A tutor working in boy’s schools in Crown Heights was arrested last week and charged with a number of heinous crimes, including child molestation and endangerment. Neighborhood schools release statements on his arrest.
A Chabad Shliach active in the Israeli city of Chevron has received a number of alarming death threats on his facebook page. The threats appear to be coming from a Hamas aligned Palestinian terrorist.
On Motzai Shabbos two Jewish men were assaulted in separate incidents where the assailent attempted to rob the victims. One of the victims was rushed by Hatzalah to a hospital.
A vehicle parked on Albany Ave. near the corner of President Street was the latest victim of the mysterious wheel thieves who have been operating with impunity and devastating vehicle owners all over Crown Heights over the last couple of years.
What should have been a routine traffic stop turned into a car chase that ended when the driver slammed into two other cars when he attempted to flee. One person was injured and the driver was arrested.
After two people were mugged and shot at, police have apprehended a man who attempted to commit a third and similar robbery in the same vicinity. He is being investigated as the suspect behind the recent string of robberies and shootings.
In the second shooting incident in as many days, a 19-year-old African-American girl was shot three times near the entrance to her apartment building on Maple Street and Kingston Ave. She was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition. Police are investigating if this incident is related to the one that occurred in the same spot three days ago, when a Jewish man was robbed and shot by a thug wearing a ‘keffiyeh.’
A Jewish man was mugged at gunpoint and shot at late last night on Kingston Avenue. The mugger was described as a black male who was wearing an Arab ‘keffiyeh.’
As of Sunday night, A full week has gone by without a single killing in New York City, a rare milestone.
At around 3:00am Sunday morning, February 1st, a 32-year-old woman was walking on Troy Ave. between Sterling and Park when she was approached from behind by a man wearing a black ‘hoodie.’
An SUV belonging to a member of Crown Heights Hatzalah was stolen late Tuesday night. The vehicle contained the volunteer’s lifesaving equipment and emergency warning lights.
At around noon on Friday, two men entered Responsible Liquor on Empire Boulevard; the owner noticed that their behavior was suspicious and furtive, so he kept a close eye on them. Sure enough, one of them slipped a bottle of expensive tequila under his coat and they both ran out of the store.
A number of Crown Heightsers are concerned over calls they have been receiving asking for urgent assistance. In many cases the caller asked for a sum of cash to help prevent him from being evicted. The kicker? The caller addresses people by first name and poses as someone they “know by face from 770.”
A would-be-burglar was apprehended thanks to the resident whose apartment he tried breaking into and Shomrim for following the suspect.
At around 5:00pm on Thursday, a 14-year-old Jewish girl was walking on President Street near the corner of Kingston Ave. – mere yards away from her home – when she was assaulted by a group of four African-American teens.
Police have identified and are searching for a 16-year-old suspect in a string of robberies – some of them at gunpoint – in Crown Heights.
A gang feud has fueled a 38 percent spike in shootings in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens amid an overall crime drop of more than 8 percent, the area’s precinct commander said this week.
This afternoon, a shoplifter who attempted to steal a pair of headphones from Sterling Electronics on Kingston Ave. was apprehended and arrested, thanks to the quick action of Shomrim volunteers.
A 19-year-old African-American man was shot and killed just steps from his home in Crown Heights Thursday afternoon.
A would-be intruder was apprehended and arrested after he was spotted climbing the front of a Union Street home. Once spotted him jumped from the window and fled into a nearby home only to be confronted and apprehended by Shomrim after a short chase.
When a family discovered that an envelope full of cash went missing, they asked their building’s management to review surveillance footage of the building. They were shocked to discover that an African-American woman had broken into their apartment a day earlier.
Police are searching for a group of four men who ordered a cab on Uber, then carjacked the driver at gunpoint. The incident occurred Monday, at around 12:45 in the afternoon, on Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights.