Crime Blotter: Vehicle Inspection Places More Than Half Out of Service

Police conducted a commercial vehicle inspection checkpoint on New Hyde Park Road.

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

Oct. 10: Upon a joint investigation by the Garden City Police Department and Adelphi University Public Safety, Officer Wedra issued appearance tickets to a male 27-year-old from Flushing and a male 22-year-old from Glen Cove for violation of the village code for soliciting at Adelphi University. The subjects were on campus handing out pamphlets advertising future events at the Dublin Pub.

Oct. 10: The lock to a shed on a St. James St. South property was damaged by unknown means.

Oct. 11: Police conducted a commercial vehicle inspection checkpoint on New Hyde Park Road, inspecting 12 vehicles, placing eight out of service, citing one for being overweight, citing two for brake violations, citing one for an unsecure load, citing one for a hazardous material violation (fuel container uncovered), citing one driver for having a suspended license and another cited for speeding on New Hyde Park Road.

Oct. 11: A license plate was reported lost or stolen from a vehicle parked on the Adelphi campus.

Oct. 11: A wallet containing credit cards was reported stolen from a person’s pocketbook while shopping in stores on Franklin Avenue.

Oct. 11: Someone damaged the rear bumper to a parked unoccupied vehicle at Sears.

Oct. 12: Upon their investigation, Garden City detectives arrested a male 30-year-old from Brooklyn for the theft of six designer handbags from Lord & Taylor totaling $1,738 in value. The items were reported stolen on Oct. 10.

Oct. 12: Officer Fracassa responded to a three-vehicle property damage accident on Clinton Road where one of the vehicles left the scene without stopping. Upon his investigation, Officer Fracassa subsequently arrested a male 17-year-old from Hewlett after it was determined that he was the operator of the vehicle that left the scene.

Oct. 12: A tractor trailer from Hackensack, NJ struck the Nassau Boulevard overpass by Merillon Avenue. Read full story here.

Oct. 15: Detectives are investigating an incident where a prescription pad was stolen from a Garden City Plaza doctor’s office.

Oct. 15: The department is investigating unauthorized charges exceeding $2,600 to a resident’s credit card account.

Oct. 15: A large pile of scrap wood was left in the loading bay of a Commercial Avenue business.

Oct. 15: Officer Reilly arrested a female 26-year-old from Hempstead for the larceny of several items totaling $986 in value from Lord & Taylor. She was also charged with possession of burglary tools for using a pair of scissors to remove sensor tags from the merchandise.

Oct. 16: The department is investigating a two-vehicle accident on Old Country road where one of the vehicles, described as a dark color suburban, left the scene without stopping.

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


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