Crime / Police

Police beat: Robberies on the rise

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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.

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.

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Precinct offers free document shredding

The 41st Precinct stationhouse at 1035 Longwood Ave. will provide free shredding for residents on Sunday, June 1, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Anyone looking for a way to prevent identity theft should bring documents containing personal or sensitive information to be destroyed on the spot. Those interested are […]

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Platinum Pleasures reopens under new owner

Platinum Pleasures has reopened under new ownership, despite attempts by a local pastor to buy the building and convert it into a church.

Many thought they had seen the last of Hunts Point’s strip clubs, but one topless bar hangs on.

Crime / Police

Community board demands bars shape up

The Oro Grill on Prospect Avenue.

Community Board 2 is continuing its efforts to shut down bars and strip clubs it regards as magnets for rowdiness, noise or violence.

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Lawmaker wants better community policing

Community leaders and some elected officials hope the new mayoral administration will help mend fences between residents and law enforcement. The city’s community policing programs lost momentum during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year rein at City Hall, says Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, whose district includes Hunts Point.

Crime / Police

Mirror thefts vex Hunts Point drivers

Theft of side mirrors continues to plague Hunts Point drivers.

Drivers in Hunts Point have long suspected some auto parts shops are selling them back their own stolen mirrors.

Crime / Police

Legislators say they’ll get tough on clubs

Community Board 2 chair Ian Amritt at a press conference in front of Club 11 on Randall Avenue on Sept. 5.

A bill sponsored by two state legislators would give community boards more say in the state’s decision to provide or withhold liquor licenses.