Crimes Nearby: 2 More Arrested for RVC Assault, Murder Attempt at Mall

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

Two More RVC Teens Arrested for Roxen Road Assault

Two more Rockville Centre teens have been arrested in connection with a June assault that put a 44-year-old resident in the hospital with broken ribs.

According to the RVC Police Department, William Nelson and Nolan Kelly, both 18, were arrested on Dec. 27 after turning themselves in to the First Precinct in Nassau County.

Nelson and Kelly have been charged with gang assault in the second degree.

The first two arrests came just days after the assault when police arrested William Moore and Matthew Diperna, both 18.

The third suspect in the assault, Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested at his Rockville Centre home a few weeks later in mid-July.

Moore, Diperna and Coyle are scheduled to return to court in early 2013 on second-degree gang assault charges.

According to police, the assault happened when the wife of the victim was walking her dog on Nottingham Road and was verbally accosted by five to eight young men. She ran home and told her husband of the incident, and the two drove around the neighborhood looking for the men to demand an apology.

They found the group on Roxen Road, which is where the assault took place, police said. Neighbors who heard the disturbance called police at 11:55 p.m. The men fled before police arrived and Nassau County detectives were called in to join the investigation.

The man was transported by Rockville Centre police to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw.

Taxi Driver Busted For Weapon Possession, DWI

While on patrol on Dec. 24, a Garden City police officer observed a Canales Taxi with passengers westbound on Meadow Street passing a Stop sign at Main Street.

The vehicle then made a right turn onto Franklin Avenue without stopping for a red light and then continued north at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle on Sixth Street and subsequently arrested the taxi driver, a female 34-year-old from Hempstead, for DWI (.13 percent blood alcohol content), passing a Stop sign, passing a red light, three lane violations and speeding.

The suspect was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon when it was discovered that she was in possession of a stun gun.

Cops Injured While Arresting Teens

Two Hempstead teens were arrested Friday after they allegedly broke several traffic laws and then slammed into a cop car while trying to flee from police.

According to detectives, Nassau County's First Precinct police officers observed a 2010 Nissan commit several Vehicle and Traffic Law violations while traveling on Carolina Avenue, Peninsula Boulevard, Madison and President Streets. The vehicle was driven by Jakwan Keller, 17, and occupied by Stephon Davis, 16. When officers attempted to pull over the vehicle on High Street, the defendants refused to stop and fled eastbound on Fulton Avenue to northbound North Franklin Avenue. While attempting to flee, the defendant’s allegedly intentionally drove into a pursuing police vehicle.

Davis then fled on foot through the parking lot of 75 North Franklin Ave., here he was apprehended by Hempstead police officers. Keller, continuing to avoid arrest, drove the vehicle at a high rate of speed toward a police officer. The officer was forced to discharge his weapon causing no injuries and avoided being struck by the vehicle by jumping out of the way.

The vehicle continued northbound, eventually striking a lightpole at which time, Keller fled on foot. Responding Hempstead police officers apprehended Keller, who resisted arrest by flailing his arms and legs.

Further investigation determined that the Nissan had been reported stolen in Hempstead earlier in the month. Two Nassau County police officers were removed to a local hospital, where they were treated and released.

Keller was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted for non life threatening injuries. He was charged with first-degree Reckless Endangerment, third-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, second-degree Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, third-degree Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer and several Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He was arraigned bedside Saturday.

Davis was charged with third-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Man Charged With Attempted Murder Outside Mall

A Rosedale man was arrested Thursday for an Attempted Murder that occured in Valley Stream.

According to detectives, Garth L. Blair, 31, was involved in an argument in a parking lot of Green Acres Mall with a 23 year old male victim.  During the altercation, Blair produced a knife and allegedly stabbed the victim several times in his chest back and legs. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.  Blair fled the scene an unknown direction but on Dec. 29, Fourth Squad Detectives with the assistance of Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations, responded to 118-40 192nd St. in Jamaica, and placed the defendant into custody without incident.

Blair is charged with second-degree Attempted Murder and was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

AT&T Wireless Robbed at Gunpoint

Nassau County police are investigating a Friday afternoon armed robbery at the AT&T Wireless store.

According to detectives, two male subjects armed with handguns entered the AT&T Wireless store located at 237 Sunrise Highway and demanded money.

A 44-year-old male employee, along with two other male employees - ages 23 and 26 - gave the suspects cash from the register and an assortment of cell phones, police reported.

The subjects fled westbound in a white vehicle.

There were no injuries reported.

The first subject is described as 5’6” tall, 23 to 24 years of age, wearing a red shirt, sunglasses and a hat.

The second subject is described as 5’11” tall, wearing a green shirt, black and white scarf, black sunglasses and a hat.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Bank Robbery

Cops nabbed the man they say is responsible for robbing the TD Bank in Franklin Square on Dec. 27.

According to detectives, Enley Ball, 33, of Tobyhanna, Penn., entered the TD Bank located at 690 Hempstead Tpke., displayed a handgun and verbally demanded money from the teller.  Ball fled on foot in an unknown direction after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. 

He was located by Fourth Precinct patrol Officers on Caroline Avenue and 9th Street a short time later and placed under arrest.  Proceeds from the robbery were recovered.  Five employees were in the bank at the time of the incident.  No injuries were reported. 

Ball is charged with first-degree Robbery, first-degree Criminal Use of a Firearm, and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon.  He was arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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