"The Americans" actress Keri Russell experienced a scary early morning incident Wednesday as two men broke into Brooklyn Heights home while she was sleeping, police said.
Russell, who lives in the house with her husband and two children, was awaked when Ronald and Steffon Swindell entered in her home around 3 a.m., investigators said.
The actress, who films her show in New... » more
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday announced a gun buyback on Staten Island Saturday.
The buyback program offers $200 for working handguns and assault rifles and $20 for rifles and shotguns -- no questions asked. Participants will get cash in the form of a bank card for up to three firearms.
The gun buyback event, funded by the NYPD and Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan's... » more
A series of punching attacks - including one against a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy - are being investigated by the NYPD to determine if they are part of a violent behavior known as the "knockout game."
The attacks, in which victims are punched by a stranger, have been reported by police in other parts of the United States and England.
Tuesday>, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said... » more
A pedestrian safety group Tuesday released a report offering Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio tips from other cities on how to achieve his "Vision Zero" pledge against street injuries and fatalities.
Transportation Alternatives' report, "Proven Tactics, Better Enforcement," suggests that de Blasio should foster a "general deterrence" so drivers believe they will be... » more
Cops are searching for two muggers in Flushing who robbed three people at gunpoint Sunday.
The duo targeted their first victim, a 22-year-old man, at 12:25 a.m. near 58th Road and 138th Street. The victim told police he was put in a chokehold as one of the muggers displayed a firearm and took a Samsung Galaxy phone and wallet. Then, at 12:45, the muggers stuck up a 31-year-old man and a 38-year-old... » more
Cops say they arrested the man wanted for allegedly raping a woman in Central Park early Sunday morning.
Officers found Omar Hoist, 32, at Metropolitan Hospital Tuesday night and charged the homeless man with rape, strangulation and assault. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan DA's office said they were awaiting his arraignment.
The NYPD said Hoist approached a woman near 88th Street and... » more
As thefts of Apple products rise in New York, the NYPD and the City Council are thinking differently to curb the surge.
During a hearing of the council's Consumer Affairs Committee Monday, the NYPD said there were 16,000 thefts of Apple products last year, accounting for 14% of all crimes in the city in 2012.
To curb the trend, the council is mulling a bill that would mandate that all... » more
A city teacher was charged with grand larceny Wednesday for allegedly using a coworker's credit card at a Bloomingdale's retail store, the NYPD said.
A Department of Education spokesman said Faith Ayala, 44, who was arrested at 11:40 a.m. in southeastern Bronx, will be reassigned to clerical work outside of city schools. She has been a DOE employee since 2003 with a $64,006-a-year salary.... » more
The NYPD Wednesday released video of three men accused of participating in a shooting on a J train platform in Cyprus Hill that sent a 22-year-old man to the hospital.
The victim was shot in the stomach during a botched robbery Oct. 20 at 3:30 a.m. while waiting at an elevated J train station on Cleveland and Fulton streets, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable... » more
A 25-year-old man was killed Tuesday night in Brownsville during an alleged drug deal gone bad, police said.
Cops responded to a 911 call at Rutland Road and E. 96th Street around 10:00 and found Mervyn Spann, 25, with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead, then NYPD said.
Investigators said they haven't identified any suspects... » more