Showing posts with label Citizen app. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Citizen app. Show all posts

Saturday, March 18, 2023


From the Citizen app: "Report of Suspicious Box Spilling Pink Sand" on First Avenue and Fourth Street. 

A Citizen commenter suggested that this is simply fairy dust.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Citizen app alert of the day

Been some doozies of late on the Citizen app... Jose Garcia shared this, asking: "What's going on with the animals?"

Rest easy, citizens of 12th Street — the large animal invader has been slain

The following report showed up on the Citizen app late Sunday night — "large animal invaded home."

The address was listed as a building on 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. 

The report prompted A LOT of speculation — at least in the EVG Instagram Stories.
What could this large animal invader be? A crocodile? A deer? A bobcat? C.H.U.D.? Chupacabra? So many possibilities! (Also, keep in mind that Citizen has posted inaccurate information in the past.) 

Ever-curious EVG contributor Stacie Joy ventured over to the building to learn more about this urban creature/home invader...
Stacie spoke with the super, Oly, who held up the slain beast...
So how did what appears to be a baby mouse on a glue trap end up as a "large animal" home invader? 

Here's what we pieced together based on some Instagram messages and the visit to the building.

The residents of the unit heard a "loud" screeching coming from the kitchen. Living adjacent to a community garden, maybe an opossum found its way into the building and was trapped in an airshaft or in the walls. Thinking it was some kind of animal control situation, they called 311. The 311 operator then told the residents to contact their local police precinct.

It's not clear at the moment how this became a "large animal invader." Perhaps the NYPD was curious, too, as we're told eight officers eventually responded to the scene.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Milking this police report for page views

And a report from the Citizen app today... the address is Ian Schrager's PUBLIC Hotel just below Houston on Chrystie... no word if this incident was over milk money. 😬 

Thank you to Salim for sharing this report!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Our friend Miss Heather spotted this incident on the Citizen app... reported from StuyTown...

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Noted... aka Citizen app crime report of day. (The app has had its share of controversy.)

P.S. Do not know how this ended.

H/T @Frosty_Bites