Man arrested in Island Park for multiple crimes


Long Beach resident James Becker was arrested for a burglary in Island Park just after midnight on Monday, April 15. A 45-year-old woman called 911 reporting a physical altercation between her 50-year-old boyfriend and Becker inside their apartment.

During the altercation, Becker,39, punched the man in the face, threatened him with a metal crucifix, and caused damage to the apartment by tearing the refrigerator out of the wall. Becker fled but was later located by the police and arrested.

Upon searching Becker, police found two plastic bags containing a white powdery substance believed to be a controlled substance. Becker was also charged with another burglary in Lido Beach on April 14. Becker was arraigned on Tuesday, April 16 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.