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Crime Blotter: Taxi Driver Held at Gunpoint, Shoplifter Caught

A look at this week's alleged crimes, reported by the Garden City Police Department.

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

Jan. 14: Two spotlights were stolen from the lawn of a Maxwell Road residence.

Jan. 15: Officers responded to a property damage accident involving two vehicles on Clinton Road where one of the vehicles left the scene. The vehicle is described as a small dark colored sedan.

Jan. 15: Officer Sommer stopped a vehicle on Clinton Road in the vicinity of Stewart School for speeding in a school zone (45 mph in a 20 mph zone). Upon further investigation, the driver, a 42-year-old man from Hempstead, was cited for speeding in a school zone, unlicensed operation, improper plates on the vehicle, improper registration sticker, unregistered operation, uninsured operation and uninspected vehicle. The subject’s vehicle was also impounded.

Jan. 15: A purse was removed from a vehicle parked at a Cherry Valley Road residence.

Jan. 16: Officers responded to the Cathedral Avenue railroad crossing due to a broken railroad gate.

Jan. 16: Officer Hennessy stopped a vehicle for unreadable plates on Main Street and Meadow Street at 9:35 p.m. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Hempstead, was subsequently arrested for driving with four open driver's license suspensions and a defective plate lamp. The vehicle was impounded.

Jan. 16:  Garden City detectives arrested a 45-year-old woman from Lynbrook for the theft of a dress valued at $278 from The Island Clothing Store on Jan. 8.

Jan. 17: Officer Dallolio stopped a vehicle for passing a red light on Stewart Avenue at Hilton Avenue. The driver, a 53-year-old man from West Hempstead, was subsequently arrested for Aggravated DWI (.19 percent blood alcohol content) and passing a red light.

Jan. 17: Officer Russell stopped a vehicle on Old Country Road for driving with defective headlights. The driver, a 36-year-old woman from Port Jefferson, was arrested for driving with three license suspensions, a suspended vehicle registration, defective headlights and uninsured operation. The vehicle was impounded.

Jan. 17: Officers responded to a Nassau County water main break on County Seat Drive resulting in street closures.

Jan. 17: Officer Sommer stopped a vehicle on Franklin Avenue for speeding in a school zone (50 MPH in a 20 MPH Zone). The driver was cited for driving with two driver's license suspensions, unlicensed operation and speeding in a school zone.

Jan. 17: A taxi driver reports that he picked up a man at the Mineola station. He requested to be driven to Flower Road. When the taxi arrived at the location, the suspect placed a silver hand gun on his lap and demanded the driver’s money. The driver ran from the vehicle after giving the subject $100, leaving the car keys in the vehicle. The driver ran to Roosevelt Field Mall where he called the police. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle on Huntington Road. The suspect was not located. Garden City and Nassau County police are continuing the investigation. The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s wearing a black knit hat and a black P-Coat.

Jan. 18: An exterior light fixture on a St. James St. South lawn was found damaged.

Jan. 18: Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Clinton Road for erratic driving and striking a curb. The driver, a 36-year-old man from Port Washington, was arrested and charged with DWI (.16 percent blood alcohol content), two lane usage violations, unlicensed operation and uninsured operation.

Jan. 19: A rear window to a vehicle parked at a Tremont Street residence was found damaged. A rear window to a vehicle parked at a Meadow Street residence was found damaged.

Jan. 19: Garden City detectives arrested an 18-year-old from Hempstead for the theft of a wallet from a Garden City Plaza office on Nov. 12, 2013.

Jan. 20: Front door widows were damaged by unknown means at a Stewart Avenue business and a Clinton Road business.

Jan. 20: A bicycle was reported stolen from a shed at a Cathedral Avenue residence.

Jan. 21: Officers conducted a commercial vehicle inspection on Clinton Road. Seven vehicles were inspected, one placed out of service and 67 tickets were issued for various traffic and safety violations including six overweight violations, one suspended license violation and one suspended registration violation.

Jan. 21: Officers responded to 49 storm-related calls including 15 auto accidents, eight alarms, disabled autos, police assistance calls, dangerous conditions and medical aided cases.

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