Students were allegedly threatened with losing prom and graduation on the last day of classes Friday morning after anti-Semitic graffiti was found behind Lynbrook High School.
A photo sent to Lynbrook Patch confirmed that a graphic anti-Semitic phrase, along with several other graffiti markings, was posted on the back of the school.
Among the phrases were "F%@* Jew," "Smokey Joe" and "563."
According to Urban Dictionary, 563 is "A street gang established in Lynbrook" made up of mostly Caucasian and Hispanic males. "They 'Jump each other in' following a blood in blood out rule." The "563" relates to the Lynbrook area code 11563.
Lynbrook Police were also reported to be at the high school earlier Friday.
A Rockville Centre man was arrested for allegedly robbing a woman who was shopping at the Home Goods on North Village Avenue Saturday evening. Joseph Incao, 33, of Rockville Centre, allegedly reached into the shopping cart of the female victim, 57, while she in the store, located at 150 North Village Avenue.
Detectives say he grabbed the victim’s pocketbook and attempted to run out of the store. A witness attempted to stop the defendant who tried to push past him to exit the store. A second customer in the store came to the assistance of the witness and they were able to detain the defendant until Rockville Centre Police officers arrived and placed him under arrest. No injuries were reported at this time.
Incao is charged with third degree Robbery and was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Sunday.
A doctor who lives in Woodmere allegedly sold phony prescriptions for painkillers out of his office in Brooklyn, according to an indictment unveiled Tuesday.
Shaikh Monirul Hasan, a naturalized U.S. citizen who has been licensed to practice medicine since 1995, was arrested at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his Sunset Park office. He is charged with 32 counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance, a class C felony. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five and a half years in prison. Bail was set at $2 million at Hasan's arraignment on Tuesday.
“Dr. Hasan abused his medical license by using his prescription pad to flood Brooklyn streets with highly addictive oxycodone pills,” said New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “Hasan was arrested after NYPD detectives found that he was subsidizing his Sunset Park medical practice by writing prescriptions in the name of patients he never met and then selling the prescription to a third party.”
Detectives eventually learned that for years Hasan was prescribing a “high volume” of prescriptions for highly addictive opioid painkillers, in some cases writing up to 100 prescriptions for controlled substances in a single day, according to officials. The pattern “was unusual for a family medical practitioner.”
After a search of Hasan’s office, his Harold Road home in Woodmere and a safe deposit box at the Capital One Bank in Hewlett on Tuesday, officials seized electronic and paper records, approximately $150,000 in cash and several one-ounce gold bars. An estimated $20,000 in gold was seized from his home. Hasan had about $1,100 cash on him at the time of his arrest.
According to the indictment, Hasan allegedly prescribed 3,840 oxycodone pills in the name of a woman who never visited him. She was unaware that prescriptions for the painkiller were being filled in her name, officials said. Officials are still looking into the sales of prescriptions to other patients and into Hasan’s insurance, Medicaid and Medicare billing practices.
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Baldwin Man Arrested for Weapons Possession
David W. Randall, 45, of 2, of Baldwin, was arrested Sunday outside a resident in Hempstead for criminal possession of a weapon.
According to detectives, Randall was allegedly arguing with his 17 year old daughter. When the argument escalated, the girl’s mother came outside and confronted the defendant. At this time he allegedly stated, “I could have shot her,” and displayed a silver handgun to the 39-year-old victim.
The defendant fled southbound on Meadowbrook Road toward Front Street where he was observed throwing a silver handgun into a rear yard on Front Street by a Hempstead Police Officer. A loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun was recovered at scene. No injuries were reported at this time.
Randall is charged with second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and second-degree Menacing. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Long Beach Friday afternoon.
According to , a man walked into , at 550 Long Beach Blvd., approached a teller at a window and left with an undetermined amount of money at about 12 p.m. on June 8.
“No weapon was displayed,” Sgt. Eric Cregeen, the department’s public information officer, said Friday afternoon. “At this time it’s unknown whether he passed a note or if it was an oral demand … There’s no figure on the proceeds.”
The suspect, who is described as a white male, fled the scene.