Crime is down in Prospect Heights, but up in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been a 5.5% increase in crime reported to Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct, but a 18.2% decrease reported to the 78th Precinct during the week Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, compared to the same period last year.
Across the two precincts, there have been 38 incidents reported, including two rapes and six robberies.
During the same period last year, there were 40 incidents reported across the two precincts, including five robberies and eight felony assaults.
There have been 12 murders and 33 rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared with 19 murders and 23 rapes reported by the same date in 2020.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 34.9% increase in incident reports at the 77th Precinct and a 20% decrease at the 78th Precinct this year on last.
The most common incident reported over the week-long period was grand larceny, with 16 reports. That is three more reports of grand larceny than the same period last year.
On Nov. 10, the 77th Precinct tweeted the photo of a man wanted for a nonfatal shooting on Franklin Ave and Eastern Parkway on Sept. 11. The precinct is calling on the community for information.
On Nov. 10, the 78th Precinct tweeted the photo of a man wanted for an assault that occurred on Oct. 27 in Park Slope. They are calling on the public for information.
Across the borough, there have been 634 incidents reported between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7, according to NYPD’s CompStat, including one murder and five rapes in Brooklyn North and six rapes in Brooklyn South. There were 98 reported robberies and 131 felony assaults.
In the headlines:
Police said they shot and killed a 65-year-old man on the Belt Parkway on Thursday after he approached officers with a gun. The NYPD said an officer just after 4 p.m. stopped a gray Jeep Cherokee that was traveling eastbound on the parkway near the Bay Street exit. As the officer approached the vehicle, according to police, he sped away. The officer chased after him and moved her unmarked car in front of his Jeep. He then allegedly rear-ended the officer’s car near the Verrazzano Bridge and continued on the parkway.
A Flatlands man has been accused of murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges stemming from the shooting death of one man and the injuring of another during a backyard barbeque in East Flatbush last May. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said that on May 17, 2021 at approximately 12:21 a.m., defendant Kevin Phillips, 40, was at a barbeque in the rear yard of a house in East Flatbush when he bumped into a 31-year-old man. An argument between them and a third man, Miles Bobbsemple, also 31, began, whereupon the defendant allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the two men, according to the DA’s Office.
A Brooklyn man is facing a slew of hate crime charges – and an attempted murder rap – for allegedly assaulting and robbing two men while making anti-gay statements at a Bushwick bodega, authorities said. Jonathan Carter, 31, was busted Wednesday in connection to the attack on the men, 36 and 28, inside the Borhan Food Mart Corp. on Broadway near Weirfield Street around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The victims were buying food when Carter and two other men beat them with a glass bottle and a screwdriver and robbed them of an iPhone and cash – all while making homophobic comments, police said.
Anne McNeill is one of nine homeowners across New York who told THE CITY that after fires ravaged their homes, Long Island-based contractor Stephen Rivers and his company, Restoration Management Plus, collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance payments to repair each of their properties but never finished the work. The city Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection has received eight complaints about Restoration Management Plus since 2019, the agency told THE CITY. The agency controls licenses for home improvement contractors. “DCWP is currently investigating the company,” said Carmel Agnant, an agency spokesperson.