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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cops: Catalytic Convertors, Batteries, Mirrors, Stolen from Cars

Cops: Catalytic Convertors, Batteries, Mirrors, Stolen from Cars

Also, five cars reportedly stolen in Nassau.
Cops: Teen Arrested for DWI After Fatal Crash in New Hyde Park

Cops: Teen Arrested for DWI After Fatal Crash in New Hyde Park

The crash left one man dead, his wife and child injured, police said.
DA: Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Jewish National Fund

DA: Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Jewish National Fund

Woman stole Suffolk County victim's identity and used it to take money from Rockville Centre-based Jewish charity, said the NCDA.
Cops: Woman Caught Using Fake Credit Card

Cops: Woman Caught Using Fake Credit Card

Bronx woman charged after trying to use forged card at Levittown Office Max, cops said.
DA: Man Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting in Front of Church

DA: Man Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting in Front of Church

Uniondale man shot another man four times and fled to Florida, reports stated.
Cops: 15 DWIs Reported Last Week

Cops: 15 DWIs Reported Last Week

Nassau County Police report drunk driving arrests last week.
Cops: Man Who Drove Wrong Way on Hempstead Turnpike Was Drunk

Cops: Man Who Drove Wrong Way on Hempstead Turnpike Was Drunk

Wyandanch man, who drank underage, charged with DWI in Levittown, cops said.
Cops: Woman Kicked, Bit Officer After Assaulting Another Woman

Cops: Woman Kicked, Bit Officer After Assaulting Another Woman

Levittown woman violated an order of protection, fought police who attempted to arrest her, cops said.
Police: Lynbrook Man Fatally Struck by Car, Drunk Driver Charged With Manslaughter

Police: Lynbrook Man Fatally Struck by Car, Drunk Driver Charged With Manslaughter

Donald Mooney, 49, is killed in hit-and-run crash late Friday night, police say.
Nesconset Man Killed in Crash in Garden City

Nesconset Man Killed in Crash in Garden City

Brett O. Dinsky dies in crash Saturday morning, police say.
Police: Island Park Woman Stole $59K Worth of Legos From Storage Facility

Police: Island Park Woman Stole $59K Worth of Legos From Storage Facility

Gloria Haas attempted to sell stolen Lego play sets online, police say.
Queens DA: Man Charged in Fake LIRR Ticket Scheme

Queens DA: Man Charged in Fake LIRR Ticket Scheme

Rockville Centre man printed and sold fake monthly and weekly LIRR tickets, said the DA.
DA: Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Clients

DA: Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Clients

Freeport lawyer took more than $28,000 from four victims without providing any promised legal service, said the NCDA.
Cops: Man Charged in Violent Taser Burglary

Cops: Man Charged in Violent Taser Burglary

Bay Shore man masqueraded as flower delivery man, tased and beat Great Neck Plaza homeowner, and robbed him, cops said.
Cops: Woman Wakes Up to Teen Burglar in Bedroom

Cops: Woman Wakes Up to Teen Burglar in Bedroom

Elmont woman woke up to teenager trying to open a suitcase on her floor, police said.
Cops: Man With Knife Fights Police, Threatens Mall Employee

Cops: Man With Knife Fights Police, Threatens Mall Employee

Man was opening packages with a knife and fought arresting officers at Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, cops said.
Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops asking other victims to come forward after they found homes rented in Elmont and Valley Stream.
Cops: Mother Went to Work, Left 3 Children Home Alone

Cops: Mother Went to Work, Left 3 Children Home Alone

Woman was walking home from Hicksville when police found three children alone in her New Cassel home, cops said.
UPDATE: Police Reopen LIE Service Road After Accident

UPDATE: Police Reopen LIE Service Road After Accident

North Service Road in North Hills was closed Wednesday afternoon, cops said.