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
A Brooklyn teen is in critical condition after hitting his head while surfing on an F train yesterday, police said.
Police were told by a motorman that the 17-year-old man was found unconscious and bleeding from the head while lying atop the last car of a southbound F train. He was injured while the train traveled between the Fourth Avenue and Smith-9th Street stations around 2:20 a.m.
This... » more
Cops are searching for two men who held up an Upper East Side jewelry store with hammers Sunday.
The men entered Travers Fine Jewelry at 962 Madison Ave. around 4:30 p.m. with their hammers and ordered workers not to move, police said.
They then allegedly stole $15,000 worth of jewels from a display case and fled.
No one is injured in the heist.
The first suspect, who was... » more
An NYPD detective was indicted yesterday for two counts of perjury in connection with a 2010 East Harlem drug bust in which the alleged drug dealer was set free.
Abel Joseph, 39, a narcotics officer who lives in the Bronx, told a grand jury in August 2010 he and his partner could not find two men who bought PCP from a dealer and never lost sight of the man selling drugs, according to the... » more
A 25-year-old man was charged Sundayfor murdering g a mother and her four children with a kitchen knife in Sunset Park on Saturday night
Mingdong Chen, 25, a cousin of the children's father, was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court Sundayon five charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Around 10:44 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a 911 call at the house at Ninth... » more
Most New York voters want to keep the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic but believe the practice should be modified and improved, an amNewYork-News 12 poll finds.
An overwhelming majority of likely voters surveyed — 77% — want to continue, in some form, the practice of officers stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people they believe match a crime suspect or are acting suspiciously.
However,... » more
Even Banksy has to take a day off.
The mysterious British graffiti artist, who has been surprising New Yorkers with his random pieces throughout the five boroughs this month, posted this statement, "Today's art has been cancelled due to police activity," on the website for his project Wednesday.
There have been reports that cops threatened to ticket one of Banksy's crew members... » more