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Woman Who Tried To Kidnap Brooklyn Heights Babies in 2002 Arrested Again

A mentally ill woman who tried several times to kidnap babies in Brooklyn Heights back in 2002 was arrested on Friday in Manhattan. 46-year-old Tara Anne McDonald was nabbed trying to snatch an 8-month-old baby boy from his nanny in Chelsea. She is currently being held at Bellevue Hospital. In 2002 word had spread among [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 4/11/14

Welcome to a special edition of the police blotter, special because it’s on Friday.

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/28/14

Cars stolen, cash stolen, and I make friends with the police. It’s this week’s blotter. On the heels of Homer’s report about a thug locksmith nabbed on Willow Street—I can indeed confirm that he was arrested, and he’s possibly tied to a string of burglaries in the 6th precinct. More on that as it develops. [...]

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Report: Undercover Cops Nab Thug Robbing Homes In North Brooklyn Heights

A reader informed us last week about a robbery at 37 Willow Street. According to a resident of the building undercover cops from the 84th precinct nabbed the scumbag. He’s reportedly a locksmith by trade. DEVELOPING… This post has been updated since publication

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/20/14

More iPhone thefts, plus an appearance from Planet Fitness. It’s this week’s blotter.

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/13/14

Like a Barbra Streisand retirement tour, or like the memorable words uttered by Alan Arkin to Carl Reiner in The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!:”Always I’m saying good-bye to you, and always I’m seeing you again,” so returns the BHB Blotter. The precincts have allowed us in again! Well, some of them. And [...]

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Police Blotter Special Report: Thug Robbing People In Broad Daylight In Brooklyn Heights

An item in the police blotter over at The Brooklyn Paper matches up with an email we received over the weekend about an attack in Brooklyn Heights. The original email, posted on SBKSprouts listserv gave this detailed account, reportedly from the victim (we’ve removed the name of the child): I was attacked and robbed this [...]

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Open Letter To The Mail Stealing Dirtbag In Brooklyn Heights

Dear Mail Stealing Dirtbag – I’m sure you really needed that Valentine’s Day care package grandma sent my 3 year old more than she did. So I’ll forgive you for stealing it from our lobby. Oh who am I kidding? I’m not a “feelings” guy. I’m more furious than the power of a thousand suns. [...]

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84th Precinct Names P.O. Saief Hasnain Cop Of The Year

On Monday night the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, named P.O. Saief Hasnain Cop of the Year for his outstanding achievement in fighting DWIs in the area.

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Crime on Poplar Street Today

McBrooklyn’s scanner picked up the dispatch of police to Poplar Street this afternoon to search for a man, described as light skinned Hispanic and wearing a black hoodie, alleged to have commited one or more robberies on that street. Update: from the two comments this post has drawn, it appears to me (it’s been a [...]

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NYPD Brings Skynet Closer To Reality As It Tests ‘Robocar’ In Brooklyn Heights

Clearly, no one has learned anything from The Terminator series or Robocop. The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD has been testing a new high tech police cruiser loaded with gadgets including a high speed license plate scanner. It’s been assigned to the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn Heights.

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Car Break-in Alert on Poplar

A tipster just wrote: “This morning walking my dog I saw that three cars parked next to the Community Garden at the corner of Hicks/Poplar/Willow had side windows broken into … on the curbside of course!”

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This Revelation About The Man Accused Of Robbing Keri Russell’s Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Will Probably Not Surprise You

The 50 year old man, part of an uncle-nephew burglary team nabbed this week after robbing actress Keri Russell’s Hicks Street home and another on Remsen Street, turns out to be a career criminal who was released from jail just two weeks ago. WABC TV: Police now confirm Ronald Swindell was just released from prison [...]

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Cops Nab Uncle-Nephew Burglars After They Rob Keri Russell’s Hicks Street Brownstone

Page Six reports that Keri Russell was the victim of an uncle-nephew burglary duo who struck overnight. According to law enforcement sources, the pair entered her Hicks St. home through an open window on the first floor and made off with a Filson bag, Macbook Air, necklace and earrings. They then struck a home on [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 11/20/13

To quote Gene Pitney: It isn’t very pretty what a town without pity can do. It’s this week’s blotter. The cleaning folks were doing triage in the 84 reception area yesterday, and I have to say they did a much better job than anyone who’s ever worked at the reception desk. Usually the waiting room [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 11/7/13

Thievery at the UA (and I don’t mean the ticket prices), and a man strikes it rich at Check Cashing. It’s this week’s blotter. Usually the stack of police reports is huge in the summer, because it’s too hot to be inside, so people would rather cause trouble outdoors. Yesterday’s, however, bucked the trend, as [...]

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