Wednesday, 4/10, approximately 4:00 pm at 52-xx 71st Street. The residents, who don't usually lock the security door when they're home (like many of us), heard the security door open and the dog started to bark. When one of the residents came down to see who was at the door, no one was there. They immediately thought it might have been an attempted burglary that went wrong when the dog barked.
The residents, who have heard about the recent burglaries in the vicinity of 72nd Place/Calamus Avenue, made the wise decision to notify the police even though no crime was actually committed. Their call alerted the precinct, and most importantly the community, that the perpetrator(s) may have possibly moved their activity a couple of blocks over and we need to be alert.
If you see someone lurking in the area on foot or in a car, try to take a photo. This may be helpful should a crime happen in the area. It doesn't matter where you live, burglars move around.
You can call your precinct and speak with your Crime Prevention officer to schedule a free home security survey or you can stop up at Maspeth Federal on 4/27 between the hours of 1-4 pm and speak with them and your Neighborhood Coordination Officers. We will be working with our precincts to VIN Etch vehicles and register cell phones and bikes. Paper shredding, electronic recycling and pet adoption will be on site. More info will follow.
Have a great weekend, be safe and keep your eyes open!!
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association