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December, 2011

Bay Ridge

Thief swipes Louis Vuitton handbag

A thief — with great taste — leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Marine Park

Guman robs motorist, takes tobacco

Plus a smattering of other crimes from this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Van rob leads to 10 injuries

Plus an assortment of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment
Canarsie

Father vs. son in Canarsie fistfight

Plus a guy who likes to punch Honda Pilots! Who can ask for more from this week’s surprisingly thin 69th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Coney Island

Crooked cable guy hits Brighton Beach

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Bensonhurst

Police: drunk driver mows down teen

Plus a handful of other crimes from the 62nd Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Burglar nabbed in Manhattan Beach

A near break-in on Oriental Boulevard leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment
Fort Greene

Gang mugs teens at knifepoint at Atlantic Terminal

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment
Park Slope

Here’s some exciting news: Two guns are missing

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Thief breaks his crime cherry

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Williamsburg

Dog bites man — where the sun don’t shine

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Someone robbed Hank’s Saloon!

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Prospect Heights

Cabbie stiffed, but passenger is collared

Plus the other crime in Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Robber hits 11th Avenue apartment — and takes the vodka!

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Macbooks stolen from school!

Believe it — more computers stolen out of a school. Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

11-year-old mugged on Avenue U

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Canarsie

Gunman raids Parkway deli

Plus a number of other crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Marine Park

Gunman raid Nostrand Avenue home

A robbery near Marine Parkway leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Williamsburg

Woman raped in S. Fourth Street apartment

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Bensonhurst

Police: Threats thrown around 20th Avenue

A man promises to shoot — then attempted to run over — a man near 72nd Street, plus an assortment of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar nabbed

A 29-year-old is arrested for breaking into an E. 15th Street home, plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment
Coney Island

Man arrested for beating cab driver

Plus other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

The Grinch was working Carroll Gardens

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)
Park Slope

Beaten outside Lucky 13

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Punched out on N. Henry Street

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

It’s beginning to steal a lot like Christmas

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Prospect Heights

Crack dealer — yes, a crack dealer — collared

Plus the other crime in Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar breaks into Midwood home

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Manhattan Beach ‘gunman’ nabbed

Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Canarsie

UPS worker nabbed for theft

Plus a few other choice crimes from the 69th Precinct. Comment
Crime

Bogus cop bilks 28-year-old

A man masquerading as a police officer leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Coney Island

Wild ride on Cropsey Avenue

A motorist goes wild on another driver, plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Fort Greene

Thief steals headphones right off a man’s head!

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment
Park Slope

Thief steals fancy scooter

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Talk about a rim job? Man scammed in car parts flim-flam

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Williamsburg

Australian has one L of a ride

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Robbed while changing a flat!

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Prospect Heights

Teen gunman mugs two

Plus the other crime in Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Modem madness as cable man is ripped off

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Teens beat up man at Buttermilk Channel

A diner has a smoke outside a fancy restaurant — but that’s not how these local teens “roll.” Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Marine Park

Robbed of phone

Plus all the other crime from the 63rd Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Police: Boozing bonehead tried to bribe cops

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Courier

Man gets slap happy in Midwood

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment
Canarsie

Man murdered on Flatlands Ave.

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst

Attack of the bleach boob

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 62nd Precinct in Bensonhurst. Comment

November, 2011

Coney Island

‘Lam’ chop: Woman nabbed two days after escaping police

A daring — yet dumb — escape attempt in Coney Island leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment

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Park Slope

Thugs beat up a guy on Sackett Street

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Thief steals boner pills from CVS

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Violent slashing on Norman Ave

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Cellphone swipes are the big story here

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Bay Ridge

Thief uses a ladder!

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Thumbing for trouble

A mad hitchhiker leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment
Canarsie

Goon busted for burglary

Plus a smattering of other crimes at Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Crime

Hate comes to Avenue J

A bias crime at the Avenue J station leads this week’s 70th Precinct police blotter. Comments (2)
Marine Park

Man blinded in assault

A brutal attack at a Farragut Road factory leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Bensonhurst

Goon flashes gun for $46

A gunpoint robbery on 17th Avenue leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Fort Greene

All in all you’re just a ‘nother brick in the face

For the 10th consecutive week, there is lots and lots of crime in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Keep those comments coming. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Gunpoint mug on Baltic Street

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Bashed with a bike lock

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Prospect Heights

Another iPhone swiped

Plus the other crime in Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Thief steal tires right off cars!

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Coney Island

Bruising brothers arrested for assault

An attack inside a Brighton Beach Avenue store leads this week’s police blotter. Comment
Park Slope

Woman beaten up by man on a scooter

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Williamsburg

Cops: We have teen terrors

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Mirror, mirror off my car

A thief swipes the side-view mirrors. Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Coney Island

Sinister exterminator arrested for burglary

Plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Marine Park

Robbed on delivery

Two thugs rob a Fed Ex deliveryman on E. 57th Street in Mill Basin, plus a host of other crimes from the 63rd Precinct. Comment
Bensonhurst

Bank robber targets 86th Street

Plus a host of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Canarsie

Jared jack: Cops nab Subway thief

A screwdriver-wielding goon robs two Canarsie eateries, plus a handful of other crimes from the 69th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Armed punks raid Avenue X home

A home invasion in Sheepshead Bay leads this week’s 61st Precinct blotter. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Ugly thieves ambush man in Coffey Park

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Another iPhone theft

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Williamsburg

Attack was not a hate crime — but pols, Jews rally anyway

A big Sunday protest to call for more NYPD patrols — though cops say that Friday night’s attack on a Hasidic man was not a bias crime. Comment
Marine Park

Tire shop takeaway

A break in at a Ralph Avenue tire shop leads this week’s 63rd Precinct blotter. Comment
Bensonhurst

Scratch-off goon loses freedom

The arrest of a sinister scratch-off stealer leads his week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment
Coney Island

Man pistol-whipped on Stillwell Avenue

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Flatbush

Cops nab pharmacy raider

A pharmacy goon’s arrest leads this week’s 70th Precinct blotter Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Woman car jacked outside of Delmar Pizza

A harrowing car theft on Sheepshead Bay Road leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter Comment
Canarsie

Boozehound busted in Canarsie

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Park Slope

iPad swiped on R train

Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Another iPhone theft

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Greenpoint

Monitor mayhem as perps mug man

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment
Williamsburg

Bullet flies in armored car robbery

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

A beating so brutal he can’t remember where it happened

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Bay Ridge

Time for a vacation

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Kensington

Hell on wheels in Kensington as bike-riding groper works streets

A creep on a bike groped two different women in Kensington since Oct. 19 — putting neighbors on edge and revealing that the sex attacks in South Slope and beyond are far from over. Comment
Marine Park

Gas goon robs station

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Hit the brakes! Bicycle thief nabbed on Avenue K

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment
Coney Island

Man attacks woman 35 years his junior

A generation gap attack leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Bensonhurst

Punchy about cellphones

A brutal cellphone robbery in Gravesend leads this week’s 62nd Precinct blotter. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Six nabbed in burglary

This week’s 61st Precinct police blotter begins with six crooks who tried to break into a home on Brigham Street — but get caught by the homeowner. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Man fights off muggers!

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Fort Greene

Crime is crazy bad in Fort Greene

Lots more iPhone thefts. And more crime at Atlantic Terminal Mall. Just lots of crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct (you know, the usual). Comment

October, 2011

Canarsie

Woman arrested for ‘caning’

Plus a few other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Thugs carjack 57-year-old on Shore Parkway

The thieves left the man with a concussion during the Oct. 23 robery. Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Bensonhurst

X-box thief loses game

An X-Box thief leads this week’s 62nd Precinct blotter. Comment
Flatbush

Menacing ‘Maytag man’ breaks into Midwood home

A suspicious “hose” crime leads this week’s 70th Precinct police blotter. Comment
Marine Park

Gun-toting goons shoot 18-year-old

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Bensonhurst

Gunmen knock over 25th Avenue deli

Plus a selection of other crimes from Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. Comment
Canarsie

Alley killer captured

The arrest of a murderous gunman leads this week’s 69th Precinct police blotter. Comments (4)
Coney Island

Urinetown! Man arrested for throwing pee

Plus a host of other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Crime

Masked thugs rob teen on Ave. N

Haloween isn’t here yet, but these thugs are already out, tricking for other’s treats, plus several other crimes reported to the 63rd Precinct. Comment
Crime

Thief smashes into man’s car while making off with other car

Plus other crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Diaper bag is a bundle of joy for this thief

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment
Park Slope

Cops nab a second ‘South Slope Sex Fiend’

Police say they’ve collared a second sex fiend in the spree of attacks that have terrorized a large swath of Brooklyn since March — but they’ve only linked the suspect to one incident. Comment
Crime

Car looter caught in the act

A Midwood menace is behind bars, plus a smattering of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct. Comment
Crime

Man breaks teen’s jaw over backpack

A brutal mugging on Rockaway Parkway leads this week’s Canarsie police blotter. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Money lifted in lift

A delivery man is robbed in a Homecrest building, plus a host of other crimes in Midwood and along Avenue U and Kings Highway. Comment
Crime

Good Samaritan surprises thief; gets stabbed

A man is attacked when he tries to stop someone from breaking into cars in Gravesend, plus a host of other crimes from the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment
Canarsie

Worm wiggles into Avenue L bodega

Plus a few other crimes from Canarsie. Comment
Flatbush

Man stabbed to death

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 67th and 70th Precincts. Comment
Crime

Rolling thief snags iPhone

A fast-moving iPhone thief leads this week’s Kings Blotter. Comment
Marine Park

Gun-toting goons raid Kings Highway home

Plus a bevy of other crimes reported to Marine Park and Mill Basin’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Busy hands: Bensonhurst man busted for two sex assaults

Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Comment

September, 2011

Canarsie

Suspected arsonist hits Canarsie Courier

Plus a smattering of other crimes reported by Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Man shot dead over iPhone

Plus a host of other crimes reported to cops in Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Coney Island. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Murder on Batchelder Street

A man was gunned down in an apartment building lobby, plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Comment
Crime

Coney Island crook busted — two months after the crime

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Canarsie

Bone-breaker busted

Plus a few crimes other select crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Crime

iPad plucker hits Homecrest

Plus all of the crimes coming out of Homecrest, Avenue U, Kings Highway and Midwood. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (2)
Crime

Cops nab second suspect in coin dealer murder

Plus a host of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct. Comment
Crime

Oxy thief busted

Plus a smattering of other crimes reported by the 61st and 70th precincts. Comment
Crime

Drug store cowboy bust

Plus several other crimes reported to the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment
Canarsie

Cops cash in on bone-headed burglar

Plus a smattering of crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment
Flatbush

Cops detain councilman at West Indian Day Parade

Was it racial profiling? Many think so. Comment

August, 2011

Crime

Home invasion in Mill Basin

Plus all the crime coming out of the 63rd Precinct this week. Comment
Crime

Fry guy goes postal!

A gun-toting McDonald’s employee tops the list of police blotter items from the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment
Canarsie

Man slashed on E. 105th Street

An attack by a knife wielding goon leads this week’s Canarsie police blotter. Comment
Crime

Woman groped on Avenue R

Plus all the other crimes happening in Homecrest and along Kings Highway and Avenue U. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Man stabbed in face

A knife-wielding thug attacked a man on Avenue R on July 27. Comment
Coney Island

Man killed as bullets fly in Kaiser Park

A gunman opened fire on a group of people, killing one man. Comment

July, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Woman found dead by Gravesend Bay

An unidentified woman’s remains were found stuffed in a shopping cart at the edge of Gravesend Bay on July 17. Comment

June, 2011

Crime

Gunpoint mugging near Fort Greene Park

The latest incident in the crime-addled greenspace. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

May, 2011

Crime

City makes ‘sexist payout’ to wounded female cop

The city offered a disabled female cop a $325,000 court settlement on March 29 — a day before claims that her sexist NYPD superiors had refused to give her a large line-of-duty injury pension were heard in Brooklyn federal court. Comment
Crime

Witness: Murder suspect wanted smoke after getting shot

Talk about being cold blooded! Comment
Crime

Cop pleads guilty to being part of robbery crew

A dishonored NYPD cop is facing 30 years behind bars after admitting to helping a robbery crew commit more than 100 heists. Comment

April, 2011

Crime

Attorney: Child welfare worker in witch hunt

“It’s quite a leap to go from an allegation of possible malfeasance to a criminal prosecution,” attorney Anthony Grandenette told Judge Patricia DiMango on April 20. Comment
Crime

Lebovits larceny! Man busted for bribing sex abuse rabbi

A 49-year-old is facing 21 years in jail for trying to bank on a child sex abuse scandal surrounding Borough Park cantor Baruch Lebovits. Comment
Crime

Mom: My son’s no cop-killer

“I swear by the Bible my son is innocent,” Josefa Villanueva screamed as she knelt outside the courtroom, holding her Bible close to her heart. “These are lies by the 84th.” Comment
Crime

City makes ‘sexist payout’ to wounded female cop

The city offered a disabled female cop a $325,000 court settlement on March 29 — a day before claims that her sexist NYPD superiors had refused to give her a large line-of-duty injury pension were heard in Brooklyn federal court. Comment

March, 2011

Crime

City workers implicated in child’s death

District Attorney Charles Hynes charged Damon Adams and Cereece Bell of the city’s Administration of Children’s Services with criminally negligent homicide on March 23 for falsifying documents to show visits to victim’s home to check on her status had taken place, when, in fact, no one from the city ever showed up at the house. Comment
Crime

Life sentence sought for perp who pushed cop off stoop

The man accused of killing a Boerum Hill cop after throwing the police officer off a stoop may spend the rest of his life behind bars now that he has been indicted on murder charges — but his attorney claims the cop’s death was a tragic accident. Comment
Crime

“Vampire” serial killer suspect goes to court

Prosecutors accused alleged SeaGate serial killer Dmitriy Yakovlev of leaving a grisly looking Dracula mask at the spot where he dumped the dismembered remains of one of his three victims as his murder trial opened in federal court last week. Comment

February, 2011

Crime

Badfella: Movie mobster admits to extortion rap

An actor who starred in both “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” took his tough guy persona too far — and now he’s facing more than three years in jail. Comment

January, 2011

Crime

DA: Sex triangle almost leads to baby’s murder

A jilted wife pregnant with her husbandSex traffickers celledArtic Anyone with information about someone who is being forced to work as a prostitute is asked to call the Brooklyn Sex Trafficking Unit Hotline, at (718) 250-2770. Comment
Crime

City’s first ‘animal hoarders’ are indicted

A Williamsburg couple are the first people indicted under New York’s new animal-hoarding law — and the two are now facing one to two years in prison for keeping over 100 animals in a loft in Williamsburg. Comment
Crime

Judge begrudgingly sentences kid porn addict to five years

A Brooklyn Federal judge sentenced a Bushwick pizza shop owner found guilty of possessing thousands of pornographic images involving children on his computer to five years in jail on Jan. 13 Mobster, 93, sent to jailJohn Comment
Crime

Million dollar stand to be delivered

A famous dinner table centerpiece pinched from a German castle more than 60 years ago is on its way back to the “vaterland” thanks to a settlement hammered out in Brooklyn federal court. Comment
Crime

Midwood fireman facing jail for texting death

A Midwood firefighter who prosecutors say killed a man while speeding through Bensonhurst with one hand on the wheel and the other on his cellphone keypad is facing seven years in prison. Comment
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