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Crime Blotter For May 1-14

County Youths Arrested For Underage Tobacco Sales

The Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit report the arrest of two men during the “Project 21” initiative, which targets the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to minors. The initiative was conducted on Monday, May 6 at 6:35 p.m. in Nassau County.

According to officers, the following individuals were arrested at the following establishments with the assistance of underage agents:

Edward J. Duffy, 22, sold nicotine products to a minor at Smoke Bazzar, located at 3010 Merrick Road in Wantagh.  He is charged with Sale of Tobacco Products to a Minor. Jay Rajodiya, 19, sold nicotine products to a minor at Bellmore Cigar Shop, located at 2685 Merrick Road in Bellmore. He is charged with Sale of Tobacco Products to a Minor.

The defendants were issued Nassau County Appearance Tickets returnable to First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead on May 30, 2024.

Garden City Arrest For Larceny

The Nassau County Police Department Public Information Office reports the arrest of a Freeport man for a Grand Larceny that occurred on Saturday, May 4 at 5:25 p.m. in Garden City:

According to officers, police responded to Neiman Marcus located at 630 Old Country Road, for reports of a larceny in progress. The loss prevention investigator observed a male subject conceal various items and then exited the store without rendering payment. The employee confronted the subject and escorted him back into the store security office. Defendant Rashonall Dillion, 37, was arrested without incident. All merchandise was recovered and no injuries were reported.

Defendant Dillion is charged with one count of Grand Larceny 4th degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.

Manhasset Burglary Reported

The Nassau County Police Department Sixth Squad reports the details of a burglary that occurred on Friday, May 3 at 3:15 a.m. in Manhasset:

According to detectives, Sixth Precinct officers responded to Louis Vuitton, located at 2112 Northern Boulevard, for a commercial burglary. Upon arrival, it was determined that three unknown subjects, all wearing masks and gloves, entered the store by pulling open the locked front door. Further investigation revealed that an unknown amount of Louis Vuitton merchandise had been removed from the store. The subjects entered a SUV driven by a fourth subject and fled the scene southbound on Searingtown Road. The investigation is ongoing.

Massapequa Jet Skier Rescued

The Nassau County Police Department Public Information Office reports the details of a Water Emergency that occurred on Friday, May 3 at 9:20 p.m. in Massapequa:

According to police, 911 received a call for a jet skier in distress near Great Island. Nassau County Aviation Helicopter 6 and Nassau County Marine 6 utilizing their spotlights were able to locate the jet ski. The jet ski had struck a sand bar and become disabled. Marine Bureau 6 was able to safely transport the operator back to Wantagh Park. No injuries were reported.

As the warm weather approaches, The Nassau County Police Department would like to recommend that operators of personal watercraft always be cognizant of their navigational surroundings, when sunset is, and have all the proper safety equipment on board.

New Cassel Fatal Vehicular Accident

Homicide Squad detectives are investigation a fatal vehicular accident that occurred on Sunday, May 5 at 9:58 p.m. in New Cassel:

According to officers, a male pedestrian was crossing Prospect Avenue in the vicinity of State Street and was struck by a 2015 BMW traveling westbound on Prospect Avenue. The male operator, 27, remained at the scene.

After the first event, a second vehicle struck the pedestrian. The unknown vehicle continued westbound on Prospect Avenue and fled the scene.

The male suffered injuries to his head and chest.  He was transported to an area hospital, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at 10:34 p.m. by hospital staff.

North Hills Robbery Reported

The Nassau County Police Department Major Case Bureau reports the details of a robbery that occurred on Monday, May 6 at 12:20 a.m. in North Hills:

According to Robbery Squad detectives, a 23-year-old male victim was driving his 2022 BMW white 4-door sedan eastbound on the Long Island Expressway in the vicinity of exit 36 when he was rear-ended by a black BMW with an unknown registration. The victim’s and the subject’s vehicle immediately pulled to the shoulder of the roadway when at least four occupants exited the subject’s vehicle. One of the subjects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the victim’s keys. The victim complied and the subjects fled in both the subject’s and victim’s vehicles. No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing

Plainview Building Fire

The Nassau County Police Department arson/bomb squad reports the details of a building fire that occurred on Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Plainview:

According to detectives, police were called for an active fire on the roof of Safeguard Self Storage, 1522 Old Country Road. Plainview Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire, with the assistance of multiple other local fire departments. There were no injuries reported. Nassau County Fire Marshal, Nassau County OEM, Nassau County Police Department Arson/Bomb Squad and Town of Oyster Bay Building Inspector all responded to the scene. The fire is not considered suspicious at this time. There was work being done to solar panels on the roof of the building this week. The building did sustain substantial damage.

The investigation is ongoing.

Westbury Shooting Wounds Six

The Nassau County Police Department Major Case Bureau reports the details of a shooting that occurred on Friday, May 3 at 10:45 p.m. in Westbury:

According to Gang Investigation Squad detectives, Third Precinct officers responded to a Pepperidge Road residence for shots fired. Upon arrival, it was determined that six victims had been shot, all sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. The victims were transported to local hospitals and are in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

— Via the Nassau County Police Department

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