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Crime Blotter: Graffiti, GC Teen Arrested for Harassment

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.

Dec. 30: Officers responded to numerous traffic light outages in the center of the village.

Dec. 30: Graffiti was found on three LIPA electrical panels on Stewart Avenue. The letters "LESP" were written on the panels, according to police.

Dec. 31: Numerous bulbs were removed from a strand of holiday lights at a Kingsbury Road residence.

Dec. 31: Officer Reilly arrested a 21-year-old woman from West Hempstead for the theft of $576 in merchandise from Lord & Taylor.

Jan. 1: Garden City detectives arrested a 30-year-old man from New Hyde Park for the sale of marijuana on Seventh Street. For more, click here.

Jan. 1: Garden City detectives arrested a 46-year-old woman from Stewart Manor for criminal contempt. The subject made numerous phone calls to a man in violation of a criminal court order of protection.

Jan. 1: A lamppost to a Chestnut Street residence was damaged during the overnight hours.

Jan. 1: Officer Oswald stopped a vehicle on Clinton Road after observing it make an illegal U-turn at Locust Street. The driver, a 38-year-old man from Queens, was arrested for DWI (.15 percent blood alcohol content), improper U-Turn, two lane violations and an equipment violation.

Jan. 1: Two pairs of sunglasses were removed from a vehicle parked at a Kenwood Road residence.

Jan. 2: Officer Russell observed a vehicle speeding (50 MPH) on Stewart Avenue and when he attempted to stop the vehicle with lights and sirens, it sped away. The vehicle was eventually stopped in the vicinity of Merchants Concourse. The driver, a 69-year-old woman from Westbury, was charged with failing to stop for an emergency vehicle, speeding and unsafe lane usage.

Jan. 2: Garden City officers responded to 310 Old Country Road to assist the Nassau County Police Department Crimes Against Property Squad detectives with the arrests of four individuals for a grand larceny regarding the fraudulent sale of a property located in the Bronx. For the full story, click here.

Jan. 3: Officers responded to numerous storm-related auto accidents and residential alarms. The department received 31 calls throughout the storm, 11 of which were accidents. According to police commissioner Kenneth Jackson, "no serious injuries were reported." Officers also responded to six residential alarms during the storm.

Jan. 3: A Garden City detective and Officer Graber arrested a 19-year-old from Garden City for harassment. The victim, an employee of a Franklin Avenue restaurant, states that the subject punched him in the face causing swelling and pain.

Jan. 4: Officers assisted the Garden City Fire Department for a report of a gas leak on Kildare Road.

Jan. 5: Due to severe icy conditions between 8 and 10 a.m., officers responded to five auto accidents and four medical aided incidents where persons slipped on icy surfaces.

Jan. 5: A man states that at approximately 6:35 p.m. he was leaving a relative’s residence on 4th Street and while walking to his vehicle, he was approached by two men, one holding a knife. For the full story, click here.

Jan. 6: The department is investigating a report of forged business checks in the amount of $5,000.

Jan. 6: The driver’s door and fender to a vehicle parked on Fourteenth Street was found damaged by unknown means.

Jan. 7: Officers responded to numerous residential burglar alarm activations apparently due to extreme cold weather conditions and high winds.

Jan. 7: Officers assisted the Garden City Fire Department who extinguished a vehicle fire on Eleventh Street.

Jan. 7: A vehicle parked at a First Street residence was entered. There is no reported loss at this time.

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