Crime / Police

41st Precinct welcomes community

Juan Ramos (left) and Elias Matamoros (right) registering their cell phones with the NYPD Operation ID Program.

Hunts Point cops held an event to meet their neighbors on Sept. 13.


Four charged with carjacking in slaying of livery drivers

Three men have been charged with an August 12 carjacking that resulted in the murder of a 62-year-old livery driver on Bryant Avenue.

Crime / Immigration

Murdered immigrant driver is mourned

Mourners at a Morrisania mosque pray for livery driver Aboubacar Bah

The murder of a Guinean cabbie killed on the job in Hunts Point brought out an overwhelming show of support and solidarity from countrymen and fellow drivers in Morrisania.


New top cop in Hunts Point


There will be new leadership at the 41st Precinct.

Art / Crime

New film warns of drug scourge

Director Juan Shamsul Alam, center, reviews a script with actors Angel Salazar, left, and Tony Vozzo, right.

The surge in heroin use across the city has prompted one Bronx playwright and director to use film as a means to warn about the drug’s growing danger.

Crime / Police

Police beat: Robberies on the rise

This police sketch

Robberies are up in Hunts Point so far this year, and a wave of car break-ins has been reported near the jail barge off Food Center Drive.

Crime / Police

Rikers assaults blamed for high auto insurance

Car owners hope a proposed law that would remove Rikers Island assault statistics from the 41st Precinct's ledger will help bring down insurance rates.

Residents and elected officials are pushing for new legislation that would remove assaults committed by inmates at Rikers Island from Hunts Point’s crime statistics. They hope it will also reduce auto insurance rates.


Police warn of burglary wave

A series of daytime break-ins, all by the same burglars, police believe, has led the 41st Precinct to issue a warning, suggest precautions and ask residents for help to catch the theives.

Crime / Police

Officer from 41st Precinct honored for bravery

Deputy Inspector Philip Rivera, left, stands alongside Officer Juan Pichardo atht eh 41st Precinct on Longwood Avenue on June 10. Pichardo received an award for his courage earlier in the day, after turning the tables on four armed burglars last year.

Officer Juan Pichardo received an award for bravery for singlehandedly breaking up an attempted burglary while off duty in 2013, and at the same time wiping out a dangerous crime ring.