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Crime Report: A Second Chance, Shoplifters, Damaged Car

Crimes reported by Nassau County's first and third precincts, as well as New York State Police.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

A seriously ill woman in order to seek a heart transplant was given a second chance after returning to court to answer charges she violated the terms of her conditional release by smoking cigarettes. Diane McCloud, 47, of Hempstead, was given the go-ahead to pursue a potentially life-saving heart transplant. Her doctor at stated in a report to the court that McCloud had been non-compliant and had violated eligibility requirements for a Bronx hospital’s heart transplant program by smoking cigarettes and refusing to take part in a screening process for a new heart; she claimed the facility was “too crowded” and she didn’t want to wait around.

Other Police News

  • On April 22, between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., two tires and two rims were stolen from a vehicle that was parked on Durham Road in East Meadow.
  • On April 18 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a shoplifter stole $300 worth of items from in East Meadow.
  • On April 20 at 9:15 a.m., a shoplifter took $150 worth of merchandise from on Hempstead Turnpike.
  • On April 18 at 10 a.m., a driver whose car was parked on Hempstead Turnpike came out to find damage to the fender.
  • On April 27 at 5:40 a.m., a car was stolen from the 7-11 parking lot; the victim left the motor running while he went into the store.
  • On April 28 at 1:40 p.m., John Mccallum of Westbury was arrested for shoplifting at on Front Street.
  • Sometime before 4 a.m. on April 30, the front glass was broken at in East Meadow, and perpetrators unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into the building.
  • On April 30, between 4-9 p.m., the windows at in East Meadow were damaged by a BB gun.
  • On April 27, a 37 inch television was stolen from on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.


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