The following information was supplied by the Nassau, Suffolk, Lynbrook and Rockville Centre police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.
Tara Driscoll, the Queens teacher who after having sex with a student at Lynbrook’s Capri Motor Inn in March 2011, was sentenced to six years probation Friday afternoon.
According to the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Driscoll, of Bay Shore, has also been required to register as a Level 1 sex offender and has surrendered her teacher's license.
Driscoll, 34, who taught English at Campus Magnet Educational Complex in Queens, pleaded guilty in March to sexual misconduct for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student.
Garden City detectives arrested a 41-year-old Lynbrook man and a 31-year-old woman from West Hempstead for public lewdness and endangerment of a child last week in Garden City.
According to police, on June 7, in the late afternoon, a school employee observed the two defendants in a parked vehicle in the Stewart School parking field. The two were allegedly committing a lewd act while there was a small child in the rear seat of the vehicle.
The female defendant was also charged with an outstanding traffic warrant from Long Beach.
Garden City Police did not release the name of the two defendants.
A SUV slammed so hard into the side of a Malverne home Thursday morning that it knocked the building off its foundation.
The white 2002 BMW X5, which was travelling north on Ocean Avenue, struck a home located across from the Hempstead Avenue and Ocean Avenue intersection around 6 a.m. It took out the house's staircase, stranding two occupants on the second floor, who were awoken from their sleep, and sent the chimney toppling over into the side yard.
Malverne Police Chief John Aresta told Patch that the accident appeared to be caused by "excessive speeding" and that there was nothing indicating that alcohol played a factor.
Nassau County Police said the driver was a 23-year-old Oceanside man, who The New York Post identified as Michael Loise. He was "bloody" and "banged up," but stable and alert when firefighters pulled him out of his vehicle, according to Malverne Assistant Fire Chief James Lang.
The house was deemed uninhabitable, according to Malverne's Buildings Department. The vehicle was impounded for a brake and safety check and the investigation is ongoing.
It took a jury three hours to convict a Hempstead man of burglarizing a Seaman Avenue home in Rockville Centre last November, but his partner in crime is still on the lam.
Nishon Parson, 36, of Hempstead, faces up to 15 years in prison at his July 27 sentencing.
According to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, on Nov. 29 at around 11 a.m., Parson and another man broke into a Seaman Avenue home. A neighbor saw the men entering the home through a back window and called village police. An RVC police sergeant responded minutes later and saw electronics piled up at the home’s door. When he entered the house, the sergeant confronted Parson and the other thief.
Rice said Parson pretended to comply with the officer’s commands, but both men ran from the cops. After police set up a perimeter, Parson was found several blocks away hiding under a tarp in a shed. His accomplice was never caught.
A Lynbrook woman was arrested in Shirley last Monday morning after allegedly driving under the influence of drugs while her two sons were in the car.
According to Suffolk County Police, around at 8:15 a.m., Jennifer Drozdowicz, 37, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero in the parking lot of the Coastal Gas Station, located at 461 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, when her vehicle struck one of the station’s gas pumps, causing minor damage.
Drozdowicz’s two sons, ages 4 and 5, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said. The children, who were not injured, were released to family members.
A Rockville Centre man was arrested on June 9 after he allegedly tried to steal a woman's pocketbook out of her shopping cart at Home Goods.
According to Nassau County detectives, around 5 p.m., Joseph Incao, 33, reached into the shopping cart of a 57-year-old female victim while she was shopping in the Home Goods located at 150 North Village Ave. Incao grabbed the victim's pocketbook and attempted to run out of the store.
A witness attempted to stop Incao who tried to push past him to exit the store, police said. A second customer in the store came to the assistance of the witness and they were able to detain Incao until the Rockville Centre Police arrived and placed him under arrest.
No injuries were reported at this time.
Police arrested two homeless men they say acted together to two weeks ago.
David Traversa, 19, and George Armstrong, 20, were arrested on June 9 for a robbery at , at 550 Long Beach Blvd., at about noon on June 8.
According to the LBPD, Armstrong walked into the bank and approached a teller at a window, demanded that the teller put money on the counter, left with an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot eastbound on East Fulton Street.
“Armstrong entered the bank and made a verbal demand for the cash, and Traversa stayed outside and served as a lookout,” Sgt. Eric Cregeen, the department’s public information officer, told Patch.
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