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Arrests In Roslyn Heights Robbery

Two men and a woman have been arrested on connection with a $1,000 rbbery of a TD Bank branch in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County robbery squad detectives said. Police said one of those arrested was responsible for five other robberies in Nassau County.

Police said the arrests occurred Feb. 21 shortly before 9 p.m.

According to detectives, Monique Davis and Anthony Brown, with no known addresses, entered the TD Bank at 111 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights at approximately 8 p.m. Detectives said Davis attempted to conduct a transaction and when asked for identification she demanded money from the teller. After obtaining in excess of $1,000.00 the defendants fled the scene on foot southbound on Mineola Avenue, detectives added. 

 Davis and Brown, detectives said, were located by police at Mineola Avenue and Lambert Street and Davis resisted arrest, requiring several officers to place her into custody. Prior to fleeing the bank, Brown, detectives said, was in cell phone contact with Charles Sutton of Patchogue who was driving a 2013 Hyundai. Sutton was then stopped in his vehicle on Mineola Avenue and presented officers with a New Jersey driver’s license with a false name, detectives added. He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a stun gun. At the time of the robbery three employees were present and no injuries were reported, detectives added. 

Police said Davis was responsible for robbing five other TD bank branches, including ones in New Cassel on Jan. 24; East Meadow on Jan. 27; Wantagh on Jan. 27[ Garden City on Jan. 30, and New Cassel on Feb. 7. 

Davis was charged with four counts of robbery second degree, two counts of robbery third degree and resisting arrest. Brown was charged with robbery second degree. Defendant Sutton was charged with robbery second degree, possession of a forged instrument second degree, criminal possession of a weapon third degree and a vehicle and traffic law violation. They were all be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday, Feb. 22.


Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.


Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.


Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.

Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.


— Submitted by Jerry Mazza


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