The community council of the NYPD's 77th Precinct met Monday night at the 77th Precinct Station house, 127 Utica Ave. at Bergen Street.
Due to a lack of funds for the plaques, there was no Cop of the Month for March. However, quite a lot went on.
New Executive Officer at the 77th
- Executive Officer Jeanmarie Finnerty has joined the 77th Precinct as the No. 3 in command. She will work on crime trends and domestic violence, among other areas.
Construction Workers: We Were Scammed
- Several construction workers came to the meeting who said they were scammed by a construction company that is converting the former site of St. Mary's Hospital on Buffalo Avenue and Prospect Place to an office building. Patricia Johnson, the former payroll manager, said about 125 people were given construction jobs for about a month, but when the paychecks were issued on Feb. 1, they bounced.
Assistant District Attorney Hillary Schaeffer said she would conduct a criminal investivation on the matter and help the victims try to recoup their loses. "I promise you this is going to be my first priority tomorrow," she said.
- Assistant District Attorney Hillary Schaeffer, from Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes' office asked everyone to please help them prosecute cases. "If you see something, if you hear something, please contact our office," she said, adding that her office depends on the community to prosecute cases. She also noted the upcoming Safe Surrender event on March 29 and March 30, which allows people to quickly take care of outstanding C summenses.
- A representative from Rep. Karim Camara's office announced the third annual Community Health Fare at PS 138, 760 Prospect Place, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free dental check ups, mammogram sign ups, blood pressure testing, diabetes screening, HIV/AIDS testing, Child ID, giveaways and more. There will also be a free mobile mammography van on April 11 providing free mammograms for women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurances are acceptedf, co-pays are waived and the mammograms are free for uninsured women. You must make an appointment in advance at 1-800-564-6868.
- A representative from Councilwoman Letitia James' office announced a Public Safety Town Hall Forum this Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. with the commanding officers of the 77th, 78th and 88th precincts, which cover Prospect Heights as well as Park Slope, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. See details at the link.
- S.O.S. Crown Heights announced an Annual Teen Talen Show on April 20th at P.S. 289. There's also a "Survival and Success" group for young men ages 14 to 19. Next Meeting is 4:30 pf.mf. to 6 p.fmf. at 256 Kingston Avenue bet. St. Johns and Lincoln Place. They also are having free tax prep this Saturday.
-Shalawn Langhorne, head of the public safety committee of Community Board 8 announced that there will be a Cofmmunity Board 8 meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Concern for Independent Living, 151 Rochester Avenue (corner St. Marks). She also invited people to come to the committee meetings, which take place the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The meeting rotates between the 77th Precinct and the 78th Prrecicnt. Call the community board to confirm the location at (718) 467-5574.
-James Caldwell is asking the community to call 1 Police Plaza at 646-610-5323 and ask them to promote Community Affairs Officer Sasha Pierre-Louis.
Deputy Inspector Capocci's Report
The Deputy Inspector said that cell phone thefts continue and people should secure their electronic devices when in public. There have also been a lot of cases of identity thefts lately, he added. Make sure to shred all your financial information. "Your whole life is in your garbage can," he warned.