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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

IDENTITY THEFT

Nassau County: Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the subject in connection with multiple Identity Theft cases which occurred in Nassau County between June 30, and July 7, 2015. Police said the subject using a victim’s identity and opened multiple credit cards in victim’s name. The subject made in excess of $14,000 fraudulent charges on victim’s account. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify this subject, or with any information about this crime to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-TIPS (8477).

GRAND LARCENY

Massapequa: Crime Stopper and the Nassau County Police Depa r tment are seeking the public’s help in identifying the subject(s) with a Grand Larceny which occurred in Massapequa, Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 , at approximately noon. The police said the, subject(s) was present at Sasha located at Sunrise Mall 479 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa. While inside the store the subject(s) removed victim’s wallet containing credit cards from victim’s pocketbook. The subject(s) made fraudulent purchases on victim’s credit cards at several locations. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the subjects, or with any information about this crime to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

North Massapequa: On Jan. 23, sometime between 2 a.m. and 10 a.m., someone stole a 2003 Honda Quad from the front lawn of a North Hickory Street home.

PETIT LARCENY

North Massapequa: Police reported that on Jan. 20 at about 9:50 a.m. a Jacqueline Road resident called to say that someone had taken a package that was delivered to her house a short time earlier. The contents of the package were not reported.

Massapequa: A bicycle chained to a rack outside of SPORTIME on Sunrise Highway was stolen Jan. 22 shortly before 2:15 p.m.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Massapequa Park: A Von Huenfeld Street resident called police at 8 a.m. on Jan. 21 reporting that sometime during the preceding 12 hours someone had broken the driver’s side window of her car.

SCAM ALERT

Nassau County: County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. It has come to the attention of the Nassau County Police Department that individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming that they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes. In these cases individuals are contacted by scammers claiming that they are federal employees and that the individual called owes money. These victims are told they can avoid arrest, foreclosure or suspension/ termination of services if they make payment.

The IRS does not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.

Other characteristics of this scam may include:

•Scammers using fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.

•Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number.

•Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.

•Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.

•Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.

•After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.

Residents should also be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that the department sees from time to time. Anyone with information should call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls remain anonymous. ARRESTS

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Matthew R Mc Auliffe, 31, of Woodside Queens; Steve D. Marks, 35, of Ridgeland; Briana G. Ramirez, 24, of Floral Park; Jaleesa Martinez, 22, of Baldwin; Jesse J. Hiscock (Sic), 33, of Livermore Falls; Ariel Z, Slavin, 27, of Roslyn.

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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