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Police Blotter: Local Crime

manprOn April 9, 23-year-old Esther Yi of College Point was arrested for shoplifting on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.

On April 10, 43-year-old Osei Rubie of Laurelton was arrested for DWI on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.


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Vandals On Millspring Road

manprAccording to reports, a house on Millspring Rd. was vandalized around 2 a.m. on April 2.

The residents heard a loud noise outside and saw a black sedan drive away.

All four cars parked in the driveway had been keyed and footprints were found by the front door.

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Former Town Of North Hempstead Employee Arrested

LocalNewsbriefs__040414ANassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment of a former Town of North Hempstead employee for falsifying information regarding a prior federal conviction on his employment applications.

Edward Lucas, 59, of Great Neck, was charged with three counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (an E Felony). If convicted, he faces up to two to four years in jail. Nassau County District Court Judge Joy Watson set bail at $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash on one count, and $1,000 cash or bond on each of the remaining counts.

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Manhasset Lane Closures Begin

americanaPSEG Long Island will be working on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Route 25A/Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road in Manhasset through mid-April to do transmission work for the Americana Mall. The majority of the work will be performed at night.

For the protection of motorists, there will be the following road closures, weather permitting:

  • March 31-April 4th-One east bound lane on Route 25A/Northern Blvd and one southbound lane on Searingtown Rd.
  • Sunday April 6th – One east bound lane on Route 25A/Northern Blvd and two south bound lanes on Searingtown Rd.
  • April 7th thru April 10th – One east bound lane on Route 25A/Northern Blvd and one southbound lane on Searingtown Rd.
  • Sunday, April 13th – One east bound lane on Route 25A/Northern Blvd and two south bound lanes onSearingtown Rd.
  • April 14th thru April 17th – One east bound lane on Route 25A/Northern Blvd and one southbound lane on Searingtown Rd. [Read more...]

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Dozens Evacuated Over Gas Leak

More than 60 residents in Manhasset were evacuated from 20 homes just before midnight on March 5 after a natural gas leak in the area.

Police responded to a 911 call for a gas leak in the vicinity of 124 Chapel Rd. at 11:57 a.m.  The Manhasset/Lakeville Fire Department along with National Grid and PSEG were at scene and evacuated residents were taken to the fire department.

National Grid attempted to shut off the valve to stem the flow of gas and PSEG shut power down in the area while repairs were being made. [Read more...]

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Flower Hill Bank Robber Sought

suspectNassau County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Flower Hill Bank on Jan. 23.

At 3:32 p.m., an unidentified man entered the Capital One Bank on Northern Boulevard when police say he approached a teller, presented a demand note written on a blue deposit slip, and made a verbal demand for money. [Read more...]

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Building Department Mobile Office

town-hallThe Town of North Hempstead Building Department will be offering evening community-based office hours beginning late February. These sessions will give residents the opportunity to meet with the town’s new Applicant Advocate and have their questions or concerns regarding their application addressed. Residents who have not yet filed an application and have general questions are also welcome.

“These mobile office hours add greater convenience to the Building Department application process,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “You can meet with our Applicant Advocate to receive an update on your permit application and have your questions answered. By bringing this service right into the community after office hours, it provides greater accessibility for our residents.”

The Applicant Advocate was hired at the beginning of January to provide residents with a more customer-friendly experience in the Building Department. The Advocate is tasked with assisting residents in navigating the permit process. [Read more...]

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Attempted Burglary In Manhasset

chapNassau County police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred on Feb. 7 in Manhasset.

Police say at 6:38 p.m., a 75-year-old female victim was upstairs in her Chapel Road home when she heard a loud noise.  When she ran downstairs, the victim saw that someone had kicked in her front door. The subject (no description) fled the scene on foot westbound Chapel Road.   [Read more...]

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Tainted Heroin Warning After Deaths

24kThe Nassau County Medical Examiner is reporting that glassine packets marked as “24K,” that are presumably being distributed as heroin, in fact contains the extremely potent narcotic analgesic fentanyl and could be responsible for several deaths initially assumed to be linked to the abuse of heroin.

Evidence associated with two of these cases has been analyzed by the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory and has been determined to contain fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole. Specifically these glassine packets are stamped as “24K” in red ink, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.  [Read more...]

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FD Battles Stone Hill Blaze

FIREOn Saturday night, Jan. 18, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department responded to a fire in a 5,000+ square foot house located at 32 Stone Hill Drive South in Stone Hill Development, a gated community on Shelter Rock Rd.

The initial call came at 8:05 p.m, according to officials. Multiple units arrived on the scene within minutes and located a fire in the basement of a single family residence. [Read more...]

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