Incidents Nearby: Woman Fatally Struck by Car in Area with No Power

A rundown of police & fire stories from neighboring communities.

Alleged Burglar Injures Officers During Arrest

Police said they arrested a man on Monday who allegedly broke into a Valley Stream office and injured officers when they attempted to restrain him.

Michael Dollison, 44, of Brooklyn, allegedly activated an alarm on Nov. 12 when he entered RPG Consultants, located at 181 South Franklin Ave., and was seen on surveillance video, police said. Officers were called and arrested Dollison at 9:52 p.m.

One officer sustained a sprained left ankle and another sustained a lower back sprain while attempting to restrain Dollison, according to police. Both officers were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Dollison is charged with third-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree and resisting arrest.

Cops: Man Sold Guns at Flea Market Without License

An 88-year-old Queens man was arrested on Saturday after he was allegedly seen selling guns at a flea market without a license, police said.

On Nov. 10, witnesses told police that Charles Czupia, 88, of Richmond Hill, was selling guns at a flea market located in the rear parking lot of 750 West Sunrise Highway allegedly without a license. Officers saw Czupia allegedly opening a box on the front passenger seat of his vehicle containing a semi-automatic P38, a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver, an Arminus .32 caliber revolver along with a cardboard price list. He was placed under arrest.

Czupia is charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and attempted sale of a firearm in the third degree.

Police: WH Man Pulls Shotgun on Friends at Dinner

A dinner party turned violent in West Hempstead Saturday night, police said, ending with the arrests of two residents at their Grant Avenue home.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 5:50 p.m., Albert Hendrickson, 52, and his wife, Darlene Schunk-Hendrickson, 50, both of West Hempstead, invited two of their friends to dinner at their home. However, during the dinner, a verbal argument ensued between Schunk-Hendrickson and a 47-year-old female victim.

The argument became physical, police said, when Schunk-Hendrickson tried to take a gold-colored necklace, which also held a ring, from the female victim’s neck. The victim then placed the necklace around her 42-year-old husband's neck so it could not be taken by Schunk-Hendrickson.

Police said that Schunk-Hendrickson persisted and eventually ripped the necklace from the male victim's neck, but was only able to keep the ring. After the victims demanded their ring back, Albert Hendrickson pulled out a shotgun and pointed a shotgun at the couple, who were able to flee the home and call 911, police said.

Upon police arrival, the defendants refused to exit the home, which led to additional police assistance and the Nassau County Hostage Negotiation Team, police said. The situation ended with the Hendricksons being taken into custody just before midnight.

Woman Dies After Being Struck by Car at Powerless Intersection

A 59-year-old woman died last Thursday after being struck by a car at a Valley Stream intersection that had no power, police said.

On Nov. 8 at 5:25 p.m., the victim, from Hempstead, was attempting to cross Linden Street at Franklin Avenue, when she was hit by a northbound 2007 Nissan Altima driven by a 37-year-old man from Valley Stream. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased by a staff physician.

“At the time of the collision, due to power outages in the area, the traffic light, as well as numerous street lights at that intersection, were not functioning,” a police report said.

Police said there was no criminality in the incident and that safety checks on the vehicle were performed at the scene. The car was released to the driver.

Two Men Arrested in RVC After Roslyn Robbery

Three men were arrested last Thursday — two in Rockville Cetnre — for a burglary they allegedly committed in Rosyln Heights, police said.

According to detectives, John Coello, 22, of Union City, NJ, was seen driving a vehicle with stolen plates on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore around 1:15 a.m. After police attempted to pull his car over, Coello attempted to flee, and he intentionally rammed into a New York State Trooper's car in the process.

Two state troopers sustained minor injuries in the crash. They were treated and released from a local hospital.

Coello's vehicle was eventually stopped and he was placed under arrest, police said.

A second vehicle, occupied by Christopher Thomas, 26, of Matteson, Ill., and Duane Holmes, 41, of North Bergen, N.J., fled the scene, police said. The vehicle was eventually spotted and stopped on Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre where both men were placed under arrest.

An investigation revealed that the three allegedly acted together in a robbery at Jet Communications in Roslyn Heights, police said.


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