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Crimes Nearby: Carjacking Attempt, Arrests

A rundown of arrests that occurred in the past week in areas surrounding the Five Towns.

The following information was supplied by the Long Beach, Lynbrook, Nassau and Rockville Centre police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Attempted Carjacking in West Hempstead

Nassau Police are seeking a suspect after he reportedly attempted to rob a woman's car at gunpoint as she was sitting in a CVS parking lot Friday night.

According to Detectives, the 60-year-old woman was sitting in her 2008 Audi parked in the parking lot of  located on Hempstead Avenue in West Hempstead. A male black suspect allegedly approached the victim around 7:35 p.m., displayed a black handgun and demanded the victim’s auto. The victim stated she placed her auto in reverse and fled from the subject. 

No injuries or proceeds were reported and no further description was available.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

Arrests

  • Michael E. Abarno, 49, of Oceanside, was arrested on Feb. 27 for first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, and numerous vehicle and traffic law offenses following a police investigation at a S. Centre Avenue residence.
  • Marcos B. Merino, 36, of Freeport, was arrested on Feb. 29 for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, false personation, and numerous vehicle and traffic law offenses following a police investigation in the vicinity of Merrick and Oceanside Roads.
  • Justin M. Collins, 34, of Rockville Centre, was arrested on March 3 and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and vehicle and traffic law offenses in the vicinity of 119 N. Park Ave. in Rockville Centre.
  • Keith Donnelly, 20, of Point Lookout was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s in Oceanside on March 5.
  • Kevin Smith, 54, of Bethpage, was arrested and charged with burglary and trespassing at East Walnut Street on March 7.
  • Ryan Clark, 19, of Lynbrook, was arrested on March 7 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Watkins Place. 
  • John E. Colin, 19, of Lynbrook, was arrested on March 7 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Watkins Place. 
  • William J. Flatley, 19, of East Atlantic Beach, was arrested on March 7 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Watkins Place. 
  • Thomas Johnson, 48, of Long Beach, was arrested on March 9 and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at Long Beach Plaza on East Park Avenue.
  • Thomas D. Lopez, 21, of Valley Stream, was arrested on March 9 and charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest on Roosevelt Ave. 
  • Douglas Negron, 42, of South Ozone Park, was arrested on March 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at West Park Avenue and Grand Boulevard.
  • Rafael Gomez, 58, of Long Beach, was arrested on March 12 and charged with driving while intoxicated at East Broadway.
  • Jelani Fernado, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested on March 12 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on Sunrise Hwy.

Assault

  • A Reid Avenue resident reported to Rockville Centre police on March 4 at 2:48 a.m. that she was assaulted by an unknown person outside of the Dark Horse Tavern, located at 12 S. Long Beach Road. The victim sustained minor injuries.

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Eugene Clark March 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
It would appear that quite a few car thefts and car jackings might be a result of current Gas Prices going off the chart. The thugs and social misfits of our Long Island communities apparently would steal someones car, use it to do some shopping or whatever other nefarious reason, instead of paying for their own car's gas. You must admit, they are a frugal lot, but one day they will come across someone armed with a "Glock" who will abruptly put an end to the stupid caper as well as the life of the moron. One less crook on the streets, one more customer to help the Mortuary business keep busy in these hard times.
Sal jeff March 08, 2013 at 05:49 AM
I agree with eugene.
BOOGIE WOOGIE March 08, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Son flock is wack boogie Woogies

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