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Public Forum on Crime Set for Tuesday

Concerned Citizens group to host event at Plainview Library in wake of recent burglaries, crimes.

In the wake of the that have in recent months, a community group is staging a public forum next week to address the issue.

The of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Inc., and the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Watch Program have scheduled their for Tuesday, Dec. 20.

The will be joined by representatives of the Department, and others who will offer insights and tips on home and community safety, energy efficiencies and address the recent in the community.

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. sharp in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the , 999 Old Country Road.

"The Concerned Citizens looks forward to the community availing themselves of this vital information and working together to keep our community safe," said the group's president, Carol Meschkow.

A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the program. was attended by about 50 people and offered a into crimes around the community.

For more information, contact the Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community via their website at: www.concernedcitizenspob.org.  All are welcome to this free event.

Joe Dowd December 23, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Fish Hunter: That's a great idea. I'm in, and can help with Patch. Can you try to organize it.
Fish Hunter December 24, 2011 at 03:19 AM
Yea for sure Joe I will see about starting a FB page for it which I will share onto the patches wall.. If anyone has walkie talkies we can set a frequency..also I want the police to know all of us involved to avoid any hassle. This week is a great week to start!
Simba December 24, 2011 at 02:19 PM
FYI for just over 200.00 you can buy a top of the line Lorex wireless security camera, where you can view your camera from anywhere, how's that for eye's on the prize. The problem with having people staring out the window looking for strangers walking down the street is most break ins happen in the back door. One thing the Police have not mentioned is the percentage of homes broken in without home security vs those that did.
Joe Dowd December 24, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Two quick things: Fish Hunter. I'll help. This could be good. Simba... the big message from cops was something as simple as locking back doors will deter most burglars. They generally look for really easy targets. The focus on the neighborhood is for those people who appear to be out of place, or watching houses. Good points, all of you. Thanks.
Fish Hunter December 24, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Simba already have IR Camera

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