Locals Arrested For Staging Car Accident, Insurance Scam


Michael Lopez of Massapequa

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas recently announced the arrest of three people connected to an insurance scam in which they allegedly staged an accident in Levittown in September 2013.

The defendants Tiffany Dertinger, 22, of Massapequa, Michael Lopez, 25, of Massapequa and Erin Clyne, 29, of Rockville Center, were arraigned on Sept. 30, by Nassau County District Court Judge Paul Meli. Clyne and Dertinger were released on their own recognizance. Lopez was conditionally released to the Department of Probation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Heid of Singas’ Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau. The defendants returned to court on Oct. 2. [Read more…]

Sexual Contact With Two Minors

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Massapequa man for having sexual contact with two minors. Following an investigation by the Special Victims SectKelly, Kevinion, detectives arrested Kevin Kelly on criminal sex act charges on Plant Avenue in Hauppauge on Oct. 1, at approximately 5:30 p.m. The incidents involved a 14-year-old in 2007 and a 15-year-old in 2008. Kelly met the victims when he was a stage manager for Broadhollow Theater Company.

Kelly was charged with second and third degree criminal sex act. He was arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on Oct. 2.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has information to contact the Special Victims Section at 631-852-6272. All calls will be kept confidential.


North Massapequa Woman Arrested

The First Squad reports the arrest of a North Massapequa woman on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for Grand Larceny that occurred in Bellmore.Maureen Adamo

According to detectives, a female victim, 73 years of age, had asked her friend Maureen Adamo, 52, to assist her with making sure her bills were paid while she recovered from a medical procedure. Beginning in January of 2015 Adamo began to forge checks from the victim’s account and deposit them into her own account totaling a loss in excess of $50,000 dollars. Detectives located Adamo on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Bethpage and placed her under arrest.

Adamo is charged with Grand Larceny in the second degree and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the second degree. She was arraigned on Sept. 23 at First District Court in Hempstead.


Scouts Honor Victims Of 9/11

Massapequa’s Boy Scouts Troop 660 joined Massapequa’s Cub Scout Pack 696 to honor 9/11 victims by planting flags on the lawn at Mas660 Village Hall Flags 20156sapequa Village Hall in Massapequa Park earlier this week. [Read more…]

Auto Accident

Homicide Squad detectives report the details of a fatal auto accident involving a pedestrian, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

According to detectives, a 2007 Toyota Highlander, operated by a male driver, 22, was traveling westbound on Sunrise Highway/Louden St., when he struck, Elzire Presume, 48, of Hempstead, who was attempting to cross from south to north on Sunrise Highway.  The deceased was pronounced at the scene by Massapequa Fire Department AMT at 8:14 P.M.

Detectives report no apparent criminality.  The driver submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test at the scene, with negative results.  Brake and safety inspections performed on the vehicle at the scene yielded adequate results.

Biz Man Indicted On Scheme Charges

A Bethpage-based restaurateur faces a 13-count indictment in federal court after officials charged him with a litany of schemes, including allegedly paying bribes and kickbacks to a Town of Oyster Bay employee in exchange for guaranteeing loans to operate within the town.

Harendra Singh, 56, of Syosset, who is also accused of submitting false documents to FEMA to obtain more than $900,000 in disaster relief funds and underreporting $17 million of his sales and wages to the IRS, was indicted by acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Kelly T. Currie on Sept. 8. Singh Hospitality Group’s properties include Singleton’s Seafood Shack, Singleton’s Crab Shack and Singleton’s Salsa Shack in Massapequa.


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Never Forget

Please take a moment today and say a prayer for those lives lost on September 11, 2001.




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.