Crime is down 32 percent in the 81st Precinct for the week of October 29 – November 4, (23 incidents versus 34 incidents), compared to this same week last year. For the month, crime is down 5 percent (124 incidents versus 131 incidents), compared to this 28-day period in 2011. Year to date, crime is up 9 percent overall (1,312 versus, 1,208 incidents), compared to this same time period last year.
On Wednesday, November 14, at 9:00 p.m., 81st officers responded to calls of a male shot at 906 Herkimer Street (at Kane Pl.). The victim had gotten into a verbal dispute with at least two other men in the building, where the victim lived on the third floor. In the heat of the dispute, one of the men shot the victim in the stomach, after which the victim attempted to run and escape through his window and down the fire escape. He fell off of the fire escape and landed in the rear of the building where police found him. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
On Monday, November 5, at approximately 7:10 p.m., there was a robbery on Atlantic and Schenectady avenues. According to police reports, a 14-year-old boy was walking from the Utica Avenue train station towards Atlantic Ave. when three unidentified males, approximately 16 years of age, approached him and demanded his cell phone. When the victim refused, one of the boys punched him in the face, then took his cell phone and metro card and then ran off. The investigation is ongoing.
On Tuesday, November 6, at approximately 4:30 p.m., there was a burglary at a rooming house located at 849 Madison Avenue. According to police reports, a 23-year-old man who was a resident at the home returned home to find that his room had been burglarized of his Playstation 3, Nintendo DS and 20 Playstation games. The perpetrator, who is known to the victim, was visiting another resident at the house. A witness reported they saw the perpetrator kick in the victim’s door while victim was away. Police have an I.D. on the man, are seeking his whereabouts now.