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Crime
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A Merrick man was arrested and charged with firing a pellet gun at a worker across the street because, the suspect said, he was disturbed by the noise the worker was making. more
Police officers from Nassau County’s 1st Precinct saved two women, both in their 50s, who were found in a car on Horatio Avenue in Merrick on Sept. 1, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from heroin overdoses. The officers administered the life-saving drug Narcan, which revives a heroin user suffering from an overdose. more
Former Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg began serving a three-month sentence at Fort Dix, a minimum-security prison in Burlington County, N.J., on Aug. 24, according to his attorney, Jason Russo, of Bay Shore. more
A Dix Hills man who ran a mortgage-modification business stole a little more than $728,000 from 30 clients, including at least one homeowner in Merrick, according to acting Nassau County District … more
A federal grand jury last week charged Luca DiMatteo, 70, of Merrick, with extortion, loan-sharking and racketeering conspiracy. The indictment accuses DiMatteo of serving as an acting captain in the Colombo crime family, one of New York’s five Mafia families. more
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara added more charges to the indictment against Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, late in the day on Tuesday, July 21. Skelos, 67, and his son Adam, 32, were already charged with six counts stemming from what Bharara said was a scheme in which Skelos was trading favors with businesses in exchange for payments made to his son. more
A Merrick motorist did not stop after hitting and killing a pedestrian on the night of July 4 on Sunrise Highway in Freeport, the Nassau County Police Department reported. more
A Merrick auto repair store, R&U Auto Body, and its owner, Suffolk County resident Ronald Ustica Jr., are under indictment for allegedly pocketing $571,000 in sales taxes on vehicle repair work between 2007 and 2011. more
The teenager, a student at Calhoun High School, had a “severe case of alcohol poisoning,” said Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings in an email to parents on June 12. He drank at a “large gathering” of Calhoun seniors in the woods between Brookside School and the Meadowbrook State Parkway, Hollings wrote. more
A federal judge last Friday sentenced Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator who pleaded guilty to cheating a law client out of $2.3 million and resigned from office earlier this year, to three months in jail and three months of house arrest. more
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