Crime and courts briefs

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UniondaleArrest in attempted murder

A Uniondale man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a manhunt that began when a Nassau County detective, driving along Nassau Road, heard gunshots Saturday afternoon and found two wounded men on the road.

Kshon Trahern Ricks, 22, of 655 Nassau Rd., was arrested Sunday evening, charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said yesterday.

The detective, whose identity was not released, was driving south on Nassau in Uniondale about 4 p.m. Saturday when he heard gunshots and then found the two victims in the street, police said.

A 26-year-old man had been shot in the abdomen and a 23-year-old man suffered a laceration to his leg, police said. Police said both victims were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Police said First Squad detectives and detectives from the Special Investigations Squad conducted an investigation, leading to the arrest of Ricks at his home at 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Ricks was arraigned yesterday and held without bail.

Carle PlaceCops: Applicant stole pack

A Hempstead man looking for work at a party supply store took a backpack containing electrical devices, including an iPad, from an office at the Carle Place business, Nassau County police said yesterday.

Robert Ardoin, 35, of 26 Jerusalem Ave., was arrested on a burglary charge Sunday in Carle Place. He was held yesterday afternoon pending $30,000 cash or $15,000 bond bail.

Police said Ardoin went to the Party City store at 290 Voice Rd. on Friday seeking employment and then took the backpack -- containing the iPad, a laptop computer and hearing-aid equipment -- from an office.

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A Third Precinct officer on routine patrol saw Ardoin on Voice Road in Carle Place at about 7:40 a.m. Sunday and arrested him without incident.

MerrickMan charged in burglaries

An officer responding to a storefront alarm in Merrick early Sunday caught a Great Neck man running from the scene, police said.

Nassau County police said a subsequent investigation linked the man, David Mintz, of 4616 Iris Lane, to a string of burglaries.

Mintz, 31, was charged with 11 counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of attempted burglary. He was held yesterday afternoon pending a $15,000 cash or bond bail.

Police said Mintz was arrested at 4:45 a.m. Sunday after a Seventh Precinct officer, responding to the alarm at Sushi Ko restaurant on Merrick Road, saw him "running from the rear of the store."

Police said Mintz had used a brick to break the rear glass door to the restaurant, then had stolen an undisclosed amount of cash, which was recovered.

Police said an investigation then linked Mintz as a suspect in a string of burglaries, including: Oct. 9, at a store on Front Street in Uniondale, where no proceeds were taken; Sept. 2, at a business on North Station Plaza, Great Neck, where cash was taken; Sept. 3, at a business on South Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, where cash was taken; Sept. 4-5, when cash was stolen from stores on Haven Avenue and Main Street in Port Washington, and a second store on Main Street, where a lock box was taken; Sept. 7-8, when a suspect took cash from a business on Merrick Avenue in Merrick, then attempted to break into another business on Merrick Avenue but failed.

Police said Mintz also is suspected in break-ins at two other businesses on Sept. 7-8, one on Merrick Avenue and the other on Merrick Road. The first had cash taken, police said, and in the second, the burglar left empty-handed.

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