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Flatbush Shomrim Nab Man Breaking Into Numerous Vehicles On Ave L And East 9th Street

Flatbush Shomrim Nab Man Breaking Into Numerous Vehicles On Ave L And East 9th Street
Early Monday morning, Shomrim witnessed the male seen in the attached photos breaking into multiple vehicles in the area on Avenue L and East 9th Street. The suspect was observed around 4:00AM, and the NYPD was contacted. Along with the assistance of Shomrim Volunteers, the individual was taken into police custody without further incident. Shomrim remind everyone: Never leave any valuables visible in your vehicle – since your car will be high-priority for a thief. (YWN Desk - NYC)
(4 opinions  |   September 15 )

Tonight! Boro Park Shomrim Plays Against NYPD's 66 Precinct in FREE Community Softball Game

Tonight! Boro Park Shomrim Plays Against NYPD's 66 Precinct in FREE Community Softball Game
Today, Wednesday, September 10th Councilman Greenfield will host his fifth annual "Greenfield Classic." The softball game, which is fast-becoming an end of summer community tradition, is played between the Boro Park Shomrim and officers from the NYPD's 66th precinct. The two teams face off in a friendly game to celebrate another year of working successfully together to tackle public safety issues in the community. Councilman Greenfield is proud to host the game each year and welcomes members ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 10 )

Hackney's Most Wanted Burglar Caught by Shomrim, Sentenced today at Snaresbrook Crown Court

Hackney's Most Wanted Burglar Caught by Shomrim, Sentenced today at Snaresbrook Crown Court
On Friday 20 June 2014, 51 year old 'Errol Simpson' from Hackney E5, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court for 9 theft and related offences including a residential burglary. On 25th December 2013, a Shomrim volunteer on patrol around Mount Pleasant Lane E5 in the Upper Clapton area of Hackney, observed Mr Simpson for an hour, and witnessed Mr Simpson attempting to steal from 7 separate parked motor vehicles and on one occasion putting his head through a ground floor open window of a ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 20 )

LCSW Pesach Alert: Practice Vigilance with Hired Help; Make Sure They Are Cleaning, Not Cleaning You Out

LCSW Pesach Alert: Practice Vigilance with Hired Help; Make Sure They Are Cleaning, Not Cleaning You Out
As the race to Pesach intensifies, so does the frantic search for and desperate reliance on quality cleaning help. LCSW would like to remind and warn residents who hire help, male or female, during this hectic time of year to remain on guard and vigilant. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many instances where hired help left alone, whether for a few moments or a few hours, took the opportunity to pilfer cash or valuable items from unknowing employers. Of course, most of the workers you hire will be ...
(1 opinions  |   April 01 )

LCSW Members Trained by Lakewood Police Department at Annual Session

LCSW Members Trained by Lakewood Police Department at Annual Session
There is only one thing more comforting than knowing that there is an entire force of volunteer civilians dedicated to your safety and protection: knowing that there is an entire force of trained volunteer civilians dedicated to your safety and protection. The members of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch were trained by the Lakewood Police Department at their annual training session last week, led by Captain Tommy Langenberger, who is a Lakewood Police Department Patrol Commander and the ...
(Add your opinion  |   January 26 )

Photos: RCSP Honors NYPD & Its Own At 2nd Annual Appreciation Dinner

Photos: RCSP Honors NYPD & Its Own At 2nd Annual Appreciation Dinner
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol (“RCSP” or “Rockaway Shomrim”) held its second annual appreciation dinner on Thursday December 12, 2013 at the Renov residence in Lawrence, NY. Numerous elected officials, community leaders, and members of the NYPD were in attendance at this elegant event sponsored by Gourmet Glatt. In addition to the more than 150 guests, those in attendance included District 31 City Councilman Donovan Richards; District 48 City ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 25 )

Flatbush Shomrim & NYPD Arest Package Thief

Flatbush Shomrim & NYPD Arest Package Thief
Since the beginning of the summer, the New York City Police Department & Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol have received numerous calls from residents with complaints that UPS & FedEx packages shipped to their homes and left on their porches had been stolen. Apparently the thief would target houses where no one was home and steal unattended packages. The perpetrator, attempting to look official, would walk onto the porch with a clipboard and steal the packages and place them into his ...
(3 opinions  |   July 23 )

Shavuos Message From LCSW

Shavuos Message From LCSW
In order to ensure the safety and comfort of the Lakewood community over Shavuos, the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch has set up a special Shavuos patrol system. These patrols will be conducted by Shabbos and Yom Tov members of LCSW, who are familiar with what frum people may not do on Shavuos, and are well aware that much of the community will be staying up all night to learn. The members will be patrolling in all areas of town. If you have any concern at all, feel free to flag down one ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 14 )

Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol Has 1st Annual Dinner

Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol Has 1st Annual Dinner
[By: Elliot Moses] Last Monday night the Rockaway Citizens Safety Patrol held its first Annual dinner at the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater. The dinner was in honor of the men and women of the patrol who drive the streets of Rockaway at all hours of the night serving as an extra set of eyes and ears of NYPD. Since its formation in November, the RCSP has been responsible for 15 arrests, responded to missing children reports, and have assisted in getting 2 handguns off the streets. ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 05 )

FOUND - Flatbush Shomrim Searching For Missing Man

FOUND - Flatbush Shomrim Searching For Missing Man
UPDATE 12:00AM EST: The missing person has been found. Flatbush Shomrim has launched a search for a missing person seen in the attached photo (PHOTO REMOVED). He is missing since approximately 6:00PM, Monday Aug 6th, and was last seen leaving Scharome Manor on Foster Avenue and Ocean Parkway. His name is (NAME REMOVED) is 73-years-old, has light grey hair, is 5'10" and 200 lbs. (YWN Desk - NYC)
(3 opinions  |   August 06 )

Thieves Apprehended in Flatbush

Thieves Apprehended in Flatbush
With the summer season in full swing, burglars are taking advantage of the relative quiet of the neighborhood. With families relocated upstate or vacationing elsewhere, break-ins are all the more common, making it doubly important to guard your property. Recently, there has been a series of reports regarding residential burglaries in the local Flatbush area where the thieves have obviously taken advantage of vacationing homeowners. While the reports came from several different precinct ...
(2 opinions  |   July 20 )

Flatbush Shomrim Alert: Watch Your Silver 'Ataras'

Flatbush Shomrim Alert: Watch Your Silver 'Ataras'
Flatbush Shomrim Patrol has received numerous recent reports of area residents arriving at shul to discover that they have been a victim of a crime. A Tallis with a silver atara, commonplace at any shul, now become a commodity to desperate opportunist. The price of silver has steadily risen over the last several years and each atara can be sold for a hefty price to local dealers. Each row of a silver atara retails for around sixty to eighty dollars. Many people have at least four silver ...
(3 opinions  |   June 18 )

TONIGHT – Flatbush Shomrim Bike Etching Program

TONIGHT – Flatbush Shomrim Bike Etching Program
The Flatbush Shomrim will be having Its Annual Bike Etching Program this Thursday, June 14th, between 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the side yard of Gil Hodges, P.S. 193 on East 26th street between Avenues K & L. The Program is designed that if a stolen bike is recovered by Shomrim or the NYPD we would be able to track down the rightful owner through the numbers that are etched underneath your bike. Each bike registered will get a Flatbush Shomrim tire reflector which will help us to identify that ...
(2 opinions  |   June 14 )

LA Shmira: A New Kind of Citizen's Patrol

LA Shmira: A New Kind of Citizen's Patrol
Los Angeles - Crime is on the rise. Sinister forces abound. Our local police force helps us feel safe and protected. But sometimes, they cannot do it alone. Recent budget cuts in the Los Angeles police department have raised concerns within the community. As these budget cuts are set in place, a new community picture emerges, one in which security forces are less accessible to those who need them the most. Enter LA Shmira, a new kind of citizen's patrol. Formed by Kalman Tzvi Lowenstein, LA ...
(2 opinions  |   June 07 )

Important Alert From Flatbush Shomrim: Educate Your Children & Yourself On Child Predators

Important Alert From Flatbush Shomrim: Educate Your Children & Yourself On Child Predators
Parents Beware: The summer months are approaching and our children will be out on the streets. Teach them to protect themselves from being touched improperly or spoken to inappropriately. An offender’s work may take just minutes. The effect it leaves lasts a lifetime. We would like to share the following safety tips BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS. We’ve received complaints of abuse occurring in libraries, MTA buses, car services, parks, on the street, etc: * Warn your children to never ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 31 )

MISSING FOUND: Stamford Hill Shomrim Search For Missing Girl

MISSING FOUND: Stamford Hill Shomrim Search For Missing Girl
[IMAGE & NAME REMOVED - MISSING PERSON LOCATED] Shomrim of London says the missing girl has Boruch Hashem been located. They thank the dozens of volunteers who assisted in the search, and the people around the globe who were saying Tehillim for her. INITIAL ARTICLE: The community in Stamford Hill is extremely concerned for the welfare of [NAME REMOVED], 26-years-old, who left her home in Stamford Hill this morning on her way to college. She has not been heard from since, and a large ...
(2 opinions  |   May 14 )

Flatbush Shomrim Issues Pre-Pesach Safety Tips Regarding 'Cleaning Lady Help'

Flatbush Shomrim Issues Pre-Pesach Safety Tips Regarding 'Cleaning Lady Help'
With the stress of Pesach cleaning, many have a tendency to hire outside cleaning help. Very often the cleaning help turns out to become more aggravation than easing the Yom Tov preparation. Too many instances occur with the Yom Tov rush where cleaning help cleans out more than just what he/she is supposed to. Please be extra cautious with your cleaning and handy help no matter how trust worthy you believe they are. DO NOT leave any valuables (jewelry, money, etc.) within reach or visible to ...
(4 opinions  |   March 26 )