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Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Police November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

Increased needle sightings are just one of the symptoms that surfaced this spring, after the 40th Precinct shut down The Hole—a notorious drug den out of sight from onlookers on E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave.

Salim Wilson Photo: Kaitlin Sullivan

Suspect pleads not guilty in McKinley Houses murder

Police November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Salim Wilson, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Julio Valesquez.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Alleged murderer called victim’s mother ‘mom’

Police November 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

After their previous case was dropped last year, the victim and his alleged killer brought suits against two police officers, whom they accuse of having pressured witnesses into identifying them as the culprits, according to the New York Daily News.

Precinct prepares for annual Halloween party

Precinct prepares for annual Halloween party

Police October 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

It was business as usual last Wednesday as Crime Prevention Officer Reina Marrero walked past the 40th Precinct’s holding cells. One was occupied. But on Halloween, these cells will be filled with a crop of unearthly inmates.

NYPD looks to spread the word about community policing initiative

NYPD looks to spread the word about community policing initiative

Police October 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

A handful of residents who attended a meeting with police officers complained about a preponderance of used syringes and needles being discarded in parks and playgrounds by people who frequent the Hub’s numerous methadone clinics.

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Parks, Police September 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.

Melrose gang member sentenced to 33 years

Melrose gang member sentenced to 33 years

Police July 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Members of a gang that was based at Melrose Houses are facing serious time for murder and other violent crimes, including the stomping murder of a 16-year-old rival gang member in 2012. William Bracy, a/k/a “Rel,” 23, was sentenced to 33 years in prison for crimes he committed while aRead More

40th Precinct continues looking to forge bonds with community

40th Precinct continues looking to forge bonds with community

Police July 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Frustrated community members got a chance to air their concerns over Mott Haven’s high crime rates at a public forum that the NYPD says it plans to make into a regular occurrence.