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Crime Watch: Arrests for Illegal Alcohol Sales, Home Burglaries

See what crimes occurred in the neighborhood this week.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Prohibited Sale of Alcoholic Beverage

In response to community complaints, Fifth Precinct POP officers conducted investigations of two West Hempstead businesses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors. They arrested Atta Mohammad, of West Hempstead, on Nov. 9 for allegedly selling an alcoholic beverage to an underage police agent without asking for identification while working at the Mobil gas station on Hempstead Turnpike. Melvin Tiburcio, of Freeport, was also arrested on the same charges on Nov. 10 while working at the Middle Store Deli and Grocery on Woodfield Road in Lakeview.

Nassau County POP officers also conducted an investigation on Nov. 9 at an unnamed business on W. Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream and charged Piyush Patel, of Elmhurst, for selling an alcoholic beverage to an underage police agent without asking for identification.

Burglaries

A Franklin Square home located on Monroe Street and a North Valley Stream home located on Jasper Street were both burglarized on Nov. 8.

Two Valley Stream homes - one on Carroll Avenue and another on N. Terrace Place - were burglarized on Nov. 10. There was also an attempted burglary at a home on Horton Road in Valley Stream this week.

Grand Larcenies

A motorcycle was stolen from a home on Colony Street in West Hempstead between Nov. 4 and Nov. 8, but the vehicle did not have a battery in it.

A woman living on 237th Street in Elmont awoke to the sound of her car's muffler on Nov. 10 and looked outside to see her vehicle was being stolen. The thief was driving it down 115th street.

Tires and Rims

Tires and rims were stolen off of cars parked outside a home on Semton Boulevard in Franklin Square, in the driveway of an Elmont home on Parkway Drive and at Mid Valley Collision on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.

Criminal Mischief

A car was reportedly keyed on both sides while parked in the driveway of home on Roosevelt Street in West Hempstead between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12.

The front glass door of Palin Barber Shop in West Hempstead was shattered by an unknown person on Nov. 12.

A woman reportedly parked her car at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Nov. 14 and returned to find the glass of both side view mirrors was missing and the passenger and driver's side doors had sustained minor scratches.

Someone wearing what appeared to be a boot kicked a car parked on Brunswick Place in Elmont on Nov. 12, creating a dent in the right rear quarter panel.

For questions about this crime report, email Local Editor Tara.Conry@Patch.com.

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