Crime

Chinatown Homeless Murder Suspect Still Awaiting Trial

Posted May 16, 2022 at 5:13 am

More than two years since the horrific murder of four homeless men in Chinatown, the suspect has yet to be held accountable for the crimes. In the early morning hours of October 5, 2019 Randy Santos stalked, then allegedly bludgeoned to death Cheun Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran and Nazario Vasqez-Villegas while asleep on the streets. In […]

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Report: Drunk Driver Who Fatally Struck NYU Student on East Houston Tested More 1.5 Times the Legal Limit

Posted May 9, 2022 at 5:11 am

The alleged drunk driver who fatally struck an NYU student on the Lower East Side last week was 1.5-times the legal blood-alcohol limit. Queens resident Michael de Guzman, 49, reportedly clocked blood-alcohol content of .13 after plowing his 2017 red Camaro into aspiring doctor Raife Milligan, 21, as he crossed East Houston at First Avenue last Monday morning, according to […]

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169 Bar Patron Pulls Gun on Bouncer at Closing Time, Cops Say

Posted May 9, 2022 at 5:04 am

A patron at 169 Bar pulled a gun on the bouncer after closing time early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after 4:00am, the perp headed for the exit and allegedly became involved in a dispute with the front-door security, and brandished a firearm. Cops were called at 4:25am, and the gunman then fled the scene; […]

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The Crime Zone that is Hell Square [OP-ED]

Last modified April 19, 2022 at 6:41 am

The following editorial was written by Diem Boyd, founder of the LES Dwellers block association. Hell Square pre-pandemic was unlivable, but now, “post-Covid,” it’s untenable and downright dangerous. The decline of quality-of-life and related public safety issues on the Lower East from saturation of the nightlife-driven economy is widely known. In this pandemic setting, it’s […]

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Shooting Outside Hell Square Smoke Shop Leaves 2 Injured

Last modified April 18, 2022 at 7:22 am

A shooting early Sunday morning after the bars emptied in Hell Square left two individuals injured, one of whom an innocent bystander, cops said. Police say the shooting happened at 4:15am following a dispute outside Dubai Cannabis Supply at 105 Stanton Street, near and Ludlow. Apparently an argument preceded the crime, in which the gunman […]

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Reports: On the Run, Subway Shooter at Dimes and Lunch at Katz’s after Subway Shooting

Posted April 18, 2022 at 5:01 am

What does a suspect do while on the run from shooting innocent straphangers on a Brooklyn subway? Exactly – he reportedly takes a breather outside Dimes, charges his phone, then eats lunch at Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side, all before before reporting himself to cops. In the thirty-one hours after firing thirty-three shots […]

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LES Store Owner Chases, Stabs Teenage Shoplifter on Delancey Street

Posted April 15, 2022 at 5:04 am

In which the perpetrator becomes the victim. A sixteen-year-old shoplifter was stabbed in the chest yesterday on Delancey Street by the owner of the targeted store, police said. The stabbing transpired at 3:00pm outside the Duane Reade at 100 Delancey Street, mere moments after the teenager lifted goods from a store around the corner (New […]

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Suspected Subway Shooter Caught in the East Village [Updated]

Last modified April 14, 2022 at 2:13 pm

The man suspected with carrying out the largest attack on the city subway system in years was caught yesterday thanks to a visit to the McDonald’s on First Avenue in the East Village. Frank R. James, who law enforcement officials suspect of shooting at least ten people in a Brooklyn subway station, was arrested in […]

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Man Shot in Leg in Drug Deal Gone Bad on Delancey Street

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:02 am

A man was shot early Sunday morning in a drug deal gone bad inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. The 30-year-old victim was shot in the leg near the sunken court, where the purported drug transaction happened. Sources disclose that two suspects in their twenties allegedly took drugs, possibly K2, from the victim before […]

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Cops ID Suspect in Fatal Stabbing at Division Street Gambling Den

Posted April 7, 2022 at 5:05 am

The man wanted in connection with the grisly stabbing death in a Division Street gambling den has been identified. Cops identified Shin Bin Weng, 55, as the suspect in the death of 58-year-old Qi Rui Weng, who died on Monday after he was stabbed with a large kitchen knife following a feud inside the social […]

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