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Sudden Spike Reported in Burglaries

None were in Plainview, but do these reports raise concerns about another autumn crime spree?

There was a sudden spike in burglary reports in our latest Crime Report.

None of the burglaries were actually in Plainview; the closest was on John Street in Bethpage.

There's something else you might have noticed: Since the , the Second Precinct is now reporting crimes across a much wider area.

Still, after last fall's sparked , a question lingers:

Are we safe from these predators? Is the spike a sign of things to come? Are you getting ready now for those late autumn days when the sun goes down early?

Take our poll and please sound off in the comments.

Al G July 10, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Since the 8th and second precincts were merged there are far fewer police cars patroling along Old Country Road and the Plainview area in general. It is not what we are accustomed to and it is wrongwith the hightaxes we pay
Joe Dowd July 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Al G: I think this concern will grow louder as the fall arrives.
Jeff L July 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Just the fact that the closest incident was in Bethpage -- about 6 miles from my house means --yes we are relatively safe and there hasn't been a flood of incidents "closer to home" or a flood in Bethpage, etc for that matter. Also, Joe--is crime up this year or just spiking up and down? We also need to look at the type of crime involved. My house was robbed but it ended up to be my trusted contractor. Near my house, a babysitter was arrested for theft. Victoria's Secret gets robbed of merchandise all the time. It was the crime such as people being approached in a driveway, car jackings/thefts and a spike in overall crime (of any kind) from year to year that really concens me. I credit the Patch for keeping things local and keeping all of us informed, but we need to analyze what is the trend and can't freak out by "an incident" 6 miles away. Hopefully they'll arrest my contractor for one of these incidents because although they verbally accused him (the window was apparently broken from the inside of the house), nothing was ultimately done.
Gone July 11, 2012 at 01:04 PM
@Joe, this has been stated over and over again, but we keep beating the drum. The merging of the precincts did not reduce the number of patrol cars. The police do not even change shifts at the precincts. As an example, they use the PFD HQ on Old County Road to name one.

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