Bronx Takes Night Out From Crime

Annual National Night Out Halted Crime, But Not Thunder Storms

Community Joins with NYPD

By David Greene

NEW YORK- Thousands across the borough and around the city participated and enjoyed the NYPD's 35th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, held at 70 locations around the city on August 7.

The annual event brings together members of the NYPD with members of the local community for a night of fun and celebration with free events, games, food and live music.

At the 52nd Precinct's event held at Poe Park in Kingsbridge, Deputy Inspector Peter Fiorillo was joined by Assistant Chief John Donohue, who got his start as a patrolman in the 52nd Precinct.

At the 49th Precinct's event at Bronx Park, the band "Just Nuts" had performed one set before a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area, sending crowds scurrying for shelter.

One source reported, "It ended so fast, I guess the weather had other plans." 

The source continued, "The Deputy Inspector spoke... and the heaven's opened up."

Criminals seemed to have gotten the message and it was a relatively quiet day for the police department although, two people were reported stabbed at Aldus Street and Longfellow Avenue in the confines of the 41st Precinct at 6:30 p.m., and two people were reported shot at 11 p.m. at Wythe Place and East 172 Street. 

All of the victims were expected to survive.

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