A New Commander & Push-In Robbery Alert
We have a new commanding officer at the 112th Precinct. Capt. Thomas Conforti has replaced Deputy Inspector Christopher Tamola as the head of the command.
Come to the 112th Precinct Community Council’s meeting on Sept. 19 to meet the new commander. The session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the 112th Precinct stationhouse, located at the corner of Austin Street and Yellowstone Boulevard in Forest Hills.
During the meeting, we will also have a special presentation on basic first aid. Our guest speakers will be members of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. They have agreed to provide this presentation to educate us so we know what to do to help ourselves and our families.
We thank the ambulance corps for helping us all. I strongly recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this refresher course on basic first aid.
Please be sure to not open your doors to strangers, as we recently had a push-in attack within the 112th Precinct in the past month.
Two men rang the door of an area home and pretended to be utility workers. They gained entry to the home and robbed the resident. These criminals have not been caught.
Do not open the door to check their identifications. Do not open the door to have a conversation with anyone whom you do not know. If you open the door, the perpetrators can and will enter your home and take your possessions. They may push and hurt you.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Forest Hills Community Emergency Response Team will sponsor an emergency preparedness event at the Forest Hills Little League fields on Fleet Street. Please join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this informative event.
The NYPD Community Affairs Bureau will offer to parents the Operation Safe Child identification. The NYPD issues the parents of children who attend a photo identification card registered with the State of New York in the event that their child is lost or missing.
The Fire Department will also provide safety information at the event.
Finally, the 112th Precinct will be holding a blood drive this Friday, Sept. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at the stationhouse. Call the 112th Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 1-718- 520-9321 to register as a donor and help save a life.
Editor’s note: Heidi Harrison Chain is president of the 112th Precinct Community Council.