Notes From the 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
It was a pretty subdued meeting last night (and no spitting was spied by yours truly). Without further ado here is some footage with commentary.
PREFACE: a roll call was held and minutes from the previous meeting recited. Moving forward all 94th Precinct Community Council Meetings will be conducted at the Church of the Ascension:
Click here for this year’s schedule of 94th Precinct Community Council Meetings.*
Various and sundry police officer introduced themselves:
- Lieutenant Marvin Louis, Community Affairs Officer for North Brooklyn Task Force.
- Sargent Mullen: Head Inspector for the 94th Precinct. She mentions that an elderly woman was mugged on a Sunday en route to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. The perpetrator of this crime has been caught.
Part I: D.I. Hurson give a run-down of crime statistics.
- Crime was down 19% last month
- Car break-ins are still the biggest problem.
- Last month there were three car break-ins in as many weeks. This is good. And our multiple snow storms had something to do with it, as he notes.
- Transportation/traffic enforcement is up 37%
- The Phil Collins Parade is noted.
- An attendee brings up the robbery at the Greenpoint Reformed Church. This came to pass during Friday night Bible study and I have been told that residents of both the Greenpoint Hotel and the 3/4 house have been ruled out as suspects.
- The subject of the aforementioned mugging is resumed.
- Traffic issues are discussed.
A representative from the Organized Crime Control Bureau (which covers drugs, prostitution, gambling and automobile theft) speaks. He advises everyone in attendance that if he/she sees any of the aforementioned activity to report it at: (646) 610-6610. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.
Part II: Lincoln Restler introduces himself and suggests a cooperative policing model be established in north Greenpoint.
Part III: A Greenpointer reminisces about the bad old days and expounds upon about public policing. This garners much applause.
Part IV: A couple of citizens complain about graffiti
- Interesting fact: per D.I. Hurson north Brooklyn leads the city in graffiti arrests.
*A “Who’s Who” of whom to contact about various and sundry police issues can be found here.