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Arrests Continue at Lynbrook Capri for Prostitution, Drugs and Other Crimes

Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn continues to be a hotbed for crime.

Lynbrook Police arrested three people last Tuesday at the Capri Motor Inn for prostitution including one Lynbrook resident.

Cosette N. Simpkins, 19, of Flatbush, and Rahkiya J. Dumas, 22, of Lynbrook, were both arrested on Jan. 29 at 10:15 p.m. at the motel, located at 5 Freer St., and charged with Prostitution.

Cops also arrested Michael D. Kielawa, 24, of Valley Stream, at the same time, charging him with two counts of Patronizing a Prostitute and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

The Capri has become a hotbed for crime in recent years. Last month, two Queens residents were arrested here also. Kenson A. Hunte, 30, of Queens Village, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, and Tiana S. Boer, 22, of Springfield Gardens, was charged with two counts of False Personation and an open warrant for Prostitution, Escape and Dangerous Drugs.

In 2012, a dozen people were arrested at the Capri for various crimes including prostitution, drug possession, assault, stolen property and open warrants for robbery and petit larceny, according to an analysis of Lynbrook crime reports.

The motel was also the site of an armed robbery in July 2011 when a gunman forced a 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman into one of the inn's rooms at gunpoint, and stole their laptop and cell phones.

Also, in August 2011, the Capri made headlines again when Tara Driscoll, a 33-year-old teacher from Bay Shore, was arrested and charged with raping a 16-year-old male student inside the motel. Driscoll later pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct after she admitted to having sexual relations with the teen inside the motor inn.

Karen Miller February 06, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Apple Core Hotels has a Facebook page. I'm certainly going to post on it.
Thomas Nathan February 06, 2013 at 11:14 PM
@Tom I am sorry I dont think there is really that much to present other than how much it will cost and what it will be used for (if it goes that far). I see nothing that says they wont present that. It would seem the be that your against even looking at the building and I am only guessing that you have probably gone down to the meetings to express that opinion. But I beleive it's the boards job to at least consider these items and I think we both agree that cost is part of the consideration. But again I see nothing wrong in considering and talking about an idea.
Karen Miller February 06, 2013 at 11:16 PM
With the number of high class locations Apple Core owns, I doubt that this location would be worth the trouble if enough of us wanted to draw more attention to it.
Brian February 07, 2013 at 02:33 AM
The Lynbrook Capri has always been a fleabag motel. There were similar places in Oceanside and West Hempstead that were shut down in recent years which has probably shifted some of the activity which may have otherwise occurred those places to the lovely Capri. While it should be shut down, the reality is these things can't and don't happen overnight. However, it seems that no action has even been initiated and that is the real issue.
Patch adams February 08, 2013 at 09:13 PM
The Capri is one of the finest establishments on the east coat, a great place to party with hookers and drugs, a great compliment to the village of chumpbrook

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