Queens man arrested for LI catalytic converter thefts has priors in NYC
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The 23-year-old Jamaica man arrested on Long Island last month for stripping three dozen cars of their costly catalytic converters has a lengthy rap sheet in the city, officials said. Nassau County police charged Dorient G. Reid in February with grand larceny for his eight-month-long raid of body shop and U-Haul parking lots that damaged […]

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Cops honored for busting alleged car thief
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Two officers from the 111th Precinct were feted Tuesday night for arresting a man who police say is responsible for a surge in area car thefts.  Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta honored officers Frederick Omodie and Alan Reid for their persistence that led to the Jan. 14 collar of a perp tied to 14 other crimes […]

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Queens precinct ramps up speeding enforcement to meet ‘Vision Zero’
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Lead-footed drivers in the 111th Precinct will have to ease up on the gas soon or get a ticket. The precinct plans to ramp up speeding enforcement and make sure motorists yield to pedestrians, Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta said. The push is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative, which aims to reduce […]

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Toyota Sequoias targeted in costly new crime trend
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Toyota Sequoias have become the target of a costly new crime trend in northeast Queens. Thieves are stealing catalytic converters off the bottom of the SUVs in the 111th Precinct and selling them for the precious metals inside, like platinum, the precinct said. The needed device that prevents engine exhaust gasses from polluting the environment […]

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Cops honored for collaring car break-in thief
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Four cops in the 111th Precinct were awarded recently for arresting a repeat car break-in offender. Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta honored police officers Michael Cillis, Christopher Vernam, Romeo Francis and Sgt. Scott Brenes as “Cops of the Month” for their collar during the precinct’s monthly meeting on November 12. “These guys have been working hard, […]

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