Crime

Cops hunt Bay Ridge Menorah vandals

Heartless vandals deliberately destroyed a Hanukkah Menorah that a religious organization had placed outside a Bay Ridge park, but the victims showed that they weren’t about to let crooks ruin their holiday. They quickly replaced the Menorah with another one. … Full Article

Robbery defendant who pointed gun at child’s head sentenced to 24 Years to life

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Thursday that a Brooklyn man who was convicted last month of first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a jury trial has been sentenced to 24 years to life in prison.
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Brooklyn man sentenced to 18 years for Bay Ridge stabbing death

A 54-year-old Bay Ridge man who admitted stabbing his wife to death in 2014 has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Dec. 9. … Full Article

Bay Ridge man pleads guilty to killing his wife

A 54-year-old man who stabbed his wife to death during an argument inside their Bay Ridge apartment has pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 40 Years to life in prison for murder of two men

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Wednesday that a 61-year-old man has been sentenced on two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2013 shooting death of two men outside a home in East New York.
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Brooklyn serial rapist sentenced to 100 years to life in prison

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Monday that a 26-year-old Brooklyn serial rapist has been sentenced to 100 years to life in prison for committing four rapes within a one-week period, including one of a 15-year-old girl.
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NYPD deploying extra security around New York City after terrorist attacks in Paris

The NYPD is deploying extra security around New York City after terrorist attacks in Paris that have left as many as 120 dead. The department issued a statement Friday evening noting that the NYPD is "in close touch" with their French police counterparts, as well as the FBI. … Full Article

Brooklyn man convicted of double murder in East New York

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Friday that a 60-year-old man has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the 2013 shooting death of two men outside a home in East New York.
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Gang member who sexually assaulted woman during violent home invasion robbery sentenced to 15 years

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Thursday that a Brooklyn gang member was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a violent armed home invasion in which he and three others broke into a Brooklyn apartment, robbed two roommates at knife- and gun-point, then took turns sodomizing … Full Article

Career criminal arrested in slaying of NYC police officer

A career criminal wanted by police in the shooting of a gang member last month was arrested and expected to be charged with fatally shooting an officer during a gunfight on a pedestrian bridge after stealing a bike, authorities said Wednesday. … Full Article

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