|COMET: Communities of Maspeth & Elmhurst Together
The 104th just called to let me know that an individual was arrested in connection with a car break in on Menahan Street and another on Grove Street. Alan Vega, male Hispanic, 46 years old, 5'9", carrying a backpack, was arrested at about 1:00 am this morning while riding his bicycle. He was caught with 3 GPS's, 3 I-Pods and cash. He has been arrested multiple times in Brooklyn. It is assumed that he might be responsible for the Maspeth incidents but with no video or eye witnesses it will be difficult, if not impossible, to charge him with the crimes. The investigation is still ongoing to see if other precincts can connect him to incidents in their commands. By the way, this individual was arrested as a result of a 911 call by a resident. Please do not assume this is the only person doing car break ins. Do not leave items in your vehicles. Don't forget the crooks stealing rims/tires are still on the loose! I heard back from the 110th Precinct. According to PO Garland, there were no reports of rims/tires being taken off vehicles in our section of Elmhurst. One Comet member insists her nephew's tires were stolen but apparently a report wasn't filed nor was one filed for the vehicle in the vicinity of Crowley Park. NO REPORT, NO CRIME STATISTIC, NO ADDITIONAL POLICE COVERAGE IN OUR AREA. PO Garland did tell me we had one robbery in the vicinity of Broadway/51st Avenue. A woman was pushed and her cell phone was stolen. Please keep your electronics out of sight! And please, report crime!
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