Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Arrests Decrease, Steve Bellone Gets ‘Hacked’ and More

Arrests by NYPD officers have decreased since two officers were killed.

Arrests by NYPD officers have decreased since two officers were killed. (Getty)

The number of arrests by NYPD officers has dropped for the second straight week. Cops arrested less than half as many people and issued more than 90 percent fewer summonses compared to the first week of 2013. This decline in police activity is seemingly a result of the continued mourning period for the two police officers who were killed on Dec. 20. (New York Times)

Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, shot and killed his 70-year-old father, hedge fund manager Thomas Gilbert Sr., on Sunday because his dad reduced his allowance to $300 a week and refused to continue paying the rent for his Chelsea pad. After sending his mother out to buy him a sandwich, the younger Gilbert, a Princeton grad, allegedly killed his father and planted the gun on the deceased’s body to make it look like he committed suicide. (Daily News)

About 30 protesters visited popular brunch spots throughout the city on Sunday, chanting for four and a half minutes at each restaurant (to symbolize the 4.5 hours Michael Brown’s body lay on the sidewalk). Among those who resented the disruption was Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who called the protesters’ actions “unacceptable” on Monday. (Gothamist)

One subway line is D-lightful in terms of on-time performance. The D train, which runs from Norwood in the Bronx to Coney Island in Brooklyn, is punctual 82 percent of the time on weekdays. The J and Z lines were in second place; both lines are on time for 81.7 percent of the workweek. (New York Post)

Long Island legislator Kevin McCaffrey wants Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to probe his staff to determine who followed 19-year-old porn star Belle Knox on Mr. Bellone’s official Twitter account. The county exec claims his account was hacked, but Mr. McCaffrey thinks a more thorough investigation is in order. (Newsday)

Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Arrests Decrease, Steve Bellone Gets ‘Hacked’ and More