Update: Numerous Cars Vandalized in Massapequa Area

At least 20 cars damaged early Sunday.

At least 20 vehicles have been damaged by vandals in the Massapequa and Massapequa Park area Sunday, police said.

There have been numerous reports of broken windows and mirrors all over the area, according to police.

Authorities received the first report at around 4 a.m., and have since discovered 20 instances of vandalism as of 3:45 p.m.

These include:

  • A 1992 Plymouth that had its rear window broken on Locust Street.
  • A 2004 Infiniti that had its rear window shattered on Lincoln Avenue.
  • A 2002 Volvo that had its rear window broken on Prospect Place.
  • A 2003 Honda that had its rear window smashed on Ocean Avenue.
  • A 2011 Jeep that had its rear window broken on Hawthorne Street.
  • A 1993 Saturn that had its rear window broken on Bannon Place.
  • A Mercury that had its rear window broken on Abbey Street.
  • A 2009 Nissan that had its driver’s side mirror shattered on Brendan Avenue.
  • A 1995 Ford hthat ad its driver’s side front window broken on Linden Street.
  • A 1994 Saturn that had its driver’s side window broken while parked at Sunrise Highway and New York Avenue.
  • A 2004 Chevrolet that had its driver’s side mirror broken on Fitzmaurice Street.
  • The front windshield of a 2012 Subaru which was smashed while parked at New York Avenue and Tyrconnell Avenue.
  • The rear window of a 1998 Lexus which was damaged on Cherry Street.
  • A 2001 Chevrolet that had its front windshield broken on Lakeshore Drive.
  • The rear window of a 2011 Volkswagen that had its rear window broken on Sycamore Street.
  • A 2008 KIA that had its driver’s side view mirror damaged on Sycamore Street.
  • The driver’s side window of a 1992 Toyota which was broken on North Oak Street.
  • A 2011 Toyota that had its driver’s side view mirror broken on Seaford Avenue.
  • The front windshield of a 2005 Ford that was broken on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

WheelsNeedDeals.com February 20, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I remember a string of car vandalizm like this in Bellmore a couple years back. It's a shame that this is what some people call "fun".
Massapequa Dad February 20, 2012 at 09:54 PM
There are many home owners in the area with security camera's mounted out front. Let's see if these citizens come forward with the video of that 6-9 hours period. It should be too hard to synchronize the times with the traffic some of those camera's recorded.
michelle kaplan February 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM
on saturday night i was leaving a birthday party at around 9pm from White Cove WALK IN mASSAPQUA PARK. All of a sudden we heard what sounded like gunfire hitting my car. My father and husband got out after we were in a lighted safe area past merrick ave too look around. thought maybe someone threw rocks at car or a tire blew out. it was so loud it even scared my 3 yr old child in back seat. next day we heard of the vandelizsim. if these people are caught i am pressing charges, they could have seriously hurt myself or my son or parents or husband who were all int he car. this is a beautiful safe area we were at and nothing like this has happened before around there. Im thinking either it was a gang initiation or kids drunk and high messing around not realizing the damage they could have caused to all of our cars could have even harmed us. i hope they find the sons of bitches that did this to our cars and they get locked up. we do not need this kind of trash in Long Island
michelle kaplan February 21, 2012 at 01:48 AM
my car was a 2010 santa fe
Angry Citizen February 21, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Well, I would like to tell you that I am a former City cop and currently a Nassau County Police Officer. I am also a resident of Massapequa. You could not ask for a better place to raise a family. I love protecting and serving the county and I take pride in what I do. It's where I live. What Mangano and his new Commissioner have planned for the county is an absolute disgrace. They will have you believe its the police that are causing a financial crisis in the county. Take a look at your tax bill.....PLEASE!!! Tom Krumpter who just made asst Commissioner (was a cop 10 years ago) gave himself a 50- 60 thousand dollar raise. The Commissioner, a former NYC Inspector, hired 2 of his buddies from the city and created positions for them and they are now making above 150,000 each. But lets freeze police wages and close precincts and demote lieutenants and sergeants and detectives. Hell, lets even close the jails while we are at it. These people hate Nassau county police, and do not care about the residents of Nassau County..... Trust Me! We are in trouble. I am grateful for my job and I am honored to serve the citizens of the county, but we do not deserve this.
tj February 21, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Wasnt a young man arrested in Massapequa not to long ago for firing a gun recklessly...Must be the new fad....young kids with guns....Caught or not...people today are just not afraid of the justice system...They will take a life without even thinking....
Ralph Nesberino February 21, 2012 at 02:10 AM
"TJ" says "Its not the officers fault, its comes from way above and they are told by their bosses to look the other way".. Is that the truth Angry Citizen? With what you are telling the people of Massapequa about the higher ups, if I were in your shoes, I would also be an "ANGRY CITIZEN"!! Why does it come down to the workers at the bottom to make up for the missteps from the well salaried head honchos at the top??
InDaPark February 21, 2012 at 02:10 AM
The conspiracy theories are over the top. The truth is Massapequa has no cops, and everyone knows it. Including the teenage kids high on heroin from MHS. I agree we take matters into our own hands, neighborhood watch maybe? Where is the MPK Auxilliary police that we pay for in our village tax? Less street sweepers and more security please!
InDaPark February 21, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Get your bats ready!
MTR February 21, 2012 at 07:32 PM
MTR February 21, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Dave organize it and I will put up $100.00
Cosmo February 21, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Maybe if the police patrolled instead of sitting in church parking lots, it may deter vandals. I am not saying they would catch them, but a police car coming around the corner may be all it takes.
RoBuSt! February 22, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Looks like these kids have nothing better to do! Hopefully they get caught & prosecuted rather than a slap on the wrist like they usually do. They are giving this nice quite community a bad name. One of these days these kids are goin to end doing something to the wrong person, then we'll see who's at fault
angry citizen February 22, 2012 at 04:11 AM
The comment about 3 police cars sitting in parking lots is definitely one I would like to address. I cant speak for every officer out there, but every tour we work as officers, we are called to these lots for a scratch. A scratch is when a supervisor calls you to a location, usually a parking lot, to discuss current objectives (training) and also to review activity and problems that need to be addressed in the community. It is a good practice, and it is frustrating that passerbyers translate this as cops hangin out and doing nothing. Yes! Sometimes we will meet up for a cup of coffee between calls, but where I work? It's very rare. Most tours, we dont even get to eat a hot meal. Next time you see 3 cops sitting together, pull up next to them and ask what is going on. Also understand, at 2 in the morning the only places open for business are 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts. Most likely to be robbed and are flooded with drunks. We may pop in and have a cup of coffee to prevent problems. Please dont judge us when you dont know what you are talking about. I dont show up at your jobs and criticize you about things that I dont know what I am talking about. NCPD has done a pretty damn good job in making the County a safe place to live. Response time is incredible compared to other agencies.... believe me. Thanks. Angry Citizen.
RoBuSt! February 22, 2012 at 03:43 PM
The reality is any type of civil service employment the public will have something negative to say. Unfortunatley they dont get the credit they deserve. Cops,Military,teachers,etc....The public is quick to point out the negative rather than the positive. Like EVERY JOB you have those who do the bare minimal & make it look bad for the rest & those who go above & beyond doesn't get recognized. God bless law enforcement! You can't put a price on someone who puts their life on the line day in and out. Only complaint I have is the higher rank officers who are way over paid in there nice cozy made up positions who does not take part in law enforment.
MTR February 22, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Officer are you kidding me?? Pull up next to them and ask whats going on??? for what so they can tell me to f*@k off and then pull me out of my car and search it for no reason, then give me a ticket for something they will find. Please!! Thats the problem with the cops they have stopped being police of the community and have become police for the state.
MTR February 22, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Its time for the community to step up and start taking care of ourselves. Start allowing law abiding citizens to carry firearms, we can take care of ourselves, you deal with the traffic tickets.
James M. February 22, 2012 at 06:25 PM
However it is probably the kids from Massapequa Park running around doing the damage. Probably the friends of the kids that mugged that guy up on Boundary.
James M. February 22, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I called the cops on ten teenagers running around last year pushing doorbells. I found out later from the cops when they stopped by the next day the same kids were also tearing up landscaping a few blocks away. Do not blame the police blame the parents because in my case they were running around at 11:00 PM and a few of them were under 12 based on size.
James M. February 22, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Also if you see something that doesn't sit well. Call the cops and make a complaint. Don't call 911. But call for strange cars parked on corners for long times. Large groups of kids roaming the streets after 10 pm and being loud. Adults walking in the streets and being loud. They may not investigate them all but many people but if there is a pattern it gives them the info they need to effectively patrol without wasting time. What's the rule now "If you see something, say something"
MTR February 22, 2012 at 07:29 PM
MTR February 22, 2012 at 07:31 PM
100% correct
Lisa Pozzuto February 22, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Its 3 kids total. 2 from massapequa and 1 from Farmingdale. Just a matter of time before they are caught. Probably one is a girl.
Yankee Man February 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Angry GUy.....know why you left the NYPD .,,because we the tax payers of nassau county have allowed you to become the most over paid cops in this country. Do you do a good job..sure. But you guys have been in bed with the republicans for 20 years and they sold us out and gave you everything you wanted. Now all of a sudden they are trying to deadl with your 120,000 salaries and pension and you the NCPD PBA jump ship and get into bed with the dems !!! That makes me sick. You love working in nassay..im sure you do tell them how much you get paid pal!!!!
Yankee Man February 22, 2012 at 11:19 PM
"the cops sitting in the cars are discussing training".. Do you actually believe the nonsense that you are writing. LOL I guess at 3 am when the car is parked behind the fire station and your eyes are closed you are discussing training !!
Yankee Man February 22, 2012 at 11:23 PM
James...you called the cops because some kids rang your doorbell!! For real...dude man up
James M. February 23, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I was told by the Judge I'm not allowed to beat other people's kids anymore so I let the cops take care of it. Pass a law that allows assault with cause that makes the person immune to frivolous prosecution by the parents and you will see everyone's kids straighten out quickly.
Massa February 27, 2012 at 01:04 PM
A neighborhood watch is a great idea and has been in the papers lately due to all the crimes going on in Nassau and suffolk counties. Massapequa and massapequa park should be broken down into area's like Nassau shores,Baltimore shores,crown village, Arlen oaks.these areas should be patrolled by concerned residents of those area's in shifts. We do have the highest number of Nypd officers who reside in massapequa and massapequa park who do have a clue as to what real police work is. City cops call this area east cupcake for a reason, it is and should not be neglected by the officers who patrol it.As far as the NYC inspector who just took over the top cop job in Nassau, he is good guy and a cops cop and also lives in the area. He was a Nypd chief, not a inspector.
ed February 28, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Massa you've been drinking too much nypd kool aide.
Massa March 07, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Maybe you should face the facts, the NC police Department is not doing a good job....do you think they are? I have respect for police officers who do their jobs, not officers who answer a phone and act like you are bothering them....real hard job.I know guys in Nassau, and trust me they are not busy in the 7th.


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