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Daytime Assault In New Cassel

The Third Squad is investigating an assault that occurred in New Cassel on July 21 at 10:22 a.m.

According to detectives, Third Precinct Police responded to a call that a 19-year-old male victim  was involved in a large fight with at least 20 unknown male black subjects in front of  701 Prospect Ave. The subjects were armed with weapons that consisted of bats, pipes, hammers, knives, and at least one stun gun. Upon police arrival they discovered the victim was stabbed in the abdomen and left shoulder. All subjects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported by a Nassau Police Ambulance to a local hospital and underwent surgery. He is listed in stable condition. A hammer and a pipe were recovered from the scene.

Police say it is unknown if it a gang related incident.

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


$120K Worth Of Laptops Stolen

Detectives are investigating three robberies at Westbury schools that resulted in the loss of 87 brand new MacBook Pros, valued at approximately $120,000. MacBook Pro

The break-ins occurred at Westbury Middle School, Powells Lane and Westbury High School. According to the district’s Chief Information Officer and Technology Director Jay Marcucci, at all three schools, 13” MacBrook Pros that were purchased in November were stolen after the building was closed and locked. With the exception of the high school, the laptops were all kept in COWs (computers on wheels)—steel cabinets with locks. [Read more...]

NCPD Warns Of Distraction Burglaries

The Nassau County Police Department is advising residents that individuals are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County.  In recent cases, individuals may have posed as utility workers.

The  criminals portray a surveyor or a contractor, approach the homeowners, at their residences and engage them in distracting conversation.  The subject diverts the homeowners into their rear yards providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.

Police note that there are several things residents can do to protect themselves from being victimized by these individuals:

1.  Make sure your doors and windows are locked even when you are at home.
2. Set your home burglar alarm system every time you leave your house even if it’s for a short period of time.
3.  Lock valuables in a safe and don’t leave cash and jewelry in a conspicuous place such as the bedrooms, kitchen, or counter.
4.  Ask for proper identification of individuals before you allow them onto your property or into your home, especially if you are not expecting anyone.  Any Nassau County employee will have photo identification.
5. If you are unsure of a persons credentials, ask for an office call back number.

Residents should report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.


Men Arrested For Drug Possession

Three out-of-towners were arrested yesterday in Westbury after being found with drugs. [Read more...]

Rude Awakening

One Westbury man got a startling visit from a Nissan Altima at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 8. 

The female driver of a Nissan Altima was driving down Jericho Turnpikes and went to switch lanes, when she clipped the right back of a accident cropBMW and skidded into a house, located at 596 Carle Road. The Altima narrowly missed a tree and light pole, and went airborne, flying through a wooden fence and into the bottom of the brick house. [Read more...]

Car Crash Leads To Drug Arrest

A car crash Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. led to the the arrest of a New Cassel woman for drug possession and vehicular assault.

According to detectives, a 45 year old male was driving a 2009 work van southbound on Brush Hollow Road at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive when he collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by Ethel Mae Edwards, 43, of New Cassel. The man was trapped inside his vehicle and was extricated with the assistance of the Nassau County Police Department Emergency Service Unit and Westbury Fire Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

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Police Blotter: Local Crime

  • westburyBetween April 3 and 4, a 2006 Kawasaki x63 white motorcycle was stolen from Post Avenue in Westbury.
  • On April 5, a 1998 red Dodge Caravan was stolen from Winthrop Street in Westbury.
  • On April 6, a gray 2013 Toyota Prius was stolen from the 7-Eleven on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place.
  • Between April 5 and 6, property was stolen from two unlocked parked vehicles on Jerome Avenue in Carle Place.
  • On April 5, three iPad Air laptops were stolen from a parked vehicle at the Target on Corporate Drive in Westbury.
  • On April 5, 21-year-old Ryan Smith of Westbury, was arrested for shoplifting from the JC Penney on Old Country Road in East Garden City.
  • On April 6, 30-year-old Jackline Medina and 35-year-old Hiram Vega, both of Freeport, were arrested for shoplifting from Merchants Concourse in Westbury.
  • On April 8, 24-year-old Ravi Puri was arrested for shoplifting from the Walmart on Old Country Road in Old Westbury.
  • On April 9, 29-year-old Nore Ivezaj of Fresh Meadows was arrested for shoplifting from the Walmart on Old Country Road in Westbury.
  • On April 4, 22-year-old David Taylor of Hempstead was arrested at Taylor Avenue and Maple Street in Westbury for possession of marijuana.

Chi Burglar Arrested

chiA Westbury man was arrested yesterday for breaking into Chi restaurant twice earlier this month.

According to Third Squad detectives, on Tuesday, April 1, the manager of Chi restaurant at 103 Post Ave. was closing for the night when he heard a noise from the ladies bathroom. He entered the bathroom and saw a male subject climbing into the window. The manager tried to grab the subject but he was able to pull away and flee the scene on foot. On April 2, at 1 a.m. the manager was notified the same subject had broken in to the restaurant and took several bottles of alcohol, which was recorded on video surveillance. [Read more...]

Westbury Woman Gives Birth In Ambulance

Third Precinct Police Officers Richard and Vergara responded to a Grand Street residence in Westbury on April 8 at 8:15 a.m. for a call of a woman in labor.

Upon arrival, the officers assisted Nassau County Advanced Medical Technician Roper in transporting a 35-year-old woman to a local hospital for treatment. En-route to the hospital the woman’s water broke, and she was able to deliver a healthy baby boy in the back of the Nassau County Police Ambulance with the assistance of the officer’s and the AMT.

The mother and baby are doing fine.



Arrests Made In Fake Kidnapping Scam

Four people were arrested after allegedly calling a New Cassel home on April 3, pretending a family member had been kidnapped, and demanding $2,000 for the victim’s safe return.

Police say 20-year-old Wendy Suprien of New Cassel, 28-year-old Scharday Hilton of Huntington Station, 20-year-old Wisard Dextra of Westbury and 19-year-old Sheyla Diaz of the Bronx devised the fake kidnapping plan and were arrested on April 5 at 12:20 a.m. when an investigation led police to their location at the EconoLodge Motel in Hicksville.

All occupants were found to be in good health and in no duress, according to police, who observed on a desk a clear plastic bag believed to contain Methyldioxymethamphetamine.   [Read more...]