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Officials Plug Heroin Pipeline

Nassau County and federal officials recently took down a heroin pipeline that ran drugs from Mexico to Long Island. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Cops Arrest Old Brookville Man

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Frank Filippelli

An Old Brookville man was arrested Sunday night after an altercation in Manhasset with police left an officer injured, according to authorities.

Police said they responded to a report of a disturbance at Green’s Pub on Plandome Road in Manhasset at about 10:45 p.m. According to authorities, when police arrived at the pub, Frank Filippelli, 31, of Old Brookville, fled the scene.

Cops said they spotted Filippelli a few minutes later screaming as he ran across the street. The officers “followed Filippelli into an alleyway,” but he “began to run away and slammed an officer into his patrol car,” police said in a news release. [Read more...]

Crooks Grift Syosset Home Depot

Roneil Harisaran

Roneil Harisaran

A Home Depot in Syosset was the sight of a long term grand larceny, according to investigators. [Read more...]

Crash Closes LIE in Jericho

A multivehicle crash closed the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway in Jericho for more than six hours early Wednesday, according to authorities.

In a traffic advisory, Nassau County police said the crash occurred at 12:39 a.m. between exits 40 and 41; the LIE was not reopened until 6:57 a.m.

The accident involved an overturned box truck, a tractor trailer and a car, resulting in minor injuries. None of the injuries are considered serious.

 

 

Arrest In Syosset Burglary

Nassau County police last Wednesday arrested a man they believe is connected to a June 20 distraction burglary in Herricks. Authorities say they’re investigating whether this suspect was involved in similar instances in Syosset and Westbury over the summer.

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Frank Nicholas

According to police, Frank Nicholas, 27, of White Marsh, Md., was arrested and charged with second degree burglary. Nicholas was being held at Rikers Island on an unrelated charge when Nassau police arrested him, police said. [Read more...]

Syosset Ponzi Scammer Pleads Guilty

A Syosset man pleaded guilty to securities fraud charges in a Ponzi scheme that prossecutors said bilked $30 million from 200 unwitting Wall Street investors.

According to court filings from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Eric Aronson, 46, admitted to using his victims’ money to fund his personal expenditures — including vacations, watches, jewelry and cars — from approximately Aug. 2006 to Dec. 2010. The district attorney said Aronson and his coconspirators issued promissory notes to investors and promised to use the proceeds to finance shipments of Permapave paving stones from Australia to the U.S. In reality, Aronson, together with his coconspirators, operated a Ponzi scheme whereby some investors were paid returns on their investment from the funds the defendant obtained from other defrauded investors.

 ”The defendant used the promise of sound securities investments to steal investor funds. He pretended to be a legitimate businessmen but he was no more than a common thief,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Through his actions, the defendant caused the financial ruin of many, all the while enriching himself. This office will vigorously investigate and prosecute those who lie to, cheat, and steal from the investing public.”

 Aronson faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Muttontown Man Pleads Guilty

doxeyA Muttontown man pleaded guilty on Aug. 20 to illegally releasing toxic chemicals into the ground at his business located just yards away from a Glen Cove waterway that leads into Long Island Sound.

John Doxey, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of Endangering Public Health, Safety or the Environment before Acting County Court Judge Francis Ricigliano. [Read more...]

House Fire In Jericho

A fireman rescues a pet bunny from the home.

A fireman rescues a pet bunny from the home. Photo: Kevin Imm, KevinImmPhotography.com

On Aug. 22, the Jericho Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Maytime Dr. Arriving units found heavy smoke showing and a fire inside the home. All of the occupants were able to get out of the house and fire fighters rescued the family pet Rabbit. [Read more...]

Woodbury Madam Pleads Guilty

crime police carHyun Ok Yoon Ung of Woodbury, the lead defendant charged in connection with a criminal ring which sold so-called “party packs,” involving cocaine and prostitutes, and laundering the illegal proceeds through front businesses that included a clothing wholesaler, a wig wholesaler, a limousine service and a beauty supply wholesaler, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution. A joint undercover investigation by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force and the New York Police Department busted 18 individuals, including Hyun Ok Yoon Ung, in January, at a time when the gang was marketing its services to a high-end clientele coming to the New York metropolitan area for the Super Bowl. [Read more...]

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...]