ROOSEVELT

Man stabbed on Nassau Road after

being asked for a dollar, walking off

A man who asked another man on the street for $1 in Roosevelt pulled a knife and stabbed him in the stomach and hand several times, Nassau County police said Tuesday.

The attack occurred on Nassau Road near Debevoise Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Monday.

Police said the victim told the suspect he didn't have any money, and the man followed him and stabbed him.

Police said the victim, 27, was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The assailant is described as being about 5-foot-7 with a medium build and was wearing a red and black Yankees cap with a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said.

roosevelt

Park Avenue house broken into,

set on fire while residents were out

Someone broke into a house in Roosevelt on Monday evening, poured a flammable liquid on the staircase to the second floor, and set fire to the home, Nassau County police said yesterday.

The residents were not home at the time and no one was injured, police said.

The fire at the house, on Park Avenue, was reported just before 9 p.m. Fire officials said the house was not significantly damaged.

Ten fire engines and more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene, officials said.

MEDFORD

Man, 49, dies in motorcycle crash;

cops say wet road likely the cause

A Medford man died Sunday night when his motorcycle overturned on the rain-slicked New Jersey Turnpike near Jersey City, New Jersey State Police said.

Marc Hauptman, 49, lost control of a 2007 Kawasaki as he was riding east on the turnpike near the Exit 14C toll plaza, overturning the motorcycle, police said.

Hauptman, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off the bike and taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:18 p.m., police said.

The incident report cited the wet roadway as likely contributing to the driver losing control, but the crash is under investigation, the spokesman said.

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