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Cops: Man Dies in Hempstead Turnpike Crash

Crimes Nearby: 'Missing Swimmer' Arrested, Attempted Murder in Valley Stream

A rundown of this past week's police & fire stories from neighboring Patch sites.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

The Massapequa man  was arrested for the second time in less than 24 hours early Thursday morning in Long Beach, Nassau County police said.

Raymond Roth allegedly violated the  against him by his wife Evana.

He had been released on $100,000 bail on Wednesday after being charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and making a false report after he turned up alive a few days after  at Jones Beach. Prosecutors say Roth and his son were trying to cash in on life insurance.

But Roth allegedly called his wife in violation of the order and she notified police. He did not make threats to his wife, during the call, cops said.

Police responded to a home in Long Beach, where Roth had been staying, and arrested him at 12:50 a.m.

Valley Stream Clerk Robbed at Gunpoint

An armed man robbed an employee of a Valley Stream gold exchange on Wednesday, police said.

At about 4:20 p.m. on Aug. 15, the 48-year-old female victim was working at the Best Gold Exchange, located at 49 North Central Ave., when a black man — described as having a thin build and wearing a blue shirt and black pants — came into the store and pointed a small black handgun at her, according to police. He demanded the victim’s money, and she handed over her pocketbook, which contained jewelry, an undetermined amount of money, sunglasses and two debit cards.

The subject fled north on Central Avenue on foot. There were no injuries reported.

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

Elmont Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Valley Stream

An Elmont man was arrested last Sunday for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed another man in the neck, hands and leg at a Valley Stream Burger King, police said.

Charles J. Miller Jr., 24, is charged with second-degree attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree and resisting arrest.

Fifth Precinct officers responded to the Burger King, located at 181 West Merrick R., for a fight, according to police. They found a 26-year-old man in the vicinity of the eatery with stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition. No further injuries were reported. 

Officers then found Miller, who police say was combative, and placed him under arrest. 

A man was robbed of cash and a cell phone last Sunday in the parking lot of a West Hempstead bar, Nassau County Police stated.

According to Fifth Squad detectives, the 41-year-old victim was in the parking lot of  Bar on Hempstead Turnpike when three unknown Hispanic male subjects approached him with a knife and took approximately $80 and an  iPhone.

The subjects were last observed walking westbound on Hempstead turnpike. There were no injuries reported.

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