Browsing: emergency services

Police & Fire
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The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and Bomb Squad were called to a residential property on Bedford Avenue and Voorhies Avenue more than an hour ago, shutting down nearby streets to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic as they search for explosives in a home. An officer at the scene told a neighbor that grenades had been…

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I always thought that, if the S.S. Minnow’s shipwrecked crew had a ham radio during their three hour tour, instead of a dinky transistor, maybe Maynard G. Krebs and his pals would have eventually gotten off of that headhunter- and witch doctor-infested tropical isle in the middle of nowhere. My naïveté aside, it will be…

News
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Residents of the Bel-Air building at 2775 East 12th Street are being allowed to return to their homes after a fire forced them to evacuate on Saturday. Sheepshead Bites visited the building today and found residents buzzing about the building’s entrance, many carrying bags. It was hopefully the end of the two-day ordeal, in which…

Police & Fire
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We just received word that there is a fire burning on Guider Avenue and East 12th Street. Tipster Ian Sellick just sent over this email… At least a dozen fire trucks, Guider Ave, E 12th closed, residents evacuated. Major incident center set up. That’s all we have right now and we’re heading over to the scene.…

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NYPD, FDNY and EMS vehicles planted themselves on the corner of East 15th Street and Avenue Z this morning around 8:45 a.m. Though their flashing lights remained on, no emergency could be seen. Officers in the NYPD car and the EMS crew were both filling out reports, while the firefighters were not in sight. An…

Police & Fire
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UPDATE (6:22 p.m.): A reader sent us a message saying a highway cop fell off his motorcycle and is okay. We have not yet confirmed this. This is within the 68th Precinct. We just received a call that an NYPD officer is laying face down on the Belt Parkway and appears to be dead. The…

Police & Fire
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There was an incident last night near the Nostrand Avenue / Sheepshead Bay Houses between Avenue W and Avenue V. Some time around 8:00 p.m. on April 5, shots were fired and emergency service units were called. It seems a weapon was dumped in a nearby sewer and recovered around 9:00 p.m., and evidence searches…

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Councilman Lew Fidler reported to Community Board 15 that he helped spearhead an effort to save the city’s volunteer ambulance corps. The city’s volunteer emergency services were barred from accessing the emergency dispatch system following an October decision from the FDNY, a move seen by some as an attempt to phase them out completely from…

Police & Fire
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According to early reports, an emotionally disturbed person barricaded himself and his parents in an apartment building at 3021 Avenue Z. The incident occurred some time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. According to a reader who lives in the building, who provided information to us via Facebook status updates, a mentally unstable man on…

Police & Fire
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Police and fire units were on the scene at Kings Highway and East 14th Street this morning (photo taken at 8:45 am), responding to some emergency. The officer at the scene wouldn’t say what was wrong, but it must have been pretty big because traffic was diverted at East 15th Street. Does anyone have additional…

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