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Crimes Nearby: Gun Shots in Valley Stream, Alleged Rape at Allegria

A weekly round-up of crimes reported in communities close to Malverne and West Hempstead.

The following information was provided by the Nassau County, Lynbrook Rockville Centre Police Departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate a conviction.

Nearly two years after  and assaulting two cops in a bid to elude arrest, a Freeport man was convicted of his crimes and could face up to 25 years in prison, officials said Friday.

It took a jury about three hours to convict Jerry Valery, 41, of Freeport, of two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault, second and third degree attempted robbery and resisting arrest.

According to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2010, Valery entered an Allen Road home by pushing in a dining room window air conditioner and stole assorted jewelry and electronics, including a camera and a laptop computer. Valery tripped the home’s burglary alarm when he entered, and two Rockville Centre police officers quickly arrived at the scene.

Valery was confronted by the officers inside the rear of the home, and violently resisted arrest. Valery repeatedly threw punches at the officers and grabbed one of their firearm holsters before being tased and placed under arrest. Both officers were treated for minor injuries.

Long Beach Police are investigating an alleged rape at the  during Memorial Day weekend.

A registered female guest at the beach-side hotel, at 80 W. Broadway, notified security at 4 a.m. last Friday that she was given a date rape drug and raped in a hotel room, according to CBS News.

The hotel turned over surveillance video, which according to one law enforcement source, showed eight men going in and out of the room in question.

“The detectives executed a search warrant at the scene and we’ve conducted extensive interviews with patrons and staff that were there that night,” Sgt. Eric Cregeen, ’s public information officer, told Patch on Thursday. “And the Allegria Hotel has been extremely cooperative with our investigation to date.”  

Man Fires Gun at Valley Stream Home

A black male subject armed with a handgun on Tuesday, May 29, chased another man through a rear yard in Valley Stream, then pointed the gun at the homeowner and fired, hitting the house, according to police.

At 11:33 p.m., the 36-year-old male victim saw the suspect — described as 20 to 25 years old with a small build and wearing a white t-shirt and green pants — running after another man, who had an unknown article of clothing covering his face, in the back of his Montgomery Street residence, police said

The victim then noticed the subject point the gun at him and firing one round that hit the house. The homeowner then saw a third man, only described as black, standing in the driveway.

All three of the men fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police did not recover any shell casings. No injuries were reported. The investigation is continuing.

Detectives request that anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

Lynbrook Police are searching for the suspect of a petit larceny that occurred two weeks ago at the Rite Aid located at 400 Sunrise Highway.

According to police, on May 23, the manager of the Rite Aid reported seeing a male suspect walking around the store with a black plastic bag under his arm around 10:30 a.m. The suspect was then observed at 11 a.m. attempting to leave the store with the bag filled with merchandise.

The manager attempted to stop the suspect and asked to see what was in the bag when the suspect pushed the manager out of their way and ran from the store, police said. The total amount of property taken was $179.95 dollars.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid 20s, 6-feet tall, thin build, dark complexion with an unknown type of tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a yellow t-shirt, dark jeans, dark-hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored baseball cap.

For more crime, click the following links: Garden City, Five Towns, Lynbrook  and , Rockville Centre  and  and Long Beach

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