Man Arrested After Placing Fake Bomb In Brooklyn

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 6:14PM

46yr old Luis Rodriguez was arrested and charged with Terrorism for placing the device seen above  on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday August 4, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

In a bizarre incident, a 46yr old man handed a black backpack to another man while on the Eastern Parkway Esplanade at Utica Avenue on Sunday in Brooklyn, an area popular with residents who use it for biking, running or just relaxing on a bench in the shade, while hordes of strap hangers enter and exit the busy Utica Avenue hub for the numbers 3,4 and 5 trains.

NYPD Bomb Squad Officers detonated a suspicious device on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday August 4, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

It is not clear if any words were uttered, but the man who received the backpack looked in and saw a device that had a timer, duct tape and at least one red wire.

NYPD Bomb Squad Officers detonated a suspicious device using a controlled explosive charge contained in the apparatus seen above on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday August 4, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The man immediately flagged down some passing Cops who then called in the Bomb Squad. The heavily trafficked area was cordoned off for several hours, including train stoppage, while Officers from the Bomb Squad examined the package and searched for any possible additional devices.

NYPD Bomb Squad Officers detonated a suspicious device on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday August 4, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A Bomb Squad Officer prepared an explosive charge contained inside a tube apparatus, which was then used to detonate the device on the scene. The Officer was spotted giving the ‘All Clear’ sign to his colleagues upon inspecting the package after the detonation. 46yr old Luis Rodriguez of Brooklyn, the man who allegedly initially had the backpack, was arrested near the scene. He was charged with Terrorism, Reckless Endangerment and Aggravated Harassment.

NYPD Bomb Squad Officers detonated a suspicious device on Eastern Parkway near Utica Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday August 4, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Woman Found Dead In Erie Basin

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 2:47PM

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Officers with the NYPD Harbor Unit removed a woman from the waters of the Erie Basin in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn on Tuesday July 16.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Cops brought the fully clothed but unidentified woman to the pier behind 499 Van Brunt Street, where EMS crews pronounced her deceased.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The NYPD has launched an Investigation and the Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Citibike Rider Injured In Collision

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 2:26PM

The Citibike is seen here with the front wheel broken off on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A 39yr old man riding a Citibike on 5th Avenue near Warren Street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn was rushed to Methodist Hospital at about 7:40AM, with what was initially reported as severe head injuries, after he collided with a car driven by a 45yr old man on Tuesday.

The Citibike is seen here with the front wheel broken off on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The Citibike, with its’ front wheel broken off, was observed on the sidewalk.

The Citibike is seen here with the front wheel broken off on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A NYPD Spokesperson later stated that the bicyclist was in stable condition. It is not clear whether the driver or bicyclist received any Summons.

The Citibike is seen here with the front wheel broken off on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The broken Citibike is seen here on Tuesday July 16, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Construction Worker Injured At Brooklyn Site

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 7:49PM

The injured worker is seen here at 138 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A 32yr old construction worker was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in serious condition after he was found bleeding from a head wound in the sub basement of the Brooklyn Point Building on Willoughby Street near Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

The scene where a construction worker was injured at 138 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The building, a 57 story luxury tower, is still under construction and adds to the changed landscape of downtown Brooklyn, which has seen a boom in construction activity with several other new luxury high rise buildings already occupied.

The scene where a construction worker was injured at 138 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Authorities were unable to say how the man sustained the injury.

The scene where a construction worker was injured at 138 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday May 21, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Brooklyn Cyclist Critical After Struck By Truck

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 6:27PM

The critically injured cyclist at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.

FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel work to extricate the cyclist at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.

FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel work to extricate the cyclist at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.

NYPD Lieutenant Iskhakov speaks with the 44yr old driver at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.

FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel work to extricate the cyclist at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
First Responders apply a Tourniquet to the mans’ right leg at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
First Responders apply a Tourniquet to the mans’ right leg at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Emergency personnel lift the cyclist onto a backboard at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The 69yr old cyclist is rushed from the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The 69yr old cyclist is rushed from the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The 69yr old cyclist is rushed from the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The 69yr old cyclist is rushed from the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The bicycle is wedged underneath the truck at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Bystanders take photos at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The 44yr old driver (pictured here) remained at the scene in Brooklyn on Monday April 29, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Spate of Brooklyn Shootings Leave One Dead

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 6:11PM

Medics were seen actively performing CPR on the victim as they rushed him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Two men, reportedly wearing ski masks, went to a fifth floor apartment at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk near Rochester Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday at about 1:30pm. There, some type of altercation ensued with residents of the apartment, resulting in a 43yr old man, who was inside the apartment, being shot twice by the masked men.

Medics were seen actively performing CPR on the victim as they rushed him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Responding medics were seen performing CPR on the victim, who had blood visible on his forehead, as they rushed him out of the building to nearby Interfaith Hospital. Unfortunately, he could not be saved.

Emergency Responders are seen rushing the victim out of the building and actively performing CPR as they carried him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Family and friends of the victim were seen crying outside of the building, as they were being guided into Police cars at the scene while the FDNY Ambulance tore away down the street, presumably to be taken to the hospital to be with their loved one.

Emergency Responders are seen rushing the victim out of the building and actively performing CPR as they carried him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The two attackers escaped on foot and were last seen running down Pacific Street. As of 4:30pm today, Authorities were not able to say whether any arrests were made nor was the identity of the victim released.

Emergency Responders are seen rushing the victim out of the building and actively performing CPR as they carried him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The brazen early afternoon Homicide followed two other shootings in the borough. At about 4:30am, a 28yr old man was taken to Woodhull Hospital by private means after he was shot in the leg in front of a Mural featuring Harriet Tubmam and other notable African Americans on Herkimer Street, just a few feet away from Nostrand Avenue. He was listed in stable condition. Then at about 6:20am, a 27yr old man was taken to the hospital after he was shot outside of Delroy’s Jamaica Bar and Lounge at 14 Duryea Place. He was also listed in stable condition.

Medics were seen actively performing CPR on the victim as they rushed him to the ambulance on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Medics continue to treat the victim as they prepare to rush him to the hospital on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Family and friends console each other at the scene where a man was shot at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Family and friends grieve at the scene where a man was shot at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Family and friends grieve at the scene where a man was shot at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The scene where a 43yr old man was shot on the fifth floor at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The scene where a 28yr old man was shot on Herkimer Street at Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The scene where a 27yr old man was shot outside of a Bar and Lounge on Duryea Place in Brooklyn on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Woman Found Dead On Brooklyn Beach

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 10:20AM

An Officer covers the deceased with a white sheet at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A passerby called Cops after they spotted an unconscious woman lying in the sand at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7th, 2019. Medics pronounced the woman dead on the scene. According to the NYPD, the woman had no obvious signs of trauma. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The woman was found in this sandy trench  at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

People walk by on the boardwalk at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Bicyclist Critical After Running Into Door of SUV

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 10:04AM

The black Ford Explorer SUV is seen here on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A 57yr old man riding his bicycle westbound on Avenue I in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019, was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition with head trauma after the driver of a parked black Ford Explorer SUV opened his door as the man was going by.

An Investigator takes photos of the scene on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The bicyclist vaulted over the door and landed on his head. According to the NYPD, the driver of the SUV was later arrested due to Open Warrants not related to the crash. The NYPD did not provide information as to the nature of these Warrants. The Investigation into the crash itself is ongoing.

The bicycle is seen here on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The victims’ helmet is seen here on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The driver of the SUV, who was arrested on Open Warrants, is seen at left on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The scene on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The scene on Avenue I at East 2nd Street in Brooklyn on Sunday January 6, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

70yr Old Man Stabbed To Death In Brooklyn

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 6:10PM

The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A man minding his own business on the morning after Thanksgiving was brutally stabbed multiple times in the chest and shoulder in what is being described by Cops as a random attack.

The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The victim, 70yr old Otto Ponce-Farfan, was walking on Woodbine Street near Central Avenue in Brooklyn just before 9:30AM on Friday when he was accosted by his alleged attacker, a man who was later identified as 29yr old Rafael Fuller. Ponce-Farfan, who worked as a Livery Cab Driver, was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens where he was pronounced deceased.

The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Fuller, it turns out, lived only one block over from the scene of the attack. Police were able to track down Fuller, who then barricaded himself inside the residence. The NYPDs’ elite Emergency Services Unit was brought in and successfully apprehended Fuller. Fuller was later charged with Murder 2 and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The Suspect, 29yr old Rafael Fuller, is nabbed by Elite ESU Officers from inside a residence on Madison Street after he allegedly stabbed a 70yr old Livery Driver multiple times on Woodbine Street in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
ESU Officers along with the K9 Unit and Aviation Unit search for Murder Suspect Rafael Fuller in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
The NYPD Aviation Unit joined in the search for Murder Suspect Rafael Fuller in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Crime Scene Detectives process the scene of the crime in Brooklyn on Friday November 23, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Cops Arrest Family of Five After Shots Fired Outside Brooklyn School

By Theodore Parisienne               Posted – 1:30PM

A young male was the first to surrender after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the Samuel J. Tilden High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

NYPD ESU Officers arrested five people after shots were fired outside of the Samuel J. Tilden High School at 5823 Tilden Avenue in Brooklyn just before 10:00AM on Tuesday. Police were seen checking on the school to make sure everything was okay with the students and Teachers. A school bus parked outside of the High School had its’ rear door glass shattered by the gunfire. The teenaged suspects barricaded themselves inside a home just across the street from the High School, which resulted in Emergency Services Unit Officers being brought in to gain entry and remove the individuals. An adult woman, two young females and two young males were all removed from the home and arrested. SEE PHOTOS BELOW:

Cops make sure everyone is safe at the Samuel J. Tilden High School after shots were fired outside the School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
One of several shell casings outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
Gunfire shattered the rear door glass of this school bus parked outside of the Samuel J. Tilden High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Gunfire shattered the rear door glass of this school bus parked outside of the Samuel J. Tilden High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

Gunfire shattered the rear door glass of this school bus parked outside of the Samuel J. Tilden High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

NYPD ESU Officers prepare to gain entry into a house across the street from the High School after the suspects barricaded themselves on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

The Samuel J. Tilden High School is seen in the background on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)

A total of five people, three females and two males, were arrested from this house after they barricaded themselves after shots were fired outside the High School on Tuesday November 20, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)