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Women Charged with Assaulting Cops at Carmans Road Pathmark

Arrests come after alleged shoplifting incident involving children.

Two Amityville women assaulted a pair of cops Saturday after one of them was placed under arrest for using children in a shoplifting scheme, police said.

Clara Young, 23, was spotted by security at the Pathmark on Carmans Road in Massapequa filling a shopping cart along with with two kids, aged 9 and  10 at about 4:40 p.m.

Young exited the store with the 10-year-old, and got into a car parked outside, while the 9-year-old tried to push the cart out of the store wthout paying, cops said.

All three were stopped by store security, who called police and Young's friend Shakeeta Legette, 29, the mother of the two boys.

When cops tried to arrest Young, she allegedly began to hit them.  Legette then joined in and also assaulted the officers, cops said.

One officer sustained a shoulder injury while the other officer hurt his elbow. They were treated at a local hospital, police said.

Young was charged with petty larceny, assault 2nd and resisting arrest, while Legette was charged with assault 2nd, endangering the welfare of a child and obstruction of governmental administration.

jerry morgan June 01, 2012 at 02:18 AM
young is a nasty person and should never be allowed around children she has two kids of her own i hope they take um from her
jerry morgan June 01, 2012 at 03:09 AM
when acs took my kid and couldnt prove the charges they dismissed um but my kid was placed in youngs house these are the kind of people the agency clears they should also be investigated for not checking out people more
Sienna Stewart June 01, 2012 at 05:15 AM
I first heard of this woman, Ciara Young, when a little boy I know was placed in her mother's care (foster) where Young lives. The little boy would show deep disturbing fear whenever he knew he was going to be left alone with her. He would beg for someone else to be around plus stated that she would hit him and threaten him. When brought to the attention to the Foster agency the case workers would say that the little boy was lying, that Ciara Young is a "nice girl who would never do such a thing, nor ever harm any children.", and was cleared by them nonetheless! There you have it! Young is acted like an animal in this situation, and as a bully in the situation to the boy. God only knows what else he has suffered in her care while his cries were ignored. I hope this situation opens the eyes not only to this agency on the type of people they are clearing for foster care but also to the public on how animals like this get by while the cries of a scared child obviously in danger go ignored.
Mary Donley June 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM
These "women" are ANIMALS. They deserve Rikers and SEVERE, PERMANENT charges of CHILD ABUSE. Their Children should be taken away and NEVER GIVEN BACK as they are PERMANENTLY, SEVERELY DAMAGED!!!! Ciara beat my godson and the Agency said HE was lying?!?! I knew it was true cause he doesnt lie EVER ABOUT ABUSE. EVER.
ed June 03, 2012 at 12:43 PM
and you still have knuckleheads on here saying Nassau Cops do nothing all day.......wake up people!

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