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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cops: Man Robs North New Hyde Park at Gunpoint, Flees

Cops: Man Robs North New Hyde Park at Gunpoint, Flees

The incident took place Saturday morning, police said.
Customs: Woman Caught Smuggling Cocaine in Laptop Bag at JFK

Customs: Woman Caught Smuggling Cocaine in Laptop Bag at JFK

Woman had $55,000 of cocaine hidden in computer bag, said CBP.
New Fund Takes Aim at Anti-Semitic Acts

New Fund Takes Aim at Anti-Semitic Acts

The fund rewards anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of these crimes, officials said.
Narcan Training Seminar Coming to Nassau

Narcan Training Seminar Coming to Nassau

Session to address growing epidemic of heroin use and abuse as well as training on administering life-saving antidote.
Cops: 2 Nassau Banks Held Up Tuesday

Cops: 2 Nassau Banks Held Up Tuesday

Bethpage and West Hempstead banks held up hours apart by separate subjects Tuesday, cops said.
Cops: Man and Passenger Attack Father and Son After Hempstead Turnpike Crash

Cops: Man and Passenger Attack Father and Son After Hempstead Turnpike Crash

Defendant's six-year-old daughter was in the car during the crash and subsequent attack, police said.
Nassau DA Hatches Plan to Combat Texting While Driving

Nassau DA Hatches Plan to Combat Texting While Driving

Comparing the practice to DWI, Kathleen Rice proposes a five-point plan to help save lives.
DA: Former Bethpage Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

DA: Former Bethpage Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

The man drugged and sexually abused young girls, claiming the incidents were part of a medical exam, officials said.
DA: Life Without Parole for Man Who Killed Nassau Cop, Brooklyn Driver

DA: Life Without Parole for Man Who Killed Nassau Cop, Brooklyn Driver

Darrell Fuller will spend the rest of his life behind bars for shooting and killing a detective and a driver after a hit-and-run, DA says.
Cops: 2 Woodmere Women Robbed by Same Man

Cops: 2 Woodmere Women Robbed by Same Man

Same man responsible for robbing two Woodmere women as they pulled into their driveways, police said.
Police Searching for Missing Rockville Centre Woman

Police Searching for Missing Rockville Centre Woman

Louise Murdaugh was last seen carrying a bowling bag containing a bowling ball, cops said.
NCDA: Plumber Scammed Sandy Victims in Need of Home Repairs

NCDA: Plumber Scammed Sandy Victims in Need of Home Repairs

Floral Park man took money and did not fulfill promise to repair nine households in Nassau County, said the DA.
Cops: Man Offers Car Ride to Teen Girl, Exposes Himself in Hempstead

Cops: Man Offers Car Ride to Teen Girl, Exposes Himself in Hempstead

Man approached 13-year-old girl walking home from school Wednesday, police said.
Cops: Hicksville Man Posed as Doctor, Wrote Fake Prescriptions

Cops: Hicksville Man Posed as Doctor, Wrote Fake Prescriptions

The man contacted multiple Rite Aid pharmacies across Nassau County, police said.
Speed Cameras Activated in Nassau County School Zones

Speed Cameras Activated in Nassau County School Zones

Nassau County speed camera locations released as program kicks off.
Cops Continue Search for Armed Uniondale Robbers

Cops Continue Search for Armed Uniondale Robbers

Police ask for the public's help in identifying men who held up grocery store in July.
Cops: Man Stole $35K in Electrical Equipment

Cops: Man Stole $35K in Electrical Equipment

Franklin Square man stole copper wires and fuses from electrical company where he worked, police said.
Police: Baby Hospitalized After Mother on Heroin Found Passed Out in Car in Levittown

Police: Baby Hospitalized After Mother on Heroin Found Passed Out in Car in Levittown

Jessica Rosengart, 28, was found semiconscious and slumped over in a car in Levittown Monday afternoon, police say.