Three weeks ago, the cops arrested William Giraldo, 24, for allegedly raping one of four women who they think are victims of a serial rapist in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn. But Giraldo (who was arraigned on the day he was supposed to be getting married in Florida) was charged with only one of ... More >>
Well, the year is nearly half over, and it's time to do a bit of handicapping of the city's crime statistics. In general, some sections of the city are experiencing a spike in assaults, and a rash of economic crimes--burglaries and grand larcenies, mainly. Overall, citywide crime, according ... More >>
Way too many bodies have been found since December along the Jones Beach, Gilgo Beach and Ocean Parkway area of Suffolk County, Long Island. The four identified so far -- Amber Lynn Costello, Megan Waterman, Maureen Brainard-Barnes and Melissa Barthelemy -- are thought to be the work of a Lon ... More >>
Twenty-five people were charged this afternoon with "possessing images or videos showing the sexual abuse of children," the New York Times reports, as announced by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The felony charges include promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessin ... More >>
This week's issue of New York magazine has the most in-depth feature yet about the serial killer search spooking locals this year, with body after body being found near Long Islando's Gilgo and Jones beaches. Though remains from 10 bodies have been discovered in the area, the case for a seria ... More >>
Moreno on the standThere is a verdict in the trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, who had been accused of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman they were called to help home on a drunken night in 2008. This comes on the seventh day of deliberations. Moreno, 43, and Mata, ... More >>
We are fans of drinking, yes, but never drunk driving, because, you know, you could really hurt someone (and often do). Thus it is with great disappointment that we heard the tale of Mount Vernon man Wilbert A. Elvy, 46 (certainly old enough to know better!), who was arrested in the wee hours ... More >>
Serial killer experts, criminologists, an ex-FBI profiler, and two New York Times reporters have worked together to bring us this terrifying personality profile for the man -- yes, he's almost definitely a man -- who could be responsible for the 10 sets of human remains found so far on Long I ... More >>
Eight murdered women -- four found on Long Island among ten total bodies and four found in Atlantic City years ago -- have all shown up recently in fake Facebook profiles, the Philadelphia Daily News reports today. The creepy and sparse page for Kim Raffo, for example, found in 2006, features ... More >>
Women who kill the entire family much rarer than men Murder-suicides and multiple murders are common among victims of domestic violence and their abusers, according to experts interviewed by Spanish-language daily. The news comes shortly after Lashonda Armstrong, 25, drove her car into the ... More >>
Amazon.comFirst class murder, first class recipesConvicted serial killer Dorothea Puente died in Central California Women's Facility prison on Sunday. But her legacy will live on past her death. And not just the legacy of her murders, but her culinary one. Yes, Cooking with a Serial Killer ... More >>
NY Daily News, via MySpaceThe death of Anthony Callao, an 18-year-old who was fatally beaten Saturday night, is being investigated as a hate crime by the NYPD, according the the Daily News. Callao, who had recently graduated from high school, was attending a party in an abandoned house in Wo ... More >>
Lock your doors. Even if you live here. This story kind of blows our minds. In Brooklyn Heights, people apparently feel so safe that they don't bother, most of the time, even locking their doors, or their windows. Maybe we're paranoid. (Yes, we're paranoid.) But, come on! It's the city! (We h ... More >>
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Jared Lee Loughner has been charged with 49 counts by a federal grand jury, Politico reports. The 22-year-old is being charged for the January 8 shooting in Tucson, where he allegedly killed six people and injured thirteen more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke ... More >>
Lara LoganAfter news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes. But all this s ... More >>
When Mark Madoff, son of disgraced Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, killed himself in December, his mother Ruth traveled to Greenwich, Connecticut for the memorial service, but was not allowed in by Mark's widow Stephanie, according to a report by People appearing in today's New York Post. Instea ... More >>
On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn residents, clergy, and community leaders held an angry rally in Fort Greene protesting the most recent outbreak of violence in the borough. Among the tragedies prompting the Sunday rally, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the face Saturday in front ... More >>
Cops are asking for help in finding the jerks responsible for a couple of violent robberies this week in the Bronx, one in the north and the other in Morrisania. On Monday, at about 5:50 p.m., a 74-year-old man was hit from behind by a scumbag at the corner of Park Avenue and Gouverneur Place in ... More >>
Eight months after the Voice's NYPD Tapes series began revealing widespread manipulation of crime statistics — including the downgrading of rape complaints that in at least one case allowed a predator to continue his assaults — a commission appointed by Police Commissioner Ray Kel ... More >>
Police say they have arrested and charged a Bronx man on two burglary counts, and are investigating him as a suspect for a string of eight other similar burglaries at churches and parochial schools in the Bronx's 50th and 52nd precincts.
If you had any doubt that drugs are dangerous, the Daily News wants you to think again: The paper crunched some crime statistic numbers and found that drugs were a factor in more than half of the city's slayings, and the exclusive motive in 12 percent of New York homicides. More fun murder s ... More >>
Guess you can start keeping your wallet in your back pocket again. The Daily News says pickpocketing -- that age-old relic of urban petty crime -- is nearing extinction. Because the only pickpockets left are practically fossils themselves.
The Wall Street Journal says city cops aren't "trigger happy" after reviewing a new NYPD report that said police officers were involved in fewer shootings and fired fewer bullets last year since the department started tracking shooting statistics in 1971. So why are police keeping guns in the ... More >>
In today's East Village street crime round-up: A string of wanton mayhem and violence over the past two days, including a drug-related shooting that left three injured, a stabbing that left one dead, and a cell phone robbery that left one perp in tears. The '70s are back, baby. Well, not exac ... More >>
The scene outside the diner at 9 a.m. on Saturday as CSI investigators comb the interior of the restaurant and a cop stands guard. Corey Scott, a/k/a Young ClassikSunday morning update: Police have identified the victim as Corey Scott, 28, of Flatbush, Brooklyn. He was shot two times ... More >>
Another Brooklyn police precinct is under investigation for manipulating crime statistics, the Voice has learned. This time, police sources say, it's the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights. So far, "numerous" officers and detectives have been grilled by the Quality Assurance Division, the NYPD u ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Omar ThorntonThe Hartford Courant has a thorough look at yesterday's shooting rampage that killed eight employees at beer distributing company Hartford Distributors Inc., in Manchester, Connecticut. Omar Thornton, 34, was brought in front of company and union officials to discuss allegations ... More >>
Shed a tear, ladies...the suspect who robbed two banks with a chivalry heretofore unknown in this town (bringing a potted plant, and then a bouquet of flowers, to his "financial endeavors") has been nabbed by the cops.
Amanda Knox, the college student convicted in December of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, receives hundreds of letters in jail every month, and says they are "great support." But jail mail no longer means just letters. Slews of other supporters and haters share ... More >>
The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance locating the second of two suspects wanted in connection with a sexual assault and rape that occurred in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 2. The victim, a 19-year-old female, was walking at Linden Boulevard and Bedford Avenue at 2:00 a.m. when the first ... More >>
The NYPD is looking for the man pictured, who's wanted for questioning regarding a stabbing incident that occurred at 5:22 am at the Franklin Avenue subway station on April 3. During an argument, a 28-year-old man was stabbed several times on the southbound platform. The suspect fled the sc ... More >>
In court hearings today, prosecutors alleged that East Harlem Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV was indeed intoxicated the night of March 6, 2008, when he was pulled over by police for drunk driving. The Harlem politician, 47, son of the famed Congressman, was pulled over for weaving back ... More >>
In a perhaps politically ill-timed decision, Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Summary for the coming year calls for $3 million to be cut from domestic violence programs, according to a coalition of anti-violence service providers. Of the $3 million, $1.25 million will adversely affect th ... More >>
Check out this guy who robbed a Dunkin' Donuts on Merrick Avenue in Jamaica on Sunday night: he flashes a gun at his hip and intimidates the server into handing over cash from the register -- while apparently talking on his cell phone. Everyone's busy these days, but couldn't it wait till he was ... More >>
Livery cab drivers have it tough. You may recall a little epidemic of livery cab driver shootings last summer, and various robberies. Now, four hacks have been robbed or threatened with robbery on 106th Avenue in Jamaica in a nine-day period. On December 27 two perps summoned the car to 106 ... More >>
HarkavyTime won't tell: A year later, Bernie Madoff's Rolex (not pictured above) has been auctioned off, and we still don't know what made his scheme tick. One year ago today (December 11, 2008, that is), Bernie Madoff was arrested. But after millions of words have been written about his multibill ... More >>
Last week we showed a picture of a man who robbed the Northfield Bank at Hylan Plaza in Staten Island. So did the Staten Island Advance, and one of its local readers recognized the perp as a "homeless man suspected in a number of recent petty thefts in the New Dorp area," says the paper. The ... More >>
Former NY1 political reporter Dominic Carter was found guilty of third degree attempted assault on Friday in the beating of his wife. Ramapo Justice Arnold Etelson found that Mrs. Carter's injuries were not serious enough to support a misdemeanor assault charge.
Detectives from the Brooklyn Special Victims Unit have connected the man in the sketch, who they were already seeking for sexual assaults in May and October, with a third sexual assault in June. In all three cases, the suspect displayed a weapon and forcibly assaulted the victim. In the case ... More >>
Big week for serial robbery! We've got gun robbers, a mace robber, livery cab robbers, and now a knife robber -- and a busy one, so look out, Upper East Siders. He's armed with "what is described as a long kitchen knife," says NYPD. On September 4th at 12:45 a.m., he struck at York Avenue and ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Aug.. 23, 2009. 4:12 a.m. LOCATION: 212 Ave. A, Manhattan. The police say they have made an arrest in the murder of an off-duty bouncer outside a club on the Lower East Side. Louis Rodriguez, 29, of East 117th Street, was charged with murder, assault and illegal weapon ... More >>
Bernie Madoff's longtime finance chief pled guilty in federal court this afternoon to helping his boss carry out a $65 million dollar Ponzi scheme. The accountant, Frank DiPascali, had been employed at Bernie L. Madoff Investment Securities for more than three decades. He was responsible for manag ... More >>
We are fond of the Staten Island Advance, and congratulate the paper on its latest public service: its publication (and that of other "media outlets," the Advance graciously acknowleges) of a surveillance photo from a Wednesday gas station robbery has provoked the the robber to surrender. His sister ... More >>
Why can't parents face the ugly truth?
From HedgeFund.net: The Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement chief is out as the agency faces anger over its handling of the Bernie Madoff alleged Ponzi scam. The SEC said Monday that Linda Thomsen, its director of enforcement, was leaving to return to the private sector. There have be ... More >>