Overall, crime is down in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, and Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been an 13.3% increase in crime reported Fort Greene/Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct during the week July 5 to July 11 compared to the same period last year.
There have been 13 incidents reported, including robbery, burglary, felony assault, grand larceny and grand larceny auto. During the same two-week period last year, there were 15 incidents reported.
There has been two murders and two rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared to three murders and four rapes by this time last year.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 23.2% reduction in incident reports this year on last.
The most common incident reported over the week-long period grand larceny, with four reports in the neighborhood.
On July 14, the 88th Precinct tweeted a warning to residents to close and lock their windows and doors, saying that burglary is on the rise in the neighborhood.
Across the borough, there have been 556 incidents reported between July 5 and July 11, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including one murder and five rapes in Brooklyn North and nine rapes in Brooklyn South. There were 73 robberies across Brooklyn and 150 felony assaults.
In the headlines:
A postal worker at USPS’s Utica Avenue Post Office in Brooklyn has been arrested for allegedly stealing $3 million worth of postal money orders, unemployment benefit cards and more than $42,000 in cash. Jaleesa Wallace, 30, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with stealing 10,000 blank postal money orders in February, which were reported missing from the Utica Avenue post office, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Jacquelyn M. Kasulis said.
A Brooklyn affordable housing developer who allegedly discriminated on race and disability when finding possible tenants for two Brooklyn housing developments has entered into a consent order with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The order follows HUD’s April letter to the developer, warning that the department was cutting off federal funds due to the discrimination.
Yechiel Weinberger took third-place on the public advocate’s ranking of New York City’s worst landlords in 2015. This year, he seems to be gunning for the top spot. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Albert de la Tierra, a rent-stabilized tenant at Weinberger’s 196 Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville, sued the landlord Wednesday for illegally locking him out of his home in the dead of winter — and the height of the pandemic — and throwing out an estimated $35,000 worth of his belongings.
The NYPD wants to identify two women suspected of attacking a laundromat employee early one morning in June. The assault happened Tuesday, June 8, around 4 a.m. at Aqua Wash Laundromat on East 98th Street. Police say the suspects punched the 69-year-old employee in the face and struck him in the head with a vase.
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