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A Rockville Centre woman paid $8,000 to a man pretending to be her grandson on Aug. 4 as part of a criminal trend taking place across the country. The man on the phone claimed that he was arrested … more
A Long Island man who was arrested by Rockville Centre police in 2016 for stealing aluminum bleachers from various local parks was nabbed by the New York City Police Department and charged with using a stun gun to sexually assault a woman in Queens. more
Girls between the ages of 10 and 16, who were attending a sports camp at Sacred Heart University, reportedly saw a man recording video of them while they took showers in their dormitory on July 31. more
“If anyone said to me, ‘What are the chances your kid will be involved in a drive-by shooting?’ I’d laugh at them,” said Rockville Centre resident Kathy Paesano, the mother of a 9-year-old girl who was in a car struck by a stray bullet in Hempstead seven weeks ago. more
Nassau County Police arrested a Rockville Centre man on Wednesday for stabbing a 24-year-old acquaintance on Park Avenue after the two got into an argument. more
Nearly two years after former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted on corruption charges for allegedly receiving roughly $4 million in bribes in return for official actions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan last week reversed the decision. more
Support for Rockville Centre Police Officer Anthony Federico, who pleaded not guilty on March 8 to charges including felony assault against village resident Kevin Kavanagh and falsifying police records, remains strong with lawn signs declaring, “We Support Officer Federico,” posted around the village and in surrounding communities, and various events held to raise funds for Federico’s defense. more
New York State Police arrested two Rockville Centre employees for selling alcohol to undercover police operatives on July 3 during an operation to curb underage drinking. more
Following a broad investigation into the operations of the MS-13 gang, Nassau County officials announced that 41 of its alleged members were indicted on June 15 for multiple acts of violence and conspiracy in Nassau County over the last four years. more
Heroin is rampant on Long Island, and the Rockville Centre Police Department is in the middle of fighting the spike in opiate use that has shaken local communities in recent years. more
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