Crimes Nearby: Weapons Arrests and Subway Sex Assaults

A catalogue of crimes around Brooklyn.

We've compiled a list of some of the crime incidents around Brooklyn this week. All information is from the NYPD except where otherwise noted.

Police in Bed-Stuy arrested two teens Tuesday evening, one carrying a gun and the other who had a hidden blade in his pocket. 

According to a police report, police in an unmarked patrol car watched a 16-year-old allegedly hide a knife in his back pocket while walking near the intersection of Gates Avenue and Marcy Avenue on Aug. 27 just before 8 p.m. When two of the police stepped out of their car to approach him, they saw another teenager standing with him adjust something in his waistband. 

When police got closer, the second suspect turned and ran, throwing the gun from his wasitband into a playground near the corner of Marcy Avenue and Monroe Street.

Police arrested the second suspect, 17 years old, and found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun which they say he threw while running from the police.

Fort Greene/Park Slope
Police in Brooklyn are looking for the man pictured above in a forcible touching assault that took place on a 4 train at the Atlantic Avenue station earlier this month.

According to police, a 22-year-old woman was riding the train from the Atlantic Avenue station when the suspect approached her and rubbed his penis against her. 

The victim was able to use her camera phone to take a photo of the man, who fled the train when it stopped at Franklin Avenue. 

Crown Heights
Police in Crown Heights Sunday announced the arrest of two men in connection with a police shooting over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, a police officer guarding a van containing evidence shot a 17-year-old who was trying to steal a revolver. 

The shot suspect, who was taken under guard to a Brooklyn Hospital, was arrested along with one other teenager. 


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