- Maspeth had two residential burglaries in west Maspeth and two burglaries of trucks on Maurice Avenue during the past 28 days.
- Although burglaries can occur at any time, the Captain said most burglaries in the 104th Precinct (Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood) occur on Saturdays.
- Our larcenies went down in Maspeth this year but folks are still leaving "unattended property" in their cars such as laptops, GPS's, etc. or leaving their purse unattended in supermarkets, etc.
- The Captain stressed the importance of keeping a list of serial numbers for your electronics, bicycles or anything that has a serial number. There is a new program where they can look up items that were sold to a pawn shop and if you have the serial number the item will be returned to you. The serial numbers are also useful because if someone is caught with something they stole from you - you can prove it is yours by the serial number.
Please pass this info along and get the word out. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity. At 5:15 pm today, one of our members called to say he saw the 110th Precinct on Calamus Avenue/Ankener Avenue. He was told a home was burglarized. This location is right on the Maspeth/Woodside/Elmhurst border so we all need to be alert. Please don't leave your windows open when you go out and since most burglaries occur at the rear or side of a residence, make sure the windows and doors have good locks. If you would like a free home security survey, call the Crime Prevention Officer at your precinct. They will make an appointment to meet with you at your convenience and you will be given inexpensive ways to safeguard your home. Crime Prevention Officers: 104th Precinct - PO Tom Barbario - 718-386-6223 108th Precinct - PO Eli Gani - 718-784-5427 110th Precinct - PO Elvis Santana - 718-476-9326 An update from the COP104 meeting last night:
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