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records: attorney neil flynn arrested on grand larceny charge


advertisement | advertise on newsdayneil flynn, seen here in 2011, was arrested on tuesday and is charged with grand larceny. (credit: charles eckert) the father of a 7-year-old murder victim who died in a wrong-way drunken-driving parkway crash in 2005 was arrested tuesday night on a grand larceny charge, records show.attorney neil p. flynn, 47, of lido beach, pleaded not guilty at a court arraignment in hempstead on wednesday, according to his attorney, joseph lee of long beach. flynn faces a felony charge of third-degree grand larceny.“we...






hempstead teacher arrested on grand larceny charge


the nypd charged a hempstead high school theater teacher tuesday with grand larceny in connection with the theft of more than $140,000 worth of computers purchased by the district, authorities said.theresa cucina, 55, of long beach, was taken into custody at the district’s administrative building on peninsula boulevard. detectives with the nypd’s midtown south precinct are handling cucina’s case, authorities said.most popularthe nypd did not provide additional details about the investigation other than that they received a complaint aug. 24 about the alleged theft of the computers, which were purchased for the district from compulink, a manhattan-based company, as well as other vendors.“we just didn’t get payment for some shipments we made,” said richard damura, chief operating officer for






records: katie flynn’s dad arrested on larceny charge


advertisement | advertise on newsdayneil flynn, seen here in 2011, is the father of a 7-year-old who died in a wrong-way drunken-driving parkway crash in 2005. he was arrested on tuesday and is charged with grand larceny. (credit: charles eckert) the father of a 7-year-old murder victim who died in a wrong-way drunken-driving parkway crash in 2005 was arrested tuesday night on a grand larceny charge, records show.attorney neil p. flynn, 47, of lido beach, pleaded not guilty at a court arraignment in hempstead on wednesday, according to his attorney, joseph lee of long beach. flynn faces a felony charge of third-degree grand larceny.“we...






police: house cleaner stole diamond from ring, replaced with fake


advertisement | advertise on newsdaylina henriquez, 40, of glen cove has been charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of a diamond from a $15,000 antique ring. (credit: glenn cove police) a glen cove house cleaner is accused of stealing the diamond from her employer’s $15,000 ring and replacing it with a fake, police said.lina henriquez, 40, was arrested and charged with grand larceny friday after she was caught earlier that day stuffing her pockets with the victim’s cash, glen cove police said.henriquez is scheduled to be arraigned in first district court in hempstead...






nassau police: man arrested, charged in hempstead woman’s death


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypolice have a person in custody in connection with a homicide tuesday night, may 16, 2017, in hempstead, but no charges have been filed yet, det. lt. stephen fitzpatrick said wednesday. (credit: jim staubitser) police said they have arrested a hempstead man in the slaying of a woman in her home late tuesday.kevin pratt, 24, will be arraigned thursday in first district court in hempstead on a charge of second-degree murder, nassau county police said.police responding to a call of a disturbance at the harvard street home found the homicide victim, identified as taracker mcclendon, 59, of hempstead,...






cops: man faked own kidnapping for ransom money attempt


a huntington man was arrested and charged with grand larceny after faking his own kidnapping in an attempt to have his mother pay ransom, police said.michael sorbera, 31, sent text messages to his mother, identified by nassau county police as a 62-year-old woman, saying that he was in trouble, police said in a news release. an unknown man then made a call to sorbera’s mother from sorbera’s cellphone and directed her to wire money to western union in her son’s name or else he would physically harm her and sorbera, police said.advertisement | advertise on newsdayduring the phone call, sorbera stated that he was kidnapped and begged his mother to send the money, police said. the mother reported the incident to police and officers determined sorbera was at home and was not kidnapped nor in ext






cops: hempstead school board member arrested on marijuana charge


advertisement | advertise on newsdayhempstead school board member melissa figueroa, in garden city last month, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge thursday night, may 11, 2017, lynbrook police said. (credit: howard schnapp) police said a member of the hempstead school board was arrested on a marijuana possession charge thursday night — about two hours after the board met and approved a contract for a new superintendent.melissa figueroa, 37, of hempstead, was driving on lakeview avenue near ocean avenue in lynbrook at about 10:30 p.m. when a village police officer noticed she was not wearing a seat belt, police...






hempstead mom gets 6 months in jail for assault on teacher


advertisement | advertise on newsdayannika mckenzie sentenced 6 months at the nassau county courthouse for attacking a schoolteacher in a hempstead middle school on friday, march 10, 2017 in mineola. (credit: howard schnapp) a judge friday sentenced a hempstead woman to 6 months in jail and 5 years’ probation after her conviction for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s middle school.a jury in january found annika mckenzie, 36, guilty of a felony assault charge for the confrontation inside alverta b. gray schultz middle school on april 15, 2015.the panel also convicted her of harassment and...






gas station owner pleads guilty, failed to pay sales tax, ag says


nassau county gas station owner kulbir singh on tuesday pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree grand larceny for failing to report more than $1 million in sales taxes collected at three of his properties, attorney general eric t. schneiderman has announced.singh, 53, faces up to four years in prison as a result of the conviction on the class d felonies, officials said. he was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and sign a confession of judgment for the remaining $850,000 that was stolen from the state, officials said.most popularhis sentencing date has not yet been set.“our investigation uncovered a deliberate scheme by kulbir singh to cheat new york state out of vital tax revenue,” schneiderman said in a statement. “stealing from taxpayers undercuts the funding of important pro






hempstead mom gets 6 months in jail for assault on teacher


advertisement | advertise on newsdayannika mckenzie, 36, of hempstead, was sentenced friday, march 10, 2017, to 6 months in jail and 5 years' probation after her conviction for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter's middle school in april 2015. above, mckenzie appears at nassau county court in mineola on jan. 4, 2017. (credit: david l. pokress) a judge friday sentenced a hempstead woman to 6 months in jail and 5 years’ probation after her conviction for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s middle school.a jury in january found annika mckenzie, 36, guilty of a felony assault charge for the confrontation inside alverta b. gray schultz middle school on april 15, 2015.the panel also convicted her of harassment and...






manhasset lawyer embezzled $229,000 from client, da says


a manhasset lawyer who authorities said embezzled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from a client and used the money to pay for country club dues and other expenses was arrested wednesday and arraigned on grand larceny and related charges.alfred digirolomo jr., 61, received $229,900 from his client, a restaurateur, to settle three lawsuits that had been filed against the proprietor, nassau county district attorney madeline singas said in a news release.most popularsingas said digirolomo forged documents to show his client, who was not named, that the lawsuits were settled when they were not.see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime stats“these thefts are particularly egregious because the defendant allegedly used the money he stole from his client for extravagant purchases — like country






hempstead mom gets 6 months in jail for assault on teacher


a judge friday sentenced a hempstead woman to 6 months in jail and 5 years’ probation after her conviction for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s middle school.a jury in january found annika mckenzie, 36, guilty of a felony assault charge for the confrontation inside alverta b. gray schultz middle school on april 15, 2015.most popularthe panel also convicted her of harassment and disorderly conduct in the trial, which followed a mistrial months earlier when a different jury couldn’t reach a verdict on most of the charges.storymom charged in teacher’s beating convictedstoryofficial: woman beat up teacher at schooleditorialeditorial: middle school incident is deplorable the attack left math teacher catherine lang-engelhardt, 60, unconscious for two minutes and she suffered a co






cops: 3 arrested in robbery of man outside west hempstead deli


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfrom left, george jordan-gonzales, karina colato, and aaron moodie, were arrested and charged with robbing a man outside a west hempstead deli on aug. 21, 2017, nassau county police said. (credit: ncpd) they stole a bag containing a man’s clothing and his phone, which he’d left inside a west hempstead deli, then beat him and stole his cash when confronted, police said.the suspected attackers — two men and a woman — were arrested within hours, however, because the victim knew them, nassau county police said.police said victim, a 21-year-old man, exited the cherry valley deli on hempstead...






hempstead man arrested in east meadow assault, break-in, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjulio javier, 33, of hempstead, was arrested late monday, march 27, 2017, and charged in a burglary earlier in the day in east meadow, nassau county police said. (credit: ncpd) a hempstead man who assaulted a 67-year-old homeowner during a break-in at his east meadow home was arrested a short time later after a separate failed neighborhood burglary, nassau county police said tuesday.police said julio javier, 33, of william street, was arrested at 9:35 p.m. monday after being stopped by officers as he walked along lincoln avenue — not long after the two failed burglaries...






woman who stole $35,000 from southold bank arrested in california, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysara l. hando, 28, of california, was arrested wednesday, july 5, 2017, and charged with larceny, suffolk authorities said. (credit: southold police) a california woman accused of stealing more than $35,000 from a southold bank between 2012 and 2013 has been arrested, authorities said thursday.according to a news release, sara l. hando, 28, was arrested wednesday and charged with third-degree larceny.hando allegedly stole the money from a customer’s account while she was employed at a southold bank and was indicted by a suffolk...






hempstead mom gets 6 months in jail for assault on teacher


advertisement | advertise on newsdayannika mckenzie sentenced 6 months at the nassau county courthouse for attacking a schoolteacher in a hempstead middle school on friday, march 10, 2017 in mineola. (credit: howard schnapp) a judge friday sentenced a hempstead woman to 6 months in jail and 5 years of probation for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s middle school.a nassau county jury in january found annika mckenzie, 36, guilty of felony assault for the confrontation inside alverta b. gray schultz middle school on april 15, 2015.the panel also convicted her of harassment and disorderly conduct....






police: ex-manager of hyatt place hotel stole over $28,000


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya former assistant general manager at an east garden city hotel faces charges he falsified business records to steal more than $28,000 in a five-month period last year, nassau county police said thursday morning.scott rubin, 33, of bayside, queens, is charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records and faces arraignment in first district court in hempstead....






cops: hempstead school board member arrested on marijuana charge


police said a member of the hempstead school board was arrested on a marijuana possession charge thursday night — about two hours after the board met and approved a contract for a new superintendent.melissa figueroa, 37, of hempstead, was driving on lakeview avenue near ocean avenue in lynbrook at about 10:30 p.m. when a village police officer noticed she was not wearing a seat belt, police said.most popularthe officer pulled her over and “smelled marijuana in the car and found a used marijuana cigarette,” lynbrook police chief joseph neve said friday.she was given a desk appearance ticket to appear june 15 in first district court in hempstead on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, the chief said.figueroa, of saint pauls road, said in a text message friday morning that she was “s






hamptons attorney stole money from clients, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykyle t. lynch was arraigned wednesday, feb. 8, 2017, in east hampton town justice court. he pleaded not guilty to charges including three counts of second-degree grand larceny. (credit: scda) an east hampton attorney has been arrested and charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients and using the identity of a former law firm ociate to steal more money, authorities said friday.kyle t. lynch, 42, was arraigned wednesday in east hampton town justice court, pleading not guilty to three counts of second-degree grand larceny, one count of third-degree grand...






woodmere man arrested in heroin overdose, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjosef dahari, 35, of woodmere, was arrested wednesday, march 15, 2017, and was awaiting arraignment thursday on drug charges and a charge of resisting arrest, nassau county police said. (credit: ncpd) a woodmere man was arrested and charged with selling heroin to another person who overdosed on it in lynbrook, police said thursday.the overdose victim was administered narcan and was hospitalized for treatment, police said.the seller, josef dahari, 35, of howard avenue, was awaiting arraignment thursday in first district court in hempstead on three drug charges and a one charge of...






new hempstead school superintendent calls for orderly meeting


advertisement | advertise on newsdayshimon waronker, who started work as hempstead school superintendent on june 2, 2017, is seen in a classroom at p.s. 274 in the bronx on may 23, 2016. (credit: charles eckert) the new superintendent of hempstead schools, shimon waronker, was greeted by a small protest thursday night as he introduced himself to an audience of about 80 people at the district’s high school.seven people stood and turned their backs as waronker opened a school board “work study” meeting, saying how much he has enjoyed initial meetings with teacher union leaders and other staff.waronker,...






hempstead man raped 2 unconscious women, and recorded it, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycameron l. mcdermott, 31, of hempstead, was arrested on charges of public lewdness on thursday, jan. 19, 2017, in garden city. he now also has been indicted in the repeated rapes of two unconscious women in manhattan, prosecutors said. (credit: ncpd) a hempstead man arrested earlier this year in a series of lewd acts in garden city has been indicted in the repeated rape of two unconscious women in manhattan, prosecutors said.cameron l. mcdermott, 31, also recorded the sexual assaults of both women — one he attacked on eight occasions in 2010 and the other he attacked five times in 2013, manhattan district attorney cyrus r. vance jr. said...






feds: hempstead town board member arrested on tax evasion charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya hempstead town board member, edward ambrosino, was arrested friday, march 31, 2017, after turning himself in at an fbi office in melville, on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.a hempstead town board member was arrested friday morning on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.edward ambrosino, 52, a member of the board since 2003, surrendered at an fbi office in melville, accompanied by his lawyer.an indictment alleges that ambrosino, an attorney, defrauded his law firm by diverting $800,000 of $1.3 million in legal fees between...






feds: hempstead town board member arrested on tax evasion charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya hempstead town board member, edward ambrosino, was arrested friday, march 31, 2017, after turning himself in at an fbi office in melville, on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.a hempstead town board member was arrested friday morning on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.edward ambrosino, 52, a member of the board since 2003, surrendered at an fbi office in melville, accompanied by his lawyer.an indictment alleges that ambrosino defrauded his law firm by diverting $800,000 of $1.3 million in legal fees between 2013 and 2015...






feds: hempstead town board member arrested on tax evasion charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya hempstead town board member, edward ambrosino, was arrested friday, march 31, 2017, after turning himself in at an fbi office in melville, on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said. (credit: newsday) a hempstead town board member was arrested friday morning on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.edward ambrosino, 52, a member of the board since 2003, surrendered at an fbi office in melville, accompanied by his lawyer.an indictment alleges that ambrosino, an attorney, defrauded his law firm by diverting $800,000 of $1.3 million in legal fees between...






caroline biden, joe biden's niece, pleads guilty in $110,000 theft


new york -- a niece of former vice president joe biden has pleaded guilty in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a new york city drugstore.caroline biden admitted friday to grand larceny and petty larceny, with an agreement to get two years' probation if she repays the money, does 10 days of community service and avoids re-arrest for a year.her lawyer, ira london, declined to comment saturday.a complaint says the 29-year-old used a borrowed credit card to open a customer account at the manhattan shop without the cardholder's ok then racked up the tab over a year.in 2013, she was charged with striking a male new york city police officer. she was arrested on charges of obstructing governmental administration, harassment and resisting arrest, cbs new york reported.she got treatment for anger p






feds: hempstead town board member arrested on tax evasion charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya hempstead town board member, edward ambrosino, was arrested friday, march 31, 2017, after turning himself in at an fbi office in melville, on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.a hempstead town board member was arrested friday morning on income tax evasion and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said.edward ambrosino, 52, a member of the board since 2003, surrendered at an fbi office in melville, accompanied by his lawyer.he will be arraigned friday afternoon before judge joanna seybert at federal court in central islip, acting u.s. attorney bridget m....






police: hempstead man sexually abused girl, stabbed women


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytommy vladim alvarado-ventura, 31, of hempstead, was arrested wednesday, march 22, 2017, on charges of predatory sexual assault of a child, attempted murder, weapons possession and assault, nassau county police said. (credit: ncpd) a hempstead man sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, later stabbed a woman outside a bar, and then returned to the girlfriend’s apartment, where he beat and stabbed her after she saw what had happened to her child, police said.tommy vladim alvarado-ventura, 31, was awaiting arraignment thursday in first district court in hempstead on charges of predatory sexual assault...






caroline biden, joe biden's niece, pleads guilty in $110,000 theft


new york -- a niece of former vice president joe biden has pleaded guilty in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a new york city drugstore.caroline biden admitted friday to grand larceny and petty larceny, with an agreement to get two years' probation if she repays the money, does 10 days of community service and avoids re-arrest for a year.her lawyer didn't immediately respond saturday to a request for comment.a complaint says the 29-year-old used a borrowed credit card to open a customer account at the manhattan shop without the cardholder's ok then racked up the tab over a year.in 2013, she was charged with striking a male new york city police officer. she was arrested on charges of obstructing governmental administration, harassment and resisting arrest, cbs new york reported.she got tr






west hempstead water district to start $8.4m in upgrades


advertisement | advertise on newsdayc. john sparacio, left, west hempstead water district commissioner, and robert york, west hempstead water district superintendent, speak about a bond to replace their water tower on june 23, 2017, in west hempstead. (credit: howard schnapp) west hempstead-hempstead gardens water district is revamping its look with a new roof, tanks and pumps, and an upgraded security system.but its most visible renovation will be replacing its 78-year-old water tower with a new one, district superintendent robert york said.“we’re building a larger tank for storage in anticipation of what could happen another 50 to 75 years from now” and...






former attorney sentenced for stealing $5.7m from clients, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayhempstead attorney david frankel, 52, pleaded guilty tuesday, jan. 10, 2017, in the theft of more than $5.7 million belonging to clients, nassau county prosecutors said. (credit: ncda) a disbarred west hempstead attorney who admitted to stealing more than $5.7 million from escrow accounts belonging to clients was sentenced monday to 3 to 9 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution, prosecutors said.david frankel, 52, pleaded guilty jan. 10 to first-degree grand larceny before acting supreme court justice helene gugerty, according to the nassau county district attorney’s...






police: hempstead man sexually abused girl, stabbed women


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytommy vladim alvarado-ventura, 31, of fulton avenue in hempstead, was arrested wednesday, march 22, 2017, accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's daughter, 2, stabbing a woman outside a hempstead bar and then stabbing his girlfriend in a subsequent confrontation in her apartment. alvarado-ventura has been charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, attempted murder, multiple counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. (credit: ncpd) a hempstead man sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, later stabbed a woman outside a bar, and then returned to the girlfriend’s apartment, where he beat and stabbed her after she saw what had happened to her child, police said.tommy vladim alvarado-ventura, 31, was awaiting arraign






hempstead village new cop once arrested, jailed, records show


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrandy stith, center, speaks during a news conference in front of the rose school, monday, feb. 6, 2017. (credit: steve pfost) one of hempstead village’s newest police officers, whom mayor don ryan has described as his godson, was arrested seven years ago and served five days in jail, according to court records.in 2010, randy stith, now 26, was charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a bottle of bleach, splashing the chemical into her eyes,...






shots fired, then 2 men found with gun in car, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayeric leath, 29, left, of montgomery street in brooklyn and jonathan copeland, 29, of granite street in brooklyn were arrested in a shooting incident in hempstead on saturday, may 20, 2017. (credit: ncpd) a pair of brooklyn men were arrested in hempstead after they were caught with a handgun inside their car early saturday morning, nassau police said. cops were alerted to possible gunfire across from 277 fulton ave. just after 4 a.m., police said. when they arrived, the officers saw several shell casings and the men who fled into a 2016 nissan maxima, police said in a news release. the...






police: man checks out of hospital, steals ambulance


east meadow, n.y. — authorities on long island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance.police say donald winkler, of merrick, was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of nassau university medical center around 1 a.m. tuesday. investigators say winkler then stole an ambulance from the hospital parking lot that had the keys in the ignition.police say they later found the man at a nearby 7-eleven. investigators say he admitted to taking the ambulance.winkler was arrested, taken back to the hospital and evaluated. police arraigned him at his bed.winkler is charged with second-degree grand larceny. it was not known if winkler had an attorney.






man shot in the head in hempstead, cops say


a man faces life-threatening injuries after being shot twice monday night in hempstead village, authorities said.hempstead village police and nassau homicide detectives were at the front street shooting scene, near garden apartments by hendrickson avenue, to interview witnesses about what happened. gunfire had broken out about 6:15 p.m. no one has been arrested. advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe victim, in his 30s, was walking on front street when he was shot “multiple times,” said det. lt. richard lebrun, a nassau county police spokesman. datagun crime numberssee alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statshe said the man was targeted but that it was too early to tell whether it was gang related. hempstead police said the victim was hit twice.nassau police ask anyone with information t






zachary moore, brendan westendorf lead -shooting redhawks to win


the redhawks (10-11, 2-4 western athletic conference) s 62.5 percent from the field (30 of 48) and were 58.3 percent on three-point attempts.zachary moore scored 34 points and brendan westendorf added 29 as the seattle university men’s basketball team defeated texas rio grande valley 96-84 at keyarena on urday night.moore was 11 of 14 from the field and 8 of 10 on three-point attempts. westendorf, who also had six ists, was 10 of 16 from the field, and 5 of 8 from three-point range.overall, the redhawks (10-11, 2-4 western athletic conference) s 62.5 percent from the field (30 of 48) and were 58.3 percent on three-point attempts. william powell had 22 points and seven rebounds for seattle u, which led 53-40 at halftime. nick dixon had 26 points and eight rebounds for texas rio grande valle