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Russell Gardens Fire

Fire_062415AAt 7:08 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, all five Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies and the ambulance unit were dispatched for a reported house fire on Clent Road [Read more…]

Two Apartment Fires

indexOn Saturday, May 9, at 6:49 p.m., Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Companies 3, 4, 5 and the ambulance unit were dispatched to 40 Schenck Ave. for a reported apartment fire. Multiple M-LFD chiefs responded to the alarm and were advised that NCPD units were confirming a fire in an apartment on the first floor. EMS Fly Car 8799 arrived on scene in one minute and Ambulance Unit Captain Lee Genser reported “smoke showing” and that NCPD units were evacuating the building.

Tower Ladder 8744 was the first piece of apparatus on scene. The officer of TL8744, Captain Stepanek, located a fire in an apartment on the first floor and requested a hose line while his inside team used its water to hold the fire back. After hearing the captain’s report, Chief of Department Garrigan transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire in an apartment building. A  hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735 to the apartment and was used to extinguish the fire. A second hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8740 but was not used.  All units were released from the scene within an hour.

On May 14, at 11:35 a.m., M-LFD Companies 3, 4, 5 and the ambulance Unit responded to 171 South Middle Neck Rd. for a reported apartment fire. Engine 8740 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on scene, and confirmed a working fire in a kitchen of an apartment and stretched a hose line to extinguish the fire.

Click it or Ticket!

If there is one thing I could urge all motorists, drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages, to do every time you get in a vehicle, it’s buckle up. It is the single most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash. Would you ever ride a roller coaster without the harness down? When you ride in a motor vehicle without a seat belt, you are taking a huge risk. One you can’t afford. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, there were 9,580 unbelted vehicle occupants killed in crashes on our nation’s roads.

Chief of Police John C Garbedian announced that May 18 to 31, the Great Neck Estates Police Department is joining NHTSA and law enforcement agencies nationwide for the 2015 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. Police will be out in full force, cracking down on seat belt violations, issuing citations to anyone caught traveling without a buckled seat belt or transporting unrestrained children. Police are determined to get the message across: Seat belts save lives. In fact, from 2008 to 2012, they saved nearly 63,000 lives.

Next time you head out on the road, make sure you and everyone in your vehicle is buckled up. Don’t just do it to avoid a ticket, do it so you arrive at your destination safely. Consider yourself warned: If police catch you not wearing your seat belt on the road, you will get a ticket. No excuses, no warnings. We’re hoping you will get the message and buckle up every trip, every time, even after the crackdown period is over. Wearing your seat belt is required by law 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

So please remember, day and night, Click It or Ticket. You can find out more about the Click It or Ticket mobilization at

From Chief John C. Garbedian, Great Neck Estates Police Department


Was The Sun A Factor?

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Two pedestrians lie on their sides waiting for help as a bystander looks over them.                                                     (photo courtesy of Jim Lahren)


The blinding glare of the late afternoon sun may have been a factor in this accident [Read more…]

Fatal Crash on LIE Service Rd

The Nassau County Police Department Third Squad reports the details of a fatal vehicular accident which occurred on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Lake Success involving a Great Neck teenager.

According to detectives, a woman, 19 years of age, identified as Adana Taranis (a graduate of Great Neck South High school in 2014), was traveling eastbound on the Long Island Expressway South Service Road, in the vicinity of Community Drive, when her vehicle lost control and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County AMT at 7:50 p.m. There were no passengers in the vehicle. No criminality is suspected at this time.

Great Neck Cardiologist Arrested

The Nassau County District Attorney’s office reports a drug and assault arrest weapon scheme reportedly involving a Great Neck cardiologist. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Police Department Acting Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced the “joint take-down” of a murder-for-hire scheme allegedly plotted by a Nassau County cardiologist who is also accused of selling assault weapons and prescriptions to controlled substances.

The DA’s office report that three defendants (Dr. Anthony Moschetto, 54, of Sands Point whose office is in Great Neck on Northern Boulevard; James Chmela, 44, of Selden; and James Kalamaras, 41, of Suffolk County) were arrested by Nassau police and federal officials last week, on Wednesday, April 15, and were expected to be arraigned that afternoon in First District Court in Hempstead. Arraignment was to be on various charge,s including conspiracy, criminal solicitation, arson and the criminal possession and sale of weapons and drugs.

Police Warn on Scams

police carWith police reports from the last several months all pointing to a “quieter” crime scene in Great Neck, the local, growing senior citizen population remains a real target for “scammers.” [Read more…]

Lake Success Fatal Hit & Run

police carNassau County Police Department detectives reported a fatal
automobile accident last Thursday, March 26, in the Village of Lake Success. Detectives told the Great Neck Record that a female victim was found at 10:45 a.m. on the east sidewalk of Lakeville Road, in the vicinity of Farm Lane in Lake Success. The woman, as yet unidentified by police, was reported as 74 years old. [Read more…]

Police Shoot suspect in Lake Success

policeThe Nassau County Police Department’s (NCPD) Major Case Bureau reports a shooting in Lake Success [Read more…]

Great Neck Crime Rate Down

Good news for Great Neck! For the past six months the crime rate for the Great Neck peninsula has been way down. Home burglaries and car thefts show relatively low numbers, especially compared to last year. Nassau County Police Department’s Third Precinct Deputy Inspector Thomas Corona told the Great Neck Record that the past six months have shown “a very, very different pattern.” [Read more…]