Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Crime Watch: Riding While Intoxicated

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Riding While Intoxicated Everyone’s heard cautionary tales of taxi drivers jacking up fares on unsuspecting passengers, but one cabbie took it much further than an extra couple of bucks. A man came into the 20th Precinct last Friday to report that his cab driver from the previous night took advantage of his intoxicated state to [&hellip
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Hold Onto Your iPhone

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Schumer and Kelly Look to Create Cell Phone Database to Crackdown on Rampant Thefts In our crime watch section, cell phone thefts are a common occurrence and are becoming an increasing strain on the NYPD. Last year, say police, almost 42 percent of property thefts involved a cell phone. And the fact that cell phones, [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Five Tooth Discount

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Five Tooth Discount A loss prevention officer, an undercover officer on the lookout for suspicious people, had her hand bitten when she confronted a pair of female shoplifters at a retail clothing store on Broadway. One of the shoplifters pushed the officer down, while the other clamped down on her hand. They then fled the [&hellip
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1st Amendment Helps NYPD Journalist Clear His Name

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A NY Post review of Levitt's 2009 "NYPD Confidential" sparked legal action Accused Journalist cleared of Defamation Charges Brought on by NYPD Officer by Mike Vidafar   Len Levitt, a reporter who wrote the column “One Police Plaza” for Newsday from 1995-2005, was cleared of defamation charges on Mar. 22, 2012. The allegations, brought on by Port Authority Police Officer Francis Pisano, began in 2009, when a [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

Green Eggs By Sean Creamer Cash Over Easy While most people who enter a bodega early in the morning are looking for an egg sandwich, two crooks were starving for the green, as opposed to eggs and ham. April 2 at 5 a.m., the thugs entered a store on the Upper East Side and while one stood [&hellip
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Winners & Losers: March 30, 2012

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

The state got an early budget, Lew Fidler found some more votes and Andrew Cuomo’s secret Miami vacation was exposed — until it wasn’t. It was a week of hoodie protests, empty mansions and dog waste underfoot. In other words, your standard week for New York politics. Here’s who’s up and who’s down. WINNERS Andrew [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth Oh, the iRony An Irish tourist was visiting the Upper West Side Apple store, perusing the laptops, when she became a victim of theft. An unknown man snatched the woman’s white iPhone 4, worth $500, from her unzipped purse. She told police that she couldn’t cancel her cell service until she returned [&hellip
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