Crime

Crime / Government

Abolitionists say new jail is not needed

Residents gather at The Point

No New Jails NYC says that while the jail on Rikers Island should indeed be closed, as the city is proposing, nothing should be built to replace it.

Crime / Police

Pilot project helped Bronxites clear summonses and warrants

A pilot project across the South Bronx last fall aimed to help residents eliminate open warrants for minor offenses.

Several criminal justice organizations called area nonprofits last fall to spread the news about an exciting new project they were piloting. A new hotline would allow callers from the South Bronx to learn if any warrants for their arrest had been issued and, if so, how to get rid of […]

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Longwood man sentenced to a year in jail for animal abuse

Sassy the dog

A Longwood man who slammed a puppy to the floor, causing one of her legs to require amputation, will spend the next year behind bars for the incident, the Bronx DA announced today. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that the man, Roberto Martinez, 25, of 946 Leggett Avenue, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a […]

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Residents feel safer here than ever before

Lacey Kudrow was 7 years old when her parents and younger brother moved from Murrieta, Calif., to Hunts Point in 1983. Her father, Peter, received a job opportunity to work for a high-end technology company in Manhattan and it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. The family had moved into […]

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Crime way down in Hunts Point in 2017

Crime way down in Hunts Point in 2017

41st Precinct data has revealed a nearly 24 percent drop in crime from 2016 to 2017.

Crime / Police

New top cop takes over in Hunts Point

From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.

A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.

Crime / Police

Despite drop in crime, some say they’re on edge

Ana Faure, a Bryant resident,

Although crime in the 41st Precinct has dropped dramatically over the past 25 years,fear of crime still nags at residents and keeps them from enjoying their lives fully, according to interviews with about a dozen people on the streets of Longwood in recent weeks.

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Crime edged down in 2015

NYPD statistics showing a drop in six of the seven major crimes from 2014 to 2015.

Crime rates declined in Hunts Point in 2015, following an encouraging trend of dropping crime levels across the city. Many residents credit officers from the 41st Precinct for their work in keeping violence down. “They’re doing a lot of positive things. I’ve seen changes over the last couple of years,” […]

Crime / Police

Bodegas agree not to sell K2

A bodega on Southern Boulevard posts a sign announcing it won't carry K2.

Bodega owners across the Bronx have joined the call of elected officials to rein in dangerous synthetic marijuana, by pledging to stop selling it.