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Udall Drive Burglary


PoliceOn Aug. 1, Nassau County Police arrested two men for entering a residence in Great Neck on Udall Drive.

According to detectives from the 3rd Precinct, David Jimenez, 17, whose address is in Queens, and Felipe Sanchez, 20, a Manhattan resident, were caught near the office building at 1010 Northern Blvd. by responding oficers shortly after the 911 emergency call at 10:52 p.m.

The two men were arrested without incident and arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead the next day, charged with burglary in the second degree. A safe had been removed from the residence, but was recovered at the scene.

There was a third individual involved, but that person has not been identified or arrested.

Kings Point Park Tragedy

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Tree Injures Woman on Wooleys Lane East

A Village of Great Neck college student was seriously hurt early this (Monday) morning when a tree in back of her house at 11 Wooleys Lane East fell on the roof and in to her second floor bedroom. [Read more…]

Boost for Lake Success Police

Lake success mapSenator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) has secured state funding for the Village of Lake Success Police Department [Read more…]

Staniszewski Is A Winner!

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LIRR Rescue by Vigilant

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Northern Boulevard Robbery

police carThe Nassau County Police Department’s Third Squad, which covers Great Neck, reported the details of a robbery [Read more…]

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