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Police Blotter: Massapequa Man Scammed on Craigslist

Nov. 30 to Dec. 5

On December 2, a Massapequa resident reported to police that he had been the victim of a scam after answering an ad on Craigslist. The victim had responded to a job listing looking for a computer technician and made an agreement with the suspect to repair laptops. But the suspect asked if he could send a check for more than the victim was charging to repair the computers. He wanted the victim to refund the difference through a Walmart Moneygram. The victim agreed and received a $2,750 check from the suspect. He refunded $2,090 using the Moneygram. On November 30, the victim received notice from his bank that the suspect's check was fraudulent.

On December 1,  a woman told cops she was harassed by a motorist on Sunrise Highway and Block Blvd., police said. The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. The woman said the other driver rode on her bumper several times. He then rear-ended her car while it was still moving. The suspect then fled south on Block Blvd,  and when cops arrived, they received word that there was a smoking car nearby on Scott Street. Police found the vehicle there, but it was unoccupied.

On December 1, a home on New Hampshire Avenue was broken into during daytime hours. The front door was pried open and $500 was taken, police said.

On November 30, an  Amityville woman was arrested at at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

 On November 30, a Rockville Centre woman was arrested in the Sunrise Mall Lot in Massapequa and charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

On November 30, a Deer Park woman was arrested on N. Broadway, North Massapequa and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle 3rd, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle 2rd, Operation While Registration Privilege is suspended or revoked and five violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On December 2, a Massapequa man was arrested on Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration and One Violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On December 2, a Bayshore woman was arrested at JC Penney at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

On December 3, a Kings Park  woman was arrested at  Sunrise Highway, Massapequa and charged with Petit larceny.

On a December 3, a Massapequa Park woman was arrested on Merrick Road, Massapequa and charged with Falsifying Business Records and Petit Larceny.

On December 4, a Copiague woman was arrested at JC Penny at the  Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

On  December 4, a Freeport man was arrested at Walmart, at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

On December 3, a Hempstead man was arrested at Sears at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

On December 4, a Massapequa man was arrested on Hawthorne Street, Massapequa and charged with Driving While Impaired and Two violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On December 4, a Holbrook woman was arrested at JC Penney  at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

 On  December 4, a Massapequa  woman was arrested on Sunrise Highway, Massapequa and charged with Driving while Intoxicated and Three Violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

On December 5,  a Massapequa Park man was arrested on Van Buren Street, Massapequa Park and charged with Burglary and Attempted Burglary.

On  December 5,  a Lindenhurst woman was arrested at Wal-Mart, at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.

On December 5,  a Babylon woman was arrested at Hollister, 1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa and charged with Petit Larceny.

On December 6,  a West Babylon couple were arrested on Block Blvd, Massapequa and charged with Criminal Trespass 2nd.

 

 

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