Crimes Nearby: Burglary Suspect on the Lam, Attempted Murder and Potts Sentencing

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

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

A man broke into a Rockville Centre apartment at 11 a.m. on Friday, but when a resident inside the home confronted him, the suspect fled out of the same window he entered from, officials said.

According to village spokesman Jeff Kluewer, a man hopped through a window of a Maple Avenue apartment near Powell Road on Friday morning. The resident asked the suspect what he was doing, Kluewer said, who answered that he "had the wrong apartment" and exited through the same window he came in.

The suspect did not leave with any property, Kluewer said, and the resident was unharmed and called the police. Kluewer added that he did not have a description of the burglar, and that he is still on the run.

A Long Beach teenager was arrested Friday for a robbery on the boardwalk last month.

Long Beach Police charged Shawn Persaud, 16, with second-degree robbery that took place on the boardwalk near Long Beach Boulevard boardwalk on Sept. 17, according to an LBPD press release issued Friday.

“At that place and time it is alleged that a jogger was on the boardwalk when he was approached by a group of young males,” reads the LBPD statement on the arrest. “The victim was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. During the attack, a cell phone and a small amount of cash was stolen from the victim. As a result of the attack the victim suffered minor injuries.”

Cops arrested a West Hempstead teen at his home early Tuesday morning after police say he slashed another teen who allegedly tried to steal marijuana from him.

According to Nassau County Police, Matthew Sinatro, 17, met another 17-year-old male at the corner of Marcellus Road and Jackson Avenue in Mineola to sell him marijuana. The teen took the marijuana from Sinatro and tried to flee the scene without paying for it, police said, but he didn't get far. Sinatro located him at Jericho and Beebe Road, allegedly produced a knife and cut the victim on the face, arms and torso, according to detectives from the Third Squad.

The victim was removed to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning.

Evan Potts, an Oceanside resident who was arrested in a 2009 road rage incident in Long Beach that left city resident Ian Sharinn dead, was sentenced on Tuesday morning to five years probation.

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A Queens man was arrested last Monday after allegedly attempting to murder a man in Lynbrook the morning of Oct. 2.

According Nassau County detectives, around 5:40 a.m. on Sunday, Lester Achaibar, 30, of Lindenwood, entered a residence on Rolling Street in Lynbrook, using a key, and assaulted his estranged wife’s boyfriend. Achaibar retrieved a knife from the kitchen and slashed the 36-year-old male victim on the torso, causing a five-inch laceration, police said.

According to police, when the victim ran and locked himself in the bathroom, Achaibar fired a gunshot through the bathroom wall. The victim was not struck. Achaibar then left the residence.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was released, police said. Achaibar surrendered to detectives at the Fifth Precinct on Monday.

Two Queens men were arrested in Elmont on Oct. 2 after they were found stealing tires and selling them on the Internet, police said.

According to Nassau County Police, Sampson Ashin, 24, of Woodhaven and Sunil Singh, 36, of Jamaica, were involved in the theft of wheels and tires from new vehicles that were being stored by Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge at the Belmont Park parking field located in Elmont. Ashin was employed as a security guard for Arrow Security and he was paid to protect new vehicles that were being stored at the racetrack.

The thefts occurred at night and the stolen property was offered for sale and sold on the Internet using Craigslist, police say.


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