Mark Your Calendars: National Night Out

Since I have been hearing a lot of buzz about police matters in our Precinct of late (and there will be no Community Council meetings until September) I feel compelled to note that in two short weeks the 94th will be hosting its annual National Night Out. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with members of our police department. Have a concern you’d like to raise? This is an excellent time to do it! What’s more, I have heard it is a lot of fun (really). Check it out!

National Night Out
August 7, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Meserole Avenue at Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: And Now A Word From 373 Graham Avenue

To Complain
94 Percint 1 718-Fuck-U
In NYC.
Or mind your own business.

— Taken July 7, 2012.

LAST GASP: On The Subject Of Helicopters

As some of you recall— and bore witness— there has been a lot of helicopter activity in the Garden Spot this week. While this has become pretty much standard operating procedure on July 4th nowadays, after hearing buzz about a police officer being shot, I wanted to know what gives. To this end I sent an email to head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson. Follows is his reply:
There was a Police Officer shot in Manhattan that night (July 5th — Ed. Note), however I think people noticed the helicopter I called in to assist us in dispersing a roof top party at 110 Green Street that had turned unruly. People
started dropping fireworks down on pedestrians and when my Officer arrived started throwing beer bottles at them from the seventh floor roof.

Throwing fireworks at pedestrians? Volleying beer bottles at police officers? This is ridiculous folks. Really.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Wanted For Questioning Regarding A Burglary at 540 Driggs Avenue

June 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Once again, from the NYPD via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the following individual wanted for a burglary which took place on May 30, 2012 at approx 1300 hours inside of 540 Driggs Avenue in the confines of the 94 Pct. The suspect entered a fire escape window and fled when the victim observed the suspect in the kitchen.

The suspect is described as M/H approx 35 years old  5’7 and 180 lbs

Photo attached

If you saw something, say something to the 94th: (718) 383 – 3879.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Grand Larceny?

This items comes courtesy of the 94th Precinct via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following two suspects wanted for a grand larceny that took place within the confines of the 94th Precinct. The details are as follows:

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at approximately 1750 hours, inside of 783 Manhattan Avenue (Rite Aid), two suspects proceeded to go to the cold and flu isle, place an undetermined amount of Mucinex cold medicine into a large red gift bag (emphasis mine— Ed. Note) and exit the location without paying for the merchandise.

The two (2) suspects are described as; Male black, 5’8′ 170 pounds, approximately 18 years old with short black hair.

Photos attached

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crimestoppers’ website and at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

New York Shitty Videos Du Jour: Live From The B62

To preface: Today yours truly decided a walk across the Williamsburg Bridge (this is one of my favorite leisure time activities) was in order. Since I was running late I decided to take the B62 bus to the Southside in order to make up for lost time. It didn’t exactly work out that way. In my guesstimation my travel time (from Greenpoint Avenue) was one hour. How did this happen, you ask? Read on and find out!

Let me explain to you, dear readers, what you have just watched. Our intrepid bus driver, frustrated that a motorist elected to parallel park in front of his vehicle in a manner which precluded him from performing his duty (READ: driving)— and upon discovering honking his horn was useless— prevailed upon a police officer for help. First, I’ll tender the good news: our finest prevailed! And now the bad news…

Clearly displeased with the outcome of this exchange our motorist (being insane, an asshole or some combination thereof) decided running to the next bus stop and resuming (t)his altercation was in order. If you listen very carefully at the end he says (and I quote):

You want to kill me? You want to kill me? Let’s do it!

The next time you, gentle readers, get angry at a member of our Transit Authority for being gruff or downright rude I want to think about what you have just watched. I for one commend this bus driver’s restraint. I for one cannot fathom what it would be like to deal with this shit every day.

I suspect I speak for a number of my fellow mass transit patrons this afternoon when I write I had the utmost desire to take this fellow up on his offer. In closing, I would like to humbly suggest— moving forward— that if/when this chap wants a fight he should stick his head up his ass and fight for air. The rest of us have lives.

P.S.: If anyone from the M.T.A. is reading this give this bus driver a raise. Yesterday. He is an absolute prince— and I told him so!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Homelessness Under The BQE?

May 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll call “N” writes:

Hi there —

Wanted to pass along some info about the homeless encampment that is starting to stink up the 5 block radius around it – I reported it to 311 and it turns out our police precinct seems to think it’s not under their jurisdiction to disband it. I’ve called the Department of Homeless Services and it seems that are also aware of the problem but have not done anything about it yet. Meanwhile the homeless guys have a BBQ, mattresses, and just tons and tons of shit piling up around there. They’ve been collecting stuff there for months now. It’s getting really disgusting. You should take a walk by there and check it out. Spread awareness and maybe if enough people complain the police or the homeless dept will get them some help. It’s really sad.

Thanks!

This afternoon I went to see this myself. The following photos and video footage pretty much say it all.

(speechless)

LAST GASP: Lost & Found

Deputy Inspector Hurson of the 94th Precinct writes this evening at 10:08 p.m.:

Thanks for posting the picture of the bike however no luck yet finding the owner. FYI my cops found Roger the dog last night he was happily reunited with his owner today.

Spread the word!

New York Shitty Day Starter: A Request From The Head of the 94th Precinct

D.I. Hurson writes (on May 16th):

Today we arrested someone in the act of stealing a bicycle (which is as easy as finding a needle in a haystack). The problem is we can not find the owner. Could you post a picture on your blog to help identify the owner? The bicycle was stolen from Leonard and Greenpoint today.

Done! If this bike belongs to you— or you know to whom it does belong— please swing by the 94th or give them a ring at (718) 383-3879.

TOMORROW: 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting

There still seems to be some confusion as to when these meetings are scheduled so here is the calendar once again!

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
May 2, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension
122 Java Street entrance
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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