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Crimes Nearby: Carjkacking, Kidnapping Phone Scam Incidents

The following information is taken directly from the Nassau County Police Department's incident reports. None of the defendants have been convicted of a crime.

Bellmore
  • On Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m., an unknown male stole an iPhone 5 from Verizon, located on Jerusalem Avenue in North Bellmore.
  • Sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, an employee at Newbridge Road Park had her pocketbook stolen from the back room while she was working.
  • At 12:44 a.m. on Dec. 9,  an unknown male caller contacted someone at Urgent Medical Care at 2459 Merrick Rd. and stated that a family member was kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident and the victim needs to send money usually through Western Union to save or help the family member. The caller threatened serious harm, police said.
  • On Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m.,  Alexis Conforti, 21, of North Bellmore, was arrested at Merrick Road Professional Center at 1825 Merrick Rd. in Merrick and was charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Dec. 9, an unknown suspect took a potted plant off of a front stoop on Judith Drive and threw it into the hood of the complainant's vehicle.

East Meadow
  • On Dec. 5, a woman reported that her driver's license removed from her handbag after she left it in a shopping cart.
  • Police are searching for a man who carjacked a 72-year-old man on Hempstead Turnpike on Dec. 10. The suspect is described as a white man, who is 25 to 30-years-old, around 220 pounds and has a mustache.

Levittown
  • On Dec. 3, a window was broken on a car on Amber Lane.
  • On Dec. 3, a car was found spray-painted on Cornflower Road.

Merrick
  • Sometime before 8 a.m. on Dec. 5, a vehicle that was parked on Maeder Avenue in North Merrick was keyed.
  • Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 5, a dumpster was stolen that belonged to a complainant that left it at his customer's house on Wynsum Avenue.
  • Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Dec. 7, someone parked their vehicle at Bagel Boss, located at 2101 Merrick Rd., and went into the gym next door. Property was stolen from the vehicle, and no damage was reported to the vehicle.
  • On Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m.,  Alexis Conforti, 21, of North Bellmore, was arrested at Merrick Road Professional Center at 1825 Merrick Rd. in Merrick and was charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

Seaford
  • On Dec. 1, John Tsoilis, 29, of Seaford was arrested at the Nassau County Seventh Precinct headquarters in Seaford and charged with grand larceny.
  • A PVC fence was reported damaged on Ray Street in Seaford on Dec. 4.
  • An iPhone was reported stolen from a locker at United Skates of America on 1276 Hicksville Rd. in Seaford on Dec. 8.
  • On Dec. 9, Anthony Gentile, 57, of Freeport was arrested at the corner of Narragansett Avenue and Merrick Road in Seaford and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle as well as two vehicle and traffic law violations.

Wantagh
  • A vehicle parked at Hemingway's Bar & Grill on 1885 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh was damaged by unknown suspect(s) on Dec. 4.
  • The window of a vehicle parked on Twisting Lane in Wantagh was reported smashed on Dec. 5.
  • A home on Adams Place in Wantagh was entered into on Dec. 5 with cash, jewelry and other miscellaneous items stolen. There are no signs of forced entry.
  • A catalytic converter was reported removed from a vehicle parked at the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road Station on Dec. 5.
  • A vehicle was reported broken with tools removed on Riverside Drive in Wantagh on Dec. 7.
  • A kidnapping phone scam was reported by a Wantagh resident on Dec. 8. Police said the scam involved an unknown male caller contacting the house in Wantagh and stating that a family member was kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident. The caller then proceeded to say that money needed to be sent through Western Union to save or help the family member. The caller threatened serious harm, police said.
  • Two males were seen breaking the back of a vehicle on Demott Avenue in Wantagh on Dec. 8 and removing tools.
  • A man on Locust Avenue in Wantagh reported on Dec. 10 that holiday decorations were stolen from his front lawn.

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