Good morning all: Regarding the overnight Burglaries in Middle Village/Maspeth area that I advised you of last week - I am happy to report that 2 arrests have been made. Members of the 108 Precinct, on routine patrol Monday afternoon, observed a Burglary in progress and apprehended an individual named Jefferson Villarama. The 108 Precinct apprehended Villarama committing a Burglary in the area of 51 Avenue and 63 Street - and that is what triggered investigation and subsequent additional charges. The officers immediately advised Detectives from the 108 Precinct who subsequently notified me and the 104 Precinct Detective Squad. After an investigation, Villarama was linked with committing 8 Burglaries in the confines of the 104 Precinct: these were recent overnight incidents and span Middle Village as well as Maspeth. An accomplice was also apprehended as well as numerous proceeds from these crimes. Villarama was also linked into, and charged with, 5 additional Burglaries that occurred in the 108 and 105 Precincts.This arrest should certainly affect the recent condition. However I will continue to focus additional assets in the area. Please contact me if any questions/concerns.
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