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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

17th Avenue and 58th Street, Brooklyn (Source; Google Maps)

17th Avenue and 58th Street, Brooklyn (Source; Google Maps)

A swastika and other hate-filled messages were found scrawled along several properties near 58th Street and 17th Avenue in Borough Park yesterday, leading to the quick arrest of three suspects.

The anti-Semitic graffiti included messages that read “you don’t belong,” and “get out.” The perps broke into a residential construction site and a yeshiva to leave their unwelcome marks, as well as spraying it on the side of a yeshiva school bus.

The graffiti was first found and reported by contractors at the construction site, where it was found on different walls within a second floor room.

An administrator of the yeshiva helped make the bust. School authorities found the graffiti inside of their building. Unknown to the perps was that their hate-fueled graffiti spree inside the school was caught on surveillance cameras, and the footage was shared with police.

Councilman David Greenfield, whose office provided the information for this post, notes that the investigators identified the three suspects from the footage, and arrested them yesterday evening.

“I am very pleased that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has made quick arrests of young punks trying to intimidate our community by scrawling messages of hate. It’s appalling that these guys would come into our neighborhood simply to spread their anti-Semitic views. I trust that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for their despicable crimes,” said Greenfield.

Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons

A Staten Island man stabbed his wife before driving to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, abandoning his car and taking a fatal plunge on Sunday, say police.

Cops were called to the bridge at 8:43 a.m. for an abandoned 2012 Hyundai Genesis on the Brooklyn-bound upper-level, and witnesses said they saw a man exit the vehicle and jump from the bridge, according to SILive.

Coast Guard rescuers recovered the man’s body just before 9:00 a.m., and he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Less than 10 minutes before that call, at 8:36 a.m., 911 operators were fielding another about a stabbing in Staten Island’s Willowbrook neighborhood.

SILive reports:

Once there, cops discovered a 51-year-old woman with two stab wounds to her torso.

Three children, ages 9, 14 and 15, were inside the home when police arrived, authorities said, and one of the children made the initial 911 call. None of the children were injured, police said.

Police could not immediately say what time the stabbing occurred.

The car found on the bridge was the same as the one owned by the victim’s husband, and in which he was seen fleeing the home.

The woman was taken to Staten Island Hospital, where she is in critical condition.

Police have not yet released the identity of the husband or wife.

Source: mikey k/Flickr

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Police took a 54-year-old man into custody on Saturday after finding the body of his 62-year-old brother in the bathtub of his Luna Park co-op, with chemical burns to his chest and leg.

Cops were called to the scene at 8:46 a.m. following a 911 call for a man in need of help. It’s unclear who called the police, but when they arrived at the ninth floor apartment at 2819 West 12th Street the man attempted to block their entrance.

After a struggle, they restrained the man who authorities described as emotionally disturbed.

Once inside, cops discovered the unconscious and unresponsive body in the bathtub and called EMS. Medical responders declared him dead at the scene, and told the police that the male had chemical burns to the chest and leg.

The 54-year-old was taken to Staten Island University Hospital for psychological evaluation and treatment of chemical burns on his arms.

Neither of the men were identified by police, and the 54-year-old has not been charged with a crime.

The New York Times identified the two as brothers, and police told the paper that they’re struggling to get answers from the surviving sibling.

“Some of the stuff he’s saying doesn’t make sense,” a police department spokesman said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of the death, and police are still investigating.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

Suspect Tyree Brown (Source: DCPI)

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After a two-day manhunt, cops nabbed Tyrell Brown on Tuesday, the suspect in a carjacking that later led to a police chase and shots fired by officers on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Brown, 25, of Staten Island was arrested while donning a women’s wig to disguise himself while police escalated their search.

SILive reports:

The intense manhunt for Brown came to a close at about 10 p.m Tuesday night, after patrol officers from the 120th Precinct caught Brown on Mosel and Osgood avenues, not far from the Park Hill Apartments, multiple police sources said.

An eagle-eyed civilian saw through his disguise Tuesday night, and flagged down a patrol car from the 120th Precinct, an NYPD spokeswoman told the Advance.

Brown was arrested after a short chase, those sources said.

In addition to robbery and criminal possession of stolen property, Brown has been charged with the murder of Kuwan Collins of Staten Island. Collins was shot in the head.

Police are investigating Brown’s possible connection to another murder, in which Devin Powell was found fatally shot just a few blocks away from where the black 2006 Hummer was carjacked at gunpoint.

The paper also notes charges of attempted robbery for another carjacking, committed by a man wearing a wig not long before Brown’s apprehension.

Suspect Tyree Brown (Source: DCPI)

Suspect Tyree Brown (Source: DCPI)

Crime Stoppers and the New York City Police Department are now offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tyrell Brown.

Brown, 25, is the suspect in a carjacking and believed to be the person MTA Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police fired at on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge yesterday morning.

According to cops, Brown flashed a gun at a 29-year-old man in Staten Island, and swiped his black Hummer on Sunday.

Early Monday morning, Bridges & Tunnels officers had an eye out for the vehicle, and spotted it crossing the Verrazano Bridge from Brooklyn into Staten Island. They stopped the vehicle, spurring the female passenger to try and flee on foot, and Brown attempted to make off with the Hummer. The officers opened fire while Brown slammed into nearby cars before ultimately shaking the cops. He abandoned the car in Staten Island and remains on the lam.

Tyree Brown is described as a 25-year-old black male, 5’08″ in height, 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and has “Dorothea” tattooed on his neck. He was last seen wearing a red hooded jacket and tan pants.

The $12,000 reward includes $2,000 payable by Crime Stoppers upon arrest and indictment, and $10,000 payable by the NYPD upon arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

4702 15th Avenue (Source: Google Maps)

4702 15th Avenue (Source: Google Maps)

Authorities are trying to identify the skeletal remains of a person unearthed yesterday among trash and refuse in a Borough Park hoarder’s apartment.

Cops made the grisly discovery on Monday after responding to a 911 call at 5:00 p.m. of a foul odor inside an apartment located at 4702 15th Avenue.

When they arrived, they found a 28-year-old woman living among the squalor who made statements that she wanted to harm herself.

They summoned paramedics to the scene, who took the woman to Maimonides Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Cops then began poking around apartment, which they described as “in disarray, filled with garbage and refuse,” and stumbled upon the skeletal remains.

The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.

Suspect Tyree Brown (Source: DCPI)

Suspect Tyree Brown (Source: DCPI)

Police are hunting for Tyree Brown, 25, the suspect in a carjacking believed to be the person MTA Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police fired at on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge this morning.

According to police, Brown flashed a gun at a 29-year-old man on Holland Avenue in Staten Island yesterday afternoon. He ordered the man to the ground, swiped his keys and fled in the victim’s 2006 black Hummer.

Authorities put out an alert, and Verrazano Bridge officers were on guard for the vehicle. It turned up at Staten Island-bound toll booths at approximately 1:15 a.m. Two officers stopped the car before bullets began flying.

“I can confirm that around 1:15 a.m. several shots were fired by two Bridge and Tunnel Officers at a car believed to have been hijacked (somewhere else in the city) at gunpoint,” said MTA Bridges and Tunnels spokesperson Judie Glave. “NYPD asked MTA Bridges and Tunnels officers at the Verrazano-Narrows to be on the lookout for the car.”

The NYPD and MTA Bridges and Tunnels declined to elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation.

SILive reports that the cops heard what they believed might be a gunshot coming from within the car:

One law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said that when the officers approached, they heard a loud bang that sounded like a gunshot, and someone inside threw a woman out of the Hummer. That sound is what spurred the officers to open fire, the source said.

The female passenger tried to flee and was arrested at the toll plaza, the MTA spokeswoman said. The male driver took off north on a nearby service road, ditching the vehicle on Targee Street before running off.

Tyree Brown is described as a 25-year-old black male, 5’08″ in height, 150 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and has “Dorothea” tattooed on his neck. He was last seen wearing a red hooded jacket and tan pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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