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Crimes Nearby: Arrests for Burglary and Prostitution

A rundown of police incidents from neighboring communities.

Crimes Nearby: Arrests for Burglary and Prostitution

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DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of Alleged Burglar

A Far Rockaway man was arrested for a months-old burglary on Wednesday after blood evidence found at the scene matched his DNA, police said.

Stanley Holland, 52, is charged with third-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into Swan Dry Cleaners, at 188 West Merrick Rd. in Valley Stream, on Nov. 27 and stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and clothing.

On Jan. 17, the New York State Forensic Investigation Center confirmed a DNA match on blood evidence found at the business.

Holland was located on Wednesday and placed under arrest without incident.

Prostitution Arrest Made at Oceanside Acupuncture Establishment

Two Queens women were arrested in Oceanside Tuesday afternoon after a police investigation revealed both women were practicing massage therapy without a license.

According to Nassau County detectives, an undercover investigation of an acupuncture establishment located at 433 Merrick Road revealed that Feng Shu Chang, 48, and Xiao Lin, 31, practiced massage therapy without a license on various occasions.

Police said that Lin also offered to engage in a sexual act for an undisclosed amount of money.

Police: Cab Driver Robbed in Long Beach

A cab driver in Long Beach reports that he was robbed while on duty in the North Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, a male subject flagged down a cab driver at Rev. J.J. Evans Boulevard and East Hudson Street and inquired about an address in Island Park, after which the subject pulled a handgun and told the driver to “open the door,” entered the back of the cab, and demanded money at about 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 26.  

The cab driver said he gave the suspect $200 in cash and started to drive eastbound on East Hudson toward Long Beach Boulevard. When the cab reached the area of Riverside Boulevard the subject exited the vehicle and fled through the yards of homes on East Fulton Street. The cab driver reported that his dispatcher notified the Long Beach police.

Drug Test Sends Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Back to Jail

The unlicensed teen and sole survivor of the fatal October 2012 crash along the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead returned to jail Thursday, less than 10 days after he had been released on bail.

Joseph Beer, 18, of Richmond Hill, walked away from the Oct. 8 crash that killed his four friends -- Darian Ramnarine, 18, Christopher Khan, 18, and Peter Kanhai, 18, and Neal Rajapa, 17 -- who were passengers in his car. Beer, who only had a learners permit, had been driving his 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI westbound on the parkway at estimated speeds of more than 110 miles per hour when he lost control of the vehicle while coming over a rise in the roadway approaching exit 17N.

Drug tests revealed Beer had a substantial amount of marijuana in his system, leading to him being charged with multiple counts, including aggravated vehicular homicide, in November.

Beer had been released from Nassau County prison on Jan. 15 after posting bail, which had been reduced from $2 million to $250,000 after his lawyer appealed for the reduction. However, Beer was ordered back this week after a prosecutor said he tested positive for marijuana again and showed 'absolute utter disregard for the gravity of the situation,'" reports Newsday.

Prosecutor Michael Bushwack told the judge, according to Newsday, that Beer's texts showed he was part of an "elaborate marijuana using, buying and dealing operation."

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