The Word On The Street, Part II: STOP

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Taken August 29, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Saw Something, Said Something

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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A person we’ll call “X” writes today at 6:09 p.m.:

Hi Miss Heather. I am a lurker on New York Shitty and I pay special attention to your posts about crimes in the area.

I was jogging near the Williamsburg Bridge today and I spotted this guy:

http://www.newyorkshitty.com/williamsburg/95049#respond

He was unmistakable. I remembered him from your post a few weeks back. The yellow bike with the blue seat was the first thing I noticed. I trailed him for a little while and watched him pull on doors, checking if they were open. We made eye contact and that’s when I stopped and called the police.

I met with the police and showed them the guy’s picture and the posting and then I kept on running. Hope they get this punk today!

First off I want to thank X for contacting the police. Well done! Although I sincerely hope he/she made a spot-on identification and the police caught this fellow, the fact of the matter is someone trying doors (so as to find one which is unlocked) is bad news. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: please, please make sure your front doors are locked/secured. Do not simply “buzz” people into your building without discerning who he/she is— or better yet: meet/greet anyone desiring access to your building in person. Ask questions. If you see anything amiss, say something to the police. STAT.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Word From The NYPD

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(via an anonymous tipster):

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspects wanted for a burglary within the confines of the 94 Precinct. Details are as follows:

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1945 hours the 3 suspects broke the front door lock of an apartment building in the Greenpoint Section of Brooklyn, went to the garage and removed 3 bicycles. The suspects then fled the scene.

Anyone with information in regards to this burglary is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

QUICKLINKS: A Couple Of Items From The New York Daily News

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  • A take on the recent “crime wave” in Greenpoint. Interesting quote/teaser:
    “We always have these waves (of crime),” said Community Affairs Officer Steve Truglio of the 94th Precinct. 

    Truglio declined to discuss if the precinct is altering its tactics to combat the crime increase. But he did say criminals are attracted to the neighborhood for the same reason as Willie Sutton robbed banks — that’s where the money is.

  • A run-down of the pistol-whipping which came to pass this weekend.

 

Mark Your Calendars: Meeting On Crime

August 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn 

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Be there!

Meeting On Crime
August 19, 2013 starting 6:30
Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: A Word From The 94th Precinct

August 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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This comes via anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspect wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct.  The details are as follows:

On Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 1030 hours, the suspect entered a commercial establishment at 242 Wythe Avenue by impersonating as a messenger and removed $1121.83, credit and debit cards from a cash box before fleeing.

A photo of the suspect and his bicycle are attached.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part IV: A Word From The 94 Precinct

Although this has gotten a nice clip of attention elsewhere I feel compelled to pass it along here anyway:

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two (2) male whites wanted in connection with twelve (12) burglaries that occurred in the 94 Precinct.

The suspects forcibly enter commercial establishments by gaining entry through the street level entrances, remove unknown amounts of USC from cash registers, and flee in a minivan.

Incident #1 – Between approximately 0400 hours and 1000 hours on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 158 Norman Ave. (Connie’s).

Incident #2 – Between approximately 0300 hours and 0630 hours on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 160 Franklin St. (Mrs. Kim’s).

Incident #3 – Between approximately 1700 hours on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 and approximately 0340 hours on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 224 Franklin St. (TBD Bar).

Incident #4 – Between approximately 0057 hours and 0300 hours on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 457 Graham Ave. (Grandma Rose’s).

Incident #5 – Between approximately 0437 hours and 0500 hours on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 134 Kingsland Ave. (One Stop Beer Shop).

Incident #6 – Between approximately 2300 hours on Sunday, July 21, 2013 and approximately 0630 hours on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 94 Franklin St. (Cookie Road).

Incident #7 – Between approximately 0153 hours and 156 hours on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 257 Driggs Ave. (Freddy Food Market).

Incident #8 – At approximately 0533 hours on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 579 Meeker Ave. (Boulevard Tavern).

Incident #9 – At approximately 0309 hours on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 125 Wythe Ave. (Fat Goose).

Incident #10 – Between approximately 2300 hours on Thursday, July 25, 2013 and 0600 hours on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 103 N. 3 St. (Modca).

Incident #11 – At approximately 0150 hours on 133 Roebling St. (Osilo Coffee Shop).

Incident #12 – Between approximately 2000 hours on Thursday, July 25, 2013 and approximately 0930 hours on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 183 Norman Ave. (Ameenas Florist).

See attached video (captured during Incident #8).

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Word From The 94th Precinct

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From the NYPD via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating the following individual who was reported missing on July 27, 2013 in the confines of the 94 Pct.

Dana Bonanno F/W/33 of 100 Freeman Street Brooklyn NY

She is 5’2 115 lbs.

If you have seen Miss Bonanno or know of her whereabouts, please say something to the 94th. STAT. 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From Frost Street

gothamistscI am certain a number of folks reading this tome are familiar with the item Gothamist posted recently about an attorney having what can be best described as an alcohol-fueled melt-down in Williamsburg. Those of you who are not in the know can become so by clicking here.

In any case, I found the incident downright uncanny as something very similar happened— also in Williamsburg— twenty four hours later. A doppelganger, if you will. I’m guessing the 94th had a very busy weekend— but I digress. My tipster writes on Sunday, June 2nd:

It isn’t Even hot yet and people are nuts. Whackjob… flipped out cross the street last night. 30’s white dude with braided bracelets was kicking and punch the shit out of somebody elses car. Then lays down on the sidewalk crying. Hell-o 94th! Sad, nobody loves him and he is mad about it. Really nice young Polish cop came. I liked seeing a cop in his own hood.

As it was explained to me by another witness this fellow managed to inflict several thousand dollars worth of damage to this defenseless motor vehicle before passing out on the sidewalk.  And passed out on the sidewalk he conveniently remained until our Finest arrived. Upon being awakened next to his “handiwork”— I want to make this perfectly clear— this chap apparently had enough wits about him to deny any wrong-doing.

Yup. Methinks we’re in for an interesting summer north Brooklyn. On a related note, this evening the monthly meeting of the 94th Precinct Community Council will come to pass at the Church of Ascension’s Parish Hall. NOTE: this will be the last meeting until September.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
June 5, 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension’s Auditorium
122 Java Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Cheers!

 

Urban Artifact: 13 Days & Counting…

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It’s almost two weeks now and as of this morning (11:42 a.m.) the McCarren Park Hypodermic Tree is still in effect. My dedication to documenting this caught the attention of a passerby. He too took a moment to capture this curiosity with his camera.

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After asking me how long this had been there (I told him “about two weeks”) he noted it had been used and added:

Kids could get their hands on this. That’s not good.

Precisely.

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