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A cemetery caretaker found several pounds of military-grade plastic explosives buried in a historic East Village boneyard, cops announced Monday.
They were looking into a possible connection to a bizarre note left with cops that was signed "Jesus," and a chalked note on the sidewalk in front of the cemetery.
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Has the full text of the note been revealed?
. . . investigators found a message written in what appeared to be chalk on the sidewalk in front of the cemetery that said, “I really hope one of you find this.”
. . . Another note was found on a police cruiser at the Ninth Precinct station house yesterday, saying, “Stop putting Christ on Second Street." It was signed by Jesus Christ . . .
The military-grade explosives found at a historic New York City cemetery are more than 13 years old, police said Tuesday.
. . . NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Tuesday that the eight M-112 sticks were tested and did not have an identifying piece that all military C-4 were required to have after 1997. The identifier is used so military members can figure out where it has exploded, if necessary . . .
Beal said his hunch is basically that the C-4 explosives could be connected to David Degondea, who is currently in prison Upstate for killing a New York City police officer. Degondea, according to Beal, was a young “weapons dealer” who was dating Linda Twig, who lived in an E. Second St. tenement building whose rear wall happens to abut the Marble Cemetery.
Degondea, Beal said, was “a dangerous, violent young man.”
is a leading Yippie, or member of the Youth International Party, the countercultural group formed in the 1960’s, known for its prankster activism. He’s also the organizer of the annual Global Marijuana March, as well as an advocate for ibogaine, a purported cure for heroin addiction.
An undercover narcotics detective who had just returned with backup officers to complete a "buy and bust" marijuana deal was slain yesterday afternoon when one suspect opened fire at a silk-screening store in the East Village, the police said.
He was the first officer killed in the line of duty this year.
The detective, Luis Lopez, a 35-year-old father of two from Staten Island, died on an operating table at Bellevue Hospital Center at 5 P.M., an hour after he was shot in the chest.
In January David Degondea, convicted of killing a police officer, filed a $3 million lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. He claims he's entitled to the money because officers injured him during the arrest and because the arrest resulted in a loss of earnings. Police evidence shows that Degondea's only occupation was dealing drugs.
Nuesslein was arrested in March 1995 after police found in his filthy Borough Park apartment nine hand grenades, nearly a dozen rifles, 17 boxes of ammunition, several explosive devices, switchblades, cane swords, firecrackers and other guns.
Police, who had responded to a landlord's complaint about a water leak from Nuesslein's apartment, also seized neo-Nazi literature from the debris-filled apartment. A judge, however, ruled that the material was inadmissible at trial.
To make a long story short, Beal’s theory is that after Degondea was arrested, Degondea had to stash his weapons cache somewhere. Nuesslein might have been given some of Degondea’s “arsenal,” but probably declined on the C-4, feeling it was too dangerous, Beal surmised; as a result, Twig likely used a ladder to get down into the locked cemetery, where she buried the C-4.
. . . Interestingly, Beal noted, the detectives were focusing on the eastern end of the graveyard, near where Twig had lived. A detective entering the cemetery, when asked exactly where inside the burial ground the C-4 was found, just shook his head and declined to answer . . .