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Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Long Island Murder Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Long Island Murder
Life In Prison: Duo Sentenced For Long Island 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…
Violent Long Island Carjacking: Men Pull Gun On Woman In Parking Lot, Police Say Violent Long Island Carjacking: Men Pull Gun On Woman In Parking Lot, Police Say
Violent Long Island Carjacking: Men Pull Gun On Woman In Parking Lot, Police Say One of three men who allegedly robbed a woman on Long Island – pushing her to the ground and pointing a gun at her – has been arrested. Brian Perales, age 22 of Brooklyn, was arrested on Monday, May 13 in connection to the Manhasset crime, which Nassau County Police said occurred in February. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, a 48-year-old woman was parking her 2024 Mercedez Benz in the parking lot at 981 Northern Boulevard. She was then approached by two men who reportedly grabbed her and pulled her out of the car, pushing her to the ground. One of the robbers threatened…
Boy Pulls Knife, Robs Victim At Middle School On Long Island: Police Boy Pulls Knife, Robs Victim At Middle School On Long Island: Police
Boy Pulls Knife, Robs Victim At Middle School On Long Island: Police An alleged robbery on a Long Island middle school’s soccer field has led to the arrest of a boy, police said. It happened on Thursday, May 2 in Uniondale, according to Nassau County Police. The juvenile robber — whose name and age have not been released — is alleged to have walked up to a 13-year-old on the soccer field of Turtle Hook Middle School, located at 975 Jerusalem Avenue. He then reportedly pulled a knife on the victim before ripping off the victim’s sweatshirt and running away. Police located the alleged robber a short time later and he was placed under arrest. The juveni…
Suspect Nabbed For Armed Robbery At Riverhead Restaurant Suspect Nabbed For Armed Robbery At Riverhead Restaurant
Suspect Nabbed For Armed Robbery At Riverhead Restaurant Police have arrested a Long Island man for robbing a restaurant with a gun. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, April 24 in Riverhead. Just after 10:30 p.m. that night, 35-year-old Craig Cherney allegedly walked into Shah’s Halal Food, located at 1767 Old Country Road with a gun. He fled after the robbery and police launched a dayslong investigation to find the culprit. Days later, on Tuesday, April 30, Riverhead police officers arrested Cherney, who is from Patchogue. He was charged with robbery and was arraigned at the Riverhead Town Justice Court. Police asked anyone with additi…
15-Year-Old Kidnapped, Stabbed: Reward Offered In Search For Brentwood Assault Suspect 15-Year-Old Kidnapped, Stabbed: Reward Offered In Search For Brentwood Assault Suspect
15-Year-Old Kidnapped, Stabbed: Reward Offered In Search For Brentwood Assault Suspect Police are turning to the public in hopes of locating an alleged MS-13 gang member accused of taking part in the luring and stabbing of a teenager. In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Suffolk County Police asked for tips in the search for Josue Zepeda Padilla, one of seven people indicted for the robbery, kidnapping and gang assault of a 15-year-old boy on Saturday, Jan. 6. According to police, the group lured the teen to the Huntington train station where they beat him and forced him into a car before driving him to Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood. Once the…
Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk On Long Island Sentenced Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk On Long Island Sentenced
Attempted Murder: 21-Year-Old Who Shot Retail Clerk On Long Island 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…
Second Suspect In Violent Long Island Robbery Nabbed, Police Say Second Suspect In Violent Long Island Robbery Nabbed, Police Say
Second Suspect In Violent Long Island Robbery Nabbed, Police Say A Long Island man who was at large after a violent robbery has been apprehended, according to police. Twenty-year-old Luis Mario Matute of New Cassel was arrested on Sunday, March 31, according to Nassau County Police. Matute was one of two New Cassel men who had allegedly been involved in a violent robbery that occurred over a week before, on Saturday, March 23. Original Story: 1 Suspect Apprehended, Another At Large After Violent New Cassel Robbery At approximately 10:15 p.m. that day, a 29-year-old driving his four-door Hyundai was cut off by a red Mitsubishi SUV at the inter…
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…
1 Suspect Apprehended, Another At Large After Violent Long Island Robbery 1 Suspect Apprehended, Another At Large After Violent Long Island Robbery
1 Suspect Apprehended, Another At Large After Violent Long Island Robbery One suspect is in custody and another is at large after a violent robbery overnight on Long Island. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in New Cassel. That's when a 29-year-old man driving a four-door Hyundai sedan was cut off by a red Mitsubishi SUV at the intersection of Garland Lane and Maplewood Drive, Nassau County Police said.  Two men -- Luis Mario Matute, age 20, and Carlos Matute, age 42, both of New Cassel -- then exited the Mitsubishi and approached the victim, according to police. Luis Mario Matute pointed a black handgun at the victim and dema…
Alleged Serial Robber Caught Following Chase On Long Island, Police Say Alleged Serial Robber Caught Following Chase On Long Island, Police Say
Alleged Serial Robber Caught Following Chase On Long Island, Police Say A homeless man accused of stealing from multiple Long Island stores was arrested after a foot chase during which authorities say he injured an officer. It happened on Tuesday, March 12 in North Lawrence, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 6 p.m., 44-year-old William B. Foster walked into the Marshalls located at 345 Rockaway Turnpike. The loss prevention officer at the store reportedly recognized Foster from a previous theft at the store and contacted the police. By the time police arrived at the scene, Foster was in front of the nearby DSW and ran from the incoming office…
Would-Be Robbers At Large Following Long Island Attack: Police Would-Be Robbers At Large Following Long Island Attack: Police
Would-Be Robbers At Large Following Long Island Attack: Police Authorities are asking for the community's help locating a group of people who attempted to rob a man on Long Island. It happened on Monday, March 11 in Cedarhurst, according to Nassau County Police. Just after 5 p.m., a 68-year-old man had just parked his car and was walking south on Bayview Avenue when he was approached by the trio. They threatened the man, demanding that he hand them his car keys or else they would hurt him. He refused, and one of the robbers, a woman, hit the man in the back multiple times. However, the man started to call for help, and the suspects ran, fleeing…
21-Year-Old Nabbed On Long Island, Connected To Over 20 Crimes, Police Say 21-Year-Old Nabbed On Long Island, Connected To Over 20 Crimes, Police Say
21-Year-Old Nabbed On Long Island, 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…
Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags On Long Island Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags On Long Island Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA
Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags On Long Island 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 Busted For Hiding Snacks In Pants During Long Island Robbery: Police Man Busted For Hiding Snacks In Pants During Long Island Robbery: Police
Man Busted For Hiding Snacks In Pants During Long Island Robbery: Police An alleged robber was caught attempting to smuggle snacks out of a Long Island store by stuffing them in his pants, police said. It happened on Friday, March 1 in Massapequa, according to Nassau County Police. Just after 12 a.m., 33-year-old Kevin McKenna walked into the 7-Eleven located at 422 Sunrise Highway. The Levittown man reportedly took food from the shelves, shoving it into his pants pockets before an employee confronted him. McKenna and the employee got into a physical altercation before the alleged robber ran out of the store. He was located by police a short time later, wh…
Amityville Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer Amityville Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer
Amityville Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer A Long Island man pleaded guilty in court to attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a police officer last year. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney said that Jayvon Bell, age 21, of Amityville, admitted shooting at an officer who was attempting to arrest him. “Jayvon Bell showed complete disregard for human life when he shot at Suffolk County police officers,” said Tierney.  According to court documents and the defendant’s statements during his guilty plea, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, a taxi driver responded to the North Amityville area to …
Violent Carjacking: Trio Robs, Stabs Man On Long Island, Police Say Violent Carjacking: Trio Robs, Stabs Man On Long Island, Police Say
Violent Carjacking: Trio Robs, Stabs Man On Long Island, Police Say Three young women were arrested after they allegedly robbed a man on Long Island, stabbing him before taking off in his car. The incident occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Valley Stream, according to Nassau County Police. It was about 10 p.m. when a trio of girls — one of which was underage — approached a 37-year-old man at the Shell Station located at 100 West Merrick Road. Police said the group demanded the man get out of his white 2017 Kia Sportage. He refused, and a scuffle ensued. During the struggle, the man was stabbed in the middle of his back. The trio got into his car and dr…
Machete-Wielding Pair Rob Man In Riverhead, Search Ensues, Police Say Machete-Wielding Pair Rob Man In Riverhead, Search Ensues, Police Say
Machete-Wielding Pair Rob Man In Riverhead, Search Ensues, Police Say Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating two men who they say robbed a 23-year-old victim, using a machete to threaten him. The incident occurred on Monday, Feb. 12 in Riverhead, according to police. Just before 7:30 p.m. that evening, a 23-year-old Riverhead man was walking north on Doctors Path near the PSE&G building when he noticed the two suspects sitting in a car on the side of the road. The two robbers then jumped out of the vehicle and came up behind the victim, grabbing the man and menacing him with a machete. According to officials, the duo fled the s…
Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say
Recognize Him? Robber Punches Long Island Victim, Flees, Police Say Police are searching for a man who they say punched a teen with brass knuckles before making off with the victim’s belongings. It happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Hicksville, according to Nassau County Police. At around 8 p.m. on that day, the 18-year-old victim was at his home on Lee Avenue with the suspect when the pair got into a verbal argument. However, the alleged robber escalated, punching the teen in the face with brass knuckles before demanding his belongings and running off with them in an unknown direction. Among his belongings, the victim’s phone and an unknown amount of …
Man Accused Of Hate Crime After Stealing Pro-Israel Flag, Punching LI Homeowner: Police Man Accused Of Hate Crime After Stealing Pro-Israel Flag, Punching LI Homeowner: Police
Man Accused Of Hate Crime After Stealing Pro-Israel Flag, Punching LI Homeowner: Police A man was arrested after he reportedly stole a pro-Israel flag from a Long Island home and attacked the homeowner, police said. The incident occurred on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Hewlett, according to Nassau County Police. Read the new, updated story - Man Who Stole Pro-Israel Flags In Hewlett Arraigned For Hate Crimes: DA Just after 1 p.m. that day, a man who lives on Steven Drive reported seeing 26-year-old Bechir Lehbeib walk onto his property and tear down a flag and banner that he had displaying outside his home. The man, who was not named by police, confronted Lehbeib about the fl…
Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves
Seen 'Em? Search On For Pair Of Long Island Thieves Police are on the lookout for two people who robbed both a Long Island department store and a restaurant. The back-to-back robberies occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in East Garden City, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5:30 p.m., a man and woman walked into the Macy’s located at 630 Old Country Road, at the Roosevelt Field Mall. As they began to grab items, concealing them, two of the store’s loss prevention officers confronted the pair. A struggle followed, with the woman allegedly becoming combative, pushing and kicking the officer before the two suspects ran, fleeing we…
Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police
Woman Robbed In Parking Lot Near Long Island Mall: Police Police are searching for a robber who robbed a woman in broad daylight near a busy mall on Long Island, making off with her purse and more, police said. It happened on Monday, Jan. 29 in East Garden City, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 4 p.m. on that day, a 53-year-old woman was in the parking lot of 600 Old Country Road, near the Roosevelt Field Mall. She had just gotten out of her car when the robber struck, grabbing the purse off of her shoulder and breaking the strap before fleeing the scene. Police said the suspect drove off in an older model gray BMW, driving sou…
Man Injures Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police Man Injures Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police
Man Injures Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police A 42-year-old man has been arrested after he injured an employee while robbing a Long Island store, police said. The Uniondale incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 22, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 2 a.m., 42-year-old William Alston of Hempstead walked into a 7-Eleven located at 644 Jerusalem Avenue. He allegedly walked behind the counter, snagging a cigarette lighter before trying to leave the store. A 49-year-old employee tried to stop Alston but was shoved to the ground, injuring the employee’s face. Alston was nonetheless nabbed at the store and charged with rob…
Robber Pulls Gun On Long Island Employee For $3 Gas: Police Robber Pulls Gun On Long Island Employee For $3 Gas: Police
Robber Pulls Gun On Long Island Employee For $3 Gas: Police A man was arrested on Long Island weeks after he allegedly threatened a gas station employee with a gun – for only a few dollars' worth of gas, police said. Roy Braithwaite, age 34 of Uniondale, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Dec. 2023 incident, Nassau County Police said. Just after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, Braithwaite walked into the Carle Place Lukoil gas Station, located at 500 Westbury Avenue, and tried to pay for gas using his debit card. However, when his card was denied, he allegedly began to yell at the 18-year-old employee, throwing a chair against a display…
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…
Victim Left Wheelchair-Bound After Facebook Scam By Wheatley Heights 23-Year-Old, DA Says Victim Left Wheelchair-Bound After Facebook Scam By Wheatley Heights 23-Year-Old, DA Says
Victim Left Wheelchair-Bound After Facebook Scam By Wheatley Heights 23-Year-Old, DA Says A Long Island man is facing a host of charges in connection with an alleged Facebook Marketplace scam that left the victim confined to a wheelchair. Jordan Behling, age 23, of Wheatley Heights, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 9. According to prosecutors, the victim agreed to meet Behling on Friday, June 16, 2023 to purchase a PlayStation 5 gaming console that Behling had listed on Facebook Marketplace. At around 7:15 p.m., Behling pulled up to the victim’s home in an SUV and the victim handed him $280 in cash through the window. Once h…
Teens Use Fake Gun, Stolen Car To Rob Pair On Long Island: Police Teens Use Fake Gun, Stolen Car To Rob Pair On Long Island: Police
Teens Use Fake Gun, Stolen Car To Rob Pair On Long Island: Police A group of teenage boys has been arrested after they robbed two people on Long Island using an airsoft gun and fled in a stolen car, police said. Both robberies happened in Hempstead on Thursday, Dec. 21 before 5 a.m. According to Nassau County Police, a 30-year-old man was getting gas at the Conoco Gas Station, located at 2 Hempstead Avenue, when the group pulled up in a black Kia. Three 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old, all boys, got out of the car and ordered the man to hand over his belongings. One of the teens allegedly displayed the airsoft gun as if it were a firearm. The man, i…
Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police
Pair Pepper Spray ShopRite Employee During Long Island Robbery: Police Police are searching for two people who they say robbed a Long Island ShopRite, pushing an employee and later spraying him with pepper spray. It happened on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Bethpage, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 5:30 p.m., a man and woman entered ShopRite, located at 3901 Hempstead Turnpike. They began to hide food and eventually, as they made to leave the store, a 22-year-old loss prevention officer confronted the two. Police said the woman dropped the items and ran; however, the man allegedly refused to return what had been stolen. Because of this, the empl…
21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case 21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case
21-Year-Old NY College Student Shot To Death; Duo Nabbed In Connection To Case Police have arrested two suspects accused of gunning down a young college student in New York who was an aspiring pilot. Usman Pirzada, age 21, was shot to death Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood, according to police. Pirzada was found shortly before 9 p.m. near Lincoln Avenue and Steuben Street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead hours later, Schenectady Police said. Detectives found several shell casings at the scene, which was located yards from the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Excellence. …
Fish And Chips Thief Tries To Bite Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police Fish And Chips Thief Tries To Bite Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police
Fish And Chips Thief Tries To Bite Long Island Employee During Robbery: Police Police are searching for a Long Island convenience store thief who they say attempted to bite an employee as she fled the scene. The fishy incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 17 in Oceanside. According to Nassau County Police, the robber, a woman in her 30s, walked into All In One Convenience Store, located at 403 Merrick Road, just after 1 p.m. and began to shove cans of tuna and bags of chips into her pockets. As she left the store, authorities said she pushed a male employee out of the way, and tried to bite him before she fled. She is described as a Black woman with short hair. At th…
Chuck E. Cheese Beating Death: Long Island Man Charged, DA Says Chuck E. Cheese Beating Death: Long Island Man Charged, DA Says
Chuck E. Cheese Beating Death: Long Island Man Charged, DA Says A Long Island man has been charged with murder a year after his victim was brutally beaten behind a family entertainment center and eventually succumbed to his injuries, officials said. On Monday, Dec. 18, 62-year-old Dennis Ray (also known as “Midnight), faced his arraignment, a charge of second-degree murder, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. The new charge comes over a year since Ray, a resident of Roosevelt, was originally indicted for the April 2022 incident on assault and robbery charges. Earlier Report: Duo Accused Of Attacking, Severely Injuring Man During …
Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Amityville Mortuary Owner, Police Say Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Amityville Mortuary Owner, Police Say
Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Amityville Mortuary Owner, Police Say A suspect has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery and stabbing of a funeral home owner on Long Island. The incident happened Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Amityville at the Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Home, located on Sunrise Highway. Prosecutors said Jason Funderburke, age 37, of Hempstead was with an accomplice when the two men approached owner Joseph Slinger as he returned to the business. Earlier Report: Funeral Home Stabbing: Employee Attacked, Robbed At Amityville Mortuary Funderburke displayed a photo of Slinger’s family and threatened him before both men began punching …