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Crimes Nearby: 4 Pit Bull Attacks, 14 Arrested in Lynbrook

Find out what crimes made headlines in the communities neighboring RVC this week.

The following information was supplied by the Lynbrook, Malverne and Nassau County Police Departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate guilt.

Four Attacked by Pit Bulls in Lakeview

Two pit bulls attacked four people in Lakeview Tuesday night and are still on the loose, according to Nassau County Police.

The first victim, a 16-year-old male, was walking on Parkside and Cedar Road around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 when two pit bulls -- one brown and the other black -- attacked him, police said. He suffered injuries to his left arm. 

Police said that 10 minutes later, the same two pit bulls attacked a 54-year-old woman who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road. She also suffered injuries to her left arm.

At 6:50 pm, the two dogs attacked a third victim, a 24-year-old female, who was walking on Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road. She suffered injuries to her left leg and right arm.

The last attack occurred at 7:01 p.m., in front of 33 Clinton Ave. Officers said the two dogs attacked a 29-year-old woman, who suffered injuries to her face, left arm, right arm and left shoulder.

All the victims were transported to an area hospital to seek treatment for their injuries.

An intensive area search for the dogs was coordinated and conducted Tuesday night utilizing Bureau of Special Operations Officers, Emergency Services Unit, Aviation Unit, Fourth Precinct Patrol Officers and Town of Hempstead Animal Control Officers, but they were unable to locate the dogs at this time.

Authorities returned to the area Wednesday morning to continue the search, which they said will not conclude until the dogs are found.

The dogs were both wearing collars. One still had a piece of chain attached to its collar. Officers request anyone who may have information regarding these dogs to contact the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.

Police: Baldwin Men Attempted to Burglarize Plainview Home

Two Baldwin men were arrested Monday morning after they allegedly broke into a Plainview home and attempted to flee from police.

A third suspect is still being sought by police.

Click here to read the full story.

ARRESTS

  • Georgena Verdieu, 17, of Laurelton, was arrested Jan. 31 at 9:15 p.m. and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (warrant) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (warrant) on Ocean Avenue in Lynbrook.
  • Sean A. Sevetar, 39, of Valley Stream, was arrested on Feb. 1 at 11:30 p.m. and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing on Merrick Road in Lynbrook.
  • Fazal Razack, 26, of Queens Village, was arrested on Feb. 2 at 4:30 a.m. and charged with Driving While Intoxicated on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • Darwin Alergia-Payan, 25, of Freeport, was arrested on Feb. 2 at 9:50 p.m. and charged with Petit Larceny on Merrick Road in Lynbrook.
  • William Weis, 25, of Lynbrook, was arrested on Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. and charged with Criminal Contempt on Clark Avenue in Lynbrook.
  • Gregory C. Gobin, 25, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Feb. 4 at 11:10 p.m. and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana at 1 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • Natalia M. Gonzalez-Cordova, 51, of Jackson Heights, was arrested on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. and charged with Unauthorized Practice at 414 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook. While employed as a massage therapist at Mariposa Nail and Spa, police say Gonzalez-Cordova performed a massage without being licensed by the State of New York.
  • Henry J. Hagens III, 59, of Westbury, was arrested on Feb. 5 at 5:20 p.m. and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Suspended Registration, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Uninsured Motor Vehicle on Broadway.
  • Alexander H. Klein, 46, of Great Neck, was arrested on Feb. 5 at 10:40 p.m. and charged with Patronizing a Prostitute at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn located at 5 Freer St. in Lynbrook.
  • Ciara A. Miller, 20, of Stony Point, was arrested on Feb. 5 at 10:40 p.m. and charged with Prostitution at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn located at 5 Freer St. in Lynbrook.
  • Alexander J. Andino, 23, of Amityville, was arrested on Feb. 6 at 12:30 a.m. and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Unsafe Lane Change and Unlicensed Operation on Ocean Avenue in Lynbrook.
  • Karen Ann Lynster, 53, of Lynbrook, was arrested on Feb. 6 at 8:08 p.m. and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (warrant), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and No Passing Zone on Merrick Road in Lynbrook.
  • Sonja J. Martin, 38, of West Babylon, was arrested on Feb. 6 at 2:41 p.m. and charged with two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Uninspected Motor Vehicle and No Front Plate on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • Christopher G. Simmons, 34, of St. Albans, was arrested on Feb. 7 at 10:20 p.m. and charged with Petit Larceny for an incident that occurred at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn located at 5 Freer St. on Jan. 6. Simmons was arrested at Nassau County Court located at 262 Old Country Road in Mineola.

CASE REPORTS

Forgery

  • At 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, the manager of CVS Pharmacy (633 Merrick Road) reported that a male entered the store and purchased a Visa gift card for $200. The male paid for the card with 10 $20 bills, which were later determined to be counterfeit. The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, 6-foot-2 tall, with black hair. He was wearing jeans a black three-quarter length coat and a light blue baseball cap.

Petit Larceny

  • At 1:42 p.m. on Feb. 2, a complainant reports an unknown person(s) stole their Apple iPhone 4S from their backpack while they were playing basketball at Sportime located at 175 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The value of the phone is $400.
  • The father of a Davison Avenue School student reported at 6:04 p.m. on Feb. 4 that an unknown person took their child's Apple iPhone 4S from their locker at the school located at 49 Davison Ave. in Lynbrook. The value of the phone is $500.
  • At 6:07 p.m. on Feb. 6,  a complainant reports that an unknown person(s) did cash a check written to the complainant in the amount of $215. The Lynbrook Detective Division is currently investigating.
  • The manager of Casey’s Clothing Store located at 28 Atlantic Ave. reported at 4:43pm on Feb. 7  that a male entered the store and purchased a pair of men’s socks for $3.95. The male paid for the socks with a $50 bill later determined to be counterfeit. The male is described as a black male in his 30s, 6-feet tall, 180 pounds, with a thin build and light complexion. He was wearing dark pants and a camel plaid coat with a scarf.

Criminal Mischief

  • At 12:55 p.m. on Feb. 10, a complainant reports an unknown person(s) did damage the door on their residence on St. Nicholas Street. The value of the damage is $300.

If you have questions about this crime report, email Tara.Conry@Patch.com.

SSHS87_MENCH February 15, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I have one word for the arrest of Mr. Klein of Great Neck.... ENTRAPMENT!!! The over zealous police on duty may not have followed proper procedure. Mr. Klein's lawyer will vindicate him in a court of law, however the court of public opinion is another story. I hope he files a law suit.
the working class sap February 15, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I agree with you Mench The prostitute should be arrested for many reasons such as not paying taxes The horny customer,Mr. Klein, did no harm
Eric February 16, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Mayor Mench: There isn't much detail on in this police blotter. Usually the word entrapment is used in bad sting operations but this looks more like a surveillance and arrests to me. In cases like these the pimp is usually the goal so if they can't arrest the pimp they arrest the prostitute and the john. Honestly I don't care about prostitution itself but the other things that usually come with an illegal business are more of an issue. The things that prostitution bring like unsavory characters, drugs and weapons that come with the patrons and pimps are more of an issue in the community rather than the prostitution it self.
arlene sevetar February 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM
What kind of weapon was Sean Sevetar allegedly accused of posseing? And what was the meaning of menacing? When is court date?
Matthew Hogan February 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM
@arlene sevetar: No other information was provided by police other than what was posted in the story. For a definition of menacing, check out this link: http://newyorkcriminaldefenseblawg.com/2011/11/the-law-of-menacing-in-new-york/ -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor Nassau County

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