- We ask that you please be patient when placing a call for service. All of our agencies, including police, fire, sanitation, etc. are working with reduced personnel because of the COVID uptick. For example many, if not all, of our NCOs have been taken off their regular duties to respond to calls for service.
- Deceased male: Many folks saw police presence, crime tape and the coroner's office yesterday in LI Mews Park (aka Butterfly Park) which is located on 51st Avenue at 74th Street in Woodside, Tuesday, 12/28. We DID NOT get official notification from the 108th Precinct regarding the incident, but this is what we heard from reliable sources: At 11:00 am a 911 call came in reporting a male slumped on a bench. It was determined that the male was deceased. At this time, the death is being labeled as "natural causes" and an investigation is ongoing. If we hear any updates we'll let you know.
- Our 110th Precinct NCO PO Martinez, who just returned to work after testing positive for COVID, thought we'd be interested in hearing that on December 13th three males were arrested for the theft of catalytic converters in the 111th Precinct in Bayside. Hopefully this arrest will lower the numbers of these ongoing thefts.
On Tuesday 12/28 an unidentified male was found unresponsive on a park bench at LI Mews Park (51 Ave and 74 street) at approximately 6am. Medical Examiner labeled the cause of death natural causes.
Detectives on the case have identified the deceased and will be making notifications to the family.
DETECTIVE MARC TORRES