Crimes Nearby: Purse Snatched, Items Stolen

Recent criminal activity reported in southeast Nassau County communities.

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.


  • Sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, accent lights were stolen from a yard on Rosemont Street in North Bellmore.
  • Sometime between 9 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 6, a lawn jockey was stolen from a yard on Court Street in North Bellmore.
  • Sometime between 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 3, someone cut the lock on the victim's trailer, which was parked at South Bellmore Auto Care, located at 2501 Merrick Rd., and stole various items.


  • A man who detectives say pushed an elderly woman to the ground in a Wantagh parking lot and snatched her purse was arrested in front of Denny's on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown on Jan. 8 after a police pursuit.



  • The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District released a statement on Jan. 7 regarding a suspicious Facebook page that Calhoun High School officials thought should be investigated. Click here for the details.
  • Sometime been 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, a 2007 Mazda that was waiting to be sold was stolen from the BP Gas Station parking lot, which is located at 1577 Merrick Rd.
  • Sometime between Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 2 at 10 a.m., a license plate was stolen off a vehicle that was parked on Merrick Avenue.
  • Sometime between 6 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 8 a.m. on Jan. 5, Car Wash, located at 1820 Sunrise Highway, had it's side window broken, but nobody ever gained entry, police said.
  • A car that was parked on Sherman Avenue in Merrick was damaged sometime overnight between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Find out more about this incident by clicking here.
  • Sometime between 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 4, an EZ Pass was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle that was parked on Stevens Avenue in North Merrick.
  • Between 5-8 a.m. on Jan. 4, items were stolen from a yard on Whittier Avenue in North Merrick.



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