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New York PSA on Intersection Safety
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-06-18    0 views
Whether on-foot or driving, navigating intersections requires our full attention. Check out this new PSA developed in conjunction with our pedestrian safety partners at the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department which has some important reminders. Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility. Drivers and walkers play a role. Be respectful of other roadway users and obey the law. More information about New York's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is available at www.ny.gov/pedsafety. See! Be Seen!
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Bronx Cell Phone Robbery of 10-year-old teaser
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-06-05    0 views
A 10-year-old Bronx girl was robbed then kicked in the face in the vestibule of her home on May 25, 2018.
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Bronx Cell Phone Robbery of 10-year-old--teaser
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-06-05    0 views
A 10-year-old girls was robbed of her cell phone then kicked in the face in the Bronx on May 25.
MEDICAL ADVANCEMENT: COW HEART VALVE RECIPIENT
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-06-03    2 views
A procedure that has been effective in early clinical trials is now being tested on a broader scale..
And the results are giving a ninety-year-old man more time with his grandchildren.
Bronx Attack-Robbery Teaser
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-05-30    0 views
Two men assaulted and robbed a 49-year-old man in the Bronx on May 26.
Bronx Attack, Robbery
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-05-30    0 views
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 48 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday May 26, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in front of 2423 Cambreleng Avenue, the two individuals approached the 49-year-old male victim from behind and one of them placed him in a choke hold. After the victim was dragged to the ground, one of the individuals punched and kicked him in the head as the other removed his cell phone from his pants’ pocket. The two individuals fled on foot southbound on Cambreleng Avenue. The victim was treated at an area hospital for bruising and swelling to his face and head.

The first individual is a:

Male, black, 18 to 25 years old
Lat seen wearing a black hooded sweater and black pants
The second individual is a:

Male, Hispanic, 18 to 25 years old, with his hair in a ponytail
Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, light colored pants and black sneakers
NYPD Special Operations Rescues Kayakers In Queens
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-05-30    0 views
On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 5;20 p.m., police responded to a report of two people that fell off their kayaks in Jamaica Bay within the confines of the 100 Precinct. NYPD Aviation Unit# 18 responded, and upon arrival, observed a male (Victim #1) inside the water, seemingly struggling while holding on to two kayaks. Air/Sea Rescue Helicopter #22 also responded, and deployed two NYPD SCUBA divers into the water to retrieve the victim. Victim #1 informed the officers that his friend's kayak tipped over 15 minutes prior to aviation's arrival and pointed in the direction where he was last seen. Once the officers lifted Victim #1 into Aviation #22 with the rescue basket, both divers were then hoisted back into the aircraft. The second victim was observed in the water, and both divers redeployed and placed him into the rescue basket. Once all parties were safely on the aircraft, the victims were transported to Floyd Bennett Field where they were assessed by EMS and refused medical attention.
Man Arrested for Driving at Police on New York's Dyckman Street
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2018-05-29    0 views
Man Arrested for Driving at Police on New York's Dyckman Street
At least three police officers were injured in a incident, where a 27-year-old man drove towards them before trying to escape on Henry Hudson Parkway in the early hours of Saturday, May 27.
Video from Instagram user @wc.visuals shows police in a confrontation with the man, when he revs the engine, collides with a police car and forces officers and bystanders to jump out of his path. The New York Post reported George Lopez then drove against traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway, before crashing with another vehicle in the Bronx.
Lopez was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was charged with “reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a crime, reckless driving, driving while impaired by drugs and driving without a license,” the New York Daily News quoted police.
Credit: wc.visuals via Storyful
Police Seeking Man for Forcible Touching in the Bronx
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-05-24    0 views
The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to several forcible touching incidents that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precincts. Details are as follows:

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m. in front of 3822 3 Avenue, the individual grabbed the 25-year-old female victim’s buttock as she walked past him. The individual then followed the victim around the corner, pulled her towards him and rubbed himself on her. When the victim shoved him away, he ran into Crotona Park.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m. in front of 1250 Franklin Avenue, the individual approached the 14-year-old female victim and grabbed her crotch over her clothing. The individual fled on foot southbound on Franklin Avenue.

Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m. in front of 1325 Franklin Avenue, the individual approached the 19-year-old female victim and grabbed her crotch over her clothing. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as a male, black, 20 to 25 years old, 5’7″
Last seen wearing a black jacket, red camouflage pants and black and white sneakers
Manhattan burglary Suspect Footage
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-05-23    10 views
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of two unidentified males who are seen in the attached surveillance video and are sought in connection with a robbery within the confines of the 19th Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 17, 2017 at 2107 hours in the vicinity of East 66th Street and 3rd Avenue, two unidentified males approached the victim, a 93-year-old female, snatched her purse and knocked her to the ground. The unidentified males fled on foot east towards 2nd Avenue and then south towards East 65th Street. The victim suffered bruises to her head, a fractured left arm and a bruised left elbow. She was transported by EMS to New York Hospital in stable condition. The purse contained ID, bank cards and $7.

The unidentified males are:

Black, 5’08” and about 135lbs, age 15-18 years old
They were wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing
Surveillance video is attached and available. It was taken from a house of worship in the vicinity of East 68 Street and 3rd Avenue and shows the unidentified males walking shortly before the incident.
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Police Test New Tool to Detect Card Skimmers
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2018-05-13    0 views
ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York - 18 April 2018
1. Various of NYPD financial crimes detective using prototype "skim reaper" at an ATM
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Detective James Lilla, NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force:
"Well this device would detect skimming devices on particular ATM's."
3. Tight of device
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Detective James Lilla, NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force:
"Impressed with their technology and their wit on how to come up with this machine to detect skimming devices."
5. Various of detective using device
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Detective James Lilla, NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force:
"It's definitely an assist we can use to combating ATM skimming."
7. Various of detectives at the NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force office
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Deputy Inspector Christopher Flanagan, NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force:
"It actually was very helpful, because they don't have that expertise. You could give this to an untrained person who could go to a bank of ATM's and they could do inspections and locate devices on their own, where in the past they were often not able to do that."
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gainesville, Florida - 13 February 2018
9. Various of students and professor in a lab showing how prototype device works at the University of Florida
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Patrick Traynor, Professor, University of Florida:
" Credit cards are read using something call a card reader, or a read head. At any given time only 1 read head should be present in a card slot, so what the skim reaper does is find when more than one are present."
11. Various of demonstration
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Nolan Scaife, Student, University of Florida:
"This is a huge problem that costs millions of dollars each year to consumers. We're glad to be able to produce something that will curb the tide."
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Waltham, Massachusetts - 25 April 2018
13. Cutaway of Professor and white collar crimes expert, Steven Weisman
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Weisman, White Collar Crimes Expert, Bentley University
"To recognize if a skimmer is there, this could be a revolutionary watershed moment because right now there are many retailers, ATM's and gas stations and gas pumps that have not switched over because of the complexity of switching to the EMV chip card, which would protect from skimming as well as the cost of it. And so, If indeed this new technology could be done on a cost effective basis it could put the skimmers out of business, it would save people tremendous amounts of money and aggravation."
15. Cutaway of Weisman
LEAD IN :
The United States Secret Service says more than a billion dollars is stolen from U.S. consumer each year by credit card skimmers.
Now, the NYPD is testing out a new device designed by a team of computer engineers at the University of Florida and detectives are impressed.
STORYLINE:
Police have a new device which could help protect us all from credit card fraud.
A group of students at the University of Florida invented a device they call the "Skim Reaper" which detects illegal credit card skimmers attached to ATM's, gas pumps and other terminals.
The device they call the "Skim Reaper," a credit-card thin gadget that slides into card reader slots and can easily and quickly detect if an ATM or gas pump has been compromised.
The New York Police Department is testing the Skim Reaper with some early success in its effort to rid the streets of the pervasive devices.
The NYPD has four full-time, trained detectives tasked with finding credit-card skimmers installed on ATMs at bodegas, but say the problem is too widespread to be stopped with those resources.
In February, Traynor gave NYPD five Skim Reapers to test. The device looks like a long credit card that can be slid into a card slot in a gas pump or ATM. It's attached by a wire to a cellphone-sized box with a small readout screen that says "possible skimmer!" when multiple read heads are detected.
Detective James Lilla, NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force says "impressed with their technology and their wit on how to come up with this machine to detect skimming d
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Thieves Ransack Essendon Salon for Haircare Products
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-04-20    0 views
Two thieves broke into a hair salon at Essendon, Victoria, on February 6, stealing haircare products before fleeing.
The pair, dressed in black clothing and covering their faces, entered the Soho Hair Co salon at about 5:15am and ransacked the salon, throwing expensive hair products into a suitcase and then escaping into a silver 2013-2016 Toyota Corolla sedan.

It’s alleged the thieves threw a rock through glass doors to gain access to the business.

Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful
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New York Assemblyman Seeking Homes for His Office Cats–And Their Kittens
holly.kellum@epochtimes.nyc
2018-04-08    0 views
A New York state assemblyman representing Besonhurst, Brooklyn, is trying to find homes for his two office cats and some kittens.

Assemblyman William Colton said that a female feline had been living outside his office, and last June she gave birth.

“We actually had four kittens that were born in the backyard of our office. After about two months, the mother cat disappeared. We don't know what happened to her,” Colton said.

However, her four kittens remained.

Colton and his staff would come in on weekends to care for them, but he decided they should have permanent homes.

He had them checked out by the vet to make sure they were healthy, and that's when he discovered there were more than four—one of them was pregnant.

“And the event just occurred just in the past few days," Colton said. "Over the weekend, four new kittens were born.”

Two of the felines from the first litter have already been adopted. The other two, one of which is the mother, still need a home, as do the new kittens.

With reporting by NTD's Salina Wang

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Rescued Chimp Enjoys Life Among the Clouds as He's Brought to New Home by Plane
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2018-03-01    0 views
Rescued Chimp Enjoys Life Among the Clouds as He's Brought to New Home by Plane
A baby chimpanzee called Mussa was recently saved from poachers by rescue organisation Lwiro Primates in the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with the help of Virunga National Park.
A video of Mussa’s transport away from trouble was shared by Lwiro Primates to Facebook on February 28. In the video, Mussa moved around the small plane used for his rescue to sit on the pilot’s lap, and seemed to enjoy his time up in the air — even “helping” to adjust the plane’s throttle at one point. He also enjoyed some grooming time with his new friend.
Lwiro Primates told Storyful that apart from some intestinal parasites that are being treated, Mussa is doing very well in his new home.
Credit: Lwiro Primates via Storyful
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Dashcam Footage Released of Police Impersonator Who Pulled Over, Searched, and Handcuffed Drivers
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2018-02-27    0 views
Tuscon Police, on December 27, released dashcam footage from the car of a man who, on December 19, pretended to be a police officer and pulled over other drivers, handcuffing one.
The suspect, who had a blue and red flashing visor, pulled over at least three people and identified himself as an undercover police officer. The suspect asked those he pulled over if they had drugs on them and handcuffed one of them.
The suspect told the handcuffed victim that he was unable to release the handcuffs, according to KVOA-TV, and directed the man to go to a nearby police station to get released.
The suspect was also reported to have a duty belt and “police-type” scanner.
Police arrested the suspect in Oro Valley the next day and said that they were charging him with kidnapping and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Police asked the public to let them know if they think that they may have been a victim of a similar incident.

Credit: Tucson Police Department via Storyful
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Car Thief Tracked by Helicopter During Dash to Evade Police
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2018-02-25    0 views
Car Thief Tracked by Helicopter During Dash to Evade Police
Police arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly stole a vehicle, forcing the female driver out, in Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday, February 22.
The car was later spotted by police at about 11 pm. They gave chase on the ground and with support from Police Air Wing. Footage from the helicopter shows the car fleeing, before the male driver gets out and tries to evade police on foot.
According to Perth Now, three others were travelling in the stolen vehicle at the time of the incident.

Credit: Western Australian Police Force via Storyful
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Australian Police Searching for Owners of Thousands of Stolen Shoes
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2018-02-25    0 views
Police Go 'Sole Searching' for Owners of 2,500 Pairs of Work Boots
Victoria Police went on a “sole searching” journey after finding 2,416 pairs of work boots and sneakers in Melbourne last November.
A 43-year-old man was charged with theft and the handling of stolen goods, and the shoes were reportedly pocketed from front doors over a period of six years. Police plan to hold an open day on Sunday, February 25, when victims of the footwear thief can make statements and retrieve their shoes.
When asked about the motives of the theft, First Constable James Gardiner said, “I honestly couldn’t tell you. It’s one of those things…sort of battles even me at times.”
Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful
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12-Year-Old Homeless, Blind Pit Bull Rescued From Los Angeles Junk Yard
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2018-02-23    0 views
A blind, homeless pit bull found by employees at a junkyard in Los Angeles, California, has been saved by animal rescue workers.

Abandoned by his previous owner, the dog—named Duncan by workers at Hope for Paws animal rescue—was given food and water by a junkyard employee who then asked rescue workers to save the dog before their boss called animal control.

Duncan was found to be completely blind, suffering from dehydration, periodontal disease, corneal ulcers, two mass cell tumors, and a skin infection. He was in need of immediate medical care.

Hope for Paws shared a clip on February 21 of Duncan’s rescue, his medical care, and his time with his foster family.

Duncan was still up for adoption at the time of writing.

Credit: Hope for Paws via Storyful
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Armed Robber Struggles to Stay on Her Feet in Melbourne Store
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2018-02-23    0 views
An armed robber struggled to stay on her feet at a convenience store on Melbourne’s Swanston Street on January 13.

Police said the female robber entered the store around 8.45 am and demanded cash the store attendant. After unsuccessfully trying to open the till, as seen in this CCTV footage, she snatches the attendant’s mobile phone from the counter and fled the scene.

Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful
Bull Gets Loose in the City of Las Vegas
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2018-02-14    0 views
On Monday, Feb. 14, a bull got loose in a Las Vegas neighborhood and it took animal control officers from the city several hours to get it under control. According to Fox 5, the Las Vegas Metro police got a call about a bull loose in the area of Vegas Drive and Rancho Drive at about 3 a.m. and got it in a trailer by 7 a.m. It's still not clear how the bull got loose or where it came from, but the city said that they were taking it to be checked by a veterinarian and would then try to reunite it with its owner.
Credit: City of Las Vegas
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Postman in Italy Caught Hoarding Mail in His Garage
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2018-01-31    0 views
Italian police on Monday, January 29, arrested a postman from the northern town of Vicenza after finding hundreds of pounds) of undelivered mail in his garage.
Deputies Catch Horse Running Along Road near Hudson, Florida
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2018-01-26    1 views
On 1/24 shortly before 8am one of our deputies saw this beautiful horse running north on US 19 in the Hudson area. Our deputy called in the Ag Unit and backup "We're travelling at one horse power..."
They successfully corralled the horse into safety by directing it to take a left on Rainbow Oaks Dr. and into a subdivision along Emerald Ridge Dr. -away from the dangers of the rushing traffic. Eventually our deputies were able to stop the horse and bring it into safety. The horse was uninjured, the owners were located, and the horse was reunited with them.(Pasco County Sheriff's Office)