The following actions were taken by the 104th Pct in Maspeth
& Middle Village since the last edition of the Juniper Berry:

September 21:
Due to community concerns and information received, members of the Vice Enforcement Division made 2 arrests at 71-05 Grand Avenue for UNLICENSED MASSAGE.

September 23:
The 104th Precinct collared 6 teens for two separate auto break-ins in our area. The first incident happened at 63-38 75 Place at approximately 2:15 A.M. 104th Precinct officers arrested two 17-year old males from this incident for attempting to break into different vehicles. Both live in the Middle Village and Maspeth area and one had a prior arrest for narcotics.

The second incident occurred at 5:15 A.M. at 77th Place and Juniper Boulevard South. Four males were observed attempting to break into numerous vehicles at this location. 104th Precinct responded and arrested four individuals (ages 15-18), all have a history of prior arrests. Three of the four are Middle Village/Maspeth residents. The other male lives in Connecticut. One of the males was also arrested on August 19th in Middle Village for a car break-in, officers and residents from that arrest were honored at the September Juniper Park Civic Association Town Meeting. The second male was arrested for robbery and assault in June in Juniper Valley Park where 5 males were arrested.

September 27: 
At approximately 0245 hours, members of the anti-crime arrested a male for possession of a firearm. Arrest made in front of 58-58 Maurice Avenue. 

September 30:
Members of the midnight patrol units arrested a 15-year old male outside 58-32 69th Street for breaking into numerous vehicles. This juvenile was remanded and is in custody of the Juvenile Detention Division. Youth lives in Connecticut. Also, the Narcotics Unit arrested 4 people for possession of a large quantity of cocaine and prescription medication. Arrests occurred at pizzeria at 53-76 65th Place.

October 4:
At approximately 12:51 AM, an anonymous person called 911 to report drug sales at the corner of 71st Street and Grand Avenue, stating numerous male juveniles were at the location and offered to sell him pot. 104 Precinct patrol units responded (PO Quintanilla & PO Campbell) and saw 3 of the males run into a nearby building, while a fourth ran towards 72nd Street. This kid wore several layers of clothing and as he ran, and he threw numerous baggies of marijuana from his pockets onto the street. He was apprehended and taken into custody. He was found with 13 bags of Marijuana, 1 large ziplock of Marijuana, and two cell phones. Charged with possession of marijuana and an open warrant. The perp is a 15-year old Asian male and lives at the 61-00 block of 56th Road. He has five (5) prior arrests and has been REMANDED to New Horizons Juvenile Detention facility for an open Family Court Warrant.

October 14:
35-year old black male was walking into backyards near 60-xx 53rd Street. Please remain alert regarding people walking into rear yards.

October 15:
Members of the 104 Precinct responded to a‎ location in the vicinity of 58-XX 58 avenue and arrested a male white 16 years of age for shooting out windows with these 2 weapons. They are CO 2 guns that shoot metal BB pellets. They were also painted all black to appear that they were real.

October 16-25:
Vision Zero Initiative. During the first week of the initiative the 104 Precinct and DOT educated the public about Vision Zero. During the second week of the initiative the 104 Precinct conducted Vision Zero related enforcement throughout the Precinct.

October 28:
An off-duty police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Cooper Avenue and 80th Street. The victim suffered a head laceration and was held for observation overnight at Jamaica Hospital but was expected to recover completely. The driver turned herself in the following day and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury.

November 4:
The 104 Precinct in conjunction with Department of Transportation and NYPD Traffic conducted an operation targeting truck traffic operating on Grand Avenue in the vicinity of Remsen Place during morning and evening rush hours. This resulted in a total of 8 inspection violations, 58 moving violations and 4 criminal court summonses issued to trucks. One truck was also towed.

November 6:
Thirty-one trucks were stopped and summonsed for safety violations on Grand Avenue by the NYPD Citywide Traffic Task Force unit for Motor Carrier Safety violations (Criminal Court summonses).

November 18:
At approximately 3:10 pm near Woodhaven Blvd & Metropolitan Avenue (in addition to surrounding area) a foot pursuit ensued when the perpetrator(s) from a car break-in was spotted and attempted to evade NYPD personnel. One of the perpetrators was quickly apprehended and the other perpetrator is still at large at this time. Charges are pending against the apprehended perpetrator. An update will follow when available.

Some great news – an audit by Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that the 104th Pct had the fewest number of complaints against its officers of any precinct in the city. Just 4 arrests out of 1510
crimes resulted in a complaint being filed.