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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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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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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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Looks Like reBar Owner Jason Stevens is Going to Jail

Jason Stevens, the former owner of reBar in DUMBO who ripped off couples and his staff when he shuttered the business with no notice, has copped a plea deal.

Looks like he’ll be spending 3 1/2 to 10 years behind re(Jail)Bars soon:

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Video: Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area and We Give You the Truth on How Those Brooklyn Heights Fruit Streets Got Their Name

The NYC Parks Department finally got around to cleaning the Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights today. A crazed and untalented graffiti “writer” defaced the area along with an adjacent Citibike docking station between Monday (6/9) night and Tuesday morning. As we documented earlier this week, the Citibike station was quickly cleaned by Wednesday [...]

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The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned

As of 9 AM today (6/11), the red scrawlings of a crazed vandal are still on many areas of the Fruit Street sitting area in Brooklyn Heights. As we documented yesterday, the Citibike stations were immediately cleaned. This has not been the case for areas for which the Parks Department is responsible. DEVELOPING

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reBar Owner Jason Stevens on the Lam?

Have you seen this man? EaterNY reports that reBar owner Jason Stevens has disappeared since the sudden shuttering of his bar/restaurant/movie theater last Friday. Several employees claim that the restaurateur ran into trouble with the IRS recently, and a former chef believes that Stevens made off with 27K in cash and 150K in wedding deposits [...]

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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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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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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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