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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...]

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...]