NOTE FROM COMET: At some point there will likely be a TEMPORARY change of traffic flow on 52nd Avenue between 69th Place and 71st Street. This is necessary for workers' safety and to expedite the job. We asked that more turning room for motorists be provided on 52nd Drive at 70th Street. This concern was brought to our attention by a resident. DDC (Department of Design and Construction) said they will make the necessary adjustments to allow for easier and safer turns at this intersection.
Our NCO sent us several pages of interesting info. See attached.
I've attached a PDF of a recap of what's been happening over on our side. I'm happy to report that October has been pretty good to us crime wise compared to the other precinct sectors and our 104/110 counterparts (hopefully it continues, fingers crossed). You'll find that most frequently reported crime is Grand Larceny which most of them relate to scams via telephone and social media. We cannot stress how common these scams are and how critical it is to verify facts before sending out money. A couple of the reports relate to property being left unattended (backpacks, purses, vehicles). Crimes of opportunity draw perpetrators in so we stress the importance of securing property.
Much of our time was spent addressing different Quality of Life concerns with the biggest one being the noise throughout the night. Most of those stemmed from vehicle meetups and drag racing so we've adjusted our tours the last few weekends to try and keep them away. We've also continued to focus on removing abandoned and derelict cars in the Maspeth area to free up parking spots and remove eyesores.
Finally, our Build The Block meeting is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 07:00PM. The auditorium is larger than our last meeting spot so we'll be able to accommodate more people. We'll be sending invitations out soon.
POLICE OFFICER ROBERT KAMYCKI
NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATION OFFICER
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Here are some of the recent crimes we have had in the area within the last few weeks:
*MONEY LEFT IN CASH REGISTER OVERNIGHT*
51-24 Van Loon
83-15 Queens Boulevard
85-38 Grand Avenue
84-05 Queens Boulevard
81-14 Queens Boulevard
89-30 Queens Boulevard (Pronto Pizza)
79-08 Kneeland avenue
Grand Larceny Auto
*MOST OF THE GL OF VEHICLES INCLUDE THE OWNER LEAVING THE KEYS IN THE IGNITION AND VEHICLE UNLOCKED*
83-06 Grand Avenue
44-07 74 Street
77-20 Queens Boulevard
Officer Martinez and I have conducted a Burglary Reduction initiative (Conducting Directed Patrol in an unmarked vehicle during an overnight)
and GLA Reduction Initiatives (Looking for vehicles double parked, who have their car unlocked , running with keys in the ignition) in the past few weeks as well to help combat the rise in crimes.
As always be safe and let us know if you need anything.
Police Officer Jeffrey Rocco
New York City Police Department
110 Precinct, Neighborhood Coordination Officer
COMMUNITY ALERT: RIDGEWOOD
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 2:10 am, at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Bleeker Street, Officers observed a vehicle disobeying multiple steady red lights. Officers then conducted a traffic stop for the violations observed, at which time the driver M/H informed the officers that he was shot in the leg. The driver then told officers that he was shot prior to being stopped about 15 minutes ago at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Palmetto Street. The perpetrator is known to the victim. Officers immediately requested medical attention and additional units to the scene. The victim was escorted to Woodhull Hospital for treatment for non-Life threatening injuries. This incident is currently under investigation by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 104 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-3004 or call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-577-TIPS. Or to Submit an Internet tip. Text your tip to "TIP577" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)
Police Officer Asar Sanad
104th Precinct - Community Affairs
Please see the attachment regarding weekly crime incidents in Sector Charlie.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Police Officer Nisbett
Neighborhood Coordination Officer
New York City Police Department - 104th Precinct
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