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The Nassau County Police Department and other police and fire agencies report the following incidents:


Massapequa: Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the pictured subject. The subject is wanted in connection with a petit larceny, which occurred in Massapequa. Police gave this account:

On Fri., March 20, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the subject was observed inside Ulta at 5252 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa. While present in the store, the subject stole a Pro Nano Titanium Iron valued at $139.95, 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 about this crime to call the toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

• The Second Squad is investigating the larcenies of tires and rims that occurred on Sat., May 9, at approximately 1 a.m. to Sun., May 10, at approximately 6 a.m. in North Massapequa and Hicksville. According to detectives, unknown person(s) removed four tires and rims from the following locations and vehicles: North Massapequa-Virginia Avenue, 2014 Infiniti; North Boston Avenue, 2013 Honda Accord and a 2013 Acura; North New York Drive, 2013 Honda Accord; North Albany Avenue, a 2013 Honda Accord. Hicksville: Adobe Lane, 2013 Honda Accord, Admiral Lane, a 2015 Honda Fit. 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: The N.C. Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man who was charged with manslaughter resulting from a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred Tues., May 5 at 4:45 a.m. in Massapequa. According to detectives, Michael Bantel, 27, of 554 Central Avenue, was traveling east on Sunrise Highway in a 2005 Nissan Maxima when his vehicle crossed the median that separates the east and westbound lanes. He continued into oncoming traffic and crashed head on with a 2014 Ford pickup truck driven by a 37-year-old female. A 28-year-old male in Bantel’s vehicle was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The female driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment of lacerations and contusions along with head, knee and back pain. The defendant was admitted to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Bantel is charged with manslaughter, second degree, vehicular manslaughter, second degree, assault third degree and driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned May 6 and is due back in court in answer to the charges at a later date.


Massapequa: A victim reported to police that someone removed her wallet from a waiting room at an office on Merrick Road. That incident was reported at 5:15 p.m., May 5.


South Farmingdale: The owner of a vehicle that was parked on Colonial Drive between 7:30 p.m., May 3 and 11 a.m., May 4, reported that someone spray-painted the driver’s side rear quarter panel.


The Nassau County Police Department is investigating a grand larceny that occurred on Tues., May 12, at 12:37 am in North Massapequa.

According to detectives, a 53-yearold female victim discovered that an unknown subject entered her 2010 Dodge Ram vehicle that was parked on North Albany Avenue and removed her computer laptop. Police have a video of the crime and detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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DWI: The following subjects have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated/impaired: Nicole A. Sweet, 19, of Massapequa.

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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