The two woman pictured above have been attempting to pass fake $100 bills when buying small ticket items in order to get the change. The Counterfeit Detector Pen does not detect their fakes. They are described as 2 female Hispanics approximately 30 years of age. height 5’5, light skin complexion, one female has dark brown hair with blond hair endings carrying a blue pocketbook, the other female has dark brown hair.
IF SEEN DO NOT APPROACH:
CALL SHMIRA 718-221-0303 AND 911
Friday, October 31, 2014: Halloween is tonight and although it is a generally peaceful celebration, there are occasional incidents of which the public should be aware. The Crown Heights Shmira Patrol would like to inform you of several safety tips to help protect yourselves and your property against criminal acts of mischief. Read more
Crown heights Shmira together with the NYPD’s 71st precinct will be hosting a Bike Registratiom Program this Monday, June 30th, between 5:00PM – 7:00PM in front of the CH-Cycles bike shop at 537 Empire Blvd (Kingston-Brooklyn).
On Sunday, January 6, a 2-hour seminar about street-wise self-defense was held in the heart of Crown Heights, organized by the Crown Heights Shmira patrol.
The seminar, attended by men and boys ages 13 and up, educated the community on the basics of how to defend oneself against common street attacks.
When: Sunday, January 6th, @ 10:30am-12:30pm
Learn street-proven self-defense techniques! Learn how to defend against an attacker who is
stronger, more skilled, and even armed!
This two hour seminar is available to the entire Crown Heights community, offered by Crown Heights Shmira.
Three reasons to take self-defense training:
1. Protecting your own safety is important. Protecting your loved ones is even more important. Knowing a few self-defense techniques could be all that is needed to neutralize an attacker long enough for your loved ones to get to safety. If you are not studying self defense for you own sake, do it for those you care about.
Throughout this past week there have been both attempted and successful robberies/burglaries. The first 2 incidents happened on Saturday night. A young man was walking home when he was approached by two male blacks. One pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The young man notified them that he does not carry money on Shabbos and therefore he has nothing on him so they patted him down to verify his claim. Shortly thereafter two male blacks approached a couple as they were entering their apartment and showed them a firearm demanding that they hand over their money. The woman was pushing a stroller with her baby inside and at one point the gun was aimed toward the baby. The man handed over close to $300.00 in cash and the pair went on their way.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 approximately 9:30pm:A young bochur riding his bicycle on Albany Avenue near Empire Blvd was stopped by a Police Officer due to the fact that he was riding on the sidewalk. The bochur, who does not speak English, did not understand why he was stopped and when the Officer asked him for identification he did not understand what the Officer wanted from him. The Officer responded by threatening to arrest him. A passerby noticed what was transpiring attempted to explain to the bochur to show some identification. The Officer was ungrateful for this and threatened the passerby that if she continued to interfere she would be arrested for Obstructing Governmental Administration. The passerby called Shmira and Shmira members responded. The members on scene explained to the bochur what was occurring and the bochur furnished his identification. The officer wrote the summons and was on his way. Read more
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:30am: A Crown Heights resident driving along Parkside Avenue near the Park Circle was pulled over by an NYPD patrol car. After running the drivers information through his computer the Officer saw that the driver had a suspended license. In instances such as this the Officer would usually arrest the driver; however this was a nice and considerate Officer who simply wrote some tickets for violations and car deficiencies and allowed the driver to go without being arrested. The driver was now on Parkside Avenue with no way to get home or move his car. The driver called Shmira and a member was dispatched to drive him and his car back to his home.
If you get a ticket/summons please pay or fight it right away because if you don’t your license will be suspended and you may not know about it. If you drive with a suspended license, chances are you will not be as lucky as the person mentioned in the above story and you will get arrested. If in doubt, the Crown Heights Shmira recommends calling the DMV to make sure you don’t have a suspended license.
You can call the DMV at: (212) 645-5550
Sunday June 15, 2008 at approximately 5:30pm a pair of young African American boys tried climbing over the gate in front of 770 Lefferts Avenue between Troy and Schenectady Avenue while throwing sticks and other objects at the Jewish boys playing under the building. Shmira was called. When the Shmira members arrived the African American boys had already dispersed and were walking down the block. One of the Shmira members approached the boys and asked them to please refrain from entering the building premises in the future. Read more