Our 110th Community Affairs Officer David Saponieri drove around our area making note of vehicles with out of state license plates. He said he spotted numerous vehicles with out of state plates but they all matched the vehicles with the exception of one car parked on 57th Avenue. That vehicle was "booted".
Although the heavy duty tow truck was on site, they were unable to tow any illegally parked trucks because the lot where they are towed was full. However, three trucks were booted. In addition, 8 summonses were issued in our area. More vehicles would have been booted but some of the booting equipment was broken.
PO Saponieri said he will make another request for a tow operation but it may take 30 to 45 days before it will return to the 110th Precinct.
While working with our three precincts it's clear the NYPD does not have enough heavy duty tow trucks nor do they have the room to tow trucks or vehicles. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution.
PO Saponieri spoke about the double shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on Queens Boulevard at 56th Avenue. One individual was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the thigh. The investigation is ongoing.
We want to thank PO Saponieri for all the hard work he has been doing for us. Thank you!!
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association