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Man Shot Near Old Mill Court

Officials said the suspect is still on the lam.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon on N. Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre, and the suspect in the shooting is still on the run, officials said.

According to Village Spokesman Jeff Kluewer, the man was shot on the west side of North Centre Avenue midway between Old Mill Court and Maine Avenue around 2:15 p.m.

Kluewer said the victim was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital and was in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

The Nassau County Police Department canine unit and helicopter services canvassed the area, but the suspect was not caught.

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Village Administrator Keith Spadaro said this: "The investigation is ongoing and it appears that it was not random in nature."

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

SSHS87_MENCH August 10, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Let's move OMC to the RVC Links.... or where Skelos field is. The solution for residence is quit simple. MOVE OUT LIKE I DID. Born in Queens, moved to RVC when my parents had money, left because its turning into Queens. Plenty of beautiful homes in the 5 towns, Woodbury, Syosset, Belmore..... Until one of these thugs kills a child, a senior citizen or even a police officer, NOBODY in the Mayors office even cares..... It's a shame. http://www.fivetownsrealtor.com/ Click and check it out. Great people, Great place to live.... little crime....
bootsy thornton August 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
the woman on north forrest didnt shoot at a group of kids. She fired in the air. One is attempted murder, one isnt. big difference carla
bootsy thornton August 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
yea sorry but its not even close to queens. These things happen several times daily in queens. And just out of curiosity what would moving OMC to skelos or the links do? Besides giving people fewer places to play golf?
Frank August 10, 2012 at 07:37 PM
@ Joyce. Please read the rest of this thread. but once again: OMC is a state run project created in 1966; refer to ARTICLE XVIII HOUSING of the NYS Constition. RVCHA only exists because of the state: N.Y. PBG. LAW § 410 : NY Code - Section 410: Rockville Centre housing authority
Frank August 10, 2012 at 07:51 PM
@ Mench. that's what i did. But my kids refuse to leave RVC. They have children in the school system and they prefer it over Florida's (which I would have to agree... although private school is an option). Sad to think that well-meaning taxpayers have to leave instead of getting OMC to leave town. This is a State issue plain and simple. Start calling Skelos' office like there's no tomorrow. Tell him enough is enough. We want OMC outta here. Whatever it takes or you'll find fewer votes come election season. Good Luck RVC.
Will Munny August 10, 2012 at 09:54 PM
No Frank I am not "kidding you"....you can't have it both ways. First you rail against the Mayor as if he can wave a magic wand and eradicate the woes of OMC. Then when I ask you a simple question you are forced to admit that the Mayor cannot clean up that crime den on his own. I am glad to see that you are starting to be honest about what gov't entities deserve the vast majority of the blame. I have always been aware of who is to blame.However,you continue to misunderstand my question,which may very well be my fault because when I reread my comment I realize I could have worded it better. When I said "why are you so sure the Mayor has no plan," I did not intend to suggest that the Mayor can concoct a scheme to get rid of the projects on his own. When I read the Mayor's comments in regards to OMC I took them to mean that he is aware of and perhaps involved in plans that are in the works. My interpretation is that there are things going on that involve law enforcement,exactly which law enforcement agencies I don't know,nor do I need to know. I hope we are getting closer to being on the same page because I share your passion when it comes to OMC. Something must be done! Peace brother
Will Munny August 10, 2012 at 09:59 PM
@Mickey, listen pal,I don't know what sort of problem you and Frank have with eachother but please leave me out of it. I appreciate your compliment in regards to my question but I really don't want any part of whatever it is you two have going on. I am just trying to have a serious grown up discussion with Frank. I am interested in getting facts straight and getting to the bottom of things....you two can have all the fun you want without me. Thank you, Will
SSHS87_MENCH August 13, 2012 at 05:49 PM
@Frank, It makes me sad. It used to be a great town. Now, Crime, and Taxes all going up. For what? RVCPD makes nearly double what an NYPD officer makes. For what? Failing to respond on time when teenagers (DiPerna) are beating a man to near death? Shooting in OMC? My guess is that's when RVPD calls the County cops (calling on big brother for help) to deal with a dangerous situation. At least RVC has good schools. That's about it. #fed up with RVC.
SSHS87_MENCH August 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
@Bootsy, I don't golf at the Links and never will...... Nuff said.
joe thrapp August 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
@ Will Munny, I like following the discussion about OMC between you and @Frank. You both have good opinions and you both pleasantly and informational discuss your opposite points of views. I do not enjoy people like @Mickey ,who do not join the issue discussion, but jump in to drag the discussion down by calling people liars and such. You are wise to ignore those comments.
LeeAnne Paesano August 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
@ SSHS87 Come to the five towns!!! You must be kidding....I grew up in the five towns and went to Hewlett HS (75) which was the worse experience of my life. After christmas vacation the students would come back with their new cars the the girls would have there eye glasses taped to there forehead as to not ruin their nose job. Unless you had ALOT of money it was a hard place to grow up. Cedarhurst and Woodmere used to be a great town. Have you been thru there on any saturday? It's a ghost town!! So before you start throwing stones at RVC, you better look in your own backyard. Every town has crime and taxes going up. Glad it's great for you.
mb August 14, 2012 at 08:08 PM
@SSHS87 - I'm guessing you must work for 5 towns realty? I have to wholeheartedly agree with leanne. I grew up in Hewlett and would NEVER raise my children there. The materialism, the drugs, the homogeneity - you can keep it. While RVC does have its issues and is most certaintly not an enclave, we still have one of the best school systems, a train ride of 35 min to NYC (without changing at Jamaica), and a 15 min ride to the beaches. Now if we can move the police station to where Home Goods is - then maybe we have a better shot dealing with OMC :). There are lots of wonderful people who live here, who are committed to RVC - we have our challenges. Every town does.
A.F. August 14, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Surprised this thread is still going! It shows what a concern to the community this situation has become. I've read up on OMC, and this is going to be a difficult situation to resolve. Certainly, charges of racism will be heard from certain quarters if residents are to be relocated. And yet, the needs and concerns of the community must be adressed. This is definitely a NYS matter (as documented by Frank). In my opinion, Senior Citizen housing would probably be the most palatable solution. Has there been any talk of starting a group effort to address this issue?
A.F. August 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
It seems you're painting a wonderful community with the poor actions of a distinct minority (no pun intended!) You are not adding to the discussion, and will only anger some with this comment.
A.F. August 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
RVC police salaries are tied to NCPD salaries. I think we've heard enough of your pernicious attacks on our community; You should blog on your community websites.
SSHS87_MENCH August 15, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Let's agree to dissagree. To each is own.... Don't get me wrong, I do a lot of business in RVC and love the restaurants. question: Do you prefer crowded shopping and streets on "Saturday"? or any day for that matter?
Pack fan August 15, 2012 at 05:54 PM
@SSHS87 I am a longtime resident of this village. In the last 5 years, I've had 3 dealings with the RVC Police. 1) My mother in-law was choking, and being panicked from her turning blue, I called 911. The Police were there in less than 60 seconds and freed her airway of obstruction, thus saving her life. Job Well Done. 2) I heard some violent shouting from a house 3 houses away from mine. I called the Police and within moments, the were on the scene and a few minutes later, one of the occupants was led out in handcuffs - I'm guessing it was a domestic situation that was getting violent. Job Well Done. 3) I was driving on Sunrise Hwy and was pulled over for speeding. I wasn't paying attention to my speed and was given a summons for speeding. It was my fault and the ticket makes me a more aware driver now, which my family is grateful for. Job Well Done. You're comparing our Police to the NYPD??? Would you rather have the NYPD? Then maybe you should move back into the 5 Boroughs, you're practically living there anyway. Our police Dept's salary is right in line with all of Long Island Police Dept's..in case you don't read the newspapers. You get what you pay for. Or maybe you would rather have us patrolled by Nassau County (Big Brother), like you currently are.
Pack fan August 15, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I have read the response time data for RVCPD emergencies (keyword : emergencies) - it is under 2 minutes. I guess when you call, you don't like the fact that the nearest police car could be responding from Oceanside to your "lovely 5 Towns". Don't hold your breath. I get a kick out of the fact that Frank and yourself have so many negative things to say about our communtiy, yet neither one of you live here. Do you believe that the grass is much greener on your side of the fence?? Do us all a favor and critique your own communties, but I guess those commentary sections are already backlogged with negativity from your next door neighbors. Jealousy is an ugly quality.
mb August 15, 2012 at 07:11 PM
@A.F. If you decide to start a group - i think you would receive a lot of support. Just post the link on this Patch discussion. Facebook has overthrown many a regime. OMC is nothing in comparison to what was going on in the Middle East. As for SSHS87 - ignore it. It's just a real estate agency from Hewlett who can't move any of their listings.
Will Munny August 17, 2012 at 09:53 PM
@joebush,thank you for the kind words. I have read tons of comments from both Mickey and Frank. I have seen Frank caught being less than truthful (im being kind) but I don't really want to get involved in whatever tit for tat that those two have going on so I try to keep it civil. It would be nice if we all told the truth when we post here but I'm not interested in catching this poster or that poster in a lie. I'd rather focus on discussing the issues. I am happy to leave the bickering to others. Have a great weekend my man
Frank August 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
@ Pack Fan. I lived there for over 20 years and retired a few months ago. I got more history in that town than you and know a thing a two about how it works. OMC is the open wound that never heals. The State is responsible. Call Skelos and tell him you want policy changes to be enacted at OMC, preferably re-zoned for 65 and older.
Frank August 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
@ Anthony Bottan. Any word from the Mayor?
the working class sap August 20, 2012 at 04:49 PM
There were Christmas decorations up in Hewlett and the outcry was such that the county took them down.This was about 25 years ago The complaint was some people were offended by these lights Some do not like Christmas decorations in the 5 towns where RVC is more inclusive and allows decorations at Christmas. I will take RVC over the 5 towns as people are more tolerant of others in RVC
the working class sap August 21, 2012 at 12:12 AM
joe 9:43 am on Thursday, August 9, 2012 Joe we hear you but the difference is we own our houses and pay huge taxes. Some of these families are just living off the system and they need to understand you just can't just do anything you want with zero consequences when you only pay $200 or $250 a month. If a person rents a house and violates his or her lease they are evicted as well. Time for people in this community to form a real board of who is eligible to live in these apartments we pay for. I'm all for having OMC as long as we get good hard working people to fill them and not a bunch of dealers and gang bangers from all over the U.S. Do we even give background checks to these people who are given these apartments? I think we need to evict all the bad with a zero tolerance policy. This is what Mayor Murray should set up. Just my thoughts to get it back to when it was a decent place. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Great Posts Wish these two posters were politicians so this highly taxed community could get rid of the free loaders and criminals in OMC RVC needs to come back to its former high standards of safety for all and replace OMC with working class people or senior citizens
Frank August 21, 2012 at 02:35 PM
@ Working class sap. To answer some of your points: - The entire town thinks the Mayor can do something about OMC, but it's not within his jurisdiction. OMC is a state complex (ARTICLE XVIII of the NYS constitution) managed by RVCHA, also created by NYS ( N.Y. PBG. LAW § 410 : NY Code - Section 410). RVCHA cannot make rules that are contrary to NYS and Federal policy. For example, you cannot discriminate a housing applicant's eligibilty for residence based on his/her past criminal background (State and Federal policy) even if that makes perfect sense to you or anyone else. Basically you need to enact a law. (stinks right?) All the Mayor can do is increase RVC police surveillance of OMC and lobby State and Federal reps. - The RVCHA has been doing a bang-up job of issuing evictions; problem is Nassau County Courts. RVCHA has an eviction backlog, ranging over a year, in Nassau Courts (mind you that does not include the appeals process). And the courts do not have RVCHA's interest. Many well-deserved evictions are dismissed on technicalities. Not to mention these institutionalized families and individuals know how to work the system; sometimes living in OMC for years without paying a DIME as their eviction cases linger in Nassau Courts! Don't believe me, call the RVCHA board. - This town needs to lobby State and Federal reps. Call Skelos and tell him you want policy (or management) changes enacted in OMC. Skelos needs to man up!
Frank August 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM
@ MB. Police is a local matter. If you call Skelos, it should be regarding the policies in place the govern OMC. And that is within his sphere of influence since both OMC and RVCHA are State Entities. I cannot stress that enough: Do not call Skelos on crime. Call Skelos to enact policy change. Skelos' office cannot "pass the buck" if you phrase your concern from this point of view.
Frank August 21, 2012 at 03:18 PM
@ Will. I rail against the Mayor because I know he can't do a thing about OMC besides more police surveillance and that's the point; Bait the Mayor into telling the RVC constituency the truth that OMC is problem bigger than his office. (Telling people "I'm working on it" is weak beyond measure.) BTW more law enforcement isn't going to solve the problem. The message should be clear: ""REAL CHANGE means POLICY CHANGE. We must start from the TOP. Write your state and federal representatives about the management of OMC." As for "inside information", all the data collected came from staffers at Village Hall, the board members of the RVCHA, the Police Commissioner, and Skelos' office. People in this town need the straight dope ( no pun intended) on how OMC works. And the Mayor should be the one to lay it all out for all to see. Leaving this to Patch Bloggers is not the right way.
the working class sap August 21, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Frank Thanks for giving us the straight scoop I am sure nothing will be done as politicians have no ballz to do the right thing for the good people who work hard to give their families a better life
Deep August 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM
if this guy is still on the run wouldnt you think police would release a description?
Dave Kloven October 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM
how nice.. and the hits just keep on coming http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/gang-leader-charged-with-trying-to-kill-rival-1.4066182...

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