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Crimes Nearby: Fatal Apartment Fire, Man Killed by Tree and Motorcycle Accident

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.

New Hyde Park

A fatal fire occurred in an apartment above a bar at 1217 Jericho Turnpike on November 1 at approximately 6 a.m.

Mineola

The Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps. was requested to 20 Jerome Ave. on October 28 at 1:31 p.m. for two aided.

A overturned car was reported in the vicinity of Jericho Turnpike and Mineola Boulevard on October 31 at 9:57 a.m. The driver was removed from the vehicle.

Albertson

A fire was reported at 105 Shepherd Lane in a private dwelling on November 1 at 4:04 a.m. Williston Park Ladder Co. and EMS responded to the scene. The fire was controlled at 5:58 a.m.

Roslyn

An accidental homicide occurred in Roslyn on Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. According to detectives, Safar Shafinoori, 84, of Roslyn, went outside to move his vehicle and while entering, was struck by a falling tree. Nassau County Police Ambulance transported Shafinoori, who suffered a head injury, to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:28 p.m.

Manhasset

Searingtown Road was closed in both directions at Northern Boulevard on October 29 at 5:58 p.m. due to a transformer fire and from Northern Boulevard to the Long Island Expressway at 6:16 p.m. due to downed trees.

Old Westbury

A fire occurred at 223 Store Hill Road at Empire State College at Old Westbury on November 1 at 4:02 p.m. The fire was contained at 4;05 p.m.

Hicksville

A fire was reported on the second floor of a two-story structure at 342 West Nicholai St. on October 31 at 9:05 p.m. Two elderly residents were reportedly trapped. The building was evacuated at 9:16 p.m. It was reported that the fire started in a car in an attached garage that spread to the residence and there was heavy fire through the roof.

A fire broke out at the Broadway Mall in the basement of the H&M clothing store on November 1 at 1:28 p.m. A heavy smoke condition was reported in the underground tunnel of the mall.

Garden City

Four men were arrested in East Garden City on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at 12:40 a.m. for allegedly planning a burglary. According to detectives, a Nassau County Third Precinct Police Officer along with a Third Precinct Sergeant conducted a vehicle traffic stop of a 1997 Red Acura driving on Zeckendorf Boulevard. During the investigation, a clear bag of marijuana along with screw drivers, a hammer and flashlight were discovered on the floor of the vehicle. The investigation revealed the defendants were looking to burglarize stores that suffered damage during the storm.

fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Tuesday, October 30 at 8:25 p.m. in Garden City. According to detectives, a 20 year old male was operating a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Washington Avenue with an 18 year old female passenger when he struck a 2003 Econoline van which was traveling eastbound at the intersection of Stewart Avenue. The traffic light at the intersection was out at the time due to a power outage.

An 87-year-old man was rescued from a burning Garden City home by a Garden City father and son Monday night during Hurricane Sandy when a fallen tree had reportedly dislodged a gas main.

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