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Crime Blotter: Occupied Burglaries on First Street, Grove Street

Power cut to the house, keys stolen from first floor room. Keys were used to steal owner's vehicle from the driveway.

Detectives are investigating burglaries at residences on Grove Street and First Street.
Detectives are investigating burglaries at residences on Grove Street and First Street.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Garden City Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Oct. 17: The driver’s side to a vehicle parked on Weyford Terrace was damaged by unknown means.

Oct. 18: An iPhone was removed from an unlocked locker at Garden City Middle School.

Oct. 18: A homeowner reports that someone had entered his First Street residence through an unlocked rear door and removed an undetermined amount of jewelry from a bedroom. The homeowner was in another room during the incident but was unaware of the theft.

Oct. 19: Garden City detectives arrested a female 55-year-old from Brooklyn for leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident on Old Country Road on Oct. 16.

Oct. 19: A widow to a Meadow Street residence was damaged apparently from a rock being thrown at it.

Oct. 19: As a result of a suspicious vehicle investigation, Garden City detectives arrested a male 18-year-old from Franklin Square for the possession of a forged driver’s license.

Oct. 19: A handicap parking permit was reported lost at a Jackson Street residence.

Oct. 20: Garden City detectives arrested a male 23-year-old from Richmond Hill for criminal trespass for being on the Adelphi University campus on Oct. 17. The subject’s permission to be on the campus was revoked due to a previous incident where he was arrested for committing a larceny on the campus in August.

Oct. 20: Garden City officers assisted Nassau County officers with a vehicle stop on Franklin Avenue. The county officers had observed the vehicle traveling recklessly on several streets in the Garden City and Mineola areas.  At one time, the vehicle exceeded 80 MPH and at another the vehicle almost struck a pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle, a male 19-year-old from Garden City, was arrested for reckless endangerment, reckless driving, three counts of speeding, a lane violation, possession of marijuana and three counts of felony possession of a forged instruments (driver’s licenses).

Oct. 20: At 3 a.m. Officer Oswald observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on Main Street approaching Meadow Street. The subject then turned right onto Franklin Avenue without signaling and continued to drive erratically until Officer Oswald was able to stop the vehicle at Seventh Street. The driver, a male 31-year-old from Goose Creek, SC, was placed under arrest for DWI (.15 percent blood alcohol content), two lane violations, two turn violations, an open alcohol container in the vehicle and uninsured operation.

Oct. 21: Officers arrested a 15-year-old youth during a domestic incident for threatening and choking another family member.

Oct. 21: Items were taken from a holiday display at a Brompton Road residence.

Oct. 22: Detectives are investigating a burglary at a Grove Street residence where unknown person(s) cut the power into the house at approximately 11 p.m., enabling them to enter the house and remove a key ring from a first floor room. The keys were then apparently used to steal the owner’s vehicle from the driveway. The owner of the residence was asleep in an upstairs bedroom during the occurrence.

Oct. 22: Officer Punch responded to area of St. Anne’s Church and School for a report of a suspicious person on the grounds as students were being dismissed. With the assistance of school staff, the subject was located inside the church removing food items from a closet. Officer Punch arrested the subject, a male 44-year-old from Franklin Square, for petit larceny.

Oct. 22: Officer Touhy arrested a female 23-year-old from Brooklyn for the theft of $476 in miscellaneous merchandise from Lord & Taylor.

Oct. 22: A wallet and an iPhone were removed from a gym locker at Adelphi University.

Oct. 22: During the evening court session, Village Justice Allen Mathers sentenced two defendants who pleaded guilty to speeding in a school zone to $585 each, which added 6 points to each of their licenses. As a result of the points, they are now liable for an additional driver responsibility fee to New York State of $300.

Oct. 23: Numerous power tools totaling more than $1,500 were removed from a construction site on Somerset Avenue.

Oct. 23: A male 42-year-old from Brick, NJ, struck the Nassau Blvd. train overpass with his tractor trailer. The top of the trailer was damaged. The driver was cited for disregarding a low clearance sign as well as five equipment violations.

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

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