The Office Cat

a black catBusiness forgery

On June 8th a Garden City business reports three company checks were stolen, forged, and cashed for a loss exceeding $46,000.

Scam averted

An elderly victim received a scam phone call on June 8th from a person who stated her daughter was arrested and would need $20,000 to post bail. The victim contacted her daughter and verified she was not arrested.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Clinton Road and Stewart Avenue was charged with excessive speed and improper license plates on June 8th.

Unregistered operation

A motorist on Clinton Road and Poplar Street on June 8th was charged with driving with improper plates and unregistered operation.

Lost limb

Officers responded to South Avenue for a fallen tree limb blocking the roadway on June 8th.

DWI arrest

Officers arrested a 37-year-old woman on June 9th on Vassar Street for alleged DWI, obstructing traffic, and unsafe lane use.

Another limb down

Garden City Police responded to Cathedral Avenue on June 9th for a fallen tree limb blocking the roadway.

Bridge vs. truck

On June 9th officers responded to Cherry Valley Avenue where a truck struck the overpass. The driver was charged with disregarding bridge clearance signs.

No soliciting

Garden City Police issued an appearance ticket to a company for soliciting on Cherry Valley Avenue on June 9th.

Unlicensed operation

On June 9th a motorist on Greenridge Avenue was charged with unlicensed operation and passing a Stop sign at Clinch Avenue. A second motorist on Clinton Avenue was charged with unlicensed operation, speeding, and using a cell phone while driving.

Identity theft arrest

On June 10th Garden City Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for attempting to open a fraudulent credit card account at a local bank by using a forged driver’s license. Upon arrest, she was also found to be in possession of numerous fraudulent licenses and credit cards. She was charged with eight counts of possession of forged documents, identity theft, and criminal impersonation.

Stolen car

A vehicle was reported stolen from a Tremont Street driveway on June 10th. The vehicle was tracked to a Newark location.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Clinton Road on June 10th was charged with unlicensed operation and excessive speed. 

Passing stopped buses

Two motorists were charged with passing stopped school buses on Rockaway Avenue on June 10th.

Belmont Fair detail

Garden City Police officers were assigned to traffic and safety details for the Belmont Fair on 7th Street on June 10th. During the event, Officers reunited two lost children with their families. 

Water leak help

Garden City Police and Firefighters and the Water Department responded to a report of a water leak inside the home on June 11th. Firefighters and Water Department staff rendered the home safe by turning off the power and water supplies.

Demonstration detail

Officers were assigned to traffic and safety details for a large demonstration and march on Old Country Road and Franklin Avenue on June 11th.

Suspended registration

A motorist on Clinton Road on June 11th was charged with driving with a suspended registration and tinted windows. Another motorist on Clinton Road was charged with unlicensed operation and excessive speed.

Aggravated DWI

Upon investigation of a suspicious circumstance on Kingsbury Road on June 12th, Garden City Police arrested a 34-year-old man for Aggravated DWI (more than .018 blood alcohol content) and driving with two driver license suspensions. 

Odor causes distress

GCPD and GCFD responded to fire alarm at a 7th Street restaurant on  June 12th where firefighters determined the cause was a broken sprinkler pipe. They responded back after two employees stated they were suffering headaches and light headedness, possibly due to a gas odor. They were tended to by ambulance personnel. The Fire Marshal responded to the scene and the premise was closed until the building issues could be corrected. 

Suspicious backpack

Officers investigated a report of a suspicious backpack in the vicinity of the Stewart School on June 12th. Upon investigation, the backpack contained personal items and belonged to a local student.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Stewart Avenue was charged with unlicensed operation and excessive speed on June 12th.

Suspended registration

A motorist on Clinton Road on June 13th was charged with driving with a suspended registration and using a cell phone while driving.

Scam caller

On June 13th a resident reported she received a scam phone call stating her daughter was arrested for an accident and needed money for bail. The resident hung up and called her daughter to verify she was okay and not arrested.

Sewage issue

Officers responded to a sewage issue on Mulberry Avenue on June 13th.

Fake plates

A motorist on New Hyde Park Road was charged with excessive speed and fraudulent license plates on June 13th. 

Another vehicle stolen

A vehicle was reported stolen from a Newmarket Road driveway on June 14th.

Multiple charges

A 32-year-old motorist was arrested on Clinton Road and Meadow Street for driving with a revoked license, seven license suspensions, and fraudulent license plates. 

Revoked license

A 25-year-old motorist was arrested on Clinton Road and Kingsbury Road on June 14th for driving with a revoked license, eight license suspensions, and excessive speed. 

Leaving the scene

A gray vehicle reportedly left the scene after being in a collision with another vehicle on Nassau Boulevard on June 14th.

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