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Police & Fire FDNY invetigates mysterious smell by Keith Williams
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UPDATE: After we checked back in, the FDNY tells us they closed this case out, but they were unable to confirm the smell with us, saying it was “just some other kind of odor” and noting they did not investigate it further. EARLIER: The FDNY says it responded to a call about a smell of
Events police cars in prospect park
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On Sunday, September 14, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South will be hosting its annual Unity Showcase Festival, featuring food, games, and entertainment for kids and adults. Join officers from 11am-5pm at Bartel-Pritchard Square (at 15th Street and Prospect Park West) for safety tips, family activities, and educational info about the diverse precincts in PBBS. For more
Police & Fire (crop) Public lewdness suspect via NYPD
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Police are looking for a man accused of public lewdness following an incident on a local subway the morning of Friday, August 1. Cops say at approximately 11am, the suspect exposed himself to a fellow rider on a Coney Island-bound D train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station. The suspect, described as about 5’10″ and
Police & Fire Biking on Flatbush
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The NYPD has announced a two-week bicycle safety enforcement initiative called Operation Safe Cycle, which begins today, Wednesday, August 13 and continues through Tuesday, August 26. They say they’ll be targeting cyclists who fail to stop at red lights, disobey traffic signals or signs, ride the wrong direction against traffic, ride on the sidewalk, and
Events National Night Out with 78th Precinct via Park Slope Fifth Ave BID
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Get to know our local officers when the 78th Precinct hosts their 2014 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5 at Grand Army Plaza from 5-8pm. Developed in 1984, National Night Out began as an effort to “promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know
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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UPDATE 9/14: This post has been edited to remove the name of the minor. The NYPD has confirmed that the 16-year-old boy, 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
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 Police Car (update)
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UPDATE 9/14: This post has been edited to remove the name and photo of the minor. The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old boy, who was last seen at about 6am on Tuesday, May 20, leaving his home on Saint Marks Avenue between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues. He is
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