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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: Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured subject in connection with a rrobbery that occurred in Massapequa on Sun., July 19, at approximately 1:30 p.m. at Pathmark located at 941 Carmans Rd., Massapequa. The pictured subject attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. The victim confronted the subject at the checkout register and the subject assaulted the victim and fled with the merchandise. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify this subject, or with any information about this crime to call their toll-free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).


Massapequa: Nassau County Police Seventh Squad detectives reported the arrest of a Copiague man for grand larcenies that occurred in Massapequa in the months of May and June of 2015. According to detectives, on May 3, Michael Marte, 28, of 365 Catskill Ave., entered the jewelry department of Sears at 600 Sunrise Highway, and requested to see a gold necklace. When the salesperson handed the defendant the merchandise, he fled with the necklace and exited the store. The necklace was valued at $1,124.99. In May, the defendant entered TJ Maxx at 5500 Sunrise Highway, and on three separate occasions, stole Michael Kors pocketbooks for a total value of $1,422.89.

Seventh Squad detectives arrested Marte on Thurs., July 16 at his residence. He is being charged with two counts of grand larceny 4th degree and was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead, July 17.


North Massapequa: A North Hickory Street woman reported to police that sometime between midnight, July 5 and 5 p.m., July 7, someone stole an iPod from her car. Police did not say whether the car was damaged during the theft.


Massapequa: Sometime between 5 p.m., July 8 and 7:25 a.m., July 9, someone smashed the front window of the entrance booth at Florence Avenue Beach on Florence Avenue.

•Police reported that someone intentionally scuffed the PAL’s newly painted basketball court at the Massapequa PAL ball field on Parkside Boulevard. The incident occurred sometime during the overnight hours between July 10 and 11. Police were called at 2 p.m., July 11.

•Someone damaged the front windshield of a car parked on Camp Road July 10. The damage was reported at 7:40 p.m.

•The tailgate of a vehicle parked on Bayview Avenue was damaged July 13, sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. Police said the damage to the tailgate was done with a BB gun.

Farmingdale: On July 11, at 2 p.m., police received a call that someone had keyed a car parked on Yoakum Street.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Michael A. Rossi, 24, of North Massapequa; Joshua James Baker, 24, of Massapequa; Bal Winder Singh, 29, of North New Hyde Park; Ana B. Otanez, 38, of the Bronx; Carlos R. Alvarez, 37, of Hicksville; Lebaron Seals, 52, of Freeport; Jose E. Zambrano, 50, of Central Islip; Johnathan S. Lugo, 22, of Queens Village; Teresa A. Agudo, 22, of East Elmhurst; Janet A. Polo, 27, of Bellport.

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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