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Crime Blotter: House Alarm Likely Thwarted Would-Be Burglars

A rear basement window to a Hilton Avenue residence was found damaged but police say there was no apparent entry.

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

July 2: A 1999 Lexus that was parked at a Pell Terrace residence was reported stolen between July 1-2.

July 3: Officer Reilly was investigating a grand larceny at CVS Pharmacy where a male subject had taken more than $1,300 in over-the-counter medicines and personal products when he heard over his police scanner that a similar theft in Franklin Square had just occurred where the subject was apprehended. He then transported a witness to the Franklin Square location where the subject was identified as the same subject in the Garden City larceny. The subject, a male 41-year-old, was placed under arrest for both the Garden City and Franklin Square larcenies.

July 3: Officers responded to traffic light malfunctions along Stewart Avenue West due to a power outage that was subsequently corrected by LIPA.

July 3: While conducting traffic enforcement on Washington Avenue, Officer Sansone stopped a vehicle for traveling 50 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. The driver, a female 65-year-old from Mineola, was placed under arrest for three counts of aggravated unlicensed operation (two for DWI related revocations and the other for DMV administrative violations) and speeding.

July 3: A male 45-year-old from Garden City was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident on Washington Avenue without exchanging information with the other driver. Officers Hennessy and McCarthy located the subject in a nearby Franklin Avenue parking field.

July 4: The Garden City Police Department conducted additional holiday DWI patrols as part of the New York State Stop DWI Grant which resulted in the arrest of a female 24-year-old from Port Washington on Clinton Road for DWI (.13 percent blood alcohol content). The subject was also charged with two unsafe lane violations and speeding (45 MPH in a 30 MPH zone).

July 4: Special Police Officers assisted the Stewart Manor Fire Department with their annual Fourth of July parade by conducting traffic control at the intersection of New Hyde Park Road and Stewart Avenue.

July 5: Officer Russell stopped a vehicle on Franklin Avenue for failure to signal a left turn from Old Country Road. Further investigation resulted in the driver, a male 19-year-old from Hempstead, being charged with driving with a suspended registration, unlicensed operation, uninsured operation and unsafe turn.

July 6: A resident reports several unauthorized purchases on a PayPal account. Another resident reports the unauthorized purchase of iPhones using her personal information to open an account.

July 7: A wiper arm to a vehicle parked in Parking Field 9W was damaged.

July 7: Officer Russell was monitoring traffic on Stewart Avenue in the vicinity of Hampton Road when he observed a vehicle traveling east drifting from lane to lane. He stopped the vehicle and upon his investigation, the driver, a female 34-year-old from Mineola, was arrested and charged DWI (.09 percent blood alcohol content), unsafe lane usage and unlicensed operation.

July 8: A car stereo system was removed from a vehicle parked in Parking Field 2S.

July 9: At approximately 3 a.m. an unknown person attempted to gain entry into a vehicle parked at a Stewart Avenue residence but fled the scene when the vehicle’s alarm system was activated.

July 9: CVS Pharmacy reports that two men entered the store and removed numerous boxes of hair products valued at more than $500 before leaving the store without paying for them.

July 9: Police are investigating a reported theft of $500 from an unattended gym bag at the Adelphi University gym.

July 9: A male 17-year-old from Baldwin was present at Police Headquarters attempting to retrieve a vehicle that was impounded on July 5 for numerous traffic violations on Franklin Avenue. Upon a records check, the subject was placed under arrest for an outstanding Nassau County Family Court warrant.

July 10: Officers responded to a residential burglar alarm on Meadow Street and discovered that someone had entered the basement by breaking a basement window. The intruder apparently fled the scene when the alarm was activated.

July 10: Officer Hennessy arrested a male 50-year-old from Roosevelt for stealing several boxes of over-the-counter pain medications valued at $80 from CVS Pharmacy.

July 10: A rear basement window to a Hilton Avenue residence was found damaged by the resident. There was no apparent entry into the residence due to the activation of their alarm system.

Questions about this crime report? Email carisa@patch.com.

Washington July 15, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Bravo, Officer Sansone. Thank you.

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