Get Your Fake Designer Bags While Still You Can

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

Earlier today, federal authorities arrested more than 20 people involved in smuggling Chinese-manufactured counterfeit clothes and electronics into the United States. The items included faux Nike sneakers, Timberland boots and Coach bags, stored in Brooklyn and Queens warehouses before being sold to tourists in Chinatown and other Manhattan locations. The suspects will be arraigned later [&hellip
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B’klyn Cop Raped At Home

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

An off-duty policewoman was raped in Brooklyn last night when an intruder broke into her apartment on 69th Street around 7:30 p.m. and threatened her with a knife. She was subsequently taken to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment and counseling. As of last night, no suspect was in custody, despite massive police presence in Bay [&hellip
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Woman Attacked In Prospect Park

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

Police are looking for the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park early this morning. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital, where she was listed in good condition. It seems the attack occurred around 1:15 a.m. and the suspect fled the scene. Apparently, the victim is a woman in her [&hellip
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Loosening Lockdown?

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Manhattan City Councilman Miguel Martinez has joined a coalition of prisoner rights’ groups to oppose new restrictions the City Department of Corrections is looking to enact in its various jails, most notably Rikers Island. Those changes include upping the number of prisoners in one dorm from 50 to 60, the opening of prisoner mail and [&hellip
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Human Cock Guillotine Gets Off

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

The guy who both illegally kept a pet rooster and bit his head off may avoid doing hard time for his Ozzy Osbourne-esque sins. Apparently, first-offense foul decapitating doesn’t count, so if Humberto Rodriguez, 32, stays away from his feathered friends for the next six months, an animal cruelty charge against him will be dismissed. [&hellip
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Hey Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone!

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

A special-ed schoolteacher at PS 325 in Harlem was arrested Monday for allegedly kissing her 11-year-old student exactly five times between last Oct. 1 and March 14, officials said yesterday. Sonia Vargas, 44, is married with two grown sons (whom she apparently misses a little too much). She was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on [&hellip
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Murder Rate Soars Over 24 Hours

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

On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg proudly announced that NYC is still the safest large city to live in, according to the FBI. The latest official crime statistics through Sunday reveal that overall serious crime is down eight percent compared to the same period last year, and homicides are down 15.1 percent—191 from 225. But just this [&hellip
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Plain Weird Sexual Predator Arrested

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

Another bad, bad man is thankfully off the streets. A UPS manager and former NYPD recruit from Staten Island has been arrested and charged with second-degree assault for paying a high school girl at least $500 to let him pierce her flesh with pins and Bic pens. The girl was assaulted numerous times and suffered [&hellip
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