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WANTED: Riot and Attempted Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department continues to investigate the violent incident in the 19th Precinct on Friday night, and is asking for the public’s help. The NYPD has canvassed the area to obtain video and additional evidence. It is also seeking information regarding persons-of-interest seen in video already reviewed. Thus far, no one has filed a complaint with the NYPD regarding this incident. If you were the victim of a crime, or have information about the event Friday night on the Upper East Side, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. The NYPD will continue to work with our federal and and state law enforcement partners to keep New York City the safest big city in the nation. There is no place in our city for disorder or violence.

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.

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43 Names Added to the Battery Park City Police Memorial Wall

Police Commissioner James O’Neill, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD members, and loved ones gathered in Battery Park City to honor 43 fallen NYPD heroes as their names were added to the Police Memorial Wall. Created in honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Memorial now bears 904 names. Twenty-four of the officers added died from illnesses associated with their search and recovery work after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Detective Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in the line of duty on the night of July 5th in the Bronx and Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier, on July 12, 1986.

Police Commissioner O’Neill took the opportunity to celebrate the lives of the 43 officers and reflect on their dedication to the people of our city:

“Their lives were spent, and ultimately ended, in service to this great city and the people they cared so deeply about.”

In his remarks, Police Commissioner O’Neill also emphasized the importance of standing by the families of our fallen and continuing to renew our promise to never forget:

“Our Department’s motto is ‘Fidelis ad Mortem’ or Faithful until Death. But we, and all who come after us, remain faithful to our fallen brothers and sisters forever.”

The following members of the service were added to the Police Memorial Wall:

 

Detective First Grade

Miosotis P. Familia

46 Precinct

 On July 5, 2017, Police Officer Miosotis P. Familia was shot and critically wounded in the line of duty in an unprovoked, premeditated attack by a recidivist criminal out on parole. She died a short time later at Saint Barnabas Hospital.

Police Officer Familia and her partner were working a midnight tour and sitting in a Department mobile command vehicle stationed at the corner of East 183rd Street and Creston Avenue in the Bronx, when an armed man walked up to the vehicle and shot her through the front passenger’s side window. One of the gunmen was shot and killed by responding officers one block from the scene of the shooting.

At her funeral on July 11, 2017, Police Commissioner O’Neill posthumously promoted Officer Familia to Detective First Grade.  Police Officer Familia was 48-years-old, and a 12-year veteran of the Department.

 

Detective First Grade

Steven McDonald

Central Park Precinct

 Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier, on July 12, 1986. Detective McDonald was on foot patrol in Central Park, near Fifth Avenue and 107th Street, when he encountered a group of teenagers believed to be involved in a robbery. Detective McDonald stopped them near the boathouse on Harlem Meer. As he was questioning the teens one of them drew a concealed .22 caliber revolver and fired, striking Detective McDonald three times. The first bullet hit him in the head, the second hit his throat, and the third shattered his spine.   He was transported to a local hospital where it was determined that his near fatal injuries had caused paralysis. As a result, he was confined to a wheelchair and needed the assistance of a ventilator to breathe. An avid New York Rangers fan, and a former U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, Detective McDonald was a third generation police officer. He is survived by his devoted and dear wife, Patricia Ann, the Mayor of Malverne, NY. At the time of the shooting, she was pregnant with their son, Conor, who followed in his father’s footsteps.  He eventually earned his detective shield and was recently promoted to sergeant -his father being a proud witness to the ceremony. Detective Steven McDonald is also survived by his father, David, a retired NYPD sergeant. On January 10, 2017, Detective McDonald died as a direct result of complications from the gunshot wounds.  He was 59 years old.

 

SERGEANT

Donald S. Conniff

9 Precinct

Sergeant Donald S. Conniff died on December 5, 2015, from injuries he sustained on January 1, 1998, when his vehicle was hit by a drunk driver as he was traveling to his next assigned detail. Sergeant Conniff began his career with the NYC Transit PD on May 18, 1992, and rolled over to the NYPD just before the two merged. He was awarded nine commendations during his time as a cop, and made nearly 100 arrests. On March, 29, 1996, he was promoted to Sergeant. Tragedy struck on the morning of January 1, 1998, just hours after Sergeant Conniff had worked New Year’s Eve in Times Square, and was then on his way to work another detail at City Hall. A drunk driver went through a red light and struck his car just blocks from his station house. For the next 17 years, and after a valiant battle, Sergeant Conniff died on December 12, 2015.

 

The following 24 members of the service died as a result of 9/11 related illnesses contracted in the line of duty:

 

DEPUTY CHIEF

James G. Molloy

Detective Bureau

Deputy Chief James G. Molloy joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1982.  He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1987; Lieutenant in June 1989; Captain in August 1993; Deputy Inspector in July 2000; Inspector in October 2002; and Deputy Chief in October 2007.  He has served in the 71, 75, 84, 101, 102, 103 and 109 Precincts, the Narcotics Division, the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Detective Borough Queens Major Crimes, the Special Operations Division, the Emergency Services Unit, Detective Borough Brooklyn North, and the Detective Bureau.  A 35-year veteran of the NYPD, Deputy Chief Molloy has served as the Commanding Officer of the 101 Precinct, Detective Borough Queens North, the Crime Control Bureau, the Emergency Services Unit, and Detective Borough Brooklyn North. Deputy Chief Molloy died on January 30, 2017.

 

POLICE SURGEON

Murtain Haskin

Medical Division

Police Surgeon Murtain Haskin joined the New York City Police Department on January 8, 1999.  He specialized in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. An 18-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Surgeon Haskin died on May 19, 2017.

 LIEUTENANT

John C. Rowland

Counterterrorism Bureau

Lieutenant John C. Rowland joined the New York City Transit Police Department on January 26, 1988.  He was promoted to Sergeant in June 1994; and to Lieutenant in October 2000. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Lieutenant Rowland served in several commands during his career, including Transit Districts 1 and 4, the Homeless Outreach Unit, Transit Bureau Special Operations Division; Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Counterterrorism; and the Counterterrorism Division.  He was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and for Meritorious Police Duty.  Lieutenant Rowland retired on January 4, 2008.  He died on January 26, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Patrick J. Boyle

Patrol Borough Bronx

 Sergeant Patrick J. Boyle joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983.  He was promoted to Detective in January 1991 and to Sergeant in March 1997.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Boyle also served in the 41, 43 and 46 Precincts, and Patrol Borough Bronx.  During his career, he has made almost 290 arrests and was recognized six times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Sergeant Boyle retired on January 4, 2003.  He died on September 15, 2016.

 

SERGEANT

Patrick T. Coyne

Police Service Area 8

Sergeant Patrick T. Coyne joined the New York City Housing Police Department in January 26, 1982.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Coyne was promoted to Sergeant in June 1990.  He also served in the 50 Precinct and Police Service Area 6.  During the course of his career, Sergeant Coyne was recognized three times for Excellent Police Duty.  Sergeant Coyne retired on March 1, 2002.  He died on March 12, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Terrence S. O’Hara

Gang Squad Queens North

Sergeant Terrence S. O’Hara joined the New York City Police Department on August 31, 1998.  He was promoted to sergeant in November 2003. An 11-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant O’Hara served in several commands during his career, including the 103 and 110 Precincts, Detective Borough Queens North, and the Gang Squad Queens North.  Sergeant O’Hara retired on August 1, 2009.  He died on March 10, 2017.

 

SERGEANT

Michael B. Wagner

1 Precinct

Sergeant Michael B. Wagner joined the New York City Police Department in January 25, 1982.  He was promoted to Sergeant in March 1991. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Sergeant Wagner also served in the 5 and 7 Precincts.  He made almost 105 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and was a recipient of a Commendation.  Sergeant Wagner retired on January 26, 2002.  He died on April 27, 2007.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Gerard A. Ahern

71 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective First Grade Gerard A. Ahern joined the New York City Police Department on July 15, 1986.  He was promoted to Detective in March 1994; Detective Second Grade in December 1999; and Detective First Grade in April 2007.  A 22-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective First Grade Ahern made over 435 arrests and was recognized 10 times for Excellent Police Duty and three times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also the recipient of a Commendation.  Detective Ahern retired on September 1, 2008.  He died on October 24, 2016.

 

DETECTIVE

James T. Giery

Forensic Investigations Division

Detective James T. Giery joined the New York City Housing Police Department on July 16, 1984.  He was promoted to Police Officer Special Assignment in December 1990 and to Detective in June 1995. A 21-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Giery served in several commands during his career, including Police Service Areas 4 and 5, the Housing Bureau, the Office of Management Analysis and Planning, the Crime Scene Unit, and the Detective Bureau Field Investigation Division.  Detective Giery retired on October 29, 2005.  He died on September 20, 2016.

 

DETECTIVE

William D. Kinane

Organized Crime Control Bureau

Detective William D. Kinane joined the New York City Police Department on January 25, 1982. He was promoted to Detective in April 2000.  A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Kinane served in several commands, including the 63 Precinct, the Licensed Division, and the Narcotics Division.  Detective Kinane retired on August 1, 2002. He died on June 13, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

Stephen T. Kubinski

13 Precinct Detective Unit

Detective Stephen T. Kubinski joined the New York City Police Department on January 9, 1986.  He was promoted to Detective in December 1998. A 21-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Kubinski served his entire career assigned to the 13 Precinct. During the course of his career, Detective Kubinski made 312 arrests and was recognized four times for Excellent Police Duty, and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  He was also a recipient of an Honorable Mention.   Detective Kubinski retired on February 21, 2007.  He died on January 6, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

Christian R. Lindsay

Emergency Service Squad 6

Detective Christian R. Lindsay joined the New York City Police Department on October 15, 1990.  He was promoted to Detective in December 2004.  He also served in the 84 and 60 Precincts, and the Emergency Services Unit.   A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Lindsay has made 125 arrests and has been recognized four times for Excellent Police Duty and six times for Meritorious Police Duty.  Detective Lindsay retired on December 1, 2015.  He died on February 12, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE

George C. Remouns, Jr.

Narcotics Borough Bronx

Detective George C. Remouns, Jr. joined the New York City Police Department on January 21, 1985.  He was promoted to Detective in May 1994.  A 28-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Remouns served in several commands throughout his career, including the 40 Precinct, the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the Bronx North Narcotics Division, and Narcotics Borough Bronx.  He made over 600 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Detective Remouns retired on November 1, 2013.  He died on April 21, 2017.

 

DETECTIVE SECOND GRADE

Thomas P. Ward

Joint Terrorist Task Force

Detective Second Grade Thomas P. Ward joined the New York City Police Department on January 21, 1985.  He was promoted to Detective in October 1991 and to Detective Second Grade in July 2002. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Second Grade Ward served in several commands during his career, including the 62 and 77 Precincts; the 77 Precinct Detective Squad; Detective Bureau Special Investigations Division; and the Joint Terrorist Task Force.  He made 215 arrests and was recognized 33 times for Excellent Police Duty and 13 times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also a recipient of two Commendations and one Exceptional Merit.  Detective Second Grade Ward retired on September 1, 2005.  He died on July 8, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Judy A. Ghany-Barounis

47 Precinct

Police Officer Judy A. Ghany-Barounis joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1988.  A 15-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Ghany served her entire career assigned to the 47 Precinct.  During the course of her career, she made almost 135 arrests and was recognized three times for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Ghany retired on February 18, 2003.  She died on September 13, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

William J. King

Strategic Response Group 1

Police Officer William J. King joined the New York City Police Department on July 25, 1983.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer King also served in the Street Crime Unit.  During the course of his career, Police Office King made almost 625 arrests and was recognized 12 times for Excellent Police Duty and four times for Meritorious Police Duty.  He is also a recipient of a Commendation.  Police Officer King retired on August 1, 2003.  He died on October 25, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Christine A. Reilly

Transit Borough Bronx/Queens

 Police Officer Christine A. Reilly joined the New York City Transit Police Department on April 30, 1991.  A 26-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Reilly served in several commands throughout her career, including Transit Districts 4, 20 and 32, and Transit Borough Queens.   She was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Reilly died on January 3, 2017.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Wayne J. Sblano

Taxi Unit

Police Officer Wayne J. Sblano joined the New York City Police Department on January 26, 1982.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Sblano also served in the 63 Precinct.  During the course of his career, Police Office Sblano made almost 240 arrests and was recognized five times for Excellent Police Duty.  Police Officer Sblano retired on January 17, 2002.  He died on June 22, 2016.

 

 POLICE OFFICER

Peter M. Sheridan

50 Precinct

 Police Officer Peter M. Sheridan joined the New York City Police Department on January 20, 1987.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Sheridan also served in the 30 and 50 Precincts, and Detective Borough Bronx.  During his career, he made almost 190 arrests and was the recipient of a Commendation. Police Officer Sheridan retired on January 26, 2007. He died on July 31, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Richard E. Taylor

Highway Unit 1

Police Officer Richard E. Taylor joined the New York City Police Department in January 9, 1986.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Taylor also served in the 32 Precinct.  During the course of his career, Police Officer Taylor made 95 arrests and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  Police Officer Taylor retired on January 31, 2006.  He died on March 6, 2016.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Reginald Umpthery

Midtown North Precinct

Police Officer Reginald Umpthery joined the New York City Police Department on July 11, 1988.  A 25-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Umpthery also served in the 9 Precinct. During the course of his career, Police Officer Umpthery made almost 105 arrests and was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty. Police Officer Umpthery retired on October 1, 2013.  He died on September 19, 2015.

 

POLICE OFFICER

John F. Vierling, Jr.

111 Precinct

Police Officer John F. Vierling, Jr. joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983.  A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Police Officer Vierling also served in Patrol Borough Queens North.  During the course of his career, Police Officer Vierling made almost 30 arrests and was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty.  He was also a recipient of a Commendation.  Police Officer Vierling retired on January 5, 2003.  He died on February 22, 2016.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENT

Eugene P. Hourican

Traffic Enforcement Division

Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Eugene P. Hourican joined the New York City Police Department on April 30, 1990, as a traffic enforcement agent. He was promoted to Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-1 in April 1990; Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-2 in March 1999; Associate Traffic Enforcement Agent Level-3 in August 2002; and to Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent in April 2008. A 22-year member of the service, Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Hourican served in the Transportation Bureau Special Operations Section; Transportation Bureau South Intersection Control Annex; Transportation Bureau North Intersection Control; Manhattan Tow Pound; and Transportation Bureau South Intersection.   Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Hourican died on June 25, 2012.

 

SUPERVISOR

Umberto Corso

Building Maintenance Section

Supervisor Umberto Corso joined the New York City Police Department on July 28, 1997.  He was promoted to supervisor in June 2000.  A 10-year civilian member of the NYPD, Supervisor Corso retired on August 19, 2007.  He died on July 31, 2010.

 

 

 

 

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Brooklyn Transit Officers Save Unresponsive Infant

“At the time I definitely felt like that could be my son,” said Police Officer Charles Edwards.

Two Transit District 30 cops are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions saved an infant. On October 9th, Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham were in the right place at the right time. Around 7:30 p.m. they received a call about a 1 year old that had stopped breathing on the southbound A/C platform of the Franklin Avenue subway station. Considering the officers were only a block away, they rushed to the scene. At the platform, Officer Edwards & Officer Graham immediately began chest compressions while waiting for medical assistance to arrive. When the officers found out EMS was four minutes out, they knew what they had to do:

“Four minutes seemed like an eternity,” said Officer Edwards.

Officer Edwards and Officer Graham made the quick decision to rush 1-year-old Amir Niveez to the emergency room as they performed infant CPR. Medical staff at the hospital were able to revive Amir and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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Hometown Heroes: Sleuthing police partners clamp down on noisy illegal parties plaguing Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods (NY Daily News)

Officers Nicholas Martucci, 31 (right), and Stefan Olynyk, 32, of the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn. (Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

(Graham Rayman/NY Daily News)– This summer, folks in neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn got fed up with the thundering music and mess caused by illegal parties thumping away at all hours on weekend nights

The complaints found their way to Officers Nicholas Martucci and Stefan Olynyk of the 75thPrecinct in East New York, Brooklyn.

The two cops, both seven-year veterans, are part of the Neighborhood Coordination program touted by Police Commissioner James O’Neill as building bridges between the NYPD and the community.

Initially, people in Ozone Park, Queens, complained June 20 in a Neighborhood Coordination Build the Block community meeting that they had tired of being plagued most weekends by music so loud it could be heard 3 miles away.

“There was a family with a baby who couldn’t sleep as a result of these parties,” Martucci, 31, said.

Martucci and Olynyk, 32, changed their tours from day to night and, through some sleuthing, found a series of impromptu popup parties operating within a few blocks of each other near the Gateway Center mall in East New York.

Read more from the NY Daily News [HERE].

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person (SILVER ALERT) within the confines of the 73 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that the missing was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at her residence. The missing is described as follows: 

  • Mei, Li
  • 393 Powell Street, Apt. 14A
  • Brooklyn, NY 

Female, Asian, 82 year-old, gray hair, 5’0″, 100lbs

Last seen wearing a black skirt, black sneakers, and a blue shirt.

The missing speaks only Cantonese. The missing is possibly walking with 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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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance identifying a male who is wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at approximately 5:15 a.m. in the vicinity of the FDR Drive and East 6th Street, an unidentified male approached a 49-year-old male victim from behind, forcibly removed his wallet, pinned him to the ground and demanded money.  The victim sustained abrasions to his knees and the suspect fled with the victim’s wallet and cell phone.

The individual who is wanted for questioning is described as:

  • A male Black, in his late 20’s, 5’11”, 140lbs 
  • Last seen wearing a green jacket, black pants and a black bookbag

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 for assistance identifying an individual who is wanted for questioning in connection to an assault incident which occurred within the confines of the 41st Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at approximately 9:13 p.m. in front of 783 Beck Street, an unidentified male approached a 23-year-old male victim, discharged his weapon striking the victim in the right leg and groin and fled on foot. EMS transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. 

The individual is described as:

  •  An adult male who was last seen wearing a red hat and a green hooded t-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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual and vehicle depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to an attempted rape that occurred within the confines of the 94 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Thursday October 4, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the vicinity of Richardson Street and Kingsland Avenue, the individual approached the 27-year-old victim from behind, shoved her against a wall, removed her underwear and tried to sexually assault her. When the victim resisted, the individual knocked her to the ground and touched her genitals. The individual then fled the scene eastbound on Richardson Street inside of a dark colored four door sedan. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A dark-skinned male, who wore dark colored clothing and work boots 

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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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 video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 73 Precinct/Transit District 32. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Tuesday October 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. inside of the Rockaway Avenue “3” subway station, the individual approached the 24-year-old female victim from behind, placed her in a chokehold and ripped off her necklace. The individual then shoved the victim down to the floor of the station and fled to the street area where he subsequently ran into the courtyard of the Marcus Garvey Village Housing Complex (363 Chester Avenue). The victim suffered bruising to her neck and was treated at the scene by EMS. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 40s, 5’11”, 250lbs, bald
  • Last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a red sweater, a black tank top, black pants 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 112 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday October 3, 2018, at approximately 5:35 a.m. in front of 108-05 70 Avenue, the individual approached the 59-year-old male victim, displayed a handgun and demanded his property. The victim complied and gave the individual his cell phone and wallet. The individual fled on foot southbound on 70 Avenue. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were $200 in cash and 4 credit cards. Pursuant to an ongoing investigation it was determined that the individual used the victim’s credit cards later that morning at 0645 hours inside of 790 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan (B & B Gourmet Market) to purchase $12.23 worth of merchandise. In addition, at 7:53 a.m. the individual attempted to make another unauthorized purchase with the victim’s credit cards at 304 Lenox Avenue (Harlem Smoke Shop and Deli).  

The individual is described as:

  • A dark-skinned male, in his 20s
  • Last seen wearing a red du-rag, a white shirt with red lettering on the front, black 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person within the confines of the 75 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that the missing was last seen Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at approximately 10:50 a.m inside the Broadway Junction subway station in the vicinity of Broadway and Snediker Street. The missing is described as follows: 

  • Mcgill, Albert
  • 890 Schenck Avenue, Apt 4I
  • Brooklyn, NY 

Male, black, 76 years-old, approximately 5’4″, approximately 120lbs, gray eyes, salt and pepper hair, last seen wearing multicolored striped shirt, grey hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, and a black hat.

The missing is possibly walking with 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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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying three individuals who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 103rd Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at approximately 1:20 a.m. in the vicinity of 92-07 173rd Street, three unidentified individuals approached a 23-year-old male victim who was using his cellphone. The males grabbed the victim’s phone and began to punch the victim numerous times and hit him with a bottle before fleeing the scene on foot eastbound on Jamaica Avenue. The victim sustained a laceration to the left side of his head but was not hospitalized as a result of this incident. 

  • Three individuals who are wanted for questioning are described as male blacks who are 18-28 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Bronx)

 

The New York Police Department the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an attempted rape within the confines of the 40 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It was been reported to police that on Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. an unidentified male followed a 82-year-old female victim inside of her residence in the vicinity of Courtlandt Avenue and East 150 Street.  The individual proceeded to physically attack the victim by throwing her to the ground, forcibly removed her clothes and attempted to sexually assault her.  The individual then fled westbound on East 150 Street towards Morris Avenue.   

The individual is described as:

  • Male Hispanic, dark complexion, approximately 35 years of age, 5’10”, 190lbs, brown eyes and a heavy build 
  • He was last seen wearing a white tank top, gray sweatpants, black and white shoes, black baseball hat and carrying and red and black 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of two unidentified males who are seen in the attached surveillance video and are sought in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 6th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:34 p.m. inside of A & R News and Candy Corp. located at 110 West Houston Street, two unidentified males entered and approached the victim, a 60-year-old male clerk, at the cash register. Unidentified Male #1 produced a handgun and he and Unidentified Male #2 removed $1,500 from the cash register.

Unidentified Male #1 fled on foot westbound on Houston Street; Unidentified Male #2 fled on foot east on Houston Street. The victim was not injured, and no shots were fired.   

  • Unidentified Male #1 is Black. He was wearing a denim jacket and a black Nike baseball cap
  • Unidentified Male #2: is Black. He was wearing a red sweat-suit and a blue vest

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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (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 forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 78 Precinct/Transit District 32. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday September 14, 2018, at approximately 1:12 a.m. inside of the 4 Avenue / 9 Street “R” subway station, the individual grabbed the 30-year-old female victim’s buttocks and fled the station to the street area.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, 19 to 25 years old, 5’6″
  • Last seen wearing a neon green shirt, black shorts and he wore a black backpack 

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 eleven (11) individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 90 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at approximately 12:15 a.m. in front of 90 Waterbury Street, an 18 year old male and a 17 year old male are standing in front of the location when they are approached by a group of eleven male individuals. Several of the individuals punched the two victims about the head and forcibly remove jewelry from each of the victims. All eleven individuals fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. The jewelry had a total estimated value of $200.

The individuals are described as follows:

  • Individual #1: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing tan shirt and dark pants
  • Individual #2: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing a stripped T-shirt and dark pants
  • Individual #3: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and dark pants
  • Individual #4: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing dark hoodie and purple shorts
  • Individual #5: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing pink hoodie and tan shorts
  • Individual #6: male Black in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing all dark clothing
  • Individual #7: male Black in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans
  • Individual #8: male White in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing all dark clothing
  • Individual #9: male black in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing white shirt and blue pants
  • Individual #10: male Hispanic in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing dark hoodie and blue pants
  • Individual #11: male Black in his late teens to early 20’s last seen wearing green hoodie and tan pants

Video is from the vicinity of the incident location just after to the incident and is attached and available at DCPI.

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: Robbery (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the four unidentified individuals who are seen in the attached surveillance images and are sought in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 75th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. in front of 779 New Lots Avenue, the victim, a 45-year-old male, was approached by an unidentified male who punched the victim in his face and knocked him to the ground. The unidentified male continued to punch and kick the victim as three unidentified females attempted to remove property from the victim. The unidentified individuals then fled on foot. The victim was transported by EMS in critical condition to Brookdale Hospital, where he was treated for severe head trauma. No property was taken from the victim. 

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, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 115 Precinct/Transit District 20. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Tuesday September 25, 2018, at approximately 5:15 p.m. inside of the Junction Boulevard “7” subway station, the 15-year-old male victim got into a physical altercation with the two individuals following a dispute. When the fight at the station ended, the victim and the two males walked down to the street area. The fight continued in the vicinity of 98 Street and 37 Avenue where one of the individuals stabbed the victim in the neck with a sharp object. The individuals then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to NYC Health and Hospitals / Elmhurst in serious but stable condition. 

The first individual is:

  •  A male, Hispanic, 15 to 17 years old, 5’6″, 140lbs; last seen wearing a black shirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers 

The second individual is:

  •  A male, Hispanic, 15 to 17 years old, 5’6″, 180lbs; last seen wearing dark colored jeans, white sneakers and he carried a white shirt in his hands 

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 individual in connection to an robbery and assault within the confines of the 52 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m. the individual approached the 39 year-old male victim at the corner of East Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse and asked him for money. The victim refused to give him any cash, and as he walked away the individual stabbed him in his back one time. EMS responded and transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.  The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, black hair with a pony tail, and a beard  

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.  

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

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 a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 6 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday September 26, 2018, at approximately 10:35 p.m. in front of a residential building in the vicinity of Minetta Street and Bleecker Street, the individual followed the 26-year-old female victim into her building’s entryway, displayed a pair of pliers and demanded money. A brief struggle ensued as the victim attempted to get away from the individual but was unsuccessful. The individual then removed $200 in cash from the victim’s wallet and fled on foot westbound on Minetta Street. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, 20 to 30 years old, 5’9″
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater with red writing on the front, blue jeans and he had on a black backpack

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Citywide Overall Crime Continues to Decline in September 2018

 

New York, New York –New York City this month experienced fewer major crimes than in September 2017. This is the lowest index-crime year-to-date and for any September in the CompStat era. “Having just come off some major annual events here in New York City –  the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the U.N. General Assembly – I want to congratulate all the men and women of the NYPD who showed, yet again, why our police department has a sterling reputation across the world,” stated Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “From traffic agents to patrol cops, from Intel analysts to counterterrorism experts, the NYPD does a tremendous job of safeguarding all the visitors to our great city, while balancing the absolute need to relentlessly fight crime and keep New Yorkers safe in every neighborhood.”

“The men and women of the NYPD work hard every single day to keep our City safe. We will continue to work closely with the community, and use targeted enforcement to continue to drive crime down as we end the year,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Key highlights from this month’s crime statistics:

  • Year-to-date, overall index crimes are down -1% from 2017.
  • Robberies, felony assaults, and burglaries continue to be down year-to-date.
  • There were 70 shooting incidents this month compared to 79 in September 2017, resulting in a -11.4% decrease and a -4.7% decrease in overall shootings year-to-date

Additionally, in the second quarter of this year there was an increase in homicides, leading to an overall year-to-date increase in homicides (228 vs. 215). There has been a reduction in Q3 from Q2, attributed to:

  • Targeting gang violence
  • Coordination with Parole and Probation
  • Summer All Out
  • Increasing Ceasefire areas
  • Focusing on domestic violence
  • Enhancing gun prosecutions

 

Homicides by Quarter

2018 2017
Q1 57 66
Q2 92 70
Q3 79 79

 

Statistics on Index Crimes 2017 – 2018

Sept. 2018 Sept. 2017 Change +/- % Year-to-Date 2018 Year-to-Date 2017 Change +/- %
Murder 27 24 + 3 + 12.5% 228 215 + 13 + 6.0%
Rape 144 118 + 26 + 22.0% 1,348 1,053 + 295 + 28.0%
Robbery 1,128 1,151 – 23 – 2.0% 9,574 10,292 – 718 – 7.0%
Felony Assault 1,654 1,769 – 115 – 6.5% 15,241 15,353 – 112 – 0.7%
Burglary 982 1,011 – 29 – 2.9% 8,639 8,873 – 234 – 2.6%
Grand Larceny 3,644 3,689 – 45 – 1.2% 31,968 31,976 – 8 0.0 %
G.L.A. 537 499 + 38 + 7.6% 4,176 4,146 + 30 + 0.7%
TOTAL 8,116 8,261 – 145 – 1.8% 71,174 71,908 – 734 – 1.0%

 

Additional Statistics on Crimes and Shootings 2017 – 2018

Sept. 2018 Sept. 2017 Change +/- % Year-to-Date 2018 Year-to-Date 2017 Change +/- %
Transit 203 195 + 8 + 4.1% 1,777 1,772 + 5 + 0.3%
Housing 386 418 – 32 – 7.7% 3,497 3,689 – 192 – 5.2%
Shooting Incidents 70 79 – 9 – 11.4% 573 601 – 28 – 4.7%

 

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the two unidentified males who are seen in the attached surveillance photo and is sought in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 120 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. at the Abounaji Deli & Grocery located at 87 Victory Boulevard, two unidentified males approached the victim, a 48-year-old male, from behind at the doorway. Unidentified Male #1 entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. Unidentified Male #2 stood lookout at the door. The victim complied and the unidentified males fled on foot with $400. There were no shots fired and no injuries. 

  • Unidentified Male #1 is white or white-Hispanic, 20 to 25-years-old, with dark hair and a beard
  • He was wearing a dark-color zippered hooded jacket, ripped jeans and white sneakers

 

  • Unidentified Male #2 is white or white-Hispanic
  • He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark sneakers 

From left to right: Unidentified Male #2, Unidentified Male #1. (Note: Unidentified Male #2’s hooded sweatshirt is darker than it appears in the photo) 

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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached video/photo in regards to forcible touching incident the occurred within the 52  Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to the police that September 26, 2018 at 5:22 p.m. a 12 year-old female was walking in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue and West 193 Street when she noticed the individual taking photos of her from behind and then ran up to her and grabbed her buttocks.  The suspect then fled the location on Jerome Avenue.

  • The individual is described as a light skinned Hispanic male, 5’5” who weighs approximately 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes
  • He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Sexual Abuse (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male who is sought for questioning in connection with a sexual abuse incident in Transit within the confines of the 73rd Precinct/ TD 33. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:40 a.m. aboard a south-bound L Train at the Broadway Junction station, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 27-year-old female, and touched her breast and buttocks. The unidentified male detrained at Broadway Junction and the victim, who was not physically injured, remained aboard. 

The unidentified male is Asian, 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo regarding a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 11:25 a.m. in front of 730 East Fordham Road, an unidentified individual approached the 71-year-old female victim from behind and grabbed the victim’s buttocks and fled in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, Black-Hispanic, approximately 30 to 40-years-old, 100 lbs., 5’4″ tall, thin build, short black hair and brown eyes
  • He last seen wearing grey shorts, a red baseball cap, a dark colored sweatshirt and carrying a large black duffle 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

 

*****Updated 10-1-18 ***** 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the following individual in connection to a homicide that occurred within the confines of the 73 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday September 21, 2018, at approximately 3:49 p.m. opposite 119 Chester Street, the individual discharged a firearm two times into Chester Park, striking the 16-year-old male victim one time in the head. The individual fled the scene on foot to parts unknown. The victim was removed to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   

The individual is identified as follows: 

Nathaniel, Aaron

  • 14-year-old male, black, approximately 5’6″ and 115 lbs., with black hair
  • Last seen wearing ripped jeans and a bandana 

Photos of the individual from the vicinity of the incident location are 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Friday, September 21, 2018, at approximately 3:49 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at Chester Street and Sutter Avenue, within the confines of the 73 Precinct. Upon arrival officers found an unconscious and unresponsive 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.  

The deceased has been identified as: 

  • Oyebola, Timothy
  • 16-year-old male
  • 171-09 119 Road
  • Queens, NY

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 5 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday September 29, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m.  in the vicinity of Hester Street and Mott Street, the two individuals approached the 26-year-old male victim from behind and one them placed him in a chokehold. When the victim dropped his cell phone, the second individual picked it up from the ground. The individuals then forced the victim to unlock his cell phone with his PIN. They then took a pair of earphones and $10 in cash from the victim before they fled northbound on Mott Street.

  • The first individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, light colored jeans and white sneakers
  • The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black sweatpants and light 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 identifying two females who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, October 1, 2018 at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street, two unidentified females approached a 22-year-old female victim and asked her to help them purchase baby formula. All three individuals walked to 298 Mulberry Street where the females forced the victim withdraw $100 while holding an unidentified object to the victim.  The victim complied and the females fled with the money in an unknown direction.

  • Individual #1 is identified as a female Hispanic with blonde hair and was last seen wearing black clothing and white shoes 
  • Individual#2 is described as a female Hispanic with dark hair and was last seen wearing a gray and black striped shirt, a black shirt and flip flops 

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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Wanted: Armed Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 68 Precinct.

Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, October 1, 2018 at approximately 08:37 am, inside 8313 3rd Avenue, Joshua Stuart a 42 year-old male entered the location and approached a 29 year-old male store employee. He displayed a firearm and removed a wallet from the employee which contained $50 and a credit card before fleeing the location in a grey Honda Pilot: BVX-2687. There were no injuries reported.

The individual is described as follows:

  • Joshua Stuart, white male, 42 years old, 5′ 8″ to 6′ 00″ tall and 155 lbs.,
  • Last seen wearing a black and white shirt 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Safety & Security at the United Nations General Assembly 2018

For the last 2 weeks, hundreds of leaders from around the globe gathered in Manhattan to discuss the world’s most critical challenges. Behind the scenes were our officers and partners, protecting the dignitaries as well as all New Yorkers.

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United Nations General Assembly Street Closures- September 28th

The New York City Police Department today announces street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2018

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

  • Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place
  • 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
  • Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 51st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 58th Street from Plaza to 6th Avenue
  • 61st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 61st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 61st Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following three males depicted in the attached video and photos wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 13th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. inside of 133 Lexington Avenue, three unidentified males entered a commercial establishment and approached a 30-year-old female victim. The unidentified males physically forced the victim into a back room and removed her cellphone before fleeing the location on foot. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Hispanic; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt 
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Hispanic; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt 
  • Individual #3 is described as a male Hispanic; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt  

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: Public Lewdness (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a public lewdness within the confines of the 104th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:45 a.m. a 25-year-old female victim was talking in the vicinity of Stephen Street and Wyckoff Avenue when an unidentified male expose his genitals to the victim.

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, Hispanic, approximately 35-years-old, 5’10”, 200lbs, with a medium build

A cellphone photo of the individual captured by the complainant 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips 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 Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. inside of 302 5th Ave (Idea Nova), a 56-year-old female victim’s I-Pod and wallet were removed from her desk by an unidentified male. The victim observed the male in possession of aforementioned property as he was exiting the location. It was later discovered that $150 of unauthorized charges were made on her credit card. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately eighteen years of age, 5’6″, 125lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes
  • He was last seen wearing a black shirt with “Lucky” on the front, black sweatpants with a red stripe down the side, black shoes, orange du-rag and carrying a black 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: Assault (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached photos regarding an assault that occurred within the confines of the 112 Precinct (Transit District #20). Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m. inside the subway train station located at Queens Boulevard and 75 Avenue, while aboard the Queens bound “F” train, a 49-year-old male victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with an unidentified individual when the individual did stab the victim in the chest and leg with a knife before exiting the train. The individual was last seen fleeing the 75 Avenue Subway Station. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released. 

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male, black, approximately 45-years-old, 6’0″ tall, weighing 220 lbs., with brown eyes, dark complexion, medium build and a grey beard
  • He was last seen wearing black pants, a grey sweatshirt, black sneakers and a tan cap

Anyone with information regarding 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 (Brooklyn)

The New York City Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached photos wanted for questioning in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 70th Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. that a 22-year-old female victim was walking in front of 1173 East 26th Street, when she was approached by an unidentified male who grabbed her breast.  There were no injuries occurred as a result of this incident.  The male fled in unknown direction. 

The individual was described as:

  • A male White, approximately 25-30 years of age, 6′, 200lbs, short black hair, dark eyes and a heavy build
  • He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, light colored shorts and black shoes 

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)

*****Updated 09-26-18 ***** 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the following individual in connection to a homicide that occurred within the confines of the 49 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday September 24, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m. inside of 1450 East Gun Hill Road, the individual and the 46-year-old male victim got into a physical altercation. The fight from inside the grocery store moved onto the sidewalk in front of the store. At that point, the individual entered a black Sport Utility Vehicle and drove onto the sidewalk in an attempted to strike the victim. The victim managed to avoid the vehicle and the individual fled the scene westbound on East Gun Hill Road. At approximately 2330 hours the individual returned to 1450 East Gun Hill Road, confronted the victim and shot him in the chest. The individual fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.   

The individual is identified as follows: 

  • Clark, Tony
  • 38-year-old male, black, 6’1″, 180lbs, with short black hair; last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt, black shorts and black sneakers
  • The individual is known to frequent areas in the 40 Precinct 

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 Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 1450 East Gun Hill Road, within the confines of the 49 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 46-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Jacobi 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 9/25/2018 *******

The deceased has been identified as: 

  • Paul, Sylvester
  • 46-year-old male
  • Bronx, NY

On Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 1450 East Gun Hill Road, within the confines of the 49 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 46-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Jacobi 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.

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WANTED: Animal Cruelty (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to an incident of animal cruelty within the confines of the 48th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Monday, September 17, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p.m. at the intersection of 182nd Street and Belmont Avenue, an unidentified individual was observed dragging a female beagle puppy from the rear of a white Lincoln Mark LT pickup truck (2006-2008 model), and later throwing the puppy onto the street. The female beagle puppy suffered a serious physical head injury and was treated by a veterinarian. The unidentified individual fled the location in unknown direction.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, White; last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark pants 

A photo of the individual and the pickup truck at the incident location immediately after the incident is attached. 

Anyone with information in regards to this animal cruelty 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 42 Precinct/Transit District 12. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Saturday September 22, 2018, at approximately 9:06 p.m. inside of the Freeman Street “2/5” subway station, the individual approached the 33-year-old male victim, an on-duty MTA subway conductor who was inside of one of the train’s cabs, grabbed him by his collar and punched him in the face. The individual then threatened to spit on him before he walked down to the street area and fled southbound on Southern Boulevard. 

The individual is described as a male, black, 60 to 65 years old, 5’6″ to 5’7″ in height, with gray hair; last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap with sunglasses on top of it, a black hooded sweater with a red design on the front, black jeans, black shoes, black sparring gloves and he carried a blue umbrella. 

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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United Nations General Assembly Street Closures- September 27th

The New York City Police Department today announces street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2018

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

  • Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place
  • 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
  • Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 51st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 58th Street from Plaza to 6th Avenue
  • 61st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 61st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 61st Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

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WANTED: Burglary (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual depicted in the attached photos and video wanted for questioning in regards to a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 13th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to the police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 6:20 a.m. inside of 251 5th Avenue (Gym), an unidentified individual gained entry into the establishment through a window. Once inside, the individual removed approximately $500 and clothing without permission or authority to do so. The individual fled in an unknown direction.  

  • The individual is described as a male, white, thin build, with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt 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: Aggravated Harassment (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following males wanted for questioning in connection to an aggravated harassment that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Driggs Avenue between North 7th Avenue and North 8th Avenue, two unidentified males pasted several anti-Semitic posters on a wall at the location.

The individuals are described as the following:

  • Individual #1:  male White, 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’10”, dark facial hair and a medium build
  • He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, green camouflage pants and black/white shoes

 

  • Individual #2:  male White, 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’10”, short brown hair and a medium build
  • He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, green camouflage pants and black shoes

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 regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:18 a.m. the unidentified individual entered the Blue Moon Deli located at 37 East 170 Street, approached the 28-year-old male employee behind the counter, displayed a black firearm and demanded money. The employee complied and the individual removed approximately $200 cash and a box of cigars. The individual then fled the location on foot heading westbound on East 170 Street. The employee was not injured. 

The individual being sought is described as:

  • A male White or Hispanic, approximately 25-years-old, 5’6″ tall, 150 pounds, with a light complexion, a slim build, short black hair, a moustache and a tattoo of a skull on his left hand
  • He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, blue pants with white stripes on the sides and black sneakers

Anyone with information regarding 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 New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 60 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday September 17, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m. at a residence in the vicinity of Neptune Avenue and West 36 Street, the two individuals approached the two victims (a 52-year-old male and a 38-year-old female) on the porch of the building. One of the males produced a handgun and gave it to the second male, who pointed the gun at the 38-year-old female and demanded money from the 52-year-old male. The male with the handgun struck the male victim on the head with the handgun. The second individual then removed the male victim’s wallet. Both individuals fled eastbound on Neptune Avenue; one male on a bicycle and the other on foot. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were $90 in cash and a credit card. The male victim suffered a laceration to the head and was treated at the scene by EMS. 

  • The first individual is a male, black, 20 to 25 years old; last seen wearing a black shirt, gray sweatpants and black and white sneakers 
  • The second individual is a male, black, 20 to 25 years old; last seen wearing a du-rag with camouflage print, a white shirt, blue jeans and dark 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: Burglary (Queens)

The New York Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection to a burglary incident that occurred within the confines of the 107 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, September 1 between the hours of 2:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in the vicinity of 162nd Street and 71st Avenue, unidentified males forcibly entered through a front door and removed $10,000 cash and $44,000 in jewelry from a 27-year-old female’s residence.  The individuals are seen fleeing the location in a light colored SUV in unknown direction. 

  • Individual # 1 is described as a male, approximately 25 to 40 years of age, 5’11”, 250lbs and close cut hair style
  • He was last seen wearing white t-shirt with a blue design affixed to the front of it, black pants with an unknown design, black shoes and dark colored glasses 

 

  • Individual # 2 is described as a male, approximately 25 to 35 years of age, 5’9″ and 160lbs 
  • He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants, black baseball hat and dark colored glasses 

Anyone with information in regard 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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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

 

******** UPDATE 09-25-18 ******** 

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, the New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the three unidentified individuals who are seen in the attached surveillance video and are sought for questioning in connection with the above-described homicides. 

Surveillance video was taken from the incident location and shows three unidentified individuals inside the location at what is believed to be the approximate time that the incident occurred.   

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. 

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction and the distribution is as follows:

Crime Stoppers-         $2500 for arrest and indictment

Chief of Detectives- $7500 for arrest and conviction 

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On May 11, 2018 at 6:47 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault inside of 140 Moore Street (Bushwick Houses), within the confines of the 90 Precinct.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a 62 year-old female unresponsive with her hands bound and a gunshot wound to the head.  EMS responded and pronounced her deceased at the scene.  There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. 

Victim:

  • Delvalle, Ana
  • 62 year-old female
  • Brooklyn, NY

 On Sunday May 13, 2018, at approximately 4:38 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside of 140 Moore Street(Bushwick Houses), in the 90 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers encountered an unconscious and unresponsive 54-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso inside of his apartment. EMS also responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. 

Deceased:

  • Gray, Basil
  • 54-year-old male
  • Brooklyn, NY

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United Nations General Assembly Street Closures- September 26th


The New York City Police Department today announces street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2018

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

  • Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place
  • 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
  • Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 51st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 58th Street from Plaza to 6th Avenue
  • 61st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 61st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 61st Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

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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 and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 77 Precinct/Transit District 32. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday September 24, 2018, at approximately 9:22 a.m. inside of the Utica Avenue “2,3,4,5” subway station, the individual attempted to strike the 23-year-old male victim with a cane following a dispute. When the victim fled the station, the individual followed him to the corner of Schenectady Avenue and Eastern Parkway where he struck the victim several times with the cane. The individual also slashed the victim on his left arm with a knife. The individual fled the scene on foot northbound on Schenectady Avenue. The victim was removed to Kings County Hospital in serious but stable condition. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, 18 to 21 years old, 6’0″ to 6’3″, 150 to 160lbs
  • Last seen wearing a blue and brown jacket, black pants, brown sneakers and he carried a cane with him 

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: Arson (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph and video in connection to an arson that occurred within the confines of the 47 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Sunday September 23, 2018, at approximately 6:00 a.m. inside of 3925 White Plains Road (Deli) an unknown male individual got into a verbal dispute with the 30 year old male store employee which escalated into a physical confrontation. Later that day, the same individual returned to the location and spread the contents of a canister of flammable liquid in front of and inside the store and lit it on fire. The individual then fled on foot to parts unknown. The store employee was able to extinguish the flames with water. No injuries were reported, the fire caused only minor property damage.  

The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, Black, in his 20’s last seen wearing a back hoodie, denim vest, and blue 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 (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 114 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday September 21, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m. in front of 4-10 27 Avenue, the individual shot the 21-year-old male victim twice in the buttocks. The individual fled into 2-10 27 Avenue after the shooting. The victim was removed to an area hospital in stable condition. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater with white images on its front and back 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: Sex Abuse (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the following individual in connection to sex abuse incident that occurred within the confines of the 6 Precinct/Transit District 2. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Thursday September 13, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m. aboard a northbound “D” train, the individual grabbed the victim’s buttocks as she sat in front of him. When the victim confronted him, the individual fled the train at the 34 Street station. 

The individual has been identified as:

  • Cobb, Lawrence
  • 51-year-old male, black, 5’7″, 180lbs, bald and with a beard
  • Last seen wearing a blue long sleeved 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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Massive Security Operation Underway to Protect the 73rd Session of UNGA

Massive Security Operation Underway to Protect the 73rd Session of UNGA

September 20, 2018

The NYPD, Secret Service and FBI announced enhanced security measures in place for the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly. In addition, the NYPD issued a traffic advisory (see below) for the event and was joined by the NYC Department of Transportation, which provided information about upcoming gridlock alert days and the increased traffic volume expected in Midtown Manhattan.

During the General Assembly, a major annual event held by the U.N., the City of New York will host about 200 protectees from around the world. To help ensure the safety of all New Yorkers, the NYPD and its law enforcement partners on the federal, state and local levels will provide thousands of highly-trained uniformed and plain-clothes officers throughout the entire event. Additionally, 48 Department of Sanitation sand trucks will be deployed with hundreds of additional blocker vehicles. Two hundred thirty pieces of concrete block, 96 jersey barriers, and seven surface mounted delta vehicle barriers have also been placed at potentially-sensitive locations. Anyone who sees suspicious activity should alert a police officer or call 911. The NYPD’s terrorism hotline is 888-NYC-SAFE.

The General Assembly began on Tuesday, September 18th and continues through Monday, October 1st, 2018. The Department of Transportation has designated weekdays from Monday, September 24th through Monday, October 1st, 2018 as gridlock alert days. Alternatives, including public transportation, bike sharing, ride sharing and parking outside of Manhattan, are strongly encouraged.

“Since the end of last year’s United Nations General Assembly, we have been planning how to best-protect the various sites, and all of the people inside them, again this year – while also minimizing the impact on New Yorkers and the vehicular and pedestrian traffic outside,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “It is a balance we strike each year for this event. There are many ways we’ll be keeping people safe. And there will be much the public will see, and much the public will not see. I am confident that we are going to again have one of the most well-policed, best-protected events – in one of the safest cities in the entire world.”

“The Secret Service carries out its protective mission by relying on a core strategy of forming partnerships with all participating law enforcement and public safety officials,” said David E. Beach, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service New York Field Office. “This National Special Security Event will be no different as there are numerous partners involved in the planning and implementation of the overall security plan.”

“Throughout the U.N. General Assembly, the FBI, through our Joint Terrorism Task Force, will work to support the effort of the United States Secret Service, the NYPD and others in order to keep this city and the world’s visiting dignitaries safe,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr. “As always, we continue to rely on an engaged public to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement as our city once again takes the world stage.”

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United Nations General Assembly Street Closures- September 25th

The New York City Police Department today announces street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:

  • Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place
  • 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
  • Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 51st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 58th Street from Plaza to 6th Avenue
  • 61st Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 61st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 61st Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching incident within the confines of the 100 Precinct / Transit District 23. Details are as follows: 

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. inside of the Beach 90th Street and Rockaway Freeway subway station, as a 20 year old female victim was exiting a southbound “A” train, an unidentified male grabbed her buttocks. The male individual then fled the station in an unknown direction.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, Approximately 20-30 years of age, 5’10” tall and 220 lbs
  • He was last seen wearing all dark 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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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of a 73-year-old female reported missing within the confines of the 45 Precinct. The details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Castro, Iris
  • 73-year-old female Hispanic
  • 2470 Glebe Avenue
  • Bronx, NY   

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen leaving her residence located at 2470 Glebe Avenue on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. 

The missing is described as:

  • A 73-year-old female Hispanic, approximately 4’11” tall and 100 lbs
  • She was last seen wearing tan sweater 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: Reckless Endangerment (Brooklyn)

 

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 a reckless endangerment incident that occurred within the confines of the 67 Precinct/Transit District 32. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday September 22, 2018, at approximately 9:05 p.m. aboard a southbound “2” train at the Beverly Road subway station, the individual got into a verbal dispute with a male passenger and then sprayed an unknown substance at him. Both males fled the station in an unknown direction. The substance caused 15 passengers aboard the train to suffer from nausea and skin irritation; all were treated and released from a nearby hospital. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 30s, 5’10”, 240 to 250lbs, with eye glasses
  • last seen wearing a black shirt, dark colored pants and he had on a dark colored backpack 

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 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 90 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Sunday September 23, 2018, at approximately 12:55 a.m. in front of 540 Metropolitan Avenue, the individual approached the two male victims (a 29-year-old and a 34-year-old), made anti-sexual orientation statements and assaulted them. The individual punched the 34-year-old in the face which caused him to lose consciousness. He then grabbed the 29-year-old and threw him against a tree; also rendering him unconscious. The 34-year-old was removed to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured shoulder and the 29-year-old male was treated at Woodhull Hospital for a broken finger. The male fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, white; last seen wearing a black shirt, beige pants and black and white 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: Police Impersonation (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video surveillance and photos for questioning in connection to a police impersonation robbery that occurred within the confines of the Midtown North Precinct (Transit District #1), and concluded within the confines of the 72 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, September 10, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. aboard the southbound ‘D’ train in the vicinity of Columbus Circle and West 58 Street, a 22-year-old male was approached by three adult males who asked him to buy drugs from them. Upon the male declining their offer, one of the individuals reached into the male victim’s bag and attempted to remove money. The male resisted and the three males continued to engage the victim in conversation without any physical confrontation at this point. All parties then disembarked the train at 36 Street, within the confines of the 72 Precinct. Two of the individuals continued to follow the victim and forced him into an alleyway on 35 Street, between 4 and 5 Avenue. At this location, the males identified themselves as undercover police officers, and one male displayed a knife while the other male punched the victim and did remove $1,217 cash from the victim’s bag. The males then fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical attention at the scene. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • 1. Male Hispanic, mid 20’s, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing tan cargo pants, a grey sweatshirt and white Adidas sneakers 
  • 2. Male Black, mid 20’s, approximately 6’1″ tall, medium build, wearing a black hoodie, navy blue jeans and blue Nike sneakers. This individual has afro-style hair and distinct scars on his face; One scar is from the right eyebrow to the nose, from the middle forehead to the nose and a small circular scar on the left cheek 
  • 3. Male Black, mid 20’s, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing a light grey sweater and blue capri-style jeans. He has a tattoo on his chest and bicep 

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 kept strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Bronx)

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 43 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Vazquez, Manuel
  • 82-year-old male Hispanic
  • 615 Rosedale Avenue, Apt#7E
  • Bronx, NY 

It was reported to the police that Manuel Vazquez was last seen Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. inside of his residence.

  • He is described as being approximately 5’0″ tall, weighing 130 lbs., with brown eyes and a salt and pepper mustache.
  • He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue polo shirt, baseball cap and walks with a cane. 

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: Grand Larceny (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual and vehicle depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 107 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Thursday September 13, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m. in front of 139-21 71 Avenue, the individual approached the 60-year-old female victim, asked her for directions and snatched a chain from her neck. The individual fled the scene westbound on 85 Drive inside of a dark colored four door sedan. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male black, 25 to 35 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10”, 150 to 175lbs
  • last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, sunglasses, a black shirt, black pants 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: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

 

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 a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct/Transit District 4. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday August 31, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m. inside of the Grand Central/42 Street subway station, the individual grabbed the 26-year-old female victim’s buttocks as she walked down a staircase. The victim confronted the individual and chased him through the station but she lost sight of him when he fled the station on foot westbound on 42 Street.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, 5’6 to 5’8, approximately 225lbs, with eyeglasses
  • Last seen wearing a green shirt, black shorts 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: Sexual Abuse (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a sex abuse within the confines of the 66 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at approximately 6:45 p.m. the individual approached the 9 year-old female victim in the vicinity of 60 street and 17 Avenue and grabbed her buttocks.  The individual fled on 17th Avenue towards 59 Street.  He individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, Hispanic, approximately 5’7″, approximately 170lbs
  • Wearing a red and black baseball cap, dark colored backpack, blue jeans, grey t-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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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 at the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows. 

Missing:

  • Soto, Olga
  • 82 year-old Female
  • 520 East 156 Street
  • Bronx NY  

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Wednesday, September19, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln hospital 234 East 149 Street. She is described as a female Hispanic, and was last seen wearing a Blue hat, blue V-neck shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.  

Anyone with information in regards to this missing 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 at the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows. 

Missing:

  • Soto, Olga
  • 82 year-old Female
  • 520 East 156 Street
  • Bronx NY  

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Wednesday, September19, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. at Lincoln hospital 234 East 149 Street. She is described as a female Hispanic, and was last seen wearing a Blue hat, blue V-neck shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.  

Anyone with information in regards to this missing 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 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 5 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Tuesday September 18, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m. inside of 80 Bowery (Lucky Diamond Corp.), one of the individuals displayed a firearm while the second male jumped over the store’s counter and placed approximately 123 pieces of jewelry inside of a bag. The male with the firearm fired one round through the store’s front glass door when they were unable to open it. The second male kicked the glass down and both ran out of the store. They fled inside of a light colored 4 door sedan southbound on Bowery and then Brooklyn bound on the Manhattan Bridge. Two other males acted as lookouts on the outside of the store during the robbery. One male fled on foot southbound on Bowery and the other fled inside of a dark colored four door sedan northbound on Bowery. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

  • The first individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a white hard hat, a blue jacket, blue pants and white sneakers
  • The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a yellow hard hat, a dark colored hooded sweater, a white shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers 
  • The third individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a white shirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers 
  • The fourth individual is a male, black, with sunglasses; last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, black pants, black sneakers and he carried a black umbrella

 One of the vehicles is described as a light colored four door BMW sedan. The other is described as a dark colored four door Nissan Maxima 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 (Manhattan)

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 5 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Tuesday September 18, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m. inside of 80 Bowery (Lucky Diamond Corp.), one of the individuals displayed a firearm while the second male jumped over the store’s counter and placed approximately 123 pieces of jewelry inside of a bag. The male with the firearm fired one round through the store’s front glass door when they were unable to open it. The second male kicked the glass down and both ran out of the store. They fled inside of a light colored 4 door sedan southbound on Bowery and then Brooklyn bound on the Manhattan Bridge. Two other males acted as lookouts on the outside of the store during the robbery. One male fled on foot southbound on Bowery and the other fled inside of a dark colored four door sedan northbound on Bowery. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

  • The first individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a white hard hat, a blue jacket, blue pants and white sneakers
  • The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a yellow hard hat, a dark colored hooded sweater, a white shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers 
  • The third individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a white shirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers 
  • The fourth individual is a male, black, with sunglasses; last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, black pants, black sneakers and he carried a black umbrella

 One of the vehicles is described as a light colored four door BMW sedan. The other is described as a dark colored four door Nissan Maxima 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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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person reported missing on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 within the confines of the 60 Precinct. The details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Ramos, Justo
  • 67-year-old male Hispanic
  • 3602 Mermaid Avenue 
  • Brooklyn, NY 

It was reported to police that Justo Ramos was last seen on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. leaving 2005 Coney Island Avenue. He is 5’11” tall, weighing 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and white 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 Pattern (Brooklyn)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a commercial robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 61, 63 and 70 Precincts.  Details are as follows: 

Incident # 1 (61 Pct):  It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. inside of a Shell Gas Station located at 2472 Knapp Street an unidentified male displayed a firearm and demanded money from a 54-year-old male clerk. The victim complied and the individual fled the location an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of money. 

Incident # 2 (63 Pct):  It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 9:44 p.m. inside of Mill Basin Convenient Store located at 6122 Avenue U an unidentified male displayed a firearm and demanded money from a 48-year-old male. The victim complied and the individual fled the location in an unknown direction with $500. 

Incident # 3 (70 Pct):  It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 9:44 p.m. inside of a Allegiance Gas Station located at 1981 Ocean Avenue an unidentified male displayed a firearm and demanded money from a 20-year-old male clerk.  The victim compiled and the individual fled the location in an unknown direction with $ 190. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male White, 25 to 30 years of age, approximately 5’9″ and 160lbs
  • He was last seen wearing a black Nike track suit with white stripes down the arm and legs, a green hooded sweatshirt, a dark colored baseball hat and black and white sandals 

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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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photos regarding an assault that occurred within the confines of the 103 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 1:28 a.m. in front of 144-06 89 Avenue, the 31-year-old male victim was walking home when an unknown individual walked up from behind and slashed him in the face with a knife, causing a laceration. The individual then fled the location. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released. 

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male, Hispanic, medium build, with a beard and short dark hair
  • He was last seen wearing a burgundy and white t-shirt, black pants and white and black Adidas sneakers 

Surveillance video and photos were obtained from the El Mezcal Bar and Grill, located at 139-31 Jamaica Avenue. 

Anyone with information regarding 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: Reckless Endangerment (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to a reckless endangerment that occurred within the confines of the 61st Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at approximately 2:50 a.m. in front of 2352 Coney Island Avenue (Nirvan

a Lounge), an unidentified male discharged a firearm multiple times in the direction of a crowd of bystanders outside of the location. There were two unoccupied parked vehicles struck and there were no injuries reported as a result  of this incident. The male was last seen on foot traveling eastbound on Avenue T. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, Black, medium build and approximately 5’10”
  • He was last seen wearing a dark colored hat, dark colored clothing and light 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: Forcible Touching (Brooklyn)

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

It has been reported to police that on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at approximately 2:46 p.m. the individual approached the 11 year-old female victim rear of 3101 Foster Avenue and touched her groin over the clothes and fled westbound on Foster Avenue to the Newkirk Avenue “2” train and “5” train subway station. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, 25 to 30 years-old, 5’4″ to 5’6″, medium build, dark eyes
  • Wearing a hat that says “Security” in yellow lettering, and black cargo pants and black t-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: Attempted Robbery (Queens)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an attempted robbery within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. inside of 33-01 30th Avenue, (Rite-aid), an unidentified male entered the location and attempted to remove store merchandise without paying. As a store employee approached the individual, the employee was punched in the face which caused pain and swelling. The individual dropped the items and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, Hispanic, 30-40 years-old, last seen wearing all dark clothing

Photos and video are from the incident location just prior to the incident and are attached and available at DCPI.

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: Sexual Abuse (Manhattan)

*******UPDATE 9/18/18******* 

The following incident, also in the 19th Precinct, has been added to the above incident to make Sex Abuse Pattern 6023: 

2: On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 2:50 a.m. the individual approached the 22 year-old female victim in the vicinity of East 90 Street and Lexington Avenue. The individual proceeded to grab her from behind and went underneath her skirt and touched her groin area.  He then threw her down and fled westbound on East 90 Street and northbound on Lexington Avenue.

 The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, Hispanic, facial hair on chin, approximately 5’8″ to 5’11”, approximately 20 to 30 years-old
  • last seen wearing a navy blue Yankees hat, a Nike t-shirt, 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.

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a sex abuse within the confines of the 19 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the individual approached the 21 years-old in the vicinity of East 94 Street and Park Avenue and went underneath her skirt and grabbed her groin area. The victim fell to the ground and the individual fled eastbound on East 94 Street towards 3rd Avenue. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, 5’8″ to 5’9″, wearing a blue baseball cap with a logo on 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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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three male Asian Persons of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 122 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on September 1, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. three individuals entered Adrina Spa, located at 97 New Dorp Plaza, and assaulted the victim and zip-tied her hands and feet. The individuals proceeded to remove the victim’s cellphone, a DVR system, and approximately $2,700. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital for her injuries, which included a broken finger, and has since been released.  

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: Strangulation (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted in connection to a strangulation within the confines of the 14 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, August 26, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the individual followed the 27 year-old female victim into the bathroom inside Blue Ruin Bar, located at 538 9th Avenue and proceeded to strangle her until she lost consciousness. The victim received medical treatment on her own at a later date.  The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, medium to light skin, 5’8″ to 5’9″, hazel or green eyes black long dreads 

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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Your Neighborhood Police: 49th Precinct, The Bronx

By Edward Conlon

Millions have a picture in their minds of the 49th Precinct, even if they don’t know where it is. On a map, it’s sort-of box-shaped, just above the middle of the Bronx, a little to the east. Few from outside the city would recognize the names of its hard-edged, hard-working neighborhoods—Morris Park, Pelham Parkway, Allerton, Van Nest. Its low-shouldered landscape of sturdy brick one- and two-family houses, pizzerias, delis, and mom-and-pop shops has analogues in neighborhoods from Providence to Pittsburgh.

It used to be more Italian than anything else; now it’s more anything else, but it’s still plenty Italian—30,000 people turned out to celebrate on Morris Park Avenue when Italy won the World Cup in 2006. But anyone who has watched Raging Bull, The Wanderers, Five Corners, True Love, The Seven-Ups, Summer of Sam, or Marty has seen a version or a vision of the 49: a place where people know how to take a punch, take a chance, take a stand. It’s a neighborhood that’s produced more than its share of tough guys—Jake LaMotta, Stokely Carmichael—but it might surprise the audience to find out that the streets aren’t so mean there, and never really were.

That might be why two local boys who became two of New York City’s great storytellers set their best-known works away from home. John Patrick Shanley, an Irish immigrant’s son from Van Nest, liked the way his Italian friends talked, and he made his name with a Brooklyn love story called Moonstruck  (“In time you’ll drop dead and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!”). Richard Price started in his own backyard with the doo-wop era schoolyard gangs of The Wanderers, but his intimate epic of the crack wars, Clockers, takes place in the projects of New Jersey. He grew up in the projects, in Parkside Houses, but he didn’t learn about the hard life at home. He once told an interviewer, “I mean, my family crest was like crossed thermometers on a field of aspirin.” Still, both writers are abidingly tribal, crossing boundaries without fear, but never forgetting that the lines are still there.

Neighborhood coordination officers were introduced to the 49 in January 2018, but the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Thomas Alps, said the adjustment wasn’t difficult. “This command ran like an NCO command, even before the program rolled out. It’s a very diverse, very involved community. The most diverse in the Bronx,” he said. ”It’s almost like Queens.”

The four pairs of NCOs could have been selected with precinct demographics in mind—almost half Latino, a third foreign-born—or with an eye on buddy-movie casting possibilities: there’s Graham and Sanchez, the Irish guy and the Puerto Rican guy; McDowell and Hernandez, the African-American woman and the Puerto Rican guy; Varela and Cannova, the Latino woman and the Sicilian guy; Sanchez and Mujaj, the Puerto Rican woman and the Albanian guy. Got that?

Wait, it’s not so simple: Graham is part Puerto Rican, Varela is half Irish, Sanchez converted to Judaism, and McDowell is also of Puerto Rican, Irish, and Blackfeet Nation heritage. Together, they speak six languages, with Hernandez adding to the home-field advantage of English-Spanish-Italian-Albanian by trading Spanish lessons for Portuguese with a Brazilian buddy at Cardinal Hayes High School, and picking up Russian to impress a woman who’s now his fiancée.

Half of them were teachers of one kind or another before they became cops, and all of them spoke sincerely in civics-class terms about reaching out, connecting, and caring. They busied themselves with graffiti clean-ups and organizing “Build the Block” meetings, visiting tenants associations, merchants associations and schools. This day-to-day problem-solving in an essentially healthy community has its satisfactions—on recent visits, few went unhugged while out on patrol—but they were cops, and the point of being a cop is to be there when things go wrong. To talk to them, together and apart, you get a sense that they’re slightly uneasy with how good they have it.

None of them are rookies. McDowell is the newest, with three years on, while Hernandez has over twelve. Several had relatives on the Job, and grew up on stories about the old days—Jay Sanchez’s cousin was in the Major Case Squad in the 90s, and McDowell’s uncle finished up in Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail. But every cop in New York City, whether they got out of the Police Academy in 2015 or 1915, has had two distinct and contradictory messages dunned into them by the old-timers from their first day on patrol. The first was, You kids have it easy. Things were terrible in this city when I started. Followed by, You missed all the fun. Graham, who also has three years on, first heard it from his wife, who has nearly twenty. Varela wanted to be a cop since she was a kid, when her aunt, a detective in Warrants, took her to work one day.

Janine Varela as a child

Daisy Sanchez, a ten-year veteran, didn’t have to join the police department to know how rough it was back in the day. She grew up in the South Bronx, and joined the NYPD Explorers  as a teenager—a program that introduces kids in the city to careers in law enforcement. Asked if she had any police relatives, her eyes widened and she shook her head, but she sounded chipper as a candy-striper when she replied, “No, but one of my cousins was on America’s Most Wanted.”

Sanchez and Mujaj (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

*

So give me a stage
Where this bull can rage
And though I could fight
I’d much rather recite… that’s entertainment.

Jake LaMotta, Raging Bull (1980)

*

There has always been a distinction between the “hard policing” of enforcement, and the “soft policing” of helping people and managing problems. Among certain old-timers, Neighborhood Policing has been dismissed as a retread of the Community Policing program of the early 90s, when there were over two-thousand murders a year in the city. At the time, the “CPOP” cops were the Designated Nice Ones in each precinct, glad-handers who went to meetings while the crime-fighters suited up to hit the streets. Separating the roles didn’t work. The twenty years of hard-charging police work that followed has led to astonishing drops in violence, though at a cost of a measure of social trust, particularly in poorer communities. Rebuilding that trust is at the heart of Neighborhood Policing, but it’s also assumed that if that if NCOs are out shaking hands, they’re going to have a better idea of which hands belong in cuffs.

On a recent visit, Varela was studying a surveillance video of a woman stumbling down the street, a grainy, gray figure against a grainy, gray background. She explained, “This woman had burns on half her body, and she managed to make her way to a Transit District, where the only word she could say was ‘boyfriend.’”

For Varela, the satisfaction of being an NCO is the closer focus that comes from sticking to a specific territory. “I get to know the patterns. You don’t just jump from job to job. You get to know the people, the perps. I love helping out the detective squad. I have more of a purpose as a cop now.”

Varela and Cannova came in one morning and began to study the police reports that had come in over the weekend. One told of a stolen car, which was routine enough, but the keys had been taken from inside the victim’s home, which bumped up the crime to burglary. More disturbingly, the suspect had placed two spray cans of paint inside the stove, which later exploded, though no one was hurt.

They examined other stolen car reports, and found that one man had been arrested twice in recent days. Hours after he was released from Central Booking for stealing a Honda in Morris Park, he tried to upgrade his ride to a Mercedes. It was a defense lawyer’s car, parked beside the courthouse. His persistence was of interest, as was the fact that he lived next door to the paint-bombed home. Varela and Cannova alerted the assigned detective and an arrest was made.

Sanchez and Graham had been the Housing NCOs for a day when there was a shooting at Eastchester Houses, arising from a dispute between dog-walkers and their pit bulls.

“Your dog’s a menace! Keep it on a leash!”

“Look who’s talking—control your own mutt!”

The NCOs helped the detectives collect video from the scene, and the shooter was arrested. The shooter won the argument about the other man’s dog, however, as it was later put down for attacking a woman. NYCHA only allows dogs that weigh less than twenty-five pounds, and pit bulls, German Shepherds, and Doberman Pinschers are prohibited altogether. Since then, Graham said, pit bull owners have taken to walking their dogs for walks on the rooftops.

“I don’t have any juicy stories like that,” said McDowell, though she later remembered a recent fight with a man who beat up his pregnant girlfriend in the 44th Precinct, pushing her down stairs and stealing her phone. The cop who took the report had gone to the police academy with McDowell, and he called after tracing the phone to her sector. She and Hernandez had the perp’s picture and name on their phones by the time they spotted him, peeking out the window of a laundromat. When they asked who he was, he gave them a false name. When they asked the 44 to call the victim’s phone, it rang in the garbage can beside him. He then proceeded to head-butt McDowell in the face, and Hernandez hurt his knee wrestling him into cuffs.

That’s why days that end without a good cop story are often the best days at work. Butrint Mujaj—just call him “Trent,” as he gave up on correcting the pronunciation of either of his names, long ago—liked the hectic pace of the 46th Precinct, where he started. One night, a car stop turned into a rape arrest, which almost fell apart when the victim didn’t want to be a “snitch.” Still, he said of the NCO spot, “To be honest, I’ve never been happier.”

He was born in Peja, Kosovo, which used to be part of Serbia, which used to be part of Yugoslavia, and he grew up on Lydig Avenue, in the same sector he now patrols. Two of his three sisters are public high school teachers nearby, at Lehman and Evander Childs. He’s at home here. When he visited Dukagjini Burek, a shop that sells traditional Balkan cheese, meat, and spinach pastries, the woman behind the counter brightened when he began speaking shqip. Several male customers eyed him warily, as did his partner, Daisy Sanchez.

“Don’t be fooled,” she said. “The guy lives on Popeye’s fried chicken.”

Sanchez and Mujaj at Dukagjini Burek (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

As McDowell and Hernandez walked around Sector Charlie, they were joined by Gene DeFrancis, a founder of the Allerton International Merchant’s Association. McDowell said, “A lot of the shops here have been here for years. They have a lot of information.”

DeFrancis hugged them, and the three then inspected an alley adjacent to the commercial strip, a muddy track between backyards lined with old sheds and dilapidated garages. They pointed out spots they’d cleaned up, spots that needed work. Hernandez and McDowell snapped photos of fresh graffiti with their phones, which would be attached to police reports and forwarded to Graffiti Free NYC, which paints over or cleans vandalism at no cost.

DeFrancis said he founded the merchant’s association because there had been “no bridge” between the business owners and the precinct. Asked what the NCOs do for him, he replied, “Everything.”

“The community’s more comfortable,” he continued. “Now, we have to untie their hands. You shouldn’t have to be arrested fifteen or twenty times before something happens. We have some trouble spots, but it’s a safe community. It’s a nice feeling. It’s the best feeling.”

One of the trouble spots—at least one afternoon in January, when there was a gunpoint robbery —was a clothing store on Allerton Avenue called Bx Gear. The NCOs had just been assigned to Sector C when it happened, and McDowell said of the owner, Joseph Rizmany, “We check in with him. I tell him to be careful, to look at the little things, the body behaviors”.

When they stopped by, Rizmany still seemed shaken by the incident. It wasn’t as if he hadn’t seen trouble before, as he fled Iran after the revolution of the 70s, and ran a sneaker store in East New York during the crack epidemic of the 80s and 90s. But Allerton Avenue in 2018 wasn’t Pitkin Avenue in 1988, and he’d come to believe that he’d left the stick-up guys behind, much as he had the ayatollahs. He was grateful for the police attention. He hugged McDowell.

“She’s too nice,” he said. “She should be a nurse. She was calming me down after the robbery, she was so good.”

Other residents had smaller problems, but they relied on Hernandez and McDowell no less.  After the clothing store, they checked in on Coreen Gale, who routinely called them about cars blocking her driveway. When she answered the door of the brick house she shared with her twin sister, she spoke quietly, in a soft accent—Trinidad by way of Barbados, it turned out—but she was firm in her opinions of them.

“You take the time. We appreciate it. In the past, we’d call, it would take forever. These two here, they helped us a lot.”

The praise embarrassed the NCOs, as cops aren’t accustomed to applause for ordering drivers to move, still less for writing parking tickets. But they hadn’t known until that visit that Ms. Gale had suffered from grave health problems, including a brain tumor and breast cancer. A blocked driveway represented more than a minor inconvenience to her; it was a kind of rough proof of the rudeness and coldness of the world. It also might have prevented her from getting to the hospital when she needed to get there.

Small kindnesses in hard times can mean a great deal. McDowell and Hernandez might not have much of a story to tell about their dealings with Coreen Gale, but the memory will likely remain with them longer than the aches and pains of fighting a pregnant-girlfriend-beating lowlife in a laundromat.

McDowell and Hernandez on patrol (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

*

That’s one of the most beautiful things I have in my life—the way my father and mother were. And my father was a real ugly man. So it doesn’t matter if you look like a gorilla. You see, dogs like us, we ain’t such dogs as we think we are.

Marty Piletti, Marty (1955)

*

Talking to people is what cops do, mostly. And most of the talk doesn’t have to do with crime, at least as far as serious or newsworthy crime is concerned. Every contact between the police and the people they serve, confrontational or otherwise, has both a dimension of eye-to-eye intimacy and a degree of professional remove. The blue uniforms are inhabited by humans, and unless the conversation is particularly pointed and brief—“Do you know how fast you were going?” or “Police, don’t move!”—the human element predominates.

Just about every cop in the country has had some sour experience with their fellow officers, whether being pulled over off-duty, or dealing with patrol officers responding to a break-in at their mother’s or neighbor’s house. Though conflict is inevitable in policing, those who are being policed, whether they are victims, criminals, or bystanders, know instantly whether the officer feels a sense of indifference or disdain for them. Respectful cops can’t turn a bad day into a good one, but disrespectful ones can make a bad day much worse.

Talking is not a problem for Officer Giuseppe Cannova, who patrols Sector Adam with Janine Varela. Driving down Morris Park Avenue with him, he pointed out where he used to ride his bike when he was a kid, where he went to school, and how intolerably cruel Varela is to him.

If I took off my shirt, you’d see the scars.”

He’s a motormouth with a Ferrari engine, fluent in three languages. Born in Partinico, Sicily, a town outside of Palermo, he came to the Bronx as a baby. He grew up speaking Italian at home, and learned Spanish from cousins who immigrated to Spain and Argentina. “At work, I maybe speak Italian once a week, Spanish every day.”

Cannova goes by “Danny,” having Ellis-Islanded himself like his fellow immigrant NCO Trent, née Butrint Mujaj. Daniele is his middle name, and he has no explanation as to why it stuck—plenty of Giuseppes have become Joes—any more than he can explain why he loves merengue and salsa and bachata. He says he’s “culturally confused.”

“He loves this neighborhood,” Varela said. “He’s from here. I didn’t grow up far away, and I came here all the time with high school friends. But he tells me, if it was a choice between working here and working with me, he’d stick with the neighborhood.”

Even so, the NCO job has been an adjustment for him. “I’m not an inside person,” he said, “And there’s a lot of admin. I used to be doing a lot more enforcement. And there’s calls at three in the morning. If I wake up, I send it to the sector. There are a lot of calls…”

And then he stopped to take one. After he hung up, he explained that a neighborhood woman was telling him about a maybe-sort-of robbery at the liquor store across the street, in which a man took a bottle of vodka and walked out to his car, claiming he’d forgotten his wallet; the owner followed and took the vodka back. The failed shoplifter lifted his shirt, showing the handle of what looked like a gun, but he drove away. What would you call that, exactly? Theft plus force equals robbery, but the threat of force came after the property was returned. Criminal Confusion in the First Degree?  Cannova told her that they’d come by to see her later.

First, Cannova and Varela stopped at the house where he grew up, on Morris Park Avenue, with his parents and grandparents, a three-story brick house with a green awning and a high stoop. In front was a concrete statue of the Virgin Mary, to the side a yard of concrete, both behind gleaming steel gates. Asked if much had changed since he moved, in the late 1990s, Cannova pointed to the statue and said that his family’s statue was of Jesus. The fig tree his grandfather had planted in the yard was gone.

“Any place he found where you could plant something, he planted. With the fig tree, every branch, it’d give you maybe fifteen pieces of fruit.”

But Cannova knew the reason for the steel gates. This was not the first time he’d been to his old home at work. On Halloween 2015, a driver who had neglected to take his medication for epilepsy crashed into a group of trick-or-treaters, killing three and injuring three others. It was a grisly scene, and Cannova spent hours there. A ten-year-old girl who had dressed up as a cat was among the fatalities, as was her grandfather. The driver was later arrested and charged with manslaughter. There was no doubting Cannova’s sense of connection to the people here, or the place. For a moment, he didn’t have anything to say. He touched the gates.

And then he was himself again. He knocked on the door and an elderly East Asian man answered. He didn’t speak English, Spanish, or Italian, and the appearance of Cannova and Varela in uniform disturbed him. He left for a moment to get his middle-aged son to translate. Soon enough, Cannova set them at ease. He explained Neighborhood Policing to them, as well as his own history with the house. It soon emerged that the residents had bought it from his parents, twenty-odd years before. If they were semi-friends before, now they were practically family.

“It was a great deal!” Cannova cried out. “Remember that fight at the closing? That was my Mom!”

Varela and Cannova at his childhood (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

Though Cannova and Varela left the house with fond goodbyes from the no-longer-new owners, his reception at his next stop made it seem like they’d given him the cold shoulder. It was bingo day at the Morris Park Community Association, and the Italian ladies were playing for keeps. But their enthusiasm at the arrival of Giuseppe Cannova—there was none of this “Danny” stuff here—could be pegged somewhere above Pavarotti-level, if below that of Padre Pio. One cried out, “Giuseppe, it’s the most beautiful name! It was my father’s name.”

As he made his rounds through the rows of fold-out tables covered with cards and tiles and dollar bills—“Is there gambling going on here?”—one after another asked if he knew this cousin, that nephew, who was on the police department. It didn’t matter when he didn’t.

Cannova knew many of them, such as the lady who embraced him so vehemently that she felt obliged to clarify to a visitor from headquarters, “He’s not my boyfriend, he’s my friend.” It also became clear that he was meeting others for the first time, though the reactions of old fans and new was much the same.

Varela at the Morris Park Community Association (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

“They’re wonderful, wonderful people. You can always depend on them,” said one, as another pressed a plastic baggie of marzipan cookies in his hand.

“Fill your mouth with sweets, they make your mouth sweet, they’re special,” she said, apologizing for only having one baggie left.

Cannova approached one group and asked, “Is this the Sicilian table?”

One woman nodded and hugged him, while five others bellowed: NOOOO!  As he leaned in to chat, one of the naysayers rolled her eyes and confided, “We’re Calabrese. She’s Sicilian. That’s why he likes her. She’s his favorite.”

Calabria is the toe of the boot, and only two miles of water separate it from Sicily, but differences remain between paesani, in the Old World and the New. Cannova later explained, “Sicilians think Calabrians are hard-headed, and Calabrians think Sicilians aren’t really Italians.”

Only one woman punctured the joyous mood. Asked what she thought of her neighborhood police, she raised her eyebrows and said, “I haven’t seen them.”

Varela briskly approached to find out what was troubling her, and a litany of complaints followed: noisy kids, people parking in front of the hydrant, dog poop. The woman scowled, “What’s the matter with these people? They throw garbage!” Varela gave the woman her card as Cannova strolled to the front of the room. He picked up the microphone and said, “When I come back next week, I wanna know who won!” He proceeded to pull a numbered ping-pong ball from the spinner and called out, “O-66!”

Cannova at the Morris Park Community Association (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

A lady in a turquoise picked up a whistle and blew a triumphant blast, bright as reveille: Bingo!  The NCOs walked out to resounding applause.

Outside, Cannova said, “One of them almost kissed me on the mouth.”

*

My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.

John Patrick Shanley, Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

*

After the adoration of the bingo ladies, Cannova might have needed to have his ego taken down a peg or two, and a woman named Helen—she’d called about the sort-of robbery at the liquor store— was more than up for the job. The difference between mothers and grandmothers, Italian or otherwise, became instantly clear: one is there to stuff marzipan into your mouth; the other is there to tell you that no one in the world is ever going to give you free cookies.

When Cannova arrived, Helen barked at him, “I’m deleting your number!”

He shrugged and replied, “I’ve already deleted yours.”

Helen went on, “I love him but he thinks he’s a star. Janine’s better than him. She grounds him.”

They talked about the liquor store incident, which detectives were already investigating, and Helen was almost-but-not-really embarrassed by the “suspicious package” call she made to Varela.

“I thought there was a bomb on the corner. It was Election Day. There was a new bookbag, and it was placed next to the garbage can. I’m thinking, ‘Should I call it in?’ But they always say, ‘If you see something, say something.’ I called Janine, she was on vacation, but she got them here right away.”

There was no bomb, and Helen might have been too slow to pick up the phone about her next observation. “There was a girl, trying the door handles of a car one day. Janine yelled at me when I didn’t call.”

Cops like simple, concrete problems, clear violations of the law that they can take direct action to resolve. Helen obliged them by pointing to a rusted bicycle chained to a post on the corner. “That’s been here a year, maybe two. They just stole the seat.”

“That we can handle, right away,” Cannova said.

Helen refused to have her picture taken. “I’m not putting on makeup,” she said from her yard. “Call Lefty, call Frank, call Angelo, they love being in pictures.”

She did allow her son Eric to pose, as he was dressed for the occasion, on his way to the Police Academy.

After graduation, Eric would be assigned to the 52nd Precinct, just to the north. Asked if he’d be interested in becoming an NCO there, he hesitated before he replied, “I’d have to get a little more time on. The NCOs at the Five-Two took me out during field training, and I had to give talks at five different schools. Everything from what to do for a career to how to prepare for natural disasters.”

It didn’t need to be said that the assignment would involve constant calls from his mother, or her Five-Two equivalent on Bedford Park Boulevard or Mosholu Parkway, on-duty and off. For most cops, the struggle to maintain a separation between life and work was usually manageable; for NCOs, the border was as weak as the Maginot line.

After Helen said goodbye to her son, her voice took on a melancholy tone. “All kidding aside, they’re not gonna last here,” she said of the NCOs. “People are going to see their potential. They won’t be here forever.”

Cannova and Varela with NYPD recruit Eric Santiago (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

*

SISTER ALOYSIUS: You should frame something. Put it up on the blackboard. (Picking up a framed photograph.) Put the Pope up.

SISTER JAMES:  That’s the wrong Pope. He’s deceased.

SISTER ALOYSIUS: I don’t care what Pope it is. Use the glass to see behind you. The children should think you have eyes in the back of your head.

SISTER JAMES: Wouldn’t that be a little frightening?

SISTER ALOYSIUS: Only to the ones who are up to no good.

John Patrick Shanley, Doubt (2004)

*

Shoplifting! That was something simple to deal with, clean and easy, without any emotional entanglements or attempted kisses almost on the mouth. At a local drug store, Varela tested the plastic barriers that protected the shelves of moisturizers and muttered, “They steal everything.”

Cannova said, “I was in a meeting here a couple of weeks ago, and the alarm went off. The manager goes, ‘That’s one of my regulars stealing!’ I ran up and made the collar.”

The manager, a woman named Jacqueline, said of the NCOs, “They’ve been awesome. They made suggestions about lighting, lowering the shelves so you can see across the store.”

Still, the pilferage was incessant. “How should I say? It’s ridiculous,” Jacqueline continued. “And they’re professional, they’re boosters. They’re not stealing because they need shampoo. They’re taking fifteen shampoos and selling them. Allergy medications, now they’re locked up. There was my Zantac guy… body wash, personal hygiene, Motrin, Tylenol. Pediatric medicine, that’s what concerns me. You don’t know how it’s being handled before it’s sold. How long was it in the back of a 100-degree car?”

While any individual theft might appear to be petty—and are treated as such by the courts—the scale on which they occur is industrial. Jacqueline declined to specify her monthly losses, but she said that for a chain drugstore in New York City to lose $20,000 a month was not unusual. Given that there are some 400 Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, and Duane Reade branches within city limits, that adds up to $96 million dollars per year.

Cannova and Varela worked with the store to develop a program targeting repeat offenders. A person stopped for attempted theft would be obliged to sign an affidavit in lieu of arrest, agreeing never to enter any of the chain’s locations. If they were subsequently caught inside, they were charged with Criminal Trespass; if they were caught stealing, an act that would ordinarily result in a misdemeanor count of Petit Larceny became Burglary in the Third Degree, a felony. By reviewing CCTV footage of past thefts from a variety of precinct stores, the NCOs were recently able to help detectives charge one suspect with six separate burglaries. Asked how the prosecution was proceeding, Cannova sighed and said, “This is the Bronx.”

Defendants are still being treated as if they were kids who swiped candy bars instead of career thieves who worked with organized criminal networks. Jacqueline told them about a worker at another local retail outlet who dropped by to view the merchandise in her store. He smirked at a cashier and said, “We have the same stuff—only much cheaper!” The remark was what is sometimes called a “clue,” in police jargon.

The NCOs consulted the NYPD Legal Bureau for guidance and mounted a sting operation. They borrowed an undercover from Narcotics, who attempted to move bottles of Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Sleek Shampoo  as if they were bricks of cocaine. When the undercover offered the merchandise to another worker at the suspected fencing location, he was told, “Come back in a few hours, the boss handles this stuff.”

But Cannova underestimated his opponents. He was at the drug store in plainclothes when the undercover made a second attempt to sell his wares. His best guess was that he was made by a spotter, and the message was relayed to the fence. The undercover later told him that they were about to do business when the boss got a phone call, and the deal was suddenly off. He was sent packing, along with his ill-gotten shampoo.

“They’re impressive, our thieves,” Jacqueline acknowledged, before adding with a lock-jawed resolve, “But we’re better.”

Cannova and Varela at a neighborhood drugstore (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

Her aversion to shoplifting apparently drew on more than professional obligation. Unprompted, she volunteered, “When I was a kid, I stole a pair of earrings. Lion King earrings,” she half-shuddered, half-laughed as she finished. “My dad found out. He took me back to the store, and he had a cop buddy yell at me. That was it for me.”

*

It’s a shame to see kids beatin’ each other’s brains out, especially when there’s no financial advantage.

Richard Price, The Wanderers (1974)

*

Al D’Angelo knows everything anyone needs to know about the neighborhood. Though he grew up in the South Bronx, he moved to Morris Park in 1979, and he lives there with his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. He’s retired from a career as a teacher and principal in Catholic elementary schools, and is a past president of the Morris Park Community Association and incoming chair of Community Board 11.

As a sideline, he has served on the boards of Cardinal Spellman High School, Aquinas High School, the Jacobi Medical Center and Einstein College of Medicine, and too many others to mention. He volunteers with the enthusiasm of a Labrador Retriever chasing sticks. It had almost become a bad habit for him. When his grandson joined him on the stoop, he whispered, “Don’t tell Grandma about the Community Board!”

Asked about Cannova and Varela, he reflected for a moment before he replied, “Eh.”

And then he laughed. “It’s worked out so great. It’s one of the better things the City’s done. I don’t want to give them a swelled head, but they’re great.”

Nodding to Varela, he said, “She keeps his feet on the ground. Our complaints here are mostly quality-of-life things. We had this one kid, doing graffiti all over the place. People’s houses, cars. They coordinated with the City Wide Vandal Squad and got the kid. He cried this time. We haven’t seen another thing with his name on it. We want the sector to be smaller. But we want to keep these two.

“Actually, my concern is that they’re overburdened. They return every call. I tell people, ‘Call if it’s something they can deal with.’ Not, ‘There’s a cat on my porch.’”

Cannova nodded with vigor, adding, “Or, ‘The neighbor’s leaves are on my lawn.’ On my day off, I’m on the phone for an hour.” His voice grew shrill as he recalled a recent conversation: “‘There’s fireworks going off, and it’s scaring my cats! It’s going BOOM BOOM BOOM! And my cat’s going up in the air! And my cat has a heart condition!’”

He shook his head. “I don’t know who’s crazier, her for calling, or me for answering.”

D’Angelo lived on a maple-lined block of two-story brick houses with tidy yards fenced with wrought iron and white picket. Many homes displayed American flags; a few houses down from the D’Angelos, there was an elaborate shrine to the Virgin Mary in a circular steel frame surrounded by pink and white flowers. It would have looked much the same forty years ago, when the block was almost all Italian, aside from a neon sign atop the frame that said, “Đức Mẹ La Vang,”—Our Lady of Lavang, after a Vietnamese village that has become emblematic of Catholicism in that country.

“As long as you take care of your house, take care of your kids, you’re welcome,” D’Angelo said. Not too long ago, he met a man named Yahay Obeid, who is the director of outreach for the local mosque. Obeid emigrated from Yemen when he was eight, and he’s an official at the Federal Aviation Administration. D’Angelo invited him to give a talk at the Morris Park Community Association. “I said, ‘All we know about Islam is from TV and the papers, and it’s all about terrorism. Do you want to give a presentation for us?’”

Obeid took him up on the offer, choosing an Italian woman who had converted to Islam as a speaker. He has since become a member of Community Board 11.

Ramadan began in mid-May, and cars were crowding around the mosque on Rhinelander Avenue for evening prayers. D’Angelo laughed about how they dealt with the situation.

“They tried so hard to be good neighbors they were calling the meter maids on themselves! I said, ‘You don’t have to do that!’”

Cannova and Varela arranged to spend sundowns at the mosque to manage things. Cannova wound up getting an invitation to speak at the Yemeni Merchant’s Association, and his talk was livestreamed to thousands of people around the world. Neighborhood Policing had gone international! It’s possible Varela suspected that her partner needed a bigger hat for a while, but she knew how to manage him.

At that moment, a visitor from headquarters might have been forgiven for thinking that the government hadn’t done such a good job since the Marshall Plan. Every empty platitude about diversity and community had been jury-rigged and hot-wired and bulldogged into a good and real thing. It was an afternoon of spotless sunshine at the end of May, after an endless winter that seemed to keep shaking itself off like a cold, wet dog. Who couldn’t love this? Who couldn’t believe in it?

Just then, the wary lady from bingo pushed her cart down the block. She watched the police but said nothing as she passed by. She was from the neighborhood, and she’d heard it all before.

She’d have to wait and see.

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WANTED: Sex Abuse (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following male wanted for questioning in connection to a sex abuse within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct/Transit District 4. Details are as follows: 

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 3:50 p.m. inside of the 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, a 22-year-old female victim was riding aboard a northbound #4 train when the unidentified male rubbed his private area behind the victim . The male fled the train at the next stop.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Black, approximately 30-40 years old, 5’7″ and 180lbs; last seen wearing all dark 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: Public Lewdness (Bronx)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a public lewdness incident within the confines of the 50 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at approximately 11:50 a.m. an unidentified individual followed a 22-year-old female victim into her apartment building in the vicinity of Sedgwick Avenue and Stevenson Place, exposed his penis in front of the her. The individual then fled the location in an unknown direction. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 19 years of age, approximately 5’11” to 6’1″, 150lbs, short black hair, brown eyes and a thin build 
  • He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, dark colored sweatpants, black and white sandals with “Nike” affixed to the front of it and dark colored thick glasses

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 New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 61 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday September 10, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m. in front of 478 Kings Highway, the five individuals assaulted the 23-year-old male victim following a dispute. During the assault the individuals removed 2 chains from the victim’s neck as well $160 in cash from his pants’ pocket. The victim suffered pain and bruising to his face and head; he was removed to Coney Island hospital in serious but stable condition. The individuals fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

  • The first individual is a male, Hispanic, with a beard and his hair in a bun; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater 
  • The second individual is a male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans 
  • The third individual is a male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a black and blue hooded jacket 
  • The fourth individual is a male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a red hooded sweater 
  • The fifth individual is a light-skinned male with a beard, last seen wearing a gray hooded coat 

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 (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video wanted for questioning in connection to a commercial burglary that occurred within the confines of the 110th Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at approximately 8:25 a.m. a unidentified male entered 81-10 Roosevelt Avenue (Sal Y Pimienta) by cutting the lock to the security gate. Once inside, the male removed approximately $60,000 and the security video surveillance system before fleeing westbound on Roosevelt Avenue. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, Hispanic, in his thirties, 6 feet, 190lbs, light complexion
  • Last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, white button down shirt, blue jeans and carrying a back pack 

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 for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 10 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday September 17, 2018, at approximately 5:40 a.m. inside of 282 8 Avenue (Rite Aid), the individual placed 25 boxes of toothpaste inside of a white bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. When the 50-year-old male employee told her to stop, the individual displayed a knife and warned the employee to stay away. The individual fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A female, black; last seen wearing a black du-rag, a white shirt, gray sweatpants and she carried two white bags 

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’s assistance identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 23 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. inside a residential building located in the vicinity of East 108 Street and 5 Avenue, a 26-year-old male victim states he was leaving his apartment when he noticed his rent envelope on the floor. Leaving the door open, he picked up the envelope and went back into his apartment, at which time two unidentified individuals entered the apartment, displayed a firearm and tied the victim hands before forcing him into the back bedroom. The individuals did remove $1,000 cash and an IPhone 7 before fleeing the location. The suspects were last seen entering Central Park at the East 106 Street and 5 Avenue entrance. The victim refused medical attention. The two individuals are described as follows: 

Individual #1:

  • Male, black, 145 pounds, approximately 5’5″ tall, short dark hair and a beard
  • He was last seen wearing a gray cap, black short sleeve shirt, gray pants and black sneakers 

Individual #2:

  • Male, black, 160 pounds, approximately 5’7″ tall
  • He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with a gray hood, blue shorts and multi-colored sneakers 

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery 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 (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 attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday September 17, 2018, at approximately 11:07 a.m. inside of 576 East 187 Street (Habibi Deli), the individual posed as a customer and placed a food order before he walked behind the service counter, displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the 38-year-old male employee hesitated to hand over the money, the individual struck him several times in the head with the handgun. After a brief struggle, the employee managed to wrestle the handgun away from the individual. The individual fled the store on foot southbound on Hoffman Street. The victim suffered pain and bruising to his head and face; he was treated and released from a nearby hospital. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 20s
  • Last seen wearing a blue sweatband, a black hooded sweater, dark colored jeans, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack 

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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