Overall, crime is up in East New York and in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been a 47.8% increase in crime reported to East New York’s 75th Precinct during the week Jan. 24 through Jan. 30, compared to the same period last year.
There have been 68 incidents reported, including murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto. During the same two-week period last year, there were 46 incidents reported, including two rapes and four robberies.
Looking at the 28-day cycle, there has been a 42.3% increase in incident reports this year on last.
There has been one murder and three rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared to four murders and four rapes by this time last year.
The most common incident reported over the week-long period was grand larceny, with 20 reports of the crime. That is four more than reported during the same period last year.
The most common incident reported this year is also grand larceny, with 97 reports in the neighborhood, 12 more than during the same period last year.
On Feb. 3, the 75th Precinct tweeted a flier about its upcoming Community Council Meeting .
Across the borough, there have been 558 incidents reported between Jan. 24 and Jan. 30, according to NYPD’s CompStat, compared to 412 during the same period last year. The reports include one murder and three rapes in Brooklyn North and two murders and four rapes in Brooklyn South. There were 83 robberies and 120 felony assaults reported across Brooklyn.
In the headlines:
Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the overdose death of Brooklyn actor Michael K. Williams, who died in September last year, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announced Wednesday. 39-year-old Irvin Cartagena, aka “Green Eyes,” was arrested in Puerto Rico Tuesday and charged with a narcotics conspiracy, in which he distributed the fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in Williams’ death. Co-conspirators Hector “Oreja” Robles, 57, Luis “Mostro” Cruz, 56, and Carlos “Carlito” Macci, 70, were also charged as members of the fentanyl and heroin conspiracy. Robles, Cruz and Macci were arrested in New York.
A suspended lawyer from New Jersey allegedly stole $400,000 from Brooklyn clients who hired him to fight wrongful arrest and personal injury lawsuits against New York City, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says. Raleigh Douglas Herbert, 60, has been charged with second-degree and third-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheme to defraud, second-degree criminal contempt and practicing law as an attorney while being suspended.
An off-duty police officer has been indicted on charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime and aggravated harassment for an alleged attack on a driver during a traffic altercation in Brooklyn, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. The altercation happened after officer Riggs Kwong, of the 70th Precinct, allegedly blocked Abdul Motalab, 32, from driving down Church Avenue toward Ocean Parkway, near the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Church Avenue, on Jan. 16, according to an investigation by the DA’s office.
A gunman fatally shot local rapper Tdott Woo outside his Canarsie home on Tuesday afternoon. The rising star, widely known for creating the viral Woo Walk dance, was shot in the head at about 2:22 pm Tuesday afternoon outside his home on Avenue L in Canarsie. The 22-year-old star, whose birth name was Tahjay Dobson, was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police say. No suspects have yet been identified and it’s unclear what may have prompted the shooting. Just hours earlier, Tdott Woo had signed a recording contract with Million Dollar Music, the company had announced on Instagram.