STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Because the variety of automotive thefts, robberies and burglaries continues to rise on Staten Island, homicide incidents have dropped in comparison with year-end numbers from 2021.
Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at which crimes are trending into 2023, on Staten Island and throughout New York Metropolis.
Automotive-theft numbers proceed to rise this yr within the borough. At one level in November, seven automobiles had been stolen within the span of 24 hours — with 4 thefts occurring on one Westerleigh road, in response to police.
Roughly 477 automobiles have been stolen thus far this yr, in comparison with 256 on the identical time final yr — an 86.3% enhance.
Some grand larceny auto’s (GLAs) on Staten Island begin as thefts of things inside autos. When a key fob is discovered, perpetrators then take a pleasure trip dwelling, regulation enforcement sources have stated.
Regulation-enforcement officers on Staten Island proceed to remind residents to take their keys inside after leaving their autos locked. About 85% of the 60 automobiles stolen in a single month had keys in them, a supply detailed.
The Island has grow to be a sizzling spot for car-theft crews — a few of which function out of New Jersey.
Crews working out of the Newark space, presumably working underneath an unknown organized prison community, are transporting high-end, stolen autos to New Jersey, then both stripping them down or taking a money payout because the automobiles are shipped abroad for a revenue.
In Todt Hill, police have responded to a sequence of luxurious automotive thefts, burglaries and carjackings over the previous three years.
In August, Staten Island District Lawyer Michael E. McMahon and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) penned a letter to federal attorneys suggesting they set up a job pressure to deal with transnational grand theft auto crimes in New York Metropolis.
“It’s a crime of alternative and it’s simply preventable,” Capt. Eric Waldhelm, commanding officer of the 121st Precinct, beforehand stated. “We’ve crews that go round in search of high-end automobiles.”
Crew members know that if the facet view mirrors are usually not folded in, the automotive is unlocked and, generally, the bottom line is nonetheless within the automotive, he stated. In some situations, the automobiles have even been left working, police have stated.
Up to now this yr, police have responded to 315 incidents in comparison with 224 from 2021, a rise of 40.6 %, in response to NYPD knowledge.
The one hundred and twentieth Precinct, which encompasses a big swath of Staten Island’s North Shore from West Brighton to Rosebank, has thus far seen the variety of incidents almost double in comparison with final yr. Police have responded 112 burglaries in 2022, whereas in 2022 56 incidents had been reported, in response to NYPD’s CompStat knowledge.
From 2016 to 2020, within the one hundred and twentieth Precinct, the division reported 164, 154, 152, 91 and 105 incidents.
There have been 85 and 77 burglaries reported within the 121st and 122nd precincts, respectively.
In accordance with the identical knowledge out of the 121st Precinct, there have been 137, 112, 95, 94 and 91 burglaries. From 2016 to 2020, within the 122nd Precinct, the division reported 141, 103, 89, 64 and 92 incidents.
The 123rd Precinct, which encompasses the borough’s South Shore, has seen seven incidents, in contrast with just one final yr.
Up to now this yr, there have been 269 robberies reported on Staten Island, in comparison with 196 final yr, a 37.2 % enhance.
Earlier this yr, one neighborhood — Port Richmond — noticed six robberies in eight weeks.
Final month, a person threatened the lifetime of a feminine employee throughout a terrifying theft at CVS on Forest Avenue in West Brighton, in response to sources.
“Don’t say something or I’ll kill you,” the suspect allegedly stated to the employee as he fled the shop, in response to a supply with data of the investigation.
There have been 10 incidents, in comparison with 13 right now final yr, a 23.1 lower.
Earlier this month, a 44-year-old man was arrested and charged within the deadly stabbing of Eugene Reba, 72, of Graniteville.
Based mostly on info from a prison grievance, Seneca Morciglio is accused of fatally attacking Reba as much as 4 days earlier than the senior’s lifeless physique was discovered on Nov. 14 inside his house at 1290 Richmond Ave. in Graniteville.