Browsing: Police & Fire

Police & Fire Vision Zero Meeting: Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, 78th Precinct
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Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who’s been the Commanding Officer at our 78th Precinct since December 2011, is leaving the position to head up the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Unit. DI Ameri’s move, as reported by the Daily News, comes after a busy year with a big focus on street safety. They took on drivers who failed
Police & Fire grand larceny suspect, arrested for tea lounge purse snatch
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A woman who swiped handbags in two Brooklyn eateries — including at the Tea Lounge on Union Street — has been arrested. Cops say Hannah Harris, 68,  has been charged with two thefts that occurred in the 78th and 88th Precincts respectively. The first incident occurred around 11pm on June 1, when Harris allegedly entered
Police & Fire Police Car (update)
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The NYPD has confirmed that 16-year-old Jacob Lester, who was reported missing after he was last seen at about 6am on Tuesday, May 20, leaving his home on Saint Marks Avenue, has been located in good condition. The search for the local teen spread as far as Rhinebeck, NY, as his mother June Edelstein spread the
Police & Fire (crop) Miguel Morales via NYPD
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Police have identified a suspect in the hit-and-run crash that killed 27-year-old auto mechanic Felipe Castro while he was repairing a car on 3rd Avenue earlier this month. On May 10 at about 7:30am, a 2013 Nissan Altima hit Castro and two cars at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. The impact of
Police & Fire jacob lester missing featured
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The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Jacob Lester, who was last seen at about 6am on Tuesday, May 20, leaving his home on Saint Marks Avenue between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues. Jacob is described as 6’1″ tall and about 145 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen
Police & Fire Police Car
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Starting last night, the NYPD will be cracking down on people using cell phones while driving and failing to yield to pedestrians in a citywide initiative that will run through midnight Tuesday, and then again for another 24 hours starting at midnight on Friday, May 16. The use of a hand-held cell phone and texting
Police & Fire Mavi Jeans
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While the folks at Mavi Jeans (205 5th Avenue) are getting busy thinking about which of your great designs they’ll paint as a mural on their Union Street wall, unfortunately someone else was getting busy stealing a bunch of their pants. The Daily News reports that 45-year-old Jeffrey Gesner was arrested for allegedly stealing 12 pairs of men’s
Police & Fire Cog & Pearl Fire
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A fire broke out on Thursday night inside the handmade gift boutique Cog & Pearl, at 190 5th Avenue on the corner of Sackett Street, leaving the business closed while they evaluate their next move. It was an electrical fire that started with an extension cord they’ve been using in the shop for years without trouble,
Police & Fire NYPD Police Car on 5th Avenue
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A dead body was found floating in the Gowanus Canal on Monday afternoon at about 3pm, according to the FDNY. The NYPD reports that the body, whom they’ve only identified as a man, has been removed from the water near the Union Street bridge, and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. A spokesman for
Police & Fire 651-14 78 PCT ASSAULT 3
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Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench
Police & Fire Darnell Thomas via NYPD
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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who escaped from the back of a police car in our area on Monday evening. Cops say that 26-year-old Darnell Thomas broke free from police custody near the 78th Precinct station house, getting out of a marked police car at Atlantic Avenue and
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