Post Tagged with: "40th precinct"

Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy announces Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

NYPD sting puts 10 alleged drug dealers behind bars

Police January 21, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

The takedown took place at Perry’s Diner on Third Avenue on Jan. 8. Detectives charged 10 dealers loosely associated with the Latin King Pin gang with conspiracy charges.

Yajaira Saavedra at a press conference inside La Morada on Jan. 11.

NYPD’s arrest of activist shrouded in mystery

Immigration January 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

The co-owner of La Morada Mexican restaurant on Willis Avenue and her lawyer say she was unlawfully detained by undercover NYPD detectives last Friday evening after they saw her videotaping an alleged sting operation next door. 

April Thomas, 44, discusses the importance of saying hello to residents while on duty at public housing with NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officer Artur Yukhananov. Photo: Mankappr Conteh

NYCHA residents air grievances with police

Police September 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

Although a recent meeting between Mill Brook and Mitchel Houses tenants and NYPD officers began well enough, with pizza, pleasantries, and 35 participants, it was derailed roughly 20 minutes later after rows of residents left following a tense exchange between a tenant and the officer leading the session.

Photo by Sonia Col

Alexander Ave. mosque vandalized again

Police, Religion June 14, 2018 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

The Masjid Ebun Abass Mosque on the corner of Alexander and Third avenues was damaged by BB pellet shootings during the holy period of Ramadan. The police have classified the acts of vandalism as hate crimes and the mosque is now being guarded around the clock by officers from the 40th Precinct.

Lady graffiti. Photo: Trevor Boyer

NYPD looks to contain a sprawling crisis

heroin-2018 January 23, 2018 at 10:48 am 0 comments

It’s a challenging position—the police are the most visible tool on the front lines of the drug war, however the responsibility is also shared between city agencies and nonprofits dedicated to harm reduction.

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.

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.