We just heard from an Elmhurst resident who wants to alert the community about a homeless man who is most likely mentally disturbed and who has allegedly been exposing himself.
This individual has been seen near the 55th Avenue footbridge that crosses from Van Horn to 85th Street, on Van Horn Street near PS 102, 57th Avenue, Italian Charities as well as near Target.
The male is approximately 6-feet tall, has a dark complexion, and wears layers of clothing which makes him look larger. He was seen wearing a dark baseball cap and a brownish color jacket.
The resident who passed this information on to us said the 110th Precinct has received complaints about this individual.
Oftentimes our streets are very deserted. If you see a suspicious person, turn around and go the other way. If you believe this person is a threat, call 911 and give the operator a description of the person, location where he was last seen and why you believe he is suspicious or a threat. Keep a watchful eye out around all the schools in our area!
It gets dark early and we all need to be aware of our surroundings, keep cell phones out of sight and stay in well lit areas.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association