Monday, February 25, 2008

Public Safety on Roosevelt Island Compared to Park Slope, Fort Greene, Williamsburg and other Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Video blogger Press HD provides comments made by some of the RIOC Board nominee candidates regarding the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department during February 2 debate.

Below are excerpts from Public Safety's 24 hour incident report from the last two weeks. Incidents include theft and tire slashing at Motorgate Parking garage, resolving a taxi fare dispute, aiding a sick person, trespass at Renwick Ruins, bicycle stolen from delivery person and loud noise complaints among others.

The full 24 hour Roosevelt Island Public Safety Incident Reports from 1/19/08 to 2/24/08 are located here. Also, included for comparison purposes are crime reports for a variety of Brooklyn neighborhoods from the Brooklyn Paper.

2/11/08-700 AM to 2/12/08-700 AM
Vehicle Accident- f/o 544 Main Street the Q 102 MTA Bus struck a concrete Pillar and knocked it down. Three passengers suffered minor injuries, refused medical attention. Driver was not injured, however he was transported to the Hospital for observation. UA manager notified. RIOC, PSD, MTA, NYPD, EMS all on scene.

0700 hrs 02/14/08 - 0700 hrs 02/15/08
Aided - @PS217 having irregular heart beat. Aided transported to hospital

2/16/08-700 AM to 2/17/08-700 AM
Verbal Dispute- At 300 Main Street over payment of fair. There was a misunderstanding which was resolved by PSD.

Hit and Run-At 688 Main Street a motorist reported to PSD. PSD conducted a search in the R.I bridge yielded negative results for the suspect. NYPD responded and prepared a report. Motorist taken to the Hospital by EMS.

2/18/08-700 AM to 2/19/08-700 AM
Trespass- S/O 1 Main Street 4 subjects were summonsed by PSD. They were in the fenced area of Renwick Ruins.
INVESTIGATION- China 1 delivery person stated he was approached by group of male youths twice on two different locations. Male youths attempted to stop and grab him. He believed they wanted to rob him. NYP report refused, a search for youths was conducted with negative results.

2/19/08-700 AM to 2/20/08-700 AM

Investigation- S/O 888 Main a deliveryman reported that on fiday 2/16/08 5 males grabbed his bicycle and he fled. He believed they were going to rob him.

0700 hrs. Wednesday February 20th 2008 - thru 0700 hrs. Thursday February 21st 2008.

Criminal Mischief - Male stated parked his vehicle at Motorgate at roof area. Vehicle rear tires slashed both sides of vehicle scratched. PSD Conducted a search for subjects with negative results. Owner refused NYPD and will file a report with Central Parking.

0700 hrs. Friday February 22nd 2008 thru 0700 hrs. Saturday February 23rd 2008 hrs.
Larceny - GPS system taken from Motorgate garage.

2/23/08-700 AM- to 2/24/08-700 AM
Investigation Stuck Elevator-At 540 Main Street 7 youths were jumping inside of the elevator and caused it to be stuck. FDNY and UA personnel removed the youth. PSD arrested the youth.

Noise Complaint-At 10 River Road a DJ was playing music in her apt. Tenants complained. Public Safety corrected the condition. The music was turned off.

For comparison purposes take a look at the Police Blotter report of neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge and Greenpoint from the Brooklyn Paper. For example:
A burglar stealthily broke into a 13th Street apartment, hauling away gadgets and jewels. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Read more.

Two perps not only took a man’s phone, but they got him to take $100 out of his ATM. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Read more.

Two thugs beat up and robbed a man on Third Avenue after nonchalantly approaching him. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Read more.

It was a bonanza fortnight for burglars in Williamsburg, but one crime stood out: a smash-and-grab job at a Varick Avenue auto repair shop. Plus all the other crime news from the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg. Read more.


Anonymous said...

the neighborhhods you mentioned are more desireable and even if crime is neglibly higher(and they are going down precipitously in those areas) it's a small price to pay.


There is certainly more things to do in those Brooklyn neighborhood mentioned than on Roosevelt Island. You are also correct that crime is much lower there than several years ago but it is not negligible as compared to Roosevelt Island. Click through the links to the Brooklyn Paper and read about the incidents of violence in these neighborhoods. I am not saying that crime is rampant in these areas but it is significantly higher than on Roosevelt Island and is the price one pays to live in a "desirable" area. Many people are willing to pay that price, others are not. To each their own