The quiet streets of Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village were the scenes of multiple attempted burglaries and even a shooting over the last eight days.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, a Middle Village resident spotted three suspicious individuals peering into vehicles parked along Juniper Valley Road shortly after 4 a.m.
Police arrested Jamaica residents Angelo Padron, 57, and Manjinder Kahlon, 20, along with Danny Miranda of Brooklyn after they were found to be carrying ski masks and burglary tools.
Upon further investigation, police said they had burglarized the C-Town supermarket in Middle Village earlier that night.
The trio was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglar’s tools.
Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct said in an email the apprehension of the suspects was “another example of the community seeing something and saying something.”
On Saturday, a Brooklyn resident was arrested for breaking into a Glendale home and attempting to burglarize the residence.
Police said 20-year-old Swiftwater Dunphy appeared to gain entry to a home on 72nd Place through an open window just before 7 a.m., but fled the scene when the homeowner woke up.
Dunphy was arrested by the responding officers and charged with burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.
Later Saturday, a 24-year-old woman was walking down Madison Street in Ridgewood at approximately 11:30 p.m. when she was shot in the right ankle.
The shooter fled the scene, but police say they do not believe the woman was the gunman’s intended target.
She was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition and the precinct’s Detective Squad is investigating.
Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting is asked call the 104th Precinct at (718) 386-3004.