Charges dropped against fire commish, son
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Theft charges against a New Hyde Park Fire Department commissioner and his son, a volunteer firefighter, have been dismissed, law enforcement officials said.
Fire Commissioner Michael Dolan and his son, Michael J. Dolan, had been charged with grand larceny in July -- the two men were accused of stealing smoke detectors.
"It's obviously with the fire district and department," Frank said of the situation. "It's a separate matter from what the district attorney decided . . . I'm not at liberty to comment one way or the other."
Dolan, 68, and his son, 32, who live on Aladdin Avenue in New Hyde Park, were charged with third-degree grand larceny, Nassau County police had said. Police had said the two stole 65 Kidde smoke detectors from a secured room at the firehouse on Jericho Turnpike in June. Court papers put the value of the detectors at $3,250.
The elder Dolan is part of the five-member district board, which is elected.
Frank said Dolan is not up for re-election this year.