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Westbury Businesses Cited For Selling Alcohol To Minors: Police Westbury Businesses Cited For Selling Alcohol To Minors: Police
Westbury Businesses Cited For Selling Alcohol To Minors Two Long Island businesses have been cited for selling an alcoholic beverage to an undercover New York State Police operative under the age of 21. The operation was conducted on Thursday, May 30 in the Town of North Hempstead.  Two store clerks were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree and prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage: Anthony Y. Reyes Mejia, age 20, from West Hempstead, of La Cremosa Market located at 230 Post Ave., Westbury. Solomon R. Dosapati, age 60, from Flushing, Queens, of Valero located at 615 Union Ave. in Westbury. …
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…
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…
6 Shot At Residence In Westbury 6 Shot At Residence In Westbury
6 Shot At Westbury Residence An investigation is underway after people were shot at a Long Island residence overnight. It happened on Friday, May 3 at 10:45 p.m. in Westbury. Nassau County Police Third Precinct officers responded to a Pepperidge Road residence after receiving a report of shots fired.  Upon their arrival, it was discovered that six individuals had been shot, but fortunately, their injuries were not life-threatening.  All of the victims were taken to local hospitals and are currently in stable condition.  The investigation is ongoing and police have not yet released info on a suspect or…
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…
Trio Swipes $5K Necklace From Westbury Victim, Police Say Trio Swipes $5K Necklace From Westbury Victim, Police Say
Trio Swipes $5K Necklace From Westbury Victim, Police Say Police are searching for three people who stole a piece of jewelry worth thousands of dollars right from their victim’s body. The Westbury incident occurred on Monday, April 29 at 5 p.m., according to Nassau County Police. A 74-year-old woman was walking on Salisbury Park Drive near the intersection of Port Lane when a light-colored sedan pulled up alongside her. Two of the sedan’s passengers, a pair of women, got out of the vehicle and walked up to the victim. They each placed plastic necklaces around the victim’s neck before getting back in the car and driving off, heading west on Sal…
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…
Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When, Where Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When, Where
Northern State Parkway In Westbury To Close: Here's When Transportation officials announced a new set of closures on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island that will last for weeks. Beginning on Monday, April 15, and lasting for around seven weeks, the eastbound Northern State Parkway will be closed between the Meadowbrook State Parkway and the Wantagh State Parkway in Westbury, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closures will occur overnight, with one eastbound lane closing at 9 p.m. and the rest of the eastbound lanes closing at 10 p.m. NYSDOT said lanes will open back up at 5 a.m. During the planned closur…
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say 'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say Three people from three different Long Island stores were arrested after authorities claimed they sold alcohol, tobacco, and THC products to minors. The arrests took place on Monday, March 18 throughout Nassau County with the assistance of underage agents and the department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) unit. In East Meadow, Cindy Granados Vigil, a 21-year-old, was arrested for what authorities said was the second time in four months for selling tobacco products to minors at Hempstead Convenience & Smoke, located at 2125 Hempstead Turnpike. Not only was Vigil taken into custody, b…
Baldwin Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims Baldwin Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims
Baldwin Man Nabbed For Alleged Sexual Assault, Police Search For Other Victims Police arrested a Long Island man for reportedly raping a child and have asked any other potential victims to come forward. Baldwin man Stephen Vickers-Griffiths, age 35, was arrested on Monday, February 26, according to Nassau County Police. Vickers-Griffiths allegedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl and was arrested at Pines Motor Lodge in Westbury, located at 101 Taylor Avenue. He was charged with the following:  Rape;  Criminal sexual act, two counts; and  Endangering the welfare of a child.  He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is next due in co…
Woman Accused Of Biting Responding Police Officer In Westbury Woman Accused Of Biting Responding Police Officer In Westbury
Woman Accused Of Biting Responding Police Officer In Westbury A woman from Northern Westchester County has been accused of biting a responding police officer on Long Island. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, March 9 in Westbury. According to Nassau County Police, officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Old Country Road for a disturbance.  Upon arrival, the officers located an extremely intoxicated woman, Kathleen Walsh, age 59, of Cortlandt Manor, police said. Officers requested an ambulance to the location and while placing her on the stretcher she bit an officer on the right elbow, according to police. Walsh wa…
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…
New Update: Westbury 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Pickup Truck Crash New Update: Westbury 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Pickup Truck Crash
New Update: Westbury 44-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal Pickup Truck Crash Police have identified the man who was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Long Island. The fatal crash happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in New Cassel. Original Story: 44-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Pickup Truck In New Cassel Crash According to Nassau County Police, 44-year-old Juan Carlos Amaya Gutierrez was in front of 683 Old Country Road when he was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling east. Gutierrez, a Westbury resident, was taken to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 7:14 p.m. The Chevrolet driver, a 24-year-old man, stayed at the …
Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds
Gang Member Shot At Rival In Westbury After Social Media Fight, Jury Finds A 21-year-old Long Island gang member may spend nearly five decades behind bars after he was found guilty of attempted murder and possessing hundreds of fentanyl pills. Elijah Giron faced his conviction after only three hours of jury deliberation on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. On January 9, 2023, Giron, who is a member of the Latin Kings gang, was in Westbury when, just after 11 p.m., he got out of a car and shot four rounds at another person before fleeing. The person, who was believed to be an enemy of the Latin Kings gang, was in a fight on soc…
5 Men Charged With Grand Larceny At Valley Stream Target 5 Men Charged With Grand Larceny At Valley Stream Target
5 Men Charged With Grand Larceny At Valley Stream Target Five men have been charged with grand larceny at a Long Island Target. The incident took place in Valley Stream around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. According to Nassau County Police detectives, officers responded to the store, located at 500 West Sunrise Highway, for a larceny in progress.  When the officers arrived they found three men and placed them under arrest, police said. During the arrest, an officer was injured when one man resisted and attempted to get away. The officer was transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and treatment.  The two other subjects f…
$20K Theft: Couple Cons Westbury Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say $20K Theft: Couple Cons Westbury Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say
$20K Theft: Couple Cons Westbury Woman, Flees Scene, Police Say Police are searching for two people who stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Long Island woman’s home. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Westbury. According to Nassau County Police, an unknown man and woman knocked on the door of a Westbury home at approximately 3:30 p.m., telling the 74-year-old victim inside that they were giving out estimates on concrete work. The woman allegedly invited the two alleged con artists into her home. While inside, the man asked to use the victim’s restroom; when he came back, the two claimed they would head out to the…
'Horrific': Man Kills Dogs, Other Animals At Long Island Illegal 'Slaughterhouse,' DA Says 'Horrific': Man Kills Dogs, Other Animals At Long Island Illegal 'Slaughterhouse,' DA Says
'Horrific': Man Kills Dogs, Other Animals At Long Island Illegal 'Slaughterhouse,' DA Says A 76-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly shooting two dogs to death and neglecting several farm animals at his Long Island home. Carlos Lauro, of Riverhead, was arraigned on multiple charges at the Riverhead Town Justice Court on Thursday, Jan. 11. It came one day after the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office was alerted about a 1-year-old German Shepherd that had arrived at a Westbury veterinary hospital with a gunshot wound to its head. The injury had left the dog paralyzed and it was ultimately euthanized. A witness told investigators that the dog, named…
Westbury Man Busted In Insurance Fraud Scheme, DA Says Westbury Man Busted In Insurance Fraud Scheme, DA Says
Westbury Man Busted In Insurance Fraud Scheme, DA Says A Long Island man was busted in the Hudson Valley for alleged insurance fraud for providing a fake address to receive a cheaper insurance rate. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Nassau County resident Victor Coles, age 35, of Westbury, was arrested by the multi-agency Orange County White Collar Crime Task Force and charged with insurance fraud.  As alleged in charges filed in court, Coles submitted a written application for car insurance using a false address. As a result of the misrepresentation, the defendant’s insurance premiums were fraudulently reduc…
Seen Him? Man Follows Teen Girls In Westbury, Runs After Seeing Parents: Police Seen Him? Man Follows Teen Girls In Westbury, Runs After Seeing Parents: Police
Seen Him? Man Follows Teen Girls In Westbury, Runs After Seeing Parents: Police Authorities on Long Island are looking for a man who made advances on two young girls on Long Island – but ran away once he noticed one of the girl’s parents was nearby. On Thursday, Nov. 30 in Westbury, the man, who appeared to be in his mid-40s, approached the two 14-year-old girls, Nassau County Police said. It was about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Post Avenue and Union Avenue when he began to make a move on the pair, following them as they headed south on Post Avenue. However, the man spotted one of the victim’s parents, turned around, and ran north on Post toward Old Westbur…
Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 3 Children In Backseat, Crashes Into Tree: Police Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 3 Children In Backseat, Crashes Into Tree: Police
Westbury Man Drives Drunk With 3 Children In Backseat, Crashes Into Tree: Police A Long Island man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk with an adult passenger and three kids in the back, crashing into a tree, police said. The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1 in Garden City. According to Nassau County Police, 41-year-old Ruben Gonzalez of Westbury was driving north on Cherry Valley Avenue while he was drunk. He had a front passenger, a 37-year-old woman, and his three children in the back, ages 4, 9, and 11.  Police said that near the intersection of 10th Street, Gonzalez’s 2023 Cadillac Escalade went off the road and crashed into a t…
Man Nabbed For Christmas Eve Stabbing In New Cassel: Police Man Nabbed For Christmas Eve Stabbing In New Cassel: Police
Man Nabbed For Christmas Eve Stabbing In New Cassel: Police A Long Island man has been arrested after he stabbed another person multiple times, police said. On Sunday, Dec. 24 at approximately 9:30 p.m., 59-year-old Jose Anibal Moreno Rodriguez got into a verbal fight with a 25-year-old in New Cassel, Nassau County Police announced. Moreno Rodriguez, a resident of Westbury, pulled out a knife during the Holly Lane fight and began to stab the victim in the stomach multiple times. When police arrived, they arrested Moreno Rodriguez without incident. Both he and his victim were taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. According to Nassau…
Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New
Upgrades Finished At Northern State Parkway Interchange In Westbury: What's New After over a year of work, and even more years of planning, a busy interchange on Long Island’s Northern State Parkway is finished just in time for the rush of holiday traffic. The interchange of the Northern State Parkway, Jericho Turnpike, and Glen Cove Road – located on the borders of Westbury and Old Westbury – has been upgraded, transportation officials announced on Friday, Dec. 22. According to the New York State Department of Transportation, the changes are meant to help both drivers and pedestrians have a safer and easier time traveling in the area, which sees more than 54,000 mot…
Woman Who Struck Triathlete During Long Island Race Was Speeding On Suspended License, DA Says Woman Who Struck Triathlete During Long Island Race Was Speeding On Suspended License, DA Says
Woman Who Struck Triathlete During Long Island Race Was Speeding On Suspended License, DA Says A woman accused of driving into a closed racecourse and striking a triathlete bicyclist on Long Island should not have been behind the wheel, prosecutors said. Jakeline Figueroa, age 29, of Westbury, was arraigned on nearly a half dozen criminal charges in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Prosecutors said Figueroa was speeding in her SUV when she drove through a stop bar and into a triathlon event in the parking lot of Smith Point Beach in Shirley on Sunday, Aug. 6. Earlier Report: Triathlete 'Fighting For His Life' After Being Struck By Car During Shirley Race Moments …
Man, 43, Electrocuted In Westbury, Investigation Launched Man, 43, Electrocuted In Westbury, Investigation Launched
Man, 43, Electrocuted In Westbury, Investigation Launched Police are investigating the death of a man who died on Long Island while on the job. It happened on Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Westbury, in the back of a building at 750 Summa Avenue. According to the Nassau County Police, it was just after 2:10 p.m. when a 43-year-old paving company employee was electrocuted while he was operating a paving machine. He was pronounced dead by medics on the scene. Additional details, including the victim’s identity, have not been provided. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Westbury Traffic Stop: Police Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Westbury Traffic Stop: Police
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Westbury Traffic Stop: Police A traffic stop for speeding soon turned into a frenzy as two men, who were later found to have cocaine and a loaded gun, tried to run, authorities claimed. The incident happened on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Westbury, according to Nassau County Police. At around 10 p.m., officers reportedly saw a 2008 Nissan speeding east down Old Country Road. When the car was pulled over at the intersection of Old Country Road and Kinkel Street, the front seat passenger, 30-year-old Farid Acosta of New Cassel, allegedly fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend Acosta, who they say was combative, and f…
New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When
New Closure Underway For Northern State Parkway In Westbury: Here's When A new five-week project that will close parts of the Northern State Parkway is underway on Long Island. Lasting approximately five weeks, all lanes of the westbound Northern State Parkway between Exits 33 (Wantagh State Parkway) and 31A (Meadowbrook State Parkway) will be closed in Westbury, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. Click here for info on a separate closure on the Northern State in Huntington From 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. one lane will be closed; then starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m., all lanes will be closed. The project began on Monday, Oct. …
Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County
Closures Announced For Jericho Turnpike In Nassau County According to transportation officials, lanes on Long Island’s State Route 25 will be closed to facilitate paving projects. Starting Monday, Oct. 23, and lasting for approximately five nights, one to two lanes in Westbury and Old Westbury will be closed at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Glen Cove Road, the New York State Department of Transportation announced. Pavement resurfacing will take place during the closures, which will last from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and are weather permitting. Those driving during closures are encouraged to look for flag persons, who will be providing instr…
Teen Killed After Crashing Into Tree In Mineola Teen Killed After Crashing Into Tree In Mineola
Teen Killed After Crashing Into Tree In Mineola A teenager was killed in a crash that happened after police responded to a report of larcenies from vehicles on Long Island. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in Mineola. Just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 in Mineola, Nassau County Police Third Precinct officers responded to a 911 call for two vehicles committing multiple larcenies from automobiles in the Carle Place and Westbury areas.  Officers located the two vehicles and attempted to perform a vehicle and traffic stop at the intersection of Lexington Street and Carl Road.  Both vehicles re…
Update: Missing Teen Last Seen In Westbury Found Update: Missing Teen Last Seen In Westbury Found
Update: Missing Teen Last Seen In Westbury Found Update:  A teenager who was last seen on Long Island has been located.  Nassau County Police announced on Wednesday, Sept. 6 that 13-year-old Estefania Cruz had been found.  Cruz had last been seen on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in Westbury.  Additional details regarding her location and condition were not provided by police.  Original story:  Police have asked the community for assistance in locating a teenager who has been missing for two days. Estefania Cruz, age 13, was last seen on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in Westbury, according to Nassau County Polic…
Triathlete 'Fighting For His Life' After Being Struck By Car During Long Island Race Triathlete 'Fighting For His Life' After Being Struck By Car During Long Island Race
Triathlete 'Fighting For His Life' After Being Struck By Car During Long Island Race A 43-year-old triathlete remains hospitalized with serious injuries after he was struck by an SUV that drove into a closed race route on Long Island. Sal Gomez, of Selden, was hit at around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in Shirley while bicycling in his first triathlon at Smith Point County Park. According to Suffolk County Police, 29-year-old Ramona Jakeline Figueroa-Lopez, of Westbury, was attempting to leave the parking lot while the area was closed to traffic and entered the race route, striking Gomez. The husband and father of two was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for trea…
Gambling Bust: Pair Of Businesses Busted For Machines In Mineola, Garden City Park Gambling Bust: Pair Of Businesses Busted For Machines In Mineola, Garden City Park
Gambling Bust: Pair Of Businesses Busted For Machines In Mineola, Garden City Park Two people have been arrested for housing illegal gambling machines in their Long Island businesses, police announced. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the Nassau County Police’s “Problem Oriented Police Officers” (POP) squad reported that it made arrests at two businesses on Jericho Turnpike during a raid targeting illegal gambling machines. The first business busted as part of the “Pop and Stop Quality of Life Enforcement” operation was Mineola Deli Comida Hispana, located at 90-07 W. Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. Officers reported finding three gambling machines at the deli, leading to the arres…