Crimes Nearby: Bank Robbery, Theft at Gunpoint and Assault

A look at crimes in the towns surrounding 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.


A car rolled over onto its side at Shelter Rock Road and Old Courthouse Road on October 1 at 10:10 p.m. Nassau County Police and the Garden City Park Fire Department responded to the scene. All the occupants were able to get out of the car.


A car accident involving multiple vehicles and a police car occurred at Willis Avenue and Evans Avenue on October 6 at 12:02 a.m. The number of aided was unknown.

Williston Park

A Saddle Rock man was arrested in Williston Park for assault on October 4 at 12:20 p.m. According to detectives, on October 3, Sasha Marsi, 32, went to the Saddle Rock Village Hall at 18 Masefield Way and became involved in a verbal argument with the 57-year old male victim. The argument escalated and Marsi struck the victim in the face while holding a set of keys, causing a laceration to his forehead. Marsi then grabbed the victim and threw him into a bench causing multiple fractures to his left shoulder before fleeing the scene. The victim was removed to an area hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries. Marsi surrendered to officers and was found to be in possession of a tablet believed to be Suboxone. Marsi was charged with second and third degree assault, fourth degree possession of a dangerous weapon and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on October 5 

Manhasset Hills

Third Precinct officers responded to a report of a man who cut himself on the hand with a box cutter at 2335 New Hyde Park Road, causing severe trauma on September 29 at 10:50 p.m.


Westbury Fire Department and Nassau County Hazmat members responded to a very large fuel spill and leak on Post Avenue on September 30 at 9:10 p.m.

Hazmat personnel responded to the scene of a fuel spill with a truck leaking oil and blocking the right lane on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway at exit 39 in Old Westbury on October 1 at 1:07 p.m.

A smoke condition occurred at the Westbury Fire Department at 900 Old Country Road on October 5 at 11:18 p.m. Crews were attempting to locate the source and check for extension.


A car crashed into a Walgreens store on South Oyster Bay Road on September 29 at 9:24 p.m. The fire department requested the town building department be notified.

A tractor-trailer collided with a railroad overpass on Broadway at New South Road and Field Avenue on October 1 at 6:36 p.m. The truck then fled the scene. The MTA was called to the scene to check the integrity of the railroad trestle.

An accident involving three cars occurred at Jerusalem Avenue and West Old Country Road on October 2 at 10:53 p.m. Two injured victims were transported to a nearby hospital.

An unknown male black subject robbed the Peoples United Bank located at 404 South Oyster Bay Road on October 2 at 5:55 p.m. The suspect is described to be about 25-30 years old, approximately 5’ 9” tall, thin build, dark complexion, wearing a royal blue colored tracksuit, a black colored wool hat and aviator style sunglasses with silver colored frames, entered the bank and made a demand for money to a bank teller. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money the subject fled on foot southbound through the parking lot. Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.

Franklin Square

A fire occurred in a chimney extension at 947 Third Ave. on October 2 at 8:10 p.m. 

Garden City

A male 49-year-old from Levittown was arrested on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park on September 29 for an outstanding Garden City Village Court warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Police conducted a search at the Roosevelt Field Mall for a suspect with a gun drawn who was wanted for an attempted robbery on October 4 at 12:06 p.m. The suspect was later placed into custody near Macy’s.

Third Precinct units arrived at the scene of a robbery at Roosevelt Field on October 4 at 12:31 p.m. The thief allegedly stole a chain off of the victim’s neck. Police apprehended one suspect, searching for another and requested an ambulance for the victim who had an injured neck.

A car accident occurred at Stewart Avenue and New Hyde Park Road on October 4 at 1:15 p.m. Additional units were requested for extracting a victim and a pin. A Hurst tool arrived at the scene and the victim was extracted at 1:21 p.m.

A fully involved car fire occurred on Endo Boulevard and Stewart Avenue in East Garden City on October 4 at 8:52 p.m. The occupants were able to exit the vehicle.

Nassau County and Garden City Detectives arrested two Freeport men in Garden City on October 3 at 12:30 p.m. on burglary and grand larceny charges. According to detectives the two high school students were attending classes atAdelphi University and on September 19 and September 24, entered four separate dorm rooms and removed two laptop computers, an iPod Touch, a wallet containing an unknown amount of U.S. currency and a cell phone. On October 3, the defendants were observed by Adelphi Public Safety exiting another dorm room in possession of a video game system and laptop computer. Both defendants were charged with four counts of second degree burglary, while in addition Pollidore was charged with fourth degree grand larceny and fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property. They were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday, October 4.

Police responded to a series of accidents at Stewart Avenue and New Hyde Park Road from October 3-5.

West Hempstead

Four New York chiropractors — including one from West Hempstead — were part of a group of 92 individuals charged nationally with falsely billing the Medicare and Medicaid programs for about $432 million, federal officials said Thursday. According to the indictment, the defendants allegedly met patients — many of whom were elderly and had physical and mental disabilities — that were residing in assisted living facilities. They apparently did not treat the patients, but still submitted $6.4 million in fraudulent billings over a six-year period to Medicare, the indictment says.


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