Roslyn News

Speed Read-Outs On Roslyn Road

roslynroadspeedOverhead speed read-outs were recently installed on Roslyn Road, at Temple Sinai for southbound traffic and at Strawberry Lane for those northbound. This stretch of road has been the scene of two fatal crashes in recent months that claimed three lives. This school bus was clocked at 28 mph.

Man Dead In House Fire

fireA 95-year-old man was killed and an 85-year-old woman is in critical condition after a fire engulfed an Albertson house on April 22.

Police say at 10:40 a.m. 911 received a call for a house fire on Park Lane Drive.

Third Precinct Police Officers James Duignan (a 28-year veteran) and Scott Thiel (a 19-year veteran) arrived at the scene and found a fully engulfed home.  [Read more...]

Flower Hill Burglar Arrested

bellamyA Glen Cove man was arrested for attempted burglary in Flower Hill and reckless endangerment on April 16.

Police say 26-year-old Rashawn Bellamy attempted to enter T-Mobile on Northern Boulevard on August 27 at 2:24 a.m. by prying open a rear door.

Bellamy fled, leaving behind a 2009 Porsche he had been driving, according to police.

On April 9 at 12:35 a.m., officers attempting a traffic stop on Earl Ovington Boulevard in Uniondale pulled over Bellamy, who was driving a 2011 BMW. As officers approached the vehicle, Bellamy accelerated, almost striking the officers, and sped off, leading officers on a high-speed chase. Officers ended the pursuit.

On April 16 at 10 a.m., detectives located and arrested Bellamy at 262 Old Country Rd. in Mineola. He is charged with attempted burglary, reckless endangerment, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, improper turn and fail to signal lane change.

Daisy Troop Meets With Police Officers

 

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The Roslyn Daisy Troop #1840 recently met with Nassau County female police officers as part of earning their Respecting Authority Daisy Petal. They learned all about the valuable work that these police officers perform on a daily basis.

 

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Horrific Crash

At the scene of a horrific crash on Roslyn Road by Argyle Raod where a Coach USA bus crashed into a pole to avoid an oncoming pick up truck.

At the scene of a horrific crash on Roslyn Road by Argyle Raod where a Coach USA bus crashed into a pole to avoid an oncoming pick up truck. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Johnson

A motor vehicle accident at the tail end of the rush hour on Tuesday morning left one driver dead, with a second driver and a passenger both injured.

At around 9 a.m., a dark-colored pick-up truck traveling south on Roslyn Road in Roslyn crossed into oncoming traffic. The driver of a Coach USA charter bus heading north then swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the truck, instead crashing into a pole.

The pick-up truck burst into flames and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the bus and the sole passenger were both seriously injured, trapped inside the bus.

Emergency medical personnel worked to free them from the vehicle and they were taken to a local hospital. Debris flew everywhere damaging nearby vehicles, including breaking the window of a passing SUV. [Read more...]

Suspects Sought In E. Hills Fraud

pic3Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who fraudulently used a victim’s personal information to obtain a TD Bank debit card in East Hills.

Police say on Dec. 24, at approximately 9 a.m. the men pictured made unauthorized transactions and withdrawals of more than $10,000 from the victim’s bank account. [Read more...]

2 Dead In Roslyn Car Crash

memorialFor years, the intersection on Roslyn Road and Locust Lane has been a major concern of local residents who have witnessed several accidents in the area, including one that landed an SUV in the driveway of a homeowner’s property.
But the worst-case scenario occurred last Wednesday, March 5 when two Mineola teenagers perished in an accident at that same location.

According to detectives, a 19-year-old male victim was driving northbound on Roslyn Road near Locust Lane, when he lost control of his 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle struck the curb and then a tree in the rear yard of an Oak Lane residence.

The driver Steven Clancy and his passenger Javier Gonzalez, both from Mineola were pronounced deceased at 1:23 a.m. and 1:28 a.m. respectively by Nassau County Police Department AMT O’Keefe.

Ironically, the accident took place only several hours after Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D – Woodbury) and North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, a resident of Roslyn, had met with town officials and Nassau County engineers to find a way to ease the situation at that troubled intersection. Jacobs now represents the Roslyn area in the county legislature. Roslyn Road is under county jurisdiction, while the town oversees Locust Lane, which is located in Roslyn Heights. [Read more...]

TV Show Snarls Traffic Nearby

Photo: Rich Forestano, Anton News

Photo: Rich Forestano, Anton News

For anyone who hit traffic coming out of Roslyn Road headed toward the Nassau County Legislature Tuesday afternoon, you were just steps away from filming for the CBS drama Person of Interest.

The show was filming at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 15th Street in Mineola and Nassau County police were diverting traffic north and east away from the set. [Read more...]

Tainted Heroin Warning After Deaths

24kThe Nassau County Medical Examiner is reporting that glassine packets marked as “24K,” that are presumably being distributed as heroin, in fact contains the extremely potent narcotic analgesic fentanyl and could be responsible for several deaths initially assumed to be linked to the abuse of heroin.

Evidence associated with two of these cases has been analyzed by the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory and has been determined to contain fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole. Specifically these glassine packets are stamped as “24K” in red ink, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.  [Read more...]

Two Women Arrested In Roslyn

Two Queens women were arrested in Roslyn Heights Monday afternoon after allegedly offering to perform a sexual act on detectives.

Police say on Jan. 27 at 2:15 p.m., while inside an unnamed storefront at 10 Harvard Street, undercover detectives received unlicensed massages from 45-year-old Yao Ping and 48-year-old Hong Ru Wang, who then offered to perform a sexual act for an additional amount of money. [Read more...]