The Port Police Department received reports of over two-dozen automobile windows broken between Dec. 5 and 11. A large number of windshields were also broken in Manorhaven and reported to the Nassau County Police 6th Precinct. The incidents occurred at various locations and damages to individual vehicles were estimated at between $300 and $1,100. In both areas, the vandals primarily targeted rear windows.
Port Washington Chief of Police William Kilfoil has increased patrol and is overseeing an ongoing joint investigation with the 6th precinct personnel. Detective Sergeant Sal Scalone of the Nassau County's 6th Precinct detective squad said that joint patrols in the affected area have been intensified with the Port PD.
Police officials commented that during the winter months windows will be closed and the noise of a broken car window may go unnoticed. Residents should watch vehicles parked in public view and be alert for those who might be causing this damage. Chief Kilfoil and Sgt. Scalone have asked the public to be especially vigilant for this type of illegal activity and notify the police a soon as any suspicious activity is observed.