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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops asking other victims to come forward after they found homes rented in Elmont and Valley Stream.
Police: Queens Man Charged With Felony DWI After Hit-and-Run

Police: Queens Man Charged With Felony DWI After Hit-and-Run

Man drove drunk, rear ended a car on the Meadowbrook Parkway and left the scene, cops said.
Police: Queens Man Stayed at LI Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Police: Queens Man Stayed at LI Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Andrew Henry, 38, is arrested Thursday morning, police say.
Police: Off-Duty MTA Cop Accidentally Shot Gun, Injuring Himself and 3-Year-Old Son

Police: Off-Duty MTA Cop Accidentally Shot Gun, Injuring Himself and 3-Year-Old Son

Incident occurred at a home on Long Island Tuesday evening.
Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Outdoor fun? Forget Buckle Up New York.
Police: Drunken Woman With Snake Around Her Neck Crashes Into Firehouse

Police: Drunken Woman With Snake Around Her Neck Crashes Into Firehouse

Sarah Espinosa, 22, stole the snake from Petco just prior to the crash in New Hyde Park Monday night, police say.
Woman Robbed, Credit Cards Used Carroll Gardens

Woman Robbed, Credit Cards Used Carroll Gardens

Police searching for robbery suspect.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Brooklyn Man Found Dead in Great Neck Dumpster

Brooklyn Man Found Dead in Great Neck Dumpster

Nassau Cops investigating grim discovering at gas station.
Biggest Crime Stories of 2013

Biggest Crime Stories of 2013

A look back at the biggest crimes in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Red Hook in 2013.
New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

State police are on high alert to stop distracted, drunk drivers.
Police Investigating Knifepoint Robbery in Cobble Hill

Police Investigating Knifepoint Robbery in Cobble Hill

Man wanted for November robbery in Cobble Hill.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
Reward Offered For

Reward Offered For "Knockout" Attack Info

Group offers $5,000 for arrest, conviction in attacks.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
Armed Man Arrested After Firing at Officers in Red Hook

Armed Man Arrested After Firing at Officers in Red Hook

Man charged with attempted murder in Red Hook.
De Blasio Appoints William Bratton NYPD Commissioner

De Blasio Appoints William Bratton NYPD Commissioner

Former NYPD, LAPD top cop returns to former post.
Man Wanted for Police Impersonation, Robbery in Boerum Hill

Man Wanted for Police Impersonation, Robbery in Boerum Hill

Police looking for man who robbed a woman inside apartment building on Nevins Street.