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Crime Watch: Panhandler Arrested, 2 Businesses Burglarized

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Arrests

  • Dominick J. Iannotti, 26, of Valley Stream, was arrested on Nov. 20 at 12:04 a.m. and charged with two open arrest warrants following an investigation by police personnel in the vicinity of Davison Place and Lenox Road.

  • Jerry Vaughn, 52, was arrested on Nov. 21 at 8:07 p.m. and charged with four open arrest warrants following a panhandling investigation by police personnel in the vicinity of Front Street and the Rockville Centre LIRR station.

Alchoholic Beverage Control Violation

  • A 47-year-old Baldwin man was issued an appearance ticket for sale of alcohol to a person less than 21 on Nov. 20 at 7:36 p.m. following an investigation by police personnel at Los Cunados Grocery, located at 146 North Centre Ave.

Burglary

  • The owner of Greek Town, located at 90 North Village Ave., reported to police on Nov. 25 that an unknown person(s) damaged the front glass door, entered the store and stole $200 from the cash register sometime between Nov. 24 at 9:30 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 12:14 a.m.. 

  • The owner of Ray’s Tasty Deli, located at 2 South Village Ave., reported to police on Nov. 25 that an unknown person(s) damaged the front glass door, entered the store without permission and stole $40 from the cash register sometime between Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 2:34 a.m.. 

Robbery

  • A South Forest Avenue resident reported to police on Nov. 19 that between 12:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. he was robbed of a cell phone, menaced with a kitchen knife, and unlawfully detained while at his residence during a dispute with a family member.

Attempted Robbery

  • An employee of Citibank, located at 297 Merrick Rd., reported to police on Nov. 21 at 11:58 a.m. that an unknown man passed a note to a teller regarding a robbery but left the bank on foot in an unknown direction with no proceeds.
John December 03, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Quality of life crimes, panhandling, purse snatching and the likes are on the rise all over. I think we should hire more officers for QOL in the village. I would rather pay more in taxes to the village that the fat school system.
That RVC guy December 04, 2013 at 12:23 AM
John, these sort of crimes always increase around the Holidays, its a given in Law Enforcement. You are right about the staffing the levels though....the RVC Police are down quite a few Officers from years past and the reduced numbers have become the "norm" and accepted level. I think we can all agree that there are things "popping" in the Village that could use the attention of cops that arent dedicated to quelling downtown bar nonsense. The question is, who will speak up.... as you are here?
Will Munny December 04, 2013 at 07:49 AM
Have you ever walked by or gone into the police station? I'll admit that I don't spend a ton of time there but whenever I'm there I notice an awful lot of officers working in the office. Can these guys be better utilized behind the wheel of a police cruiser instead of behind a desk? I don't know,maybe there is a reason the officers stay in the station....it just strikes me as odd.

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