Arrest In Massapequa

Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a larceny that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm in Massapequa.crime

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According to detectives, while working out at Synergy Gym, 5300 Sunrise Highway, the 23-year-old female victim received a text from her bank that her Visa debit card had just been used at a local Waldbaums supermarket. After returning to the gym’s locker room, she discovered that her locker had been broken into and her car keys were missing. The victim went out to the parking lot and observed that her pocketbook had been stolen from her car.

A subsequent investigation by detectives revealed that a female subject made two cash withdrawals from the victim’s account at Astoria Bank branches located in West Babylon and Bay Shore.

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Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident, or if you recognize the person in the photos, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.crime.png2

Arrest In Seaford

The Seventh Squad reported the details of the arrests of three Freeport men for Burglary that occurred on Monday, Jan. 19, at 8:32 p.m. in Seaford.

According to detectives, 911 received a call that three subjects were seen entering a basement door of the Mulberry Street Restaurant – 3930 Sunrise Highway. Police arrived and found defendants Damon J. Morck, 43, Benjamin Donaldson, 22 and Tyler Ryan Juers, 19, inside attempting to wait for the restaurant to close for the night. The defendants were apprehended and found to have in their possession a loaded semi-automatic .25 caliber Rami handgun and a semi-automatic .40 caliber Rami handgun.  Subsequent to an arrest defendant Morck was found to have in his possession a substance believed to be cocaine. Additionally a brownish waxy substance was also located in defendants’ Juers 2007 Nissan Sentra which was parked in the back of the restaurant parking lot.

The defendants are being charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree.  Defendants Morck and Juers are additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.  They will be arraigned on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at First District Court, Hempstead. Details by: Det. Higgins/7th Squad.

Jan. 15 School Board Meeting

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Superintendent Lucille Iconis has had mixed reviews in the decision to bring on former Superintendent Charles Sulc.

In an effort to create a safer environment for students, the Massapequa Board of Education unanimously decided to close the Unqua-Berner bike path at a school board meeting on Jan. 15. The board also decided to disassemble the bridge that runs behind residential areas and connects the Unqua and Berner Schools. [Read more...]

Unqua/Berner Path To Close

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The bridge that is being torn down on the Berner side.

Citing safety concerns and the welfare of their students, the Massapequa School District announced that they will be permanently closing a small tract of land that they own that separates two of its schools as of early January 2015. [Read more...]

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide, commonly called CO, is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joe Pinto is urging residents to takCarbonMonoxide_010915Ae an inventory of their home to help insure they are protected against this potentially lethal substance and outlined some simple steps residents can take to protect themselves and their loved ones.  [Read more...]

Massapequa Schools On Lockout

On Monday, Jan. 5, Unqua Elementary and Berner Middle School were on a lock out (as opposed to lockdown), meaning that no one was able to leave the buildings or enter the buildings. The lock out lasted from about 3 to 4:50 p.m. and was the cause of police activity in area. [Read more...]

Repeal Of School Speed Cameras

Massapequa residents who opposed school zone speed cameras are doing victory laps after Nassau County legislators voted unanimously on Dec. 15 to put the brakes on the controversial program.SpeedStop_122614A

A flawed program from the beginning, the speed zone cameras were voted for by representatives from both parties from the state and the county. Essentially presented as a school safety issue, residents were supposed to be warned of proper signage and flashing beacon lights, as well as prior warnings that the program was being initiated.   [Read more...]

Think Before You Drink

Despite prominent ad campaigns warning about the perils of drinking and driving, driving while intoxicated continues to be a major problem in this country. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John VDrinkDrive_122614Benditto issued his annual appeal for residents to stop and think before they drink and then drive this holiday season.

“Unfortunately, the round of celebrations with family and friends, which are so much a part of the holidays, sometimes leads party-goers to overindulge in alcohol,” said Venditto. “While many people have a heightened awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, with the holiday season underway, a timely reminder about the responsibilities of the party-goer, as well as the party-giver, might just make someone think twice.” [Read more...]

RIP Former NYPD Officer

The recent murder of two NYPD officers have left not only New York City with a broken heart, but Long Island as well.logo

To add to the violence, a veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday, Dec. 21 after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon.

Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. EST, the local police department said. Kondek was a native of Long Island and grew up in North Massapequa. He graduated from Plainedge High School and previously as an officer for the NYPD.

Our hearts go out to the of the NYPD, their families and all officers killed in the line of duty.

Thank you to all of those who risk their own lives to protect ours. Words will never be enough.

 

Crime In Massapequa

 The Major Case Bureau reports the details of a robbery that occurred on Monday, Dec. 1 at 9:10 p.m. in Massapequa Park.

According to Robbery Squad Detectives, an unknown male subject armed with a handgun entered the AT&T store located at 450 Sunrise Highway and ordered the two victim employees, to the rear office of the store.  A short time later, a second subject entered the store and both subjects removed an undetermined amount of cell phones.  The subjects left the scene in an unknown direction of travel.   The victims, a male 23 years and a female 25 years stayed in the office during the robbery.

The first male subject is described only as wearing a cloth mask, a dark color hooded style sweatshirt and gloves.  There is no description of the second subject.

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