Thursday, June 26, 2008
Courtesy, professionalism, respect
"OK.. my friend lives on 82nd Street at the corner of 60th Drive in Middle Village. He was approached last week by one of his neighbors (of Polish decent) who lives on 60th Drive between 82nd and 83rd Streets - his backyard faces the backyards of Harry's Hardware and Kelly's Bar. The neighbor recently installed security cameras due to the MULTIPLE break-ins to these businesses.
Last week at 5:15pm, in broad day light (and it's on VIDEO!)... a Hispanic man, in his late 40's, balding in the front with some what of a ponytail, wearing a HOME DEPOT work shirt, rides up on his bicycle.. gets off.. looks around... as if TIME IS OF NO ESSENCE.. and tries to jimmy the back gate open (of another Polish person's home)..he steals the bicycle from the backyard, and rides off.. and then leaves the bike that he rode up on behind.
The Polish man called the police to report the "crime" as this is a crime... trespassing, breaking and entering, and theft.
The 104th responded to call, took the report, and when the Polish man asked for them to watch the video, the responding officers "had no interest".
They didn't want a copy of the video on disc nor, did they want to see what the gentleman looked liked in case he matched the description of crimes of this nature...
"We dont need it" .. The responding officers-.stated something to the effect.. maybe "if the detective wants to see it"...
They left and never came back for the video, nor has anyone contacted the Polish family.
Now, my point is this... WHY DOESN'T ANYONE GO THE EXTRA MILE? WHY? Can this be the person breaking into these businesses repeatedly?
Is this the same person that broke into Harry's and stole a Power Washer? Perhaps one of these business: Harry's, Kelly's or the Tobacco shop would recognize this person as being a local "patron"...
This Polish man told my friend that he was going to put it up on YOU TUBE to broadcast "BIKE THIEF.. BE ON THE LOOK OUT" for this person. Because our precinct is LAME - they have no INTEREST -
He also was thinking of generating fliers with this person's photo and posting them in local businesses. He has discs for anyone interested, so if you want one..I can put you in touch with him...
Neighbors are doing what they need to do to secure their homes and family... they turn to local police and what do they get? THEY GET CRAP.
Where the hell is our tax money going? We keep spending.. and securing... AND THE 104TH... JUST RIDES AROUND ALL DAY.. EATING BAGELS AND HASSLING YOUNG ATTRACTIVE WOMEN AROUND THE PARK... THEY GET A 911 CALL, THEY RESPOND.. AND HAVE NO INTEREST?" - anonymous
Well, this is an improvement - at least the cops showed up this time. Usual response from 104th Precinct: "Sorry, we're busy in Ridgewood."