Crimes Nearby: Burglaries in Plainview; Deadly Huntington Shooting

Patch reports on recent criminal activity in the area.

Following are reports of arrests and charges filed by local police authorities. A charge is merely an accusation and is not an indication of guilt.


Nassau County Police have confirmed that numerous burglaries have been reported recently in the Plainview area. No arrests have been made.

The Second Precinct reported:

On Oct. 5, burglary, Roxton Road, Plainview; Front door entry--no loss.

On Oc. 5, burglary S. Marginal Road, Jericho; front-door entry--no loss.

On Oct. 5, burglary, Birchwood Park Drive, Jericho; binoculars, cameras laptops stolen.

On Oct. 7, burglary, Amby Avenue, Plainview; Movado watch, necklace stolen.

On Oct. 7, burglary, Audrey Avenue, Plainview; rear entry, no loss.

On Oct. 4, grand larceny. Old Country Road, Hicksville; power lawn tools stolen from truck.

On Oct. 4, grand larceny, Broadway Mall, Hicksville; wallet, credit cards stolen.

On Oct. 4, petit larceny, Ruth Drive, Jericho; tires and rims stolen from auto.

On Oct. 3, Lay Jewelers, Hicksville; diamond ring/necklace stolen.

On Oct. 6, robbery, sears, Hicksville; Dolce Cabana cologne taken.

On Oct. 6, grand larceny, Executive Drive, Plainview; fraudulent activity.


Dean Nunez, 23, of Deer Park was arrested Oct. 11 and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanor, unlicensed operation and several traffic violations. Reports indicate Nunez was operating a motorcycle and weaving in between lanes on the east side of the Southern State Parkway east of Wantagh Parkway. A trooper stopped Nunez, and reported Nunez was operating a stolen 2007 Suzuki motorcycle without a license.


On Oct. 5, Alan Montiel, 22 of Massapequa, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and one violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On Oct. 6, Jeleisa Forbes, 21, of Jamaica, Queens was arrested on Hicksville Road, North Massapequa and charged with third-degree grand larceny.


A 21-year-old man who had been shot twice earlier this year was killed Thursday in Huntington. Cory Taylor-Culberth was found shot in the torso and died later at Huntington Hospital. He had been shot in two separate attacks in July, including one near Main Street in Huntington Village. A suspect is still in jail for the first two attacks.

Gregory Smith from Huntington was arrested in Huntington, charged with sex offender registration violation, second offense.

Antonia Petrizzo from Huntington Station was arrested in Huntington, charged with second-degree burglary of a dwelling.

Seth Rizzitano from Commack was arrested in Huntington, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jean Crowe from Huntington was arrested in Huntington, charged with second-degree harassment, physical contact.


A Lindenhurst student was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with making a to , police said.

Last Thursday, police received a report that a dated for this Tuesday had been typed onto a classroom calculator inside of the school. Following an investigation by detectives, the girl, 16, was arrested Monday at about 3 p.m., police said.

She was charged with first-degree falsely reporting an incident, a felony, police said.


A Copiague man was arrested on a felony DWI charge Saturday afternoon after police say he drove high on drugs with children in his car and caused a minor three-car crash in Babylon.

Reynaldo Jackson, 46, was driving a 1996 Nissan Maxima southbound on Deer Park Avenue at the intersection of Simon Street just before 4 p.m. when he rear-ended a 2011 Mazda that was stopped at a light, police said. 

The impact of the crash caused the Mazda to then strike a 1997 Jeep, police said.

Jackson’s 12-year-old son and 2-year-old grandson were in the Nissan and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip "to be checked out" after the accident, police said. No one else was injured.

Jackson was determined to be impaired by drugs at the scene, leading to his arrest, police said.

Jackson is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child--a felony under Leandra’s Law--driving while ability impaired by drugs and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

TheGreek October 21, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Everybody puts up those trendy six foot high OPAQUE white fences, and then they wonder why break-ins are on the rise, D'oh. We used to have transparent chain link fences. Nobody relaxes on the front porch any more either. In other words, neighbors are not watching out for each other any more.
Richard October 24, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Its not fences - its drug addicts, and scum festering in our towns and villages. Just take a seat at the Hicksville train station for a couple of minutes and you can observe for yourself the shaddy characters we have lurking our communities. We need to get a paddy wagon and get these people off our streets and into institutions.


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