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Crime Blotter

No Arrests in Park Ave. Robbery  

The Third Squad reports a robbery that occurred at 1:00 pm on April 28, 2013 in Westbury.

 

According to detectives, a 38 year old male victim was approached by an unknown male African American who told the victim to meet him in the rear of the Park Avenue School located at 955 Park Avenue so he could buy a cell phone. When the victim met subject one he was also met by a second subject described as being male African American, 20 years of age. Both subjects then began punching the victim in the face, and took an undetermined amount of US currency and his cell phone. They both fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported by a Nassau County Ambulance to a nearby hospital and treated for contusions of his face.

 

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

 

Donut Thief 

The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Westbury woman for Robbery that occurred on April 29, 2013 at 2:30 am in Bethpage.

 

According to detectives, Karma N. Kargl entered a Seven Eleven at 4220 Hempstead Turnpike and placed a box of donuts on the counter in front of a male sales clerk. Kargl then displayed a knife and demanded money. The frightened sales clerk then stepped into a rear storage room and the defendant grabbed the box of donuts and left the store, fleeing in a blue sedan. A police investigation led detectives to her apartment at 199 Schneck Avenue, and she was placed into police custody without incident. There were no injuries reported. 

 

Kargl is charged with 1st degree robbery and 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon. She was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead April 30. 

 

Man Hit in Best Buy Parking Lot 

According to detectives, Bayside resident Agostino Romano, 62, and a 60 year old male victim drove to Best Buy at 1100 Old Country Road in a 2011 Suzuki. A verbal altercation occurred while the two men were in the vehicle in the parking lot. The victim exited the car and started to walk towards the store. The defendant then placed the vehicle into drive and struck the victim knocking him to the ground. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical assistance at the scene. Romano was taken into custody without incident.

 

The defendant was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday, May 02.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

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.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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