Burglaries Prompt More Police Patrols

Nassau County Police is stepping up patrols in the Roslyn, Herricks, Manhasset Hills and Searingtown areas.

Nassau County Police is stepping up patrols in the Albertson, Herricks, Manhasset Hills and Searingtown areas.

A recent rash of burglaries has local residents of communities usually known for their peaceful, safe nature looking over their shoulders. So far, break-ins number in the double-digits, and frightened locals are demanding action from the authorities to bring security back to the area as soon as possible.

Areas affected by the burglaries have included Manhasset Hills, Herricks, Albertson and Searingtown.According to Nassau County Third Precinct Commander Sean McCarthy, the incidents that have a community trembling collectively in fear began with the onset of the fall season. [Read more...]

Two Trapped In Ceiling Collapse

PAL Environmental workers and Nassau County Police were on scene. Photo by Rich Forestano

PAL Environmental workers and Nassau County Police were on scene. Photo by Rich Forestano

Two construction workers were hurt after a ceiling collapsed in a defunct Nassau County office building on Friday at 10 a.m. in Mineola, Nassau County Police reported. According to Vincent Garcia, a detective with Nassau County Police Department’s Public Information Office, 19 workers were prepping the former Nassau County Social Services Building at 101 County Seat Drive for asbestos removal and renovation when the ceiling fell.

“Seventeen [workers] were accounted for and two were apparently trapped,” said Garcia. “They were decontaminated and taken to an area hospital. The other 17 are being decontaminated as a precaution.” [Read more...]

Woman Robbed In Roslyn Driveway

crimeNassau County police are searching for three men in connection with a robbery in Roslyn on Friday, Oct. 10. Police said at 3:45 p.m., a 62-year-old woman activated her garage to her Bridle Path home and proceeded to drive her car inside the garage. As she exited her vehicle, two black males entered the garage, police said. [Read more...]

Police Report Man Arrested For Weapons, Drugs

Donald Miller

Donald Miller

A Greenvale resident was arrested for criminal firearms and drug possession on Thursday, Oct. 2, Nassau County police reported.

According to detectives, officers received a 911 call on Carl Street, for a man with a gun. When police arrived, they were met by Donald Miller. Detectives said Miller stated he had a rifle in the house and told the officers to go inside and look. [Read more...]

New Roslyn Road Speed Limit

The Town of North Hempstead has approved a resolution adopting an ordinance setting a uniform speed limit of 30 MPH on portions of Roslyn Road.

According to Councilman Peter Zuckerman, the new speed limit goes into effect immediately. Driving north, the 30 MPH is along Roslyn Road from Jericho Turnpike, all the way up to the Long Island Expressway service road. It passes through Roslyn Heights, the Roslyn Country Club, Temple Sinai, Temple Beth Sholom, the Holiday Farms shopping center and the new Dunkin’ Donuts franchise. The vote on the new ordinance was unanimous. [Read more...]

New Speed Limit For Roslyn Road

Lawmakers continue to battle the traffic situation on Roslyn Road.

At a recent Town of North Hempstead meeting, the council, according to published reports, voted to set a 30 mph speed limit from the north curb line of I.U. Willets Road to the west side from the Long Island Expressway north Service Road. Councilman Peter Zuckerman who represents the Roslyn area on the town council sponsored the bill.

Roslyn Road has also seen the establishment of electronic speed limit signs reminding drivers on exactly how fast they are driving. There has also been a sign alerting of the intersection with Roslyn Road and Locust Lane.

trafficThe recent flurry of action is due to two fatal accidents, which have taken place on Roslyn Road this past year alone, one in March and the other, the next month in April.

Also according to published reports, Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D – Woodbury) is pushing for a traffic light at Roslyn Road and Locust Lane, the intersection where one of the fatalities took place.

No Arrests In Roslyn Heights Robbery

The Third Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred in Roslyn Heights on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1:11 pm.

According to detectives, a man approached a 58-year-old woman who had loaded up her car with groceries and was sitting in her 2013 Mercedes Benz parked in the Holiday Farms lot located at 374 Roslyn Rd.

The man, detectives added, demanded her jewelry and took a wedding ring that was on her finger. The subject then fled on foot east on the south service road of the Long Island Expressway.

The Roslyn Middle School and the Locust Lane School located nearby were locked down as a precaution, detectives said. The Nassau County Aviation and Canine Unit assisted in the search.

The male subject, detectives added, is described as being a black male, 30-40 years of age, gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants. There were no injuries reported.

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Speed Limits And Roslyn Road

trafficOn Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Town of North Hempstead will consider two amendments affecting driving life in Roslyn.

The most significant is an amendment that would lower the speed limit for traffic along Roslyn Road. Currently, that thoroughfare has three speed limits: 40, 35 and 30 mph. The amendment would lower the speed limit to below 40 mph at all times. [Read more...]

Report Graffiti To 311

graffRoslyn residents who discover incidences of graffiti in the area are being urged to contact the Town of North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center.

“Reporting graffiti to 311 will enable members from the Town’s Public Safety Department to deal appropriately with the matter,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This in turn, will allow the town to follow up with each case individually and issue the necessary notice of violations.” [Read more...]

Stalking, Robbery Arrest In Roslyn

crimeThree people were arrested for petit larceny, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of drugs which occurred in Roslyn Heights beginning Monday, August 11 at 8 p.m., police say.

According to detectives, Jay Capodiferro, 29, of Roslyn Heights, along with Janine Devlin, 29, of Albertson, took assorted pieces of jewelry from a female victim, while in the victim’s home in Roslyn Heights.  [Read more...]