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Crimes Nearby: Threat Against School, Gunpoint Robbery

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.

Bellmore
  • A Bellmore man was arrested on Jan. 4 after he allegedly threatened to "shoot everyone at Mepham High School," police said. For more on story, click here.
  • On Dec. 26 at 2:15 a.m., Carl Nowicki, 22, of Bellmore, was arrested on Bellmore Avenue and charged with driving while intoxicated and two violations of the vehicle and traffic law.
  • On Dec. 27, at 10:55 p.m., Tiffany Lopez, 21, of Bellmore, was arrested at the intersection of Shoreham Way and Whaleneck Drive in Merrick and charged with driving while intoxicated and obstructing governmental administration.
East Meadow 
  • A Levittown man was arrested on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow and charged with driving while in intoxicated, resisting arrest, and for being in possession of a stun gun shaped as a cell phone on Tuesday, police said. For more on story, click here.
Freeport
  • Police received a call for shots fired near Guy Lombardo Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. A four-door sedan was observed fleeing the scene and was stopped. Inside the vehicle was a 17-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the left calf and thigh. He was transported to NUMC where he was stable. On Jan. 1, at 7:10 p.m, Gabriel Tavares, 18, of Freeport entered NUMC to visit the victim. He was identified and placed under arrest. He's charged with first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and defacing a weapon. Reckless Endangerment and Defacing a Weapon.
  • On Jan. 3 at 3:20 a.m., a 32-year-old male taxi cab driver picked up a fare at the Freeport train station and was instructed to drive to Hempstead. The driver could not locate the street and eventually pulled onto Beverly Road. The subject then displayed a black handgun and demanded the driver’s property. The victim surrendered a cell phone, money and keys to the cab. The subject then fled on foot southbound on Beverly Road. No injuries were reported. The subject is further described as a male Hispanic, 5-foot-6, 175 pounds, medium build, wearing a black jacket and black knitted cap. 
Levittown
  • On Dec. 22, a windshield, console and glove box was damaged on a car on Ranch Lane.
  • On Dec. 20, cash was stolen from Jay's Appliance in Levittown.
  • On Dec. 21, front window screens were cut on a home on Boat Lane. No other loss was reported.
Merrick
  • Nassau County Police are asking the community to help identify a man who robbed Fast Break on 1066 Merrick Ave. at gunpoint on Dec. 29. For more on story, click here. On Dec. 26, Brandi McAndrews, 22, of Patchogue was arrested at the intersection of Mattituck Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Seaford and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an incident as well as one vehicle and traffic law violation.
  • The AT&T Product Center on Sunrise Highway in Merrick was robbed on Dec. 28. For more on story, click here.
  • A car that was parked on Sherman Avenue in Merrick was damaged sometime between late Thursday and early Friday. For more on story, click here.
  • On Dec. 29 at 2:50 a.m., a man that was denied bathroom access at 7-Eleven, located at 203 Sunrise Highway, became irate and kicked a display, which caused property damage.
Roosevelt
  • On Jan. 2 at 11:31 p.m., Tyshawn G. Gitto, 21, of Roosevelt was observed by police riding a bicycle eastbound Lincoln Avenue with a bulge in his front jacket pocket. When he saw police, he jumped off his bike and ran into the rear yards of Park Avenue; throwing a handgun under a parked vehicle. Gitto was located on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Horace Avenue and was placed under arrest without incident. A semi-automatic handgun was recovered. Gitto is charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
  • On Dec. 31 at 7:42 p.m., the male victim, 22, was walking northbound on Nassau Road at Babylon Turnpike when he was approached by an unknown male, his faced covered with a ski mask. After he passed the subject he felt a small hard object press against his side and the subject demanded his money. The victim jumped away from the subject and dropped his cell phone and money clip on the ground. As the subject picked up the items the victim observed a silver handgun in his hand. The victim fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.
  • On Jan. 6 at 6:15 p.m., the female victim, 20, was at the Stop and Go Deli located at 425 Nassau Rd. when she was approached by a male black subject, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11, approximately 19-20 years old, wearing a black North Face Jacket and a black hooded sweat shirt. The subject engaged her in a short conversation. As the victim left the store she was walking on W. Roosevelt Avenue when the subject grabbed her iPhone from her hand. After a brief struggle, the subject fled on foot with the phone westbound on W. Roosevelt Avenue. There were no injuries reported.
Seaford
  • On Dec. 26, Brandi McAndrews, 22, of Patchogue was arrested at the intersection of Mattituck Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Seaford and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an incident as well as one vehicle and traffic law violation.
Wantagh 
  • At 1:26 a.m. on New Year’ Day, a 911 call was received for an intoxicated and disorderly female on a train at the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road Station. Officers entered train to remove the woman and she resisted. The woman, Liberty Rodriguez, 31, of Woodhaven was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and trespassing.
  • On New Year’s Day at 3:10 a.m., Courtney Barham, 31, of Roosevelt was arrested at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Wantagh Avenue and charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and one vehicle and traffic law violation.
  • At 3:42 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Urszula Zakrzewska, 45, of Linden N.J. was arrested at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Sunrise Highway in Wantagh and charged with driving while intoxicated as well as two vehicle and traffic violations.
THOMAS GAUCK January 07, 2013 at 04:18 PM
SPORTS ARE BOTH EMOTIONAL FOR THE PLAYERS,COACHES AND FANS, NOW TO ACT ACCORDINGLY IS ONE THING BUT THE FAN REALLY HAS NO OUTLET AND THAT IS WHY SUPERBOWL MISHAPPS AND VOILENCE OCCURS.
THOMAS GAUCK January 07, 2013 at 04:22 PM
OH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AND SHOULD BE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TOO. THEY DONT HELP ANY SITUATION AND I AM WAS ON NEITHER OF THEM AT THE TIME AND WOULD NEVER GO TO AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND BE DYSFUNCTIONAL. ARE
THOMAS GAUCK January 07, 2013 at 04:34 PM
WHAT DO I DO? WITHOUT CAUSING ANYMORE TROUBLE. BECAUSE THAT IS THE LAST THING THAT I WANT TO DO.
Chris January 08, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Hey Tom....take a chill pill.
lucky libra January 08, 2013 at 03:43 PM
the crime section just keeps getting longer and longer !!!!!!!!!

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