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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.


Nassau County Police arrested an 18-year old Mineola resident on charges of breaking into a home in an attempt to steal video games on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Lake Success

A car accident occurred on Oct. 8 at 8:46 a.m. in the right lane of the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway between exits 33 and 34 causing delays.

Roslyn Heights

Two Queens women were arrested for prostitution on Oct. 8 at 4:23 p.m. in Roslyn Heights. According to detectives, Chun Wang, 34, and Li Zhou, 44, all of Flushing while working at 10 Harvard St. each performed an unlicensed massage to an undercover detective for an undisclosed amount of cash. Additionally during the course of the massage the defendants offered to engage in a sexual act for an undisclosed amount of money. They were placed under arrest without incident. The defendants are charged with unauthorized practice of a crime and prostitution and were arraigned on Oct. 9 at First District Court in Hempstead.


A electrical fire occurred on Oct. 8 in the Macy’s location at Roosevelt Field causing the store to be evacuated. The fire was placed under control at 4:45 p.m.

A fire occurred in at least three rooms in the rear of at a home at 4 Clover Lane on Oct. 9 at 5:26 p.m. The fire was extinguished at 5:49 p.m. A total of three adults and one child were displaced by the fire.

Old Westbury

A four-car accident occurred on Oct. 9 at 6:40 a.m. on the westbound HOV, left lane and center lane at exit 40 of the Long Island Expressway, causing the thoroughfare to be closed and causing delays. There were five persons reported aided.


A fire occurred in a deli and pizzeria at 115 Bloomingdale Road on Oct. 5 at 5:15 a.m. The blaze was placed under control at 5:38 a.m.

A fire occurred on Oct. 7 at 5:02 a.m. at Giovanni’s Deli located at 125 Bloomingdale Road. According to detectives, 911 received a call for a fire. Upon arrival, police found smoke coming from the roof of the building and were told by eyewitnesses that one person may still be inside. The Bethpage Fire Department was able to gain entry into the building and found a 60-year old male victim breathing but unresponsive. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in serious condition. The fire was extinguished by the Bethpage Fire Department with 50 firefighters and seven pieces of apparatus. The fire is deemed suspicious and the investigation is ongoing.

A Hicksville man was arrested for a robbery that occurred on Oct. 8 at 12:35 a.m. in Hicksville. According to detectives, while walking towards the Hicksville Train Station to take a train home from work, the 49-year old male victim was approached from behind by Dominick Marinelli, 20. As the victim approached the east parking lot of the train station, Marinelli pushed the victim into a parked vehicle. After a brief struggle, Marinelli fled the scene with the victim’s wallet and backpack. The victim then called 911 and upon police arrival a description of Marinelli was broadcast. Assisting officers located the defendant a short distance away, was identified by the victim and was placed under arrest without incident. The victim, who sustained cuts and abrasions about his body, refused medical attention. During a search of the area, the victim’s property was recovered. Marinelli is charged with second degree robbery and was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Oct. 9.

Garden City

On Oct. 4 officers arrested a 26-year-old woman from West Hempstead for the theft of $440 in merchandise from Lord & Taylor.

On Oct. 5 detectives arrested a 59-year-old man from Old Westbury for making a threatening phone call to a resident.

A 31-year-old woman from Freeport for the theft of $302 in merchandise from Lord & Taylor on Oct. 5.

On Oct. 8 a 2010 Toyota valued at $18,000 was reported stolen from the Walgreen's parking field.

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