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Con man captured!
Hi Everyone, Here's something else you can be thankful for this Thanksgiving - the con man has been arrested! Thanks to word getting out alerting residents to the scam involving a male white ringing the doorbells of homes in Maspeth, Elmhurst and other communities asking for money to fill a prescription for his mother, a Sunnyside resident called 911. The 108th Precinct responded to 39th Avenue/49th Street in Sunnyside Gardens and arrested him. The 44-year old male had three outstanding bench warrants out on him for "cons" just like he was doing to us. He was charged with criminal trespass, fraudulent accosting and possession of burglar tools. I spoke with Captain Powers and told him, if necessary, we would be willing to do a "Court Watch" to make sure the judge gives him the maximum sentence. We commend the 108th Precinct for a job well done and plan to give an award to the arresting officer, PO Jamie Damico at our February meeting. I'll send out a reminder to everyone just in case you'd like to attend and applaud him. I want to thank everyone for passing the word to folks in our community and hope you have a great Thanksgiving! I'm sure we'll hear more about this arrest at our next meeting. Don't forget our meeting on December 6th. We have no meeting in January. Our February meeting will be on Monday, February 7th.
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