Burglars on Prowl

Extra Cops In Midville; Two Perps Nabbed

Following a recent rash of burglaries around Middle Village, the 104th Precinct has reportedly boosted its presence in the neighborhood, dispatching a mobile command unit as well as additional officers to track down the suspect(s) responsible, it was reported.

Law enforcement sources said that two of the burglaries occurred between 1 and 7 a.m. on May 10 at a home located on 83rd Place near 63rd Avenue and another residence located on 77th Place off Juniper Valley Road.

A third incident took place early on Tuesday morning, May 22, at a home on 62nd Avenue off 83rd Street at around 1 a.m.

In each of the incidents, the perpetrator( s) entered the home through an open window, grabbed property from each location and fled from the scene in an unknown direction, according to Capt. Michael Cody, the precinct’s commanding officer.

Working in conjunction with the 104th Precinct Detective Squad, the precinct has assigned additional patrols to Middle Village, Cody stated. The 104th Precinct’s Mobile Command Center was also brought to the area over the weekend and was parked along Metropolitan Avenue.

Cody encouraged members of the public to call 911 immediately if they observe any suspicious activity on their block.

Meanwhile, 104th Precinct officers arrested a pair of individuals for unrelated break-ins in Ridgewood and Glendale last week, law enforcement sources said.

Reportedly, 45-year-old Edward Warren, who is undomiciled, was picked up by police last Friday, May 18, for allegedly breaking into a grocery store on Forest Avenue in Ridgewood early last Monday morning, May 14.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the owner of the grocery store arrived at the location at around 5:55 a.m. last Monday and discovered that the lock to the front basement entrance had been broken.

Upon inspecting the store, authorities said, the shopkeeper determined that a number of items were missing, including cash and a quantity of phone cards, energy drinks, medicine and batteries.

The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct.

Following an investigation by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad, Warren was tracked down last Friday and booked on charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

According to court records, Warminor ren was arraigned last Saturday, May 19, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Erica Koenderman, who ordered him held on $15,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on May 21.

In a second case, law enforcement sources said, 33-year-old Relyn Estrada of 48th Street in Woodside was charged by police for allegedly burglarizing a residence on 60th Street near 79th Avenue between 2 and 2:50 p.m. last Saturday.

Police were called to the location after a resident found that the front door had been kicked in and damaged.

Estrada was stopped a short time later by officers from the 104th Precinct. During questioning, officers reportedly recovered from his possession a credit card belonging to a woman.

The suspect was taken into custody by police and charged with second degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal mischief, according to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Court records noted that Estrada was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Sunday, May 20, before Judge Koenderman, who ordered him held on $5,000 bail. The suspect is set to return to court on June 1.

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