Lately, the crime headlines we've been writing for Bayside Patch read like they the came straight from another neighborhood.
The two that may have stuck out the most are:
But the local law enforcement is also coping with auto thefts, including one in which a hapless thief stole a car with two kids still in the backseat, , of the . Huerta said three auto thefts can be attributed to owners having left the keys in the ignition.
In Douglaston, twelve car windows were smashed, and during the wee hours of May 1. Those cars were parked in two different builing garages.
"These things happen in waves and patterns sometimes," said a police source, adding, "It's not a statement on economy or anything. Thieves come in and hit a neighborhood, and don’t always return."
The same source confirmed that the 111th Precinct is experiencing an uptick in crime for the 28-day period, though he did not specify how much.
As of May 1, the 111th Precinct is up .
What do you attribute the increase in crime to? Tell us in the comments section.