There have been at least four incidents in which middle school students were followed or approached by strangers in Merrick and Bellmore, officials said.
Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he was on patrol on the border between Nassau County and Queens near the southbound entrance ramp of the Cross Island Parkway, officials said.
Marc Ringel, 53, was arraigned Thursday morning on reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon charges. He is being held without bail.
Police say they are not sure of Marc Ringel’s motives, but say the don’t believe he is a member of an extremist group or a terrorist.
The nice weather and men and women trying to get money to feed their prescription drug habits are two main reasons police in Nassau County said burglaries are up 70 percent from the beginning of last year.
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