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Crimes Nearby: Prostitution Arrest at Spa, Purse Snatched

Recent criminal activity reported in southeast Nassau County communities.

The following information is taken directly from the Nassau County Police Department's incident reports. None of the defendants have been convicted of a crime.

Levittown
  • A man who detectives say pushed an elderly woman to the ground in a Wantagh parking lot and snatched her purse was arrested in front of Denny's on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown on Jan. 8 after a police pursuit.
Massapequa
  • Two Queens women were arrrested on Jan. 10 at a spa on 903A Broadway with one facing prostitution charges after police say she offered to engage in a sex act with an undercover officer for an undisclosed amount of money. For more on story, click here
  • A Massapequa woman was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law on Jan. 7 after a crash on Sunrise Highway. For more on story, click here.
Merrick
  • The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District released a statement on Jan. 7 regarding a suspicious Facebook page that Calhoun High School officials thought should be investigated. Click here for the details.
  • Sometime been 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, a 2007 Mazda that was waiting to be sold was stolen from the BP Gas Station parking lot, which is located at 1577 Merrick Rd.
  • Sometime between Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 2 at 10 a.m., a license plate was stolen off a vehicle that was parked on Merrick Avenue.
  • Sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 5, Car Wash, located at 1820 Sunrise Highway, had it's side window broken, but nobody ever gained entry, police said.
  • A car that was parked on Sherman Avenue in Merrick was damaged sometime overnight between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Find out more about this incident by clicking here.
  • Sometime between 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, an EZ Pass was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle that was parked on Stevens Avenue in North Merrick.
  • Between 5-8 a.m. on Jan. 4, items were stolen from a yard on Whittier Avenue in North Merrick.
Wantagh
  • A Garden City South teen was arrested on Jan. 8 and charged with making a terroristic threat inside his classroom at the Nassau BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School in Wantagh. For more on story, click here
  • A Glen Cove man approached a 73-year-old female outside of King Kullen on 1340 Wantagh Ave. on Jan. 8 and knocked her to the ground before fleeing the scene and being arrested in Levittown after a police pursuit. For more on story, click here
  • A man reported on Jan. 6 that while sitting in his car parked at the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road Station a male wearing a hoodie pulled on the door handle trying to enter the vehicle.
  • On Jan. 6, Todd Marsicovetere, 38, of Wantagh was arrested at on Willow Street in Wantagh and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired, combined influence.
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Christopher Carini January 15, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Good job by NCPD on catching the purse snatcher

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