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DWI Driver Sentenced For Long Beach Crash That Left Victim In Coma For Months DWI Driver Sentenced For Long Beach Crash That Left Victim In Coma For Months
DWI Driver Sentenced For Long Beach Crash That Left Victim In Coma For Months A Long Island man could spend over a decade behind bars for his role in a drunk driving crash that caused his victim to lose a leg and more. Twenty-nine-year-old Robert O’Brien faced his sentence of four to 12 years in prison on Monday, June 10, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Nearly three years prior, on July 16, 2021, O’Brien was driving his 2011 Chrysler 300 in Long Beach with two passengers. He had spent the day drinking at several area bars. Original Story: Man Admits To Long Beach DWI Crash That Left Victim In Coma For Months Near the intersection of East Pa…
Ringleader Of Massive Narcotics Trafficking Operation On South Shore Faces Prison Sentence Ringleader Of Massive Narcotics Trafficking Operation On South Shore Faces Prison Sentence
Ringleader Of Massive Narcotics Trafficking Operation On South Shore Faces Prison Sentence A narcotics ringleader discovered to be in possession of nearly half a kilogram of fentanyl will spend a lengthy stay in prison, officials announced. Forty-seven-year-old Christopher Corley of Valley Stream received his sentence of 10 years behind bars on Monday, June 3, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Corley was one of multiple people who were the subjects of an extensive nine-month investigation into an alleged narcotics trafficking operation started in October 2022. After months of surveillance, the DA’s Office was able to wiretap phone calls, revealing that Corley and …
Teen Admits Driving Drunk, Killing 6-Year-Old In West Hempstead Teen Admits Driving Drunk, Killing 6-Year-Old In West Hempstead
Teen Admits Driving Drunk, Killing 6-Year-Old In West Hempstead An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to multiple charges for his role in a drunk driving crash that killed a little girl two days before her birthday. Jorge Bonilla Gutierrez, age 18 of Freeport, entered his guilty plea on Wednesday, June 5 for the August 2023 incident, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. At approximately 2:20 a.m. on the morning of August 7, 2023, Bonilla Gutierrez was driving drunk and speeding east on Hempstead Turnpike when he ran a red light near Westminster Road. Original Report - Teen Drives Drunk, Kills 6-Year-Old In West Hempstead Crash: DA  Th…
Fatal Massapequa Crash: 21-Year-Old Drove High, T-Boned Car, Fled In Police Car, DA Alleges Fatal Massapequa Crash: 21-Year-Old Drove High, T-Boned Car, Fled In Police Car, DA Alleges
Fatal Massapequa Crash: 21-Year-Old Drove High, T-Boned Car, Fled In Police Car, DA Alleges A young woman was indicted on charges including manslaughter for allegedly running a red light and crashing into a car, fatally wounding one person before fleeing the scene in a police cruiser. Rachel Lodice, age 21 of Jericho, faced her arraignment on Wednesday, June 4 for the Massapequa crash, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Report - Jericho Woman Driving Drunk Flees Fatal Massapequa Crash In Stolen Cruiser: Police On the evening of Tuesday, April 23, Lodice began driving her 2023 Kia Rio, heading south on Hicksville Road at a high rate of speed and under…
St. Partick's Day Stabber Found Guilty Of Assault, More For Farmingdale Incident St. Partick's Day Stabber Found Guilty Of Assault, More For Farmingdale Incident
St. Pat's Day Stabber Found Guilty For Farmingdale Incident A Long Island man has been convicted by a jury of assault after he stabbed a 21-year-old in the chest during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Martin Carpio, age 36 of Noth Bellmore, faced his conviction on Tuesday, June 4, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Man Stabbed During Fight At Farmingdale Restaurant, Police Say The jury’s decision came after six days of deliberation. On March 4, 2023, the 21-year-old victim — whose identity was not released — was with friends attending an event called “LepreCon,” a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl on Main Street in…
Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Baldwin Murder Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Baldwin Murder
Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Baldwin Murder Two men convicted of using a marijuana deal to lure a 23-year-old to his death have received their prison sentence. Darin Semple and Devin Obleanis, both aged 22, received their respective prison sentences of 23 years to life and 20 years to life, the Nassau County District Attorney announced on Tuesday, May 21. Alongside a third, unapprehended suspect, Semple and Obleanis met with 23-year-old Rafael Delossantos on Victoria Street in Baldwin on October 25, 2021. Original Report - Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Baldwin Shooting Earlier that day, Obleanis sent te…
Woman Sentenced For 100 MPH Double-Fatal West Hempstead Crash Woman Sentenced For 100 MPH Double-Fatal West Hempstead Crash
Woman Sentenced For 100 MPH Double-Fatal West Hempstead Cras A 20-year-old woman has received her prison sentence for her role in a high-speed crash that killed a pair of teenagers instantly. Nylah Frazier, age 20 of West Hempstead, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison on Wednesday, May 22, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Report: 20-Year-Old Woman Admits Driving 100 MPH In Double-Fatal West Hempstead Crash Years before, at around 1 a.m. on October 21, 2021, Frazier was driving a BMW X3 north on Westminster Road in West Hempstead. She was going more than 100 miles per hour when she ran a red light, losing …
Alleged Gang Member Indicted For 2021 Elmont Murder: DA Alleged Gang Member Indicted For 2021 Elmont Murder: DA
Alleged Gang Member Indicted For 2021 Elmont Murder: DA A man currently incarcerated and believed to be a Bloods gang member has been indicted for a murder that occurred nearly three years prior. Christopher Semoy, age 22, faced his arraignment on Wednesday, May 15 for the 2021 Elmont shooting of Khasiem Woton, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Homicide Suspect At Large After Fatal Long Island Shooting Semoy allegedly went with his friends to the St. Vincent DePaul Church parking lot, located at 1500 DePaul Street in Elmont, on Sept. 24, 2021, to meet Woton, age 20, and others. The parties were there to f…
Glen Cove Man Who 'Lived Large' Off $1 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced Glen Cove Man Who 'Lived Large' Off $1 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced
Glen Cove Investment Broker Who Ran Ponzi Scheme Sentenced A former New York investment broker has received a lengthy stay in prison for running a million-dollar Ponzi scheme. Long Island resident Rand Heckler, age 67, of Glen Cove, was sentenced to up to seven-and-a-half years in prison on Wednesday, May 15, the Nassau County District Attorney (NCDA) announced. Heckler was an investment broker in 2015 when he began his scheme, recommending that his friend and his friend’s son that they invest in a hedge fund of stocks and securities that Heckler was managing. Original Story - $1 Million Ponzi Scheme: Glen Cove Investment Broker Pleads …
'Sickening' Road Rager Admits Stomping Man To Death In Baldwin 'Sickening' Road Rager Admits Stomping Man To Death In Baldwin
Patrick Destine Admits Killing David McKenzie In Baldwin A Queens man who stomped a man to death after a DWI crash on Long Island has pleaded guilty to the charges against him. On Tuesday, May 7, 27-year-old Patrick Destine pleaded guilty to charges including murder for the April 2023 incident, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story - Road-Rage Murder Update: Baldwin Man Identified As Victim It was just after 11 p.m. on April 15 when the victim, 54-year-old David McKenzie, was driving his 2003 Honda near Shuman Place and Forest Avenue in Baldwin. He collided with Destine’s 2004 Infiniti, which also carried two p…
Man Sentenced For Sending 'Sexually Charged, Obscene' Texts To Wantagh Teen Man Sentenced For Sending 'Sexually Charged, Obscene' Texts To Wantagh Teen
Andrew Quattrone Of Manorville Sentenced For Explicit Texts A Long Island man who admitted to sending a 16-year-old girl sexually explicit text messages will spend a handful of years behind bars for the crime. Andrew Quattrone, age 41 of Manorville, received his four-and-a-half year prison sentence for texting the Wantagh teen on Tuesday, May 7, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Manorville Man Charged With Sending Sexually Explicit Texts To Teen Late on the night of January 20, 2022, a 16-year-old girl received a sexually explicit text message, which included a graphic picture, from Quattrone to her phone. He…
Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children In East Massapequa Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children In East Massapequa
Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children In East Massapequa A man dubbed “one of the most staggeringly reckless defendants” admitted to his role in a quadruple-fatal crash, during which he drove over 100 miles an hour under the influence of fentanyl and cocaine. Michael DeAngelo, age 33 of Lindenhurst, pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular manslaughter on Wednesday, May 1, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story - Quadruple Homicide: Man Indicted For Fatal Massapequa Crash On the evening of August 6, 2023, 60-year-old Marine veteran Patrice Huntley was sitting at a stoplight on Sunrise Highway at Un…
Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk In Oceanside Sentenced Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk In Oceanside Sentenced
Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk In Oceanside Sentenced A young man will spend at least a decade in jail after he shot a retail clerk during an attempted Long Island robbery. Twenty-one-year-old Yunus Irwan of Elmhurst received his 12-year sentence on Monday, April 15, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story - Attempted Murder: Duo Charged In Robbery, Shooting Of Employee At Oceanside Business Irwan had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted murder for his role in the March 2022 attempted robbery of an Oceanside smoke shop. At approximately 3:20 p.m. on March 6, 2022, Irwan went into “Da Smoke Shop,” l…
Garden City Attorney Embezzles $700K From Client's Escrow Funds: DA Garden City Attorney Embezzles $700K From Client's Escrow Funds: DA
Garden City Attorney Embezzles $700K From Client's Escrow Funds: DA A Long Island attorney who specialized in real estate is said to have deceived multiple clients, stealing their property sale proceeds to the tune of over $700,000, according to officials. Daniel Boldi, age 49, of Garden City, faced his arraignment on Wednesday, April 10. The Nassau County District Attorney alleged that Boldi, who owned and operated the Boldi Law Group, PC, used his expertise in real estate transactions to embezzle his clients’ money on multiple occasions. In October 2023, the DA’s Office said, Boldi worked with a couple on the closing of the sale of their East Meadow h…
Garden City Man Swindles $235K From Insurance Company, DA Says Garden City Man Swindles $235K From Insurance Company, DA Says
Garden City Man Swindles $235K From Insurance Company, DA Says An employer from Long Island has been arraigned after he allegedly defrauded an insurance company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by lying about the number of employees he had, authorities said. Sixty-year-old Vassilios Handakas, also known as William or Bill Handakas, faced the charges against him on Thursday, March 28, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. The DA’s Office said that Handakas and Vector Structural Corporation entered a contract for a worker’s compensation policy with an insurance company for coverage between March 2019 and March 2020. In the applicat…
Valentine’s Day Killing: Man Admits Strangling Woman In Mineola Valentine’s Day Killing: Man Admits Strangling Woman In Mineola
Elmont Man Admits Strangling Woman In Mineola A Long Island man admitted to strangling a woman to death in a car and leaving her body by a dumpster, authorities announced. Andrew Avila, age 26, pleaded guilty to the charges against him on Tuesday, March 2, according to the Nassau County District Attorney, over a year after the Valentine’s Day death of Rebecca Carlson, age 39. Original Story: 25-Year-Old From Elmont Accused Of Killing Hempstead Woman Found Next To Dumpster Avila, who is from Elmont, contacted Carlson through a website, where they agreed to meet in person for a sex act, the DA’s Office said. In the early morn…
20-Year-Old Sentenced For 'Inexcusable, Senseless' Uniondale Murder 20-Year-Old Sentenced For 'Inexcusable, Senseless' Uniondale Murder
20-Year-Old Sentenced For 'Senseless' Uniondale Murder A 20-year-old who was convicted of murdering a man during an attempted robbery on Long Island has been sentenced to spend the next quarter of a century behind bars, authorities announced. Kyle Colthirst, of Uniondale, faced his sentence of 25 years to life on Tuesday, April 2, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. Colthirst was 18 years old when, on November 10, 2021, he and three other people allegedly lured 24-year-old Kyle Midtlyng to his death. Original Story: Two Teens Charged With Murder After Man Found Dead On Long Island Roadway According to the DA’s Office, …
Woman Who Claimed She Was Drunk, Late For Work Sentenced For Fatal Baldwin Crash Woman Who Claimed She Was Drunk, Late For Work Sentenced For Fatal Baldwin Crash
Woman Who Claimed She Was Drunk, Late For Work Sentenced For Fatal Baldwin Crash A Long Island woman who was going 96 miles an hour while three times over the legal limit for alcohol at the time of a fatal crash could now spend almost 20 years behind bars. Thirty-three-year-old Jinaraya Khan of Baldwin received her sentence of up to 18 years in prison for the fatal crash on Wednesday, March 27, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story - Drunk, Late For Work: Woman Pleads Guilty In 96MPH Fatal Baldwin Crash At approximately 5:15 a.m. on May 3, 2022, Khan was driving northbound on Grand Avenue in Baldwin with a blood alcohol content of 0.25 …
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment A Florida man allegedly commandeered doctors’ credentials so that he could run a scheme of ordering and issuing prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone across Long Island and the country, officials said. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the indictment of 21-year-old Devin Anthony Magarian, who is from Kissimmee, Florida, on Tuesday, March 26. Earlier Report - Florida Man Hacked Doctor's Info, Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: DA Magarian is allegedly the leader in an elaborate conspiracy that hacked the e-prescribing credentials of doctors across…
MTA Driver Sentenced For DUI Crash That Killed Passenger, Injured Son In Hempstead MTA Driver Sentenced For DUI Crash That Killed Passenger, Injured Son In Hempstead
MTA Driver Sentenced For DUI Crash That Killed Passenger, Injured Son In Hempstead A former MTA bus driver who drove drunk — going in donuts and speeding down a Long Island road at nearly 100 miles per hour — will now serve a lengthy prison sentence for killing one of his passengers. Hempstead resident Donnell Hill, age 52, received his sentence of five to 15 years behind bars for the fatal crash on Tuesday, March 26, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: MTA Driver Kills Passenger In Drunken Hempstead Crash, DA Says Hill was working as a bus driver for the MTA at the time of the Hempstead crash, which occurred on October 29, 2022. At …
Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Baldwin Shooting Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Baldwin Shooting
Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Baldwin Shooting A man was found guilty by a jury of using a marijuana deal to lure a young Long Island man to his death. Freeport resident Darin Semple, age 22, faced his murder conviction for the Baldwin shooting on Monday, March 25, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Duo Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of 23-Year-Old Man In Baldwin Alongside 22-year-old Devin Obleanis and an unapprehended third suspect, Semple met with Rafael Delossantos, age 23, on Victoria Street in Baldwin on October 25, 2021. Obleanis had texted Delossantos and agreed to meet up just before 2 p.m. w…
Alleged Gang Member Sentenced For Shooting Down Crowded Hempstead Hallway Alleged Gang Member Sentenced For Shooting Down Crowded Hempstead Hallway
Alleged Gang Member Sentenced For Shooting Down Crowded Hempstead Hallway A Long Island man and alleged gang member will spend at least two decades behind bars after he went after a man with a knife and shot at him down a crowded hallway, authorities said. Hempstead resident Corey Crisp, age 44, received his sentence of 20 years to life on Wednesday, March 20 for the January 2023 incident, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. On January 6, 2023, Crisp, who is believed to be a Bloods gang member,  was at the Hempstead apartment building where his girlfriend lived, located at 600 Fulton Avenue. At around 6 p.m., he saw another man and pulled a…
Duo Who Murdered Young Plainview Father Receive Sentence: DA Duo Who Murdered Young Plainview Father Receive Sentence: DA
Duo Who Murdered Young Plainview Father Receive Sentence: DA Two Long Island men will spend at least four decades behind bars for shooting a man outside his parent’s home. Douglas Coudrey, age 26, and Kenneth Regan, age 25, received their sentence of 40 years to life for the murder of Justin Gottlieb on Friday, March 22, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Earlier Report: Duo Convicted Of 'Senseless' Drive-By Shooting In Plainview Just over four years earlier, on January 14, 2020, the 27-year-old Gottlieb was driving home in his Ford Explorer to Plainview from his job as an electrical engineer. While he drove, Coudrey (who is f…
Hempstead Man Who Gunned Down 25-Year-Old Faces Sentence Hempstead Man Who Gunned Down 25-Year-Old Faces Sentence
Hempstead Man Who Gunned Down 25-Year-Old Faces Sentence A Long Island man who shot and killed another person during an argument could now spend the rest of his life behind bars. Ryan Hamilton, a 24-year-old Hempstead man, received his 19 years to life sentence for the murder of Trendabi Reid on Monday, March 18, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story: Hempstead Man Admits Gunning Down, Killing 25-Year-Old, DA Says Nearly three years before, on May 7, 2021, Hamilton was socializing with a group of other people in the backyard of 21 James LL Burrell Avenue in Hempstead, where he was also cleaning a gun. At around…
West Hempstead Man Harasses, Threatens To Kill Florida State Legislator: DA West Hempstead Man Harasses, Threatens To Kill Florida State Legislator: DA
West Hempstead Man Harasses, Threatens To Kill Florida State Legislator: DA A Long Island man has been accused of committing a hate crime after he called a legislator in Florida and left her multiple threatening voicemails, authorities said. Sixty-year-old Jacob Burbar of West Hempstead faced his arraignment on Thursday, March 14, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. According to the DA’s Office, Burbar had seen a video on Instagram regarding the Israel and Palestine conflict, prompting him to call a Florida House of Representative member’s office on November 11, 2023. The content of the videos he saw was not made public, nor was the legislator’s name…
Deadly Valley Stream Machete Attacker Receives Prison Time Deadly Valley Stream Machete Attacker Receives Prison Time
Deadly Valley Stream Machete Attacker Receives Prison Time A man who admitted to attacking another person with a machete at a Long Island laundromat, leaving him with injuries that would kill him, will spend more than two decades behind bars. Roberto Velasquez, age 32, received his sentence of 21 ½ years in prison nearly a year to the day since the Valley Stream incident, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Report: Man Admits To Deadly Machete Attack In Valley Stream On March 14, 2023, Velasquez, who is homeless, was inside the 24-hour Laundry Palace on Merrick Road in Valley Stream along with several other people. At…
93 MPH Fatal DWI Crash: Hicksville Man Sentenced 93 MPH Fatal DWI Crash: Hicksville Man Sentenced
93 MPH Fatal DWI Crash: Hicksville Man Sentenced Over a year and a half after a Long Island man drove drunk and crashed into a car, killing one, he has received his prison sentence. Oscar Argueta, age 37, must spend five to 12 years behind bars for his role in the June 2022 crash, the Nassau County District Attorney announced on Thursday, March 13. Original Report - Man Admits Driving Drunk, 95 MPH, During Fatal Hempstead Crash: DA Just before 2 a.m. on June 26, 2022, the Hicksville resident was speeding down Greenwich Street in Hempstead, driving drunk and going northwest at 93 miles per hour in his Dodge Durango, according to …
Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags In Hewlett Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags In Hewlett Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA
Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags In Hewlett Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA A  man is facing multiple hate crime charges after he allegedly stole two pro-Israel flags and assaulted a Long Island homeowner. Bechir Lehbeib, age 26 of Jamaica, Queens, was indicted by a jury on Wednesday, March 6, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Report - Man Accused Of Hate Crime After Stealing Pro-Israel Flag, Punching Hewlett Homeowner: Police On Sunday, February 4, Lehbeib allegedly walked up to a Hewlett home just after 1 p.m. The Steven Drive house was displaying two flags — one of which depicted a blend of the American and Israeli flags and…
Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party In New Hyde Park Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party In New Hyde Park
Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party In New Hyde Park A Long Island man has pleaded guilty to his role in a crash that killed three people and injured three others, all of the same family. Twenty-three-year-old Dante Lennon of Freeport entered his plea on Tuesday, March 5 for the May 2022 crash, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. According to his plea, Lennon was driving his Mercedes Benz drunk on the night of May 21, 2022, speeding down Jericho Turnpike at nearly twice the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit. Earlier Report: IDs Released For Three Women Killed In Crash In New Hyde Park He was driving eastbound near The Inn ev…
NYPD Det. From Freeport Drives Drunk In Fiery Crash: DA NYPD Det. From Freeport Drives Drunk In Fiery Crash: DA
Nypd Det. From Freeport Drives Drunk In Fiery Crash: DA A Long Island man is facing multiple after he allegedly sped and drove drunk, flipping his car and injuring two other people, authorities announced. George Moore, age 40 of Freeport, was arraigned for the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. Moore, who works as a detective in the New York City Police Department, was reportedly driving drunk and aggressively to his job in Queens on August 4, 2023, when the crash happened. He was heading north on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in his 2014 Mercedes when he crashed into a Jeep Cherokee in the cent…
41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Uniondale Burglaries 41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Uniondale Burglaries
41-Year-Old Sentenced 20 To Life For Uniondale Burglaries A man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for his back-to-back burglaries on Long Island. Kevin Carroll, age 41, of Manhattan, was sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 21 for his 2020 Uniondale burglaries, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. On the evening of June 22, 2020, Carroll forced open the back door of 429 Fenimore Avenue, a Uniondale boarding house that has both shared and single-occupancy rooms. Carroll had once been a resident of the boarding house himself, the DA’s Office said. Once inside, he punched one of the home’s occupants in the face and head multiple ti…