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Long IslandNassau

Local crime briefs


Uniondale motorcyclist

killed in collision with Jeep

A 28-year-old Uniondale man was killed Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Jeep in Baldwin, Nassau police said.

The accident happened on Centennial Avenue at 7:26 a.m.

In a news release Thursday, police said Kevin Lodge was westbound on Centennial at the time of the accident. The identity of the Jeep driver, a 38-year-old woman, was not released by police, who said no criminality is suspected.

Police said Lodge was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he died at 8:09 a.m.


Cops arrest man they say

robbed 2 near bus stop

An 18-year-old Hempstead man asked a man walking to a bus stop Wednesday morning for a dollar, then robbed him and in a later incident, the man's brother, both at knifepoint, Nassau police said.

Ryeshawn Newson, of 67 Albemarle Ave., was arrested on two counts of first-degree robbery, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon. Hempstead police arrested him on Henry Street shortly after the robberies.

The robberies happened on Greenwich Street, near Jerusalem Avenue, police said. The first happened at about 6:20 a.m. and the second shortly afterward. Neither victim was hurt.

Police said Newson approached the first man, 26, as he walked to his Hempstead bus stop. Newson asked for a dollar and, after the victim complied, "demanded more money, punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground." Police said Newson then drew "a large knife," held it to the man's chest, and stole his cellphone and remaining cash.

The victim fled, found a friend and borrowed the friend's cellphone -- using it to warn his brother not to use the same route to the bus stop.

But the brother was on his way when he was approached by Newson, who threatened him with a knife, police said. The brother threw his wallet to the ground and fled to a nearby deli, where a 911 call was placed.

The stolen property was recovered, police said. Newson faced arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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