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Woodmere resident and Stony Brook University associate professor Geoffrey Girnun allegedly stole more than $200,000 in federal and state money, according to a seven-count indictment that was unsealed on Sept. 12. Girnun, 48, was arrested on that Thursday. more
The 14-person jury — 12 jurors, two alternates — heard opening statements on Tuesday in the Nassau County Courthouse for the trial involving a fatal car crash that killed two people in Lawrence in April 2018. more
Four people had just parked a car in the driveway of their North Woodmere home, when two men ran toward them, one holding a hand gun and yelled to get on the ground at 4:55 a.m. on Sept. 9, according to Nassau County Fourth Squad detectives. more
Police are looking for a man who allegedly pulled a black handgun from a black fanny pack that was around his waist and robbed another man at 5:35 a.m. in Inwood on Sept. 1, according to police. more
Two Queens men were arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the fatal overdose of a Woodmere man on Aug. 23, according to Nassau County police. more
Two of the three men convicted in a $3 million loan fraud and money laundering scheme are Five Towns residents, who used their companies to steal money between October 2013 and April 2015, according to New York State Attorney General Letitia James. more
Jose Santana, of Inwood, was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance on Aug. 22, after an incident on the same day that occurred at 12:20 p.m. in North Lawrence, Nassau County police said. more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
Zakiyyah Steward, one of the two people charged in the fatal April 4 car crash in Lawrence last year, had her sentencing hearing postponed again, this time to Sept. 24, from July 11. It was originally May 9. Steward, along with Rahmel Watkins, both Brooklyn residents, are considered responsible for a five-car crash that killed an engaged couple on the Nassau Expressway. more
assau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole merchandise from the TJ Maxx department store at 253-01 Rockaway Boulevard in the Five Towns Shopping Center near North Woodmere close to 2 p.m. on Dec. 20 of last year. more
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