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Crimes Nearby: Man Assaulted at Garden City Restaurant

A round-up of the top crime stories of the week from neighboring communities.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department, Rockville Centre Police Department and Garden City Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate guilt.

Arrests

  • On March 14 at 5:20 p.m., Roniesha Highsmith, 23, of Rockville Centre, was arrested for an open bench warrant for assault in the third degree following an investigation by police personnel at her residence.
  • On March 14 at 5:59 p.m., Davie L. Rice, 65, of Rockville Centre, was arrested for an open bench warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following an investigation by police personnel at his residence.
  • On March 14 at 7:15 p.m., Stephen S. Orefice, 63, of Rockville Centre, was arrested for an open Hempstead arrest warrant for vehicle and traffic law violations following an investigation by police personnel at his residence.
  • On March 14 at 11:20 p.m., Jason U. Sepulveda, 25, of Jamaica, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree and vehicle and traffic law violations following an investigation by police personnel at Sunrise Highway and N. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre.
  • On March 19, Garden City detectives arrested a 26-year-old female from Queens Village for grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument for an incident that occurred March 13 at Lord & Taylor. The defendant allegedly used a forged credit card to purchase a pair of earrings valued at more than $4,500.
  • On March 20, Garden City officers assisted Nassau County detectives in the arrest of a 45-year-old male from Garden City at his residence for a felony assault that occurred in West Hempstead on March 17.
  • On March 20, a Garden City resident in had just pulled into her driveway on Whitehall Boulevard after returning home from a jewelry store in Franklin Square and was approached by a male suspect who started to converse with her about a flat tire on her vehicle. As the suspect diverted the resident’s attention, a second subject then entered her vehicle and removed two pocketbooks belonging to her and her mother. Both suspects entered a brown van and proceeded to drive away. The resident was apparently a victim of a deception scam where the suspects apparently punctured the tire at the jewelry store and followed the homeowners until they stopp due to the flat tire and as one suspects offers to help the victim, the other suspects steals items from within the vehicle. A similar incident occurred in Stewart Manor earlier in the day.
  • On March 21, a Garden City police officer arrested a 28-year-old male from Hempstead on Clinton Road and Osborne Road for DWI. He was also charged with an unsafe lane change on northbound Clinton Road at Brook Street and then passing a red light at Stewart Avenue.
  • On March 21, a Garden City police officer arrested a female 31-year-old from Elmont for DWI (refused testing) after she drove her vehicle into a tree on Stewart Avenue in the vicinity of St. Paul’s. She was also charged with an unsafe lane change, unregistered auto and uninspected auto. She was treated at a local hospital for a leg injury.
  • On March 26, Garden City detectives arrested a 45-year-old male from Seaford for assault after he allegedly struck a male acquaintance in the head with a glass at the Novita restaurant causing a laceration requiring 50 stitches.

Harassment

  • On March 19 at 12:14 a.m., a complainant from N. Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that on at approximately 3 a.m. on March 15, a former boyfriend’s son knocked on a window of her residence and made threatening remarks causing annoyance and alarm.

Larceny

  • On March 15 at 7:11 p.m., a complainant from Rockville Centre reported that sometime between 5:30 and 7 p.m., unknown person(s) damaged two passenger side windows to his 2010 Ford motor vehicle parked at Skelos Field located on Peninsula Boulevard in Rockville Centre. The suspects stole a wallet containing credit cards and $100, a wedding ring valued at $1,500 and a case containing 10 harmonicas valued at $600.
  • On March 16 at 8:55 a.m., a resident from Walnut Avenue in Rockville Centre reported an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight and stole his laptop computer and EZ Pass.
  • On March 18 at 9 a.m., a complainant from N. Village Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that sometime between 6:40 p.m. on March 17 and 7 a.m. on March 18, unknown person(s) stole $3 from an unlocked motor vehicle parked at her residence.
  • On March 18 at 7:30 a.m., a complainant from N. Village Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that sometime between 6:30 p.m. on March 17 and 5:30 a.m. on March 18, unknown person(s) stole a Kenneth Cole satchel valued at $300 from an unlocked motor vehicle parked at her residence.
  • On March 18 at 9:45 a.m., a complainant from N. Village Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that sometime between 6 p.m. on March 17 and 6:45 a.m. on March 18, unknown person(s) stole an Apple iPhone valued at $200 from an unlocked motor vehicle parked at his residence.

Theft of Service

  • On March 14 at 5:36 p.m., a complainant waiter from Cabo, located at 3A N. Park Ave. in Rockville Centre, reported that between 4 and 5 p.m., two unknown persons ordered $48.93 worth of food and then left the restaurant without paying.

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