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Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman In North Bellmore, Police Say Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman In North Bellmore, Police Say
Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman In North Bellmore, Police Say A Long Island man has been arrested after police claim he touched a woman while she walked down the street. It happened in North Bellmore on Monday, May 6. According to the Nassau County Police Department, a 25-year-old woman was walking that day down Evelyn Avenue. Ronal Ortega-Escalon, age 25 of North Bellmore, allegedly approached the woman, inappropriately grabbing and forcibly touching her. Detectives found Ortega-Escalon and arrested him on the evening of Tuesday, May 7. He is charged with two counts of forcible touching. Ortega-Escalon pleaded not guilty at his arraignment …
Man Punched By Worker At Woodmere  Rehab Center: Police Man Punched By Worker At Woodmere  Rehab Center: Police
Lisa Napier Arrested For Woodmere Rehab Center Assault: Ncpd A woman has been arrested on accusations that she abused a 71-year-old patient at a Long Island rehab center. Lisa Napier, age 41, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7 in Woodmere, the Nassau County Police Department announced. Napier’s victim was a 71-year-old man with a cognitive disorder, police claimed. The man was staying at the Esplanade of Woodmere, located at 130 Irving Place. On Friday, May 3, the man’s legal guardian noticed that he had bruises on his face. When she questioned the facility, she was told that the victim’s bruises were caused when he fell out of his bed multiple time…
Water Emergency: Jet Skier Rescued In Massapequa Water Emergency: Jet Skier Rescued In Massapequa
Jet Skier Rescued At Great Island In Massapequa A jet skier in distress was rescued overnight on Long Island. The Water Emergency occurred on Friday, May 3 at 9:20 p.m. in Massapequa. Nassau County Police received a call from 911 about a jet skier in distress near Great Island.  A Nassau County aviation helicopter and marine unit used their spotlights to locate the jet ski.  It had struck a sandbar and become disabled.  Marine Bureau 6 safely transported the operator back to Wantagh Park, and no injuries were reported. As warm weather approaches, the Nassau County Police Department advises personal watercraft operators…
New Update: Missing 12-Year-Old Westbury Girl Found New Update: Missing 12-Year-Old Westbury Girl Found
Update: Missing 12-Year-Old Westbury Girl Found Update: A 12-year-old Long Island girl who went missing has been found. Nancy Rodriguez had last been seen leaving her Westbury residence on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11:30 p.m., according to Nassau County Police. Late Saturday night, May 4, police announced she has been located. Original report: A 12-year-old Long Island girl has gone missing, and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Nancy Rodriguez was last seen leaving her Westbury residence on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11:30 p.m., according to Nassau County Police. She is 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, wit…
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…
Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia
Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia An associate of the Genovese organized crime family known as “Sal the Shoemaker” admitted to operating an illegal gambling business associated with La Cosa Nostra. Long Island resident Salvatore Rubino, age 60, of Bethpage, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 16, at federal court in Brooklyn to operating the business. Earlier this month, four co-defendant members and associates of the Genovese crime family admitted to various felony charges stemming from their long-running operation of several lucrative gambling operations in New York City. Of the five charged, four are from Long Isl…
$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…
Cedarhurst Man Admits To Child Porn Charges, DA Says Cedarhurst Man Admits To Child Porn Charges, DA Says
Cedarhurst Man Admits To Child Porn Charges, DA Says A Long Island man has pleaded guilty in the Hudson Valley to attempted dissemination of indecent materials to minors. Nassau County resident Daniel Waxman, age 56, of Cedarhurst, pleaded guilty on Thursday, April 4, in Ramapo, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh II,  From May 2023 to May 2023, the DA's Office said an undercover investigator from the Rockland County District Attorney's Office posing as a minor engaged in a series of internet chat conversations with Waxman. The undercover investigator told Waxman on multiple occasions that she was …
Alert Issued For Teen Missing From Baldwin Alert Issued For Teen Missing From Baldwin
Alert Issued For Teen Missing From Baldwin Police are imploring the community to assist in the search for a teen girl missing from Long Island. Allyson Amaya, age 14, was last seen on Monday, April 1, according to Nassau County Police. It was about 9 p.m. when the teen was spotted in Baldwin. Amaya is 5-foot-5 and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding the teen’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or call 911. All calls will remain anonymous. Share this story by clicking the Facebook ico…
Update: Man Missing From Roosevelt Located Update: Man Missing From Roosevelt Located
Update: Man Missing From Roosevelt Located Update:  Police have located a man who went missing after last being seen on Long Island.  Adolphus Veineer, age 78, had last been seen in Roosevelt on Wednesday, March 27, Nassau County Police said. He reportedly had memory loss and was listed as a vulnerable adult.  On Friday, March 29, the department announced that Veineer had been located.  Additional details, including where he was found and his current state, were not released.  Original Story:  Authorities are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who went missing after being seen o…
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Man Last Seen In Hempstead Seen Him? Alert Issued For Man Last Seen In Hempstead
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Man Last Seen In Hempstead Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man missing from Long Island who may need medical attention. Leo Frazier, age 88, was last seen on Tuesday, March 19 in Hempstead, according to the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse. It was just before 8 p.m. on that day when Frazier was spotted driving a 2002 tan Nissan Altima (with New York registration CZD-4820) on Frazier Street. Authorities say Frazier has dementia and may be in need of medical attention. He is 5-foot-6, weighs approximately 145 pounds, and is bald with brown eyes. When he was last seen, …
Alert Issued For Missing New Cassel Teen Alert Issued For Missing New Cassel Teen
Alert Issued For Missing New Cassel Teen Police are asking the community to keep an eye out for a missing Long Island teenager. Stephanie Zuniga, age 13, was last seen on the morning of Tuesday, March 12, according to Nassau County Police. It was about 7 a.m. when Zuniga left her Urban Avenue home. She is described as 5-foot-6 and weighs approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police said it is unknown what Zuniga was wearing when she was last spotted. Anyone with information regarding Zuniga’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad at (516) 573-7347 or to …
21-Year-Old Nabbed In Westbury, Connected To Over 20 Crimes, Police Say 21-Year-Old Nabbed In Westbury, Connected To Over 20 Crimes, Police Say
21-Year-Old Nabbed In Westbury, Connected To Over 20 Crimes, Police Say Police on Long Island have caught a young man after announcing to the community that he was wanted for a string of alleged thefts and other crimes. It happened on Monday, March 4 in Westbury, according to Nassau County Police Department. Earlier Report: Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Nassau County Crimes Just after 6 p.m. that day, police spotted a stolen black BMW (which had been linked to multiple crimes across Nassau County) driving west on W John Street. When authorities attempted to approach the driver, 21-year-old Oceanside man Vincent Fredricks, he…
Hundreds Fight Massive Blaze At Lattingtown Home: Police Hundreds Fight Massive Blaze At Lattingtown Home: Police
Hundreds Fight Massive Blaze At Lattingtown Home: Police Police are investigating a fire that ravaged a home on Long Island and required teams from seven different local fire departments to control. It happened on Sunday, March 3 in Lattingtown, according to the Nassau County Police Department. Just before 4 p.m., the Great Meadow Road home caught fire, quickly escalating into a massive blaze that required, in addition to the Locust Valley Department, the assistance of the following fire departments: East Norwich; Oyster Bay; Glen Cove; Syosset; Bayville; and Jericho. In total, over 100 firefighters fought the flames before it was fina…
North Woodmere Man Nabbed For Alleged Child Pornography North Woodmere Man Nabbed For Alleged Child Pornography
North Woodmere Man Nabbed For Alleged Child Pornography A man from Long Island has been arrested after police said he attempted to distribute child porn in the state of Texas. North Woodmere resident Steven Weinman, age 60, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Nassau County Police Department. His arrest was the culmination of an investigation between NCPD and the New York and New Jersey US Fugitive Task Force. Weinman was taken into custody at his Hillcrest Place home. He is charged with five counts of possession with the intent to distribute child pornography in the state of Texas. After his next scheduled court appearance…
Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police
Man Records 19-Year-Old Changing In Mineola: Police An exterminator on Long Island was arrested after he allegedly sprayed his 19-year-old victim with chemicals, encouraged her to change clothes, and then recorded her doing so. It happened on Thursday, Feb. 22  just before 3 p.m. in Mineola, according to Nassau County Police. Walter Rivas, age 45, showed up at the apartment of a 19-year-old woman who had hired a technician from Joroba Pest Control to exterminate her apartment. While he was spraying the woman’s home, Rivas got chemicals on the victim’s clothes. He allegedly advised her that she would need to change her clothes quic…
Have You Seen Him? Police Searching For Missing East Meadow Man Have You Seen Him? Police Searching For Missing East Meadow Man
Have You Seen Him? Police Searching For Missing East Meadow Man Police on Long Island are asking the public for help locating a man who went missing. Robert Juliano, age 38, of East Meadow, went missing around 5:50 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, said the Nassau County Police. According to detectives, Juliano was last seen on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.  He is described as being 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with blue eyes and balding brown hair.  Juliano was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. Detectives request anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Nassau County Police Department Missin…
4 Hospitalized After Fight At Valley Stream Bar Spills Out Onto Street 4 Hospitalized After Fight At Valley Stream Bar Spills Out Onto Street
4 Hospitalized After Fight At Valley Stream Bar Spills Out Onto Street Four people were hospitalized after a fight at a Long Island bar spilled out into the street. The chain of events begin around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 Valley Stream. When Nassau County Police Fifth Precinct officers responded to North Central Avenue and West Merrick Road for a large disturbance, they located the four victim who suffered  from lacerations and stab wounds. The victims were 33- and 34-year-old men, and 26- and 31-year-old women. Upon further investigation it was determined that the four victims were inside of Moods Lounge and Café, located at 269 West Merrick R…
19-Year-Old Shot, Killed By Police At Massapequa Residence 19-Year-Old Shot, Killed By Police At Massapequa Residence
19-Year-Old Shot, Killed By Police At Massapequa Residence An investigation is underway after a teenage man was shot and killed by police officers on Long Island. The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 in Massapequa. Nassau County Police say officers responded to a Stone Boulevard residence for a report of a suicidal 19-year-old.  Upon arrival, the male, David Clements, was standing in front of his home with three handguns, holding a gun in each hand pointing them at his head, according to the Nassau County PD.  "He was threatening to kill himself and disregarded numerous commands from officers to disarm himself…
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Seaford Man Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Seaford Man
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Missing Seaford Man Police are asking for help in locating a Long Island man who was reported missing. Peter MacDonald, age 49, was last seen leaving his Seaford residence at around 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, according to Nassau County Police. He was driving a gray 2012 Toyota Sienna at the time. MacDonald is described as 5-foot-11 and is bald with blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray pants, and a blue shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nassau County Police Department at 516-573-7347. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for u…
Have You Seen Her? Teen Missing Days From Hempstead Have You Seen Her? Teen Missing Days From Hempstead
Have You Seen Her? Teen Missing Days From Hempstead Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teen girl who went missing after last being seen on Long Island. Karina Flores, age 15, was last seen in Hempstead on Saturday, Jan. 6, according to Nassau County Police. Flores had been on Jackson Street at around 6:30 p.m. that day, police said. She is 5-foot-8 and weighs approximately 150 pounds with red hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, Flores was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, and sandals. Anyone with information regarding Flores’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Nassau County Police Dep…
Seaford Teen Missing For Days, Alert Issued Seaford Teen Missing For Days, Alert Issued
Seaford Teen Missing For Days, Alert Issued Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teenage boy who went missing after last being seen at his Long Island home. Elijah Major, age 15, was last seen on Friday, Dec. 15 in Seaford, where he lives, according to Nassau County Police. It was just before 8 a.m. on that day that Major was last spotted. He was leaving his home at that time. Major is described as being 5-foot-5 and weighing approximately 210 pounds. He has brown eyes and a black afro. Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding Major’s whereabouts to contact the Nassau County Police Depa…
Just Dropping By: Police In New Hyde Park Spread Holiday Cheer, Rappel Down Children's Hospital Just Dropping By: Police In New Hyde Park Spread Holiday Cheer, Rappel Down Children's Hospital
Just Dropping By: Police In New Hyde Park Spread Holiday Cheer, Rappel Down Children's Hospital Police officers on Long Island sent holiday wishes in a unique to children at a local hospital who couldn’t visit with family. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Nassau County Police Department Emergency Services Unit headed to Cohen’s Children Medical Center, located at 26901 76th Ave, New Hyde Park, on a mission. Dubbed “Operation Holiday Drop In,” the mission was set to go off without a hitch, and when officers started rappelling down the side of the 40-foot building in holiday hats, it became clear that the mission objective was met – make kids smile. The event is meant to ensure that childre…
Fallen Menorah Causes Fire At Woodbury Home Fallen Menorah Causes Fire At Woodbury Home
Fallen Menorah Causes Fire At Woodbury Home A holiday celebration was dampened when a fallen menorah candle caused a fire at a Long Island home. It happened on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Woodbury, according to the Nassau County Police Department. At around 8:15 p.m., one of the candles in the family’s menorah fell over, igniting the tablecloth and spreading to a chair. Police said the fire department was able to stop the fire with a fire extinguisher and reported that no residents were injured. As a result of the accidental fire, the department reminded citizens to light candles in well-ventilated areas away from vents and drafts an…
Update: Teen Missing From Hempstead Located Update: Teen Missing From Hempstead Located
Update: Teen Missing From Hempstead Located Update:  A 13-year-old who went missing after being seen on Long Island has been found, police said.  Briana Bonilla had last been seen on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Hempstead.  Two days later, on Thursday, Dec. 14, Nassau County Police announced that Bonilla had been located.  Additional details, including where Bonilla was found or her current condition, were not released.  Original story:  Authorities are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a missing young teen who was last seen on Long Island. Briana Bonilla, age 13, was last see…
Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Uniondale Deli Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Uniondale Deli
Burglars Smash Windows, Grab Cash From Uniondale Deli Police are on the lookout for one or more thieves who smashed their way into a small business on Long Island and stole cash. It occurred on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 2 in Uniondale, according to Nassau County Police Department. The owner of El Rinconcito Deli, a Salvadorean store located at 624 Jerusalem Avenue, arrived at the store just before 8:30 a.m. to find that the glass front door had been shattered while the store was closed. During the burglary, the suspects broke into the register and stole cash. There is no available description of the thieves. Police said the investi…
Recognize Him? Search On For Massapequa, Wantagh Package Thief Recognize Him? Search On For Massapequa, Wantagh Package Thief
Recognize Him? Search On For Massapequa, Wantagh Package Thief After multiple Long Islanders had their goodies swiped in a string of package thefts, police are asking the community to help locate the person they believe is responsible. Nassau County Police shared pictures on Wednesday, Nov. 8 of the person they say is behind a series of swipes that occurred in October 2023. Do you know him?  Nassau County Police Department From Thursday, Oct 5 to Monday, Oct. 16, authorities reported that at least six FedEx packages had been stolen off the front porches of people in Massapequa, Massapequa Park, and Wantagh. 🚨 WANTED FOR PACKAGE THEFTS 🚨 📍: …
Update: East Garden City Woman Missing For Days Found Update: East Garden City Woman Missing For Days Found
Update: East Garden City Woman Missing For Days Found Update:  A woman who was missing from Long Island for days has been located, authorities announced.  Roseann Mandaglio, age 67, had last been seen in East Garden City on Friday, Oct. 20, according to Nassau County Police.  On Thursday, Oct. 26, police said that Mandaglio had been found.  Additional details regarding her current state or where she was located have not been released.  Original story:  Authorities have issued an alert for a woman who has been missing from Long Island for days. Roseann Mandaglio, age 67, was last spotted in East Garden City o…
Seen Her? Teen Missing After Leaving Hempstead Home Seen Her? Teen Missing After Leaving Hempstead Home
Seen Her? Teen Missing After Leaving Hempstead Home Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a 14-year-old girl who went missing from her Long Island home. Keiry Magana, age 14, was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20 in Hempstead, according to Nassau County Police. She left her house at approximately 11:30 p.m. that day and was reported missing the next day. Magana is Hispanic, stands at 5-foot-1, and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and red hair. No information regarding her clothing is available. Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding Magana’s whereabouts to contact the Nassau County …
Shots Fired At Plainview Home, Suspect At Large, Police Say Shots Fired At Plainview Home, Suspect At Large, Police Say
Shots Fired At Plainview Home, Suspect At Large, Police Say Authorities are on the hunt for an unknown person who fired two shots at a residential Long Island home and fled the scene. The shooting occurred on Sunday, Oct. 15 in Plainview, Nassau County Police said. At approximately 2:30 a.m., a surveillance video showed an unknown suspect walking up to the home, located on Lillian Lane, and shot two rounds at the residence before turning around and fleeing. Police said the shooter fled east on foot towards Hope Drive. No injuries were reported at the scene, and no further description of the suspect was available at the time of publication. T…
Have You Seen Him? Man Missing, Last Seen In North Long Beach Have You Seen Him? Man Missing, Last Seen In North Long Beach
Have You Seen Him? Man Missing, Last Seen In North Long Beach Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who disappeared after being seen at a grocery store. Peter Jiminez, age 69, was last seen on Monday, Oct. 2 in North Long Beach, according to Nassau County Police. It was approximately 1:30 p.m. when he was spotted at the King Kullen shopping center in Island Park. Jiminez is described as a Hispanic man who is 5-foot-6 and weighs around 140 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair. When he was last seen, Jiminez was wearing a blue shirt, tan pants, and a blue bandana. He was riding a black bicycle. Detectives urge a…