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


Farmingdale: The Nassau County Police Department’s Second Squad is investigating a burglary that occurred on Sat., Jan. 10, at 4:30 a.m. in Farmingdale. According to detectives, an unknown male subject entered the Masjid Bilal Mosque, 425 Fulton St., through an unlocked rear window and attempted to remove two donation boxes mounted onto a wall. The subject is described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, approximately five feet, 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing dark jeans, a dark hooded jacket and work boots. The subject left the scene through a glass pedestrian door no proceeds.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


Massapequa: On Jan. 9, sometime between 7:35 p.m. and 8 p.m., someone broke into a car at a Sunrise Highway Toys R Us by breaking a window and stole undisclosed property.

•Sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., someone broke a passenger side window of a car parked at the Massapequa Diner on Sunrise Highway and stole a backpack containing eyeglasses, school supplies and textbooks.

•Police were called at 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 following the theft of an unspecified amount of money from two vehicles parked on Rugby Road. The cars were unlocked at the time.

Farmingdale: Someone got into a car parked on Sinclair Street and stole a bag from the unidentified car. The incident took place sometime before 7 a.m. on Dec. 27.

•An unspecified make and year car parked at the Gray and Gray parking lot at the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street was broken into sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 8:37 a.m., Jan. 12. Police did not report what property was removed by the thief, who broke a window to gain entry into the vehicle.


Massapequa: On Jan. 9, at about 6:30 p.m., police received a call from a woman who had her car parked at a Sunrise Highway Dress Barn reporting that someone had broken a window of her car and stole her lunch box.


North Massapequa: A second-story bedroom window at a Poplar Street home was broken by what was believed to be BBs from a BB gun. Police said the incident took place shortly before 11 a.m., Jan. 11.

Massapequa Park: Police were notified at 7 a.m. on Jan. 8 that sometime during the previous overnight hours someone broke a window of a car parked on Park Lane.

Massapequa: A car parked on Grover Avenue West had a passenger side window shattered sometime between 6:30 p.m., Jan. 7 and 8:15 a.m., Jan. 8.

•On the morning of Jan. 8 a Kensington Avenue resident discovered that someone had slashed two tires on his car. The incident took place sometime between 7 p.m., Jan. 7 and 7 a.m., Jan. 8

Farmingdale: Two tires of a car parked on Lenore Lane were slashed sometime before 8 a.m., Jan. 8.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Kyle Wynter, 23, of North Bellmore; Dalton J. Castellano, 31, of New Hyde Park; Jasdip S. Benipal, 19, of East Williston; Allison Guertin, 34, of Whitestone; Jerome O. Bevilacqua, 35, of Howard Beach and Diego J. Tacuri, 28, of Glen Cove.

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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