Police Report Feb. 16-21, 2017

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Feb. 16

A police aide observed a truck traveling south on Cherry Valley strike the train overpass and then flee the scene leaving debris in the roadway. The police aide immediately notified police headquarters of the vehicle’s plate number and direction of travel. Officers stopped the vehicle on First Street and upon investigation, arrested the driver, a 40-year-old East Northport male for reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to obey a bridge clearance sign and unlicensed operation.

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Officers conducted a traffic investigation on Meadow Street resulting in the arrest of a 25-year-old West Hempstead female for driving with two license suspensions, a registration suspension, uninspected vehicle and uninsured vehicle.

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Garden City and MTA officers responded to the Franklin Avenue Railroad Crossing where a vehicle had accidentally turned on to the track bed becoming stuck. The vehicle was safely removed.

Feb. 17

Officers responded to South Avenue and Roxbury Road for a report of a vehicle striking a tree. Upon investigation, it was determined the vehicle had just fled the scene of an accident in Hempstead. The driver, a 27-year-old Dix Hills female, was arrested for DWI, driving with a suspended license for a prior DWI arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

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During a traffic investigation on Clinton Road and Garden Street, officers arrested a 23-year-old Hempstead male for possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, uninsured operation and two equipment violations.

Feb. 18

A backpack was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Kingsbury Road residence.

Feb. 19

Officers responded to Hilton Avenue where a vehicle struck a curb and became disabled. Upon investigation, the driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old Queens male, was arrested for aggravated DWI (more than .18 BAC) and uninsured operation.

Feb. 21

Various items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Pell Terrace residence.

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Officers assisted Garden City Firefighters who responded to the Garden City Hotel for a smoke condition caused by a defective clothes dryer.

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