Crimes Nearby: Man Shot During Police Probe, 2 Charged With Attempted Murder

A rundown of arrests and incidents that occurred in the past week in areas surrounding Malverne and West Hempstead.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department and Rockville Centre Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

While investigating a shooting that occurred in Inwood early Sunday, cops shot a man after a physical altercation, according to Nassau County Police.

At 2:09 p.m., officers and detectives located a man and woman on Mott Avenue and West End Avenue who were believed to be at a house party at 2:20 a.m. where shots were fired, police said. When the officers approached them, “a physical altercation took place,” according to police, during which the male subject was shot.

He was transported to the hospital for treatment. The female subject, who was not injured, was released from scene. The three members of the police department that were involved in the altercation were treated at local hospitals for undisclosed injuries and released. The investigation is ongoing.

Earlier in the day, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of 130 Henry St. According to police, the officers saw a large house party in the front of the location. After an investigation, police said that shots were fired and shell casings were recovered from the scene.

Police said that witnesses saw Dwight Stephenson, 21, of Far Rockaway, placing a handgun and rifle into his vehicle. Both firearms were recovered by police officers. No injuries were reported.

Stephenson is being charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, first-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday in First District Court, Hempstead.

Detectives ask that anyone with information related to the shooting incident should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

A Long Beach woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Thursday after a two-car accident on the Loop Parkway.

According to New York State Police, Stephanie O'Connor, 21, failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI after a trooper responded to a two-car accident on the eastbound side of the Loop Parkway at 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 23. While interviewing O’Connor, who drove a red Honda Accord involved in the collision, the troop detected the odor of alcohol.

O'Connor showed a blood alcohol content of .16. The legal limit is .08 percent.

2 Men Steal Woman’s Phone in Valley Stream

A man snatched a cell phone out of a 21-year-old woman’s hand on Wednesday as she was walking on Sunrise Highway in Valley Stream, according to police.

The victim was walking in the vicinity of 750 Sunrise Highway at 8:55 p.m. when two unknown black male subjects approached her. One of the subjects took the phone, and both men fled.

No injuries were reported. There is no additional description of the subjects at this time.

A Rockville Centre woman was arrested early Tuesday morning for drunk driving after she crashed her car on the Southern State and showed more than twice the legal blood alcohol content, police said.

According to New York State Police, a state trooper responded to a report of a one-car accident on the eastbound side of the Southern State Parkway near Franklin Avenue at 6:17 a.m.

Upon arrival at the accident scene, the trooper observed a gray Honda Accord with front-end damage. While interviewing the driver, Jacqueline Drake, 39, of Rockville Centre, the trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol. Drake failed sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DWI.

The defendant produced a positive breath sample of .17 percent BAC.

Two Old Mill Court residents were arrested on Feb. 17 on federal charges of attempted murder, police said.

According to Rockville Centre Police officials, Carl Perryman, 26, and Charles Sullins, 27, were arrested and charged federally with attempted murder in-aid-of racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder in-aid-of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in-aid-of racketeering and discharging of a firearm during a crime of violence. 

The charges are in connection with a shooting that occurred in 2011, police said. If convicted, each of the defendants faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Before this arrest, Perryman had been acquitted twice — once on charges of shooting an RVC man and once for murder. Both victims lived in the same Rockville Centre Housing Complex as Perryman.

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