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Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of a female reported missing on Friday, August 17, 2018  from within the confines of the 63 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Fearon, Geanie
  • 11-year-old female black
  • 1222 East 51 Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 

It was reported to police that Geanie Fearon was last seen on Friday, August 17, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m. leaving her residence. She is described as a female, black, 5’2″, 160lbs; with brown eyes, black hair and medium complexion. There were no clothing description provided.   

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching incident within the confines of the 90 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

On Sunday, July 22, 2018 at approximately 5:00 a.m. in the vicinity of Humboldt Street and Johnson Avenue a 22 year old female ordered food from an area restaurant for delivery. An unknown individual arrived with the food and then asked the victim to use her bathroom. As the individual entered her residence he began to fondle the victim’s breast and genital area. When the victim resisted the individual fled the location on foot to parts unknown.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Asian, 20s-30s, last seen wearing all dark clothing 

Video is before the incident, inside 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.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, August 18, 2018

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)
Manhattan: 10 am x 11 pm
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: 6 pm x 10 pm
Locations:
Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street
Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street
Closure: Same as location

SUMMER STREETS (Until August 18, 2018)
Manhattan: 7 am x 1 pm
Locations: Route:
Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street
Lafayette Street between Reade Street and East 10th Street
Cooper Square between Astor Place and Fourth Avenue
Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street
Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street
Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street
Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street
(Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)
East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
Rest Stops:
Centre Street between Reade Street and Worth Street
Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
Astor Place between Broadway and Fourth Avenue
East 8th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

FESTA DI SANTA ROSALIA (August 16, through August 26, 2018)
Brooklyn: Noon x 11 pm
Location:
18th Avenue between 67th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway
Closure: Same as location

MADAM C.J. & A LELIA WALKER PLACE
Manhattan: 11 am
Location:
136th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
Closure: None

THE GREAT IRISH FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 10 pm x 6 pm
Location:
6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS TAMA SUMMERFEST
Brooklyn: Noon x 6 pm
Location:
Tompkins Avenue between Gates Avenue and Halsey Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BACK TO SCHOOL PLAY STREET
Brooklyn: 1 pm x 5 pm
Location:
Kingston Avenue between Eastern Parkway and St. John’s Place
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS NORTH SLOPE SUMMER STROLLS (2)
Brooklyn: 5 pm x 9 pm
Location:
5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Dean Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS CORTELYOU (1)
Brooklyn: 5 pm x 9 pm
Location:
Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and East 17th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELMONT 2 WEEKEND WALKS (7)
Bronx: Noon x 3 pm
Location:
East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, August 19, 2018

DOT WEEKEND WALKS DOYERS STREET SEASONAL STREET (July 01 through Sept 30, 2018)
Manhattan: 10 am x 7 pm
Location:
Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery
Closure: Same as location

SUMMER IN THE CITY HARLEM DAY
Manhattan: 10 am x 6 pm
Locations:
West 135th Street between 5th Avenue and Nicholas Avenue
Lenox Terrace Place between West 135th Street and West 134th Street
West 134th Street between dead end to dead end (South of Lenox Terrance Place)
Closure: Same as location

A.D.A.S MADISON AVENUE FAIR
Manhattan: 10 am x 6 pm
Location:
Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
Closure: Same as location

INDIA DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 10 am x 6 pm
Formation:
37th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Route:
Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street
Dispersal:
27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Festival:
26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

GREENWICH VILLAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BROADWAY FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 10 am x 6 pm
Location:
Broadway between East 14th Street and Waverly Place
Closure: Same as location

THE BROOKLYN MILE
Brooklyn: 930pm x Noon
Formation:
Kent Avenue between Clymer Street and South 10th Street
Route:
Kent Avenue between South 10th Street and North 8th Street
Dispersal:
Kent Avenue between North 8th Street and North 10th Street
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PARA ROBERTO FAMILY DAY
Bronx: 11 am x 5 pm
Location:
Willis Avenue between East 147th Street and East 148th Street
Closure: Same as location

Monday, August 20, 2018

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
Manhattan: At the discretion of NYPD
Locations:
46th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
48th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
49th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
51st Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
53rd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between 46th Street and 53rd Street
5th Avenue between 46th Street and 53rd Street
Rockefeller Plaza between 48th Street and 51st Street
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following unknown individual depicted in the attached photos and video in regards to a grand larceny within the confines of the 103 Precinct / Transit District #20. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m. inside the Sutphin Boulevard Archer Avenue subway station, a 69 year old female was riding aboard a southbound “J” train when it entered the station. When the doors opened an unknown male individual snatched the phone the victim was holding and fled the train and exited the station. No injuries were reported, the phone had an estimated value of $600.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Black, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a burgundy jacket and pants suit 

Photos were taken after the incident 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: 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. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Sunday August 12, 2018, at approximately 3:12 p.m. inside of 680 Tinton Avenue, the individual stabbed the 37-year-old male victim numerous times in the neck and body with a knife following a dispute. The individual fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to an area hospital in critical but stable condition. 

The individual was identified as:

  • Romero, Edwin 
  • 32-year-old male, 5’6″, 180lbs, hair in cornrows, with a beard and goatee
  • Last seen wearing a white shirt with a photograph on its front, pants with the American flag graphic all over it 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: 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 surveillance video and photos regarding a nine (9) incident grand larceny pattern that occurred within the confines of the 14th, 28th, and 13th Precincts. Details are as follows: 

Incident #1 (14 Pct): It was reported that on Monday, March 5, 2018 at approximately 2:10 p.m. a 29-year-old female victim was inside of a bar located at 108 West 40th Street when she noticed her wallet was missing from inside her bag. The victim was notified by her bank that there were suspicious transactions made with her credit card. 

Incident #2 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Friday, May 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a 30-year-old female victim was inside of a bar located at 325 Lenox Avenue when she noticed her wallet was missing from inside her purse. The victim was notified by her bank that there were four unauthorized transactions made with two of her credit cards.  

Incident #3 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a 30-year-old female victim was inside of a restaurant located at 331 Lenox Avenue when she noticed her iPhone and credit cards had been removed from her purse. The victim was notified by her bank that there were suspicious transactions made with her credit card. 

Incident #4 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a 35-year-old female victim was inside of a lounge located at 310 Lenox Avenue when she noticed her jacket had been removed with her wallet and credit card inside. 

Incident #5 (13 Pct): It was reported that on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 6:54 p.m. a 50-year-old female victim was inside of a restaurant located at 249 Park Avenue South when she noticed her purse was removed from her bag, containing $300 and her credit card. The victim was notified by her bank that there was a suspicious transaction made with her credit card.  

Incident #6 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Friday, June 15, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m. a 65-year-old female victim was inside of a bar located at 200 Lenox Avenue when she noticed her credit cards and $200 had been removed from her purse. The victim was notified by her bank that there was a suspicious transaction made with her credit card.  

Incident #7 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Monday, June 18, 2018 at approximately 6:15 p.m. a 26-year-old female victim was inside of a bar 2128 8th Avenue when her wallet was removed from a bar counter. The victim was notified by her bank that there were suspicious transactions made with her credit card totaling $1,220.  

Incident #8 (13 Pct): It was reported that on Friday, June 29, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a 29-year-old female victim was inside of a restaurant located at 250 Park Avenue South when she noticed her wallet was missing from inside her bag. The victim was notified by her bank that there was a suspicious transaction made with her credit card.  

Incident #9 (28 Pct): It was reported that on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 11:32 p.m. a 32-year-old female victim was inside of a restaurant located at 2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard when she noticed her wallet was missing from inside her bag. The victim was notified by her bank that there was a suspicious transaction made with her credit card.  

There were no injuries reported in the above incidents. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male black, approximately 5’8″ to 6’0″, 150 to 160 lbs 

The photos and video were retrieved from the locations of incidents #1 and #9.  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching incident within the confines of the 72 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, August 10, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the individual followed the victim into a church, located in the vicinity of 5th Avenue and 48 Street. While talking to the victim, the individual proceeded to touch the victim’s midsection over the pants two times.  The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, Hispanic, 5’8″, 140lbs, 50 to 60 years-old, wearing a dark blue shirt, black shoes, glasses.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: 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 wanted in connection to several grand larcenies that occurred within the confines of the 66 and 72 Precincts. The recovered video is from the first incident. Details are as follows: 

Incident #1 (66 Pct): It was reported to police that on Monday August 6, 2018, at approximately 2:41 p.m. inside of a northbound “D” train at the 55 Street station, the individual snatched the 24-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled the station in an unknown direction.  

Incident #2 (72 Pct): It was reported to police that on Monday August 6, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m. inside of a northbound “N” train at the 59 Street station, the individual snatched the 20-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled the station in an unknown direction. 

  • The first individual is described as a male, black, 17 to 19 years old; last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts with a white “Nike” logo 
  • The second individual is described as a male, black, 17 to 19 years old; last seen wearing a black shirt, pink shorts and black sneakers 
  • The third individual is described as a male, black, 17 to 19 years old; last seen wearing a white shirt, light colored jeans and light colored sneakers 

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

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WANTED: Burglary (Manhattan)

 

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

It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 20, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the individual made entry through the front door of the apartment located in the vicinity of 5 Avenue and West 13 Street, confines of the 6 Precinct. The individual removed approximately $2,300 worth of items when he was inside of location.  

The individual is:

  • A male, Black, approximately 50 years of age and has a bald head
  • He was last seen wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Strangulation (Bronx)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a strangulation within the confines of the 45 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on July 5, 2018 at approximately 9:05 p.m. the individual followed the 24 year-old female victim to her residence in the vicinity of Buhre Avenue and Mahan Avenue. Once at her residence, the individual proceeded to follow her into the 1st floor stairwell landing, and used his hands to smother her by covering her mouth and nose. The victim fell to the ground and resisted at which point he fled the location. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, light skinned, approximately 5’5″  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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

It has been reported to police that on Friday, June 22, 2018 at approximately 2:00  a.m. three individuals approached the 27-year-old male in front Piano Bar, located at 158 Ludlow Street within the confines of the 7th Precinct. The individual ordered the victim to get into their vehicle, and after obeying, was ordered to ingest an unknown substance. The individuals brought the victim to Banco Popular, located at 1170 Castle Hill Avenue, and demanded that the victim remove money. Once they took $260 in cash, the individuals dropped the victim off in the vicinity of Bruckner Boulevard and East Tremont Avenue within the confines of the 45 Precinct.  Prior to being released, the individuals removed the victim’s debit card, an iPhone, and Longines wrist watch. The Person of Interest depicted in the photo is described as follows: 

  • Male, 25 to 35 years-old, with a black mustache and beard  

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the 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 individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday August 13, 2018, at approximately 5:50 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 139 Street, the individual followed the 8-year-old male victim into the vestibule of the building and tried to snatch his cell phone from his hands. A brief struggle for the phone ensued and the individual managed to rip the phone away from the victim; he then fled the building on foot northbound on St. Ann’s Avenue.  

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, black, 6’0″, 150lbs; last seen wearing a gray shirt, black 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: Grand Larceny ( Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual(s) in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the 114 Precinct/PSA 9. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on August 14, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Individual #1 called the 90 year-old female victim on her house phone and stated that he was her loved one, and that he was involved in a car accident and was subsequently arrested. Individual #1 further stated to the victim that he needed money in order to be bailed out of jail.  He then gave the phone to Individual #2, who stated he was a lawyer, and told the victim that he needed $7,500 in cash in order to bail her loved one out of jail. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the individual depicted in the attached photos arrived at the victim’s apartment on 36th Avenue and received the cash and left. It was later determined that the victim’s loved one was not involved in a motor vehicle accident, nor did he have any contact with law enforcement, and further never contacted the victim. The individual depicted in the photographs is described as follows: 

  • Male, white, 5’9″ to 5’10” 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual who is wanted in connection to a robbery which occurred within the confines of the 120 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on June 19, 2018 at approximately 9:35 p.m.  the 59-year-old victim was sitting down waiting for the bus at the corner of Forest Avenue and Broadway. Two male individuals approached the victim when he was looking at his cell phone. The first individual punched the victim in the face, snatched the cell phone from his hand and threw it to the ground. The second individual picked up the cell phone from the ground and fled the scene with the other individual. The first individual was placed under arrest and the second individual is wanted in connection to the robbery. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 13 to 16 years of age, approximately 4’10” in height, with a slim build
  • Last seen wearing a blue tee-shirt 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 of a 8-year-old Boy (Bronx)

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 in the Bronx within the confines of the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Monday August 13, 2018, at approximately 1750 hours, inside of a residential building in the vicinity of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 139 Street, the individual followed the 8-year-old male victim into the vestibule of the building and tried to snatch his cell phone from his hands. A brief struggle for the phone ensued and the individual managed to rip the phone away from the victim; he then fled the building on foot northbound on St. Ann’s Avenue.

The individual is described as:

  • Black male
  • 6’0″
  • 150lbs;
  • last seen wearing a gray shirt, black 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.

(RMA# 2048-18)

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NYPD Detectives Based Overseas Help Catch International Fugitives (NBC)

(Jonathan Dienst and David Paredes/NBC New York)- When a father was accused of dumping his 8-month-old child into the East River earlier this month, NYPD detectives based overseas were the ones who helped track him to Thailand.

NYPD Intelligence Sgt. Edward Lee is based in Singapore and meets regularly with his counterparts with the Royal Thai Police. With a couple of calls, Thai authorities were notified to be on the lookout, and they were standing at the ready to deny the suspect entry to their country as soon as his plane landed.

“We have a great working relationship,” said Sgt. Lee, who has been embedded in various police departments across Asia over the last three years. 

“I was able to reach out to them and have them deny entry until I arrived.”

Deputy Commissioner Miller said having detectives working alongside foreign counterparts, speaking the language, meeting regularly, makes a big difference.

“You can run fast, you can run far, and any law enforcement agency can figure out how to chase you,” Miller said.

“What we want to be positioned as is, rather than chasing you, we are waiting for you when you get there.”

 

 

Read the full story at NBC [HERE].

Read more about the international liaison program on the NYC Police Foundation website [HERE].

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual who is wanted in connection to a Bank Robbery which occurred within the confines of the 68 precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Sunday August 5, 2018,  at approximately 1:40 p.m. the individual entered the TD Bank located at 9904 4 Avenue and approached the bank teller. The individual then passed a note demanding money. The teller complied and gave the individual an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the location in an unknown direction. 

The individual is:

  •  A light-skinned male; last seen wearing a beige hat, a light blue surgical mask, a green shirt and he had on dark colored gloves 

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photographs/video for questioning in regards to a robbery incident that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precincts. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to the police that on Saturday June 09, 2018 at 11:33 p.m. in front of 55 East Tremont Street, a 34 year old male victim was approached by two unidentified individuals, where one of the individuals produced a firearm and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and then both individuals removed a gold chain and a bracelet from the victim before fleeing in an unknown direction.  

They are described as follows: 

  • Individual#1: Male black, approximately 6′.0″, 180 to 200lbs., and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a Nike logo and a light colored pants 
  • Individual#2: Male Black, 6′.00″, unknown ages, approximately 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray pants

No injuries sustained as a result of the incident. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the three (3) individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos and video wanted for questioning in regard to a robbery within the confines of the 13th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at approximately 4:40 a.m. inside of a diner located at 109 West 14th Street, a 23-year-old female victim got into a dispute with three unidentified individuals. The victim had taken a cellphone video of the unidentified individuals and the unidentified individuals attempted to take the phone from the victim to delete the video. Individual #1 did forcibly remove the victim’s phone. Individual #2 did choke the victim, by placing her head between his arms, rendering her unconscious, and threw her to the floor. Individuals #1 and #3 punched the victim in the face causing lacerations to her chin, a swollen lip, and bleeding from her mouth. The unidentified individuals then fled the location in an unknown direction. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1: Is a male Black, last seen wearing all black and a gold chain with a pendant that says “2X.”
  • Individual #2: Is a male Black, with a bald head and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, white sneakers, and denim shorts 
  • Individual #3: Is a female Black, with blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a pink baseball hat, white shoes, and gray sweatpants 

 Surveillance photos of individual #2 and video of all three individuals are taken from the vicinity of the stated 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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Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 73 Precinct. A photograph of the missing is attached and available at DCPI. The circumstances are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Sheppard, Jahzir
  • 10-year-old male
  • 720 Mother Gatson Boulevard
  • Brooklyn, NY

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, inside of 720 Stone Avenue, at approximately 8:30 a.m.

The missing is described as:

  • A male, Black, 4’7″ tall, 90lbs, brown eyes, brown hair
  • Last seen wearing   a white/black/gray camouflage t-shirt, 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: Investigate Shots Fired (Manhattan)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the four (4) individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos and video wanted for questioning in regard to an investigation of shots fired within the confines of the 24 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 2:15 p.m. one of the unidentified individuals discharged a firearm several times in the rear of 865 Columbus Avenue. The individuals then fled on foot in an unknown direction. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1: Is a male Black, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, and gray pants
  • Individual #2: Is a male Black, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a black cap, black T-shirt, and black shorts 
  • Individual #3: Is a male Black, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white tank top, and black pants
  • Individual #4: Is a male Black, in his 20’s, last seen wearing a white T-shirt, and dark pants 

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM 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 75 Precinct/Transit District 33. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Saturday August 11, 2018, at approximately 4:40 a.m. inside of the Grant Avenue “A” subway station, the two individuals (a male and a female) punched the 62-year-old male victim, an on-duty MTA Train Conductor, in the face following a dispute. The two individuals fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim suffered bruising and small lacerations to his face; he was subsequently treated by EMS.  

  • The first individual is described as a dark-skinned male; last seen wearing a red shirt and gray pants
  • The second individual is described as a dark-skinned female with glasses; last seen wearing a gray dress

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 individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 43 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, August 10, 2018 at approximately 4:05 p.m. the individual approached the 31 year-old male victim in the vicinity of White Plains Road and Lafayette Avenue as he was entering his vehicle.  The individual proceeded to display a firearm and place it to the back of the victim’s head. After a brief struggle, the individual was able to remove the victim’s gold chain and fled to parts unknown. He is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, thin build, 22 to 27 years-old, 5’8″ to 5’10”
  • He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts with a NIKE check on them, and a black baseball hat 

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: Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the vehicle and operator depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding a leaving the scene of an accident incident that occurred within the confines of the 101 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. a vehicle collision occurred involving an eleven-year-old victim riding a bicycle at the intersection of Healy Street and Dickens Street. Police determined the bicyclist turned southbound on Dickens Street from Healy Street when he was struck head on by a black sedan travelling northbound on Dickens Street. The bicyclist became airborne upon collision and came to rest on the street several car lengths from the initial impact location. The vehicle did not remain at the scene. The victim sustained internal injuries and was transported to Long Island Jewish Hospital via EMS, where he is listed in stable condition. The investigation remains ongoing. 

  • The vehicle is described as a black four sedan

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (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 14 Precinct in Manhattan. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Money, August 13, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m. the individual entered TD Bank, located at 469 Seventh Avenue and demanded cash.  The individual removed $500 from the teller and fled east bound on 36th Street.  He is described as follows:   

  • Male, black, thin build, 30 to 40 years-old, 5’10” tall and 180 lbs., last seen wearing a blue cap and gray shirt  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Officers Form Street Cricket Program

In 2017 The NYPD Cricket Team competed in the World Police & Fire Games in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, our team did not medal in the 2017 Games, but the team was extremely successful in developing relationships with their peers. Relationships that they carried over 4,000 miles from Ireland to the Boys and Girls Club in Brooklyn NY. With the support and inspiration of Inspector David McCausland, Captain of the NYPD Cricket Team, Sergeant Mahaan Chandu, NYPD Specialized Training Section and Police Officer Adrian Bishop, NYPD Transit District 32 have formed the “Street Cricket Program”. This program is an extremely unique way for Officers to connect with inner-city youths. Officers volunteer their time to the members of the Boys and Girls Club teaching the basic skills of Cricket. The Street Cricket Program’s focus is to pair NYPD Police Officers with youth community members in an interactive challenging environment. Participating Officers are responsible for organizing activities and teaching essential Cricket skills. The close interaction with the children allows our officers to step outside of their law enforcement roles and serve as mentors to the participants. The Street Cricket Program hosts weekly clinics at the Brooklyn Boys and Girls Club in the spring, summer and fall months.

“Our goal is to develop a team of strong players and citizens to compete against other youth programs in the metropolitan area – Sgt. Mahaan Chandu, NYPD

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 122 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, August 10, 2018 at approximately 5:25 p.m. the individual entered New Targee Cleaners, located at 1132 Targee Street and displayed a knife to the victim. The individual made a verbal demand for cash and ordered the victim and two others that were inside the establishment to get down on the floor. The individual and victim struggled during which time the victim received a small laceration to her abdomen. The individual removed approximately $500 in cash. The victim refused medical attention at the scene. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, 20 to 25 years-old, approximately 6’0″ 

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 (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached surveillance photo and video in regards to a focible touching incident within the confines of the 43 Precinct. The details are as follows: 

On August 10, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. the victim, a 20 year-old female was walking with her sister past 1310  Elder Avenue when an individual grabbed her from behind and began to kiss her neck, grope her breast and genital area.  The individual then began to grind his pelvic area against the victim’s buttocks and the two women screamed. The individual then fled the scene.   

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

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 78 Precinct, Transit District 32. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 11:40 p.m. while on the southbound Q train platform inside of the 7 Avenue train station, the unknown individual was observed laying down on a bench and masturbating in public view for approximately 20 minutes. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, approximately 35-years-old, 5’10” tall, 180 pounds, with a heavy build, a medium complexion, curly black hair
  • Last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 30 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday August 10, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of West 147 Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the suspect approached the 23-year-old male victim from behind, displayed a handgun and attempted to remove his property. When the victim resisted, the individual placed him a rear chokehold that caused the victim to lose consciousness. The individual then removed the victim’s cell phone, wallet, backpack and $1,000 in cash; he fled the building on foot in an unknown direction. The victim suffered bruising to his neck and was treated at the scene by EMS. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A dark-skinned male with a beard, mustache, black sunglasses and a black backpack; last seen wearing a white shirt with the words “R.I.P Youth” on its front and a graphic of a tombstone with an upside down house on its back, gray sweatpants and black sneakers. 

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

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within the confines of the 113th Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, August 10, 2018 at approximately 6:50 p.m. a 51-year-old male victim was walking on the sidewalk at the intersection of Brewer Boulevard and Sayres Avenue when he was approached by a group of five males. The unidentified males proceeded to tackle the victim and kicked him in the head, in the right arm, and about the body. The unidentified males then fled the location on foot north on Brewer Boulevard, west on 112 Road, and on to parts unknown. EMS responded and transported the victim to North Shore Hospital in stable condition for treatment of a broken arm, facial lacerations, and bruising throughout his body. The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Male, black, between 15 to 18 years-old 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, August 11, 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 locationLITTLE 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

SUMMER STREETS (Until August 18, 2018)
Manhattan: 0700 x 1300
Locations: Route:
Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street Lafayette Street between Reade Street and East 10th Street Cooper Square between Astor Place and Fourth Avenue Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street (Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street) East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue Rest Stops:
Centre Street between Reade Street and Worth Street Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street Astor Place between Broadway and Fourth Avenue East 8th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

GODDARD RIVERSIDE AMSTERDAM AVENUE FAIR
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Amsterdam Avenue between 79th Street and 86th Street
Closure: Same as location

OLD TIMERS STICKBALL GAME
Manhattan: 1200 x 1800
Location:
Rutgers Street between Cherry Street and Madison Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS JUNGLEGYM 2018 SUMMER SERIES
Manhattan: 1100 x 1500
Location:
East 115th Street between Park Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS NORTH SLOPE SUMMER STROLLS (1)
Brooklyn: 1700 x 2100
Location:
5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Dean Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS CIRCLE THE SQUARE MOVIE NIGHTS
Bronx: 1800 x 2100
Location:
Lane Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Overing Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELMONT 2 WEEKEND WALKS (6)
Bronx: 1200 x 1500
Location:
East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue Hughes Avenue between Crescent Avenue and East 187th Street
Closure: Same as location
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

DOT WEEKEND WALKS DOYERS STREET SEASONAL STREET (July 01 through Sept 30, 2018)
Manhattan: 1000 x 1900
Location:
Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery
Closure: Same as location

DOMINICAN DAY PARADE
Manhattan: 1200 x 1600
Formation:
36th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue 37th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue 38th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue
Route:
6th Avenue between 36th Street and 52nd Street
Dispersal:
52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

WORLD TRADE CENTER BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place
Closure: Same as location

STEINWAY STREET BID STREET FESTIVAL
Queens: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Steinway Street between 28th Avenue and 34th Avenue
Closure: Same as location

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in connection to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at some time after 10:30 p.m. at the corner of 69 Road and 76 Street, an unknown individual removed approached a parked and unoccupied black Chevrolet SUV and broke the rear driver’s side window with an unknown object. Upon doing so, the individual reached in the vehicle and removed a laptop case containing an HP laptop, and a Michael Kors purse containing a Florida driver’s license and a credit card. The individual attempted to use the credit card at a later time, which the transaction was denied. 

The individual is described as:

  • An adult male Hispanic, with brown eyes and black hair
  • Last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark colored pants and black sneakers. He was seen fleeing the location in a black four-door sedan

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 81 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • McIntosh, Cleveland
  • 81-year-old male
  • 427 Halsey Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11221

 It was reported to the police that Cleveland McIntosh was last seen on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Halsey Street. He is described as being approximately 5’7″ tall, weighing 160 lbs., with white hair. He was last seen wearing a black hat, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black sandals.  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Making Graffiti (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a bias incident that occurred within the confines of the 62 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Saturday August 4, 2018, at approximately 2:36 p.m. at 8508 20 Avenue (Green Food Supermarket), the individual used a stencil to spray paint an anti-Chinese statement on the exterior of the location. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A light-skinned male, with a cap on his head; he wore a shirt, shorts, sneakers and he carried a large bag 

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

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 50 Precinct/Transit District 3. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 5:20 p.m. inside of a moving northbound “1” train, the 26-year-old victim sat down next to unknown female individual. The unknown female became annoyed and repeatedly nudged the victim. The victim went to get up from her seat and individual came up from behind her, pulled her hair and punched her multiple times in the head. The individual got off at the Broadway and West 225 Street station and fled in an unknown direction. The complainant refused medical attention at the scene. 

The individual is described as:

  • A female Black, late 40’s,weighing approximately 160lbs and has short orange hair
  • She was last seen wearing a maroon shirt, maroon scrubs and black sneakers 

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

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 50 Precinct/Transit District 3. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 5:20 p.m. inside of a moving northbound “1” train, the 26-year-old victim sat down next to unknown female individual. The unknown female became annoyed and repeatedly nudged the victim. The victim went to get up from her seat and individual came up from behind her, pulled her hair and punched her multiple times in the head. The individual got off at the Broadway and West 225 Street station and fled in an unknown direction. The complainant refused medical attention at the scene. 

The individual is described as:

  • A female Black, late 40’s,weighing approximately 160lbs and has short orange hair
  • She was last seen wearing a maroon shirt, maroon scrubs 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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Queens man arrested for graffiti found with arsenal of weapons (AMNY)

(Abigail Weinberg/AMNY)- Police arrested a 28-year-old man for alleged vandalism of city trains and discovered an arsenal of weapons in his Queens apartment last week.

Police found that the graffiti suspect, Keylan Levine, had 1,542 cans of spray paint, an assault rifle modified with a bump stock, a .25 caliber pistol and ammunition, and other weapons in his Ridgewood apartment when they searched it on Aug. 2. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property, possession of a large capacity ammunition feed device, criminal mischief, making graffiti and criminal trespass. He had previously been arrested for spray-painting a PATH train in 2013.

Detective Nino Nevarra, a first grade detective in the Transit Bureau Special Operations District, led the investigation that resulted in Levine’s arrest. Nevarra, who has been on the job more than 30 years, found footage of Levine in the home of another graffiti writer who had been arrested in 2017.

Read more via AM New York [HERE]. 

 

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WANTED: Arson Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached surveillance photo wanted for questioning in connection an arson pattern within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct. The details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. inside 490 8th Avenue (McDonald’s), a 21-year-old restaurant employee became aware of smoke emanating from the bathroom and called 911. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that an unidentified male  intentionally set the contents of a trash can on fire inside of the bathroom. Only minor damage caused to the trash can no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

 Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. inside 488 8th Avenue (Famiglia), a 34-year-old restaurant employee became aware of smoke emanating from the bathroom and called 911. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the male intentionally set the contents of a trash can on fire inside of the bathroom. Only minor damage caused to the trash can and no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A male Black, in his twenties; last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, eyeglasses, white t-shirt and dark pants

 All the photos were taken from the vicinity of the incident location on Sunday, August 5th 2018. 

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: Public Lewdness (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 107 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday August 3, 2018, at approximately 3:40 a.m.  in the vicinity of 65 Avenue and 174 Street, the individual masturbated in front of the 47-year-old female victim while she sat inside of her car. The victim drove away from the individual and sought help at a nearby gas station. The individual followed the victim to the gas station and fled the scene when he saw the victim use her cell phone to take his picture. The individual ran westbound on the Horace Harding Expressway service road. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, white, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ to 6’0″, with a beard and a tattoo on his left forearm
  • Last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a blue tank top, beige shorts and black and gold sneakers

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

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

 

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

Each victim in this pattern is female.  The following has been reporting to police: 

1: On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m. the individual approached the 27 year-old female victim in front of 34-19 33rd Street and displayed a knife to her.  The individual proceeded to remove $120 in cash from the victim’s purse and fled. 

2: On Sunday, July 29, 2018 at approximately 11:05 p.m. the individual approached the 23 year-old female in front 30-62 36 Street and demanded money.  The individual proceeded to lift up his shirt, showing the victim a large knife.  He removed $60 in cash and fled. 

3: On Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m. the individual approached the 21 year-old female on the corner of 43 Street and 31 Avenue and punched her in the back of her head. The individual proceeded to choke the victim and removed her wallet, which contained multiple credit cards and $30 in cash. The victim walked into New York Presbyterian Hospital of Queens where she received treatment for cuts and scrapes. 

4: On Friday, August 3, 2018 at approximately 12:52 a.m. the individual approached the 29 year-old female victim as she was entering her residence in the vicinity of 43rd Street and 34 Avenue.  The individual proceeded to push the victim into the lobby of her residence and attempted to forcibly remove the victim’s bag.  He then fled with no proceeds. 

5: On Sunday, August 5, 2018 at approximately 12:43 a.m. the individual approached the 28 year-old female victim in front of 34-35 29 Street and grabbed her from behind and put her in a chokehold.  The individual proceeded to remove the victim’s pocketbook, which contained multiple credit cards and fled. 

The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, 6’0″, thin build, early 20’s 
  • He was last seen wearing red sneakers. In the last incident, the individual was wearing a surgical mask

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 47 Precinct/Transit District 12. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Thursday July 19, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m. inside of the Burke Avenue “2/5” subway station, the individual masturbated in front of the 57-year-old female victim (an on-duty MTA Station Agent inside of an MTA booth). The individual then fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male, black, 20 to 25 years old, 150lbs; last seen wearing a red bandana around his head, a green and red shirt with the words “Burkina Faso” across its chest, green sweatpants, white sneakers and he carried a black shoulder bag. 

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

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WANTED: Unidentified Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph. Details are as follows: 

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. an unidentified female did enter the 77th Precinct and state that she is unaware of her name or address. 

The individual is described as:

  • A female, black, 81-years-old, 140 pounds, thin build, medium complexion and gray hair
  • She was last seen wearing a black head wrap, multi-colored dress, black sandals, and a black, white, and yellow shirt. She is missing her two front and lower teeth and speaks Creole. 

Anyone with information regarding the above individual 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: Unidentified Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph. Details are as follows: 

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. an unidentified female did enter the 77th Precinct and state that she is unaware of her name or address. 

The individual is described as:

  • A female, black, 81-years-old, 140 pounds, thin build, medium complexion and gray hair
  • She was last seen wearing a black head wrap, multi-colored dress, black sandals, and a black, white, and yellow shirt. She is missing her two front and lower teeth and speaks Creole. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 44 Precinct in the Bronx. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Horsham, Cyril
  • 71-year-old male black
  • 1275 Grant Avenue, Apt#7F
  • Bronx, NY

 It was reported to the police that Cyril Horsham was last seen Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. inside of his residence. He is described as being approximately 6’2″ tall, weighing 170 lbs., medium build, mustache, medium complexion, salt and pepper hair, partially bald, brown eyes with eye glasses. He was last seen wearing a brown fisherman’s hat, black pants, black t-shirt and gray shoes.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 44 Precinct in the Bronx. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Horsham, Cyril
  • 71-year-old male black
  • 1275 Grant Avenue, Apt#7F
  • Bronx, NY

 It was reported to the police that Cyril Horsham was last seen Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. inside of his residence. He is described as being approximately 6’2″ tall, weighing 170 lbs., medium build, mustache, medium complexion, salt and pepper hair, partially bald, brown eyes with eye glasses. He was last seen wearing a brown fisherman’s hat, black pants, black t-shirt and gray shoes.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Children (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two missing children who were last seen in Brooklyn within the confines of the 73rd Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

It was reported to police that the missing siblings were last seen on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at approximately 8:00 a.m. when they left for a food program located across the street from their residence on Amboy Street.  The 12-year old female was last seen wearing blue jeans and purple shoes.  The 9-year-old male is  was last seen wearing black pants and white sneakers.

Missing:

  • Lala Washington
  • 12-year-old female
  • 5’3″
  • 105 lbs.
  • Brooklyn, NY

 

  • Andrew Hillard
  • 9-year-old male
  • 5’1″
  • 100 lbs.
  • Brooklyn, NY

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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Bronx Community Complaints Lead to Closing of Store Selling Toxic K2

“This closure is the result of outstanding collaborative work between our NCOs, various investigatory units and the Legal Bureau to address numerous community complaints,” said Deputy Inspector Erik Hernandez the commanding officer of the 47 Precinct.

Last month members of the NYPD, including 47 Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO), the Narcotics Division, and the Legal Bureau’s Civil Enforcement Unit conducted the nuisance abatement closing of a location that had been selling K2 in the Bronx. The closure followed an investigation initiated after 47 Precinct Police Officers Charles Alexander and John McLoughlin, both Neighborhood Coordination Officers, had received numerous complaints from community members about K2 being sold at a deli located on White Plains Road.

The two Neighborhood Coordination Officers collaborated with the New York City Sheriff’s Office to conduct a business inspection that resulted in the seizure of 1000 packets of K2 and an arrest for criminal sale of controlled substance. The brand of K2 that was seized was determined to be the same toxic batch that caused 49 overdose cases in Brooklyn earlier this year. This operation caught the attention of various units and resulted in the collaboration that made the closing of the location possible.

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WANTED: Bank Robbery Pattern (Manhattan)

 

****Update Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:24 a.m.**** 

The following incident has been added to the pattern below: 

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 5:36 p.m. an unidentified individual entered Chase Bank, located at 302 West 12th Street. within the confines of the 6th Precinct, made verbal demands for money and displayed a note indicating the same. The teller complied and gave the individual $1,000.  

The perpetrator is described as:

  • A male White, approximately in his mid-30’s, 5’8″ tall, with a thin build
  • He was clean shaven, wearing black sunglasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black back pack 

Anyone with information in regards to this bank robbery pattern 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. 

****Update Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:45 a.m.**** 

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, additional video has been obtained from incident #2 (885 6th Avenue) and #3 (TD bank 165 Chambers).

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual who is wanted for questioning in connection to two bank robberies that occurred within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct. Details are as follows: 

Incident#1 It was reported to police that on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at approximately 1:40 p.m. an unidentified male entered Investors Bank located at 267 5th Avenue, passed a demand note to the teller but fled the location on foot without money. 

Incident#2 It was reported to police that on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at approximately 1:57 p.m. an unidentified male entered TD Bank located at 885 Avenue of the Americas, passed a demand note to the teller and fled with $600 southbound on 6th Avenue. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. 

Individual is described as:

  •  A male White in his 30’s, 5’7″, 145lbs who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants 

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. 

****UPDATE 8/4/18****

The following incident has been added to the above pattern: 

It has been reported to police that on Saturday, August 04, 2018 at approximately 1:50 p.m. the individual entered TD Bank, located at 166 Chambers Street and passed a note demanding cash. The individual removed

$500 in cash and fled. 

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.

****UPDATE 8/6/18****

The following incident has been added to the above pattern:

It has been reported to police that on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at approximately 2:22 p.m. the individual entered TD Bank, located at 182 Broadway, within the confines of the 1st Precinct, and passed a note demanding cash. The individual removed $736 dollars and fled the location southbound on Broadway towards Maiden Lane and on to parts unknown. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Individual is described as:

  • A male White in his 30’s, 5’7″, 145lbs
  • Who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark cargo shorts 

Anyone with information in regards to this bank robbery pattern 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: Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual and vehicle depicted in the attached video in connection to an endangering the welfare of a child incident that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in front of 1540 Longfellow Avenue, the 11-year-old female victim was walking on the sidewalk when a Toyota SUV pulled alongside her. The unknown male operator was waving money in his hand and asked the victim if she wanted it. As the victim approached the vehicle the male exposed his genitals to her. The victim quickly walked away. The male fled northbound on Longfellow Avenue toward East 174 Street. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male with a light complexion. He was operating a blue Toyota Highlander, possibly a 2016-2018 model

 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 male depicted in the attached video surveillance wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 20, 2018 at approximately 12:57 p.m. in front of 25-10 30 Road, an unidentified male engaged a 28-year-old male victim in a verbal dispute prior to punching him in the face. The victim was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 26 years of age, 5’8″ and a medium build
  • He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, white shorts and a dark colored baseball hat with the work “Yankee” affixed to it

Anyone with information in regard 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 (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 112 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday July 11, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in front of a residential building in the vicinity of 76 Road and Grand Central Parkway, the individual approached the 22-year-old female victim from behind and squeezed her buttocks. The victim shoved the individual away from her and he ran to 76 Road and 113 Street where he entered a black 4 door sedan and fled westbound on 113 Street. 

  • The individual is described as a male, with a black tee shirt, green pants and a dark colored baseball cap 

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

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WANTED: Assault to a Police Officer (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an Assault on a Police Officer within the confines of the 67 Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Monday, August 6, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the victim, a New York Police Department Detective, was on the corner of Martense Street and Nostrand Avenue on duty when he was struck in the head with a beer bottle that was thrown from inside a crowd of approximately 50 people that were protesting in front of Big Apple Nail Salon, located at 1426 Nostrand Avenue.  Officers at the scene transported the injured detective to an area hospital where he received treatment for a contusion and was released.  The individual is described as follows. 

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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Staten Islanders Getting Fit with the Finest during Workout Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, adults and kids alike gather on the South Shore of Staten Island to get fit with some of New York’s Finest. Police Officers Hadley and Steinhauser started hosting Workout Wednesdays in Bloomingdale Park in order to provide a positive outlet for students during summer vacation:

“Workout Wednesdays are a great way for us to connect with the community. We love bonding and building relationship with these families while doing something that’s healthy and informative for everyone,” said Police Officer Steinhauser. 

The workouts include a warm-up, drills, games, and even an obstacle course. Officers Hadley and Steinhauser encourage children and parents of all ages and abilities to come by for some fun in the park. Once the workout is over, all attendees are welcome to stay for a free lunch where they can get to know their local cops and neighbors. Each week, the officers invite representative from various units, such a Domestic Violence or Traffic, to come speak with the participants.

As the 123rd Precinct Youth Officers, Police Officers Hadley and Steinhauser have strong connections with some of the youngest members of the community. During the academic year they teach the Too Good for Drugs program and often mediate conflicts at schools.

For those interested in getting in shape with their local officers, Workout Wednesdays are held every Wednesday throughout the summer at 10 a.m. in Bloomingdale Park.

 

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WANTED: Menacing (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance locating the individual depicted in the attached photo regarding a menacing that occurred within the confines of the 47th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:20 a.m. in front of Barnes Avenue and East 211th Street, the individual pointed a firearm at a 53-year-old male and threaten to shoot him before fleeing into 3543 Barnes Avenue. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.  

The individual been identified as follows: 

  • Bucknor Jr., Alrick
  • 22-years-old male
  • 3543 Barnes Avenue
  • Bronx, NY

He is 6’0″, 180 Lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, medium complexion, athletic build, he has the word “Renee” tattooed on his arm. 

He was last seen wearing a green baseball cap, black sweatpants, green t-shirt and multi-colored sneakers.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male who is seen in the attached photo and is sought in connection with a public lewdness incident in Transit within the confines of the 88 Precinct/Transit District 32. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 2:40 p.m. aboard a southbound D Train en route to the Atlantic Avenue station, the victim, an 18-year-old female, observed an unidentified male seated across from her masturbating and attempting to conceal himself with his backpack. The victim detrained at Atlantic Avenue and reported the incident to the MTA. The unidentified male remained aboard. 

The unidentified male is:

  • Black, approximately 25 years old, 5’10”, 160lbs, with short and curly black hair
  • He was wearing gray jeans and a pink t-shirt, gray sneakers, mustache, beard, and has a tattoo on his left hand with the word “Royal” 

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: Unlawful Surveillance (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male who is sought in connection with an unlawful surveillance incident in Transit within the confines of the 13 Precinct/ Transit District 4. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. inside of the Union Square subway station, the victim, a 28-year-old female, was using a public restroom near the 4/5/6 line when she observed a hand holding a cellphone enter her stall from the adjacent stall. The victim exited the stall and observed an unidentified male exiting the restroom. The unidentified male fled the subway system, exiting at East 14 Street and Broadway.   

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

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at approximately 5:27 p.m. the individual approached the 19 year-old male victim in front 473 6th Avenue and attempted to shake his hand and engage him in conversation.  The victim attempted to walk away, at which point the individual punched him with a closed fist in his face. The victim lost possession of his debit card as well. The victim refused medical attention on scene. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, 5’8″ to 5’10, approximately 160lbs, dreadlocks, wearing an Argentine soccer jersey, blue hat, and tight gray pants, and eye glasses  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two males depicted in the attached surveillance photo and video in regards to a public lewdness incident within the confines of the 102 Precinct. The details are as follows:

On July 31, 2018 at 11:30 p.m.a 26 year-old female was walking along 108 Street when the individual exposed his genitals to her and began to follow her while masturbating.  He continued to follow her and waved to her.  The individual then fled the location in a light colored sedan.

The individual is described as:

  •  A Hispanic male, 20-30 years-old, 5’6” with a beard.  He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a baseball cap

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

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual and vehicle depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Sunday August 5, 2018, at approximately 1:15 a.m.  in front of 41-10 29 Street, the individual punched the 35-year-old male victim in the face following a confrontation. The victim’s head hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness. He was removed to an area hospital in critical condition. The individual fled the scene northbound on 29 Street inside of a white Sport Utility Vehicle. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A bald dark-skinned male; last seen wearing a light colored long sleeved shirt and jeans 

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

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Manhattan Housing Officers Make Arrest Following Shots Fired Call

“We work hand and hand with the community…when they have a problem they can call us directly. We’re always in the same area so we know who’s who and can resolve problems quickly,” said Neighborhood Coordination Officer Vogel.

On July 11th, Police Officers Vogel, Tutku, and Gniazdo responded to a shots fired call within the confines of Police Service Area 4 in Manhattan. When they arrived at the Chelsea Elliot Houses, the officers recovered several shell casings. Although the shooter had fled the scene, the officers canvassed the area for further information.

As they continued investigating the incident, the officers worked with local business owners to obtain clear video footage of the shooting. Due to their extensive neighborhood knowledge, they immediately identified the suspects. Within five days, these neighborhood policing cops were able to work with the 10th Precinct Detective Unit to secure a search warrant. At the warrant location they made several arrests and recovered ammunition and magazines.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, August 04, 2018

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

Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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 25TH to Sunday Sept 9, 2018)

Manhattan: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street

Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

SUMMER STREETS (Until August 18, 2018)

Manhattan: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Locations: Route:

Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street

Lafayette Street between Reade Street and East 10th Street

Cooper Square between Astor Place and Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street

Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street

Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street

Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street (including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)

East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue Rest Stops:

Centre Street between Reade Street and Worth Street

Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street

Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street

Astor Place between Broadway and Fourth Avenue

East 8th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue

East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

 

FIREFRIGHTER WILLIAM E WOODION PLACE

Manhattan: 1:00 PM

Location:

East 118th Street and Park Avenue

Closure: None

 

TIMES SQUARE WEST SPECTACULAR

Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:

8th Avenue between 42nd Street and 54th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS CONEY ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Locations:

Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Bowery Street

Bowery Street between West 12th Street and West 15th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS ROOTS AT THE JUNCTION

Brooklyn: 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location:

Glenwood Road between Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

JAMS JAMAICA AVENUE FESTIVAL

Queens: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:

Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 169th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS COMMUNITY HEALTH DAY

Queens: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location:

Rockaway freeway between Beach 59th Street and Beach 56th Place

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELMONT 2 WEEKEND WALKS (5)

Bronx: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:

East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

Sunday, August 05, 2018

DOT WEEKEND WALKS DOYERS STREET SEASONAL STREET (July 01 through Sept 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Location:

Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery

Closure: Same as location

 

PAKISTAN DAY PARADE AND FAIR

Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Formation:

38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Route:

Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 28th Street

Dispersal:

Madison Avenue between 28th Street and 27th Street

Festival:

Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street

26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

Closure: At the Discretion of NYPD

 

LEXINGTON AVENUE SUMMER FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:

Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BROADWAY MERCHANTS BLOCK FESTIVAL

Brooklyn: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:

Broadway between Hart Street and DeKalb Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

STATEN ISLAND TRI/DUATHLON

Staten Island: 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:

Father Capodanno Boulevard between Sand Lane and Greeley Avenue

Closure: Same as location

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the males depicted in the attached photograph wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 79th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 6, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m. two males followed a 62-year-old male victim as he was walking in front of 666 Flushing Avenue. The males approached the victim from behind, placing him in the headlock and removed his wallet with $20. Both males fled northbound on Tomkins Avenue. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

Individual #1 is described as:

  •  A male Black, approximately 18-20 years-old, thin build; last seen wearing a red du-rag and no shirt

 Individual #2 is described as:

  •  A male Black, approximately 16-18 years-old, short, wavy hair; last seen wearing a white t-shirt and shorts

 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 43 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Saturday July 21, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m. an unknown individual posed as a customer and made a food delivery order from an area restaurant. When the 37-year-old male victim, the delivery person, arrived at 1163 Stratford Avenue one of the individuals kicked him down the stairs. The four individuals then punched him in the face and removed $40 in cash, his cell phone and the food order. The individuals fled the building on foot southbound on Stratford Avenue. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS. 

The first individual is a:

  •  Male, black, 16 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a white shirt, dark colored pants and gray sneakers

The second individual is a:

  •  Male, black, 16 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a white tank top and dark colored shorts

The third individual is a:

  •  Male, black, 16 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a black baseball cap, green and white hooded sweater, dark colored jeans and dark colored sneakers

The fourth individual is a:

  •  Male, black, 16 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a red du-rag, a gray shirt with the word “Pokémon” on its chest, 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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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following male wanted for questioning in connection to a commercial robbery within the confines of the 13th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at approximately 1130 hours, inside of 77 7th Avenue (Duane Reade), an unidentified male approached a 34-year-old store employee and made verbal threats, demanding money from the store’s safe. The male removed $4,388 dollars from the safe and fled on foot northbound on 7th Avenue. There were no injuries as result of this incident.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 40-50 years of age, with a beard 
  • He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a baseball hat, a black t-shirt, beige shorts, black sneakers, and a white wristwatch 

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 (Queens)

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 115 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:20 p.m. in front of 99-22 Northern Boulevard, an unidentified individual did smack with an open hand a 16-year-old female victims buttocks before fleeing in an unknown direction.  

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male Hispanic, light complexion, 35 to 40 years old, approximately 5’8″ tall, weighing 200 lbs., short black hair and a goatee
  • He was last seen wearing a camouflage sleeveless green shirt, black jeans pants and black boots 

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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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an assault (hate crime) within the confines of the 84th Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Monday, July 30, 2018 at approximately 9:55 a.m. a 29-year-old male victim was onboard a “B25” MTA Bus on Fulton Street.  An unidentified individual approached the male victim on the bus and struck the victim in the face with a closed fist and made an anti-white remark. The unidentified individual proceeded to get off the bus at the intersection of Fulton Street and Bond Street and fled on foot southbound on Bond Street. The victim suffered swelling and pain to the face.  

The unidentified individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, Black, approximately 5’10”, approximately 180-200 pounds, with an earring in his left ear
  • He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black baseball hat, a black sweatshirt, 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: Grand Larceny (Queens)

 

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

It has been reported to police that on July 30, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. the individuals backed up a dark colored minivan into the driveway of a residence located in the vicinity of 15th avenue and 216 Street, and removed a 2016 BMW motorcycle from the location.   

Video 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 (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 40 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Wednesday August 1, 2018, at approximately 2:57 a.m. in front of 720 Westchester Avenue, the two individuals approached the two victims, a 26-year-old female and a 32-year-old male. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money. That same individual struck the male victim with the handgun and removed his necklace. The second individual punched the female victim in the face before both individuals fled the scene on foot into 721 Tinton Avenue. 

The first individual is a:

  • Dark-skinned male, in his 20s, with a small Afro and eyeglasses
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, black jeans and white sneakers

 The second individual is:

  • A dark-skinned male, in his 20s
  • Last seen wearing a black and white hooded sweater, black 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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New York City Sees Safest July on Record

 

August 2 2018

New York, New York – July 2018 was the safest on record, marking a two percent decrease in the total number of index crimes reported from this same time last year.  This achievement places the department on track to finish 2018 under a total of 100,000 index crimes, which would be only the second time the NYPD has reached this milestone in the CompStat-era.

“It’s our precise focus on the real drivers of crime that enables us to keep reducing the shootings and the murders,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said. “But with these remarkable gains we’re making, even against already record-lows, it means that achieving further declines in crime and violence gets more difficult each year. So, everyone must participate.  No one can retreat.  Together – all 8.6 million New Yorkers, in every neighborhood – that’s how we’re making our way forward.”

“The bravest, most dedicated police force in the world never stops working to keep our City safe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “And it’s the department’s winning formula of working with New Yorkers to stop crime in its tracks that’s made this July the safest in the City’s history.  I have no doubt the women and men of the NYPD will remain laser focused on pushing crime even lower as we approach the end of the summer.”

Key highlights from this month’s crime statistics:

  • Year-to-date, overall index crimes are down nearly two percent;
  • There were 24 murders this month, tied for the lowest number on record since 2013 and down from 38 in 2017;
  • The city experienced the lowest July numbers on record for robberies;
  • There were 90 shooting incidents this month, the second lowest number on record, resulting in a decrease in shootings year-to-date.

There were 8,500 index crimes reported for July 2018 compared with 8,657 for July 2017.  This is a decrease of 157 crimes, or -1.8%.  There were 24 murders reported in July 2018, compared with 38 in July 2017.  This is a decrease of 14 crimes, or -36.8%.  There were 143 rapes reported in July 2018, compared with 133 in July 2017.  This is an increase of 10 crimes, or +7.5%.  There were 1,065 robberies reported in July 2018, compared with 1,243 in July 2017. This is the lowest July ever, and a reduction of 178 crimes or -14.3%.  There were 1,794 felonious assaults reported in July 2018, compared with 1,935 in July 2017.  This is a reduction of 141 crimes, or   -7.3%.  There were 1,037 burglaries reported in July 2018, compared with 1044 in July 2017. This is a reduction of 7 crimes, or -.7%.

There were 3,837 grand larcenies reported in July 2018, compared with 3,739 in July 2017.  This is an increase of 98 crimes, or +2.6%.  There were 600 grand larceny autos (GLA) reported in July 2018, compared with 525 in July 2017. This is an increase of 75 crimes, or +14.3%.

There were 1,344 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau year-to-date, compared with 1,383 in 2017. This is a decrease of 39 crimes, or -2.8%. For the month of July in transit, there were 198 crimes compared to 173 in July 2017. This is an increase of 25 crimes or +14.5%. There were 2,717 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau year-to-date, compared with 2,789 in 2017. This is a decrease of 72 crimes, or -2.6%. For the month of July in housing there were 409 crimes compared with 463 crimes reported in July 2017. This is a decrease of 54 crimes or -11.7%.

Looking to the month ahead, 300 Summer All Out officers are currently in place in commands across the city to reinforce the NYPD’s efforts to reduce crime in the season’s hottest months. Additionally, the department’s most recent class of more than 750 Police Academy graduates are now bolstering the uniformed presence in our 77 precincts.  These additional resources will not only support the department’s relentless efforts to continue to drive down city-wide crime, and also create positive momentum as the NYPD moves toward achieving its end-of-year goals.

 

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

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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 14th Precinct / Transit District 1.

Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 30, 2018, at approximately 2:10 p.m. inside of the 42nd Street Times Square subway station, a 24-year-old female victim was waiting for a Queens bound “7” train on the middle of the platform when she was approached by an unidentified individual. The unidentified individual touched the victim’s buttock. Both the victim and the unidentified individual board a Queens bound “7” train, where the individual then exited at an unknown station.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male, White Hispanic, 35-40 years old, approximately 5’8,” 200 lbs, with glasses
  • He was last seen wearing a multicolored tank top, beige shorts, and blue backpack

 A photo of the individual taken by the victim at 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: Public Lewdness (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 public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct/Transit District 1. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday July 16, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m. inside of a southbound “2” train at the 42 Street subway station, the individual masturbated in front of the 35-year-old female victim. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 50s
  • Last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a dark colored shirt, dark colored shorts and he carried a red 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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NYPD Special Ops Officers Rescue Woman From The East River

“It’s always a good feeling after rescuing someone. Regardless if the person in crisis doesn’t realize they need our help, we are there for them,” said Detective McGee.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) received a call for a man and woman in the water by the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge. Upon arriving, they were told that a Good Samaritan had jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the woman but he was unable to and took himself out of the East River.

The officers from ESU Truck 1 were able to spot the woman in the water near the bridge and tracked her down the river as the strong currents carried her south. As the officers approached the Manhattan Bridge (approximately one mile away), Police Officer Fulgieri and Detective McGee entered the water as Police Officer Fiske and Detective Norman held onto their line from the land to ensure their safety.

“We had to travel a significant distance to be able to get to her. the whole time we worked together with one goal in mind- to rescue this woman,” Police Officer Fiske said.

The officers were able to reach the 20-year-old woman, who was despondent and not wanting their help. The officers used their training and remained calm while they assured her they were there to help her. Eventually, the officers were able to strategically grab hold of her while an NYPD Harbor Unit boat arrived and were able to safely bring her on board. They then transported the woman back to Manhattan where EMS personnel transported her to the hospital.

 

If you are having thoughts of suicide, help is available. You have options and you are not alone. You can call NYC WELL (in NYC) 888-NYC-WELL, or 911 for an emergency. You can also text “Talk” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. If you know someone who might be in a crisis, you do not have to be an expert to help them. Get tips here: www.NYPDnews.com/TalkToMe

 

 

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WANTED: Burglary Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection to a burglary pattern that occurred within the confines of the 5th Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

Incident #1:  It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Doyers Street and Bowery Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 59-year-old male victim’s front door.  Once inside the apartment the individual removed $3,000 worth of electronics.  The individual fled on foot to parts unknown.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident. 

Incident #2:  It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Madison Avenue and East 30 Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 62-year-old male victim’s front door.  Once inside the apartment the individual removed an undetermined amount of money.  The individual fled on foot to parts unknown. No injuries occurred as a result of this incident. 

Incident #3:  It was reported to police that on Thursday, June 28, 2018 between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Pell Street and Bowery Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 30-year-old female victim’s front door.  Once inside of the apartment the individual removed $7,600 worth of jewelry.  The individual fled on foot to parts unknown.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident. 

Incident #4:  It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 between 9:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Mosco Street and Mulberry Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 33-year-old male victim’s front door.  Once inside of the apartment the individual removed $21,000 worth of jewelry.  The individual fled on foot to parts unknown.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.  

Incident#5:  It was reported to police that between the dates of Monday, July 23, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. and Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 10:50 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Baxter Street and Canal Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 22-year-old male victim’s front door and removed personal property in the amount of $300.  The individual fled to parts unknown.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident. 

Incident #6:  It was reported to police that on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 between 1:45 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. in a residential building in the vicinity of Baxter Street and Canal Street, an unidentified male forcibly entered a 30-year-old male victim’s front door and was unsuccessful at removing any property from the location.  The individual fled the location to parts unknown.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A male Hispanic, dark complexion, approximately 30 to 40 years of age, approximately 5’6″ to 5’8″ and stocky build 

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

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WANTED: Reckless Endangerment (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the male depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted for questioning in connection to a reckless endangerment that occurred within the confines of the 42nd Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, June 22, 2018 at approximately 5:27 p.m. opposite of 1581 Fulton Street (Crotona Park basketball courts), an unidentified male fired several shots before fleeing on foot in unknown direction. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. 

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Black who was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a white shirt underneath and dark pants
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baseball hat, sweatpants and sneakers

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary (Staten Island)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the males depicted in the attached surveillance video wanted for questioning in connection to a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 121st Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 9, 2018 at approximately 12:40 a.m. two unidentified male forced their way in a car dealership located within the vicinity of West Service Road and Wild Avenue. Once inside, the males removed approximately thirty New York State Inspection stickers before fleeing the location in a white colored SUV on Wild Avenue.  

  • Individual #1 is described as a male, White, carrying a wrench; last seen wearing dark colored clothing and a baseball hat
  • Individual #2 is described as a male, White; last seen wearing dark colored clothing with a hood

 Surveillance video of the unidentified males at the incident location.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals in connection to a grand larceny pattern within the confines of the 18th Precinct and the 5th Precinct. Details as follows:

  • Incident #1: It has been reported to police that on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m. the individuals entered Lalique, located at 609 Madison Avenue and removed a vase and fled. 
  • Incident #2: it has been reported to police that on Friday, June 8, 2018 at approximately 6:13 p.m. the individuals entered Tendenza, located at 8 Spring Street, and removed three (3) necklace, a rose gold nugget, and a gold link. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual 1: Female, Black, large scar on her neck from side to side, wearing glasses, and large earrings
  • Individual 2: Unknown gender, Black, wearing a orange scarf around neck, a blue and white hat, and glasses

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs and surveillance in connection to an assault (non-fatal shooting) that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at approximately 4:15 a.m. in front of 36-08 33rd Street (Melrose Ballroom), a 27-year-old male victim and 34-year-old female were waiting for valet service when an unknown male individual started shooting into the crowd at the location. The male victim sustained a gunshot wound in his rear thigh and the female victim sustained a gunshot wound in her right leg. The individual fled the location in a black Maserati traveling northbound on 33rd Street. EMS transported the female victim to Elmhurst Hospital and the male victim was transported by private means to Astoria General Hospital. Both individuals were treated and released for their injuries. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male black, approximately 29-years-old and 6’1″ tall.
  • He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with a Ghostbusters logo, white sleeveless tank top and white pants. He has tattoo sleeves on both arms. 

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 photographs and surveillance in connection to an assault (non-fatal shooting) that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at approximately 4:15 a.m. in front of 36-08 33rd Street (Melrose Ballroom), a 27-year-old male victim and 34-year-old female were waiting for valet service when an unknown male individual started shooting into the crowd at the location. The male victim sustained a gunshot wound in his rear thigh and the female victim sustained a gunshot wound in her right leg. The individual fled the location in a black Maserati traveling northbound on 33rd Street. EMS transported the female victim to Elmhurst Hospital and the male victim was transported by private means to Astoria General Hospital. Both individuals were treated and released for their injuries. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male black, approximately 29-years-old and 6’1″ tall.
  • He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with a Ghostbusters logo, white sleeveless tank top and white pants. He has tattoo sleeves on both arms. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following four (4) unknown male individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 11:20 p.m. in front of 191 Lefferts Avenue, a 36 year-old male livery driver had just dropped off a passenger at the location when four male individuals approached the victim. The individuals forced the driver into the rear passenger area of his car and began to search for property to remove. One of the individuals displayed a firearm and removed the victim’s wallet and cell phone with a combined value of approximately $1200. The four individual then fled on foot to parts unknown. No injuries were reported. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing
  • Individual #2: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing with an injury to his right hand wrapped in a white bandage
  • Individual #3: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing a blue and white striped shirt
  • Individual #4: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen a black backpack and gray sweat jacket 

Surveillance video and photos of the individuals was taken from inside the vehicle at 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: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following four (4) unknown male individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 11:20 p.m. in front of 191 Lefferts Avenue, a 36 year-old male livery driver had just dropped off a passenger at the location when four male individuals approached the victim. The individuals forced the driver into the rear passenger area of his car and began to search for property to remove. One of the individuals displayed a firearm and removed the victim’s wallet and cell phone with a combined value of approximately $1200. The four individual then fled on foot to parts unknown. No injuries were reported. 

The individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing
  • Individual #2: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing with an injury to his right hand wrapped in a white bandage
  • Individual #3: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing a blue and white striped shirt
  • Individual #4: Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen a black backpack and gray sweat jacket 

Surveillance video and photos of the individuals was taken from inside the vehicle at 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: Robbery (Bronx)

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

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the individual entered Macy’s, located at 1440 Metropolitan Avenue, and removed a sweater and sweatpants and proceeded to leave the store.  Once outside, two employees attempted to stop the individual, at which point he resisted and verbally threatened the victims with being shot. One of the victim’s sustained a small superficial cut on his finger. No firearm was displayed or simulated. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, dark skin, Hispanic, beard, long hair in a ponytail.

 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 individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 43 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the individual entered Macy’s, located at 1440 Metropolitan Avenue, and removed a sweater and sweatpants and proceeded to leave the store.  Once outside, two employees attempted to stop the individual, at which point he resisted and verbally threatened the victims with being shot. One of the victim’s sustained a small superficial cut on his finger. No firearm was displayed or simulated. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, dark skin, Hispanic, beard, long hair in a ponytail.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Arson (Staten Island)

 

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 arson that occurred within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday July 30, 2018, at approximately 1:50 a.m. at the gas pumps in front of 1705 Richmond Avenue (7-Eleven), the individual filled a portable gas can with gasoline, sprayed gasoline around it and used a lit piece of paper to ignite a fire. The gas station’s fire suppression system extinguished the fire. A 21-year-old male who was in the vicinity of the incident location suffered internal injuries and was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in serious but stable condition. The individual fled the scene in an unknown direction.  

The individual is described as:

  • A dark-skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a light colored long-sleeved shirt, dark colored shorts and dark colored slippers. He arrived at the location inside of a blue mini-van

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

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WANTED: Arson (Staten Island)

 

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 arson that occurred within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Monday July 30, 2018, at approximately 1:50 a.m. at the gas pumps in front of 1705 Richmond Avenue (7-Eleven), the individual filled a portable gas can with gasoline, sprayed gasoline around it and used a lit piece of paper to ignite a fire. The gas station’s fire suppression system extinguished the fire. A 21-year-old male who was in the vicinity of the incident location suffered internal injuries and was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in serious but stable condition. The individual fled the scene in an unknown direction.  

The individual is described as:

  • A dark-skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a light colored long-sleeved shirt, dark colored shorts and dark colored slippers. He arrived at the location inside of a blue mini-van

 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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When NYPD horses lose shoes, the blacksmith comes to them

NEW YORK (Verena Dobnik/AP) — It’s like AAA for horses.

When one of the New York Police Department’s horses loses a metal shoe, or they just wear out on the gritty city streets, a blacksmith shop on wheels rushes to the rescue, equipped with a 2,850-degree furnace and trained farriers who can make the fix on the spot.

“It’s almost amazing that in modern times we’re still doing horseshoeing out in the public in the street,” says Deputy Inspector Barry Gelbman, head of the NYPD’s elite Mounted Unit, where all 50 horses are considered equine officers, with badges around their necks to prove it.

The NYPD has two such mobile horseshoe units that are stocked with all manner of anvils, hammers, nippers, files and pullers that have been the tools of the equine hoof trade for centuries, providing a stark contrast in the midst of a modern city.

Read more and watch the video [HERE]. 

 

 

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Remarks By Chief Shea Regarding The Incident In Queens (Confines of the 114 Pct)

Remarks as delivered by Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea on Monday evening, July 30, 2018:

Good evening everyone. About three hours ago, earlier this evening, at 2053 hours, officers from the 114 Precinct responded to the address of 23-07 30 Drive, which is here within the confines of the 114 Precinct. The initial job was to respond to an aided case, a heavy bleeder. Upon entering the building, it’s an 8 unit dwelling, the officers were directed to a location on the first floor. Upon entering that location, they observed, in quick time, four individuals that were apparently the victims of gunshot wounds. EMS was called to the scene. EMS pronounced all four individuals deceased at the scene.

I just want to reinforce that this is a very active and very preliminary statement. The investigation is ongoing. As you can see over my shoulder, Crime Scene is still, in fact, working the scene, and that’s where we are right now; Very preliminary at this point in time. We believe we have one tentative ID on one of the deceased, which I will not be releasing at this time, and the other individuals for a total of one male adult, we have two female adults that are both deceased, and we have one child that is approximately 5 years of age, deceased. And that’s where we are right now.

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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 photographs in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 30th Pct/TD3. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 20, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m. a 15 year-old female victim was on-board the southbound D train approaching 145 Street subway station , where an unidentified individual grabbed her private parts before exiting the train. 

The unidentified individual is described as:

  •  A Male, Hispanic 40 to 45 years old and was last seen wearing a Yankee jersey and black shorts

 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 NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an assault within the confines of the 84 Precinct (Transit District #30). Details are as follows:  

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the individual was engaged in a verbal dispute with the 49-year-old male victim within the mezzanine area inside the Jay Street “A” and “C” train subway station. The dispute escalated, at which point the individual displayed a knife and slashed the victim in his right arm and fled to the street. The victim refused medical attention. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, approximately 18 years-old, 5’10”, slim build, goatee, short dread locks 
  • He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue shorts, black sneakers, and white socks 

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 individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 40 Precinct / Transit District 12. Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 4:20 p.m. in the vicinity of East 138th Street and Brooke Avenue, an 18 year old male victim was riding aboard a south bound #6 train, as the train approached the Brook Avenue stop, an unidentified individual approached  the victim and forcibly snatched the victim’s phone from his hands and fled the train car. The victim followed the individual as he  fled toward the northbound platform of the Brook Avenue train station.  As the victim approached the individual to retrieve his cellphone, the unidentified individual displayed a knife and demanded more of the victim’s property. The victim gave the individual $80, who then fled the station toward Willis Avenue. No injuries were reported.  

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male Hispanic, in his 20’s, approximately 5′ 10″ tall and 180 lbs.
  • He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and Black shorts  

Surveillance video and photos of the individuals 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: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three individuals in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 114 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. in from of 23-38 Broadway, a 15-year-old male with a bicycle was approached by three unknown individuals who displayed a knife and pushed him to the ground. The individuals attempted to forcibly remove the victim’s bicycle, but the victim resisted. The individuals then removed the victim’s iPhone 6S Plus cell phone, which had fallen to the ground, and fled westbound on Broadway. The victim sustained a minor laceration to his right shin. 

At 5:25 p.m. the same three individuals entered a Rite Aid located at 32-87 Steinway Street and attempted to leave the store with three umbrellas without paying for them. When a 50-year-old male employee attempted to stop the individuals they struck him with the umbrellas and punched him in the face. The individuals fled the location with the umbrellas, running northbound on Steinway Street. The victim sustained only minor injuries and refused medical attention. 

At 5:45 p.m. the three individuals hailed a yellow taxi cab on Steinway Street, between Broadway and 34 Avenue. As the 42-year-old male driver was dropping the individuals off in front of 1-05 Astoria Boulevard they displayed a knife and removed $81 cash from the center console. The individuals then fled on foot inside of 1-20 Astoria Boulevard. The victim was not injured. 

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Black, approximately 15-19-years-old, 5’6 tall, 145 pounds, with a medium complexion, a slim build, and last seen wearing a red du-rag, a black “Metallica” t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers. 
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black, approximately 15-19-years-old, 5’6 tall, 145 pounds, a medium complexion, a slim build, and last seen wearing a black du-rag, glasses, a black “I Prevail” t-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers. 
  • Individual #3 is described as a male Black, approximately 15-19-years-old, 5’11 tall, 190 pounds, with a medium complexion, a medium build, close-cut black hair, and last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and white sneakers. 

Surveillance photos of the individuals taken from inside of the Rite Aid and surveillance video and photos taken from inside of the lobby of 1-20 Astoria Boulevard.

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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Always on the job: NYPD cop pulls woman and dog from burning car in Westchester County

“We pulled her out to safety, but she kept yelling for her dog, so I punched out the back window,” Officer Talbert said.

(Thomas Tracy/NY Daily News)- A Bronx cop is being hailed as a hero for pulling a woman — and her beloved Yorkshire Terrier — from a burning car in Westchester County, authorities said Thursday. Police Officer James Talbert, 27, was driving to his Mahopac home from a friend’s house when he spotted a line of broken car parts on the Taconic Parkway near exit 20 in Yorktown just after midnight on Tuesday.

“People started saying that there were people stuck in the car and the flames were getting bigger, so a grabbed a window punch that’s connected to my key chain and punched out the sunroof,” he explained.

Read more [HERE]. 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the males depicted in the attached surveillance photo and video wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 48 Precinct. The details are as follows: 

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. three males gained entry into a residence located in the vicinity of Monterey Avenue and East 178 Street, where they tied both female victims with duct tape. All three individuals brandished firearms and demanded money from the victims. The individuals removed an Android cellphone before fleeing in a late model black Chevy Suburban with Pennsylvania license plate in the rear.  

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 (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 88 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

Missing:

  • Johnson, John H.
  • 86-year-old male black
  • 770 Fulton Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

 It was reported to the police that John H. Johnson was last seen Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:50 p.m. inside of his residence. He is described as being approximately 5’9″ tall, weighing 170 lbs., medium build, brown eyes, black hair and a white beard. He was last seen wearing red plaid pajama pants, a black shirt and black slippers.  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Queens)

****Update 07/26/18****

 The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating other victims after a 27-year-old male has been taken into custody in North Hollywood, California as a person of interest in connection to the homicide below. Detectives believe there may be other victims and or crimes associated with the person of interest. The NYPD is asking for anyone with information to contact investigators immediately.  Any individuals who are the victim of a sexual assault are urged to call the Rape Hotline 24/7 at 212-267-RAPE. 

Person of Interest:

  • Drayton, Danueal
  • 27-year-old male

 

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

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:10 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person inside of 167-11 145 Road, within the confines of the 105 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 29-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma to her neck and head. EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

 The deceased has been identified as follows:

  • Stewart, Samantha
  • 29-year-old female
  • Queens, NY

 Family notified

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a forcible touching incident within the confines of the 6 Precinct (Transit District #2). Details are as follows: 

It has been reported to police that on Monday, June 11, 2018 at approximately 8:40 p.m. the individual approached a 61 year-old female inside the mezzanine area of the 14 Street and 6 Avenue “F” train subway station and proceeded to grab her breast. The individual then manipulated the turnstile and entered the subway system. The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, black, approximately 40-years-old, 6’0″ tall, weighing 190 lbs., with dreadlocks
  • He was last seen wearing black sneakers, black pants, and a black sweatshirt

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

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR SATURDAY JULY 28th, AND SUNDAY JULY 29th, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 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

DOT WEEKEND WALKS APA & ADA WEEKEND WALKS
Manhattan: 11am – 4pm
Locations:
Pell Street between Mott Street and Doyers Street
Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery
Mott Street between Bayard Street and Worth Street
Closure: Same as location

FESTIVAL OF THE AMERICAS
Manhattan: 10am – 6pm
Location:
6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS JUNGLEGYM 2018 SUMMER SERIES (3)
Manhattan: 11am – 3pm
Location:
East 115th Street between Park Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS HAMILTON HEIGHTS
Manhattan: noon – 6pm
Location:
Hamilton Place between 142nd Street and 143rd Street
142nd Street between Hamilton Place and Amsterdam Avenue
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER STROLLS 5TH AVENUE
Brooklyn: 5pm – 9pm
Location:
5th Avenue between 12th Street and 18th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS ROOTS AT THE JUNCTION
Brooklyn: 1600 x 2000
Location:
Glenwood Road between Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
Closure: Same as location

NYS ASSEMBLYMAN IVAN LAFAYETTE WAY
Queens: 11am
Location:
92nd Street and 34th Avenue
Closure: None

DOT WEEKEND WALKS WOODSIDE WORLDWIDE
Queens: 11am – 4pm
Locations:
61st Street between Woodside Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue
Woodside Avenue between 60th Street and 63rd Street
Closure: Same as location

REV. RICARDO TANON AVENUE
Bronx: 9am
Location:
Hewitt Place and Westchester Avenue
Closure: None

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER CHILL ON GUN HILL PART 2
Bronx: noon – 5pm
Location:
East Gun Hill Road between Perry Avenue and Webster Avenue
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, July 29, 2018

DOT WEEKEND WALKS DOYERS STREET SEASONAL STREET (July 01 through Sept 30, 2018)
Manhattan: 10am – 7pm
Location:
Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery
Closure: Same as location

A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM
Manhattan: 11am – 8:30pm
Locations:
Perimeter of Grants Tomb
Riverside Drive between 120th Street and Tiemann Place
122nd Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue
Closure: Same as location

MURRAY HILL MERCHANDISE FAIR
Manhattan: 10am – 6pm
Location:
Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 34th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS AMAZING MIDWOOD MOVIE
Brooklyn: 6am – 10pm
Location:
Avenue M between East 14th Street and East 16th Street
Closure: Same as location

FRIENDS OF CB #1 30TH AVENUE FESTIVAL
Queens: 10am – 8pm
Location:
30th Avenue between 29th Street and 41st Street
Closure: Same as location

GRAN PARADE DOMINICA DEL BRONX
Bronx: 1:45pm – 5pm
Formation:
Paul Avenue between West 205th Street and Bedford Park Boulevard West
Grand Concourse between East 176th Street and East 181st Street
Route:
Grand Concourse between East 176th Street and East 167th Street
Dispersal:
East 167th Street between Grand Concourse and River Avenue
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD
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The NYPD’s ranks are filled with thousands of immigrants (NY1 News)

Sergeant Leonel Ramos has been helping to keep the city safe for 11 years. Many New Yorkers would be surprised to learn that this NYPD officer was once an undocumented immigrant.

When asked for his message to immigrants and undocumented immigrants, Officer Ramos said:

“Keep your head up. This is New York City. Everybody works hard, especially immigrants- we all work hard. Just keep going fine, keep your head up, stay focused and sí se puede, it can be done.”

 

 

Police Commissioner James O’Neill says he’s often offended by the negative tone about immigration coming from Washington.

“Broadly speaking, it does. The rhetoric does bother me,” Commissioner O’Neill said.

“People need to take a breath and take the opportunity to come out and meet people, meet the officers in the NYPD. We are a diverse group, and just see what that means and see what a difference it makes to making the city safe.”

Deputy Inspector Flerida Veras came from the Dominican Republican when she was 16.

“We lived in poverty our whole life,” she said. “We had a lot of faith and a lot a hunger to work and to progress, and there was no way of doing it in DR. We pretty much starved. We had to find a better way.”

“I feel that everybody has a chance and everybody should be given a chance,” Deputy Inspector Veras said.

“I was given a chance, and if it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Read more [HERE].

Just like how NYC is incredibly diverse, so is the NYPD: 22% of the 2,800 NYPD police officers hired in the last 1.5 years are foreign born from 77 countries.

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NYPD National Night Out Against Crime 2018

 

Join the NYPD and city officials at more than 70 locations citywide on National Night Out Against Crime, Tuesday, August 7th.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It seeks to strengthen the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, fostering a true sense of community.

Enjoy barbeque and bounce houses, face painting, food, and fun. Meet leaders and personnel from your local precinct and interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses with the common goal of partnership and safety.

There will be games and activities for kids, and lots of information on ways to work with the NYPD to keep your neighborhood safe. Find a National Night Out Against Crime location in your neighborhood by entering your address or clicking on a location on the map below.

Find the NYPD National Night Out Against Crime location closest to you by entering your location on our interactive map [HERE]. 

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WANTED: Multiple Robberies (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo regarding Robbery Pattern #6088 that occurred in Manhattan within the confines of the 26 Precinct. Details are as follows:

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Saturday, June 23 2018 at 2115 hours, at the corner of Broadway and West 116 Street, an unknown individual started a conversation with an 18-year-old male victim and then asked to use the victims IPhone 7 cell phone. The victim gave him his cellphone at which time the individual started walking towards a train station. The victim then asked for his phone back, and once inside the train station the individual pulled out a piece of glass and threatened the victim stating, “Go back or I’ll stab you”. The victim fled the scene uninjured.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Tuesday, July 3 2018 at 2347 hours, an unknown individual followed a 34-year-old female victim as she entered her residential building located in the vicinity of West 122 Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The individual grabbed at her side and ripped her shirt. The victim then screamed and ran into her building, as the individual fled the location last seen heading eastbound towards Amsterdam Avenue. There was no property taken and no report of any injuries.

The individual is described as the following:

  • Male black
  • 35-years-old
  • medium skin tone
  • freckled complexion
  • 170 pounds
  • approximately 5’10” tall, and
  • bald.

He was last seen wearing

  • Blue shirt with stripes
  • Dark colored jeans and
  • Black sneakers

Anyone with information regarding 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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NYPD Expands Neighborhood Policing to Four More Transit Districts Citywide

Flagship Crime-Fighting Strategy in the Subway System Expands in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens

New York, New York—The NYPD announced today that Neighborhood Policing – the department’s core crime-fighting strategy, which emphasizes crime reduction, collaborative problem solving and building trust is expanding to Transit District 3 in Manhattan and the Bronx, Transit District 4 in Manhattan, Transit District 32 in Brooklyn and Transit District 20 in Queens. In these Transit Districts the Neighborhood Policing sectors were established on the basis of crime analysis, quality of life issues and ridership volumes. Additionally, the department’s ability to quickly deploy officers and maximize their presence throughout their sectors were important factors in selecting these areas. Transit Neighborhood Coordination Officers will serve as crime fighters, problem solvers and liaisons to subway riders. There will be a 15% Increase in uniform Police Officers on patrol in each Transit District.

“The expansion we’re announcing today will help us continue to reduce crime past already record-lows,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

“By building trust and strengthening relationships with as many of the regular riders of this vast subway system as possible, we can proactively address many of the individual issues that are specific to these areas. And by addressing those concerns, we can work at preventing crime and disorder from occurring in the first place.”

“This is our way forward, as a police department and as a city,” said Commissioner O’Neill.

“It’s about sharing the responsibility for our public safety and taking steps, together, to make this a better – and a safer – New York City for everybody.”

“The NYPD Transit Bureau is absolutely central and critical to the safety of NYC Transit customers and employees and I’m looking forward to seeing the fruits of this innovative approach to public safety,” said Andy Byford, President of the New York City Transit Authority.

Across the transit system, year-to-date crime is down -4.51%. On April 12, 2018, the NYPD launched Neighborhood Policing in Transit Districts 12 and 30, which served as pilot districts for the transit system. As compared to the previous year, the year-to-date crime in Transit District 12 is down -29.19% and year-to-date crime in Transit District 30 is down -4.81%.

Transit District 3 covers Manhattan and Bronx stations along the 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, and D lines. Transit District 4 covers Manhattan stations along the 4, 5, 6, 7, B, D, F, M, E, J, Z, L, Q, N, R, W, and S lines. Transit District 20 covers Queens stations along the 7, E, M, R, F, G, J, Z, N, and W lines. Transit District 32 covers Brooklyn stations along the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and S lines. Subway riders can get to know their NCO officers in person by approaching any officers they see on their commute and requesting contact cards or online by visiting www.nyc.gov/nypd/transit, where they can choose from specific Boroughs, Subway Lines, and Stations on easy-to-use drop down search menus.

The NYPD began implementing Neighborhood Policing in 2015 and it is currently operating in 67 precincts and in each of the nine Police Service Areas that comprise the NYPD’s Housing Bureau. Six of the 12 Transit Districts citywide are now NCO Commands. Full implementation in each of the department’s 12 Transit Districts is scheduled to take place by the beginning of 2019.

To find your Transit District and to get to know your Neighborhood Coordination Officers, visit www.nyc.gov/nypd/transit.

 

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the males depicted in the attached surveillance photo and video wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 52nd Precinct. Details are as follows: 

It was reported that on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. two unidentified males entered a 27-year-old male victim’s apartment located in the vicinity of University Avenue and Aqueduct Avenue. Once inside, the males displayed a silver firearm, tied the victim up and ransacked the apartment. The males fled the location in unknown direction with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. 

The first individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, approximately 28-years-old, 5’9″, 180lbs, with brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a blue Yankee baseball hat, black long-sleeve shirt and dark-colored sweat pants

 The second individual is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 24-years-old, 5’8″, 180lbs, last seen wearing blue jeans, black t-shirt 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.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals and vehicle in the attached video and photos wanted for questioning in connection to robberies that occurred within the confines of the 109th and 114th Precincts. Details are as follows: 

Incident # 1 (109th Pct):  

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 11:50 a.m. inside of 33-70 Prince Street (Prince Spa), the unidentified individuals grabbed two female employees and demanded money.  The individuals removed $500 in cash and a cell-phone before fleeing the location southbound on Prince Street in a dark colored sedan.  There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.  

Incident #2 (114th Precinct): 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at approximately 4:25 a.m. inside of 28-25 31 Street (Angels Love Bubbles), the individuals displayed a sharp object at 37-year-old female victim and demanded money. The individuals removed $1000 and four cell-phones before fleeing the location northbound on 31st Street toward Astoria Boulevard in a dark colored sedan.  The victim sustained minor injury and refused medical attention on scene.  

The individuals are described as the following: 

  • Individual # 1 is described as a male Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 20-22 years of age, 5’10” and a slim build.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, black shoes and gray hat with the word “Happy” affixed to the front of it in red.
  •  Individual # 2 is described as a male Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 20-22 years of age, 5’10”, brown hair, brown eyes, slim build and a tattoo on his left hand.  He was last seen wearing a blue and white jacket, gray t-shirt, black pants and black shoes.
  •  Individual # 3 is described as a male Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 20-22 years of age, 5’10”, brown hair, brown eyes, a slim build and a tattoo on his right arm.  He was last seen wearing a black, gray and white checkered button down shirt, black pants and black shoes. 
  •  Individual # 4 is described as a male Hispanic, dark complexion, approximately 20-22 years of age, 5’10”, black hair and a slim build.  He was last seen wearing a lime green polo shirt with bicycles on it, dark colored pants and black sandals with “Nike” affixed to the top of it.                                                                                                              

The vehicle is described as a black 4-door Honda, unknown plate number.

 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: Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the attached photo wanted for questioning in connection to leaving the scene of a collision with injuries within the confines of the 72nd Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, June 4, 2018 at approximately 5:50 p.m. a 39-year-old male victim was walking northwest in the crosswalk at 7th Avenue and 53rd Street when the unidentified operator of a bicycle struck the victim in the street causing the victim to fall to the ground, striking his head. The operator of the bicycle left the scene of the collision fleeing westbound on 53rd Street. The victim suffered trauma to the head and was transported to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition.  

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male, Hispanic, late teens to early twenties, with black hair, riding a mountain bike
  • He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, red pants, a red backpack, and black sneakers

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three unknown male individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 50 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at approximately 5:40 a.m. in the vicinity of Exterior Street and West 225 Street, a black Ford Mustang occupied by three unknown individuals drove past and stopped near a 63 year old male victim who was standing on the sidewalk. Two male occupants in the vehicle exited and approached the victim, pushed him to the ground and began to punch and kick him about the body and forcibly removed the victim’s necklace from around his neck. The victim suffered cuts and bruising, EMS responded and transported the victim to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. 

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing all dark clothing
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Hispanic, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black pants
  • Individual #3 the driver of the vehicle remained in the car, there is not description at this time

Surveillance photo of the individuals 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: Attempted Rape (Brooklyn)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance in connection to an attempted rape that occurred within the confines of the 90 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at approximately 4:10 a.m. in the vicinity of Hewes Street and South 3rd Street, the individual followed the 30-year-old female as she walked home from work.  The individual forced his way into the victim’s apartment and pushed the victim down to her couch, attempting to rape her.  The victim fought him off and the individual fled the location eastbound on South Four Street towards Union Avenue.  Prior to fleeing the location the individual removed $300 in cash from the victim’s wallet.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition.   

The individual is described as:

  • A male White, approximately 27 to 32 years of age, 6’0″, approximately 160lbs and a thin build
  • He was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and black hat 

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 Rape of a 30 y/o Woman (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance in connection to an attempted rape that occurred in Brooklyn within the confines of the 90 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at approximately 4:10 a.m., in the vicinity of Hewes Street and South 3rd Street, the individual followed the 30-year-old female as she walked home from work.  The individual forced his way into the victim’s apartment and pushed the victim down to her couch, attempting to rape her.  The victim fought him off and the individual fled the location eastbound on South Four Street towards Union Avenue.  Prior to fleeing the location the individual removed $300 in cash from the victim’s wallet.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition.

  • The individual is described as
    Male white
  • Approximately 27 to 32 years of age
  • 6’0″
  • Approximately 160lbs and
  • A thin build.

He was last seen wearing

  • Dark gray hooded sweatshirt
  • Black pants
  • Black shoes and
  • Black hat.

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 Cops Administer Narcan & Save Manhattan Woman’s Life

L to R: PO Gut, PO Horan, PO Hernandez, PO Durante

When we got there she had no pulse,” said Sergeant Jimmy Wong of the 1 Precinct. “The four police officers worked very hard to save this woman’s life.”

Police officers in Lower Manhattan administered Narcan and used their medical training to save a woman’s life. Police officers from the 1st Precinct responded last month  to 76 Franklin Avenue on a call of a possible drug overdose. In an earlier phone call a 31-year-old woman threatened that she was going to take her own life. She was later found unresponsive by her boyfriend, who immediately called 911. After responding to the scene, Police Officers Gut and Horan administered Narcan twice while Police Officers Hernandez and Durante performed chest compression before the woman became responsive. She was removed to New York Downtown Hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male seen in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection with a public lewdness within the confines of the 47th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in an apartment building in the vicinity of Cruger Avenue and Burke Avenue, an unidentified male approached a 67-year-old female as she exited the elevator. The male exposed and manipulated himself in front of the female as she was entering her apartment. The male fled out of the building in unknown direction. 

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 75 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on July 23, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the individuals entered the 36 year-old female victim’s apartment in the East New York Section of Brooklyn, by knocking on the front door, and forcing themselves in when she answered.  The individuals struck the victim in the head with an unknown object, and displayed a firearm.  The individuals proceeded to bind the victim with duct tape and removed $600 in cash, Apple watch, Apple iPhone, and a Play Station.  The individuals are described as follows: 

  • 1: Male, black, 6’1, 190lbs, with tattoo on his right forearm
  • 2: Male, black, 5’9, 160lbs, approximately 25 years-old

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

 

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

It has been reported to police that on Saturday July 21, 2018 at approximately 8:00 a.m. inside of 42-07 162 Street, a 28-year-old male victim was approached by an unidentified individual. The unidentified individual pushed the victim and forcibly removed approximately $700 from the victim. The unidentified individual exited the location and fled in a Nissan Altima northbound on 162nd Street and on to parts unknown. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male, Hispanic, approximately 30-years-old, with short black hair, a beard, and tattoos on both arms
  • He was last seen wearing jeans and a t-shirt saying “Dodge”

 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: Assault (Manhattan)

 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 34th Precinct in Manhattan. Details are as follows: 

On Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. while aboard a northbound “1” train, a 66-year-old male victim and an unidentified female were engaged in a verbal dispute.  Once the train pulled into the 191st Street subway station, the female punched the victim in his face and fled in unknown direction.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.  

The individual is described as:

  • A female Hispanic, dark complexion, approximately 30 years of age, medium length light brown afro, brown eyes and heavy build
  • She was last seen wearing a black tank top 

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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Daily News hometown hero nominee is changing the Bronx for the better, one street at a time

(Thomas Tracy/NY Daily News)- Detective Fred Washington is busting barriers and building bridges in the Bronx as a neighborhood coordination officer in the 42nd Precinct, improving police and community relations one block at a time.

“He embodies the NYPD’s neighborhood policing initiative,” said Victoria Allende, who recommended Washington for the Hometown Hero award.

“By improving communication and collaboration between local police officers and community residents, Detective Washington has successfully built a bridge between residents and the police at a time when relations between them has suffered in recent years.”

Read more from the NY Daily News [HERE].

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached photograph wanted for questioning in connection to an attempted rape that occurred within the confines of the 106th Precinct in Queens. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday June 29, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Glenmore Avenue and 79th Street, a 30-year-old female victim was walking when she was followed by the unidentified male. The male grabbed the victim by the neck and attempted to forcibly push her to the ground. The victim fought him off, yelled out for help while running away. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.   

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 20-30 years of age, 6’and 170lbs
  • Last seen wearing a t-shirt and dark pants 

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

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a Public Lewdness that occurred within the confines of the 25 Precinct in Manhattan. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Saturday July 21, 2018, at approximately 9:55 p.m. inside of 2405 1 Avenue, the individual entered the elevator with the 23-year-old female victim. Once the elevator’s doors closed the individual masturbated in front of the victim. The individual then ran off the elevator when the doors opened on the 13th floor; he subsequently fled the building in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured during the incident.  

The individual is described as:

  • A dark-skinned male, 6’0″
  • Last seen wearing a red and white striped shirt, black shorts 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: Assault on Traffic Agent (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual wanted in connection to an assault on an on-duty NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct in Queens. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 20, 2018, at approximately 4:55 p.m. opposite 30-90 Steinway Street, the individual’s vehicle was issued a double parking summons by the 55-year-old female NYPD Traffic Agent. The individual approached the Traffic Agent and yelled profanities at her, before entering the front passenger side of the vehicle, being operated by an adult female. The Agent placed the ticket on the windshield and continued her tour, on foot. At approximately 5:20 p.m. the vehicle approached the Traffic Agent again, and the male individual passenger did hold a plastic bottle out of the window, before throwing a clear liquid from the bottle at the Agent, hitting her in the back, as the vehicle passed her. The Traffic Agent was removed to Astoria General Hospital, via EMS, where she was treated and released. 

The individual sought is:

  • Haytham Salama
  • Mr. Salama is described as a 35-year-old male, 5’6″ tall, weighing 180 lbs., with black hair and blue eyes;
  • Last seen wearing a blue t-shirt. Mr. Salama was the passenger in a dark colored Nissan Rogue SL, with New York license plates #HMM-9542

A photo of the vehicle of which the individual was a passenger, taken by the on-duty Traffic Agent.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 49 Precinct (Transit District #12) in the Bronx. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. inside the Gun Hill Road train station located the corner of Sexton Place and East Gun Hill Road, a 22-year-old male victim, while waiting for the southbound #5 train, was approached by two unknown males. One of the individuals displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s cellular phone. The two individuals removed the victim property then fled the station to parts unknown. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Surveillance video footage was obtained from inside the subway station. The two individuals are described as follows: 

  • Individual #1: male black, 20-years-old, dark complexion, 6’3″ tall with short dark hair
  • He was last seen wearing earrings, a black jacket and black jeans

 

  • Individual #2: male black, 20-years-old, medium complexion, 5’8″ tall with dark hair in long braids
  • He was last seen wearing a red bandana, earrings, a black jacket with a cartoon face on the front, a blue t-shirt, black jeans and white sneakers

Anyone with information regarding 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: Robbery (Brooklyn)

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 88 Precinct in Brooklyn. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday July 20, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m. in the vicinity of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, the two individuals posed as a fare and hailed down the 30-year-old male victim, an on-duty cab driver. Once inside the cab, one of the males sat in the front seat and the other in the rear. The individuals told the victim to drive straight. In the vicinity of Lafayette Avenue and Waverly Place the individual in the front seat punched the victim in the face. When the victim stopped the cab, the second individual exited the vehicle and stood next to the driver’s side door with his hand inside of his pant’s waistband to simulate that he had a gun. The individual in the front seat punched the victim again, demanded the victim’s money and threatened to shoot him. The individual then removed $360, a cell phone and the victim’s wallet from the vehicle’s center console. Both males then fled the scene on foot southbound on Waverly Avenue.  

  • The first individual (pictured) is a male, black, 20 to 25 years old, 5’9″; last seen wearing a light colored shirt and black pants
  • The second individual (not pictured) is a male, black, 20 to 25 years old, 5’6″; Last seen wearing a gray shirt over a black hooded sweater

 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 Queens Officers Host a Special Visitor

“Despite the challenges that Aniya faces, her smile remains infectious and that should be an inspiration to us all,” said Chief Juanita Holmes, the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens North.

On Monday July 16, Aniya Ardon a brave 9-year-old girl diagnosed with brain cancer visited Patrol Borough Queens North in Forest Hills. Chief Holmes, the Commanding Officer at Queens North, invited the young lady to visit after hearing how much Aniya liked female police officers. When she arrived with her hospice nurse and family, Aniya was presented with an imitation police shield and was sworn in as a junior police officer by Chief Holmes. There was a cake, a teddy bear and a table full of NYPD branded items for the little girl. McGruff the Crime Dog even made an appearance to speak with Aniya. Afterward, she visited the 112 Precinct downstairs and signed the command log to report present for duty. Following that, she addressed the evening shift and handed out assignments to the police officers. The visit ended with her being able to check out the inside of an NYPD patrol car.

The officers who were able to spend time with the young girl described the opportunity as emotional as well as sharing that she was inspiring to them.

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WANTED: Assault of a 81-yr-old Man (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred in the Bronx within the confines of the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Sunday July 15, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., in front of 698 Courtlandt Avenue, the individual approached the 81-year-old male victim from behind and punched him once in the face. The individual then fled on foot northbound on Courtlandt Avenue. The victim suffered pain and bruising to the face and was removed to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. There was no interaction between the victim and the individual prior to the assault.

The individual is described as:

  • Male Hispanic
  • Curly black hair
  • Last seen wearing a black shirt
  • Black shorts 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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The War at Home: Remembering Foster and Laurie

By Edward Conlon

1971 was not a good year to be a cop in New York. The city was dying, everyone agreed, and not from natural causes. In one precinct in Harlem, one in 500 of its residents would be murdered. Citywide, homicide spiked 30 percent. Child pornography was sold openly in Times Square. Over a million people were on welfare, and destitution and blight were rampant. Slumlords found it more profitable to burn their buildings than to maintain them, and corporations were packing up and heading for the suburbs. Race relations were rancorous, as the protest marches of the early 60s gave way to riots, and the rise of Black Power was followed by waves of white flight. You can see the mood of bleary futility in a sampling of Times headlines: “In Brownsville, Looting is a Condition of Life; Robbery at Schools Accepted by People as a Necessity,” “Trend Seen in Robbery-Killings of Elderly on Lower East Side,” “Squalor is a Way of Life at a Welfare Hotel Here.” Assaults on police were surging, and bulletproof vests were not yet standard equipment. Fourteen officers would die in the line of duty in 1971, 11 of them shot to death.

At no point in history was the NYPD needed more, and admired less. The Knapp Commission began public hearings on police corruption in October 1970, leading to two years of headlines about shakedowns and bribes. Investigators told of cops responding to a break-in at a warehouse in Greenwich Village and taking whatever was left to steal. Any cop with a new car, or even a cop’s wife with a new coat, would be met with knowing smirks by the neighbors. A greater loss in public support came in January 1971, when patrolmen conducted a five-day wildcat strike over a pay dispute, and only a sudden cold snap—along with the round-the-clock conscription of detectives and bosses—kept the city from greater mayhem. For what it was worth, expectations of what even an ideal department might accomplish were low: Mayor Lindsay believed that crime was a fact of the environment in poor neighborhoods, like asthma. Morale was in a tailspin. Not many cops encouraged their sons to follow them on the Job.

For young cops especially, the chaos and conflict of the Job often inspired a perverse pride and a powerful camaraderie

And yet recruiting wasn’t a problem. In restive times, the stability of a civil service job appealed to the practical-minded, and the boyish promise of adventure persisted despite the grim statistics and gruesome headlines. A 20-year-old contemplating his future in 1971 might see a clip from the Knapp Commission on the 7 o’clock news, with a broken-down grafter telling of how he pocketed cash to let bars stay open after last call. And then he could go out to see The French Connection, with its breathtaking car chases and brilliant detectives. Which story do you suppose meant more to him? He would have walked into the Police Academy every day beneath a sign that read Fidelis ad MortemFaithful unto Death”—without bothering to look up. I did the same, 20-odd years later, when I joined the NYPD.

For young cops especially, the chaos and conflict of the Job often inspired a perverse pride and a powerful camaraderie. There were lots of things to complain about, but boredom wasn’t one of them. Dominic Vetrano, a skinny kid from Bensonhurst, was so determined to be a cop that he had himself stretched by a chiropractor to make the 5’8” height requirement. He was assigned to the 9th Precinct, in the East Village, in 1964. Three cops from the 9th were killed in his early years. “Walburger, Murphy, Stefani, I was there for all of them,” he told me. He’d taken the psychotic who stabbed Stefani to Bellevue not long before. “He was eating dirt, praying to the sun in Tompkins Square Park.” Still, going to the 9th for Vetrano was “the best thing that ever happened to me.” He had his steady partner, Danny Brennan, who he trusted with his life. The East Village was its own world, for cops and everyone else.

Jim Liedy, an Irishman from Staten Island with a genially needling half-smile, got there in ’68. “I loved the place. Bad as it was, nobody wanted to leave. Kids would come up to us like we were an ice cream truck. ‘Can we get a ride?’ ‘Sure!’ We’d let ‘em hop in the back, take ‘em around the block. One says, ‘In front of that building, a guy was loading a gun yesterday…’ In the summer, guys would have TVs on the sidewalk, folding chairs. You’d stop by, get into arguments with them over the Yankees, the Mets…”

Patrolman Jim Liedy, then and now

Some 300 cops worked at the 9th, which covered less than a square mile, most of it tenement buildings, with 78,000 residents. It was substantially Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish, as it had been for decades, while the projects east of Avenues B, C, and D—Alphabet City—were mostly Puerto Rican. Like much of New York, it had been ravaged by heroin and violent crime. Kids played in abandoned buildings littered with needles and broken glass, while the older folks walked past as fast as they could. But the East Village was the least typical of all city ghettos: on the Bowery, skid-row alcoholics were packed into cages with cots for two bucks a night; St Mark’s Place was a psychedelic Mecca to rival Haight-Ashbury, with smoke shops and record stores and a gay bathhouse. The Electric Circus was on St Mark’s, where Andy Warhol shot movies, and the Velvet Underground was the house band. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix and just about everyone else played at the Fillmore East, a couple of blocks away. The Hells Angels still have their headquarters on East 3rd, but they got along with the cops, more or less. Teenage white girls from Scarsdale to Scranton ran away by the hundreds to find something in the East Village—maybe love, maybe fame—and one who grew up in a mansion in Connecticut found both, when she and her sweet-natured, harmonica-playing hippie boyfriend, Groovy, had their heads bashed in by local thugs in a flophouse. All over the country, accounts of the “Groovy Murders” were read as allegory, warning starry-eyed innocents not to wander in the wicked city.

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One of the cops who arrived in the 9th in 1971 was Gregory Foster. For someone who came of age during the height of youth culture, Greg didn’t spend much time being young. When he turned 22, that November, he was married, with two kids, and he’d served a tour in Vietnam with the Marines. No matter how many intimidating labels stuck to him—black kid from the South Bronx, cop in the ghetto, battle-scarred jarhead—anyone who knew Greg would have described him as low-key and genial, earnest and modest, maybe a little softhearted, maybe a little square. You wouldn’t have looked at his babyish round face and sleepy eyes and guessed his resume. His wife could have told you that he was too shy to dance. She couldn’t press his uniform shirts to his satisfaction, so he ironed them himself. The squalor of the projects appalled him. He’d grown up poor, too, but his mother would never have let him run the streets dirty and half-dressed, the way kids did there. He was a walking contradiction, and his beat was on Avenue B, from 4th Street to 14th.

Patrolman Gregory Foster

To see him with his partner, Rocco Laurie, was to be put in mind of other contrasts. Greg was short for a cop then, with a spreading waistline, and Rocco was 6’1, just over 200 pounds, a weightlifter and weekend athlete. With his strong, straight features and by-the-book attitude, Rocco must have seemed exotically all-American to people on Avenue B, someone from a picket-fenced village in the heartlands, like Clark Kent. As an Italian from Staten Island, with its old world customs and post-war affluence—a place with color TVs and unlocked doors—Rocco was from far away. He also didn’t spend much time being young. At 23, he was also married, also a Marine, also a combat veteran, also new at the 9th. Rocco and Greg were more alike than not, in temperament and perspective. Neither man’s wife was crazy about their career choices, but Greg had wanted to be a cop since before he knew when, and Rocco took the test after he decided that college wasn’t for him. Still, the now-familiar movie trope of black and white cop buddies hadn’t been seen much then, on screen or off, and the partners were eye-catching, even in a neighborhood where the street life was a carnival that never left town.

Rocco and Greg had been to stranger places than the East Village. Rocco was with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, stationed near the DMZ in the spring of ‘69, where he patrolled the rugged border country. He was put in for a Bronze Star after one battle, when 90 men fought off 500 North Vietnamese soldiers who had surrounded them. When Rocco ran out of ammo in his foxhole, he ran through enemy fire to get a grenade launcher. Greg was with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. He won the Bronze Star after trying to save a wounded friend, and the Silver Star for his actions in another battle, five days later. His platoon was ambushed, wounding most of the men and pinning the rest down. Alone, Greg charged the enemy, firing so many rounds that his M-16 began to melt. He grabbed another gun to cover and counterattack until help could arrive. He’d have three Purple Hearts by the time he went home.

Patrolman Rocco Laurie

Vietnam changed them, but both remained stubborn believers that they could do good in uniform. At first, Greg worked with Andy Glover, another black cop with a few years more experience. Glover was likable and bright, but too easygoing for Greg, who was eager to hit the streets. The older cop laughed when Greg wanted to beat up a wrong-way driver who offered him 10 dollars to get out of trouble: Just write the ticket! In July, Greg wound up filling in with Rocco in a squad car for a couple of days, and they hit it off. Neither was looking to build bridges or break down barriers; Rocco hadn’t cared for some of the black Marines he’d served with, and Greg later told his wife that Rocco was the only white person he trusted. Greg thought it would be better for Rocco to ask their sergeant, Fred Reddy, if they could partner up. He also suggested that Rocco say they’d served together in Vietnam.

The war at home might not seem any more winnable than the one they’d left, but they learned not to think too big—call by call, case by case, you could do enough small, good things to make you look forward to going to work the next day

Rocco and Greg had the same attitude on patrol. They’d give breaks to people who deserved breaks, and they’d hit the ones who didn’t like jackhammers. They liked working people, old people, and children, and they didn’t like junkies, hippies, or hookers. Greg had a gift with the kids. There were about a dozen Puerto Rican boys, 13 and 14 years old, that he played basketball with, gently chiding them when he heard that windows were broken on their block. Be cool, be cool. Less glass broke after. When Rocco locked up a fellow vet for scoring dope, he paid for his methadone clinic fees when the man gave up his dealer. The war at home might not seem any more winnable than the one they’d left, but they learned not to think too big—call by call, case by case, you could do enough small, good things to make you look forward to going to work the next day.

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Small good things weren’t enough for many African Americans at the time. There had been a decade of epic legal victories, from Brown v Board of Education, in 1954, through the Civil Rights Act of 1965, in which virtually every form of racial discrimination had been banned. The exhilaration faded with the riots and assassinations that followed. From Watts to Harlem, kids were still going hungry, schools were still lousy, and good jobs were still hard to find. And the streets were getting meaner, with addicts and muggers on every corner, while cops often treated black people with indifference or hostility, as if they couldn’t tell them apart, or wouldn’t bother trying. In Brooklyn, detectives beat a simple-minded black drifter into confessing to the murder of two white girls in Manhattan, a travesty that was cited in the Miranda decision. Something had to be done, many felt, something radical, different in both direction and degree. In Oakland, where white southerners had been recruited to police the burgeoning black population, the Black Panther Party was formed.

Violence was not a betrayal of ideals, but an expression of commitment to them

Young people of all colors lionized the Panthers for their iconic style, their uncompromising resistance to racism, and the social programs they ran in poor areas. But the Panthers had little use for the mainstream civil rights movement; they believed America was beyond redemption or repair. Their model was Chairman Mao, who had killed millions in the famines of the Great Leap Forward, and millions more in the paranoid terrors of the Cultural Revolution. Violence was not a betrayal of ideals, but an expression of commitment to them, and there could be no progress without bloodshed. The Black Liberation Army was the “direct action” underground of the Party. It took shape after the police killings of Chicago Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, in December, 1969, in a predawn raid which was credibly described as an execution. From then on, its concept of “self-defense” would become increasingly expansive.

The Panthers never saw a domestic version of the Great Leap Forward come to pass, but the party’s effect on its members was profoundly transformative. They urged ex-cons to pick up books, and college kids to pick up guns. One of the college kids was Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, who beat the rap on a variety of charges, including the stabbing of a tourist in a hotel room, a kidnapping, several bank robberies, and blowing up a police car with a grenade. Robert Vickers, a two-bit junkie burglar, quit his habit to run both a Panther health clinic and the clandestine armory beneath it. He was involved in two police shootings, in Harlem, in 1971, and in Newark, in 1972, in which three cops were seriously wounded. He served six years in prison, and attempted escape twice, once enjoying a brief period of freedom. When he was recaptured, he had a list of home addresses of prison guards. No one could fault him for a lack of commitment.

If Vickers hadn’t been in the BLA, his life would likely have been a series of aimless misdemeanors. If Chesimard stayed in school, she might have wound up on the faculty. But both would have considered those lives to have been wasted. The cause demanded everything and justified anything. Whoever stood in the way was fair game, and some stood in the way more than others. To talk of good cops and bad was a distinction without a difference.

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On January 27, 1972, you could see that history was on the march, though where it was going was anyone’s guess. The Times headlined the Paris peace talks: “Hanoi and Vietcong Decry Nixon Peace Proposals; Kissinger Explains Goals.” The off-lead story covered the firebombing of the Midtown offices of Sol Hurok, a Russian-born Jewish impresario who brought artists such as the Bolshoi Ballet to the United States. A woman was killed and 13 were injured. The Jewish Defense League, which had been harassing Hurok to protest the treatment of Soviet Jews, was believed to be responsible, though no one was convicted of the crime. A man demanding $200,000 hijacked a flight from Albany to New York, and was killed by an FBI agent when the plane landed in Poughkeepsie. He was the unemployed father of seven, overwhelmed by medical bills. The State Board of Regents agreed with Governor Rockefeller that City College should start charging tuition. It was a cold day, threatening snow.

Jim Liedy usually walked a footpost, but he filled in a patrol car with Bill Grawso, whose usual partner was out sick. “It was a funny night,” he recalled. “Busy. Cold and cloudy. Snow was coming. Damp. I said, ‘We’re gonna get a heavy run tonight.’ We saw Foster and Laurie just before. Ten o’clock? A prowler call, 348 East 10th. The streetlight was out. They had their flashlights. We talked a while, then moved on. Whoever was there was gone. ‘Unfounded.’”

Dominic Vetrano saw Greg and Rocco just after. “There was a call for a domestic dispute, maybe half an hour before. 636 East 11th Street. I can’t remember the apartment number, but it was the top floor. We put it over the air, ‘Central, Sector Eddie…’ There was a squelch on the radio, somebody else was talking. When me and Danny saw Foster and Laurie there, Danny says, ‘Why didn’t you tell us you had it? You coulda saved us the trouble, walking five flights of stairs!’ It was jokey, we weren’t mad. And the radios the footmen had were new. We asked if they wanted a lift back to the precinct. It was a cold night, and it was getting late. They said, ‘Nah, we’re gonna take a slow mope back to the house.’ That meant they wanted to walk, maybe pick up something, make a collar.”

After Brennan and Vetrano left, they were waved down by the victim of a mugging. Just before eleven, they saw Liedy and Grawso on 12th and A, and they pulled up their patrol cars alongside each other to talk. Their windows were open, but they didn’t hear a thing until the radio broadcast the heart-jolting beep beep beep beep that heralds the emergency of emergencies: 10-13, all units, officer in need of assistance, 10-13, 11th Street and Avenue B…

Greg was shot eight times and dropped to the sidewalk. Rocco was hit six times

Minutes before, Greg and Rocco had finished taking the report at the domestic dispute. They walked west on 11th to Avenue B, where they saw a double-parked car, and checked in at a diner to ask if anyone knew whose it was. No one did, so they headed back, passing three men on their way. When the men were a few paces behind the cops, they turned and opened fire.

Greg was shot eight times and dropped to the sidewalk. Rocco was hit six times. He stumbled forward, reaching for his gun. He had taken five bullets in the arms and legs, one in the neck. He fell and lay on his side. A witness heard one of the killers yell, “Shoot ‘em in the balls!” They began to shoot again. Greg was shot three times in the eyes, and blood and brains pooled onto the sidewalk. Rocco was shot in the groin. He was still alive. The shooters reached down to steal the cops’ guns, and two of them took off in a waiting car. They didn’t wait for the third, who was dancing in the street, firing his gun in the air like a cowboy in a movie.

When the call came over the radio—10-13, all units—Vetrano and Brennan were facing south, so they raced against traffic on 11th to respond. They didn’t see anything at first, so Vetrano picked up the radio. “’Anything further, Central?”

He told me, “And then I see ‘em on the sidewalk. There was light from the store, it reflected off the gold buttons of their uniforms. It started to snow.”

Liedy and Grawso arrived moments later, from across 12th, down B. Liedy remembered a small crowd gathering around the bodies. He knew at once that Greg was dead. “I had his hat. Had a hole in it. The band was hanging off.”

“I remember cradling him, picking him up, carrying him to the back of Liedy’s car.”

Other cops came, tires screeching, lights flashing, sirens blaring. As Liedy went to pick up Rocco, he yelled to them, “Don’t leave Foster on the street!”

Vetrano said, “Foster’s head…there was more than just blood. I saw a round in the sidewalk, stuck in it. I said, ‘Motherf—s shot them when they were down…’ I picked up Laurie—he was closer, on the right, and Foster was on the left… I remember cradling him, picking him up, carrying him to the back of Liedy’s car. There was blood, brains on my jacket. They were the new leather jackets. Blood in the zipper.”

Patrolman Dominic Vetrano, 1969 (left) and today (right)

After the four cops carried Rocco to the car, Liedy took the wheel, Grawso beside him. “Danny was holding him in the back seat, like a baby.” Rocco’s legs stuck out of the back door. Someone said that it was cold, they should try to close the door, but Liedy took off. “There were so many cars there, I had to drive on the sidewalk by Tompkins Square Park to get past.” When a cab blocked their way, Liedy yelled out, “‘Move the f—ing car!’”

Cops from the next precinct sealed off the streets so they could race to Bellevue, less than a mile away. Liedy and the others went with Rocco into the hospital. “There was this much blood in the back seat,” he told me. He made a pinching gesture—an inch, maybe. “We saw the hole in his neck, but we didn’t know he was shot in the back, too. He was, we were saturated in blood.” It seemed as if the families arrived almost instantly—the Fosters from the Bronx and Queens, the Lauries from Staten Island. It was pandemonium, with scores of cops, wailing relations, doctors running around trying to sedate everyone. Rocco’s mother passed out. “I was in la-la land,” Liedy said. “I was covered in blood… Didn’t it just happen ten minutes ago?”

Officers search the streets of the East Village following the murders of Foster and Laurie

We were at his house in Staten Island last December when we talked, but Liedy sounded as if he’d just left the hospital. He went with Bob Daley, a deputy commissioner who dealt with the press, to watch the operation through the window of the surgery. “Six, seven doctors, they’re working on Rocco, he’s lifting his arms, fighting…” To show how it looked, Liedy leaned back in his chair and spread his arms wide, bringing them slowly together. I couldn’t tell if he meant that Rocco was trying to push them away, or to hold someone close, one last time.

“Murphy was there,” he went on, meaning the police commissioner. “His suit was wrinkled, like he just grabbed it off a chair. He was upset, I give him credit for that. I went with him to a washroom, to talk. He says, ‘Didja get any shots off?’ I tell him no, they were gone before we got there. Murphy says to me, ‘You did a good job.’”

Liedy paused and shook his head: No, they hadn’t. “They got away.”

Detectives investigating the murders

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In the days that followed, the city of cynics seemed united in grief. There was an aura of martyrdom to the deaths, and Sgt. Reddy helped feed the legend when he told the Times that Greg and Rocco were best friends who’d survived Vietnam together. But many didn’t have to pick up a newspaper to know what kind of heroes had been lost. Kids from Avenue B came to Greg’s wake with a letter signed by 11 of them: Mr. Cool, if I ever have the temptation of getting into trouble, I’ll close my eyes and I’ll believe I’ll see you walking down the Ave, cool as always, going into our clubhouse and asking us—“Are you keeping Cool, kids? …We know that you are still with us… From now on, other cops will be “Mr. Cool” to us, but none as cool as you. If anyone claimed the NYPD was nothing but a bunch of racists and crooks, the names of Foster and Laurie shut them up quick.

The funeral of Rocco Laurie (Blessed Sacrament Church, Staten Island)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral was offered for a joint funeral, but the spectacle was too much for Adelaide Laurie, who wanted her husband buried from Blessed Sacrament, in Staten Island, where they were married. The funerals followed each other, on the same day, and thousands of police came from all over the country to stand at attention as the bells tolled and the bagpipes played. Jackie Foster collapsed in the cathedral. She was a widow with two children at 19 years of age. The motorcade extended over a mile as it crossed the Verrazano Bridge, the longest in the world at the time. It had opened seven years before, but the era when the city undertook great works that brought people together seemed to be long past.

The funeral of Gregory Foster (St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan)

At the 9th, the pageantry provided only so much comfort. The cops had heard the rumor that one of the big chiefs from downtown had fulminated at the hospital, “I bet they were on the take! I bet somebody got ‘em because they were dirty!” At Rocco’s wake, a member of the honor guard watched as Adelaide hugged her dead husband, asking him why he’d left her. She refused to allow him to be buried in his police uniform. According to Al Silverman’s intimate biography, Foster and Laurie, Jackie argued with her in-laws over whether Greg’s wake should be in the Bronx or Queens. The family wanted an open casket, and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association flew in a specialist from California to do what he could. At the wake, cops had to pull Jackie away whenever she tried to touch her husband’s face, which was held together with a veil.

Cops didn’t have to know the men to take the loss like a death in the family, and grief was compounded with rage and confusion. You didn’t want to die trying to stop a robbery or a fight, but it happened. You knew the risks when you signed up for the Job. But to be killed in the course of a political argument you didn’t know you were having? A ragged pack of fanatics had formed a study group, and come up with a theory about justice and power: Whoever puts on a blue uniform deserves to die, and you can’t do anything to stop it. On the second count, at least, the police had no ready reply. With each day that passed without arrests, the knife in the back kept on twisting.

The moment of unity that the funerals inspired was not to last

Liedy and Vetrano realized that the shooters might have driven past them while they talked on the corner, as their car was later found abandoned by the subway on 14th Street. Why didn’t we notice? Vetrano couldn’t stop thinking about how things would have been different, if Greg and Rocco had accepted a ride. Why didn’t I just tell them to get in the car? Another cop on a nearby footpost, whose partner made an arrest, was sent out to finish his tour with Greg and Rocco. He was two blocks away when they were killed. What if I got there, a minute before? Could I have helped, or would I be dead, too? Liedy found out that the taxi blocking his way had the third shooter in the back seat. “The cabbie was an Italian guy, maybe a month in the country,” he told me. “I saw him at the precinct, a couple of days later. When he saw me, he cried.”

The moment of unity that the funerals inspired was not to last. The New York State Assembly failed to pass a resolution expressing sympathy for the loss, after a denunciation of the war in Vietnam was added to the text. When a then-obscure group called the Black Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the murders, as well as two recent attacks on cops in Brooklyn—a stabbing and a shooting that hadn’t been widely reported—Bob Daley held a press conference at the 9th to say that it was an act of “guerrilla warfare.” The city seemed unready or unwilling to believe it, and the announcement didn’t get much attention from the press. Mayor Lindsay was running for president, and the premise of his candidacy was that he’d kept race relations in the city below the boiling point. The notion that there was a war on police was unwelcome at City Hall.

The BLA was behind over 50 bombing, stabbing, and shooting attacks on police across the country

It must have been frustrating for BLA to have its declaration of war go unnoticed. Its campaign of domestic terrorism would be the most extreme since that of the anarchists, early in the 20th century, and would remain so until the jihadis of today. And Foster and Laurie were not its first victims. They weren’t even the first pair of partners, black and white, who had been assassinated in the city. The previous May, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were shot down in Harlem. Two days before, two other cops were machine-gunned as they guarded the home of the Manhattan DA, though they survived. A letter claiming credit for both crimes was written on the same typewriter, and arrests were made in both cases. Other, sketchier groups had used the term “Black Liberation Army” in the past, and it was loosely assumed that the threat had been dealt with.

The BLA was behind over 50 bombing, stabbing, and shooting attacks on police across the country, killing at least 15 officers. According to Bryan Burrough, who profiled the BLA and other radical groups of the era in Days of Rage, its nominal leader, Eldridge Cleaver—then a fugitive in Algeria, after an earlier police shooting—wanted the cells to be autonomous, to prevent infiltration, but the lack of structure also guaranteed chaos. The New York cadre who shot the cops guarding the Manhattan DA had no idea who shot Piagentini and Jones.

The police now needed police escorts

The two years that followed were a trial by fire for the NYPD. Many brought shotguns from home to carry on patrol. The BLA weren’t the only people killing cops: In April, 1972, four patrolmen in Harlem were lured into a Nation of Islam Mosque on a false 10-13 call. One of them, Phillip Cardillo, was murdered. Fearing a riot, the NYPD ordered detectives to leave the scene. Evidence wasn’t collected, and witnesses weren’t detained. No one has been convicted of Cardillo’s murder, and neither Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy nor Mayor Lindsay went to his funeral. Bob Daley quit the NYPD soon after. In January, 1973, eight cops were wounded and one killed after the robbery of a gun store in Brooklyn turned into a 47-hour hostage standoff. The perpetrators were Sunni Muslims arming themselves against the Nation of Islam, who had tried to kill their imam in Washington, DC, in a house owned by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. The Nation’s hit team missed the imam, but they killed seven people, five of them children, three of whom were drowned in a bathtub. Four days later, two BLA members were killed, and two detectives were shot, during a gun battle in a Brooklyn bar. Within a week, two pairs of police partners were ambushed and shot in Brooklyn and Queens. Two were brothers, Carlo and Vincent Imperato, and the department subsequently forbade close relatives from working together. Murphy authorized overtime shifts for off-duty cops to tail patrolmen in their own cars. The police now needed police escorts.

By the end of 1973, two of the men believed to have killed Greg and Rocco were dead. Twymon Meyers died in the Bronx after a shootout with police. He’d escaped capture after another police shootout in St. Louis the year before that took the life of the second killer, Ronald Carter. Rocco’s gun was found at the scene. Henry “Sha-Sha” Brown was arrested, and brought back to New York to stand trial. He was acquitted, but went back to Missouri to serve a twenty-year sentence. It wasn’t true justice, cops felt, but there was an element of the poetic kind. Ballistic tests showed that Ronald Carter hadn’t been shot by St. Louis police, but by Sha-Sha Brown. One of the men who killed Rocco was killed by Rocco’s gun.

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In Bob Daley’s extraordinary memoir, Target Blue, he wrote that the NYPD was like a football team, caring only about next week’s game. Though the murders of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in December, 2014, were a savage reminder of the earlier case—Ramos had previously worked as a school safety officer at the Rocco Laurie Intermediate School, in Staten Island—the adage is at least half-true, at least at headquarters. At One Police Plaza, dwelling on the past is mostly confined to crime statistics, last week’s or last year’s, to see what’s working and what isn’t. And whatever worked, worked wonders: In 1971, there were 46 murders in the 9th precinct; in 2016, there were none. The stretch of Avenue B that Greg and Rocco patrolled is still mostly lined with turn-of-the-century tenements, but now the storefronts are filled with boutiques and cafes. A loft on Avenue B was recently listed for $8,750 a month. There is no memorial to them on their old beat, but there is one to a tangential tragedy, the Andrew Glover Youth Program. Greg’s first partner was gunned down in 1975, along with Sgt. Fred Reddy, when they told a man wanted for robbery to move his double-parked car. Glover left a wife and child, and Reddy left a wife and six children. They were the last cops killed in the line of duty at the 9th.

New York is a different city now, and the NYPD is a different department. But memories of that night haven’t faded for those who lived through it. When I visited Dominic Vetrano, the first thing he showed me was his leather jacket, which once had been covered with Rocco’s blood. He told me that his wife called his partner’s wife as soon as news broke, and both women called the 9th: “The guy at the desk tells ‘em, ‘We can’t say who, but your husbands are okay.’ I went to Street Crime a couple of months after. Danny got promoted to sergeant. He goes to the 19th, on the Upper East Side. Now, he’s got it made, a nice easy gig. One of his first days there, a guy walks into the precinct, shoots him in the throat.”

In 1971, there were 46 murders in the 9th precinct; in 2016, there were none

Brennan survived, and Vetrano didn’t lose his composure when he told me about it. He was less steady when he recalled meeting Jackie Foster in 2012, at the 40th anniversary ceremony at the precinct. “I wrote letters to both wives back then, but I didn’t say I wished they took the ride from me and Danny. If they didn’t walk back… Anyway, I didn’t get to talk to Adelaide, but I talked to Foster’s wife. I said who I was, asked if she got my letter. She said, ‘I did, thank you so much…’ I said, ‘Do you mind if I give you a hug?’”

Vetrano choked up for a moment. ‘That closed the door for me on that.”

The door never closed for the families. Jackie Foster died two years ago, but she had her children, Gregory, Jr., and Tyisha, to remind her of her husband. As for Adelaide Laurie, no one is ready to be a widow at the age of 24, but the life she led until then made her loss barely survivable. Her mother died when she was 10, her father when she was 14. She met Rocco in grammar school, and was devoted to him with a fearful need. She lived in dread when he was in Vietnam. After he became a cop, she didn’t relax when he left for work until he came home at the end of his shift. She still lives in the house they shared, and she hasn’t remarried. Adelaide became friendly with Jackie, but it always hurt when Jackie urged her to move on. (As it happened, Jackie never remarried either). Rocco wanted kids right away, but Adelaide didn’t want to rush things. She thought they had time.

When I spoke with her, she said, “Rocco was everything to me. He was my whole world… It took me a long time to be able to function. I didn’t know it, but I was pregnant when he died. I had a miscarriage. I thought, ‘Why is God doing this to me?’”

Widows Adelaide Laurie (left) and Jackie Foster (right)

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No case gets better with age. In other jurisdictions, fresh looks at old BLA killings have had mixed results: In Atlanta, in 2001, a man was convicted of the 1971 murder of an officer; in 2007, San Francisco charged eight men with a police murder from 1972. Two defendants—the same men who killed Piagentini and Jones—took weak pleas, adding no more time to the life sentences they were already serving, while the charges against the rest were dismissed. Though most of the physical evidence in the Foster and Laurie case has been lost, the investigation is very much alive.

Days after the murders, the NYPD released photos of nine suspects, and two remain of intense interest to law enforcement. One is Joanne Chesimard, a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. After her conviction for the murder of a New Jersey state trooper, she escaped from prison, with the assistance of the BLA. She eventually made her way to Cuba, where she was received as an honored guest of the Castro government. The other is Robert Vickers, who was convicted in one police shooting, and acquitted in another. Over the years, he’d admitted to police that he was in the East Village that night, and that he and Twymon Meyers had agreed to take part in some sort of “action” planned by Chesimard. His fingerprints were found on a bomb-making manual found at the scene. But he claimed he’d taken LSD, and he’d passed out before he was supposed to meet up with them. In his version of events, his bad habits had brought him good luck, for once.

Now, he is an inmate in Coxsackie prison in upstate New York. He is 67 years old, and he was in a hospital bed when I went to visit him, recuperating from back surgery. He told me that he didn’t expect to leave prison before he died, or even his bed. He had a flowing white beard, a wry sense of humor, and a deep belief that he’d been wronged. We talked for an hour and a half.

While writing this story, I wasn’t sure if I was pretending to be a cop, or pretending not to be one. I had retired from the NYPD five years before, and didn’t expect to come back. Nothing would have pleased me more than for Vickers to break down and confess, but I had no expectations that would happen. He’d been grilled for almost half a century about the murders.

Esquire magazine had commissioned me to write about Foster and Laurie, and I told Vickers that was the reason for the visit. I didn’t tell him what I used to do for a living. Or that I was there on the 45th anniversary of the murders. Or that two of my old partners, John Timpanaro and Jose Morales, had worked on the case. Still, Vickers suspected that I was a cop, asking for ID and wondering aloud what I was really there for. But he talked nonetheless, maintaining that he had nothing to hide.

“I can remember Jim Crow days,” he told me. “Going down south to visit my grandparents, we’d have to switch in DC, get in the back of the bus… My older brother took me to see Malcolm on 125th Street. I remember him saying, ‘You can be part of the problem, or part of the solution.’ Before then, I was part of the problem. Stealing, doing drugs, from the age of 16… I remember Huey Newton talking about the lumpenproletariat. It’s from Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. It’s about how street people become revolutionaries, how we participate in the struggle for our liberation.”

“I never was in the Black Liberation Army. I was in the Black Panther Party… Nobody asked me if I wanted to join the BLA. I was put there by The Daily News.

Vickers joined the Panthers because the police “were waging war on us.” He’d just finished collecting donations for the breakfast program, he told me, in April 1971, when he ran into a couple of Panthers on the street. “One fateful day, I was thrown into the mix. There were four or five of us. The police rolled up, and—I don’t know why—they told us to get in this hallway. We complied, to a certain degree. One of my party… All hell broke loose. The cops got shot. Kimu got shot. Russell got shot and killed. I got shot, but I got away.”

For the next 16 months, he lived underground, moving from house to house, city to city. He was arrested after the police shooting in Newark, in August 1972. He was succinct in his account of it: “I was with friends. There was an argument. Someone pulled a knife, and my friend pulled a gun. Cops came.”

When I asked him if his underground days were exciting, he was quick to reply, “No! It was very foolish. It was scary, but I wasn’t petrified. We had a lot of support, and the support gives you energy. Gives you courage.”

Still, he insisted, “I never was in the Black Liberation Army. I was in the Black Panther Party… Nobody asked me if I wanted to join the BLA. I was put there by The Daily News. Nine of us, they put our pictures in the paper. None of us had anything to do with it. Well, some of us did, but some of us didn’t.  I didn’t believe in that kind of warfare. Some people did. Random assassinations? To shoot somebody in the back, they’d have to be guilty of something terrible.”

“I was in charge of a hit squad. There was homicide involved, and that’s all I’m gonna say…”

Asked if he’d make the same choices, knowing what he knew now, he thought for a moment.  “Everything’s clearer in the rear view mirror. Shoulda coulda woulda… Now? No, of course not. Only a foolish person would… Nobody likes war when you been in it. And that was war. My destiny was chosen for me. If I could have chosen? I don’t know…”

After finishing his prison sentence in New Jersey, Vickers moved upstate to Saratoga County, got married and raised kids. For 19 years, he had a job with the Department of Public Works, and he ran a clothing store on the side. After his wife died, in 1995, he relapsed into heroin addiction and alcoholism. In 2015, he went on trial for six counts of selling heroin to an undercover with the Albany PD, with the total amount exceeding four ounces, in the course of a larger investigation directed by the Intelligence Division of the NYPD. Vickers took the stand to proclaim his innocence under a highly technical and wholly inaccurate reading of the law: Real dealers don’t use, and I was using plenty. This was entrapment, he claimed. He was convicted on all counts, and received a sentence of 21 years.

Vickers told me that the only reason that he was in prison was because the NYPD believed he’d killed Foster and Laurie. That’s not true, but the NYPD did take great pains to find several confidential informants, or CIs, who recorded their conversations with him as he committed other crimes. Among them was a distant relative who suddenly became a close associate with a pressing problem: he’d stolen two kilos of heroin, he said, and he needed to kill the dealer he stole from before he was killed himself. Vickers offered his help with the murder plot: he accompanied the CI on a recon trip to the Lower East Side for the hit, and provided him with a .22 pistol. He drew an accurate diagram of how to build a bomb. Had he not testified, none of the video in which he talked about anything but drugs would have been shown to the jury. Vickers might have been drunk when he spoke to the CI, but he sounded cold sober on the subject of murder, and he went on about it at length.

“It’s always easy to pop a motherf—r, but getting away with it, that’s the main thing… I did get away, but I got away because we had an apparatus set up… We had doctors. We had safe houses. We had other couriers…

“I was in charge of a hit squad. There was homicide involved, and that’s all I’m gonna say… I been in some shit that I don’t want to talk about. There’s no statute of limitations…”

Despite his repeated denials of killing Foster and Laurie, he was just as emphatic in insisting he’d never admit to murder, which was the only crime he could still be charged with. “I was against random assassinations,” he said on video, as he’d told me. But in the recording, he added a persuasive qualifier. “I earned the right to speak. I earned my bones.”

At his trial for the 1971 Harlem police shooting, Vickers took the stand and said he didn’t have a gun. On video, he said that he was surprised that he’d been acquitted. He’d shot his way past the police, and he’d carjacked a taxi at gunpoint to get away. The responding cops had been hailed by a passer-by who heard the men talking about robbery. On video, Vickers admitted he’d been talking with the other Panthers about ripping off drug dealers; those proceeds might well have been the “donations” to the breakfast program he told me about. When he was underground, he mostly did payroll robberies: “We used to stick ‘em up prolifically, you know what I mean?” He rattled off the recipe for a fuseless Molotov cocktail as if he’d made one an hour before, with potassium chloride, sulfuric acid, and Ivory Snow laundry detergent, the last included so the burning compound would stick “like napalm” to skin. He added, “That was my specialty, bombs and weapons.”

Vickers would do more time for handing bags of dope to the police than he did for shooting them. Was that sad? Was that wrong? There was blood on his hands, I was sure. But whose? When I asked who he admired most from his underground days, he named Chesimard and Meyers, who were responsible for the random assassinations he took such pains to deplore. At one point during the sting operation, he excitedly told a CI about his time in Philadelphia, “They killed two cops in Fairmount Park. I was with him, Russell Shoats, and they blew up a police station parking lot with a hand grenade.”

As it happened, they only killed one cop in the park that night, in August 1970. There were two separate ambushes of police, but the other officer, who was shot twice in the face, survived. Shoats is serving a life sentence for the murder. Suffice it to say that the matter is being looked into; I made sure of that.

Once a cop, always a cop. Vickers wasn’t wrong to be suspicious of me. After I wrote this piece, I was offered a civilian job at the NYPD, something along the lines of what Bob Daley did. (When I informed Esquire that I intended to accept, they felt that the conflict of interest prevented them from publishing this article). I wish the change in status meant I could say more about the case, or do more for it. But I’ve investigated homicides as a detective, and I’ve reported stories as a journalist, and the jobs are more alike than not. You can argue all you want, but the facts have to speak for themselves.

There are reasons to believe that Vickers is guilty, and there are reasons why he hasn’t been charged. Defense counsel would claim that his fingerprints on the bomb-making manual don’t make him a killer any more than his prints on a motel bible would make him a Christian. BLA cells were fluid, as its members lived on the run, and there were others in the area that night. Reasonable doubt remains. But so does some hope of justice for Greg and Rocco. The Patriot Act allows for federal prosecution of acts of domestic terrorism such as the BLA committed, no matter when they occurred.

One source interviewed by the NYPD met Vickers soon after the murders, when both were underground. He said that Vickers described in detail how the bodies were maimed, long before that information became publicly known. Other witnesses might still be found. Maybe they’ll name him; maybe not. The clock has not yet run out.

Vickers told me, “By giving me 21 years, they have not given justice to Foster and Laurie. That’s not justice for them.” The NYPD would agree with him on that point, at least. It remains an open case, and an open wound.

Son, Gregory Foster, Jr. (left), daughter Tyisha Foster (center), and grandson Tyreek Foster-Peters (right) (Mikhail Bernadsky/NYPD)

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NYPD brothers welcome more family members to police force

(Shari Logan/NY Post) A pair of brothers who have worked for the NYPD for more than 30 years welcomed two family members to the force this week.

NYPD Inspector Timothy McCormack and Assistant Chief Chris McCormack will now count their nephew, James McCormack, 22, and Chris’s daughter, Ashley, 23, as fellow officers.

Ashley, 22 who is a former teacher, said she couldn’t have completed training without her dad and uncle supporting her. She said she joined the department because she wants to help people.

“I grew up being a Girl Scout, doing community service. Went to college and did community service. I wanted to be out there helping people,” she said.

Read more [HERE]. 

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Profiles in Service: Meet the NYPD’s only female counter-sniper

In our series, “Profiles in Service,” we highlight Americans who dedicate their lives to helping others.

The New York City Police Department’s elite Emergency Service Unit (ESU) is like a SWAT team, handling a wide range of scenarios, from hostage situations, to rescues and presidential security. Detective Tina Guerrero is one of the roughly 500 ESU members, only 10 of whom are women. She is also the only female counter-sniper in the NYPD.

“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell recently met up with Detective Guerrero and joined her team on a training exercise to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

From 100 yards away, Detective Tina Guerrero fires her Remington 700 M24 rifle, consistently hitting her target. How good a shot is she? “I would say I’m pretty good,” she replied.

“I do it because I just love being out there,” Guerrero said, “I try not to think about, you know, the dangers of it. There’s not a night goes by that the guys I work with, I know that they’re looking out for me, as I do the same for them.”

“I love it. I’m out on patrol every night. Wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Read more [HERE]. 

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, July 21, 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

 

SIDEWALK SALE DAY (Friday July 20 through July 22, 2018)

Queens: 10am – 8pm

Location:

Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard (sidewalks only)

Closure: None

 

TIMES SQUARE SUMMER FAIR

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

Broadway between 47th Street and 57th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS JUNGLEGYM 2018 SUMMER SERIES (2)

Manhattan: 11am – 3pm

Location:

East 115th Street between Park Avenue and 3rd Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

STICK CITY CLASSIC

Manhattan: 12:30pm – 6pm

Location:

Pleasant Avenue between East 118th Street and East 119th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

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 SUMMER STROLLS 5TH AVENUE

Brooklyn: 5pm – 9pm

Location:

5th Avenue between 12th Street and 18th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS TAMA SUMMERFEST

Brooklyn: noon – 6pm

Location:

Tompkins Avenue between Gates Avenue and Halsey Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS ROSEDALE

Queens: 10am – 5pm

Location:

243rd Street between Caney Road and Mayda Road

Closure: Same as location

 

MAXWELL MAX THE SAX LUCAS WAY      

Bronx: 10am

Location:

Morris Avenue and East 179th Street

Closure: None

 

MAX THE SAX LUCAS WAY

Bronx: 10am

Location:

Morris Avenue and East 179th Street

Closure: None

 

PVT BUFORD BROWN WAY

Bronx: 10am

Location:

Morris Avenue and East 179th Street

Closure: None

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS CIRCLE THE SQUARE MOVIE NIGHTS

Bronx: 6pm – 9pm

Location:

Lane Avenue between East Tremont Avenue and Overing Street

Closure: Same as location

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS DOYERS STREET SEASONAL STREET (July 01 through Sept 30, 2018)

Manhattan: 10am – 7pm

Location:

Doyers Street between Pell Street and Bowery

Closure: Same as location

 

VANDERBILT YMCA LEXINGTON AVENUE FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 10am – 6pm

Location:

Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 51st Street

Closure: Same as location

 

SIXTH AVENUE SUMMER FAIR

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

6th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street

Closure: Same as location

 

COLOMBIAN PARADE OF NEW YORK

Queens: noon – 2pm

Formation:

69th Street between 35th Avenue and Northern Boulevard

Route:

Northern Boulevard between 69th Street and 86th Street

Dispersal:

87th Street between Northern Boulevard and 32nd Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

MYRTLE AVENUE FESTIVAL

Queens: 10am – 6pm

Location:

Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond and Forest Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS PARA ROBERTO FAMILY DAY

Bronx: 11am – 4:30pm

Location:

Willis Avenue between East 147th Street and East 148th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS NEW DORP FUN WEEKEND WALKS

Staten Island: noon – 3pm

Location:

New Dorp Lane between Edison Street and Hylan Boulevard

Closure: Same as location

 

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WANTED: Assault of a 84-yr-old Woman (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 an assault that occurred in Manhattan within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday July 11, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m., in the vicinity of 9 Avenue and West 43 Street, the individual approached the 84-year-old female victim from behind, shoved her to the ground and yelled a racial slur at her. The individual fled the scene on foot southbound on 9 Avenue. The victim suffered bruising and abrasions to her right knee and elbow; she was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as:

  • dark-skinned male
  • 5’6″ to 5’7″

Last seen wearing:

  • Bblack shirt
  • Light colored pants
  • 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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Three farriers care for 50 horses in NYPD’s mounted horse unit

The NYPD Mounted Unit relies on three farriers to keep about 50 police horses healthy, happy and productive.

(Dave Alter/ABC 7)- New York City is home to the biggest police department in the United States. Inside that department there are about 100 women and men who make up the Mounted Unit.
The NYPD Mounted Unit relies on three farriers to keep about 50 police horses healthy, happy and productive.
Read more [HERE].

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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 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

It was reported to police that on Friday on July 13, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m. inside of 180 East 174 Street (Sam Candy and Convenience), the two individuals attempted to walk behind the store’s counter. When the 32-year-old male employee stopped them, one of the males brandished a knife and the second individual continued behind the counter. That individual removed $500 in cash from the register along with 2 cell phones. The two individuals fled the store on foot southbound on East 174 Street.  

The first individual is:

  • A male, black, 20 to 25 years old
  • Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and gray sweatpants

 The second individual is:

  • A light-skinned male, 20 to 25 years old
  •  Last seen wearing a black and white hooded sweater with the letters “AX” on the left shoulder area and black sweatpants

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

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following unidentified male depicted in the attached photo and video wanted for questioning in regards to a grand larceny within the confines of the 72nd Precinct/Transit District 34. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 1:18 p.m. inside of 36th Street subway station mezzanine area, a 35-year-old female victim’s wallet was snatched from her hand by the unidentified male who fled southbound towards 37th Street. The victim’s wallet contained personal identification and approximately $200.

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Black, in his twenties; last seen wearing all dark clothing

Video and photos 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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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals in connection to an assault within the confines of the 101 Precinct/Transit 23. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m. the individuals approached the 37 year-old male on-duty MTA conductor while he was working inside an “A” train at Beach 36 stopped on the northbound platform. While his head was outside of the conductor’s window, Individual #1 distracted the victim, at which point the Individual #2 punched him in his jaw. The victim was not transported to the hospital.  The individuals are described as follows: 

  • 1: Male, black, last seen wearing a Nike sweatshirt with a green colored zipper
  • 2: Male, black, last seen wearing a black Nike basketball jersey and blue pants with stripes on the side

 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: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 10th Precinct. in Manhattan. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on June 30, 2018 at approximately 1:10 a.m. the individual removed $70 in cash from the victim’s residence, located in a residential apartment building in the vicinity of 42 Street and 12th Avenue and fled to the elevator.  Upon realizing the individual removed his money, the victim attempted to confront him in the elevator, at which point the individual punched him in his face.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital for bruises and lacerations to his face.  The individual is described as follows: 

  • Male, white, muscular build

 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.

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 13 Precinct/Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday July 14, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m. inside of a southbound “4” train at the 14 Street/Union Square station, the 31-year-old male victim awoke to find his cell phone was no longer inside of his pants pockets. When the victim asked the individual, who was seated next to him, if he had his cell phone, the individual walked off the train. The victim followed the individual off the train and after a brief conversation the victim said the individual showed him his cell phone and punched him in the face. The individual then fled the station to the street area. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS.

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, in his 30s, 5’5″
  • Last seen wearing a blue long sleeved striped shirt, red shorts 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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NYPD News 2018-07-19 15:01:52

12 ALLEGED TRINITARIOS INDICTED IN STABBING MURDER OF
15-YEAR-OLD BOY IN INTRA-GANG CONFLICT
Defendants Allegedly Plotted to Attack an Upstart Set;
Encountered Random Victim, Chased Him Into Bodega,
Dragged Him Out and Attacked Him With Knives And Machete

 

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and New York City Police Commissioner
James P. O’Neill today announced that 12 men have been indicted in the fatal stabbing of 15-
year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz on June 20, 2018 in the Bronx.
District Attorney Clark said, “This crime was nothing less than ferocious. The defendants
were out for violence. They came upon the 15-year-old boy, Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz,
chased him into a store, dragged him out and stabbed and slashed him.”
“I commend the Homicide Bureau and the Narcotics & Gangs Investigation Bureau
prosecutors for their diligence in this case, along with the NYPD detectives from Bronx
Homicide and the 48th Precinct. This indictment is an early step in the criminal justice process,
so I ask the community to be patient as the case takes it course. The investigation is ongoing.”
“We will not tolerate violence by gangs on our streets. I urge the community to continue
to be our partner to save our youth.”
Commissioner O’Neill said, “The notion that anyone – or any group of people – somehow
thinks that committing such an act in New York City is OK, is abhorrent at its core. Criminal
groups continue to threaten public safety and quality of life in some New York City
neighborhoods. The NYPD will remain vigilant in the face of this threat, but our mission is
dependent on a major buy-in from the public we serve. And that’s why – through Neighborhood
Policing – we’re making huge efforts to build trust and to strengthen relationships in every
community. Because in every single case, we need all New Yorkers’ help – just like we saw
with the good people of the Bronx, who helped bring about justice for Junior.”

District Attorney Clark said five of the defendants–Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Antonio
Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, Jose Muniz, Manuel Rivera, and Elvin Garcia–have been
indicted on first-degree Murder, under Penal Law 125.27 (1) (a) (x), intentional murder which
included torture.

 

All twelve defendants have been charged with second-degree Murder, first-degree
Manslaughter, second-degree Conspiracy, first-degree Gang Assault, second-degree Gang
Assault, and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. They were arraigned today
before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. Remand was continued. If convicted of
the top charge of first-degree Murder, defendants can face up to life in prison without the
possibility of parole.
According to the investigation, on June 20, 2018, the defendants, who allegedly are part
of the “Los Sures” set of the Trinitarios gang, gathered at the Boston Road home of Diego
Suero, alleged leader of Los Sures, to plan to commit violence against another set of the
Trinitarios called “Sunset.” The defendants then travelled in four cars, and came upon the
victim, who fled from them, running approximately four blocks to a bodega in Belmont, where
he tried to hide.
According to the investigation the defendants are then seen in surveillance footage from
the store cameras entering the bodega, then dragging the victim out of the store as he fought
for his life. When the victim was forcefully taken from the store, five defendants repeatedly
stabbed and slashed him with knives and a machete in the neck and body. The victim ran from
the bodega to St. Barnabas Hospital and collapsed near the entrance.
According to the investigation, after the stabbing, the defendants fled and went back to
Diego Suero’s home to hide weapons and provide aid to Elvin Garcia, whose hand was cut in
the midst of the multiple stabbings the victim received. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, Antonio
Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, Jose Muniz, Manuel Rivera, Danel Fernandez and Jose
Tavarez then fled and were ultimately arrested in Paterson, New Jersey on June 24, 2018. Five
other defendants were arrested in the Bronx, and one was detained on July 9, 2018 in
Connecticut, where he had fled.
The investigation is ongoing.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Morgan Dolan and
Masateru Marubashi of the Homicide Bureau under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief
of the Homicide Bureau, and the overall supervision of Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial
Division, and Terry Gensler, Deputy Chief of the Narcotics & Gangs Investigation Bureau and
Gary Heavner, Chief of the Narcotics and Gangs Investigation Bureau, under the overall
supervision of Jean T. Walsh, Chief of the Investigations Division.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detectives Frank Orlando of the Bronx
Homicide Task Force and Joseph Flores of the 48th Precinct Squad for their work on the
investigation. District Attorney Clark thanked her Detective Investigators for their assistance.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

Defendants
Kevin Alvarez, 19, Bronx, N.Y.
Elvin Garcia, 23, Manhattan, N.Y.
Antonio Rodriguez Hernández Santiago, 24, Bronx, N.Y.
Manuel Rivera, 18, Bronx, N.Y.
Danel Fernandez, 21, Bronx N.Y.
Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, 24, Freeport, Long Island, N.Y.
Jose Muniz, 22, Bronx, N.Y.
Jose Tavarez, 21, Bronx, N.Y.
Danilo Payamps Pacheco, 21, Bronx, N.Y.
Diego Suero, 29, Bronx, N.Y.
Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 26, Bronx, N.Y.
Luis Cabrera Santos, AKA Luis Rodriguez, 25, Bronx, N.Y.

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Train like a New York City police officer with these at-home workout moves

 

(Amy Robach/Good Morning America)- New York City police officers have to be at the top of their game physically and they’re not doing it by eating doughnuts in a neighborhood diner.

One New York Police Department (NYPD) officer has made it his mission to break the stereotype of out-of-shape cops eating doughnuts.

Officer Mike Counihan, 33, hosts group fitness classes for cops in New York City. They do a workout that you can do at home, too.

“A lot of the workouts are calisthenics and body weight workouts which don’t require equipment and can be done at home, especially for those who have limited time for working out,” he told “Good Morning America.”

“It is things that anyone can realistically be asked to do in their daily lives without having to be first responders,” Officer Counihan said.

Read more on the tips from Good Morning America [HERE]. See an example below:

Lateral hops

Lateral hops develop core and leg strength, which are the foundation of your fitness goals, according to Counihan. Aim for 30-seconds and build up to one-minute rounds.

 

Here’s some tips from the NYPD on how to stay mentally and physically fit:


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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 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 within the confines of the 63 Precinct. Details are as follows. 

Missing:

  • Rogers, Lionel
  • 11-year-old male Black
  • 1446 East 53 Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 

It was reported to the police that Lionel Rogers was last seen on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. leaving his residence.

  • He is 5’2″ tall, 105 pounds, with a thin build, black shoulder-length dread locks and brown eyes
  • He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, tan shorts and black sneakers

A photo of the missing is attached and available. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

*** Re-release***UPDATED Video

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video and photographs wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 41st Precinct.  Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at approximately 4: 50 p.m. a 32-year-old male was approached in front of 945 Southern Boulevard and assaulted with baseball bats by two unidentified individuals.  The individuals then fled the location in a dark colored Range Rover northbound on Southern Boulevard towards Aldus Street.  EMS transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital for his injuries and is in stable condition. 

  • Individual #1 is described as male Hispanic, light complexion, 27 to 35 years of age, medium build and bald.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, orange shorts, white shirts and gold watch.
  •  Individual # 2 is described as male Hispanic, dark complexion, in his thirties, approximately 5’5″ to 5’7″, medium build and black medium length hair.  He was last seen wearing gray shirt, blue jean shorts, black shoes, gold chain and black sunglasses.  

Video surveillance and photographs 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 (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 20th Precinct /Transit District 1. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday July 9, 2018, at approximately 8:15 a.m. a 25-year-old female victim entered the transit system at the 79th Street subway station. An unidentified individual followed the victim onto a car of a southbound “1” train. Between the 79th Street and 72nd Street stations the unidentified individual grabbed the buttock of the female victim several times. The female victim fled the train at the 59th Street station and the unidentified individual remained on the train on to parts unknown. There were no injuries reported.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 40-years-old, black hair
  • He was last seen wearing a zip down navy blue sweater and blue jeans 

Photographs and video of the individual at the incident location 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 for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a forcible touching incident that occurred within the confines of the 88th Precinct / Transit District 30. Details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 5:55 p.m. inside of the Nevins Street station, a 23-year-old female victim was entering through a turnstile on the mezzanine level, when an unknown male approached her from behind and grabbed her buttock. The individual fled on foot up the stairs of the station on to parts unknown.  

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, late teens to early twenties, black hair
  • He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, multicolored pants, and black sneakers

 Video and photos of the individual from the incident location 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: Burglary (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video surveillance and photos in connection a burglary within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows: 

It was reported to police that on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3:20 p.m. in the vicinity of 13th Street and 2nd Avenue, an unknown male individual knocked on the door of an 81 year old female victim and claimed to need access to her apartment to fix a leak. The victim allowed the individual into her apartment where he removed the victim’s purse and fled the location on foot to parts unknown. The victim was uninjured during this incident. The victim’s purse contained personal identification and approximately $100. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Hispanic, last seen wearing a gray short-sleeve shirt and blue pants

 Video surveillance and still photos are attached and available. Both video and photos were taken from the incident location.  

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 (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a sex abuse incident that occurred within the confines of the 32 Precinct. Details are as follows:  

On Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. the 28-year-old female victim entered a residential building located in the vicinity of 7 Avenue and West 138 Street and an unidentified individual followed her inside the lobby of the location. While the victim waited for the elevator, the individual remained in the lobby, out of sight. When the victim entered the elevator, the individual quickly followed her inside. As the victim exited the elevator, the individual forcefully grabbed her buttocks from behind and then pursued her down the hallway, attempting to grab her again. The victim physically resisted the individual, at which point he fled down a nearby staircase and out of the building to parts unknown. The victim was not injured. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 40-years-old, 5’7″ tall, 160 pounds, with a thin build, a dark complexion, a balding head with short hair
  • Last seen wearing a red baseball hat with “YOLO” written on it, a black t-shirt and blue jeans

Surveillance video and photographs from the incident location 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: Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle depicted in the attached surveillance video and photograph in connection with a fatal hit-and-run vehicle accident that occurred within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows: 

On Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. in front of 59-41 Myrtle Avenue, the 63-year-old female victim was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Myrtle Avenue at a high rate of speed. The aided was transported to Wycoff Hospital initially in stable condition with numerous injuries to her torso. On Monday July 16, 2018 the aided succumbed to her injuries. 

  • The vehicle is described as a silver Nissan Sentra sedan, with damage to its driver-side doors and passenger-side rearview mirror
  • A surveillance video and a photograph obtained nearby the incident location 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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How does Crime Stoppers work? PIX 11 takes you inside the NYPD unit

“We had to bring in additional detectives because the phones would just not stop ringing,” Moreno described. “That is a credit to the community.”

NEW YORK — It all begins with a simple phone call, inside a windowless room at One Police Plaza in Lower Manhattan.

The NYPD Crime Stoppers Unit is staffed by 13 seasoned detectives who answer calls from New Yorkers offering tips on criminal cases that happened somewhere in the five boroughs.

In fact, you have probably heard or read about the call to action right here on PIX11, with the familiar Crime Stoppers hotline number: 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Many of you have answered that request for help.

By the numbers, Crime Stoppers tips have helped solve more than 1,400 killings over the course of 35 years. Overall, more than $2 million in reward money has been given out.

…Recently, so many New Yorkers answered the call for help in the heinous murder of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx that Crime Stoppers needed help of its own.

“The tips we got were outstanding,” said Lt. Marc Moreno, who leads the unit.

“In this case, not only did we get calls, we had people sending in video and that video was very important in setting up a timeline.”

Read more from PIX 11 [HERE].

  • If you have information on a crime, share it by calling 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.NYPDcrimestoppers.com. Have a look at recent crimes committed in New York City that we are looking for information on [HERE].

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