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Pit Bulls Involved In Prior Attack

The two pit bulls who attacked a Drexel Avenue fourth-grader on Jan. 27 had previously been involved in a violent incident, said Village Mayor Peter Cavallaro at a recent board meeting.

The two dogs had previously attacked a smaller dog that was being walked by his owner, at which case an investigation was started by the ASPCA, NCPD and village on whether the dogs were dangerous. The village had asked an arrest be made after the first attack, but none was made. The second incident occurred while the investigation was ongoing.

The village has issued a summonses to the owner and will ask for jail time.

“At a minimum, it shows a disregard for the safety of the community,” said Cavallaro. “It’s criminal and should be treated as such.”

One of the dogs involved in the attack was scheduled to be put down, while the other was originally scheduled for adoption, however, details from eyewitness attacks from the scene might result in the second dog being put down as well.

The boy, who was attacked on Jan. 27 at the corner of Sylvan Lane and Wilson Avenue, sustained serious injuries to his leg but is expected to have a full recovery.

County Warns Of IRS Phone Scams

Ed Mangano, county executive, and Thomas C. Krumpter, acting police commissioner, are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from people identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service.

The Nassau County Police Department says that individuals are receiving calls from people claiming that they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes. Individuals are contacted by scammers claiming that they are federal employees, and tell the individuals that they owe money. These victims are told they can avoid arrest, foreclosure, suspension or termination of services if they make payment. The IRS does not, and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. [Read more…]

Pit Bulls Bite Boy In Westbury

Two pit bulls attacked a Drexel Avenue fourth-grader on the corner of Sylvan Lane and Wilson Avenue in Westbury, last Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 3:20 p.m. The nine-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Town of North Hempstead, the incident, which occurred just blocks away from both Drexel Avenue and St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School, is being charged as a criminal matter and has been turned over to the District Attorney’s office. [Read more…]

Fight Turns Into Robbery

Nassau County police arrested two Westbury men yesterday, Jan. 25 at 2:20 p.m., after a fight escalated into an assault and then a robbery.

Ovidio Hernandez

Ovidio Hernandez

According to detectives, a verbal argument ensued between a 32-year-old male victim and Ovidio Hernandez, 33, while inside the Sabor Latino Restaurant located at 678 Union Ave. Hernandez then struck the victim in the forehead with a beer bottle, causing a large laceration that made him fall to the ground. At that time Miguel A. Amador, 32, hit another 30-year-old male victim that came to the aid of first victim by using a pool stick, causing contusions to the victim’s right hand. Hernandez then displayed a folding knife and removed an undetermined amount of money from the 32-year-old victim’s pocket. [Read more…]

DWI Arrest In Westbury

Nassau County Police arrested a South Carolina man for driving while intoxicated and violating Leandra’s Law on Friday, Jan. 22 at 2:55 a.m. in Westbury.  [Read more…]

McDonalds Robber Nabbed

A Wesbury man was arrested for robbing a local McDonalds this past weekend. [Read more…]

Local Violates Leandra’s Law

A Westbury man was caught driving while intoxicated this past weekend in Hempstead, charged with violating Leandra’s Law. [Read more…]

Man Robbed In New Cassel

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in New Cassel Thursday, Jan. 7 at 9:53 p.m. [Read more…]

Vandals Damage Jeeps

Police are looking for the people responsible for turning a Westbury Jeep dealership into a demolition derby earlier this week, causing more than $120,000 worth of damage. [Read more…]

Man Arrested For Arson

A Westbury man was arrested for arson today after starting a fire this morning at his home.  [Read more…]