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Here are some recent incidences around New Hyde Park.

The following arrest information was supplied by several local police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

 Great Neck

Seven people were arrested last week for participating in an SAT cheating ring out of Great Neck, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

The arrested are current or former Great Neck North High School students who are accused of paying college student Sam Eshaghoff, 19, of Great Neck, between $1,500 and $2,500 each to impersonate them and take the SAT test to achieve higher scores.

Rice said that Eshaghoff, who attended the University of Michigan during his freshman year, but is now enrolled at Emory University, was retained to impersonate students and take the SAT for them. Investigators arrested Eshaghoff Tuesday morning. He is charged with scheme to defraud in the first degree, falsifying business records in the second degree and criminal impersonation in the second degree. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

The six students who hired Eshaghoff were charged with misdemeanors, and because of their ages, are not identified. The students and Eshaghoff were arraigned Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Bail was set for Eshagoff at $1,000 bond or $500 cash. He is due back in court on Oct. 11. The six students were released on their own recognizance.

Garden City

Detectives are investigating a report where someone opened an unauthorized cell phone account including the purchase of phones using personal information of a resident without permission.

A 40-year-old man from Mineola was arrested for criminal contempt after he made phone calls and text messages to his ex-girlfriend in violation of a Nassau County District Court stay away/no contact order.

 

A driver fled police on Sept. 24 after being stopped for speeding on Stewart Avenue. While being interviewed, the subject put the vehicle in gear and drove away with a female passenger. The driver drove through a front yard and disobeyed numerous traffic signals before the vehicle overturned.

Glen Cove

police, with the help of Old Brookville police, apprehended a man suspected of several burglaries.

Christoper Canty, 21, of Glen Cove was caught by Glen Cove officer Jason Grella while leaving the scene of a house burglary, according to a Glen Cove Police Department news release.

“Canty entered the house through a rear door while the occupants slept, and stole flat screen televisions, an iPad and the homeowner’s purse,” said the release. All stolen items were recovered by Grella when he stopped the man's car on Forest Avenue in Glen Cove while fleeing from the scene of the robbery.

After further investigation and questioning, Glen Cove detectives were able to connect the dots, leading to the closure of numerous prior residential burglaries in both Glen Cove and Matinecock.

Canty, who is six feet, two inches and 185 pounds, was “exceptionally silent for his size, often entering occupied houses in the middle of the night while the residents slept and making off with their valuables,” stated the release.


Levittown

Nassau County police released photos of the man who the  inside of  at 3750 Hempstead Turnpike on Tuesday.

He is described as a man between the ages of 40 and 50. He is approximately 5-foot-7 and of medium build and was wearing a black jacket, dark shorts and sunglasses.

Nassau County detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Sea Cliff

A pumpkin patch fundraiser was vandalized at the United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff last week.

Nassau County Police said they saw a knocked-down portable light, two damaged light fixtures and another two above the church door.

Pumpkins had been plucked from the patch and smashed throughout the church’s field, some against the doors of the building, according to Sharon Conway, a fundraiser organizer. Little pumpkins were used to break new security lights, which were installed Wednesday.

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