We were all saddened and shocked by the execution-style shooting of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos yesterday in Brooklyn. Our condolences go to the family and their fellow police officers.
It's time for us to show support not only for the officers who died in the line of duty, but for all our officers who risk their lives every day.
If you support the NYPD we're asking folks to tie blue ribbons outside of your homes. We believe this is a silent but positive way to let them know we care.
Let's be united and stand behind those who protect our families, homes and community!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
And from the Times Newsweekly:
"Candlelight vigils are scheduled outside three local police precincts tomorrow and Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, honoring the two NYPD officers assassinated in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20.
The 104th Precinct Community Council announced it would hold its vigil at 7 p.m. Monday night in front of the 104th Precinct's stationhouse, located at 64-02 Catalpa Ave., two blocks east of Fresh Pond Road.
People of all faiths are organizing a similar candlelight vigil tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the 108th Precinct's Long Island City headquarters, located at 5-47 50th Ave.
Finally, the 112th Precinct Community Council will honor the lost officers at the precinct's Forest Hills stationhouse, located at 68-40 Austin St., at 6 p.m. Tuesday night."
See update from PO Saponieri, 110th Precinct Community Affairs. Club Hive is located across Queens Boulevard from the Pan Am homeless shelter.
Officer Saponieri here 110 pct Community Affairs informing you all of the closure of club Hive last night 11/6/2014, in regards to the triple shooting on Halloween morning. The club was closed though our civil Enforcement unit and will still be working with the State Liquor Authority.
Keeping You Informed!
The Community Affairs Bureau would like to remind you of an additional method for members of the community to receive informative emails. By texting NYPD to 22828, individuals will receive a message to reply back with their email address. Upon doing so, their information will be submitted, and they will immediately receive emails from the Community Affairs Bureau regarding events, personal safety tips and local news.
For community members who are unable to utilize the texting function, they may also visit www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org, and submit their email address via the form at the bottom of the page.
On Friday, April 25, 2014 at about 4:00 pm in the afternoon an elderly male was the victim of a deception burglary where the perpetrators led the homeowner to believe he had some roofing work done by them in the past. Two of the perpetrators distracted the homeowner while at least one other entered the home and removed US currency from the basement.
These same individuals attempted to pull the same scam on another homeowner a few doors away and that homeowner did not allow the individuals inside his home.
This is what the NYPD is asking you to do. DO NOT LET ANYONE YOU HAVE NOT CALLED PREVIOUSLY INTO YOUR HOME!!!!! If someone comes to your home and you did not call them, do not open the door and notify the NYPD immediately. The 104 Precinct attempts to relay this message to all of our residents and businesses, but we need your help to also let you neighbor know about these scams.
If you know of anyone who wishes to be on our notification list please give them my e-mail address or have them contact me.
This crime is being investigated by the 104 Precinct Detective Squad, anyone with information regarding this incident please contact them at (718) 386-3004.
Information on the perpetrators. The perpetrators have been described as two male whites and possibly one male Hispanic.
Steps for Protecting Your Android Phone
1- Use your Google "Gmail" account to activate a security feature on your Android cellphone.
Register your Android by going tohttps://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin.
Please share this information with Family, Friends and Neighbors.
Scams and Cons!
No matter who you are you can be conned or scammed! The first words we hear out of a victim's mouth are the words "I can not believe I fell for that!". Let me tell you, these con men (or woman) work at their craft. They train to get better at these scams like you would go to college or a trade school to get better at a discipline. So yes, it can happen to you! They are smooth talkers and if they talk their way into your home, you are on you way to becoming a victim of a crime.
The 104 Precinct ask that you do not do business with anyone who comes to your home unless you called them FIRST.
There are many scams out there, from the guy who claims to work for Con Edison, DEP or the telephone company and needs access to your home. This scam usually leads to a burglary once they gain access to you home. If someone comes to your home claiming to be from a utility company do not open the door. If time allows, call the Utility company directly to verify or call 911 if they refuse wait or become belligerent.
How about the guy who waves you down while driving to tell you that your car is smoking and he could quickly fix the issue for a fee..... Keep driving and if your car is really smoking I would stop at a reputable location to have it looked at.
Another recent scam involves individuals showing up to your home to do repairs on your home. Again these individuals are not called they just simply show up. These individuals may claim to be a reputable company which will do shoddy or no work at all. Most victims may not realize the work was not done until they have a serious issue and a real professional shows up to correct the issue.
While most of these cons or scams target the elderly, it can and will happen to you if you let your guard down. Please remain diligent at all times! If you encounter anyone on the street or at your home and they seem suspicious call 911 immediately!
Detective Thomas Bell
104th Precinct Community Affairs
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385
Christina was kind enough to share these articles with us. The article about the burglary says "Maspeth", but it's in Woodside/Winfield near the Maspeth/Elmhurst border. The photo isn't too clear, but if you think you recognize the perpetrator, please contact the NYPD.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
Police: Burglar Struck Same House Twice In Queens « CBS New York
Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
We have had a BIG spike in burglaries in Woodside (Winfield/Wynwoode Gardens) during the past 28 days! The 108th Precinct is giving the area special attention, but remember - YOU know your neighbors - the police don't. YOU need to keep an eye out in the front and rear of your home and call 911 if you see anyone suspicious. 108th Precinct burglaries:
A Comet member followed up with the complainant regarding the incident with the pervert near St. Stan's the other day and asked if her neighbor's camera picked anything up. Here's what the she said: Yes we saw the vehicle but could not see the plate. It appeared to be a Dodge Charger with really dark tints & it was a champagne color car. I sent him (Captain Cody) pics & the detectives went to neighbor's house (to check his video camera). So I think they will be checking other cameras in the area. The guy passed more than once too. Scary!
This incident occurred today:
Hi, I attended the COMET meeting and Capt. Cody said to call 911 if we saw scrap collectors. I was walking today at 71 street and 51st Ave at 12 noon and saw two guys looking into and going into yards looking for metal. I called 911 and explained what Capt. Cody said and they said call 311 which I did. They were two males I think Hispanic-light skinned about 30 pushing a shopping cart. On 57 Ave they cut the copper wires off the pole and removed the metal plates from the ground leaving a dangerous hazard.
Contrary to what 911 said when the complainants called - these are both 911 jobs. If you recall, 911 told the complaint who called about the pervert to call the precinct. If you see a crime in progress, or the crime occurred less than 3 minutes in the past - it is a 911 job. If an operator gives you a hard time, hang up and call back - hopefully you'll get an operator that knows what they're doing. If not, demand to speak to a supervisor! Try to provide as much info as possible, i.e. description of person, car, plate #, etc.
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