Browsing: Police & Fire

Police & Fire Darnell Thomas via NYPD

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
Police & Fire (crop) FroYo Robbery Suspect via NYPD

A serial armed robber who hit a local frozen yogurt shop three times has been sentenced to 68 years in prison. Robert Coston, 47, was arrested in November 2012, and earlier this month he was convicted of nine counts of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, and other charges, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Three incidents
Police & Fire Stolen Wheels by Michael Weinstein

Has there been an uptick in stolen car wheels in the neighborhood lately? Neighbor Michael Weinstein sent us this pic of a Nissan 370Z up on bricks on 5th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, which he spotted over the weekend. Earlier this month, FiPS reported a Mercedes had its wheels stolen while it was
Police & Fire Police Car

Police say two suspects have been arrested in connection to robberies targeting middle-school kids around the MS 51 area, including one we reported on last week. The suspects, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, were arrested after a 12-year-old was mugged after school on Friday, February 14, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD, who notes that
Police & Fire Shooting on 6th Ave by Sari Schorr on Twitter

A 40-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the leg on 6th Avenue Thursday morning, police say. A spokesman for the NYPD says the victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the leg in the vicinity of 6th Avenue between St Johns and Sterling Places at around 8:30am. Police
Police & Fire Fire at 438 4th St by AlfredAstort on Twitter

A fire broke out in the third floor apartment of 438 4th Street, on the corner of 7th Avenue, on Tuesday night. Thankfully, according to the FDNY, there were no injuries. The FDNY says the call came in about the fire in the four-story building at 9:25pm, and they arrived on scene a minute later.
Police & Fire FDNY Ambulance

The body of a 50-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Prospect Park early Monday morning after an apparent suicide, police said. A spokesman for the NYPD says the man was discovered near the lake at around 3:45am, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say it appears to have been a