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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Local Police Officer Convicted Of Molesting Young Girl

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 05:41 pm
Photo: Dave Hosford / Flickr)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 [...]

Cocaine & Heroin Stash Uncovered At Coney Island Apartment

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 23, 2016 04:06 pm
6-22-16-Bklyn-South-Gang-60-PctCops 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 [...]

Build It Back Suspends Construction In Brooklyn After Gerritsen Home Collapses

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 03:32 pm
Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 3.27.35 PM#SOD on the scene of a building collapse @ 70 Beacon Court @NYPD61Pct. Unoccupied, under construction. No injuries. — 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 [...]

Get A Taste Of Brooklyn At This Year’s Brooklyn Eats (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 23, 2016 01:10 pm
mikeshot.jpgFood and beverage professionals from across the country and the world will soon sample the county of kings at Brooklyn Eats. During Brooklyn Eats – the Brooklyn Chamber’s annual celebration of Brooklyn-made food and drink – patrons will have an opportunity to try some of the borough’s premier culinary products all under one roof. From [...]

Man Gropes 12-Year-Old At Coney Island Station, Cops Say

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 10:22 am
(Photo provided by the NYPD)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 [...]

Morning Mug: “Dream As If You’ll Live Forever. Live As If You’ll Die Today.” — James Dean

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 23, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Dmitri SebastianMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

In Wake Of Orlando Shooting, Neighbors Show Unity At Ramadan Meal

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 22, 2016 06:22 pm
Breaking the daylong fast at the Kings Bay Y's Ramadan dinner. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 [...]

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