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Theft Charges Dismissed Against New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner and Son

Michael Dolan Sr. and son had been charged with theft of smoke detectors.

Charges of grand larceny have been dropped against the New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner and his firefighter son, resulting in a case against them to be dismissed without a trial.

New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner Michael Dolan and his son, Michael J. Dolan, a volunteer firefighter, were arrested and charged with grand larceny theft of smoke detectors from the fire department in July 2012.

A spokesperson for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the charges were dropped on October 12, but declined further comment.

“The seriousness of this allegation resonated throughout our days during these past few months,” Dolan, an ex-Chief said in a statement. “Our family, friends and neighbors, including firefighters alike, provided constant support and encouragement which carried us through. We are truly grateful to them all.”

Added the younger Dolan: “I’m thrilled for us both that the truth was exposed and truth prevailed.”

Geoffrey Walter (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 09:34 AM
The following comment was posted on the New Hyde Park Patch Facebook page by Joann Schaefer Donahue: "So what did they borrow them instead?"
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
The following comment was posted on the New Hyde Park Patch Facebook page by Patricia Dolan Campoli: "Nah,... Did not steal... or " borrow them instead"..."
Patronage Troll October 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM
There obviously was enough smoke to cause an arrest - what was the cause of the fire or was this just an internal skunk pissing contest?
Patronage Troll October 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Seems there is more information in Richard Tedesco's article in the 10/26 "Herald Courier" than any other site. Draw your own conclusions from what little will apparently be released.
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