A Comet member followed up with the complainant regarding the incident with the pervert near St. Stan's the other day and asked if her neighbor's camera picked anything up. Here's what the she said: Yes we saw the vehicle but could not see the plate. It appeared to be a Dodge Charger with really dark tints & it was a champagne color car. I sent him (Captain Cody) pics & the detectives went to neighbor's house (to check his video camera). So I think they will be checking other cameras in the area. The guy passed more than once too. Scary!
This incident occurred today:
Hi, I attended the COMET meeting and Capt. Cody said to call 911 if we saw scrap collectors. I was walking today at 71 street and 51st Ave at 12 noon and saw two guys looking into and going into yards looking for metal. I called 911 and explained what Capt. Cody said and they said call 311 which I did. They were two males I think Hispanic-light skinned about 30 pushing a shopping cart. On 57 Ave they cut the copper wires off the pole and removed the metal plates from the ground leaving a dangerous hazard.
Contrary to what 911 said when the complainants called - these are both 911 jobs. If you recall, 911 told the complaint who called about the pervert to call the precinct. If you see a crime in progress, or the crime occurred less than 3 minutes in the past - it is a 911 job. If an operator gives you a hard time, hang up and call back - hopefully you'll get an operator that knows what they're doing. If not, demand to speak to a supervisor! Try to provide as much info as possible, i.e. description of person, car, plate #, etc.
Friday morning 12/30/11 at approximately 0340, we received a call for Police Impersonation at the corner of Flushing Avenue and 64 Street. Apparently the defendant who was arrested Francis, Nick, J of 65-15 Grand Avenue Maspeth, NY was riding around in his personal vehicle and stopped a victim and claimed to be a Police Officer and removed the victim's jacket and fled in his vehicle which had flashing strobe lights. After a canvass of the area the defendant was arrested by Police Officer Sean McCarren with the assistance of his partner PO Jason Bianchini. The Officers also recovered a bulletproof vest and a holster for a firearm in the vehicle. Have a Happy & Safe New Year!!!! PO Thomas Bell 104 Precinct Community Affairs
Hi Everyone, The following is a message from Captain Cody, 104th Precinct. Please pass this along to your friends and neighbors!! If it happened here - it could happen anywhere! These con men move around to avoid getting caught! ______________
Good Morning: Yesterday on Maspeth Avenue at about 4:20 PM an individual posing as a Water Department inspector approached a residence and got confidence of homeowner to gain entry by asking to check water meter
He got homeowner to lead him to basement while there others entered residence and removed property then fled location
Male white-wearing orange work vest reflective hat and Radio
Please pass the word and if Anything suspicious is observed contact 911
All the best
Captain Michael Cody