Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Monthly Report From Captain Corey Of The 76th Precinct


This is pretty cool. The 76th Precinct has been reaching out to the community via email. Captain Corey just sent out the following report on last night's Precinct Community Council meeting. Burglaries spiked in Cobble Hill during the month, but
the other stats look good. Read on!


Last evening, October 6, we held our monthly Precinct Community Council meeting. The meeting was held at the Red Hook Justice Center and was very well attended. We thank the staff of the Justice Center for their hospitality and allowing us to use their facility as well as all those who attended for sharing your concerns and allowing us to better serve the community.

For the month of September 2009, crime declined by 23% over September 2008. There were no Homicides or Rapes reported, Grand Larceny Auto declined by 50%, Burglary by 37.5% and Grand Larceny by 25%. Robbery and Felony Assault each increased nominally, with one additional crime reported in each category, and Robbery remains down 14% compared to last year, while Felony Assault is down 13%. Arrests during September increased by 60% over September 2008.

In the middle of September, we experienced a spike in Burglaries in the Cobble Hill area of the precinct. There were 7 residential Burglaries reported between September 11th and September 22nd in the area. Our efforts to apprehend the burglar proved fruitful. On September 22 at approximately 11 PM, officers assigned to our plainclothes Anti-Crime team observed a man tampering with a window. Investigation revealed that he was not trying to break in, but was surreptitiously photographing the occupant of the residence. He was arrested and charged with felony Unlawful Surveillance. On September 29th, officers assigned to our plainclothes Anti-Crime team observed a man open the window of a residence and begin to enter. He was immediately apprehended and charged with Burglary. While we believe we have arrested the person responsible for these crimes, we ask all of you, throughout the precinct, to remain alert and to immediately report suspicious persons. We also need to remain vigilant against acts of terrorism. Suspicious behavior, unattended backpacks, bags, packages, etc. should be reported to 911 immediately. Remember, if you see something, say something.

The 76th Precinct offers a wide variety of Crime Prevention programs free of charge. Programs include security surveys of your home or business, programs to combat auto theft, bicycle registration and registration of electronic devices, as well as crime prevention and identity theft lectures. Please contact our Community Affairs Office at 718-834-3207 for more information on our Crime Prevention programs.

With Halloween fast approaching, we will be distributing Halloween Safety Tips throughout the area schools. We are also asking area merchants to not sell eggs, shaving cream, markers, paint, etc. to children. We are also urging all parents to have their children refrain from engaging in these malicious activities. The New York City Police Department has a Zero Tolerance policy for graffiti and other acts of destructive vandalism, and persons observed committing these crimes will be arrested. Working together, we can ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

If you have any information relative to crimes and persons committing crimes, you can report it anonymously by either calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), texting "TIP577" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637), or via the internet at . You will receive an anonymous code number for reference and may be eligible for up to a $2,000.00 reward if your information leads to the arrest and conviction of a wanted perpetrator.

Finally, the 76th Precinct Community Council meets on the first Tuesday evening of every month except July and August. Our next meeting is on Tuesday November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the 76th Precinct Station House, 191 Union Street between Hicks and Henry Streets. The meeting is open to everyone and we hope to see many of you there.

Captain Kenneth E. Corey

Commanding Officer, 76th Precinct

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