Police looking for missing 15-year-old girl



The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on Friday, August 2, near Good Shepherd Services, a homeless shelter and organization for vulnerable youths on 337 East 17th Street.

The girl, Asia Blount, is described as black, 5 ft. 3 ins. and 120 lbs. On Friday, she was seen wearing a light blue shirt, blue pants and a black jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All call are strictly confidential.

National Night Out Against Crime to celebrate 30th anniversary

Cops man the grill at last year's National Night Out Against Crime event. Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel

Cops man the grill at last year’s National Night Out Against Crime event.
Photo by Maria Rocha-Buschel

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime and the 13th Precinct Community Council and the 13th Precinct look forward to hosting another fun-filled evening for the community.
The event is not only a terrific opportunity for area residents to enjoy the “block-party” atmosphere created at the Middle School 104 playground, it is also a way for area businesses and organizations to reach out to the community and to show their support and appreciation for the local precinct.
Karpas Health Information Center, RCN Cable, the NYS Public Service Commission and the NYC DEP will be on hand again as will M&T Bank, Valley National Bank and representatives of the FBI. New to the event this year will be NY Life as well as recent arrivals to the neighborhood, TD and Ponce de Leon Banks. More than half-a-dozen 7-Eleven stores residing in the precinct will provide beverages and Fairway Chelsea, another new arrival to the 13th Precinct, will also donate to the evening’s fare.  The event will take place in the playground behind M.S. 104 on Second Avenue and 20th Street from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.