Thursday, April 30, 2015

Update from the 76th precinct

Deputy Inspector Natalie Maldonado, Commanding Officer of our local 76th precinct, recently sent along this important message for residents of Cobble Hill.
The 76th Precinct would like to make you aware that there has been a slight increase in Residential Burglaries recently. However, the good news is that during two separate incidents last week, two perpetrators were arrested for Burglary. One of the perpetrators revealed that he felt that Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill were easy targets, because many residents are known to leave their doors unlocked.

This bold statement made by a criminal should serve as a reminder to everyone that you must, at the very least, take basic precautions to protect your home and your property by keeping your doors and accessible windows locked.
The 76th precinct and the CHA strongly urge residents to be alert at all times, call 911 if you see or suspect a crime is in progress, and to take full advantage of the excellent Crime Prevention Programs NYPD already offers free of charge. Upon request the 76th will work on sending Crime Prevention Officer Bredy to do a full home Security Survey that can identify weaknesses and make security recommendations. 

Successful crime prevention is incredibly important to keeping Cobble Hill a safe neighborhood for our residents to walk about with peace of mind. However, it takes community involvement so be sure to work with our local law enforcement and try to attend one of the 76th precinct's monthly community meetings too, held the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at the precinct.

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