71st Precinct

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Man Fatally Shoots Friend's Dog During Fight Over Money, Police Say

Mark McLeod, 33, killed his friend's pit bull and accidentally shot himself in the neck, police said.

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Jeweler Pistol-Whipped for Diamond Earring in Flatbush Ave. Robbery: NYPD

A 70-year-old jeweler thwarted robbers who attacked him at his Flatbush Avenue shop, police said.

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Woman Shot in Leg During Robbery on Eastern Parkway, Police Say

A 49-year-old woman was shot by an acquaintance who stole her purse in Crown Heights, police said.

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New Leader of Brooklyn's 71st Precinct Takes on 'Knockout' Attacks

Deputy Inspector George Fitzgibbon took over Crown Heights' 71st Precinct at the end of October.

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Four Young Students Arrested in Alleged 'Knockout' Attacks, Police Say

Four children ranging in age from 10 to 14 were arrested in connection with alleged "knockout" attacks.

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Police Step Up Patrols as Investigation into 'Knockout' Attacks Continues

Investigators are still looking into whether the nine attacks are connected to the "knockout game."  

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Hasidic Teen Attacked in Crown Heights, Police Say

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a Nov. 10 assault as a possible hate crime. 

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After Big Jump, Crown Heights' 71st Precinct Sees Dramatic Drop in Crime

One of the most extreme crime increases in the city has finally ebbed, police say. 

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Cops Eye Ebbets Field Apartments in Neighborhood Crime Spike

Police say shootings and other crimes keep turning up links to Ebbets Field. 

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Central Brooklyn Gangs Target Teen Girls in Popular Bank Scam, Cops Say

Brooklyn gangs are using teen molls with fake checks to fund the drug trade, cops said. 

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Elderly Woman Tied Up and Robbed at Gunpoint in Crown Heights, Cops Say

Five suspects tied up the 87-year-old woman in her home and took a Rolex, jewelry, and more, cops said.

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With Crime Up Across Crown Heights, Each Avenue Finds Its Niche

From fake checks to phone snatches, assaults to robberies, crime is up, and location-specific. 

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Shoulder Surfers and Rubber Checks Drive Up Crime in Crown Heights

Identity theft is plaguing the 71st Precinct, police say.

Crown Heights »

In One Brooklyn Neighborhood, Two Very Different Faces of Stop-and-Frisk

Crown Heights' 77th Precinct logged nearly twice the stops as the 71st Precinct across Eastern Parkway.

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Cops Zero In on Franklin Avenue Crime as New Residents Flood Neighborhood

As new faces move south, Franklin Avenue's problem blocks are getting extra attention from police.

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