A corrections officer who was guarding a prisoner on the 9th floor was attacked around 10:30 Wednesday morning. He was slashed on the back of the neck.
Authorities on Long Island are warning homeowners about a pattern of burglaries targeting homes with safes inside. The crime pattern first appeared last summer but the numbers have now more than doubled.
The Nassau County Police Crime Stoppers tipline got an unusual tip leading to the arrest of a man wanted for shooting a woman during a home invasion last spring.
According to police, the suspect has held up five nail salons since Dec. 23. The most recent incident happened Monday around 6:15 p.m. at the Cleo Nails and Spa in New Hyde Park.
During a shoplifting incident, a large rack fell over in Macy’s, CBS 2 reported. Shoppers thought the sound of the crashing rack was gunshots and that caused a panic.
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.