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Another Honda Gets Its Airbags Stolen + Car Break-in & Police Reduces its Patrolman Force

In the last few months we reported over 30 Honda Accords, Civics and Nissan Maxima’s having their airbags stolen. CrownHeights.info had learned that this isn’t a problem plaguing just Crown Heights but surrounding neighborhoods as well.

Monday morning a resident awoke to find the rear small window on her Honda Accord broken and the two airbags and air bag computer removed from the car, no other items had been taken. This incident follows the same pattern of those that had been happening in the past.

More in the Extended Article.

Another incident took place on Carroll St between Troy and Albany in which a minivan had one of its windows smashed and various items stolen from it.

Police reports have been filed in both incidents. A very disturbing fact had been related by one of the patrolmen who responded to the airbags incident, he said that the 71st Precinct had 210 patrolmen up until a recent cutback reduced that number by 60 leaving us with just 150 patrolmen.

One of the possible explanations for this is simple, statistically crime has been going down, victims of these crimes have not ‘had the time’ or ‘have not been interested’ in filing a police report and following up with it. Another can be that we simply have no one lobbying for the additional patrols, but that has been this way for all too long now.

If you see anyone suspicious looking into cars or simply hanging around houses and the likes please contact Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 at anytime.

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#1 Comment By Yosef Yitzchok K. On January 16, 2007 @ 11:45 am

“…victims of these crimes have not ‘had the time’ or ‘have not been interested’ in filing a police report…”
I imagine that the reason for that is that most of the time when these “reports” actually do get filed and followed up on, the office people “taking care” of them are really not interested of are completlly unhelpful…

#2 Comment By Mendy On January 16, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

What on earth do they do with the airbags?

#3 Comment By Someone who gives a damn about this comm On January 16, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

The 71st precinct throws a lot of the reports in the garbage instead of putting in to a computer database.

The people in the 71st precinct are try to down play the crime so it doesn’t show up on the comp-stats which go to one police plaza.

Most of you who file the report never get seen so every report that is taken make sure you check up on the report you filed if you feel that you are being screwed you can report corruption to internal affairs bureau(IAB).

You can file a compliant with IAB by phone or email. To report acts of corruption against a member of the NYPD, contact the Internal Affairs Bureau at 315 Hudson Street, New York NY 10013, by phone at (212) 741-8401 or e-mail to [7].

#4 Comment By honda On January 16, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

Over Shabbos, on Montgomery St. between Kingston and Brooklyn, another Accord was broken into, with it’s airbags stolen.
Add it to your lists.

#5 Comment By awacs On January 16, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

“What on earth do they do with the airbags?”

sell them.

#6 Comment By awacs On January 16, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

“Most of you who file the report never get seen so every report that is taken make sure you check up on the report you filed”

Er, how do we do that? Ask the officer who filed it? I’m sure he’ll tell me that he 86’ed it. :-)

#7 Comment By CH On January 16, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

Our house was broken into, in the middle of the day! A laptop and money was stolen.
Add that to your lists.

#8 Comment By AYF On January 17, 2007 @ 8:02 am

Just make sure to request a copy of your report for your “Insurance Company”

#9 Comment By marketwatch On January 16, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

Airbags are worth $2000+ on the “market”
computers are around $1000.

#10 Comment By TURK On January 16, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

CH writing

Our house was broken into, also in the middle of the day!
Pushke with money in it was stolen