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Crime Watch: Multiple Homes Burglarized Near N. Village Area

Recent police activity as reported by the RVCPD.

The following information was supplied by the Rockville Centre Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate a conviction.

Arrests

  • On Oct. 25 at 1:52 a.m., Claude Barrette IV, 28, of Rockville Centre, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following an investigation by police personnel in the vicinity of Wellington Street and N. Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre.
  • On Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., Justin J. Mayers, 28, Moscow, Pa., was arrested for robbery in the first degree that reportedly occurred at 96 N. Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre on Sept, 23, 2011.
  • On Oct. 25 at 5:16 p.m., Donovan R. Hutchinson, 24, of Long Beach was arrested for an open Long Beach warrant for possession of alcoholic beverage following an investigation by police personnel in the vicinity of Rockville Avenue in Rockville Centre.
  • On Oct. 26 at 5:16 p.m., Shawn A Thompson, 28, of Brooklyn was arrested while in the vicinity of Merrick Road for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree and vehicle and traffic law violations.
  • On Oct. 28 at 8:58 a.m., Sebastian Mejia, 24, of Baldwin, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree and vehicle and traffic law violations following a police investigation in the vicinity of Lakeview Avenue and N. Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre.
  • On Nov. 1 at 3:38 a.m., Jason T. Simon, 35, of Long Beach, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault in the second degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree following a police investigation at Merrick Road and N. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre. An investigating detective sustained shoulder and hand injuries requiring medical attention when the defendant became violent during arrest processing at RCPD headquarters.
  • On Nov. 1 at 1:07 a.m., Trevor Lawry, 27, of Hempstead, was arrested for criminal possession of controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following a police investigation at Powell Avenue and Maple Avenue in Rockville Centre.
  • On Nov. 1 at 2:22 a.m., Nicholas J. Castronova, 21, of Port Jefferson, was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a police investigation at Hempstead Avenue and Pine Street in Rockville Centre.
  • On Nov. 1 at 12:12 a.m., Elijah R. Davis, 30, of Oceanside, was arrested for disorderly conduct following a police investigation at 324 Merrick Road in Rockville Centre.

Robbery

  • On Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., a complainant from Queens Village reported that at approximately 7:20 p.m., a male acquaintance displayed a handgun and robbed him of $500 while in the vicinity of Municipal Parking Field No. 16, Sunrise Highway and N. Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre. The suspect reportedly fled eastbound on Sunrise Highway in a light gray Toyota motor vehicle.

Juvenile

  • On Oct. 27 at 8:55 p.m., a 15-year-old complainant from Rockville Centre reported that he was assaulted by a 14-year-old acquaintance while in the vicinity of Marlborough Court in Rockville Centre.

Burglary

  • On Oct. 26 at 11:52 a.m., a complainant from Allen Road in Rockville Centre reported that an unknown male suspect entered the residence without authorization and stole $500, an Apple laptop computer valued at $4,000, a bracelet valued at $1,000 and an Apple iPad valued at $1,000. The suspect fled the residence on foot in an unknown direction.
  • On Oct. 30 at 9:20 p.m., a complainant from Atkinson Road in Rockville Centre reported that an unknown male was observed in his 2010 ME/BZ motor vehicle parked in the driveway and that two doors, the electric meter and security panel of his residence were found to have been damaged sometime since 4 p.m. The suspect, who reportedly was possibly armed with a handgun, fled on foot toward N. Village Avenue and there was undetermined loss at the ransacked home at the time of report.
Anthony November 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Fools? Thanks Carl for your definition of "multiple". Yes, there have been "mulitple" instances on the North side of RVC over the past month alone. I believe it was about 2 weeks ago that a high school aged senior chased some intruders out of his house with a bat. The MO of the intruders is to ring the front doorbell during day light hours. If no one answers the door, the search the home for entry points. The kid who chased them out ignored the doorbell and realized he was being robbed. So please Carl, please help the "good people" and pick something else out of my post to define.
Josie November 06, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Having been burglarized myself a couple of years ago, I can tell you people should be worried...worried enough to take precautions. Make sure all your windows are locked. Put handbags, laptop computers out of sight. Consider an alarm system. I had one installed and hope I never again wake up at 4:45 a.m. to the sound of two men ransacking my home.
Frank November 06, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Good point. Where are patrols? I still am a big proponent of installing security cameras. If RVC installs security cameras on North Village, you can effectively police the area, gain intelligence, capture license plate info, and track unusual activity. Residents should push for this camera system if police presence is lacking. hey, it's working wonders in NYC.
Josie November 06, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Frank, I think security cameras at key points are a good idea. When I was burglarized, the police were hoping that a nearby private security camera had captured something. Josie
Windsor November 12, 2012 at 08:49 PM
That's because the police commissioner didn't want to pay overtime due to being over budget. That's despite knowing there were multiple homes in that area burglarized the week prior to the storm and several more post Sandy. Including one that occurred in broad daylight while a boy was home alone. Apparently the highest taxes in the United States don't cover overtime despite the extraordinary circumstance. RVC residents should be absolutely infuriated.

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