There have been several arrests of individuals who reside at the new homeless shelter on Beach 65th St. have been arrested recently, according to police. Capt. Carlos Fernandez who oversees District 23 of the transit police, said there were nine arrests made in the last 28-day period of individuals who live at the shelter.
Those arrests were for theft of service and include violations including jumping the turnstile and entering the station illegally through the exit doors, he said. There have also been several quality of life summons issued there.
Police from The 100th Precinct also made two arrests: one of an individual who had an open container and had a warrant against him and another of an individual who was carrying a knife.
There was also a reported burglary within the shelter, during which a resident’s prescription medication was stolen, Capt. Craig Adelman said.