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  • Man arrested for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktail at Brooklyn barber shop

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man was arrested after he allegedly started a fire with a Molotov cocktail at a Brooklyn barbershop, fire officials said. George Thomas, 35, was arrested after police say filled two bottles of ignitable liquid and lit one of the bottles on fire and threw it onto the roof of El and John’s Barber Shop at 741 Riverdale Ave. in East New York on Feb. 17. The fire was quickly extinguished and Thomas was taken […]

  • Prolific burglary duo has taken $46K from Queens homes: police

    QUEENS — Police are looking for the duo involved in a series of residential burglaries Queens. The burglaries occurred within the past month, with the earliest incident reported on Jan. 28 and the most recent reported on Feb. 12. Police said 10 homes were targeted in East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Maspeth and Corona. The individuals gained entry by forcing open windows or doors. About $46,500 was stolen from the houses, with $28,000 stolen from one residence near Borden and Perry […]

  • Teacher allegedly ordered 7 pounds of date-rape drug to his home

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A New York City teacher was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly had several pounds of the so-called date rape drug mailed to his house, police said. Steven Rich, 51, was taken into custody after officers raided his home in Hell’s Kitchen. Authorities obtained a search warrant after they learned Rich was getting a shipment of narcotics, police said. When they arrived to Rich’s home, officers found 7 pounds of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, commonly referred to as […]

  • School secretary allegedly stole over $35,000 from New Rochelle School District

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — A former school secretary is accused of stealing over $35,000 from the City School District of New Rochelle for nearly five years. Marisol Martell, 37, allegedly stole over $35,000 while she worked for the school district between October 2012 and February 2017, the Westchester County District Attorney said. Martell took 45 school district paychecks from 15 staff members, many of who were part-time employees and athletic coaches, officials said. According to the district attorney, after she […]

  • Man hit and killed trying to cross LIE in Queens

    BAYSIDE, Queens — A man was fatally struck while trying to cross the Long Island Expressway in Queens Tuesday night. Shortly after 9 p.m., police responded to a call about a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian along the highway at Springfield Boulevard. Authorities found 35-year-old Sameer Chettri on the roadway with head and body injuries. According to police, Chettri was trying to cross the westbound lanes of the LIE at 219th Street when he was struck by an SUV. He […]

  • Couple busted with illegal weapons, state police say

    FISHKILL, N.Y. — A couple was taken into custody Friday after authorities found illegal weapons inside an upstate New York home, state police said. Scott Strack, 48, and Kim Amato, 44, were arrested after multiple firearms were found inside their Fishkill home during a search warrant conducted in regards to a grand larceny investigation involving Amato. According to police, three illegal assault rifles with large capacity magazines, a Taser, brass knuckles and a baton were confiscated, all of which Strack […]

  • Man punched in the face in Queens train, attacker sought

    FLUSHING, Queens — Police are on the search for a person who attacked a man on the subway in Queens earlier this month. On Feb. 6, commuters were on board the northbound 7 train when an unknown man started harassing passengers, police said. He then approached a man, 36, and suddenly punched him in the face. According to police, there were no words exchanged between the two men. When the train arrived at the Main Street subway station in Flushing, […]

  • Webster Hall marquee dislodged, threatens to fall

    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — Authorities were on scene after the Webster Hall marquee suffered minor damages Sunday. The building’s marquee became partially dislodged from the bricks and began to lean, prompting street closures on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenue, according to the Department of Buildings No parts of the marquee collapsed onto the sidewalk, the Department of Buildings said. There were no reported injuries. Temporary shoring was the marquee was placed to prevent further leaning and the […]

  • Mother jailed for baptizing daughter

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina mother started her weeklong sentence in jail for getting her daughter baptized. Kendra Stocks, 36, began her seven-day sentence Friday after she was found in contempt of court. Stocks went against a judge’s order while going through a custody battle with the child’s father, Paul Schaaf, the Charlotte Observer reports. According to the newspaper, Stocks had her daughter baptized back in 2016 — just one day after the judge granted Schaaf full custody of […]

  • Driver killed after BMW crashes into loading dock of Queens supermarket

    FOREST HILLS, Queens — A man was killed after he crashed his car into a supermarket in Queens early Saturday. Authorities received a call about a single vehicle collision in front of a Stop & Shop Supermarket on Union Turnpike near Woodhaven Blvd. in Forest Hills. The 21-year-old driver was found unconscious and unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released pending family notification. According to police, the man was […]