Crimes Nearby, Part 1: Strange Incident in East Rockaway, LIRR Fraud Case

A rundown of police incidents from neighboring communities.

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Suspect Tries to Lure Girl into Car in East Rockaway

A man made several attempts Thursday to lure a 15-year-old girl into his car in East Rockaway, police said.

According to detectives with Nassau County Police's Fourth Squad, the girl was walking on First Avenue when she was approached around 9:20 p.m. by an unknown white or Hispanic male who was driving a four-door black sedan.

The suspect made several attempts to convince the victim to get into the car, but then drove away when he noticed she was using her cell phone. There were no injuries to report.

RVC Doctor Pleads Guilty in LIRR Fraud

An orthopedist formerly employed at a Rockville Centre-based practice faces up to 30 years in prison for his involvement in an alleged LIRR healthcare fraud scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Dr. Peter Ajemian, 63, of Oyster Bay Cove, pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in helping retired Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers collect disability payments they did not deserve.

Ajemian was employed at a Rockville Centre-based practice until his termination in late 2008. He most recently operated a practice in Baldwin.

The U.S. Attorney's office said that between 1998-2008, Ajemian recommended that at least 734 LIRR employees on the verge of retirement receive disability benefits. At least 94 percent of the LIRR patients Ajemian saw were declared disabled.

"Beginning in or about 2002 I began seeing large numbers of LIRR employees who sought my assistance in having them declared occupationally disabled," said Ajemian in court, according to Newsday. "In truth and in fact, these employees were not in fact disabled and could have continued working in their railroad jobs, as they had without complaint right up to the time of their retirement date."

Investigators found that of more than 400 studied cases, Ajemian received about $2.5 million in payments from patients and insurance companies. The patients collected more than $90 million in RRB disability benefit payments.

Police: RadioShack Defendants Responsible for Two More Robberies

The two defendants who allegedly helped rob the Rockville Centre RadioShack in June have been charged in two additional 2012 robberies.

Subsequent investigation by the Nassau County Police's Robbery Squad has revealed Jamar Parker, 28, of Hempstead, and KaJuan Crawley, 25, of Brooklyn, were allegedly responsible for two robberies in Hempstead and Westbury.

According to police, the duo robbed the T-Mobile located at 391 Peninsula Blvd. in Hempstead on June 11 and the robbery of the Radio Shack located at 541 Old Country Road in Westbury on June 18.

Woman Charged with DWI After Crashing into Recycling Truck

An alleged drunk driver was arrested Wednesday morning by Nassau County Police after she crashed her car into a Town of Hempstead recycling truck in West Hempstead.

Nassau County Police charged Deborah Schreiver, 43, of Hempstead, with driving while intoxicated after she failed a sobriety test given to her following the accident. She was taken into custody around 10 a.m. on Jan. 16. No injures were reported.

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car in Long Beach

A Long Beach man was struck and killed by a car while crossing East Park Avenue early Thursday morning.

According to Sgt. Eric Cregeen of the Long Beach Police Department, around 5:24 a.m., Ronald Tisi, 57, began crossing East Park Avenue at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard when he was struck by a black 2008 Toyota Corolla, which was traveling eastbound in the middle lane. Tisi was thrown into the air and hit the ground, Cregeen said.

The driver of the Toyota pulled his vehicle over and remained at the scene until officers arrived, Cregeen said.

Tisi was transported to South Nassau Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:23 a.m., Cregeen said.

The accident is currently under investigation by the LBPD.

Detectives ask anyone with information about these crimes to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


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