The Office Cat

a black catArrest for credit card scam

On November 8th Garden City Detectives arrested a 43-year-old male for allegedly using a stolen credit card to buy an auto repair device valued at $4,400. He was charged with two counts of grand larceny, identity theft and possession of stolen property.

Harassment arrest

Officers responded to Adelphi University on November 8th for a dispute and arrested a 39-year-old male for allegedly punching a male victim several times in the face. He was charged with harassment.

Biker gang

Six youths on bicycles were cited for disruptive behavior and traffic violations on 7th Street on November 8th. They were released to their parents.

Wallets stolen

Wallets were stolen from two patrons of a Franklin Avenue restaurant on November 9th. In addition, both victims stated that credit cards from their wallets were used to purchase items at nearby stores.

Out of class

A motorcyclist on Meadow Street was charged with out of class operation, unsafe lane use, and passing a Stop sign on November 8th.

Curling iron  smoke

Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Adelphi University and determined it was activated by a curling iron.

Suspended license

As a result of an investigation on Fairmount Boulevard, a motorist was charged with driving with a suspended license on November 8th.

Brush fire

On November 9th, Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to the vicinity of the Nassau Boulevard RR Station where firefighters extinguished a brush fire.

Suspended license

On November 9th a motorist on Franklin Avenue was charged with driving with a suspended license and improper lane use.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Clinton Road was charged with driving with a suspended license and excessive speed on November 9th.

Check stolen

A Franklin Avenue contractor stated that a check placed in the mail was intercepted, altered, and cashed by an unknown person. 

Key box taken

A homeowner discovered the key box to a newly purchased home was missing on November 9th.

Burnt food

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November 9th Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at a Franklin Avenue building and determined it was activated by burnt food.

Vehicle damaged

An unoccupied vehicle in Parking Field #5 was reportedly damaged by unknown means on November 9th.

False alarm

On November 10th Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Adelphi University and determined the cause to be a fire panel issue.

Unlicensed operation

A motorist on Prospect Avenue on November 10th was charged with unlicensed operation and passing a Stop sign.

Downed lines

The GCFD and GCPD responded to Stratford Avenue on November 10th for a report of downed power lines and determined they were cable lines. 

Out of class

A motorist on Clinton Road was charged with out of class operation and excessive speed on November 10th.

Veterans Day ceremony

Officers were assigned to monitor the Veterans Memorial Day ceremony on 7th Street.

Fallen limb

A fallen tree limb on Yale Street damaged a parked unoccupied vehicle on November 11th. 

Suspended license

A motorist on Clinton Road was charged with driving with a suspended license and excessive speed on November 11th.

Leaving the scene

On November 12th a vehicle reportedly left the scene after crashing into another vehicle on Stewart Avenue at Clinch Avenue. Upon investigation, Detectives arrested a 60-year-old male on November 14th and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident.

Computer scam

On November 12th a victim reports being a victim of a computer scam after calling a phone number that was displayed on her computer screen alleging to be from Microsoft.

Improper plates

On November 12th a motorist on Clinton Road was charged with driving with a suspended license and improper plates.

Unlawful operation

On November 12th a motorist on Clinton Road was charged with driving with a suspended license and unlawful operation of an ATV on a roadway.

Disorderly conduct

On November 13th Garden City Police responded to a Franklin Avenue restaurant where a 67-year-old man allegedly created a disturbance and struck an employee causing a minor injury. The man was arrested and charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, and false personation.

Burnt food

On November 13th Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a residence for a fire alarm and determined the cause to be burnt food. 

Suspended license

A motorist on Washington Avenue on November 13th was charged with driving with a suspended license and defective brake lights.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Clinton Road on November 13th was charged with unlicensed operation and excessive speed.

Bank fraud

On November 14th a victim reported that multiple unauthorized transactions totaling more than $5,500 were charged against his bank account.

Identity theft

A victim reported on November 14th that her identity was stolen and used by an unknown person to gain employment out of state.

Burnt popcorn

GCFD and GCPD responded to the Garden City Hotel for a fire alarm and determined the cause to be burnt popcorn on November 14th.

Unlicensed operation 

A motorist on Meadow Street was charged with unlicensed operation and passing a stop sign on November 14th.

Excessive speed

A motorist on Old Country Road on November 14th was charged with driving with a suspended license and excessive speed.

How many officers does it take…

Garden City Police and Firefighters responded to a residence for a smoke condition on November 14th. Firefighters found a blown lightbulb and rendered the area safe.

 

Items taken from vehicle

On November 15th items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in Garden City Plaza.

Defective brakes

A truck driver on 11th Street on November 15th was charged with driving in a no truck zone and defective brakes.

Vehicle entered

Items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Salisbury Avenue on November 15th.

Identity theft

On November 15th a victim reported that their identity was stolen and used to file for unauthorized unemployment benefits.

Prize scam

On November 15th a victim reported received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publishing Clearing House. The caller stated he won a prize but he needed to acquire gift cards and call in the numbers in order to receive the prize. The victim complied and later determined it was a scam.

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