Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WANTED for Bank Robbery (75th Precinct)


THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS REQUESTING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THE FOLLOWING SUSPECT WANTED FOR A BANK ROBBERY WHICH OCCURRED ON MONDAY 04/28/08, AT APPROXIMATELY 1125 HOURS. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, LOCATED AT 1240 LIBERTY AVENUE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 75 PRECINCT.

THE SUSPECT APPROACHED A TELLER, PULLED OUT A SILVER FIREARM AND DEMANDED CASH. NO MONEY WAS GIVEN TO THE SUSPECT AND HE FLED THE SCENE ON FOOT. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A MALE WHITE / HISPANIC, 30-40 YEARS OLD, APPROXIMATELY 5'10", 180 LBS. HE WAS WEARING A BLACK BASEBALL CAP AND A BLUE JACKET.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE JOINT BANK ROBBERY TASK FORCE AT (212) 384-5000 OR CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

MISSING in Bed-Stuy: Minerva Sanders, 89

DETECTIVES FROM THE 81 PCT ARE REQUESTING THE PUBLICS ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING THE FOLLOWING MISSING PERSON. THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN ON MONDAY 4/28/08 AT 1515 HOURS AT HER RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 1605 FULTON STREET. THE MISSING SUFFERS FROM ALZHEIMERS DISEASE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-577-TIPS.

MISSING:

MINERVA SANDERS F/B/89

5'6" 140 LBS

LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK WAIST LENGTH JACKETS, BLACK SKIRT, BLACK SHOES.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New to this blog: Snap Shots

Enhanced with Snapshots
I just installed a tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, including the street maps showing crime locations and links to other blogs about crime and/or Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site. Other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and turn the feature off.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Crown Heights Jews and Blacks Talk, Urging Calm After Attack

In response to a recent beating incident, community leaders met.

Report and photo courtesy of www.crownheights.info.

More than two dozen black and Jewish community leaders gathered in Crown Heights on Thursday to urge calm following the alleged beating of a black college student by two Jews.

“We use this ugly incident ... just to bring us together even more,” said Tzvi Lang, chairman of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, after the two-hour sitdown at the local community mediation center.

The new tension arises from an attack on Andrew Charles, a black 20-year-old college student, who was tear-gassed and beaten with a nightstick on April 14 while walking on Albany Ave.

Full story here.

MURDER on St. John's Place (77th Precinct)

ON SUNDAY 04/27/08 AT APPROXIMATELY 0151 HOURS, IN FRONT OF 1288 SAINT JOHN'S PLACE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 77 PRECINCT, POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL OF SHOTS FIRED. UPON ARRIVAL POLICE FOUND VICTIM #1, A M/B/27 WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE SHOULDER AND THIGH AND VICTIM #2, A M/B/27 WITH A GRAZE WOUND TO THE HEAD. BOTH VICTIMS WERE TRANSPORTED TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL WHERE VICTIM #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DOA. VICTIM #2 IS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION. THERE ARE NO ARRESTS AT THIS TIME, THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

***UPDATE***
THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE DOA:
MOSI THOMAS
1306 ST. JOHNS PL

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Murder of Kenneth Duncan

An update on this shooting, reported earlier.

Off-duty Corrections officer shot to death outside Brooklyn home

BY TANANGACHI MFUNI and JONATHAN LEMIRE
NY Daily News 4/22/08

An off-duty Corrections officer was shot in the face and killed as he attempted to fend off robbers outside his Brooklyn home early Tuesday, police said.

Kenneth Duncan, 40, and a friend were tinkering with the officer's red motorcycle in the garage of his East Flatbush home when a group of men approached them about 3:15 a.m., police said.

The men began to argue with Duncan - and investigators and the jailer's family believe the assailants were trying to steal the motorcycle.

"He was working on his bike, the motorbike that he loved," said his sister Chichi Duncan outside the Brookdale Hospital emergency room. "It was a robbery, they shot him for his bike."

Full story here.

Murder on Avenue A (67th Precinct)

ON 4-22-08 AT APPROX 0315 HOURS POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL OF A MALE SHOT AT 8702 AVE A IN THE CONFINES OF THE 67 PCT. UPON ARRIVAL THEY DISCOVERED A M/B/40 SHOT IN THE HEAD. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO BROOKDALE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT 0338 HOURS. TWO MALE BLACKS FLED THE SCENE. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

Public Safety Forum for Businesses (77th Precinct)

Community Board’s 8

Police and Public Safety Committee

invites you to attend a

Public Safety Forum for Businesses

on

Monday, April 28, 2008

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Location: The Usual

637 Vanderbilt Avenue

(Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Ave.)

We will discuss how the business community, residents, police and the community board can work together to control crime and foster public safety.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information please feel free to contact Community Board 8 at 718-467-5574

or Shalawn Langhorne, Committee Chair and Jesse Hamilton, Committee Co-Chair

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Crow Hill Community Association Meeting

Tuesday May 20, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Haitian-American Daycare Center
1491 Bedford Ave. (corner of Bedford & St. John's)

Murder at Ebbets Field (71st Precinct)

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 0144 HOURS, I/S/O 1700 BEDFORD AVENUE (7th FLOOR HALLWAY), WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 071 PCT., POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED. UPON ARRIVAL, POLICE FOUND A M/B/30 SHOT NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE TORSO. THE MALE WAS PRONOUNCED D.O.A. AT KCH AT APPROXIMATELY 0325 HOURS. THE IDENTITY OF THE DOA IS PENDING FAMILY NOTIFICATION. NO ARRESTS. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

***UPDATE***

Partygoer fatally wounded

By Xana O'Neill and Tamer El-Ghobashy
NY DAILY NEWS Monday, April 21st 2008

A 30-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday at a Brooklyn house party, police said.

The man was shot about 1:45 a.m. during a fight in a seventh-floor apartment in the Ebbets Field housing complex in Crown Heights, cops said.

"It was just one of those parties that got out of control," a police source said.

Police found the man, whose name was not released, with chest wounds in a hallway littered with liquor bottles.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died, police said.


From NY Post police blotter:

A 30-year-old man was shot dead at a Crown Heights party after an argument boiled over into bloodshed, police sources said.

Courtney Robinson clashed with the unidentified gunman in a Bedford Avenue apartment at Montgomery Street around 1:45 a.m. yesterday, sources said.

The dispute spilled into the hallway, where the suspect pumped several bullets into Robinson and fled, cops said. He died at Kings County Hospital.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Double Shooting, 1 Dead, Remsen Ave. (67th Precinct)

ON 4/18/08 AT APPROXIMATELY 1946 HOURS POLICE RESPONDED TO 352 REMSEN AVE CONFINES OF THE 67 FOR A 911 CALL OF A MALE SHOT. UPON ARRIVAL THEY DISCOVERED 2 MALES SHOT. VICTIM #1 M/B/38 WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AND WAS REMOVED TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT 0145 HOURS. VICTIM #2 M/B/28 WAS SHOT 1X IN THE LEG, REMOVED TO KINGS COUNTY IN STABLE CONDITION. INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

Man Beaten in Crown Heights (71st Precinct)

Residents’ Help Sought After Man Is Beaten in Crown Heights

By Al Baker and Ann Farmer
NY Times 4/19/08

As detectives in Brooklyn continued their investigation into the assault of a black man in Crown Heights by two white men, community leaders and others asked residents on Friday to step forward to help the police solve the case.

The victim, Andrew Charles, 20, the son of a New York City police officer, was walking with a black friend about 6:30 p.m. on Monday when they encountered two white men, and both sides exchanged stares or hard looks, the police said.

One of the white men, who was on a bicycle, pedaled toward Mr. Charles and, after a brief conversation, sprayed mace or pepper spray in his face, the police said. Mr. Charles ran, the police said, but when he got to the corner of Carroll Street and Albany Avenue, a black GMC Envoy pulled up and a passenger jumped out and hit Mr. Charles in the back and on the left forearm with a wooden baton or stick.

No racial epithets were exchanged and the assault was not being treated as a bias crime, the police said. Mr. James was treated at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and released. His friend was not injured. His father, Moses Charles, an officer in the 70th Precinct, said on Friday that his son was “emotionally and physically hurt.”

Full story here.

The following ideo from News 12, posted courtesy of www.crownheights.info, includes comments from the victim about the beating. Be sure to click here and scroll down past video to read an interesting debate among Crown Heights residents about what might have happened in this incident.

MISSING in Crown Heights: Erica Varela, 14 years old (77th Precicnt)

THE NYPD IS SEEKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH LOCATING THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL REPORTED MISSING:

ERICA VARELA F/H/14

702 DEAN STREET

ON THURSDAY, 04/17/08 THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING HER RESIDENCE LOCATED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 77 PRECINCT.

THE MISSING IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

5'3"

110 LBS.

BRN-EYES

BLK HAIR

GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION

THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN WEARING:

PINK T-SHIRT,

PINK SHORTS WITH

PINK AND WHITE SNEAKERS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF THIS MISSING PERSON IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 1 (800)577-TIPS. ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

Gone Again! Missing in Bed-Stuy (79th Precinct)

Note: This is a new incident involving a child who went missing in January and was later returned home.

THE POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING THE FOLLOWING MISSING FEMALE.

THE MISSING IS IDENTIFIED AS :

HUNTER HINSON F/B/14

436 LAFAYETTE AVE

THE MISSING IS DESCRIBED TO BE 5'4", 120 LBS, WITH BROWN EYES AND HAIR. AT 2100 HRS ON 04/17/08, THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ST. JAMES PLACE AND LAFAYETTE AVE, IN THE CONFINES OF THE 79 PCT, WEARING GRAY JEANS WITH A BLACK VINYL JACKET AND WHITE HIGH TOP SNEAKERS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CAN CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1(800)577-TIPS. ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ARRESTED for Kidnapping in Crown Heights: SHAWN FARIERA (71st Precicnt)

ON 4/15/08 AT APPROXIMATELY 1740 HRS, AT 938 EASTERN PKWY, CONFINES OF THE 71 PCT, A M/B/20 PRODUCED A FIREARM AND FORCIBLY REMOVED A F/B/3 MONTHS(HIS DAUGHTER) FROM THE MOTHER'S RESIDENCE. THE SUSPECT FLED THE LOCATION IN THE COMPANY OF ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED M/B. INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

THE SUSPECT IS IDENTIFIED AS SHAWN FARIERA M/B/20

SHAMICE FARIERA F/3 MONTHS LAST WEARING PINK AND BLUE SHIRT PINK OVERALLS AND A BLUE JACKET

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE 4/16/08 2:30 am: THE PERP IS IN CUSTODY AND BEING QUESTIONED AT THE 071 STATION HOUSE. THE CHILD WAS TAKEN BY E.M.S. TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL FOR A PRECAUTIONARY REASONS. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

Safety Discussion: Muggings Near Franklin/Eastern Parkway Subway Station

A recent exchange on the Brooklynian.com Crown Heights forum.

ChristinafromBklyn:
Ugh... A friend of mine who lives in the building of the victim told me that around 9:30 last night [Monday April 7] her neighbor(a man)was attacked in the station. She said that he was bloody and in shock...she didn't have more details about who did it or what they took(if anything)...

bropook:
I know the victim. He was walking back from the subway at about 9:30pm, on EP between Franklin and Classon. The sidewalk was not empty; people were walking home and it felt safe.

A man walking towards him on the Shuttle overpass smacked him in the face with a very sharp elbow and then demanded his wallet and backpack. He was apparently aided by another man. A witness approached the victim and gave him his phone number and said that he could identify the attackers.

The victim's injuries were/are fairly serious. Several bones were broken in his face. He required reconstructive surgery and several nights in the hospital. A full physical recovery is expected.

daver:
how many times have we heard this same story at this same stop? This one is a bit later than usual, but otherwise, very similar. I would need multiple hands to count the number of times someone has gotten hit in the head between say 5pm and 10pm coming out of this station in full view of witnesses.

Are law enforcement tracking this? I have yet to see cops standing around there. And I'm not disparaging the police or saying they don't, I'm just saying that I haven't seen it. Have you?

I have seen a LOT of cops at the Nostrand exit. Commonly three to six or more standing around within a block or so. And I don't hear about these muggings there. I realize there are limited resources, and perhaps we are looking at a shell game, cops move to this station, robbers move to that one.


guest: would say 3 out of 5 weeknights there are police officers directly outside the Franklin Ave. subway exit between 5pm and 8pm. On almost every night, I walk past an officer or two between the subway and my apartment on St. Marks and Franklin Ave. I would venture that these dudes have figured out the patrol patterns of the beat cops on Franklin and strike when they are farthest away (i.e. all the way up towards Dean and Pacific).

In addition, while Franklin is very well patrolled, the side streets can be a different story. Think about it. As a beat cop, you have almost a straight line of vision all the way up and down Franklin and can probably identify when a commotion (mugging) is occurring. But if a cop is on Park for instance, and a mugger hits someone on Prospect, you are a full block away and cannot see/hear anything.

Anyway, these are things I would think about if I was to plan to mug someone and didn't want 5-0 to catch me. As a civilian, I don't really know what the solution is, if there is one.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

MISSING from Ashford Street: Jonelle Guy (75th Precinct)

THE FOLLOWING PERSON WAS REPORTED MISSING ON 04-11-08 FROM WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 75 PCT:

JONELLE GUY, F/B/72

950 ASHFORD ST

5'5", 135 LBS, MEDIUM BUILD

THE MISSING WAS LAST SEEN LEAVING HER RESIDENCE ON THURSDAY 04-10-08 AT APPROXIMATLEY 1430 HRS WEARING A BLACK WAIST LENGTH JACKET, CHARCOAL GRET PANTS, BLUE KANGOL CAP AND BLACK SNEAKERS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 800-577-TIPS.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

MISSING in Crown Heights: Ana Manuela (77th Precinct)

The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating the following person reported MISSING.

Ana Manuela F/H/67

1491 Sterling Place

On Saturday, 04-05-07 the MISSING was last seen leaving her residence, located within the confines of the 77 Precinct.

The MISSING is described as follows:

5'5" tall

210 lbs. (approx)

and is in poor mental health

The MISSING was last seen wearing:

Blue windbreaker, grey sweatpants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this MISSING person is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Friday, April 4, 2008

WANTED: Bushwick Robbery Team (83rd Precinct)

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING 3 MALES WANTED FOR AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AND A SUBSEQUENT SHOOTING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 83 PCT. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ON SUNDAY 03-23-08 AT APPROXIMATELY 0625 HRS THE VICTIM, A M/H/28, WAS IN THE V/O MYRTLE AVE AND GROVE STREET WHEN HE WAS APPROACHED BY 3 M/H's WHO ATTEMPTED TO ROB HIM. THE VICTIM FOUGHT OF THE ASSAILANTS WHO THEN FLED THE SCENE.

A SHORT TIME LATER F/O 302 IRVING AVE, THE VICTIM WAS ONCE AGAIN APPROACHED BY 1 OF THE PREVIOUS MALE HISPANICS WHO SHOT HIM 1X IN THE THIGH AND FLED THE SCENE.

THE VICTIM WAS BROUGHT TO ELMURST HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE INCIDENTS IS ASKED TO CALL THE NYPD'S CRIMESTOPPERS HOTLINE AT 800-577-TIPS.


video

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

2-Year-Old Shot, Chester Street (73rd Precinct)

ON TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008, AT APPROXIMATELY 0003 HOURS, I/S/O 394 CHESTER ST. IN THE CONFINES OF THE 073 PCT. POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT SHOTS FIRED I/O LOCATION. UPON ARRIVAL THEY FOUND A F/B/2 SHOT 1X TO THE SHOULDER. CHILD REMOVED TO BROOKDALE HOSPITAL BY E.M.S. IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION. INVESTIGATION ONGOING.

***UPDATE***

ARRESTED:
ERIC BALLENGER, M/B/19
394 CHESTER ST

CHARGES:
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT
CPW
ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

Shot Fired at Cops, Herkimer Street (73rd Precinct)

ON 3-31-08 AT APPROX 1820 HOURS POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO BROOKLYN NORTH NARCOTICS APPROACHED 3 MALES IN THE V/O 1360 HERKIMER STREET IN THE CONFINES OF THE 73 PCT. A M/B ARMED WITH A GUN FLED INTO 1360 HERKIMER STREET. WHILE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING THE ARMED SUSPECT FIRED 1X AT POLICE. POLICE DID NOT RETURN FIRE AND NO ONE WAS INJURED. A 380 CAL HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE.

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN REGARDS TO THE ABOVE INCIDENT

1. TERRELL FOSTER M/B/16 OF 1360 HERKIMER STREET
CHARGES- ASSAULT ON A POLICE OFFICER, CRIMINAL POSS OF A WEAPON AND RESISTING ARREST

2. O'SHEA McGLOWN M/B/22 OF 15 MARCONI PLACE
CHARGES- CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, RESISTING ARREST AND CRIMINAL POSS OF MARIJUANA

3. JOHN CRAWFORD M/B/18 OF 749 BARBEY STREET BROOKLYN
CHARGES- RESISTING ARREST, CRIMINAL POSS OF MARIJUANA AND OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL ADMINISTRATION