Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Mar 18, 2014

Waitress Arrested in Alleged Skimming Plot

Waitress Arrested in Alleged Skimming Plot

A waitress at a Dave & Buster's restaurant on Long Island has been arrested along with three accomplices, accused of stealing customers' credit card information with a skimming device, police say.

Mar 14, 2014

Man Driving Illegal Taxi Flashed Girl, 6: Police

Man Driving Illegal Taxi Flashed Girl, 6: Police

A Long Island man allegedly driving an illegal taxi is accused of exposing himself to a 6-year-old girl riding in the back of his car, police say.

Mar 13, 2014

Police Investigating Body Found on Long Island Beach

Police Investigating Body Found on Long Island Beach

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man looking for driftwood on a Long Island beach found a body on the sand, police say.

Mar 11, 2014

Robbers Paid for Pizza, Beat Delivery Man: Police

Robbers Paid for Pizza, Beat Delivery Man: Police

Police are looking for two men who paid a Long Island pizza delivery man for an order Monday night before putting him in a headlock, beating and robbing him.

Mar 10, 2014

Stabbing Suspect Held Until Cops Arrive: Police

Stabbing Suspect Held Until Cops Arrive: Police

Witnesses who saw a man getting stabbed in a Long Island street Sunday kept the alleged suspect from leaving the scene until officers arrived, police say.

Mar 7, 2014

Man Charged in NY Home Burglary Spree: Police

Man Charged in NY Home Burglary Spree: Police

Police on Long Island have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection to a home burglary spree spanning two towns over the last several months.

Mar 4, 2014

Man Who Helped Dad Fake Death Gets Year in Jail

Man Who Helped Dad Fake Death Gets Year in Jail

A Long Island man who admitted helping his father fake his own drowning in a life insurance scam has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Mar 3, 2014

Mom Arrested in Daughter's Sex Assault Investigation: Police

Mom Arrested in Daughter's Sex Assault Investigation: Police

A mother has been accused of hindering an investigation after police say she tried to keep detectives from finding the person who sexually assaulted her 11-year-old daughter. The mother, formerly of...

Mar 3, 2014

NY Parents Left Kids in Cold Cars, Went Shopping: Police

NY Parents Left Kids in Cold Cars, Went Shopping: Police

Long Island police say they made two separate arrests on Sunday of parents who left their children unattended in cars.

Feb 26, 2014

Oheka Castle Shooting Caught on Video: Sources

Oheka Castle Shooting Caught on Video: Sources

Police on Long Island say they are looking for a "neutral-colored" SUV as part of their investigation into the shooting at Oheka Castle, and sources tell NBC 4 New York that surveillance video shows him...

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Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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