Comet Treasurer Geraldine Walsh called to let me know she found a backpack with personal papers and mail scattered under the LIRR at 57th Avenue. She also found two vehicles on 85th/57th Avenue with broken windows and a third empty spot where a third vehicle must have also had the windows broken. She also found mail near and under the vehicles.
The address on some of the mail came back to an address on Ankener Avenue. We have no idea if the mail was stolen from one of the vehicles or someone stole mail from a house on Ankener Avenue. The mail was given to the 110th Precinct and a report was taken. Only the owners of the vehicles can file a report for the broken windows.
These break-ins are near the Maspeth border so everyone needs to be alert. Please don't leave anything, not even mail, in your vehicle. A couple of pieces of mail were applications for credit cards and this is a prime opportunity for identity theft.
If you hear a suspicious noise, look out your window. If you see something, say something!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association