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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:56:38 PM

The New York Police Department has begun randomly stopping tow truck drivers leaving storm-ravaged flood zones with cars in tow and checking their paperwork, hoping to head off a wave of fraud and auto theft.

The new, random checks are part of an effort to avoid a repeat of the crime wave - including a rash of stolen cars - that struck New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

While overall crime in storm-damaged areas of New York City has been flat or down since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the area late last month, authorities have made 226 arrests for storm-related offenses so far, Browne said. He said most arrests were for burglaries, but a number of larceny arrests involving tow truck companies have also been made.

In one case recently, a tow
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bston
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:49:47 AM

Seems as tho crime never takes a day off!
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:25:53 AM

Only in nyc
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:58:27 AM

GOOD!!!
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GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:32:03 AM

What a bunch of arseholes. Send all to jail and throw away the key.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:17:07 AM

This was and is a heads up move by the NYPD. Thanks for your efforts to clamp down on the hurricane aftermath fraud and vehicle theft problems and congratulations on your initiative.

[Edited by: MAC48 at 11/20/2012 2:18:01 AM EST]
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:14:18 PM

Too bad that someone has to waste their time on something like this.......
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:40:28 PM

There will always be some crime done. Here is an example of them after a hurricane has hit. It is good too know that the New Orleans PD are giving those in the NYPD some help on how to handle these problems frome experience.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:38:42 PM

Good idea to get after the tow truck operators.
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:47:35 PM

most tow guys are on the up & up.
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 5:39:37 PM

Someone didn't pay their protection money.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 4:57:17 PM

Too bad you have to waste time on jerks like this
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:03:32 PM

Sounds like good police work to me.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:03:16 PM

nothing new, this is an age old problem
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:47:51 PM

good
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:37:08 PM

These crimes would not happen if Bloomberg's nanny state could respond efficiently. It can't, but don't expect to see much about this in the press, not with The Won in office.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:18:00 PM

About time
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:58:53 PM

THATS GREAT......
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:57:10 PM

What a lowly crime!
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