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Excerpts from September Precinct Council Meeting

The following are video excerpts from the 34th Precinct Community Council meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at the Columbia University Campbell Athletics Center. At the meeting, Dep. Insp. Chris Morello presented an update on crime and other police matters over the summer and responded to questions about crime and safety in the Washington Heights and Inwood communities.

Summons tally for period ending Aug. 23, 2015

Violations 28 Day  7/27 – 8/23 Year to Date
Public Consumption of Alcohol 195 969
Unreasonable Noise 77 506
Public Urination 36 281
Motorcycle Confiscations 13 75

Source: NYPD data provided to 34pctcouncil.nyc.

Weekly summons data from 34th Precinct

The following data was provided to the 34th Precinct Community Council by NYPD:

Violation 28 Day  7/13 – 8/9/2015 YTD
Public Consumption of Alcohol 199 862
Unreasonable Noise 75 473
Public Urination 41 264
Motorcycle Confiscations 18 70

Data for the prior 28-day period was published in an earlier post.

Dyckman Street brawl sends two to hospital; multiple arrests


Blood soaked shirt on sidewalk
Blood soaked shirt and crime scene tape outside Papasito on Dyckman Street, hours after a bloody fight hurt two.

(Updated with corrected time of incident.)

A fight on the street outside one of the bars on Dyckman Street between Broadway and Seaman Avenue late Sunday night injured two men and resulted in three men taken into custody by 34th Precinct officers who responded.

Blood stains, discarded crime scene tape and a blood-soaked shirt from the melee remained on the sidewalk eight hours later.

The 34th Precinct Community Council Executive Board has raised concerns about safety along this part of Dyckman Street and did so again Monday.

“Dyckman Street and problems related to the bars and clubs have been the top complaints  at precinct council meetings,” said Stephen Feldheim, president of the 34th Precinct Community Council.  “We know the precinct has put a lot of resources towards the Dyckman strip, but this bloody brawl, combined with motorcyclists doing stunts and large crowds in the clubs interfere with the quality of life people in our community expect and deserve.”

According to multiple sources, the fight appears to have started close to midnight.  Two men were attacked outside Papasito Restaurant (223 Dyckman St.) One victim’s face was severely slashed, and the other victim was knocked to the ground, unconscious. Both victims were taken to Harlem Hospital.

Three men were taken into custody after trying to leave the area in a large luxury vehicle, which was towed by NYPD as part of the investigation.

Blood was splattered on cars and the sidewalk almost to the corner.

Precinct commander Chris Morello only shared that two people were assaulted and there were “some arrests” in a Facebook post Monday morning. He urged anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS to anonymously report details that could lead to arrests.

Feldheim urges members of the community to share their concerns and questions via the precinct council website, 34pctcouncil.nyc. The precinct council executive board will convey citizen comments to NYPD and seek answers to questions that are submitted.