A Long Island police officer who was caught on video pointing his loaded department-issued weapon at a bartender’s head during an off-duty confrontation has been sentenced to no jail time.
In each incident, police said Steven Torres, 21, claimed to be an officer requesting backup for a shooting, an accident and a house fire.
Police said Coshonda Vanderhall, 31, of Mastic, shoplifted $270 worth of clothes from the J.C. Penny in Sunrise Mall in Massapequa. Vanderhall then allegedly punched a female security guard and threw her to the ground.
It happened Sept. 3 while the teen was out riding her bike on Hicksville Road near Thorne Avenue in North Massapequa.
According to police, Brian Harrington told the clerks at Rafael’s in Hewlett and Gulgattie Jewelry at the Tri Count Flea Market in Levittown that he was a police officer who lost his debit card, so the clerks let him write out checks totaling more than $5,200.
A Long Island father was under arrest on homicide charges Wednesday night, after his 7-month-old son died in a car that had been parked under the hot sun for half an hour.
An officer who police said was responding to a report of a home burglary was shot and injured early Wednesday morning on Long Island.
The body of a young male, likely in his 20s, was discovered by a passerby near Mill Pond Park Preserve in Wantagh around 4 p.m. Sunday.
The man was shot three times after pointing the gun at officers, police said.
Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack said a man with a ski mask forced his way into the house at 213 California Ave. in Uniondale at 2:30 a.m. Three females and one male were in the house.
County Executive Edward Mangano said police are “closely monitoring” the ongoing investigation in Boston and have placed police on high alert as a precaution.
Andrew Schreier was behind the wheel when he pulled alongside another car, pulled out a gold badge, and said “I’m a cop, and I’ll give you tickets,” according to Nassau County police.
The woman has not been identified. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The dogs are still on the loose. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.
Police announced that there were 48 people arrested for driving drunk around the new year. Last year, police said there were 55 people arrested.