Crimes Nearby: Freeport Man Killed, Thefts

Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by Andrew Coen.

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.

  • Sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, accent lights were stolen from a yard on Rosemont Street in North Bellmore.
  • Sometime between 9 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 6, a lawn jockey was stolen from a yard on Court Street in North Bellmore.
  • Sometime between 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 3, someone cut the lock on the victim's trailer, which was parked at South Bellmore Auto Care, located at 2501 Merrick Rd., and stole various items.
  • On Jan. 15 at 10:45 p.m., a male victim, 44, pulled his car into a parking lot on Church Street and Main Street. He was approached by a male black suspect, who displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s Droid phone. The suspect fled eastbound then northbound on Main Street. No injuries were reported.Detectives ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
  • On Jan. 19 at 8:10 p.m., two males were in an altercation on the corner of Linden Avenue and Linden Place. Jazz Murphy, 17, of the Bronx, then shot a 34-year-old male victim from Freeport to death. Murphy was charged with second-degree murder.
  • A man who detectives say pushed an elderly woman to the ground in a Wantagh parking lot and snatched her purse was arrested in front of Denny's on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown on Jan. 8 after a police pursuit.
  • The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District released a statement on Jan. 7 regarding a suspicious Facebook page that Calhoun High School officials thought should be investigated. Click here for the details.
  • Sometime been 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, a 2007 Mazda that was waiting to be sold was stolen from the BP Gas Station parking lot, which is located at 1577 Merrick Rd.
  • Sometime between Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 2 at 10 a.m., a license plate was stolen off a vehicle that was parked on Merrick Avenue.
  • Sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 5, Car Wash, located at 1820 Sunrise Highway, had it's side window broken, but nobody ever gained entry, police said.
  • A car that was parked on Sherman Avenue in Merrick was damaged sometime overnight between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Find out more about this incident by clicking here.
  • Sometime between 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, an EZ Pass was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle that was parked on Stevens Avenue in North Merrick.
  • Between 5-8 a.m. on Jan. 4, items were stolen from a yard on Whittier Avenue in North Merrick.
  • On Jan. 11 at 11:22 a.m., an off-duty Police Officer, while in Macy’s in Sunrise Mall, observed Henry Bryer, 54, of Roosevelt, who had been attempting to shoplift, struggling with a Macy’s security guard. The officer approached the suspect and instructed him to get on the ground. Bryer failed to comply, fighting with the Officer. During the arrest, the Officer sustained neck, back and elbow strain and was treated and released.
  • On Jan. 13 at 2:15 a.m., a 44-year-old male had stopped his vehicle at East Fulton Avenue and Hale Place when an unknown male black subject approached while displaying a handgun. The subject demanded money and a cell phone. The subject then fled the scene on foot eastbound on East Fulton Avenue. No injuries were reported.Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers.
  • On Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m., a male victim was robbed at gunpoint outside of 247 East Fulton Avenue of $200. The 21-year-old victim followed the subject to 262 Saint Francis Street and notified police. A subsequent investigation by the First Squad and Robbery Squad led to the arrest of George Goode, 19, and Kareem Thompson, 19.
  • On Jan. 8, Cory Riccio, 24, of Seaford was arrested on intersection of Wadena Street and Neptune Avenue in Seaford and charged with driving while intoxicated as well as one vehicle and traffic law violation. 
  • A Garden City South teen was arrested on Jan. 8 and charged with making a terroristic threat inside his classroom at the Nassau BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School in Wantagh. For more on story, click here
  • A Glen Cove man approached a 73-year-old female outside of King Kullen on 1340 Wantagh Ave. on Jan. 8 and knocked her to the ground before fleeing the scene and being arrested in Levittown after a police pursuit. For more on story, click here
  • A man reported on Jan. 6 that while sitting in his car parked at the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road Station a male wearing a hoodie pulled on the door handle trying to enter the vehicle.
  • On Jan. 6, Todd Marsicovetere, 38, of Wantagh was arrested at on Willow Street in Wantagh and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired, combined influence.
Jeri Reiderer January 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM
3 guns ( illegal) and one knife all in the hands of someone robbing, shooting or killing. Criminals will always get a gun if they want. You cannot stop illegal guns on the street. Penal laws are not strong enough for criminals.


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