Crime

NYPD cracks down on drivers' cell phone use

The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a safety initiative conducted citywide last week which focused on addressing cell phone use while driving and failing to yield to pedestrians. Officers issued a total of 5,258 summonses during the initiative. … Full Article

NYPD: 2-day crackdown on drivers using cell phones

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

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!’

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

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

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

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

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