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Brooklyn Heights Couple Seeks Wedding Presents Stolen from Car Parked on Cranberry Street

We received this dispatch from a Brooklyn Heights resident who was the victim of a car break in earlier this week. She is seeking the help of her neighbors in retrieving some “irreplaceable mementos” taken by the thief.

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Alleged Assailant in Montague Street Stabbing Claims He Received Obscene Text from Victim

During his arraignment yesterday for the stabbing of Yakov Pfeffier, alleged assailant Andriy Komynar claimed he did while defending himself during a dispute:

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Report: Stabbing on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Commenter Peter Loibl and the Brooklyn Eagle report that there has been a stabbing on Montague Street.

DEVELOPING…

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Community Council Welcomes New 84th Precinct Captain Sergio Centa

The Eagle reports that, at the recent meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council, the 84th’s new skipper, Captain Sergio Centa, was welcomed back to the area. Capt. Centa had previously worked at the 84th for six months, starting in 2011. He replaces Capt. Maximo Tolentino, who led the 84th since 2012, and who has [...]

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Newspaper Thief Caught on Tape in Brooklyn Heights

BHB contributor/Pierrpont Street resident Peter Kaufman tweeted us surveillance video of a man stealing newspapers from his building’s lobby. NYPD has been notified.

Is this some sort of recycling racket or is the alleged paper pilferer a real news junkie? You decide.

Video after the jump.

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Reader Report: “Gangs of Men” Vandalizing CitiBikes Saturday Night

A reader just tweeted us alleging that “gangs of men” were vandalizing CitiBikes along Columnbia Heights tonight (9/6) around 10PM.

DEVELOPING…

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84th Precinct Police Blotter 8/20/14: Here Come the Brooklyn Bridge Park Crooks

The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter for the 84th Precinct this week sheds some light on a new leisure activity at Brooklyn Bridge Park — CRIMIN’ . Folks, we know you’re sophisticated urban dwellers so we assume that the need to watch your belongings at all times in a public setting isn’t a shock. That said, behold this passage from the B’Paper’s blotter:

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Watch this Video of Citibike Thieves Caught in the Act in Brooklyn Heights

BHB contributor/reader Peter Kaufman caught a gang of alleged Citibike thieves red handed Friday night as they returned to retrieve their stolen booty from the service entrance of 62 Pierrepont Street. And he has the video to prove it. Kaufman recounts to us what happened (via Twitter): Last night some kids stole 4 Citibikes and [...]

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How the Pranksters Duped NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap Attack

The pranksters, “artists”, terrorists, or hooligans who stole the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white (one bleached) flag last night were clever in their attack. The New York Daily News reports:

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If Someone Could Climb to the Top of the Brooklyn Bridge and Change the Flag, What’s Next

Just a few days after the NYPD failed to stop vandals from trashing a large swath of Brooklyn Heights, another prankster has changed the flag atop the presumably heavily guarded Brooklyn Bridge.

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ReBar Owner Jason Stevens Can’t Escape Long Bar of the Law

As announced earlier today by Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, Jason Stevens, the notorious owner of DUMBO hangout reBar who two months ago stole wedding party deposits and stiffed his employees, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal tax fraud. “Today’s sentence sends a clear [...]

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Man’s Body Found Off Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 Remains Unidentified

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reported Monday afternoon that a man’s body pulled from the East River at the southern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park early Monday morning was still unidentified, according to the New York Police Department. The NYPD’s Harbor Unit responded at roughly 6:30 a.m. to a call regarding the sighting near [...]

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There’s a Plant Thief Loose In Brooklyn Heights

A mystery is developing on Henry Street between Joralemon and State Streets. A BHB reader tells us about this felony of flora:

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