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Crime Blotter: Police Conduct Two-Day Aggressive Driving Campaign Near GC Schools

Officers issue 36 tickets, primarily near the the middle and high schools.

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

Feb. 1: At 7:25 p.m., Officers Wehr and Graber responded to a report of an erratic driver southbound on Nassau Blvd. with the tires missing from the passenger side. Upon arrival, the officers observed that another driver had blocked the path of the erratic driver with the missing tires. The driver, a female 43-year-old from West Hempstead, admitted drinking alcohol but stated that she did not know what happened to her tires. She was arrested and charged with DWI (refused testing) and uninsured operation.

Feb. 1: The department is investigating a leaving the scene of an accident where a witness reports that a silver vehicle struck a parked vehicle before leaving the scene of the incident. The right rear quarter panel to the park vehicle was damaged.

Feb. 1: A traffic light control box was damaged as a result of a two-vehicle accident on Old Country Rd. at Clinton Rd. Officers conducted traffic control at the intersection until the control box was repaired. There were no injuries reported.

Feb. 1: Police conducted a commercial vehicle inspection on Washington Ave., inspecting six vehicles, placing three out of service and issuing 11 tickets for overweight violations. Forty additional tickets were issued for traffic and safety violations.

Feb. 2: An officer assigned to traffic enforcement on Clinton Rd. stopped a vehicle for moving from lane to lane without signaling. The driver, a male 49-year-old from Brooklyn, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation for an open license suspension, unsafe lane change, unlicensed operation and uninsured operation.

Feb. 3: A wallet containing personal papers and U.S. currency was removed from a locker at the New York Sports Club.

Feb. 3: Four vehicles were entered at residences on Vassar St., Middleton Rd. and Dartmouth St. The windows to three of the vehicles were damaged. Items stolen include: GPS devices, loose change, a wallet and a carrier bag.

Feb. 2-3: Police issued 36 traffic tickets during a two-day aggressive driver campaign in the vicinity of the village schools. According to police, tickets were issued primarily by the middle and high schools.

Feb. 4: A glass door to Garden City Auto on Franklin Ave. was damaged and 2 cartons of cigarettes were stolen from inside the store.

Feb. 4: A driveway lantern was found damaged at a Second St. residence.

Feb. 4: As a result of a month long investigation regarding several vehicle break-ins that occurred at Stewart School, Garden City High School and Parking Field #12, Garden City detectives arrested a male 31-year-old from Garden City. At each of these incidents, a window to a parked vehicle was broken and pocketbooks and other items of value were stolen. The detectives were also able to recover some of the stolen property at the subject’s residence. It was also determined that the subject made fraudulent purchases with a credit card belonging to one of the victims. The subject was charged with numerous counts of criminal mischief, larceny, possession of stolen property as well as identity theft and forgery. The investigation is continuing in regards to the subject being involved in other similar incidents in Garden City and surrounding communities.

Feb 4: At 11 p.m. Officer Sansone was conducting speed enforcement on Stewart Ave. when he observed a vehicle eastbound traveling 50 mph in a 30-mph zone. Officer Sansone stopped the vehicle and as a result of his investigation at the scene, the driver, a male 27-year-old from Hempstead, was determined to have two open NY DMV license suspensions. He also was found to be in possession of two cigarettes and one bag of alleged marijuana. He was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation, possession of marijuana, speeding and uninsured operation.

Feb. 5: An officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Tannerspond Rd. when he stopped a vehicle for passing a Stop sign at Newmarket Rd. The driver, a female 16-year-old from Mineola, was issued an appearance ticket for the possession of two alcohol beverages. In addition she was issued traffic tickets for the Stop sign violation, no seatbelt and uninsured operation.

Feb. 6: Items including iPods, GPS devices and loose change were removed from vehicles parked on Washington Ave., Stewart Ave., Maxwell Rd. and Claydon Rd.

Feb. 6: Police conducted a commercial vehicle inspection on New Hyde Park Rd. inspecting 13 vehicles, placing six out of service, citing seven vehicles for serious hazardous material violations and issuing 66 tickets for safety and traffic violations.

Feb. 7: An iPhone 4 was reported missing at the Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion.

If you have questions about this crime report, email carisa@patch.com.

Jack O'Niel February 10, 2012 at 02:46 PM
So who is this 31-year-old dirtbag from Garden City that's been stealing from cars? We seem to name and shame other alleged felons so why not him?
Anne T. February 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The school zone in front of the high school on weekday mornings is like the Wild West. I drive my freshman daughter to the high school and while I am observing the 20 mph limit other cars zoom around me including other parents dropping off their kids! It is truly a miracle kids who have to walk (run) across Rockaway in the morning haven't been killed or seriously injured. And not a police car in sight on any morning. Where were these tickets written?
Carisa Giardino (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Hi Jack, the arrest information on the 31-year-old was provided by the Garden City Police Department, which does not supply name and address of subjects. The story involving David Muscat was provided by Nassau County police, which does provide those specifics. If village police provided the same, we would publish the same.
Jonathan Schwieger Jr. February 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I would think it would be prudent for the police to station an officer and squad car out in front of all of the schools (K-12) in the morning during arrival and in the afternoon at dismissal for the protection of the students.

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