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Speed Cameras Coming To Schools

Cantiague Rock Road in Front of Cantiague Elementary in Jericho

Cantiague Rock Road in Front of Cantiague Elementary in Jericho

This fall, speed enforcement cameras are coming to Baylis Elementary School on Woodbury Road in the Syosset School District and Cantiague Elementary School on Cantiague Rock road in the Jericho School District.

Locations for the speed cameras were chosen by the County Engineering Department based upon on-site observations, said Leg. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury). There will be a sign prior to the school warning of the existence of the device. [Read more...]

Police Blotter: Reported Incidents, August 8 – 14

crime police carA victim reported that the passenger-side door and quarter panel of her vehicle was keyed while it was parked at Graffiti Restaurant at 8285 Jericho Tpke. in Woodbury on August 11 between 1 and 4:30 p.m.

Power Outages In Jericho

trafficAfter heavy rains pounded the area Tuesday night, traffic lights along Jericho Turnpike from Jericho to the Westbury border  remained without power Wednesday morning. Police are directing traffic at multiple intersections.

Police Blotter: Reported Incidents, August 1 – 7

Between August 1 and August 2, a victim reported a wallet was removed from his parked vehicle at Franks Steaks in Jericho.

Between August 2 and August 3, a victim reports the driver-side window of her vehicle was damaged while parked at Waldbaum’s on North Broadway in Jericho.

On August 4, a victim reported her house on Drury Lane in Syosset was egged. [Read more...]

Police Blotter: Reported Incidents, July 3 – 31

On July 3, 19-year-old Salman Kashif of Woodbury was charged with shoplifting from the Target at Broadway Mall in Hicksville.

On July 4, 19-year-old Ruth N. Gonzalez Rodas was charged with shoplifting from Kohl’s in Jericho.

On July 6, 58-year-old Humberto Quintanilla of Flushing was charged with DWI at Exit 43 of the Long Island Expressway in Syosset.

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Woodbury Man Dies At Park Pool

Update: The man has been identified as Jonathan Sobel of Woodbury.

Police are investigating what happened to a man who was found dead in the main pool at Syosset-Woodbury Park in Woodbury on July 27.

Police say at 1:25 p.m., a 44-year-old man was seen swimming in the pool and was found unresponsive and floating face down a short time later.  [Read more...]

22 Computers Stolen From School

More than $20,000 worth of computers were stolen from the South Grove Elementary School in Syosset during the early hours of July 18.

Police say an unknown subject/s entered the Colony Lane school by breaking a rear window between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. while the building was closed.  A school employee found the damage and 22 Apple computers removed and then called the police.  The investigation is ongoing. [Read more...]

Syosset Man Pleads Not Guilty

Michael Elardo

Michael Elardo

During his arraignment July 10, Michael Elardo of Syosset pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

On June 15, police say 48-year-old Elardo, while driving his vehicle on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, left the scene of an incident that caused the death of 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin. Elardo surrendered to the Nassau County Police Department on June 16.

Assistant District Attorneys Michael Bushwack and Gene Kang of DA Rice’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau are prosecuting the case. Elardo is represented by Michael DerGarabedian, Esq. [Read more...]

Syosset Truck In Crash That Killed Winery Owner

Marco Borghese, owner of Long Island winery Castello di Borghese, died on June 30 after police say he failed to navigate a curve in the roadway” and collided head-on with a delivery truck owned by Southern Wine & Spirits of Syosset on Route 25A in Wading River at approximately 3:30 p.m. [Read more...]

Local Phone Scam Alerts

phonePSEG Payment Scams
PSEG Long Island is warning customers about a scam in which an individual calls pretending to be a PSEG Long Island employee. Police say in some cases, the scammer has the victim’s correct account number. The caller demands payment within hours using a type of pre-paid card, such as a Green Dot MoneyPak and threatens to turn off their service. PSEG does not require a customer to use one specific type of payment and customers scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice on their bill at least 10 days in advance. Any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of a phone call should call 1-800-490-0025. [Read more...]