Police in Oyster Bay tackled everything from the strange to the tragic in 2012. These local heroes faced burglaries, capsized boats, and unfortunate accidents.
Here are our choices for the top Oyster Bay crime stories in 2012:
Boy Struck by Fence at Ransom Beach Dies
Responders reported that an 18-month-old boy struck in the head by an unattached chain link fence that he was playing near, police reported. The fence fell on the child and caused a serious laceration to his head, said police.
3 Children Killed as Boat Capsizes
Three children died when a boat carrying more than two dozen people capsized late Wednesday night after a fireworks show near Oyster Bay.
Body of Woman Found in Oyster Bay Cove
Police and marine units responded to Gracewood Association beach off Cove Neck Road in Oyster Bay Thursday after receiving reports of a body floating off shore, said authorities. Oyster Bay Fire Department recovered the body of an unknown woman visible from a private beach on Cove Neck Road, just feet from the Sagamore Hill site, confirmed police.
Housekeeper Drowns in North Shore Pool
A 30-year-old housekeeper was discovered at the bottom of a swimming pool in Upper Brookville late Friday night in what police described as an apparent accident.
A Mill Neck man was arrested in Great Neck Estates Tuesday after breaking into multiple cars and scuffling with a victim inside a garage, according to Nassau County police.
Oyster Bay Cocaine Bust
Police say Manuel Perez, 35, of Maxwell Avenue, was apprehended nearby at about 11 p.m. in possession of a quantity of cocaine, described as a small clear Ziploc bag.
East Norwich Man Arrested for Harassing Cops
A 46-year-old East Norwich man was arrested early Wednesday for making harassing phone calls to the emergency line of the Old Brookville Police Department earlier this month, according to Nassau County Police.