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Crime Blotter: DWIs, Graffiti and Identity Theft

A Hempstead man attempted to withdraw more than $4,000 from another person's account, according to village police.

A Hempstead man attempted to withdraw more than $4,000 from another person's account, according to village police.
A Hempstead man attempted to withdraw more than $4,000 from another person's account, according to village police.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Garden City Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Dec. 26: Officer responded to Nassau Boulevard north of Cambridge Avenue where a vehicle with two occupants was traveling northbound when it struck a street sign and a light pole. The driver, a male 74-year-old from Floral Park, was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested for DWI (.17 percent blood alcohol content) and uninsured operation. There were no reported injuries to the driver or his 74-year-old passenger.

Dec. 26: Graffiti in the form of miscellaneous symbols and letters was found on the fence to a Denton Avenue business.

Dec. 28: Three vehicles were entered on Kenwood Road and Maxwell Road. Proceeds included GPS devices, an iPod and credit cards.

Dec. 28: Officer Bandl stopped a vehicle northbound on Nassau Boulevard at Newmarket Road for traveling 50 MPH in a 30 MPH zone and for failure to maintain a lane of travel. The driver, a male 19-year-old from Garden City, was subsequently arrested for DWI (.15 percent blood alcohol content), speeding and failure to maintain lane.

Dec. 28: A joint investigation between Garden City detectives and bank staff led to the arrest of a male 24-year-old from Hempstead after he attempted to withdraw $4,250 from another person’s account by signing that person’s name on the withdrawal sheet and producing a forged license in that person’s name. The subject was charged with attempted grand larceny, two counts of forgery and identity theft.

Dec. 28: Upon responding to a call for a burglary alarm activation at a commercial building on Commercial Avenue, officers discovered the glass removed from the side of the building. There is no reported loss at this time.

Dec. 28: Garden City detectives arrested a female 19-year-old from Elmont and a female 23-year-old from Uniondale for using a fraudulent credit card to purchase $1,300 in merchandise from Lord & Taylor. They were both charged with grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument.

Dec. 29: Officer Russell stopped a male 22-year-old from Elmont for operating a vehicle westbound on Stewart Avenue and not signaling for a left turn onto Franklin Avenue. The driver was cited for aggravated unlicensed operation due to an outstanding license suspension.

Dec. 30: Officer Oswald observed a vehicle traveling north at 50 MPH in a 30 MPH zone on Clinton Road at Garden Street. When Officer Oswald attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle turned onto Chestnut Street and continued to commit numerous traffic offenses on nearby streets. The vehicle was finally stopped on Boylston Street and the driver, a male 22-year-old from Melville, was charged with speeding, two Stop sign violations, four turn violations and failure to obey a police officer.

Dec. 30: Officer Russell stopped a male 24-year-old from Valley Stream on Franklin Avenue for switching lanes without signaling. Upon an investigation, he was arrested for DWI (.10 percent blood alcohol content), two lane violations and an outstanding Nassau County traffic warrant.

Dec. 30: Garden City detectives charged a male 22-year-old from Patchogue with leaving the scene of a property damage accident that occurred on Dec. 20 in Parking Field #11.

Jan. 1: Officer Florio observed a vehicle traveling north on Franklin Avenue at 48 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was subsequently arrested for DWI (.13 percent blood alcohol content), aggravated unlicensed operation 1st Degree due to a prior DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd Degree for an additional license suspension, speeding and failure to maintain lane.

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

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