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Police Commissioner: RVCPD Gang Plan Getting Results

Police department gang initiative results in 48 arrests since 2010.

An ongoing investigation by the Rockville Centre Police Department focusing on eradicating gang presence in the village is showing positive results, according to police officials.

Police say that since its inception in 2010, the investigation has seen 48 arrests resulting from gang-related offense, including include drug trafficking and violent crimes. Drugs, money and numerous firearms have been seized during the investigation.

In early 2010, Police Commissioner Charles Gennario introduced a plan to address Rockville Centre’s gang issues. Focusing on gang-specific criminal behavior and incorporating the assistance of the FBI, Gennario spearheaded an investigation that has seen 40 of the 48 defendants either get convicted or plea to the crimes charged.

Combined, these defendants could serve more than 600 years in prison -- an average of more than 15 years per defendant. In addition, several of the arrested persons are facing life imprisonment. More pleas or convictions are expected for the remaining defendants, police said.

"The safety of our residents is paramount and these convictions will have a long-lasting positive impact on the welfare of the citizens of Rockville Centre," Gennario said. "The Rockville Centre Police Department wants to thank all of our partners in this case, and I particularly want to express my appreciation for the efforts of the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our colleagues at the Nassau County Police Department."

Police officials told Patch that violent crime is down as a result of their efforts and that the investigation is currently ongoing.

Here is a list of articles related to the arrests made during the investigation:

  • Two OMC Residents Charged with Attempted Murder
  • RVC Convicted Killers Sentenced to 75 Years to Life
  • RVC Duo Convicted in Yonkers Murder
  • UPDATE: Lakeview Gang Leader Charged With Attempted Murder in RVC
  • Bloods Gang Leader Pleads Guilty in 2011 OMC Drug Bust
  • UPDATE: Names Released in Crack-Cocaine Ring Bust on Old Mill Court
  • Police: RVC Drug Suspects Conspired to Sell 280 Grams of Crack
Brutally Frank November 27, 2012 at 06:12 AM
What percentage of the perps mentioned here are from OMC and or the west end? The answer will tell the tale of how one area saturated with minority housing is sapping this village dry as police man power is spent catching these low lives committing heinous crimes, instead of being able to patrol the rest of the village for quality of life issues, etc.
Lovely me November 27, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Um.... All if them r from omc!!
Frank November 27, 2012 at 04:24 PM
RVC should start charging NYS housing authority for police services. Hey Murray! Send the bill to Cuomo and Skelos! The amount of man-hours spent on that miserable section of town is a huge burden to resident taxpayers.
Frank November 27, 2012 at 07:56 PM
As you say "Unions rob companies", these individuals "rob society" and at a high cost to all involved.
Lovely me November 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I didn't go to school with th but I know them and as far as I remember they all were part of a gang or robbing people selling drugs before Obama was president!!! What does Obama 8-9-10 years ago have to do with "rock" or Carl aka " sunny" have to do with them nothing lol find another reason to the Obama
Dave Kloven November 28, 2012 at 02:29 AM
tear that place down already......
Wang November 28, 2012 at 04:55 AM
11:51 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 I know these guys were absolutely 100 percent never model citizens.. Believe me this atrocious behavior didn't occur out of nowhere.. Their gang banging started a long time ago. Now I'm throwing out this question to Briane Wilde: What does our second term elected president of the United States of America and former constitutional law professor has to do with any gang banging in RVC or OMC? I find this comment offensive as an educated, advanced degree minority who was taught that you pay your own way in life and education was the real key to success.. Minorities were also raised with some class, values and morals. This is not a race , ethnic or minority issue, so be a little bit more choosy with your words.
Brutally Frank November 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Brian is a troll. Ignore him and he will go away. His comment is irrelevant, ignorant and designed to espouse his Neanderthal opinions. Romney lost Brian. Deal.
Kenneth Middleton November 28, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Mr. Wilde, labor unions are as old as america itself. They first gained traction in the 1820s. The standard 8 hour workday was enacted by congress in 1866. Slavery wasn't abolished until 1865 so I doubt that a black man had anything to do with fortifying unions and I know that Obama didn't. Every system inherently has its flaws and unions are not immune. Unions are not gangs and actually serve a purpose; were it not for them, many would be without benefits or pay in line with the rate of inflation, i.e., Walmart and Papa Johns workers for example. The people who perpetrated those crimes are ignorant and should be punished justly by the law. Ignorance isn't exclusive to class or color as you have so aptly pointed out with your comments.
Anthony November 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM
"Brian Wilde" is a sham user name. There is/was a resident who went to RVC schools with the same name, but the poster of the comments above is using the name as a goof. Mr. Hogan, can you display the email that is associated with the name "Brian Wilde"? Or at least verify the validity of the account before this escalates and turns into more then it should?
Matthew Hogan November 28, 2012 at 06:04 PM
The comment from "Brian Wilde" has been deleted. If any problems persists, his user name will be permanently suspended. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor Nassau County
Norman Hand November 28, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Matthew Hogan is limiting our first amendment rights now? Shucks! Bring back Bottan.
Matthew Hogan November 28, 2012 at 09:15 PM
@Norman Hand: I'd say it's more monitoring our site's terms of use. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor Nassau County
Chris November 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
This is not your Daddies Rockville Centre anymore!! What a shame!
Norman Hand November 29, 2012 at 02:40 PM
And since when is stimulating debate against the site's term of use?

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