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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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: 15 DWIs Reported Last Week

Cops: 15 DWIs Reported Last Week

Nassau County Police report drunk driving arrests last week.
Queens DA: Man Charged in Fake LIRR Ticket Scheme

Queens DA: Man Charged in Fake LIRR Ticket Scheme

Rockville Centre man accused of printing and selling fake monthly and weekly LIRR tickets, said the DA.
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: 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 Reopen Seaford-Oyster Bay After Flooding

Cops Reopen Seaford-Oyster Bay After Flooding

Expressway shut down Wednesday morning after flooding.
Cops ID Man Who Died in Port Washington Home Explosion

Cops ID Man Who Died in Port Washington Home Explosion

Michael MacNeill, father of the wife and daughter who escaped the house, died in the explosion, cops said.
UPDATE: Missing Hamden Man Found

UPDATE: Missing Hamden Man Found

Ralph Saraceno has been located, according to Port Washington Police.
DA: Nassau Correction Officer Caught Selling Adderall Near High School

DA: Nassau Correction Officer Caught Selling Adderall Near High School

Before he was due at work, subject was seen selling drugs near Division High School, said the DA.
Cops: 13 DWIs Reported Last Week

Cops: 13 DWIs Reported Last Week

Nassau County Police report drunk driving arrests last week.
Boater Charged With Manslaughter After Passenger Killed by Propeller

Boater Charged With Manslaughter After Passenger Killed by Propeller

Raymond Balboa was drunk when the propeller of the boat he was operating struck and killed Cesar Hernandez-Rodas on Sunday, police say.
Cops: Man Robs Boyhood Home in Glen Cove

Cops: Man Robs Boyhood Home in Glen Cove

Thousands of dollars in proceeds stolen from current owner, a war veteran who recently returned from Afghanistan.
Cops: Man Wanted in 8 Bank Robberies

Cops: Man Wanted in 8 Bank Robberies

Man robbed banks in West Hempstead, Carle Place, Merrick, Bethpage, Farmingdale, and Baldwin Harbor, cops said.
Cops: Glen Head Man Stole Copper Wire

Cops: Glen Head Man Stole Copper Wire

The arrest was made in Hicksville, police said.
Police: Queens Man Stayed at Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Police: Queens Man Stayed at Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Andrew Henry, 38, is arrested Thursday morning, police say.
Cops: Bank Robbed in Mineola

Cops: Bank Robbed in Mineola

A man held up a bank Thursday morning, police said.