CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
Gerritsen Beach grappled with its latest controversy during last night’s Gerritsen Beach Property Owner’s Assocation meeting, as they tackled the Halloween “bombing” that saw violence and destruction spill through the community.
The solution put forward by most? Silence the blogger who put the nefarious youths in the spotlight.
The New York City Police Department is searching for thieves who’ve been targeting cell phone stores in Southern Brooklyn.
The men in the above surveillance photos burglarized 10 stores in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park and Brighton Beach – taking up to a dozen cell phones at a time. The crimes occured over the last month and half, and the thieves also stole a laptop from one of the stores.
The suspects are described as between 18 and 20 years old, around 5 foot 8, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.
Anyone with information about the case should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Two Nissans were involved in an accident on Oriental Boulevard and Hastings Street at around 1:00 p.m. The tan car in the photograph jumped the curb of the median. It is unclear if anyone was injured. We’ll fill you in if we find out more.
Thanks to Lenny for the tip and photo.
A parade of dozens of cars and motorcycles rolled through Sheepshead Bay’s streets with horns blaring last night, in honor of a woman shot and killed in the Nostrand Houses over the weekend.
Ciera Glenn, the 25-year-old president of an auto club named Prime Squad Divas, was killed in the lobby of 2336 Batchelder Street early Saturday morning. Her club members gathered in East New York and drove to the scene of her death.
The unannounced convoy threw many residents and drivers into confusion. Members of the auto club blocked off intersections and began directing traffic along the route. On Knapp Street and Avenue W, members were shouting at uncooperative commuters, and residents of the area stood on the sidewalk watching in confusion. No one knew what was going on. Sheepshead Bites received about a half-dozen inquiries from startled residents about the event.
Event organizers saw it as an opportunity to remember their friend and lift spirits in the wake of her death.
“She was a positive person. And that’s how you have to do. You have to do it positive. Right now, you going to shed your tears; it’s gonna come. But at this point in time — we have to stay positive; we have to keep it alive,” a participant told NY1.
We were hearing reports all day yesterday about these signs, which went up for several blocks around the Petco at Avenue Y and East 16th Street.
It does appear someone is going after local strays, so if you’ve got a pet cat who likes the outdoors, it might be a good idea to keep it inside for the next couple of weeks.
We’ve also heard all the strays at the former gas station on Avenue Z and East 16th are gone. One person yesterday told us they feared they were all dead, but another reader informed us that a friend of hers had rescued three kittens from the location. A fourth was dead. She is now looking for homes for the kitties, so speak up if you’re interested.
As the sign notes, there is a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone poisoning cats. To file a report, contact the Humane Law Enforcement of the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700 x4450.
Did you know these guys live to be 49 years old and are known to use tools – like bread as fish bait? And no, it’s not a photo of a chain-smoking Sheepshead Bay fisherman. However, it is courtesy of nolastname. Thanks!
Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated venues in Southern Brooklyn, Kingsborough Community College’s Performing Arts Center cobbles together a slew of beautiful and family friendly shows every year. They’ve just announced their Fall 2010 season schedule, so be sure to review the list and check out at least one show in their fine facility.
By Joe Maniscalco
State Senator Carl Kruger and Councilman Lew Fidler are seeking to stem the tide of cyber-bullies through a pair of proposals at the state and city level.
Heightened awareness about the dangers of cyber-bullying and the death of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student in September have convinced Fidler that New York City schools need a new curriculum to prevent similar tragedies from occurring here. But to do that, the local rep just might have to butt heads with the man some might call New York City’s biggest bully – Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Yet another trucker learned a lesson in physics today, when his haul got wedged under the subway tracks at Avenue U around 12:45 p.m. Because of construction work being done around the station, the avenue is narrower and the truck is blocking both lanes of traffic. Does anyone else feel like these truckers (not all truckers, but the ones who seem to do this on a weekly basis) were the kids in pre-K who stuck round pegs in square holes, and crayons way up their noses?
Thanks to James Wall for the tip and photos.