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Sexual Abuse Arrest At Syosset Warehouse

The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Freeport man for sexual abuse, which occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 4 p.m. in Woodbury.

According to detectives, on Tuesday, May 21 at 3:45 p.m. the owner of Dun Rite Upholstery, Alfred Balcerak, 54, of 25 N. Long Beach Avenue, approached a male employee in his twenties, pulled down his pants and grabbed his genitals. The victim turned away and exited the store, which is located at 18 W. Jericho Turnpike in Syosset. Balcerak is a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender, and designated a Predicate Sex Offender. On Tuesday, May 28, at 4 p.m., the defendant turned himself in at the Second Precinct in Woodbury, without incident.

Balcerak is charged with Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and was arraigned on Wednesday, May 29 at First District Court in Hempstead.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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