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Crimes Nearby: RVC Assault Update, Suspicious Package

A rundown of police stories from neighboring communities.

Roxen Road Case Adjourned Until 2013

The three defendants in the Roxen Road gang assault case won't see a court room again until 2013.

Friday's court date resulted in another adjournment for the three Rockville Centre teens who allegedly assaulted a resident on Roxen Road back in June. The new court date is set for Jan. 2, 2013.

William Moore, Matthew Diperna and Kevin Coyle have all been charged with second-degree gang assault — a C felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Prior to Friday, the case had already been adjourned multiple times for each defendant.

Police Probe Suspicious Suitcase at West Hempstead Bus Stop

Nassau County Police investigated a suspicious suitcase that was left at the bus stop on Hempstead Avenue in West Hempstead last Tuesday.

The item was located next to a bench near the National Wholesale Liquidators parking lot and across from the West 130 apartment complex.

A construction worker at the West 130 site called police after noticing it was sitting there since this morning. Nassau County Police and the Bomb Squad arrived on the scene around 2:30 p.m.

The bomb squad sent in a remote-controlled robot to assess the suitcase around 3:30 p.m. and then used the machine to detonate any possible explosives that the package may have contained, but there were none.

Valley Stream Chase Bank Robbed

A man made off with a bag of money aFter he made a demand to a teller at the Chase Bank in Valley Stream, police said.

On Friday, Oct. 19, at about 4:03 p.m., the black male subject — described to be about 24 to 28 years old, about 5-foot-10-inches tall, 180 pounds with a medium build, a clean shaven face, dark complexion and wearing a light gray-colored cotton hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and a white baseball style hat — came into the bank, located at 270 North Central Ave., through the front door, according to police.

The subject, who was carrying a yellow bag, made a demand for money to a teller. After getting an undeteremined amount of money, he fled on foot in an uknown direction.

There were nine bank employees and one customer present at the time of the robbery. No injuries were reported.    

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.

Four Out-Of-Towners Charged with Drug Possession

Four non-Long Beach residents were charged with drug possession after police spotted them in a vehicle parked on an East End street two weeks ago.    

According to the Long Beach Police Department, patrolling officers observed a group of three men and one woman in a vehicle acting suspiciously at Riverside Boulevard and East Broadway at 4:37 p.m. on Oct. 17.

As the four subjects exited the vehicle, the officers investigated the interior and noticed a hypodermic needle and clear plastic bag containing what is believed to be Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic that causes cause dream-like states and hallucinations, according todrugfree.org.

All four subjects — Joshua Ott, 25, of Fuquay Varina, NC; Storm Lacy, 24, of Asheville, NC; Paul Siano, 26, of Freeport; and Carly Gozza, 22, of Holbrook — were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hallucinogenic substance, and transported to LBPD headquarters. 

Cops: Woman Served Minors Cotton Candy-Flavored Vodka

A Long Beach woman was arrested and charged with seven counts of acting in a manor injurious to a child less than 17 years old and seven counts of unlawfully dealing with a child, an alcohol-related charge on Oct. 15

According to Long Beach police, Kimberly Ossandon, 38, knowingly purchased and served for consumption a bottle of cotton candy-flavored Pinnacle vodka, an alcoholic beverage, to seven 14-year-old children on Sept. 16.

One teenage girl became highly intoxicated, which necessitated that she receive emergency medical treatment by the Long Beach Fire Department. She was transported to Long Beach Medical Center, where she was treated in the emergency room, according to Sgt. Eric Cregeen, a police spokesman. 

For police reports, click the following links: Long Beach, Rockville Centre arrests and incidents, West Hempstead

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