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Police: RVC Teen Punches, Robs Teen Near Fantasy Theater

A 16-year-old village resident was charged with third-degree robbery.

A 17 year old standing in the alley by the Fantasy Movie Theater on Park Avenue was punched in the face then robbed of his cell phone by a 16-year-old Rockville Centre resident on Wednesday night, police said.

According to detectives, the 17-year-old boy was standing in the alley by the Fantasy Theater holding his LG cell phone when a 16-year-old RVC resident approached him. The 16 year old punched the victim several times, grabbed his cell phone, and fled on foot westbound in the alley.

No injuries were reported. The suspect was arrested a short time later at his home.

The 16 year old was charged with third-degree robbery and was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday.

Deep June 29, 2012 at 01:47 AM
and even if a cop does, the kids scatter in the woods and meet up somewhere else. Its a state park, pretty easy to go undetected
joe June 29, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Frank, Your town is much worse. More steroids and cocaine are consumed in your town then most others combined and they start early. Glad you moved out of here. Keep throwing rocks in the glass house you live in.
Ted David June 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Why not Anthony? I have to respectfully disagree with that policy. Newsday, News12, and all the other media publish names over the age of 16 I wish you would reconsider. These kids need to be embarrassed, their parents need to be embarrassed, we have a right to know who they are. There's no reason they should be shown any special courtesy. They are alleged criminals.
whitt June 29, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Ray I am calling you out. Set something up and I will join you. I can definitely find a few hours a week to take a walk, maybe others will join. I am a parent in RVC, my children are very young so this is not a problem for me in my home, yet. But one day it will be an issue that my wife and I will have to deal with. People seem to think this is an RVC problem. Moving away will not solve anything. Long Beach has the stores, Island Park it’s the marshes, the list goes on and on every town has its spot and every kid knows about it. As parents we need to stop blaming everyone and everything and do something. We are part of the problem. ‘It’s 10 o’clock do you know where your Child is?’ If you don’t, then off your ass and look.
John June 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Wow what a great village this has become!! Should we blame the school, teacher, police lets see we have done that for years. The real problem is the parents, and a very lax village court. This started with all these kids roaming the streets at night drinking, where are there parents?? Should we hire police to patrol for kids only to have the two judges say dont do that again. The village board needs to act NOW to pass legislation raising the fines for drinking in public, and urination in public. This is our village not the muts roaming the streets. A stiff 250.00 mandatory fine first offence and 500.00 after that. The fine must be mandatory to take the discression from the judges as we all know there are pleanty of favors in this town. The gang that mauled that couple on Roxex deserve prison time and concerned citizend need to call DA Rice and demand justice. The legislation put in place to hold parents responsible on Halloween for property damage stops short in that all residents under the age of 18 or living with there parents need to be held accountable. If you look around the village at stop signs, sides of buildings and see the damage however you need to open your eyes. The gangs should be dispursed by the police and desk appearence tickets issued with again a mandatory fine for the parents which will increase each time.
Brutally Frank June 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I have to wonder what kind of education any of you got in this village. "They're, there and their" routinely misused. "Your and you're" confused all the time. "Too, two and to" interchanged at will. People are talking about "hating on" other people. Ghetto speak? The illiteracy I see on this page alone is enough to give any student of English a heartburn.. And as parents, shame on you for not giving your kids a good role model. Do you want them to be better or worse than you when they are your age? What kind of example do you set with just writing? I can imagine what they see at home with drinking, cursing, physical abuse and worse. Look to yourselves to see the cause of the problems with your kids. You all seem to want to shun that idea, painful as it is. But friends, your kids are a reflection of you. Period. (Here come the excuses and nasty comments from all those who know it's true and need to strike out to blunt the reality)
Brutally Frank June 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
You are dead on, John!! Time to get Justices McDonough and Croutier on board here. No more cutting slack for their friends' kids. Make it too expensive to get caught drinking or peeing on the streets of RVC. Let it start with a crackdown on quality of life crimes... Commissioner Gennario may have to divert some patrols for a while, perhaps even some OT (summons revenue will offset the cost)...or perhaps use the parking enforcement people, if he can do so legally. Start with a summons blitz. In the meantime have the Trustees recast the law to increase the fines. Get the Justices on board to throw the book at those who drink and pee in public. They are big on writing summonses for sifting though trash and late lawn watering and failure to remove snow. How about we get tough with what needs immediate attention NOW? And where is the mayor? Mr. Mayor you were big with many promises when you ran. Now we hardly see you. Time to step up, make an occasional statement that is proactive not reactive. Take charge, take control, grab the bull by the horns, wrestle this beast to the ground. You're ON Mr Mayor. You better be ready for your close up.
Anthony Bottan (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Ted, it's not an RVC Patch policy, it's a Patch-wide policy. And the Herald does not print names of those under 18 in its paper either.
Pat O' June 29, 2012 at 05:40 PM
If you just let kids go and drink at the bridge then all of the problems that you have with kids urinating and leaving empties around then all of your problems with kids drinking on the street will be gone. Patrol the bridge loosley and mind your own business.
CB June 29, 2012 at 09:35 PM
To be honest, repeated grammar and spelling mistakes tend to make me cringe. I sometimes wonder how my peers managed to graduate from one of the top public high schools in the country without learning the difference between "your" and "you're". That being said, your comment is condescending and unnecessarily rude. It's an ad hominem attack and has nothing to do with the situation at hand. Furthermore, you condemn others for failing to be good role models for their children. Perhaps I misunderstood, but you seem to imply that their grammar and spelling errors make them poor role models. If that's the case, then you're being ridiculous. Not knowing the difference between "too" and "to" does not make someone an incompetent parent or a poor role model. Maybe those who fail to follow the proper rules of the English language weren't lucky enough to receive a solid education. Perhaps they simply do not have the mental capacity that you possess. Maybe they didn't proofread their posts. There are a ton of possibilities...so before you post an obnoxious comment looking to put down other people who happen to have different opinions, you might want to consider such scenarios. Thanks. Have a lovely evening.
Brutally Frank June 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
@CB >>>There are a ton of possibilities...so before you post an obnoxious comment looking to put down other people who happen to have different opinions, you might want to consider such scenarios.<<< I am not putting down people who have different opinions, I am putting down butchers of the English language who you admit make you cringe. And who can have an opinion other than... No violence, No public urination, No public drunkeness, no matter how you spell it> But my original point stands... this allegedly "wealthy" Village ought to have people who can finesse a simple English sentence. If not, then perhaps I better understand why some, just some of their kids are less than savory.
CB June 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Ok...so what you're saying is that the children of parents who lack certain writing skills are bound to be "less than savory"? Also, I don't understand why you're under the impression that Rockville Centre is particularly wealthy. Most of the families in RVC are middle class.
Brutally Frank June 30, 2012 at 01:03 PM
CB read the first paragraph of your own reply and leave it at that. Then go back and read my original post and leave it at that.
susan July 01, 2012 at 06:09 AM
What is the fine for public urination in rvc?
That RVC guy July 01, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Starting a sentence with "And", Frank? Ironically, your silly emphasis on spelling and your pettiness... is clearly indicative of your own educational level, which you clearly are struggling to rise above....with some difficulty it appears. The bottom line here is this; At some point, it became the unofficial policy of this Village from the patrol cops up to the Village Justices and Mayor, to turn a bliind eye to the "harmless" hijinks of some of this villages kids...the ones who had "too much to lose" and had self important monied parents who would make life difficult for anyone addressing the behaviour of their precious children. If I was a cop here, I wouldnt want to bother either. I've seen the way some of the RVC parents behave when their angels misbehave...and its kill the messenger. Merely judging by the chatter in the Patch....admittedly a small sample...It should be clear to Mayor Murray that we have reached a watershed moment in RVC as regards this issue. As a parent I am absolutely willing to accept the consequences of harsher enforcement and look forward to to explaining the new order to my teen. The question is, do the rest of RVC's parents and politicians have the stomach for it. Will you support the Police? Mayor Murray? Parents?
Brutally Frank July 01, 2012 at 01:07 PM
@That RVC Guy.... Since you raise the issue, beginning a sentence with "and" is just fine. As for my education, it includes a graduate degree and a license to teach English in NYC. All irrelevant. What is relevant is your call for tougher enforcement. I am behind you 100%. But now we need to get the Village Justices to mete out the tougher punishment with no regard to the fact that they may be sentencing their friends' kids. I, for one, have NO confidence that they have the guts or the integrity to do so.
Brutally Frank July 01, 2012 at 01:10 PM
@ Susan Public Urnination is a violation of the state Health Code and according to my research:     9. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable   for  a  civil  penalty  of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two   hundred fifty dollars, except that for a second violation of subdivision   one, three, four, or six of this section within any twelve-month period,   such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of  not  less  than  two   hundred  fifty dollars nor more than three hundred fifty dollars and for   a third or subsequent violation of subdivision one, three, four  or  six   of  this  section  within  any  twelve-month period such person shall be   liable for a civil penalty of not less than three hundred fifty  dollars   nor more than four hundred fifty dollars. Reference: http://411newyork.org/guide/2007/06/23/public-urination-in-new-york/#ixzz1zNNPgrT3
That RVC guy July 01, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Frank, you made it relevant when you decided to veer from the topic at hand and scold posters for their (did I get that right?) grammatical errors, but I am glad to see we are in agreement otherwise. I am always amazed to read the Herald and find virtually no alcohol related enforcement north of Lakeview...and very little below it....but some poor schleps are getting summonses for taking cans out the blue bins. Really? Mayor Murray did not create this problem (and neither did Mayor Bossart, you rabid Murray-ites) but with this brutal assault, this issue has been clearly dropped into the Mayor's lap, and there is no ignoring it any longer. Perhaps it will take a civil suit from the victims here to open the Towns eyes. It wont be hard to show a clear pattern of 911 calls with no ensuing summonses, complaints of unruly teens with a disposition of unfounded etc. This must be addressed.
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:44 AM
What does that have to do with this mugging/robbery?
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I recently passed a young man urinating into the bushes near the Bus stop on Long Beach Road. This was outside the Staples/Michaels stores. It was broad daylight and we were stopped in traffic. There was a Nassau County police cruiser right behind me. I was pointing to this guy whom Im sure he looked at (from my rear view mirror). The Policeman did nothing. He drove off after the lights went green a few moments later. Are police immune to these kinds of things to the point of ignoring them?
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:49 AM
What will happen when they fling the empty bottles off the bridge onto vehicles passing on Peninsula Blvd? I've seen it happen.
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Obviously not high enough to be a deterrent.
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:54 AM
If your sprinkler clock malfunctions and accidentally waters your lawn before 8pm or after 8am the fine in RVC is $200 and/or a period in jail. Therefor the RVC Village elders consider it to be four times worse to water your garden out of hours than urinate in the street. What does that say about priorities?
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 03:58 AM
I agree with Ted. Disclosing the names of thugs/muggers will help your lawful readers to avoid these people, should they know them. Why do you censor the news in this fashion?
Brutally Frank July 02, 2012 at 03:58 AM
That genius Justice Croutier has not a clue about how to sentence.... plus he is so entrenched in this town and his kids and wife are so close to everyone that he cannot possibly be fair. The should have Village Justices in Lynbrook hear cases in RVC and RVC Justices hear cases in Valley Stream, etc. That way they dont know the defendants. As it stands now it is totally bogus. Not a chance of any objectivity.
Kevin O'Reilly July 02, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Interesting suggestion. However serious crimes are prosecuted at the County and State level taking them out of the local part time courts!
Concerned Citizen July 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Ted: I don't think these parents will be embarrassed.
Brutally Frank July 02, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Kevin we're talking about public urination and public intoxication. These crimes are within the purview of the local justices and I have no confidence that they can hear these cases with the necessary degree of impartiality. this is especially true if the defendants coming before them also happen to be their neighbors or the children of their friends.
opinion-ated July 03, 2012 at 12:59 PM
So you all have covered the grammatical errors, public urination, illegal teen drinking, poor parenting, when to water the lawn, poor government, suing the village, etc etc. The article was about the kid who was punched and had his cell phone stolen.
Frank July 03, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Correction. The article was about the kid who was punched and had his cell phone stolen by another kid from the West End.

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