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Crime Blotter: Forged Checks, Struck Overpass and an Immigration Warrant

Police arrest 38-year-old Hempstead man during routine traffic stop and transport him to Nassau County Detention for transferal to immigration officers.

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

Jan. 3: Officer Sommer observed a vehicle on Merillon Avenue making an illegal U-turn in the vicinity of Nassau Boulevard. The operator was not wearing a seat belt. He stopped the vehicle and upon an investigation it was determined that the driver, a male 38-year-old from Hempstead, had an active U.S. Immigration and Customs Warrant. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to Nassau County Detention for transferal to immigration officers. He was also charged with two turning violations, no seat belt, unlicensed operation and uninsured operation.

Jan. 3: Officers responded to the Nassau Boulevard overpass where a truck struck the bridge. The operator, a male 49-year-old from Tennessee, was issued tickets for disobeying the bridge clearance signs and for driving an over length vehicle.

Jan. 4: Officer Russell arrested a male 25-year-old from Oceanside for aggravated DWI (.22 percent blood alcohol content) after observing him operate a vehicle southbound on Franklin Avenue with no tires on the passenger side rims. He was also charged with refusal to submit to a field sobriety test and uninsured operation.

Jan. 4: As a result of a domestic incident investigation at a residence, a male 17-year-old was arrested for damaging the property of another family member.

Jan. 4: The department is investigating a report where a resident’s credit card was used without permission at an out-of-state location.

Jan. 5: A Garden City Park female states that she was stopped at a red light on Nassau Boulevard at South Avenue when an unidentified male walked up to the vehicle and punched out the rear side window.

Jan. 5: Officer Russell stopped a vehicle traveling northbound on Clinton Road at 50 mph in a 30-mph zone. Upon an investigation, the driver, a male 27-year-old from Hempstead, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation for an outstanding license suspension, suspended registration, speeding and uninsured operation.

Jan. 6: Lawn ornaments were knocked over on the lawn of a Chestnut Street residence.

Jan. 7: Officer Federlein stopped a truck on Clinton Road and Huntington Road for exposed wires and numerous other equipment violations. The truck’s company was issued 14 tickets for various safety and equipment violations. In addition, the driver, a male 28-year-old from Glendale, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation due to having eight open driver's license suspensions.

Jan. 7: As a result of a domestic incident investigation at a residence, a female 19-year-old was arrested for damaging the property of another family member.

Jan. 7: Upon an investigation, Garden City detectives arrested a female 17-year-old from Queens, for cashing three forged checks in excess of $400 each in a Garden City company’s name without authorization on three separate occasions in November.

Jan. 7: A fender to a vehicle parked in Field 7S was damaged by unknown means.

Jan. 7: Police conducted a commercial vehicle inspection on Clinton Road, inspecting 11 trucks, placing three out of service and issuing 86 tickets for various traffic and safety violations, including four hazardous material violations.

Jan. 8: As part of an ongoing investigation, Garden City detectives arrested a male 19-year-old from Brooklyn for acting in consort with two others previously arrested for cashing forged checks totaling more than $6,800 in November 2012 at a Citibank on Franklin Avenue. The other two subjects, a female 45-year-old and a female 22-year-old, both from Hempstead, were arrested on Nov. 27, 2012.

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

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