Written by The Farmingdale Observer Staff Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00
A recent string of robberies had Nassau and Suffolk county police working together to catch the culprits. And now they've succeeded, say authorities.
According to detectives, at approximately 5:51 p.m. on Jan. 28, 18-year-old Adam Baron of Melville entered the Chase Bank on Main Street in Farmingdale and handed the teller a demand note. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, Baron fled the bank.
Five employees and five customers, none of whom were injured, were present during the time of the robbery and identified the perpetrator. The eyewitnesses informed police that the suspect was 6 foot 2 inches tall, wearing dark clothing, a mask covering his face and gloves. Police could not identify if the assailant was armed, as of press time.
The next day, Nassau County investigators, working in conjunction with the Suffolk County Pattern Crimes Unit, arrested Baron and his alleged accomplice, Jamie Ramirez, in the parking lot of the Avalon Apartments complex, where they live.
Baron has been charged in connection with five other bank robberies that occurred in Westbury, Rockville Centre, Plainview and Merrick. Although Ramirez, 25, was not apprehended in connection with the robberies in Rockville Centre and Farmingdale, he was charged in connection with the robberies in Plainview and Merrick. He was also apprehended for a bank robbery in North Bellmore on Jan. 17.
Both men were arraigned at the first district court in Hempstead on Jan. 30. Baron has been charged with five counts of robbery in the second degree and one count of attempted robbery. Ramirez has been charged with two counts of robbery in the second degree, third degree, and attempted robbery.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
If the Farmingdale Rams are going to get over the top and capture the Skyline Conference for men’s soccer in 2014, it will take some more aggressive play. That’s according to team captain and defensive player Vincent Danetti.
“We don’t have a lot of big guys on our team,” Danetti said. “We need to play aggressive.”
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:04
The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8.
Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00
Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race
On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.