Williston Park Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect Out on Bail

Raymond F. Kalenka’s next court date is in October.

The with the accident that claimed the life of manager is out on bail.

Raymond F. Kalenka posted $25,000 in cash on in a pre-arraignment deposition at the on August 15.

Kalenka also made an appearance on August 17 before Judge Scott Fairgrieve where the bail and case was continued.

According to Nassau County Police, LaLima, 41, of Albertson, was found lying in the street on August 12 at about 4:10 a.m. at the intersection of Syracuse Street and Broad Street in Williston Park after being struck by an unknown vehicle traveling northbound on Broad Street.

LaLima, the long-time manager , was pronounced deceased by a Nassau County Ambulance Advanced Medical Technician at 4:20 a.m.

Kalenka is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death. His next court date is October 18 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Cypher August 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Stinking politicians can pass laws against sugar, car lanes, smoking, even having sex. But they won't pass a law to make murder while drunk the same as murder. It's the same dead body. But I guess these lying drunken pols don't want any laws that will impact them unduly.
Vincent August 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Geoffrey: Thanks for the update. Please continue to follow this story as I have a feeling Newsday wil not. There presently is a little memorial honoring Dean LaLima on the corner of Syracuse and Broad St's. As Kalenka lives right around the corner from this site I only hope that he sees it everytime he passes by.
Diane Pape August 31, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I feel badly for this guy Kalenka I strongly suspect this is not what he wanted this had been an accident.
Vincent September 01, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Diane Pape: Another liberal heard from. Why did he leave the poor man lying in the middle of the street you imbecile? And if you go down to the accident site you will see the police crime scene markings. In the middle of the street! Have you no scruples?
Vincent October 19, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Geoffrey: Would you please let me know what the disposition of this case was? As I predicted the Newsday did not follow up. Thanks.
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
There has been a delay in the case. We expect to follow up in about a week.
Vincent November 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Geoffrey Walter: I realize that with the hurricane and all the other very pressing matters the Patch was compelled to cover over the last five week it was easy for the disposition of this case to slip through the cracks. Has there been any resolution to this case? Thanks.
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) November 26, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Vincent: There is no new update to the case and were told a delay still exists. We are following the case and will provide updates when we have them.
Vincent December 06, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I fear that this is the way this story is going to end. When you hit a person and kill him/her it seems the best thing to do is run. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/mastic-man-pleads-guilty-in-fatal-hit-and-run-1.4295616
Bob March 02, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Where is the update?
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) March 05, 2013 at 03:19 PM
A conference was held with the office of the district attorney on the case on Monday, March 4. There are no new developments stemming from that conference. We are continuing to follow the case.
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) April 05, 2013 at 09:17 PM
A conference was held with the office of the district attorney on the case on Thursday, April 4 with it being tentatively adjourned to April 24. There are no new developments stemming from that conference. We are continuing to follow the case.
Vincent April 06, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Geoffrey Walter: Thanks for the update. I can only imagine what Mr. LaLima's family, friends and acquaintences think about all these "conferences".
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) April 26, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Another conference was held on April 24. Kalenka is due back in court on Tuesday, April 30 for pre-trial hearings.
Vincent April 27, 2013 at 07:33 AM
Geoffrey Walter: Thanks for following this case as long as you have and thanks for the updates. For your info, I was by there yesterday and there is a stop sign at that intercection and a small memorial has been set up there with a Cross. This has been there since the incident happened eight months ago.
Sky Soldier 82 May 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Any status update?
Vincent May 24, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Kalenka is due back in court on Tuesday, April 30 for pre-trial hearings. April 30 was a long time ago. Guess Mr.LaLima didn'treally exist. Sems like there is no justice any more.
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) May 24, 2013 at 04:37 PM
We have May 30 as the date of a trial with Kalenka.
Vincent May 25, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Vincent June 11, 2013 at 09:04 AM
Geofrey Walter: Have they picked a jury yet?
Vincent June 20, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Geofrey Walter: Hey Geof, are you there? What gives?


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