There was good news of lower weekly crime rates, Cop of the Month awards and a small year-end celebration at the final meeting for 2022 of the 63rd Precinct Community Council held on Wednesday, December 28th at the John Malone Center
Captain Darryl Smallwood, who was filling in for Captain Rachael Kosak, Commanding Officer of the 63rd Precinct, reported that for the week of December 19th to 25th, crime was down by 42% compared to the same period last year.
There was one robbery; four felony assaults, mainly due to domestic violence; no burglaries; nine grand larcenies; and two grand larceny autos.
Smallwood warned people not to warm up their cars in the morning or leave cars running unattended, and to try to have someone sign for any package deliveries to avoid thefts.
He then presented October 2022 Cop of the Month awards to Officers Dean Perez and Sean Batt. Due to the diligent work of Police Officers Perez, Cruz and Batt, Smallwood said that a known burglar was apprehended, arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary, as well as criminal possession of stolen property.
Officers Giancarlo Proietti and Edwin Cruz received November 2022 Cop of the Month awards from Smallwood for apprehending a perpetrator in the criminal possession of a stolen vehicle during a car stop.
“The officers’ proper tactics, sound judgment and determination led to the above noteworthy arrests, which is why they are the Cops of the Month,” Smallwood said.
In other news, Smallwood announced a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 12th at the 63rd Precinct, 1844 Brooklyn Avenue, from 12 to 6 p.m. He also informed everyone that they have a new crime prevention officer, Detective Timi Tomacruz, email: Timi.Tomacruz@nypd.org.
Due to redistricting, State Senator Roxanne Persaud announced that many present at the meeting would no longer be in her district as of January 1st and will be represented by State Senator Kevin Parker, but she will continue to work with the 63rd Precinct, Community Board 18 (CB 18) and others as she still has Floyd Bennett Field in her district.
The Kings Plaza Canarsie Kiwanis Club and others will be honoring 63rd Precinct Community Council President and CB 18 First Vice Chair and Board Member Greg Borruso for his dedication to Marine Park and CB 18 communities on February 8th.
Other community updates were given by CB 18 District Manager Sue Ann Partnow who assured the community that parking meters were not being installed on Quentin Road and Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse who invited everyone to come to her office on New Year’s Day to sample some free soup, Joumou, a traditional Haitian dish served that day.
The next 63rd Precinct Community Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at the John Malone Center, 2335 Bergen Avenue.