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Beating suspects in court Sharif Rizk, 22, top, and Hatem Farsakh, 24, above, appeared in Man-hattan Criminal Court on Fri., Jan. 18, after being arrested in the brutal beating of Kevin McCarron, 24, as he was leaving Artichoke pizzeria on MacDougal St. early Sunday morning Jan. 13. McCarron, from Andover, Mass., was visiting the city read more here »

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Carrying a big stick Teddy Roosevelt always said that one should speak softly and carry a big stick — but one man was arrested in the West Village last week after following only the second half of that famous mantra. Chauncey Wallace, 40, was apprehended near the corner of Christopher St. and Seventh Ave. South read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 10, 2013

Senior MacDougal mugging Police arrested a thug who scared a senior citizen into coughing up more than $200 in cash late on Fri., Jan. 4. The victim, a 65-year-old man, told cops that he was walking along MacDougal St., between W. Third St. and Minetta Lane, around 11 p.m., when someone approached him from behind. read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 3, 2013

Jane New Year’s assault Police arrested the man who they believe bashed his girlfriend around inside their room at the Jane Hotel early on Jan. 1. The victim, 22, told cops that her boyfriend, Steven Fortier, 28, had already attacked her on New Year’s Eve by throwing her against a wall, and said that he read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 27, 2012

Feds hit L.E.S. drug ring Federal agents and New York Police Department officers teamed up to bust 12 members of a drug ring that for, at least five years, had operated in three Lower East Side buildings, including the one in which Police Officer Brian Groves was shot in July. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 20, 2012

Newspaper nuisance Gilmar Ramirez, 19, was arrested after allegedly pelting a Sixth Precinct officer with bundles of newspapers as he was being tossed out of the W. Fourth St. subway station early on Mon., Dec. 17. The officer was responding to a report that Ramirez started a heated dispute in the station around 5:30 a.m., read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 13, 2012

Arrest in senior mugging On Wednesday, police at the Sixth Precinct were reported to be interrogating a suspect in the violent mugging of a Greenwich Villager senior, 85, in a push-in assault in her building’s elevator. The suspect, 33, was arrested after security at Stuyvesant Town spotted him hanging around the area around 10:10 p.m. read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Dec. 6, 2012

Wheelchair assault A man was arrested early on Dec. 3 after police said he viciously attacked a disabled man in the West Village. Following a dispute, around 2:15 a.m., Hector Torres, 31, punched his 50-year-old victim — who uses a wheelchair — in the face while the two were on the corner of W. Fourth read more here »

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Police Blotter, Week of Nov. 29, 2012

Soho rapist convicted A man charged with raping and assaulting a 19-year-old woman outside her Soho apartment building in May 2008 has been found guilty on all counts, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on Tuesday. Andres Suarez, 30, was convicted of predatory sexual assault, rape in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, attempted read more here »

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Meatpack cop attack A boneheaded criminal tried choking out a Sixth Precinct cop on Sunday afternoon, and now he’ll learn the hard way about why it might’ve been a good idea to check that impulse. John Shultz, 35, attacked the officer on Little West 12th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington St., around 2 p.m., by read more here »

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