LONG ISLAND CRIME BRIEFS

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LIDO BEACH/Anti-Semitic graffiti found in bus

Fourth Squad detectives are trying to find out who drew swastikas and wrote anti-Semitic remarks on the seats of a school bus in Lido Beach, Nassau County police said yesterday.

Police said the remarks and swastikas were made in ink and marker on several seats of a school bus that was used to transport Long Beach High School students between 6:40 a.m. Monday and 3:25 p.m. Tuesday.

-- Gary Dymski


ELMONT/UPS impostor pulls gun on woman

A man posing as a UPS delivery worker pulled a gun on a woman who answered the door at her Elmont home Tuesday afternoon and then, after tying up the woman and her cousin, ransacked the house -- stealing jewelry, credit cards, personal items and liquor before fleeing the scene, police said.

The burglary occurred about 2:50 p.m. on Barbara Street, Nassau County police said.

The 35-year-old woman, her infant son and 52-year-old female cousin all were uninjured, according to police.

The burglary started when a man in his 20s, wearing a brown UPS jacket, a brown skull cap and carrying a box, rang the doorbell, police said. The 35-year-old answered, only to have the man place the box on the ground -- and pull a gun. The man then tied up the adults and ransacked the home, police said. Police did not place a value on the items stolen.

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-- John Valenti


EAST MEADOW/Meadowbrook closed due to car fire

A car fire briefly closed the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway between the Southern State Parkway and Hempstead Turnpike yesterday morning, State Police said.

Nassau County fire officials said volunteers on two engines from the East Meadow Fire Department dealt with the fire, reported at 9:49 a.m.

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The parkway reopened about 10:45 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation website.

Police said there were no injuries reported and that the fire was not the result of an accident.

-- John Valenti

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