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The following incidents are the only incidents that have been reported by the Nassau County Police Department’s seventh and eighth precincts:


Nassau County Police reported the details of a suspicious package containing a hand grenade that was found in South Farmingdale. According to detectives, a pedestrian discovered a hand grenade on the street near the curb of Heisser Lane. It was located close to the Long Island Railroad overpass.

The Nassau County Bomb Squad deployed a robot and removed the grenade from the scene for proper disposal. The investigation is ongoing.


The Seventh Squad reported the arrest of a Central Islip man for an assault which occurred on Sun., April 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Massapequa.

According to detectives, the defendant, Jose L. Rodriguez, 28, of 5 Birchgrove Drive, was being detained by store security for petit larceny at Wal- Mart located at 200 Sunrise Mall. Two Seventh Precinct detectives arrived at the security office on an unrelated investigation and informed the defendant he was under arrest. When the defendant’s wife and two children, ages two and four, arrived at the office, they were informed by the detectives they had to leave. At that time, Rodriguez attempted to exit the office with his family. Detectives advised the defendant to remain seated which he refused. A struggle ensued as the detectives attempted to place handcuffs on Rodriguez. As a result, one of the detectives suffered an injury to his right hand and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. After Rodriguez was secured, three forged documents were found in his possession.

Rodriguez is charged with assault 2nd degree, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree and petit larceny. He was arraigned on Mon., April 7 at First District Court in Hempstead.


Massapequa: A resident of Barrett Street called police at 9 a.m. on March 30 to report that someone had broken into his vehicle and removed personal property. That incident occurred sometime between 10 p.m., March 30, and 9 a.m., March 31.


Massapequa: Someone broke the driver-side window of a vehicle parked on Ozone Place. That incident occurred between 12:01 and 7 a.m., on April 1. •A vehicle parked at the Long Island Railroad station, Veteran’s Boulevard, was damaged between 6:50 a.m. and 7:50 p.m., April 2. Someone broke the window on the car. Nothing was reported missing from inside.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Thomas G. Brown, 29, of Amityville and Andrew J. Nistico, 28, Lindenhurst.

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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