104 Pct Report - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the December 2016 Juniper Berry Magazine

104 Pct Report

September 21: At approximately 4:25 am, the Deli located located at 71-01 Grand Avenue was robbed by two masked males who pistol whipped the owner and removed USC (US currency). The detective squad is currently investigating this incident. We are currently investigating that these individuals might have committed a similar robbery in Manhattan the same day.

September 21st: BOTH apartments were burglarized in a two-family house on 73rd Place/57th Avenue. TWO homes next to each other were burglarized this past Saturday on 72nd Street/57th Avenue. All four of these burglaries occurred after 4:45 pm and in all the cases windows were left open.

September 22 at approximately 12:15 am, members of our anti-crime team arrested a 26 year old Maspeth resident for breaking into cars at 56 St and Nurge Avenue. This male has 6 prior arrests including Grand Larceny and drug possession.

September 30: The majority of these burglaries are front door entry/ rear bedroom. The burglaries are occurring from 12:00 noon till 8:00 pm on all days of the week. The locations were as follows:

69-XX Grand Avenue

69-XX Grand Avenue

69-XX Grand Avenue

72-XX 57 Avenue

72-XX 57 Avenue

52-XX 69 Street

55-XX 64 Street

55-XX 69 Place

55-XX 73 Place

55-XX 73 Place

On Sunday, October 02, 2016 at 10pm, members of the 104pct traffic unit arrested a M/H/29 and a F/H/27 for possession on numerous amounts of narcotics. The arrest occurred at 60 st and Flushing Avenue. The contraband seized included 383 envelopes of heroin, 216 Xanax pills, 68 grams of cocaine, 10 amphetamine pills, marijuana, and 3,523 dollars of USC. These drugs have a approximate street value of 14,000 dollars. The 104 pct will continue to target offenders who are selling drugs in the command. Once again, I thank the community for supporting us in our efforts.

October 4: Two individuals were arrested in regards to a narcotics/ burglary investigation at an apartment on 71st Street/52nd Avenue.

October 8-10: 52nd/70th Street – a shed was burglarized, specific day/time unknown.

October 13: 69th/53rd Avenue – rear window was broken sometime between 8:45 pm and 10:00 pm.

October 19: 61st/56th Street – rear door forced between 4:30 and 10:00 pm.

October 20: 69th/53rd Road – basement and front door were forced between 8:00 pm and 11:45 pm.

November 5: 73rd/Grand – front door was forced sometime between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. 54th/69th Pl – entry to home was made sometime between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 59th/58th Avenue – rear entry between 8:30 pm and 9:12 pm.

November 5: Between the hours of 11am and 1pm the 104 Precinct responded to three reports of Grand Larcenies from auto break-ins in Middle Village near Juniper Valley Park. The 104 precinct made an arrest on November 22, 2016 of the individual responsible. The male perp has 18 prior arrests.

The Precinct has received year to date 458 Grand Larceny reports which include everything from unattended property, ID theft, theft from an auto, shoplifting and scams to name a few. 81 of these Grand Larcenies were from an auto and 21 were Grand Larcenies from unattended property left in open areas. These types of crimes can be prevented... Please do not leave valuables in vehicles and do not leave valuables unattended.

From the 110 Pct:

November 6: A homeless man who is most likely mentally disturbed and who has allegedly been exposing himself has been seen near the 55th Avenue footbridge that crosses from Van Horn to 85th Street, on Van Horn Street near PS 102, 57th Avenue, Italian Charities as well as near Target. The male is approximately 6-feet tall, has a dark complexion, and wears layers of clothing which makes him look larger. He was seen wearing a dark baseball cap and a brownish color jacket. This man frequents the area of the 110th Precinct just north and south of Queens Blvd. If you see him exhibiting strange behavior, please call 911.

Con Ed warns of scam

Con Edison is joining with energy companies across the country to get word to customers that they need to be cautious about people who call their home or business demanding an instant payment.

Scam callers posing as Con Edison representatives are an ongoing, frequent and dangerous problem for the company's customers. The company receives dozens of complaints each week about calls to customers' homes and businesses from scammers demanding immediate

payment and threatening a service shutoff.

Con Edison and more than two dozen companies have formed a partnership seeking to warn customers not to fall for the scams.

Scam callers claiming to be from Con Edison often tell a customer that service is going to be shut off due to unpaid bills unless the customer purchases a pre-paid card or arranges for a transfer via MoneyGram to pay a bill.

These callers are not from Con Edison and Con Edison does not accept payments of electric or gas bills by pre-paid debit cards, by MoneyGram or similar transfers.

The scammers sometimes even tell the customer about a store near the customer's home or business that sells pre-paid cards. The scammer instructs the customer to pay cash to put money on the card and to then provide the number on the card to the person who called.

Once the customer provides the scammer with the card number, the scammer steals the money.

There have even been reports of these scammers making a Con Edison phone number show up on the customer's caller ID.

With MoneyGram, scammers may ask a customer to provide money from a bank account, credit card or debit card by going online or to a specified location. The money goes into someone else's bank account or is available for the receiver to pick up in cash.

Be alert if anyone asks you by telephone to arrange for pre-paid debit cards or a MoneyGram transfer as payment for your bill, or to send money to an out-of-state address. Never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information, including debit or credit card information, over the telephone, unless you are certain you are speaking to a Con Edison representative.

Con Edison urges customers to never provide a Social Security number, credit card number or banking information to anyone requesting it unless you initiated the contact and know the identity of the person you are speaking with.

Anyone who feels they may have been a target of a payment scam should call their local police department. They may also call Con Edison at 1-800-75CONED.

For more information on avoiding scams, go to conedscamalert.com. Con Edison's website offers a variety of approved and convenient options for bill payment.