“Beware of sticky slots,” warns Mary Frost, our intrepid neighborhood journalist. Mary reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that thieves are using mouse glue traps to steal envelopes from USPS mailboxes around Brooklyn Heights. If you use the mail to send paper checks (do you still use the ledger on the back of the checkbooks too?), you […]
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Thieves Pilfering Checks From Mailboxes Using Mouse Glue Traps
SUV Tires Deflated in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO
Jalopnik reports that a group of climate “activists” called the Tyre Extinguishers deflated the tires (“tyre” is the British spelling of “tire”) of fifty SUVs, some in Brooklyn Heights and some in DUMBO, earlier this week. According to Jalopnik: Tyre Extinguishers aims to “make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the world’s […]
AT&T Store on Montague Street Burglarized
The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that sometime early on Thursday morning “[a] thief or thieves shattered the glass front door of an AT&T store at 160 Montague St.” The store’s manager, Luis Cruz, was alerted by the company providing security. He “discovered that four iPhones and three Apple Watches had been stolen.” The Eagle story […]
Cops Nab Suspects After Armed Robberies in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Update: Thanks again to Mary Frost we now know that all four suspects have been arrested; that they were likely involved in two robberies on Tuesday night, and that they may have been involved in a third on Saturday evening. This is a developing story; we will add new information here as it becomes available. […]
PSA: How to Protect Your Vehicle from Catalytic Converter Theft
Readers on our open thread from a few weeks back reported catalytic converter thefts on Cranberry off Hicks and Joralemon off Hicks. Nextdoor is flush with posts about thefts in surrounding neighborhoods. The 84th Precinct tweeted that there’s a rise in thefts in the Downtown area and here’s how they suggest you protect your vehicles: Meanwhile, the crime […]
It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!
According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]
Man Stabbed In the Chest Leaving Clark Street Bodega
The NYPD is investigating after a man was stabbed outside a Brooklyn [Heights] deli Tuesday morning. Authorities say the 49-year-old victim was leaving the bodega on Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights around 6:30 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition. A man […]
Robberies Reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St.
The 84th Precinct tweeted a warning earlier this evening to put the cellphones away and pay attention when walking, as there have been robberies (plural) reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St. Another tweet warns pedestrians to put away all electronics, including wireless headphones. Let’s all stay safe.
UPDATE! JENNA FOUND! Brooklyn Tech Student, Jenna Hospedales, Missing Since Thursday
UPDATE: The teen’s mom confirmed to PIX 11 Jenna was found on Tuesday evening and is safe at home. It has not been made public where the teen was during the time she was missing. URGENT! The 77th Police precinct, CB2 and, numerous news outlets are seeking help in finding Jenna Hospedales, a Brooklyn Tech High […]
National Night Out Against Crime – Tues., Aug. 7, 4:30 pm at Pier 5
The 84th Precinct Community Council invites all to the National Night Out Against Crime- Neighborhood Safe Streets Rally, at the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula in Brooklyn Bridge Park, on Tuesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, refreshments, ice cream, games, and face painting, as well as bicycle and scooter registration. Bicycle accessories […]
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- Thieves Pilfering Checks From Mailboxes Using Mouse Glue Traps March 24, 2023
- Another Last Minute Suggestion: Grace Chorale’s “We Will Rise” at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon March 24, 2023
- Spring Bird Walk with Heather Wolf This Coming Saturday March 26, 2023