Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Arrest Made Last Night In Roosevelt Island Public Lewdness Complaint - Suspect Spotted By RIOC PSD And Arrested By NYPD 114th Precinct

An update to February 22 post on the Roosevelt Island Rally

regarding public lewdness incidents. In response to my inquiry regarding arrest of suspect involved in Roosevelt Island public lewdness incident, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson reports:
The 114th Precinct Detective Squad had an open complaint for public lewdness on Roosevelt Island. There was a known suspect. RIOC’s Public Safety Department made an inquiry with the 114th Detective Squad to see if any action had been taken on the complaint. The Squad asked RIOC Public Safety for assistance and requested that if they saw the suspect to please detain him and call the Squad.

Accordingly, on February 27, 2018, at approximately, 8:45pm, a RIOC Public Safety officer observed the suspected individual, detained him and called the 114th Precinct who then took custody of the individual and later placed him under arrest, charging the individual with two (2) counts of Public Lewdness.
Here's report from NY 1 on matter.

UPDATE 10:40 PM - During the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Public Safety Committee meeting this evening, Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director Jack McManus reported on the arrest of the public lewdness suspect.

Roosevelt Island resident Joyce Short, who organized the February 18 Public Safety Rally, told the Committee that the arrested suspect is likely not the only public lewdness offender at large. Ms Short said the suspect arrested does not match the description of an individual described in three other Roosevelt Island public lewdness incidents.

Chief McManus agreed that the arrested suspect did not match description of other public lewdness complaints. Chief McManus said it is possible there is another public lewdness suspect not yet caught but does not know that definitely.

Stay tuned for more about tonight's Public Safety Committee meeting. It was a very lively discussion to say the least.