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Car Thief Attacks Cop In Parking Lot Downtown

Nassau County Police detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 14, in downtown Farmingdale. 

 

According to homicide squad detectives, the incident occurred as police were searching for a stolen vehicle, which had just occured from the parking lot of the Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant at 345 Conklin Street. A nearby officer—parked at the Spartan Diner located at 1580 Broad Hollow Road—spotted the vehicle. 

 

As the officer started to step out of his car to conduct an investigation, the stolen 2008 Toyota Highlander drove at the police vehicle, colliding with the car door and forcing the officer to withdraw his firearm and shoot off a round at the subject’s vehicle. The stolen auto, which was believed to be occupied by 3 or 4 unknown subjects, fled the scene via Broad Hollow Road.

 

The officer, who was physically uninjured during the incident, was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

 

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477.

News

Farmingdale residents are being urged to use caution when answering the doorbell due to ongoing concerns of imposters posing as utility workers. On Aug. 19, officials with the South Farmingdale Water District—covering the Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, North Massapequa and Massapequa Park communities—sent out an advisory warning customers not to let anyone into their homes claiming to be a water district employee without first showing photo identification. The advisory was sent as a safety precaution, instructing residents to immediately contact the police if they are suspicious of anyone identifying his or herself as a “water district” employee.

According to the South Farmingdale Water District Commissioners, it is rare for any water district employees to show up at a home or business unannounced in order to read a water meter or confirm a leak, as most, if not all, residential visits are done by appointment.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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