An apartment building which is home to many large Jewish families has been the scene of repeated gun violence in the last few days, and residents feel it’s only a matter of time before a major tragedy occurs – one which can be averted should police act.
A video that has gone viral showing a man in Lefferts Park behaving in a ‘creepy’ manner around children prompted a number of concerned parents to call Shomrim after observing the same man in the park once again today. He was taken into custody.
A turnstile-jumping teenager slipped police from custody inside a Crown Heights precinct. After an hours-long search, the suspect turned himself in to a different NYPD precinct.
The 71st Precinct has released a warrant for the arrest of a man who is alleged to have burglarized several homes in the vicinity of Carroll Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues in Crown Heights.
On Sunday afternoon, a teacher at the Ohr Menachem Boys’ School took his class to Lincoln Terrace Park (AKA Rochester Park) for recess. While there, a man walked over to the teacher and assaulted him in a completely unprovoked attack.
A group of young teenagers who were ‘playing hooky’ from a local public school walked past the Oholei Torah Mesivta Boys High School and started an altercation with the students there, which escalated until one Yeshiva student received multiple blows to the head. To make matters worse, police officers refused to take action and as of this moment have still not charged the assailant – citing fear of riots. UPDATE: Police have charged the assailant with assault as a hate crime.
Two bumbling criminals were arrested after plainclothes police officers observed them showing each other how to hide a handgun in their pants.
The Crown Heights father of two who was killed early Tuesday morning on St. Johns Place near Schenectady Avenue was murdered by an ex-con over his ‘Air Jordan’ sneakers, the New York Daily News reports.
Four people were arrested after Shomrim assisted police in locating a vehicle that was stolen from Crown Heights.
A 46-year-old father of two was fatally shot early this morning in Crown Heights. The incident occurred near the corner of St. John’s Place and Schenectady Avenue around 2:00am.
A 13-year-old Crown Heights boy was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly gave a loaded handgun to his 8-year-old brother, who then brought it to school.
A scuffle broke out in front of The Marketplace, a Crown Heights supermarket, after a man shoplifted a block of butter and was confronted by the store’s management.
On Friday morning, an 8-year-old student of The Albany Avenue School (P.S. 91) in Crown Heights, which is located across the street from Lefferts Park, brought a loaded handgun to school, prompting an emergency police response.
Alicia Boyd, the notoriously anti-Semitic and anti-white founder of the Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP), an organization which uses hateful tactics to oppose any commercial developments in Crown Heights, allegedly assaulted a worker who was cutting grass at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a witness told CrownHeights.info.
A disturbing incident was caught on surveillance camera in Flatbush, where a con artist purposely rode his bike into a stationary car, then fell to the ground and feigned injury.
A black youth who attacked a Jewish student and stole his hat and Yarmulka admitted to targeting the boy due to his religion, and said the attack was part of a ‘bet’ between the assailant and his friends.
A 14-year-old youth was arrested and charged with grand larceny as a possible bias crime after he snatched a “Yarmulka” [Jewish head covering] off a 13-year-old Jewish boy.
Police confiscated a cache of weapons from a Crown Heights apartment Thursday, including six firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition.
Police have identified a pattern of car burglaries plaguing the entire area within the boundaries of the 71st Precinct. Many of the targeted vehicles are Chrysler Town and Countrys.
Also in the extended article: one burglary victim shares an innovative idea on how to secure your minivan.
During a court appearance earlier this week, the man arrested in connection with the stabbing of Yehuda Leib Brikman on a Crown Heights street was found unfit to stand trial due to mental illness.
A 56-year-old woman was shot on Nostrand Avenue after an argument nearby descended into violence.
On Sunday, May 15, a man broke into an electronics store on the corner of Sterling Place and Troy Avenue in Crown Heights. The burglar made off with cash, tablets, video games and gaming consoles worth thousands of dollars, and is being sought by police.