A harassment incident in Blackwell Park over the holiday weekend was resolved with an arrest by PSD yesterday morning.
by David Stone
PSD Report on Blackwell Park Incident
Here is the information RIOC’s Public Safety Department shared yesterday.
“On Saturday, May 27, 2023, at approximately 8:24 PM, the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department (PSD) responded to a report of a group of juveniles harassing adults to the rear of 500 Main Street at the Blackwell House Park basketball courts.
“PSD arrived on the scene at approximately 8:26 PM and spoke to a male victim who stated he was involved in a physical altercation with one of the juveniles following a verbal dispute. The victim sustained minor injuries and was able to identify the perpetrator, who fled the scene of the assault before PSD arrived.
“On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 9:38 AM the perpetrator was arrested by PSD without incident at 550 Main Street. The perpetrator will be processed as a juvenile.”
RIOC did not respond immediately to a request for the names of the arresting or responding officers.
Because this involves a juvenile, the name of the alleged perpetrator was not disclosed.