Crimes Nearby: Man Stalks Teens in Bellmore, East Meadow Man Arrested

Recent criminal activity reported in southeast Nassau County communities.

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The following information is taken directly from the Nassau County Police Department's incident reports. None of the defendants have been convicted of a crime.


  • Nassau County detectives are investigating an assault at a saloon located along the Bellmore-Wantagh border Sunday night that left three men with head injuries including one in critical condition. Click here for the story.
  • A Woodmere man was arrested Wednesday after he tried to lure two teenagers to his car in Bellmore on separate occasions. Click here for more information on that story.
  • Nassau County Police arrived at Mepham High School in North Bellmore Wednesday morning to investigate a reported assault. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Click here for more.
  • A Bellmore man was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon Friday while in custody at Nassau County Jail in East Meadow. Click here for the details on his arrest.
  • Sometime between 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 12, National Grid/LIPA, located at 2400 Sunrise Highway, had copper wiring stolen off of one of its vehicles. 
  • Sometime between 5:17 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 7:07 a.m. on Oct. 12, items were removed from an unlocked vehicle that was parked on Grant Place in North Bellmore.
  • On Oct. 12 at 2:14 p.m., a shoplifter escaped with $58 worth of stolen goods from Walgreens, located at 703 Newbridge Rd. in North Bellmore. 

East Meadow

  • A vehicle car window was broken on Oct. 10. The car was parked on Preston Road.
  • On Oct. 10, items were removed from a car parked on 8th Street.
  • A handicap permit was removed from a vehicle that was parked on Meadowwoods Drive on Oct. 14.
  • On Oct. 16, a East Meadow man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at a bartender after an altercation in an East Meadow bar. Click here for more information on story. 



  • The Valero gas station in North Merrick was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in less than a year late Friday night, according to Nassau County Police. For more on story, click here
  • On Oct. 12, between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., a residence on Lincoln Boulevard was broken into via the side door, and an unknown amount of cash was reportedly taken.
  • On Oct. 10 at 11:38 p.m., Tiffany Cleaners, which is located at 1623 Merrick Road., was broken into. The suspect entered via the basement window, but police said that nothing was reported stolen.
  • Sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, OM Shanti Yoga, which is located at 1812 Merrick Road, was broken into as well via the rear window. Police said cash was taken by the perpetrator.
  • On Oct. 12 at 11:50 a.m., a shoplifter was arrested at Home Goods, which is located at 1644 Merrick Road. Ruth Riano, 71, of Freeport, was apprehended by cops at the scene.
  • At 6 p.m. on Oct. 12, Brian Pitti, 40, of Merrick, was arrested for driving while intoxicated near the intersection of Hewlett Avenue and Elm Place in Merrick.

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Mike Pekor October 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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