94th Precinct

Man Arrested After Vandalizing St. Anthony of Padua Church Last Sunday

Surveillance video shows the suspect in St. Anthony’s on Sunday.

A 33-year-old man entered the Greenpoint Catholic church St. Anthony of Padua – St. Alphonsus  (862 Manhattan Ave.) and vandalized a parish last Sunday.

A video posted by the Brooklyn Diocese shows the man pouring an unidentified red liquid on a table at the front of the church during mass last Sunday at around 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Swastika Vandals Caught In The Act Outside Acapulco in Greenpoint

The suspects who vandalized Acapulco (1116 Manhattan Ave.) with a swastika in December. (Courtesy of NYPD)

A surveillance camera captured two men in the act of vandalizing the Greenpoint Mexican restaurant Acapulco (1116 Manhattan Ave.) with hate graffiti last December.

The NYPD released footage of the men drawing a swastika on the Manhattan Avenue restaurant on December 22nd and are investigating the incident with help from the Hate Crimes Task Force.

Send any information to crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Over 7,000 Toys to Be Delivered for Annual Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Sleigh Ride

This Saturday, NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, along with Santa and superhero friends, will deliver presents in the neighborhood for their 4th Annual Sleigh Ride starting at 10 a.m.

This year more than 7,000 toys will be delivered by a 50 truck caravan loaded with gifts for local kids from Greenpoint to East New York.

Here’s the sleigh ride schedule:

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Hateful, Pro Trump Graffiti Returns to Greenpoint Streets

A car parked in Greenpoint was vandalized for its Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker

A car with an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, an alcohol ad featuring Donald Trump, and the giant wall mural at Transmitter Park were all targets this week in a rash of political and hate-filled graffiti in Greenpoint. Continue reading

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L Train Commuter Exposed Himself: NYPD

The L train suspect via NYPD Crime Stoppers

A man exposed himself to a woman while riding on the L train earlier this month and is wanted for public lewdness, according to NYPD.

The incident happened on a northbound L train near the Graham Avenue station on September 16, at 5:30 a.m. when the suspect exposed himself while sitting across from the woman, NYPD says. Continue reading

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Suspect Sought in Williamsburg Gunpoint Robbery

The suspect wanted for a gunpoint robbery in Williamsburg on August 9th.

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Williamsburg two weeks ago, multiple news outlets report.

The victims were walking on Kingsland Avenue at Frost Street on Friday, August 9th, at approximately 3:40 a.m. when a man holding a gun grabbed a purse containing $80 and a watch from one of the victims, Brooklyn Paper reports. Continue reading

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“Abandoned” Van Parked for More Than One Year Across From Greenpoint Middle School, Neighbors Say

The Chevy van in question

UPDATE: The 94th Precint towed the van on Wednesday.

An “abandoned” chevy van with New Jersey plates and an expired inspection has been parked for over one year across from John Ericsson Middle School (424 Leonard St) on Manhattan Avenue between Newton and Bayard streets where it has accumulated multiple citations, Greenpoint residents claim.

The van’s inspection expired in 2017.

“It is incredibly sketchy, especially because it’s near a school,” said a woman who lives in a building near where the van is parked. “There is a mattress in the back, and sometimes I’ve seen the back door ajar,” she wrote to Greenpointers stating her concern for the proximity of the van to the middle school.

Tickets have accumulated on the van’s windshield, an online search shows 10 unpaid tickets since March 2018.

An online search shows that the black chevy van has 10 unpaid tickets mostly for street sweeping violations totaling $620 dating back to March 2018. The Greenpoint woman claims that multiple neighbors have reported the van to 311 and the 94th Precinct: Continue reading

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Woman Randomly Assaulted at Pulaski Bridge by Man With Wooden Cane in Greenpoint

The Pulaski Bridge staircase at McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint (Google Maps)

A Greenpoint woman was allegedly attacked by a stranger resulting in her receiving 16 staples to her head after she walked down the Pulaski Bridge staircase onto McGuinness Boulevard at Box Street just over two weeks ago.

The Greenpoint-based artist who wishes to remain anonymous says that she exited the staircase after returning from Long Island City at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th, when the suspect appeared to walk past her and up the stairs to the Pulaski Bridge.

The attack allegedly occurred across the street from the Box House Hotel (Google Maps)

The suspect, described as a middle-aged man approximately 5′ 10″ tall and wearing a dark baggy hooded sweatshirt, struck the woman on her head from behind with a wooden walking cane multiple times across the street from the Box House Hotel (77 Box St.).

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NYPD to Host Community Forum Against Hate (3/14)

The NYPD Patrol Borough Brooklyn North is hosting a community forum and discussion on hate crimes and how residents can work together to stop the noted increase in hate crimes over the past year. The forum will take place on Thursday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 179 Wilson Ave. in Brooklyn; RSVP at [email protected]

NYC experienced a 40 percent increase in hate crimes so far this year; 66 hate crimes in 2019 compared to 47 during the same period in 2018, with 64 percent categorized as anti-semitic, NBC reports.

Greenpointers recently reported on the string of local hate graffiti, a Manhattan Avenue-addressed hate letter, and vandalism at the Chabad of Bushwick.

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Male Suspect Followed Woman Into Nassau G Subway Station and Groped Her

The suspect (courtesy of NYPD)

A male suspect is wanted for questioning for allegedly following a woman into a Greenpoint subway station and groping her around 5 p.m. on Feb. 11, NYPD says.

The 28-year-old woman was followed by the suspect into the Nassau Avenue G train station where he fondled her from behind before the woman fought the suspect off, making him flee to the street above.

The suspect is described as approximately 25 years old, 5 feet three inches tall, wearing a dark knit cap, gray jacket, jeans, and black backpack, according to News 12 Brooklyn.

If you have info call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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