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Hempstead-Oyster Bay police beat

Reports from county or village police, March 14-20

East Farmingdale

The passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the L.A. Fitness lot on Broadhollow Road was smashed March 14. A handbag was stolen from inside the vehicle and later recovered in a Dumpster at a nearby Wendy's restaurant. Cash was missing from the handbag.

East Meadow

Jewelry was stolen from a residence on Fairview Avenue on March 16. A rear window was smashed to gain entry.

Hicksville

Shirts were reported stolen March 18 from Aeropostale in the Broadway Mall.

Massapequa

A Lindenhurst woman, 52, was arrested at Kohl's on Sunrise Highway on March 19 and charged with petit larceny.

A Dix Hills man, 27, was arrested March 19 on East Chestnut Street and charged with two counts of burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He was allegedly observed running from the rear of a strip mall on Sunrise Highway. Police stopped him as he entered his vehicle. He allegedly had a black bag containing bolt cutters and a crowbar.

Massapequa Park

A black backpack containing an iPod, hard drive and laptop computer were stolen from a unlocked vehicle on Abbey Street on March 18.

Merrick

The side passenger window of a vehicle on Lindenmere Drive was discovered broken and a GPS unit was stolen March 20.

A 1991 Honda was stolen from the intersection of Hewlett Avenue and Sunrise Highway March 15.

Plainview

A unknown man stole an undetermined amount of money from a TD Bank on Old Country Road March 20. The suspect entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller.

Wantagh

A digital camera and makeup kit were discovered stolen from a unlocked vehicle parked on Lufberry Avenue on March 18.

A black handbag and textbooks were stolen from a vehicle parked on Trellis Lane on March 19.

A rear tailgate was discovered stolen March 20 from a 2010 Ford pickup truck parked at Hassett Ford Lincoln Mercury on Sunrise Highway.

Westbury

A GPS unit was discovered stolen from an unlocked 2006 Toyota parked on Lace Lane on March 19.

A Toyota vehicle parked on Washington Avenue was damaged by a unknown person with a baseball bat March 19.

The rear passenger side window of a vehicle on Butler Street was discovered damaged March 19.

ELSEWHERE

Amityville

A burglary was discovered March 14 at a residence on Southwood Lane. Entry was gained through an unlocked rear garage door. Cash and jewelry were stolen.

Baldwin

Two registers and two cash boxes were discovered stolen from A Touch of Italy on Grand Avenue on March 16. Entry was made through a rear door.

A 2008 Nissan Maxima was stolen from the driveway of a Marilyn Lane residence March 20.

Bayville

The hood of a motor vehicle on Duane Lane was damaged March 14.

East Garden City

A pocketbook containing credit cards was stolen March 20 from a shopping cart on Stewart Avenue.

A stereo, gear shift knob, $40, an iPod and a GPS unit were stolen from a vehicle on Old Country Road on March 16.

ELMONT

Jewelry was stolen from a Sterling Road residence March 18.

FRANKLIN SQUARE

A 2008 Mercedes Benz was stolen from the Boulder Creek parking lot on Hempstead Turnpike on March 15.

Six tires valued at $3,000 were discovered slashed on a 2000 Ford dump truck on Fairway Road on March 15.

A laptop computer was discovered stolen from a vehicle parked on Garden City Road on March 17.

A stereo system was stolen March 17 from a vehicle parked on Lincoln Place.

GLEN COVE A 40-year-old man was arrested March 16 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

A man, 34, was arrested on Willets Road March 20 and charged with petit larceny.

A man, 59, was arrested on Tappanwood Drive on March 18 and charged with menacing.

Mineola

A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle on Old Country Road on March 15.

Roosevelt

A computer and an iPod were stolen from a residence on Cumberland Avenue on March 14.

A desktop computer and flat-screen TV were discovered stolen March 14 from Nassau Auto Sales on Nassau Road.

Money was discovered stolen from Stop and Go on Babylon Turnpike on March 15. Entry was made through the air-conditioning vents on the roof.

Uniondale

Phone cards were discovered stolen from E and M Grocery on Nassau Road March 15. Robbers gained entry by breaking a lock on a rear steel door.

A 1997 Toyota Corolla on Walton Avenue was stolen March 17.

Copper water pipes were stolen from under the crawl space of an Avenue B residence March 20.

Compiled by Mary Beth Foley

and Sabrina Monroe

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