Police impersonator caught in Maspeth
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
Maspeth Bypass headaches
_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
_Hi Everyone, Thought you'd be interested in the results of the overnight commercial parking initiative that was conducted by Captain John Travaglia, Executive Officer of the 104th last night to address community complaints (see below). I'm not sure whether or not some of the 60 summonses issued included locations that a few of you sent to me. If you didn't see a summons on a vehicle at a specific location, let me know and I'll follow up to see why one wasn't issued or why a summons couldn't be issued. The 104th Precinct did a fabulous job for one night's work!!
Here is a recap of our operation. I hope the message is out!
Community Alert - Burglaries
_Hi Everyone, Looks like we're not the only ones doing holiday shopping! We had two burglaries in the west Maspeth area. If they happened there, they can happen anywhere!
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