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Pair Nabbed In Pocketbook Robberies

Two individuals were arrested in Syosset early this morning in connection with a string of snatch-and-grab robberies in Levittown and Hicksville, police said. [Read more...]

Cops: Missing Teen Found Dead

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Kieran Walsh

After being reported missing on Monday, police said 18-year-old Kieran Walsh, of Hicksville, was found dead Wednesday on Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville, cops said.

According to detectives, there is no criminality suspected and the investigation is ongoing. Authorities said the cause of death will be determined pending the analysis and report of the medical examiner.

 

 

 

Police Search For Missing Teen

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Kieran Walsh

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Hicksville teen.

According to detectives, Kieran Walsh, 18, was last seen at his Prince Street home on Monday afternoon. Police said Walsh suffers from schizophrenia and was last seen wearing a maroon sweatshirt and khaki pants. [Read more...]

Woman Steals From Woodbury Biz

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Alison Glass

An Islip woman is facing felony charges after stealing about $24,000 from her Woodbury employer and using the money to pay for wedding expenses, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

Alison Glass, 41, was arraigned on grand jury charges of third-degree grand larceny and three counts of first-degree falsifying business records, said the DA. Glass faces a maximum sentence of up to seven years if convicted of the top charge.

“Thefts from private employers are not without victims,” Singas said. “The losses end up hurting the broader economy as well. My office will continue to prosecute cases of fraud against local businesses in our ongoing effort to ensure fairness for all Long Islanders.”

According to the DA, from Nov. 8, 2012 and March 20, 2013, Glass allegedly stole $23,827.83 from her employer by writing out six checks to cash that totaled $10,295.99 on her company’s corporate checking account, and making $13,531.84 in unauthorized purchases on the company’s corporate credit card that had been given to her for legitimate business expenses. Glass’ personal charges on this card included airfare for relatives traveling from El Salvador, flowers sent to her mother, and supplies for her upcoming wedding.

As company bookkeeper, Glass’ responsibilities included ordering office supplies, maintaining the accounts receivables and payables, maintaining the corporate credit card and general control of monies flowing through the business.

The theft was discovered and referred to the district attorney’s office when the owner of Glass’ company discovered the corporate credit card bill was larger than normal, and included at least 12 purchases unrelated to the business. A review of the corporate checking account revealed at least six checks that were written out to cash and both signed and endorsed by Glass.

Cops Nab Serial Church Burglar

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Denis Alvarado

A Hempstead man’s luck finally ran out over the weekend, as he was arrested in connection with a burglary attempt—his sixth since February 2013.

According to detectives, Denis Alvarado, 29, was arrested after setting off the alarm at St. Hyacinth Church in Glen Head on Jan. 18. After responding to a 911 call, cops observed Alvarado exiting the church and running into a wooded area to evade arrest. Glen Cove police officers chased down the suspect and apprehended him without further incident. [Read more...]

New Jericho Chiefs Sworn In

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Jericho’s new chiefs were sworn in recently.

One chapter closed and another opened at the Jericho Fire Department recently as the rich history of volunteer service continued with the swearing in of three new fire chiefs.

The ceremony, held at Jericho Fire Headquarters, was attended by members, close friends and family—all of which were treated to the signing of the oath of office by each of the new chiefs. [Read more...]

Police Arrest Two In Burglaries

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David Jimenez

Police arrested two men in connection with recent burglaries in Flower Hill and Great Neck Estates. [Read more...]

Syosset Assists In Fire Fight

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The Syosset Fire Department was among the units to respond to a house fire on Vernon Street in Plainview on Jan. 10.

A 911 call was received by the Plainview Fire Department just after 3 p.m. with reports of smoke on the second-floor of the home. [Read more...]

Suspect Wanted In Mosque Robbery

Police are looking for this individual in connection with an attempted robbery at a mosque.

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According to detectives, an unknown male suspect entered the Masjid Bilal Mosque, 425 Fulton St. in Farmingdale, through an unlocked rear window and attempted to snatch two donation boxes mounted into a wall. The suspect’s image was captured in surveillance footage. [Read more...]

Cops Investigate Shooting Death

Police say a man was shot and killed in an apparent robbery last night in Mineola. Read the full story here.