Crimes Nearby: Nassau Cop Arrested, Stolen Car and DWI

A look at crimes in the towns surrounding Mineola.

Nassau County Police car.
Nassau County Police car.
The following arrest information was supplied by several local police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.


Police reported that on December 1 at 8:35 p.m. a car was travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes on the Northern State Parkway near exit 34, almost hitting three cars.


A Lindenhurst man was arrested in Woodbury on Tuesday, Dec. 03 at 2 a.m. on burglary and grand larceny charges. According to detectives, on Sunday, Oct. 26, a 20-year old female victim was conducting her personal banking when she observed an unauthorized transaction made with her debit card at a food store in West Islip. The victim then checked her wallet and discovered the card missing. Surveillance footage showed Robert Marlow, 23, using the card without authority to do so. On Monday, Nov. 18, the defendant gained entry to a residence on Red Maple Drive South in Wantagh by breaking the glass of a rear window. Marlow removed assorted jewelry and fled the scene. He then pawned the jewelry at locations in West Babylon and Massapequa Park. Marlow surrendered to detectives in Woodbury and was charged with second degree burglary and fourth degree grand larceny. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Dec. 3. 


An Elmont man was arrested for assault on December 6 at 9 a.m. in Hicksville. According to detectives, Brandon Miranda, 17, while attending the Boces Career High School located at 111 Cantiague Rock Road did punch a 41-year old male victim in the right side of his head causing swelling and substantial pain. The defendant was arrested without incident at the location at 9:40 a.m. He is charged with second degree assault and was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead.

Garden City

On November 28 a vehicle was driving erratically and aggressively on New Hyde Park Road. The driver, a 31-year-old man from Queens, was arrested and charged with DWI (.09 percent blood alcohol content), two unsafe lane violations and a unsafe turn violation.

On November 29 police responded to the Fed-Ex Parking Field for a report of a stolen auto. Upon completion of his report, he returned to patrol where he discovered the vehicle being operated on St. James Street South. He stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, an 18-year-old from Hempstead, for felony possession of stolen property.

West Hempstead

A Nassau cop has accused fellow officers of racism after she said they falsely arrested her as she shopped on Black Friday in West Hempstead.

On Nov. 28 at 2:45 a.m., Refikcan Mert, of New Hyde Park, was arrested for DWI on Hempstead Turnpike.


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