Attendance was a bit low last night at the PSA meeting but there was a lot to discuss regardless.
Pete Specos of 15th district PDAC (Police District Advisory Council) announced that there would be another gun buy back on May 7th at the Second Baptist Church at Mulberry and Meadow Streets. The last event was very successful with about 50 guns taken in. The offer incentive is a $50 Shop Rite gift certificate per gun or family. The event will run from 10AM till 2PM.
The PDAC will have its annual community day coinciding with the Mayfair Fair Day on May 14th from 10AM till 2PM. The PDAC will be set up on the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue, just off Frankford Avenue. Refreshments, exhibits and fun stuff for the kids all available.
Lt. Casselli noted that thefts from autos are down since the beginning of the year which coincides with the campaign to make people in the area aware of the risks of leaving cars unlocked and with clues that valuables like gps or ipods might be within. Arrests were made and that was good news.
Further discussion of specific crime areas and strategies followed.
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 24th. You can check the schedule at the 15th districts web site community meeting listing.