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Date: August 2nd
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Alleged Shooting in Grand Avenue Station
Several folks asked about the "shooting" at the Grand Avenue station.
We reached out to Captain Cermeli, Commanding Officer, and he said there was no shooting at that location. He also stated that if anything serious were to happen in our area he would let us know.
It's important to remember that social media is not always accurate.
Juniper Park Incident
As many of you have heard, an off-duty fireman was assaulted by a group of youths while walking his dog in Juniper Park. A lot of folks have been asking for an update so I asked DI Hall, Commanding Officer for any news. Here's what he said:
"We'll send out an update later on. The investigation is still active. We put up on social media photos of suspects. Working on identifying them. Having a meeting at 1:00 pm today with Parks to discuss coverage. Photos are in the NY Post as well".
COMET will keep you updated if we hear something.
Incident in the 104th Precinct
The 104 Precinct wants to make you aware of an incident that took place earlier this morning. At approximately 1:05 am police responded to a call of shots fired in the vicinity of Myrtle Avenue and 62 Street. Upon arrival officers were met by approximately 40 individuals who were outside at the location. While conducting a canvass and requesting Evidence Collection Team to the scene, officers recovered 14 shell casings from the vicinity of Myrtle Avenue and 61 street to 62 Street and Myrtle Avenue to 74 Avenue as well as one bullet from the front seat of a nearby vehicle. A witness at the location stated he observed a group of males fire handguns and then proceed to flees southbound on 62 Street. This investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has information on this incident please feel free to write or call.
104 Community Affairs
A message from our NCOs:
We’re excited to announce that the 104 precinct is having a neighborhood policing POP-UP site. Saturday July 24th at approximately 11:00 am inside Frank Principe Park. Any issues or concerns come to Frank Principe Park. “61 Street & 54 Avenue”. Event hosted by NCO Charlie, officer Nisbett & officer Shoy.
104th Precinct Sector Charlie Update
Beware of the Virginia Creeper!
This is a very common vine growing throughout our community. It grows up houses, chimneys, walls, trees, creeps along the ground, etc. This vine can cause property damage if it isn't controlled. You might want to Google "Virginia Creeper" to see photos of it.
The reason we're alerting folks about this vine is because a senior citizen on Kneeland Avenue in Elmhurst had her gardener pulling weeds. When he was done, he told her he found the Virginia Creeper had gotten into her main sewer line and was able to pull it out. The Creeper that was invading her property came from the unmaintained LIRR property adjacent to the homes there.
Speaking of the LIRR property, both Assembly Members Barnwell and Cruz have been notified about the lack of maintenance. We are not asking for them to spray chemicals, but just want them to cut down the jungle. To date, the LIRR has yet to take action.
Beware - Latest phone scam
Victim receives a robocall stating a purchase was made on their credit card in the amount of $1,000+ from Amazon.
The message tells the victim if they made such a purchase to just hang up. If the purchase wasn't made, they should call a phone number they provide as soon as possible. ]
Hang up! This is a scam. No business operates like this.
We heard about one victim who was scammed out of $1,600. If you were a victim, report it!
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