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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ATV & Precinct Info

I've posted all this information before, but given the current condition, thought it was time for a refresher.

First, riding an ATV anywhere in New York City, except on private property, is illegal. It violates a long list of city codes. You can download a PDF document that I put together with the specific sections of the city code here.

It was suggested to me by several people that the reason some police officers told the ATV riders not to ride in Lower Highland Park, but across the road was alright was because that puts them in a different precinct. Nice way to work together, officers. The 104th precinct is responsible for tackling the ATV abuses that occur either within the Ridgewood Reservoir boundaries or Upper Highland Park. The 75th precinct covers Lower Highland Park.

Here are the precinct maps and contact information:

Brooklyn 75th Precinct

Inspector Jeffrey B. Maddrey
Crime Statistics
1000 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11208
(718) 827-3511

The 75th Precinct is located in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Included in this area are Cypress Hills, Starrett City and City Line. It is a residential and commercial community with eight major housing complexes. Shopping areas run along the east end of Fulton Street, Liberty Avenue and the south end of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Contact Information:
Precinct: (718) 827-3511 / 3512
Community Affairs: (718) 827-3553
Community Policing: (718) 827-3329
Crime Prevention: (718) 827-3650
Domestic Violence: (718) 827-3502
Youth Officer: (718) 827-3519
Auxiliary Coordinator: (718) 827-3545
Detective Squad: (718) 827-3548 / 3549

Community Council:
President: Tony Forman
Vice President: Jennifer Fields
Recording Secretary: Evelina Rhodes
Treasurer: Jean Reynolds
Sergeant at Arms:Genes Thompson

Meetings: The precinct community council meeting is held the first Wednesday of the month at the precinct station house at 7:30 p.m.

Queens 104th Precinct

Deputy Inspector Keith E. Green
64-2 Catalpa Ave., Queens, NY, 11385
(718) 386-3004

The 104th Precinct is located in the northwest section of Queens, covering the areas of Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth. There are 60 Houses of Worship and 18 cemeteries, of all faiths located within this command.

Contact Information:
Precinct: (718) 386-3004
Community Affairs: (718) 386-2431/2446
Community Policing: (718) 386-4006
Crime Prevention: (718) 386-6223
Domestic Violence: (718) 386-3044
Youth Officer: (718) 386-2486
Auxiliary Coordinator: (718) 386-3674
Detective Squad: (718) 386-2735

Community Council:
President: Michael Hetzer
Vice President: Diane Cusimano-Timkin
Recording Secretary: Roseanne Rosado
Treasurer: Yetta Petronzi
Sergeant at Arms: Vincent Alberici

Meetings: Council meetings are combined with other civil groups on rotating schedule. For further information call Det. Kevin Weber at (718) 386-2446.


Send us an email if you observe ATV activity at the reservoir or park. Including the day of the week and time would be very helpful.

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