By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 05:41 pm An officer from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a young girl, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced. Jacob Sabbagh, a 34-year-old Midwood resident, was arrested in December after his victim reported the abuse to authorities, according to the DA’s office. The girl, now 21, accused Sabbagh of repeatedly groping and [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 23, 2016 04:06 pm Cops from the 60th Precinct and Booklyn South Gang Squad uncovered a stash of drugs and firearms while executing a narcotics search warrant in Coney Island this week. Courtney Howell, 33, was arrested at 2926 West 25th Street on Wednesday, June 22, with approximately 105 grams of cocaine, plus heroin and crack cocaine, according to [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 03:32 pm #SOD on the scene of a building collapse @ 70 Beacon Court @NYPD61Pct. Unoccupied, under construction. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/qVG9Fi8zx4 â€” NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) June 22, 2016 The company overseeing more than 400 Brooklyn home elevations for the the city’s Build it Back program has suspended all construction work after one of its houses collapsed [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 23, 2016 01:10 pm Food and beverage professionals from across the country and the world will soon sample the county of kings at Brooklyn Eats. During Brooklyn Eats â€“ the Brooklyn Chamberâ€™s annual celebration of Brooklyn-made food and drink â€“ patrons will have an opportunity to try some of the boroughâ€™s premier culinary products all under one roof. From [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 10:22 am Cops are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a 12-year-old girl’s butt last month at the Coney Island subway station. The suspect, described as a black man in his 30s, groped the girl in the mezzanine area of the station just before 5pm on June 9, according to police. The NYPD provided a surveillance [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 06:22 pm With the deadly ISIS-inspired shooting at an Orlando nightclub still hanging like a specter over the country, members of Brooklyn’s Jewish and Muslim communities gathered at the Kings Bay Y Monday evening for an annual Ramadan dinner to promote peace and unity. More than 200 people showed up to the event, some of them wearing [...]