By Robert Press
The 43rd Precinct in the Bronx was recently designated as one of four precincts citywide that has had a spike in crime for the first two months of 2019 by NYPD Commissioner James O'Neil. Because of that Commissioner O'Neil has said that the 43rd precinct will receive eight additional officers from other Bronx precincts to help reduce the increase in crime.
Wednesday night at the 43rd Precinct Council meeting Deputy Inspector Gurley introduced six Police Academy recruits that will be getting their last month of on the job training at the 43rd Precinct. DI Gurley also said in his crime report that a woman was stabbed to death on West Avenue, that a shot was fired through a door peep hole at 575 Castle Hill Avenue with the victim recovering, and went over information about a bus that ran over a woman identified as Ms. Egan on Havermeyer and Story Avenues. He added that there have been complaints of buses speeding and not stopping at stop signs when heading back to the depots in the afternoon. He said approximately 1,500 school buses go through the area, the precinct has stepped up enforcement of traffic laws, he has spoken with the bus companies, and will continue to monitor the situation.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer was on hand and spoke briefly to the packed room in The Shoprite supermarket community room. (L-R) Police Academy Officers, Ewa, Brown Jr., McLaughlin, Adonno, Hughes, and Nynaar. Pictures by Robert Press
The packed room at Shoprite during 43rd Precinct Council Meeting