Dear Alumni Members,

Here are the major October 2023 statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on November 2, 2023:

372 arrests;

10 commercial burglaries, including 3 in East Farmingdale;

4 residential burglaries;

18 stolen cars, with 5 in Lindenhurst and 4 in West Babylon; and

587 car crashes, 70 leaving the scene of the accident.

Inspector Brendan Forte, the 1st Precinct Commanding Officer, again asked the community to email tips to the precinct.  You do not have to give your name.

The Inspector talked about the rise in thefts from drug and other chain stores.  Police have been giving tips to the employees about ways to safeguard their merchandise.

It was disclosed that the precinct is using an advanced radar system to combat the speeding problem.  More than 20,000 traffic tickets have been issued in 2023 for various infractions.

Squatters and illegal renting are a top priority.  The precinct is working with the town of Babylon to try to remedy the problem with code enforcement.

The next meeting will be on December 7, 2023.  The location and time will be announced later.  All residents are welcome.


Justin Cooper

1st Precinct Coordinator

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