Pg. 2 Spring 2011 COMET
“I am heartbroken at the senseless loss of lifein Elmhurst at 84-16 Queens Boulevard. Puttingthe lives of workers at stake on work sites is to-tally unacceptable. The history of the builder in-volved is very suspect and I will do everything in
Council Member Koslowitz’ Statement About the Building Collapse in Elmhurst Update on our Con ManBurglaries, Car Thefts, LarceniesWill Be a Focus for Comet
conjunction with the Department of Buildings toget to the bottom of what happened. My deepestcondolences and sympathies go out to the familyof Mr. Huberto Sanchez.”44-year old RonSnyder from StatenIsland, who was ar-rested in November and sentenced in De-cember, is scheduled tobe released from jail inApril.Snyder spent the lat-ter part of last summer and fall ringing thedoorbells of unsuspect-ing homeowners andasking if they couldlend him cash to llBurglaries and car thefts are the biggest prob-lem in “Cometland” and we want to focus our attention on bringing down these crime statisticsin the upcoming months. We plan to hold someevents with the 104th, 108th and 110th Precinctsto give you the opportunity to take advantage of the programs known to help deter a car thief aswell as sign up for a free security survey whichwill give you low-cost ideas on securing your home against burglars.Since larcenies continually occur in our areaa prescription for his sick mother. Quite a fewkind-hearted folks in our area were a victim of his scam. As soon as Comet was alerted to thescam we sent out e-mails to folks asking that theypass the word to their friends and family. It wasan unlucky day for Mr. Snyder when he was ar-rested by PO Jamie D’Amico of the 108th Pre-cinct in Sunnyside.Scams such as this have been around for a longtime. Since begging isn’t a crime and telling alie isn’t a crime, it is difcult to impose a harshpenalty – or even make a case at all.
Please folks,if someone asks you for money and you want todo a good deed, keep in mind that it might be ascam.
we want to stress the importance of not leavingvaluables in your car or leaving your purse in ashopping cart. These are crimes of opportunity,and the crooks DO take the opportunity everychance they get.Lastly, those of you who have fancy rims on thetires of your car should consider putting locks onthem. While thieves can break the locks, it usu-ally isn’t worth the risk for them to take the timeto do it. Some folks in our area have woken upto nd their car on milk cartons!