CRIME & SAFETY
Raid on family’s Staten Island home that seized multiple firearms nearing resolution in court
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island family indicted in a 2022 police raid that turned up several illegal firearms inside their Concord home are on pace to settling each of their cases in state Supreme Court, St. George, including the dismissal of charges for the two younger defendants.
NYC ‘Madman’ Stabs 4 Family Members, Shot By Police After Bleeding 11-Year-Old Girl Found in Front of Burning Home
‘This scene was chaos: multiple victims, a house on fire and a madman on a rampage on a mission’
Missing N.J. boys, 14 and 10, found at crash scene
Two boys reported missing in Newark were found in the city early Sunday morning when officers responded to a car crash involving what turned out to be a stolen vehicle occupied by the pair and two others, authorities said. The boys, ages 14 and 10, were taken to a local...
Feds: Mafia text messages show existence of Gambino ‘making’ ceremony
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Perhaps if Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci’s character in “Goodfellas,” had a smartphone on him, he could have avoided getting whacked as he was lured into what he believed was a home where a Mafia “making” ceremony was supposed to take place.
Motorcycle rider, 53, killed in overnight West Shore Expressway crash on Staten Island
UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. -- Authorities have identified the motorcycle rider who died in the overnight crash. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A motorcycle rider died after midnight Sunday when the vehicle’s operator lost control of the bike and struck a guardrail on the West Shore Expressway, authorities said. FDNY...
Girl, 11, Given No Protection After Violent Bullying at New York Arts School Where Kids ‘Destroy’ Competition
She was brutally beaten last month when a student knocked her down to the ground before pummeling her
NYC Woman Found Dead at Bottom of Trash Compactor Had a ‘Bright Future’, Was a ‘Nice Young Girl,’ Building Super Says
Jaclyn Elmquist was seen stumbling down the sidewalk on Thursday night before her body was discovered in the trash compactor of a high-end building
NYC subway underpass now an open-air drug market: ‘Everyone is angry’
A neglected Bronx subway underpass has turned into a hellish open-air drug market that’s making locals afraid to even walk down the street — and has at least one local pol seeing red. The Kingsbridge D-train underpass has been plagued by rampant drug use since the end of the pandemic, with zombie-like addicts shooting up in public — and no one is doing anything about it, according to residents and City Councilman Oswald Feliz (D-Bronx). “The illicit drug selling and use, as well as other quality of life issues, has made the underpass unwelcoming and in some days unwalkable,” Feliz wrote in...
NYC bodega owners, grocers arming themselves with guns amid violent thefts plaguing Big Apple
They’re stocked, locked, and loaded. Hundreds of Big Apple supermarket and bodega owners are arming themselves as the epidemic of violent theft continues to plague their businesses. Over the past year, the United Bodegas of America and the Bodega and Small Business Group said they’ve helped at least 230 store owners apply for their gun licenses, connecting them with concealed-carry classes required by the state to obtain a permit. The National Supermarket Association, which represents roughly 600 independent grocers, estimated a quarter of its members in the city are packing heat, compared to 10% pre-pandemic. “You see the necessity because the city is getting...
Bayonne Man Stole Over $13K Worth of Tools in Five Separate Incidents, Police Say
BAYONNE, NJ - An investigation by members of the Bayonne Police Department Detective Bureau into a string of vehicle burglaries has led to an arrest, Captain Eric Amato announced. According to Amato, Jayson R. Ruiz, 51, Bayonne, has been charged with five counts each of Burglary and Theft, four counts of Criminal Mischief, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Possession of an Imitation Firearm. The month-long crime spree started on October 7, Amato said in a report, when Ruiz reportedly broke into a vehicle through the side window in the area of West 56th Street and Avenue C and removed approximately $5,000 worth of tools. Through an additional four incidents dating between October 9 and October 29, Ruiz reportedly stole an additional $8,200 in tools and $1,500 worth of audio equipment. The investigation also revealed, Amato said, that Ruiz had been privately selling the stolen proceeds.