Crimes Nearby: Police Shooting, Assault and Pursuit

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

Three men and two juveniles were arrested on the morning of September 19 by Nassau County Police in Herricks for grand larceny and conspiracy involving the breaking into numerous parked vehicles in Herricks.


An auto accident occurred on Old Country Road and County Seat Drive on September 18 at 9:16 a.m. There were non-life threatening injuries sustained by the drivers. 


Live wires that were burning were reported down on Dogwood Road on September 18 at 10:13 p.m. LIPA as requested to the scene. 


An overturned car was reported on Main Street and Brooklyn Avenue on September 15 at 12:07 p.m. The county fire marshal and hazmat units were requested to the scene for the fuel spill.

Two Queens men were arrested for a burglary that occurred in Old Westbury on September 15 8:40 p.m. According to detectives, Third Squad detectives along with Old Westbury Police observed a 2003 Jeep parked in the driveway of a residence under construction on Forte Drive. Defendant Jamalle Jordan, 36, was then seen running from a neighboring home and entering the vehicle which was being operated by Trevar Sanders, 31. The defendants and vehicle fled the scene and were stopped northbound on Glen Cove Road. Observed in the vehicle were two-way radios, gloves, a crow bar and gold necklace. It was determined the defendants had attempted to gain entry to a Forte Drive residence. Further investigation revealed that defendant Jordan had pried open the window of a residence on The Pines in Old Westbury on March 30, 2012 and removed jewelry. Both defendants were charged with second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and unlawful possession of a radio device. In addition defendant Jordan was charged with a second count of second degree burglary. They were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on September 16.

Police are seeking help identifying a man wanted for robbing a Bank of America at 248 Post Ave. on August 24 at 1:50 p.m. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, mid to late 30’s, 5’8”, stocky build, wearing sunglasses, plaid button up shirt, baseball hat and a bandage on his nose. The subject allegedly approached the teller and placed an object on the counter along with a robbery demand note. The subject then took out a black automatic hand gun pointing it at the victims. Subject jumped the counter and took assorted us currency from drawer. He was seen leaving in a white SUV. If you have information please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls are anonymous. 

Police conducted a perp search at 1080 Corporate Drive on September 18 at 5:10 p.m. The suspect was described as a black male in a white minivan who was wanted for allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles and was also wanted for allegedly attempting to rundown the manager of the Target store two weeks prior. Police later apprehended the man at the nearby Best Buy but not beforeshots were fired.

A car accident was reported on Old Country Road and Iris Place on September 20 at 7:47 p.m., with downed powerlines closing the roadway through 10:18 p.m.

Carle Place

An overturned car which had rolled over was reported on the eastbound lanes of the Northern State Parkway at Glen Cove Road. 


A motorcycle accident occurred on South Oyster Bay Road on September 16 at 8:27 p.m. The motorcyclist reportedly hot a car and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

A motorcycle accident occurred on North Newbridge Road and West Old Country Road on September 17 at 5:05 p.m. The fire department transported the aided to a nearby hospital.

Live wires that were burning were reported down at 383 West John St. on September 18 at 8:31 p.m. LIPA as requested to the scene.

An older model Jeep driven by a white female was involved in a hit and run on South Broadway and West Cherry Street on September 19 at 1:20 p.m. The Jeep fled westbound on Old Country Road toward Newbridge Road sustaining damage to its front end. The vehicle returned to the scene at 1:21 p.m.

Police were involved in a pursuit northbound on Jerusalem Avenue on September 20 at 5:18 p.m. A police car was rammed on Jerusalem Avenue and Eighth Street and an ambulance was requested to the scene for an injured officer. The driver was wanted for DUI and was stopped at Route 107 and Jerusalem Ave at 5:20 p.m. with the driver arrested. A second injured officer was reported at East Barclay and Route 107.

A Medford man was for burglaries that occurred on separate dates and times in September 2012. According to detectives, Richard Ray, 53, entered NY Sports Club in Hicksville and Garden City, stealing numerous items including a victim’s car. Ray is charged with 3 counts of third degree burglary, 2 counts of fourth degree grand larceny and an unrelated warrant charge. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on September 21.

A Hicksville woman was arrested on September 20 at 5:18 p.m. in Hicksville. According to detectives, a 54 year old female victim called 911 to report that her 2006 Mercedes Benz had been struck while parked on Dean Street and a 2002 Ford had left the scene. Officers located the Ford on Dean Street with the defendant, Catherine Sharkey, 28, behind the wheel with the engine running and doors locked. The defendant seemed unresponsive as officers attempted to gain her attention by banging on the windows of the vehicle. Sharkey then reached for an aerosol can in the vehicle and sprayed its contents into her mouth several times. As officers attempted to gain entry the defendant placed the vehicle in reverse striking a vehicle behind her. She then placed the vehicle in drive pulling away from the curb in a reckless manner almost striking the officers and repeatedly fled, striking one officer who sustained injuries to his arm, neck and shoulder and a police car. As the defendant was approaching Broadway she attempted to negotiate a turn and lost control of her vehicle striking a utility pole at Broadway and East Barclay Street. An officer approached and observed Sharkey attempting to place the vehicle in reverse. The officer broke the vehicle’s window to gain control of it causing lacerations and contusions to his hands and arms. He was able to remove the defendant from the vehicle. Sharkey resisted arrest by refusing verbal commands, flailing her arms, contorting her body and attempting to pull away. She was eventually placed into custody. Three officers were removed to area hospitals, treated and released. The defendant was also removed to an area hospital where she was admitted for a broken ankle and is listed in stable condition. Sharkey’s vehicle was impounded. The defendant was charged with second degree assault, second degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, illegal use of toxic vapors, leaving the scene of an incident with property damage, leaving the scene of an incident with injury and reckless driving. She will be arraigned as soon as practical. 

Stewart Manor

A major power outage was reported on September 18 at 2:57 p.m. affecting Stewart Manor and Floral Park. All businesses, houses, traffic lishgs and the fire department were without power. 

Garden City

A motor vehicle accident with injuries occurred on Cherry Valley Avenue and Sixth Street on September 18 at 9:15 a.m.

A car accident with multiple injuries occurred on the southbound lanes of the Meadowbrook Parkway at exit M3 on September 22 at 12:49 a.m. A total of six ambulances were requested. All southbound lanes were closed.

A police aide conducting traffic enforcement on Cherry Valley Avenue in the vicinity of Garden City Middle School on September 12 alerted police officers of a domestic occurrence at his location. Upon arrival a female 69-year-old stated that as she was driving her vehicle eastbound on Stewart Avenue, she was having a verbal argument with her husband, the front seat passenger, when he began to choke her. The subject, a male 75-year-old from New Hyde Park, was placed under arrest for criminal obstruction of an airway and reckless endangerment.

West Hempstead

A man charged with having sex with a teenaged boy he met on the internet is slated to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment today in Suffolk County criminal court in Riverhead. Police arrested David Boutin, 42, a financial planner who lives in West Hempstead, on Aug. 17 when, during a search for a stolen motorbike, they allegedly found him with a 13-year-old boy in the backseat of the his car.


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