From the Times Ledger:
The 104th Precinct has a problem with burglars, but other major crimes were down for the year in Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Ridgewood.
Some 441 homes and businesses had been broken into through Dec. 27 in the precinct, a 15.7 percent increase compared with the 381 break-ins reported for the same stretch of 2008.
At least two homes and one commercial establishment had been broken into on 53rd Road in the last three weeks, police said. Neighborhood leaders are also concerned that the same burglars may be striking businesses on 51st and 57th avenues in Maspeth, gaining entry by climbing onto the buildings’ roofs.