Motor Vehicle Collisions. On Saturday, December 31, just before midnight, a large van was observed driving erratically in Bayswater. After clipping a moving vehicle and then trying to leave the scene of that accident, the van driver crashed into five other vehicles. After a call was placed to the RNSP’s 24/7 hotline and the NYC 911 system, RNSP patrol volunteers secured the area until the NYPD arrived and handled the matter going forward.
Car Break-ins. This week, several vehicles parked on Jarvis, B. 9th St. Bolton, Sage, and Reads Lane. were all broken into during the late-night and very-early-morning hours. RNSP Tech Squad units have obtained video footage that indicates that a known perpetrator is responsible for this latest spate of car break-ins. Police reports were filed, and the matter remains under investigation with the NYPD. Furthermore, RNSP post-midnight patrols have been stepped up in an effort to stop the continuation of this trend.
Street Fight. On January 1, at about noon, a street fight involving weapons (not guns) transpired on Brunswick and Sage. As the RNSP dispatcher activated the NYC 911 system, RNSP patrol volunteers secured the area until NYPD officers made their swift arrival and handled the matter going forward.
Motor Vehicle Collision. On Sunday, January 1, at about 1:00 p.m., two vehicles collided on Rockaway Turnpike in front of Costco. A passing RNSP patrol volunteer secured the area as the RNSP dispatcher activated the Nassau County 911 System. A member of Hatzalah who was also passing by stopped and attended to the needs of an injured party until NCPD paramedics and police officers made their swift arrival and handled the matter going forward.
Burglary. On January 1, at 1:00 p.m. an unidentified person told a person they had seen a man wearing a green jacket in a house on Howard Avenue in Woodmere. Police responded and saw that a basement door in back of the home had been kicked in. Then the officers received a report that a man matching the description was trying to get through the front door of a house on Redwood Drive. The homeowner had called the police. She opened the front door and saw a man walking west on Redwood Drive. When at this Woodmere home, the officers received a call about a person kicking the side door of a house on Park Circle in Cedarhurst. The Cedarhurst homeowner was on the second floor, police said. He went downstairs after hearing the noise the man made allegedly kicking in the door. The homeowner reported that his side door was damaged. No items were taken, police said. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls are confidential. (As reported by LI Herald)
Arrest: Grand Larceny. On January 3, after a call was placed to the RNSP’s 24/7 hotline regarding a housekeeper who was observed stealing credit cards, checks, and other items from her employer, members of the RNSP worked in collaboration with the NYPD, which resulted in the arrest of the perpetrator. She was charged with two counts of grand larceny along with multiple smaller charges. During the arrest, NYPD officers recovered stolen credit cards, including one that was stolen from another person that she was working for. She also had pictures of numerous other credit cards that did not belong to her. This is yet another example of the positive effects of community policing within the 101st Precinct. Thanks go out to the 101st Precinct day tour and the 101 Detective Squad for their outstanding work always!
Attempted Grand Theft Auto. On January 5, at about 5:15 a.m., a homeowner heard a noise, which turned out to be an attempt to steal his 15-passenger van which was parked in the driveway of his home on Bay Park Place. According to the homeowner, the perpetrator ran off after he came outside to find out the source of the noise. RNSP Tech Squad units are working to obtain video footage of the crime in order to share with the 101 Detective Squad. A police report was filed and the matter remains under investigation with the NYPD.