LONG ISLAND CRIME BRIEFS

SOUTHAMPTON/Man charged with snatching traffic officer's ticket book

A construction worker from Wainscott was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration after Southampton Town police said he grabbed a ticket book from a female traffic control officer Wednesday at a site in Watermill.

Michael Kelley, 59, was charged with second-degree obstruction after a run-in with the Southampton Town police traffic control officer on Dune Road, police said.

The officer was on patrol when she "observed several cars illegally parked along the roadway," police said.

As the officer approached the cars, police said Kelley approached the officer and cursed at her. He then grabbed her ticket book from her hand and threw it.

Kelley was released on $250 bail and police said he faces arraignment at a later date.

The officer, whose identity was not released, was uninjured.

-- John Valenti

HEMPSTEAD/Cops seek man who robbed Wells Fargo Bank

Police are investigating the robbery Thursday morning of the Wells Fargo Bank at 145 Fulton Ave.

The robber took an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot, police said. There were no injuries.

Police described the male suspect as 5 feet, 5 inches tall; about 45 to 50 years old; and with a mustache. He wore a Yankees cap, glasses, a blue nylon jacket and blue pants, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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