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Con Edison has reported power outages in the area around 6th Avenue and Union Street, due to equipment malfunctions caused by the heat. A spokesperson for Con Edison said 312 customers are affected by the outage, including the Park Slope Food Coop. But all are expected to have power back by 11am. Con Edison recommends that during heat…

Events National Night Out 2015
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Come meet the police officers of 78th Precinct including Commanding Officer Captain Frank DiGiacomo at the National Night Out Against Crime event on Tuesday, August 4 at Grand Army Plaza from 5-8pm. National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods…

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The NYPD is asking for help identifying this suspect wanted for punching a 15-year-old girl in the face at the 4th Avenue-9th Street subway station. Th incident occurred around midnight on July 5 while the two were standing on the platform. After punching the girl for no apparent reason, the suspect fled the station. The…

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An out-of-control SUV struck and killed a cyclist and crashed into two other cars near the Barclays Center early this morning, injuring at least three other people, according to the NYPD. The FDNY responded to Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and 4th Avenues at 7:04am Monday morning, where they found the cyclist in the roadway, already deceased.…

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A series of sexual assaults — specifically, groping incidents classified as “forcible touching” — has Brooklyn women nervous and local cops scrambling to catch the three or four teens suspected in the attacks, which all took place this past Friday, July 10 around Downtown Brooklyn and Prospect Heights. Surveillance video shows the second incident, with…

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The NYPD is looking for suspects wanted in connection with an assault that occurred on the G train at the Smith/9th Street Station. The incident occurred on June 6 around midnight, when the four young men aboard a southbound G train were cursing and causing a ruckus. A 45 year-old man on the train asked them…

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in finding a local man who was last seen on Wednesday afternoon. Police say 74-year-old Josheph Fernandes, who lives on 4th Avenue, was last seen around 3pm on Wednesday, July 9 inside the C-Town supermarket at 329 9th Avenue between 5th and 6th Avenues. He is described…

Police & Fire 78th precinct council meeting
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The 78th Precinct Community Council held their last meeting until the fall on Tuesday night. And Captain Frank DiGiacomo started off the meeting with some good news. Officers had arrested three people in connection with a  number of burglaries that have occurred in the neighborhood recently. DiGiacomo attributed the successful arrest to high quality security…

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Watch out for your stuff! There have been a number of robberies in the area recently including several involving weapons. Compared with last year, robberies in the 78th Police Precinct are up 15.9 percent. Early Sunday morning a 43-year-old woman was hit in the head with a gun during an attempted robbery, NYPD said. The victim was parking her…

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The police are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for assaulting a subway rider. On May 20, at around 5:30pm a 38-year-old woman was waiting for an N train at the Atlantic-Barclays Center station when a man suddenly punched the her in the face causing her nose to bleed and face to swell. After striking the straphanger, the…

Police & Fire Security photos of suspects; images courtesy NYPD
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The police are seeking assistance in identifying suspects wanted for the burglaries of 19 Brooklyn stores, including several in Park Slope, over the last two months. Working primarily on weekend nights between midnight and 6am, the suspects broke into an array of small businesses between April 8 and May 30, police said, many of them…

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The Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire at New York Methodist Hospital on 7th Avenue between 6th and 7th streets at 11:18am Saturday morning. The FDNY said it arrived within five minutes of the call. A total of 105 firefighters from 25 different units assisted in the effort to contain the blaze. The fire was brought…

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The NYPD needs your help identifying and locating a suspect wanted for two robberies that occurred at the Smith and 9th Street subway station. Police say the suspect in each incident was seated on the train, and as the train prepared to stop, he approached the victim, grabbed their property, and exited the train. Though items were stolen,…

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