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Crime Watch, Part Two: Man Seen With Multiple Handguns in Backpack

Recent police activity as reported by the RVCPD.

Larceny

  • On Oct. 4 at 7:30 a.m., a complainant from Lakeside Drive in Rockville Centre reported that at approximately 7 a.m. unknown person(s) attempted to steal property from his 2008 Honda motor vehicle while it was parked in the driveway running.
  • On Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m., a Midwood Road resident reported an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a laptop computer and other assorted personal property while it was parked in his driveway overnight.
  • On Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m., a student at Molloy College reported an unknown person entered her friend’s unlocked vehicle and stole her laptop computer while it was parked during the morning.

Unusual Incident

  • On Oct. 5 at 10:10 a.m., a complainant from Baldwin reported that an unknown male displayed to him eight to 10 assorted handguns in a backpack while in the vicinity of 53 N. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre.
  • On Oct. 8 at 2:38 p.m., a complainant from Brouwer Lane in Rockville Centre reported that she encountered an unknown suspicious male at the front door to the residence who requested money and then a drink causing her alarm. The male subject left the area when a friend of complainant arrived at the house.
  • On Oct. 8 at 5:40 p.m., a complainant from Cleveland Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that unknown person(s) purchased two iPhones valued at $496 with a fraudulent “Bill Me Later” account using her personal information without permission.
  • On Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m., a Brower Avenue resident reported receiving collection notices for overdue accounts in her name. The accounts were opened without her permission.
  • On Oct. 10 at 5:15 PMp.m. a 16 year old female student reported that an unknown adult male subject followed her home on foot as she was walking from South Side High School. The student first noticed the subject in the vicinity of Long Beach Road and Hampshire Road in Rockville Centre. 

Criminal Mischief

  • On Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m., a complainant from DeMott Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that unknown person(s) damaged two windows at a house located on Harvard Avenue in Rockville Centre sometime between 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 8.

VC Violation

  • On Oct. 7 at 11:28 p.m., police personnel responded to a reported disturbance at a house party on Westminster Road in Rockville Centre.
  • Paul Q. Yetman, 22, of Rockville Centr,e was issued an appearance ticket for a social host law violation under the Rockville Centre village code returnable to Rockville Centre Village Court on Nov. 7.

Harassment

  • On Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m., a complainant from Arleigh Road in Rockville Centre reported that unknown person(s) have been posting threatening messages regarding his son on Twitter causing annoyance and alarm.
  • On Oct. 6 at 3:05 a.m., a complainant from Cleveland Avenue in Rockville Centre reported that she was slapped in the face by a female acquaintance while in Municipal Parking Field No. 1 causing annoyance and alarm.

Property Lost

  • On Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m., a complainant from Muirfield Road in Rockville Centre reported that a gold ring valued at $1,500 was lost sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 in the vicinity of his residence.
Frank October 15, 2012 at 02:41 PM
did they find the guy who had the backpack full of handguns? If this is true, that is really scary stuff... right in the heart of the village.
Matthew Hogan October 16, 2012 at 04:14 PM
@Frank: As of now, the suspect has not been located. I will absolutely provide any updates on the matter if and when I receive them. Thanks for reaching out. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor, Nassau County
tom October 16, 2012 at 07:44 PM
You should change the headline. A man with a backpack full of pistols was not "found" . He was seen and apparently on the loose.
Brutally Frank October 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Totally misleading headline.... You allege the man "was found" when in fact your copy indicates only that there was a report of.... On Oct. 5 at 10:10 a.m., a complainant from Baldwin reported that an unknown male displayed to him eight to 10 assorted handguns in a backpack while in the vicinity of 53 N. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre. Bottan was no great journalist but at least he got his facts straight most of the time. You guys at The Patch seem to be clueless when it comes to news writing 101.
opinion-ated October 17, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Maybe it should be made more public at a 16 year old was followed home after school with increased patrols around schools between the hours of 2 and 6 .
Tea Party Supporter October 17, 2012 at 01:52 PM
To the students at Molloy and the Parents who park in the fields up north for soccer on the weekends. Please lock your doors. You are wasting valuable police time and money by ignoring something so trivial. Week after week same crime same location WAKE UP!
LeeAnne Paesano October 17, 2012 at 06:26 PM
@ Brutally Frank You're name fits you perfectly!! Jeeze ease up on Matt and if you're so unhappy with the Patch don't read it! It's that simple!
Matthew Hogan October 17, 2012 at 06:48 PM
@Tom: Thank you for the suggestion. The headline has been changed appropriately. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor, Nassau County
Matthew Hogan October 17, 2012 at 06:55 PM
@Brutally Frank: I understand your point of view, but I do not feel the headline was totally misleading. It was in reference to the fact that a man carrying said backpack was located in RVC by another resident -- I never said that it was the police who found him. Thank you for reaching out, I do appreciate the feedback. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor, Nassau County
bootsy thornton October 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
relax, this isnt the new york times. and that back handed comment about bottan? Before he came along there was no local news at all. He did a great job. Go read something else.
That RVC guy October 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Brutal Frank, you seem like a great guy and a joy to be around. Look forward to your future posts! Seriously, moving stuff. -

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