In the wake of 9-year-old Lucian Merryweather’s death two-and-a-half weeks ago, hundreds of locals marched along DeKalb Avenue on their way to the 88th Precinct Community Council meeting last night, where they demanded that police issue more tickets for speeding and drivers’ failure to yield to pedestrians.
Long Island University Brooklyn students told police their motorcycles and mopeds were stolen, and restaurant patrons reported pickpockets. Read about these and other reports in our weekly crime blotter.
Mostly women were arrested in the 88th Precinct last week, compared to mostly men the week before. A trend of auto thefts also emerged, according to police records.
Thefts comprised all of the crime reports in the 88th Precinct this week. Electronics were the most common target, followed by wallets and bicycles — and even a kitchen sink was stolen from one Fort Greene resident’s home.
Street muggings continued to dominate last week’s crime reports, which also included a scam by a thief who posed as a priest, and a police sting to recover a woman’s wallet.
Burglaries and domestic disputes were the most commonly reported crimes in the 88th Precinct last week. Along with a slight dip in crime last week, there were no reports of thefts on the B38 bus or assaults at the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter — two crime trends in the nabe.
A stabbing suspect died in the 88th Precinct stationhouse last week, leaving his family with many questions. Also, two crime trends continued in the precinct last week: thefts on the B38 bus and assaults at the Tillary Street Women’s Shelter.
Couples’ quarrels that turned violent comprised the majority of crimes reported last week. Find out about those, as well as several thefts, in our weekly crime report.