Police have requested the aid of the public in finding two men who robbed a woman and pushed her to the ground in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
A New York City firefighter was arrested in Brooklyn early Saturday and charged with driving under the influence.
Former police officer Joseph Gray, 51, served 10 years in prison on four counts of manslaughter. Now, he has been hired as a custodian at St. Clare’s school in Staten Island.
Members of Engine 201 Ladder 114 rescued 33 people one morning last year. Three of them will be honored at the FDNY medal ceremony at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.
Bright Farms CEO Paul Lightfoot said the farm will be able to grow a million pounds of produce each year including tomatoes, lettuce and herbs.
Witnesses say the driver, a woman, ran a red light in Sunset Park Wednesday night. Her car slammed into the man near 50th Street and 6th Avenue.
The man, who has a prior sex offense on his record, was taken into custody this morning in Sunset Park in the general vicinity of the attack, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 45 and 49 years old. Authorities said the man weighs about 145 pounds and has a bald head, grey mustache and a mole under the left side of his lip.
Police say officers were responding to a report of an assault in progress Saturday when they found the body of 54-year-old Nimala Randunu on the floor of the store on Third Street in Sunset Park.
Detectives say he approached the victim from behind then grabbed her before running away.
With more than one serial groper still on the loose in Brooklyn, self-defense classes are popping up everywhere from Park Slope to Sunset Park.
The sex abuse charges against Joshua Flecha were dropped because the alleged victim refused to sign the necessary paperwork, sources told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.
Police are questioning Joshua Flecha in nearly 20 or more gropings of women, and believe he may be one of the men in six sketches of suspects posted around Brooklyn.
On Friday, the NYPD was canvassing Windsor Terrace, where another sex assault bumped the total to 20 in Brooklyn since March.
The latest incident happened last Friday night as the victim left the Prospect Ave. subway station around 8:30 p.m. Police said the woman was jumped from behind but managed to fight the attacker off.