Crime Blotter: Arrests for DWI, Forgery and Drugs

See what crimes were reported in Garden City this week.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Garden City police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

April 5: Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on Clinton Road for weaving from lane to lane. Upon his investigation, the operator, a 23-year-old male from Queens, was arrested for DWI (.15% BAC), two lane violations, and uninsured operation.

April 5: A beer bottle was thrown at a Yale Street residence, breaking several window panes.

April 5: An unknown vehicle left the scene after striking a parked vehicle on the Adelphi University Campus.

April 6: As a result of an investigation of a cashing of an $845 forged check at the Garden City M&T Bank branch that occurred on March 24, Garden City detectives arrested a 33-year-old male from New York City for possession of a forged instrument. The subject was also charged a second count of possession of a forged instrument after the investigation revealed that he also cashed a forged check at the Oceanside M&T Branch on the same day.

April 6: The Garden City Police Department is investigating two incidents where a resident’s Social Security number was illegally used by unknown persons to file a tax return in an attempt to collect the residents’ refunds.

April 6: A joint investigation by the Adelphi Public Safety and the Garden City Police Departments led to the arrest of two Garden City males, both 22 years old, for the possession of marijuana in a parking field on the Adelphi University Campus. The investigation began when a public safety officer observed the two subjects sitting in a car, where one of them was observed placing marijuana in a pipe. The other subject was found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana.

April 9: Garden City detectives arrested a 51-year-old male from Hempstead for the theft of several household items (total value: $7,800) from a Whitehall Boulevard residence. Police say the items were stolen on different dates during a five-week period while the subject was employed as the residence’s pet caretaker.

April 9: At approximately 10 p.m., Officer Sansone stopped a truck traveling southbound on Clinton Road at Meadow Street for defective lights. The vehicle was found to be unregistered, with a switched registration sticker from another vehicle on its windshield, and was uninsured. The vehicle was then impounded and the driver, a 47-year-old male from Valley Stream, was issued several tickets for registration, insurance and safety violations.

April 10: Police Officer Roumeliotis stopped a 26-year-old male from Farmingville for driving a truck southbound Clinton Road at Locust Street with numerous equipment and safety violations including no-rear-view mirror, no side-view mirror, defective marker/plate lights and no US DOT Number. Further investigation led to the arrest of the subject for an outstanding DWI warrant from the Town of Southampton Criminal Court.

April 10: Officer Graber responded to Old Country Road for a report of a subject spray-painting graffiti on a fence. As the officer arrived, a citizen was holding the subject until police arrival after observing him spray-paint the word “HUSH” on the fence. He was then placed under arrest for graffiti. He was also charged with possession of graffiti instruments after being found to be in possession of five cans of spray-paint. Upon the investigation of the Garden City detectives, he was charged with an additional count of graffiti for a similar occurrence to a concrete divider located in the rear of a Franklin Avenue business.

For questions about this crime report, email Tara.Conry@Patch.com.


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