Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spike in tire & rim thefts in Kew Gardens

From DNA Info:

Thieves have gone on a spree in Kew Gardens, snapping up rims and tires from 15 cars so far this year and prompting a local precinct to distribute fliers in an effort to put the brakes on the trend.

Most of the cars — largely imports — were left on cinder blocks, but in some instances, sources said, vehicles were placed on tree limbs.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct, which covers Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, have been leaving leaflets on car windshields, informing vehicle owners about the rash of thefts.

“Lately there has been an increase in rims and tires being stolen from late model Honda Accords and Nissan Maximas, Infinitis, and Acuras within the 102 Precinct," although other car models have also been targeted, the flier says.

This year, there have been 33 rim and tire thefts in the 102nd Precinct as of Aug. 21, nearly half of them in Kew Gardens, according to the precinct.

In June, five such incidents occurred in Kew Gardens within a period of one week.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The mutts know there are virtually no cops on patrol. The cs out there don't evene have time to look out the window of the patrol car to even see a crme as it happens.they go from 911 call to 311 call constantly. You let the city cut 5000 cs and nearly 300 civilians from the dept! Just where did allthe $$$ go from not having to pay for all these cops???

We're Queens - We Can't Have Things said...

Please help yourself to some of the Flooshing cops - they're useless - all they do is write tickets!

Anonymous said...

What are the leaflets good for? How will they prevent more theft?

Anonymous said...

Hang a few of the thieves when caught and this problem will stop.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 4:

Of course. And let's string up a few litterbugs while we're at it.

Anonymous said...

Anon1 the money didn't go anywhere, it stopped coming. The expanded police force was only paid for with federal grants. They dried up so the force returned to its previous size

Charles Gallo said...

Welcome to the 80s "How'm I doing"

Anonymous said...

No need for more lazy cops. Time for private security cameras in the hood, GPS technology in the tires, and street justice.

Anonymous said...

The funding for the cops came from the Safe Streets,Safe City tax. I don't remember that tax being rescinded. The fed COPS grant was only for initial hiring.

Anonymous said...

Where did the money go? Pay for the pensions of all those cops since Giuliani and to a point Bloomberg never did, and at the state level guys like Pataki hiking the payout for retirees, above and beyond what their contracts entitled them to because they were trolling for votes.

The cops fund is underfunded by some 16 billion dollars. Last year the city had to pay about 2.5 billion into it.

Years of unions and their pol hacks fucking over the citizens will lead to dark days in a NYC that can no longer afford to pay for services. A small cut in the overstaffed NYPD is just the beginning.