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a black catGas leak reported

On June 9th the GCFD and GCPD responded to Nassau Blvd. for a possible gas leak. The area was found safe.

Fallen branch

A fallen tree branch damaged a parked vehicle on Stratford Avenue on June 9th

Scam alert

On June 9th a resident received a call from a person claiming to be a DEA agent who stated the resident’s bank assets would be frozen due to an investigation. The resident realized it was a scam when the caller instructed her to wire money to an account to stop the process. 

Truck hits bridge

A truck traveling northbound on Cherry Valley Avenue on June 9th  struck the train overpass. The driver was charged with disregarding bridge clearance signs as well as multiple equipment violations. No injuries were reported.

Suspicious behavior

On June 9th surveillance cameras showed a male subject in a rear yard of a Cathedral Avenue residence checking a cottage door. In addition, a vehicle parked in the driveway was found rummaged through. 

Suspended license

On June 9th a motorist was charged with driving on Franklin Avenue with a suspended license and talking on a cellphone.

Truck violations

On June 9th a commercial driver for a Levittown company was charged with driving on Clinton Road at Poplar Street for failing to cover loose cargo as well as numerous equipment and safety violations. 

Car fire

GCFD and GCPD responded to a report of a car fire on Stewart Avenue on June 10th.

Vehicle entered

A vehicle on Meadow Street was reportedly rummaged through on June 11th. There was no reported loss.

Truck stop

Seven trucks were inspected at a Clinton Road checkpoint. Three vehicles were placed out of service and thirty-eight tickets were issued for various traffic and safety violations including two weight violations, six hazmat violations, and three unsecured load violations.

Vehicle entered:

On June 12th a vehicle parked on 4th Street was rummaged through. No items were reported missing.

Burnt food:

GCFD and GCPD responded to Pell Terrace for a fire alarm. The cause was determined to be burnt food.

Fake plates:

On June 13th a motorist was charged with driving on Rockaway Avenue with fraudulent license plates, unregistered operation, expired inspection, and unlicensed operation.

Reckless driving

On June 13th a Garden City Police officer observed the operator of a motorcycle on Franklin Avenue and Parking Field 11 allegedly driving recklessly and committing numerous traffic violations including driving on the wrong side of the road and on sidewalks before he lost control, fell, and injured his leg. The operator, a 42-year-old male was taken to a local hospital for treatment. In addition, he was charged with reckless driving and out of class operation.

Threatening messages

Detectives are investigating a June 13th report of a resident receiving threatening text messages.

Road rage

Officers investigated a road rage incident on June 13th on Old Country Road where one of the occupants of a vehicle reportedly pointed what appeared to be a gun at the operator of another vehicle.


Soap and sunscreen dispensers were found damaged in a Nassau Haven Park bathroom on June 13th. Similar Dispensers were also pulled from bathroom walls in Edgemere Park and Tullamore Parks but were not damaged. 

Boiler malfunction

GCFD and GCPD responded to Harvard Street for a boiler malfunction.

Traffic enforcement

On June 13th a motorist was charged with driving on Franklin Avenue at 3rd Street with a suspended license, improper plates, unregistered vehicle, and unsafe turn. A motorist was charged with driving on Hilton Avenue at 3rd Street with a suspended registration, improper plates, uninsured operation, and unregistered operation.

Identity theft:

The GCPD investigated a June 14th report of a person’s identity being stolen and used to file false unemployment claims.

Truck-bridge hit and run

On June 15th Garden City Police officers responded to Cherry Valley Avenue for a report of a southbound truck fleeing the scene after striking the Cherry Valley overpass, leaving large amounts of debris in the roadway. 

Officers stopped the vehicle at 1st Street and charged the driver with leaving the scene of an accident, disregarding bridge clearance signs, and multiple equipment violations.

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