News From The 112th Precinct Council
This week it was in the news that there were burglaries of apartments in our community. The news reported that the burglar gained entry to the apartments when the windows were left open.
1 spoke to Capt. Christopher Tamola regarding the particular burglary and the captain indicated that the burglar had been arrested. However, we must all be vigilant in protecting our homes and apartments. Burglars will go to the apartment or house that it is easiest for them to enter.
Be sure to lock your windows and doors. You do not want someone climbing into your apartment. In addition, you do not want someone reaching into an open window and taking your possessions even while they are outside the apartment.
Make sure that windows that are by the fire escapes are locked so that no one can climb the free escape and enter your apartment.
Do not open the door to strangers.
Do not allow people you do not know to enter the apartment building. There are people who will ring each buzzer in an attempt to gain entry into the building. DO NOT let someone you do not know into the building.
Leave lights on outside your home.
Use a timer throughout your house or apartment, even when you are not home.
Call 911 if you see suspicious activity on your block or inside your apartment building.
If you are planning a vacation, try to do the following to secure your property at home while you are away:
Leave your drapes or shades in their normal position.
Arrange to have someone remove flyers that people leave on your lawn. Make sure that someone will pick up your newspapers.
Arrange with the post office to hold your mail.
Be sure to use automatic timers with a radio and lights.
On June 28, we are sponsoring a free accident prevention course at the precinct. Call 1- 718-520-9321 to reserve your place.
We are planning our Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MacDonald Park, on Queens Boulevard at Yellowstone Boulevard. We will be having a showcase of local artists and talent. So if you paint, have photos, have crafts and or do quilting and want to display it at our showcase, please contact council112@ yahoo.com.
The precinct council is fundraising to support our programs. If you want to contribute, mail your contributions to P.O. Box 750654 Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375. All contributions will be listed in the 25th anniversary program of Night Out Against Crime.
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