Dear Alumni Members,
Here are some of the major statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on September 1, 2022:
2,700 arrests since the beginning of 2022;
30 stolen cars in June 2022;
14 drug overdoses in June 2022;
8 shootings since the beginning of 2022;
4 residential and 3 commercial burglaries in August 2022;
3 search warrants were executed in August 2022,
Stolen cars continue to be a major problem in the Town of Babylon. As a reminder, be sure to safeguard your car keys and not keep the car running when you exit for a brief period. Also of concern is the rash of store larcenies in the precinct.
The top summer arrest was on August 18, 2022 at 1 AM in Deer Park. Four individuals fled from the police and the car flipped over and caught fire. The driver was pinned against the steering wheel and flames were headed into the passenger compartment. One of the responding officers of slight build crawled into the vehicle and with the help of his partners were able to pull the man to safety. The fire caused bullets in possession of the passengers to explode and cause havoc. The officers in the incident were honored by the Town.
The interesting presentation was made by Inspector Brendan Forte, the 1st Precinct’s new Commanding Officer. He had more than a dozen officers present to address the concerns of the residents in attendance. Inspector Forte has replaced former Inspector Kevin Kane who has retired.
The next meeting at the West Babylon Public Library is October 6, 2022 at 7 PM. All residents are welcome.
Justin Cooper, 1st Precinct Coordinator