Crime
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An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
A jury convicted a Merrick woman on July 9 in Brooklyn federal court of embezzling $1 million from the Lynbrook nonprofit organization for the disabled that she led. She used the money to renovate her home and fund vacations and cosmetic surgeries, prosecutors said. more
A North Bellmore man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly struck a Nassau County police officer on routine motorcycle patrol. The suspect, police said, was … more
Nassau County police have arrested 21-year-old Ryan Lindquist, of Massapequa, in connection with the murder of Merokean Evan Grabelsky, a 32-year-old special education paraprofessional who dedicated his life to helping others. Lindquist was to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. At press time early Saturday morning, police did not say precisely how Lindquist was involved in the murder. A news conference was to be held later in the day, at which time further details were to be offered. more
TJ Hatter, a representative of the Attorney General of New York Letitia James, stopped by the Merrick Senior Center on May 23 to raise awareness of senior scams — the fraudulent phone calls, emails … more
Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford and the Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation on May 16 that will help prevent boating tragedies on New York waterways. “Knowing the laws of … more
A man was found stabbed to death in his Merrick house late Saturday night, according to Nassau County police and published reports. The 32-year-old man, whose name has not been made public, was … more
Fahad Qamer, president of Jaam’e Masjid in Bellmore, said congregants of the mosque are worried for their safety. “Because of what’s going on around in the world today,” Qamer, of Merrick, … more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
Even before leaving their squad cars, Nassau County cops are exposed to dangerous conditions, the Police Benevolent Association said. On March 5, union officials said dozens of police vehicles are … more
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