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Elderly man held up at gunpoint for $18 in senior center

A surveillance video shows the suspect,

Although the victim was unharmed, the light the incident cast on security problems in the building has led to the removal of the company that was previously responsible for residents’ safety.  

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 […]

Police

Police beat: Oct. 18-26

Police beat: Oct. 18-26

Although violent crime remained down across the area in October, officers at the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Avenue advise residents to be vigilant to guard against two familiar crime patterns that have resurfaced in recent weeks: purse snatchings and car-mirror thefts.  Here were some of the more noteworthy […]

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Lack of NYPD surveillance raises safety concerns in local parks

In front of Bill Rainey Park on Longwood Avenue.

At a public safety meeting held at the Police Athletic League center on Longwood Avenue, angered parents voiced their concerns about the safety of their children in recent months. 

Parks / Police

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

A Longwood couple has been indicted in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old woman, and the burial of her dismantled remains in Barretto Point Park and Crotona Park earlier this month. 

Police / Transportation

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Protesters in front of the office of the Business Integrity Commission in Manhattan on May 9, urging the agency to suspend the license of a Hunts Point trash hauler.

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Police

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

A pedestrian runs for his life crossing the Bruckner Expressway on Hunts Point Avenue.

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

Police

Coster Street drug ring broken up

Coster Street drug ring broken up

A violent Hunts Point-based ring that sold crack, heroin and ammunition and committed holdups has been dismantled, as the result of a joint investigation that involved the federal government, the Bronx DA and the NYPD.

Police

Livery cab driver indicted for 2013 hit-and-run

A livery cab driver appeared in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday to face an indictment for a 2013 hit-and-run on Westchester Avenue and Fox Street that left an 11-year-old boy severely injured. Djanfarou Touh, 37,  was extradited from Germany during the first week in November. Touh fled the U.S. two […]