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Wounded Livery Driver Meets His Late-Night Saviors (CBS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s not the first time Jeffrey Cisnero Camacho is meeting these two police officers – it’s the second, and this time around, it’s a much happier reason.

“Sean and Jenny are my angels,” said Camacho, the livery cab driver who was shot multiple times by a passenger in the Bronx last month.

With tears in his eyes, flowers in his hands, and his family by his side, the 26-year-old father of three is overjoyed to come face to face again with the NYPD officers who saved his life.

Read more [HERE]. 

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 49th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, April 16, 2018, at approximately 8:11 a.m. the unidentified individual groped the 15-year-old female victim’s groin area while she was walking to school. 

 The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, White or light complexioned Hispanic, 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’5″ to 5’7″, approximately 125-150lbs
  • Last seen wearing dark colored hooded shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers

 The video surveillance was obtained at 2009 Bronxdale Avenue.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Investigate Shots Fired (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo and video in regards to an investigation into shots fired within the confines of the 70 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On April 10, 2018 at 8:07 p.m.the individual brandished a firearm and fired it in front of 2111 Albemarle Road.  There were no reported injuries in this incident.

  • The individual is described as a black male, dark complexion, thin build, 6’2” and approximately 178 pounds
  • He was last seen wearing a black bubble-style vest, black hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front and blue jeans

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

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to two grand larcenies that occurred within the confines of the 110 and 115 Precincts / Transit District 20. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1 (110 pct): It was reported to police that on Saturday April 7, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m. inside of the Roosevelt Avenue subway station, the individual approached the 22-year-old female victim from behind, reached into her backpack and removed her wallet. The individual fled the station in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the wallet were the victim’s credit cards.

 Incident #2 (115 pct): It was reported to police that on Monday April 9, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. inside of a crowded northbound “7” train, the 49-year-old female victim was bumped numerous times by an unknown individual. When the victim checked her purse, she realized she was no longer in possession of her wallet. Among the items inside the wallet were several credit cards and $320 in cash.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Dark-skinned male; last seen wearing a black knitted cap, a gray vest, a gray sweater, gray sweatpants and black and white sneakers.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the following unidentified males depicted in the attached still images wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 19th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at approximately 0055 hours, the 22-year-old male victim was walking home when he was grabbed in front of 1211 Madison Avenue by three unidentified males who removed his wallet containing $12.  The males forced the victim to withdraw $200 from a Chase Bank before fleeing on Madison Avenue.  There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

  The suspects are described as the following:

Individual #1:

  • Male Black, approximately 17-22 years old, approximately 5’10”, slim build, wearing a blue coat, gray shirt, gray sweat pants and black shoes.

 Individual #2:

  • Male Black, approximately 17 to 22 years old, approximately 5’11”, slim build and last seen wearing dark colored clothing.

 Individual #3:

  • Male Black, approximately 28 to 32 years old, approximately, approximately 5’8″, short black hair and unknown clothing description.

 The still images were taken from a Chase Bank located at 1221 Madison 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 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 video and photo regarding an assault that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. inside of the F.M. Grocery store located at 784 East 163 Street, an unknown individual entered the location, picked up a metal can of Chef Boyardee Lasagna and did strike a 14-year-old female victim in the head causing a laceration. The individual was last seen fleeing into 695 East 163 Street. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she was treated and released.

 The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male, black, approximately 25-years-old, 5’9″ tall, weighing 180 lbs., with a mustache and short black hair
  • He was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, grey sweatpants and black sneakers

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

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NYPD April 2018 Police Academy Graduation

Four hundred and forty-eight new protectors of New York City graduated the NYPD Police Academy today at a ceremony held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, NYPD executives, elected officials, and loved ones gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion. The April 2018 graduating class includes officers from over 40 countries who speak 45 different languages. Twenty-nine of the graduates have honorably served our nation in various branches of the military.

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner O’Neill offered words of encouragement and gratitude to the recruits for choosing to lead lives of significance. During Police Commissioner O’Neill’s remarks, he recognized Police Officer Daniel Tarpey whose family legacy of NYPD cops extends back to his great-great grandfather. He also highlighted Police Officer Jessica Zhang, who came to the United States from China just 6 years ago. Although she’s the first NYPD member in her family, Zhang comes from a long tradition of public service. Her father, grandmother, two uncles, and cousin are all police officers in China. Regardless of how they arrived at the decision to become NYPD cops, they all made this choice to keep people safe:

“You’re here now because you want to be a part of something larger than yourselves. You’re here because you believe in the possibility of an even safer city and an even safer country,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill.

These incredible stories are a testament to the tradition of service that has defined the NYPD since 1845. Equipped with the best training in the world, these officers will carry out the NYPD’s mission to continue driving down crime in NYC while connecting with the communities they serve.

 

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NYPD Cops Arrest Armed Man in Front of Bronx School

L to R: PO Nunez, Sgt. Kaminski, PO McGovern

“We recovered a loaded handgun and stopped a potential shooting in front of a school,” said Police Officer Brian McGovern of the 42 Precinct Anti-crime Team.

“Working quickly together as team, we were able to defuse a potentially deadly situation.”

On Monday April 9, members of the 42 Precinct’s Anti-crime Team were on patrol near Home Street and Reverend James Polite Avenue in the Bronx when they noticed two large groups of people in front of a local high school. The police officers observed a male step into the street and reach into his waistband while facing toward the opposing group. They attempted to call the man over to their car but he ran off into the schoolyard.

“We knew that there was only one way out of that schoolyard so we circled around to the other side and we waited for him to climb over the fence,” said Police Officer McGovern.

The police officers used their knowledge of the neighborhood and sound tactics to stop the man. They were able to place him under arrest and recovered from him a loaded .25 cal handgun.

Arrested: Male, 25 years old

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Weapon

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a grand larceny that occurred within the confines of the 75 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday March 23, 2018, at approximately 3:04 p.m. in front of 466 Crescent Street, the individual approached the 13-year-old female victim and asked her the time. The victim took her cell phone out of her bag and after she looked at it, the individual snatched the phone from her hand and fled northbound on Crescent Street.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male black, 13 to 16 years old, 5’7″, 130 lbs
  • Last seen wearing a dark hooded sweater, black pants, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack

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

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

 It was reported to police that on Friday April 13, 2018, at approximately 2:10  p.m.inside of a restaurant at 50 West 125th Street, the individual approached the 30-year-old male victim begging for money. When the 30-year-old male victim declined to give the individual money, the individual stabbed him in the left shoulder with a steak knife. The individual fled the scene on foot westbound on West 125th Street. The victim was treated by EMS and was removed to Harlem Hospital, where he had surgery to remove the knife from his body. The victim is in stable condition.

  • The individual is described as a male, Black; approximately 30-years-old, 5’7,” and 195 pounds.
  • He is described as having brown eyes, a close cut haircut, and a burgundy mark on his forehead.
  • He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, a yellow scarf, blue jeans and brown boots.

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

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WANTED: Reckless Endangerment (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons of interest depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a reckless endangerment incident that occurred within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday April 14, 2018, at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the vicinity of 69 Place and Long Island Expressway, an unknown individual(s) fired several gunshots. One of the shots struck the rear passenger window of the 41-year-old male victim’s vehicle as he drove by. There were no injuries reported at that scene.

  •  The first individual is a male, black, who wore dark colored clothing and had a number of patches on his jacket
  •  The second individual is a male, Hispanic, with a beard; last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and black and white sneakers

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

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

*****Update 4-16-2018 *****

 The deceased victim has been identified as follows:

 Bailey, Keith

30-year-old male Black

Bronx, NY

Family has been notified.

 Pursuant to ongoing investigation, the New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating the individual depicted in the attached photograph in regards to the above homicide that occurred within the confines of the 50 Precinct.

 The unknown individual is being sought for questioning in regards to this incident is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 25 years old, 6′ 0″ and 200 lbs
  • He was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and blue 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.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Teamwork By Multiple NYPD Units Results In +70 Illegal Guns Recovered

Shared intelligence and collaboration between NYPD units resulted in the recovery of over 70 illegally possessed firearms in Queens. On April 14th, 81 Precinct Field Intelligence Sergeant Hirsch developed information regarding a large cache of weapons and ammunition. Sergeant Hirsch and his team began an investigation and set up surveillance at the location. They then obtained a search warrant from the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

The following day, members of the Emergency Service Unit successfully carried out the warrant at a residence in Oakland Gardens. The subsequent search led to one arrest and the seizure of over 70 guns and 50,000 rounds of ammunition. This coordinated effort between the Intelligence Bureau, the Patrol Services Bureau, the Detective Bureau, and Emergency Service Unit led to one of the largest gun seizures stemming from a single search warrant.

Recovered:

  • 45 shotguns, rifles, and assault rifles
  • 23 hand guns
  • 1 zip gun
  • 2 .177 caliber pellet guns
  • Over 50,000 rounds of ammunition and over 100,000 high-capacity magazines

Charges:

  • 7 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 1st degree
  • 72 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree
  • 30 counts criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree
  • 1 count unlawful possession ammo feed device
  • 1 count criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree

The Field Intelligence Program prioritizes keeping New Yorkers safe by gathering intelligence that leads to the recovering of illegal firearms. Last year, field intelligence officers seized over 1,285 guns. These targeted efforts have directly contribute to New York City’s record low crime rates.

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Teamwork By Multiple NYPD Units Results In +70 Illegal Guns Recovered

Shared intelligence and collaboration between NYPD units resulted in the recovery of over 70 illegally possessed firearms in Queens. On April 14th, 81 Precinct Field Intelligence Sergeant Hirsch developed information regarding a large cache of weapons and ammunition. Sergeant Hirsch and his team began an investigation and set up surveillance at the location. They then obtained a search warrant from the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

The following day, members of the Emergency Service Unit successfully carried out the warrant at a residence in Oakland Gardens. The subsequent search led to one arrest and the seizure of over 70 guns and 50,000 rounds of ammunition. This coordinated effort between the Intelligence Bureau, the Patrol Services Bureau, the Detective Bureau, and Emergency Service Unit led to one of the largest gun seizures stemming from a single search warrant.

Recovered:

  • 45 shotguns, rifles, and assault rifles
  • 23 hand guns
  • 1 zip gun
  • 2 .177 caliber pellet guns
  • Over 50,000 rounds of ammunition and over 100,000 high-capacity magazines

Charges:

  • 7 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 1st degree
  • 72 counts of criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree
  • 30 counts criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree
  • 1 count unlawful possession ammo feed device
  • 1 count criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree

The Field Intelligence Program prioritizes keeping New Yorkers safe by gathering intelligence that leads to the recovering of illegal firearms. Last year, field intelligence officers seized over 1,285 guns. These targeted efforts have directly contribute to New York City’s record low crime rates.

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual depicted in the attached video who is wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 47 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 3:05 a.m. inside of Oasis Bar located at 684 East 241 Street, an unidentified male approached a 24-year-old male and slashed the male across his throat after a dispute. The male fled in an unknown direction and the victim was removed to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as:

  • Male, in his 30’s, 5’8″ tall, weighing 160 lbs
  • Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black stripes, blue jeans and a blue wool cap with a stripe

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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Missing Person (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 105 Precinct. A photograph of the missing is attached and available at DCPI. The circumstances are as follows:

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Saturday April 14, 2018, inside of 218-08 137 Avenue, at approximately 0700 hours. The missing is described as a female black, 5’3″ tall, 170lbs, brown eyes and black hair; last seen wearing a gray sweater, blue jeans and black shoes.

 Missing:

  • St. Fort, Itelia
  • 71-year-old female
  • 218-08 137 Avenue
  • Queens, 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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Missing Person (Queens)

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

Missing:

  • Hartwell, George 83-year-old male
  • 221-12 104th Avenue
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to police that the missing male was last seen leaving his residence on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m. He is described as a 83-year-old male black who is 6’1″, 190lbs and was last seen wearing a blue Yankee hat, beige flannel shirt, blue hooded sweater, blue jeans and white sneakers. The male may be driving a black 2004 4 door Pontiac with NYS license plate FXH4039.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website 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 seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying an unidentified male depicted in the attached video in connection to a gunpoint robbery that occurred within the confines of the 75th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, April 6, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m. an unidentified male entered a building in the vicinity of Wortman Avenue and Schenck Avenue and approached a 73-year-old male at gunpoint. The victim fought back struggling with the individual who struck him multiple times in the head causing him to fall to the ground.  The individual removed the victim’s wallet and fled on foot. The victim sustained a laceration to the face and nose requiring stiches and was treated at Brookdale Hospital.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, 5’7″, 140lbs
  • Last seen wearing a black jacket with a hoodie over his head, sweatpants and 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 seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual depicted in the attached video and photo surveillance in regards to a robbery within the confines of the 10 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the vicinity of West 28 Street and 9th Avenue, an 80-year-old female victim entered a residential building and was followed by an unidentified individual.  The victim entered her apartment when the individual pushed her, forcing her into the apartment causing her to fall to the floor.  The individual then removed $150 in cash.  The male fled on foot in an unknown direction. 

Individual is described as:

  • A male Black, who is 5’9″ to 6’0″, slim build.
  • He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing

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

 

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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 photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 20 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday March 17, 2018, at approximately 10:20 p.m. in front of 21 West End Avenue, a male approached the 74-year-old male victim and asked to use his cell phone. When the victim told him no, four more individuals surrounded him and one of them, a male, demanded the cell phone and his wallet. That same individual punched the victim in the face and took his wallet. All five of the individuals fled southbound on West End Avenue.  Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were 2 credit cards, $75 in cash and an MTA Metrocard. On March 18, 2018, in the vicinity of Farmers Boulevard and 112 Avenue (confines of the 113 Pct.), at approximately 0633 hours, one of the individuals, a female, used the victim’s Metrocard on an MTA bus.

  •  The first individual (pictured) is a female, black; last seen wearing a gray and purple baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater, a red shirt, green pants and blue sneakers.
  •  The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater.
  •  The third individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a camouflaged hooded sweater.
  •  The fourth individual is a female, black, with a large Afro; last seen wearing a blue jacket and gray pants.
  •  The fifth individual is a female, black; last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.

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

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Retirement of Chief Robert Boyce

After more than three decades serving the people of New York City, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce is retiring. Chief Boyce will leave behind a legacy of honorable service, culminating with his four-year tenure overseeing 77 detective commands and various specialized units as Chief of Detectives. Garnering national attention for his 6-foot-4 frame and unparalleled ability to recall case details, Chief Boyce has become one of the most recognizable crime fighters in the country.

Chief Boyce began his career with the NYPD in January 1983 and rapidly ascended through the ranks during a time when crime in the city was at an all-time high. After only five years on the job, he made sergeant as he continued to display an unprecedented understanding of the neighborhoods he patrolled. Working in troubled precincts such as the 73 and 75, Boyce never shied away from hard work. During his career, he successfully commanded several precincts throughout the city, including the 67, 77, and 40 Precinct. Through his experience in a myriad of enforcement assignments, Chief Boyce gained a vast knowledge of police work in both hands-on and supervisorial positions. Before he was appointed to Chief of Detectives, Boyce spent four years running the citywide Gang Division where he focused on dismantling gangs that were plaguing neighborhoods with violence.

In 2014, former Police Commissioner William Bratton appointed Boyce to Chief of Detectives with the explicit goal of returning a voice to this essential position. As Chief of Detectives, Boyce was able to form strong ties with reporters and open up the lines of communication with members of the media. Under his leadership, the Detective Bureau saw a restructuring that sought to better utilize specialized units to zero in on career criminals. His dedication to precision policing, focusing on the small number of people driving the majority of crime; will continue to have a profound impact on plummeting crime rates throughout the city.

After 35 years of fighting crime in New York City, Boyce hit the mandatory retirement age of 63. His incredible career came to an end this afternoon with a ceremonial NYPD walkout from police headquarters. Despite inclement weather, hundreds braved the rain to thank Chief Boyce for his incomparable loyalty, passion, and leadership.

Chief Dermot Shea, who most recently served as Chief of Crime Control Strategies, will succeed Robert Boyce as he assumes the responsibility of NYPD Chief of Detectives.

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Manhattan Officers Host Superhero Day for Children Battling Cancer

Last weekend, NYPD members organized a fun-filled “Superhero Day” for children battling cancer at the Ronald McDonald House on East 73rd Street in Manhattan. Specialized units and local 19 Precinct officers pulled out all the stops in order to ensure the children had an exciting day learning about some of New York City’s real life superheroes.

During the event, NYPD officers closed off the block to traffic and hosted a street fair. Members of the NYPD Bomb Squad wore their 90-pound protective suits and showed the children how they control the unit’s robot. Ronald McDonald House residents and their families had the opportunity to meet Mounted and K9 Unit officers and their four-legged partners. The officers even coordinated an Aviation flyover. For Detective Lombardi, of the 19 Precinct, the department’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House is about bringing joy to children who are facing unimaginable hardships:

“These kids are going through some of the toughest challenges life can throw at them and if we’re able to bring a smile to their faces even for 30 seconds, a minute…that’s what it’s all about.”

The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families as they undergo treatment in nearby hospitals. For over 20 years, the Ronald McDonald House and the NYPD have maintained a tight-knit relationship. Whether it be through toy drives, field trips, or block parties; NYPD personnel are always ready to lend a helping hand for this worthy cause.

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NYPD Neighborhood Policing Builds Relationships To Cut Crime

“We have more police officers on the streets who are in the process of building relationships,” said Rodney Harrison, NYPD Chief of Patrol.

“Having that shared responsibility with the residents of the city of New York, that’s a great way of being able to maintain violence at a low level.”

(Anisha Nandi/CBS News)- In 2017, New York City saw some of its lowest violent crime numbers in decades. The nation’s largest city police department reported historic reductions in crimelast year, including the first time the number of shooting incidents fell below 800 and the number of murders below 300 — the city’s lowest per-capita murder rate in almost 70 years. Other reductions were seen in the number of robberies and burglaries in the city.

With those benchmarks in mind, the NYPD now faces the challenges of sustaining, and attempting to surpass, that progress in 2018. The police force kicked off the year with some key internal promotions including the appointment of Rodney Harrison as Chief of Patrol. At the core of their approach to crime reduction is a concept called neighborhood policing.

The concept of “shared responsibility” is often reiterated by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. In order to build a sense of unity, the NYPD is training neighborhood coordination officers through the Neighborhood Policing Program to deepen community relationships and make cops accessible to residents, not just in times of distress but as an integral part of their daily lives.

Officers John Buchanan and Robert Bramble are neighborhood coordination officers at the 79th Precinct, focusing on the people and issues of their Brooklyn community.

“The policing module is changing the way the community and police interact,” said Officer Buchanan.

“It’s taking officers that are generally scattered throughout the precinct everyday and assigning them to the same areas consistently so that if they have an issue, a problem in that area, that they’re aware of it and they respond…. A person doesn’t have to re-explain their problem over and over. It provides a sense of consistency for the officer and person knowing who’s gonna show up when they call 911.”

Read more [HERE]. 

 

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, April 14, 2018

STONE STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL (DAILY) (March 16, to November 30, 2018)
Manhattan: 1000 x 2300
Locations:
Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street
Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street
Closure: Same as location 

JACKIE ROBINSON WAY
Brooklyn: 1100
Location:
McDonough Street and Ralph Avenue
Closure: None 

EDUCATION ACTIVIST LILIAN M. POPP WAY
Staten Island: 1100
Location:
Wall Street and Belmont Place
Closure: None

MARCH FOR SCIENCE
Manhattan: 1200 x 1400
Formation:
Washington Square Park
Route:
Waverly Place between Washington Square East and Broadway
Broadway between Waverly Place and Cedar Street (west sidewalk and parking lane)
Dispersal:
Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street
Cedar Street between Broadway and Trinity Place
Closure: Same as location

COMMUNITY BOARD 2 BROADWAY FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Broadway between 8th Street and 14th Street
Closure: Same as location 

PHAGWAH PARADE
Queens: 1400 x 1800
Formation:
Liberty Avenue between 134th Street and 133rd Street
Route:
Liberty Avenue between 133rd Street and 125th Street
125th Street between Liberty Avenue and 95th Avenue
Dispersal:
125th Street between 95th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, April 15, 2018

44TH ANNUAL MACY’S FLOWER SHOW (March 25, through April 8, 2018)
Manhattan:
Locations:
Broadway between 34th Street and 35th Street
34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
35th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
Closure: None

JACK M FRIEDMAN WAY
Queens: 1100
Location:
Union Turnpike and 254th Street
Closure: None

FIREFIGHTER DENNIS HEEDLES ENGINE COMPANY 151 STATEN ISLAND
Staten Island: 1200
Location:
Summit Avenue and Richmond Road
Closure: None

PERSIAN DAY PARADE
Manhattan: 1200 x 1500
Formation:
38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Route:
Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street
Dispersal:
27th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
Festival:
26th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
Closure: Same as location

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Neighborhood Policing Comes to the Subways

Nearly three years after its successful launch in patrol precincts, Neighborhood Policing is coming to the New York City transit system. It will now be easier than ever for subway riders and transit cops to ensure the safety of the country’s busiest metro system.

“By expanding Neighborhood Policing into Transit, we’re going to continue to reduce crime, solve problems specific to these areas, and build better relationships with the nearly six million riders who use the system each weekday,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

Neighborhood Policing launched in May 2015 in four patrol precincts and has now expanded to 63 of 77 precincts and all nine Housing Bureau police service areas. Under the philosophy, the NYPD places the same pair of officers in the same neighborhoods or housing developments daily, so they can become deeply familiar with the community’s residents and concerns.

An additional position was created, the neighborhood coordination officer (NCO), consisting of an additional set of officers in the same sectors of the precinct to work as liaisons with the community, fighting crime and solving problems to ensure the safety of residents.

PO Eric Capowski and PO Nancy Thomas-Martinez of Transit District 12 are two of the Transit Bureau’s first class of Neighborhood Coordination Officers

The Transit Bureau launched the pilot program for Neighborhood Policing a few weeks ago in two of its 12 districts: Transit District 12, which covers the eastern section of the Bronx, and Transit District 30, in Downtown Brooklyn. Neighborhood Policing in transit looks much like it does above-ground, with a few modifications. Subway ads will show pictures of the NCOs for that section of train line, so that riders will be able to recognize the officers.

And unlike the regular Build The Block meetings that sector officers in precincts have with residents, Transit cops will have to find other ways to connect with busy commuters passing through their stations. Social media and email, therefore, will also play a large role in connecting NCOs and sector officers on the rails with the public they protect.

Although most New Yorkers don’t think of the subways as being distinct communities, a rich network of people – commuters, MTA employees, tourists, and newspaper-stand workers – rely on particular stations every day.

“Neighborhoods and communities take many shapes and forms throughout our great city – and not just above ground,” said Police Commissioner O’Neill. “They exist in the subways among regular riders, the repair and maintenance workers and many others who depend on this vital transportation network and its safety.”

Neighborhood Policing will also help to strengthen the relationship between the NYPD and the MTA, which operates the trains and runs the station’s infrastructure. Many problems subway riders may encounter, such as poor lighting, are public safety issues as much as transportation issues. The NYPD is another conduit people can use to address these issues when they see them.

“We expect a lot of the complaints that come into the MTA to also come to us,” said Assistant Chief Vincent Coogan,  of the Transit Bureau. “We’re staffing up, so we say, bring it on.”

Although the program is only a few weeks old, Transit NCOs have already put their problem-solving skills to use. On April 2, before anyone had a chance to plow the newly fallen snow from the walkways around the East 180th Street station near the Bronx Zoo, Police Officers Eric Capowski and Nancy Thomas-Martinez approached a man in a wheelchair shivering in the mezzanine area of the station. The man was frustrated because he could not move his wheelchair through the snow to the ramp.

Newly appointed Neighborhood Coordination Officers in the Bronx’s Transit District 12 help a stranded man.

The man was further disheartened because he couldn’t maneuver his wheelchair through the accumulating snow on the accessible ramp and just needed assistance to the street. After learning that the gentleman was travelling to his sister’s apartment on Beach Avenue, the officers decided to push him to the safety and warmth of his sister’s apartment, nearly a mile from the station.

With Neighborhood Policing slated to be in place throughout the transit system by the beginning of next year, stories like this will become more commonplace across the city. Public safety is a shared responsibility, and the NYPD is now better prepared than ever to work with the city’s residents and visitors to fight crime and solve local concerns.

– with reporting by Sergeant Carlos Bernard of Transit District 12

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NYPD Expands Neighborhood Policing to Transit

Flagship Crime-Fighting Strategy in the Subway System Begins in the Bronx and Brooklyn; 15% Increase in Uniform Police Officers on Patrol in Transit

New York, New York—The NYPD announced today that Neighborhood Policing – the department’s core crime-fighting strategy, which emphasizes crime reduction, collaborative problem solving and building trust is expanding into the subway system beginning with Transit District 12 in the Bronx and Transit District 30 in Brooklyn. In both Transit Districts, three Neighborhood Policing sectors have been established on the basis of crime analysis, quality of life issues and ridership volumes. The department’s ability to quickly deploy officers and maximize their presence throughout their sectors were important factors in selecting these areas. Transit Neighborhood Coordination Officers will serve as crime fighters, problem solvers and liaisons.

“Neighborhoods and communities take many shapes and forms throughout our great city—and not just above ground,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “They exist in the subways among regular riders, the repair and maintenance workers and many others who depend on this vital transportation network and its safety. By expanding Neighborhood Policing into Transit, we’re going to continue to reduce crime, solve problems specific to these areas, and build better relationships with the nearly six million riders who use the system each week day. I want to thank the MTA for its partnership with us in these important efforts.”

“Home to six million rides per day, New York City’s subway system is a city within a city,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Today, we’re literally deepening our city’s commitment to neighborhood policing by bringing this proven crime fighting strategy underground. Neighborhood policing has transformed the way our city is policed and helped make this the safest big city in America. More officers riding the rails will help deter crime before it happens and offer riders peace of mind, while allowing straphangers to forge relationships with the men and women in charge of ensuring their safe travel across the five boroughs.”

Transit District 12 covers Bronx stations along the 2, 5 and 6 lines. Transit District 30 covers Brooklyn stations along the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, D, Q, F, G, and R lines. For more information, go to www.nyc.gov/nypd/transit.

The NYPD began implementing Neighborhood Policing in 2015. It is currently operating in 63 precincts and in each of the nine Police Service Areas that comprise the NYPD’s Housing Bureau. Full implementation in each of the department’s 12 Transit Districts is scheduled to take place by the beginning of 2019.

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‘Tiny New York’ explores small things in the big city including the smallest NYPD K9

(Via Hannah R. Alberts/NY Post)– The Big Apple is full of small wonders.

From the most minuscule library book (a leather-bound volume on the sun that’s just 1 inch by ¾ of an inch) to the most compact neighborhood (Queens’ Ramblersville, at ¹/₃ of a square mile), sometimes the best things come in small packages.

In “Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City,” out Sunday from Globe Pequot Press, Bronx native Suzi Siegel — herself 5 feet, 3 inches tall — profiles some of these charmers, including:

SMALLEST POLICE DOG 
Sully
Size: 45 pounds

Sully, 2, works as a bomb-sniffing dog in the NYPD Transit Bureau’s K-9 unit and is half the size of a typical police dog. “He’s a feisty little one,” said Sully’s partner, Officer Kevin Belavsky. “All he wants to do is work, work, work, and run, run, run.” Sully’s namesake is Lt. Tom Sullivan, who died in 2012 of cancer after 38 years on the force.

Read more [HERE].

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Review Board Report Actually Shows NYPD Is Getting Better

Despite what some headlines might suggest, the new Civilian Complaint Review Board report is an acknowledgment that the NYPD continues to get better, year after year.

At a time when the number of police officers in New York City is increasing, and the city’s population is growing, there are fewer substantiated complaints against fewer officers. Importantly, 90 percent of our officers have never had a single complaint against them substantiated by the CCRB during their careers.

The number of overall complaints of misconduct that are substantiated by the review board continues on a downward trend, with just one half of 1 percent of all officers having received three or more substantiated civilian complaints during their careers.

The CCRB report also shows that complaints of excessive force against members of the Police Department have declined for the fourth year in a row. Plus, for complaints of police misconduct prosecuted by the CCRB, more than 50 percent result in the officer being found not guilty after trial.

When there’s a difference between the discipline recommended by the review board in the most-serious of the complaint cases, and the penalties ultimately levied by me, as police commissioner, the main reason is that the officers were found not guilty at NYPD administrative trials. In just two cases last year, I reversed the decisions of the trial court and found the officers involved not guilty.

The report notes a raw-number increase in complaints to the CCRB last year, but it is unclear what effect the board’s own administrative changes have had on year-to-year comparisons.

In 2017, the board unilaterally broadened what qualifies as misconduct, skewing comparisons to the previous year. This new, expanded view includes instances in which police officers have transported emotionally disturbed people, against their will, to hospitals. The board has characterized this as a police “abuse of authority,” which can account for a portion of the overall increase.

And in previous years, the CCRB had always agreed to reconsider case determinations when requested by the NYPD. In 2017, for the first time, the board rejected more than 80 percent of those requests.

Additionally, any physical contact by an officer toward a civilian is now classified by the CCRB as a “use of force.” We have seen cases fall into that category in which the contact was slight, such as the touching of a civilian’s hand, as well as clearly justified uses of force in effecting arrests.

The report itself attributes the increase in total new complaints, in part, to a greater awareness by the public of the CCRB’s existence, what its role is, and how people can contact it.

Over the past year, the CCRB has engaged in hundreds of outreach events, and has enlisted local political and religious leaders in helping their constituents file complaints for perceived police misconduct. At each of these events, the board has staff available to hear and accept civilian complaints, which the NYPD fully encourages. The CCRB’s required monthly board meetings, too, are now often held in the various boroughs themselves — and not at the board’s offices — and its investigators are on hand to take new complaints there, as well.

While the CCRB received more complaints in 2017, there are also fewer substantiated findings that police officers acted improperly — a reality that should make officers, and all the New Yorkers they serve, proud. Last year, more than 36,000 officers had about 20 million interactions with the public, and responded to more than 5 million calls for service.

By all measurable benchmarks, the CCRB report is proof that the hardworking men and women of the NYPD can keep this great city safe, while also building trust in our neighborhoods and maintaining the highest standards of conduct.

James P. O’Neill is New York police commissioner.

 

Click here to read the article in the New York Post.

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WANTED: Rape (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for a rape that occurred within the confines of the 40th Precinct/Police Service Area 7. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 12:45 a.m. an unidentified male followed a 23-year-old female victim into an elevator in a building in the vicinity of Park Avenue and East 161st St. Once inside, the male proceeded to choke her into a state of unconsciousness. The female victim regained consciousness as the male pushed her into a stairwell and forced her onto the rooftop of the building where he proceeded to sexually assault her. The male demanded the female’s wallet and cash before fleeing the scene in unknown direction.

The individual is described as:

  • A male, Black, approximately 30-years-old, approximately 5’10” and 180lbs, with a dark complexion, black hair in a high fade afro, and black beard.
  • He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red flannel shirt, dark pants and black sneakers.

Photographs of the individual 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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The Truth About Herman Bell

When a recent New York Times editorial praised the announced release of Herman Bell, a serial killer of police officers, it reasoned that “To lock him up forever even though deemed a changed man is to make a mockery of his sentence: ‘25 years to life’ is not supposed to be cynical code for ‘life.’” Bell has expressed “regret and remorse,” it asserts, and so any objections to his liberty must be regarded as political pandering. Assuming that any apology is sufficient for the vicious campaign of domestic terrorism Bell undertook, some cynicism is warranted in judging the sincerity of his repentance.

For nearly four decades after his murders of Police Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, on May 26, 1971, Bell continued to insist that he had been framed, and that the government had no right to hold him in custody.

He claimed to be both an innocent man and a prisoner of war. In recent years, he has said that he’s sorry for killing them. There is no reason to believe him, then or now.

Bell was convicted after two trials, along with two codefendants, Albert Washington and Anthony Bottom. Officers Piagentini and Jones were ambushed in Harlem when they were on patrol. Bottom shot Jones in the back of the head with a .45, and then in the neck, and then in the back, and then in the buttocks; Jones was dead before he hit the ground. In contrast, Bell’s killing of Piagentini was cruelly prolonged. In the account of the prosecutor, Robert Tanenbaum, “Piagentini died the way a bull dies in the ring, his body scored and torn with a dozen wounds that left him alive long enough to feel the impact of each bullet.” A witness said that Piagentini’s last words were of his daughters, one and three years old. Bell kept on shooting until he ran out of ammunition. He then took Piagentini’s gun and continued to fire at him. After Bottom robbed Jones of his gun, he finished off Piagentini.

Bell, Bottom, and Washington were part of a San Francisco-based cell of the Black Liberation Army, the underground “direct action” wing of the Black Panther Party. They had come to New York after the BLA had coordinated a series of bank robberies, bombings, and attempted assassinations of police officers in the Bay Area, in 1970 and early 1971. Among their other violent acts, the group detonated a bomb at a church during a police officer’s funeral. After the murders of the NYPD officers, they returned to San Francisco, where Washington and Bottom drove up to a police sergeant and tried to open fire with a machine gun. The gun jammed, and the men were arrested. A day later, Bell led a raid on the Ingleside police station, fatally shooting Sgt. John Young in the chest with a shotgun. A civilian clerk was shot in the arm. A bomb the militants brought that might have levelled the building failed to explode.

Bell was arrested later in New Orleans, where another crew of BLA members had committed a string of bank robberies. Two handguns, a rifle, and two shotguns were recovered from his apartment, including the shotgun used to kill Sgt. Young. The robberies were committed to subsidize the ongoing program of police assassinations.

While on trial in New York for the Piagentini and Jones murders, Bell overpowered a corrections officer at Rikers Island with a sharpened stick and stole his keys before he was subdued. The evidence against him was compelling: witnesses identified him; his palm print was left at the scene; and Piagentini’s gun was found near property belonging to his family in Mississippi. After the defendants were sentenced, a fortuitous search at the courthouse led to the recovery of lock picks, knives, and explosives, apparently smuggled to them by supporters.

At Anthony Bottom’s last parole hearing, in 2016, a sense of contrition was difficult to discern. Below are excerpts from his interview with the board:

Q:             The records indicate that in 1971 you were acting in concert with others shot and killed two police officers; is that correct?

A:              That’s what I am convicted of.

Q:             Did you shoot him in the back of the head?

A:              I don’t recall.

Q:             Well, let me—

A:              I know there was a shooting. According to court documents, that’s what the examiner—the court examiner that’s what they indicated…

Q:             Okay. So that would indicate that the officer was shot from behind.

A:              According to the court documents, yes, sir.

Bottom suffers no such lapses in memory when discussing politics, and he fulminates at length on the government misdeeds of the era. The parole commissioner was unpersuaded:

Q:             Okay. Even if you felt that way, why would you just shoot two people who were just walking away from you?

A:              As I stated, Commissioner Sharkey, there was a war going on.

Q:             I got that.

A:              Okay. I referred to you—I also referred to you—well, they were also shooting at us. The police officer was shooting.

Q:             Not these two officers.

A:              No, not those two specifically.

Bottom concludes by complaining, “I have been in prison the last 44 years where most everyone else has been released.” He is correct on that count: many other domestic terrorists from the time have not only been freed; they have been celebrated. His next hearing is in June.

Why is there such sympathy for murderers who dedicated their lives to the destruction of their country? The Times editorial cites the case of Kathy Boudin in its support of Bell. Like him, she is responsible for three murders—those of two Nyack police officers, Waverly Brown and Edward O’Grady, as well as a guard named Peter Paige—committed during the robbery of an armored car in 1981. (The remaining members of the BLA had joined with the mostly white Weather Underground for that crime; as with previous robberies, it was intended to fund further police killings). Boudin was paroled in 2003.

Since 2008, she has been a professor at Columbia University. One of her codefendants from the Brinks robbery, Jamal Joseph, is also a Columbia colleague. He was acquitted of the Brinks murders—as well as another bank robbery, in which another guard was killed—but was convicted of aiding other participants, and served several years in prison. Previously, he had served time for armed robbery and taking part in the torture and murder of a member of a rival Black Panther faction. Professor Joseph is head of the graduate film department.

As for Professor Boudin, her faculty biography at the School of Social Work (“Make Waves. Move mountains. Change Lives.”) also identifies her as the “Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Justice at Columbia University.”

In the case of Herman Bell, the Times editorial quotes his seemingly heartfelt recent admission that “There was nothing political about the act, as much as I thought about the time. It was murder and horribly wrong.” A transcript of the 2018 hearing is unavailable at present, but an examination of earlier, failed interviews with the board, in 2012, 2014, and 2016, illustrate how he finally came around to saying something like what they wanted to hear.

What has been represented as a change of heart is more likely a change of strategy.

Until 2010, Bell maintained his militant posture, denying everything except the righteousness of his cause. In his 2012 hearing, he no longer denies killing the officers, but he remains tight-lipped and sketchy on the details of the crime that left Joseph Piagentini bleeding from twenty-two wounds:

Q:             At the time of sentencing you said that you basically were carrying out your orders. What exactly was your role in the death of these two police officers? Tell me what you did, specifically.

A:              I shot one of them and I retrieved his weapon and I left the scene.

Q:             The one that you shot was Officer Piagentini?

A:              I believe so, yes.

Q:             While he was pleading for his life?

A:              Now, that, I don’t know, Miss. That’s something the DA interjected.

Q:             How many times did you shoot him?

A:              As far as I recall, three times, four at the most.

Q:             How many times did your co-defendant shoot Officer Jones in the back of the head?

A:              I can only focus on what I did in this incident…

Q:             How far away were you when he was shot?

A:              I would say maybe 15 yards or so, 20 at most.

Q:             And how many times was he shot?

A:              I can not say.

Q:             How many times did you shoot him with his own pistol?

A:              I don’t recall shooting him with his own pistol.

In general, Bell concedes as little as possible while attempting to satisfy the statutory requirements of accepting responsibility: “I wouldn’t say I felt no sense of remorse. Um, I was caught up at a time when it was like a snowball rolling down a hill. It was nothing personally directed at any law enforcement person, per se…” Like Bottom, he becomes expansive when given an opportunity to discuss history more generally: “We were operating principally to more or less control the institutions within the black community itself. We sat on a course where—a non-violent course—and we had no particular interest in law enforcement as a particular entity that we should target, but we were targeting them because of what we were doing… And so, we received a tremendous amount of repression from the state, so we had no choice but to respond.”

He tends to trip himself up in these digressions, however, because he cannot bring himself to criticize the Black Panther Party. And the Party was founded on the explicit rejection of non-violence; mainstream civil rights leaders were held in contempt. Panthers endorsed the killing of law enforcement personnel at rallies and in the pages of their magazine. Bell was not expelled from the Party for the murder of police officers. Panthers did not fill the seats during his trials demanding that he apologize for killing Piagentini and Jones.

“I consider myself a political prisoner, but not a prisoner of war,” Bell told the Parole Board then, which might not have appreciated the distinction. He also told them, “In hindsight I would just have chosen another way to go about doing it.”

The decision to deny parole was unanimous.

Two years later, one of the parole commissioners addresses the political issue directly, early in the hearing:

Q:             Now, you know, your statement goes on for several pages, I think it was five—four, and you spent a lot of time essentially talking about what was going on at that time and its influence on you as to why you engaged in these criminal acts, right?

A:              Yes. I phrased that in an effort to give some context to what was happening at that time primarily. I didn’t go into depth into the—how I have internalized the suffering of the victims and their families.

Q:             Not at all.

A:              No, I didn’t do that.

Q:             I mean, that’s what kind of struck me when I read this, is that it seems like it’s an explanation of this is what I believed and this is what I did, you know, to mitigate or justify what you did. Most of the statements I get from inmates, especially people who have been in as long as you have, literally come in and talk to me about how they think about and how they see the faces of their victims every day and they’re asking for forgiveness from God and from the family and for themselves. Yours is a four-page recitation of the racial turmoil and upheaval and growth of this country and how it influenced you.

A:              I wanted to give you a sense of the background from my perspective, but I did not go into how I have internalized the suffering of the victims and their families. I just assumed that that would come out in the discussion we would have as we go forward in this hearing.

Throughout the interview, Bell bristles at any suggestion that the Party deserves blame for the crimes committed by its members at its behest. The transcript is replete with testy exchanges:

Q:             …the activities of the Black Panther Party…were supported by things like armed robbery.

A:              Well, that has been said, but that’s not necessarily what I was engaged in.

Q:             …But when you talk about being investigated by law enforcement, if an organization is involved in bank robberies and attacking police officers, you don’t think that organization should be subject to search, subject to investigation by law enforcement?

A:              Yes, but you see, that was not clearly established, that the organization, the Black Panther Party, was purely involved in bank robberies in order to fund its operations and whatnot.

A:              This is what you’re reading, I’m asking, this is what you’re reading here, this is your take on it?

Q:             I’m reading in here your explanation that the reason you were robbing banks and killing police officers was because after MLK’s death, this is the path you chose, and I’m still trying to make the nexus there.

A:              I robbed one bank and I was convicted of that and I did time for it. I robbed one bank.

Q:             Well, you robbed a bank and a store, right?

A:              And a store, and a store, and that was in 1969.

Q:             In California?

A:              Exactly, and that was the extent of my activity of robbing.

At the end of the interview, Bell is asked if he has anything to add, and he finally obliges the commissioners with the expression of regret that was absent from his written submission: “I never believed that violence, you know, or the taking of a life is a good thing. I never believed in that. You know, a few years after I was sentenced, I rationalized the death of (Piagentini and Jones), you know, as a result of my—the revolution that I had embraced, I justified that, and that was a way that enabled me to do my time, okay. But after a time, it didn’t work for me. The consequences of what I had done came to the surface and I learned from being in prison what it’s like to be separated from loved ones…

“So what I’m saying to you, sir, is that coming to terms with the suffering that I have caused the victims and their families has been one of the most difficult but transformative parts of my prison experience, but I have changed in other ways, too. I remain a student of history and world events…”

It struck the board as too little, too late, in more ways than one. You know, for a few years after I was sentenced, I rationalized the death… Bell denied his crimes for thirty-five years, and he continues to rationalize them. All three commissioners denied parole.

In the 2016 hearings, Bell is far more forthcoming on the subject of personal responsibility: “Well, it was horrible. You know? It was totally wrong, and I feel remorse for it having happened. I wish it never did happen.” On the whole, his recognition of the human dimension of his crime is vastly improved: “I can understand how the families would feel concerning my release. I can understand it, because they’ve suffered, and they have hurt, you know, but I hope they could find some compassion in their heart to understand that, you know, that time has passed, that mistakes have been made, and that I recognize my mistake, and that it was a horrible thing that I did and, you know, it would help me to think that they could find some forgiveness in their hearts and recognize that I’m a good person…

“I’m not a bad person, that I was caught up in a situation that—in the process of trying to do good, I did something very terribly wrong, that I did something bad, and that, you know, my activities wasn’t focused on their loved ones per se.”

Still, when pressed on the details of the crime, Bell reverts to his old practice of deflection and equivocation:

Q:             One of the documents talks about one of the officers pleading for his life, saying that he had a wife and two children, and he was shot repeatedly, you know, anyway, I think maybe even 20 times but, I mean, what were you seeking to accomplish by doing that, you and your codefendants?

A:              Well, I am not trying to in any way excuse or justify my actions. What I will say is that we felt that we were—as a member of the Black Panther Party, we felt that we were engaged in something of an act of war and that we had been targeted and that we were, in general, responding to the aggression that we had experienced in our own communities; and so, within that context, this is how those officers were killed.

A:              When you come into our community, when you police our community, you have to respect us and respect our space, respect our community, respect our people, and that was the message basically. That was the intent of the message, to—

Q               Do you think that the act basically didn’t help the message?

A:              Well, actually, no. It didn’t help the message. It did not in a sense.

 

And he remains resolute in his defense of his comrades in arms: “Contrary to some historical accounts, the Black Panther Party did not advocate random acts of violence. We did not.” One of the most compelling of those historical accounts, Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage, notes that “It was the Panther newspaper, The Black Panther, that coined the phrase ‘Off the Pig’…the Panther openly called for the murder of policemen, supplying tips on ambush tactics and ways to build bombs.” The random acts of violence which Bell committed were wholly in accord with the party line.

Again, the three-person panel was unanimous: “After a review of the record, interview, and deliberation, the panel has determined that your release would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crimes as to undermine respect for the law.”

What did Herman Bell say in 2018 that was different from what he said before? Maybe there was less talk about politics. Maybe there were even tears for Piagentini and Jones. He certainly had a better sense of the sentiments the Parole Board wanted him to express. But the most compelling statement about the murder of police officers that Herman Bell ever made wasn’t to the Parole Board in upstate New York, in 2018. It was to a judge in California, in 2009, when he pled guilty to manslaughter for the shotgun killing Sgt. John Young at the Ingleside station. Anthony Bottom had pled guilty to conspiracy to commit manslaughter the week before. Both men received suspended sentences, along with periods of probation, that would be completed while serving their time for the New York murders. What was extraordinary about their guilty pleas was not the words themselves, which were few and tepid, but the negotiated terms of their surrender, as stated on the record by their attorneys.

Bell and Bottom’s pleas were an act of collective bargaining: they agreed to admit guilt only if the charges against their codefendants were dismissed. In 2007, ten men were named in a wide-ranging affidavit accusing them of the murders and attempted murders of police officers, bank robberies and bombings, beginning in 1968 and continuing through 1973. Two defendants were dead, and one had been a fugitive since 1969. The prosecution had several cooperating witnesses, one of whom heard Bell berate a codefendant for his failure to set off a bomb during the assault on the Ingleside station. The same codefendant left a cigarette lighter with his fingerprint at the scene. After his arrest in 1971, Bottom admitted to the San Francisco police that he planted the bomb at the church. He also admitted that, along with Bell and others, he planted a bomb at the Mission Street Station, and shot an officer named Lawrence Heap. Still, given the age of the case and its politically charged nature—which included substantiated claims of police misconduct—it would have been an uphill struggle to win convictions.

Whether the prosecution might have obtained a harsher punishment or a fuller reckoning is moot. The judge did not require Bell to allocute to the crime in any detail—in later parole hearings, in New York, he would insist that he was only a lookout, and that he had no idea any killings were planned. What is clear is that Bell and Bottom made a clear strategic choice to accept nominal responsibility for the murder of a police officer, at negligible cost, so that their fellow killers would not be held to account. That is not the act of penitent men who have repudiated their pasts. Their intent was to obstruct justice, and they succeeded.

Unlike Bell’s prior attempts at jailbreak, this one was perfectly legal.

Having dealt with the last homicide he was likely to be charged with, he could begin auditioning his halting apology in another jurisdiction. Here’s his version in 2016: “And my statement to you is an attempt to set forth, you know, the complex journey that has enabled me to take responsibility for my actions…”

That is why Herman Bell suffered no loss of standing among his supporters when he finally admitted, after so many years, that he was in fact a multiple murderer and committed terrorist. He has not changed. He has barely pretended to change. He admits to some errors, some excesses: Mistakes have been made. His carefully crafted expressions of remorse only began after his appeals were exhausted and his additional legal liabilities were resolved. He has lied about his role in crimes for which he has been convicted—I was brought there to be a lookout. How it was planned, I do not know—and he has never offered his assistance in resolving the many acts of violence of which he has knowledge. In all, the BLA was responsible for scores of shooting, stabbing, and bombing attacks on police, killing at least fifteen officers. Others were killed and injured as well, in crimes solved and unsolved. At any moment during the 45 years Bell has spent incarcerated, he had the opportunity to try to make amends to his other victims. Instead, he has chosen to protect his co-conspirators.

The BLA and the Weather Underground were not freedom fighters whose ideals were shared by millions of disaffected Americans. They were a few dozen killers whose notion of a model republic was North Korea. There is no reason to doubt Bell when he states he was acting out of a belief in the historical necessity of his cause. The racism he fought against remains, within police departments and throughout society. But Bell did not dedicate his life to the improvement of America, still less the NYPD; he wanted all of it—all of us—dead and gone. When Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 of his fellow citizens, he saw it as an act of patriotism; when Omar Mateen gunned down forty-nine people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, he saw it as an act of devotion. Sincerity is not the primary problem with terrorists.

But the sincerity of Herman Bell cannot be accepted at face value, even if the Times is willing to do so. He knows a hero’s welcome awaits him when his freedom is granted. As he told the Parole Board in 2016, “I expect that there will be people asking me to speak at various events, and in doing so I will bring a positive message and one of hope… A lot of what I engaged in in the past, that no longer applies today. I can only do positive things.”

Herman Bell is a liar and a three-time killer, a terrorist who has refused to renounce terrorism in any way that matters. The Parole Board has indeed sent a message in releasing him, though the families of Joseph Piagentini, Waverly Jones, and John Young may not agree that it is positive or hopeful. The message to police officers in New York, San Francisco, and throughout the country is also painfully clear: Your sacrifices can and will be forgotten.

Herman Bell should remain in prison until the end of his days. His mind has not changed, his heart has not opened, and his debt has not been paid.

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual who is wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 106 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday, April 6, 2018, at approximately 1:06 p.m. the individual entered a deli, located at 105-10 Cross Bay Boulevard. Once inside the deli, the individual displayed a firearm and removed cash from an employee and a cash register totaling $2,200. The individual then fled north bound on Cross Bay Boulevard to parts unknown. There were no injuries to anyone inside the deli. The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, approximately 6’3,” approximately 220 pounds
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white sneakers, and a Cleveland Indians baseball hat

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

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Missing Person (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person within the confines of the 44 Precinct.  The circumstances are as follows:

It has been reported to police that the missing was last seen on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. inside his residence.  The missing is described as follows:

  • Rosado, Felix
  • 3125 Park Avenue, Apt. 4F
  • Bronx, NY
  • Male, Hispanic, 76 years-old
  • Grey hair, grey mustache
  • Wearing a blue sweater, black sweatpants with a white line down the middle

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to a public lewdness within the confines of the 14 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at approximately 7:40 p.m. an individual was observed touching his exposed privates while on board a northbound “7” train approaching the Vernon Boulevard station. The Person of Interest is described as follows:

  • Male, dark skin, approximately 37 years-old, approximately 6’00”, approximately 285lbs, brown eyes, wearing a blue baseball cap.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: 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 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the individual groped the 21 year-old female victim’s groin area while on board a moving Brooklyn bound “R” train approaching the Union Street station.  The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, Hispanic, 30 to 40 years-old, approximately 5’6″, approximately 170lbs, medium build
  • Black skull cap, wearing a black waist length hoodie, black 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: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. the 31-year-old female reporter was seated on board a southbound “N” train when the unknown individual boarded at the 59 Street station and sat across from her. The individual then proceeded to masturbate his erect penis underneath his pants without exposing himself. The individual continued the lewd act until both he and the reporter exited the train at the Stillwell Avenue station. The individual then fled to parts unknown.

The individual is described as:

  • A male white, approximately 60-years-old, 5’7″ tall, 230 pounds, with a light complexion, gray hair, a gray moustache and brown eyes
  • He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a striped green shirt, blue sweat pants and tan boots

 Cell phone images of the individual taken by the reporter 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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NYPD Police Officers in the Bronx Support Autism Awareness

“The event keeps getting bigger every year, it’s all for a good cause,” said Detective Claudia Mera of the 40 Precinct.

“We always do what we can to support Autism Awareness Month.”

On Sunday April 8, Police officers from the 40 Precinct took part in an autism awareness event hosted by a local autism advocacy group. It was the third year that the 40 Precinct and the 40 Precinct Community Council have been involved with “I AM Sam INC” an organization founded by a family that cares for a 30-year-old autistic man named Sam.

The participants met at St. Mary’s Park and they marched down East 149 Street until they reached East 155 Street and Prospect Ave where a health fair was held with music and refreshments. Approximately 80 people including children of all ages took part in the festivities.

 

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 94 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Saturday April 7, 2018, inside of 174 Russell Street, at approximately 5:30 a.m. The missing is described as a male white, 6’2″ tall, 230lbs, brown eyes and blonde hair; last seen wearing a brown coat, blue jeans and black sneakers.

 Missing:

  • Murray, Gary B.
  • 67-year-old male
  • 174 Russell 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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WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection with a robbery in Transit within the confines of Midtown North Precinct /Transit District #1. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at approximately 6:13 a.m. the individual approached the 43-year-old male victim on the north bound “B” train platform at the 47-50 Streets – Rockefeller Center subway station. The individual proceeded to push the victim to the ground and removed the victim’s cellphone and wallet containing $80. The individual fled on foot above ground towards 7th Avenue. The victim refused medical attention. The individual is described as follows:

  • Female, black; early 20’s, approximately 5’3″-5’4″
  • Last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, brown boots, and carrying a blue backpack and black/gray gym bag

  Photographs and videos are attached they show the individual exiting the 47-50 Streets / Rockefeller Center subway station following the robbery.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

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

 It was reported to police that on Thursday February 22, 2018, at approximately 6:45 p.m. inside of 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue (J-Mart), the 36-year-old female victim placed her purse on top of her shopping cart. When the victim stepped away from the cart, the individual walked over and removed the wallet from inside her purse. The individual fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. Among the items inside the purse were $1,100 in cash and 5 credit cards.

The individual is described as :

  • A male Hispanic
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and a black baseball cap with a white brim and the word “sox” written across the front

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

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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 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday March 23, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m. inside of 1000 3rd Avenue, (Bloomingdale’s), an unidentified male entered the location removed $1,015 worth of store merchandise and while fleeing the location struggled with a store security guard while holding an unknown black pointed object causing minor injuries. The individuals fled southbound on 3rd Avenue. 

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 5’10”
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, a dark zippered jacket with NASA patch over left breast and a gray baseball cap

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

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

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

 It was reported to police that on Monday April 9, 2018, at approximately 1:45 a.m.in the vicinity of Humboldt Street and Montrose Avenue, the individual approached the 18-year-old male victim from behind and shot him one time in his lower back. The individual fled the scene on foot southbound on Humboldt Street. The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as:

  • A male, black
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, dark colored pants 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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Manhattan Neighborhood Building Trust and Fighting Crime

“Officer Rivera and Detective Pagan are Neighborhood Coordination Officers for our busiest area. They are very good at following up on incidents, especially violence,” said Deputy Inspector Joseph Seminara, the Commanding Officer of the 23rd Precinct. 

“Under the Neighborhood Policing philosophy, they have the time to visit victims of past crimes to not only check up on their well-being, but to gain more information to assist in the investigation.”

On Saturday March 10, two Neighborhood Coordination Officers in East Harlem talked to the victim of a past stabbing and arrested his attacker after learning that the suspect had been seen nearby. Police Officer Rivera and Detective Pagan of the 23rd Precinct regularly check in with victims to get additional information. In this case the Victim was homeless and initially leery of speaking with the police, but Officers Rivera and Pagan were able to build a rapport with him.  This helped them determine that the man they were looking for was recently sighted in the area. They took the victim with them and drove around the neighborhood to search for the man who attacked him last month. Their efforts paid off when they spotted the suspect in front of 1738 Lexington Ave. and placed him under arrest for attempted murder.

He sees them often and from that, began to trust them. He felt comfortable to approach the police officers and inform them that the man who stabbed him was recently seen in the area. The officers took the victim to canvass the area and they were able to arrest the suspect after spotting him nearby.”

Deputy Inspector Seminara continued, “Had it not been for the Neighborhood Policing philosophy of putting the same cops in the same area, and the subsequent trust that it builds, I do not think that we would have an arrest here.”

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1st Annual ‘Blue Mass’ Held in Manhattan

On Monday, April 9th, members of the NYPD and public gathered for the first annual Patrol Borough Manhattan North ‘Blue Mass’ at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church. The group gathered to remember the heroes we have lost in the line of duty and honor those who continue to show the utmost bravery and commitment while protecting New York City.

 

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 67 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday April 5, 2018, at approximately 9:43 p.m. in front of 985 Lenox Road, the individual approached the 27-year-old male victim, produced a firearm and fired several shots at him. The victim was struck one time in the left foot. The individual fled the scene northbound on East 91 Street. The victim was removed to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male, black, 22 to 25 years old, 5’7″
  • last seen wearing a white hooded sweater and dark colored pants.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

Update:

The unapprehended individual has been identified as:

  •  Jallah, Emmanuel
  •  22-year-old male, 5’10”
  • Last seen wearing dark colored clothing. The individual is known to frequent areas in the vicinity of the 120 Precinct.

 

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

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

 It was reported to police that on Monday March 12, 2018, at approximately 5:40 p.m. in front of 55 Bowen Street, the 61-year-old male victim, an on-duty cab driver, picked up two males in his vehicle. Once inside the cab, one of the males placed the victim in a chokehold and placed a handgun to his head. The second individual removed the victim’s cell phone from his hand. Both males stepped out of the vehicle and fled southbound on Bowen Street.

Pursuant to an active investigation one of the individuals was arrested on March 19, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. :

 Arrested:

  • Beaton, Kyle
  • 18-year-old male
  • 225 Park Hill Avenue
  • Staten Island, NY

Charges:

  • Robbery

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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 person reported missing on Monday, April 9, 2018 within the confines of the 104 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Micek, Stanley
  • 76-year-old male white
  • 18-30 Madison Street
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to the police that Stanley Micek was last seen Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. on the eastbound “L” train platform inside of the Lorimer Street train station. He is 5’7″ tall, 175 pounds, with a medium build, light complexion and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat with NY on it, a blue jacket, gray sweatpants 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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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 108 Precinct. Details are as follows:

Missing:

  • Ciro, Nestor
  • 79-year-old male Hispanic
  • 47-17 39 Street, Apt#C9
  • Queens, NY

 It was reported to the police that Nestor Ciro was last seen Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. inside of Empire Imaging of New York located at 113-02 Queens Boulevard. He is described as being approximately 5’1″ tall, weighing 120 lbs., with a thin build, brown eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue button shirt, dark pants and black shoes.

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

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How police learn to recognize ‘drugged driving’

Police departments across the country have trained drug recognition experts like NYPD highway patrol Sergeant Donald Schneider. Watch the video to learn more about how the sophisticated training is helping specially trained officers keep New York City roadways safe.

Read more and watch the full video at NY1 [HERE]. 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual depicted in the attached photo wanted for questioning in connection to an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 46th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 The following has been reported to police:

 On Friday, March 2, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m. inside of 305 East 181 Street (grocery store), an unidentified male entered the location, approached a 54-year-old male clerk and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the male went behind the counter in an attempt to remove money on his own but fled without any funds. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

  • Individual is described as an adult male
  • Black who was last seen wearing glasses and a dark colored jacket

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest depicted in the attached photograph wanted for questioning in connection to a series of burglaries within the confines of the 105th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m. inside of 219-19 Merrick Boulevard, (Cell Phone Store) a 40-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some merchandise missing and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that an unidentified individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open a rear door at the location. Once inside, the individual removed $22,000 worth of electronics.

Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. inside of 242-02 Merrick Blvd, (Auto repair) a 46-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some merchandise missing and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open a side door at the location. Once inside, the individual removed $5,000 worth of electronics.

Incident #3:

It was reported to police that on Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m. inside of 246-19 North Conduit Avenue, (Auto Repair) a 36-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some merchandise missing and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open the front door at the location. Once inside, the individual removed a number of electronics with an estimated value of $630.

Incident #4:

It was reported to police that on Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m. inside of 139-37 245th Street, (Cell Phone Store) a 30-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some cash missing from a safe box and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open a side door at the location. Once inside, the individual removed approximately $2,500. 

 Incident #5:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at approximately 12:55 a.m. inside of 214-35 Jamaica Avenue, (Electronics Store) a 57-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some merchandise missing and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open a rear door at the location. Once inside, the individual removed $1340 worth of electronics.

Incident #6:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at approximately 3:15 a.m. inside of 216-02 Hempstead Avenue, (Auto Store) a 28-year-old male store employee arrived for work and discovered some merchandise missing and called police. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that the individual gained entry into the commercial establishment by forcing open a window at the location. Once inside, the individual removed $1000 worth of electronics.

  •  The individual is described as a male, last seen wearing a black ski mask and all dark clothing.

The images provided were gathered from the incident #1.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 60 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the individuals approached the 19 year-old male victim inside the lobby of his residential apartment building in the vicinity of West 11th Street and Avenue X. At least one of the individuals proceeded to punch the victim, and they fled with his bookbag and jacket. The individuals then fled in a white SUV. The victim sustained pain, swelling, and bruising to the face and eye as well as a laceration to the mouth, but refused medical attention.

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

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing male who resides within the confines of the 13th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Kalanzi, James 74-year-old male
  • 14 East 28th Street, Room 335
  • NY, NY

 It was reported to police that James Kalanzi was last seen leaving his residence at 14 East 28th Street on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at approximately 12:57 p.m. He is described as a 74-year-old male black who is 5’5,” approximately 130 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a dark jacket with lettering on the back, and a hat.

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

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WANTED: Bank Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the identity and the whereabouts of an unidentified male depicted in the attached photos wanted for questioning in connection with a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 5th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Friday, April 6, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m. an unidentified male entered a TD Bank located at 254 Canal Street, passed a note to a teller demanding money and fled with $500. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

  • Individual is described as a male black who is approximately 45 years old, 5’8″
  • Last seen wearing a black puffy coat, a black baseball hat with a white letter “R” on the front and a back pack

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Staten Island)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Friday, April 6, 2018 at approximately 8:27 p.m. the individual entered Richie’s Barbershop, located at 19 Olympia Boulevard and displayed a firearm and announced a robbery.  The individual proceeded to engaged in a struggle with the 27 year-old male victim, at which point the victim was struck in his head and body numerous times with the firearm.  The individual removed $300 in cash, a Rolex watch, a necklace, a bracelet, and a wedding band.  The victim sustained lacerations about the head and abrasions about the back.  The victim received 20 staples in head and was released from an area hospital.

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, black, dark skinned, 25 to 35 years-old, slim build
  • Wearing a blue colored jacket, dark colored pants, a dark colored hood, and Nike sneakers

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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NYPD Police Officers Rescue Residents from Fire in Harlem

“Although the main door to the building was locked, they immediately knew that there was a side door that would be open,” said Deputy Inspector Joseph Seminara the Commanding Officer of the 23 Precinct.

“This knowledge of every building within a sector would not have been possible just a few years ago. One of the key tenets of Neighborhood Policing, steady sectors, saved lives here when seconds counted.”

Two police officers from the 23 Precinct in East Harlem entered a smoke filled building and evacuated residents to safety earlier this week. On Monday April 2, Police Officer Flavio Chauca and his partner Police Officer Jason Truglio responded to a fire at a New York City Housing Authority building at 60 East 102 Street. The police officers were the first to arrive on the scene and they directed multiple people to evacuate the building when they encountered the residents in the seventh floor hallway. The two officers continued up the stairwell to the ninth floor where the smoke was at its heaviest when they heard a man yelling for help.

“There came a time, on the ninth floor, when we had to back out. The smoke was just too thick and without a breathing apparatus, we wouldn’t have made it. It was at this point though that we heard someone screaming for us to help him and we knew we could not leave,” said Police Officer Truglio.

The officers were able to direct the man to the stairwell and they evacuated the building together. The two police officers and five residents were later treated at Mount Sinai Hospital for smoke inhalation.

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NYPD officer shares message about sons with autism

(/Pix11)- BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — This is a love story.

It’s an unusual one between a police officer and his two sons with autism.

“Usually, you think you find unconditional love in a relationship with a girl,” Officer Michael Sparacino of the NYPD told PIX11. “I found mine through my sons.”

Michael Sparacino, 46, a 23-year veteran of the NYPD, has been on a two-decades long journey of learning to become the best single dad he can be to his two special needs sons.

It hasn’t always been easy.

Read more from Pix11 [HERE]. 

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Dogs Rescued After Community Shares Concerns at NYPD Neighborhood Policing Meeting

L-R: Police Officers Nwajei & Robin-Edwards

After receiving several complaints from community members during a local safety meeting, Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) worked with ASPCA officials to save neglected dogs. During a Build the Block meeting, several Brevoort Housing Development residents expressed concern about a foul smell emanating from an apartment where they believed several dogs were being mistreated. Equipped with this information, Officers Nwajei and Robin-Edwards notified the ASPCA and followed-up on the lead.

Officer Nwajei believes Build the Block meetings are invaluable because they build trust between cops and residents as they directly address community complaints:

“Build the Block meetings help the community and NCOs work together to fix local issues. Rescuing these dogs is a great example of how we all can work together to make a difference.”

Following an ASPCA case manager’s evaluation, the Neighborhood Policing Officers and an ASPCA representative conducted a rescue. The dogs were then taken to an ASPCA hospital for evaluation and treatment. Both dogs had severe and extensive hair matting as a result of inadequate grooming. The dogs were also treated for dental and gum disease. Once in good health, the dogs will be transported to an ASPCA facility where they will be put up for adoption.

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Full Video Compilation and 911 Calls from the Police-involved Shooting In Brooklyn

On April 4, 2018, officers of the 71st Precinct responded to multiple 911 calls for assistance about a man walking down the street pointing a silver-colored gun at multiple people.

See transcripts of three emergency calls to 911 below:

Call 1

Dispatcher: New York City 911, do you need police, fire or medical?

911 Caller: Police

Dispatcher: What’s the address?

911 Caller: It looks, it’s on the street, the guy is walking, the closest address that I can see is 356 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn.

Dispatcher: 356 Utica Avenue? What is the streets that in between?

911 Caller: In between Powell and I cannot see the other two, I think its Crown.

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am what is the emergency?

911 Caller: There is a guy walking around. He looks like he is crazy but he’s pointing something at people that looks like a gun and he’s like popping it like he’s pulling the trigger. He’s not pulling a trigger but he’s making a motion as if he is and there is something sticking out of his jacket.

Dispatcher: Ok, is anybody injured?

911 Caller: Nobody is injured

Dispatcher: Ok, give me one second. Ok help is on the way, I just have a few more questions, ok?

911 Caller: Aha

Dispatcher: You said it looks like a gun?

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher: Ok, the male is he white, black, Hispanic, Indian or Asian?

911 Caller: He’s Black (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: How old does he look?

911 Caller: He looks in his late 30’s.

Dispatcher: And what was he wearing today?

911 Caller: It looks like a beige-sh brownish jacket

Dispatcher: Ok, what kind of pants?

911 Caller: Ummm, I didn’t catch his pants. I’m trying to see if I can still see him.

Dispatcher:  You didn’t catch the pants?

911 Caller: No

Dispatcher: Alright, the police is on their way, I’m going to connect you to EMS so we can send you some help. Ok? Stay on the line for me.

911 Caller: Ok

Dial tone, phone ringing,

EMS Dispatcher: EMS (number redacted)

Dispatcher: (number redacted), (number redacted) I have (unintelligible) in Brooklyn, the job number is (redacted). Caller is on the line

EMS Dispatcher: (number redacted) thank you. Hello caller?

911 Caller: Hello

EMS Dispatcher: I want to make sure; this is for 356 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn?

911 Caller: Yes, well its not there, the guy is walking in the street and I’m in my car

EMS Dispatcher: Ok, what is he wearing?

911 Caller: He’s wearing like a beige jacket, I can’t even, I was so focused on the stupidness he was doing. He was (pause), oh my god. (Name redacted), (Name redacted), lay down, lay down, baby, stay in there.

Dispatcher: Is he shooting ma’am?

911 Caller: Ok shots fired, so I’m going in my car.

EMS Dispatcher: Ok, stay in your car, be safe, ok?

911 Caller: Yes

EMS Dispatcher: Did you see if anybody got shot ma’am?

911 Caller: The cops are there. There is a car, I don’t know, somebody fired shot but I know the cops are there. The cops, the cops are here, a lot of cops are here. Let me grab my daughter, my daughter is in the street. Come, come over here. Come, you’ll didn’t see the crazy guy? You’ll didn’t see the guy? He was walking up the, he (unintelligible) like he was pulling the gun, he was (unintelligible) the whole time here.

Question from unknown individual:  (Inaudible)

911 Caller: The same guy, I called the cops, the same guy. I just called the cops because I saw him doing it to like five people in the street. It’s not the gun.

Question from unknown individual: (Inaudible)

911 Caller: He did it to like three people.

Question from unknown individual: (Inaudible)

911 Caller : Yeah

Question from unknown individual: (Inaudible)

911 Caller: Probably

Question from unknown individual: (Inaudible)

911 Caller: He’s pulled it like it’s a gun, yeah

Question from unknown individual: (Inaudible)

911 Caller: I’m sitting in a car here, I’m watching the guy, he’s crossing the street and putting it in people’s face like it’s a gun and pulling his hat, he’s doing some (unintelligible) and pulling it back, like he’s making a trigger sign and people is like ducking and like trying to avoid because they’re thinking it’s a gun. There is something hanging out of his jacket. I’m like oh my god, I don’t have if  it’s a gun or not, I don’t know you know but I called the cops, hell yeah I called the cops.

Dispatcher: Ma’am is somebody injured? Do you see anybody injured?

911 Caller: I can’t see because I’m in my car and the cops are blocking the street all down the block but I did hear a lot of shots fired.

Dispatcher: How many shots did you hear?

911 Caller: Like seven

Dispatcher: Hello?

911 Caller: Hello?

Dispatcher: What’s your last name ma’am?

911 Caller: (Name redacted)

Dispatcher: Ok

Dispatcher: What’s your phone number ma’am?

911 Caller: My phone number is (phone number redacted)

Dispatcher: (Phone number redacted)

911 Caller: Aha

EMS Dispatcher: Alright ma’am keep yourself safe, if you see anything else, let us know, ok?

911 Caller: Thank you, aha

ESM Dispatcher: Thank you

Dispatcher: Thank you, bye bye

** End of Call **

Call 2

Dispatcher: NYC 9-1-1. Do you need police, fire?

911 Caller: Hi I’m walking on Utica Avenue in the direction to yeah walking away from Eastern Parkway towards Empire Boulevard. There’s a guy in a brown jacket walking around pointing I don’t know what is he’s pointing at people’s faces. I don’t know what if it is if it’s a gun. It’s silver.

Dispatcher: You said Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway?

911 Caller: I’m walking in the direction towards Empire Boulevard

Dispatcher: So Empire Boulevard?

911 Caller: Right I’m walking on Utica in direction towards Empire Boulevard. I’m between Carroll and

(Unintelligible Dispatcher/Caller audio overlapping)

911 Caller: I’m sorry.

(Unintelligible Dispatcher/Caller overlapping)

911 Caller: He’s an African American guy. He has on a brown jacket.

Dispatcher: Brown jacket?

911 Caller: Right

He’s pointing a thing in people’s faces he’s wearing blue jeans and black and white sneakers a black hat

Dispatcher: (Unintelligible)

911 Caller: Right. He’s almost to the corner of Crown Avenue

(Unintelligible Dispatcher/Caller Overlapping)

911 Caller: He’s pointing a silver thing in a lady’s face.

Dispatcher: Is it a gun?

911 Caller:  I don’t know if it’s a gun ma’am. It seems like a gun. It’s silver.

Dispatcher: One second

911 Caller: (Unintelligible)

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am help is on the way. I just have a few more questions. Is he dark skinned?

911 Caller: No problem ma’am He’s dark

Dispatcher: He’s dark skinned. Slim, medium build or heavy set?

911 Caller: He’s slim

Dispatcher: And what direction is he heading?

911 Caller: He’s just crossed Carroll Avenue. He’s walking on Utica next it would be Montgomery then it would be Empire Boulevard.

Dispatcher: So he’s headed toward Utica Avenue and then?

911 Caller: No, he’s walking on Utica itself and the next corner would be Montgomery and the next corner after that would be Empire Boulevard. He’s walking on Utica between Montgomery and Crown right now as we speak.

Dispatcher: He’s walking on Utica between Montgomery and Carroll?

911 Caller: Crown, Crown. He’s about maybe two more steps from the corner of Montgomery right now.

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am. Again, he’s a male black wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans, black and white sneakers, a black hat and he’s slim and he’s dark skinned

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher: And how tall is he?

911 Caller: He’s maybe he’s about 5’5/5’6

Dispatcher: He’s 5’5/5’6”?

911 Caller: Right now he’s walking down to Montgomery so he’s between Utica and Schenectady.

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am is there anyone injured?

911 Caller: I’m sorry. No one is injured. He’s just pointing it in they face and he’s walking back

Dispatcher: And he’s pointing a gun?

911 Caller: He’s coming back He’s coming back! He’s crossing the street. (Unintelligible).

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am help is on the way

911 Caller: Oh my God.

Dispatcher: He’s pointing it at people’s backs?

911 Caller: Yes ma’am, Yes ma’am.

Dispatcher: And you said it was silver?

911 Caller: (Screaming/Crying unintelligible).

Dispatcher: Ma’am Ma’am?

**End of call**

Call 3

Dispatcher: New York City 911, do you need police, fire or medical?

911 Caller: I calling from (number redacted) Utica Avenue.

Dispatcher: (Number redacted) DeKalb?

911 Caller: Utica

Dispatcher: (Number redacted) Utica Avenue?

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher: Alright ma’am what are your cross streets there?

911 Caller: Cross street?

Dispatcher:  Yes

911 Caller: Crown and Comb

Dispatcher:  Carrol and Crown?

911 Caller: Yes (unintelligible) see a guy and possible he has a (unintelligible) gun (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: Hold on ma’am, what location is this? A private house? A business?

911 Caller: My is (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: Laundromat and what’s going on there?

911 Caller: Nothing wrong, I see the friend that one guy and black guy see holding a gun (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: He has a gun ma’am? He has a gun?

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher: Yes, he’s inside your store or outside?

911 Caller: No, No, No, outside, outside, outside

Dispatcher: Outside of your store?

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher: Ok, location is a laundromat and he’s outside of your store right?

911 Caller: Yeah, he have gun and (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: Where is the gun? Where is it?

911 Caller: His hand

Dispatcher: In his hand?

911 Caller: Black jacket and jean, ok?

Dispatcher: What is he wearing ma’am? What is he wearing?

911 Caller: (Unintelligible) jacket

Dispatcher: He’s wearing a black jacket? Help is on the way just.

911 Caller: (Unintelligible)

Dispatcher:  Ma’am, what is he wearing?

911 Caller: Blonde jacket

Dispatcher: A brown jacket? Is he a male black? Black? White? Hispanic?

911 Caller: He’s black

Dispatcher: A male black and he’s wearing a brown jacket and what color jeans?

911 Caller: Blue jeans

Dispatcher:  Blue jeans

911 Caller: Hmmm

Dispatcher: And you’re saying the gun is in his hand ma’am?

911 Caller: Yes, you can come (unintelligible) come to my store, I tell him (unintelligible)

Dispatcher: Ok ma’am, does he have any tattoos?

911 Caller: I don’t know.

Dispatcher: What color is his hair?

911 Caller: Hair black

Dispatcher:  Hair is black short hair? Is it like a short cut?

911 Caller: O, I don’t know (unintelligible) come to (number redacted) Utica, ask for (name redacted), ok? (Name redacted) has a picture.

Dispatcher:  That’s your name? (name redacted)?

911 Caller: Yes, I’m (name redacted)

Dispatcher: And what’s the number that you’re calling from ma’am?

911 Caller: (Phone number redacted)

Dispatcher: (Phone number redacted) is that correct ma’am?

911 Caller: Yes

Dispatcher:  Are there any injuries? Is he firing the gun?

911 Caller: I don’t know (unintelligible) I tell you he have gun in hand and now there is a lot of cops in my first floor (unintelligible).

Dispatcher: Did you hear any shots miss? Did you hear any shots?

911 Caller: I don’t hear nothing, I’m inside the laundromat. I just want you to know, if you want to see the guy picture, you can come to my store.

Dispatcher: Alright ma’am, assistance will be there as soon as possible, I’m operator (number redacted)

911 Caller : Ok, no problem.

Dispatcher: Ok.

** End of Call **

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WANTED: Assault (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the two unidentified individuals depicted in the attached video surveillance in connection with an assault that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to Police on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at approximately 2:55 p.m. inside of 99 Featherbed Lane ( Wine & Liquor ), a 33-year-old male victim was assaulted after a unidentified male was asked to leave the location for being disorderly.  The unidentified male fled towards University Ave.  EMS responded and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.  

The individual is described as follows:

  • Male black, approximately 35-years-old, 5’9″ tall, 250lbs, last seen wearing dark clothing

Video surveillance was taken from incident location and show the unidentified male during the incident.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 67th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Monday, March 5, 2018 at approximately 11:45 p.m. two unidentified males entered 5415 Church Avenue (Apple Food Corporation) and displayed a firearm. The individuals removed $600 from the cash register and fled in unknown direction. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at approximately 10:40 p.m. the males entered 4902 Avenue D (B Smart Food Market)and displayed a firearm demanding money. The cashier refused and the individuals fled on foot. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

  • The individuals are described as a male Blacks  

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following three individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 114 Precinct/Transit District#20. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 11:39 p.m. the individuals approached the 18-year-old female victim on the Queens bound “R” train platform at the 46 Street subway station. The individuals proceeded to remove her Beats headphones from her, striking her head in the process. The individuals fled on 49 Street towards Northern Boulevard. The victim refused medical attention. The individuals are described as follows:

  • Males, black; Two between 18 and 25 years-old and one under 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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Overall Crime Reduction in New York City Continues in March

 

Crime continued to decline in New York City in March, setting a new record for the first three months of any year since CompStat was introduced in 1994. There were 7,136 major crimes reported this March, compared to 7,430 in March 2017. For the whole first quarter of 2018, 21,413 major crimes were reported, 921 fewer than in the first quarter of 2017, for a decline of 4.1%.

During the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017:

  • There were 9 fewer murders, a decline of 13.6% reported;
  • There were 212 fewer robberies, a decline of 6.6% reported;
  • There were 159 fewer felony assaults, a decline of 3.5% reported;
  • There were 264 fewer burglaries, a decline of 9% reported;
  • There were 275 fewer grand larcenies, a decline of 2.8% reported;
  • There were 78 fewer grand larcenies of an auto, a decline of 6.2% reported;
  • There were 76 more rapes, an increase of 24.8% reported.

During the month of March 2018, the NYPD reported:

  • 21 murders, an increase of 1, or 5%, from March 2017;
  • 145 rapes, an increase of 35, or 31.8%, from March 2017;
  • 918 robberies, a decrease of 55, or 5.7%, from March 2017;
  • 1,546 felony assaults, a decrease of 33, or 2.1%, from March 2017;
  • 836 burglaries, a decrease of 107, or 11.3%, from March 2017;
  • 3,258 grand larcenies, a decrease of 155, or 4.5%, from March 2017;
  • 412 grand larcenies of an auto, an increase of 20, or 5.1%, from March 2017.

During the month of March 2018, the NYPD also reported:

  • 45 shootings, a decrease of 3, from March 2017;
  • 179 major crimes in the Transit Bureau, a decrease of 47, or 20.8%, from March 2017;
  • 387 major crimes in the Housing Bureau, a decrease of 30, or 7.2%, from March 2017.

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

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR SATURDAY, April 7 THRU SUNDAY, APRIL 8 2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018

 

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

Manhattan: 1000 x 2300

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

                                               

TARTAN DAY PARADE

Manhattan: 1400 x 1600

Formation:

44th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

45th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue

Route:

6th Avenue between 44th Street and 55th Street

Dispersal:

55th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

Closure: Same as location

 

INWOOD LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING SEASON PARADE

Manhattan: 1200 x 1400

Formation:

Nagle Avenue between Broadway and Sickled Street

Route:

Nagle Avenue between Sickles Street and Dyckman Street

Dyckman Street between Nagle Avenue and Broadway

Broadway (East Side) between Dyckman Street and 218th Street

218th Street between Broadway and Indian Road

Dispersal:

Into The Park

Closure: At discretion of NYPD

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Citywide)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two individuals in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 62 Precinct, 114 Precinct, and the 66 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 The following has been reported to police:

1: On Saturday, March 31, 2018 at approximately 3:20 a.m. two unknown male individuals entered a gas station located at 7310 New Utrecht Avenue, in the confines of the 62 Precinct.  The individuals went behind the counter and removed the register which contained approximately $600 fled southbound on 16 Avenue by foot. No injuries reported.

2: On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at approximately 9:13 p.m. hours two unknown male individuals entered a gas station located at 2225 Bath Avenue, in the confines of the 62 Precinct. The individuals went behind the counter, displayed a knife and pushed the 26-year-old male against the wall. The individuals removed approximately $700 and five packs of cigarettes and fled northbound on Bay 31st Street by foot. No injuries reported.

3: On Monday, April 2, 2018 at approximately 4:30 a.m. two unknown male individuals entered a grocery store located at 21-01 31st Street, in the confines of the 114 Precinct.  The individuals went behind the counter and threatened to injure a 56-year-old male. The individuals then removed approximately $300 and fled northbound on 32nd street in a white vehicle. No injuries reported.

4: On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at approximately 2:50 a.m. two unknown male individuals entered a gas station located at 5025 Bay Parkway, in the confines of the 62 Precinct. The individuals went behind the counter and punched a 37-year-old male in the head and shoulder. The individuals removed the register which contained approximately $600 and eight packs of cigarettes and then fled northbound on McDonald Avenue in a vehicle. No injuries reported.

The two individuals are listed as:

  • Individual #1: Male, Hispanic, approximately 5’5,” 175 pounds, last seen wearing all black.
  • Individual #2: Male, Hispanic, approximately 5’5,” 175 pounds, last seen wearing all black.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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53 Officers Graduate Elite NYPD ESU Training

Fifty-three members of law enforcement graduated the NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU) Specialized Training School on Wednesday in a ceremony at Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn. Of the 53 graduates, 45 will now be part of the Department’s elite Emergency Service Unit and eight graduates are members of partner agencies. The partner agencies included the Port Authority Police Department, Jersey City Police, and the New York City Department of Corrections.

Established in 1930, ESU was formerly named the Emergency Services Division. The current ESU Specialized Training School lasts for eight months and is the longest specialized law enforcement training in the country.

Prior to the graduation ceremony, which was held in the NYPD’s Aviation Unit hangar, the newly trained officers demonstrated the skills they learned during the course of their training. Officers rappelled from NYPD helicopters, performed emergency extractions from overturned vehicles, and took part in mock active shooter scenario on a bus for the family and friends that were in attendance.

 

 

Police Officer Joseph P. Tennariello is one of the 45 NYPD graduates and he joins his father, Detective Joseph M. Tennariello, in ESU. The younger Tennariello, had the following to say about how it feels to be working now with father, who has work in the NYPD for 26 years, 18 of which have been in ESU:

“I remember as a 10-year-old watching my dad graduate here when he became a member of ESU. It was something I never will forget. This is an amazing experience for me to be graduating now.”

 

Police Officer Emily Werfel, another graduate, explained her determination of not just wanting to join the NYPD, but becoming part of ESU:

“I had one goal- not to just to be an NYPD cop but be part of ESU. The training was awesome and intense. I am proud to be here graduating with everyone else and having my family be part of it.”

 

Police Officer Paul Michalik is not just a new graduate of this recent ESU class, he has also bravely served our nation. He is a captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and has previously been deployed in Afghanistan. Prior to becoming a member of ESU, Officer Michalik worked in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau at the World Trade Center. Officer Michalik shared his thoughts on becoming part of ESU:

“This is something I always wanted to be part of. I consider being a member of ESU a privilege and honor.”

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Police Involved Shooting (Brooklyn)

Remarks as prepared for Chief of Department Terence Monahan

This information in preliminary, and subject to change as we learn more during our investigation. As you know, this incident happened only a few hours ago.

Today at 4:40 PM, the NYPD received several 911 calls of a man described as a male black, wearing a brown jacket, pointing what is described as a silver firearm at people on the street.

Three different 911 callers described a man with a gun, pointing it at people in the street.

There is also video from commercial establishments along Utica Avenue that shows a man brandishing what appears to be a firearm — pointing it at people.

Officers responded to the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street, where they encountered the suspect matching the description provided by the 911 callers.

The suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform.

This is corroborated with video we have reviewed.

Four Officers then discharged their weapons, striking the suspect.

Officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance.

The suspect was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Once again, this information is preliminary.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 49 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at approximately 7:10 p.m. the individual approached the 15 year-old male victim inside the lobby of his residential apartment building in the vicinity of Holland Avenue and Astor Avenue and asked him to borrow his iPhone. The victim agreed and handed the phone to the individual voluntarily. When the victim attempted to take his phone back, the individual slapped his hand and told him to unlock the iCloud on the device The individual also threatened to stab the victim, who then complied and handed the phone over. He is described as follows:

  • Male, light skin, Hispanic, approximately 5’9″
  • Wearing a grey hoodie and black vest, and dark pants

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Grand Larceny (Queens)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at approximately 6:45 a.m. in front of 14-70 Utopia Parkway, a 51-year-old male victim left his white 2003 Chevy Suburban running unattended. The individual entered the vehicle and drove it a short distance before hit lit the vehicle on fire.

 The individual is described as:

  •  A male white in his twenties, last seen wearing sunglasses, dark jacket and jeans

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Harassment (Brooklyn)

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

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the individual engaged in a dispute with the victim, a 64 year-old male bus driver, while on board a B25 bus in the vicinity Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue. The individual proceeded to spit in the victim’s face before fleeing. EMS responded and transported the victim to Woodhull Hospital where he was treated and released.  The individual is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, approximately 5’8″, approximately 185lbs

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

One week into his new role as Neighborhood Coordinating Officer (NCO) in the Tremont section of the 48th Precinct, Police Officer Christopher Tansey is already making a name for himself in his sector.

“We saw the guy run past our car clutching a purse, it was out of the ordinary,” said Police Officer Tansey. “Then we noticed a lady running and pointing at him, we had a good idea of what had just happened.”

On Tuesday March 20, two police officers arrested a purse snatcher after the man ran past their vehicle. Neighborhood Coordinating Officers (NCO) Police Officer Michael Soto and his partner Police Officer Christopher Tansey were driving along Washington Avenue near the intersection of East 179 Street when they observed a 21-year-old man run across the street in front of them. A 20-year-old female was chasing him and pointing at the man frantically. The police officers pursued the fleeing suspect and watched him throw the purse away before they placed him under arrest. The victim’s property was recovered nearby.

“I’ve only been an NCO for a week, but I’m already seeing the difference that we can make in the street,” said Police Officer Tansey. “We keep our eyes open and react to developing situations.”

Arrested: Male 21

Charges: Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

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WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)

****Update Tuesday, April 3, 2018 0215 hours****

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for any information regarding the above homicide.

A photograph of the incident location is attached.

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

 

On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at approximately 4:03 a.m. police responded to a 911 call to Maimonides Hospital for a male that was stabbed in front of 848 64th Street, within the confines of the 68th Precinct. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 41-year-old, male was brought to the hospital by private means with multiple stab wounds to the chest.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the male was stabbed three times in the chest during a dispute outside of the location.  The victim was removed from the scene to Maimonides Hospital and pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Victim:

  • Lin, Wei
  • 680 58th Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

Family has been notified.

 

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 42 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m. in front of 1301 Southern Boulevard, an 18 year old male victim was approached by an unknown male individual who engaged him in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical altercation. The unknown male individual punched the victim several time to the face and head causing pain and bruising. The victim’s jacket and headphones were then removed and the individual fled the location on foot to parts unknown. The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical attention at the scene. The victim’s personal belongings had an estimated value of approximately $500.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Police Officers Seize Gun Cache from Emotionally Disturbed Man

L to R: Sgt. Mosca, PO Perez, PO Columna, PO Borges, PO Fong

Police officers responded to a 911 call in Flushing and found an emotionally disturbed man in possession of a large cache of guns. On Sunday March 25 at approximately 4:30 a.m., patrol officers from the 109th Precinct responded to 137-37 Mulberry Street after a call of shots fired. Upon arrival they found no one in front of the location and they were at first unable to gain entry to the home. Dispatch operators tried to reach the caller multiple times until they determined that he was in a basement apartment inside the home. The man said he was afraid to exit because of armed men inside his residence.

The police officers contacted upstairs residents and entered the home. They proceeded to the basement apartment ready to confront armed assailants inside. But after entering, a 46-year-old man exited a bathroom and yelled that he had guns. The police officers determined that the man was not holding a gun and then gained control of him.

“The police officers showed great self-discipline and restraint when dealing with this armed emotionally disturbed person,” said Sergeant Frank Mosca of the 109th Precinct. “We could smell gunpowder all over the apartment.”

A search of the apartment revealed that the man had locked himself inside the bathroom with two loaded firearms. Three more guns, 11 pellet rifles, and a pellet pistol were recovered inside the apartment. Multiple extended magazines and various types of ammunition were also recovered. There were over 50 bullet holes found in the walls and ceiling of the location. The man was removed to Queens General Hospital for psychological evaluation and was subsequently arrested.

Arrested: Male, 46

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Weapon (multiple counts), Reckless Endangerment

Recovered:

  • 357 Magnum revolver (loaded)
  • Beretta .25 handgun (loaded)
  • R1A1 Shorter .308 (loaded)
  • Ruger 1022
  • Raven Arms .25 cal

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WANTED: Homicide (Queens)

****Updated on 4-2-18 RMA#785-18****

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 the above incident that occurred within the confines of the 114 Precinct.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male, Black, 20 to 25 years old, 200 to 220lbs, with hair in short braids
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and a red 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.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at approximately 7:54 p.m. police received a pickup of an assault at 4006 Vernon Boulevard (Queensbridge Houses) within the confines of the 114 Precinct/Police Service Area 9.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 25 year-old male lying unconscious and unresponsive on a walkway at the location with a gunshot wound to his chest and thigh.  EMS responded and transported the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  The deceased is identified as follows:

  •  Graham, Sharef
  • 25 year-old male
  • Queens, NY

 Family Notified.

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Missing Persons (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an adult female and two children reported missing on Sunday, April 1, 2018 within the confines of the 107 Precinct. The details are as follows:

Missing #1:

  • Anwari, Halima
  • 23-year-old female
  • 159-13 72 Avenue
  • Queens, NY 

 Missing #2:

  • Anwari, Ayan
  • 6-year-old male
  • 159-13 72 Avenue
  • Queens, NY 

 Missing #3:

  • Anwari, Ruqia
  • 2-year-old female
  • 159-13 72 Avenue
  • Queens, NY 

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at their residence inside of 159-13 72 Avenue.

  •  Missing #1 is described as a female approximately 5’5″ tall and 125 lbs., last seen wearing all dark clothing
  •  Missing #2 is described as a male approximately 4’5″ tall and 65 lbs., last seen wearing all dark clothing
  •  Missing #3 is described as a female approximately 3’0″ tall and 32 lbs., last seen wearing all dark clothing

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

 

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WANTED: Identity Theft Pattern (Queens)

*****Updated 03-29-18 *****

Pursuant to an active investigation, Detectives identified a second individual who is wanted for questioning in connection to this investigation. Photographs of the individual are attached. Details are follows:

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, it was determined that on December 13, 2017, at 9:48 a.m. inside of a Chase Bank located at 118-30 Queens Boulevard (112 Pct), the male individual posed as the victim and withdrew $180 from his bank account. At 1502 hours the individual entered the Chase Bank located at 37-67 75 Street (115 Pct), posed as the victim and withdrew $80 from his bank account.

The individual is described as:

  •  A male Asian; last seen wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater and a dark colored jacket.

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos wanted for questioning in regards to an identity theft that occurred within the confines of the 109 Precinct.

 Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 22-year-old male victim discovered unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account. Subsequent to an investigation, it was determined that an unidentified female withdrew approximately $1300 from the victim’s bank account using counterfeit checks that were deposited at various Chase banks and the cash was immediately withdrawn. 

The individual is described as:

  •  A female, Black in her 50-60’s, last seen wearing a fur cap and black jacket

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

 All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following person reported on missing on Sunday, April 1, 2018 within the confines of the 44 Precinct. Details are as follows:

Missing:

  • Nolberto, Arnoldo
  • 64-year-old male Hispanic
  • 1048 Sheridan Avenue
  • Bronx, NY

 It was reported to the police that Arnoldo Nolberto was last seen on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. inside of his residence. He is 5’6″ tall, 180 pounds, with a medium build, dark complexion, brown eyes and a bald head. He uses a cane and walks with a limp. He was last seen wearing a blue Yankee baseball hat, a navy blue jacket, a green polo shirt, dark jeans and brown shoes.

 Anyone with information in regards to this 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 (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted for questioning in connection to a Grand Larceny that occurred within the confines of the 6th Precinct/Transit District # 2.   Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday, February 19, 2018 at approximately 5:10 p.m. the victim was waiting for Northbound D train platform at the West 4th Street Subway Station.  An unknown male individual approached the victim and removed the victim’s cell-phone from his hand.  The individual then boarded a northbound F train.  The victim followed the individual onto the train, but the individual got off the train at 23 Street and 6th Avenue and fled in unknown direction.  No injuries reported.

The individual is described as :

  • A male Black, approximately twenties years of age, 6’0″ tall, 175 lbs
  • Last seen wearing dark clothing. 

 The video surveillance is taken from the 23rd Street Subway Station. 

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

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 a robbery that occurred within confines of the 75th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. in the vicinity of Hegeman Avenue and Linden Boulevard, a 53-year-old female victim was followed by two unidentified individuals into the hallway of her building. As the victim approached her apartment, one of the individuals grabbed her from behind, displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim struggled to free herself and the individual stabbed her once in the back before fleeing in unknown direction. The victim was removed to Brookdale Hospital for in stable condition. 

  •  The unidentified individuals are describes as two male Blacks wearing all dark clothing.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

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 forcible touching incident in Transit within the confines of Transit District 12/ the 45th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. inside of the Buhre Avenue 6 Train Station, northbound platform, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 28-year-old female who was waiting for the train, and grabbed her buttocks. The unidentified male then fled on a northbound 6 Train. The victim sought assistance from a booth clerk who called 911. The victim was not injured.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Plainclothes NYPD Officers Arrest Transit Recidivist, Recover Firearm

(L-R) Officer McNair, Sergeant Bowman, & Officer Jiang

NYPD Transit Manhattan Task Force officers were stationed at the 28th Street subway station in Manhattan at the right place and right time to apprehend a Transit recidivist. On March 22, Sergeant Bowman, Officer McNair, and Officer Jiang were performing plainclothes patrol when they were approached by a man attempting to sell them a two-fare MetroCard for $5.

After the transaction took place, Officers McNair and Jiang took the perpetrator into custody. After arresting the man, the searched him and it resulted in the discovery of a loaded .25 caliber Taurus pistol with five rounds in the lining of his jacket. Further investigation by the team revealed that the perpetrator had several outstanding warrants in Manhattan and New Jersey, including for weapons possession.

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NYPD Housing Officers Mentor Girls In Brooklyn

In the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, a group of female police officers assigned to the NYPD’s Housing Bureau are building connections with young public housing residents, one development at a time.

Sergeant Lachika Reed of Police Service Area 3 and her team of youth officers — Police Officers Claudine Smith, Ayanna Smith, and Johanna Rosario — have partnered with residents and several key neighborhood stakeholders. The informal group — called Bushwick Leading Ladies — was formed two years ago at Bushwick Houses, with the help of Ms. Lohoma Shipman, president of the Bushwick Houses Resident Association. Together, they have organized events for residents, including holiday parties, self-defense classes, a prom dress giveaway, workshops, and summits.

“Our goal is to create a sisterhood, and to dispel some myths about the police,” said Sgt. Reed.

“We’re trying to bridge the disconnect between the NYPD and the communities we serve. We wanted to branch out and include other developments within PSA 3, so we expanded our mentorship program to Brevoort Houses”

At the Brevoort Housing Development, Sgt. Reed began collaborating with “Girl Code,” a youth-oriented mentoring group, and organized events geared towards young women living in public housing.

“We partnered with Girl Code because they exemplified our core principles, mainly by building strength and empowering young ladies,” said Sgt. Reed.

On March 26, participants were invited to create vision boards — creative art projects meant to develop and maintain focus on specific life goals, allowing an individual to clearly envision their future.

Other planned events include a double-dutch tournament for young girls and female officers, intended to promote fitness, team-building, and, of course, fun. The event is scheduled for April 9.

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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 62 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Missing:

  • Berenyi, Erzsebet 
  • 75-year-old female white
  • 1365 West 7 Street, Apt#4D
  • Brooklyn, NY

 It was reported to the police that Erzsebet Berenyi was last seen Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. leaving her residence. She is described as being approximately 5’2″ tall, weighing 200 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, black sweater and black sneakers, possibly pushing a shopping cart. The missing only speaks Hungarian.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Manhattan)

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

It has been reported to police that on Monday, March 26, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the individual, riding a bicycle, and the 22 year-old male victim, riding a skateboard, engaged in a dispute in the vicinity of 42 Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The dispute escalated, at which point the individual stabbed the victim multiple times in his stomach, back, and thigh in front of 500 Lexington Avenue. EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital in stable condition. The individual was seen fleeing on his bicycle eastbound on East 48 Street towards 3rd Avenue. He was last seen at 3rd Avenue and East 51 Street. The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, light skinned, 25 to 35 years-old, missing front teeth
  • Approximately 30 years-old, approximately 5’9″ tall, weighing 175 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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Weekend Traffic Advisory

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES

FOR SATURDAY MARCH 31ST, AND SUNDAY ARIL 1ST, 2018

Saturday, March 31ST, 2018

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

Manhattan: 1000 x 2300

Locations:

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street

Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street

Closure: Same as location

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

44TH ANNUAL MACY’S FLOWER SHOW (March 25, through April 8, 2018)

Manhattan:

Locations:

Broadway between 34th Street and 35th Street

34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue

35th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue

Closure: None

 EASTER SUNDAY MASS

Manhattan: 1201 x 1700

Location:

5th Avenue between 47th Street and 57th Street

Closure: None

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

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

 Incident#1: It was reported to police that on Friday, March 23, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m.  in the vicinity of 109th Avenue and 120th Street, an unidentified male approached an 18-year-old male victim and a 21-year-old victim, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with approximately $100.

 Incident#2: It was reported to police that on Monday, March 26, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m. in the vicinity of Linden Blvd and 121st Street, an unidentified male approached a male victim, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect forcibly removed the victim’s wallet and fled with his property containing miscellaneous items and $41.  The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.

  • Individual is described as a male Black who is approximately 25-years-old.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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NYPD Honors 4 Winners Of Campus Sexual Assault Poster Contest

The NYPD honored the winners of its campus sexual assault awareness poster contest Thursday night at Police Headquarters. In partnership with students from around New York City, the NYPD asked students to create posters that showed their commitment to ending sexual assault on college campuses and encouraged students to report sex crimes. Undergraduate and graduate students were invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to ending campus sexual assault by participating in the NYPD Campus Sexual Assault Poster Contest.

Four finalists were selected to receive cash prizes totaling $5,000.

First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker was at the ceremony where he handed out awards to participants whose posters were selected as the top four and thanked everyone for the outstanding participation.

                    

 

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WANTED: Homicide (Bronx)

****UPDATE PO 3/29/18****

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following Person of Interest wanted for questioning in connection to the above homicide.  He is described as follows:

  •  Male, black, brown eyes

Photo is attached.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at approximately 1:45 a.m. police were informed that a 35-year-old male was admitted in St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition after being assaulted in front of 780 Garden Street in the confines of the 48 Precinct. A preliminary investigation determined that on the Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at approximately 1825 hours, the male was engaged in a dispute with two unidentified males when he was punched and subsequently hit his head on the pavement rendering him unconscious and unresponsive. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on Monday, February 26, 2018. The incident has been deemed a Homicide. There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 The deceased has been identified as:

  • Roseburgh, Philip
  • 35-year-old male
  • 780 Garden Street, Apt#3F
  • Bronx, NY

 Family has been notified.

 *****UPDATE 03/21/18 *****

 Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.

  • Johnson, Ceasar
  • 19-year-old male
  • Undomiciled

 Charge:

  • Murder

 The investigation remains ongoing.

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NYPD Officers Arrest Multiple Mailbox Fishers In Manhattan

Police officers assigned to the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights and Inwood have investigated several, seemingly unrelated incidents of mailbox fishing and arrested multiple perpetrators over the course of just a few days, highlighting the ubiquity of this crime in New York City.

On March 7, Police Officers Krystina Poloni and Matthew Robayo responded to a call of someone tampering with a mailbox. When the officers arrived on the scene, they spotted a man positioned in front of a mailbox with several others acting as lookouts, all matching the descriptions provided by callers. One of the males was found to have a piece of mail in his pocket, while a fishing apparatus had been dropped down the chute.

“What these mailbox fishers do is they put glue or some other sticky substance on the water bottle, attach a string to it, and put it down the mailbox and retrieve any mail that the adhesive bottle may grab,” said Police Officer Robayo.

These retrieved envelopes will often contain checks or money orders, which the fishers will then cash or deface.

Then, on March 15, Police Officers Jesalynn Capo and Josue Torres responded to another call of a mailbox fishing crime in progress. Upon their arrival, they saw a man dropping a fishing apparatus into the mailbox, before fleeing the officers. They gave chase, successfully arresting the perpetrator.

A few days later, on March 19, officers arrested four people in possession of a glue trap attached to a bottle, as well as three checks. On March 20, Police Officers Brian Eshak and Michael Serrano responded to a call of fishing but found no one in the vicinity of the mailbox. They searched the area and spotted two men who matched the description, and as they pulled up beside them, they saw one of the men discard a piece of mail. Upon further investigation, the officers discovered a fishing device and more materials, and placed them under arrest.

“We’re grateful for the hard work and relentless follow-up that the officers of the 34th Precinct have done in reference to mailbox fishing,” said Deputy Inspector Reymundo Mundo, Commanding Officer of the 34th Precinct.

“It’s affecting the whole city, and unlike many other crimes, victims may not be learning about it for weeks or even months, and by then it’s too late. We’re using every tool we can to address this problem, but we need the public to be proactive too.”

New Yorkers are encouraged to exercise caution — especially during tax season — and to report any instances of mailbox tampering to the police.

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SILVER ALERT: Missing Person (Brooklyn)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person (SILVER ALERT) within the confines of the 79 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that the missing was last seen on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m. inside her vehicle in a parking lot, located at 108 Union Avenue. The missing exited the vehicle and left on foot.

  • Morales, Adonaida
  • 395 Lexington Avenue, Apt#4C
  • Brooklyn, NY

 The missing is a female Hispanic, 73 years-old, approximately 5’3″ tall, with brown eyes and salt and pepper hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat, black shoes, black pants, and with a black cane. The missing also is wearing a bracelet with her identification it. 

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo in regards to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 83 Precinct. The details are as follows:

 On March 23, 2018 6:06 p.m. the victim, a 24 year-old male was walking along Lorimer Street towards Metropolitan Avenue when the individual punched in in the face without prior interaction.  The victim sustained a broken jaw as a result of the assault

 The individual is described as:

  • A male black, approximately 25 years-old, 5’8”, 140 pounds with black dreadlock hair and a dark complexion
  • He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with “The Thrillest” across the chest and blue jeans

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

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WANTED: Sexual Abuse (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to a sex abuse incident within the confines of the 25 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the male individual approached the 12 year-old female from behind in the vicinity of East 116 Street and 1st Avenue and grabbed her buttocks. The individual is described as follows:

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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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 photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 13 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday March 27, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m. in front of 315 Park Avenue South, the individual approached the 70-year-old male victim from behind and caused him to fall to the ground by pulling his cane away from him. After the victim fell to the ground, the individual took his wallet. When the individual noticed that there were people approaching them, he helped the victim to get back on his feet. The individual then took $15 from the victim’s wallet and gave the wallet back to him before he fled westbound on East 24 Street.

The individual is described as:

  • An unshaven light-skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a black knit cap, a gray hooded sweater with red lining, a black jacket and camouflage shoes

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 52 Precinct/Transit District 11. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Monday March 12, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. inside of the Kingsbridge Road “D” subway station, the three individuals (2 males and 1 female) approached the 34-year-old female victim. One of the individuals, a male, accused the victim of stealing his pizza, kicked her right leg and knocked her cell phone to the ground.  One of the two other individuals picked up her phone and the pair fled the station in an unknown direction. The male who kicked the victim in the leg walked away from her and fled in an unknown direction.

 The first individual is described as:

  •  A male, black, 25 to 35 years old, 6’3″; last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a red, white and blue scarf, gray sweatpants and black shoes.

 The second individual is described as:

  •  A male, Hispanic; last seen wearing a black knit cap, a black jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers, and a black and white backpack.

 The third individual is described as:

  •  A female, black, with black hair; last seen wearing a light colored jacket, red pants 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: 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 109 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, March 5, 2018 at approximately 2:19 p.m. the individual, along with two apprehended others, approached the Victim #1 and Victim #2 in the vicinity of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue.  The individual proceeded to remove Victim #1, an 18 year-old male’s, Beats Headphones.  The individual also punched Victim #2, a 17 year-old male, in his face.  One of the individuals that was arrested also attempted to stab Victim #2. The individual is described as follows:

  •  Male, Hispanic, light skin, approximately 18 years-old.

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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Jewish Leaders Join NYPD for Pre-Passover Briefing

 

With Passover set to begin on Friday, March 30, the NYPD invited Jewish leaders and representatives of precincts across the city to One Police Plaza to discuss security issues and community concerns.

“Our city has long been a destination for people from all over the world, where everyone can live their lives in peace, and where all communities can practice their faiths and traditions without fear,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “It’s our job at the NYPD to protect these freedoms.”

Attendees also heard from Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, and Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.

“Hate crimes, overall, are down this year in the city,” said Commissioner O’Neill. “But let me be clear: one incident is too many and the NYPD will not tolerate anyone in New York City attacking or harassing someone else because of their faith.”

Passover is one of the major holidays on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the freedom of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Passover this year lasts from sundown, March 30, through sundown, April 7.

The NYPD’s Pre-Passover Briefing began 39 years ago with a dozen Jewish community leaders discussing their faith with NYPD executives and receiving a security briefing. After the Community Liaison program launched in 1991, the briefing expanded to its current size of several hundred. Besides the briefing, the event also features bagels and pastries and the opportunity for members of the community to meet precinct executives, Community Affairs Officers, and Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs).

“The NYPD is committed to meeting every challenge,” said Commissioner O’Neill. “And with the support of the people we serve, we will maintain New York City’s standing as the safest large city in America.”

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NYPD Response to the Office of the Inspector General’s Report on the Special Victims Division

March 28, 2018

This report is an investigation in name only; it is inaccurate, misleading and does material damage to the relationships of trust the NYPD Special Victims Division (SVD) has worked hard to develop with survivors of sex crimes. Any objective, thorough and fact-based examination should contain accurate descriptions of policy, procedure, practices and staff resources. In this case, at a minimum, it should have included interviews with the following NYPD executives: Chief of Detectives, Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Chief of Crime Control Strategies, Deputy Commissioner of Management and Budget, Deputy Commissioner of Collaborative Policing and Chief of Training. The Inspector General did not interview any of these primary stakeholders.

Relevant facts on the NYPD SVD and this document as currently written:

  • According to the Chief of Detectives, the average caseload of a precinct detective squad in the city is 150 to 175 cases, per investigator, in 2017. The average caseload of a SVD squad, handling adult sex crimes, is 62 cases, per investigator, in 2017.
    • The Inspector General incorrectly characterizes our staffing levels for the number of detectives currently catching cases for adult sex crimes. The actual number is 85, not 67, which is the number the Office of the Inspector General published in their report. It should be noted that caseloads fluctuate over time.
  • The SVD has adopted a survivor-centered model for conducting its investigations. The survivor-centered model includes the following protection for sex assault survivors:
    • Options for survivors, including reporting of information only, partial investigation, or complete investigation. Survivors can report a crime anonymously without any requirement that they meet investigators in person.
    • Survivors can provide as much or as little information as they wish, with no time limitation or other restrictions.
    • Survivors may be accompanied by a sexual assault advocate or other appropriate support person during all phases of the reporting process and criminal investigation
    • Survivors are not pressured to participate in a criminal investigation after making a report if they do not wish to.
  • The SVD and other department leadership, including the Police Commissioner, meet with survivor advocates regularly.
  • Detectives assigned to the SVD are the best-trained investigators in the NYPD. All detectives in the SVD receive comprehensive Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview training. The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) is an interview method based on the latest neurobiology research on memory encoding, storage and retrieval. FETI training is designed specifically to help law enforcement understand the neurobiology of trauma and how it affects survivors’ recollection of the crime. This method has several goals: to improve understanding of survivors’ experiences in order to maximize recall, to reduce the inaccuracy of information provided by sexual assault survivors, and to increase survivor participation in the investigation and prosecution of crime. In addition, all SVD detectives also receive general sex crimes training and a two- week criminal investigators course.

Even the Inspector General’s own report recognizes that the NYPD has been, and continues to be, the leader in investigating sex crimes — a view held by many others — in New York City and around the world.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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

 It was reported to police that on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at approximately 10:31 p.m. in the vicinity of West Gun Hill Road, two unidentified females went to the location and physically assaulted a 13-year-old female victim. The females removed the victim’s personal property and fled the location on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries reported at the time of the incident. The victim’s property included clothing and a cell phone.

  • Female # 1 is described as a female Hispanic, in her twenties, 5’5″, 220lbs and last seen wearing dark colored clothing
  • Female # 2 is described as a female Hispanic, in her twenties, 5’5″, 180lbs and last seen wearing dark colored clothing

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 106th and 105th Precincts.  Details are as follows:

 The following has been reported to police:

 Incident #1:

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at approximately 5:00 a.m. two individuals entered a drug store, located at 119-02 Rockaway Boulevard and displayed firearms.  The individuals forced the store employees to the rear of the store, entered the pharmacy area and removed a number of pharmaceuticals from the location and fled on foot in unknown direction. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

 Incident #2:

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at approximately 5:00 a.m. two individuals entered a drug store, located at 219-39 89th Avenue and displayed firearms.  The individuals forced the store employees to the rear of the store, entered the pharmacy area and removed a number of pharmaceuticals from the location and fled on foot in unknown direction. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

  The individuals are described as follows:

 Individual #1 is described as:

  •  Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a face covering, a black winter coat and blue jeans

 Individual #2 is described as:

  •  Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a face covering, a red winter coat and black backpack

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

 All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photos wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday February 24, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m. in front of 209 Berry Street, an unidentified male punched the 41-year-old male victim in the face, knocking him to the ground. The male continued to punch the victim and removed a tote bag containing personal property. The male fled on foot towards 238 Bedford Avenue. The victim refused medical attention.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Black, approximately 30-years-old, 5’8, 190lbs
  • Last seen wearing all black clothing

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Manhattan)

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

 It was reported to police that on Monday March 19, 2018, at approximately 12:01 a.m. inside of the 42 Street “A/C” subway station, the individual approached the 21-year-old female victim from behind and slapped her buttocks. The individual walked away from the victim and fled in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, 33 to 38 years old, 5’6″, 185lbs
  • Last seen wearing a black and white long sleeved plaid shirt, dark colored pants and he carried a dark colored coat in his arms

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

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‘We Had No Second Thought:’ NYPD Officers Rescue Suicidal Man From RFK Bridge

 

(Marc Santia/NBC NY)  On a tower above the whir of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge on Sunday afternoon, Detective Claudio Sanchez and several other NYPD officers were waiting for the right second to make their moves.

A man had scaled that tower and climbed up on top of a catwalk in an apparent attempt to take his own life, and Sanchez was one of the of Emergency Services Unit officers called to make a rescue.

“He was desperate,” Sanchez said. “He was seeking help.”

NYPD harbor units waited in the East River 100 feet below. Helicopters kept surveillance from above. Traffic officers closed off all but one eastbound lane and inflated an airbag on the roadway below so Sanchez and other ESU officers could talk with the man, who eventually sat down with his left leg dangling off the concrete ledge…

“We had no second thought,” Sanchez said.

“It had to be done. And the reaction was, ‘Let’s grab this guy and make sure we can get him down safely and whatever problems he had, they can be resolved.’”

Read more [HERE]. 

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in regards to a public lewdness incident within the confines of the 115 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at approximately 9:30 a.m. the individual exposed himself in the vicinity of 96 Street and 34th Avenue.  He is described as follows:

  • Male, Hispanic, medium complexion
  • Last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie, and a skull cap

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault Bronx)

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

It has been reported to police that on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the individual was engaged in a verbal dispute inside the 35 year-old female victim’s apartment in the vicinity of Mosholu Parkway and Decatur Avenue. The individual proceeded to display a firearm and shot the victim multiple times, striking her in the chest, right shoulder, left hand, and abdomen. EMS responded and transported her to an area hospital in critical condition. The individual is identified as follows:

  • Sellers, Douglas
  • Male, black, 36 years-old, approximately 5’7″, approximately 170lbs, brown eyes, bald
  • Last seen wearing a gray sweat suit

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

It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. a 5 year-old male with his mother riding a southbound “G” train, approaching Bergen Street station, when an unknown individual punched her 5-year-old son in his face.  The victim sustained bruising and swelling on left side of his face.  The individual then taunted the child before fleeing the train at the Bergen Street station and fled to parts unknown.  EMS responded to the scene and transported the aided to NYU Langone Health Cobble Hill were the victim was treated and released

The unidentified individual is described as:

  • A male black, 20 years-old, short black hair, mustache, 6’0″ tall, 160 lbs., with a medium build.
  • He was last seen wearing a olive colored long sleeve shirt, black jacket, black sneakers and beige cargo 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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45th Annual NYPD vs FDNY Hockey Game

The NYPD hockey team will play, for the 45th time, against the FDNY later today. The game is being played at noon at Madison Square Garden. The game is sold out but if you do not have tickets, you can still cheer on the Finest by listening to the game live on ESPN 98.7FM [HERE]. 

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NYPD Brooklyn North Senior Safety Breakfast 2018

L to R: PSA 3 NCO PO Wilanda Patrick, PSA 3 NCO PO Wadson Jean Baptiste

With tax scams, phony investment schemes, and healthcare frauds becoming more prevalent, Brooklyn officers teamed up with outside partners to arm senior citizens with information on avoiding the most prevalent cons.

“This event was the result of community requests for more information regarding the scams that our seniors face on a daily basis,” said Police Officer Patrick Gordon.

“We had a good turnout and it was a great event, we’re looking forward to many more.”

On Thursday March 15, the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North (PBBN) held an event for senior citizens from three local senior residences. Over 100 seniors took part in the 1st Annual Senior Safety Breakfast held at the Stuyvesant Gardens Senior Center. The focus was senior safety and multiple speakers were brought in to inform the participants about common scams and what steps they can take to protect themselves.

Speakers from the NYPD, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Aging presented crime safety tips, information on the prosecution of scammers, and healthcare. Two Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) explained their role and how they are able to serve the community. The day included a question and answer session to clear up any remaining concerns that the seniors had and a promise to return in the future.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

Saturday, March 24, 2017

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
Manhattan: 1100 x 1700
Formation:
72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
Central Park West between 72nd Street and Columbus Circle
Route:
Central Park South between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between Central Park South and 43rd Street
Dispersal:
43rd Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
44th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
45th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Closure: At discretion of NYPD

Sunday, March 25, 2018

INTERNATIONAL GIFT OF LIFE WALK – NYC
Manhattan: 0900 x 1200
Formation:
Foley Square
Route:
Lafayette Street between Reade Street and Duane Street
Reade Street between Centre Street and Broadway
Broadway between Reade Street and Stone Street
Dispersal:
Stone Street between Broadway and Broad Street
Closure: At discretion of NYPD

44TH ANNUAL MACY’S FLOWER SHOW (March 25, through April 8, 2018)
Manhattan:
Locations:
Broadway between 34th Street and 35th Street
34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
35th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
Closure: None

BAY RIDGE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Brooklyn: 1300 x 1600
Formation:
Marine Avenue between 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Route:
3rd Avenue between Marine Avenue and 68th Street
Dispersal:
3rd Avenue between Senator Street and 68th Street
Closure: Same as location

Thursday, March 29, 2018

CONGRESS WOMAN BELLA S ABZUG WAY
Manhattan: 1400
Location:
Bank Street and Greenwich Avenue
Closure: None

METS CITI FIELD OPENING DAY
Queens: 1201 x 2200
Locations: Local Streets:
Northern Boulevard between Junction Boulevard and 149th Place
Roosevelt Avenue between Main Street and 104th Street
College Point Boulevard between 31st Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
126th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard
111th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
Astoria Boulevard between RFK (Triborough) Bridge Plaza and 114th Street
Queens Arterials (Entire Length):
Grand Central Parkway
Brooklyn Queens Expressway
Cross Island Parkway
Long Island Expressway
Whitestone Expressway
Van Wyck Expressway
Closure: None

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WANTED: Reckless Endangerment (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 surveillance video and is sought in connection with a reckless endangerment incident within the confines of the 77th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 2:24 p.m. in front of 1700 Sterling Place an unidentified male black discharged a firearm multiple times, endangering the safety of pedestrians and others occupying the public space. He then fled on foot eastbound on Sterling Place. There were no injuries or property damage reported in connection with this incident.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo regarding a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 47 Precinct / Transit District 12. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. inside of the Baychester Avenue subway station (number 5 line) a 20 year victim entered the train station when he was approached by an unknown male individual who forcibly removed his cell phone from his hand, punched the victim in the face and fled the station eastbound on Baychester Avenue. The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical attention at the scene. The cell phone had an estimated value of approximately $500 USC. The unidentified individual is described as a male, black, 150 pounds, approximately 5″9″ tall with. He was last seen wearing all black clothing. 

 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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Police Commissioner O’Neill: Justice, Not Parole

March 23, 2018

Op-Ed Published in the Friday, March 23, 2018, print issue of The New York Times.

Re “Parole Must Mean Something” (editorial, March 19):

Parole does mean something. It’s relief granted to people who deserve a second chance.

Herman Bell doesn’t fall into this category. It isn’t as if he killed a police officer on the spur of the moment when the officer was trying to apprehend him for another crime, as sometimes happens. In fact, he plotted with his co-conspirators to waylay and murder Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini in cold blood in Harlem in 1971.

In the case of Officer Piagentini, there is strong evidence that he was tortured by Mr. Bell and his accomplices, as they shot him 22 times while he begged for his life. And in San Francisco, Mr. Bell went on to kill a police sergeant with a shotgun blast, also in a premeditated and planned attack.

One shouldn’t have a second chance after committing crimes like these no matter how carefully one rehearses a long-delayed statement of remorse. Crimes like these should be punished to the full extent of the law, which in New York State is life in prison.

Parole must mean something. So should justice.

James P. O’Neill

NYPD Police Commissioner

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs and video in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 50 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Sunday March 18, 2018, at approximately 2200 hours, a thirty year old male victim was inside of 6393 Broadway (Van Cortlandt Motel). The victim met with three unknown female individuals inside the location. On Monday March 19, 2018 at approximately 6:50 hours two unknown male individuals did enter the room, displayed a firearm and forcibly removed the victim’s bag which contained $96,000 USC. The victim was not injured during the course of this incident. The two individuals fled the location in a black mini van parked nearby to parts unknown. 

 The individuals are described as follows:

Individual #1 is described as:

  •  A female, Hispanic, early 20’s; last seen wearing a blue and white jacket with a pink mini dress

 Individual #2 is described as:

  •  A female, Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old; last seen wearing a black coat brown hat, and brown pants

 Individual #3 is described as:

  •  A female, Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old; last seen wearing a black dress, black jacket, and leg high black boots

 Individual #4 is described as:

  •  A male, last seen wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and masks

 Individual #5 is described as:

  •  A male, last seen wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and masks

 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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Missing Person (Manhattan)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 20th Precinct. A photograph and a surveillance video of the missing is attached and available at DCPI. The circumstances are as follows:

 It was reported to police that the missing was last seen on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. leaving his residence. The missing is described as a male, white, 6’1″ tall, 230 lbs, with gray beard, burgundy baseball cap, black sweater, brown pants, light blue jacket and black shoes with orange stripe.

 Missing:

  • Ranson, Gerald
  • 82-year-old male
  • 171 West 79th Street
  • New York, 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.

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached surveillance video regarding an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 43 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. in front of 1360 Noble Avenue, a 38-year-old male victim was walking when three unknown individuals approached him from behind, pushed him to the floor and began punching and kicking about the body causing a laceration to his right eye. The individuals attempted to remove property from the victim’s backpack and pockets. One individual displayed a knife and cut the victim on his finger causing a small laceration. A passerby observed the incident and the individuals fled northbound on Noble Avenue towards the Cross Bronx Expressway. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Saint Barnabus Hospital were he was treated and released. There was no property taken. The unknown individuals are described as follows:

  • Individual #1: male Hispanic, 16 to 18-years-old, light complexion, 130 pounds, approximately 5’6″ to 5’10” tall with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing black jacket, gray sweat pants and black glasses.
  •  Individual #2: male Hispanic, 16 to 18-years-old, light complexion, 130 pounds, approximately 5’5″ to 5’10” tall with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing black jacket.
  • Individual #3: male Hispanic, 13 to 17-years-old, light complexion, 130 pounds, approximately 5’3″ to 5’9″ tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Burglary Pattern (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person of interest depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a series of burglaries within the confines of the 109 Precinct. The video and images provided were gathered from the incident #6. The details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Friday February 9, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m. inside of a residence in the vicinity of 166 Street and 16 Road, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a window in the rear of the home. Once inside, the individual(s) removed the 29-year-old female victim’s jewelry and approximately $500 in cash.

 Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Friday February 9, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m. inside of a residence in the vicinity of 166 Street and 16 Road, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a door in the rear of the home. The victim’s home was ransacked but no property was removed.

Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Friday February 16, 2018, at approximately 4:42 p.m. at a residence in the vicinity of 160 Street and 23 Avenue, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a window on the side of the home. Once inside, the individual(s) removed the 28-year-old female victim’s jewelry and approximately $5,000 in cash.

 Incident #4: It was reported to police that on Sunday February 18, 2018, at approximately 4:42 p.m. at a residence in the vicinity of 166 Street and Bayside Lane, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a window on the side of the home. Once inside, the individual(s) removed the 32-year-old male victim’s jewelry.

Incident #5: It was reported to police that on Thursday March 8, 2018, at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a residence in the vicinity of 160 Street and 21 Road, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a basement window. Once inside, the individual(s) removed the 35-year-old female victim’s jewelry.

Incident #6: It was reported to police that on Saturday March 17, 2018, at approximately 12:24 p.m. at a residence in the vicinity of 160 Street and 21 Road, an unknown individual or individuals gained entry into the residence by forcing open a basement window. Once inside, the individual(s) removed the 35-year-old female victim’s jewelry.

The individual is:

  • A light-skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a gray hooded sweater, black sweatpants, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack.

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

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WANTED: Public Lewdness (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photo in regards to a public lewdness incident that occurred within the confines of the 78 Precinct/ TD- 32. The details are as follows:

 On March 12, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. a 26 year-old female was standing on a south bound Q train platform, at 7th Avenue subway station, when the individual approached, pulled down his pants and began to masturbate.  The victim fled the location without any physical contact with the individual.

The individual is described as:

  • A male white, 5’11” with long black hair
  • He was last seen wearing grey sneakers, a blue jacket and blue jeans

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

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WANTED: Criminal Mischief (Manhattan)

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

It was reported to police that on Saturday March 17, 2018, at approximately 12:24 p.m. the four individuals climbed atop an unmarked police vehicle that was parked in front of 14 West 49 Street. The individuals caused damage to the unoccupied vehicle’s hood, roof and front windshield.

  •  The first individual is a male, Asian; last seen wearing black hooded sweater
  •  The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a red hooded jacket and a blue shirt
  •  The third individual is a male, white; last seen wearing a green and white jacket and a black hooded sweater
  •  The fourth individual is described as a male, white

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

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NYPD Officers Arrest Man In Queens Wanted Multiple Armed Robberies

L to R: PO Heisinger, PO Nicholl, PO Denicker, Sgt. Finnegan

“When you combine proper coordination, precision policing, and technology you get results,” said Sergeant Sean Finnegan of the 109th Precinct Anti-Crime Team.

Observation, patience, and department technology helped Queens police officers arrest a man wanted for 10 gunpoint robberies. On Tuesday January 30, members of the 103rd Precinct Anti-Crime Team were on the lookout for a black Acura that was used in multiple gas station robberies across Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The vehicle was being driven on a smaller “donut” spare tire in each of the incidents. They spotted a car fitting that description and used their department-issued smartphones to check if the vehicle was stolen or wanted in connection to previous crimes. This new technology allowed them to have handheld access to the type of information that previously would have required a dashboard mounted computer.

A day earlier the suspect had been identified from video footage of one of the robberies. When the vehicle and suspect information matched, the police officers knew that it was just a matter of time when the man would return to his car. Shortly thereafter, their patience paid off and they noticed the man get in the Acura and drive away. The police officers followed the suspect in two unmarked cars until he made a traffic infraction and they stopped him at 107 Ave. and Guy R. Brewer Blvd. They strategically maneuvered their police vehicles on either side of the suspect’s car so he could not flee and then placed him under arrest without incident.

There were seven robberies in Queens, one in Brooklyn, and one in Staten Island. It was later determined that the man had robbed a gas station in Nassau County, Long Island, one day earlier.

Arrested: Male, 31 years old

Charges: Robbery (multiple counts)

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WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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

 It was reported to the police that on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 12:45 a.m. in front of 1338 Morrison Avenue, a 26-year-old male taxi driver was confronted by an unidentified individual who produced a hand gun and shot the victim several times before removing $23. The individual fled the scene in unknown direction. The victim was removed to Jacobi Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The individual is described as :

  • A male Black in his twenties, and was wearing all black

 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 or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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WANTED: Assault (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and 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 Friday February 9, 2018, at approximately 5:05 p.m. in front of 1403 Mermaid Avenue (McDonald’s Restaurant), the individual slashed the 18-year-old female victim in the face numerous times with an unknown sharp object following a dispute inside of the restaurant. The individual fled the scene on foot eastbound on Mermaid Avenue. The victim was removed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where she received 93 stitches to treat several lacerations on her face.

 The individual is described as:

  • Male black, in his 30s, 6’0″
  • Last seen wearing a green parka with a fur-lined hood, blue jeans and black sneakers

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

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 107th, 109th, and 111th Precincts.  Details are as follows:

The following has been reported to police:

 Incident #1: (109th Pct)

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Oak Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, a 46-year-old female victim was walking home when an unidentified male  approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled in a waiting white sedan driven by another person and fled eastbound on Oak Avenue. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and cellphone. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

 Incident #2: (109th Pct)

On Thursday, December 21, 2017 at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Burling Street and Oak Avenue, a 26-year-old female victim was walking home when the male approached her from behind, and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled on foot with the purse containing the victim’s wallet and personal affects. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

Incident #3: (109th Pct)

On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at approximately 11:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Booth Memorial and 150th Street, a 39-year-old female victim was walking home when the male approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled in a waiting white sedan driven by person. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and personal affects. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

Incident #4: (109th Pct)

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at approximately 4:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Booth Memorial and 150th Street, a 44-year-old female victim was walking home when the male approached her from behind, and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled in a waiting sedan driven by another person. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and personal affects. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

 Incident #5: (111th Pct)

On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at approximately 6:20 p.m. in the vicinity of Manor Road and Martling Avenue, a 56-year-old female victim was walking home when an unidentified male approached her from behind, and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled in a waiting sedan driven by another person. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and personal affects. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

Incident #6: (107th Pct)

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the vicinity of 181st Street and Union Turnpike, a 50-year-old female victim was walking home when the male approached her from behind, and forcibly removed her purse from her arm. The individual fled on foot with the purse containing a wallet and persona affects. The victim was uninjured and refused medical attention at the scene.

Incident #7: (109th Pct) On Monday, March 5, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m. in the vicinity of 41st Avenue and College Point Boulevard, a 59-year-old female victim was walking home when a male approached her from behind, forcibly removed her purse from her arm causing her to fall to the ground causing minor cuts and bruising. The individual fled on foot westbound on 41st Road. The victim was taken by EMS to Booth Memorial to be treated for her non-life threatening injuries. The purse contained the victim’s wallet and personal affects.

 The individual is described as follows:

  • Male, Black, approximately 20-30 years-old, 6’1″ and 180lbs
  • Last seen wearing gray baseball cap, black hoodie, red jacket and black pants

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

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WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photos wanted for questioning in connection to two (2) robberies that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at approximately 12:23 p.m. an unidentified individual entered a residential building located in the vicinity of East 13th Street and Avenue B when he followed a 22-year-old female victim into the lobby, threw her to the ground and punched her several times. The male individual removed her purse before fleeing in unknown direction. The victim refused medical attention.

 Incident #2:

It was reported to police the on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at approximately 2:10 a.m. the individual entered a residential building located in the vicinity of East Houston and Avenue B when he approached a 31-year-old female victim in the lobby, pushed her to the corner stating he had a gun and demanded money. The victim refused and the male struck the victim over the left eye causing a small laceration. The individual removed the victim’s purse containing credit cards, approximately $40 and fled eastbound on 2nd Street. The victim refused medical attention.

 The individual is described as:

  • A male Hispanic, approximately 5’10”
  • Last seen wearing a black jacket, dark blue sweat pants, white sneakers and white 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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Precision Policing, Transit Cops, And A Fare Beating Arrest Close A Citywide Robbery Pattern

A routine stop conducted by NYPD transit officers ended in the arrest of a criminal wanted for armed robberies in two boroughs, and who had robbed a cellphone store just minutes earlier.

On Monday, March 4, Police Officers Jose Lopez and Melvin Collado — both assigned to Transit District 12 — were stationed at the entrance of the Freeman Street subway station in the Crotona section of the Bronx, after officers had responded to several incidents at the station.  That afternoon, the two officers saw a man behaving suspiciously by the subway entrance, carrying a duffle bag.

“He looked really anxious,” said Officer Lopez. “Like he really needed to get out of that subway station.”

They continued to observe him until he slipped past the turnstile, using an emergency exit in an effort to evade the subway fare. They identified themselves as police officers and calmly detained the man. Upon further investigation, they learned that he had an outstanding warrant and attempted to arrest him.

The man tried to flee and charged toward Officer Collado. The two officers wrestled the man to the ground, eventually placing him in handcuffs. During the scuffle, the man’s bag fell to the floor, spilling a hidden cache of money and scattering hundreds of dollars across the station platform. As backup arrived and the officers collected the scattered money, the manager of a cellphone store directly adjacent to the subway entrance arrived on the platform. Noticing the commotion, he informed the officers that the suspect had just robbed the store with a simulated firearm, making off with almost $700. He was also a suspect in several other armed robberies in both Manhattan and the Bronx, using a knife or pretending to have a gun in each incident.

The station at Freeman Street was also the scene of several recent felonies, including an assault and an armed robbery.

“Freeman Street was one of several stations where we’ve been receiving complaints,” said Deputy Inspector Joyce Williams, commanding officer of Transit District 12. “So that’s where we focused our efforts. This is textbook precision policing.”

Officer Lopez agreed. “We were in the right place at the right time, and I’m glad we were able to close out this pattern.”

Arrested: Male, 35

Charges: Robbery, Assault

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WANTED: Rape (Brooklyn)

The New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual who sexually assaulted a 12 year old female within the confines of the 69th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday March 5, 2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m. an unidentified male entered a residence in the vicinity of Farragut Road and Remsen Avenue. The male emerged from behind a shower curtain inside of a bathroom and approached a 12-year-old female victim. He forced the victim to the ground, removed her clothing and sexually assaulted her. The victim sustained a laceration to her right hand and was later removed to an area hospital.

The individual is described as a male Black who is 5’4″-5’8″ heavy set and speaks with a Caribbean accent. He was last seen wearing a black face mask exposing his eyes and mouth, winter gloves and armed with a knife.

  • There are no photos or video of the individual available at this time.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

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

It was reported to the police that on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in front of 61-67 Maspeth Avenue, a 15 year-old male victim arranged to sell his jacket via social media (Let Go). Once the victim arrived at the location, he was approached by two unidentified individuals who sprayed him with an unknown substance and forcibly removed his jacket before fleeing towards 64 Street and Perry Avenue. The individuals are describes as follows:

  • Individual #1: : Male, white, 5’6″-5’7″, curly hair
  • Red jacket with grey top, dark pants, grey hooded sweatshirt and white sneakers

 

  • Individual #2 Male, white Hispanic, brown hair, 5’10”-5’11”, light mustache
  • Grey sweatpants, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark winter hat 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.

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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 in connection to a felonious assault incident that occurred within confines 06 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Friday , March 16, 2018 at 6:05 a.m. in front of 65 5th Avenue, a 23 year old male victim was approached by an unidentified individual who verbally threatened then stabbed and slashed the victim several times before departing to unknown direction. The victim suffered stabbed wounds to his back, abdomen, chest and head. He was removed to Beth Israel hospital where he was treated and released.  The individual is described as a male white Hispanic, approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5′.11″,160 to 180 lbs. and was last seen wearing a blue overcoat, black jeans and black sneakers.

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

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WANTED: Attempted Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an attempted robbery within the confines of the 7th Precinct/Transit District 4.  Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at approximately 10:02 p.m. the individual approached a token booth inside the East Broadway “F” train subway station and threw a large stone at it while an on duty clerk was inside. The individual then approached the window and demanded all the currency that the clerk was counting. The clerk refused and the individual stated that he had a firearm and repeated his demand. The clerk again refused and the individual exited the station and fled towards the Rutgers Houses (NYCHA). He is described as follows:

  • Male, black, approximately 55 years-old, approximately 6’0″, approximately 225lbs, bald/shaved head, clean shaven
  • The individual was observed using a cane to walk

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

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

It was reported to police that on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at approximately 5:00 a.m. at the corner of East 149th Street and Southern Blvd, an unidentified male hailed a taxicab driven by a 44-year-old male victim at the location. The male requested to be driven to 997 Kelly Street and upon arrival a verbal dispute ensued. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical confrontation when the male displayed a small pocket knife and stabbed the driver one time in the torso before fleeing the cab on foot in unknown direction. The driver was taken by EMS with minor injuries to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.

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

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WANTED: Robbery (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 73 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Saratoga and Saint Marks Avenue, a 75-year-old male victim was approached from behind by the two teenage individuals, choked, and thrown to the ground. Once there, the individuals removed $300 cash and a New York State identification card from the victim, before fleeing the location. The victim refused medical attention.

The individuals are described as:

  • Teenage male blacks, 5’6″-5’8″ tall, both with thin builds

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

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WANTED: Forcible Touching (Bronx)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to a forcible touching within the confines of the 41st Precinct. Details are as follows:

It has been reported to police that on Monday, January 22, 2018 at approximately 5:50 p.m. the individual approached the 19-year-old female victim in the vicinity of Kelly Street and East 165th Street and grabbed her buttocks. The individual fled on foot in unknown direction. He is described as follows:

  • Male, Black, approximately twenty years old, approximately 5’8″, approximately 160lbs, brown eyes, black hair
  • He was last seen wearing all gray clothing

Sketch is attached.

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

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