Sep 28, 2012
Burglary, Robbery and Shoplifting Arrests; Busy Week for NCPD
By Raimundo Ortiz
The NCPD had a busy week in our area, nabbing several criminals on charges ranging from burglary, robbery, grand larceny, menacing, and shoplifting. In addition to all the mischief, authorities had to deal with a fatal motorcycle accident and a harrowing rescue of six men who were thrown into the ocean from their capsized boat a few miles off Atlantic Beach.
Ervin Rodriguez, 28, of 3 Burnside Avenue in Lawrence, was arrested for burglarizing a Pearl Street home on September 22nd at 12:25 a.m. A 44-year-old female victim and her 13-year-old son discovered Rodriguez leaving the house with the woman’s laptop in his hands. Rodriguez struck her in the face with the laptop then fled the scene on Lawrence Avenue. Fourth Precinct officers found Rodriguez in a nearby backyard and arrested him. He has been charged with first degree burglary.
David Campbell, 33, of Inwood, was arrested for removing a gold cross and chain from a religious statue belonging to Our Lady of God Council Church at 68 Wanser Avenue in Inwood. On September 23rd, a complaintant noticed Campbell wearing the stolen jewelry and alerted the police who placed him under arrest without incident. Campbell has been charged with one count of grand larceny.
On Wednesday, two males, 20 and 15, were approached by an unknown black male on Wanser Avenue who showed a handgun and demanded property from the two victims. The suspect stole two cellphones and an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing on Wanser Avenue. According to detectives, the suspect is described as a young black male, about 20 years old, standing at approximately six feet and one inch tall. He was wearing a blue denim jacket and red baseball cap. Any information about this crime can contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers anonymously at (800) 244-TIPS.
Anthony A. Leazer Jr., 22, of 47 Carolina Avenue in Hempstead was arrested Wednesday, and has been charged with one count of first degree robbery, two counts of second degree robbery, second degree menacing, and third degree menacing. According to the Nassau County Police Department Leazer was arrested for knocking on the door of a Holiday Inn Express hotel room a 1 Sunrise Highway in Lynbrook on May 3rd displaying a handgun to the female victim and forcibly entering her home. He forced her to the floor and demanded cash then fled the scene. Leazer was also charged with two similar crimes.
On May 7th, Leazer allegedly entered the room of a 20-year-old female at the Red Roof Inn at 699 Dibble Drive in Westbury, ordered her to lie on the floor and demanded money. After Leazer left the room, the victim locked her door. Leazer then attempted to come back into the room causing the victim to jump from a window and suffer serious injuries.
On May 14th, Leazer knocked on the door of a 28-year-old female staying at the Best Western Hotel at 5080 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. When she opened her door, Leazer flashed a black handgun and pushed her inside. A male next door heard noise and left his room, causing Leazer to flee the scene.
Naheem A. Bryan, 32, of Mount Vernon was arrested for shoplifting at Burlington Coat Factory on 345 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence.
Annmarie Giordano, 51, of Baldwin was arrested for shoplifting at Loehmann’s on 1296 Broadway in Hewlett.
Shakeem S. Baker, 20, of Far Rockaway, was arrested for shoplifting at Marshall’s on 345 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence.
On Saturday, September 22nd at 10:50 a.m. about three miles off the shore of Atlantic Beach, six male victims, 56,54,49,48,10, and 8 were tossed off of a 21-foot Cobia Fish Tracker that capsized in rough waters. Nearby fishermen saw the event happen and were able to get five of the six victims out of the water and contact authorities. Nassau County Police Department Marine and Air Units, the New York Police Department Air Bureau, and the Bay Constables jointly responded to the incident. Two NYPD Air Unit divers were able to remove the sixth victim, the 49-year-old, who was unconscious and trapped underneath the boat. He was airlifted to an area hospital in Staten Island. He is in critical condition while the other five victims were evaluated and released.
On Friday, September 21st a fatal motorcycle accident happened on Rockaway Turnpike in Meadowmere at 8:00 p.m. A male victim riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle and traveling southbound hit the rear of a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country minivan being driven by a 72-year-old, who was making a left-hand turn toward Rugby Road. After hitting the Chrysler, the rider of the Suzuki was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered severe head trauma. A brake check was administered to the Chrysler and released to the owner. The motorcycle was impounded for safety checks.
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