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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


Massapequa: Someone reached into a woman’s pocketbook while she was shopping at Kohl’s on Sunrise Highway and removed her wallet. The incident took place at about 5:10 p.m. on July 1.


Massapequa Park: Police were called at about 1 p.m. on July 4 after a Rustwood Place resident reported that someone had keyed his car.


Massapequa: Nassau County Police Seventh Squad detectives report the arrest of a Lynbrook man for incidents that occurred on Tues., July 12 at 4:30 a.m. in Massapequa. According to detectives, Seventh Precinct officers received a call for a male subject, larceny in progress, at a Massapequa Avenue residence. Responding officers, who obtained a description of the subject, canvassed the area and located the subject, Mark Yanega, 33, of 134 Hempstead Avenue walking northbound on Hicksville Road. Yanega, who was carrying a plastic bag, then fled on foot causing officers to pursue him. After a brief foot pursuit Yanega was apprehended and placed into custody. Inside the bag were proceeds of thefts from two unlocked vehicles; one on Massapequa Avenue and the other from a Roosevelt Place address. Items included money, a driver’s license, railroad pass, assorted gift cards and two credit cards.

Yanega is charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on July 12.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Thomas E. Colon, 27, of Massapequa; John Ostad, 56, of Great Neck Plaza; Oscar Canales, 37, of Hempstead; Jose Lainez-Estrada, 28, of New Cassel; Fredi A. Garcia, 35, of Hempstead; Mozart D. E. Jeudy, 22, of Elmont; Shane M. Williams, 22, of West Hempstead; Jessica Moreno, 29, of Jericho; Jazmin S. Hidalgo, 28, of Ozone Park; Orvin E. Reyes, 29, of Glen Cove; Yoel E. Angulo-Bernedo, 31, of Hempstead; Adara Wallace, 41, of St. Albans; Nicholas J. Fadael, 26, of Brooklyn.

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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