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Public Forum Tuesday Night in Plainview Examines Crime

Nassau police to be on hand at library to discuss recent concerns about burglaries.

The Plainview community has a chance Tuesday night to hear from Nassau County Police officers about the extent of burglaries in the area.

Carol Meschkow's  is sponsoring a "community safety forum" Tuesday at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium of the . The event is open to the public.

Members of the Nassau County Police Department will be on hand to discuss the public concerns and rash of rumors  as well as offer tips for protecting residents' property.

"...We do look forward to many neighbors availing themselves of this great opportunity to hear from officers from both of the precincts, 2nd and 8th, who patrol the entire POB community," Meschkow. said. "The more participation the greater the eyes on our community."

Meschkow recently acknowledged that there have been some burglaries in Plainview, but said the figures are not out of line with those of surrounding communities. This meeting should help to set the record straight, she said.

"Sometimes people blow things up all out of proportion," the community leader said. "That's what (our forum) is about: people need to learn what is really happening."

Specific figures for Plainview were not available, but a by of area burglary statistics over the last year revealed no significant increases in area burglaries.

Representatives of both precincts which cover Plainview are expected to attend the Jan. 18 meeting.

This forum is a follow-up to the Safety Forum the Concerned Citizens sponsored this past Summer through their Neighbor-to-Neighbor Watch Program.  

The Concerned Citizen's web site contains information on this event and its "Neighbor-to Neighbor Watch' program.

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