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Incidents Nearby: Man Fatally Struck; Robbery Arrests

A rundown of this past week's police stories from neighboring communities.

Incidents Nearby: Man Fatally Struck; Robbery Arrests

West Hempstead Man Killed Crossing Hempstead Avenue

A 22-year-old West Hempstead man was fatally struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning while crossing Hempstead Avenue.

According to police, Johnny Bonilla was walking in the roadway when a 2004 Dodge Caravan taxi hit him around 2 a.m. The taxi was traveling north on Hempstead Avenue near Oakford Street.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician at 2:31 a.m. No other injuries were reported.

Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time. The driver of the Caravan was administered a breathalyzer test at the scene yielding negative results. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

Cops: Man Had Fake ID, Credit Cards

A Far Rockaway man was arrested last Wednesday in Valley Stream after he was allegedly found to be in possession of a fake ID and forged credit cards, police said.

On Nov. 21 at about 1:57 a.m., Fourth Precinct officers saw Oluwayemi Famojuro 21, of Bayswater Avenue, driving a 2006 Infinity G35 eastbound on the sidewalk of Sunrise Highway, police said. After officers pulled him over, Famojuro allegedly presented a New York State driver’s license with a name that did not match his description. Police said when questioned about his identity further, he continued to falsely represent himself.

After Famojuro was placed under arrest, police found him to be in possession of four credit cards that “appeared to be altered.” With the assistance of a detective from the Crimes Against Property Squad, it was determined that the cards had been forged.

Famojuro is charged with four counts of second-degree possession of forged instrument and false personation.

RVC Detectives Arrest Duo for 2011 Gunpoint Robbery

An investigation from detectives at the Rockville Centre Police Department has resulted in the arrests of two suspects for a 2011 gunpoint robbery on North Centre Avenue.

Police said that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, two suspects, later identified as Taaj Cox and Justin Mayers, robbed four victims at gunpoint in front of 100 N. Centre Ave.

A semi-automatic handgun was held to one of the victim's faces and property was demanded, police said. The property stolen included numerous credit/debit cards, cash, personal identifications, cell phones and keys.

After a lengthy investigation, Cox was arrested on June 6 in front of 30 Old Mill Ct. in Rockville Centre. Detectives eventually located and arrested Justin Mayers in Moscow, Pa., on Oct. 25. Both defendants were charged with robbery in the first degree.

For police reports, click the following links: Lynbrook, Malverne, Rockville Centre arrests and incidents, West Hempstead

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