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Crime Report: New Break-ins Reported

Patch reports on recent crimes in the Plainview area.

Four more burglaries were reported in the Plainview area last week, including three in Plainview and one in Syosset.

As the that have in recent months continues, a community group is staging a public forum Tuesday to address the issue.

The of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Inc., and the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Watch Program have scheduled their for Tuesday, Dec. 20. The will be joined by representatives of the Department, and others who will offer insights and tips on home and community safety, energy efficiencies and address the recent in the community.

While the following crimes were documented by police, there were several other unconfirmed reports Friday night of police activity in the Plainview area. Police had been called to several locations and one report from a Patch reader indicated that a police helicopter was involved.

Police were reported in the vicinity of in Plainview, off Jamaica Avenue, late Friday night. That street was hit by a on Dec. 2, when jewelry, IPad and a watch were stolen.

These eyewitness reports could not immediately be confirmed with authorities.

Patch will report further details when they are available. Police have increased patrols in the Plainview area in the wake of the recent rash of crime.

The most recent reports are listed below.

The Second Precinct reported the following crimes:

  • Dec. 7: Burglary; Eldorado Boulevard, Plainview: Rear entry; no loss.
  • Dec. 8: Burglary; Beaumont Drive, Plainview: assorted jewelry and pocket books stolen.Dec. 8: Grand Larceny; Barclay Street, Hicksville: auto stolen.
  • Dec. 8: Burglary; Meadowbrook Road, Syosset: cash, jewelry box stolen.
  • Dec 8: Grand Larceny; Advantage Hyundai, Hicksville: 24 catalytic converters stolen.
  • Dec. 10: Grand larceny: AT&T Wireless, Woodbury; three cell phones stolen.
  • Dec. 13: Burglary: Northern Parkway, Plainview; rear window/no entry because of alarm.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Nassau police arrested the following people:

  • On Dec. 2: Christopher Kishanuk, 26, charged with burglary, Spruce Street, Hicksville.
  • On Dec. 7: , 20, charged with grand larceny, Macy's; Broadwall Mall.
  • On Dec. 10: James Froelich, 50, charged with burglary; Herzog Place, Hicksville.
  • On Dec. 12: , 23, charged with grand larceny, Northern Parkway, Plainview.

The latter referrs to the charged with in her Plainview customer's home, taking about $6,000 worth of computers, jewelry and collectibles, Nassau Police detectives said Monday.

, 23, of 23 Theodore Dr., Plainview, was charged Monday with grand larceny after selling off some of the proceeds to a Hicksville pawn shop, detectives said.

In the Dec. 7 incident, , 20, a sales clerk at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, is charged with validating numerous and then made purchases on them in a scam totaling roughly $2,000, Nassau police said.

Second Squad detectives charged Martinez, of 33 Walnut Lane, Hicksville, with grand larceny in connection with the unauthorized validation of gift cards totaling $2,150.

Jason December 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Three more break ins on Mitchell Avenue, December 16th, between the hours of 7-8PM.
Melissa December 17, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Last night helicopters were circling right behind my neighborhood from around 8:30 pm to 9 something. Clearly something was going on, so we turned in NEWS 12 which had nothing to report. I also went onto the Newsday L.I site and finally posted something on Facebook. It was Facebook that generated comments and a dialogue between my other local friends and contacts also curious and concerned about the activity. I wish there was a way to get more information when something is going on. I had no idea if there was someone dangerous running around or if there was something going on that I could have prepared for. It may sound ridiculous, but I know my sentiments and concerns are shared many.
Jason December 17, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Well at least Newsday is reporting that Britney is engaged to a Long Island native and that Ellen helped an animal shelter as well.
Joe Dowd (Editor) December 17, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Folks: These comments are helpful. We're following up with the police and will keep you posted. Meanwhile, if you see suspicious activity, call 911, then post comments here on Patch. We monitor your comments closely and follow up on them. jd
Joe Dowd (Editor) December 17, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Jason: We're checking out the Mitchell Avenue situation. These may not be break-in attempts, but something less serious. We'll check and get back to you and all our readers.
Melissa December 17, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Thanks Joe!!! I continually check this blog and hope that others will use it as a resource to stay current and follow things as they happen!
Gerard December 17, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Nassau Air Bureau was working the area around POB Middle School last evening until about 9:15. They were definitely looking for someone with ground units. And Melissa you wont see anything on News12 or in Newsday unless someone is caught or hurt. A "routine" break-in isnt sexy enough for them. Joe here on the Patch is doing a good job keeping us informed and yes Facebook or Twitter is a great "real time" way to stay informed.
Fish Hunter December 17, 2011 at 03:32 PM
I should also include that while i was being questioned by NCPD BSO units one of the marked cars asked if i was affiliated with plainview patch.. so HI GUYS!!! Im trying to help you not hurt you.. so if you could please refrain from treating me like a suspect next time it would be great!! yours truly the eyes and ears who will catch these perps.. not the police ALERT CITIZENS!
Melissa December 17, 2011 at 04:14 PM
Gerard thank you for giving me some info! Wow! Yes, Joe is defiantly doing a super job at keeping us all informed. Love the Patch! What is the Nassau Air Bureau?
Fish Hunter December 17, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Melissa air is aviation - Helocopter units
Gerard December 17, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Yup Nassau Air Bureau is the NCPD aviation unit. They have 3 helicopters hangared in Bethpage and can be here fairly quickly if needed.
Gerard December 18, 2011 at 01:27 AM
Interesting and in depth article in a recent LI Press concerning Ed Manganos' cuts to the NCPD that will effect keeping our streets safe. He also wants to close two precincts including ours the 2nd .http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/12/08/ed-manganos-war-with-nassau-county-police/
Simba December 18, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Good link Gerard, makes me feel all warm and cozy. The rise in crime in our area will only continue to rise. Less Detectives, precinct closures and as the PBA president says, basically the less effort being made to actually find the criminals will only empower them to commit more crimes. If you reduce the Police abilities by handicapping them how can they keep up with crime rate. Has Mangano said one word about the crime rate increase, has he outlined any efforts of his. Nassau County is dying because of lack of leadership. I stand by my comments made earlier, we are heading to become the next Queens/Brooklyn County. Nothing wrong with Queens or Brooklyn, but they pay less taxes and deal with the increasing crap we are now dealing with.
Melissa December 18, 2011 at 03:40 AM
Fish Hunter no need to be condescending. Save your nastiness. You're barking up the wrong tree. I just wasn't sure what that unit was. I am an educated, working woman and know what aviation means. It's not a well known unit or discussed as often as NCPD and I wanted some true clarification, not a definiition. Be well.
Fish Hunter December 18, 2011 at 05:07 PM
WTF?! I was merely explaining what it was Melissa if anything your comment is out of line and rude! Let's keep it together we all need to be on the same page!
Fish Hunter December 18, 2011 at 05:08 PM
I am sorry you took such offense to it, but being on the subject of offensive your post is really offending me as I never meant to be rude or condescending!
Carol Pacifico Lewis December 19, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Joe, did you ever find out about the attempted robbery on Walter Ave in Old Bethpage?

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