Towers Of Freedom Ceremony

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto announced that a Towers of Freedom 9/11 Memorial ceremony will take place on Friday,Flag-Day-Background-6 September 11, with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Towers of Freedom 9-11 Military Monument located at John J. Burns Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa. The ceremony will include bells tolling to mark the times of each tower strike on the fateful morning of September 11, 2001.

“Last year, the Town of Oyster Bay dedicated the Towers of Freedom Memorial Plaza to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives on 9-11 and to recognize all branches of the military, NYPD, FDNY, PAPD and other first responders,” Supervisor Venditto said. “It honors those who gave their lives in the war against terrorism in the years that followed 9-11. This ceremony will also serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made every day by the men and women of law enforcement and emergency services to protect our community.” [Read more…]

Plainedge Provides Narcan Training

To continue its efforts in the war against drugs and to protect students and the community, the Plainedge School District held its first life-saving NDSC_0017arcan training session for all teachers and staff members district wide. [Read more…]

Robbery In Seaford

The Major Case Bureau reports the details of a Robbery which occurred on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:49 P.M. in Seaford.

According to Robbery Squad detectives, a male black suspect, 5’ 7” tall, 160 lbs. with a thin build wearing a black t-shirt with a white logo, jeans and a gray bucket hat entered the BP gas station located at 3914 Sunrise Highway armed with a handgun.  He demanded money from the lone employee who complied.  The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot southbound on Jackson Avenue.  There were no customers in the store at the time of the incident.  No injuries were reported.

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

Overdose In Massapequa

The Seventh Precinct reports the details of an aided case that occurred in Massapequa on Friday, August 28 at 1:30 a.m.

According to police officers, a male aided, 27, while at his residence overdosed on Heroin.  Nassau County Police Ambulance AMT administered Narcan to the aided, who was found unconscious with labored breathing.  The aided was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

North Massapequa FD Presents Scholarship

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Submitted by John Leone

North Massapequa Fire Department Chief Kevin B. Mauro (right) and Ex-Chief Marc A. Timpano, who also serves as a North Massapequa Fire District commissioner (left), recently joined in presenting the annual Carmelo Bartolotto North Massapequa Fire Department Scholarship to Thomas F. McCarthy, a resident of North Massapequa, who will attend SUNY New Paltz in the Fall.

McCarthy, an Eagle Scout, excelled in the classroom and in community service, which earned him the coveted scholarship. Looking on proudly was his father Chris, who is a longtime firefighter with the North Massapequa Fire Department’s Ladder Company 1.

 

Arrest In Massapequa

The Seventh Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man on Tuesday, August 11, at 1:45 p.m. for a Robbery in Massapequa.

According to detectives, Daniel Brown, 25, entered the County Line Farms located at 5840 Merrick Road at 12:45 p.m. and pointed a black handgun at the female cashier, while he demanded the money from the register. Brown fled with the proceeds westbound on Merrick Road. A description of Brown was broadcast to responding officers. Two officers from the Bureau of Special Operations conducted a canvass of the area which led them to the Budget Inn located at 400 Carmen Mill Road. While conducting their investigation the officers located Brown in a room of the motel. The proceeds and a Phanton co2 cartridge BB gun were recovered. In addition Brown was found to be in possession of 3 packages of Heroin.

Brown is charged with Robbery 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Playing With Fire

Raymond Cooney was passionate about firefighters his entire life. Growing up with a dad who was a New York City firefighter, Cooney followed in his footsteps and also worked as one of the city’s bravest for 10 years until 2003, when he fell from a ladder and landed on his feet, sustaining neck, hip and back injuries. APlayingWithFire_080515Bfter two years and multiple surgeries, Cooney was no longer able to return to work as a fireman. [Read more…]

Cameo Drive Cars Vandalized

Police are investigating who vandalized several cars on Cameo Drive in Massapequa on Wednesday, July 29 around 3 a.m.

According to detectives, Seventh Precinct Police prepared reports from victims regarding damage to vehicles that were parked on Cameo Drive on Wednesday, July 29, between the hours of 2:45 and 3 a.m. [Read more…]

Shark Sighting

The Public Information Office reports the details of an unusual incident involving sharks observed in Massapequa on Thursday, July 23 at 11:49 a.m.

According to police, Seventh Precinct Police Officers along with the assistance of the Nassau County Aviation Unit responded to a call for sharks spotted in the waters off Tobay Beach. Pilots were able to visually confirm that two six foot long sharks were seen fifteen feet  from the shoreline swimming in a easterly direction towards Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County. All Tobay Beach swimmers were ordered out of the waters until later deemed safe. There were no injuries reported.

Increased Police Monitoring In Massapequa

Nassau County Legislator James D. Kennedy has partnered with the Nassau County Police Department to bring additional police patrols to the Massapequas and Farmingdale.  While overall crime is down in Nassau County, drug crimes are on the rise in Legislative District 12.

Legislator Kennedy has secured a commitment from Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter to implement additional ways to fight and prevent crime in the Massapequa Preserve as well as other locations in Massapequa and Farmingdale that are known “hot spots” for the buying and selling of illegal narcotics.

Drug usage and crimes continue to plague the Massapequa Preserve.  Many concerned residents have notified the Nassau County Police and Legislator Kennedy of questionable activity within the wooded 400+ acre Preserve.  “Heroin usage is a critical problem in our area and we must do all that we can to eradicate this problem and make our neighborhood safer for all residents,” said Legislator Kennedy.

Commissioner Krumpter has agreed to provide increased patrols at the entrances to the Preserve and the interior of the Preserve, as well as helicopter surveillance over the Preserve during the summer months.  The police commissioner has also agreed to offer Legislative District 12 all necessary resources to fight the heroin epidemic, including the high-tech policing techniques of the police department’s CIRRT (Crime Intelligence Rapid Response Team), police officers on foot, and members of the Bureau of Special Operations.

Additional policing measures will include the exploration of trail cameras in the preserve to monitor activity 24 hours per day and help curb drug transactions, squatting and other illegal conduct.

Increased police monitoring will also be added to areas known for loitering and youth congregating at 10th and 11th streets in Farmingdale and the end of Alhambra Road in Massapequa.  All residents are urged to report suspicious activity directly to 911.