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Hallowe’en Assault in Brooklyn Heights

NY1 and other outlets recently reported on a pre-Hallowe’en crime at  the corner of State and Henry Streets. Though the incident took place on Oct. 28, local news reported it two days ago. “Police said 13 men and women approached the 21-year-old woman and threw an unknown liquid in her face before putting the box […]

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Violent Robbery of Court Street Jeweler

Your correspondent apologizes for the delay in posting this, but violence came to Court Street during rush hour on Thursday when robbers hit Court Jeweler at 60 Court St., reports the Brooklyn Eagle.  A group of four men made off with cash, jewelry, and gold reportedly valued at half a million dollars and attacked the […]

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“Area” Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

As reported by DNA Info, the woman who owns the chain of children’s stores Area Kids (located in our fair neighborhood on Montague Street, was arrested last month along with a partner for stealing more than $1,000 of merchandise from the Whole Foods in Gowanus. Among the items stolen were beauty supplies, clothing, food, healthcare items […]

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Thefts in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A series of “park plunders” took place in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the past week according to Brooklyn Paper’s “Police Blotter.”  On September 7th at about 9:00 pm, two men left their bags at the foot of Furman Street to play soccer.  When they returned the bags were gone, their wallets and phones along with […]

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Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street

Multiple news outlets are reporting that at around 9:30 Monday night, police responded to a call on Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park, where they found a 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot to the head. From NBC4: Police said they’re not sure if a robbery led up […]

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Shots Fired On Old Fulton Street; DUMBO Party Blamed

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that an automatic rifle was discharged early Sunday morning following a DUMBO party, with bullets spraying into nearby residences. According to the NYPD, a 21-year-old man was shot one time in the arm at roughly 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Water Street and Old Fulton Street. He took private transportation […]

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Shooting at MetroTech

NY1’s Dean Meminger has just tweeted that a shooting occurred in front of One Metrotech Plaza. More after the jump.

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84th Precinct: Crime Down 78% In Past Two Decades, 10% Over Past Year

Crime has caved 78% in the 84th Precinct over the last two decades and 10% over the past year, according to the 84th Precinct Community Council—comprising the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. An all-out celebration of safety was held Tuesday at Borough Hall for the 29th-annual “National Night […]

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Word To The Wise: Beats by Dre Headphone Heists Hamper Heights

Apparently, swiping iPhones from unsuspecting New Yorkers is sooo yesterday. The New York Post reports that Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones have become the du jour choice of NYC muggers. The high-tech noise-canceling headphones cost a risible $300-$500.

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 9/7/11

Dean St. was hit bad; Conway’s was, too; and Planet Fitness. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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