Written by Daniel Offner Friday, 21 February 2014 00:00
Shots were fired outside of 1 Carter Place in Levittown after a discrepancy between a 58-year-old tenant and his landlord escalated into a physical altercation.
According to police, the altercation started when the tenant, Rohan J. Kahn, pulled the landlord into the apartment, punched him in the face and kicked him.
The victim, 51, was able to run from the apartment but was followed by Kahn, now armed with a rifle.
Police said at least five rounds were fired, striking two cars on Bloomingdale Road and Carter Place.
Police stated that the shooter missed Kahn, but struck glass, injuring the landlord and a second female victim, 54, who was driving on Bloomingdale Road. According to investigators, the impact from the glass caused abrasions to the landlord's face.
When police arrived at the scene, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the defendant had barricaded himself in his apartment, at which point Nassau County Emergency Services along with the Bureau of Special Operations, K-9, aviation and hostage negotiators were called in.
Subsequently, the Island Trees School District was placed on lockdown. The Levittown Public Schools would also place Summit and Northside elementary schools, as well as Division Avenue High School, on lockdown for the duration of the incident, which lasted just over two hours.
At 4:35 p.m. police placed Kahn under arrest with no further injuries reported.
Kahn has been charged with second degree attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00
In response to the county’s fly-by-night decision to remove 176 old oak trees along Seaman’s Neck Road, earlier this month, New York State Sen. Kemp Hannon has issued a letter to Nassau County Department of Public Works Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias regarding constituents’ concerns with the appearance of the roadway.
In his letter, Hannon asks Commissioner Shah-Gavnoudias if the removal of the trees were under the jurisdiction of LIPA or PSEG.
“If not, I would like to know who made the decision to remove these trees and why,” Hannon states. “I request you review this case and take whatever course of action necessary.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.
“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”
During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.
Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.
Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).