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Crimes Nearby: Flushing Women Arrested at Lynbrook Spa

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.

3 Flushing Women Arrested for Unauthorized Practice in Lynbrook

Three employees at a Lynbrook acupuncture establishment were arrested last week after allegedly performing massages without a license.

Li Hau Shan, 44, Xiuyun Yang, 43, and Jun Qi Wu, 50, were arrested on the evening of Feb. 18 at Best Chinese Acupuncture and Body Work, located at 82 Atlantic Ave. after Lynbrook Police said they performed a massage without being licensed by the State of New York.

The three women are all residents of Flushing, a staggering trend that has developed over the last two months.

In January, a total of eight Flushing women were arrested and charged with unlicensed operation at multiple spas in West Hempstead.

Five of the eight defendants arrested in West Hempstead were also charged with prostitution after allegedly offering to engage in a sexual act for an undisclosed amount of money with an undercover Nassau County police officer. There were no prostitution charges in last Monday's trio of arrests in Lynbrook.

Arrests

  • On Feb. 19 at 2:39 a.m., Dominick A. Leone, 20, of Rosedale, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief on Shine Place in Valley Stream.
  • On Feb. 20 at 11:15 a.m., Joseph Traina, 41, of Lindenhurst, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and passed a steady red traffic signal light on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 20 at 5:33 p.m., Christopher J. Eng, 26, of Searingtown, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, uninspected motor vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m., Neil C. Urman, 27, of Long Beach, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, operate a motor vehicle while using a hand held cell phone on Union Avenue in Lynbrook. The defendant was also found to have and open warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, failed to signal a turn and unsafe backing.
  • On Feb. 23 at 12:22 a.m., Stephen Reid, 27, of Rosedale, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding and fail to signal turn on Peninsula Boulevard in Lynbrook.

Case Reports

  • Grand Larceny/Identity Theft - At 11 a.m. on Feb. 19, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) took their Chase Credit Card and Bank of America Credit Card. The unknown person(s) then charged $5.42 at White Castle located at 490 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook with their Chase Credit Card.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - At 8:18 p.m. on Feb. 20, a complainant reported that their car, which was parked in front of 425 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook, was struck by another vehicle. The operator of the vehicle failed to stop and make known their identity. The Lynbrook Detective Division is currently investigating.
  • Grand Larceny - At 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, a complainant reported an unknown person(s) removed a ladies white gold engagement ring, four gold crucifixes, a yellow gold men’s high school ring, a yellow gold pendant and $200 in assorted U.S. Currency from their residence on New Street in Lynbrook. The value of the jewelry is unknown at the time of the report.
  • Grand Larceny – At 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) removed the catalytic converter from their 2008 Ford, which was parked at 165 Horton Ave. in Lynbrook. The value of the catalytic converter is $2,500.
  • Grand Larceny – At 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) removed the catalytic converter from their 2012 GMC, which was parked at 37B N. Prospect Ave. in Lynbrook. The value of the catalytic converter is $1,400.

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