Police Captain apologizes for flippant remarks about Greenpoint date rapes

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

As DNA reported a few days ago, there has been a very troubling uptick in rapes in Greenpoint. Reports of assaults in the neighborhood were up 62% last year.

Police Captain Peter Rose got himself in a lot of trouble after the article ran by saying he wasn’t “too worried” since most of the rapes weren’t committed by strangers:

“Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more,” Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, told DNAinfo New York.

“It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers. It’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes,” he explained.

Following the much deserved criticism, he has since issued an apology: [Read more…]

There was a fatal shooting on North 6th and Kent last night

Few details have emerged and the victim’s name has not been released. From NBC New York:

Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 22-year-old man near the Williamsburg waterfront early Tuesday. The victim was shot in his leg and chest at North Sixth Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg around 1:30 a.m., according to authorities. [Read more…]

Have you seen this sick bastard who stole a puppy in Bushwick?

The incident happened on Monday at Knickerbocker Laundry Station in Bushwick:

A man was caught on video stealing a 4-month-old puppy named Pippen from a locked room in a Bushwick laundromat Monday afternoon, police said. [Read more…]

Critical stabbing in Williamsburg last night


The stabbing took place just blocks from the Bedford Avenue subway stop and around the corner from the newly-opened Whole Foods. DNA has more:

A man was critically stabbed by three muggers who robbed him of his cellphone in Williamsburg Monday, police said. [Read more…]

Bushwick resident attacked with candy bar on subway platform

Ian Sklarsky/Instagram

Ian Sklarsky/Instagram

The victim, Ian Sklarsky, says he “doesn’t remember if the chocolate bar was a Snickers bar or a Milky Way.” Poor guy. Judging by the welt on his head one thing’s for sure; it wasn’t a Three Musketeers:

A Bushwick artist was attacked by a man who hit him with a partially eaten chocolate bar, shoving it so hard in his face that he suffered cuts on his lips, according to the police and the victim.

Ian Sklarsky, 33, was peacefully waiting for the Q train at the 42nd Street station when Eliexer Reyes, who was carrying a pink, rolling carry-on bag and eating a chocolate bar, walked near him and mumbled something, according to the artist and the police. [Read more…]

Video: burglars are stealing packages from North Brooklyn apartment lobbies


Gothamist has been reporting multiple burglaries of lobbies in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Keep an eye out for your neighbors when those packages arrive from Amazon Prime! From the police report:

1) On Monday, October 19, 2015, between the hours of 1200 and 1500, the suspects entered the lobby of an apartment building on Woodpoint Road, within the confines of the 94 Precinct, and removed a package that had been left there, a queen size bed frame. [Read more…]

Greenpoint pharmacy busted for running $15M oxy ring — largest in New York history


Looks like Greenpointers will need to find a new place to buy their vitamins, greeting cards, and homeopathic elixirs:

Marcin Jakacki, 35, and his wife Lilian, 49, owners of Chopin Chemist in Brooklyn, doled out pills to “customers” who often used prescriptions from stolen pads written to obviously fake names like “Chanel” and “Coach.” [Read more…]

Man helps pair of roomates move into their new Williamsburg apartment, takes their valuables

uhaulWelcome to the neighborhood! A man thought to be a friendly neighbor helped a pair of roommates move into their apartment at Meserole St. and Union Ave. this weekend, but there was a catch. From DNAinfo:

The suspect began to help the roommates move their property from a U-Haul truck into the building, but then disappeared about 30 minutes later, police said.

When the roommates returned from getting food, they realized that a backpack containing $2,775 worth of property — including a MacBook Pro and Bose headphones — was gone, police said.

We all know there are only four types of people you should trust to help you move:

1. A paid mover with good reviews.
2. A family member.
3. A very close friend.
4. A somewhat close friend whom you have offered beer & pizza who finally responded to your 4th email about it only because they realized they also have to move soon and you will owe them one.