Woman Charged in Credit Card Swindle

CRIMES NEARBY: Employee at Houlihans in Westbury accused of grand larceny.

A Baldwin woman was arrested for allegedly skimming credit cards that customers used to pay their checks while working at the Houlihans restaurant at 725 Merrick Ave. on May 14 at 8 p.m.

Gabriella Melendez, 24, is being charged with third degree grand larceny, two counts of using a forged instrument and two counts of first and second degree grand larceny for allegedly using the stolen numbers to purchase $3,100 worth of merchandise from stores throughout the county.

She was arraigned on May 31 in First District Court in Hempstead.

West Hempstead
Two Bronx men were arrested after multiple assaults and a stabbing outside of the Tabu Nightclub earlier Sunday morning in West Hempstead.

According to Nassau County detectives, Francis Anesky, 20, and Mark Morgan, 21, of the Bronx, were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of Tabu, located at 514 Hempstead Turnpike, on Sunday around 4:25 a.m.
During the altercation, Morgan repeatedly stabbed three victims, a 25-year-old male and two 26-year-old males, police said. Anesky also allegedly punched the 25-year-old male victim in the face, causing him to sustain several broken front teeth.

The 25-year-old male victim went to a local area hospital for treatment and was later released, police said. The two 26-year-old male victims were transported by police ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment of serious stab wounds and were admitted.

Anesky and Morgan were arrested in Elmont Sunday night around 7 p.m. Anesky is being charged with assault in the third degree and making a punishable false written statement. Morgan is being charged with three counts of felony assault.


A Sayville man is charged with grand larceny, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, criminal mischief and resisting arrest following a three-car last week in Sayville, Suffolk County Police said.

According to police, Richard Thorson, 43, allegedly stole a car and crashed into the driver's side of a 2001 Pontiac. The Pontiac, with two sisters inside, was then pushed into a parked 2012 Honda on the west side of Lincoln Avenue.

Police said Thorson left the scene and was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly kicking out the rear passenger window of a police car in which he was sitting. Police say Thorson was not injured.


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