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Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast. more
Police are seeking help indentifying a man who stole $600 in merchandise from Stew Leonard’s in East Meadow. The suspect entered the supermarket around 6:30 p.m. and, after taking the … more
Police arrested two East Meadow men after observing them carry out a drug-related transaction on April 16 around 5:20 p.m., officials said. When one defendant fled the scene, officers followed him to his home and found him in possession of crack, cocaine, pills and a weapon. more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
New York State police arrested a 30-year old Brooklyn man on April 10 after responding to a hit-and-run and finding him intoxicated and parked on an East Meadow street, officials said. The … more
An East Meadow man is being investigated for allegedly filing forged military orders to qualify for reduced rent and, in doing so, stealing over $34,000 from his landlord. Eric Smith, 37, faces … more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Haley Anderson, a nursing student at Binghamton University and former student of W.T. Clarke High School in East Meadow, was found dead on March 9 in her off-campus apartment, police reported. After an autopsy was conducted, the 22-year old’s death was ruled as a homicide. more
An employee of the East Meadow School District was arrested on March 7 after police found her asleep in her car with marijuana, cocaine and pills. more
Nassau County police are looking to identify an individual who stole from a Marshall’s on Front Street in East Meadow in November. The subject entered the store around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, … more
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