Statement from Commanding Officer of NYPD's 90th Precinct

Here's what John Corbisiero, Commanding Officer of the 90th precinct wrote to us in response to our request for more info on the perceived increase in police presence in the Williamsburg area:

There has been an increase in officers assigned to patrol the Southside of the precinct because of a slight up turn of crime within the area, we did have a local robbery pattern of knife point robber m/h who committed about 4-5 robberies , but the 90 pct detective squad has made the apprehension.

One of the biggest problems we face in the area is a delay in reporting when something happens, this causes the department to lose precious time in responding and apprehending the person, so please ask your listeners to call 911 when they feel there is someone in the area who may look suspicious or when they are a victim of a crime so we can respond quickly and attempt to apprehend nd identify the perpetrator whom commited the crime. I hope this was helpful and feel free to contact dcpi with any further inquiries.