May 29, 2013 By Christian Murray
The police have being keeping a close eye on a Sunnyside lounge bar– following several complaints from nearby residents.
The police have been monitoring Xio Lounge, located at 39-19 Queens Blvd. for the past month following a raft of complaints from 39th Place residents in April. The residents claimed that many of the bar’s patrons constantly walk down their block and trespass into their back courtyard space to smoke pot.
Captain Brian Hennessy, the commanding officer of police precinct 108, said at the police precinct meeting Tuesday that his officers had made six or seven visits to Xio in the past month in response to these complaints.
Hennessy said the police arrested two men as a result of their surveillance. One man was arrested on a public urination charge while another for criminal trespass.
The police also arrested a bartender who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. They discovered the bartender after he sold alcohol to a minor.
Hennessy said that the owner appears to have worked out all of the problems and has responded to the community’s concerns.