NYPD: ‘Phenomenal’ Decrease in Upper West Side Crime Rates

Of the 77 precincts in New York City, the 20th Precinct has shown the largest decline in crime – year to date – compared to 2018, Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin announced at Monday night's Community Council Mee … Read the rest of this entry >>

Woman Who Left $10,000 on UWS Subway Platform Calls Good Samaritan ‘A Golden Person’

On Thursday afternoon, Aiya Tulemaganbetova expressed her gratitude toward the man who saved her Chri … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Christmas Miracle! Upper West Sider Finds, Returns Bag Containing $10,000

Ho, ho, holy Good Samaritan Santa! He saw something – something that could stuff a whole lotta stockings – and said someth … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chase Bank Robbed on Monday Morning

A man robbed the Chase Bank at 73rd and Broadway on Monday morning around 10:10am, fleeing the scene with approximately $1700, police said. No weapon was displayed during the incident; the robber passed a no … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Warns of Emerging UWS Theft Trends, Gives Update on Two Sisters Found Near Hudson

The NYPD is warning Upper West Siders to take extra measures to secure their belongings, following recent reports of theft at local gyms and movie thea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wild Tale of Kidnapping Preceded Dramatic Fire Escape Arrest

"This is a gunpoint abduction with an element of extortion to it, that spanned the city from one borough to the next and ended with a police chase that went up the side of a building. Thankfully nobody was h … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Warns of Theft at Trader Joe’s and Other Businesses

The NYPD is asking local residents and businesses to stay vigilant following a number of reported thefts at establishments throughout the 20th pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

District Attorney Decides Not to Prosecute Taxi Driver Involved in CPW Cyclist Death, Despite NYPD Pressure

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. chose not to prosecute the driver whose maneuver into the bike lane led to the death of cyclist Madison Lyde … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct Rolls Out Neighborhood Policing

The NYPD recently rolled out Neighborhood Policing for the Upper West Side's 20th Precinct. The initiative aims to improve communication and collaboration between local police officers and community resi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Disturbing Statements Made By Man Outside PS 199 Draw Extra Police Presence

Extra police officers have been posted around elementary school PS 199 on West 70th Street after a man was heard making disturbing statements ou … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thieves Steal Hundreds of Cigarette Boxes from UWS Duane Reades: Police

Police are looking for the individuals depicted in the photos and videos above and below for a series of cigarette box thefts in recent mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Calls UWS Duane Reade Stores Crime Magnets; Asks Residents To Demand Better Security Investment By Corporate Owners

Capt. Timothy Malin, the 20th Precinct’s new commanding officer, is taking aim at Duane Reade for what he considers … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct to Get ‘Neighborhood Policing’ Program; Meeting Monday

The 24th precinct -- covering 86th to 110th street -- has been operating a "neighborhood policing" program for several months now, with six off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mailbox Thefts Continue, With Dozens in Just One Local Precinct

The "mailbox fishing" crime spree has been going strong for about two years now, and it shows no sign of stopping. So far this year, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Looking For Suspect in Robberies; Woman Punched in the Face

Police are asking for the public's help to find the man shown in the photo and video. He's wanted in connection to two recent robberies in the 20th prec … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Say Thefts Are Rising as West Siders Have ‘Relaxed’ Their Street Smarts

Upper West Siders may have a false sense of security, at least when it comes to their personal belongings. At a community meeti … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE MEETING COVERS HOMELESSNESS, MAIL FISHING, AND ‘DECRIMINALIZING’ VIOLATIONS

On Monday, the 20th precinct hosted their monthly community council meeting. During the most interactive portion of the ni … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDERS PUSH ACLU’S ‘FREEDOM CITIES’ CAMPAIGN AT LOCAL NYPD MEETING

NYPD officials are seeing several new faces at community council meetings, as people have embraced a call by the ACLU to get more involv … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOMELESSNESS, STREET VENDORS, AND A SHOOTING DISCUSSED AT 20TH PRECINCT MEETING

A community council meeting at the 20th precinct on Monday night delved into homelessness, new bills intended to regulate street vendors, and a shooting last … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPTICK IN BURGLARIES AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN 20TH PRECINCT; OTHER CRIMES FALLING

The 20th precinct (59th to 86th Street) held its monthly community council meeting on Monday night, and reviewed recent crime s … Read the rest of this entry >>

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