Crime

An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. … Full Article

NYPD: 2-day crackdown on drivers using cell phones

New York City
The NYPD is conducting a two-day citywide crackdown this week on drivers using cell phones and failing to yield to pedestrians. The traffic enforcement initiative is on Tuesday and Friday across all five boroughs. … Full Article

Suspect struck Brooklyn subway rider with hammer

EASTERN BROOKLYN
New York City police are looking for a suspect who struck a man in the head with a hammer at a subway station. Police say it happened at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Malliotakis warns: Don’t fall for ‘Green Dot Scam!’

Bay Ridge
The infamous “Green Dot MoneyPak Scam” is back, according to Bay Ridge officials. The con game in which crooks pose as IRS agents to steal money from unsuspecting residents is still victimizing local residents, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said. … Full Article

Two NYC residents among 32 charged in huge New York drug sting

ROCHESTER— Law enforcement officials say they've dismantled two major drug rings and charged 32 people responsible for funneling cocaine and heroin into western New York. … Full Article

NYPD charges Georgia family with selling 155 guns to undercover Brooklyn cop

Brooklyn Boro
A Georgia man, his wife and other family members have been charged with selling 155 guns, including an AR-15 assault rifle and other automatic weapons, transported in road trips up the Interstate 95 corridor over seven months to an undercover police officer in Brooklyn, authorities announced Wedn … Full Article

Indictment in the brutal murder and robbery of 73-year-old Brooklyn man

Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Tuesday the indictment of Judith Johnson, 22, for murder in the second degree for the homicide of Serge Bosse, 73, who was found dead in his apartment in February. … Full Article

84th Precinct's Cop of the Month solves over 30 cases with one summons

Brooklyn Boro
Last Tuesday, the 84th Precinct Community Council held its monthly meeting at the St. James Cathedral Pavilion in Downtown Brooklyn, where it named Officer Joseph Swicicki Cop of the Month for April. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights baby kidnapper arrested again in NYC

Brooklyn Heights
An unhinged baby-kidnapper who created a panic among parents in Brooklyn Heights almost a dozen years ago was arrested on Friday for attempting to snatch another baby, this time in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn grand jury indicts man in 10-day bank robbery spree

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. … Full Article

Man convicted in the Brooklyn sexual assault of a 14-year old girl

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced the conviction of Cyril Cutting, 28, in the sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl in an East New York motel in 2012.  Cutting was convicted on the top charge of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree.  … Full Article

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