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A caller from the Port Washington Estates section reports that on Aug. 10 at 9:15 p.m., as he was coming downstairs after saying goodnight to his son, someone fired a pellet gun at his front door. He believes that this act of criminal mischief is an escalation of previous harassments stemming from an incident that took place in front of his home a few weeks ago.

At that time, he and his wife came home late one Friday night and saw two cars parked in the middle of the road outside of his house. Standing outside of the car were a young couple making out and hanging out. After several minutes, he asked them to leave and a confrontation ensued. He said, "I should have called the police immediately, but I didn't think it would escalate into that big a scene."

Since then, these persons have driven by his house at high speeds swearing out obscenities and smashing beer bottles. They have done this in broad daylight and with children in front of his house.

The caller, who wishes to remain anonymous, declares, "My wife and I refuse to be intimidated on our own block. I would like to use this incident to call the community together into action. This is not an act of misguided vandalism."

He implores residents to form a Neighborhood Watch, noting "the greatest help a police department can have is the citizens of a community acting as their eyes and ears. They can't be everywhere. If this incident disturbs and frightens you as much as it has my family, then perhaps it is time to do something about it."

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Port Washington Police Department at 883-0500.

Anyone wishing to help form a Neighborhood Watch, please call PWPD Officer Tony Guzzello at 883-0500 ext. 152.


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