2017-02-17 / Community



Where there’s smoke: Garden City Police Officers assisted Garden City Firefighters with a smoke condition inside a 7th Street building on February 8th.

Items taken: Various items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Wetherill Road residence on February 8th.

Multiple violations: On February 8th a 31 year old Elmont man was arrested on Stewart Avenue for driving while his license was suspended for a prior DWI offense, tinted windows, and improper lane usage.

Domestic incident investigation: On February 8th, after an investigation of a domestic Incident which occurred on October 27th at a Franklin Avenue Medical Center, Garden City Detectives arrested a 31 year old man for allegedly stealing property from an ex-girlfriend and violating an order of protection. He was charged with grand larceny and criminal contempt.

Snow storm: On February 9th, due to heavy snow storm conditions, officers responded to multiple calls including reports of disabled motorists, residential alarms, and dangerous street conditions.

Wallet theft arrest: On February 10th Garden City Detectives arrested a male 21 from Hempstead for the theft of a wallet and money from an Adelphi University dorm room, The incident occurred on February 6th.

Gate malfunction: On February 10th Garden City Police responded to a railroad gate malfunction causing traffic delays at the New Hyde Park Road Railroad Crossing. The condition was caused by a disabled train.

Washing machine fire: On February 10th Garden City Poilice assisted Garden City Firefighters who responded to a washing machine fire on Kensington Road.

Low wires: On February 10th a wire securing a traffic light on Stewart Avenue was apparently damaged by high winds causing it to dangle dangerously low towards the ground. Officers safeguarded the area until work crews repaired the light.

Gas leak: On February 11th Garden City Police assisted Garden City Firefighters and National Grid who responded to a natural gas leak on Greenridge Avenue.

Burst pipe: On February 11th Garden City Police responded to a Huntington Road residence where an outside water pipe had burst open.

Winter storm problems: On February 12th, as the result of wintery storm conditions,

Police Officers and DPW workers responded to multiple locations for reports of icy road conditions.

Car entered: On February 13th various items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Willow Street residence.

Inspection stickers missing: On February 13th a manager of the Nissan Service Center on Main Street reports the theft of three inspection stickers from a cabinet.

Car fire: On February 13th Garden City Officers assisted the Garden City Fire Department who extinguished a vehicle fire at the Garden City Country Club.

High winds: On February 13th Officers responded to multiple calls related to strong wind conditions including reports of fallen tree limbs and an awning that fell on a parked vehicle in the rear of a Franklin Avenue business.

RR gate fails: On February 13th Garden City Police responded to a railroad gate malfunction causing traffic delays at the Cathedral Avenue Crossing. MTA work crews responded and corrected the condition.

Multiple violations: On February 14th a truck was stopped by a Garden City Police officer for traveling in a no commercial vehicle zone on Clinch Avenue. The traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 35 year old Hempstead man for driving with five license suspensions, a warrant for DWI, and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Identity theft: On February 14th a resident reported an identity theft in which someone opened a credit card account in his name; there were several charges against the account totaling approximately $16,000.

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