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A car driven deliberately into a crowded pedestrian shopping plaza by a crazed man killed three people and critically injured scores more. Over the weekend two more succumbed to their wounds, while the Jewish community mourned the death of Thalia Hakin, a 10-year-old student in Beth Rivkah Ladies College.
In a major twist today, Tuesday, Florida Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a man accused of killing Rabbi Yosef Raksin HYD, who was visiting daughter in North Miami Beach, Florida.
On Friday night, NYPD officers caught a recidivist car burglar rummaging through a Jewish-owned car he had broken into in the heart of Crown Heights. The thief, Charvis McCracken, 45, was caught red-handed inside the vehicle only three months after he was arrested for car burglary and possession of a loaded gun.
For the second time in as many days, the Chabad Center of South Orlando, Florida, has been evacuated over a bomb threat made over the phone.
At around 2:30pm this afternoon, an emotionally disturbed man walked into 770 with a plastic knife in his hand, and began to act rowdy and belligerently towards other worshipers.
On Sunday, the first day of Chanukah, at around 9:00am, a public Menorah erected by local Chabad Shliach Rabbi Mendel Goldberg on the main boardwalk of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was found vandalized and broken into pieces.
Chabad of Prospect Heights’ two Menorahs were vandalized over Chanukkah. The branches were broken and the wires cut. One Menorah was located at the Park Slope Playground between 5th and 6th ave. and the other at Underhill Playground.
A 6-foot tall menorah was stolen from Washington Square Park in San Francisco over the weekend. It was last seen on Friday, December 23, by Rabbi Peretz Mochkin of the North Beach Chabad.
A 14-year-old teenager was arrested late Thursday night in connection with two robberies of Jewish woman at knifepoint in Crown Heights.
Three Jewish women were the victims of mugging attacks in separate incidents throughout Sunday afternoon and evening in Crown Heights. One victim had her purse stolen with over $3,000 worth of jewelry, while the other two victims were held up at knifepoint.
A brutal Crown Heights mugger who robbed and shot at one Jewish man, shot a teenaged girl three times at pointblank range when she said she didn’t have any money, and attempted to rob a third woman – all in the vicinity of Kingston Avenue and Maple Street in February of 2015 – was sentenced to 55 years to life in prison for the crimes.
A group of eight people forced their way into and robbed a Family Dollar located on the corner of Atlantic and Ralph Avenues on the northeastern edge of Crown Heights.
The NYPD has released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with the incident where a swastika was spray-painted on a sidewalk in Crown Heights.
A CrownHeights.info reader submitted photos of a Swastika that was spray-painted on a sidewalk on a block predominantly populated by Jewish residents, located just around the corner from the 71st Police Precinct. Police are now investigating the incident as a hate crime.
A man who broke into dozens of cars and stole up to thousands of dollars’ worth of items over the course of the past month was apprehended and taken into custody early this morning, thanks to the dedicated hard work of Shomrim volunteers and NYPD officers from the 71st Precinct.
A man was shot to death last night on Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, and police say the suspect is still on the loose.
According to preliminary data published Tuesday by the New York Police Department, crime in the Big Apple continued to drop again this year, with October being the safest month in the city since CompStat records began to be recorded.
A sign identifying the Chabad Jewish student center at Texas A&M University was vandalized and then stolen.
A 15-year-old teen was apprehended and arrested Motzei Shabbos after he mugged a Jewish women and took her cellphone. This despite the unfortunate best efforts of two cops, who subjected the victim to repeated questioning in an apparent effort to make her doubt herself.
Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the repeated vandalism of a controversial Eruv which encompasses Crown Heights.
A man is fighting for his life after he was shot twice on President Street, as hundreds of local residents were returning home from synagogues following the holiday of Sukkot and Simchas Torah.