Garden City Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

Artie Jackson apprehended Sunday evening.

GC Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson has confirmed the arrest of Artie Jackson, the suspect wanted in connection with the Third Street home invasion.
GC Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson has confirmed the arrest of Artie Jackson, the suspect wanted in connection with the Third Street home invasion.
Garden City police have confirmed the arrest of Artie Jackson, the suspect wanted in connection with the occupied home invasion on Third Street Nov. 8.

Jackson 46, of Hempstead, was arrested in Hempstead Sunday evening; Garden City detectives were part of the "apprehension effort."

Patch obtained a mug shot of Jackson, considered "armed and dangerous" Sunday.

On Nov. 8, four Garden City homes within the Central section were burglarized. One was an occupied burglary where a weapon was displayed and shots fired into the ceiling. No one was injured but police state Jackson fled with many personal belongings, including the family's car which was later recovered in Hempstead.

The prior evening, on Nov. 7, a similar occupied burglary occurred within the Cathedral Gardens section of the Village of Hempstead.

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Kerry Druckman November 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM
BDavis November 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM
All that is written here is the truth...In addition though more homes were robbed last night, (not sure where) and a woman was injured, but then he stole her car and was in an accident... allowing the cops to catch him... THANK GOODNESS! I blame the situation and the unfortunate vulnerability of these homes that were powerless. I do NOT blame the GCPD. They were wonderful in response to our family home and follow up. More communication about the home invasions might have prevented some of the misfortune.
GCfamily November 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Is this same guy responsible for all of them ? Or just the one when shots were fired? Could there be more than one person responsible ? The mayors office is failing to provide residents any info! More than half the village probably only thinks there was one invasion on 3rd st. Where were the homes robbed last night ? Where was a woman injured? How?
ronald berringer November 12, 2012 at 02:46 PM
i wonder how the owl is doing?
GCfamily November 12, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Ronald you are sooooooo funny. You dope
BDavis November 12, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Yes, its the same guy... I don't know where last night's invasions were, but I heard he hit 7 homes last night. The woman was injured due to him strangling her (from what I hear) but she is ok.
GcSupporter#2 November 12, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I do not blame the GCPD for the incidents but I do not understand the reluctance to disseminate and alert residences of an extremely dangerous threat in out immediate area starting with the house invasion on Wed night in Cathedral Gardens. Yes I realize it is Hempstead the house hit was two blocks outside the village. There are several ways the village could have alerted us and instead he front desk told me the "rumours" were "blown out of proportion.". Really?!?! Why the lack of information???? I still can't get an answer on how many homes were broken into last week, how many were violent and if they were all by one animal or others are lurking??? We deserve full disclosure.
Kdny November 12, 2012 at 09:32 PM
I don't understand why the GCPD wants to cover up the details. The woman attacked was sexually assaulted and almost killed. She is lucky to be alive. The community should have been aware this animal was on the loose. He's a career criminal and for some reason is burgelerizing and terrorizing home after home. Unacceptable!!!
Kerry Druckman November 12, 2012 at 09:40 PM
and bd i dunnonwhere ubarebgetting your info from bc i cant find mentionnf the robberies anywhere. jst that he wasarrested which the police told us last night
Kdny November 12, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Omg Kerry, that is awful! I wouldn't stay there either. Three houses on my block were robbed by this piece of garbage. He held my neighbor'x at gunpoint and fired his gun twice before he locked them in their boiler room and stole their car. We were sitting ducks without any power.
Kerry Druckman November 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
we had power- the lady that got strangled had power . our entire block had power- he unscrewed the patio light and entered through the backyards. well now we are out of there snd homeless again. screw artie and sandy!
Kdny November 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Amen Connellyclan! And Kerry I am do sorry u and ur mom have gone through this...good luck
BDavis November 13, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Kerry... my parents were one of the houses that was invaded on Third St last Thursday night... so I am getting my info from the police. I did not hear that the woman was sexually violated, just strangled (and I don't mean "just'), but that is what I heard.
Kdny November 13, 2012 at 03:53 PM
My source confirmed she was definitely sexually assaulted and stated she was lucky to be alive!!
GardenCityYogi November 13, 2012 at 07:45 PM
May I set the record straight as far as this whole story is concerned. I so happen to live the development in which was infiltrated by this guy in East Garden City on Sunday night Nov 11. Around 10pm he started breaking into several town homes in our development. We have heard it was as many as 12 townhomes, mine included. He found his way into an apartment a few doors down that was occupied by a woman. He proceeded to attack her by punching her in the face breaking many facial bones, and rendering her helpless. He then attached some sort of flex cord choking device around her neck and dragged her to her bedroom where he raped her. After that he slit her throat and left her for dead while steeling her car in the process. She managed to crawl her way to a neighbors apartment while almost bleeding to death. She was rushed to the hospital where we understand she is going to be fine. We witnessed the blood all over the porch, window and door of our neighbor. The guy crashed the car in hempstead and was arrested. He was the same perpetrator that committed the village home invasions mentioned in this story. Its amazing to me that this story has received such little publicity in comparison to his previous home invasion. In this case he committed 10 plus robberies, rape, attempted murder and a car jacking. And as Kerry mentions YES all power was on! I find it strange how the media is trying to connect this to the storm. While that may have been the case in his previous robberies it was not the case in this one. Anyhow I am so relived that he has been arrested and just pray we don't have to see any incidents like this again.
Kdny November 13, 2012 at 07:57 PM
How traumatizing Julia? Thank u for setting the story straight. Thank God he was caught and hopefully spends the rest of his life in jail. He is a monster!!
BDavis November 13, 2012 at 09:46 PM
How awful... Thank you for filling in the gaps.
Brande November 19, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Garden City Yogi is entirely correct. This women was my next door neighbor's best friend. I had the honor of meeting her as well. She is beautiful, kind, smart and generous. This man is a monster. After he beat and raped her for four hours, he slit her throat and left her for dead. He didn't leave the home right away, instead he made himself a sandwich and ate Oreos in her kitchen. It is testament to her inner strength that she lived through this ordeal. She has a long, long journey toward recovery. I am confident that once stable (as we are never truly healed , just changed, by this type of trauma), she will use this experience to help others. I can not reveal her employment history because I want to help maintain her privacy. But I will say that this story is probably being muted at a very high level because of her own very high level of responsibility.


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