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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

*******************Updated on 9-18-17 RMA#2457-17***********************

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

  •  Individual #1 is described as a male Black, seen wearing a blue long-sleeve hoody sweater, gray pants and white sneakers.
  •  Individual #2 is described as a male Black, seen wearing a dark colored long-sleeve hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers.
  •  Individual #3 is described as a male Black, last seen wearing all black clothing, white sneakers and seen riding a bicycle.

The surveillance video of the individuals is attached (Obtained from in front of 790 Franklin Avenue)

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

All calls are kept confidential.

On Saturday September 16, 2017, at approximately 4:25 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 790 Franklin Avenue, within the confines of the 77th Precinct. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim, a 20 year-old male, was shot multiple times in the torso. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 The name of the deceased is as follows:

  • Frazier, Donovan
  • 20-year-old male
  • 638 Sterling Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY

 Family has been notified.

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Veteran Transit Cop Arrests Man In Possession of Illegal Gun

Detective Diaz, of the NYPD Tranist Citywide Vandals Task Force, was in the right place at the right time when an early morning subway interaction turned criminal. On September 18th, a man on a northbound F Train in Queens was occupying two seats when another passenger asked him to sit in one of the seats. The man who was sitting immediately became irate, continued to argue and eventually brandished a handgun to the victim

After recovering from the initial shock of the incident, the victim called 911 to report the subway crime. Detective Diaz heard the radio operator dispatching the 911 call and waited for the train to arrive at the platform he was patrolling. When the train stopped at the station, the conductor kept the train doors closed and directed Detective Diaz to the perpetrator. Detective Diaz arrested the perpetrator and confiscated his illegal firearm without incident.

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WANTED: Assault (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the individual wanted in connection with an assault within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, July 31, 2017 at approximately 6:50 p.m. a unidentified individual entered the MTA Bus #7708 at Castleton Avenue and Jewett Avenue with a lit cigarette. Once inside, the MTA bus driver demanded the individual to extinguish the cigarette at which time he became irate. The individual then punched the 44-year-old male victim once in the face causing redness, bruising and swelling to the right side of his face. The individual then fled the bus on foot to parts unknown. The victim was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition.

 The individual is described as:

  •  Male Black, approximately 6’0″ tall, 250 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion

 Last seen wearing:

  •  A red hoody sweater and a black NY Yankee hat.

 The surveillance photos of the individual are attached. (Obtained by the NYC MTA)

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website 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 9/14/17********

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation in regards to the above incident, the New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual wanted for questioning:

  •  Butler, Kwashan
  • 28-year-old male
  •  He described as a 6’2″ tall, 220lbs, with a medium complexion.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

On Friday, August 18, 2017 at approximately 9:29 p.m. police responded to a shot spotter notification at 104-46 164 Street, within the confines of the 103 Precinct. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a 21-year-old male was shot in the thigh and was transported by private means to Jamaica Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 *****Update 8/29/17*********

The 21-year-old male succumbed to his injuries on August 21,2017.

 The identity of the deceased:

  • Payne, Terrence
  • 21-year-old male
  • Queens, NY
  • Family notified.

 The medical examiner has deemed this incident a homicide.

 There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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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 within the confines of the 78 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the individual approached the 12 year-old female victim, inside Washington Park, located on 3rd Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue, and grabbed her buttocks.  The individual then fled to parts unknown.  He is described as follows:

  •  Male, approximately 30 years-old.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within the confines of the 49 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on September 16, 2017 at approximately 10:45 p.m. three individuals approached the 18 year-old male victim inside the lobby of a residential apartment building in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx and demanded property.  The individuals proceeded to display a shotgun which they discharged into the victim’s arm. No property was removed. The victim went by private means to an area hospital for treatment. 

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 1 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 1:25 a.m.the unknown individual did approach a 16-year-old male at Whitehall Street and South Street, vicinity of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, and asked for a beer. The victim refused and the individual proceeded to stab the 16-year-old victim in the abdomen with an unknown object before fleeing the location on foot into the South Ferry subway station. The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital by EMS in stable condition. 

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, 30’s, dark complexion, approximately 5’7″ tall, approximately 210 lbs., bald, wearing a long black t-shirt, light blue jeans, white sneakers with a large scar on his neck.

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

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Investigations Lead Law Enforcement to Recover 270 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine with a Street Value of over $30 Million

NYC’s Record Large Seizure of Fentanyl in Queens: Up to 32 Million Lethal Doses

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Carl J. Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced the seizure of 122 kilograms of narcotics (nearly 270 pounds) with a street value of over $30 million, including 64 kilograms (over 140 pounds) of pure fentanyl, as a result of two investigations. Four defendants are charged.

Both investigations were conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, DEA New Jersey Division (NJ-DEA) and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad. Over the past week, the NYPD laboratory issued final reports on its analysis of all of the drugs confiscated. On August 1, 2017, DEA agents and NYPD detectives recovered a total of 97 kilograms (213 pounds) of narcotics, including fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, at an apartment building in Kew Gardens, Queens. An additional 25 kilograms of fentanyl and heroin (55 pounds) were recovered from a vehicle in the Bronx on September 5, 2017.

These cases highlight the enormous amount of fentanyl surging through New York City, hitting the streets and escalating overdose deaths. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, fentanyl is driving a spike in fatal overdoses, which reached an all-time high of 1,374 deaths in New York City in 2016 – 46% more than in 2015. A dangerously strong synthetic opioid, fentanyl is approximately 50 times stronger than heroin and is increasingly found mixed into the city’s illicit narcotics supply.

NYC’s Largest Fentanyl Seizure: 85-15 120th Street, Kew Gardens

On August 1, 2017, agents and detectives from NJ-DEA and the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad recovered the record largest amount of fentanyl to date New York City – 64 kilograms of pure fentanyl (over 140 pounds) – from a residential building at 85-15 120th Street in Kew Gardens. In addition to the pure fentanyl, agents and detectives recovered 22 kilograms of fentanyl mixed with other narcotics, five kilograms of heroin and six kilograms of cocaine, for a total of 97 kilograms of narcotics (213 pounds).

Prior to the search, NJ-DEA agents observed ROGELIO ALVARADO-ROBLES and BLANCA FLORES-SOLIS driving in a silver Mercedes-Benz with Florida license plates as they traveled to a Walmart in Manahawkin, N.J. In the Walmart parking lot, ALVARADO-ROBLES took a shopping bag from an unidentified male and then joined FLORES-SOLIS, who had already entered the Walmart. Inside the Walmart, ALVARADO-ROBLES placed the shopping bag into a backpack that FLORES-SOLIS had been carrying. Both then left the Walmart and returned to their car, into which ALVARADO-ROBLES placed the backpack. After several other stops along the way, ALVARADO-ROBLES and FLORES-SOLIS travelled to 85-15 120th Street, Queens, and pulled into the garage of that building. After they parked, agents approached them and recovered what appeared to be one kilogram of cocaine from the backpack.

Agents and detectives determined that ALVARADO-ROBLES and FLORES-SOLIS were associated with 85-15 120th Street, Apt. 4F, and went to the apartment above the underground parking lot in order to secure the location. At approximately 9 p.m., agents and detectives obtained a court authorized search warrant and conducted a search. On the floor of one of the bedrooms were four suitcases and a purse, which were found to contain numerous kilogram-sized packages of narcotics. The packages were wrapped in several different colors of plastic wrap and tape. Agents and detectives removed the contraband.

Subsequent NYPD laboratory analysis revealed that of the 97 packages of narcotics recovered, fentanyl was present in 86. In addition to the 64 kilograms of pure fentanyl, 22 kilograms were composed of fentanyl mixed with heroin, the synthetic opioid tramadol and the tranquilizer ketamine.

This is the largest seizure of fentanyl to date in New York City. Given that a dose of fentanyl weighing two to three milligrams can be deadly, the 64 kilograms of pure fentanyl alone seized in this case could have yielded approximately 32 million lethal doses.

A criminal complaint filed in Manhattan Criminal Court charges ALVARADO-ROBLES and FLORES-SOLIS each with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

55 Pounds of Fentanyl and Heroin Recovered from Vehicle in the Bronx

On September 5, 2017 at approximately 6 p.m., detectives and agents from the NYPD’s Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad and NJ-DEA stopped a vehicle at West 161st Street and Major Deegan Expressway not far from Yankee Stadium and recovered 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of narcotics. NYPD laboratory analysis results returned this past week revealed 24 kilograms contained a fentanyl/heroin mixture and one kilogram contained fentanyl alone.

In the hours leading up to the seizure, members of the Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad and NJ-DEA were conducting surveillance in Woodbridge, N.J., in the vicinity of a Home Depot located off US-9. At approximately 2:45 p.m., detectives observed a tractor trailer with California license plates pull into a rear parking lot of the Home Depot.

Two hours later defendants EDWIN GUZMAN and MANUEL RIVERA-SANTANA allegedly approached the rear lot, travelling on foot from the front of the store, and met with two men who had been observed inside the tractor-trailer. Together they walked to the far side of the truck. Shortly thereafter GUZMAN and RIVERA-SANTANA headed back towards the front of the store, with RIVERA-SANTANA carrying a large duffle bag. The bag appeared to be full and heavy. RIVERA-SANTANA placed the bag in a Toyota Sienna and climbed inside.

Detectives and agents followed the Toyota Sienna across the George Washington Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway, and pulled the vehicle over after it had exited near West 161st Street. They observed the duffle bag in the back of the car with a luggage lock secured to the partially open zipper. After obtaining a court authorized Special Narcotics search warrant, detectives and agents opened the bag and recovered the 25 brick kilogram-size packages, each found to contain either pure fentanyl or a fentanyl/heroin mixture.

A criminal complaint filed in Manhattan Criminal Court charges EDWIN GUZMAN and MANUEL RIVERA-SANTANA each with one count of Conspiracy in the Second Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan thanked her office’s Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad.

“The sheer volume of fentanyl pouring into the city is shocking. It’s not only killing a record number of people in New York City, but the city is used as a hub of regional distribution for a lethal substance that is taking thousands of lives throughout the Northeast,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan. “The success of these two investigations underscores the critical importance of collaboration. Each of the law enforcement partners made a significant contribution to the removal of 270 pounds of lethal narcotics from the black market.”

Carl J. Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, said, “The seizure of this amount of narcotics, especially the fentanyl, undoubtedly saved countless lives. The combination of fentanyl with the other drugs is a deadly combination. We will continue to work with our law enforcement counterparts to keep our communities safe.”

“The NYPD has been successful in drug interdiction to date, but this seizure goes down in history as a milestone in the ongoing fight against fentanyl. This case demonstrates our Department’s deep commitment to protecting the public from drug cartels that seek to profit at the expense of our citizens,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said, “As the opioid epidemic continues to destroy communities in New York and beyond, it is more important than ever that law enforcement rise to the challenge of addressing it. I commend Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan’s work on this front, including today’s seizure of more than 120 kilograms of fentanyl, heroin, and other narcotics that might have otherwise led to countless deaths and overdoses in the five boroughs. These substances pollute, poison, and kill, and my Office remains firmly committed to working with our partners at the local and federal level to stem the tide of illegal drugs into our city.”

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said, “We are facing a new and increasingly deadly crisis in our communities. Heroin mixed with the synthetic drug fentanyl is a deadly cocktail. As a result, we’ve seen staggering numbers of fatal overdoses – far outpacing homicides in Queens. These two investigations that led to the seizure of these drugs will undoubtedly save lives and we will continue to work diligently with our law enforcement partners to combat this growing epidemic.”

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said, “Fortunately this fentanyl shipment was seized before it could hit the streets and ravage lives and communities. The Bronx is a distribution point for drug traffickers and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to arrest and prosecute those who peddle death in our city.”

Defendants Charges
1 Rogelio Alvarado-Robles;  Queens, NY CPCS 1st – 2 cts; CPCS 3rd – 2 cts
2 Blanca Flores-Solis; Queens, NY; CPCS 1st – 2 cts; CPCS 3rd – 2 cts
3 Edwin Guzman; Bronx, NY Conspiracy 2nd – 1 ct; CPCS 1st – 1 ct; CPCS 3rd – 1 ct
4 Manuel Rivera-Santana; Bronx, NY Conspiracy 2nd – 1 ct; CPCS 1st – 1 ct; CPCS 3rd – 1 ct

The charges and allegations are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Bronx Car Stop Nets Illegal Guns and Drugs


Police Officers Flynn and Liberti were on patrol within the 43 Precinct in the Bronx when they noticed a man driving while speaking on his cell phone. With the safety of drivers and pedestrians in mind, the officers conducted a car stop. While the officers were focused on enforcing lifesaving Vision Zero policies, they remain focused on preventing all crimes in the area:

“We were working to enhance the safety of city residents through the Vision Zero initiative. While doing that, we have to remain vigilant for other threats to the good people of the Bronx. We did that with this arrest and I would like to think we saved a life with our actions.”

By speaking with the driver and further investigation, the officers discovered that he was driving with a suspended New York license. Additionally, the officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. At this point, the occupant was asked to exit the vehicle and the officers inspected the car. The subsequent investigation led to the recovery of packaged marijuana and a loaded firearm. Further investigative work by the arresting officers led to the recovery of an AR-15 at the perpetrator’s house.

The following contraband was recovered:

  •  DPMS AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, 91 rounds
  •  Hi-Point .45 semi-automatic hand gun, 104 rounds
  •  Multiple individual jars of marijuana

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WANTED: Bank Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo in regards to a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 110 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. the individual entered the New York Community bank located at 51-13 108 Street, approached the 21-year old female bank teller and passed a note demanding money. The bank teller complied and the individual fled the location with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

 The individual is a:

  •  Female, black, 5’5″, 170 lbs., dark complexion, last seen wearing a black coat, black hat and black sunglasses.

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

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

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Staten Island)

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

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:12 a.m. the individual entered a Target department store located at 2873 Richmond Avenue, and removed two Dyson Vacuum cleaners totaling approximately $1,200.00.  The individual fled the location through the emergency exit to parts unknown.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, dark complexion, last seen wearing a red shirt, white shorts, black shoes.

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

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

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WANTED: Rape Pattern (Bronx)

*************Update 9/13/2017************

 Pursuant to an active investigation, a second incident was reported to police, which established rape pattern #6005 within the 43 precinct. Details as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. the victim, a 28-year-old female was in her residence located in the vicinity of Thieriot Avenue, when an unidentified individual used a fire escape and entered into her bedroom window.  The unidentified individual displayed a firearm and demanded money from the victim.  The victim complied and then the individual proceeded to sexually assault the victim. The unidentified individual then fled the location through the fire escape.

The individual is a:

  •  Male, Black, Light complexion, approximately 200 lbs., 5’7″,

Last seen wearing:

  •  Light colored hat, dark colored pants, black and white shoes, and a light colored jacket.

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

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

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WANTED: Attempted Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 49 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. the individuals entered the Westchester Bicycle Pro shop located at 2611 Westchester Avenue, approached the 60-year old male employee and inquired about a bicycle. The employee did go to the storage area to see if the bicycle was in storage, and when he came back, one of the individuals displayed a firearm and demanded a bicycle. The individuals did flee the location empty handed to parts unknown.

  •  Individual 1: male, black, 14-16 years of age, dark complexion, slim build, 6’2″, last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie.
  •  Individual 2: male, Hispanic 14-16 years of age, light complexion, last seen wearing a white hoodie, tan pants and dark colored shoes.

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

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

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 17 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. both the victim, an 80-year old male and the individual were aboard an MTA bus, in the vicinity of East 34 Street and 1 Avenue, when they began to argue.  During the argument the victim began to walk towards the back of the bus to change his seat and the individual pushed him into a pole, causing the victim to cut his leg on the edge of one of the bus seats. The individual also made anti-white statements towards the victim. The individual did exited the bus to parts unknown. The victim was treated by EMS for his injury. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

The individual is a:

  •  Female, black, 40-55 years of age, dark complexion, short black hair, 5’5″, 220-250 lbs., last seen wearing a red jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

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

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Friday, August 25, 2017 at approximately 7:50 p.m. the individual approached the 30 year-old female victim in front of a grocery store located at 684 Hegeman Avenue and through her to the ground and punched her multiple times.  The individual proceeded to remove the victim’s handbag, which contained a debit card, and fled.  The victim went to an area hospital for complaints of pain.  The individual is described as follows:

  •  Female, black, wearing a yellow shirt, a black hat, black pants, and black sandals.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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United Nations General Assembly Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS RELATING TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017

Beginning at approximately 10 p.m. the following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will be closed to vehicular traffic:
• 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open
• 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
• 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
• 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:
• Southbound at 63rd Street
• Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2017

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

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

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2017

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

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2017

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

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

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2017

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

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

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:
• Southbound at 63rd Street
• Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2017

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

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

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:
• 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
• 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

The following streets will have managed access and no vehicle parking permitted:
· Battery Place from Little West Street to Second Place.
· 1st Place from Battery Place to Little West Street
· Little West Street from Battery Place to 2nd Place
· 50th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 51st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
· 54th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue
· 55th Street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue
· 55th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 56th Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue
· 58th Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue

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Bronx Warrants Unit Tracks Murder Suspect to Connecticut

(L-R) Detective Nic Dipardo, Detective Pedro Gomez, Detective Joe Parchen, Sergeant Lee Dukes, Detective Sean Wolfenhaut, Detective John Cutrona, Detective Mike Zurich, Detective Mike Fahy, Detective Dan Robbins

Last month, members of the NYPD Warrant Squad, in collaboration with the Waterbury Connecticut Police Department, apprehended a fugitive they tracked from New York City. The suspect was wanted for a murder that occurred on August 7th within the confines of the Bronx-based 47 Precinct.

Three weeks later, Waterbury Police observed the shooting suspect enter a vehicle on Baldwin Street in Connecticut. With backup from the NYPD, the Waterbury Police moved in for the arrest. As the officers closed in the suspect, he rammed his car into a Waterbury Police vehicle. The suspect then continued driving and attempted to strike a Waterbury police officer with his auto. In response, Detective Parchen was able to open the passenger door to the suspect’s auto and jump into the car. At this point, the subject pulled off again and crashed into a parked car. After a brief struggle, the subject was handcuffed and detained.

The perpetrator was in possession of crack cocaine and will face local charges in addition to New York City charges for his actions during the arrest.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

The NYPD has announced the following street closures for Saturday, 9/16 and Sunday, 9/17.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until November 30, 2017) (Daily)
Manhattan: 1100 x 2200
Locations:
Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street
Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street (Pedestrian Street)
Closure: Same as location

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (Until September 22, 2017)
Manhattan: 0500 x 2359
Locations:
Venue #1 (Clarkson Square):
West Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Greenwich Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
Clarkson Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Spring Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Venue #2 (Spring Studios):
Varick Street between Laight Street and North Moore Street
St Johns Lane between Beach Street and Laight Street
Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Sept 12, 2017 to Sept 25, 2017)
Manhattan: @ NYPD’s discretion
Locations:
Area bounded by 60th Street on the North, 34th Street on the South,
1st Avenue on the East and 3rd Avenue on the West All Inclusive
Area bounded by 54th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South, 1st Avenue
On the East and Madison Avenue on the West All Inclusive
34th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
42nd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
50th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
53rd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
54th Street between 3rd Avenue and 7th Avenue
57th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
61st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
51st Street between 6th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
56th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
55th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
6th Avenue between West 53rd Street and West 55th Street
54th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
59th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
58th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue between 58th Street and 42nd Street
Grand Army Plaza between 58th Street and 60th Street
106th Avenue between 56th Street and 59th Street
FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge /RFK Bridge
Closure: @ the discretion of NYPD

MURRAY STREET BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan: 1000 x 1300
Location:
Murray Street between Greenwich Street and West Broadway
Closure: Same as location

GERMAN AMERICAN STEUBEN PARADE
Manhattan: 1200 x 1530
Formation:
68th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
69th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
70th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Route:
5th Avenue between 67th Street and 86th Street
Dispersal:
5th Avenue between 86th Street and 88th Street
86th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Miscellaneous:
77th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
78th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Madison Avenue between 72nd Street and 67th Street
Park Avenue between 70th Street and 68th Street
Closure: Same as location

SAMARITAN DAYTOP VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
8th Avenue between 42nd Street and 55th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1300 x 2000
Locations:
Eldridge Street between Canal Street and East Broadway
Division Street between Eldridge Street and Forsyth Street
Forsyth Street between Division Street and East Broadway
Closure: Same as location

BARBARA SIMMONS WAY
Brooklyn: 1500
Location:
Kingston Avenue and Lefferts Avenue
Closure: None

ANNIE BEVERIDGE WAY
Staten Island: 1030
Location:
Osborne Street at Wood of Arden Road
Closure: None

Sunday, September 17, 2017

READE STREET ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY
Manhattan: 1100 x 1300
Location:
Reade Street between Broadway and Church Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS AMSTERDAM AVENUE
Manhattan: 1100 x 1700
Location:
Amsterdam Avenue between 106th Street and 110th Street
Closure: Same as location

RUN 10 FEED 10
Manhattan: 0700 x 2000
Formation:
Pier 84
Route:
12th Avenue Southbound Lanes Only between 45th Street and North Moore Street
Hudson River Park Bicycle Path between North Moore Street and 44th Street
Dispersal:
Pier 84
Closure: Same as location

AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE
Manhattan: 1300 x 1800
Formation:
West 111th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 113th Street between 8th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 112th Street between 8th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 114th Street between Lenox Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
St. Nicholas Avenue between 115th Street and 112th Street
Route:
Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 142nd Street
Dispersal:
West 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 136th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 137th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard
Malcolm X Boulevard between West 136th Street and West 139th Street
Miscellaneous:
West 115th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and St Nicholas Avenue
West 132nd Street between 7th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
West 126th Street between 8th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
Frederick Douglass Boulevard between West 127th Street and West 128th Street
Closure: Same as location

MEXICAN DAY PARADE
Manhattan: 1200 x 1600
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
Closure: Same as location

THIRD AVENUE MERCHANDISE FAIR
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
3rd Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street
Closure: Same as location

COLUMBUS AVENUE FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Columbus Avenue between 68th Street and 86th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS MONTAGUE STREET
Brooklyn: 1130 x 1600
Location:
Montague Street between Court Street and Pierrepont Place
Closure: Same as location

BROOKLYN PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE
Brooklyn: 1200 x 1800
Location:
Graham Avenue between Debevoise Street and Broadway
Closure: Same as location

SUNSET PARK BID 5TH AVENUE STREET FESTIVAL
Brooklyn: 1000 x 1800
Location:
5th Avenue between 44th Street and 59th Street
Closure: Same as location

FLATBUSH FROLIC
Brooklyn: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue
Closure: Same as location

MYRTLE AVENUE BID MYRTLE AVENUE FESTIVAL
Queens: 1000 x 1800
Locations:
Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Wyckoff Avenue
Onderdonk Avenue between Palmetto Street and Myrtle Avenue
Closure: Same as location

ORCHARD BEACH CAR SHOW
Bronx: 0800 x 1700
Locations:
Shore Road /Pelham Bridge Road between Bronx and Pelham Parkway and Orchard Beach Road
Bartow Circle between Orchard Beach Road and Orchard Beach Road
Shore Road between Orchard Beach Road and Roosevelt Place
Orchard Beach Road between Pelham Bridge Road and Park Drive
Park Drive between City Island Road and Park Drive
City Island Road between Pelham Bridge Road and Park Drive
Closure: None

MRS PONSIE B HILLMAN WAY
Manhattan: 1030
Location:
West 71st Street and Columbus Avenue
Closure: None

FATHER JOHN J MURRAY WAY
Queens: 1130
Location:
Union Turnpike and Bell Boulevard
Closure: None

Monday September 18, 2017
SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL (Until September 25, 2017)
Manhattan: 1130 x 2300
Locations:
Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
Grand Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
Closure: Same as location

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Six Members Of The “Rollin’ 30s” Crips Street Gang Charged With Racketeering, Narcotics, And Firearm Offenses

Charges Include the March 26, 2015, Murder of Innocent Bystander Victor Chafla

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York City (“HSI”), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing of a Superseding Indictment charging WALSTON OWEN, a/k/a “Purpose,” RICHARD FELIZ, a/k/a “Dirt,” SHAQUILLE BAILEY, a/k/a “Shaq,” a/k/a “Jefe,” MIGUEL CABA, a/k/a “Miggs,” and NATHANIAL RODRIGUEZ, a/k/a “Cook,” with various crimes relating to racketeering, narcotics, and firearms offenses, including charges against FELIZ for the March 26, 2015, murder of Victor Chafla, an innocent bystander.  The defendants are charged as a result of their membership in the “Rollin’ 30s,” a subset of the nationwide Crips street gang.  Another individual, LEWIS TURNBULL, a/k/a “Lew,” was charged solely with a narcotics offense.  OWEN and COOK were arrested on these charges yesterday; FELIZ, BAILEY, TURNBULL, and CABA were already in federal custody on other charges.  OWEN and COOK will be presented in Manhattan federal court today before Chief Magistrate Judge Deborah Freeman.  The case is before United States District Judge Victor Marrero, and the defendants will be arraigned before Judge Marrero on September 14.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said:  “As alleged in the superseding indictment, these defendants brought drugs and violence to the streets of our community, including the tragic murder of an innocent bystander, Victor Chafla. We commend the extraordinary efforts of our law enforcement partners to bring these defendants to justice, and express our hope that Mr. Chafla’s family and friends find some measure of justice in today’s charges.”

HSI Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez said:  “These gang members are purported to have committed acts of violence, including murder and robbery, just to fund and protect its criminal enterprise, with one crew member alleged to have shot and killed an innocent bystander. These street gangs plague our community and HSI, with its longstanding partnership with the NYPD, will continue its efforts to rid our neighborhoods of such tormenters and ensure it’s known that they are not welcome.”

“These alleged members of a Crips crew have been indicted on racketeering, narcotics and firearms-related charges,” Police Commissioner O’Neill said. “One of the defendants is accused of shooting and killing an innocent bystander during a dispute with a rival gangmember in the Soundview section of the Bronx.”

“These are serious offenses, and the type of violence we remain focused on that has led to significant reductions in crime.  I want to thank the members of the NYPD, the Southern District, and Homeland Security Investigations who have been working on this case.”

According to the allegations contained in the Indictment[1] and other documents in the public record, and statements made in court:

From 2013 to 2017, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, WALSTON OWEN, RICHARD FELIZ, SHAQUILLE BAILEY, MIGUEL CABA, and NATHANIAL RODRIGUEZ were members or associates of a racketeering enterprise known as the “Rollin’ 30s.”  In order to fund the enterprise, protect and expand its interests, and promote its standing, members and associates of the Rollin’ 30s committed, conspired, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence, including murder and robbery; they conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics; and they obtained, possessed, and used firearms, including by brandishing and discharging them.  LEWIS TURNBULL also conspired with certain members of the Rollin’ 30s to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana.

During a dispute with a member of an opposing crew, on March 26, 2015, FELIZ fired a gun in an attempt to kill that individual.  FELIZ instead hit an innocent bystander, Victor Chafla. Chafla died from his wounds a few days later.

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The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided in the attached table for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants will be determined by a judge

Mr. Kim praised the investigative work of the NYPD and HSI.

The case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jessica Fender and Max Nicholas are in charge of the prosecution.

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

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NYPD Releases Body-worn Camera Footage Captured during a Police-involved Shooting on September 6, 2017

Today, the New York City Police Department, released body camera footage captured by four police officers involved in a police involved shooting on September 6, 2017. The officers initially responded to a wellness check at 3700 Pratt Avenue at 5:27 PM. During that wellness check, the officers encountered Miguel Richards, a 31 year old male, who was armed with a knife and concealing an object, later determined to be an imitation firearm behind his back. After repeated commands, over a twelve-minute period, to drop the weapons, one officer deployed a taser and two others discharged their firearms, causing his death.

At a press conference today, NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez oversaw the release of a 16 minute video which included a compilation of video segments from the officers’ body-worn cameras. This video was recorded during the period from where the officers first encountered Miguel Richards inside his apartment up until the time at which he pointed the imitation firearm at them, prompting them to discharge their weapons.

The body-worn camera videos can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the links below:

Compilation of the entire incident (1.233 GB)

Officer #1 (9.72 MB)

Officer #2 (1.164 GB)

Officer #3 (122 MB)

Officer #4 (55 MB)

Officer #3, slow motion (48 MB)

Officer #4, slow motion (19 MB)

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Chief of Patrol Speaks to Hot 97 On Building Trust In Communities, Changing The Culture & Moving Foward

NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan sat down with Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97 to speak about neighborhood policing and how cops are fighting crime and building trust with NYC communities.

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High Holy Days Security Briefing

NYPD executives, clergy members, and community leaders convened at 1 Police Plaza for the annual High Holy Days briefing. Every year the department holds a meeting to discuss security measures and address community concerns as the Jewish community prepares for important religious observances throughout the city. Since its inception in the late 1970s, this longstanding tradition has fostered open lines of communication between community members and the NYPD.

Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill presided over the event and reassured those present that the NYPD is dedicated to protecting all religious communities. In his own words:

“It is our mission to make sure nobody in New York City lives their lives in fear.”

Police Commissioner O’Neill also highlighted how the neighborhood policing initiative is strengthening community ties and helping individual officers address specific concerns.

“Neighborhood policing gives us the tools to make sure everyone’s concerns about public safety are both communicated and respected.”

Additional remarks were given by Captain Mark Molinari, of the Hate Crimes Task Force, and Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass. During his presentation, Captain Mark Molinari outlined the NYPD’s plan to combat and vigorously pursue hate crimes in New York City.

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NYPD Gives Back to Local Shelter Residents at Annual Community Day

Some police officers are barbecuing to build bridges between the community and the NYPD. NY1’s Shannan Ferry explains from Rochdale. 

Angel Cosme loves to move to the beat of the music.

So, when the 5-year-old spotted a DJ near his home, he seemed pretty happy.

Reporter: “Why is this fun?”

Cosme: “Because I like to dance!”

Angel lives at the Belt Park Family Center with his mother Veronica Cosme.

But on Thursday, she said the shelter felt like more of a home than ever before.

The NYPD transformed the parking lot into a free festival full of good music, games and grilling.

“Events like this makes it a whole lot easier to make our kids more comfortable, because like I say you know like it is a struggle for us,” said Veronica Cosme.

It’s the second annual community day barbecue hosted by the 113 Precinct.

The goal is to build bridges between shelter residents and members of the NYPD.

“Everyone in life has an obstacle to go through, and you need to be there to help that person out,” said Det. Tanya Duhaney.

Watch more from NY1 [HERE].

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NYPD Cops Continue Fighting Fraud in the Bronx


Last month Police Officer Molina, of the 40 Precinct, arrested a suspect for stealing identities and withdrawing money from unsuspecting victims’ bank accounts. A few weeks later, a local business owner called the 40 Precinct when he suspected fraudulent activity on his checking account. Officer Molina gladly answered this call in hopes to continue using his training to tackle fraud:

“Fake check scams are the most pervasive frauds in America. As a young man I was a victim of this type of scam. Although the bank gave me back my hard earned money, as an officer I am glad to be able to protect others.”

Officer Molina suggested the account owner gather all pertinent information from his financial advisor and promised to accompany the victim to the bank the following day. By conducting interviews with the victim, his financial advisor, and the bank; Officer Molina was able to detect 90 fraudulent checks written to non-existent employees. They then tracked down the location where the checks were cashed and discovered that an employee also cashed his checks there.

Further investigation revealed that a longtime employee had written checks between $60,000 and $80,000 in the business owner’s name. The suspect was charged with grand larceny, possession of forged instrument felony, and possession of stolen property.

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Never Forget 9/11

A montage remembering 9/11, the people who died that day, those who died since, and those who are still falling sick due to 9/11 related illness.


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9/11 art exhibit offers new vision of ‘Bravery and Sacrifice’ on tragic day

“Deputy Chief Steven Bonano,” by artist Stephen Gardner, is one of the artworks at the “Bravery and Sacrifice NYPD Heroes” art exhibit. Bonano died in January 2015, of blood cancer believed to be tied to his work at Ground Zero. (JEFFERSON SIEGEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

(Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News)- The images of September 11, 2001 are indelibly burned into the city’s and the world’s consciousness and now the familiar sight of the attacks, and the bravery of our first responders, can be seen from a more artistic perspective.

Last Friday, just days before the 16th anniversary of the attacks, an exhibit opened at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Entitled “Bravery and Sacrifice NYPD Heroes,” the 18 artworks and several informational panels offer a new vision of the events of that day.

Read more [HERE]. 

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Critical Response Command Officers Save Choking Toddler

“I was just doing my job, but I was glad I was in the right place at the right time to be able to help,” said Officer Bhowmik.

Late last month, Critical Response Command Officers Bhowmik and Mercedes were in route to their command post when a distraught woman approached their department vehicle. The mother informed the officers that her son was choking and had passed out on the sidewalk.

The officers immediately pulled over and began to render aid to the 2-year-old child. While Officer Bhowmik performed the Heimlich maneuver, Officer Mercedes called over the radio to request medical assistance.

At first the boy was unresponsive, but Officer Bhowmik was determined to revive the toddler. Using his training, Officer Bhowmik was able to dislodge a lollipop from the child’s airway. After a few moments, the toddler regained consciousness and began to breathe again. When EMS arrived, the boy was transported to the hospital where he made a full recovery.

 

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NYPD’s Moira Smith Raced Into Action On 9/11, Rescuing Hundreds

 

 

NYPD Officer Moira Smith “wasn’t reckless, but she never backed down,” says her husband. (AP)

(Michael Mink/Investors.com)- Moira Smith was selfless in the line of duty. Whether sprinting several levels of New York City’s subway system to aid victims of a terrible derailment, or chasing down an armed-robbery suspect on her lunch break, or racing to the World Trade Center on 9/11, she was fulfilling a childhood goal of helping others by becoming a police officer.

As an officer in the New York Police Department, Smith was doing just that on 9/11 — helping to evacuate people from the World Trade Center’s south tower — when it collapsed.

In all, nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, in the attacks carried out by 19 al-Qaida terrorists who hijacked four commercial jets. Two of the jets smashed into the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center. Another was flown into the Pentagon and the last one crashed in Shanksville, Pa., when heroic passengers, aware of what had transpired with the other flights, fought the hijackers.

Along with 343 firefighters who were killed, Smith, 38, was among 72 law enforcement personnel who died in the attacks.

“(Moira) was so compassionate, so serious about her work,” said NYPD Sgt. Mary Young in the book, “Women at Ground Zero,” by Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba. “Nothing could have stopped her from running into that building to help save lives on September 11. Nothing.”

Read more [HERE]. 

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

The NYPD has announce street closures for Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Saturday, September 09, 2017 

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until November 30, 2017) (Daily)

Manhattan: 1100 x 2200

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street (Pedestrian Street)

Closure: Same as location

 

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until September 10, 2017) (Weekend Only)

Manhattan: 1130 x 2200

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street

Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street

Closure: Same as location

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (Until September 22, 2017)

Manhattan: 0500 x 2359

Locations:

Venue #1 (Clarkson Square):

West Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street

Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street

Greenwich Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street

West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street

Clarkson Street between Greenwich Street and West Street

Spring Street between Greenwich Street and West Street

Venue #2 (Spring Studios):

Varick Street between Laight Street and North Moore Street

St Johns Lane between Beach Street and Laight Street

Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

 

US OPEN (Until Sunday Sept 10, 2017)

Queens: 1100 x 1900

Location:

Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Flushing Meadow Park

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

BROADWAY VILLAGE FAIR

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

Broadway between Waverly Place and 14th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

LABOR DAY PARADE

Manhattan: 1000 x 1700

Formation:

44th Street between Broadway and Vanderbilt Avenue

45th Street between Broadway and Vanderbilt Avenue

46th Street between 7th Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue

47th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue

48th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 47thStreet

5th Avenue between 43rd Street and 44th Street

Route:

5th Avenue between 44th Street and 67th Street

Dispersal:

5th Avenue between 67th Street and 72nd Street

67th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

68th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

69th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

70th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

71st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Miscellaneous:

60th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – SOS BEDSTUY

Brooklyn: 1300 x 1700

Location:

Dekalb Avenue between Tompkins Avenue and Marcy Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

37TH AVENUE FESTIVAL

Queens: 1000 x 1800

Location:

37th Avenue between 83rd Street and 90th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – SKILLMAN FALL FESTIVAL

Queens: 1600 x 2000

Location:

Skillman Avenue between 43rd Street and 51st Street

Closure: Same as location

 

JOHNNIE MAY JOHNSON WAY

Manhattan: 1200

Location:

130th Street and Lexington Avenue

Closure: None

 

LUZ YOLANDA COCA WAY

Brooklyn: 1200

Location:

Suydam Street and Wilson Avenue

Closure: None

 

CHRISTINE ZOUNEK WAY

Brooklyn: 1100

Location:

Milton Street and Manhattan Avenue

Closure: None

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

NYRR 5TH AVENUE MILE

Manhattan: 0800 x 1300

Formation:

5th Avenue between 80th Street and 79th Street

79th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Route:

5th Avenue between 79th Street and 60th Street

Dispersal:

5th Avenue between 60th Street and 59th Street

Grand Army Plaza between 60th Street and 59thStreet

60th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

62nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Manhattan: 1100 x 1700

Location:

Amsterdam Avenue between 106th Street and 110thStreet

Closure: Same as location

 

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

Manhattan: 0900 x 1045

Locations:

Central Park West between 68th Street and 90thStreet

West 90th Street between Central Park West and West Drive (Inside Central Park)

West Drive between West 90th Street and Center Drive

Center Drive (Central Park South) between West Drive and East Drive

East Drive (Inside Central Park) between Center Drive and East 72nd Street

72nd Street Transverse between East Drive and West Drive

Closure: Same as location

 

NYC CENTURY BIKE TOUR

Citywide: 0530 x 1800

Locations: Manhattan:

West 59th Street between 12th Avenue and 11thAvenue

11th Avenue between West 59th Street and West 54thStreet

West 54th Street between 11th Avenue and 9thAvenue

9th Avenue between West 54th Street and West 15thStreet

Hudson Street between 8th Avenue and West 14thStreet

Bleecker Street between 8th Avenue and LaGuardia Place

West Broadway between Bleecker Street and Grand Street

Grand Street between West Broadway and Lafayette Street

Lafayette Street between Grand Street and Reade Street

Centre Street between Reade Street and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Path

Broadway between West 225th Street and 10thAvenue

10th Avenue between West 218th Street and Dyckman Street

St Nicholas Avenue between West 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard

Frederick Douglass Boulevard between St Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Circle

Riverside Drive between West 110th Street and West 72nd Street

West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

West End between West 72nd Street and West 59thStreet

West 59th Street between West End Avenue and West Side Highway

East 105th Street between FDR Drive and 1stAvenue

1st Avenue between East 105th Street and East 111thStreet

East 111th Street between 1st Avenue and 5thAvenue

Lenox Avenue between West 111th Street and Central Park North

West 110th Street between Frederick Douglass Circle and Broadway

9th Avenue between 15th Street and 14th Street

West 110th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive

West 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard

West 110th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Fredrick Douglass Circle

West 111th Street between 5th Avenue and Lenox Avenue

East 103rd Street Footbridge between Harlem River Pathway and East 102nd Street

Brooklyn:

Adams Street between Tillary Street and Sands Street

Sands Street between Adams Street and Navy Street

Navy Street between Sands Street and Flushing Avenue

Flushing Avenue between Navy Street and Vanderbilt Avenue

Vanderbilt Avenue between Flushing Avenue and Plaza Street East

Plaza Street East between Vanderbilt Avenue and Prospect Park West

Prospect Park West between Plaza Street and Prospect Park Southwest

Prospect Park Southwest between Prospect Park West and 16th Street

Prospect Park: Park Drive – Whole Drive

Prospect Park: Park Circle Entrance

Ocean Parkway between Park Circle and Avenue R

Avenue R between Ocean Parkway and Gerritsen Avenue

Gerritsen Avenue between Avenue R and Brown Street

Avenue U between Brown Street and Ryder Street

Ryder Street between Avenue U and Avenue V

Avenue V between Ryder Street and Hendrickson Street

Hendrickson Street between Avenue V and Hendrickson Place

Flatbush Avenue between Hendrickson Place and Aviation Road

St Johns Place between Plaza Street East and Bedford Avenue

Bedford Avenue between St Johns Place and Division Avenue

Division Avenue between Bedford Avenue and Kent Avenue

Kent Avenue between Division Avenue and Franklin Street

Franklin Street between Kent Avenue and Eagle Street

Brown Street between Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue U

Eagle Street between Franklin Street and Pulaski Bridge Bike Path

Queens:

Beach 169th Street between State Road and Murray Road

Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 149thStreet and Beach 108th Street

Beach 108th Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Shore Front Parkway

Shore Front Parkway between Beach 108th Street and Beach 94th Street

Beach 94th Street between Shore Front Parkway and Rockaway Freeway

Beach 92nd Street between Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive

Crossbay Boulevard between East 21st Road and 165th Avenue

165th Avenue between Crossbay Boulevard and 92nd Street

92nd Street between 165th Avenue and 157th Avenue

157th Avenue between 92nd Street and 84th Street

84th Street between Shore Parkway and 151stAvenue

Amber Street between Stanley Avenue and Loring Avenue

Loring Avenue between Amber Street and Linden Boulevard

Fountain Avenue between Linden Boulevard and Dumont Avenue

Dumont Avenue between Fountain Avenue and Logan Street

Logan Street between Dumont Avenue and Etna Street

Etna Street between Logan Street and Force Tube Avenue

Force Tube Avenue between Etna Street and Highland Boulevard

Cooper Avenue between Cypress Hills Street and Myrtle Avenue

Cypress Hills Street between Cypress Avenue and Cooper Avenue

Myrtle Avenue between Cooper Avenue and 79thLane

Park Lane between Forest Park Drive and Onslow Place

Onslow Place between Park Lane and Grenfell Street

82nd Avenue between Grenfell Street and Kew Gardens Road

Kew Gardens Road between 82nd Avenue and 83rdAvenue

83rd Avenue between Kew Gardens Road and Hoover Avenue

Main Street between Hoover Avenue and 72ndAvenue

164th Street between 73rd Avenue and 59th Avenue

69th Avenue between Cloverdale Boulevard and 230th Street

230th Street between 69th Avenue and 67th Avenue

67th Avenue between 230th Street and 233rd Street

233rd Street between 67th Avenue and East Hampton Boulevard

223rd Street between Cloverdale Boulevard and Northern Boulevard

Utopia Parkway between Cryders Lane and 26thAvenue

26th Avenue between Utopia Parkway and 154thStreet

154th Street between 26th Avenue and 32nd Avenue

32nd Avenue between 154th Street and Parsons Boulevard

Parsons Boulevard between 32nd Avenue and 35thAvenue

35th Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and Prince Street

Prince Street between 35th Avenue and Northern Boulevard

27th Avenue between Ditmars Boulevard and Gilmore Street

Gilmore Street between 27th Avenue and 24thAvenue

24th Avenue between Gilmore Street and 92nd Street

92nd Street between 24th Avenue and 23rd Avenue

23rd Avenue between 92nd Street and 82nd Street

82nd Street between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard

Ditmars Boulevard between 82nd Street and 81stStreet

81st Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 19thAvenue

49th Street between 19th Avenue and 20th Avenue

20th Avenue between 49th Street and Shore Boulevard

24th Avenue between 19th Street and 27th Street

27th Street between 24th Avenue and Hoyt Avenue North

Hendrickson Place between Hendrickson Street and Flatbush Avenue

Flatbush Ave from Aviation Road Over Bridge to Rockaways

Hoover Avenue between Main Street and Smedley Street

Smedley Street between Hoover Avenue and 84thRoad

84th Road between Smedley Street and 164th Street

164th Street between 84th Road and Underhill Avenue

Underhill Avenue between 164th Street and 170thStreet

Cloverdale Boulevard between 77th Avenue and 76th Avenue

Cloverdale Boulevard between 73rd Avenue and 69th Avenue

Cloverdale Boulevard between Birmington Parkway and 223rd Street

Main Street between Hoover Avenue and 73rdAvenue

72nd Avenue between Main Street and Park Drive East

Park Drive East between 72nd Avenue and Jewel Avenue

Marina Road between Boat Basin Place and Flushing Bay Promenade

Pulaski Bridge (south bound) between Freeman Street and 49th Avenue

11th Street between 50th Avenue and 51st Avenue

51st Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard

Vernon Boulevard between 51st Avenue and Main Avenue

8th Street between Main Avenue and 27th Avenue

27th Avenue between 8th Street and 12th Street

12th Street between 27th Avenue and Shore Boulevard

Northern Boulevard between Prince Street and Flushing Bay Promenade

Rockaway Beach Blvd between Beach Channel Drive and Beach 149th Street

151st Avenue between 84th Street and 79th Street

151st Avenue between 79th Street and Sapphire Street

Stanley Avenue between Sapphire Street and Amber Street

Forest Park Drive between Metropolitan Avenue and Park Lane

Hoover Avenue between 83rd Avenue and Main Street

Boat Basin Place between Shea Road and Marina Road

19th Avenue between 81st Street and 49th Street

Bronx:

Cypress Avenue between East 133rd Street and East 132nd Street

Sheridan Expressway between Westchester Avenue and East 177th Street

City Island Avenue between City Island Bridge and Fordham Street

St Ann’s Avenue between East 132nd Street and East 141st Street

East 132nd Street between Cypress Avenue and Walnut Avenue

East 132nd Street between Willow Avenue and Walnut Avenue

Walnut Avenue between East 132nd Street and East 138th Street

East 138th Street between Walnut Avenue and Jackson Avenue

Jackson Avenue between East 138th Street and East 145th Street

East 145th Street between Jackson Avenue and Concord Avenue

Concord Avenue between East 145th Street and East 150th Street

East 150th Street between Concord Avenue and Prospect Avenue

Prospect Avenue between East 150th Street and East 167th Street

East 167th Street between Prospect Avenue and Westchester Avenue

Westchester Avenue between East 167th Street and Sheridan Expressway Service Road

Devoe Avenue between East 177th Street and East 180th Street

East 180th Street between Devoe Avenue and Bronx River Parkway

Bronx Park East between Lydig Avenue and Bronx and Pelham Parkway

Bronx and Pelham Parkway between Bronx Park East and Shore Road

Fordham Street between City Island Avenue and King Avenue

King Avenue between Fordham Street and Ditmars Street

Ditmars Street between King Avenue and Minnieford Avenue

Minnieford Avenue between Ditmars Street and Kilroe Street

Kilroe Street between Minnieford Avenue and King Avenue

King Avenue between Kilroe Street and Terrace Street

Terrace Street between King Avenue and Minnieford Avenue

Minnieford Avenue between Terrace Street and Bridge Street

Bridge Street between Minnieford Avenue and City Island Avenue

City Island Bridge between City Island Avenue and City Island Road

Bartow Avenue between Hutchinson River Parkway and Co-op City Boulevard

Co-op City Boulevard between Bartow Avenue and Asch Loop

Asch Loop between Co-op City Boulevard and Bartow Avenue

Bartow Avenue between Asch Loop and Kingsland Avenue

Kingsland Avenue between Bartow Avenue and Allerton Avenue

Allerton Avenue between Kingsland Avenue and Southern Boulevard

Southern Boulevard between Allerton Avenue and Mosholu Parkway

Mosholu Parkway between Southern Boulevard and West Gun Hill Road

Waldo Avenue between Manhattan College Parkway and West 238th Street

West 238th Street between Waldo Avenue and Tibbett Avenue

Tibbett Avenue between West 238th Street and West 230th Street

West 230th Street between Tibbett Avenue and Marble Hill Avenue

Marble Hill Avenue between West 230th Street and West 228th Street

West 228th Street between Marble Hill Avenue and Terrace View Avenue

West 225th Street between Terrace View Avenue and Broadway

Closure: None

 

MANHATTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 3RD AVENUE COMMUNITY BENEFIT FESTIVAL

Manhattan: 1000 x 1800

Location:

3rd Avenue between 66th Street and 86th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY PARADE

Brooklyn: 1400 x 1900

Formation:

Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Grand Street

Route:

Graham Avenue between Grand Street and Debevoise Street

Dispersal:

Graham Avenue between Debevoise Street and Broadway

Broadway between Graham Avenue and Debevoise Street

Closure: Same as location

 

HONDURAN & CENTRAL AMERICAN DAY PARADE

Bronx: 1200 x 1400

Locations:

Southern Boulevard between East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road

Boston Road between Southern Boulevard and 173rd Street

Closure: Same as location

 

DOT WEEKEND WALKS – BOOGIE ON THE BOULEVARD

Bronx: 1200 x 1600

Location:

Grand Concourse between East 162nd Street and East 170th Street

Closure: Same as location

 

Monday September 11, 2017

                                                 

9-11 CEREMONY

Manhattan: 0600 x 1500

Locations:

Areas bound by Barclay Street on the North Battery Place on the South

Broadway /Trinity Place/ Greenwich Street on the East West on the West all Inclusive

Liberty Street between West Street and South End Avenue

Albany Street between West Street and South End Avenue

West Thames Street between West Street and South End Avenue

South End Avenue between Liberty Street and West Thames Street

Little West Street between West Thames Street and Battery Place

Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL (Until September 25, 2017)

Manhattan: 1130 x 2300

Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street

Grand Street between Mott Street and Centre Street

Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street

Closure: Same as location

 

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo and in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. the individual entered the 7 Eleven located at 146 Empire Boulevard, assimilated a firearm, approached the 20-year old female employee and demanded money. The employee complied and the individual fled the location with an undetermined amount of cash, candy and a pack of cigarettes. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, approximately 65-70 years of age, medium complexion, last seen wearing black glasses, a black Du-rag, gray sweater and dark colored shoes.

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

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

***********Updated on 9-7-17 RMA#2027-17 BK Pattern #6064-17************

 This RMA has become a Brooklyn Robbery Pattern (71 and 84 Pcts)

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. the individual entered the Subway restaurant located at 66 Court Street, displayed a knife and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier complied and the fled with an undetermined amount of cash to parts unknown.   There were no reported injuries during the incident.

 The individual is a male, black, approximately 65-70 years of age, medium complexion, and last seen wearing black glasses, a turquoise Du-rag under a beige skull cap, red and gray sweater, dark blue jeans, dark colored shoes and carrying a large black book bag with a cane hanging from it.

 Surveillance video is attached (Captured at the Subway Rest above)

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

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

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 a two-incident Robbery/Grand Larceny pattern within the confines of the 106th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (Grand Larceny): It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. in front of 125-01 125th Street, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 42-year-old male, from behind and snatched his neck chain, which is valued at $350. The unidentified male fled on foot northbound on 125th Street. At 103rd Avenue he entered a red SUV, which was driven by another unidentified individual, and continued to flee. 

Incident #2 (Robbery): It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. in front of 122-21 111th Avenue, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 52-year-old male, from behind and forcibly removed his three neck chains, which are valued at $2,500. The unidentified male fled on foot westbound on 111th Avenue to 122nd Street, where he entered a red SUV, which was driven by another unidentified individual, and continued to flee. 

 Photos of the unidentified male and the red SUV from Incident #2 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 Pattern (Queens)

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 a two-incident Robbery/Grand Larceny pattern within the confines of the 106th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (Grand Larceny): It was reported to police that on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 4:42 p.m. in front of 125-01 125th Street, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 42-year-old male, from behind and snatched his neck chain, which is valued at $350. The unidentified male fled on foot northbound on 125th Street. At 103rd Avenue he entered a red SUV, which was driven by another unidentified individual, and continued to flee. 

Incident #2 (Robbery): It was reported to police that on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. in front of 122-21 111th Avenue, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 52-year-old male, from behind and forcibly removed his three neck chains, which are valued at $2,500. The unidentified male fled on foot westbound on 111th Avenue to 122nd Street, where he entered a red SUV, which was driven by another unidentified individual, and continued to flee. 

 Photos of the unidentified male and the red SUV from Incident #2 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: 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 40 Precinct/Transit District 12. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday September 1, 2017, at approximately 11:22 p.m. aboard a northbound “6” train, the individual sat next to the 37 year-old female victim and leaned up against her repeatedly. The individual punched the victim on the right arm when she asked him to stop. He then slapped the victim’s cell phone from her hand when she took his photograph. The individual fled the train at the Cypress Avenue station.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic; last seen wearing a light blue and gray striped shirt.

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

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WANTED: 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 40 Precinct/Transit District 12. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday September 1, 2017, at approximately 11:22 p.m. aboard a northbound “6” train, the individual sat next to the 37 year-old female victim and leaned up against her repeatedly. The individual punched the victim on the right arm when she asked him to stop. He then slapped the victim’s cell phone from her hand when she took his photograph. The individual fled the train at the Cypress Avenue station.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic; last seen wearing a light blue and gray striped shirt.

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

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Manhattan)

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

 It was reported to police that on Friday September 1, 2017, at approximately 4:20 a.m. in front of 414 West 51 Street, the individual grabbed the 27 year-old female victim from behind, covered her mouth with his hand and tried to pull her pants down. The victim fought off the individual and yelled out for help. The individual then fled on foot westbound on 51 Street.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, in his 40s; last seen wearing a hooded sweater with white lettering on the front, dark colored pants and black sneakers.

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

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Manhattan)

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

 It was reported to police that on Friday September 1, 2017, at approximately 4:20 a.m. in front of 414 West 51 Street, the individual grabbed the 27 year-old female victim from behind, covered her mouth with his hand and tried to pull her pants down. The victim fought off the individual and yelled out for help. The individual then fled on foot westbound on 51 Street.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, in his 40s; last seen wearing a hooded sweater with white lettering on the front, dark colored pants and black sneakers.

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

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 9 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday August 12, 2017, at approximately 3:57 a.m. in front of 25 1 Avenue, the individual and the 39 year-old male victim got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the individual head-butted and punched the victim in the face numerous times. In addition, the individual cut the victim with an unknown sharp object. The victim suffered a broken jaw, lacerations to his head and shoulder and was treated at Bellevue Hospital. The individual fled the location in an unknown direction.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black; last seen wearing a light colored long sleeved 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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“Bravery & Sacrifice” at John Jay College

As New York prepares for the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, members of the NYPD, students, and members of the community gathered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today for the opening of an art exhibit addressing the memory of 9/11.

Titled “Bravery & Sacrifice,” the exhibit is a collection of 23 illustrations and paintings by nine artists, depicting scenes of heroism by the NYPD on 9/11 and in the aftermath of the attacks. Currently on display in John Jay’s Memorial Hall, the exhibit will run through December 2017. It was organized and commissioned by the nonprofit art organization, the Society of Illustrators.

In previous years, the artwork has been displayed at Police Headquarters and in the lobby of the Russell Office Building of the United States Senate. The latter exhibit was organized in support of the passage and reauthorization of the Zadroga Act, the federal law providing treatment and support to first responders who have been diagnosed with 9/11-related illnesses, as well as their families.

In his remarks, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill honored those members of the service who were killed on September 11 and emphasized the sacrifices the first responders continue to make every day.

“These paintings and illustrations have already served a critical role in upholding the legacies of our 9/11 heroes,” he said. “For the next four months, this exhibition will show a new generation of New Yorkers what we faced, what we’ve overcome, and where we are today.”

Also present at the event were Karl Mason, President of John Jay College, and Victor Juhasz, Executive Director of the Society of Illustrators, as well as City Councilmembers Helen Rosenthal and Vanessa Gibson.

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WANTED: Burglary (Staten Island)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, August 27, 2017, an unknown individual did forcibly gain entry and removed property from two commercial establishments.

  • Incident #1 took place on Sunday, August 27th 2017 at 2:45 a.m. located at 4050 Amboy Road (Top Tomato). The suspect gained entry by prying open a door but set off an alarm and fled on foot in an unknown direction without removing any property.
  • Incident #2 took place on Sunday, August 27th 2017 at 4:15 a.m. located at 3487 Richmond Road (Bamboo Salon). The suspect gained entry by prying open a door and removed $520.00 USC and fled the location on foot in an unknown direction.

 The suspect is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic, last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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In an NYPD Minute (August 2017)

From National Night Out to Urban Search and Rescue teams assisting with Hurricane Harvey evacuations, watch a recap of NYPD’s top stories from August 2017.


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Police Involved Shooting (Bronx)

The following information is based on the preliminary investigation.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at approximately 4:06 p.m., police responded to a call of a wellness check, located at 3700 Pratt Avenue in the Bronx, within the confines of the 47 Precinct. Upon arrival, uniformed officers assigned to the 47 Precinct were met by the landlord of the location, who then advised them that he was concerned because he has not seen one of his tenants for some time.

The landlord led the officers to the 3rd floor and opened the door to the tenant’s apartment for them. Upon opening the door, the officers were met by a 31 year-old male brandishing a knife in his left hand, while concealing his right hand behind his back. The officers commanded the individual to drop the knife numerous times, but did not receive compliance. While the officers were attempting to gain compliance from the individual, a second team of officers responded, one of which was equipped with a taser.

The officers then observed what appeared to be a silver firearm in his right hand behind his back. The officers asked the individual if was holding a firearm, whether or not it was real, and then ordered him to drop it. The officers told the individual that they did not want to hurt him. Again, the officers received no compliance. The individual then proceeded to raise his right hand with the gun in the direction of the officers, at which point one officer deployed the taser and another two officers simultaneously discharged their service weapons. The individual was struck several times and was pronounced DOA at the scene.

The investigation in ongoing.

Knife recovered at scene.

Imitation pistol recovered at scene.

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NYPD Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Homicide Victims From 2005 and 2015

DNA Phenotyping technology creates likely profile of victims in hopes of identifying them

New York, New York – The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying two victims from still unsolved homicides in 2005 and 2015. The Department is utilizing new technology in the hopes of helping identify the victims.

The background on the first case is a follows: On Tuesday, July 26, 2005, a human torso was found by an employee at the Cooper Transfer Facility located at 222 Maspeth Avenue, Brooklyn in the confines of the 90 Precinct. It is believed the body was placed in a dumpster at 128 Gates Avenue that was then removed to the transfer facility. On Saturday, July 30, 2005, a human skull was discovered inside a garden located at 359 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, in the confines of the 81 Precinct.

The background on the second case is as follows: On Sunday, January 4, 2015, and on Sunday, March 22, 2015, inside of Calvert Vaux Park, in the confines of the 60 Precinct, dismembered partial human remains were discovered over one thousand yards from each other.

A subsequent examination and testing by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined through DNA that the human remains in the 90 and 81 Precincts belonged to the same victim. The victim was believed to be that of a male black or Hispanic between the ages of 17 and 23 years of age, approximately 5’5”-6’0” tall, 130-200 lbs. Further DNA testing also confirmed that the human remains discovered in the 60 Precinct were also from a single individual. This victim was believed to be that of a female between the ages of 20-45 years old.

For the first time, the New York City Police Department is now presenting the final phenotype prediction models of both victims of these unsolved homicides. The NYPD is hoping that by making these newly developed DNA based images of the two victims public, someone may be able to recognize and identify them, and assist the Department in solving these homicides.

The New York City Police Department is currently working with a laboratory that specializes in a type of DNA interpretation called Phenotyping: the process of predicting physical appearance and or ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. Phenotyping is now one more tool for investigators to use to help identify victims where traditional identification techniques are not present.

Homicide investigators are limited in some cases with only having the DNA of the victim or suspect to work with. This new phenotyping technology dramatically narrows the possibilities of a multitude of physical characteristics to more accurately create a likely predictor of how someone may appear based solely on DNA found at a crime scene.

Identifying a victim of an unsolved homicide can often be the first step in solving a homicide. Phenotype composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance. Environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, diet, and other non-environmental factors cannot be predicted by DNA analysis and may cause further variation between the subject’s predictive and actual appearance.

The NYPD will continue to always seek to incorporate advances in new scientific and technological crime fighting methods. This DNA phenotyping profile method will be added to a growing list of new technology that will be used by the NYPD to help further reduce crime.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website 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 DNA testing method helps NYPD get closer to identifying man found dismembered in 2005


(Rocco Parascandola/NY Daily News)- An unidentified man brutally murdered in Brooklyn more than a decade ago now has a face, thanks to a new DNA testing method that the NYPD hopes will lead to his identification — and to the person who killed him.

Working with a Virginia firm, Parabon NanoLabs, that uses phenotyping — which analyzes the genetic content of DNA to generate a composite image of the victim — detectives now know the dead man, whose skin pigment had faded with death, is black.

Read more [HERE]. 

 

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WANTED: Leaving the Scene (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified vehicle and/or its operator wanted for questioning in connection with leaving the scene of an accident within the confines of the 121st Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Leonard Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue, the unidentified operator of the vehicle struck a 12-year-old male victim who was riding a bicycle. The victim was transported to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken leg and released.

  • The unidentified vehicle is a white 4-door Jeep Wrangler with a black top.

 Surveillance video is attached it was taken from a residence on Lathrop Avenue and shows the unidentified vehicle turn from St. John Avenue onto Lathrop Avenue shortly before the incident.  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing female who resides within the confines of the 77 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Duff, Virgilio
  • 81-year-old male
  • 1392 Sterling Place
  • Brooklyn, NY 11213

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. The missing was last seen riding his red bicycle on Rockaway Boulevard and Conduit Ave in the confines of the 106th Precinct. He is described as a male Black, brown eyes, white hair, approximately 5’8″, 127lbs, slim build last seen wearing all dark clothing.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Steady Crime Reduction In NYC

New York City’s Steady Crime Reduction Continues Through August
Index crimes down in every category, shootings and murders down significantly over same period

New York, New York—New York City experienced across-the-board reductions in index crime for August 2017, compared with August 2016. There were 21 fewer murders, or -60%; 61 fewer shooting incidents, or -42.1%; and 981 fewer index crimes, or -10.3% in August 2017, compared with August 2016. These reductions contributed to the 4,295 fewer overall citywide index crimes, or -6.4% year-to-date, compared with 2016.

There were 121 rapes reported in August 2017, compared with 144 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 23 crimes, or -16%. There were 1,260 robberies reported in August 2017, compared with 1,412 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 152 crimes, or -10.8%. There were 1,735 felonious assaults reported in August 2017, compared with 2,031 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 296 crimes, or -14.6%. There were 1,015 burglaries reported in August 2017, compared with 1,203 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 188 crimes, or -15.6%. There were 3,764 grand larcenies reported in August 2017, compared with 4,040 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 276 crimes, or -6.8%. There were 645 grand larceny autos reported in August 2017, compared with 669 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 24 crimes, or -3.6%.

“To see violence fall to these record lows defies what many thought was possible,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the NYPD, who continue to work hard in their duties, as the entire Department strives to make New York City even safer. Together with Neighborhood Policing and our deep connections to our communities, I know we can do even more.”

“Precision and neighborhood policing have brought us the safest August in history, with crime plummeting double digits,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “New Yorkers and the NYPD are working together to shatter records, driving crime down to levels unthinkable in the past. But we will never be complacent. The safest big city in America will continue to get even safer thanks to the diligent crime-fighting work of the men and women in blue.”

There were 179 crimes reported in the Transit Bureau in August 2017, compared with 216 in August 2016. This is a decrease of 37 crimes, or -17.1%. There were 476 crimes reported in the Housing Bureau in August 2017, compared with 538 in August 2016. This is a reduction of 62 crimes, or -11.5%.

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

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New York City’s Steady Crime Reduction Continues Through August

New York City experienced across-the-board reductions in index crime for August 2017, compared with August 2016.

“To see violence fall to these record lows defies what many thought was possible,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. 

“I am extremely proud of the men and women of the NYPD, who continue to work hard in their duties, as the entire Department strives to make New York City even safer. 

Together with Neighborhood Policing and our deep connections to our communities, I know we can do even more.” 

Statistics*

  • Murders down 60%

  • Shootings down 42.1%

  • Major Crime down 10.3%

  • Robbery down 10.8%

    * August, 2017 compared to August, 2016.

“Precision and neighborhood policing have brought us the safest August in history, with crime plummeting double digits,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“New Yorkers and the NYPD are working together to shatter records, driving crime down to levels unthinkable in the past. But we will never be complacent.

The safest big city in America will continue to get even safer thanks to the diligent crime-fighting work of the men and women in blue.”

Read the full press release [HERE].

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual in the attached pictures and video wanted for questioning in connection to an assault on that occurred within the confines of the 17th Precinct / Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at approximately 5:38 p.m. inside of the Lexington Avenue and East 53rd Street subway station, a 69 year old victim was approached by an unknown male black who punched the victim causing him to lose his balance and fall into a metal support beam causing a laceration and pain to his head. The suspect fled the station to parts unknown. The victim was removed to Bellevue hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 The suspect is described as a:

  •  Male Black, in his 20’s, he was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks and black sneakers.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

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

 It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. the victim, a 33-year old male was in the rear of 21-20  34 Avenue, when he was approached by the individual who displayed a firearm and shot him the left arm. The individual fled the location to parts unknown and the individual was taken to NY Cornell hospital by private means.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, 30-years of age, 5’7″, 160 lbs., last seen wearing gray slacks, green construction vest, white sneakers and yellow hard hat.

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

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

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WANTED: Burglary (Staten Island)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and/or its operator wanted in connection with a burglary within the confines of the 121st Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:50 a.m. at the private residence in the vicinity of Plank Road and Firth Road, an unidentified male gained entry by forcing the front door. Once inside, the male removed from a bedroom jewelry box containing various jewelry items valued over $13,000. The male exited the residence and walked to a black Dodge Durango, which was parked on Firth Road, and fled towards Arlene Street. The 60-year-old female victim discovered her residence was broken into upon returning home.

  • The unidentified male was wearing dark-color Adidas pants.

 Surveillance video is attached, it was taken from a private residence in the immediate vicinity of the incident location and shows the black Dodge Durango, which the unidentified male parked on Firth Road just prior to walking to 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: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of the following individual wanted in connection to a forcible touching in the confines of the 17th Precinct/Transit District 4.  The circumstances are as follows:

 On Friday, August 25, 2017 at approximately 11:10 a.m. an unidentified male grabbed the rear end of a 28-year-old female while aboard northbound 4 train in the vicinity of the East 59th Street and Lexington Ave Station. The individual fled the train at the East 59th Street and Lexington Ave Station.

The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic, 25-30 years of age, with a large build and thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 41 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 3:39 a.m. the victim, a 30-year old male was inside of the ORO bar located at 950 Prospect Avenue, when the individual used a knife to stab the victim near his armpit. The individual fled the location to parts unknown and the victim was taken to Lincoln hospital for his injury.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, Hispanic, light complexion, 25-30 years of age, brown eyes, black long hair, last seen wearing a white shirt.

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

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

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Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing female who resides within the confines of the 48th Precinct. Details are as follows:

Missing:

  • Colon, Nina
  • 11-year-old female Hispanic
  • 2314 Crotona Avenue
  • Apt 1H
  • Bronx, NY

 It was reported to the police that Nina Colon was last seen Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. leaving her residence. She is described as approximately 5’6″ tall, weighing 120 lbs., thin build, and brown eyes with curly brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black top, black leggings and black sneakers

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Leaving the Scene (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the vehicle and/or its operator who are sought in connection with leaving the scene of an accident within the confines of the 33rd Precinct. Details are as follows:

 On Friday, September 1, 2017, at 10:20 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the vicinity West 157 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a 43-year-old female lying on the roadway with severe trauma about the head and body. EMS also responded to the location and transported the victim to St. Luke’s Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Further investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the pedestrian was crossing St. Nicholas Avenue from west to east in the southbound crosswalk when she was struck by a dark-color Chrysler 300M, 4-door, as it turned left from West 157 Street onto southbound St. Nicholas Avenue. The vehicle fled southbound on St. Nicholas Avenue. There are no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website 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 84th Precinct/Transit District 30. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. aboard a Manhattan-bound A train en route to the Hoyt Schermerhorn Station, an unidentified male masturbated over his clothes in front of the victim, a 27-year-old female. The victim detrained at Jay Street -Metro Tech, and the unidentified male remained on board the train.

  •  The unidentified male is 55 years old, 5’06” and 230 lbs.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website 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 Finest Help Deliver Baby


Two of New York’s Finest helped a mother deliver a healthy baby girl early Monday morning in the Bronx.

The woman’s sister call 911 at about 3:00 a.m. and Police Officers Doris Vega and Timothy Canniff from the 48th Precinct got there in time to help with the delivery.

“She was standing and she was already in the midst of birth,” Officer Vega said.

“Instinct kicks in and you do what we’re trained and what you have to do,” Officer Canniff said.

Officer Vega new there was not much time before the baby was born and immediately new what to do. The officer was able to grab the newborn before she touched the floor.

Officer Vega is a 17 year veteran of the department with three children of her own, and she has done this before. It was about 10 years ago on Halloween when she delivered her first baby.

Officer Vega cut the umbilical cord and the mother and daughter were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital.

As soon as they were able, they were right back at Sumba’s side.

The newborn, wha has not been named yet, weighed five pounds and measured 19 inches long.

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Labor Day Traffic Advisory

The NYPD has announced street closures for Monday, September 4, 2017.

Monday, September 04, 2017

J’OUVERT EVENT
Brooklyn: 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Formation:

Grand Army Plaza (Eastern Parkway between Washington Avenue and Plaza Street East)
Route:

Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza/East Drive and Empire Boulevard
Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Midwood Street
Dispersal:

Nostrand Avenue between Midwood Street and Rutland Road
Reviewing Stand:

Empire Boulevard between Mckeever Place and Bedford Avenue
Empire Boulevard between Bedford Avenue and Rogers Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Sterling Street and Lefferts Avenue
Closure: Same as location

WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Brooklyn: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Locations:

Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Rutland Road
Rochester Avenue between East New York and Sterling Place
Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
St Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Linden Boulevard
Lincoln Place between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
Closure: Same as location

30TH AVENUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Queens: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location:

30th Avenue between 29th Street and 41st Street
Closure: Same as location

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Bronx Cops Arrest Man For Menacing & Recover An Illegal Gun

“It was no surprise to see great work from these officers. Sergeant Cruz is a proactive and experienced patrol supervisor,” said Deputy Inspector Ernest Morales, Commanding Officer of the 42 Precinct.

Determined investigative work by patrol officers resulted in the recovery of an illegal handgun in the Bronx. On Saturday, August 19, Sergeant Cruz and Police Officer Stava of the 42 Precinct responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun at 495 East 168 Street. Upon arrival they interviewed two men who had been involved in a dispute and based on their investigation, the officers determined that one of them had menaced the other with a firearm. After de-escalating the situation their investigation lead to the recovery of a loaded .22 cal revolver. The suspect was subsequently arrested.

Arrested: Male, 38 years old

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Menacing

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WANTED: Attempted Child Abduction (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following individual regarding an attempted abduction within the confines of the 105th Precinct. The details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. in front of 213-22 Jamaica Avenue, a 12-year-old female was walking with her mother when an unidentified individual approached the child and stated in Spanish “You are coming with me” and forcibly grabbed the victims arm. Upon observing his action, the mother intervened and the individual fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The unidentified individual is described as the following: adult, male, Hispanic, dark complexion, approximately 5’11” tall, weighing 180 lbs., black close cut hair, scaring on his left cheek, a tattoo of a cross on his forehead and a tattoo picture of a rabbit on his neck. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt 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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The NYPD Graduates 140 New Traffic Enforcement Agents

NYPD executives, family and friends joined 140 newly named traffic enforcement agents at One Police Plaza to celebrate their completion of a rigorous 14-week training program. Traffic enforcement agents are uniformed, civilian members of the Department whose work includes directing traffic, clearing pathways for emergency vehicles, controlling busy intersections, and parking enforcement. The new agents will serve an integral role in keeping this city, and other members of the Department safe.

First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker presided over the ceremony and officially welcomed the traffic enforcement agents to the NYPD family. During his remarks, First Deputy Commissioner Tucker highlighted the daunting task these agents face every day:

“As traffic enforcement agents, you will be serving at the front lines of public safety in NYC. 8.5 million New Yorkers will rely on you to keep traffic flowing and to ensure that they get to their destinations safely.”

With the calculated implementation of lifesaving Vision Zero tactics; pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle fatalities have dropped significantly. As these traffic enforcement agents begin working throughout the five boroughs, they will be saving lives by continuing to bring the number of traffic fatalities to an all-time low.

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Labor Day Weekend Traffic Advisory

NYPD announces street closures and anticipated traffic delays for Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4, 2017

Saturday, September 02, 2017

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until November 30, 2017) (Daily)
Manhattan: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street
Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street (Pedestrian Street)
Closure: Same as location

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until September 10, 2017) (Weekend Only)
Manhattan: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Locations:

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street
Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street
Closure: Same as location

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (Until September 22, 2017)
Manhattan: 5:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Locations:

Venue #1 (Clarkson Square):
West Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Greenwich Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
Clarkson Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Spring Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Venue #2 (Spring Studios):
Varick Street between Laight Street and North Moore Street
St Johns Lane between Beach Street and Laight Street
Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

US OPEN (Until Sunday Sept 10, 2017)
Queens: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:

Arthur Ashe Tennis Center Flushing Meadow Park
Closure: At the discretion of NYPD

 

WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY JUNIOR CARNIVAL
Brooklyn: 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Formation:

St John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue
Route:
St John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Franklin Avenue
Franklin Avenue between St John’s Place and President Street
President Street between Franklin Avenue and Washington Avenue
Dispersal:
President Street between Classon Avenue and Washington Avenue
Into Brooklyn Museum
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, September 03, 2017

BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL STREET FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Locations:

6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
Closure: Same as location

Monday, September 04, 2017

J’OUVERT EVENT
Brooklyn: 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Formation:

Grand Army Plaza (Eastern Parkway between Washington Avenue and Plaza Street East)
Route:

Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza/East Drive and Empire Boulevard
Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Midwood Street
Dispersal:

Nostrand Avenue between Midwood Street and Rutland Road
Reviewing Stand:

Empire Boulevard between Mckeever Place and Bedford Avenue
Empire Boulevard between Bedford Avenue and Rogers Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Sterling Street and Lefferts Avenue
Closure: Same as location

WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL
Brooklyn: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Locations:

Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Rutland Road
Rochester Avenue between East New York and Sterling Place
Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
St Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Linden Boulevard
Lincoln Place between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
Closure: Same as location

30TH AVENUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
Queens: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location:

30th Avenue between 29th Street and 41st Street
Closure: Same as location

 

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NYPD Officers Catch Man Wanted For Multiple Car Break-Ins In Queens

“We are happy to serve as part of the NCO program, it’s an asset to the community and a genuine way outreach for us,” said Police Officer Tyler Scalla.

Two Neighborhood Coordinating Officers (NCOs) in Jackson Heights, Queens noticed an increase in late night car break-ins in the area they patrol and took steps to find the person responsible. Police Officer Scalla and Police Officer Leibold spread the word about what was occurring with local residents and reminded them about not leaving valuables in their car. The officers also raised safety awareness by posting flyers in local stores.

Noting that the incidents occurred overnight, the officers changed their tours so that they could focus on the break-ins. Their big break came after watching numerous surveillance videos that they had collected from the area. With the help of the 115 Precinct’s Detective Squad and their knowledge of local recidivists, the two police officers identified a possible suspect.

Just after midnight on Tuesday, August 15 they observed the man on 82 Street in the area that many of the crimes had occurred. They stopped to question him and subsequently arrested the suspect after their investigation revealed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The 39-year-old man was found in possession of stolen property from one of the break-ins and was later charged with eight counts of petit larceny and grand larceny for car break-ins within the confines of the 115 and 110 Precincts in Queens.

“This incident demonstrates the power of the NCO program and the collaborative effort between the Detective Squad and the NCOs,” said Lieutenant Steven Weiss, the commanding officer of the 115 Precinct Detective Squad.

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Stop Dumping Homeless Shelters in The Bronx, Assemblyman Demands in Lawsuit



by Kate Pastor --

The suit claims the Bronx  has the highest rates of residential beds and that the ratio has increased.

THE BRONX — The city must stop dumping homeless shelters, transitional homes and mental health treatment center in the borough, which already carries more than its share of the support services burden under city rules, a local assemblyman demanded in a lawsuit filed this week. 

The Bronx not only has the highest rates of homeless beds, at 831 per capita, but that the ratio has spiked by 14 percent since 1999 while ratios have declined in other boroughs, according to the suit filed by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and several other plaintiffs in the Bronx Supreme Court.

The lawsuit comes at a time when many Bronxites are on edge as the city rolls out its plan to end cluster-site housing and homeless hotels by opening 90 shelters citywide to house indigent people in the communities they are from.

The City Charter's "Fair Share" provision requires an annual beds-to-population index to ensure equity  but has failed to complete one since 2003 and is placing “significantly more than the ‘fair share’ of residential facilities in the Borough of the Bronx” the suit says, “causing substantial damage to residents and businesses in that borough.”

According to the suit, there’s an even stricter standard that must be met before citing residential facilities in communities with a high ratio of residential beds to the population, including an explanation of whether alternative sites were considered in communities with lower ratios.

The suit asks that the court declare the city in violation of the rule and issue an injunction requiring the city to issue an annual index and not to allow any new facilities to be added to The Bronx without compliance with the Fair Share rules.

A spokeswoman for the mayor, Jaclyn Rothenberg, says the city is "reimagining distribution of our facilities in a more equitable way that also prioritizes the unique needs of each of our homeless neighbors."

She said that the city believes "the most fair and effective way to help homeless families get back on their feet is by offering them the opportunity to be sheltered closer to the essential anchors of life and communities they used to call home."


Defendant Charged With Conspiring And Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Defendant Charged With Conspiring And Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Defendant Allegedly Contributed Funds to Send a Co-Conspirator Overseas to Join ISIS

Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Dilshod Khusanov with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and al-Nusrah Front, both designated foreign terrorist organizations.  The defendant, arrested earlier this morning in Villa Park, Illinois, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman at the U.S. Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois.

The charges were announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Dana J. Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York Field Office, Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chicago Field Office, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).

“Those who seek to fight for foreign terrorist organizations like ISIS and al-Nusrah Front cannot accomplish their goal without financial support,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde.  “This Office, together with our law enforcement partners, will work tirelessly to identify and hold accountable individuals like the defendant who provide such financial support, as well as to eliminate such support.”  Ms. Rohde expressed her gratitude to the Chicago FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Chicago Police Department, and the Illinois State Police for their assistance during the investigation.

“As alleged, Khusanov conspired to provide funding enabling multiple terrorists to attempt travel to Syria to join groups like ISIS or al-Nusrah.  The FBI has a long history of successfully targeting not only the associates of criminal groups, but also group leadership,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.  “This case is no different.  It demonstrates the Joint Terrorism Task Force’s unwavering commitment to arresting and convicting both those seeking to join terrorist groups and those who conspire to support their efforts.”

“This is the latest example of the work the Joint Terrorism Task Force does every day in New York City to protect us from those seeking to join terrorist organizations or fund their operations,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill.

“I’m thankful to the work by the detectives, agents, and prosecutors whose work on this case—and many like it—led to today’s arrest.”    

As alleged in the indictment and other court filings, Khusanov belonged to a group of like-minded individuals who provided financial support for persons in the United States to travel to Syria to join ISIS or al-Nusrah Front.   Four other members of this support group and two persons who attempted to travel to Syria to join ISIS have been indicted in a separate related case.  The investigation began when Abdurasul Juraboev, one of Khusanov’s co-conspirators, came to the attention of law enforcement.  Juraboev posted on an Uzbek-language website that propagates ISIS’s ideology his offer to engage in an act of martyrdom on U.S. soil on behalf of ISIS, such as killing then-President of the United States Barack Obama.  The investigation subsequently revealed that Juraboev and another co-conspirator, Akhror Saidakhmetov, planned to travel to Turkey and then to Syria for the purpose of waging violent jihad on behalf of ISIS.  Saidakhmetov was arrested on February 25, 2015, at John F. Kennedy International Airport where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.  Juraboev had previously purchased a plane ticket to travel from New York to Istanbul and was scheduled to leave the United States in March 2015.  Abror Habibov, Dilkhayot Kasimov, Azizjon Rakhmatov, and Akmal Zakirov were charged in the related case with funding Saidakhmetov’s efforts to join ISIS.  Juraboev pleaded guilty on August 14, 2015; Saidakhmetov pleaded guilty on January 19, 2017; and Habibov pleaded guilty on August 29, 2017 – all to charges of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.

As alleged in the indictment and other court filings, Khusanov helped to fund the efforts of Saidakhmetov and others to join ISIS or al-Nusrah Front.  In particular, Khusanov and Zakirov discussed providing their own money to cover Saidakhmetov’s travel expenses.  Khusanov also agreed to raise money from others to fund Saidakhmetov’s travel.  In the week leading up to Saidakhmetov’s scheduled departure, Khusanov transferred money into Zakirov’s personal bank account, which funds were intended to facilitate Saidakhmetov’s travel to join ISIS.  Khusanov and others also provided financial assistance for other persons from the United States to join either ISIS or al-Nusrah Front.

If convicted, Khusanov faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.  The charges in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s National Security & Cybercrime Section.  Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander A. Solomon, Douglas M. Pravda, Peter W. Baldwin, and David K. Kessler are in charge of the prosecution, with assistance provided by Assistant United States Attorneys Barry Jonas and Peter Flanagan of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and Trial Attorney Steven Ward of the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.

The Defendant:

DILSHOD KHUSANOV

Age:  31

Nationality: Uzbekistan
E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 17-CR-475

Topic(s):
Counterterrorism
Contact:
John Marzulli Tyler Daniels United States Attorney’s Office (718) 254-6323

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NYPD Bronx Cops Revive Overdose Victim

“I was born and raised in the Bronx, the opioid crisis is a sad reality for Bronx residents. As a police officer I have the opportunity to help those in need, and that’s what I was able to do,” said Police Officer Arias.

As a lifelong Bronx resident and dedicated cop, Officer Arias wants to use his position to help those battling drug addiction in his community. On August 17th, he was able to do just that. Police Officers Arias, Miolan-Marcano, and Eusebio were patrolling the streets of the Bronx in the confines of the 52 Precinct when a concerned pedestrian approached their department vehicle. The passerby informed the officers that a man had collapsed in the street. The officers immediately exited their vehicle and rushed to the victim’s side.

At the scene, Officer Eusebio’s training kicked in as he performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the unconscious man. At the same time, Officer Miolan-Marcano cleared the area and called over the department radio for medical assistance. Further assessment of the man’s physical state led the officers to suspect he was experiencing a drug overdose. At this point, Officer Arias took out his department-issued Naloxone and administered one dose to the unconscious man. Officer Arias described his thoughts as he administered the lifesaving drug:

“I saw a person, a victim to drugs, losing his life and I didn’t want him to die. I wanted him to live and have the opportunity to fight his battle and hopefully win to see another day.”

Officer Arias performed CPR for several minutes as he continued to monitor the man’s vital signs. Finally, the man regained consciousness and began to breathe again. The overdose victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and is in stable condition.

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Missing Person (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 43rd Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Story Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, at approximately 8:50 a.m. The missing is described as a male Black, 4’6″, 60lbs, brown eyes, black hair and last seen wearing blue shirt, blue shorts and white sneakers.

 Missing:

  • Sutherland, Jake
  • 8-year-old male
  • 2225 Lacombe Avenue
  • Bronx, 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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WANTED: Grand Larceny (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 a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 120 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday August 22, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Jewett Avenue and Forest Avenue, the individual approached the 81 year-old male victim as he waited at the bus stop and engaged him in conversation. When the bus arrived, the individual reached into the victim’s pants’ pocket and removed his wallet. The wallet contained, among other things, the victim’s debit card and approximately $60 in cash. The individual fled on foot eastbound on Forest Avenue.

The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, 17 to 24 years old, 6’0″, 170lbs, with short dread locks; last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts 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: Assault (Brooklyn)

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

 It was reported to the police that on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. the individual was operating a 1999 green Honda SUV, in the vicinity of 713 Atkins Avenue, when he drove over the foot of the 20 year-old male victim. The individual left the location, but returned and engaged in a dispute with the victim which turned physical. The individual displayed a firearm and shot the victim twice in his left leg. The individual fled the location in an unknown direction and the victim was transported to Brookdale hospital by EMS for his injuries.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, approximately 25-29 years of age, last seen wearing a red hat, white shirt, dark colored pants and light colored shoes.

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

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

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 104th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Monserrate, Anthony
  • 81-year-old male white
  • 65-12 75 Place
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to the police that Anthony Monserrate was last seen Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. sitting in a Silver 2000 Mitsubishi Montero in front of the Costco Wholesale located at 61-35 Junction Boulevard. He is described as approximately 5’2″ tall, weighing 135 lbs., thin build, and brown eyes with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, blue shorts and a white t-shirt.

 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: Burglary (Bronx)

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

 Incident 1: It was reported to the police that on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. the individuals entered the Aspara 1 Hour photo copy store located at 3120 Bainbridge Avenue, by pushing in the air conditioner and climbing in through the vent. Once inside the location the individuals removed approximately $2,000.00 in cash. The individuals fled the location to parts unknown.

Incident 2: It was reported to the police that on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. the individuals entered the SH&N AGA grocery store located at 3120 Bainbridge Avenue, by pushing in the air conditioner and climbing in through the vent. Once inside the location the individuals removed approximately $300.00 in cash. The individuals fled the location to parts unknown.

  •  Individual 1: male, medium complexion, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a dark colored baseball cap.
  •  Individual 2: male, light complexion, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

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

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

 

 

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WANTED: Burglary (Bronx)

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

 Incident 1: It was reported to the police that on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. the individuals entered the Aspara 1 Hour photo copy store located at 3120 Bainbridge Avenue, by pushing in the air conditioner and climbing in through the vent. Once inside the location the individuals removed approximately $2,000.00 in cash. The individuals fled the location to parts unknown.

Incident 2: It was reported to the police that on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. the individuals entered the SH&N AGA grocery store located at 3120 Bainbridge Avenue, by pushing in the air conditioner and climbing in through the vent. Once inside the location the individuals removed approximately $300.00 in cash. The individuals fled the location to parts unknown.

  •  Individual 1: male, medium complexion, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a dark colored baseball cap.
  •  Individual 2: male, light complexion, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

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

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

 

 

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WANTED: Reckless Endangerment (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo regarding a reckless endangerment incident that occurred within the confines of the 41 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:08 p.m. in front of 1017 Leggett Avenue, an unidentified individual did fire three shots, striking a window. The individual was last seen fleeing on Southern Boulevard on a bicycle, there were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male, black, he was last seen riding a BMX bicycle, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers,

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Reckless Endangerment (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo regarding a reckless endangerment incident that occurred within the confines of the 41 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:08 p.m. in front of 1017 Leggett Avenue, an unidentified individual did fire three shots, striking a window. The individual was last seen fleeing on Southern Boulevard on a bicycle, there were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male, black, he was last seen riding a BMX bicycle, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers,

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 112 Precinct/Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at approximately 11:20 a.m. the individual reached into the 69 year-old male victim’s pocket and removed his wallet, consisting of multiple credit cards, as he walked up the stairs to exit the 67 Avenue subway station.  The individual struggled with the victim before he fled to parts unknown, and made multiple.  He is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, dark skin. 

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website 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 112 Precinct/Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at approximately 11:20 a.m. the individual reached into the 69 year-old male victim’s pocket and removed his wallet, consisting of multiple credit cards, as he walked up the stairs to exit the 67 Avenue subway station.  The individual struggled with the victim before he fled to parts unknown, and made multiple.  He is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, dark skin. 

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website 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 seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals depicted in the attached photographs who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the vicinity of East 5th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, two males followed a 62-year-old female victim, kicked her causing her to fall to the ground and fled with her purse. The victim sustained bruising and swelling as a result.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Hispanic in his twenties and was last seen wearing a blue jersey with the number “12” on the front, blue jeans and wore his hat backwards.
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black in his twenties who was shirtless and wearing his hat backwards.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website 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 seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals depicted in the attached photographs who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the vicinity of East 5th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, two males followed a 62-year-old female victim, kicked her causing her to fall to the ground and fled with her purse. The victim sustained bruising and swelling as a result.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Hispanic in his twenties and was last seen wearing a blue jersey with the number “12” on the front, blue jeans and wore his hat backwards.
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black in his twenties who was shirtless and wearing his hat backwards.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website 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 To Help Those Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston.

There are many ways you can help the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. From the Red Cross to the Salvation Army, get information below along with a link from Consumer Reports on more organizations.

 

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

 

GREATER HOUSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Houston Mayor Turner Establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. [MORE HERE]

 

 

 

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NYPD Officers Connect With The Community At The Melrose Family Day In The Bronx

L to R: NCO PO Ivane Epitashvili, NCO PO Tatiana Espinal

“It’s one of our biggest events of the year. It’s always a pleasure to spend a day with the community,” said NCO Police Officer Ivane Epitashvili.

NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) assigned to Police Service Area 7 (PSA 7) recently attended the annual Melrose Family Day in the Bronx on Saturday, August 19. The long running event is an opportunity for housing police officers to engage with the community that they serve within the Melrose Housing Development. The officers interacted with community members during throughout the day which included barbecuing, basketball and music. People danced to a local DJ and watched performances put on by their fellow residents, while local politicians stopped by to offer their support.

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WANTED: Bank Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in connection to a bank robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 103rd and 112th Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (103rd Pct): It was reported to police that on Friday, July 21, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.m. an unidentified individual entered 146-21 Jamaica Avenue (Capitol One Bank), approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the individual fled the bank on foot in unknown direction with approximately $3,700.00.

 Incident #2  (112 Pct): It was reported to police that on Monday, August 28, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. the individual entered 107-18 71st Avenue (Capitol One Bank), approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the individual fled the bank on foot in unknown direction with approximately $474.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male White, last seen wearing a blue collar long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, a white baseball hat with an orange logo and eyeglasses.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a burglary within the confines of the 52 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on August 19, 2017 at approximately 2:35 a.m. the heavy set male individual entered Mei Laundromat, located at 3200 Bainbridge Avenue, through the back door and removed approximately $500 in cash from inside as well as a DVD surveillance system.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny pattern within the confines of the 5th and 14th Precincts.  Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (5th Pct): It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 28th, 2017 inside of 532 Broadway (AT&T store) at approximately 6:40 p.m. a 27-year-old victim became aware of missing merchandise. Upon review of store security video it was determined that two unidentified males entered the store and removed $1250 worth of cell phone related devices. The individuals fled the store in an unknown direction.

 Incident #2 (MTS Pct): It has been reported to police that on Friday, July 28th, 2017 inside of 1313 Broadway (Sunglass hut) at approximately 7:50 p.m. two unidentified males entered the store and removed $2900 worth of  assorted designer sunglasses. The individuals fled the store in an unknown direction. No weapons or injuries reported.

  •  Suspect #1 is described as a male, Black, heavyset, 20-30 years old. He was last seen wearing a black and white baseball cap, orange polo shirt and blue jeans.
  •  Suspect #2 is described as a male, Black, thin build, 20-30 years old. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and all dark clothing.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

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

He is described as follows:

  •  Male Hispanic, late teens or early 20s, last seen wearing a gray hoodie 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.

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:21 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot inside of 1269 Flushing Avenue within the confines of the 90 Precinct. Upon arrival police observed a 22-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his face. EMS also responded and transported the victim to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

****************Update 03/19/2017*********************

 The victim has been identified as the following:

  •  Exantus, Jefferson
  • 22-year-old male
  • 1466 Grand Concourse
  • Bronx, NY

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Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 105th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Goodman, Otha
  • 79-year-old male
  • 139-21 254th Street
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen leaving his residence on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. He is described as a male Black, approximately 5’6″, 130lbs, slim build with brown eyes and gray hair.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individuals depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning regarding an attempted grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 66th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, August 18, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m. three unidentified individuals exited a black Jeep at 418 Coney Island Avenue (BP Gas Station) and attempted to place a skimmer device inside pump #3. The individuals fled in the black Jeep heading southbound on Coney Island Avenue.

  •  Individual #1 is described as a male, last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, gray shorts, dark baseball hat and has a full grown beard.
  •  Individual #2 is described as a male, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and dark baseball hat.
  •  Individual #3 is described as a male, last seen wearing a gray under shirt light colored hat and black shorts.

 The photos of the individuals and the photo of the black Jeep captured at the above location jeep 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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Extra Security, New Bomb Detection Technology at US Open

(NBC NY)- Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst goes behind the scenes with the NYPD and FBI as they work to keep New York safe during the U.S. Open

…The U.S. Open has its own security and operations center where cameras constantly scan the promenade, the stands and each court all at once.

Officials stressed there is no new threat at this time, but recent truck and bomb attacks in France, Great Britain, Spain and Germany were reason for general concern and heightened awareness.

“We are building out from our cement and building our way into the stadium to target-harden the stadium against a vehicle-born improvised explosive device as well as a vehicle ramming,” NYPD counter-terror chief James Waters said.

NYPD officials say the layers of security at the U.S. Open now rivals the kind of checkpoints and security in place at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Every ticket holder gets screened, and there is added manpower in place in zones of security stretching for miles.

Read more and see the full-sized video [HERE]. 


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Deputy Commissioner of Information & Technology Jessica Tisch’s Response to NY Post Article

This Sunday, while a Post reporter was writing her story, NYPD officers used their smartphones to help respond to over 25,000 911 calls; ran 18,000 searches; and viewed 1,080 flyers of missing or wanted persons. Sunday is a slow day.

Three years ago we made the decision to bring mobility to the NYPD. At that time, neither iOS nor Android phones allowed us to cost-effectively utilize prior investment in custom Windows applications.

Moreover, we assessed that the Windows platform would be most effective at achieving our goal of securing 36,000 devices that would be used for sensitive law enforcement operations. This was of paramount importance. The devices were rolled out as tools to help officers fight crime, enhance their safety and improve policing in New York City.

The contract entered provided for the smartphones at no cost. It also allowed for the NYPD to replace the smartphones with devices of our choosing two years later, also at no cost.

We have since continually reviewed the evolution of mobile platforms. A year ago, we learned that improvements in Apple controls would allow NYPD to responsibly and cost effectively move our mobility initiative to the Apple platform. We began plans to make the transition, which will take effect this fall.

Our smartphone initiative is 45% under budget. Based on current rate of spending, we expect to stretch what was initially budgeted at two years of spending to more than four years.

The smartphones have made our cops smarter, faster, and more agile in their response to 911 calls, with response times down more than 8 percent. Whether it’s the parent whose child has gone missing, the driver who needs a copy of an accident report, or a domestic violence victim whose life may be saved by a faster emergency response, the smartphone program has made the NYPD, already New York’s Finest, even finer.

Sure doesn’t sound like a “useless smartphone,” does it?

Jessica Tisch
Deputy Commissioner, Information Technology

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying two individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding a grand larceny pattern that occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. two unidentified individuals entered the Valextra Boutique located on 807 Madison Avenue and removed an orange Valextra purse.  At approximately 11:28 a.m. on the June 24, 2017, the unidentified individuals entered the Lanvin Men’s fashion store located on 833 Madison Avenue and removed a pair of shoes. Both items totaled approximately $4,000.

 The individuals are described as:

  •  Individual #1: Male, Black, 40-years-old, 5’7″, 140 Lbs. He was last seen wearing a beige hat with a black stripe, dark blue V neck T-shirt, dark pants, blue sneakers and an orange bag with shoulder strap.
  •  Individual #2: Male, Black, 40-years-old, 5’7″, 180 Lbs. He last seen wearing a gray Kangol hat, sun glasses, dark green long sleeve shirt, dark pants, white sneakers and a white bag with a shoulder strap.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit 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 (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an assault within the confines of the 79 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m. the individual approached the 27 year-old male victim on the corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue and punched him in his face.  EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of a broken jaw.  The individual is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, approximately 5’10, approximately 200lbs.

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

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo in regards to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 41Precinct/TD12. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. both the victim, a 23-year old female and the individuals were aboard a southbound “6” train, when the train entered the Longwood Avenue subway station one the individuals snatched the victim’s cellphone from her hand and both individuals exited the train fleeing the subway station to street level. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

  •  Individual 1: male, black, 155lbs., 5’7″, brown eyes, black hair, medium complexion, last seen wearing black jeans, white sneakers, and a gray hoodie.
  • Individual 2: male, black, 5’6″, 150 lbs., dark complexion, black hair brown eyes, last seen wearing a black shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.

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

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

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Bronx)

 

************Update 8/26/17***********

The suspect has been identified as follows:

  • McCallum, Joshua
  • 23 year-old male
  • He weighs approximately 180 pounds and is approximately 5’7″

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

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. both the victim, a 74-year old female and the individual entered an elevator of a residential building located within the vicinity of East 161 Street and Park Avenue. The victim exited the elevator on the 11th floor with the individual following her and as she approached her apartment door the individual put the victim in a choke hold. The individual did grope the victim she was able to bang on a neighbor’s door and the individual fled the building in an unknown direction. 

The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, dark complexion, approximately 20-years of age, 5’7″, last seen wearing a black baseball cap, two toned Jordan sneakers, black short sleeved shirt and black shorts.

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

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

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WANTED: Burglary (Queens)

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 burglary that occurred within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Thursday July 27, 2017, at approximately 6:35 p.m. inside of 58-02 Metropolitan Avenue (Walgreens), the individual jumped over the pharmacy’s counter and removed 5 bottles of prescription medication before he fled the location westbound on Harman Street.

The individual is described as a:

  •  Light skinned male with facial hair; last seen wearing a black bandanna, a black hood over his head, a black jacket, black and white “capri” 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 the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 34 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 13:0 a.m. the individual entered the St. Nick Candy Grocery store located at 1572 Saint Nicholas Avenue, approached the 27-year old male employee and demanded money. When the employee didn’t comply the individual walked to the back of the store, grabbed a metal pole and started to swing it towards the employee. The employee did give the individual $20 and the individual fled the location in an unknown direction. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, Hispanic, medium complexion, 20-25 years of age, lack hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, and jeans.

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

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

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to a public lewdness that occurred within the confines of the 1 Precinct/TD2. Details are as follows:

It was reported to the police that on Sunday, June 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. both the individual and the victim, a 61-year old female were aboard a southbound “1” train, when the individual exposed his genitals. The individual exited the train at the Whitehall and South Street subway station to parts unknown.

The individual is a:

  •  Male, Hispanic, medium complexion, 30-years of age, 5’7″, 180 lbs., long black hair, last seen wearing a white short sleeved hoodie, grey sneakers and black shorts.

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

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

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WANTED: Robbery (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 7 Precinct/Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday August 21, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m. inside of the Essex Street “J” line subway station, the two female victims (a 25 year-old and a 24 year-old) were walking down the stairs to the mezzanine area when the individual snatched $5 in cash from the 25 year-old female’s hand. The individual then threw hot coffee on the two victims before he ran up the stairs to the street area and fled westbound on Delancey Street. The two victims refused medical attention at the scene.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, 45 to 55 years old, with facial hair and salt and pepper hair; last seen wearing a dark colored long sleeved shirt and light colored jeans.

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

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct/TD11. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. both the victim, a 63-year old female, and the individual were aboard a southbound “5” train at the 149 Street and Grand Concourse subway station, when they engaged in a verbal dispute that turned physical. The individual punched the victim in the face with a closed fist multiple times.  The victim sustained cuts and swelling to her face. When the train entered the 125 Street and Lexington Avenue subway station the individual fled the location to parts unknown. The victim was removed to Mount Sinai hospital for her injuries.

The individual is a:

  •  Female, black, 30-years of age, medium complexion, 115 lbs., slim build,  last seen wearing a blue and black flannel shirt, blue jeans, black baseball cap and black sneakers

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

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

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NY Task Force-1 Comprised of NYPD & FDNY Personnel Depart For Texas

 

An elite team of more than 100 New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Fire Department of New York (FDNY) personnel departed early Sunday morning from Queens to assist in the Houston area of Texas being impact by Hurricane Harvey. The Urban Search and Rescue New York Task Force-1 team includes more than 30 Emergency Service Unit officers as well as K9 officers.

The convoy includes rescue equipment, boats, dry suits, and food supplies. The team will be assisting local emergency personnel with relocating stranded people as well as emergency rescue when necessary.

“After Superstorm Sandy, so many cities stepped up to help our people. We’ll do all we can to help those affected by this storm,” said Mayor de Blasio.

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Meet One of the NYPD Masterminds Driving Down NYC’s Already Historically Low Crime Rates

Chief Dermot Shea sleeps on a cot in his office at Police Headquarters every Wednesday night.

(NYDN) The 48-year-old NYPD veteran spends the night at his desk, wading through pages of detailed crime stats and poring over case files before closing his door just before midnight.

About five hours later, he hoists his 6-foot-4 frame off the folding cot and cracks open the door in the cavernous, 14-floor building that will fill by 8 a.m. with scores of borough commanders dressed in crisp blue uniforms.

He’s ready for the weekly CompStat meeting.

“We’re completely changing the trajectory of how we police,” Shea explains. “We’re making fewer arrests, but we’re targeting individuals that are committing the most crimes.”

Read more from the Daily News [HERE].

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Radical Cleric Shaikh Faisal Indicted For Recruiting Supporters And Facilitating Efforts To Join Islamic State

Pictured: A still image from one of the defendant’s online lectures, in which the defendant declares, “The way forward is not the ballot. The way forward is the bullet.” 

Influential ISIS Recruiter Used Public Profile to Solicit Acts of Violence and Terrorism

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill today announced the indictment of TREVOR WILLIAM FORREST, a/k/a “SHAIKH ABDULLAH FAISAL,” a/k/a “SHAIKH FAISAL,” 53, for using his public profile and personal network to recruit and provide support to those seeking to commit acts of violence and terrorism against others. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism in the First Degree as a Crime of Terrorism and other charges.[1]

The indictment follows a yearlong investigation by the NYPD Intelligence Bureau and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Counter Terrorism Program, which was created in June 2015 to identify and pursue investigative leads related to homegrown terror plots, extremist activities, and terror-financing.

“Shaikh Faisal has dedicated his life to terror recruitment,” said District Attorney Vance. “Through his lectures, website, and videos, he incites untold numbers of people around the world to take up the cause of jihad. As is alleged in this case, he provided material support to the Islamic State by facilitating the passage of a self-described ISIS sympathizer from New York to Syria. A charismatic leader, the defendant’s rhetoric has been cited by several convicted or suspected terrorists in New York, London, and beyond. As charged in today’s indictment, the defendant also served as the fulcrum of a recruitment effort that encouraged individuals to carry out acts of terrorism in the name of the Islamic State and connected them with other radical supporters who were willing—or already in the process—of doing the same in countries around the world.”

“Shaikh Faisal has used his influence and direction to groom and inspire terrorists who have bombed trains, attempted to blow up airliners, and attack Americans here and abroad,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

“His arrest for his efforts to recruit people for ISIS, a terrorist group that has plotted attacks against New York City, should bring an abrupt end to his global outreach in support of terror groups such as al-Qaida and ISIS.”

According to the indictment and documents filed in court, beginning in December 2016, FAISAL and an undercover NYPD officer based in New York began communicating remotely while the defendant was living in St. James, Jamaica.

Since 2014, FAISAL, who was previously convicted in the U.K. of crimes related to inciting murder and using racially charged, hateful rhetoric in furtherance of terrorist ideologies, has publicly supported a terrorist organization known as the Islamic State, a/k/a “ISIS” or “ISIL”, and called for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate through violent acts encouraged by the defendant’s online lectures and militant propaganda.

During their conversations, which occurred over email, text messages, and video chats, FAISAL encouraged the undercover officer to view his lectures online and began sending this person propagandist reports from an official Islamic State news outlet. After their initial exchanges, the defendant offered to help the undercover officer leave the U.S. and travel to the Middle East to support foreign fighters abroad. FAISAL also offered to connect this individual with contacts, cautioning the undercover officer to be circumspect about explicit references to the plan, employ coded language, and use an encrypted chat tool while communicating with FAISAL and his associates.

In a subsequent conversation, the undercover officer informed the defendant that they were certified to perform first aid and CPR, and reiterated the undercover officer’s desire to go overseas to provide aid to foreign fighters in the Middle East. FAISAL then suggested that the undercover officer enter into a marriage with someone in the Islamic State to enable travel abroad, and offered to broker the arrangement. Members of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau, along with the undercover officer, then traveled to the Middle East and, upon their arrival, the defendant provided the undercover officer with contact information for an individual based in Raqqa, Syria. In early 2017, that individual contacted the undercover officer and began collecting information about this person’s location and whereabouts in order to facilitate entry into the Islamic State.

Prior Anti-Terror Prosecutions

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has successfully prosecuted terrorists under New York State’s anti-terror laws, which were enacted following the attacks on September 11, 2001.

In March 2014, Jose Pimentel was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for constructing improvised explosive devices to detonate in Manhattan. Pimentel, who viewed FAISAL’s videos, participated in the defendant’s online chat forum, and cited the defendant as one of his primary inspirations, was convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the First Degree as a Crime of Terrorism.

In another case, in March 2013, Ahmed Ferhani was sentenced to 10 years in state prison after the defendant pleaded guilty to terror-related charges, including Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the First Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, and Criminal Sale of a Firearm in the Third Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, among other charges, for plotting to bomb synagogues in Manhattan.

Assistant District Attorneys Deborah Hickey and David Stuart, both of the Counter Terrorism Program, are handling the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Judy Salwen, Principal Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau, Assistant District Attorney Jodie Kane, Chief of the Rackets Bureau; and Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Senior Investigator Michael O’Brien, Deputy Chief Investigator Michael Wigdor, Chief Investigator Walter Alexander, Consultant Michael Tiffany, Deputy Chief of Intelligence Kevin Branzetti, Supervising Counterterrorism Analyst Andrea Mufarreh, Senior Counterterrorism Analyst Ryan Rittenberg, and Investigative Analyst Miye D’Oench also assisted with the investigation. Senior Computer Forensic Analyst Douglas Daus and Coordinator for Cyber Operations Nathan Weber assisted with the case, under the supervision of David Chan, Deputy Director of the High Tech Analysis Unit, and Steven Moran, Director of the High Tech Analysis Unit.

District Attorney Vance thanked the following individuals and agencies for their assistance with the investigation: the NYPD, and in particular, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller, Chief of Intelligence Thomas Galati, Assistant Commissioner of Intelligence Analysis Rebecca Weiner, Deputy Chief Paul Ciorra, Deputy Inspector Paul Mauro, Captain Joseph Seminara, Sergeant Kevin Thacke, Detective Sherif Moussa, Detective Mohammad, and Investigative Analyst Jacque Singer-Emery; the U.S. Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, and in particular, Trial Attorney Brian Nicholson; the United States Marshall Service in particular, Henry Gerbeth; and the Jamaica Constabulatory Force.

[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.

Defendant Information:

TREVOR WILLIAM FORREST, a/k/a “SHAIKH ABDULLAH FAISAL”, a/k/a “SHAIKH FAISAL”, D.O.B. 9/10/1963
St. James, Jamaica

Charged:
Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism in the First Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, a class B violent felony, 1 count
Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism in the First Degree, a class C violent felony, 1 count
Attempted Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism in the First Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, a class C violent felony, 1 count
Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree as a Crime of Terrorism, a class D violent felony, 1 count
Attempted Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism in the Frist Degree, a class D violent felony, 1 count

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH AND SUNDAY AUGUST 27TH, 2017

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until November 30, 2017)
Manhattan: 11:00 a.m. x 10:00 p.m.
Locations:
Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street
Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street (Pedestrian Street)
Closure: Same as location

LITTLE ITALY PEDESTRIAN MALL (Until September 10, 2017)
Manhattan: 11:30 a.m. x 10:00 p.m.
Locations:
Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street
Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street
Closure: Same as location

FESTA DI SANTA ROSALIA (Until August 27, 2017)
Brooklyn: 12:00 p.m. x 11:00 p.m.
Location:
18th Avenue between 67th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway
Closure: Same as location

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (Until September 22, 2017)
Manhattan: 5:00 a.m. x 11:59 p.m.
Locations:
Venue #1 (Clarkson Square):
West Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
Greenwich Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
Clarkson Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Spring Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
Venue #2 (Spring Studios):
Varick Street between Laight Street and North Moore Street
St Johns Lane between Beach Street and Laight Street
Closure: @ the Discretion of NYPD

GO TOPLESS MARCH
Manhattan: 1:00 p.m. x 2:00 p.m.
Formation:
West 58th Street between 9th Avenue and 8th Avenue
Route:
West 58th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Broadway between West 58th Street and West 48th Street (East Curb and Bike Lane Only)
48th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between West 48th Street and West 42nd Street (East Curb Lane Only)
Dispersal:
Into Bryant Park
Closure: Same as location

8TH AVENUE FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
8th Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street
Closure: Same as location

PERCY SUTTON HARLEM 5K AND FAMILY HEALTH WALK
Manhattan: 8:30 a.m. x 10:00 a.m.
Locations:
St Nicholas Avenue between West 127th Street and West 141st Street
West 141st Street between Edgecombe Avenue and Convent Avenue
Edgecombe Avenue between West 135th Street and West 141st Street
Bradhurst Avenue between West 141st Street and West 145th Street
West 145th Street between Bradhurst Avenue and Edgecombe Avenue
Edgecombe Avenue between West 145th Street and West 155th Street
West 155th Street between Edgecombe Avenue and St Nicholas Place
St Nicholas Place between West 155th Street and West 150th Street
West 150th Street between Edgecombe Avenue and Convent Avenue
Convent Avenue between West 150th Street and West 140th Street/St Nicholas Terrace
St Nicholas Terrace between West 140th Street and West 127th Street
West 127th Street between St Nicholas Terrace and St Nicholas Avenue
West 136th Street between St Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
West 135th Street between St Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
West 134th Street between St Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS JUNGLE GYM 2017
Manhattan: 11:00 a.m. x 3:00 p.m.
Location:
3rd Avenue between 115th Street and 118th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS ON THE AVENUE
Manhattan: 12:00 p.m. x 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Amsterdam Avenue between 141st Street and 139th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS CORTELYOU COMES ALIVE
Brooklyn: 5:00 p.m. x 11:00 p.m
Location:
Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and East 17th Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS SUMMER STROLLS
Brooklyn: 5:00 p.m x 9:00 p.m.
Location:
5th Avenue between Sterling Place and Dean Street
Closure: Same as location

DOT WEEKEND WALKS BELMONT
Bronx: 11:00 p.m. x 8:00 p.m.
Location:
East 186th Street between Arthur Avenue and Hughes Avenue
Closure: Same as location

​​​Sunday, August 27, 2017

HOLY INNOCENTS CHURCH PARK AVENUE SUMMERFEST
Manhattan: 10:00 a.m. x 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Park Avenue between 47th Street and 57th Street (southbound lanes only)
Closure: Same as location

41ST ANNUAL BRIGHTON JUBILEE
Brooklyn: 10:00 a.m. x 6:00 p.m.
Locations:
Brighton Beach Avenue between Corbin Place and Coney Island Avenue
Coney Island Avenue between Brighton Beach Avenue and Brightwater Court
Closure: Same as location

BROOKLYN DOMINICAN DAY PARADE
Brooklyn: 1:00 p.m. x 3:00 p.m.
Formation:
Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Grand Street
Route:
Graham Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway
Dispersal:
Graham Avenue between Debevoise Street and Broadway
Closure: Same as location

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NYPD Credits Neighborhood Coordination Officers For Cracking Queens Car Burglary Spree

Jackson Heights, Queens (WABC) — Police in Queens believe they have cracked a string of cars burglaries, thanks to a newly placed neighborhood coordination officer.

The program involves matching young uniformed officers with veteran detectives in an effort to make a big dent in neighborhood crime.

Authorities say the suspect shattered rear windows of at least 25 parked cars in Jackson Heights before jumping head first into the vehicles and taking whatever he could, and several of the incidents were caught on surveillance video.

“At the beginning of every tour, we would come in, and it wasn’t a matter of if a car got broken into, it was how many cars got broken into,” Officer Tyler Scala said.

Scala and Officer Brian Leibold are part of the new NYPD unit that pairs promising young police officers called neighborhood coordination officers (NCOs) working in small defined neighborhoods to form relationships with people there.

Read more from WABC [HERE].

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Man Recruiting for ISIS Indicted on Terror Charges, Officials Say


Man Recruiting for ISIS Indicted on Terror Charges, Officials Say

Trevor William Forrest, a.k.a Shaikh Abdullah Faisal, has been indicted on a host of terrorism charges.


Longtime Queens Diner Fights to Stay As Landlord Wants It Gone, Owners Say


Longtime Queens Diner Fights to Stay As Landlord Wants It Gone, Owners Say

The landlord is planning to replace the diner with a seven-story building. 


WANTED: Attempted Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an attempted robbery within the confines of the 47 Precinct/Transit District 12.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at approximately 5:30 a.m. the individual approached the 62 year-old male as they were traveling on a northbound “2” subway train between 174 Street and Southern Boulevard.  The individual proceeded to threaten the victim’s life and the two began to scuffle.  The individual punched the victim, causing swelling, bruising, and a cut on his nose.  The individual attempted to remove the victim’s bag but was unsuccessful.  The individual fled the train at the East 180 Street subway station to parts unknown. He is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, approximately 20 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 Pattern (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 69 and 75 precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident 1: (75 Pct.) It was reported to the police that on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. the victim, a 25-year old male employee was in the process of closing the Book Card book store located 111-20 Flatlands Avenue, when the individuals pushed their way into the store, brandished a black firearm and struck the victim in the mouth with a closed fist. The individuals did remove approximately $3,500.00 in lottery tickets, the victim’s wallet and $8,000.00 in cash from the cash register. The victim sustained a laceration and swelling to the mouth, but refused medical attention. The individuals fled the location in an unknown direction.

Incident 2: (69 Pct.) It was reported to the police that on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. the individuals entered the Choo Choo laundry mat located at 604 East 102 Street, brandished a firearm and forced the male employee into the back office. The individuals removed approximately $500.00 from the cash register and fled the location in an unknown direction. There were no reported injuries during the incident.

  •  Individual 1: male, black, 20-25 years of age, dark complexion, 5’10, 170 -180 lbs., last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray pants and a green baseball cap.
  •  Individual 2: male, black 20-25 years of age, dark complexion, 5’10’, 170-180 lbs., last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue pants.

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

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

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WANTED: Attempted Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the identification of a male depicted in the attached sketch wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 107th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at approximately 8:25 p.m. a 15-year-old female victim was walking at the corner of Horace Harding Expressway South Service Road and 155th Street when unidentified individual brandished a knife and demanded her cellphone. The victim refused and attempted to run away. The male individual slashed the victim’s left leg before fleeing in unknown direction without any property. The victim sustained a laceration and was removed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male White, in his forties, approximately 5’9″ tall, 170lbs, blue eyes, long brown curly hair, and last seen wearing a dark baseball hat and blue 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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Doubts Surround Fundraising Effort to Help Elderly Bed-Stuy Woman


Doubts Surround Fundraising Effort to Help Elderly Bed-Stuy Woman

Public records failed to turn up evidence of an eviction for which a convicted thief is raising money.


WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at approximately 2:40 p.m. the individual punched the 54 year-old female victim in the head multiple times and struck her with a cellphone while she was sitting inside a “4” train heading southbound. The incident began after the victim accidentally struck the individual with her shopping cart.  The individual is described as follows:

  •  Female, black, approximately 24 years-old, wearing a gray sweatshirt, red jeans, and a brown and white head wrap.

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

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo in regards to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 52 precinct / Transit District # 11. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. the victim, a 45-year old female was aboard a northbound “4” train, when the individual removed a wallet from her bag. The victim realized her wallet was missing when the exited the train at the Jerome Avenue and East Fordham Road subway station.  The individual did used the victim’s credit card at Target located on 512 East 117 Street to purchase two gift cards for $100.00 each.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, dark complexion, shaved head, 45-49 years of age, 5’9″, 230 lbs., last seen wearing a green cap, black t-shirt, green cargo pants and black sneakers.

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

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

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WANTED: Attempted Burglary (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying an individual depicted in the attached surveillance photographs wanted for questioning in connection to an attempted burglary that occurred within the confines of the 106th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, August 18, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m. an unidentified individual looked into the window of a residence located in the vicinity of Centreville Street and Peconic Street. The individual knocked on the door, went to the back yard where he put on a mask and gloves while attempting to enter the residence. The individual fled when he heard the 67-year-old female resident scream.

 Individual is described as a:

  •  Male 20-30 years old and was last seen wearing a black basketball hat, black t-shirt with a gray 3/4 sleeve shirt underneath, black sweatpants and black sneakers with white soles.

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

 All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Bronx)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance ascertaining the whereabouts of a female reported missing on Friday from within the confines of the 40 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Green, Ann
  • 81-year old, male
  • 304 East 156 Street
  • Bronx, NY

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen at 12:00 p.m. on August 18, 2017 at her residence. The missing is 5’6″, 180 LBS., medium build, dark complexion, brown eyes, gray hair, last seen wearing a gray dress and sandals.

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

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

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Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 60 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on August 23, 2017, inside of 2800 86 Street, at approximately 10:40 p.m. The missing is described as a male Hispanic, 5’2″ tall, 115lbs, brown eyes and salt and pepper hair.

 Missing:

  • Valdes, Ramon
  • 90 year-old male
  • 2800 86 Street
  • 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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Caretaker Steals $335K from Elderly UES Couple to Fund Lavish Life, DA Says


Caretaker Steals $335K from Elderly UES Couple to Fund Lavish Life, DA Says

Winston Nguyen, 30, used the couple's money to buy ballet tickets and go on trips, prosecutors said.


Caretaker Steals $335K from Elderly UES Couple to Fund Lavish Life, DA Says


Caretaker Steals $335K from Elderly UES Couple to Fund Lavish Life, DA Says

Winston Nguyen, 30, used the couple's money to buy ballet tickets and go on trips, prosecutors said.


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Siege Offers Counterterrorism Lessons

Police officers and other emergency workers outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Jeenah Moon for The New York Times.

(Al Baker/NYTimes.com)- …On display that afternoon was the so-called Rescue Task Force, groups made up of paramedics and officers trained to face gunfire to care for victims so seriously wounded they might bleed to death before help arrives.

The protocol calls for officers to go in and render an area — a hallway, lobby, staircase or floor — safe or “warm,” before forming “a force protection team” around a cadre of medical responders to “take them inside to start to do triage and start to remove patients,” said John J. Miller, the Police Department’s deputy commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism.

James E. Leonard, the Fire Department’s chief of department, added:

“We constantly need to strive to adapt our strategies, our tactics, to face the world that we are living in and that is exactly what we are doing here.”

…Perhaps the most dramatic is the creation of heavily armed counterterrorism squads that are always ready: the Strategic Response Group and the Critical Response Command. There are now 2,000 police officers in New York equipped with long guns to confront terrorists head-on, versus 500 such officers three years ago.

Read the full story [HERE]. 

From a joint NYPD – FDNY counterterrorism training exercise.

 

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Born in Grief, New Group Helps Families of Slain Officers

Officer Philip Campbell of the New York City police department greets Deputy Chief Sonny Lynch of the Clinton, Mo., police department. Credit Christopher Smith for The New York Times

(Al Baker/NY Times)- A lieutenant liked the idea: he got together with two fellow officers, started a GoFundMe page, applied for nonprofit status and opened a new chapter of the Chicago group, the Brotherhood for the Fallen. Officers travel on their own time to attend funerals.

Three years later, hundreds of New York City officers have joined the group, which last year sent officers to 61 funerals all over the United States, from Arizona to Alaska to Virginia…

“We’re going there to help run the funeral and help move the coffin,” Lt. Giorgio said.

“And the Brotherhood is going there to stand arm in arm with other officers who come from across the nation, to show respect.”

Jamie Carrigan, 32, said the presence of the group eased his family’s sense of isolation at the funeral of his older brother, Nate Carrigan, a corporal in the Park County sheriff’s office, in Bailey, Colo., who was killed on duty.

“It helped me and my family understand that we were not really as alone as we felt at the time,” Mr. Carrigan said.

Read the full article [HERE].

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Detective Accused of Terrorizing Bronx Neighborhood Claims It's a Set Up


Detective Accused of Terrorizing Bronx Neighborhood Claims It's a Set Up

David Terrell was accused of framing Pedro Hernandez for two Bronx shootings and terrorizing residents.


Detective Accused of Terrorizing Bronx Neighborhood Claims It's a Set Up


Detective Accused of Terrorizing Bronx Neighborhood Claims It's a Set Up

David Terrell was accused of framing Pedro Hernandez for two Bronx shootings and terrorizing residents.


WANTED: Grand Larceny (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 13 precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday August 19, 2017, at approximately 7:50 p.m. inside 245 Park Avenue South (Farmer and The Fish), the two individuals sat at a table near the 56 year-old female victim. Both individuals then took turns reaching into the victim’s purse, which was draped over the back her chair, and one of them removed her wallet. The individuals then left the restaurant. Later that evening, at approximately 2120 hours, inside of 445 Gold Street in Brooklyn (Target Department Store; confines of the 84 Precinct), the victim’s credit card was used to purchase merchandise worth over $1,500.

  •  The first individual is a heavy set female black, with blond hair; last seen wearing a dress.
  •  The second individual is heavy set female black, with black hair; last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a t-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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WANTED: Criminal Sex Act (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a criminal sex act that occurred within the confines of the 77 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. the victim, a 30-year old female was in the rear of 1089 Eastern Parkway, when she was approached by the individuals who sexually assaulted her. The individuals fled the location in an unknown direction.  There were no reported injuries during the incident.

  • Individual 1: male, black, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, last seen wearing black shorts, and a black shirt.
  • Individual 2: male, black, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, last seen wearing a blue shirt, dark colored pants and black colored  sneakers.
  • Individual 3: male, black, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, last seen wearing a white shirt, and blue shorts.

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

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

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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 63 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Jean Pierre, Fritz
  • 67-year-old male black
  • 1755 Brooklyn Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY

 It was reported to the police that Fritz Jean Pierre was last seen Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Livingston Street. He is described as being approximately 5’10” tall, weighing 150 lbs., thin build, dark complexion, brown eyes with short gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black cap.

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: Reckless Endangerment (Bronx)

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 reckless endangerment incident that occurred within the confines of the 45 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday August 16, 2017, at approximately 11:00 p.m. in front of 1 City Island Avenue (Tony’s Pier Restaurant), the individual fired several shots from a firearm in the air. He then fled northbound inside of dark colored 4 door sedan.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, 5’10”, 200lbs, with facial hair; last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black t-shirt, gray shorts and black sneakers.

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

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WANTED: Attempted Rape (Bronx)

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

 It was reported to the police that on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. both the victim, a 74-year old female and the individual entered an elevator of a residential building located within the vicinity of East 161 Street and Park Avenue. The victim exited the elevator on the 11th floor with the individual following her and as she approached her apartment door the individual put the victim in a choke hold. The individual did grope the victim she was able to bang on a neighbor’s door and the individual fled the building in an unknown direction. 

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, black, dark complexion, approximately 20-years of age, 5’7″, last seen wearing a black baseball cap, two toned Jordan sneakers, black short sleeved shirt and black shorts.

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

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals depicted in the attached photos who are wanted for questioning in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, August 21, 2017 at approximately 1:43 a.m. in the vicinity of 147th Street and 41st Street, four male individuals forcibly entered a residential, displayed a firearm and assaulted two male victims with a baseball bat and a large piece of wood as they removed the victim’s cellphones and approximately $400. Victim #1, a 24-year-old male sustained a laceration on his head and was removed to an area hospital. Victim #2, a 25-year-old male sustained multiple contusions about the body but refused medical attention. There were no other injuries reported as a result of this incident. The individuals then fled on foot with property to parts unknown.

  •  Individual #1 is described as a male Asian, last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, white socks and black sandals.
  •  Individual #2 is described as a male Asian, last seen wearing a light color shirt, shorts, sneakers and holding a firearm.
  •  Individual #3 is described as a male Asian, last seen wearing a light color shirt, shorts sneakers and holding a bat.
  •  Individual # 4 is described as a male Asian, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a white drawing in the back, light shorts, white sneakers, multi-color hat and holding a 2×4 wooden stick.

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Graduating NYPD Explorers Receive Accolades

On Thursday, August 23, almost 250 young men and women graduated from the 2017 Law Enforcement Exploring Academy during a ceremony held at NYPD headquarter, after successfully completing an intensive summer program. The Academy consists of two weeks of classroom training at Fordham University, as well as one week of adventure camping and physical training at Camp Keowa in Sullivan County, New York.

Law Enforcement Explorers is a career-oriented community service initiative for young men and women, ages 14 to 20, drawn from the many diverse communities of New York City. The program emphasizes the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for diversity and human dignity, while strengthening the bonds between the NYPD and the community at large. As a collaborative effort of numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, Explorers have the opportunity to experience a wide range of perspectives on law enforcement and criminal justice fields. Last year, the program enrolled 4,550 young people, who completed more than 120,000 hours of community service last year.

Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill presented each graduate with a certificate of excellence, while several exemplary Explorers received additional awards, including Destiny-Rae Pryce and Tseyang Pewa, who wrote thoughtful, eloquent essays contemplating the intersection of law enforcement and community development. Commissioner O’Neill congratulated the graduates, between raucous cheers from the hundreds of family members, friends, and loved ones in attendance.

“You should all be extremely proud of what you’ve accomplished this summer,” Commissioner O’Neill said.

“You chose to challenge yourself, both physically and mentally. You chose to learn about your community and the different ways you can work to make it better.

And most importantly, you chose to give back . . . You represent the future of our city, and we look forward to everything that you’ll accomplish.”

 

 

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Chief Monahan’s Reply to Shaun King

In response to Shaun King’s first article on Medium.com, I think you are mistaking old NYPD history for present practice. And I would like the chance to meet with you to update you on what we are doing to prevent recurrence of events that gave rise to your concerns.

While there never were arrest quotas, enforcement numbers were sometimes thought to lead magically to crime reduction. That certainly is not now the case. The NYPD has been under new management since 2014, with Commissioners William Bratton and James O’Neill, and that management has consistently rejected arrests and other enforcement actions for their own sakes, a primary reason why arrests are down 30 percent citywide since 2012. From the start, we made the determination that we could continue to reduce crime with fewer, and better targeted, enforcement actions, and we have stuck to that policy in the past three and half years. The result has been steep declines in arrests, criminal summonses, and stops (cut by more than one million since 2011) — and steady drops in crime.

The alternative to numbers-driven enforcement is our Neighborhood Policing initiative, which is establishing the framework to bring cops and community together to work jointly at fighting crime and solving local problems. As it happens, the 42nd Precinct, the focus of Mr. King’s story, is home to a shining example of Neighborhood Policing in the person of newly promoted Detective Fred Washington, who is a neighborhood coordinating officer there. He is making connections all across the sector where he works. His most recent sector meeting had more 300 attendees, ready to work with the police department to improve the safety and civility of their neighborhood. When Jaheen Hunter, a five-year-old boy, was tragically shot in the head in the 42nd last June, the first person his father called was Detective Washington, and there is probably no greater measure of trust than that.

With respect to the charge of arrest quotas in the 42nd Precinct, the 42nd recorded a five-year decline in arrests of nearly 18 percent at the end of last year. This year, the five-year decline is nearly 20 percent year-to-date. You’d think a community where arrest quotas were in force would have an outsized number of arrests, but so far this year, half of the precincts in the Bronx have more arrests than the 42nd. Midtown South, in the heart of Manhattan’s business district, has 6,200 arrests year-to-date compared with about 3,500 in the 42nd Precinct, which is pretty strong evidence the 42nd Precinct is not engaging in arrest inflation.

Let’s set a time to get together to discuss this.

-Terry Monahan, Chief of Patrol

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Furious Five Rapper Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Homeless Man


Furious Five Rapper Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Homeless Man

Prosecutors said they had as many as 10 surveillance videos of the murder scene.


Furious Five Rapper Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Homeless Man


Furious Five Rapper Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Homeless Man

Prosecutors said they had as many as 10 surveillance videos of the murder scene.


WANTED: Grand Larceny (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two persons of interest wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny within the confines of the 44 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at approximately 12:35 a.m. Individuals #1 and #2 approached the 50 year-old male victim in the vicinity of West 169 Street and Inwood Avenue.  Individual #1 proceeded to remove the victim’s gold chain and both fled to parts unknown.  The individuals are described as follows:

  •  1: Male, black, 16 to 19 years-old, slim build, brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black sweatpants with white stripes, and white sneakers.
  • 2: Male, black, 16 to 19 years-old, slim build, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black du-rag, a black t-shirt with a white tank top under it, black shorts, and black sneakers.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the identity of the male who is seen in the attached video wanted for questioning in connection with a forcible touching in the confines of the 17th Precinct/Transit District 4. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at approximately 1:50 a.m. a 24-year-old female victim was walking in the subway station located at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue. While on the northbound #6 train platform, an unidentified male approached the victim from behind, grabbed her buttocks and fled the station in an unknown direction.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Black, in his twenties, last seen wearing glasses, a multi-striped sweater, black pants and knapsack.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Queens)

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

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. the 30-year-old male victim got into a dispute with another male inside of a spa located at 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue. The male became violent and assaulted the victim with a metal travel cup and punched him in the head several times. The victim sustained a laceration to his head and was treated and NY Presbyterian Hospital Queens.

 The individual, who is an acquaintance of the victim known only as “Charlie,” is described as:

  •  A male Asian, approximately 5’8″ tall, 150 pounds, with a slim build, light complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He wears glasses with a black frame.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance identifying two individuals who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 75th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m. in front of 60 Weldon Street, two individuals approached a 64-year-old male who was walking to his car, displayed a firearm and removed the victim’s jewelry and approximately $16,000 and fled the location. The victim was not hospitalized as a result of this incident.

  •  Individual#1 is described as an adult male who was last seen wearing a baseball hat, dark t-shirt and dark pants.
  •  Individual#2 is described as an adult male who was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with an unknown symbol in the middle, dark pants and white 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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Drunk LA Tourist Passes Out on Street, Has $20K in Goods Stolen, NYPD Says


Drunk LA Tourist Passes Out on Street, Has $20K in Goods Stolen, NYPD Says

The drunk tourist had two iPhones, a Tiffany ring, a Rolex and other valuables stolen, police said.


Drunk LA Tourist Passes Out on Street, Has $20K in Goods Stolen, NYPD Says


Drunk LA Tourist Passes Out on Street, Has $20K in Goods Stolen, NYPD Says

The drunk tourist had two iPhones, a Tiffany ring, a Rolex and other valuables stolen, police said.


Transit Cops Nab Subway Thief

While on plainclothes detail on the Q Subway, members of the midnight Transit District 34 team apprehended a robbery recidivist for a grand larceny. Sergeant Napoli and his anti-crime team know how important these arrests are because they believe that all straphangers have the right to a safe train ride:

“These kinds of arrests are important because the vast majority of citizens obey the law. As police, our job is to vigorously protect innocent people from those who do not. Policing isn’t just about crime, it’s about serving the public.”

On August 10th, Sergeant Napoli and Police Officers Melkumov, Cackowski, Gjonbalaj, Nurang, and Godeychuk detrained at Stillwell Avenue to do a routine check of every subway car. As they approached the last car, the officers noticed a distressed woman pacing back and forth. As the officers approached the woman, she informed them that she had fallen asleep on the train and upon waking had noticed her phone and cash from her purse were missing.

The quick-witted officers allowed the woman to use one of their smart phones in order to sign onto the Find My iPhone application. Using the app, the officers were able to locate the phone right outside of the station. While one officer stayed with the victim, the rest of the officers pursued the thief. The anti-crime team was able to easily identify the suspect because the victim’s phone was pinging loudly in his hand. Additionally, Police Officer Melkumov observed the victim’s picture on the home screen of the stolen phone. The perpetrator was arrested without incident and was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

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Gang Member Shot Off Rival's Manhood in Brooklyn Street Feud, Source Says


Gang Member Shot Off Rival's Manhood in Brooklyn Street Feud, Source Says

A 69-count indictment against nine accused members of the Loot Gang was unsealed Tuesday.


Gang Member Shot Off Rival's Manhood in Brooklyn Street Feud, Source Says


Gang Member Shot Off Rival's Manhood in Brooklyn Street Feud, Source Says

A 69-count indictment against nine accused members of the Loot Gang was unsealed Tuesday.


WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts and identity of two females who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery which occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, May 8, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. inside of 540 Park Avenue (Lowes Regency Hotel), two females forcibly removed a watch valued in excess of $13,000 and approximately $3,000 belonging to a 79-year-old male victim.  The victim sustained scratches on his face but was not hospitalized as a result of this incident.

  • Individual #1 is described as a female Black who is 25-30 years old, approximately 5’8″, with long black hair who was last seen wearing a light colored dress.
  • Individual #2 is described as a female Black who is 25-30 years old, approximately 5’5″, with long black hair, who was last seen wearing a green top, green skirt, a purse and large hoop earrings.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Nine Alleged Loot Gang Members Variously Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Murder; 14 People Shot in Seven Incidents

 

Defendants Shot at Rivals in Fast Food Restaurant, at July 4 Party and in Drive-by Shootings; Innocent College Student Shot Dead; Bystander, in Separate Incident, Shot After Being Grabbed and Used as “Human Shield”

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, today announced that nine alleged members of the Brownsville- based Loot Gang have been variously charged in a 69-count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder, murder, attempted murder, weapons possession and other charges in connection with seven separate shootings that left one innocent man dead and 13 people injured. Four of those shot were women, all innocent bystanders.

Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This indictment underscores our commitment to prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law the violent gang members responsible for most of the senseless shootings in certain pockets of Brooklyn. Our targeted approach to enhancing public safety focuses on the shooters and gang leaders who drive the violence. We simply will not tolerate such lawlessness and bloodshed in our communities, which put hardworking residents at risk.”

“This indictment illustrates how law enforcement is taking a strong stance against violent gang members who commit these heinous acts of senseless violence against innocent victims,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill.

“We stand with our local law enforcement partners ready to identify, investigate and arrest those who are at the root of crime and collateral damage in our neighborhoods.”

The Acting District Attorney said that some of the defendants were arraigned yesterday before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice William Harrington and held without bail. The rest are expected to be arraigned this week. The defendants are variously charged with first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree conspiracy, second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree gang assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, first- and second-degree attempted assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree assault, and first-degree reckless endangerment. The defendants face up to 25 years in prison on the top conspiracy count. (See defendant addendum.)

The Acting District Attorney said that, according to the indictment, the defendants, who range in age from 15 to 25, are alleged to be members of the Loot Gang, which operates out of the New York City Housing Authority Ocean Hill Houses in the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville.

The defendants are variously charged in connection with 10 incidents, including seven shootings and one assault, between November 2015 and August 2016. Fourteen people were shot, including one fatally. One person was beaten. The defendants mostly targeted rival gangs, including, on multiple occasions, shooting at members of True Bosses Only (TBO) in Bushwick, which is TBO territory. In addition to Bushwick, the shootings occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Canarsie, and Jamaica, Queens. In one instance an innocent 22-year-old man who was a student at John Jay College was shot and killed. It is alleged that all of the shootings were committed when Loot members were “spinning the block,” i.e., driving through rival territory looking for rival gang members and using one or more of four “community guns,” i.e., including a .357 Magnum, which the defendants referred to as “Becky,” and shared among themselves.

During the course of the conspiracy, the defendants allegedly agreed to commit crimes, including murder, assault and weapons possession, in order to maintain their dominance over their claimed geographic area, their social media dominance and superior positioning among budding rap artists.

Furthermore, Loot members allegedly used Facebook private messaging, as well as the calling feature available through Facebook messaging, along with text messages, phone calls, and FaceTime to communicate about getting guns and ammunition and committing acts of violence against rival gangs. Loot used public Facebook postings and music videos posted to YouTube and SoundCloud to antagonize rival gang members, boast about previous acts of violence against rival gangs and show Loot loyalty through hand signs, clothing and lyrics.

It is alleged that at least one shooting, on November 27, 2015, was in retaliation for the shooting death of Armani Hankins, a.k.a., Rocky, in Fort Greene, a month earlier. The victim was allegedly a friend of some of the Loot Gang members, and they released a rap music video entitled “Rockyworld” on YouTube which is a song about retaliation against a gang known as 900 for his death.

Among the acts of violence charged in the conspiracy are the following:

• On February 20, 2016, at approximately 12:25 a.m., it is alleged, that as part of the conspiracy which originated in Brooklyn, a person later identified as Dylan Cruz, dressed in all black with a red bandanna covering his face, ran into Rico Chimi restaurant located at 80-01 Atlantic Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, and shot at Tysheen Gott, an alleged rival gang member. Gott then grabbed a 33-year-old female patron and held her in front of him in an attempt to shield himself. He sustained five shots to both legs and his groin. The woman sustained three gunshot wounds to the left leg. Both survived. It is alleged that Quincy Vital drove Cruz to the restaurant and drove him away after the shooting.
• On July 4, 2016, there were allegedly four separate shootings involving Loot gang members, including early in the day, defendants Burston, Gilbert and Vital went “spinning” in TBO territory in a grey Mazda. They saw some TBO members. Vital grabbed a .357 magnum and handed it to Gilbert, who fired at the TBO rival. Hours later, at around 9 p.m., the TBO member who had been fired at shot and injured Corey Webb, an alleged Loot member. An hour later, Loot retaliated, returning to TBO territory and shooting a man in the abdomen. Finally, continuing to retaliate, at approximately 11:30 p.m., at 419 Chauncey Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, in Boss Gang territory, an ally of TBO, defendant Maurice Ellis allegedly fired on a crowd at an outdoor party, from a grey Mazda, striking seven people, including three women.
• On August 12, 2016, at about 12:40 a.m., at Wilson Avenue and Covert Street, in Bushwick, in TBO territory, it is alleged that Quincy Vital walked up to Terrell Henry, 22, a student at John Jay College, who had no gang affiliation, and shot him twice outside a bodega after Henry left a nearby party to buy an iced tea. He died of his injuries.

The investigation was conducted by New York City Police Department Detective Michael Algieri, of the Gun Violence Suppression Division’s Violence Reduction Task Force, with the assistance of Detectives Frank Murdocco, Nicholas Sofokles and Stephen Berardi, and Police Officer Jean Graf, also of the Violence Reduction Task Force, under the supervision of Sergeant Andrew Dunton and Lieutenant Richard Zacarese, and the overall supervision of Inspector Richard Green, Executive Officer, and Assistant Chief James Essig, Commanding Officer of the Gun Violence Suppression Division.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Katie Lee Wright, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Thomas Teplitsky, of the District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Jonathan R. Sennett, Deputy Chief of VCE and Assistant District Attorney Nicole Chavis, Chief, and the overall supervision of Assistant District Attorney Patricia McNeill, Deputy Chief of the District Attorney’s Investigations Division and Assistant District Attorney Mark Feldman, Senior Executive for Investigations and Crime Strategies.

An indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

DEFENDANT ADDENDUM:

1. Dylan Cruz, a.k.a., Banga, 25, of Queens.
2. Quincy Vital, a.k.a., SK, 19, of Queens.
3. David Burston, a.k.a., Spazz, 21, of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
4. Earl Gilbert, a.k.a., Bloccz, 22, of Queens.
5. apprehended juvenile, 15, of East New York, Brooklyn.
6. Legrant Foster, a.k.a., Brisko, 22, of East New York, Brooklyn.
7. Maurice Ellis, a.k.a., Maur, 20, of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
8. Josiah Morris, a.k.a., Siah, 19, of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
9. Terrard Wimms, a.k.a., Ty, 19, of East New York, Brooklyn.

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WANTED: Burglary Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photos in connection to a burglary pattern within the confines of the 104 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to the police that on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:55 a.m. an unidentified male and female attempted to break into a residence on 55 Drive through the front and rear entry doors using an unknown object. There was no damage to either door. The individuals fled the location on foot heading westbound on 55 Drive.

 Incident #2: It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. an unidentified male and female entered a residence on 56 Road through the front door. The individuals removed an Apple Macbook and $250 cash from inside the residence.

  •  Individual #1 is described as a male white, with a slim build and dark hair with a receding hair-line.
  •  Individual #2 is described as a female white, with a slim build and blond hair.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 41 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at approximately 12:36 p.m. the individuals approached the 29-year-old male victim in the vicinity of Westchester Avenue and Kelly Street and pushed him to the ground and removed his gold chain. The individuals are described as follows:

  •  1: Male, black, approximately 5’8″, medium build, black hair, in his 20’s, wearing orange shorts and white sneakers.
  •  2: Unidentified male.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

************************Update 08/21/17****************

 Pursuant to an ongoing investigation in regards to the above incident, the New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual wanted for questioning:

  • Correa, Gary
  • 19-year-old male

 He described as a male Hispanic with a beard, 5’9″ and 170lbs.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

On August 18, 2017 at 9:31 p.m.police responded to a report of a person assaulted at 155 Monitor Street, within the confines of the 94 Precinct.  Upon arrival, officers 42 year-old male with a stab wound to the chest.  EMS transported the male to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

 **********************UPDATE 8/19/2017 *****************

The deceased has been identified as:

  • Carroll, George 42-year-old male
  • 178 Monitor Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

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Crown Heights Religious Nonprofit Running Illegal Hotel, Officials Say


Crown Heights Religious Nonprofit Running Illegal Hotel, Officials Say

The Chabad Lubavitch Hospitality Center was cited for "illegal transient use," the mayor's office said.


Crown Heights Religious Nonprofit Running Illegal Hotel, Officials Say


Crown Heights Religious Nonprofit Running Illegal Hotel, Officials Say

The Chabad Lubavitch Hospitality Center was cited for "illegal transient use," the mayor's office said.


Nightclub Ignored Woman's Complaints About Drunk Man Who Attacked Her: Suit


Nightclub Ignored Woman's Complaints About Drunk Man Who Attacked Her: Suit

The woman told security the man had been harassing her, but they didn't eject him, her attorney says. 


Nightclub Ignored Woman's Complaints About Drunk Man Who Attacked Her: Suit


Nightclub Ignored Woman's Complaints About Drunk Man Who Attacked Her: Suit

The woman told security the man had been harassing her, but they didn't eject him, her attorney says. 


Landlord Sues Tenant, Then Withdraws Suit, Over Confederate Flag Display


Landlord Sues Tenant, Then Withdraws Suit, Over Confederate Flag Display

The East Eighth Street building has been the target of protests due to a tenant's Confederate flags.


overnor Cuomo Signs Legislation Renaming a Portion of Southern State Parkway in Honor of Detective Steven McDonald

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a measure to rename a portion of the Southern State Parkway in honor of New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald, who was severely wounded in the line of duty in 1986.

“As both a member of New York City Police and an advocate for the disabled, Detective Steven McDonald demonstrated the bravery and compassion that exemplified the very best of New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “This honor will help ensure that his sacrifice, service and advocacy will never be forgotten.”

Detective Steven McDonald, 59, of Malverne, Nassau County, joined the New York City Police Department in 1984. After just two years with the NYPD, McDonald was left paralyzed after being shot three times in the line of duty on July 12, 1986. McDonald publicly forgave his own assailant a few months after the attack, and since that time, devoted his life to spreading the message of peace and the importance of teamwork and empathy.

McDonald traveled across the globe advocating for wounded officers and persons with disabilities, and through these efforts, he met with Pope John Paul ll, Nelson Mandela, and participated in an interview with Barbara Walters. McDonald later died after suffering a heart attack on January 10, 2017.

The bill (S.6549A / A.8378A), designates a portion of the highway beginning at the interchange of the Belt parkway and Cross Island parkway and ending at Exit 22, in Nassau County, as the “Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Highway.”

Senator Majority Leader John J. Flanagan said, “Detective Steven McDonald embodied strength, resiliency, and forgiveness in the face of adversity, and he led an extraordinary life serving others. Today we once again thank this community hero and his family, and we celebrate the inspiration he will continue to provide to current and future Long Islanders now that this tribute will be put into place.”

Assemblyman Brian Curran said, “I am proud to honor Detective Steven McDonald and it was a privilege to sponsor this legislation. Today it becomes official. The renaming of this highway honors the life, service, sacrifice and family of Detective McDonald. Local residents will be reminded of his service every day when they drive this stretch of highway bearing his name. We are proud of Detective McDonald and we thank his family for their sacrifice. We will never forget the sacrifice McDonald made, and most importantly, the dedication and support of fellow officers across the state.”

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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 104 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday August 10, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m. aboard a southbound “L” train at the Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue station, the 39 year-old female victim observed the individual lying across one of the train’s benches with his hands down his pants, masturbating.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, in his 50s; last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt, white and gray shorts and he had a black bag with white dots on it.

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

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 106th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Basil, Sankar
  • 69-year-old male Asian
  • 130-64 Van Wyck Expressway
  • Brooklyn, NY

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Pitkin Avenue and 76th Street. He is described as a male Asian, approximately 5’7″ tall, weighing 170 lbs., with brown eyes last seen wearing a white pin stripped shirt, blue baseball cap and black pants.

 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 (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 70th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Reid, Winston
  • 74-year-old male Black
  • 535 East 21st Street, 4F
  • Brooklyn, NY 11226

 It was reported to the police that the missing was last seen Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. from his residence. He is described as a male Black, approximately 6’1″ tall, weighing 190 lbs., with a beard and short hair. Last seen wearing black hat, green polo shirt, shorts and black sneakers.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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De Blasio Administration, NYPD Announce Increased Security Measures for Upcoming J’Ouvert Celebration

Participants, Spectators Screened Prior to Entry – Additional Officers, Lighting and Cameras Provided

NEW YORK—The de Blasio Administration, New York Police Department, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, J’Ouvert City International and elected officials today announced enhanced parade security measures for the 2017 J’Ouvert Celebration, which will step off on Monday, September 4th at 6 A.M. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

“J’Ouvert is one of the most vibrant and passionate celebrations of culture in our great city, and it is incumbent upon all of us to make this year’s festivities peaceful and enjoyable for everyone,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I commend the parade organizers, New York Police Department and my colleagues in government for coalescing to come up with a sound plan to make this year’s J’Ouvert the safest ever.”

“J’Ouvert is a celebration of Caribbean culture, and the NYPD is committed to making it safe for everyone,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “That’s why, in addition to providing these enhanced security measures and additional public safety resources, we’ve been strengthening our partnerships with the community, elected officials, other City agencies and other stakeholders. Each of us has the ability to make J’Ouvert safer and more enjoyable, and together we’re so much stronger.”

In past years, the J’Ouvert parade has started at 4:00 A.M. The decision to step off this year’s parade two hours later at 6:00 A.M. was a joint, strategic judgment made by the parade’s organizers and permit holders – J’Ouvert City International – and the NYPD in an effort to reduce the potential for violence. This year, the formation area and parade route will close to the general public the night before the parade. Hundreds of additional uniformed officers – an increase of more than 10 percent over last year – will provide security at 12 secure entry points and along the two-mile parade route. Both parade participants and spectators will be screened for weapons and alcoholic beverages. In addition, backpacks and other large bags will be prohibited.

Each entry point will be outfitted with light towers to increase safety and facilitate the ease of entry. Additional light towers – representing a total increase of about 30 percent over last year – will be placed along the parade route. The NYPD will also deploy additional high-resolution security cameras this year.

J’Ouvert City International is partnering with the NYPD, clergy, community members and elected officials as part of a unified approach to enhance public safety at this year’s J’Ouvert celebration. The parade formation area will be located on Flatbush Avenue from Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard. Upon step off, the parade will proceed south on Flatbush Avenue, east on Empire Boulevard and south on Nostrand Avenue to Midwood Street.

“The robust partnership of police and community, which this plan reflects, is making it possible for tens of thousands of peaceful New Yorkers to enjoy the upcoming J’Ouvert celebration in our city. Our efforts speak to a shared belief that public safety and violence prevention are best achieved when we are ‘all in,’ ” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

“I and others have always welcomed efforts made to increase safety around J’Ouvert and to reduce gun violence and loss of life. I thank the Mayor and Commissioner O’Neill for engaging while respecting the culture and history of the Caribbean community and further understanding that J’Ouvert is not simply a parade, but a celebratory morning with people celebrating well beyond the parade boundaries similar to how many celebrate Memorial Day and July 4th. Lastly, I am thankful that the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, the Crisis Management System and other community partners are playing such a key role, as we all push to combat gun violence on this weekend and year-round. We owe all victims and their families our truest efforts and all New Yorkers a real plan of action,” said Council Member Jumaane Williams.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “I am hopeful that the enhanced security measures announced today by the Mayor and the Police Commissioner go a long way to ensuring that all who attend J’Ouvert to celebrate their cultural heritage remain safe from the violence that has marred this celebration in years past. While I look forward to celebrating with all involved, I remain committed to prosecuting anyone who undermines public safety at this event by committing acts of violence.”

“The purpose of J’Ouvert is to create a welcoming environment to celebrate Caribbean culture. If moving the start time of the festival to 6A.M. is needed to increase the safety of the community, than that is the correct action to take,” said Council Member Mathieu Eugene.

“Thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, elected officials and the NYPD for joining with us under one collective voice to ensure that we have a smooth and enjoyable 2017 J’Ouvert celebration. Our J’Ouvert is art, culture and self-expression through an artistic format showcasing the history of our ancestors which has been taking place on streets of Brooklyn since 1984,” said Yvette Rennie, President J’Ouvert City International, Inc.

“J’Ouvert is a major part of West Indian culture. Finding a compromise which allows it to continue helps preserve the culture while increasing public safety during the festivities here in Brooklyn,” said  Musa Moore, Chairman, Community Board 9.

In addition to robust policing efforts, the City is embarking on an unprecedented initiative to join community groups and law enforcement to co-produce public safety in advance of the J’Ouvert festivities. This includes a series of grants to community-based organizations to work on violence prevention as well as work with the City’s Crisis Management System, a citywide initiative to reduce gun violence in the 17 precincts that account for 51 percent of shootings citywide.

The Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, embedded in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, has awarded eight Safe in the City grants to community leaders and organizations in Central Brooklyn to implement public safety programs during Labor Day weekend. The awardees will receive grants of $1,000 for public education campaigns, events and dissemination of anti-violence messages. Since its launch, these grants have also helped youth obtain employment, connect victims and their families to appropriate trauma services after violent incidents occur and facilitate anti-gun violence discussion series with youth.

The Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence will also work with City Crisis Management System partners to deploy violence prevention services during J’Ouvert and West Indian Day Parade activities.

NYC Crisis Management System partners will provide the following services leading up to and during J’Ouvert celebrations:

  • Public Education:Efforts will include the deployment of “Violence Interrupters” – typically former gang members who have turned their lives around – to preempt and resolve street disputes. The Violence Interrupters will distribute public education materials at neighborhood events and other local activities. Targeted messages will be directed to members of the community, those most likely to be involved in a shooting and the public at large.
  • Conduct (Team) Community Canvassing: The Violence Interrupters, who understand current and past conflicts, will also walk the parade route and be present at J’Ouvert activities to create opportunities for informal contact with those at risk of involvement in shootings and other serious violence.
  • Occupying Blocks/Corners: The Violence Interrupters will stand on corners and circulate blocks in identified “hot spot” areas along the parade route to watch for any signs of violence, talk to residents and parade goers, and create public visibility on the streets.
  • De-Escalation/Mediation:The Violence Interrupters will identify potentially violent conflicts through their familiarity with high risk individuals and other community members. They will also work to preempt violence and de-escalate conflict through mediation.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following individuals in connection with a gun point robbery within the confines of the 44th Precinct.  The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m. inside of 169 east 170th Street, (D’Agustin Barber Shop). Two unknown male Black individuals did enter the location. Suspect #1 approached the 40 year old victim, displayed a firearm and began to forcibly remove his gold chain and bracelet. When the victim resisted suspect #2 did display a firearm and fired several rounds hitting the victim in the arm and abdomen. The suspects fled the location to parts unknown. The suspects fled with the victim’s gold chain and bracelet worth an undetermined amount of USC. The victim was removed to St. Barnabas hospital in stable condition.

 The individual #1 is described as a male black, slim build, late teen or early 20’s. The suspect was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, and dark clothing.

 The individual #2 is described as a male black, wearing all dark clothing.

 A video and pictures of the suspects 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: Assault (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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 60 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday August 19, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m. inside of 3602 Neptune Avenue (World Deli), the individual approached the 49 year-old male victim from behind and stabbed him once in the neck. When the victim fell to the floor, the individual kicked him numerous times. Customers inside the store intervened and prevented the individual from causing any further injuries to the victim. The individual then fled the store in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to Lutheran Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male black, in his 40s, 5’7″, 170lbs; last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

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

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WANTED: Assault (Staten Island)

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

 It was reported to police that on Thursday August 10, 2017, at approximately 7:50 p.m. inside of Corporal Thompson Park (vicinity of Henderson Avenue and Broadway), the four individuals made anti-Hispanic statements prior to punching the 18 year-old female victim in the face. The individuals then fled the park in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to Richmond University Medical Center in fair condition.

  • The first individual is a male, black, 15 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a white shirt.
  • The second individual is a male, black, 15 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a blue du-rag, a blue shirt, blue shorts and white sneakers.
  • The third individual is a male, black, 15 to 20 years old; last seen wearing white headband, a camouflage shirt and black pants.
  • The fourth individual is a female, black, 15 to 20 years old; last seen wearing gray shirt and gray 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: Attempted Rape (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to an attempted rape that occurred within the confines of the 108 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:30 a.m. the victim, a 24-year old female was in the vicinity of Woodside Avenue and 61 Street, when the individual approached her, simulated that he had a firearm, exposed himself and forced the victim to touch his genitals. The individual then attempted to lure the victim to a secluded area near a construction site, however the victim was able run away from the individual when saw people walking in the area. The individual fled the location in an unknown direction.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 25-years of age, 5’7″, 140 lbs., brown hair, last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket, dark green pants, and a gray cap.

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

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

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a forcible touching that occurred within the confines of the 5 Precinct/TD-2. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. both the victim, a 33-year old female and the individual were aboard a northbound “4” train, when the individual grabbed the victim’s buttocks. When the train entered the City Hall/ Brooklyn Bridge subway station the individual exited the train and fled the subway to parts unknown.

 The individual is a:

  •  Male, Asian, 26-34 years of age, medium complexion, black hair, last seen wearing a white short sleeved shirt.

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

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

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Landlord Sues Tenant, Then Withdraws Suit, Over Confederate Flag Display


Landlord Sues Tenant, Then Withdraws Suit, Over Confederate Flag Display

The East Eighth Street building has been the target of protests due to a tenant's Confederate flags.


Fighting Crime In South Queens

(L-R) PO Commisso, PO Paige, Sgt. Scali, Lt. Muggeo, PO Connors, PO Conte

“Our success is a direct result of awareness of precinct conditions, knowing who the recidivists are and good street sense,” said Sergeant Edward Scali of the 113 Precinct Anti-Crime Team. “We do what we can to collaborate with outside law enforcement agencies and share information with other units inside the NYPD.”

In South Jamaica, Queens the 113 Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team has had significant results in their effort to suppress violent crime. A combined focus on recovering firearms and targeting local gang members has paid off with 25 firearms seized and 171 gang related arrests over the past 12 months.

On June 16, two fifteen-year-old males were shot near the intersection of Cheney Street and 137 Avenue. Anti-Crime police officers responded to assist in the search for the suspect’s car, a late model BMW SUV. Later after collaborating with the 113 Precinct’s detective squad and watching surveillance video they were given information that narrowed down their search.

“We worked with Detective Cruzado and found out that the BMW was in the neighborhood, so every time that we went out on patrol we looked, until seven days later we found it, ” said Sergeant Scali.

On June 23, the anti-crime officers noticed the vehicle parked on a local street. They waited for the owner to return, and then pulled him over for a traffic infraction nearby. As they were preparing to speak to the driver another man approached the car but turned away when he noticed the police officers. They observed a handgun in the man’s pocket and attempted to stop him but he fled. The suspect was arrested after a foot pursuit and two handguns were recovered, a loaded .380 pistol and a .357 magnum revolver.

Subsequent ballistic analysis revealed that the .357 magnum revolver was the gun used in the shooting of the two fifteen-years. The police officers’ knowledge of the neighborhood and persistence had paid off.

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