Crime Report: Business Robbed, Marijuana Arrests

A look at recent crimes and arrests in Lynbrook.


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March 26 - at 5:05pm Robert J. Hallam, 20, of Lynbrook, NY was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to signal a turn (two counts) on Catherine Street.

March 26 - at 8:43pm Kathryn L. Johnson, 19, of Lynbrook, NY was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment and criminal mischief on Sunrise Hwy.

March 27 - at 12:30pm Maxamillian B. Schwalen, 21, of New York, NY was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding (school zone) and improperly fasten registration plate on Merrick Rd.

Case Reports

Found Property – At 9:30pm on March 24, a bicycle was recovered in front of 105 Wood Street. The bicycle is a 20” BMX style bicycle, color red, and transported to the for safekeeping.

Found Property – At 9:30pm on March 26 a NYS Registration Plate reported lost in Massapequa Park on April 20, 2011 was recovered on Horton Ave.     

Burglary - At 11:50pm on April 2 the complainant reports that an unknown person(s) pried open the rear door of their business, L.I.A. 68 Atlantic Ave, and removed two large garbage bags containing designer eyeglasses. The total amount of eyeglasses and their value is unknown at this time. Both subjects, who were observed on video, are described as male white, dark colored hooded sweatshirt wearing black gloves.

Brian April 05, 2012 at 07:15 AM
Its good to now the police were making more marijuana arrests as someone around the block from me continued to illegally set off loud (very loud) and illegal fireworks for a period of time spanning hours. Apparently, the police are so preoccupied with arresting young people for possession of a harmless plant, that truly dangerous and illegal activity involving fireworks cant be noticed or heard.
Jason April 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Harmless plant? This harmless plant certainly contributes to the laxidaisical attitude our youths display today while reducing their drive as well as academic prowess. Initially, it may seem a small issue, however,in many cases it tends to lead to additional drug experimentation, many suffering accidents both to themselves and others particularly while driving. In our area 13 and 14 year olds are experimenting while their parents either don't know or don't seem to care. Todays weed too is extremely potent, saturated with harmful chemicals to intensify it further. Alcohol combined with marijuana is most common. Harmless...........I think not!
BigIdeas April 05, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Jason - You are 100% correct!
jt tisdell April 05, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Brain why are you so worried about something as harmless as a little firecracker.
Brian April 06, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Fireworks can indeed be very dangerous. In 2009 alone, fireworks caused approximately 18,000 fires and emergency rooms treated approximately 9,000 people for fireworks related injuries. Reflecting the dangers poised by fireworks, unsanctioned use in NYS is classified as a class B misdemeanor. This constitues a far more serious violation of the law in NY than unlawful possession of marijuana which is a civil citation. Given the greater danger and breach of the law, I am puzzled as to why our local police stood by idly as someone near me set off fireworks for hours - it seems that they were instead focused on harassing teens with small amounts of marijuana, who happened to only be committing a civil infraction.


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