At the last property owners meeting, the 61st precinct, like always reports on local crime, interestingly enough there was a good amount of pot related summonses and arrests at Seba Avenue Park.
Specifically, there were 16 summonses issued for drinking and marijuana in the last month. Surprisingly, 10 marijuana summonses were written in one night.
Some of the property owner members were not surprised by this news and explained to the 61st what actually goes on. They explained how pot dealing & smoking goes on all the time, not just during the usual evening or night hours. The Property Owners are angry these community “kids” are ruining a community park all the while doing it when young children are in the park. The general consensus was that something has to be done. Some members of the Property Owners wanted to go knocking on doors themselves while some suggested that the 61st should knock on doors. In the end, nobody wants to let these kids get a criminal record and nobody wants to knock on a door of a non-responsive parent.Â Â So, it seems like they were trying to walk a fine line addressing this issue.
Since the Property Owners would rather not see community children arrested and nobody is going to be knocking on doors anytime soon, it was a made a point, that a list of names will be gathered and handed over to the 61st precinct of the problem “kids”.
See the thing about Gerritsen Beach is that everyone knows EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.Â Â So lets say your dealing at the park, or even just smoking at the park, you will been seen, EVERYONE knows you and now your name is on a list to bring up at the next meeting.
The 61st may not go knocking on doors of problem kids, however the information will be helpful nonetheless. Not to mention there will be a list of names, maybe your kid, maybe you, on someone’s desk, being spread around like wildfire.