In addition to the arrests of Thomas Rank and Matthew Young mentioned in the above letter, the 104th has made another major graffiti arrest. *Matthew Perez* was arrested on 1/31/11 and charged 31 times - 16 arrests in the 104th Precinct, 1 in Brookyn and 14 in other Queens precincts. Keep in mind that he was arrested on graffiti that was reported by the property owner. Who knows how many buildings weren't reported!
I would appreciate it if everyone take a minute to call and leave a message for *Special Prosecutor Jesse Sligh* at the District Attorney's Office at *718-286-6400* and ask that they treat this perpetrator the same as with the
arrests of Matthew Young and Thomas Rank -* maximum sentence*. We need to band together to send a clear message to these vandals! Send this to all your contacts!
At the direction of the Mayor, the public is hereby advised that significant snowfall has been forecast for tonight. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and until further directed, and to use public transportation wherever possible. If you must drive, use extreme caution. Information about any service changes to public transportation is available on the MTA website at http://www.mta.info/.
Any vehicle found to be blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets shall be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Effective immediately, alternate side parking, payment at parking meters and garbage collections are suspended citywide until further notice.
The Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Sanitation, and Transportation Commissioners will be taking all appropriate and necessary steps to preserve public safety and to render all required and available assistance to protect the security, well-being and health of the residents of the City.
Starting at 7pm this evening, New York City will be facing a significant amount of snowfall – currents estimates range anywhere from 8 to 14 inches with higher amounts possible in some areas. The heaviest period of snowfall will likely impact the city near midnight, with the heaviest snow band passing by 7am tomorrow morning.
City agencies are closely tracking the storm, and will be working throughout the night to ensure that roads are clear and safe. While priority will be given to emergency vehicles and primary streets, we hope to work with our partners to make transit as safe as possible. Residents with snow removal concerns, questions about school closures, heat complaints or other non-emergency inquiries should be encouraged to reach out to 311, local elected officials and community boards or to file complaints online at www.nyc.gov/311.
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