Boro Park Shomrim received praise from police and community activists after they brought a tense situation under control just 20 minutes before the zman. The situation unfolded after a perpetrator made entry to a vehicle idling with a 14 year old boy waiting for his father to return. He the forced the child out of that car at knifepoint and proceeded to make off. Meanwhile Shomrim was canvassing for the car, and then proceeded to make contact with it on McDonald Avenue and 18th Avenue, after a short chase they detained the perpetrator at East 3rd Street and Cortelyou Road and the NYPD placed him under arrest shortly thereafter.
Great work by @NYPD66Pct & @BPShomrim on recent arrest. Shomrim members located a stolen vehicle & responding 66 PO’s were able to effect an arrest. Job well done by 66 NCO’s on the arrest follow up. Outstanding example of police & community working together to keep people safe.— NYPD Brooklyn South (@NYPDBklynSouth) March 15, 2021
On Monday night Boro Park Shomrim received praise from many, Captain Jason Hagestadt of the 66th Precinct praised them saying “luckily Shomrim was there they had an eye on the vehicle…..I don’t think we would have been able to apprehend the perpetrator if it wasn’t for Shomrim’s help”. Assistant Cheif Brian Conroy also thanked Boro Park Shomrim for this in addition to coordinating the recent levaya of Rabbi Yechezkl Roth Zatza”l, Pinny Ringle added “it was great team work at the funeral between Shomrim and the police department”. Deputy Inspector Riche Taylor also offered his praise adding the he personally called many members to thank them.