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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, June 23, 2018

 

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 1000 x 2300

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

 

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (May 25, to Sunday Sept 9, 2018)

Manhattan: 1800 x 2200

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street

Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

TURTLE BAY ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 54th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUNSET PARK BID (1)

Brooklyn: 1200 x 1600

Location:

5th Avenue between 39th Street and 41st Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PITKIN AVENUE SUMMER PLAZA (3)

Brooklyn: 1200 x 2200

Location:

Pitkin Avenue between Strauss Street and Amboy Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS WORLDWIDE WOODSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

Queens:

Location:

61st Street between Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue

Woodside Avenue between 60th Street and 63rd Street

Closure: Same as location

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

HERITAGE OF PRIDE MARCH AND FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1100 x 1800

Formation:

19th Street between 6th Avenue and 9th Avenue

18th Street between 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue

17th Street between 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue

16th Street between 6th Avenue and 9th Avenue

15th Street between 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue

Route:

7h Avenue between 19th Street and Christopher Street

Christopher Street between Greenwich Avenue and West 4th Street

Greenwich Avenue between Christopher Street and 6th Avenue

8th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

5th Avenue between 8th Street and 33rd Street

Dispersal:

29th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

30th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

31st Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

32nd Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

33rd Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

Festival:

University Place between East 13th Street and Waverly Place

East 8th Street between University Place and Greene Street

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER SUNDAY’S (4)

Manhattan: 1300 x 1700

Location:

Edward Morgan Place between Broadway and West 157th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS HAMILTON HEIGHTS CULTURAL FEAST

Manhattan: 1200 x 1730

Location:

Amsterdam Avenue between West 141st Street and West 139th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SHEEPSHEAD BAY SUMMER STROLL

Brooklyn: 1200 x 1600

Locations:

Sheepshead Bay Road between East 14th Street and Emmons Avenue

East 16th Street between Sheepshead Bay Road and Avenue Z

Closure: Same as location

 

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within the confines of the 72nd Precinct. Details are as follows:

 On Thursday  June 21, 2018 at approximately 12:19 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of an assault with a knife in the vicinity of 55th Street and 5th Avenue within the confines of the 72nd Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 35-year-old female with her right arm severed and two fingers severed from her left hand. The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital and is in critical but stable condition.

 Wanted:

  • Lu, Yong
  • 35-year-old male
  • Male, Asian, approximately 5’8″, approximately 160lbs, black hair, brown eyes

 Photo is attached and available.

 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: Triple Homicide (Bronx)

****UPDATE 6/21/18**** 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following male person of interest wanted for questioning in connection to the above incident.

 Video and photos 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Thursday June 21, 2018, at approximately 9:44 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of multiple people shot in the vicinity of Castle Hill Avenue and Randall Avenue, in the 43 Precinct. Upon arrival officers encountered two 33-year-old males with gunshot wounds to the head and a 45-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the torso. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victims to Jacobi Medical Center where all three were pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation determined that an unknown individual fired several shots in front of 620 Castle Hill Avenue and hit all three victims. The individual, described as a dark-skinned male who wore dark colored clothing, then fled the scene on foot southbound on Castle Hill Avenue towards Randall Avenue. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

 Deceased 1:

  • Tarver, Mustafa
  • 33-year-old male
  • 866 East 178 Street
  • Bronx, NY

 Deceased 2:

  • Alleyne, Christopher
  • 33-year-old male
  • 635 Castle Hill Ave.
  • Bronx, NY

 Deceased 3:

  • Jimenez, Arileida
  • 45-year-old female
  • 580 Castle Hill Avenue
  • Bronx, NY

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

*****UPDATE 6/22/18***** 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals in connection to the follow incident.  

Video and photos of the individuals, as well as a white vehicle and dark colored sedan that they were seen entering, 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:40 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress in front of 526 East 183 Street, within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 15-year-old male was involved in a dispute with a group of males in front of the location, prior to being stabbed in the neck. The suspects fled the location and the victim ran to Saint Barnabus Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.  

The deceased has been identified as:

  • Guzman-Feliz, Lesandro
  • 15-year-old male
  • Bronx, NY  

Family notified

 

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photos wanted for questioning regarding an attempted rape within the confines of the 94 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. inside a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Meeker Avenue and Kingsland Avenue, a 37-year-old female victim answered her apartment door when an unknown male knocked and asked for “Jeffrey”. The victim opened the door and engaged the male individual in conversation. Once the door was opened, the male forced his way inside, pushed the victim into her bedroom and threatened her with the claim that he had a knife in his bag, before demanding she perform a sex act on him. The victim punched the male in his groin and attempted to flee the apartment. The male tackled the female victim and attempted to remove her dress. The victim screamed and was then struck with the door, causing a laceration to the back of her head. The male then fled the location. The victim was removed to Woodhull Hospital via EMS, where she was treated for her injuries.   

  • The individual is described as a male black, mid-20s, approximately 6’2″, with a medium build
  • He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black short-sleeved shirt, beige pants and black shoes

 Photos and video are attached and available. 

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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Police Commissioner James O’Neill Appoints Outside Advisory Panel of Independent, Respected Experts to Review NYPD Discipline Policies

New York City, NY – Police Commissioner James O’Neill today announced the appointment of an independent external panel of respected law enforcement experts to review the NYPD’s internal disciplinary process, practices and policies.  This Independent Panel will produce a report and make recommendations on how to improve the Department’s internal disciplinary system.  The NYPD will make that report and the recommendations public when the Independent Panel completes its work.

 “The New York City Police Department is the greatest police department in the world, and over the past five years the NYPD has made important strides in how the Department administers discipline.  Our mission is to always push ourselves to become even greater,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.  “As we build deeper trust with the people we are sworn to protect, we must ensure that our systems for confirming that our officers are doing their jobs justly, fairly and effectively are also working justly, fairly and effectively for our officers and for the people of our City.  This respected Independent Panel is comprised of leaders with unassailable credibility and experience, and devout devotion to fair and effective policing.  They will provide critical insight on how to strengthen further our discipline system.  I thank the members of this panel for donating their time and energy to take on this important project.”

The Independent Panel will have full access to all relevant NYPD information and personnel.  It will also have a mandate to review exhaustively how internal discipline cases are initiated and prosecuted by the Department Advocate’s Office, how they are tried in the trial room or otherwise resolved, and how final outcomes are determined and imposed to determine if they are appropriate, consistent and proportionate to the infraction.

The Independent Panel will review how the NYPD handles and responds to disciplinary cases brought by the CCRB.  The objective is to not only guarantee that those officers who commit violations receive the appropriate punishment — and in those necessary cases weed out any bad actor who does not meet the high standards of the NYPD — but also to identify the most effective reforms and programs to make the system fairer for our officers, and give the public full confidence that the internal disciplinary system is working properly and robustly.

The group will consult with and seek input from a wide array of external stakeholders, including the advocate community.  It will also be supported with budgetary and staff resources to complete its work.  Commissioner O’Neill has asked the panel to complete its work in 120 days, and produce a final report to him by that date with its findings and recommendations.

Information on the members of the Commissioner’s committee appears below:

  • Mary Jo White, Chair – Mary Jo White served most recently for four years as Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and previously served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for nine years.  In that capacity, she oversaw major prosecutions of white collar crime, organized crime and international terrorism – including the successful prosecutions of those responsible for the1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Day of Terror Plot, the Manila Air Plot, and the indictment of Osama bin Laden for his role in the 1998 East African embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.  Ms. White has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America,” and is a recipient of numerous honors.  She is currently a litigation partner and Senior Chair at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

 

  • Robert L. Capers – Robert L. Capers is the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he served with distinction in that capacity from 2015-2017.  He also served as a prosecutor for more than two decades, beginning his career in 1996 at the New York County District Attorney’s Office under Robert M. Morgenthau.  As United States Attorney, Mr. Capers oversaw high-profile cases such as the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa Cartel; the indictments and extraditions of nearly 30 FIFA officials; and the agreement by a large German bank to pay a record fine for misleading investors in its sale of residential mortgage-backed securities, which contributed to the 2008 financial collapse in the US.  He is currently a partner and co-chair of Arent Fox’s Government Enforcement & White Collar practice.

 

  • Barbara S. Jones – Barbara S. Jones is a former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) who also served as Chief Assistant to Robert M. Morgenthau, then-District Attorney of New York County. As Assistant U.S. Attorney for SDNY, Ms. Jones served as the chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Unit.  She also chaired the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, created by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013, aimed at assessing the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of sexual assaults in the military. The panel issued a report to Congress in June 2014 with 132 recommendations to the Department of Defense.  Ms. Jones has also been selected at various turns by the Federal Communications Commission, the National Football League, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to perform advisory and review functions.  Ms. Jones is currently a partner at Bracewell, and focuses her practice on corporate monitorships, compliance issues, internal investigations and arbitrations and mediations.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

 

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 49 Precinct / Transit District 12. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday June 18, 2018, at approximately 4:40 a.m. at the Pelham Parkway/White Plains Road “2/5” subway station’s street staircase, the female individual asked the 61-year-old male for money. The victim walked past her and continued up the stairs. The second individual, a male, followed the victim up the stairs and punched him in the face numerous times before he dragged him down the stairs to the street. Once on the street, both individuals punched the victim and attempted to remove his bag from around his shoulders. The victim struggled against both individuals until a passerby intervened and separated the two parties. During the assault the male individual took $20 from the victim’s pants’ pocket. The individuals fled the scene on foot southbound on White Plains Road.

  •  The first individual is a dark-skinned male with a beard; last seen wearing a light colored shirt, shorts and white socks.
  •  The second individual is a dark-skinned female; last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweater and dark colored pants.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

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

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday May 16, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m. in front of 470 Vanderbilt Avenue (a gas station), the individual approached the 43-year-old male employee with his hand inside his shirt to simulate that he was armed with a handgun and demanded money. The individual then removed $80 in cash from the victim before he fled the scene southbound on Targee Street. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male black; last seen wearing dark colored 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: Reckless Endangerment (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following persons of interest wanted for questioning in connection to a reckless endangerment incident within the confines of the 114 Precinct (PSA#9). Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Monday, May 28, 2018 at approximately 10:17 p.m. an individual discharged a firearm in front of 4-24 Astoria Boulevard (Astoria Houses), striking a parked car in the vicinity of the location. The persons of interest are described as follows:

  • 1: Male, wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants.
  • 2: Male, wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants.
  • 3: Male, wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants.
  • 4: Male, wearing a dark sweatshirt and grey sweats.

 Photos are attached and available. 

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 New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos regarding a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 72 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2016, at 11:20 a.m. at the northeast corner of 50 street and 5 avenue, a 29-year-old female victim was riding the B63 bus to Bay Ridge when an unknown individual sat beside her and placed his hand on her leg.  The victim removed his hand from her leg, and a short time later the individual proceeded to place and move his hand up her right leg. The victim immediately instructed the individual to stop and moved to another seat, as the male individual then complied.

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, Hispanic, approximately 40-years-old, 160 lbs., 5’3″ tall, with brown eyes, light complexion and short dark hair
  • He last seen wearing a grey jacket and a grey baseball cap with the words “Phoenix” on the front

 Surveillance photos were obtained from B63 bus.

 Photos of the unidentified individual are attached and available.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit 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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The Last Irish King

By Edward Conlon

When Sergeant Edilio Cruz of the 106th Precinct informed a certain superior officer that a particularly vicious and visible gang had gained a foothold in the area, he was told, ”We don’t have Latin Kings here in the One-Oh-Six.” The gang would have been seen, it was reasoned, and its presence would have been felt.

The 106th is in southern Queens, near JFK Airport, and though crime in general is on the low side, the main organized variety was believed to be represented by two Crip sets in South Ozone Park: the Paybacc Crips along Liberty Avenue, and the Back Street Crips on Rockaway Boulevard. Crips traditionally wear blue clothing, and this pride in the team color assists with their identification when they congregate in numbers. Historically, several members of the Gambino organized crime family have been residents of the precinct, in Howard Beach. They weren’t exactly low-profile either. In case anyone missed one of John Gotti’s front-page tabloid appearances during his heyday in the 80’s and 90’s, he threw a massive block party every Fourth of July, complete with an extravagant and illegal fireworks display. Gang-wise, appearances tended not to deceive in the 106.

As Sgt. Cruz heads the precinct Anti-Crime Unit, guns and gangs are his bread-and-butter. And he’d been going a bit hungry lately. One of his cops, Patrick Cahill, had locked up a leader of the Paybacc Crips the year before, when he responded to a call of “shots fired.” Neither the shooter nor any victims were at the scene, but Cahill cobbled together surveillance footage of a man blasting away at someone with a machine gun. It also showed him ducking into a nearby house. A search warrant led to the capture of the shooter and his Mac 11, and he was later convicted of attempted murder. That had brought a few Attaboys! from the higher-ups, but policing is a “What have you done for me lately” sort of business.

Sgt. Cruz had to admit that his evidence of the gang’s involvement in a recent crime was not overwhelming. A brutal home invasion had taken place on an otherwise placid block of attached three-story townhouses of red brick and white siding. Two men had broken into a ground floor apartment, and one held the victim at gunpoint while the other smashed his hand with a baseball bat, demanding money and drugs. Sgt. Cruz was nearby when the 911 call came in, and he was first on the scene with Cahill and another one of his cops, William Sutherland.

From left to right: Police Officer Patrick Cahill, PO William Sutherland, Sergeant Edilio Cruz

“When Cruz was asked to classify the incident—“Whaddaya got, kid?”—he could more credibly describe it as a domestic dispute, or a drug-related robbery, or even a dognapping, before he could argue that the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation had set up shop in Ozone Park.”

In his shock and pain, the victim disclosed that almost $500 had been taken, and that the two men were members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang. He didn’t say how he knew that about them; if any narcotics were stolen, he did not claim their loss on the police report. What he did say was that his ex-girlfriend was with them, and that she also stole his dog.

And so when Cruz was asked to classify the incident—“Whaddaya got, kid?”—he could more credibly describe it as a domestic dispute, or a drug-related robbery, or even a dognapping, before he could argue that the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation had set up shop in Ozone Park. The stolen dog wasn’t a pit bull or any other of the weaponized breeds preferred by gangster types, but an adorable golden Lab mutt. There are an estimated 2,000 members of ALKQN in the city, favoring AKAs like King Blood and King Kilo and King Traffic. The victim’s name was not in the NYPD database of gang members. Nothing like it was. Cruz could rail all he liked about the danger of stereotypes, but he knew he’d have a hard time convincing anyone that the largest and oldest Latino gang in the United States of America chose one Patrick Fitzgerald to head its new local chapter. Had there been a diversity push within the organization? What would he go by, King Bagpipe? King Shamrock? King Top-O-the Mornin’, Laddie? There had to be any number of apt monikers that weren’t in current circulation.

On a recent visit to the 106th to talk to Cruz, Sutherland, and Cahill, a gentleman who might or might not have been the doubting superior officer walked past. “Now you know why I didn’t believe them,” he said.

Sutherland locked up the ex-girlfriend that same afternoon, but she refused to make a formal statement. She was the source for the allegation that the Fitzgerald apartment was a Latin King hangout, but she denied knowing where the dog was, claiming that it was too heavy to carry, and that it ran off when she put it down. And it was her dog, anyway, she insisted. At the hospital, King Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage refused to cooperate further. He had nothing more to say about drugs or money or Trinitarios. His father, who had been at work during the break-in, was now at his bedside. The only thing either man would talk about was the dog. The young couple had bought it during the earlier, headier days of their romance; when they named it Wishbone, they had scant inkling it would become the center of a tug-of-war between them.

“Everybody loved that dog,” said Cruz. “All the guy could talk about, with his broken fingers, was his dog.”

Everyone liked the father, too—the cops, the ex-girlfriend—and so Sutherland concentrated his efforts on him, hoping he’d persuade his son to cooperate. Sutherland called the ASPCA to see if the dog had been found, and he urged the father to keep checking in with them. The cops ran into him on the street a few times, and their exchanges were always amiable, though he had no positive developments to report in terms of canine recovery or attitude adjustment by King May-the-Road-Rise-To-Meet-You. Without his testimony, the prosecution was unlikely to proceed, and enthusiasm at the DA’s office was waning after the ex-girlfriend’s attorney communicated some of the abuse she had suffered at his hands, including the posting of revenge porn on social media. She’d had him arrested before, for beating her up. A couple of broken fingers and a couple of hundred bucks didn’t seem like excessive punishment for his transgressions. Still, even well-deserved home invasions were frowned upon in the jurisdiction, and the cops kept in touch with the father.

A week or two later, Cruz, Cahill, and Sutherland returned to the apartment for a wellness check. The father welcomed them warmly, but King Bono was less pleased, as he was surrounded by fellow Latin King royalty. “Dad’s glad to see us,” Sutherland recalled. “He’s all friendly. Inside, there’s this guy, ‘Mega’—he’s the head of the Woodhaven Mayans—and all these goons. Everything stopped dead. Fitzgerald looks at his father, like, ‘Why’d you let these f— ‘s in here?”

“Everybody loved that dog. All the guy could talk about, with his broken fingers, was his dog.”

If there were any doubts that Cruz and Co were on to something, they were dispelled when Cahill found a video on social media, in which a number of Latin Kings were filmed sitting around the kitchen table of the Fitzgerald house, which is piled high with cash and marijuana. The camera pans through the contraband as a rap song plays, and the young men smile and laugh. A revolver is briefly displayed. The clip was apparently posted to taunt the Trinitarios—Nice job with the robbery, guys! Look at all the great stuff you missed! The litany of insults concludes with an appeal to outlaw solidarity: “Don’t show the Feds this video, man!” And if there were any remaining expectations that the matter might be resolved through above-board and lawful means, they were dashed when the ex-girlfriend was beaten up by a stripper named Crystal, allegedly at the behest of the Latin Kings.

It made the woman realize that the vigilante approach had its perils as well its satisfactions. She’d taken a great deal of trouble to arrange a dognapping, and her beloved Wishbone was in her possession for mere moments before it fled. What was worse, her ex’s father had finally succeeded in finding the dog, and her ex had taken to sending her pictures of her pet to gloat over his victory in the custody battle. Plus, she’d left lots of her stuff at his apartment. In all the hubbub of the gun-brandishing and finger-breaking by the Trinitarios, she’d forgotten to pack up her clothes. Both common sense and an order of protection precluded her from knocking at the door with a suitcase.

And so she reached out to the only cops she knew to assist her. Cruz, Cahill, and Sutherland gladly volunteered to accompany her to retrieve her belongings. Again, the father invited the party in, and King Frosted Lucky Charms was again appalled by the heedless hospitality, since he was, again, well-attended by his associate majesties. They didn’t have time to hide the marijuana. The police took no action then, but returned several days later with a search warrant.

The officers were more thorough than the Trinitarios had been when they took inventory, and a photograph of what they found looked remarkably similar to what the Kings had previously posted on social media. Nine men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes: King Mega, King Slick, King Swag, and five others were taken with Fitzgerald, whose actual alias was the no less ethnically mismatched King Mullah. Until then, the prevailing view of the Woodhaven Mayans among police and prosecutors was that they were loudmouth teenage wannabes, more heavily invested in raising their profile on Instagram than in taking over city streets. Fitzgerald was seen as a threat to his ex, primarily. But five of his friends had impressive arrest records, with multiple felony charges for assault, robbery, and gun possession. At the precinct, no one looked at Cruz as if he were reporting leprechaun sightings any more.

A search warrant netted an illegal firearm, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Fitzgerald and the others made bail after being arrested, last February, but their freedom didn’t last through the summer. Detectives began to look at the crew in regard to a stabbing and other violent crimes, and the Queens South Gang Squad took an interest as well. An undercover made buys into the crew for heroin, cocaine, and a gun. The Kings were eager to prove that there was no limit to what they could provide: You want fentanyl? Sure, we can get fentanyl! Though detectives might have been inclined to pursue the matter further, higher-ups decided to take the case down then. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, hundreds of times more potent than heroin, and it can be lethal to the touch. “These guys didn’t know what they were doing with it,” said the prosecutor, Barry Frankenstein. “If a batch got out, twenty people would have died.” In July, six of the same players arrested in the search warrant were arrested again. Most have pled guilty, and the major parties, Fitzgerald included, will be spending the next several years in prison.

Wishbone won’t be a puppy any more when Fitzgerald sees him again. Still, he can take some consolation in the likelihood that he’ll do so before his ex does, as the dog remains with his father. In the gang life, that passes for a happy ending.

“These guys didn’t know what they were doing with it. If a batch got out, twenty people would have died.”

Cruz, Cahill, and Sutherland were almost wistful when they reminisced about the case. It was over so quickly—little more than a month elapsed between the Trinitario home invasion and the search warrant. Few investigations take such strange turns, or boast such colorful casts. A stripper named Crystal! Once the Gang Squad took over for the gun and drug buys, the 106 Crime team was out of the action. While other parties were haggling over the price of fentanyl, the three cops did have another adventure that was thrilling, if brief: they were on patrol one afternoon when Sutherland saw a man climb out of the window of a house. A fence-hopping chase ensued from yard to yard, and then from block to block, and helicopters were called before they found the man hiding in the ceiling of a garage. The burglary charge was the man’s thirtieth arrest; his thirty-first came a few hours later, when he was hit with raps for rape, kidnapping, and promoting prostitution. He’d held a 14-year old girl captive for three months, beating her and pimping her out. That was a good day for the team, too, but it had been over a year ago.

Cruz hadn’t even been at work for his last bit of excitement, in January. He was home in the Rockaways, on his way to the gym, when he heard gunfire; soon after, he saw a man walk by, tugging at his waistband. Cruz followed, hailing a police car when he saw one. He was sure the man had a gun; instead, he had two. Taking two guns off one man was a fine thing, to be sure, but taking nine gangsters for one was a hat trick of hat tricks.    

After the Gang Squad takedown, last July, Cruz happened upon the same superior officer who dismissed his earlier warnings. “Now we don’t have a Latin King problem in the One-0-Six,” he was told. This time, Cruz couldn’t disagree.

(Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

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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 and photo regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in front of 739 East 182 Street, an unidentified individual approached a 17-year-old male victim and stated “What do you rep?”.  The victim continued walking and the individual then punched the victim in the face and forcibly removed his backpack containing $80 before fleeing the scene. The victim refused medical attention.

 The individual is described as a male Black, 16 to 18-years-old, 200 pounds, approximately 6’0″ tall with dark hair.  He was last seen wearing green hoodie, dark pants, and dark shoes.

  • Surveillance video and photo of the unidentified male is attached and available.

 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.

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WANTED: Unlawful Surveillance (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to an unlawful surveillance within the confines of the 34 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Friday, June 8, 2018 at approximately 4:22 p.m. an individual put his cellular phone underneath the 28 year-old female victim’s skirt while on board a northbound “1” train approaching the 215 Street subway station.  Once the train arrived at 215 Street, the individual fled.  The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  •  Male, Asian, 20 to 30 years-old.

 Photo is attached. 

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 103rd & 105th Precincts. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that in each incident listed below, an unidentified individual approached a food delivery worker, displayed a knife and forcibly removed the victims’ property.

 Incident #1(105th Pct):

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of 209th Street and 43rd Avenue, an unidentified individual forcibly removed an undetermined amount of money from a 62-year-old male victim before fleeing southbound on 209th Street.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

 Incident #2(105th  Pct):

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:40 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of Bellaire Place and 104th Avenue, the individual forcibly removed $30 from a 34-year-old male victim before fleeing southbound on Bellaire Place. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

 Incident #3(103rd  Pct):

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:38 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of 205th Street and 100th Avenue, the individual forcibly removed $100 from a 44-year-old male victim before fleeing to the rear of the location. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Incident #4(105th Pct):

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of Bellaire Place and 104th Avenue, the individual displayed a black firearm and a knife when he preceded to forcibly remove $200 from a 34-year-old male victim before fleeing southbound on 209th Avenue.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

Incident #5(105th Pct):

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:34 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of 209th Street and Murdock Avenue, the individual slashed the 52-year-old victim in the arm and leg before forcibly removing $50 from the victim. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Manhasset Hospital where he was treated and released. 

Incident #6(103rd Pct):

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of 205th Street and 100th Avenue, the individual forcibly removed $300 from a 45-year-old male victim before fleeing northbound on 205th Street toward 100th Avenue. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

Incident #7(105th Pct):

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. in front of a private residence located in the vicinity of 100th Avenue and 208th Street, the individual displayed a knife and demanded money. The 46-year-old victim refused and the individual stabbed him in the right leg before fleeing southbound on 207th Avenue.  EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Manhasset Hospital where he was treated and released. 

Incident #8(105th Pct):

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. in the vicinity of 209th Street and 104th Avenue, a 42-year-old male victim was walking when the individual forcibly removed $60 and a cell phone before getting into a white SUV that southbound on 209th Street.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 15-18 years old, light complexion, 150lbs, approximately 6′ with close cut dark hair
  • He was last seen wearing black shorts, red sneakers and a gray t-shirt

 Vehicle: White Jeep Compass

Photos of the unidentified male and vehicle are attached and available.

 Anyone with information regarding robbery pattern #6063 is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

 

 

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NYPD Helps Bring Awareness To World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

On June 15th, advocated for elder protection gathered at Union Square for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

NYPD officers from the 13th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit and representatives from organizations such as New York City’s Department for the Aging and Senior Medicare Patrol set up booths to raise awareness about the terrible abuse many elders face.

Annie Kalman, from the Department for the Aging’s Crime Victims Unit, expressed how overlooked elder abuse actually is: “There’s so much abuse out there on seniors and it goes unnoticed. It goes unreported. If we could just let the community know what is going on out there, it would so much better and safer for the seniors.” Kalman also emphasized how elder abuse is not always physical. In fact, financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse seniors face.

Suan Lee, a member of Senior Medicare Patrol, echoed this sentiment by stating, “We are trying to get the word out to seniors that there are people trying to scam them using their Medicare benefits.” Old Medicare cards displayed the social security numbers of their owners. However, the Senior Medicare Patrol is working to change that to reduce the risk of being scammed. “We all think that young children are people who need to be protected and adults are adults and they don’t need protection necessarily. In this day and age where everything is on the computer and technology, it’s hard for the older people to catch up to that. In that sense, they need to be protected beyond the physical abuse that can be happening.”

Elder abuse comes in many forms: physical, sexual, emotional/verbal, neglect, abandonment, and financial. Sergeant Neils Veras from the 13th precinct wanted this to be made more palpable to the general public. He made sure to remind people “that [elder abuse] happens often and that [the NYPD] is here to help. There are a lot of programs that are here to assist them and they are not alone.” He hopes that this event will allow more elders, and the people around them, to speak up if they feel that abuse may be happening.

For more information on elder abuse and how you can help, visit nyceac.com or nyc.gov/nypd.

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WANTED: Assault (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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 60 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.  at corner of Stillwell Avenue and Riegelman Boardwalk West, a 17-year-old victim and 21-year old victim were trying to intervene in a fight between two groups of people when  five unknown individuals began to punched and kicked the victims. One of the individuals stabbed a 17-year-old in the abdomen and back. The 21-year-old victim was in the back of the left check and ear cut by the first individual and the second individual hit him several times with a beach umbrella. They were both transported by EMS to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition. The individuals fled in an unknown direction.

  • The first individual is described as a male black, 17-20 years-old, approximately 6’3″ and slim build. He was last seen wearing a black tee- shirt and black shorts
  • The second individual is described as a male black, 17-20 years-old, approximately 5’9″ and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white tee-shirt, blue and red Champion shorts
  • The third individual is described as a male black, 17-20 years-old, approximately 6’1″ and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white tee-shirt and black pants with a white stripe along the side
  • The fourth individual is described as a male black, 17-20 years-old and slim build. Last seen wearing a white baseball shirt and dark pants
  • The fifth individual is described as a male black, 17-20 years-old and slim build. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless tee-shirt, brown shorts and carrying 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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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video surveillance and photographs wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 19th Precinct.  The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 4:40 a.m. a 46-year-old male was walking to work on East 75th Street when he was approached by two individuals from behind and struck multiple times about head causing him to fall to the ground. The victim fought the individuals who stabbed him during the struggle and fled northbound on Lexington Avenue towards 76th Street. The victim was transported by EMS to New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. 

The first individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, light complexion, 17-22 years old, and a slim build
  • He was last seen wearing a long sleeve black shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black baseball hat

The second individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, light complexion, 17-22 years of age, medium build and black hair
  • He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and white 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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Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person reported missing on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from within the confines of the 111th Precinct. The details are as follows:

Missing:

  • Savastano, Doris
  • 71-year-old female
  • 50-23 Clearview Expressway
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to police that Doris Savastano was last seen leaving her residence on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. She is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5’3″, 115lbs. She was last seen wearing a tan hat, dark orange cardigan, black pants, black shoes, and carrying a tan purse. She is reported to frequent a church at 56-15 213th Street and a senior center located at 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway.

 A photograph of the missing person is attached and available.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person reported missing on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from within the confines of the 111th Precinct. The details are as follows:

Missing:

  • Savastano, Doris
  • 71-year-old female
  • 50-23 Clearview Expressway
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to police that Doris Savastano was last seen leaving her residence on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. She is described as a female Hispanic, approximately 5’3″, 115lbs. She was last seen wearing a tan hat, dark orange cardigan, black pants, black shoes, and carrying a tan purse. She is reported to frequent a church at 56-15 213th Street and a senior center located at 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway.

 A photograph of the missing person is attached and available.

 Anyone with information in regards to this missing female 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 Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:55 a.m. in front of 156 W166th Street (24 Hour Food Market), four victims were shot from three vehicles. A silver Nissan Altima, a black sedan and a motorcycle were traveling eastbound on 166th Street. They drove by the location and shot multiple rounds from their handguns and then fled southbound on Ogden Avenue. The first victim is 34-year-old male that was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the abdomen and the fourth is a 32-year-old male victim who was once in both legs. The first victim was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim was shot in the abdomen and the fourth victim was shot in both legs. All victims were transported by EMS to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in stable condition.  

The individual in the video surveillance was on the motorcycle and is described as:

  •  Male, wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes, helmet and blue jeans 

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: Assault (Bronx)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:55 a.m. in front of 156 W166th Street (24 Hour Food Market), four victims were shot from three vehicles. A silver Nissan Altima, a black sedan and a motorcycle were traveling eastbound on 166th Street. They drove by the location and shot multiple rounds from their handguns and then fled southbound on Ogden Avenue. The first victim is 34-year-old male that was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the abdomen and the fourth is a 32-year-old male victim who was once in both legs. The first victim was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim was shot in the abdomen and the fourth victim was shot in both legs. All victims were transported by EMS to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in stable condition.  

The individual in the video surveillance was on the motorcycle and is described as:

  •  Male, wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes, helmet and blue jeans 

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: Assault (Bronx)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:55 a.m. in front of 156 W166th Street (24 Hour Food Market), four victims were shot from three vehicles. A silver Nissan Altima, a black sedan and a motorcycle were traveling eastbound on 166th Street. They drove by the location and shot multiple rounds from their handguns and then fled southbound on Ogden Avenue. The first victim is 34-year-old male that was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the abdomen and the fourth is a 32-year-old male victim who was once in both legs. The first victim was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim was shot in the abdomen and the fourth victim was shot in both legs. All victims were transported by EMS to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in stable condition.  

The individual in the video surveillance was on the motorcycle and is described as:

  •  Male, wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes, helmet and blue jeans 

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: Assault (Bronx)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 44th Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:55 a.m. in front of 156 W166th Street (24 Hour Food Market), four victims were shot from three vehicles. A silver Nissan Altima, a black sedan and a motorcycle were traveling eastbound on 166th Street. They drove by the location and shot multiple rounds from their handguns and then fled southbound on Ogden Avenue. The first victim is 34-year-old male that was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim is a 31-year-old male victim who was shot in the abdomen and the fourth is a 32-year-old male victim who was once in both legs. The first victim was shot in the left elbow and right leg. The second victim was shot in the back of the head and right leg. The third victim was shot in the abdomen and the fourth victim was shot in both legs. All victims were transported by EMS to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in stable condition.  

The individual in the video surveillance was on the motorcycle and is described as:

  •  Male, wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes, helmet and blue jeans 

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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Mayor DeBlasio, Commissioner O’Neil Unveil New Policy to Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests

MAYOR DE BLASIO, COMMISSIONER O’NEILL UNVEIL NEW POLICY TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY MARIJUANA ARRESTS

June 19, 2018

By September 1st, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking in public to receive criminal summonses which will help reduce marijuana arrests by about 10,000 per year

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests. By September 1st, 2018, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses instead of arrest– continuing a significant shift in overall marijuana enforcement to better balance fairness with public safety and quality of life concerns. The change is the result of the final report and recommendations produced by the 30-Day Working Group on Marijuana Enforcement that convened in May, and according to NYPD projections, will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

New Yorkers will still be subject to arrest if they are on probation or parole, if they have existing criminal warrants, don’t have identification, have a recent documented history of violence, or their smoking poses an immediate public safety risk—such as while driving a car. The new policy builds on previous efforts by Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD to strike a balance on marijuana enforcement between fairness and safety. In 2017, the NYPD made 64 percent fewer arrests for possession from 2010, going from 53,000 to 19,000 arrests. Of these arrests, 50,000 were for smoking in public in 2010 compared to less than 17,000 in 2017.

“Nobody’s destiny should hinge on a minor non-violent offense,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Neighborhood policing has helped to bring officers and community together, but we still have more work to do to right the wrongs in the criminal justice system. This new policy will help reduce unnecessary arrests, while making our City fairer and safer.”

“We know that it is not productive to arrest people who have no prior criminal history,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “In fact, it hampers our efforts to build trust and strengthen relationships with the people we serve, and it does nothing to further the NYPD’s mission of ridding our streets of those responsible for violence and disorder. Issuing summonses for marijuana offenses that do not directly affect public safety will allow our officers to do their jobs effectively and safely, and in a way that always promotes public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.”

Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, said. “Today is a significant step forward in our work to make New York the fairest city in the country. We have record low crime rates at the same time we have the lowest incarceration rate of any large city in the country. And while it is extremely rare for people to go to jail for possessing marijuana, any touch from the criminal justice system should be proportionate to the activity involved and the shared goal of public safety. This new policy will lighten the touch and continue our work with New Yorkers to keep this the safest and fairest city.”

The policy change was the product of the 30-Day Marijuana Working Group, initiated by Mayor de Blasio and conducted by the NYPD.  The overarching objectives of the Working Group were to identify why differences in arrest rates exist; ensure that NYPD enforcement practices are consistent with the values of trust and community engagement at the foundation of Neighborhood Policing; determine ways to reduce arrests for marijuana offenses if and when those arrests do not impact public safety or reduce quality of life; and review overall marijuana enforcement to ensure it is implemented fairly while also promoting public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

The Working Group gathered insight, analysis and input from the five district attorneys, public defenders, the speaker of the City Council, community groups, scholars, drug policy advocates, tenant organizations, faith leaders, Business Improvement Districts, national organizations, community councils, police unions, and young adults impacted by these policies.

The Working Group found that most New Yorkers believe public smoking of marijuana was a public nuisance that should be curtailed; however, the consensus favored summonses in lieu of arrest if public safety and quality of life were unaffected. Currently, about 40 percent of people arrested for smoking marijuana had no prior arrest history. The change in policy has the potential to help thousands of younger New Yorkers with no record avoid the burden of an arrest.

In 2017, New York City received nearly 52,000 complaints from the public about the public smoking of marijuana, and addressing these complaints is important in order to protect the livability of City neighborhoods.  Even in those states and jurisdictions where recreational use is now legal it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. While New York State law makes possession and smoking of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor, New York City police officers have discretion on how to exercise their enforcement powers.

Patrol Officers will receive guidance on how to implement this new policy thorough the summer. In the future, if unusually high arrest rates occur, the Police Department should conduct additional analysis to ensure that the enforcement levels are appropriate. Tracking arrest trends is an important aspect of these recommendations. The City will also issue quarterly reports on arrests and criminal summonses for marijuana possession by race and borough.

Beyond the enforcement policy announced today, New York City is also convening a separate Mayoral Task Force to determine the appropriate regulatory framework and identify the public safety, health and financial consequences should the State move forward with legalization. A report is expected by 2019. The work will be coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and composition will include the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYPD, the Law Department, Department of Education and others.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “I applaud the Mayor and the Police Commissioner for adopting a policy to stop making arrests in the vast majority of marijuana cases, which is the approach I have been calling for and a step in the right direction. As we take this important step, we cannot forget those who have convictions on their record based on this conduct that we no longer prosecute, and so my Office will be vacating and sealing past marijuana convictions for thousands of people in Brooklyn. We must bring a sense of fairness to the past at the same time that we implement these new enforcement policies in the present. ”

“The war on drugs has over-criminalized communities of color for generations. While I continue to advocate for the legalization of marijuana, I commend the Mayor for this important step in implementing fairer enforcement practices. We must take every step possible to change the broken status quo of outdated and shortsighted marijuana laws,” said Public Advocate Letitia James.

“I commend the de Blasio Administration for this new city policy that helps to decriminalize marijuana possession and usage. Criminal justice reform actions like this – which pose no threat to public safety – have a direct impact on and are tremendously important to the greater effort to reduce our city and state jail populations and to help end mass incarceration in our country,”  said State Senator Brian A. Benjamin.

“Today marks the first step in rectifying decades of targeted enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses in communities of color,” said Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety. “I applaud the NYPD and de Blasio Administration for recognizing we must correct this injustice immediately and look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and stakeholders, to ensure real reforms are implemented to create a fairer and more just city.”

“People of color across this city and country have had their lives irreversibly altered by our criminal justice system as a result of low level drug offenses for far too long. I am optimistic the more objective standards being announced today will help to address the disproportionate number of black and brown New Yorkers being arrested for smoking marijuana,” said Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. “I also hope it will help us begin to turn the page on the long, dark history of warehousing people of color in jails and prisons.”

“New York City is proving that we do not have to choose between public safety and advancing fairness in our justice system,” said Council Member Stephen Levin. “It is important that law enforcement officials can respond to valid quality-of-life concerns without driving a wedge between police and residents. Let’s allow the facts inform our criminal justice policy moving forward. It is clear that drug policy should be approached not as the sole responsibility of law enforcement, but primarily through the lens of public health. As the sponsor of the resolution calling on our state to fully legalize and tax cannabis, I’m proud this Administration is demonstrating a commitment to a more fair and just New York City.”

“Studies have shown, time and time again, that Black and Brown men are disproportionally targeted for marijuana arrests, which burdens them with records that follow them for the rest of their lives. As a result of low level marijuana possession, they are deprived of education, housing, and employment opportunities, which affect not only their wellbeing and livelihood, but their families and communities, too,” said Council Member Diana Ayala, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus. “Decriminalizing marijuana will not only lead to less arrests citywide, but it will also lead to more access for residents that live in the communities my colleagues and I represent. I thank Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner O’Neill, and the rest of the Administration for appropriately responding to this matter.”

“With the marijuana policy changes announced today, we become a fairer city in the way we enforce the law,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. “The lives of so many men of color have been impacted and thrown off course because of marijuana arrests keeping them from their families and being productive members of society. These policies are a good first step and we will continue to work together to improve police-community relations.”

“The Fortune Society applauds the Mayor for taking this critical step that will help reduce the harm of the unnecessary incarceration of thousands of people predominately from communities of color. With this policy change, New York City moves closer to ending unnecessary and expensive detention and sentencing practices and fully understanding the complexities of substance use. The Fortune Society will continue to work with the Mayor and city officials to find other ways the city can further reduce our incarceration footprint and bring us closer to closing Rikers Island,” said Khalil A. Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, The Fortune Society, Inc.

“Arrests for low-level offenses drive incarceration and entangle far too many New Yorkers in our broken criminal justice system. We’re pleased to see the mayor’s commitment to studying and addressing racial disparities when it comes to marijuana arrests,” said Priya Raghavan, Counsel of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program.  “At the Brennan Center, we have advanced a number of proposals to keep people out of jail and not waste time and money on offenses that pose virtually no public safety risk. We hope the mayor will move forward to ensure the city’s justice system is just for all New Yorkers.”

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Mayor DeBlasio, Commissioner O’Neil Unveil New Policy to Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests

MAYOR DE BLASIO, COMMISSIONER O’NEILL UNVEIL NEW POLICY TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY MARIJUANA ARRESTS

June 19, 2018

By September 1st, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking in public to receive criminal summonses which will help reduce marijuana arrests by about 10,000 per year

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests. By September 1st, 2018, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses instead of arrest– continuing a significant shift in overall marijuana enforcement to better balance fairness with public safety and quality of life concerns. The change is the result of the final report and recommendations produced by the 30-Day Working Group on Marijuana Enforcement that convened in May, and according to NYPD projections, will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

New Yorkers will still be subject to arrest if they are on probation or parole, if they have existing criminal warrants, don’t have identification, have a recent documented history of violence, or their smoking poses an immediate public safety risk—such as while driving a car. The new policy builds on previous efforts by Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD to strike a balance on marijuana enforcement between fairness and safety. In 2017, the NYPD made 64 percent fewer arrests for possession from 2010, going from 53,000 to 19,000 arrests. Of these arrests, 50,000 were for smoking in public in 2010 compared to less than 17,000 in 2017.

“Nobody’s destiny should hinge on a minor non-violent offense,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Neighborhood policing has helped to bring officers and community together, but we still have more work to do to right the wrongs in the criminal justice system. This new policy will help reduce unnecessary arrests, while making our City fairer and safer.”

“We know that it is not productive to arrest people who have no prior criminal history,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “In fact, it hampers our efforts to build trust and strengthen relationships with the people we serve, and it does nothing to further the NYPD’s mission of ridding our streets of those responsible for violence and disorder. Issuing summonses for marijuana offenses that do not directly affect public safety will allow our officers to do their jobs effectively and safely, and in a way that always promotes public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.”

Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, said. “Today is a significant step forward in our work to make New York the fairest city in the country. We have record low crime rates at the same time we have the lowest incarceration rate of any large city in the country. And while it is extremely rare for people to go to jail for possessing marijuana, any touch from the criminal justice system should be proportionate to the activity involved and the shared goal of public safety. This new policy will lighten the touch and continue our work with New Yorkers to keep this the safest and fairest city.”

The policy change was the product of the 30-Day Marijuana Working Group, initiated by Mayor de Blasio and conducted by the NYPD.  The overarching objectives of the Working Group were to identify why differences in arrest rates exist; ensure that NYPD enforcement practices are consistent with the values of trust and community engagement at the foundation of Neighborhood Policing; determine ways to reduce arrests for marijuana offenses if and when those arrests do not impact public safety or reduce quality of life; and review overall marijuana enforcement to ensure it is implemented fairly while also promoting public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

The Working Group gathered insight, analysis and input from the five district attorneys, public defenders, the speaker of the City Council, community groups, scholars, drug policy advocates, tenant organizations, faith leaders, Business Improvement Districts, national organizations, community councils, police unions, and young adults impacted by these policies.

The Working Group found that most New Yorkers believe public smoking of marijuana was a public nuisance that should be curtailed; however, the consensus favored summonses in lieu of arrest if public safety and quality of life were unaffected. Currently, about 40 percent of people arrested for smoking marijuana had no prior arrest history. The change in policy has the potential to help thousands of younger New Yorkers with no record avoid the burden of an arrest.

In 2017, New York City received nearly 52,000 complaints from the public about the public smoking of marijuana, and addressing these complaints is important in order to protect the livability of City neighborhoods.  Even in those states and jurisdictions where recreational use is now legal it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. While New York State law makes possession and smoking of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor, New York City police officers have discretion on how to exercise their enforcement powers.

Patrol Officers will receive guidance on how to implement this new policy thorough the summer. In the future, if unusually high arrest rates occur, the Police Department should conduct additional analysis to ensure that the enforcement levels are appropriate. Tracking arrest trends is an important aspect of these recommendations. The City will also issue quarterly reports on arrests and criminal summonses for marijuana possession by race and borough.

Beyond the enforcement policy announced today, New York City is also convening a separate Mayoral Task Force to determine the appropriate regulatory framework and identify the public safety, health and financial consequences should the State move forward with legalization. A report is expected by 2019. The work will be coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and composition will include the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYPD, the Law Department, Department of Education and others.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “I applaud the Mayor and the Police Commissioner for adopting a policy to stop making arrests in the vast majority of marijuana cases, which is the approach I have been calling for and a step in the right direction. As we take this important step, we cannot forget those who have convictions on their record based on this conduct that we no longer prosecute, and so my Office will be vacating and sealing past marijuana convictions for thousands of people in Brooklyn. We must bring a sense of fairness to the past at the same time that we implement these new enforcement policies in the present. ”

“The war on drugs has over-criminalized communities of color for generations. While I continue to advocate for the legalization of marijuana, I commend the Mayor for this important step in implementing fairer enforcement practices. We must take every step possible to change the broken status quo of outdated and shortsighted marijuana laws,” said Public Advocate Letitia James.

“I commend the de Blasio Administration for this new city policy that helps to decriminalize marijuana possession and usage. Criminal justice reform actions like this – which pose no threat to public safety – have a direct impact on and are tremendously important to the greater effort to reduce our city and state jail populations and to help end mass incarceration in our country,”  said State Senator Brian A. Benjamin.

“Today marks the first step in rectifying decades of targeted enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses in communities of color,” said Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety. “I applaud the NYPD and de Blasio Administration for recognizing we must correct this injustice immediately and look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and stakeholders, to ensure real reforms are implemented to create a fairer and more just city.”

“People of color across this city and country have had their lives irreversibly altered by our criminal justice system as a result of low level drug offenses for far too long. I am optimistic the more objective standards being announced today will help to address the disproportionate number of black and brown New Yorkers being arrested for smoking marijuana,” said Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. “I also hope it will help us begin to turn the page on the long, dark history of warehousing people of color in jails and prisons.”

“New York City is proving that we do not have to choose between public safety and advancing fairness in our justice system,” said Council Member Stephen Levin. “It is important that law enforcement officials can respond to valid quality-of-life concerns without driving a wedge between police and residents. Let’s allow the facts inform our criminal justice policy moving forward. It is clear that drug policy should be approached not as the sole responsibility of law enforcement, but primarily through the lens of public health. As the sponsor of the resolution calling on our state to fully legalize and tax cannabis, I’m proud this Administration is demonstrating a commitment to a more fair and just New York City.”

“Studies have shown, time and time again, that Black and Brown men are disproportionally targeted for marijuana arrests, which burdens them with records that follow them for the rest of their lives. As a result of low level marijuana possession, they are deprived of education, housing, and employment opportunities, which affect not only their wellbeing and livelihood, but their families and communities, too,” said Council Member Diana Ayala, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus. “Decriminalizing marijuana will not only lead to less arrests citywide, but it will also lead to more access for residents that live in the communities my colleagues and I represent. I thank Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner O’Neill, and the rest of the Administration for appropriately responding to this matter.”

“With the marijuana policy changes announced today, we become a fairer city in the way we enforce the law,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. “The lives of so many men of color have been impacted and thrown off course because of marijuana arrests keeping them from their families and being productive members of society. These policies are a good first step and we will continue to work together to improve police-community relations.”

“The Fortune Society applauds the Mayor for taking this critical step that will help reduce the harm of the unnecessary incarceration of thousands of people predominately from communities of color. With this policy change, New York City moves closer to ending unnecessary and expensive detention and sentencing practices and fully understanding the complexities of substance use. The Fortune Society will continue to work with the Mayor and city officials to find other ways the city can further reduce our incarceration footprint and bring us closer to closing Rikers Island,” said Khalil A. Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, The Fortune Society, Inc.

“Arrests for low-level offenses drive incarceration and entangle far too many New Yorkers in our broken criminal justice system. We’re pleased to see the mayor’s commitment to studying and addressing racial disparities when it comes to marijuana arrests,” said Priya Raghavan, Counsel of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program.  “At the Brennan Center, we have advanced a number of proposals to keep people out of jail and not waste time and money on offenses that pose virtually no public safety risk. We hope the mayor will move forward to ensure the city’s justice system is just for all New Yorkers.”

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Mayor DeBlasio, Commissioner O’Neil Unveil New Policy to Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests

MAYOR DE BLASIO, COMMISSIONER O’NEILL UNVEIL NEW POLICY TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY MARIJUANA ARRESTS

June 19, 2018

By September 1st, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking in public to receive criminal summonses which will help reduce marijuana arrests by about 10,000 per year

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests. By September 1st, 2018, the majority of New Yorkers found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses instead of arrest– continuing a significant shift in overall marijuana enforcement to better balance fairness with public safety and quality of life concerns. The change is the result of the final report and recommendations produced by the 30-Day Working Group on Marijuana Enforcement that convened in May, and according to NYPD projections, will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

New Yorkers will still be subject to arrest if they are on probation or parole, if they have existing criminal warrants, don’t have identification, have a recent documented history of violence, or their smoking poses an immediate public safety risk—such as while driving a car. The new policy builds on previous efforts by Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD to strike a balance on marijuana enforcement between fairness and safety. In 2017, the NYPD made 64 percent fewer arrests for possession from 2010, going from 53,000 to 19,000 arrests. Of these arrests, 50,000 were for smoking in public in 2010 compared to less than 17,000 in 2017.

“Nobody’s destiny should hinge on a minor non-violent offense,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Neighborhood policing has helped to bring officers and community together, but we still have more work to do to right the wrongs in the criminal justice system. This new policy will help reduce unnecessary arrests, while making our City fairer and safer.”

“We know that it is not productive to arrest people who have no prior criminal history,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “In fact, it hampers our efforts to build trust and strengthen relationships with the people we serve, and it does nothing to further the NYPD’s mission of ridding our streets of those responsible for violence and disorder. Issuing summonses for marijuana offenses that do not directly affect public safety will allow our officers to do their jobs effectively and safely, and in a way that always promotes public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.”

Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, said. “Today is a significant step forward in our work to make New York the fairest city in the country. We have record low crime rates at the same time we have the lowest incarceration rate of any large city in the country. And while it is extremely rare for people to go to jail for possessing marijuana, any touch from the criminal justice system should be proportionate to the activity involved and the shared goal of public safety. This new policy will lighten the touch and continue our work with New Yorkers to keep this the safest and fairest city.”

The policy change was the product of the 30-Day Marijuana Working Group, initiated by Mayor de Blasio and conducted by the NYPD.  The overarching objectives of the Working Group were to identify why differences in arrest rates exist; ensure that NYPD enforcement practices are consistent with the values of trust and community engagement at the foundation of Neighborhood Policing; determine ways to reduce arrests for marijuana offenses if and when those arrests do not impact public safety or reduce quality of life; and review overall marijuana enforcement to ensure it is implemented fairly while also promoting public safety and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

The Working Group gathered insight, analysis and input from the five district attorneys, public defenders, the speaker of the City Council, community groups, scholars, drug policy advocates, tenant organizations, faith leaders, Business Improvement Districts, national organizations, community councils, police unions, and young adults impacted by these policies.

The Working Group found that most New Yorkers believe public smoking of marijuana was a public nuisance that should be curtailed; however, the consensus favored summonses in lieu of arrest if public safety and quality of life were unaffected. Currently, about 40 percent of people arrested for smoking marijuana had no prior arrest history. The change in policy has the potential to help thousands of younger New Yorkers with no record avoid the burden of an arrest.

In 2017, New York City received nearly 52,000 complaints from the public about the public smoking of marijuana, and addressing these complaints is important in order to protect the livability of City neighborhoods.  Even in those states and jurisdictions where recreational use is now legal it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. While New York State law makes possession and smoking of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor, New York City police officers have discretion on how to exercise their enforcement powers.

Patrol Officers will receive guidance on how to implement this new policy thorough the summer. In the future, if unusually high arrest rates occur, the Police Department should conduct additional analysis to ensure that the enforcement levels are appropriate. Tracking arrest trends is an important aspect of these recommendations. The City will also issue quarterly reports on arrests and criminal summonses for marijuana possession by race and borough.

Beyond the enforcement policy announced today, New York City is also convening a separate Mayoral Task Force to determine the appropriate regulatory framework and identify the public safety, health and financial consequences should the State move forward with legalization. A report is expected by 2019. The work will be coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and composition will include the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYPD, the Law Department, Department of Education and others.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “I applaud the Mayor and the Police Commissioner for adopting a policy to stop making arrests in the vast majority of marijuana cases, which is the approach I have been calling for and a step in the right direction. As we take this important step, we cannot forget those who have convictions on their record based on this conduct that we no longer prosecute, and so my Office will be vacating and sealing past marijuana convictions for thousands of people in Brooklyn. We must bring a sense of fairness to the past at the same time that we implement these new enforcement policies in the present. ”

“The war on drugs has over-criminalized communities of color for generations. While I continue to advocate for the legalization of marijuana, I commend the Mayor for this important step in implementing fairer enforcement practices. We must take every step possible to change the broken status quo of outdated and shortsighted marijuana laws,” said Public Advocate Letitia James.

“I commend the de Blasio Administration for this new city policy that helps to decriminalize marijuana possession and usage. Criminal justice reform actions like this – which pose no threat to public safety – have a direct impact on and are tremendously important to the greater effort to reduce our city and state jail populations and to help end mass incarceration in our country,”  said State Senator Brian A. Benjamin.

“Today marks the first step in rectifying decades of targeted enforcement of low-level marijuana offenses in communities of color,” said Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety. “I applaud the NYPD and de Blasio Administration for recognizing we must correct this injustice immediately and look forward to continuing to work with the Administration and stakeholders, to ensure real reforms are implemented to create a fairer and more just city.”

“People of color across this city and country have had their lives irreversibly altered by our criminal justice system as a result of low level drug offenses for far too long. I am optimistic the more objective standards being announced today will help to address the disproportionate number of black and brown New Yorkers being arrested for smoking marijuana,” said Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. “I also hope it will help us begin to turn the page on the long, dark history of warehousing people of color in jails and prisons.”

“New York City is proving that we do not have to choose between public safety and advancing fairness in our justice system,” said Council Member Stephen Levin. “It is important that law enforcement officials can respond to valid quality-of-life concerns without driving a wedge between police and residents. Let’s allow the facts inform our criminal justice policy moving forward. It is clear that drug policy should be approached not as the sole responsibility of law enforcement, but primarily through the lens of public health. As the sponsor of the resolution calling on our state to fully legalize and tax cannabis, I’m proud this Administration is demonstrating a commitment to a more fair and just New York City.”

“Studies have shown, time and time again, that Black and Brown men are disproportionally targeted for marijuana arrests, which burdens them with records that follow them for the rest of their lives. As a result of low level marijuana possession, they are deprived of education, housing, and employment opportunities, which affect not only their wellbeing and livelihood, but their families and communities, too,” said Council Member Diana Ayala, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus. “Decriminalizing marijuana will not only lead to less arrests citywide, but it will also lead to more access for residents that live in the communities my colleagues and I represent. I thank Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner O’Neill, and the rest of the Administration for appropriately responding to this matter.”

“With the marijuana policy changes announced today, we become a fairer city in the way we enforce the law,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. “The lives of so many men of color have been impacted and thrown off course because of marijuana arrests keeping them from their families and being productive members of society. These policies are a good first step and we will continue to work together to improve police-community relations.”

“The Fortune Society applauds the Mayor for taking this critical step that will help reduce the harm of the unnecessary incarceration of thousands of people predominately from communities of color. With this policy change, New York City moves closer to ending unnecessary and expensive detention and sentencing practices and fully understanding the complexities of substance use. The Fortune Society will continue to work with the Mayor and city officials to find other ways the city can further reduce our incarceration footprint and bring us closer to closing Rikers Island,” said Khalil A. Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, The Fortune Society, Inc.

“Arrests for low-level offenses drive incarceration and entangle far too many New Yorkers in our broken criminal justice system. We’re pleased to see the mayor’s commitment to studying and addressing racial disparities when it comes to marijuana arrests,” said Priya Raghavan, Counsel of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program.  “At the Brennan Center, we have advanced a number of proposals to keep people out of jail and not waste time and money on offenses that pose virtually no public safety risk. We hope the mayor will move forward to ensure the city’s justice system is just for all New Yorkers.”

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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 79 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday June 12, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m. inside of the Kingston/Throop Avenue “A/C” subway station , the individuals approached the 16-year-old male victim, engaged him in conversation and demanded his property. The victim complied and gave them his cell phone, a portable speaker and $9 in cash. The individuals then ordered the victim to board a southbound “A” train.

 The first individual is:

  •  A male, black, 16 to 19 years old; last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, blue sweatpants and black and white sneakers

The second individual is:

  •  A male, black, 16 to 19 years old; last seen wearing a black jacket, black sweatpants 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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Police Officers Michael Buczek and Christopher Hoban Honored with New NYPD Launch

New York, New York— The NYPD remembered Police Officers Michael Buczek and Christopher Hoban, by naming a police harbor launch after them. Harbor Launch 455 is the fifth 45-foot rescue boat-medium in its class within the Department’s fleet, with a 14 ½ foot beam and nearly three and a half foot draft. Unique to Launch 455 are the dual Volvo D13 engines with 800 horsepower and a top speed of more than 42 knots. The launch has a capacity to hold up to 24 people in 12 foot seas.

“These two NYPD cops, who didn’t know each other in life, have become inseparable in the 30 years since their deaths,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

“They worked in different commands, but they wore the same uniform. They shared the same mission and they both believed in this department, in this city, and most importantly, in the people they served. This vessel will serve as another lasting reminder of the service, courage, and sacrifice these men embodied during their careers. This launch is now part of their legacies, and it’s a symbol of the cause to which these heroes devoted their lives.”

Police Officer Christopher Hoban

On the evening of October 18, 1988, Police Officer Christopher Hoban and Police Officer Michael Jermyn, assigned to Manhattan North Narcotics, entered an apartment building on West 105th Street as part of an undercover operation. Two suspects entered the building along with the officers. After entering the building, the officers met a third suspect inside. The suspects believed that Hoban and Jermyn were police officers and the suspects searched them for weapons, finding Officer Jermyn’s service weapon. Officer Hoban pulled out his weapon and a shootout ensued. Police Officer Hoban was shot in the head and chest. One suspect was killed. Officer Hoban was rushed to Saint Luke’s Medical Center where he died. Police Officer Hoban was 26-years-old and had been with the department for four years. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.

Police Officer Michael Buczek

Less than three hours later that same evening, Police Officer Michael Buczek and Police Officer Joseph Barbato, assigned to the 34 Precinct, were completing a radio assignment at a building on 161st Street near Broadway. The officers observed several men engaged in what they believed to be a drug transaction. The males fled as the officers pursued them. As the chase ensued, suspect turned and fired at the officers, striking Officer Buczek in the chest. Officer Barbato returned fire and attempted to render aid to Officer Buczek. Officer Buzcek was transported to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital where he died shortly after. Police Officer Michael Buczek was 24-years-old and had served more than three years protecting New York. He was survived by his wife, parents, brother and sister.

 

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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 surveillance photographs in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 110th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported that on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at approximately 2:53 a.m. on the corner of 92nd Street and Corona Avenue, two unidentified individuals approached a 20-year-old male victim and a 28-year-old male victim and slashed both victims several times to the torso. The individuals then fled on foot eastbound on Corona Avenue. The victims were removed to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.  

Individual #1 is described as:

  •  A male Hispanic, heavy build and last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with the word “Just do it” in front, gray shorts and black sneakers

Individual #2 is described as :

  • A male Hispanic, heavy build and last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, black t-shirt underneath, gray pants and work boots

 Surveillance photos of the two individuals are attached and available.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals in the attached video and photographs, who are for questioning in connection to several grand larcenies that occurred within the confines of the 60th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Monday April 23, 2018, at approximately 1:20 p.m. in front of 205 Brighton Beach Avenue, an unidentified individual approached the 81-year-old male victim from behind and snatched his wallet from his hands. The individual fled on foot southbound on Brighton 1 Road. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were his debit card and $15.

 Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Monday May 21, 2018, at approximately 2:38 p.m. in front of 421 Brighton Beach Avenue, the individual approached the 81-year-old female victim from behind and snatched her wallet from her hands. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were two credit cards and $50.

Incident #3:

It was reported to police that on Monday June 4, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m. in the vicinity of Brighton 2 Street and Brighton Beach Avenue, the individual approached the 65-year-old female victim from behind and snatched her wallet from her hands. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were one debit card and $500. 

Incident #4:

It was reported to police that on Monday June 4, 2018, at approximately 1:15 p.m. in the vicinity of 6th Street and Brighton Beach Avenue, the individual approached the 56-year-old female victim from behind and snatched her wallet from her hands. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were two credit cards and $122. 

Incident #5:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday June 6, 2018, at approximately 11:40 a.m. in the vicinity of Ocean Parkway and West Brighton Avenue, the individual approached the 46-year-old female victim from behind and snatched her wallet from her hands. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were her cell phone and $150. 

The individual are described as:

  •  Male Blacks, in their teens who wear dark colored clothing during the incidents. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 52 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. inside of a residential building, located in the vicinity of East 203 Street and Valentine Avenue, a 35-year-old male victim delivering food was approached by two unidentified individuals. Individual #1 displayed a firearm while individual #2 removed $40 and a cell phone from the victim’s pocket. Individual #2 then broke the phone and individual #1 struck the victim in the head with the firearm causing a laceration before fleeing in an unknown direction.  The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.  

The two individuals are described as: 

Individual #1:

  • Male, 17-years-old, black-Hispanic, approximately 5’10” tall with black Afro hair
  • He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, white t-shirt with “Adidas” logo on the front and black sneakers

Individual #2:

  • Male, 17-years-old, black-Hispanic, approximately 5’10”

A surveillance photo of individual #1 obtained from the scene is attached and available. 

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.

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Missing Person (Manhattan)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person who resides within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Rivera, Eduardo
  • 72-year-old male
  • 465 East 10th Street #1I
  • Manhattan, NY

 It was reported to police that the missing male was last seen leaving his residence on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m. He is described as a 72-year-old male Hispanic who is 5’5″ and weighs approximately 150lbs. There is no clothing description available at this time.

 Photo of the missing male is attached and available.

 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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Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill Sits Down With Columbia University Dean Jason Wingard

NYPD Police Commissioner James P. Oneill recently sat down with Columbia University Dean Jason Wingard on Talks@Columbia.  Join their fire-side chat as they talk about Policing strategies in today’s environment. Thank you to Talk@Columbia for producing and sharing this video.

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New York Post— [Opinion] Criticisms of NYPD’s gang database are utterly ridiculous

By Post Editorial Board

Criticism of the NYPD’s gang database proves it once and for all: No policing tool is safe from New York City radicals.

Well, too bad for them: At a City Council hearing Wednesday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea demolished their every argument, driving home the importance of the Criminal Group Database and the vital info — on street gangs and their members and associates — it contains.

Cops, Shea noted, have been collecting leads ever since policing was invented. It’s how they curb crime. And that’s essentially what the NYPD database stores — leads.

“Collecting data on members of criminal organizations is nothing new,” he said. “To dismantle a criminal organization, you have to understand its size, its scope, who its members are and what crimes each member has committed.”

And police have long tracked criminal groups, like the Mafia. Info was “stored in file cabinets” or “index cards.” Keeping it on computers simply lets investigators make better use of it.

Critics claim the database is racially biased and sweeps up too many innocents, especially the young. They also charge that it’s hard to be deleted from the database and that those in it can face unfair consequences for jobs, in court, etc.

Wrong, wrong and wrong. Kids under 18 make up just 2.5 percent of the names. As for bias: The database “almost exactly reflects the racial breakdown” of shooting victims. And also violent criminals: In 2017, 95 percent of those arrested in shooting incidents were black or Hispanic.

And no one is indiscriminately added…

Read more [HERE].

 

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Queens North Narcotics Team Recovers a Large Sum of Guns and Drugs

(L-R) Officer Peknic, Sergeant Stevko, Detective Hidalgo, Detective Charles, Captain Mackie, Officer Quiñones, & Officer Haws

Following a six-month investigation, the Queens North Narcotics Team recovered a large quantity of guns and drugs in a residence. Through his neighborhood connections, Detective Richard Charles was made aware of a high volume drug dealer on Trotting Course Lane. Utilizing this information, the officers worked together to conduct surveillance and build a case.

After months of gathering evidence, Detective Charles and his team were able to obtain a search warrant. Led by Captain Mackie, the Queens Narcotics Team successfully carried out the search warrant at the suspect’s residence without incident. The subsequent search led to an arrest and the recovery of a large sum of guns and narcotics.

Recovered:

  • 3 ½ kilos of cocaine
  • 16 pounds of marijuana
  • 7 loaded firearms

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, 3rd and 4th degrees
  • Criminal Possession of Narcotic Drug 4th degree
  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 5th degree
  • Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree
  • Criminal Possession of Marijuana 2nd and 3rd degree
  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance

 

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS

FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 16th AND SUNDAY, JUNE 17th, 2018

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 1000 x 2300

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (May 25, to Sunday Sept 9, 2018)

Manhattan: 1800 x 2200

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

EVANGELICAL CHILDREN’S PARADE

Manhattan: 1200 x 1700

Formations:

97th Street between 2nd Avenue and Park Avenue 98th Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue 100th Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue 101st Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue 103rd Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue 99th Street between Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue

Route:

3rd Avenue between 97th Street and 118th Street

Dispersal:

3rd Avenue between 118th Street and 119th Street

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

PAL FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

University Place between Waverly Place and 14th Street

Closure: Same as location

36TH ANNUAL CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE

Brooklyn: 1000 x 1800

Formation:

West 21st Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk West 22nd Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk West 23rd Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk Surf Avenue between West 24th Street and West 21st Street

Route:

Surf Avenue between West 21st Street and West 10th Street West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk Boardwalk between West 10th Street and West 15th Street

Festival:

Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Dead End

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

Sunday, June 17, 2018

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER SUNDAYS (3)

Manhattan: 1300 x 1700

Location:

Edward Morgan Place between Broadway and West 157th Street

Closure: Same as location

KULTUREFEST OF SIXTH

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street

Closure: Same as location

HARLEM CYCLING CLASSIC

Manhattan: 0800 x 1630

Locations:

Madison Avenue between 124th Street and 120th Street Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street and 120th Street 124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West 123rd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue 122nd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue 121st Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue 120th Street between Madison Avenue and Lenox Avenue

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PITKIN AVENUE SUMMER PLAZA (2)

Brooklyn: 1200 x 2200

Location:

Pitkin Avenue between Strauss Street and Amboy Street

Closure: Same as location

PARK SLOPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEVENTH HEAVEN FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1000 x 1800

Location:

7th Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 16th Street

Closure: Same as location

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NYPD Holds Counterterrorism Canine Graduation for Twelve Police Officers and Their K9 Partners

New York, New York—Twelve new NYPD Counterterrorism canines and their partner officers graduated from training in a ceremony held at the Police Academy in College Point, Queens. These newly-inducted partners will protect the people of the City of New York, patrolling high profile locations throughout the city. The canines’ names are derived from the names of both NYPD and United States military heroes who have fallen in the line of duty. Those canines continue the legacy of their namesakes in protecting New York City.

Following a rigorous selection process and months of training, the newly graduated partners will protect the City, helping clear venues and proactively detect for explosive material, using the dogs advanced sense of smell. Family and friends of the fallen officers were in attendance at the Police Academy to honor the lives of their loved ones.

The following police officers were honored in the graduating class of 2018:

Police Officer Peter Frisina and Canine Scottie
Honoring Police Officer Scott A. Gadell

Police Officer Nicholas Scotti and Canine Franky
Honoring Police Officer Francis J. LaSala

Lieutenant Brian J. Corrigan and Canine Eddie
Honoring Police Officer Edward R. Byrne

Police Officer Brielle Cantanucci and Canine Mugsy
Honoring Police Officer Christopher G. Hoban

Police Officer Timothy Lambert and Canine Tony
Honoring Police Officer Anthony T. Dwyer

Police Officer Ryan Marrero and Canine Bobby
Honoring Detective Robert L. Parker

Detective Andrew Stimus and Canine Mike
Honoring Sergeant Michael W. Ryan

Police Officer Roger Sorto and Canine Rob

Honoring 1st Lieutenant Robert M. Kelly, United States Marine Corps.

Detective Kenneth Dean and Canine Holland

Honoring Police Officer Richard G. Holland

Police Officer Danial Bosco and Canine Stevie

Honoring Detective Stephen T. Kubinski

Police Officer Robert Schmidt and Canine Rowland

Honoring Lieutenant John C. Rowland

Police Officer Jorge Bedoya and Canine Chucks

Honoring Sergeant Terrence S. O’Hara 

 

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the following individual in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct/Transit District 11. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday May 13, 2018, at approximately 5:45 p.m. inside of the 149 Street/Grand Concourse “4” subway station, the individual approached the 21-year-old male victim and engaged him conversation. When the victim boarded the southbound “4” train, the individual slashed him in the back of the head with a sharp object. The victim left the station on the train and the individual remained at the station. The victim was treated and released from Lincoln Hospital.  

The individual was identified as: 

  • Soto Reyes, Willi, 24-year-old male, 5’11”, 170lbs
  • Last seen wearing a blue sweat suit
  • The individual is known to frequent areas in the vicinity of 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.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male depicted in the attached photos in connection with a forcible touching incident within the confines of the 1st Precinct/Transit District 2. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. on a southbound “5” train, an unidentified male exposed his private parts  and rubbed it on the 33-year-old victim buttocks. The individual exited the train at the Borough Hall station and fled in an unknown direction.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 5’08” tall, full beard and in his 30s
  • The male was wearing a multi-colored NY Islanders baseball hat, a blue long sleeve shirt, brown sneakers, gray sweatpants and was holding a cell phone and brown jacket

Photos of the unidentified male are attached and available. 

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 video and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 66 Precinct/Transit District 34. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday June 10, 2018, at approximately 6:50 a.m. inside of a southbound “F” train, the individual punched the 69-year-old male victim in the face repeatedly following a dispute. When the train arrived at the Ditmas Avenue station, the individual threw the victim off the train and onto the platform. The individual fled the station to the street area. The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his face and was removed to Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 6’2″, with tattoos on both arms
  • Last seen wearing a gray 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: 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 photo in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 47 Precinct/ TD-12. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on June 12, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. the victim, a 17 year-old victim, was inside of the Burke Avenue train station (2 train line) where she was involved in a fight with the unidentified individual.  During the fight, the individual stabbed the victim several times on her torso before fleeing onto a north bound 2 train with others.  The victim was removed by EMS to Jacobi Hospital where she was treated for nonlife threatening injuries.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A dark skinned black female who was last seen wearing all black clothing

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

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WANTED: Assault (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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 109 Precinct/Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday June 9, 2018, at approximately 5:11 p.m. at the Main Street “7” subway station, the individual punched the 14-year-old male victim in the face as they walked down the stairs. There were no words exchanged between the victim and the individual prior to the assault. The victim suffered pain and swelling to the face and was treated at Flushing Hospital. The individual fled the scene on foot eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 20s, 5’7″, 180lbs
  • Last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a beige shirt, beige pants, black sneakers and he had on a black and gray 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 (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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 1 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday May 31, 2018, at approximately 11:51 a.m. in front of 77 Warren Street, the individual hit the 57-year-old female victim in the face with a large metal box and made an anti-white statement before she fled westbound on Warren Street. The victim suffered a laceration to her face and sought treatment at NYU Langone Medical Center.

The individual is described as:

  • A female black, 30 to 40 years old
  • Last seen wearing a blue jacket, light colored pants and she carried a black shoulder and a silver and black metal box

 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 (Staten Island)

****UPDATE 6/14/18****

 Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual depicted in the attached sketch in regards to the homicide listed below. The individual is described as follows:

 The individual being sought is described as:

  •  A male Black, wearing a black hoddie, black pants and black sneakers.  The individual fled in a dark colored SUV.

 A photo of the SUV and sketch of the individual attached.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Thursday, April 10, 2018 at approximately 11:47 p.m. officers encountered a male shot in front of 552 Bay Street (El Patron Bar), within the confines of the 120 Precinct. A 25-year-old male was observed, unconscious and unresponsive, with gunshot wounds to the torso. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

 Pursuant to ongoing investigation the victim is identified as follows:

  •  Wilson,Semori
  • 25 years old male
  • Staten Island NY 
  • Family is notified

 

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NY Daily News— Opinion: Ganging up on police: The NYPD’s gang database is a solid investigative tool

By Daily News Editorial Board

Jun 15, 2018

Never mind the “gang database” alarmism. That the NYPD keeps a list of members of groups thought to be involved in street crime — the better to prevent violence and catch perpetrators — should comfort New Yorkers.

Fact: Police have built a tool for keeping track of who is in the roughly 500 gangs and crews that statistics show are responsible for some 50% of shootings citywide.

… This is good police work. We need more of it.

Read the full editorial [HERE].

Related: Criminal Group Database is vital tool to controlling gang violence  (via NYPD Chief of Detectives, Dermot Shea)

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NY Daily News— Opinion: Ganging up on police: The NYPD’s gang database is a solid investigative tool

By Daily News Editorial Board

Jun 15, 2018

Never mind the “gang database” alarmism. That the NYPD keeps a list of members of groups thought to be involved in street crime — the better to prevent violence and catch perpetrators — should comfort New Yorkers.

Fact: Police have built a tool for keeping track of who is in the roughly 500 gangs and crews that statistics show are responsible for some 50% of shootings citywide.

… This is good police work. We need more of it.

Read the full editorial [HERE].

Related: Criminal Group Database is vital tool to controlling gang violence  (via NYPD Chief of Detectives, Dermot Shea)

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Centurion Foundation Awards Honors NYPD Police Officers

NYPD honorees and their families gathered at Police Headquarters on Monday, June 11, 2018, for the Centurion Foundation’s quarterly awards ceremony. Chief of Department, Terence Monahan, presided over the ceremony where twenty-five of New York’s Finest were selected by a nominations committee for going above and beyond in their service to our city.

Officers were awarded for their heroic acts including:

  • While off-duty, assisting an elderly woman who was struck by another vehicle
  • Helping revive an unconscious infant who had stopped breathing
  • Rendering aid to a high school student who was stabbed in the chest
  • Reviving a 17-year-old female who was unconscious with no pulse by giving her CPR
  • Saving a distraught, suicidal woman who was on the railing of her balcony

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photographs regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 45 Precinct, Transit District 12. Details are as follows: 

On Monday, June 11, 2018 at approximately 12:10 a.m. at the Zerega Avenue #6 subway station southbound platform, a 47-year-old male victim was engaged in a  verbal dispute with four unidentified individuals. The dispute escalated into a physical altercation. The victim was assaulted by the four individuals, who forcibly removed his wallet, which contained credit cards. The individuals fled the location on foot heading eastbound on Zerega Avenue. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face and right elbow, and refused medical attention at the scene. 

  • Individual #1 is described as a Male Hispanic with a dark complexion, approximately 16-21-years-old, 5’6″ tall, last seen wearing blue jeans, a black sweater-shirt and black sneakers, and carrying a black bag.
  • Individual #2 is described as a Male Hispanic with a light complexion, approximately 16-21-years-old, 5’6″ tall, last seen wearing gray hooded sweater, shorts and black sneakers.
  • Individual #3 is described as a Male Black, approximately 16-21-years-old, 5’6″ tall, wearing blue sweater, black jogging pants with red strips on sides and black sneakers, and carrying a black bag.
  • Individual #4 is described as a male Hispanic with a dark complexion, approximately 16-21-years-old, 5’6″ tall.

Surveillance photographs depicting Individuals #1-3, obtained from the vicinity of the incident location, are attached and available.

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: Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following male wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 9th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m. in the vicinity of 13th Street and 2nd Avenue, a 20-year-old female victim entered her building and was grabbed from behind by an unidentified male who demanded her property. The male fled the location on foot with the victim’s purse containing a wallet and other personal items. There were no weapons displayed or injuries reported as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male black, in his twenties
  • Last seen wearing a baseball cap, black hooded shirt and blue jean

 The surveillance photos of the individual were taken from the vicinity of the incident location.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Deploys Additional Police Officers to Further Reduce Crime & Violence in NYC

Summer All-Out commands saw 30% reduction in murders and 47% reduction in shootings last year

The NYPD is deploying hundreds of police officers to historically high crime neighborhoods to continue the historic crime reduction in New York City. During summer all-out in 2017, the City experienced significant reductions in shootings and murders in commands where additional police officers were assigned. In 2017 summer all-out commands, there was a reduction of eight murders, or -30.8%, and 44 shootings, or -47.3%.

This is the fourth year the NYPD has redeployed police officers to commands with historically elevated levels of violence. The following commands are receiving additional officers beginning today: 32 precinct, 40 precinct, 43 precinct, 67 precinct, 73 precinct, 75 precinct, 103 precinct, 120 precinct and PSA 7. All police officers assigned to summer all-out attended a one day refresher training course designed to reemphasize the neighborhood policing and de-escalation techniques.

“The all-out officers will be deployed precisely where the violence is still occurring. TTheir professional presence is a deterrent to crime. It also provides a measure of comfort to residents of that neighborhood,” said NYPD Chief of Department Terence A. Monahan. “This is vital, because beyond the city being safe, it’s important every single New Yorker feels  safe.”

“Bringing police and community closer together builds mutual trust and respect, and in turn, reduces crime by emphasizing proactive, preventative policing,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Summer all-out strengthens the bond between New Yorkers and their local officers, and helps keep the city safe throughout the summer months.”

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Neighborhood Policing Giving Cops ‘Whole Picture’ On Crime, Community (CBS NY)


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department says it is revolutionizing how it does business with neighborhood policing, a plan to put the same officers on the same streets at the same times every day.

“With this, you’re dealing with the community, so you address their concerns and you try to fix them before they turn into something bigger,” said Officer Patrick.

Officer Lonell Patrick is not new to the 105th Precinct in eastern Queens.

He’s seeing the city’s fifth largest precinct in a new light, with his new role as a neighborhood coordinating officer as an added layer to the normal beat cops.

“I’m allowing them (police officers) to go into the neighborhood and they decide, working with the community, what to do,” said NYPD Chief of Department, Terence Monahan.

Read the full article [HERE]. 

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New Tool Distributed to Help Drivers Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communicate Better with Police

The NYPD announced the distribution of a new information card to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing with any interaction they may have with a member of law enforcement. Designed for attachment to a vehicle’s sun visor, the card can be used by both the motorist and an officer to communicate more effectively with one another through the use of graphics. The card is the product of a partnership between the NYPD and service providers, as well as advocacy organizations, all of whom informed the final design. The NYPD will be issuing visor cards to 11,000 New York drivers with an F1 designation on their license beginning this month.

“The visor cards aren’t just tools for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing behind the wheel, they are also a helpful tool for the NYPD officers who work each and every day to keep the public safe,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “Improving communication is a cornerstone of neighborhood policing. These cards will help in that endeavor.”

 

“It is our duty at the NYPD to not only protect each and every New Yorker, but to provide support when people are in need,” said Deputy Commissioner of Collaborative Policing Susan Herman. “Today, we’re reaching out with a tool that we believe will improve communication between officers and drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing during an encounter that can often be stressful.”

“Effective communication between people and police officers is integral to the safety and well-being of individuals and our city,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Victor Calise. “By providing visor cards for those who are deaf or hard of hearing we will open up communication between them and police officers creating a safer and more inclusive experience.”

“If pulled over by the NYPD, an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing can use this card for the purpose of immediate communication,” said Christina Curry, Executive Director Harlem Independent Living Center. “The successful implementation of visor cards proves this has the ability to meet short term communication needs.”

For further information or additional requests regarding accessibility, please contact collab.policing@nypd.org or call (646) 610-8363.

 

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Criminal Group Database is vital tool to controlling gang violence (Editorial/NY Daily News)

By Dermot Shea, NYPD Chief of Detectives

Crime and violence in New York City have declined dramatically over the past quarter century, and tracking and countering criminal groups has been essential to keeping it low.

The NYPD has identified about 500 active criminal street-gang groups. They commit robberies and deal drugs, but they also do credit card fraud, check-forging schemes, identity theft, phone scams and organized retail theft. Gangs are involved in human trafficking, including the prostitution of underage girls.

The common denominator is gun violence, whether from business disputes or personal vendettas. A callous indifference to human life is typical in these disputes, whether toward rival gang members or innocent bystanders caught in crossfire. Approximately 50% of the shootings in New York last year, for which perpetrators were identified, were gang-related, and other unsolved shootings may be gang-related as well.

The Criminal Group Database is a necessary tool to combat criminal organizations. When violence erupts between two groups, and retaliatory shootings are likely, it’s important to know who might retaliate and who is likely to be targeted, so we can defuse the situation and stop the killing. Knowing criminal group membership also helps guide the Police Department’s efforts through programs like Ceasefire to wean young men away from gang life, by offering genuine alternatives, before it’s too late.

The NYPD is always refining its investigative efforts, and the Criminal Group Database is no exception. Since 2014, accuracy and precision of the database has been improved by tighter standards for entry. People entered in the database today either have identified themselves as gang members to a member of the department or on social media; been named as gang members by two reliable independent sources, or shown a consistent and repeated pattern of gang involvement through their affiliations and their use of colors, signs, tattoos and other indicators. Only gang detectives or intelligence officers can recommend entries to the database, and a supervisor must approve the entry.

The NYPD routinely expunges names from the database to eliminate people who are no longer affiliated with these groups, through mandated reviews of individuals every three years and at important milestone moments. A database that contained 34,000 names five years ago has been cut almost in half to about 17,500.

Current subjects in the database have an average of 11 prior arrests, almost half for felony crimes. They are not as young as some believe, either. Only 8.3% were entered before their 18th birthday and less than 2.5% are currently under 18. Their average age is 27.

Lastly, inclusion in the database is not considered proof of any crime or grounds for any arrest or other punitive action. Nor is the information in the database available outside the NYPD. Speculations that mere inclusion in the database will be a barrier to employment or housing, or lead to deportation, are baseless.

Working with the leads in the database, the NYPD builds cases against criminal gang members. Gang arrests are preceded by meticulous investigations, and the NYPD establishes separate probable cause for each arrest made. The vast majority of NYPD gang arrests are authorized by prior grand jury indictments. These arrests were a major reason why, over the past two years, shootings fell to the lowest level on record — even as precision policing has resulted in the lowest number of overall arrests in 25 years.

Despite this success, criminal groups continue to threaten public safety and quality of life in some New York City neighborhoods. The NYPD must remain vigilant in the face of this threat, and the database is a vital tool for tracking, evaluating, monitoring and investigating these dangerous criminal groups and their members.

Published by the NY Daily News online here

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13 K9s and Handlers Join the Transit Bureau Canine Unit

Following a rigorous selection process and months of training, the Transit Bureau graduated 13 handlers and 13 canines into their Canine Unit. These newly-inducted members will serve on the front lines in the fight against crime and terrorism in the transit system. With over 5 million passengers a day, these officers will be responsible for protecting the busiest mass transit system in the western hemisphere.

“I have every confidence you are up to the challenge. You have been trained well, you have proven your dedication, and you have earned your place as part of one of the Department’s most important units,” said Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

In addition to their explosive detection skills, the K9s and officers will assist in missing person searches and the apprehension of suspects. Thanks to additional environmental training they have undergone, these remarkable K9s are able to maintain their composure while performing their duties in the crowded and noisy transit system. In fulfillment of a solemn promise to never forget our fallen heroes, each K9 will be named after a first responder who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to protecting others.

The fallen NYPD heroes honored in today’s K9 ceremony:

Lieutenant John Pappas and canine Palla

Honoring Police Officer Paul Pallas, Manhattan North Task Force and Port Authority of NY/NJ Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Lisa Velez and canine Gene

Honoring Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik, 6 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Kevin Belavsky and canine Sully

Honoring Lieutenant Tom Sullivan Transit Bureau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Eric Boos and canine Curt

Honoring Sergeant Michael Curtin, ESU Truck 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Christopher Canale and canine Johnnie

Honoring Firefighter John Vigiano, II, FDNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Michael Isler and canine Jake

Honoring Police Officer Jake Siciliano, Police Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer David Locitzer and canine Lee

Honoring Police Officer Kevin Lee, Patrol Borough Manhattan North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Kaitlin Schamberger and canine Zada

Honoring Police Officer Irma Lozada, Transit District 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Scott Miller and canine Willie

Honoring Police Officer William Rivera, 78 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Christopher McGuire and canine Cardillo

Honoring Police Officer Phillip Cardillo, 28 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Paul Scomello and canine Horn

Honoring Police Officer Keith Horn, 101 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Christopher Derenze and canine Lance

Honoring Police Officer David Hofer, 9 Precinct and Euless Police Department (Texas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Frank Verrico and canine Darwin

Honoring Police Officer Darwin Chueng, Transit Bureau

 

 

 

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CBS2’s Maurice DuBois Sits Down With NYPD Commissioner O’Neill

With nearly two-years under his belt and the lowest crime rates in the city since 1993, New York’s top cop is riding high. CBS2’s Maurice DuBois sat down with Commissioner James O’Neill for an extensive one-on-one.

“You have to do this job because you care about people and you want to make a difference,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill. 

 

 

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2018 Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Community members and NYPD personnel gathered at One Police Plaza for the 10th annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Dinner. During the holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims fast from pre-dawn until sunset. At the dinner, local leaders from all faiths and backgrounds came together to break fast and celebrate the department’s diversity.

For the first time, the annual dinner and awards ceremony was held at NYPD headquarters. During Police Commissioner O’Neill’s keynote speech, he emphasized how forming strong bonds with New Yorkers of all backgrounds helps further the NYPD’s core mission of keeping people safe. International diplomats from Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates also joined the event.

The following honorees were recognized for their selfless dedication and service to the NYPD Muslim Officers Society and the community of New York City:

  • Chief Rabbi Alvin Kass, Chaplin Unit
  • Detective Christopher DeBernardo, 75th Precinct Detective Unit
  • Detective John Cataldi, 75th Precinct Detective Unit
  • Police Officer Mohammad Kharal, Special Victims Division
  • Father Brian McWeeney, Community Activist
  • Mohamed Hack, Community Activist
  • Sevkiye Sun, Community Activist
  • Shahana Masum, Community Activist
  • Harpreet Singh Toor, Community Activist
  • Dr. Batool Hussaini, Community Activist
  • Dr. Zarif Bacilious, Community Activist
  • Abdo Alsoora, Community Activist
  • Shafiq Saddiki, Community Activist

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, June 09, 2018

 

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 1000 x 2300

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

 

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (May 25, to Sunday Sept 9, 2018)

Manhattan: 1800 x 2200

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

116TH STREET FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1200 x 1700

Locations:

3rd Avenue between 106th Street and 122nd Street 116th Street between Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS POSITIVELY 8TH STREET

Manhattan: 1230 x 1830

Location:

West 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

BIG APPLE BARBECUE BLOCK PARTY

Manhattan: 1100 x 1800

Locations:

Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 28th Street 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

COLUMBUS AVENUE FAIR

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Columbus Avenue between 96th Street and 106th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

COOPER SQUARE COMMITTEE COOPER SQUARE FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

3rd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

NYRR MINI 10K

Manhattan: 0800 x 1100

Formation:

59th Street between Columbus Circle and 7th Avenue (westbound lanes only) Central Park West between Columbus Circle and 63rd Street

Route:

Central Park West between 63rd Street and 90th Street Inside Central Park

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

HARE KRISHNA PARADE

Manhattan: 1200 x 1500

Formation:

45th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Route:

5th Avenue (east side only) between 45th Street and Washington Square North

Dispersal:

Washington Square Park

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS FAMILY DAYS

Manhattan: 1100 x 1700

Locations:

Columbus Avenue between West 106th Street and West 110th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

33rd ANNUAL IMMIGRANT’S PARADE INTERNATIONAL CULTURES CELEBRATION

Manhattan: 1200 x 1500

Formation:

West 43rd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue West 44th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Route:

6th Avenue between West 43rd Street and West 54th Street

Dispersal:

West 54th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SOS BED-STUY SUMMER KICK-OFF

Brooklyn: 1200 x 1700

Location:

Marcy Avenue between Gates Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS ASPIRA

Bronx: 1000 x 1630

Locations:

Story Avenue between Bolton Avenue and White Plains Road Bolton Avenue between Story Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

 

41ST ANNUAL PLANTATHON AND CRAFTS FAIR

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Broadway between 73rd Street and 86th Street (northbound lanes only)

Closure: Same as location

 

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE

Manhattan: 1100 x 1800

Formation:

44th Street between Madison Avenue and Broadway 45th Street between Madison Avenue and Broadway 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue 48th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue

Route:

5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 79th Street

Dispersal:

5th Avenue between 79th Street and 86th Street 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue 80th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue 84th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue 85th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Miscellaneous:

43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue 60th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue 80th Street between Park Avenue and 3rd Avenue Madison Avenue between East 43rd Street and East 79th Street 6th Avenue between West 44th Street and West 49th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER SUNDAY’S

Manhattan: 1300 x 1700

Location:

Edward Morgan Place between Broadway and West 157th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

NEW YORK CITY EXPO FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

3rd Avenue between 23rd Street and 34th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS KINGS HIGHWAY

Brooklyn: 1000 x 1700

Location:

Kings Highway between East 5th Street and McDonald Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

86th STREET BENSONHURST FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1000 x 1800

Location:

86th Street between 19th Avenue and Bay Parkway

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PITKIN AVENUE SUMMER PLAZA

Brooklyn: 1200 x 2200

Location:

Pitkin Avenue between Strauss Street and Amboy Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1100 x 1800

Location:

Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and North 6th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PARA ROBERTO FAMILY DAY

Bronx: 1100 x 1630

Locations:

3rd Avenue between East 148th Street and East 149th Street Willis Avenue between East 147th Street and East 148th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

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NYPD And Other Law Enforcement Agencies Announce Three Major Takedowns In Brooklyn

New York, New York—Yesterday the NYPD and other law enforcement partners made arrests in three different takedowns in Brooklyn, one firearms and two drug and gang related.

In the first case, three defendants, two in Virginia and one in Brooklyn were arrested yesterday for trafficking firearms from Virginia to New York. Between April of 2017 and May of 2018, members of the gun conspiracy used straw purchasers to acquire more than 40 firearms. Several firearms that were illegally acquired were recovered by law enforcement in the New York area. This case was worked jointly by NYPD detectives and ATF agents in New York and Virginia. The case is being prosecuted by the Eastern District of New York.

In the second case, 27 defendants were arrested and charged yesterday with selling powdered and crack cocaine, heroin and oxycodone pills in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. This case was investigated by NYPD detectives and prosecuted by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

And in the third case, 15 members of a Brooklyn drug trafficking crew were arrested and charged with distributing crack cocaine and heroin from 2015 to May 2018. Several of the defendants are also charged with firearms-related offenses used in protecting the drug trafficking organization. The case was investigated jointly between the NYPD and ATF. The Southern District of New York is leading the prosecution.

The full release on each case from the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and King’s County District Attorney’s offices are below.

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Three Defendants Arrested for Trafficking Firearms from Virginia to New York

Defendants Used Facebook to Market and Sell Firearms Illegally Obtained by Straw Purchasers

An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Joseph Johnson, Brianna Glee and Tyshon Stevens as members of a gun trafficking conspiracy that used straw gun buyers to purchase more than 40 firearms from dealers in Virginia between April 2017 and May 2018.  Johnson and Stevens were also charged with being felons in possession of a firearm.  According to court filings, multiple firearms that were illegally acquired and distributed by the defendants were recovered by law enforcement officers in the New York area.

Johnson and Glee were arrested today and are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the federal courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia.  Stevens is currently in Virginia state custody, and will be presented in federal court in Brooklyn at a later date.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, New York Field Division (ATF), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the indictment.

“As alleged in the indictment, the defendants’ illegal trafficking of firearms put deadly weapons into the hands of criminals,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “This Office is working tirelessly with our partners to stop the flow of illegal firearms through the Interstate 95 corridor by individuals who traffic in firearms and the straw buyers who enable their business.”  Mr. Donoghue thanked the ATF and the NYPD’s Brooklyn South Gang Squad for their outstanding efforts during this investigation.

“The defendants allegedly took part in a scheme to traffic illegal firearms thus endangering the lives of each and every citizen on the street,” stated ATF Special Agent-in-Charge Benedict.  “ATF remains committed to combating violent crime by aggressively identifying, investigating, and arresting individuals who seek to put dangerous firearms into the hands of individuals that should not possess them.  I would like to thank the personnel from our multiagency cooperative working group at ATF’s New York Field Division Crime Gun Intelligence Center, ATF’s Washington Field Division and our local partners at NYPD’s Brooklyn South Gang Squad. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the United States Attorney’s Office for their work in prosecuting the case.”

“This case underscores some disturbing truths: Illegal guns proliferate and circulate in higher-crime neighborhoods that still need our help,” stated NYPD Commissioner O’Neill. “In lockstep with our federal partners at the ATF and the Eastern District, the NYPD will continue to perform the incredibly dangerous work of preventing these firearms from getting into criminals’ hands.”

As set forth in the indictment and other filings by the government, the gun-trafficking operation was run by Johnson, who enlisted straw buyers including Glee to purchase multiple firearms.  As part of the scheme, the straw buyers lied on ATF Forms 4473 by falsely certifying that they were not purchasing the firearms on behalf of others.  Johnson then used Facebook to market those firearms to multiple individuals with gang ties in Brooklyn.  In June 2017, Johnson contacted a potential buyer in Brooklyn on Facebook sending images of an array of firearms.  Johnson also relied on Stevens and others to find buyers for the firearms in New York City.  Stevens, using Facebook, communicated with Johnson about his inventory and prices.  Two firearms obtained by Johnson’s straw purchasers were subsequently seized by the NYPD from previously convicted felons in New York.

If convicted, Johnson and Stevens face a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment.  Glee faces up to five years’ imprisonment on each count.  The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Drew G. Rolle.

The Defendants:

Joseph Johnson
Age: 34
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Brianna Glee
Age: 25
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Tyshon Stevens
Age: 34
Brooklyn, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 18-CR-279 (MKB)

 

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Twenty-Seven Charged in Connection with Narcotics Trafficking at

Multiple New York City Housing Authority Developments 

 

Six-Month Investigation in Brownsville Followed Complaints Regarding

Drug Activity and Violence in Vicinity of Seth Low Houses

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, today announced that 27 defendants have been variously charged in connection with selling powdered and crack cocaine, heroin and oxycodone pills following an investigation into a major drug trafficking operation at housing developments in Brownsville.

District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This narcotics takedown underscores the commitment of the NYPD and my office to improving the quality of life and the safety of the hardworking residents of public housing. We are determined to keep the scourge of drug dealing, and the violence that often accompanies it, out of our communities.”

Commissioner O’Neill said, “The NYPD’s efforts to rid New York City of illegal narcotics and the violence associated with drug trafficking will not end. I commend everyone involved in this case, particularly our investigators and the skilled staff of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, who – in close partnership – continue to focus intently on anyone engaging in such behavior.”

Twenty-one of the defendants are named in a 504-count indictment in which they are variously charged with first-, second- and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, first-, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy. The six other defendants are variously charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and related charges in four additional indictments (see defendant addendum). Most of the defendants were expected to be arraigned this afternoon before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun.

Through the use of physical and electronic surveillance, it was determined that Hassan Nixon was allegedly a major supplier of cocaine to mid-level dealers operating within various housing developments in Brownsville, including the Seth Low Houses, Glenmore Plaza and the Van Dyke Houses. Hassan Nixon allegedly used alleged Wave Gang member Karon Farrell as his narcotics lieutenant, and together, Nixon and Farrell allegedly controlled the flow of cocaine from elsewhere in New York City into and throughout those housing developments.

Hassan Nixon allegedly supplied his cocaine network with narcotics that he allegedly purchased from multiple sources, including Ronald Langhorne and Louis Peebles. Langhorne and Peebles allegedly purchased cocaine by the kilogram, which they broke down and resold, in both powdered and rock form, in 50 and 100 gram increments to various individuals such as Hassan Nixon. Langhorne allegedly utilized a number of individuals, including Peebles, to assist him in cutting the cocaine, cooking it into crack cocaine, and packaging it for resale.

Hassan Nixon and Ronald Langhorne are each charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker.

The investigation was conducted by New York City Police Department Detective Paul Molinaro, with the assistance of Police Officer Michael Lassen and Detective Anibal Torres, of the Brooklyn North Gang Squad, under the supervision of Lieutenant John Costin, and the overall supervision of Captain Craig Edelman.

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Owen Sucoff, of the District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Jonathan R. Sennett, VCE Deputy Chief, Assistant District Attorney Alfred C. DeIngeniis, First Deputy Chief, and Assistant District Attorney Nicole Chavis, Bureau Chief, and the overall supervision of Assistant District Attorney Patricia McNeill, Deputy Chief of the District Attorney’s Investigations Division and Mark Feldman, Senior Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations and Crime Strategies.

Defendant Addendum:

  1. Hassan Nixon, aka Ha, 39, Brooklyn, NY.
  2. Jalil Nixon, aka Hood, 28, Brooklyn, NY.
  3. Karon Farrell, aka KK, 27, Brooklyn, NY.
  4. Benjamin Clark, aka KB, 47, Brooklyn, NY.
  5. Ronald Langhorne, aka Riz, 43, Brooklyn, NY.
  6. Louis Peebles, aka Fresh, 35, Brooklyn, NY.
  7. Samuel Hayslett, 40, Brooklyn, NY.
  8. Hasson Davis, 39, Queens, NY.
  9. Massiah House, 37, Brooklyn, NY.
  10. Rashawn Bethelmie aka Slump, 30, Brooklyn, NY.
  11. Brian Hightower, aka Freaky, 59, Brooklyn, NY.
  12. Antoine Nurse, aka Tootie, 49, Brooklyn, NY.
  13. Kimani Everett, 27, Staten Island, NY.
  14. Norbert Layne, aka Nunu, 47, Brooklyn, NY.
  15. Divante New, 25, Brooklyn, NY.
  16. Tyrique Kelly, 31, Brooklyn, NY.
  17. Jamel Lillard, aka, Bam, 25, Brooklyn, NY.
  18. Rayshon Davis, 31, Queens, NY.
  19. Luis Ortiz, 39, Brooklyn, NY.
  20. Ony Diaz, 26, Brooklyn, NY.
  21. Christopher Lowrie, 25, Brooklyn, NY.
  22. Emmanuel Sastre, 44, Brooklyn, NY.
  23. Rosa Ramos, 28, Brooklyn, NY.
  24. David Gonzalez, 28, Brooklyn, NY.
  25. Rishon Bliss, 38, Brooklyn, NY.
  26. Kristopher Harris, 30, Brooklyn, NY.
  27. Brandon Thomas, 28, Brooklyn, NY

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An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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15 Members Of Brooklyn Drug Trafficking Crew Charged In Manhattan Federal Court

 

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Ashan M. Benedict, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (“ATF”) and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging members of a Brooklyn drug trafficking organization known as the “Boss Crew” with narcotics and firearms offenses.  Fifteen members of the organization, including TYSHAWN BURGESS, a/k/a “Ty,” a/k/a “Ty Black,” LLOYD GORDON, a/k/a “LG,” LARRY BAYER, a/k/a “L,” KERRY FELIX, a/k/a “Mack,” DEVONTAE NEWTON, a/k/a “D-Block,” a/k/a “Sneeze,” TYRELL SUMPTER, a/k/a “Rell,” a/k/a “Ruger,” MAURICE CURTIS, a/k/a “Mo,” TYQUAN ROBINSON, a/k/a “Blacko,” TYREEK OGARRO, a/k/a “Reek,” DARREN MILLER, a/k/a “Dice,” a/k/a “Darren Thomas,” ERNEST MURPHY, a/k/a “Problem G,” a/k/a “E,” RAMAL CURTIS, a/k/a “Rah,” KELLY ROYSTER, a/k/a “KK,” ROBERT RHODES, a/k/a “Charlie,” and KAEMAR WILSON, a/k/a “K,” are charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin from 2015 to May 2018.  In addition, BURGESS, FELIX, NEWTON, SUMPTER, CURTIS, ROBINSON, and WILSON are also charged with possessing firearms in furtherance of the narcotics conspiracy.  Fourteen defendants were arrested this morning and will be presented before United States Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger in Manhattan federal court this afternoon.  WILSON is in custody on state charges and will be transferred to federal custody.  The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Richard J. Sullivan.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged, these defendants were members of a street gang that terrorized a Brooklyn neighborhood with their drug dealing and violence.  Law enforcement has no more important duty than keeping our citizens safe.  These arrests demonstrate our continued commitment to protecting communities that are victimized by gang and gun violence.

ATF Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan M. Benedict said:  “Burgess and his co-conspirators as alleged in the Indictment ran an organized ring of narcotics dealers associated with acts of violence on the streets of Brooklyn.  ATF remains steadfast in its commitment to protecting the public from violent individuals, groups and gangs looking to do harm to fellow citizens.  I would like to thank the Special Agents and Task Force Officers of the NYPD/ATF Joint Firearms Task Force, the NYPD Gun Violence Suppression Division, and HSI.  I would also like to extend my gratitude to the United States Attorney’s Office for their work in prosecuting the case.”

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “In collaboration with our federal partners, we will remain steadfast in our fight against those who traffic in illegal narcotics and the violence so often associated with it.  Today’s charges emphasize the highly efficient working relationship NYPD detectives enjoy with ATF investigators and attorneys at the Southern District.”

As alleged in the Indictment[1] unsealed in Manhattan federal court today:

The defendants were members of a drug trafficking organization (the “Boss Crew DTO”) that distributed significant quantities of narcotics, including crack cocaine and heroin, on a daily basis, in and around the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  TYSHAWN BURGESS, a/k/a “Ty,” a/k/a “Ty Black,” was the leader of the Boss Crew DTO.  BURGESS supervised other members of the Boss Crew DTO, coordinated the supply of narcotics to other drug dealers within the Boss Crew DTO, and referred drug customers to members of the Boss Crew DTO for sales.  LLOYD GORDON, a/k/a “LG,” and DARREN MILLER, a/k/a “Dice,” a/k/a “Darren Thomas,” supplied wholesale quantities of crack cocaine to members and associates of the Boss Crew DTO for street-level distribution.  LARRY BAYER, a/k/a “L,” and ERNEST MURPHY, a/k/a “Problem G,” a/k/a “E,” maintained narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia at the Boss Crew DTO’s stash location, and packaged the narcotics for street-level distribution.  TYREEK OGARRO, a/k/a “Reek,” RAMAL CURTIS, a/k/a “Rah,” KELLY ROYSTER, a/k/a “KK,” and ROBERT RHODES, a/k/a “Charlie,” purchased and facilitated the purchase of wholesale quantities of narcotics from members of the Boss Crew DTO for distribution.  TYRELL SUMPTER, a/k/a “Rell,” a/k/a “Ruger,” TYQUAN ROBINSON, a/k/a “Blacko,” LARRY BAYER, a/k/a “L,” KERRY FELIX, a/k/a “Mack,” DEVONTAE NEWTON, a/k/a “D-Block,” a/k/a “Sneeze,” and MAURICE CURTIS, a/k/a “Mo,” functioned as street level distributors for the Boss Crew DTO.

In addition, BURGESS, FELIX, NEWTON, SUMPTER, CURTIS, ROBINSON, and WILSON, possessed and used firearms to protect the Boss Crew DTO’s narcotics trafficking operation.

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BURGESS, 24, GORDON, 47, BAYER, 25, FELIX, 23, NEWTON, 19, SUMPTER, 23,  CURTIS, 24, ROBINSON, 27, OGARRO, 26, MILLER,50, MURPHY, 28, RAMAL CURTIS,  31, ROYSTER, 39, RHODES, 33, and WILSON, 33, are charged with conspiring to distribute, and possess with the intent to distribute, 280 grams and more of crack cocaine and 100 grams and more of heroin, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.  BURGESS, FELIX, NEWTON, SUMPTER, CURTIS, ROBINSON, and WILSON, are charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a narcotics conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD and ATF.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Narcotics Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Karin Portlock is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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2018 NYPD Medal Day

Medal of Honor (Posthumously)

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Miosotis P. Familia

46 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On July 5, 2017, then-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 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. The gunman 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. Police Officer Familia is survived by her three children: daughter, Genesis, and twins, Peter and Delilah; her mother, Adriana; and nine siblings: sisters, Mercedes, Josephine, Digna, Amparo, Gloria and Adriana; and brothers, Juan, Diomedes, and Franklin.

 

Purple Shield (Posthumously)

SERGEANT

Donald S. Conniff

9 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Donald S. Conniff died on December 12, 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 Police Department on May 18, 1992, and rolled over to the NYPD just before the two departments merged. During his years of service, he was awarded nine Commendations 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, Sergeant Conniff fought a valiant battle. He died on December 12, 2015. Sergeant Conniff is survived by his mother, Marie; and siblings, Daniel and Lynette.

 

Distinguished Service Medal

The following members of the service died as a result of illnesses contracted in the line of duty during the rescue and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

 

SERGEANT

Michael B. Wagner

1 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Michael B. Wagner joined the New York City Police Department on 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. During the course of his career, Sergeant Wagner made 105 arrests. He 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. Sergeant Wagner is survived by his wife, Miguelina; and daughter, Nicole.

 

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 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 Umpthery is survived by his wife, Evangeline; and children: Reginald, Shalita, and Samantha.

 

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. Police Officer Vierling is survived by his children: John, III, a NYPD Police Officer; Terence, Margaret and Timothy; parents, John, Sr., and Adelaide; and siblings: Joe, Thomas, and Louis, a NYPD Inspector.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Richard E. Taylor

Highway Unit 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officer Richard E. Taylor joined the New York City Police Department on 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 Taylor is survived by his wife, Anita.

 

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 Officer Sblano made 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 Sblano is survived by his wife, Judith; and children, Matthew and Justin; and sisters, Lauren and Terri.

 

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. Detective Ward is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Nicole; father, Thomas; and siblings, Dorothy and Jack.

 

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 the course of his career, Sergeant Boyle has made 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 Boyle is survived by his wife, Noreen; children: Kathryn, Kristyn and Patrick; and parents, Bridget and Denis.

 

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 Judy A. Ghany-Barounis is survived by her husband, Stephen, a retired NYPD Sergeant; children, Stephen, a NYPD Police Officer, and Lindsay; and siblings: Maureen, Joan and Arlene.

 

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 served in the 30 and 50 Precincts, and Detective Borough Bronx. During the course of his career, Police Officer Sheridan made 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 Sheridan is survived by his parents, Kathleen and Peter; and siblings, Patrick, Brian and Kathleen.

 

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 Giery is survived by his wife, Catrine; children: James, Sean and Karen; and brother, Sean.

 

DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE

Gerard A. Ahearn

71 Precinct Detective Squad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detective First Grade Gerard A. Ahearn 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 Ahearn 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 Ahearn retired on September 1, 2008. He died on October 24, 2016. Detective Ahearn is survived by his wife, Teri; children: Gerard, William and Kristen; and parents, Harry and Granada.

 

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 King is survived by his wife, Margaret; and son, Daniel.

 

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 1999 recipient of a Medal for Valor and a Honorable Mention. Detective Kubinski retired on February 21, 2007. He died on January 6, 2017. Detective Kubinski is survived by his children, Jennifer, Pamela and Andrew; his wife, Patricia; and mother, Joan.

 

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 February 1, 2008. He died on January 26, 2017. Lieutenant Rowland is survived by his wife, Barbara; and children: Allyson, John and Jason; father, John; and siblings: Roseanna, Mary, and James.

 

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. Police Officer Reilly was recognized once for Excellent Police Duty. She died on January 3, 2017. Police Officer Reilly is survived by her husband, Timothy; and children: Timothy, Michael, and Victoria.

 

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. He died on January 30, 2017. Deputy Chief Molloy is survived by his wife, Mary, a retired NYPD Sergeant; children, Alexa and Christina; parents, Anna and John; and siblings, Anne and John.

 

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 Lindsay is survived by his wife, Maureen, a retired NYPD Detective; and his mother, Joyce.

 

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 O’Hara is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Addison and Jackson; parents, Irene and Frank; and siblings, Matthew and Katie.

 

SERGEANT

Patrick T. Coyne

Police Service Area 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Patrick T. Coyne joined the New York City Housing Police Department on 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 Coyne is survived by his wife, Maryann.

 

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, Jr. 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. During the course of his career, Detective Remouns, Jr. made over 600 arrests and was recognized seven times for Excellent Police Duty and once for Meritorious Police Duty. Detective Remouns, Jr. retired on November 1, 2013. He died on April 21, 2017. Detective Remouns, Jr. is survived by his wife, Janet; and children, Brandon, a NYPD Police Officer, Julian and Yumiko.

 

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. Police Surgeon Haskin is survived by his wife, Claudette; and children, Latoya, Turquoise and Crystal.

 

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 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Kinane served in several commands, including the 63 Precinct, the License Division, and the Narcotics Division. Detective Kinane retired on August 1, 2002. He died on June 13, 2017. Detective Kinane is survived by his wife, Maura; children, Katie and Bridget; and sister, Patricia.

 

Distinguished Service Award

 

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 1995; 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. He died on June 25, 2012. Administrative Traffic Enforcement Agent Hourican is survived by his wife, Colleen; children, Nicole, Tracy and Casey; and brother-in-law, Dennis, a NYPD Police Officer.

 

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. Supervisor Corso is survived by his wife, Lorenzina; children, Ralph and Carlo, a NYPD Police Officer.

 

Special Shield Presentation

 

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. 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.

“We feel pain, and we feel joy that we knew him. We learn from him. We learn the right way to live from him,”

said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Directly, he touched thousands of lives – tens of thousands – but in a greater way millions were moved by his example because he became the greatest embodiment of what it means to be a member of the NYPD.”

“When Steven was shot while patrolling Central Park on July 12, 1986, it was an absolute miracle he survived – and the experts predicted his catastrophic injuries would take him from us within five years,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “No one could have predicted Steven would continue his fight as a quadriplegic for more than three decades, and would so indelibly touch the lives of so many during that span.”

“His life forever altered, Steven traveled across oceans, to communities far and wide, to spread his message of hope, courage, forgiveness, and redemption,” added His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan. “He even publicly forgave the 15-year-old boy who shot and left him for dead that Saturday afternoon 30 years ago. He was an icon of mercy & forgiveness, a prophet of the dignity of all human life.”

“He was the greatest man that I could ask to be my father,” said his son, Conor, at his father’s funeral mass. “My father was always committed to me. He did more than most able-bodied fathers could ever do with their sons.”

An avid New York Rangers fan, and a former U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, Detective McDonald was a third generation police officer. He joined the NYPD on July 6, 1984. He was promoted to detective in December 1995 and to detective first grade in December 2003. He is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia Ann, the Mayor of the Village of Malverne, NY; his son, Conor, a NYPD Sergeant; and 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.

 

Police Combat Cross

 

DETECTIVE

Daniel Gasperetti

103 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

John Quinn

103 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 22, 2015, at approximately 2115 hours, then-Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti and Police Officer John Quinn, along with other officers from the 103 Precinct and surrounding commands, responded to a call of shots fired at a bar on Hillside Avenue. A verbal argument between two male patrons turned physical, resulting in one of the men firing a round into the ceiling of the bar. The gunman then fled the location. Responding officers were met by a witness who told them that a man with a gun was walking on a nearby street. As the officers approached the location, one of the officers observed the armed man and yelled out “gun” to alert the other officers. Hearing the officer’s warning, the gunman began to flee on foot. As the armed man was being pursued, he fired a shot over his shoulder, then turned facing the officers and fired two more rounds. Police Officer Quinn and Gasperetti returned fire, striking and killing the gunman. A Glock 19 was recovered from the scene.

 

LIEUTENANT

Marek Nowak

Criminal Intelligence Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETECTIVE

Nicholas DeRobertis

88 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Jaime Santiago

63 Precinct Detective Squad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On October 7, 2015, at approximately 2245 hours, Lieutenant Marek Nowak, then-Police Officer Nicholas DeRobertis and Police Officer Jaime Santiago were conducting patrol in plain clothes and in an unmarked police vehicle in the 88 Precinct. While traveling eastbound on Park Avenue under the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway (BQE), the officers observed what appeared to be three men engaged in a verbal dispute. While the officers approached the location in their vehicle, one of the men walked away leaving two men at the location. The officers circled the BQE underpass and when they returned it appeared the two remaining men settled their dispute. As the officers continued east on Park Avenue, one of the men (perpetrator number one) put his hands in the air, and with his fingers simulated a firearm as he ran behind the officer’s vehicle. Suddenly, the second man produced a gun, then fired multiple bullets at the officers who were still in their vehicle. At the same time, perpetrator number one reemerged with a firearm and began shooting at the officers from behind their vehicle. Lieutenant Nowak, Detective DeRobertis, and Police Officer Santiago exited their vehicle and returned fire at the perpetrator who was shooting at them. The perpetrators then retreated and fled on foot under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The first shooter was apprehended at Beth Israel Hospital where he was seeking medical treatment for a gunshot wound. The second shooter was apprehended by the Warrant Squad. Both perpetrators were charged with several crimes including, attempted murder 1st degree, attempted assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

 

DETECTIVE

Diara Cruz

Criminal Intelligence Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETECTIVE

Patrick Espeut

Criminal Intelligence Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Phillip Pena

Police Service Area 7

New York City Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 4, 2016, at approximately 2000 hours, then-Police Officers Diara Cruz and Patrick Espeut and Police Officer Phillip Pena were in uniform and assigned to Housing Borough Bronx/IRT on a foot post. The officers were conducting an interior vertical patrol of a housing development, when they encountered three men on the sixth floor stairwell. One of the men fled. The officers asked the remaining two men if they were residents. One man provided proper identification, while the second man, who did not have proper identification, said he lived in the building and could verify it was in a nearby apartment. When Police Officers Cruz and Espeut were escorting the man up to the seventh floor, he suddenly turned and fired at them multiple times. Police Officer Cruz was struck once in her abdomen and a second bullet hit the rear panel of her ballistic vest. Police Officer Espeut was struck in the face, but was able to return fire along with Police Officer Pena at the gunman. The gunmen then fled into a seventh floor apartment. Responding officers gained access into the apartment and found the shooter dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. Police Officers Cruz and Espeut were rushed to the hospital where they received emergency treatment for their serious injuries.

 

SERGEANT

Michael Pomerantz

Manhattan North

Gang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETECTIVE

Andrew Dossi

Intel Operations & Analysis Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETECTIVE

Aliro Pellerano

46 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On January 5, 2015, at approximately 2230 hours, then-Police Officers Michael Pomerantz, Andrew Dossi, Aliro Pellerano, Cesar Gomez and Edelman Santos were assigned to the 46 Precinct Anti-Crime Unit. As the team was about to end their tour, they responded from the station house to a call of a commercial gunpoint robbery. The officers responded in an unmarked car to the location. While canvassing the area they observed two men fitting the description of the sought after armed suspects. Suspect number one entered a restaurant, while the second suspect remained on the street. While Police Officers Pellerano and Dossi were attempting to stop the second suspect, the first suspect fired multiple shots towards the officers from inside of the restaurant. Police Officer Pellerano was struck in the arm and torso, while Police Officer Dossi was shot in the left forearm and back. The shooter also struck his accomplice. Police Officer Gomez immediately tended to the injured officers as Police Officers Pomerantz and Santos pursued the gunman and his accomplice. Police Officer Gomez placed Police Officers Dossi and Pellerano, who were both badly injured, into their police vehicle and drove them to the nearest trauma center. As Police Officers Pomerantz and Santos pursued the two men, the first perpetrator fired at them. Police Officer Pomerantz returned fire as the officers continued their pursuit. In another attempt to elude the officers, the gunmen forcibly removed a motorist from their car by gunpoint. The officer then transmitted the description of the gunman and the direction the vehicle was headed in. The second perpetrator, who fled on foot, was apprehended at a nearby hospital. The shooter was apprehended several hours later.

 

Medal for Valor

 

DETECTIVE

Willie Johnson

79 Precinct Detective Squad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETIRED LIEUTENANT

Patrick Ryan

Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On August 26, 2008, at approximately 1720 hours, Detective Willie Johnson and then-Lieutenant Patrick Ryan, were assigned to Brooklyn North Narcotics in an unmarked police vehicle. They were conducting a narcotics investigation when they heard multiple gun shots being fired in close proximity. The officers exited their vehicle and immediately proceeded towards the sound of the gunfire. While approaching the location, they observed a group of men shooting
at two men who then returned fire at the group. The two men then ran in the direction of the officers. Detective Johnson, who confronted the two men, identified himself and ordered them to drop their weapons. One of the shooters accidentally shot himself in the leg, while the other gunman fired three shots at the officers and fled into a nearby building. Lieutenant Ryan and Detective Johnson did not return fire, but pursued the gunman into the building. Despite being
fired upon, the officer maintained firearm control due to the number of civilians who were in the areas. The two men were apprehended by Lieutenant Ryan and Detective Johnson along with responding officers without further incident. Three other men in the apartment were also arrested. The officers recovered two loaded firearms and a sniper rifle at the scene.

 

SERGEANT

Richard Santiago

Emergency Service Squad 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Frederick Winter

48 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On January 4, 2012, at approximately 1035 hours, Sergeant Richard Santiago and Police Officer Frederick Winter assigned to the 48 Precinct Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU), were patrolling in uniform in an unmarked police vehicle when they responded to a motor vehicle collision. Upon their arrival at the location, one of the motorists took off in his vehicle. While doing so, the fleeing motorist collided with a parked car. The motorist then attempted to exit his vehicle on the passenger side but climbed back into the driver’s seat when he saw the officers approaching the vehicle. He then accelerated the vehicle forward ramming the unoccupied police vehicle narrowly missing the officers. Two officers attempted to follow the vehicle on foot, as Sergeant Santiago and Police Officer Winter followed in their vehicle. The fleeing motorist hit a pedestrian and left the scene. He then drove his vehicle on the sidewalk and struck a retaining wall. The auto was disabled. In a violent fight to resist arrest, the perpetrator struck Sergeant Santiago in the face, and grabbed hold of his holstered firearm in an unsuccessful attempt to gain control of the weapon. The perpetrator then grabbed Police Officer Winter’s gun handle, ripping his gun belt so violently the entire belt was torn in half. The perpetrator was able to get the firearm out of the holster discharging one round, narrowly missing Police Officer Winter. Police Officer Winter was able to grab the barrel of the gun causing it to stay out of battery. At this time, responding officers subdued and arrested the perpetrator.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Diana Torres

Critical Response Command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 12, 2012, at approximately 1100 hours, Police Officer Diana Torres and another officer responded to a radio run of a robbery in progress at a pharmacy. As the officers tactically neared the location, they observed a suspect behind the counter removing money from the cash register. The officers took cover and ordered the suspects to come out of the location. Perpetrator one exited with his hands raised and was taken into custody by a responding officer on the scene. Police Officer Torres ordered the second man out, at which time he displayed a gun and shot at the officers multiple times. Police Officer Torres returned fire. The gunman then exited the location firing his weapon at Police Officer Torres and fled. A retired lieutenant, who happened to be in the area, observed the perpetrator with a firearm running towards him. He produced his lawfully possessed firearm and discharged three rounds, striking and killing the gunman. Perpetrator number one was subsequently arrested by investigating officers.

 

DETECTIVE

John Fahim

Criminal Enterprise Investigation Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 9, 2013, at approximately 1315 hours, then-Police Officer John Fahim and members of his command, the Staten Island and Brooklyn South Gang Squad, were investigating a confidential informant’s tip of a firearm sale. Within a few minutes of arriving in the vicinity of the operation, the investigating officers observed the subject in a double parked car. He exited his vehicle then got inside of another vehicle that was waiting for him. He then exited the second vehicle after a short period of time. As he was exiting the second vehicle and returning to his vehicle, investigating officers observed a firearm on his waistband. In an attempt to stop the armed man’s vehicle, the team used their vehicles to block him in. The man navigated around them by jumping onto the curb and fled the scene. Officers followed the vehicle for several blocks until it was stopped by a traffic jam. The officers then approached the vehicle, and in an attempt to remove the man from the vehicle a struggle ensued. The man suddenly moved his vehicle pinning one of the officers between his car and another vehicle. As Detective Fahim approached the man, he observed him pointing a gun at the pinned officer. Detective Fahim fired his weapon at the gunman striking him in the abdomen. The man then moved his vehicle causing multiple collisions with civilian motorists. He eventually struck a pole and overturned his vehicle which came to rest on its roof. He exited the vehicle and fled on foot before he was apprehended by responding officers. He is serving a 20 year sentence in New York State prison.

 

POLICE OFFICER

William Neville

Emergency Services Squad 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On November 16, 2013, at approximately 0030 hours, Police Officer William Neville and his partner were on patrol in uniform and in a marked police vehicle, when they responded to a disorderly group inside a housing development. Upon entering the location, the officers heard noise coming from the stairwell and proceeded to investigate. The officers approached several individuals gathered in the stairwell. Simultaneously, one of the individuals alerted the group of the officers’ presence. A second man began to run up the stairs, exposing a firearm tucked in his rear waistband. Police Officer Neville’s partner grabbed the armed man’s shirt, ripping it off his body and alerted Police Officer Neville that the man was armed. As Police Officer Neville was pursuing the man, the armed man turned and pointed his gun at the officer. Police Officer Neville shot and wounded the gunman. A loaded 9mm was recovered from the gunman.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Brian Boyle

Harbor Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Marc Fontana

70 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 18, 2014, at approximately 1930 hours, Police Officer Brian Boyle and Police Officer Marc Fontana, along with other members of the 70 Precinct, responded to a radio run of an assault in progress. Upon arrival to the location, Police Officers Fontana and Boyle were met by a female stabbing victim who stated she was stabbed in the chest by her husband with a pair of scissors. Her assailant then retreated into his second floor apartment locking the door behind him and lit a small fire. The supervisor on the scene attempted to get the perpetrator to come out of the apartment, but was unsuccessful. When smoke coming from the apartment began to intensify, the supervisor instructed officers to evacuate the entire second floor. Due to exigent circumstances, officers entered the apartment, where they were confronted with the perpetrator holding scissors above his head moving towards them. They ordered the man to drop his weapon; however he kept advancing toward the officers. Police Officer Fontana fired at the perpetrator causing him to fall. Although wounded, the perpetrator stood up and then advanced towards Police Officer Boyle, who shot the armed man causing him to fall to the ground still grasping the scissors. He died a short time later.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Jacob Aaronson

Strategic Response Group 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Anthony Baresi

Police Service Area 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 18, 2014, at approximately 0200 hours, Police Officer Jacob Aaronson and Police Officer Anthony Baresi, assigned to Police Service Area 5, responded to a dispute with a firearm in a housing development. As the officers were nearing the location, they observed two men walking towards them; one of the men had lacerations to his face. When the officers approached the man to ascertain if he needed medical attention, the second man began to run. Both officers pursued the man on foot. The man suddenly turned with gun in hand and pointed it at the officers. Police Officer Aaronson was able to quickly grab the man’s arm and point the revolver away from the officers. In a violent struggle to resist arrest, the man again pointed his gun at the officers. Both officers discharged their firearms striking and injuring the perpetrator.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Tony Cuoco

75 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 16, 2014, at approximately 0425 hours, Police Officer Tony Cuoco from the 75 Precinct was assigned as the sergeant’s operator, when he and the sergeant responded to a radio run of a man with a firearm. When the officers responded to the scene, they observed a man who fit the description of the armed suspect. When the officers approached the man, he fled on foot, turned and fired at them. Police Officer Cuoco returned fire. As the gunman tripped and fell, he fired again at Police Officer Cuoco, who again returned fire. The gunman took cover behind a vehicle and pointed his gun at Police Officer Cuoco. The officer fired and struck the gunman. A P95 Ruger 9mm semiautomatic firearm was recovered on the scene. The perpetrator was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Craig Lalla

Critical Response Command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Gobin Ragunath

Military & Extended Leave Desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On November 10, 2014, at approximately 1320 hours, Police Officer Craig Lalla and Police Officer Gobin Ragunath, assigned to the 103 Precinct, responded to a radio run of a residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival to the location, the officers went to the rear of the home and observed a door that appeared forced open, and heard a woman crying from inside. Police Officers Ragunath and Lalla entered the location to investigate further as they called for additional officers to respond. While inside, a man suddenly ran down the stairs from the second floor toward the officers. The officers gave verbal commands to the suspect to show his hands, but the man continued to advance in their direction. The perpetrator struck Police Officer Ragunath in the head numerous times with a crowbar causing two puncture wounds. Both officers fired, striking the perpetrator. Police Officer Lalla was then able to apprehend the perpetrator and render aid to his injured partner. The perpetrator was charged with attempted murder of a police officer and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

 

LIEUTENANT

Christopher Ward

Criminal Intelligence Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETECTIVE

Shante Terrell

Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On December 1, 2015, at approximately 1730 hours, then-Sergeant Christopher Ward and Detective Shante Terrell were assigned to Brooklyn South Narcotics and were conducting a narcotics operation in the 67 Precinct. The officers were parked in an unmarked police vehicle when they heard a series of gunshots coming from the direction of a local park a block away. Sergeant Ward and Detective Terrell approached the park to investigate further when they observed two men run out of the park; one holding a firearm. The officers identified themselves and attempted to stop the men. The two men continued to flee with both officers in close pursuit. Suddenly, the gunman turned and fired his weapon at the officers. Sergeant Ward and Detective Terrell returned fire striking the gunman. In an attempt to elude the officers, the wounded gunman’s accomplice dragged him into a nearby house. While awaiting the Emergency Services Unit to gain entry into the residence, three men voluntarily exited and were taken into custody. A loaded Taurus 9mm and .380 Kurz firearm were recovered from the scene.

 

POLICE OFFICER

Juan Peralta

42 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1545 hours, then-Probationary Police Officer Juan Peralta, his partner and a field training officer were patrolling in a marked police vehicle in the 42 Precinct, when they were stopped by a passerby who gave them a description of a man menacing people with a gun. The officers parked their vehicle and were canvassing the area when they encountered the gunman. The officers ordered the gunman several times to drop his weapon. The man then pointed his weapon at the officers. Police Officer Peralta and another officer shot the perpetrator. Although injured, the perpetrator continued to grasp his weapon until an officer approached and was able to remove the gunman’s weapon.

 

SERGEANT

Thomas Sorrentino

106 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

John Arnold

106 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Michael Renna

106 Precinct

 

FORMER POLICE OFFICER

Mateusz Krzeminski

106 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMER POLICE OFFICER

Kenneth Stallone

106 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 17, 2016, at approximately 0130 hours, Sergeant Thomas Sorrentino, Police Officer John Arnold, Police Officer Michael Renna, then-Police Officers Mateusz Krzeminski and Kenneth Stallone were in plain clothes, assigned to anti-crime enforcement. Police Officers Krzeminski and Arnold were patrolling in an unmarked police vehicle when they observed a man standing against the rear of a double parked SUV with a bottle of alcohol. As the two officers were interacting with the man regarding possessing an alcoholic drink in public, as well as the double parked car, a second man came to retrieve the alcohol. During the exchange of the bottle, Police Officer Krzeminski observed a firearm tucked in the first man’s waistband and alerted his partner. At this time, Sergeant Sorrentino, and Police Officers Renna and Stallone were on the scene. A foot pursuit ensued, and as the armed man attempted to turn a corner, he stumbled. While recovering, he turned and pointed his firearm at the officers. The officers fired at the perpetrator, who was struck and killed. A loaded 40 caliber Highpoint firearm was recovered at the scene.

 

DETECTIVE

Gregory Kennedy

43 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Kiel Sui

43 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

Michael Vuoso

Highway Unit 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 19, 2016, at approximately 0200 hours, then-Police Officer Gregory Kennedy and Police Officer Kiel Sui of the 43 Precinct Anti-Crime Team, and Police Officer Michael Vuoso of the Housing Borough Response Team responded to a radio run of shots fired, generated by a Shot Spotter activation in the 43 Precinct. Shortly after the officers arrived on the scene, they observed a man with a gun in an adjacent courtyard pacing and yelling. The officers ordered the man to drop his weapon several times to no avail. As Police Officers Kennedy, Sui, and Vuoso approached the man, he advanced toward the officers and pointed his firearm at them. The officers discharged their firearms, striking and killing the perpetrator. A High Point 9mm semiautomatic firearm was recovered on the scene.

 

SERGEANT

Alberto Puente

52 Precinct Detective Squad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE OFFICER

John Flanagan

46 Precinct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 10, 2016, at approximately 0800 hours, Sergeant Alberto Puente and Police Officer John Flanagan, and other officers responded to a man with a firearm inside of an apartment building. When they arrived at the location, they were met by the building’s security and a tenant, who provided them with a description of a man holding a woman at gunpoint in the stairwell. The officers immediately searched the stairwells of the building with negative results, but received updated information as to a possible apartment number in regards to the investigation. The officers immediately continued their search at the new location. When they arrived, they knocked on the door several times, but received no response. One of the officers turned the knob of the door and found it was unlocked. He positioned himself without exposing himself and the other officers to an unknown threat, then opened the door. The officer observed a man standing in a bedroom doorway then retreat into the room and closed the door. Sergeant Puente and Police Officer Flanagan entered the apartment and found the bedroom door locked, but heard a woman scream. Police Officer Flanagan kicked the door open and observed a man and woman on a bed, with the man pointing a firearm at her midsection. Sergeant Puente and Police Officer Flanagan ordered the perpetrator to drop the gun, but the gunman turned and pointed the firearm towards the officers. Sergeant Puente and Police Officer Flanagan fired their weapons, striking and killing the perpetrator. A loaded gun was recovered from the scene.

 

UNIT CITATIONS

The hard work and dedication of the personnel assigned to the following commands are being recognized for outstanding performance in providing a high level of service to the people of the City of New York in 2017:

9th Precinct

32nd Precinct

41st Precinct

101st Precinct

Police Service Area 2

Transit District 3

Patrol Borough Brooklyn

North Anti-Crime

40 Detective Squad

Central Robbery Division

The Office of the Chief of Crime Control Strategies

Employee Assistance Unit

Force Investigation Division

Traffic Enforcement Division

 

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‘Operation Breaking Bad’ – The NYPD & FBI Take-Down of Drug Dealers In The Bronx

 Earlier this morning on June 5, 2018, officers from NYPD’s Narcotics Borough Bronx and FBI agents jointly conducted a take-down of Operation Breaking Bad, which targeted a heroin trafficking ring responsible for multiple fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the Bronx and the New York metropolitan area.

  • 18 individuals were arrested

The following was seized:

  • 3 kilograms of heroin
  • 2 pounds of marijuana
  • A loaded firearm, and approximately $300,000 US currency

Read more [HERE]. 

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Narcotics Borough Bronx and FBI-Operation Breaking Bad

18 Members Of Bronx Drug Trafficking Organization Charged With Distributing Potent Heroin And Fentanyl

The Organization’s Heroin and Fentanyl Has Been Linked to At Least Five Suspected Overdose Deaths

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today that MAURICE HARTLEY, a/k/a “Bugz,” REGINALD SANDERS, a/k/a “Black,” HECTOR SANCHEZ, a/k/a “Jabee,” AARON CARTER, a/k/a “Cream,” RONALD BEASLEY, a/k/a “Nuke,” JONATHAN SANCHEZ, a/k/a “Nash,” TYVANN BARNETT, a/k/a “Ty,” JAVIER BENITEZ, a/k/a “Javi,” ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, a/k/a “Lex,” GREGORY CARTER, a/k/a “Fat Boy,” RAY SANCHEZ, FREDDIE TORRES, a/k/a “Kiko,” EDWARD DAVIES, a/k/a “Yum Yum,” LOUIS BROWN, a/k/a “Tut,” CHRISTOPHER SIMON, JOHNNY INGRAM, MARIE PALUMBO, and TIA JASPER have been charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.  Seventeen defendants were arrested yesterday evening and this morning and were presented before United States Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger in Manhattan federal court this afternoon.  BENITEZ was in custody on state charges and has been transferred to federal custody.  The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged, these defendants operated a network for the distribution of highly addictive and dangerous drugs.  Even after they realized the potency of the drugs they were distributing and selling – and the overdose risk those drugs posed – the defendants allegedly continued to sell their poison and to fuel the opioid epidemic plaguing our nation.  Today’s arrests are part of our continued commitment, along with our law enforcement partners, to stop the flow of heroin and fentanyl onto the streets of New York City.”

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “The drugs these suspects were allegedly selling are killing people.  The harsh reality is the sellers and pushers are purposefully lacing heroin with a deadly mix of fentanyl to create a more powerful, and deadly high.  The FBI Metro Safe Streets Task Force and our law enforcement partners are out day after day doing all we can to stop these criminals from causing more death in our communities.  We won’t stop until we round up every last one of them.”

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “Law enforcement can help end the scourge of overdose deaths related to illegal narcotics in New York City by relentlessly pursuing the individuals and groups responsible for distributing them on our streets.  Today’s charges show how effective the NYPD-federal partnership is in sharing the responsibility for public safety.”

According to the allegations in the Complaint and Indictment,[1] and statements made in Court:

The defendants were members of a drug trafficking organization (the “DTO”) that operated in the Bronx, New York, and controlled heroin sales between 182nd Street and 184th Street, primarily between Jerome Avenue and University Avenue (“the “DTO’s Drug Territory”).  As a means of marketing its heroin, and to ensure that the only heroin sold in the DTO’s Drug Territory belonged to the DTO, the DTO placed “stamps” on the glassines of heroin and fentanyl that it sold to customers.  Among the stamps the DTO used were “Heisenberg,” “Sleepless,” “Peace of Mind,” “Obsession,” “Fist with a Power Cord,” “Sold Out,” “Methadone,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Hands Up.”  From 2015 to June 2018, the DTO is estimated to have distributed more than 100 kilograms of heroin, much of it mixed with fentanyl.

Glassines marked with the DTO’s stamps were recovered at the scene of at least five suspected overdose deaths in and around the DTO’s Drug Territory.  First, on September 11, 2017, an individual died of a suspected heroin overdose near the DTO’s Drug Territory, and a glassine marked with the stamp “Obsession” was recovered at the scene of the overdose death.  Second, on September 18, 2017, an individual died of a suspected heroin overdose near the DTO’s Drug Territory, and a glassine marked with the stamp “Fist with a Power Cord” was recovered at the scene of the overdose death.  Finally, between December 12, 2017, and on January 2, 2018, three different individuals died of suspected heroin overdoses in a building within the DTO’s Drug Territory.  Glassines marked with the stamp “Hands Up” were recovered at the scene of each of these three deaths.  Each time one of the DTO’s stamps was recovered at the scene of an overdose death, the DTO stopped using that stamp, and started using different stamps on the glassines of heroin and fentanyl that it distributed.

On June 5, 2018, law enforcement agents executed search warrants at several locations in the Bronx, New York, that were used by the DTO, and recovered, among other things, approximately three kilograms of heroin, approximately $300,000 in cash, and a loaded firearm.

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HARTLEY, 35, SANDERS, 37, HECTOR SANCHEZ, 29, AARON CARTER, 40, BEASLEY, 36, JONATHAN SANCHEZ, 30, BARNETT, 21, BENITEZ, 29, RODRIGUEZ, 47, GREGORY CARTER, 35, RAY SANCHEZ, 30, TORRES, 36, DAVIES, 58, BROWN, 62, SIMON, 59, INGRAM, 55, and JASPER, 36, each of the Bronx, New York, and PALUMBO, 36, of Elizaville, New York, are each charged with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.  The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI and NYPD, and thanked the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Narcotics Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Michael K. Krouse, Stephanie Lake, and Robert B. Sobelman are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Complaint and Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video in regards to an attempted rape that occurred in the Bronx within the confines of the 50 Precinct. The details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. a 73-year-old female victim was walking along Reservoir Avenue toward West 195 Street, when an unidentified male approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The individual placed his hand over her mouth and sexually assaulted her. During the struggle, the victim was able to push the individual and scream for help. The unidentified individual fled in an unknown direction. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim in to an area hospital.

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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Overall Crime Continues to Fall in New York City

New York, New York—New York City achieved a reduction of 1,023 crime reports or -2.7% through May 31 of 2018, when comparing it to the same period in 2017. There were 8,222 index crimes reported for May 2018 compared with 8,161 for May 2017, or +0.7% increase. This is a total increase of 61 crimes. There were 34 murders reported in May 2018, compared with 26 in May 2017. This is an increase of 8 crimes, or +30.7%. There were 181 rapes reported in May 2018, compared with 121 in May 2017. This is an increase of 60 crimes, or +49.6%. There were 1,166 robberies reported in May 2018, compared with 1,174 in May 2017. This is a reduction of 8 crimes, or -0.7%. There were 1,886 felonious assaults reported in May 2018, compared with 1,832 in May 2017. This is an increase of 54 crimes, or +2.9%. There were 898 burglaries reported in May 2018, compared with 981 in May 2017. This is a reduction of 83 crimes, or -8.5%. There were 3,602 grand larcenies reported in May 2018, compared with 3,593 in May 2017. This is an increase of 9 crimes, or +0.3%. There were 455 grand larceny autos (GLA) reported in May 2018, compared with 434 in May 2017. This is an increase of 21 crimes, or +4.8%.

 

Shooting incidents increased, with 77 incidents reported in May 2018 compared with 67 incidents in May 2017. This is an increase of 10 crimes, or +14.9%. There were 212 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in May 2018, the same amount compared with May 2017. There were 418 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in May 2018, compared with 387 in May 2017. This is an increase of 31 crimes, or +8.0%.

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

 

 

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

****Update Tuesday, June 5, 2018 ****

 The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video regarding the aforementioned homicide that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct.  

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 at approximately 8:15 p.m at the corner of East 181 Street and Vyse Avenue the unknown individual did fire numerous shots into a group a people, striking the 17-year-old female victim. The individual is described a male Hispanic, approximately 15-18-years-old, with a light complexion, long hair in a ponytail, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. 

Surveillance video obtained from the incident location is attached and available.

 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 Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:57 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a female with a gunshot wound brought to St. Barnabas Hospital, located at 4422 3 Avenue within the confines of the 48 Precinct. A preliminary investigation has determined that the 17-year-old female victim was shot in front of 2134 Vyse Avenue. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported via private means to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the corner of East 181 Street and Vyse Avenue the unknown individual did fire numerous shots into a group a people, striking the 17-year-old female victim.

  • The individual is described a male Hispanic, approximately 15-18-years-old, with a light complexion, long hair in a ponytail
  • Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

Surveillance video obtained from the incident location is attached and available.

****Update Sunday, June 3, 2018 ****

 Victim has been identified as:

Roberts, Vlana

17-year-old female

Bronx, NY

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday May 6, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., inside of 365 East 183 Street, the individual followed the 21-year-old female victim onto the elevator and forcibly removed her cell phone and $100 in cash. The individual fled the scene in an unknown direction.

  • The individual is described as a male black with light colored eyes
  •  Last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a dark colored short sleeved shirt, dark colored sweatpants and gray and black sneakers

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

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 110 Precinct / Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday May 20, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., two unknown individuals approached a 22-year-old male on the “E” train platform at the Roosevelt Avenue subway station. The two individuals got into an argument with the 22-year-old male and assaulted him by punching him and kicking him in the face, fracturing the 22-year-old male victim’s jaw. The two unknown individuals fled the location on a Manhattan bound “E” train and on to parts unknown. The victim was removed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where he required surgery.  The individuals are described as follows:

  • Individual #1:  male, black, approximately 16 to 20 years old,
  • last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
  • Individual #2: male, black, approximately 16 to 20 years old,
  • last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Photos and video of the unknown individuals at the Roosevelt Avenue subway station are attached and available.

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WANTED: Burglary Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows:

Incident #1: On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9:05 p.m. an unknown male gained entry inside of a residential home located on 52 Avenue by forcing open the front door. The individual removed a safe containing approximately $40,000 in jewelry and $20,000 cash.

The individual, described as male with a medium complexion, then entered a dark colored sedan and fled location to parts unknown.

Incident #2: On Thursday, May 31, 2018 at approximately 10:45 a.m. two unknown individuals gained entry inside of a residential home located on 69 Street by forcing open the rear door. The individuals ransacked the 2nd floor of location but were interrupted by a 59-year-old female resident.

The individuals, described as males with medium complexions, fled the location on foot traveling northbound 69 Street. No property was reported stolen.

Surveillance video obtained from the location of Incident #1 and surveillance photos obtained from the location of Incident #2 are attached and available.

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How The NYPD Keeps Making The City Safer

By James P. O’Neill

(Originally posted in the NY Post on June 4)

The recent column in The Post calling American police officers “bystanders to chaos” certainly bears zero resemblance to New York policing in 2018.

Naysayers living in the past and devoid of their own ideas on modern policing are quick to sound the alarm about returning to the high-crime days of the 1970s and 1980s.

But there’s no sign of it here. And the NYPD is watching — very closely.

Contra critics’ simplistic dismissal, neighborhood policing has our hardworking patrol officers engaging at the most local of levels, to an unprecedented degree. This isn’t some community-policing charade with a handful of special officers glad-handing local activists.

New York City cops are embedding in smaller groups within precincts and getting a granular understanding not only of the residents, but of the problems, the crimes and, specifically, the criminals in those neighborhoods.

Today in New York, our cops are much better equipped to take on local challenges, to go after local criminals, and to continue to have a massive impact on local violence and disorder.

Don’t take my word for it — the facts are undeniable: New York City in 2017 recorded its lowest number of murders and lowest per-capita murder rate since 1951, and its lowest number of shootings on record.

Robbery is at its lowest level since 1965, and neither burglary nor auto theft has been lower since 1950.

In 2015 and 2016, the US murder rate rose nearly 20 percent. Academics will continue to debate the “Ferguson effect,” “de-policing” and other theories as to why that happened. But for evidence of failure, they’ll have to look outside New York City, and well beyond the ranks of the NYPD.

New York policing today means a targeted method of crime-fighting and, judging by its results, a highly effective one.

Our summary enforcement, or police intervention prior to violence, is precisely aimed with respect to the “where, when and who” of crime and disorder in the city. In crime-fighting, an ounce of precision is worth a pound of indiscriminate enforcement.

In New York City, we continue to drive down crime with improved focus and relentless attention to detail, both of which are hallmarks of our neighborhood-policing philosophy.

We know that increased communication between officers and those we serve promotes greater trust and collaboration — and a sharpened focus on the small percentage of people engaged in violence.

On the investigations side, our patrol cops toil in concert with squad detectives to put street-level intel to work. And our focused approach to violent gangs and crews represents an acceleration of targeted investigations by at least an order of magnitude.

Since March 2016, with a new unified investigations model in place, our detectives have closed out case after case and arrested many violent criminals involved in murders, shootings and other violent crimes. Most of these suspects, facing overwhelming evidence of their guilt in court, have either pleaded guilty or been convicted, and now face extended sentences in state or federal prison.

Meanwhile, civilian complaints against NYPD officers are down, and officer firearm discharges have plummeted. As cops use less force and engage more, the police and community partnership is helping drive crime down.

When New York City went from 2,245 homicides in 1990 to 292 in 2017, observers said we had hit the floor on how far we could drive down crime. When we had fewer than 100,000 total index crimes last year (96,517) for the first time since 1957, pundits claimed we couldn’t go any lower.

But at the NYPD, we know better.

We know that significantly fewer arrests, summonses and street stops is not a step backward — it’s a path to an even safer city.

Even in this low-crime era, the NYPD is committed to paying scrupulous attention to changing conditions in every neighborhood across our city and sustaining a powerful sense of urgency about preventing the next violent act.

This is our way forward.

And this is how everyone who lives, works and plays in New York City — sharing the responsibility for public safety with their police — will be able to enjoy the peace of mind that can only be delivered by the highest quality of life possible.

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‘The secrets of the NYPD’s horse cops’

(Photo: Tamara Beckwith/NY Post)

“It’s like a dream,” Police Officer Jenique Scott-Cooper said about joining the NYPD’s Mounted Unit.

Officer Scott-Cooper, along with nine other officers will graduate later this week after completing the 12-week training program.

As part of the training, the officers spend about three or four hours in the saddle a day, mastering moves such as the seated trot and cantering.
After four weeks, the gritty work begins. They ride out to quiet blocks to see how horses react to the mainstays of New York City streets: pedestrians, cars, loud noises and litter.

See more photos and read the full story on ‘The Secrets of the NYPD’s Horse Cops’ [HERE].

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WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo wanted for questioning in regards to grand larcenies. The details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (10th Pct) :

It was reported to the police on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m. a 39-year-old female victim discovered her wallet was missing and contacted police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that an unidentified male removed the victim’s wallet from inside 52 9th Avenue. The male made several unauthorized charges at various locations on the victim’s credit card totaling approximately $1,000.

Incident #2 (13th Pct) :

It was reported to the police on Friday, May 18, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m. a 41-year-old female victim discovered her purse was missing and contacted police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the male removed the victim’s purse from inside 123 West 17th Street. The individual made several unauthorized charges at various locations on the victim’s credit card totaling approximately $300.

Incident #3 (6th Pct) :

It was reported to the police on Sunday, May 20 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m. a 20 year old female victim discovered her purse was missing and contacted police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the male removed the victim’s purse from inside 21 West 8th Street. The individual made several unauthorized charges at various locations on the victim’s credit card totaling approximately $600.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male White, in his thirties, 5′ 8″ and 200lbs
  • Last seen wearing a T-shirt and shorts

 Photo #1, #2 and #3 are taken from incident #1.

Photo #4 is taken from incident #3. 

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 City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following person who was reported missing within the confines of the 60th Precinct.  Details are as follows.

 Missing:

  • Akselman, Khayka
  • 72 year-old Female
  • 2740 Cropsey Avenue
  • Brooklyn NY

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Saturday June 02, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at her residence. She is described as a female, White, 5′.5″, 140Lbs. and was last seen wearing a red long sleeve shirt and gray pants.

 A photograph of the missing is attached. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

************Update 6/2/2018*********

 The deceased victim is identified as:

  • Faulkner, Ira
  • 59-year-old male
  • 885 Intervale Avenue #1A
  • Bronx, NY

 The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video in regards to aforementioned homicide that occurred within the confines of the 41 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 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. police officers responded to a 911 call of two males assaulted inside of 885 Intervale Avenue within the confines of the 41st Precinct. Upon arrival, police were informed that three unidentified individuals entered the location, demanded money and then stabbed a 54-year-old male victim and a 59-year-old male victim in the abdomen. EMS responded and transported both victims to Lincoln Hospital, where the 59-year-old male succumbed to his injuries.  The three individuals removed $70 and fled the location in an unknown direction. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. 

The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.

 

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WANTED: Sexual Abuse (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo and video in regards to a sexual abuse incident that occurred within the confines of the 78 Precinct. The details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on May 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. that a 33 year-old female was walking along 4 Avenue towards 3 Street when the individual rode up to her on a bicycle and grabbed her buttocks and groin area before riding off on his bicycle. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A Hispanic male who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with a white pig on it. He was also wearing a grey hat, blue jeans 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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Queens School Safety Agent Honored at Life Saving Awards Ceremony

L to R: SSA I Moette Williams, SSA III Latrice Smalls, SSA I Yolanda Kinard

“I was glad that we arrived in time to help save this man’s life,” said School Safety Agent III Latrice Smalls.

“All the great training that we received from the NYPD really paid off.”

On Tuesday May 29th, the First Annual Life Savers Event was held in the Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. The New York City Department of Education honored its employees and NYPD School Safety Agents whose acts are credited with saving the lives of students and faculty in moments of crisis.

One of the honorees was NYPD School Safety Agent, Latrice Smalls, who works at Springfield Gardens High School in Queens.  On October 10, 2017, School Safety Agent Smalls was working at Springfield Garden’s High School when she heard a call for help over her radio.  It was the school Principal, Mr. Ammirati, who was suffering from a serious medical condition and needed help. While she was responding, School Safety Agent Smalls advised for other school safety agents who were closer to also respond. When School Safety Agent Smalls and the other agents arrived, they quickly assessed the situation, called EMS and assisted the school nurse in providing oxygen to the principal before he was removed to an area hospital.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

 

Saturday, June 02, 2018

 

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 10am – 11pm

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

 

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (May 25, to Sunday Sept 9, 2018)

Manhattan: 6pm – 10pm

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street

Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

ANNUAL MURRAY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Locations:

Park Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street (Southbound lanes only)

Closure: Same as location

 

LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE 1ST AVENUE FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

1st Avenue between 68th Street and 79th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

JUAN PABLO DUARTE ST. NICHOLAS FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

St Nicholas Avenue between 181st Street and 188th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

AVENUE OF AMERICAS SPRINGFEST

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 55th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

CAROLE SCHAFFER WAY

Brooklyn: 11am

Location:

Midwood Street and Bedford Avenue

Closure: None

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BE ON BELMONT

Brooklyn: 1pm – 5pm

Location:

Belmont Avenue between Rockaway Avenue and Watkins Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SOUTHERN BOULEVARD BIDS

Bronx: 8am – 6pm

Location:

Southern Boulevard between East 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

Sunday, June 03, 2018

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER SUNDAY’S

Manhattan: 1pm – 5pm

Location:

Edward Morgan Place between Broadway and West 157th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE

Manhattan: 11am – 4pm

Formation:

51st Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

52nd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

53rd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

54th Street between Park Avenue and 7th Avenue

55th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

56th Street between Park Avenue and 7th Avenue

5th Avenue between 51st Street and 52nd Street

Route:

5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 74th Street

Dispersal:

5th Avenue between 74th Street and 79th Street

74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

75th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

76th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

77th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

78th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Miscellaneous:

East 73rd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 74th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 75th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 76th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 77th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 78th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Madison Avenue (Eastside) between 70th Street and 79th Street

Lexington Avenue (Westside) between 70th Street and 79th Street

69th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

6TH AVENUE SPRINGFEST

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

6th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street

Closure: Same as location

 

PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY COUNCIL PARADE & FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Formation:

36th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

37th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Route:

Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street

Dispersal

27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Festival:

Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street

26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

25TH ANNUAL SPRING CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

Broadway between 65th Street and 72nd Street (southbound lanes only)

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – SUMMER SUNDAY’S

Manhattan: 1pm – 5pm

Location:

Edward Morgan Place between Broadway and 157th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

5TH AVENUE SPRING FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 10am – 6pm

Location:

5th Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 85th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

PUERTO RICAN STATE PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1pm – 5pm

Formation:

Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Devoe Street

Route:

Graham Avenue between Devoe Street and Debevoise Street

Dispersal and Festival:

Debevoise Street between Graham Avenue and Humbodldt Street

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

QUEENS LESBIAN AND GAY PRIDE PARADE

Queens: noon – 2pm

Formation:

37th Avenue between 90th Street and 89th Street

Route:

37th Avenue between 89th Street and 75th Street

Dispersal:

37th Avenue between 75th Street and 74th Street

Festival:

75th Street between 37th Avenue and 37th Road

37th Road between 74th Street and 77th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – BELMONT

Bronx: 11am – 3pm

Location:

Crescent Avenue between Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

GUYANESE INDEPENDENCE PARADE

Brooklyn: noon – 3pm

Formation:

Church Avenue between Brooklyn Avenue and East 35th Street

Route:

Church Avenue between East 35th Street and Rogers Avenue

Rogers Avenue between Church Avenue and President Street

President Street between Rogers Avenue and Washington Avenue

Dispersal:

President Street between Washington Avenue and Classon Avenue

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS KINGS HIGHWAY

Brooklyn: 10am – 5pm

Location:

Kings Highway between East 5th Street and McDonald Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELL BOULEVARD FOOD AND MUSIC FEST

Queens: 2pm – 5pm

Locations:

Bell Boulevard between 38th Avenue and 42nd Avenue

41st Avenue between 213th Street and 214th Place

Closure: Same as location

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE 5K/10K CHALLENGE

Manhattan: 7am – 11am

Locations:

Port Authority NY/NJ Race event at George Washington Bridge both directions

New Jersey side/lower level (Fort Lee) to New York side/lower (Manhattan) G.W Bridge 5k & 10k Challenge to Benefit American Cancer Society.

Closures: All Lanes Closed

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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

 It was reported to the police that on May 26, 2018 at 7:57 p.m. a 65-year-old male was walking along Hugh Grant Circle, approaching Metropolitan Avenue, when the individual approached him and removed his keys which was attached to his bag.  The victim attempted to retrieve it from the individual, who refused to return it.  The individual then punched the victim numerous times which rendered him unconscious and tried to remove his bag.  EMS transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital where he is being treated for spinal injuries.

  •  The individual is described as a black male, approximately 30 years-old, 5’10” and 200 pounds

 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 Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 103 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday May 27, 2018, at approximately 3:45 p.m. in front of 106-48 Sutphin Boulevard, an unidentified individual approached a 31-year-old male victim from behind and shot the victim. The individual fled westbound on 107 Avenue in a silver four-door sedan towards Waltham Avenue.  EMS transported the victim to an area hospital.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 20 years of age, approximately 5’10” and a medium build 
  • He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball hat, a black half mask, dark multi-colored sweatshirt, blue pants with a white strip down the side and light 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: Assault (Manhattan)

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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 28 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday May 15, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. in front of 1838 7th Avenue, an unidentified male approached three male victims and engaged them in a dispute.  The dispute then turned physical and the unidentified male then slashed (victim #1) a 16-year-old male, multiple times about his body,  (victim #2) an 18-year-old male, was stabbed in his back and (victim #3) an 18-year-old male was slashed multiple times about his body.  The individual fled northbound on 7th Avenue towards 114 Street.  The victims were transported by EMS to New York Presbyterian Hospital where they were being treated for their injuries. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, medium complexion, 18 to 20 years of age, approximately 130 lbs and a thin build 
  • He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, white tank top, blue jeans 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: Sex Abuse (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a sex abuse within the confines of the 62 Precinct/Transit District 34.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Friday, May 25, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m. an individual approached the 51 year-old male on board a moving northbound “D” train in the vicinity of 25th Avenue and touched his groin area.  The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male, white, approximately 55 years-old, approximately 5’9″, brown hair, partially bald
  • He was last seen wearing maroon t-shirt, a dark colored sweatpants, and a dark colored sneakers

 Photos 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 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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Brooklyn Cops Organize Anti-Bullying Awareness Presentation

“I feel that it’s not only our obligation, but our duty as Neighborhood Coordination Officers to be invested as much as we can in the lives and development of the youth in the communities we serve,” said Police Officer Kaili Harper of PSA 3.

On Saturday May 19, police officers from PSA 3 held an anti-bullying awareness presentation at M.S. 267, a local middle school. The event was the culmination of work that NCO Police Officer Kaili Harper and NCO Police Officer Wilinda Patrick had put in at the community center within Stuyvesant Gardens Housing Development. Five months earlier the Neighborhood Coordination Officers had been approached by an administrator at the Kamba Community Center who needed help with a group of young girls at the center. She asked the police officers if they could mediate some disputes and get to the bottom of the problems between the young women.

“When we spoke to the girls we found out that a lot of the issues between them had to do with bullying,” said Police Officer Wilinda Patrick. “We determined that some of the girls were being bullied and others were the bullies”.

After engaging with the eight 8-12-year-old girls the NCO’s determined that the problem was bullying taking place within the group. They started a mentoring group to give the girls the opportunity to work out their problems, some did not understand the concept of bullying. The police officers covered recognizing what a bully is, and the girls accepting their role as a bully or understanding that they are are the victims of bullying.

The success of the program lead to the much bigger anti-bullying presentation that occurred at the middle school with participants making a pledge against bullying.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following unidentified male depicted in the attached video/photo in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 13 Precinct / Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, May 28, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m. aboard a northbound 4 train in the vicinity of Union Square subway station, a 48 year old female victim got into a verbal dispute with an unidentified male. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical confrontation when the individual pushed the victim to the floor and forcibly removed the victim’s bag containing clothing and her wallet before exiting the train car and fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. The contents of the bag had an estimated value of $350.   

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, in his 20’s-30’s, approximately
  • He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, eyeglasses and all dark clothing

 Video/photos are attached and available.

 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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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person (SILVER ALERT) within the confines of the 42 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that the missing was last seen May 30, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. inside Bronx Lebanon Hospital, located at 2432 Grand Concourse.  The missing is described as follows:

  • German, Galaretta
  • 1557 Longfellow Avenue
  • Bronx, NY

 Male, 82 years-old, Hispanic, approximately 5’7″, approximately 200 lbs., salt and pepper hair, brown eyes, blue shirt, brown sweater, and dark pants.

 Photo is attached.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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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 photos regarding an assault of a NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent that occurred within the confines of the 110 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m in front of 84-18 Roosevelt Avenue, a 46-year-old male victim was walking along the street when an unknown individual walked up behind him, grabbed him by the back of the neck and forced him to walk several feet before pushing him to the ground. The individual proceeded to kick and punch the victim several times about the body causing the victim to sustain pain and swelling to the head, before fleeing the location. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Queens General Hospital where he was treated and released.

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male, white or Hispanic, 30 years-old, medium build with short dark hair
  • He was last seen wearing a white Nike t-shirt, black sweat pants and dark colored sneakers

 Surveillance photos are attached and available.

 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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Brooklyn K2 Investigation Leads To Arrests And Large Seizure

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, members assigned to the Brooklyn North Narcotics Division developed information and obtained a search warrant for 1769 Park Place within the confines of the 73rd Precinct. On May 31, 2018 at 06:05 a.m. the search warrant was executed and yielded the following arrests and evidence recovered:

  • (1,068) packages of Synthetic Marijuana (K2)
  • (7) 9mm cartridges
  • (3) ziplock bags of cocaine
  • Assortment of packaging paraphernalia
  • (31) Tablets of Clonazepam

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Carlos Alvarez, 40-year-old male
  • Pablo Morales, 29-year-old male
  • Jessica Rodriguez, 30-year-old female
  • Jamie Harrison, 19-year-old female

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Unlawful Manufacture, distribution or Sale of a Synthetic Cannabinoid

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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 surveillance photos in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m. a 24-year-old male victim was walking on the southeast corner of Graham Avenue and Meeker Avenue, when an unidentified individual approached him from behind and struck the victim several times in the head and body with a closed fist. The unidentified individual removed the victim’s cellphone and fled towards the Graham and Meeker Avenue subway station.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, light complexion with dark hair pulled back into a ponytail and last seen wearing a dark jacket with a light gray hoodie.

 Surveillance photos of the male individual 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.

 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 surveillance photos in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m. a 24-year-old male victim was walking on the southeast corner of Graham Avenue and Meeker Avenue, when an unidentified individual approached him from behind and struck the victim several times in the head and body with a closed fist. The unidentified individual removed the victim’s cellphone and fled towards the Graham and Meeker Avenue subway station.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, light complexion with dark hair pulled back into a ponytail and last seen wearing a dark jacket with a light gray hoodie.

 Surveillance photos of the male individual 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.

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Bank Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a bank robbery within the confines of the 6 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m. an unidentified  male individual entered the Capital One Bank, located at 347 Avenue of Americas, approached the teller and demanding cash.  The teller complied and the individual removed $1,300 in cash and fled on foot westbound on West 4th Street.

 The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, White, approximately 35 years-old, 6’2″ tall and 200 lbs
  • Last seen wearing a brown T-shirt, tank shorts and black shoes

 Photos and video are attached and available. Video was taken from the vicinity of the incident location.

 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: Bank Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a bank robbery within the confines of the 6 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m. an unidentified  male individual entered the Capital One Bank, located at 347 Avenue of Americas, approached the teller and demanding cash.  The teller complied and the individual removed $1,300 in cash and fled on foot westbound on West 4th Street.

 The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, White, approximately 35 years-old, 6’2″ tall and 200 lbs
  • Last seen wearing a brown T-shirt, tank shorts and black shoes

 Photos and video are attached and available. Video was taken from the vicinity of the incident location.

 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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2018 Detective Borough Manhattan North Detective of the Year Awards

On Thursday May 24, the NYPD’s Detective Bureau Manhattan North held their second annual Detective of the Year Award Ceremony in Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhattan. The awardees were recognized for excellence in investigative work for the prior calendar year.

Seventeen detectives were honored as detectives of the year from their commands with an additional 32 detectives honored for excellent achievement. The recipients represented each of the detective squads and various units within Manhattan North.

The overall Detective of the Year Award was presented to Detective Carl Roadarmel of the 20 Precinct Detective Squad. He was recognized for his work on the 2012 “Nanny Case” where a woman brutally murdered two children. The perpetrator was recently convicted and will spend the rest of her life in prison. It was the result of six years of investigative work by Detective Roadarmel.

2018 Detective of the Year Award Recipients:

Detective Borough Manhattan North

Detective Carl Roadarmel

19 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Kevin Geiras

Manhattan North Homicide

Detective Richard Koprowski

20 Precinct Detective Squad  

Detective Carl Roadarmel

Manhattan North Night Watch

Detective Roy Schmahl

Central Park Squad

Detective Antonio Leon

Manhattan North Warrant Apprehension Team

Detective Brian Greco

23 Precinct Detective Squad  

Detective William Dunn

Manhattan North Narcotics 

Detective Leandro Castro

24 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Noel Mendez

25 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Angelo Morales

26 Precinct Detective Squad   

Detective Vincent Signoretti

28 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Mikel Caldwell

30 Precinct Detective Squad   

Detective Nelson Lopez

32 Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Tiffany Jeffries

33 Precinct Detective Squad

PO William Cocannon

34TH Precinct Detective Squad

Detective Michael Walsh

 

2018 Excellent Achievement

19 Precinct Detective Squad    

PO Loutrina Mathelier-Potter

32 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Brian Buckley

Det. Jesus Capo

20 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Christopher French

33 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Pedro Roche

23 Precinct Detective Squad   

Det. Allan Deleon

Det Feliz Cruz

Det. Keno Chambers

Det. Karlina Cortes

Det. Randy Rose

Det. Walter Warkenthein

Manhattan Homicide Squad

Det. Michael Worthington

Manhattan North Detectives Operations

Det. Jennifer O’Connell

Manhattan North Warrant Apprehension Team

Det. Daniel Howell

25 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Gerard Beyrodt

Det. Carmelo Santana

Det. Edward Stackpole

Po Alexander Kremer

Manhattan North Narcotics

Sgt. Andry Duarte

Det. William Dooley

Det. Raymond Low

Det. Johnpaul Slater

Det. Manuel Cordova

26 Precinct Detective Squad 

Det. Luis Fernandez

Det. Brian Schumacher

Det. Nathaniel Coniglio

34 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Edward Mchugh

Det. John Walters

28 Precinct Detective Squad

Det. Maureen Sheehan

Det. Lonnie Brown

Det. Ricky Ransom

Det. Jason Mcwillis

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday May 26, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in front of 2423 Cambreleng Avenue, the two individuals approached the 49-year-old male victim from behind and one of them placed him in a choke hold. After the victim was dragged to the ground, one of the individuals punched and kicked him in the head as the other removed his cell phone from his pants’ pocket. The two individuals fled on foot southbound on Cambreleng Avenue. The victim was treated at an area hospital for bruising and swelling to his face and head.

The first individual is a:

  • Male, black, 18 to 25 years old
  • Lat seen wearing a black hooded sweater and black pants

 The second individual is a:

  • Male, Hispanic, 18 to 25 years old, with his hair in a ponytail
  • Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, light colored 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: Assault (Queens)

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

 It has been reported to police that on May 24, 2018 at approximately 5:30 a.m. the individuals were inside IG Night Club, located at 131-35 Fowler Avenue, when they attacked the 41 year-old male employee after he asked them to pay their $120 bill. The individuals then began punching, kicking, and hit the victim in the head with a bottle. EMS responded and transported the victim to New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital where he received 14 staples in his head, and fractured left middle finger, and a sever contusion to his left eye. The individuals are described as follows:

  • Male, Asian, between 45 to 50 years-old.   

Photos 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted in connection to a grand larceny pattern within the confines of the 32 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

Both incidents occurred on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  The following has been reported to police:

1:  At approximately 2:45 p.m. the individual approached the 27 year-old female victim at the corner of Lennox Avenue and West 128 Street and attempted to remove her gold chain from around her neck, but was unsuccessful.  The individual fled northbound on Lennox Avenue to parts unknown.

2: At approximately 3:00 p.m. the individual approached the 70 year-old male victim in front 433 Lennox Avenue, and removed a gold rope link chain and a gold Gucci link chain before fleeing northbound on Lennox Avenue and westbound on 132 Street to parts unknown.

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, late teens early 20’s, approximately 5’7″ to 5’8″, approximately 150lbs
  • wearing a multicolored hoodie and red sneakers

Photos are attached.

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: Sex Abuse (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a sexual abuse that occurred within the confines of the 62 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 1540 hours in front of 1772 66 Street an individual approached a 11-year-old female victim and grabbed her buttocks.  The individual fled westbound on 66 Street toward 17 Avenue.  No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.  

The individual is described as a:

  • Male White, approximately in his sixties, approximately 5’3″ to 5’5″, salt and pepper hair, blue eyes and medium build
  • He was last seen wearing white shirt, dark colored 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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NYPD Horseshoers have ‘greatest responsibility’ of keeping horses happy and healthy (AMNY.com)

(Via By Craig Ruttle/AMNY.com)- No hoof, no horse.

This simple proverb, highlighted by Deputy Inspector Barry Gelbman, commanding officer of the NYPD Mounted Unit, captures the philosophy that inspires the department’s team of three farriers, including NYPD Horseshoer Marcus A. Martinez Jr.

Sparks fly as Horseshoer Martinez pounds on a red-hot horseshoe to be properly fit on Centennial, a remarkably well-mannered horse standing just a few feet away on a recent Thursday morning. The NYPD Horseshoers are tasked with keeping about 50 police horses healthy, happy and productive.

Read more, see photos, and watch the video [HERE]. 

Watch the NYPD video “My Friend, the Blacksmith” below:

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 52 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Monday May 28, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of Kingsbridge Terrace and Heath Avenue, an individual followed the 40-year-old female victim to the front door of her apartment. The victim did not open the door to her apartment and instead confronted the individual and told him to leave her alone. When she turned to walk away from him, the individual grabbed her buttock. After she yelled at the individual, he grabbed her buttock again. The individual fled the scene when one of the victim’s neighbors walked into the hallway they were standing in.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, 18 to 25 years old, 5’6″
  • Last seen wearing a blue jacket, a white tank top, gray sweatpants and gray sneakers

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday April 21, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Simonson Place and Castleton Avenue, a 40-year-old male was walking with his 17-year-old son when they were approached by three unknown individuals from behind. The first individual hit the 40-year-old in the face with a rock multiple times and removed a wallet from his person. The second individual hit the 17-year-old in the face multiple times with a closed fist. The victim gave the third individual $10.00 USC. The victims were transported by EMS to Richmond University Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries.

 The first individual is described as:

  •  A male, black, in his late teens; last seen wearing a white shirt and gray sweatpants

 The second and third individuals are both described as:

  •  Male whites in their late teens. 

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

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

****UPDATE 5/25/18****

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

  • Oliver, James 
  • Male, black, 39 years-old
  • Approximately 5’11”, approximately 170lbs, brown eyes 

Photo is attached.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 10:10 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male assaulted at 80 East 93rd Street within the confines of the 67th Precinct. Upon arrival, police discovered a 30-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.  EMS responded and transported the male to Kings County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

 The deceased has been identified as:

  • Pettway, Darnell
  • 30-year-old male
  • Brooklyn, NY

Family has been notified.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

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

It was reported to police that Saturday, May 12, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a 28-year-old male victim was on board a southbound “E” train when he was kicked on the leg by a one of the two unidentified males, who was doing a back flip during a train performance.  The victim and the two individuals then engaged in a verbal dispute before one of the individuals punched the victim on the mouth.  The individuals fled in unknown direction.  The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention at the time of the incident.  

Individual # 1:

  • Male White, approximately 25 to 28 years of age, approximately 5’8″, approximately 170lbs, brown eyes and brown goatee.  He was last seen wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, and white shoes and carrying a light colored book bag.

Individual # 2:

  • Male Black, approximately 25 to 28 years of age, approximately 510″ to 6’0″, approximately 170lbs, long black dreads and a black goatee.  He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and carrying a small black bag.  

The video is attached and available.

 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 photograph in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 33 Precinct.

Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday May 15, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m. inside of the 168 Street “A/C” subway station, the individual approached the 58-year-old female and rubbed his crotch on her buttocks. The individual then fled the station in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as:

  • A black male, 5’2″ to 5’5″
  • Last seen wearing a red hooded sweater, red sweat 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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NYPD Special Operations Rescues Two Kayakers In Queens

On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 5;20 p.m., police responded to a report of two people that fell off their kayaks in Jamaica Bay within the confines of the 100 Precinct. NYPD Aviation Unit# 18 responded, and upon arrival, observed a male (Victim #1) inside the water, seemingly struggling while holding on to two kayaks. Air/Sea Rescue Helicopter #22 also responded, and deployed two NYPD SCUBA divers into the water to retrieve the victim. Victim #1 informed the officers that his friend’s kayak tipped over 15 minutes prior to aviation’s arrival and pointed in the direction where he was last seen. Once the officers lifted Victim #1 into Aviation #22 with the rescue basket, both divers were then hoisted back into the aircraft. The second victim was observed in the water, and both divers redeployed and placed him into the rescue basket. Once all parties were safely on the aircraft, the victims were transported to Floyd Bennett Field where they were assessed by EMS and refused medical attention.

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Tense Stand-off Leads to a Life Saving Moment in the Bronx

Police Officer Miguel Donovan 48 Precinct Anti-Crime Team

“I took the only chance that I had to save his life.”  said Police Officer Miguel Donovan of the 48 Precinct Anti-Crime Team.

“Another police officer got his attention and I was able to creep up on his blind side and grab the man’s arm.”

Anti-Crime cops are usually known for making arrests and taking guns off the street. But this time a quick-thinking police officer was able to intervene in a tense stand-off and save a man’s life.

On Monday, April 23, Miguel Donovan was one of the police officers who responded to a call of an emotionally disturbed man at 189 Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. When he arrived he observed a 50-year-old-man holding police officers at bay while pressing a box cutter to his neck and threatening to kill himself.  When the man was distracted Police Officer Donovan rushed forward and was able to wrestle the suicidal man to the ground and disarm him. There were no injuries and the aided was removed to an area hospital for evaluation.

“It was a sensitive situation; you always want to help a person in crisis. But this was going on in front of a restaurant and by a bus stop. I’m glad that no one was injured,” said Police Officer Donovan.

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Kalamazoo the Pot-bellied Pig Rescued by Officers in the Bronx

When police officers responded to a call of a vicious animal they did not expect a friendly pig rooting around the side of a building. On Monday, May 14, housing police officers from PSA 7 responded to the side of 905 Eagle Avenue and observed a 70-pound pot-bellied pig digging around a patch of refuse. Initially the police officers were concerned but soon they were won over by their new friend.

“You could tell this piggy was used to people, he let me pet his head and he was pretty calm,” said Police Officer Luther Bynum of PSA 7.

“You never know how an animal will react but this guy seemed to be someone’s pet. He was having such a good time that he did not want to get into the cage”.

After the police officers determined that their new non-vicious friend was comfortable with people they corralled him near a fence and radioed for back-up. More police officers from their command arrived and they brought a cage to transport their guest. Luckily, they were able to persuade the rambunctious pig into the enclosure even though he still wanted to play.

Representatives from Animal Care and Control arrived to take the pig away but they were so charmed that they named him Kalamazoo before leaving.

Kalamazoo is available for adoption at Animal Care Centers of NYC.

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2018 Fleet Week & Remembrance Ceremony

 

The NYPD United States Navy Association held their Fleet Week and Remembrance Day event at Police Headquarters on Friday, May 25.

The event honors members of all branches of the U.S. Military. First Deputy Police Commissioner, Benjamin Tucker, was this year’s recipient of the Stephen Driscoll Distinguished Service Award. Police Officer Driscoll, who the award is named after, served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit. Officer Driscoll died on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center attacks. Read more about him [here].

Peter Meehan, NYPD Sergeant (ret.) and Lieutenant in the US Navy (ret.), was the recipient of the Steven McDonald By the Sea Award. Peter is a 20-year veteran of the NYPD and a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was recently diagnosed with a neurological disorder caused by toxins he inhaled during rescue efforts following the September 11th attacks. Peter received the award being surrounded by his family, shipmates, and teammates from the NYPD soccer team. Detective Steven McDonald, who the award is named after, was patrolling Central Park when he was shot by a 15-year-old gunman and he later died due to related injuries in 2017. Read more on Detective McDonald [here].

Peter said, “I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country.” He shared that the best part of being in the NYPD was “being able to help people.”

 

 

Also, during the ceremony Patti Ann McDonald (Det. McDonald’s wife) and Sergeant Conor McDonald (Det. McDonald’s son) were presented with an NYPD flag that was displayed on the U.S. Navy flagship that led the Parade of Ships that arrived into New York City on Wednesday.

 

 

The guest speaker was Paul Kingsbury, Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy. He said, “In our core DNA as sailors and police officers we value things such as service, duty, honor, courage, commitment, and team work.”

 

 

Join us in thanking all members of the association as well as all of the current members and those retired in the U.S. Navy and each of the other military branches.

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Police Involved Shooting (Brooklyn)

This is a preliminary statement. More will be known about what transpired as additional investigative steps are taken.

Last night at approximately 11 p.m., a party boat discharged its passengers at 58 Street and 1st Avenue in Brooklyn. Police received a report of a large dispute at the location, where we believe at least one round was fired. A semi-automatic handgun and baseball bat were recovered at the scene. Several minutes later, responding units observed a vehicle operating recklessly, at a high rate of speed. The responding officers pursued the vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle occupied by three individuals, at the front of 801 Avenue C. They are currently being treated at the hospital and are expected to be released.

As officers approached the vehicle, one round was discharged by one officer. The driver of the vehicle was removed to Lutheran Hospital with an injury to his left pinky finger.

This is still very early in the investigation, which is being led by the NYPD’s Force Investigation Division.

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A Letter To The New York Times

The editorial of May 12 (“Why Isn’t Rape an N.Y.P.D. Priority?”) begins with a false assertion and continues to mislead throughout. It is based on a report by the Inspector General which includes both valid criticisms of the Special Victims Division and a variety of confused and misguided claims. We will formally respond to the report next month, but your readers should be aware of several glaring errors. 

The editorial states, “The unit has focused on rapes by people unknown to the victim—‘stranger rapes’—while giving less attention to rapes by acquaintances.”  Known perpetrators were responsible for over 90% of the approximately 1500 rapes reported in 2017. Every criminal investigation seeks to answer two questions: Was a crime committed?  Who was responsible? As answering the second question is the primary challenge in stranger rapes, far more work is necessary. “Less attention” is not paid to one kind of case because more effort is required of another. 

“The city’s 101 homicide investigators handled 282 cases.” If the Homicides Squads only handled homicides—there were 292 of them last year, in fact—that would be true, but they also respond to shootings, infant deaths, suspicious missing person cases, apparent suicides, fatal vehicle and construction accidents, and any number of high profile and sensitive incidents. Cold cases and multiagency gang investigations are also part of their portfolio.

A Wall Street Journal article is cited in which a victim stated that she felt humiliated when a detective inquired about what she was wearing when she was assaulted, and how much she drank beforehand. If the questions were not asked in a sensitive manner, we apologize, but both questions had to be asked. Clothing is a primary source of evidence in sexual assaults, and alcohol consumption has to be discussed when the consumption of alcohol is relevant to a crime. Issues of consent and the reliability of testimony will be raised by defense counsel, and the victim must be prepared for them.

Over the recent years, the Special Victims Division has regularly engaged with advocacy groups, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and prosecutors to improve its performance. Independent victim advocates are allowed to audit case files. Every investigator is trained in a technique known as the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview, to understand why victims of intimate violence may not be able to explain what happened in a linear fashion. Under our new guidelines, it is the victim alone who determines how far she wants to proceed with the case, whether it is just making a report or pursuing an arrest and conviction. 

While we need to improve in several areas, this editorial does a disservice to the Special Victims Division and the survivors of sexual assault it is dedicated to serving.                                                                             

Chief Dermot Shea

Chief of Detectives

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Arrest of Harvey Weinstein

Today, at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct, Harvey Weinstein was arrested, processed and charged with Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Sex Abuse and Sexual Misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.  The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice.  The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Long-Term Investigation Leads To Take Down Of Drug Dealing Street Gang

LONG-TERM UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TAKE DOWN
OF DRUG DEALING STREET GANG

Purported Members of the 97th Street Trinitarios and #Hot97Boyz Street Gangs Charged
With Drugs and Weapons Possession;
Cocaine And More Than $80,000 Seized During Early Morning Raids

 

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, announced today that nine alleged members of the 97th Street Trinitarios and #Hot97Boyz street gangs are facing multiple counts of drug and weapons charges following a long-term investigation, which included undercover police successfully purchasing firearms and illicit drugs, including  cocaine and heroin laced with Fentanyl, from the defendants between August 2016 and May 2018.

District Attorney Brown said, “A morning wake-up call by the police armed with court-authorized search warrants early yesterday morning resulted in the arrest of 18 individuals and the seizure of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, including marihuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, scales, packaging and over $80,000 in cash. Police also confiscated a machete and five vehicles. These arrests should serve as a warning to drug dealers and gang members who operate in New York City that law enforcement is coming for you. We will continue to aggressively track down those who flood our community with illegal drugs and guns and put them behind bars.”

Police Commissioner O’Neill said, “Each day, our efforts to rid New York City streets of illegal narcotics and associated gang and crew violence are made stronger and more precise through our law enforcement partnerships.

I commend everyone involved in this long-term case, particularly the NYPD detectives who put themselves directly in harm’s way.  Our nation’s best investigators will continue to focus intently on anyone who chooses to engage in this illicit behavior.”

District Attorney Brown identified the main defendants as Oscar “Diddy” Urena, 35, of Jackson Heights; Jesus “Junior” Mota, 34, of College Point; and Dionis “Moz” Fernandez, 23, of Whitestone. Additionally, Joseph “Jay” Payamps, 23, of Corona, was arrested following a court-authorized search of his residence yesterday where police allegedly seized $62,337 in cash and 240 grams of cocaine along with scales, packaging and kilo presses. These defendants and 14 others are presently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on various complaints charging them with criminal possession of controlled substances, criminal possession of a weapon and other alleged crimes. (see Addendum for details).

District Attorney Brown said that the investigation leading to the arrests was a joint undertaking between the NYPD’s Queens Gang Unit and District Attorney Brown’s Narcotics Investigations Bureau and utilized undercover NYPD detectives who allegedly made more than 35 successful narcotics purchases, as well as three gun buys, between August 2016 and May 2018. Investigators recovered two loaded 9mm firearms, a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a stun gun,  cocaine, thousands of Tramadol pills, marihuana, heroin laced with Fentanyl and eight vehicles.

According to the charges, said District Attorney Brown, the alleged gang members operated primarily in the Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights neighborhoods of Queens. Utilizing court-authorized wire taps, investigators were able to eavesdrop on telephone conversations between several of the defendants. On June 20, 2017, an apprehended other called Urena and stated “I want a hard one and two rices.” The defendant allegedly responded, “Ok, two and one,” and a few minutes later Urena was observed meeting with the apprehended other followed by a hand-to-hand exchange. The other individual walked away and a few blocks away was stopped by a detective, who recovered one plastic bag containing a rock of crack cocaine and two plastic bags with powder cocaine enclosed.

Continuing, the District Attorney said, that the criminal complaints detail several dozen instances where undercover investigators were able to successfully purchase illegal drugs from the defendants, as well as guns. On April 28, 2017, it is alleged that an undercover detective met with defendant Urena and paid $940 for a black Jimenez Arms 9mm semi-automatic firearm along with 11 rounds of ammunition. The defendant is also alleged to have provided the “buyer” with a bag of marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by officers assigned to the New York City Police Department’s Queens North Gang Squad, under the supervision of Detectives Christopher Troisi and Alexander Nunez, and under the overall supervision of Sergeants David Rodriguez and William Matthies, Lieutenant Joseph Barone, Chief Eddie Lott and Deputy Inspector Donald Boller.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Ajay Chheda, of the District Attorney’s Narcotics Investigations Bureau, is prosecuting the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Wilbert J. LeMelle, Bureau Chief, Mark L. Katz, Deputy Bureau Chief, Julie S. Trivedi, Unit Chief of Violent Criminal Enterprises and Philip D. Anderson, Supervisor, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Investigations Peter A. Crusco.

It should be noted that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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ADDENDUM

Oscar “Diddy” Urena, 35, of Jackson Heights, Queens, is charged with first-, second- and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and other charges. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in prison.

Dionis “Moz” Fernandez, 23, of Whitestone, Queens, is charged with first-, second- and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and other charges. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in prison

Jesus “Junior” Mota, 34, of College Point, Queens, is charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. If convicted the defendant faces up to 14 years in prison.

Leslie Julbe, 39, of College Point, Queens, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Daniel “D” Cepeda, 30, of Jackson Heights, Queens, is charged with first- and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in prison.

Joseph “Jay” Payamps, 23, of Corona, Queens, is charged with first- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marihuana and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in prison.

Raymond “Delivery” Ferreira, 19, of College Point, Queens, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Abel “Flaco” Diaz, 27, of Corona, Queens, is charged with first-degree criminal contempt, third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment. If convicted, the defendant faces up to four years in prison.

Jacinto Cabral, 41, of Corona, Queens, is charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 17 years in prison.

 

Additional Individuals Charged Following Court-Authorized Searches

Rafael Castillo, 50, of East Elmhurst, Queens, is charged with third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Damaris Castillo, 42, of East Elmhurst, Queens, is charged with third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Daniella Zamoria, 24, of Whitestone, Queens, is charged with second-, third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marihuana and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Eva Ferreira, 26, of College Point, Queens, is charged with is charged with third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substanc, unlawful possession of marihuana and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Randy Fernandez, 24, of East Elmhurst, Queens, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marihuana and other crimes. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

 

Previous Arrests Related to Investigation

Jeremy “Koro” Bello, 37, of Corona, is charged in an indictment with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. The defendant is being held on $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash. His next court appearance is June 4, 2018. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 25 years in prison.

Joel Nunez, 38, of Corona, Queens, is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marihuana and other crimes. The defendant faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Julio Sanchez, 31, of Ozone Park, Queens, is charged with third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws. If convicted, the defendant faces up to nine years in prison.

Dale Jolly, 35, of Long Meadow, Mass., is charged with fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. If convicted, the defendant faces up to one year in jail.

Marco Hernandez, 38, of East Elmhurst, Queens, is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. If convicted he faces up to a year in jail.

 

Resolved Cases Related to Investigation

Jeffrey “Jeff Money” Castillo, 25, of Corona, Queens, pleaded guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On January 10, 2018, the defendant was sentenced to six months in jail and six months suspension of his driver’s license. Castillo also pleaded guilty to unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle and on March 21, 2018, the defendant was sentenced to four months in jail. Castillo has been extradited to North Carolina to face charges there on felony narcotics and weapons possession.

Edward Foley, 36, of Hicksville, Long Island, pleaded guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and on February 22, 2018, the defendant was sentenced to time served and a six months’ suspension of his driver’s license.

Basilios Siozios, 41, of Hicksville, Long Island, pleaded guilty to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and is currently participating in Queens Treatment Court.

One defendant still remains at large.

 

 

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New York City Police Foundation Gala 2018

 

NEW YORK CITY POLICE FOUNDATION HONORS MARK KINGDON

AT ANNUAL GALA

*****

NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER O’NEILL JOINED HOST BOOMER ESIASON

TO SALUTE NEW YORK CITY’S FINEST

  May 17, 2018 (New York, NY) — The New York City Police Foundation hosted its annual fundraising gala tonight at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, where the Foundation and Police Commissioner James O’Neill honored Mark Kingdon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kingdon Capital Management, and recognized members of the NYPD who have served with distinction.

1,000 of New York City’s business, civic, and cultural leaders attended the Foundation’s annual gala which raised more than $4.5 million, an all-time high for the event. Established in 1971 as an independent, nonprofit organization, the New York City Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds for the NYPD. Since its inception, the Foundation has supported over 450 of the NYPD’s crime-fighting and public safety programs.

“Public safety is a shared responsibility, and we are so honored that 1,000 New Yorkers came out tonight. Their generosity allows the Police Foundation to continue to invest in crime-fighting initiatives that keep New York City safe and also support the brave men and women of the NYPD,” said Susan Birnbaum, President & CEO of the New York City Police Foundation. “In order for New York City to remain the safest large city in the world, we must make every effort to equip our police department with the tools they need to keep crime at a record low.”

NFL legend and sports journalist Boomer Esiason hosted the event whose guests included Margo & John Catsimatidis, Ann & Andrew Tisch, Elizabeth & Dale Hemmerdinger, Rikki Klieman & William Bratton, Brett Yormark, Bill Rudin, Susan Birnbaum, Somers Farkas, Daryl & Steven Roth, Ray McGuire, Jonathan Schiller, Scott Wilpon, and Kathryn Wylde.

The Foundation and Commissioner O’Neill presented the Chuck Barris Foundation “Cop of the Year” Award to Police Officer Ryan Nash. The Hemmerdinger Award for Excellence for distinguished public service will be presented to Lieutenant John Miedreich, Sergeant Johnny Hines, Deputy Chief Thomas Burns, Detective Tanya Duhaney, Detective Fred Washington, and Director Yael Bar-tur.

The evening’s co-chairs were H. Dale Hemmerdinger, The Hemmerdinger Corporation; 21st Century Fox; Bank of America; Simon Bergson, Manhattan Beer Distributors; Beth Rudin DeWoody, May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; Martin Edelman, Abby Elbaum, Ogden CAP Properties, LLC; Empire State Realty Trust; Laurence Fink, BlackRock; First Data; Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Funds; Caroline & James Gertler; Eric J. Gertler; John Greed, Mutual of America; Maurice R. Greenberg, The Starr Foundation; Philippe Laffont; Thomas H. Lee; The Margaret and Daniel Loeb – Third Point Foundation; Stephen J. Meringoff, Meringoff Properties, Inc; Edward D. Miller; Jennifer & David Millstone; Philip L. Milstein, Ogden CAP Properties, LLC;  National Debt Relief, LLC; Greg Olsen; Karen & Charles Phillips; Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan; The Rudin Foundation, Inc; Joseph C. Shenker, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; The Paul E. Singer Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Ann & Andrew Tisch; Robert S. Tucker; Annelise Peterson Winter & David S. Winter; Benjamin J. Winter, The Winter Organization; Kazumi Yanai, UNIQLO; and Mortimer B. Zuckerman.

About the New York City Police Foundation

The New York City Police Foundation was established in 1971 as an independent, non-profit organization to promote excellence in the NYPD and improve public safety in New York City. The Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds of behalf of the NYPD. All donations support the NYPD’s effort to improve public safety, but more than that, the Foundation is a resource for the NYPD to help transform the way policing is done in New York.

The programs the Foundation supports both help to fight crime and also support the brave men and women of the NYPD.

Some of the programs the Foundation supports include:

 

  • The International Liaison Program: a counter-terrorism initiative that stations NYPD officers in 14 international cities who work with local law enforcement agencies to provide firsthand, in-depth analysis to New York City.
  • Neighborhood Policing: The Foundation supports efforts to strengthen the partnership between the police and the public including the Build the Block campaign.
  • Crime Stoppers: The Foundation pays the rewards for Crime Stoppers which offers up to $2,500 for anonymous information that leads to the arrest and indictment of a violent felon. To date, calls to Crime Stoppers have helped solve more than 5,600 violent crimes including over 1,400 murders and attempted murders.
  • Scholarships and Professional Development: The Foundation provides scholarships and awards for NYPD personnel and their dependent children. We also sponsor training to prepare officers for the complexities of policing and to be effective in working with the public to keep neighborhoods safe.
  • Improved Technology: The Foundation has provided seed money for a number of efforts aimed to improve the technological capabilities of the NYPD.

 

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to several forcible touching incidents that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m. in front of 3822 3 Avenue, the individual grabbed the 25-year-old female victim’s buttock as she walked past him. The individual then followed the victim around the corner, pulled her towards him and rubbed himself on her. When the victim shoved him away, he ran into Crotona Park.

 Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m. in front of 1250 Franklin Avenue, the individual approached the 14-year-old female victim and grabbed her crotch over her clothing. The individual fled on foot southbound on Franklin Avenue.

 Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m. in front of 1325 Franklin Avenue, the individual approached the 19-year-old female victim and grabbed her crotch over her clothing. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction.

  •  The individual is described as a male, black, 20 to 25 years old, 5’7″
  •  Last seen wearing a black jacket, red camouflage 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: Robbery (Bronx)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 8:35 p.m. individual #1 approached the 12-year-old male victim opposite 165 East 170 Street, and asked to use his iPhone. Individual #1 then proceeded to display a knife, place it on the victim’s chest, and told him the phone is now his and to leave. The individuals are described as follows:

  •   Male, black, wearing a navy blue t-shirt, and black pants
  •   Male, black, hair pulled into a bun, wearing a blue sweatshirt and blue pants

 Video is attached and available.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

 

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

 It was reported to police that on Monday, May 7, 2018, at approximately 11:40 a.m. a male and a female were involved in a verbal dispute with a 57-year-old male victim after boarding the northbound “N” train at the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue train station. As the train approached the 39th Avenue/31st Street train station, the male punched the victim causing him to fall onto the platform and hitting the back of his head. The victim was treated by EMS on scene.

 The male individual is described as:

  •  A male Black, last seen wearing a black suit jacket, gray pants, gray shoes and seen carrying a baby

 The female individual is described as:

  •  A female Black, last seen wearing all black

Surveillance video of the male and the female is attached and available. (Obtained exiting the 39 Avenue/31 Street subway station)

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph wanted for questioning in connection to two robberies that occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at approximately 5:41 p.m. inside of 128 East 86th Street (Game Stop), the individual approached a 29-year-old male victim working at the cash register .The individual simulated a weapon inside a duffle bag and demand money from the register. The individual fled westbound on East 86th Street with approximately $1,100. There were injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at approximately 1:13 p.m. inside 128 East 86 Street (Game Stop), the individual approached the 21-year-old male victim working at the cash register. The individual simulated a weapon plastic bag and demanded the employees empty both registers. No weapons were displayed but the individual fled the location in an unknown direction with approximately $600. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, Black, in his forties, 5’11” tall, gray hair and approximately 200lbs
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and dark pants

 The attached video from incident #1 is available. 

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 (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 an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 23 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday May 20, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m. in front of 1964 3 Avenue, the individual attempted to remove the 67-year-old female victim’s purse from her arm. This caused the victim to fall to the ground. The victim held onto her purse as the individual dragged her across the sidewalk. The individual relented and fled on foot southbound on 3 Avenue. There was no property taken and the victim suffered minor injuries.

 The individual is described as:

  • A female Hispanic
  • last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, 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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NYPD Teams Compete in Annual JetBlue Plane Pull to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer

NYPD personnel joined forces with law enforcement agencies from the New York area and abroad to raise funds for an incredible cause. The British Metropolitan Police Department partnered with JetBlue to host a plane pull competition at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Twenty-three teams competed to pull the “Blue Finest” Airbus 100 feet in the shortest amount of time. Named “Blue Finest”, the aircraft sports the NYPD flag and shield in honor of the men and women who keep New York City safe. The proceeds from the competition were donated to the J-A-C-K organization, which supports families impacted by pediatric cancer.

NYPD teams from the 41 Precinct, Legal Bureau, and Special Victims Division rallied to raise money for this worthy cause. As a 10-year veteran of the Queens Child Abuse Squad, Detective Paulis-Kneski felt this was the perfect opportunity to build comradery with her team while reinforcing their dedication to the well-being of children everywhere:

“We are all here for one common bond, one common goal, and one common charity.”

J-A-C-K was founded by two Metropolitan Police detectives whose son Jack was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2005. After exhausting their medical options in the United Kingdom, the Brown family came to New York City for clinical trials and treatments. Jack’s father, Richard Brown, spoke about the support they received from NYPD members through online forums long before they first arrived in the United States. Once the Browns moved to New York City for treatment, the outpouring of love from local law enforcement officers continued. After a three-year battle, Jack succumbed to his illness. In the wake of this tragedy, Jack’s parents chose to honor his legacy by creating a foundation to help other families battling this disease. As their charity continues to expand, so does their extended NYPD family:

“We couldn’t do this trip without the NYPD supporting us, and it goes without saying, that it’s support for all the right reasons. There’s a genuine willingness, or want, for the NYPD to help us to fulfill what we want to while we’re out here…which is to raise research into neuroblastoma,” said Richard Brown. 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video in regards to a robbery, within the confines of the 47 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On May 22, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. two victims were walking past 4356 Martha Avenue when an individual pulled up in a blue Toyota Rav4 and approached them on foot.  The male brandished a firearm while attempting to remove the purse from a 76 year-old woman who resisted.  The male threw her to the ground, causing her to strike her head and forcibly removed her purse.  The victim’s 75 year-old female friend attempted to come to her aid and struck the male with her umbrella.  The male threw the second female to the ground as well before fleeing back to his vehicle and heading south bound on Martha Avenue. 

The individual is described as:

  • A 18 to 20 years-old black male, 140 pound and 5’6”
  • He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on his chest, tan pants and brown 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 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 male in the attached surveillance photos and video wanted for questioning in regards to a gunpoint robbery that occurred within the confines of the 34th Precinct.  The details are as follows:

 On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at approximately 6:02 p.m. the 22-year-old male victim entered the vestibule of an apartment building inside of 10 Hillside Avenue to make a food delivery. Once inside, the victim was approached by an unidentified male with a gun and forcibly removed $130 dollars from the victim’s pockets. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A dark complexioned male Hispanic, last seen wearing black hooded jacket with patches on the sleeves, black shoes and jeans

 Photos and video of the individual are attached and available. 

 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 asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached photo wanted for questioning in connection to a public lewdness that occurred within the confines of the 112th Precinct/Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m. a 59-year-old female victim was riding aboard a northbound “F” train in the vicinity 75th Avenue when she noticed an unidentified male standing nearby manipulating his groin area for an extended period of time. The victim took a picture of male before exiting the train at Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A male Hispanic, in his twenties, 5’6″ and 150lbs, with a dark jacket and brown 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: Federal Firearms Possession (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the individual depicted in the attached photo in regards to federal firearms possession, within the confines of the 45 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On May 22, 2018 at 8:20 a.m. the NYPD and the Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant for narcotics at 2205 Palmer Avenue pursuant to an ongoing investigation.  Upon entering the location investigators recovered several firearms and apparent bomb making material.  The occupant of the home was not present at the scene and the location has been deemed safe.  The following suspect is being sought in regards to this investigation:

 Suspect:

  • Laugel, Richard
  • 38 year-old male
  • He is described as 5’11” and 200 pounds 

 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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Information Wanted Regarding An Arrest For Sex Abuse (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating other potential victims after a 26-year-old male was arrested on sex abuse related charges. Detectives believe there may be other potential victims and the NYPD is asking for those victims to contact investigators immediately. Details are as follows of the incident in the 77th Precinct:

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m., it was reported to the police that a 5-year-old female was at her residence in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when the 26-year-old male led her to an outside basement stairwell area, where he sexually abused her. The victim was treated at an area hospital in stable condition and released. The individual was apprehended without incident outside his residence on Thursday, May 17th at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the confines of the 71st Precinct.

Arrested:

  • Samotin, Abraham
  • 26-year-old male
  • Brooklyn, NY

Charges:

  • Criminal Sex Act-1 Victim < 11
  • Sex Abuse Victim < 11
  • Act in Manner Injurious Child <11
  • Sex Abuse 3rd

Anyone with information in regard to any incidents involving the aforementioned individual is asked to call the NYPD’s 24 hour Rape Hotline at 1-212-267-7273. All calls are kept 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 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2017 at 2107 hours in the vicinity of East 66th Street and 3rd Avenue, two unidentified males approached the victim, a 93-year-old female, snatched her purse and knocked her to the ground. The unidentified males fled on foot east towards 2nd Avenue and then south towards East 65th Street. The victim suffered bruises to her head, a fractured left arm and a bruised left elbow. She was transported by EMS to New York Hospital in stable condition. The purse contained ID, bank cards and $7.

The unidentified males are:

  • Black, 5’08” and about 135lbs, age 15-18 years old
  • They were wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing

Surveillance video is attached and available. It was taken from a house of worship in the vicinity of East 68 Street and 3rd Avenue and shows the unidentified males walking shortly before the incident.

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 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 52 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday May 20, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of Marion Avenue and East 201 Street, the individuals knocked on the victims’ apartment door and said they were UPS. When the 20-year-old female victim opened the door, the two individuals forced their way inside the apartment. One of the men placed a knife to the victim’s stomach, forced her to the floor and tied her up. The individuals also tied up two other people in the apartment, a 22-year-old female and a 64-year-old male, before they made their way into the 27-year-old male victim’s room. Inside the room, the individuals stabbed the 27-year-old one time in the right thigh and tied him up. They removed two chains and two bags filled with $16,000 in cash from his room. The individuals fled the building on foot northbound on Marion Avenue. The 27-year-old male was removed to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition.

The first individual is:

  • A male, Hispanic, 20 to 24 years old
  • Last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweater, black sweatpants and gray sneakers

The second individual is:

  • A male, Hispanic, 20 to 24 years old;
  • Last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater, blue jeans 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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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following person who was reported missing on Monday May 21, 2018 at the 109th Precinct.  Details are as follows.

Missing:

  • Yeung, Sun Kun
  • 82-year-old male
  • 42-65 Kissena Blvd
  • Queens, NY

It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1:44 p.m. at 4161 Kissena Boulevard (Tian Nian Daycare Center) . He  is described as a male, Asian, 5’5″, 110lbs; last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants and black hat.

A photograph of the missing is attached.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the identity of the unidentified male seen in the attached photo and video wanted for questioning in connection with a forcible touching incident in the confines of the 71st Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. in front of 820 Franklin Avenue, a 22-year-old female victim was standing on the street when she was approached by an unidentified male who touched the victim’s groin and buttocks. The male fled the location in unknown direction and no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

The unidentified is described as:

  • A male Black, in his twenties, last seen wearing a baseball cap, sweatshirt and jeans

A photo and video of the unidentified male is attached and available.

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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