In the first meeting of the 61st Precinct Community Council of 2014, the 61st Precinct’s executive officer, Captain Faison, reflected on the past year, focusing on the increase in domestic violence.
Filling in for precinct’s commanding officer, Captain John M. Chell, Faison noted that crime was down overall, but that instances of domestic violence were still on the rise.
“We ended the year below 2012 [figures] in all categories with the exception of felony assaults, mainly due to domestic violence,” Faison said.
Currently in charge of the traffic program, Faison talked up year-end reductions in road accidents. “We are down in collisions,” he said.
For the month, all crime was down as well, except robberies, according to Faison.
“We had a couple of bank robberies,” Faison said, citing Chase as one of the banks that was targeted.
“One individual went to two banks; one bank he hit twice,” he said.
The perpetrator was identified and arrested, Faison added.
Other robberies, he said, included attacks on Chinese food delivery men throughout the area.
— Steven Volynets