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Crimes Nearby: Swastika Drawn in Front of Home

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.

Arrests

  • On Feb. 24 at 11:27 p.m., Nyemah S. Hillery, 20, of Queens Village, was arrested and charged with prostitution at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn, located at 5 Freer St. in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 25 at 2:04 p.m., Steve E. Combes, 32, of Merrick, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled Ssubstance, DWI, DWI (combined influence) and aggravated unlicensed operation on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 25 at 4 p.m., Wei Yu, 39, of Fresh Meadows, was arrested and charged with unauthorized practice at 121A Broadway in Lynbrook. The defendant, while employed as a massage therapist at Asian Massage, performed a massage without being licensed by the State of New York.
  • On Feb. 25 at 4 p.m., Hui Lan, 54, of Flushing, was arrested and charged with unauthorized practice and prostitution at 121A Broadway in Lynbrook. The defendant, while employed as a massage therapist at Asian Massage, performed a massage without being licensed by the State of New York.
  • On Feb. 25 at 9:20 p.m., James N. Johnson, 51, of Island Park, was arrested and charged with criminal sale of controlled substance and criminal possession of controlled substance at 4040 Long Beach Road in Island Park.
  • On Feb. 26 at 2:15 a.m., Rafael Adames, 36, of Freeport, was arrested and charged with violation of probation on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 26 at 11:05 a.m., Samantha Pullara, 35, of Farmingdale, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property at Nassau County Jail, located at 100 Carman Ave. in East Meadow.
  • On Feb. 26 at 2:20 p.m., Luis Marcelo Zunatamay, 35, of Corona, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and insufficient brake lights on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook. 
  • On Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Maurice A. Whitmore, 21, of Queens Village, was arrested and charged with criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation, no seat belt, tinted windows and possession of fireworks on Springfield Boulevard in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 28 at 12:45 a.m., Kerryanne J. Fyne, 32, of Woodmere, was arrested and charged with DWI (two counts), violation of conditional use license and failure to obey traffic control device on Peninsula Boulevard in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 28 at 8:05 p.m., Teaira Allen, 23, of Far Rockaway, was arrested and charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana at the Lynbrook Capri Motor Inn, located at 5 Freer St. in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 28 at 11:09 p.m., Christopher G. Simmons, 34, of St. Albans, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop and unlicensed operation on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On Feb. 28 at 11:45 p.m., Sonia Ojeda-Solorzano, 30, of Island Park, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to stop on Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook.
  • On March 4 at 9:40 a.m., Paulino A. Tavarez, 39, of Oceanside, was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, operate a motor vehicle while using a hand held cell phone, failure to signal a turn and no registration plate on Curtis Place in Lynbrook.

Case Reports

  • Petit Larceny - At 4:53 p.m. on Feb. 25, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) took their Apple iPhone from the pocket of their sweatpants while inside the Multi-Sports room at Sportstime, located at 175 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The value of the phone is $600.
  • Suspicious Incident - At 8:10 a.m. on Feb. 26, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) used chalk to draw an 8-inch swastika in front of their home on Village Avenue in Lynbrook.
  • Grand Larceny - At 9:57 a.m. on Feb. 28, a complainant reported that $20,800 worth of tools use for automotive repairs was taken from his place of business, Dealer Alternative, located at 675 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The theft occurred between 10 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 28.
  • Criminal Mischief – At 8:55 p.m. on March 1, a complainant reported that an unknown person(s) damaged their 2002 Honda, which was parked in the private parking area of 504 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The vehicle was scratched with an unknown object causing $400 in damage.
  • Suspicious Incident- At 3:19 a.m. on March 3, the Lynbrook Police Department received a phone call for a suspicious auto on Forest Avenue in Lynbrook. The caller stated that the occupants were seen playing with a handgun. The three occupants, a 25-year-old male from East Rockaway, a 23-year-old male from Oceanside and a 22-year-old male, also from Oceanside, were found to be in possession of a 9mm pistol. After further investigation the pistol was found to be a “Starters” pistol.
  • Lost Property - At 11:50 a.m. on March 4, an employee of Sunrise Volkswagen, located at 931 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook, reported the loss of a N.Y.S. dealer registration plate from the dealership.

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