Anyone with information in regards to either of these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly say the crimes date back to at least 2009. They include three murders and more than 30 shootings as well as assaults and gun trafficking.
The alleged gang members charged with allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana in “Sour Power” candy wrappers were caught after bragging about their activities on social media sites.
The defendants allegedly packaged and sold crack cocaine and marijuana in candy wrappers called “Sour Power” near East 118th Street and Lexington Avenue, officials said.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said he wants tougher traffic-calming measures and improved enforcement of existing laws on streets where children walk to school.
Amar Diarrassouba, 6, was walking to school with his 9-year-old brother when he was struck. They were in the First Avenue crosswalk when he was hit by the truck as it turned from East 117th Street, police said.
Amar Diarrassouba was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday while walking to P.S. 155 with his older brother, police said.
Officer Eder Loor was stabbed in the head on April 17, 2012 while responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person in East Harlem.
The boy was crossing First Avenue in the crosswalk when he was hit by the truck as it turned from East 117th Street, police said.
A man was caught by police trying to rape a 74-year-old woman Tuesday in the James Weldon Johnson Houses public housing development in East Harlem.
Jason Commisso was asleep on a bus en route to Texas when he was picked up by a team of NYPD and New Jersey State Troopers on the New Jersey Turnpike near Morristown, N.J., Browne said.
Investigators believe Jason Commisso, 34, has been responsible for eight attacks of people of Asian descent in the neighborhood since Jan. 17, police said. The latest incident happened Saturday around 10:30 a.m. at a building on East 97 Street.
A 57-year-old man was attacked on Saturday morning, according to investigators, he was the mugger’s eighth victim. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect.
The tragedies underground continue. One man was killed and another was injured Tuesday night when they were involved in accidents involving separate trains inside an East Harlem train station.
The man suffered a fractured leg in the incident and was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.