the hard work of the men and women wearing NYPD uniforms today, plus all of our civilian members, as well as the thousands of talented and brave cops who came before you. Increasingly, it’s also because the people who live in, work in, and visit our city recognize and understand that to achieve true public safety, it takes everyone doing their part – it’s a shared responsibility. Ultimately, the connections you’re making, and the relationships you’re developing, are keeping people safe. Equally important: They’re making people feel safe, too.

Thank you for everything you do for the NYPD and for this great city. As you work today and into the New Year, keep up what you do better than anyone else, anywhere. And above all: Watch out for each other, and always stay safe.

James P. O’Neill
Police Commissioner

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NYPD Detective Saves Man In Crisis On Subway Platform

Then-Police Officer Walter Warkenthien, while on his way to NYPD HQ to be promoted to Detective, saw a suicidal man on the edge of the subway platform. He immediately sprung into action pulling the man to safety. Good Samaritans then helped hold onto the man while they waited for more officers to arrive. The man was then taken by ambulance to the hospital.

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If you are having thoughts of suicide, help is available. You have options and you are not alone. You can call the Life Line at 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for an emergency. You can also text “Talk” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
If you know someone who might be in a crisis, you do not have to be an expert to help them. Get tips here: www.NYPDnews.com/TalkToMe

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