Sunday, May 29, 2011







Saturday, May 28, 2011

Student brings fake Uzi to class, promises to 'start shooting' then gets arrested, classmate says

High school students in Queens got the scare of a lifetime Friday when a classmate brandished a realistic-looking toy Uzi and promised to "start shooting."

A 15-year-old freshman has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after he flashed the fake gun in English class at Flushing High School and promised to take revenge on classmates who teased him.

"He said it was going to happen in the hallway after class," said a classmate who wouldn't give her name.

"He promised he was going to start shooting," said the terrified girl, whose parents pulled her out of school after the incident.

The troubled teen who showed off the fake weapon was a frequent target of other students who teased him and called him "scarecrow" for being too skinny, the classmate said.

During third period, the teen pulled the gun from his book bag and displayed it for the frightened students. A witness said the teacher never noticed.

A school aide recevied an anonymous call about the gun and told a dean, who enlisted the help of a school safety agent to track down the teen.

Cops were alerted, and after a canvass of the building, the teen was located and arrested. He is being charged as a juvenile.

Police said the boy painted the toy gun's red barrel black so it looked real. Cops also found a box cutter in his backpack.

"I'm glad police got him, but I still don't feel safe at school," said the girl who witnessed the incident.

School officials said administrative action against the boy is pending.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Last night at 13th ave and 64 st armd robbery 3 perp/GUNS NYPD ESU & k-9 where on scene arrested all 3 perps

Brooklyn a guy jump of 19 floors

Today in Brooklyn a guy jump of 19 floors DOA on scene at 2930 West 30 St NYPD & EMS Where On scene.


Brooklyn: 47 st & 18 ave pd on scene of an robbery at store

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Car vs store

Queens: A car lost control and crashed into a store on woodhaven blvd x 65 dr. just a few moments ago
ESU, FDNY NYPD are all on the scene

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Teen Struck In Belle Harbor Hit-And-Run

Police were searching Sunday for the hit-and-run driver who struck a 13-year-old boy in Belle Harbor, Queens the previous night.

Police say the teen was hit by a burgundy GMC Envoy as he crossed Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 139th Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition with head and knee injuries.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

Newborn Found In Trash Compactor At Brooklyn Housing Project

UPDATED 5;30 PM A newborn baby was found in a trash compactor in a Brooklyn housing project Sunday, and police were looking to speak with his mother.

Investigators say a janitor at 102 North Portland Avenue in the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene heard the baby's cries coming from the compactor at around 9:20 a.m.

Police believe the baby was tossed down a garbage chute, which is connected to the compactor.

The baby was in stable condition in Brooklyn Hospital.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

Saturday, May 21, 2011

police veteran, died after his police vehicle struck a tractor-trailer

Maryland State Trooper 1st Class Shaft S. Hunter, 39, an 11-year police veteran, died after his police vehicle struck a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of I-95 South near the Laurel rest area.A witness explained that it appeared as though Trooper Shaft was pursuing a speeding motorcycle moments before he crashed.

Trooper Hunter lived in Baltimore County and worked out of Barrack A, located in Jessup, Maryland.He served his Country in the Marine Corps and attained the rank of Captain.

Sadly, Trooper Hunter is survived by a wife and six children, who are between the ages of 4 and 19.


Police Stop Apparent Suicide Attempt on the Williamsburg Bridge

Police detectives dragged a 39-year-old Manhattan man to safety on Saturday after the man spent three hours perched on a narrow ledge atop the Williamsburg Bridge, the authorities said.

Several witnesses called 911 around 11:15 a.m. to report that a man had climbed the fence along the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn side of the bridge above Berry Street and appeared ready to jump, the police said.

Two detectives from the Police Department's Emergency Service Unit scaled the fence, which the police described as having the consistency of chicken wire. But as they approached the man, he remained silent and expressionless, telling the detectives only that he would jump if they came closer.

About 2:20 p.m., sensing the man was about to jump off the ledge, the detectives said they grabbed him and handcuffed him. Police officials then pulled him to safety through a hole they cut in the bridge's fencing.

The man, a Midtown resident who was not identified, did not appear to be motivated by the possible end of the world. Rather, he said after he was pulled off the bridge that he had "family issues" related to child care, a law enforcement official said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center for evaluation.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

John F Kennedy Airport MVA

UPDATE:11:06 PM: Queens: John F Kennedy Airport 1 Person Killed, 2 seriously Injures & multiple miner Injures as Bus Hits Car in JFK parking lot Emargenc service on scene..
UPDATE:11:34 PM: emargenc service on scene transported
7 Victims to Jamaica Hospital.

Plane Crashes at Point Mugu Naval Air Station

Plane Crashes at Point Mugu Naval Air Station

A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying thousands of pounds of jet fuel crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off.

A military aircraft crashed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County Wednesday afternoon.

A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying nearly 158,000 pounds of jet fuel crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off.

3 people were reported onboard. All were able to escape with minor injuries, according to Teri Reid, a Air Station spokesperson.

13 emergency units initially responded to the fire. Ventura County Fire Department brought in a water dropping helicopter to battle the blaze.

Officials cautioned that the smoke from the fire was partially toxic and encouraged nearby residents to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed, Reid said.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

car vs house.

Brooklyn: 13th ave x 60st fdny on scene of an car into house.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Car jumps curb,hits 4 people on Upper West Side

Updated at 06:42 PM today
A car jumped a curb and struck a pole and four pedestrians on the Upper West Side.
It happened on West 72nd Street at Columbus Avenue.
The victims have serious injuries, but nothing life threatening.
They are in the process of being transported to local hospital

Cop Kills Self on NYC Street

An NYPD officer in the middle of his shift shot and killed himself on a Manhattan street in front of his girlfriend early Tuesday morning, sources said.
The uniformed officer left the 1st Precinct stationhouse in Tribeca and drove to the apartment on East 36th Street where he lived with her and his parents.
After an argument inside, he went outside to his squad car and got his gun. As she watched, he shot himself in the head, sources said.
He died at Bellevue Hospital      ( via @worldwidnews on twitter )

Police Kill Man in Confrontation on Staten Island

Updated 3:13 p.m. | An armed man was fatally shot by the police during a confrontation at a residence on Staten Island on Tuesday afternoon, the police said.

The shooting took place at 115 Collyer Avenue in the Annandale neighborhood, the police said.

Investigators were still piecing together what happened, and the police said that many details, including the identity of the man who was killed, were not available. Paul J. Browne, the Police Department's chief spokesman, said that based on preliminary information, the shooting came after an armed suspect confronted members of the Emergency Service Unit who were called to the location by uniformed colleagues from the 123rd Precinct.

The events that led to the shooting began when someone called 911 to report a "push-in" robbery of a woman in her home, Mr. Browne said. During that encounter, the woman was shot in the abdomen, he said. She was later taken to the hospital; she is expected to live, he said.

Officers who responded to the call for help "observed that the assailant was still inside the apartment," said Mr. Browne. Those officers radioed for backup from the Emergency Service Unit, he said.

The man was shot and killed in a confrontation with the responding Emergency Service Unit officers, Mr. Browne said. It was not immediately clear if the suspect knew the woman.

Investigators later said that they believed the assailant shot two people — the woman and her husband — and that they were his former employers, Mr. Browne said.

It is not clear what type of work the assailant did for the victims or when he stopped working for them, Mr. Browne said.

But, after the man pushed his way into their home, he shot his "former boss in the head and shot the boss's wife when she tried to intervene," Mr. Browne said.

The man and woman were taken to Staten Island University Hospital. The man was in critical condition, Mr. Browne said, and his wife was in stable condition.

Mr. Browne provided more details about what had precipitated the shooting.

He said that when the Emergency Service Unit officers entered the home, they searched for the assailant. They found him armed and standing in a closet.

"He initially pointed the gun at his head and then turned and pointed it at the Emergency Service Unit officers," Mr. Browne said. "And he refused repeated commands to drop the gun."

The man was then shot and killed by the police.

It was not immediately clear if more than one officer opened fire and how many bullets were discharged, Mr. Browne said.

       [Click HERE for photos]                                                                                                              11:10AM (Tuesday): FDNY, Boro park Hatzolah and the NYPD are all on the scene of a fire in a private home, on 44th Street and 9th Avenue. Some reports state the fire is inside a Shul, although has not been able to confirm that as of this time.
UPDATE 11:15AM: Boro Park Hatzolah has two ambulances responding to the scene – unknown if there are confirmed injuries
UPDATE 11:17AM: The FDNY is confirming that the correct address is 928 44th Street.

Mob boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano found guilty of murder, gangster faces death penalty

Former crime boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano was convicted of capital murder Monday - only the second mobster to face death for a gangland rubout in 30 years.

The jury of seven men and five women will return Monday to decide whether Basciano should die by lethal injection or get life in prison for ordering the murder of mob associate Randolph Pizzolo.

Basciano turned his chair to face Judge Nicholas Garaufis, not the jury forewoman, as she read the verdict on the fourth day of deliberations in Brooklyn Federal Court.

He showed no reaction and later stood as the jury filed out of the courtroom, took a deep breath and sighed.

"I think we're all disappointed," defense lawyer Richard Jasper said outside court.

Basciano, 51, is already serving a life sentence for the shotgun murder of Bronx junkie Frank Santoro in 2001.

The flamboyant gangster was buried under the weight of testimony from six cooperating witnesses, including another former Bonanno boss, Joseph Massino, the highest-ranking New York gangster to sing for the government.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Taryn Merkl and Stephen Frank told jurors Basciano's big mouth proved he was a murderer.

Basciano - who was in jail when Pizzolo was executed Nov. 30, 2004, on a deserted street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - told Massino in a taped jailhouse conversation he gave the order to kill Pizzolo.

"His own words are on tape telling you the murder was his idea, he selected the hit team and explaining why it had to be done," Frank said in closing arguments.

Pizzolo had committed numerous mob indiscretions and the hit was meant to send a "wakeup call" to the rest of the Bonanno crime family, already reeling from the defections of several high-ranking gangsters.

"Even though justice has been served, there isn't anything that can or will replace the lifetime sentence of emotional void my family and I serve, without my dad," Pizzolo's daughter Connie told the Daily News.

"If capital punishment is what is next for Vinny, then my father's death will not have been in vain," she said.

The feds are seeking the death penalty under the statute of murder in aid of racketeering. There is no death penalty charge in New York.

Last fall, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reaffirmed the government's intent to seek the death penalty against Basciano after the judge had asked him to reconsider the decision.

In 1992, Bonanno soldier Thomas (Tommy Karate) Pitera was convicted of six murders and faced the death penalty, but the jury opted for life in prison.

Federal prosecutors may seek to introduce evidence in the death penalty phase that Basciano plotted from jail to kill Garaufis, Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Andres and several mob rats who were part of the earlier Santoro murder case.

They will argue that Basciano should be executed because he remains a grave danger to the outside world and prison personnel.

Defense lawyers will counter that Basciano will be totally incapacitated serving a life sentence at the supermaximum security federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo.

New York, NY - 8.4 Minutes is Average NYPD Response Time

New York, NY - Police response times have increased every year since 2007—and it now takes an average of 8.4 minutes for officers to respond to residents calling 911 to report crimes.

That's 90 seconds longer than it took cops to get to a crime scene in 2007.

In 2008, it took 7.1 minutes for a cop to arrive at a reported crime scene, and that slightly increased to 7.2 minutes in 2009 and 7.3 minutes in 2010.

But the NYPD has defended its fleet-footed team, saying response times have been bloated by slower responses to non-emergencies.

Two Injured After NJ Transit Bus Crashes IntoBusiness

MAY 17, 2011

NJ Transit bus stop (credit: Photo/

BARNEGAT, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) –Authorities are investigating how a commuter bus that crashed into a business undergoing renovations in southern New Jersey.

NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stesselsaid the bus was carrying eight passengers from Atlantic City to Lakewood when the accident happened along Route 9 near Bay Avenue in Barnegat Tuesday.

At least two passengers were injured, but those injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll.

Carroll says the bus hit the porch of the two-story structure and did not go through the glass company on the ground floor.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

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