Going Huntin’

Written by Josh Heerter on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

By now you already know Omesh Hiraman, the St. Johns University wannabe gunman who was arrested on charges of bringing a loaded rifle onto the school’s Queens campus. This wasn’t just any rifle, though. Police said they suspected the rifle, apparently built to resemble a Georgian-era shotgun, was filled with gunpowder at the time of [&hellip
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Sean Bell Pal Arrested

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Trent Benefield, bachelor partygoer and subsequent victim of the NYPD’s now-notorious 50-bullet-discharge, has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. Benefield, 23, is accused of punching Nyla Page-Walthrus, 29, in the face and throat, and hitting her with a car door in South Jamaica Tuesday night. Plainclothes cops (eash) said they witnessed the assault, but [&hellip
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Hate Crime in Brooklyn

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Residents of Brooklyn Heights awoke yesterday morning to find anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed throughout the neighborhood, just days before the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Two synagogues were vandalized, including Congregation B’nai Avraham at 117 Remsen St. and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen St., as well as the stoops and sidewalks in front of three homes, [&hellip
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Hate Crime In Brooklyn

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Residents of Brooklyn Heights awoke yesterday morning to find anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed throughout the neighborhood, just days before the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Two synagogues were vandalized, including Congregation B’nai Avraham at 117 Remsen St. and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen St., as well as the stoops and sidewalks in front of three homes, [&hellip
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Curry’s Robbers Plead Not Guilty

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

The two men charged with kidnapping and robbing New York Knicks center Eddie Curry (pictured) in late July pleaded not guilty in federal court yesterday. Antoine Larkins and Demorris Hill are accused of home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping after entering Curry’s Chicago home with guns, tying him up with duct tape and stealing [&hellip
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Murder Suspect Claims His Gayness Proves Innocence

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

What’s the best way to get acquitted of a hate crime for killing a gay man? Admit you yourself are gay, too. At least that’s what Anthony Fortunato thinks. Yesterday, as his murder trial commenced at the Brooklyn Supreme Court, the 21-year-old New Yorker, one of four defendants accused of chasing a homosexual man to [&hellip
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Thief Bags Seriously Pricey Purse

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Poor celebrities. They have it so rough these days. The Post reported today that earlier this month two burglars broke into a penthouse at the posh SoHo Grand Hotel and robbed starlet Kirsten Dunst of her iPod, two digital cameras, a cell phone, cash and—the true tragedy—her $13,000 Marc Jacobs purse. Dunst had just left [&hellip
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Meatball Defense Deemed Bologna

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

An NYPD counterterrorism detective has been fired for a failed drug test that he blamed on—get this—his wife’s meatballs. Anthony Chiofalo, a 22-year police veteran, was suspended without pay in 2005 after failing a random drug test. Chiofalo insisted throughout the investigation that he had never voluntarily used drugs and told supervisors that his wife [&hellip
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Brown Sent Behind Bars

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Foxy Brown is probably feeling pretty blue these days. The pregnant, Brooklyn-born rapper was sent to Rikers Island prison on Wednesday, after a judge ordered she violated the terms of her probation by hitting a woman with her BlackBerry. On the bright side, at least she’ll keep her street cred. Judge Melissa Jackson ordered Brown [&hellip
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Something Sinister Beneath The Bronx…

Written by Nate Taplin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

A municipal worker investigating a broken water heater in the Bronx today stumbled upon a subterranean hideaway filled with preserved organs, skulls and medical paraphernalia. Although none of the remains appeared to human, the inspector did find plastic stalactites, biology textbooks and, according to 1010 WINS, “a refrigerator storing blood.” 8-year-old Nicholas Mondalvo, who moved into the [&hellip
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