Malverne Police Blotter: 3 Burglaries, DWI Arrest

A monthly crime report from the Malverne Police Department.

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


During the month of June 2012:

  • Three burglaries were reported in the village
  • Malverne Police responded to four domestic incidents
  • One grand larceny was reported. 


During the month of June 2012:

  • One person was arrested for burglary.
  • A driver was arrested for DWI.
  • One person was arrested for grand larceny.
  • One person was arrested for unlawful possesion of marijuana.
  • One person was arrested on a warrant.

For questions about this crime report, email Tara.Conry@Patch.com.

Manny Martinez July 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
If the concern is for more detailed criminal information, residents should contact the Malverne PD directly and voice their disapproval rather than towards the reporter.
Clark Griswold July 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
It is time to stop worrying about the public image of Malverne and to better inform the citizenry of exactly what is going on in and around the village. There have been several high profile crimes in the surrounding communities in recent weeks. If the cancer is spreading from without I personally want to know who the culprits are and where they live. If the problem is homegrown I want to know that MPD is all over it.
BigEye July 20, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Maybe nothing bad ever happens in Mayberry, I mean Malverne.
the big kahuna July 20, 2012 at 09:04 PM
over paid cops and over paid bosses
Veronica Diamonte July 20, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Well we all know the Patch wont give us any valid info as they have let them slide on this ridiculous report. Guess the Patch was too busy patting themselves on the back for this hard hitting investigative report.
Tara Conry (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Veronica: 1. As the sub-headline of this article clearly indicates, this police blotter is a "report from the Malverne Police Department." It was never labeled to be an investigative report. 2. As we have stated in previous comments, Patch is working on getting more detailed information going forward. We understand and share your frustrations. We published this report, even though it was lacking in details, because this is the only information we currently have access to and the alternative would be providing residents with NO crime data. I hope this clears up any misunderstandings you and others may have regarding Patch and our commitment to keeping Malverne residents informed. -Tara Conry Local Editor Malverne-West Hempstead-Lynbrook Patch
Angelo July 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Are you all ignorant or what????? Did you ever think that the reason Malverne is as safe as it is because Malverne Police Department is well known and "feared" by trouble-makers? Malverne Police Dept. as well as the Police Reserves patrol Malverne with a fine tooth comb. Take the Malverne Police out of Malverne and see what happens to this town, and see how the response time is when Nassau County PD, and Ambulance take to respond to you, I can tell you a few instances that if it wasnt for the Response of our PD, Fire and ambulance, lives would have been lost. And you are blaming the Patch for the lack of information WHY??!! Grow a set of balls and ask the PD for details, or is it just being nosey? They all did their jobs, and thats that.
Clioscribe July 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Do you work for the Herald? Or maybe a close relative....
jc108 July 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM
At the next board meeting our police Chief must give a detailed report to the residents and not be alowed to just say " the report is on file". It would be nice to know the location of these crimes, what about any descriptions of perpetrators. vehicle descriptions, point of entry any weapons involved.ect. but the residents get no information from the police. Why does the board give the Chief a pass every month? Also where is the information on police overtime? shouldnt the residents know how our money is being spent? What is being done to curb overtime, how many officers are on sick leave, how many are on limited duty and what is the status of them. Dont forget we are all paying there salaries and pensions, i think we have a right to know. It would be nice to here from the police commissioner, who ever he is. Dep Mayor Hennessy used to hold the old chief over the fire every month, which was great, but he hardly says anything to the present Chief. why?
Tara Conry (Editor) July 21, 2012 at 02:31 AM
FYI: Personal attacks violate Patch's terms of service and will be deleted.
Lori July 21, 2012 at 05:35 PM
seriously??? you people have nothing better to do than bash a reporter and the malverne police dept. Maybe nothing is happening in the town because the police do their job. have you ever needed the police, if so what was their response time? i bet it was under 2 minutes, try getting that response with the NCPD. GET A LIFE!!!
sally July 22, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Do you really think Malverne PD will supply the names of those arrested/ticketed? The under 21 kids in Malverne are drinking/smoking pot all over Malverne at night, stores are not asking for proof of age. Parents are allowing alcohol consumption in their homes.. All you have to do is scan facebook/twitter and you see TONS of pics of kids with rolled joints/smoking em, in homes (stupidly with a family portrait in the background) so doesn't take a rocket scientist to know WHY the reports are sooooo lacking in info.
Tom Grech July 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0
Allison Bertz July 23, 2012 at 02:34 AM
@tara conroy - there were no complaints from the Patch on this dismal report until there were complaints from readers. You know say you understand our frustraitions but show us were those frustrations were before our complaints.
Gregg Jefferies July 23, 2012 at 07:38 PM
You want more details? Go over to MPD HQ and ask for it. Do not attack the editor.
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Freedom of Information Act. Why is it not instilled? When homes were being burglarized in WH & Malverne, by way of two con artists, how come that wasn't reported? Isn't that something that the public should be aware of? I feel that more Police activity is passed via word of mouth after Church or at Connolly's. It's time for Arresta & co. to get their act together and be more detailed. In every other industry, the "low man" gets all the BS work, has to go pick up lunch, type out reports, make calls, etc. Is there no "low man" at MPD? Not for nothing, Malverne isn't exactly the South Bronx in the 80s. There is a cop sitting at a desk during the day. Doing what? Trying to beat Minesweeper? Why not look into providing a Senior with a minimum wage job to type reports. What about an unpaid internship for those college age kids looking to enter into the Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice field. There are a lot of options, and the root cause of all this isn't Tara's reporting. The Reporter can only do so much. Give her a break, as she's done fine reporting since inception.
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Furthermore, no one should be allowed to state "The report is on file" at the Village Board Meetings. For those without access to a computer (elderly), and those with different shifts, sometimes viewing the board meeting is only way to receive information from the Village. If you're the Building Superintendant, DPW Super, MVAC, MPD, MPDR, etc. STATE YOUR REPORT.
Gina Genti July 23, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Laura-Tara Conry is the editior for Lynbrook so common sense should tell you that she doesn't produce the reports, only publishes them. It would seem the readers are trying to apply pressure to Patch for more substantial police reports. I agree with those below that think if you are a taxpayer in the village and want more information about crimes, infractions committed you should go to the police department and ask them.
Tara Conry (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Thanks Todd. Just as an FYI, we did report on the con artists that I think you are referring to. Here's links to the stories: http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/police-thieves-use-diversion-to-steal-from-malverne-home http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/malverne-police-chief-warns-of-burglary-schemes http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/police-investigating-seven-deception-burglary-incidents-2a70526d
Gina Genti July 23, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Gregg Jefferies July 23, 2012 at 08:10 PM
The reports are on file. MPD will warn resident's to take proper precautions when nec. If patch troll's are so interested in the specifics of each arrest they can go look at the reports at MPD HQ. Tara doesn't have time to fill out FOIA requests for each arrest in MAL/WH/LYN. Nor does she have time to retype up reports of misdemeanors all day.
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Gregg, do you work for MPD? You seem to be one of the few arguing against detailed reports.
Gregg Jefferies July 23, 2012 at 08:47 PM
No I don't work for MPD. But I feel as if the residents giving Tara a hard time are doing so not because they want details on the one marijuana arrest but because they have nothing better to do than be the unofficial oversight committee of the patch and to make sure no one parks in front of their house or mows their lawn while they are trying to enjoy an outside bbq...
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Graig, I don't think this is necessarily about Tara's reporting, as @Laura has made it. It's a significant lack of work done by the MPD. Writing Tickets, busting kids for hanging out at the gazebo, can't take up too much time. The problem lies with the bosses & management. There's no reason why each "major" bullet point on the report can't have a small blurb written. And major bullet points being, but not limited to, Burglaries, Criminal activity, etc. I don't think the villagers care about how many kids they told to shoo from the gazebo or from in front of scooops. The pressing matters that all residents may encounter are those that need to be reported better. The gossipy crap can stay with the Malverne housewives at the Pilates Center, the nail salons, outside of OLL & Associated. Again, why not offer an upaid internship to learn the business side of things at the MPD, to a young person interested in entering the field? The NCPD has a "cadet" program, the MVFD has their volunteers, as does MVAC, what about MPD? Is it that much to have an extra clerk? Or does the old boys club want to keep seeing if they can get the top score on Spider Solitaire?
Gregg Jefferies July 23, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Toad, MPD has the arrest packet for each of those offenses. Full, thourough ROI's. Not volunteering that information to the press isn't a "lack of work". It could be done intentionally. Typing up a report for the press isn't an internship it's a job of a Public Information Officer which MPD has. That Officer decides what information goes to the press without a FOIA request not the Real Housewives of Malverne. Next time you don't sit in front of your Facebook account for 4 hours a day then you can comment on what the "old boys club" does uring their tour!
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Gregg, You spelled during wrong.
Todd Hundley July 23, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Bottom line is, these incidents need to be reported. No one on this forum thinks that they're too busy. Give the public what they want! Tara shouldn't have to march into the MPD HQ and get the reports, to write on the patch...Tara needs to continue her great job of keeping Malverne/WH/Lyn informed, and by keeping up the "Hidden In..." games (for a nice break from the daily hubbub). And Gregg, you clearly watch too much L&O, Blue Bloods, and the like. You sound like Sipowicz.
jc108 July 23, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Why cant this information be posted on the MPD website? Try walking into a police station and ask to see a police report, before you can finish your sentence you will be thrown out, and in you refuse to leave you are getting locked up! And Gregg, we never should of gotten rid of Backman for you.
Rhonda Goldfarb July 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
See thats the difference between a blooger and a reporter. A reporter would go after the detailed information and write articles about the problems in the police department. A blogger posts what they get.
Suzanne Kraemer-Parra July 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Actually...a blogger posts a personal, chronological log of thoughts. A reporter gathers and reports news and facts.


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