Received email below from Elmhurst member. See what she says and read DI Leyson's response from 110th Precinct. It's very possible we had two car break-ins and only one person took the initiative to report it.
Some folks think there's no use reporting the crime because they won't get their valuables back and the perpetrator won't be apprehended. Yes, they probably won't get anything back but if they don't report the police cannot determine a crime pattern and put coverage in our area. If you don't have time to report right away, you can always report later.
- Please, don't leave anything in your vehicle that might be of value!
- Apparently someone is going into driveways checking cars. If you have outside lights, leave them on.
- IMPORTANT you tell your neighbors. All of you know better but apparently your neighbors don't. Let's not make our neighborhood an easy target!!
- Folks are starting to turn on air conditioners and it's hard to hear what's going on outside. Look out your windows often!!
- If you see something suspicious, call 911 immediately!
Comet Civic Association
My neighbor told me about 2 cars that were broken in to by the walkover bridge by Haspel and 55th Avenue. The cars were parked in their driveways. One person said she locked the car but they got in somehow, rummaged thru the car and stole some change.
The second car, not sure of the details, if it was locked or what was stolen
Will see what else I can find out.
I believe both break-ins were on 55th Avenue off 84th Street but not sure. It was across the bridge from our side, closer to your side.
I had them run it. On Tuesday into Wed we had 2 auto breaks. One on the 8400 Block of 55 Rd in a driveway between 1700 Tues and 0930Wed. $200 cash taken.
The second was 8200 block of Saint James. Sunglasses and iPods were taken. Again NO DAMAGE to the vehicle. This leads us to believe someone was walking around (even in peoples driveways) pulling door handles until they got in.
The third incident was Sat in the rear lot of the Boulevard Motor Inn. A window was broken but nothing taken.
DI Ronald D. Leyson
Commanding Officer, 110th Precinct