A Block Captain received a call from a resident who was walking up Grand Avenue on her way home from work at about 5:30-6:00 pm this evening. Victim was on her phone (not a good idea). As she was walking on Grand/Seabury past the school - at the driveway, she spotted four to six male black youths hanging out. As she passed, one of the males hit her in the back of the head with a rock. The males took off towards Queens Boulevard and the victim ran after them yelling, 'I'm calling the police'. A plain clothes officer in a vehicle, who apparently witnessed the incident, asked her if she wanted to make a report for Assault. She said, yes. Other officers with him went after the youths but the victim doesn't know if they were apprehended. The Block Captain told us that another resident spotted what appears to be the same group a couple of days ago on 54th/Van Horn. Luckily today's victim wasn't injured or robbed. The victim stated another woman approached the officer to say the youths hit her with a coffee cup. Sometimes when a group of kids get together they act stupid and don't realize they could hurt someone. Always be aware of your surroundings because maybe the next time a group may decide to rob someone. Bottom line is, if you see something suspicious or a disorderly group, call 911.
We heard two other items pertaining to Elmhurst. Neither of these incidents have been confirmed by the 110th. We'll probably hear more at our meeting on March 4th.
- February 14th, Seabury Street, woman came home from work, was tied up and burglarized.
- Today, February 25th, front door burglary at 57 #s/Seabury Street.
Saturday, April 20th, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm, 69th Street/Grand Avenue
- Maspeth Federal will be bringing back the paper shredding truck. Not yet confirmed - possibly the truck to recycle electronics - we'll let you know. In the meantime, start collecting paperwork that needs to be discarded!
- Comet will join the 104th Precinct to help VIN Etch vehicles. You can save $$ on your theft insurance. Everyone is welcome no matter what community you live in. Didn't hear back from precinct, but assume we'll also be registering bicycles/electronics. We'll keep you updated. VIN Etching can't be done if it rains.
- If anyone can volunteer to help out that day, please let me know.