Massapequa FD 105th Annual Installation Dinner

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(Photo courtesy of Margo Cecora)

The Massapequa Fire Department recently held their annual Installation Dinner at the Long Island Hilton in Melville. Legislator James D. Kennedy and NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino were in attendance to honor the firefighter’s service and dedication to the community. Pictured from left: Legislator James D. Kennedy, third assistant Chief David Batt, second assistant chief Kevin Stansberry, Chief of Department Gerard Keucher, first assistant Chief Regis Benneville and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino.

 

Grand Larceny

The Second Squad is investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred on Tuesday, May 12 at 12:37 a.m. in North Massapequa.

According to detectives, a 53 year old female victim discovered that an unknown subject entered her 2010 Dodge Ram vehicle that was parked on North Albany Avenue and removed her computer laptop.

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

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

On Friday, May 8, through tear-filled eyes, family, friends, classmates, former teachers, neighbors and brothers in blue prepared to say goodbye to Brian Moore. The officer was post posthumously promoted to detective by NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.Blue Bow [Read more…]

A Hero Honored

Those driving down Hicksville Road in Massapequa last week were met with a sea of blue. Residents displayed iconic blue bows in support of the NYPD and iBrianMoore_MassapequaCOCn memory of Officer Brian Moore on lampposts, doors, bushes, mailboxes and cars. Local businesses including Pappalardo’s Pizza Cove, The Amish Craft Barn and even the Plainedge Public Library, proudly hung bows on fences and telephone poles. [Read more…]

Stolen Rims In North Massapequa

The Second Squad is investigating the Larcenies of tires and rims that occurred on Saturday, May 9 at approximately 1 a.m. to Sunday, May 10 at approximately 6 a.m. in North Massapequa and Hicksville.

According to detectives, unknown person(s) removed four tires and rims from the following locations and vehicles:

Virginia Avenue, North Massapequa – a 2014 Infiniti

North Boston Avenue, North Massapequa – a 2013 Honda Accord

North Boston Avenue, North Massapequa –  a 2013 Acura

North New York Drive, North Massapequa –  a 2013 Honda Accord

North Albany Avenue, North Massapequa –  a 2013 Honda Accord

Abode Lane, Hicksville – a 2013 Honda Accord

Admiral Lane, Hicksville –  a 2015 Honda Fit

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

Road Closures

Due to the wake and funeral for NYPD Officer Brian Moore, the following road closures will be in affect:BrianMoore_MassapequaCOC

THURSDAY MAY 7

NO PARKING

Stewart Avenue and Hicksville Road from Hempstead Turnpike to the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

FRIDAY MAY 8

NO PARKING

Stewart Avenue and Hicksville Road from Hempstead Turnpike to the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway

Union Avenue

Seaman’s Neck Road, Hicksville Road to Cordwood Drive from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.

**Expect delays and periodic road closures on area roads as well**

 

 

Motor Accident

The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man for manslaughter resulting from a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday, May 05 at 4:45 a.m. in Massapequa.

According to detectives, Michael Bantel, 27, was traveling eastbound on Sunrise Highway in a 2005 Nissan Maxima when his vehicle crossed the median that separates the east and westbound lanes. He continued into oncoming traffic and crashed head on with a 2014 Ford F-150XLT pick-up truck driven by a 37-year-old female. A 28-year-old male passenger in Bantel’s vehicle was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to internal injuries. The female driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment of lacerations and contusions along with head, knee and back pain. The defendant was also admitted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Bantel is charged with manslaughter second degree, vehicular manslaughter second degree, assault third degree, and driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Plainedge H.S. Honors Moore

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(Photos by Lauren Brida)

On the cool evening of May 4, family, friends and residents of Massapequa/Plainedge gathered together on the football field to honor Brian Moore.

The 25-year-old NYPD officer passed away that afternoon, after sustaining a gunshot to the head on May 2 in Queens. [Read more…]

Massapequa NYPD Officer Killed

NYPD_050615AThe Queens District Attorney’s office stated that a Queens Village resident has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for shooting at two NYPD officers, striking one of them, Brian Moore, 25, in the face. Moore was in critical condition after a shot to the head by 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. He passed away on May 4. [Read more…]

Arrest In Seaford

Seventh Squad detectives report the arrest of a Seaford man who was involved in multiple auto accidents that occurred on Monday, April 20 at 5:49 p.m. [Read more…]