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Crimes Nearby: Stabbing, Social Media Robbery and Pizzeria Owner's Plea

A round-up of the top crime and police stories in communities neighboring Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook.

The following information was supplied by the Rockville Centre. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Victim Stabbed in Stomach, Then Robbed

A 24-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach and then robbed by three male suspects while walking in Hempstead.

Nassau County Police are investigating the incident, which occurred on Sunday, July 8, at 12:15 a.m. According to detectives, the victim was walking on Main Street at the intersection of Fulton Avenue when he was approached by three black men. The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet and stabbed him in the stomach. One suspect is described as approximately 26 years of age, with short, curly hair, and was wearing a white shirt with blue stripes. There is no description of the other two subjects.

The perpetrators fled on foot with an unknown amount of U.S. currency and the victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public's help with identifying a suspect (pictured above) in connection with a robbery that occurred in North Lawrence.

On May 31, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the pictured suspect entered the Kmart located at 253-01 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence. While in the store, the suspect stole an X-Box live controller and Play Station controllers, police said.

The suspect then proceeded to pass all points of payment attempting to exit the store, police said. When confronted by the lost prevention manager the subject pulled out a pair of scissors, threatened the manager and exited the store with the stolen merchandise in an unknown direction.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the above pictured subject or has any information about this crime to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244- TIPS. 

A Rockville Centre man who was arrested in May for allegedly selling drugs out of the West Babylon pizzeria he owns pled not guilty to 18 counts of drug-related charges this week, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Francesco Miceli, 50, of Rockville Centre and owner of Miceli Brothers Pizzeria and Restaurant in West Babylon, pled not guilty to seven counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, nine counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree at his arraignment on Monday in a Suffolk County court.

Man Robbed After Arranging Meeting With Woman Online

A 25-year-old man who thought he was meeting a woman he friended on a social networking site was instead robbed by two black males in Hempstead Tuesday night.

According to Nassau County detectives, the victim met an unknown female black suspect on a social networking site and agreed to meet her in the vicinity of Grove Street in Hempstead on July 3. The victim was sitting in his vehicle shortly after midnight at the agreed-upon location with the unknown female when they were approached by two unknown black men who were apparently known to the female.

The two male suspects both displayed handguns and demanded cash from the victim. When the victim failed to comply one of the suspects struck him in the face with a handgu,n causing him to sustain a contusion to his nose. The perpetrators took the victim's cell phone and $100 from the glove compartment and then forced the victim out of his vehicle.

The suspects sped off in the vehicle at a high rate of speed, coming to a stop at Greenwich Street and Grove Street after colliding with three parked vehicles. The suspects all fled on foot in an unknown direction. No additional injuries were reported and the victim refused medical attention at scene. 

Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.

Five store workers from Hewlett, Inwood and Lawrence were arrested Friday night after allegedly attempting to sell alcohol to underage kids.

According to police, the following defendants intentionally acted to sell liquor or beer to an underage agent at the following locations:

  • Landmark Deli, 148 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood – Luis Infante, 24, of Inwood, and Mohamed Ghazali, 18, of Far Rockaway.
  • , 305 Rockaway Turnpike, North Lawrence – Patel Jayantibhai, 58, of Lawrence.
  • , 1743 Peninsula Boulevard, Hewlett – Xuemei Yu, 49, of Queens.
  • Bayview Deli, 414 Bayview Avenue, Inwood - Musa Muflehi, 21, of Far Rockaway.

Jayantibhai, Muflehi and Yu are being charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sale of an alcoholic beverage. Infante is being charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and Ghazali is being charged with criminal solicitation in the fifth degree. They were released on desk appearance tickets and will appear at First District Court in Hempstead on July 18.

The Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs assisted the Fourth Precinct with these arrests.

A Valley Stream man was arrested on June 23 by Rockville Centre Police after he led the cops on a high-speed chase. Terrell S. Jordan, 25, of Valley Stream, was arrested around 2 p.m. after he was observed speeding on Sunrise Highway. The defendant was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation (2 counts), unlicensed operation, reckless driving, speeding (2 counts), failing to signal a turn (3 counts), failing to stop at stop sign, crossing over double yellow line (2 counts) and avoiding an intersection or traffic signal light (2 counts).

A multiple vehicle accident just after noon on Friday in Garden City at the intersection of Stewart and Cherry Valley avenues injured at least four people and downed several street signs and a lamp post, according to a witness at the scene.

There appeared to be five cars involved in the crash. Nassau County EMS had three ambulances on the scene to assist village police and firefighters. Click to view photos of the scene.

For more crime, follow these links: Garden City, Rockville Centre and Five Towns.

LYNBROOK92 CHAMPS July 10, 2012 at 04:23 AM
all stories are shocking
vincent cruz July 10, 2012 at 06:48 AM
We need more police on foot patrol.getting to know the community helps stops alot of crime.
Cay Fatima July 10, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I agree with you Vincent. If not foot scooter or bike.


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