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Postal Carrier From Hempstead Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds Postal Carrier From Hempstead Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds
Postal Carrier From Hempstead Took Credit Cards, Checks From Mail, Stole Identities: Feds A Westchester County postal carrier from Long Island faces federal charges after taking credit cards, checks, and identities from the mail to steal money from those along her route, officials announced.  Nassau County resident Tameka Babulal of Hempstead, age 36, was arrested in connection with the alleged identity theft scheme on Wednesday, May 22, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced. Babulal, a mail carrier who worked in the Westchester County city of Mount Vernon, was arrested along with her husband, Hempstead resident 36-year-old Joel Babul…
Eatery Dubbed 'Absolute Sunshine' Opens New Spot In Westbury Eatery Dubbed 'Absolute Sunshine' Opens New Spot In Westbury
Eatery Dubbed 'Absolute Sunshine' Opens New Spot In Westbury A swanky restaurant known for its brunch has opened its fifth spot on Long Island – and has already received rave reviews. The newest spot of The Shed, located at 685 Merrick Avenue in Westbury, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, May 22, marking the restaurant’s fifth official spot. With over 40,000 followers on Instagram, The Shed offers up brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes that are as tasty as they are aesthetically pleasing – and the newest addition, which is located in the Selby luxury apartment building, seems to be no different. Melissa M, a Hempstead resident who visited T…
Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Jericho Employer, Police Say Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Jericho Employer, Police Say
Inside Job: Pair Steals Copper Wire From Jericho Employer, Police Say Two Long Island men were arrested after police allegedly discovered they were swiping copper wire from their employer. Nassau County Police Department received notification of the theft from a company in Jericho between Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16. The report indicated that a burglar had stolen copper wire from Getty Terminal Corp, located at 125 Jericho Turnpike. After an investigation, police arrested two employees for the theft — 35-year-old Carlos Hernandez of Bellerose and 23-year-old Hugo Ayala of Malverne. Both men are charged with burglary and grand larceny. Herna…
Duo Nabbed Selling Tobacco To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say Duo Nabbed Selling Tobacco To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say
Duo Nabbed Selling Tobacco To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say Police have arrested two Long Island men after they allegedly sold tobacco products to minors. The arrests, which were part of the Nassau County Problem Oriented Police (POP) Unit’s “Project 21” initiative, were made on Wednesday, May 15. With the assistance of underage agents, the following two men were allegedly caught selling tobacco in Levittown: Gurpreet Basra, age 34, of Wheatly Heights, who sold to a minor at Metropolis, located at 3110 Hempstead Turnpike; and Rajani Kumar Patel, age 44, of Elmhurst, who sold to a minor at Andrea Stationary, located at 628 Wantagh Avenue. Both…
Broad Daylight Murder: Hempstead Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing Victim Broad Daylight Murder: Hempstead Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing Victim
Broad Daylight Murder: Hempstead Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing Victim The man who shot and killed a Long Island man in front of his girlfriend could now spend the rest of his life behind bars. Twenty-seven-year-old Savonn Dangerfield of Hempstead received his sentence of 15 years to life in prison on Tuesday, May 14, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Man Admits Shooting, Killing Victim During Broad Daylight Walk On Long Island Six years before, in October 2018, Jeffrey Lee, age 23, was walking with his girlfriend on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead. Just after noon, near the intersection of Stewart Avenue, Dangerfield wal…
Shot Spotter Alert Leads To Trio's Freeport Arrest Shot Spotter Alert Leads To Trio's Freeport Arrest
Shot Spotter Alert Leads To Trio's Freeport Arrest Police announced that three people were arrested after they were allegedly seen fleeing from the scene of a shooting. It happened on Sunday, May 12 in Freeport, according to Nassau County Police. Just after 2:30 a.m. that morning, authorities were alerted by Shot Spotter of a shooting that had occurred in the area of Main Street and Leonard Avenue. Shortly after, a nearby officer noticed a grey 2008 Honda CRV with dark-tinted windows racing away from the scene of the shooting. The car, which had three passengers, was pulled over and investigated, according to authorities. The rear p…
Woman Nabbed In Wrong-Way DWI Incident In Seaford: Police Woman Nabbed In Wrong-Way DWI Incident In Seaford: Police
Woman Nabbed In Wrong-Way DWI Incident In Seaford: Police A Long Island woman has been arrested after police say she was caught drinking and driving on the wrong side of the road. The incident occurred on Friday, May 10 in Seaford, according to Nassau County Police. Just after 9:30 p.m. that day, a Black 2020 Kia SUV was reported spotted driving in the wrong direction on the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. When police arrived, they pulled over the car, driven by 55-year-old Kelly McKechnie-Goulding, near the southbound Exit 2, for multiple traffic violations. McKechnie-Goulding, who is from Coram, appeared to be drunk and was arrested after sh…
Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police
Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police Three men who authorities said were involved in a scheme to steal cash from victims leaving the bank have been arrested. Police announced on Friday, May 10 that the following three people were arrested for multiple Nassau County larcenies that occurred over three months: John William Murillo Herrera, age 51, of Elmhurst; Carlos Julio Velandia Garcia, age 52, who is homeless; and Andres Perez Anzures, age 46, of Brooklyn. Beginning in February 2024 and continuing until the day before their arrest, the trio allegedly broke into numerous cars across the county, specifically targeting victi…
Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 4-Year-Old In Car, Police Say Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 4-Year-Old In Car, Police Say
Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 4-Year-Old In Car, Police Say Police have arrested a man who they say drove drunk with the young boy in the backseat on Long Island. The incident occurred on Friday, May 10 in Westbury, according to Nassau County Police. It was just after midnight when officials pulled over a red 2012 Dodge Ram pickup for multiple traffic violations on Stewart Avenue near the intersection of Grand Boulevard. The driver, Doroteo Morales Rodriguez, age 43 of Westbury, reportedly appeared to be drunk, with slurred speech and watery eyes — all with a 4-year-old boy in the car as well. Morales Rodriguez was arrested and charged with the…
Designer Theft: 37-Year-Old Nabbed In Garden City Neiman Marcus Incident Designer Theft: 37-Year-Old Nabbed In Garden City Neiman Marcus Incident
Designer Theft: 37-Year-Old Nabbed In Garden City Neiman Marcus Incident A man was arrested after police said he stole multiple items from a Neiman Marcus on Long Island. The Garden City incident occurred on Saturday, May 4, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5 p.m. that day, 37-year-old Rashonall Dillion of Freeport walked into the Neiman Marcus at the Roosevelt Field Mall, located at 630 Old Country Road. A loss prevention officer for the luxury retailer allegedly saw Dillion take and hide multiple items before attempting to exit the store without paying. He was caught by the employee, brought back into the security office, and was a…
Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police
Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police A Queens man who is wanted across the country and the world for jewelry theft has been arrested on Long Island, police announced. Forty-nine-year-old Yaorong Wan, who lives in Queens, was arrested on Saturday, May 4 for the Manhasset incident, which happened nearly three weeks before, according to Nassau County Police. Wan, on Friday, April 19, is alleged to have walked into London Jewelers, located at 2046 Northern Boulevard. Once inside, police said he distracted the salesperson using a sleight of hand and stole a $17,000 Chopard watch. A search warrant was issued for Wan. When execu…
Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say
Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say A Long Island man and a man from Romania were arrested on charges including scheme to defraud for allegedly using card skimming devices at multiple grocery stores. Nassau County Police arrested Marius Adrian Dobre, age 27, and Paul Mihaita Tudor, age 30, on Thursday, May 2 following an investigation. Authorities said Tudor, who is from Ridgewood, Queens, and Dobre, who is a Romanian national, placed card-skimming devices on credit card terminals at grocery stores across Nassau County. Luckily, the devices were discovered before any information was stolen. Tudor is charged with two cou…
Lotto Scheme: Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands, Police Say Lotto Scheme: Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands, Police Say
Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands: Police A woman from Long Island has been arrested on charges of larceny after police said she managed to scam a Texas man out of thousands of dollars. Michelle McIntosh, who is 40 years old and resides in Farmingdale, was taken into custody on Thursday, May 2nd, after a probe by Nassau County authorities and the United States Post Office Investigation Units. According to police, McIntosh had contacted a 72-year-old Texas man and told him he won the lottery. In order for the victim to receive his winnings, McIntosh instructed him to mail a $9,000 cash fee. The victim complied. Police arrested Mc…
Seen Her? Teen Missing For Weeks From Hempstead Home, Police Say Seen Her? Teen Missing For Weeks From Hempstead Home, Police Say
Seen Her? Teen Missing For Weeks From Hempstead Home, Police Say Police have issued an alert for a missing young girl last seen at her Hempstead home. Amani Mills, age 15, was last spotted leaving her Hempstead home on Tuesday, April 2, according to Nassau County Police. Her disappearance was reported to police weeks later, on Tuesday, April 30. Mills stands at 5-foot-1 and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Further information, including the clothes she was wearing at the time of her disappearance, was not available. Anyone with information regarding Mills’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Nassau County Missing…
Family Affair: Brothers Nabbed During Rockville Centre Shooting Incident, Police Say Family Affair: Brothers Nabbed During Rockville Centre Shooting Incident, Police Say
Family Affair: Brothers Nabbed During Rockville Centre Shooting Incident, Police Say A pair of brothers and a third apparent relative were all arrested after two firearms were pulled during a Long Island incident, police said. It happened in Rockville Centre on Saturday, April 27, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 4:40 p.m. on that day, three men got into a physical fight outside of a housing complex at 30 Old Mill Court. During the fight, 56-year-old Kevin Cooper accidentally discharged a loaded 9-millimeter Taurus handgun that was inside his sweatshirt pocket. The shot caused injuries in his abdomen, police said. The shot also caused those involved…
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Freeport Teen Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Freeport Teen
Alert Issued For Missing Freeport Teen Robert Eley Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teenager missing from his Long Island home for days. Fifteen-year-old Robert Eley was last seen on Saturday, April 27 in Freeport, according to Nassau County Police. It was about noon that day when Eley left his Rutland Road and reportedly disappeared. Eley is 5-foot-5 and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He has braided black hair and brown eyes. At the time of his disappearance, the teen was seen wearing black sweatpants, a black t-shirt, red and white sneakers, and a black backpack. Police said the Eley may be in the He…
Fatal Meadowbrook State Parkway Crash: 36-Year-Old ID’d As Victim In 3-Vehicle Hempstead Wreck Fatal Meadowbrook State Parkway Crash: 36-Year-Old ID’d As Victim In 3-Vehicle Hempstead Wreck
Michael Brown Jr. Killed In Meadowbrook State Parkway Crash One person was killed and two others were injured following a multi-vehicle crash on a Long Island highway. The wreck happened at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead. New York State Police said a Porsche was speeding in the northbound lanes when it struck a Toyota and a Nissan and overturned in the shoulder near exit M5. The Porsche driver, identified as 36-year-old Michael Brown Jr., of Hempstead, died from his injuries, police said. The driver and passenger of the Toyota were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. New York …
Trooper Attack: Video Shows Good Samaritans During Southern State Parkway Assault In Hempstead Trooper Attack: Video Shows Good Samaritans During Southern State Parkway Assault In Hempstead
Trooper Attack: Video Shows Good Samaritans During Southern State Parkway Assault In Hempstead A New York State Police trooper has some good Samaritans to thank for subduing a driver who turned violent during a traffic stop on Long Island. The incident unfolded at around 4:20 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead. Police said a trooper stopped a Honda sedan for an expired registration near exit 18. As they approached the vehicle, the driver, 33-year-old Calith Hudson, of Jamaica, Queens, became verbally combative. The trooper then asked Hudson for his driver’s license, at which point he reportedly threw his license on the ground and climbed over the fro…
Man Runs In, Out Of Traffic, Throws Phone At Officer In Valley Stream: Police Man Runs In, Out Of Traffic, Throws Phone At Officer In Valley Stream: Police
Man Runs In, Out Of Traffic, Throws Phone At Officer In Valley Stream: Police A man was arrested after becoming violent with a police officer who allegedly tried to stop him from running in and out of traffic. The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 17 in Valley Stream, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 3:45 p.m. that day, 41-year-old Robert Musmacher was reportedly running around the roadway, weaving in and out of traffic at N Central Avenue and Ethel Street and causing a hazard for himself and those driving in the area. However, when police arrived at the scene, Musmacher refused to leave the road. He allegedly became violent with officers,…
Serial Nassau County Parking Meter Burglar Caught: Police Serial Nassau County Parking Meter Burglar Caught: Police
Serial Nassau County Parking Meter Burglar Caught: Police A man has been arrested in connection to over a dozen thefts across Long Island, police announced. Marvin O Morejon Flores, age 35, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, according to Nassau County Police. On multiple occasions Morejon Flores, who is from Hempstead, stole from parking meters along Roslyn Road and Jericho Turnpike, an investigation claimed. He reportedly gave police false information; after he was arrested for the alleged larcenies, police found he had warrants out for his arrest for violating probation and criminal possession of a controlled substance. For the thefts, M…
Levittown Woman Drives Drunk With 2 Children, Expired Permit: Police Levittown Woman Drives Drunk With 2 Children, Expired Permit: Police
Levittown Woman Drives Drunk With 2 Children, Expired Permit: Police A woman was arrested on Long Island after police allegedly caught her driving drunk and with an expired learner’s permit with two children in the car. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, April 19 in Westbury, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 2:15 a.m., 35-year-old Olga Romero-Lopez was driving her black 2011 Toyota RAV4 on School Street near the intersection of Whittier Street when police pulled her over for a traffic infraction. However, police noticed that Romero-Lopez, who is from Levittown, had watery eyes, was unsteady on her feet, and sm…
Gun, Pills, Found During Inwood Traffic Stop: Police Gun, Pills, Found During Inwood Traffic Stop: Police
Gun, Pills, Found During Inwood Traffic Stop: Police A Brooklyn man who allegedly didn’t use his turn signal soon found himself with more serious charges when police said they found a semi-automatic gun and more in his car. The incident occurred in Inwood on Monday, April 15, Nassau County Police announced. It was just before 9:45 p.m. when 29-year-old Raymond Colon was reportedly seen turning onto Bayview Avenue from Doughty Boulevard without using his turn signal. When police pulled him over, they found a loaded black Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the car alongside a clear, unlabeled pill bottle that contained multiple alprazolam…
Hempstead Man Trafficked Kilogram Of Oxy, Xanax, More Hempstead Man Trafficked Kilogram Of Oxy, Xanax, More
Hempstead's Trevor Lawry Trafficked Oxy, Xanax, More A Long Island man has been sentenced to a stay in prison after being convicted of a yearslong scheme of forging prescriptions and reselling the drugs on the street. Trevor Lawry, age 38 of Hempstead, received his eight-year sentence on Wednesday, April 17, the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York announced. Lawry was convicted for orchestrating a conspiracy to divert Oxycodone and a myriad of other medications — including Adderall, Alprazolam (Xanax), and Promethazine with codeine syrup — from a Hempstead pharmacy to then resell. The scheme took place from Februa…
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist Nabbed In East Meadow, Police Say Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist Nabbed In East Meadow, Police Say
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist Nabbed In East Meadow, Police Say Police on Long Island have arrested the person who they say left offensive graffiti on multiple houses. Sebastian Patino Caceres, age 23, was arrested in East Meadow, the Nassau County Police announced on Tuesday, April 16. Patino Caceres is thought to be behind a series of anti-Semitic graffiti left on fences in front of multiple East Meadow homes as well as on the sidewalk in front of a synagogue located at 1400 Prospect Avenue. Original Story: Know Anything? Police Search For Anti-Semitic Graffiti Artist In East Meadow Now, the 23-year-old East Meadow man is charged with the …
Violent Island Park Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say Violent Island Park Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say
Violent Island Park Burglary: Man Tears Out Fridge, Threatens Victim With Crucifix, Police Say A Long Island man was arrested after police say he broke into a couple’s apartment, punching one victim and causing property damage. It happened on Monday, April 15 in Island Park, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 12:45 a.m. that morning, a 45-year-old woman called the police to report that a man had broken into their apartment and was fighting with the woman’s boyfriend, age 50. The burglar, 39-year-old James Becker, is said to have punched the woman’s boyfriend in the face multiple times, threatened him with a metal crucifix, and tore the refrigerator out of the wall dur…
17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police 17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police
17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police A teenager was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a New York State Police cruiser on Long Island. The incident happened on the Meadowbrook State Parkway at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, April 13 south of Exit M5 in Hempstead.  During an investigation, the trooper was seated in the driver’s seat of the cruiser which was stopped in the southbound left lane with the emergency lights activated, the New York State Police said. A vehicle operated by a 17-year-old driver struck the cruiser in the rear and the trooper was taken to the hospital for non-life thr…
Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested In Oceanside, Police Say Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested In Oceanside, Police Say
Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested In Oceanside, Police Say A Queens man was nabbed for attempting to steal used cooking oil from two Long Island businesses, authorities said. The Oceanside incident occurred on Wednesday, April 10, according to Nassau County Police. It was just before 3:30 a.m. at the IHOP located at 2971 Long Beach Road when authorities allegedly caught 27-year-old Jahquay Rowe attempting to take the restaurant’s cooking oil. Rowe, who is from Flushing, Queens, reportedly had parked a box truck right next to the eatery’s cooking oil containers and was arrested. Nassau County Police said Rowe is also behind a similar crime tha…
Duo Scams Over $30K From Saddle Rock Man: Police Duo Scams Over $30K From Saddle Rock Man: Police
Duo Scams Over $30K From Saddle Rock Man: Police Two men were arrested after they allegedly managed to pull off a scheme that cost a Long Island man tens of thousands of dollars. Rong Chen, age 47, and ZhenSheng Yu, age 46, were arrested on Monday, April 8 for the scheme that occurred months prior, Nassau County Police announced. On Thursday, January 18 at about 1 p.m., an 83-year-old Saddle Rock man received a notification that his computer had been compromised and to call the number on his screen for help. When he called, the alleged scammer claimed to be a Microsoft employee and told the victim that there was additional suspicious a…
Woman Nabbed For $16K Flower Hill Scam: Police Woman Nabbed For $16K Flower Hill Scam: Police
Woman Nabbed For $16K Flower Hill Scam: Police A woman from Brooklyn was arrested after she allegedly attempted to scam a Long Island resident out of tens of thousands of dollars. The Flower Hill scheme began on Friday, April 5, according to Nassau County Police. At about 10 a.m. that morning, a 51-year-old woman received a notification that her computer had been locked. The notification provided a phone number to call to fix the alleged issue. When she called, the representative told her she needed to pay $16,000 to remedy the suspicious activity that was found on the victim’s computer. Police said the victim withdrew the money a…
23-Year-Old Draws Knife, Threatens Man On Long Island: Police 23-Year-Old Draws Knife, Threatens Man On Long Island: Police
Hewlett 23-Year-Old Threatens Man In Island Park: Police Police have arrested a young Long Island man after he allegedly got into a fight and threatened another person’s life. It happened on Thursday, April 4 in Island Park, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 12:30 a.m. that morning, 23-year-old Danny Susi reportedly got into an argument with a 53-year-old man at a home in Island Park. The argument escalated, with Susi pulling out a knife and threatening the victim. He then fled the scene, intentionally damaging the home’s door on his way. Officers found Susi, who is from Hewlett, nearby and he was placed under arrest befor…
$250K Scam: Brooklyn Man Nabbed For Valley Stream Scheme $250K Scam: Brooklyn Man Nabbed For Valley Stream Scheme
$250K Scam: Brooklyn Man Nabbed For Valley Stream Scheme A 27-year-old was nabbed after police said he scammed a Long Island resident out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nassau County Police announced the arrest of Brooklyn resident Jamario Smellie on Friday, April 5 for the Valley Stream incident that occurred months prior. In September 2022, Smellie reportedly called his victim, a 94-year-old man, at his home. He claimed to work for Publishers Clearing House and told the Valley Stream victim that he had won a large sum of money, but first needed to pay taxes before he could take home his winnings. Believing the scammer, the victim wr…