Crime

The medical examiner's office has not yet determined what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents relieved after DA announces major drug bust

Bay Ridge
Residents and community leaders in Bay Ridge expressed relief in the wake of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s announcement on Monday about a major drug bust that shut down a sophisticated narcotics network in their neighborhood. … Full Article

Six arrested in bust of Bay Ridge drug ring

Bay Ridge
Six defendants were charged on Monday with operating narcotics, steroids and marijuana phone delivery services in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park and Bensonhurst. The charges resulted from a wiretap and undercover investigation conducted by the New York Police Department’s Narcotics Borough … Full Article

Man who fled during trial sentenced to 17 years in prison

Thomas Qualls, the president of International Foreign Currency, Inc., was sentenced 17.5 years of imprisonment following his convictions for mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. … Full Article

NYPD graduates 69 traffic enforcement agents

New York City
The New York City Police Department graduated 69 Traffic Enforcement Agents Friday in a ceremony at Police Headquarters. The new agents will be assigned throughout the five boroughs.   … Full Article

Brooklyn rabbi and teacher arrested in child porn case

Brooklyn Boro
A Brooklyn rabbi and teacher at a girls' seminary has been arrested on a child pornography distribution charge. Prosecutors announced the arrest Wednesday of 52-year-old Samuel Waldman at his Brooklyn residence. … Full Article

Merchants, city workers help lead cops to scam suspects

Bay Ridge
They picked the wrong people to scam. … Full Article

68th Precinct commander warns: Scammers are pros

Bay Ridge
The crooks behind the Green Dot MoneyPak scam are pros that could make even the most cynical citizen fall for their tricks, a police commander in Bay Ridge warned. … Full Article

Democratic Party leader warns of phony IRS scam

Bensonhurst
Betty Ann Canizio heard a disturbing message on her telephone answering machine when she came home from work on Thursday. … Full Article

Downtown’s 84th Precinct supports de Blasio’s safe driving initiative

Downtown
On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about his Vision Zero plan to combat the deaths of innocent bystanders killed by drivers who break the law. Speaking at a community council meeting at 160 Schermerhorn St. … Full Article

Brooklyn mom, 19, facing charges in son's death

Sheepshead Bay
A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son. The medical examiner on Tuesday determined that Jayden Smith died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. … Full Article

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