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News Police cars parked in front of the 61st Precinct. Photo by Ned Berke

A tough guy’s plan to knock over and rob an 81-year-old man was foiled on Wednesday when his victim fought back, but the victim was slashed with a knife during the fight. The Daily News reports: The man was walking at E. 19 St. between Ave. X and Ave. Y when 35-year-old Adam Smith rode up…

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A repeat sex offender living in Midwood is headed back to prison after being slapped with a 22-year-to-life sentence yesterday for raping a 13-year-old girl in the basement of a laundry room in a Gravesend apartment. Bennett Castello, 42, of East 29th Street, was found guilty in February for the 2013 attack, in which…

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This past Sunday at 4:12am, Glenda Martin-Grant will have spent a full year without one of the three sons she raised on her own – and without any answers as to who shot and killed 23-year-old Gerard ‘Geezy’ Grant as he sat with a friend in his car on East 16th Street and Avenue I. Despite the NYPD offering…

Police & Fire Source: NYPD

A girl believed to be around 15 years old pummeled a 53-year-old woman on the streets of Gravesend, swiping her pocketbook before running off, cops say. Now authorities are looking for help identifying the girl, whose image was captured by surveillance cameras at a nearby store. The incident took place at approximately 8:30pm on December 15.…


A brawl between students from rival high schools sparked yesterday’s shooting that hospitalized a mom on her way to pick up her son from a nearby elementary school, sources say. A source briefed by police on the violent outburst said that the fight broke out on Brighton 6th Street between students from nearby Lincoln High School…

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