Our Vinegar Hill correspondent witnessed the arrest of three young men in front of 206 Front Street last night at approximately 9pm. They were not there to see what the men did, but saw a police car with two officers called to the scene to put the three men in custody. Three additional officers who were on duty patrolling the streets were there. Several people have commented on this site that they have noticed an increased presence of police officers and cars patrolling Dumbo and Vinegar Hill after several muggings were reported last week and residents started calling the 84th Precinct and David Yassky’s office (718-875-5200). One of the victims shared his story last week and another comment reported a separate incident in Vinegar Hill by “a group of kids”.
There is a 84th Precinct Council Meeting tonight at 7pm in Dumbo (Phoenix House, 50 Jay Street, between Plymouth and Water) to address and report on the recent crimes. Call the precinct at (718) 875-6811 or their community affairs line for further information at (718) 875-6850.