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POLICE BLOTTER

The following incidents have been reported by the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh and Eighth Precincts and other law enforcement agencies:

HOMICIDE

South Farmingdale: The Nassau County Police Homicide Squad is investigating a homicide that occurred on Tues., June 17, at 8:52 p.m. in South Farmingdale. According to detectives, police received a call for a well check at a Lambert Avenue residence. Upon arrival, police found in the bedroom a 74-year-old female victim and a 73-year-old male both deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were removed to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office. The names of the individuals were identified as Ann and Barry Kaplan. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY

Farmingdale: The Nassau County Police Second Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred on Sun., June 15, at 9:25 a.m. in Farmingdale. According to detectives, a 38-year-old male taxi driver had just dropped off a fare on Main Street and Grant Avenue, when a male Hispanic, thin build, 5-feet, 6-inches tall wearing baggy pants entered the cab. The subject displayed a black and silver handgun and demanded that the victim drive away. After driving around for five to 10 minutes, the subject demanded cash. The victim complied and the subject exited the vehicle walking northbound on North Maple Street and Simonson Place. There were no reported injuries. Proceeds were an undetermined amount of US currency. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

LARCENY

Massapequa: Someone stole property from an unlocked vehicle parked at Petco, 5500 Sunrise Highway. That incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., June 5.

•Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured subject in connection with a petit larceny which occurred in Massapequa Thurs., May 1, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Police said the subject was present at the AT&T Store located at 1000 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa. While inside the store the subject stole a Samsung Galaxy cell phone from a display counter valued at approximately $649, and exited the store passing all points of purchase without making payment for the item. The subject fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the subject, or with any information to contact them.

•Someone removed personal property from a vehicle while it was parked on Ford Drive West. The theft occurred between 9 and 9:15 a.m., June 3.

•A car parked on Orchard Street was broken into between 8 p.m., June 9 and 6 a.m., June 10. Once inside, the thief or thieves stole personal property. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

Farmingdale: Similar incidents occurred between 8 p.m., June 4, and 8 a.m., June 5 on Prospect Street and between 6 p.m., June 4 and 8 a.m., June 5 on Clinton Street.

•An E-ZPass was removed from a car parked on Prospect Street. between 10 p.m., June 4 and 7 a.m., June 7.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Massapequa: Someone shattered the front glass on a front door of a home on Cherry Street. The incident occurred between 5 and 9:20 p.m., June 11.

South Farmingdale: Someone punctured four tires on a vehicle parked on Staples Street between 9 p.m., June 6 and 7 a.m., June 7.

ARRESTS

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Dianand Maharana, 50, of Babylon; Robert J. Eccleston, 29, of West Babylon; Cynthia M. Ibanez-Jimenez of West Babylon; Fredy Sanchez, 31, of Lindenhurst; Deanna M. Rutigliano, 22, of North Babylon.

Petit Larceny: The following individuals have been arrested and charged with shoplifting in Massapequa: Clint C. Castellano, 26, of Brentwood; James Maxwell, 46, address not provided; Kevin B. Watson, 34, of Merrick;

Criminal possession of marijuana: Michael Klages, 24, of North Babylon.

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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