NASSAU NEWS BRIEFS Jan. 20, 2017

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify the perpetrators of a Grand Larceny in Valley Stream and an occupied Burglary which occurred in Westbury.

On Thursday, Dec, 1, 2016, at about 3:30 P.M., three black males were observed on surveillance camera inside the Lids store at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. Together, the subjects stole approximately $1,400 worth of assorted baseball hats, and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Subject #1 is believed to be in his early 40’s, 6’0” tall, with red hair, wearing a Black jacket with a smiley on the back. Subject #2 is believed to be early 30’s, 6’0” tall. Subject #3 is described as in his mid-40’s, 6’0 tall, bald, with eyeglasses.

On Friday, September 9, 2016, at about 4:45 A.M., an unknown subject unlawfully entered a home on Jefferson Street in Westbury through an open window, disrobed, and got into bed with the victim. When the victim left the room to notify family members of the subject’s presence in the home, the subject fled the scene in an unknown direction. He is described as a black male, 26-27 years old, 5’5”-5’7” tall, thin build,  short black hair, dark eyes, with a Dark Brown complexion.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify any of these subjects, or has any information about these crimes to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8377). YOU DON’T HAVE TO REVEAL YOUR IDENTITY TO HELP SOLVE THIS CRIME.

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Members of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department K-9, Visiting and Criminal Investigations Units – and its security staff – intercepted a female visitor entering the facility this week and attempting to smuggle drugs to an inmate already in custody, according to a statement by Sheriff Michael J. Sposato.

The female visitor was initially stopped and searched after a canine member of the K-9 Unit detected narcotics. The drugs were discovered hidden in her underwear “packaged in a manner consistent with drug smuggling activities,” Sposato said. Additional drugs were subsequently found in the vehicle used by the female to drive onto facility grounds.  The recovered drugs include what is believed to be heroin, crack cocaine, Xanax tablets, and methadone tables.  Nassau Police arrested the woman; felony charges are likely.

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A corporate donation of $15,000 will allow the Paws of War to train service dogs to assist veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced this week. County Executive Mangano joined with members of the 69th Infantry Regiment at the Museum of American Armor as the group accepted a check from the D’Arrigo Brothers – one of the nation’s largest distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables. The funds will also allow Paws of War to identify veterans and match them with a dog that will meet their needs and assist in their treatment and rehabilitation. Veterans meet their dogs, who then undergo an intensive training program administered and supervised by the experts at Paws of War.

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs of 750,000 veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, approximately 100,000 sought mental health care. Half of those were diagnosed with PTSD.  V.A. statistics show that nationwide more than 20 veterans a day commit suicide. In 2014, the latest year for which data is available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Researchers say that the risk of suicide for veterans is 21% higher when compared to civilian adults.

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee, hosted the 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Monday, January 16th at the Marriott Hotel in Uniondale. The County Executive honored four Nassau residents for their civil rights and humanitarian efforts in their communities. The awards luncheon was part of a weekend of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from which the proceeds benefitted the MLK Committee Scholarship Fund. Four high school essay contest winners were present at the luncheon and received scholarships. “Together, we owe it to King and his legacy to continue his work toward victory and to ensure that we build a better future for many generations to come,” said County Executive Mangano. The Honorees at this years’ luncheon included: Human Rights Activist Claudia Swansey, who received a Civil Rights Award; Reverend Tae Jin Kwan, who received a Humanitarian Award; Tina Hodge-Bowles, President of the Hempstead/Uniondale Rotary, who received a Humanitarian Award; and Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Jeiver Espinosa, who received a Civil Rights Award. The Essay Contest winners who received scholarships were: Kailah Williams of Hempstead High School, 1st place; Giselle Flores of Westbury High School, 2nd Place; Yerelys Espinal, Uniondale High School, 3rd Place; and Analda Felician of Westbury High School, Muslim Senior Essay Contest Winner.

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