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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: 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.
Grad Student From Brooklyn Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on LI

Grad Student From Brooklyn Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on LI

Artem Ayzen is killed in crash in Stony Brook Wednesday night, police say.
Brooklyn Judge Exonerates Three Men In 1980s Killings

Brooklyn Judge Exonerates Three Men In 1980s Killings

Three half brothers have been exonerated in murders in the 1980s after judge ruled a witness was not reliable.
Man Arrested For Collecting Money While Impersonating Officer

Man Arrested For Collecting Money While Impersonating Officer

Mikhail Belik is accused of targeting and intimidating masseuses and escorts into paying him off by posing as a police officer.
Six Firearms Traffickers Indicted On 558-Count Charge

Six Firearms Traffickers Indicted On 558-Count Charge

Police indicted six people for bringing arms in from Georgia with the intent to sell them to buyers in Canarsie.
Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Jessica Laguerre has been missing since Jan. 8.
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.
New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

State police are on high alert to stop distracted, drunk drivers.
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.
Suspect In Cab Hold-Ups Robbed Crown Heights Driver

Suspect In Cab Hold-Ups Robbed Crown Heights Driver

Suspect has allegedly stolen cash from cab drivers at knifepoint.
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.