Carbon Monoxide Scare at Glen Mills Apartments
At 8:46 a.m. on Jan. 22, Glen Cove volunteer firefighters made a quick response to a call reporting an activated carbon monoxide detector at the Glen Mills Apartment complex on Stephen Oval in Glen Cove.
Arrest at GCHS for Weapons Possession
On Jan. 16, Detective John Nagle arrested an 18-year-old male inside Glen Cove High School and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon, fourth degree. According to Detective Nagle, the defendant allegedly had an argument with another student and punched him. When the other student went to retaliate, the defendant pulled out a switchblade. A teacher's aide witnessed the incident, told the teacher who then notified security. Security called the Glen Cove Police Department. When Detective Nagle arrived to the scene, the defendant admitted he had the switchblade, but because the switchblade has a cigarette lighter attached to it, the defendant thought there was nothing wrong in having it with him. Detective Nagle said it's the first time in his experience that he has seen a weapon of this kind. The defendant was due in the Glen Cove Schools Superintendent's office on Jan. 24 and it is expected he will be barred from school for the rest of the semester.
Knights of Columbus Free Throw
The Knights of Columbus, James Norton Council, is sponsoring a basketball free-throw contest this Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the gym at St. Patrick's Church, Glen Cove. This event is open to boys and girls ages 10 through 14 and with parental permission.
Big Red Sports
This past Saturday the Big Red basketball team continued on their road trips (playing 7 of their first 10 games on the road). This time they traveled to the Spartans of Valley Stream North. The first quarter started off with a 10 - 0 lead for the inexperienced Big Red team. In the second quarter, Keith Dempster (16 pts.) hit four three-pointers as Glen Cove outscored North 24 - 6 to take a 34 - 15 half-time lead. The second half started with two quick baskets for the Big Red by Craig Hansen and Chad Gleason to jump out to a 23-pt. lead, but North came rushing back to get within 8 pts. The Big Red kept the pressure on with the second half performance of Chad Gleason (11 pts.) who was 7 for 7 from the free throw line in the last quarter, along with 10 rebounds. Craig Hanson also played strong with 18 pts. and 12 rebounds. Great defensive play from Chris Osborne, Dom Bocchino, Craig Fredrick and floor leadership by Brian Filippone led to the Big Red's convincing win.
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