Crimes Nearby: Man's Body Discovered in Dumpster

Crimes and arrests making headlines nearby this week.

Brooklyn Man Found Dead in Dumpster

Nassau Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Brooklyn man who was found Friday in a Great Neck dumpster. The gruesome discovery was made about 4 p.m. at the Getty gas station located at 120 Cuttemill Road, police said. 

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Cops: Man Broke into House, Tried to Choke Woman

Cops are searching for a subject they say broke into a nearby home and tried to choke a woman, according to Nassau County Crime Stoppers.

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Cops: Pair to Be Arrested in Nail Salon Robberies

Authorities expect that an Islip Terrace man and woman will be charged with five heists at nail salons across Nassau County. The robberies occurred between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 in Valley Stream, Franklin Square, Wantagh and New Hyde Park, police said. The pair was already arrested for nail salon robberies in Suffolk.

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Cops: Four Charged in Fake Property Sale Scheme

Four people conspired to steal $50,000 by creating the fake sale of a Bronx home, according to Nassau County Police. Detectives reported the arrest of Lawrence Powell, 33, of Huntington, Juan Carlos Soto, 33, of Brooklyn, Anika Greene, 40, of Manhattan, and Kevin Kang, 51, of Farmingville, at 11 a.m. in Garden City.

According to police, the four arranged the fraudulent sale of 2529B Grand Avenue in the Bronx by pretending to be officials in the process of purchasing the home. Powell acted as the property purchaser, Soto acted as the title closer, Greene acted as a paralegal, and Kang acted as the property seller, cops said.

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Cops: Teen Swiped 3 Idling Cars as They Warmed Up

A 16-year-old was charged with stealing three idling cars from driveways and garages in West Hempstead within two hours, according to Nassau County Police.

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Cops: Woman Pushed Cop Down Stairs

A Levittown woman was arrested and charged with assault after police said she pushed an officer down the stairs of a home in East Rockaway on Sunday.

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Cops Searching for Assault Subjects

Police are looking for the two men who got in a fight with a 23-year-old victim at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday outside of Mr. Beery's Bar in East Rockaway.

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Cops: Men Shoved, Robbed, Woman Near Valley Stream LIRR

Cops are looking for the two men responsible for stealing a woman's purse just after she got off the train in Valley Stream Thursday night. 

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Arrest Made in Murder of Man Found Shot in Car Nearby

Police made an arrest after they discovered the body of a Queens man shot multiple times in Valley Stream. Orlando Ortiz, 31, of Valley Stream, was charged with second-degree murder for killing Richard Baccus, 50, of Rosedale, according to Nassau County Police.

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