Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
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.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The Roslyn High School girls’ lacrosse squad ended the regular season playing the same consistent ball they had all year. In early May, the Lady Bulldogs topped both Wheatley and Great Neck North, while losing a close match to conference rival MacArthur.
The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with a sterling 10-5 mark overall and a 5-4 winning record in Conference IV play.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Old Westbury Gardens recently held its 11th Annual Taste of Spring on the grounds of the Phipps Estate, a gold coast mansion built in 1906. More than 300 people attended, drinking a variety of wines and dining on gourmet hot foods served up by local chefs. One of the favorites was a chicken with peas topped with a fragrant winter lavender sauce cooked by Jeff Lawton. Other delicacies included duck, gnocchi, tacos, meatballs, prime rib, baked brie, and quiche followed by an assortment of chocolate desserts and crème Brule.
Long Island notables were also in attendance including author Nelson DeMille and Peter Tilles, a prominent developer. As guests mingled they also were treated to a special show of vintage bridal gowns staged throughout the house, many of the dresses dating back to the 1900’s and some worn by member of the Phipps family.
Proceeds from the event and the silent auction went toward the estate. Beverage and tasting sponsors included Banfi Vintners, Bryant and
Cooper Steak House, Chi, Dessert Diva, Elegant Affairs Catering, Jeff Lawton Catering, La Bottega, Robbins Wolfe Eventuers and Sterling Affair Caterers.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.