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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department Arrests 3 For Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct & Harrassment


The 3/16-17 Roosevelt Island Public Safety Report included this incident:
Arrest/Criminal Trespass/Disorderly Conduct/Harassment- Three subjects arrested by PSD.
Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director Keith Guerra adds:
On Tuesday March 16, 2010 at approximately 8:15pm, PSD was contacted by a distraught female resident. She stated that while walking home from the subway, a male resident approached her and threatened her with physical violence. She further stated that the male told her "I'll kill you in your sleep." [Note: She has reported previous harassment by this individual.] A search was conducted by PSD members and the subject was apprehended (as he was still at the location where he threatened the female resident).

While placing the subject in the Holding-room at PSD, another male resident entered our Headquarters and attempted to push his way into the Secured Area where the Holding-rooms are located. The Lieutenant on-duty requested that he leave the premises immediately, to which he refused, became combative and was placed into custody as well.

During this incident, PSD received a call of a dispute on the 4th floor hallway of 540 Main Street. The dispute was reportedly between two males. Moments later, a male then entered PSD bleeding from his left forearm and stated to the Sergeant on-duty that while arguing with the above victim's son, he became angry and punched the glass window on the 4th floor of building 540. He was then transported to the hospital. Upon his release, he was transported to the 114th PCT and processed for Criminal Mischief of the shattered window.

All three arrests were processed and confirmed by the ADA, who also arranged for the female victim to receive Orders of Protection against two of the males arrested.
Despite some complaints from time to time by Roosevelt Island residents about the Public Safety Department it's important to remember that they are here to protect and serve the community and it's good to know they are available when you need them as in this case.

More on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Public Safety Department here.

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

The PSD does an outstanding job. RI residents dont understand how lucky we are to have our own Police force. Rather then always complaining we should tell the officers how we appreciate their efforts.

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Anonymous said...

I agree that they are much better now than in the past.

Anonymous said...

I see the same group hanging out on the 4th floor of 540. They smoke, drink and bother the neighbors. And they're not kids either... 18, 19 & 20 year olds.

Go out and get jobs and do something constructive with yourselves. What do you get out of annoying your neighbors?

Anonymous said...

To the blogger complaining about about the group of teens hanging out and bothering neighbors; very simple solution call PSD, if they do not handle it call NYPD. The ONLY way any of them will learn a lesson will be for the possible threat of arrest or having them actually arrested. Very simple solution!!

Anonymous said...

I wasn't complaining that PSD or NYPD weren't handling the group, but rather stating that these boys should go somewhere else and do something constructive with themselves.

I've already heard they've been arrested twice, but they still don't apparently get it.

Anonymous said...

WHAT YOU OLD COMPLAINERS SHOULD DO IS TRY TO GET SOMETHING FOR THESE YOUTH TO DO, AND STOP GOING AROUND CALLING POLICE ON THESE YOUTH BECAUSE MOST OR ALL OF THEM ARE BLACK, AND YOU COULD CARE LESS FOR THEIR LIFE.IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN PEOPLE JUST THINK THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING IS CALL THE COPS. TRY TALKING RESPECTFUL TO THESE YOUTH AND MAYBE YOU'D GET SOMEWHERE. SOME OF YOU EVEN TELL LIES, JUST TO GET ANY BLACK YOUTH IN TROUBLE, BUT GOD SEE AND KNOWS ALL, AND YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW.. AND THAT'S A PROMISE FROM GOD. I'M SURE YOU WOULD'NT WANT YOUR YOUTH IN JAIL OR BEING MISTREATED BY AUTHORITY..STOP HATING ON OUR YOUNG PEOPLE..THEY NEED SOMETHING TO DO,SO HOW ABOUT GETTING SOMETHING HERE ON R.I FOR THE YOUTH TO GET INVOLVED IN..IF PEOPLE REALLY CARED THEY WOULD TRY TO HELP THEM , NOT GET THEM ARRESTED! STOP BEING SO DAMN HEARTLESS...IF IT WERE YOUR CHILDREN YOU'D THINK DIFFERENT..