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Long Island Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say Long Island Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say
Long Island Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say A Long Island man has been accused of working as a dentist despite not having a license. Nassau County Police say detectives determined Jose L. Rodriguez Delacruz, age 53,  worked out of a second-floor office in Freeport located on West Sunrise Highway. After conducting an investigation, it was discovered he was practicing as an unlicensed dentist and was placed under arrest without incident. Delacruz, a resident of Freeport, was charged with unauthorized practice and was arraigned on Friday, April 19 at First District Court in Hempstead. Detectives request anyone who may h…
Man Caught Stealing Cash From Co-Worker, Leading To Arrest For Other Long Island Crimes: Police Man Caught Stealing Cash From Co-Worker, Leading To Arrest For Other Long Island Crimes: Police
Man Caught Stealing Cash From Co-Worker, Leading To Arrest For Other Long Island Crimes: Police Police arrested a Long Island man for a string of crimes after he was caught swiping money from his coworker’s purse. The incident occurred in Wantagh on Monday, April 8, according to Nassau County Police. Just after noon on that day, 21-year-old Jaquore Blaylock had allegedly taken cash from his coworker’s purse, which was inside her desk at the Merrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge, located at 3614 Sunrise Highway, where both worked. When police arrived at the dealership to arrest him, Blaylock fled the scene on foot. He was later nabbed near the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Locust Avenue,…
Photographer Forcibly Touches 18-Year-Old During Photo Shoot At Lindenhurst Business: Police Photographer Forcibly Touches 18-Year-Old During Photo Shoot At Lindenhurst Business: Police
Owner Of Lindenhurst Photo Studio Molests Teen Client: Cops The owner of a Long Island photo studio is accused of molesting a teenage client. William Keegan, age 49, of Freeport, was arrested Friday, April 12, following an investigation by Suffolk County Police. Investigators said an 18-year-old woman contacted the agency on Monday, April 8, to report that Keegan had forcibly touched her during a photo shoot at his Lindenhurst studio, Flawless Digital Photos, in January 2023. Keegan is charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.  He was issued an appearance ticket and will be arraigned at First District Court in Ce…
Long Island Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize Long Island Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize
Long Island Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize One very lucky Long Islander won $1 million from a scratch-off game, according to lottery officials. Walter Jewels of Freeport claimed his prize on Thursday, April 11, the New York State Lottery announced. Jewels won his $1 million prize on a Magic 8 Ball scratch-off game which he purchased at Curiosity Cards & Gifts, located at 193 Atlantic Avenue in Freeport. He received his winnings in a single lump sum payment that totaled $445,356 after required withholdings. According to the New York State Lottery, there is only one more top prize remaining for the Magic 8 Ball game, so there…
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police A pair of men from New York City were arrested in connection to a slew of drug store burglaries across Long Island, police said. Nassau County Police officers said that the two men — 22-year-old Kyle Morgan and 19-year-old Tyrone Owens, Jr — were arrested during a traffic stop in Freeport on the night of Thursday, March 28. At about 9 p.m. that night, the two had previously been spotted at the Walgreens in North Bellmore, located at 703 Newbridge Road. After going inside the store, Morgan (who is from the Bronx) allegedly walked into an “Employees Only” section, where he grabbed various…
Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Long Island Shooting Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Long Island Shooting
Marijuana Murder: 22-Year-Old Convicted For Long Island 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…
Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA
Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA A woman from Long Island used her dead grandmother’s pen name to collect Social Security benefits for years, authorities claimed. Freeport resident Alexandria Sobrane, age 46, was arraigned on Tuesday, March 18 for her alleged Social Security fraud, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. According to the DA’s Office, Sobrane’s grandmother, Hannah Sobrane, was born in 1920 and wrote children’s books under the pen name Babe Power. Starting in 1985, she retired and began receiving her Social Security benefits under the nom de plume she used for writing. However, in 2008, when the …
Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party On Long Island Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party On Long Island
Man Admits Driving Drunk, Killing Trio Leaving Party On Long Island 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. Drives Drunk In Fiery Long Island Crash: DA NYPD Det. Drives Drunk In Fiery Long Island Crash: DA
Nypd Det. Drives Drunk In Fiery Long Island 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…
DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole On Long Island, Police Say DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole On Long Island, Police Say
DWI: Woman Driving With 1-Year-Old Crashes Into Pole On Long Island, Police Say A woman has been arrested after she allegedly drove drunk on Long Island with her child, running into a traffic pole and later refusing to allow the child to be assessed by medics, police said. The incident occurred in Oceanside on Wednesday, Feb. 21, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 2:25 a.m. that morning, 34-year-old Freeport resident Stephanie Almonte was said to have been driving her Toyota Camry while drunk, with a 1-year-old boy. She was heading east on Brower Avenue when, near the intersection of Chance Drive, Almonte crashed into a pole. When police and para…
Man Nabbed Weeks After Fatal Long Island Hit-Run: Police Man Nabbed Weeks After Fatal Long Island Hit-Run: Police
Man Nabbed Weeks After Fatal Long Island Hit-Run: Police A Long Island man who allegedly killed a 34-year-old woman during a hit-and-run has been caught over a month after the fact, police said. Melvin Deleon, age 35, of Freeport, was arrested for the North Lawrence incident, which killed Inwood resident Esmeralda Larios-Perez, Nassau County Police announced on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Earlier Report: ID Released For Woman Killed In Hit-Run North Lawrence Crash Just before 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, Larios-Perez was walking north, crossing Burnside Avenue at Washington Place. She was struck by Deleon as she crossed, according to police…
Drunk Driver Sentenced For Wrong-Way Long Island Crash That Killed Cousin, Second Victim Drunk Driver Sentenced For Wrong-Way Long Island Crash That Killed Cousin, Second Victim
Drunk Driver Sentenced For Wrong-Way Long Island Crash That Killed Cousin, Second Victim An admitted drunk driver will spend years behind bars for a wrong-way Long Island crash that killed his own cousin and a second victim. Juan De Leon Collado, age 30, of Freeport, was sentenced to between seven and 21 years in prison in Nassau County Court on Monday, Jan. 29 after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and related charges. Prosecutors said Collado had been drinking at a Farmingdale sports bar before he got behind the wheel of his Honda CRV shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2022. Earlier Report: Man Admits Guilt In Double-Fatal Wrong-Way Massapequa Park DW…
Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At This Long Island Supermarket Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At This Long Island Supermarket
Winning Lotto Ticket Sold At This Long Island Supermarket Winner winner, chicken dinner! A top-prize Take 5 Midday ticket from the Saturday, Jan. 20 drawing was sold at a Freeport supermarket, according to New York Lottery officials. Worth $6,186.50, the ticket was purchased at Compare Foods (Gala Foods Supermarket), which is located at 111 West Merrick Road. The prize can be claimed up to one year from the drawing date. Take 5 numbers are drawn from a field of one to 39, with drawings televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. During the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the New York Lottery contributed $3.7 billion to help support education i…
Men Punch, Choke Couple During Long Island Motel Robbery: Police Men Punch, Choke Couple During Long Island Motel Robbery: Police
Men Punch, Choke Couple During Long Island Motel Robbery: Police Two Long Island men were arrested after they robbed a couple in their motel room, threatening to kill a woman if the other victim didn’t give them money. It happened on Thursday, Jan. 11 in North Long Beach, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 5:30 a.m., 32-year-old Ishmel Owens and 28-year-old Kylil Freeman, both of Freeport, were allegedly invited into the motel room of a couple in North Long Beach, the address of which was not released by authorities. Once inside, Owens began to punch the male victim in the chest multiple times as he lay in the motel room bed. At th…
Teen Drives Drunk, Kills 6-Year-Old During Long Island Crash: DA Teen Drives Drunk, Kills 6-Year-Old During Long Island Crash: DA
Teen Drives Drunk, Kills 6-Year-Old During Long Island Crash: DA An 18-year-old from Long Island has been indicted for his alleged role in a drunk driving crash that killed a little girl two days before her birthday. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the indictment of Jorge Bonilla Gutierrez, age 18 of Freeport, on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Bonilla Gutierrez was allegedly driving drunk and speeding eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike on the morning of August 7, 2023. Earlier Report - Update: Teen Charged For Crash That Killed Child, Injured 5 Others In West Hempstead At around 2:20 a.m., Bonilla Gutierrez sped in his Nissan Pathfinder through …
Man Nabbed For Lighting House, Cars Ablaze On Long Island: Police Man Nabbed For Lighting House, Cars Ablaze On Long Island: Police
Man Nabbed For Lighting House, Cars Ablaze On Long Island: Police A Long Island man was arrested after he allegedly set a couple’s cars and home on fire while they slept, police said. It happened on Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Rockville Centre, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 5 a.m., a North Forest Avenue couple was sleeping in their second-floor bedroom when they were awoken by a loud noise. The pair, a 45-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man, looked out their window to find their two cars, a 2018 Porsche and a 2014 Dodge, were up in flames. When the two left the house, they saw that someone had also lit their front door on fire. John …
Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Long Island Murder Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Long Island Murder
Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Long Island Murder A Long Island man and Bloods gang member has been convicted for the murder of a 21-year-old and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old, authorities announced. Floyd McNeil, age 27 of Hempstead (also known as “DOT” or “Diddy DOT”) was found guilty of multiple felonies on Monday, Nov. 27 for his role in the killing of Taffarie Haughton, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Earlier Report: Duo Arraigned In Freeport Shooting That Killed 21-Year-Old, Injured 19-Year-Old The verdict comes after two days of jury deliberations and almost three years to the day since the murder to…
Man Admits Guilt In Double-Fatal Wrong-Way Long Island DWI Crash Man Admits Guilt In Double-Fatal Wrong-Way Long Island DWI Crash
Man Admits Guilt In Double-Fatal Wrong-Way Long Island DWI Crash A Long Island man pleaded guilty to drinking and driving in a 2022 crash that killed his cousin and an additional victim, authorities announced. Thirty-year-old Juan De Leon Collado of Freeport entered his guilty plea on Monday, Nov. 27, for his role in the fatal crash just a year before, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. Earlier Report: 24-Year-Old Man Killed, 3 Others Injured In Drunk Driving Crash In Massapequa Park, Police Say Just before 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2022, Collado was driving his 2003 Honda CRV the wrong way down the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway…
These Suffolk County Eateries Make Top 100 Best Restaurants These Suffolk County Eateries Make Top 100 Best Restaurants
These Suffolk County Eateries Make Top 100 Best Restaurants According to a new report by restaurant app OpenTable, these two Long Island restaurants are among the best in the nation. “The diners have spoken!” Restaurant reservation app Open Table released its Top 100 Restaurants List 2023 on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Using a combination of verified diner reviews, ratings, percentage of reservations made in advance, and five-star reviews, the list delegates the 100 restaurants most favored by diners nationwide in 2023 — and two of Suffolk County’s own have made the cut. Out of the five New York restaurants on the list, Huntington’s The Farm Italy Rest…
Pair Sentenced For Long Island Murder, Robbery Pair Sentenced For Long Island Murder, Robbery
Pair Sentenced For Long Island Murder, Robbery Two men who admitted to luring, robbing, and killing a Long Island man who had just received a large sum of money will each spend at least two decades behind bars, authorities announced. Freeport men Eric Baldwin and Corey Grier were each handed sentences of 20 years or more in prison, the Nassau County District Attorney announced on Monday, Nov. 13. Earlier Report: Duo Admits Guilt For Murder, Robbery In Freeport Baldwin and Grier had previously pleaded guilty to the robbery, shooting, and killing of Long Beach resident James Diamond in September 2021. Diamond, a 28-year-old as…
New Update: Man Charged For Apparent Long Island Homicide, Police Announce New Update: Man Charged For Apparent Long Island Homicide, Police Announce
New Update: Man Charged For Apparent Long Island Homicide, Police Announce The person thought to be responsible for the stabbing death of a Long Island man has been taken into custody, authorities said. On Monday, Nov. 6, Nassau County Police reported the arrest of Melbis Hernandez, age 36, for the Hempstead incident. Earlier Report: Man Found Dead In Hempstead Stairwell, Police Say Three weeks prior to Hernandez’s arrest, on Saturday, Oct. 21, police found 53-year-old Marlon Rivas-Aguilar unresponsive and bleeding in the stairwell of 45 Jackson Avenue. The Freeport resident was pronounced dead at the scene from what appeared to be puncture wounds. N…
Update: Missing Teen Last Seen On Long Island Located Update: Missing Teen Last Seen On Long Island Located
Update: Missing Teen Last Seen On Long Island Located Update:  A missing Long Island teen has been found, authorities announced. Zyaire Thomas had last been seen on Sunday, Oct. 15 in Freeport, according to Nassau County Police. Just over a week later, on Monday, Oct. 23, police announced that the 15-year-old had been located. Additional details regarding where Thomas was found or her current condition have not been released.   Original story:  Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teenager who went missing after being seen on Long Island. Zyaire Thomas, age 15, was last seen on Sunday, Oct. 1…
Man Found Dead In Stairwell On Long Island Man Found Dead In Stairwell On Long Island
Man Found Dead In Stairwell On Long Island A Long Island man who was found dead in a stairwell of an apparent homicide has been identified, police announced. It happened on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Hempstead. At approximately 5:30 a.m., police responded to a 911 call to find 53-year-old Marlon Rivas-Aguilar bleeding and unresponsive in the stairwell of 45 Jackson Street. Rivas-Aguilar, who is from Freeport, was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel as a result of what appeared to be puncture wounds. The investigation into the man’s alleged homicide is ongoing. Police encourage anyone with information regarding the inci…
Two-Time Long Island Car Thief Nabbed, Police Announce Two-Time Long Island Car Thief Nabbed, Police Announce
Two-Time Long Island Car Thief Nabbed, Police Announce A man who managed to steal three cars on two separate occasions from a Long Island car dealership has been taken into custody nearly a year after the crimes, police announced. On Monday, Oct. 2, Andrew Ponton, age 21 of Queens, was arrested for his alleged role in the theft of multiple cars from a Freeport car dealership, according to Nassau County Police. Ponton’s first alleged theft occurred in October 2022. The then-20-year-old is accused of breaking into the Carmart Auto Group, located at 497 Main Street, and stealing a white 2017 Ford Explorer from the lot. Then, in November 2022…
Fatal DWI Sentence: Long Island Man Will Spend Years Behind Bars For Killing 24-Year-Old Fatal DWI Sentence: Long Island Man Will Spend Years Behind Bars For Killing 24-Year-Old
Fatal DWI Sentence: Long Island Man Will Spend Years Behind Bars For Killing 24-Year-Old A Long Island man who admitted to driving drunk, killing a young Long Island woman, will now spend up to two decades behind bars, officials announced. Thirty-two-year-old Tyshaun Johashen of Freeport was sentenced on Friday, Oct. 13 to six to 18 years in prison for charges including vehicular homicide, the Nassau County District Attorney said. According to the DA’s Office and his guilty plea, on Wednesday, March 1, Johashen was driving drunk his 2018 Nissan Sentra southbound on Babylon Turnpike in Hempstead. Just after 7 p.m., near the intersection of Babylon Turnpike and Carroll Street…
$350K Scam: Employee Steals Thousands From Long Island Hospitality Company, Police Say $350K Scam: Employee Steals Thousands From Long Island Hospitality Company, Police Say
$350K Scam: Employee Steals Thousands From Long Island Hospitality Company, Police Say A woman working for a Long Island hospitality company secretly transferred over $350,000 to herself during the span of two years, police said. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Nassau County Police announced the arrest of 43-year-old Nicole Simeona on a grand larceny charge. Simeona, a Freeport resident, is accused of stealing money using credit cards from her employer, Blue Sky Hospitality Solutions, which is located in Uniondale. From February 2021 to February 2023, while working at the hotel management company’s accounts payable department, Simeona allegedly made nearly 77 fraudulent transactio…
Duo Admits Guilt For Murder, Robbery On Long Island Duo Admits Guilt For Murder, Robbery On Long Island
Duo Admits Guilt For Murder, Robbery On Long Island Two men pleaded guilty to their roles in robbing, shooting, and killing a Long Island man who had just received a significant amount of money, officials announced. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Nassau County District Attorney announced that Eric Baldwin, age 27, and Corey Grier, age 29, pleaded guilty to charges including murder and robbery, respectively, for their roles in a September 2021 incident. The DA’s Office said that on Sept. 10, 2021, victim James Diamond, age 28, and a friend drove to a Long Beach law firm to pick up a check that Diamond was awarded as part of a lawsuit. Diamond,…
Long Island Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says Long Island Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says
Long Island Murder Sentencing: Alleged Gang Member Will Spend Decades Behind Bars, DA Says An alleged member of the Bloods gang has been sentenced for the Long Island murder and attempted murder he is responsible for, officials announced. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 27-year-old Christopher Anderson (also known as CK) of Roosevelt was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for the incidents, which took place in November and December of 2020, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. A group of Bloods gang members attending a meeting, followed 21-year-old victim Taffarie Haughton and a second victim, age 19, into the bathroom at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Freeport on Nov.…
Man Admits DWI, Striking, Killing 24-Year-Old On Long Island: DA Man Admits DWI, Striking, Killing 24-Year-Old On Long Island: DA
Man Admits DWI, Striking, Killing 24-Year-Old On Long Island: DA A Long Island man pleaded guilty to driving drunk, hitting, and killing a 24-year-old woman while she was crossing the street, authorities said. On Monday, Aug. 28, Tyshaun Johashen, a 32-year-old Freeport man, entered his guilty plea in relation to the March 2023 crash, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Mia Pollidore, age 24 of Freeport, was walking west across Babylon Turnpike near the Carroll Street intersection on Wednesday, March 1 when, at approximately 7:02 p.m., she was hit by Johashen. The new plea comes nearly two months after Johashen's arraignment, where he origi…
Suspected Cocaine, Oxy, LSD Found During Long Island Drug Bust: Police Suspected Cocaine, Oxy, LSD Found During Long Island Drug Bust: Police
Suspected Cocaine, Oxy, LSD Found During Long Island Drug Bust: Police Three people were arrested for possessing thousands of dollars and multiple alleged illicit substances during a Long Island investigation, police announced. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, Nassau County Police announced that an inquiry into a fatal overdose led to the arrest of the following: Alia Salway, age 23, of Freeport; Andy T. Salazar, age 23, of Freeport; and Estiven Membreno, age 18, of Roosevelt. The three had been the target of the probe in Baldwin on Wednesday, July 19, which stemmed after a Nassau County resident’s overdose death. During the investigation, authorities found a sta…
Update: Teen Charged For Crash That Killed Child, Injured 5 Others On Long Island Update: Teen Charged For Crash That Killed Child, Injured 5 Others On Long Island
Update: Teen Charged For Crash That Killed Child, Injured 5 Others On Long Island A teenager has been arrested and charged for a car crash that killed a child and injured five others, himself included, police announced. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Nassau County Police announced that 18-year-old Jorge Bonilla Gutierrez of Freeport was arrested in connection to an Aug. 7 West Hempstead incident.  Read the original story: Child Dead, Five Injured Following Turnpike Crash In West Hempstead At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, Gutierrez was allegedly driving his SUV down Hempstead Turnpike, going east. He was traveling at a high speed when, near the intersect…