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10-28-2019 | 1:26 AM | MASSAPEQUA PARK,NY—  In the overnight night hours of Monday October 28, 2019 Nassau County Police responded to reported shots fired in an upscale Massapequa Park neighborhood. At 1:25am Nassau County Seventh Precinct officers responded after 911 calls on Glengarrif Road.

NCPD Det. Vincent Garcia says officers discovered multiple shell casings in front of the home on Glengariff Road. Multiple bullet holes penetrated the home which police say was not the intended target. Police confirm more than a dozen shots were fired from a vehicle traveling down Glengarrif Road. They say the vehicle directed the gunfire towards the residene.

Nassau County Police officials say no of the occupants in the home were injured. The residents of the home were asleep at the time. Seventh Squad Detectives are reviewing home surveillance video from the house.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Seventh Squad at 516-573-6753. All callers will remain anonymous.

 

Location: Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Suffolk County Police arrested three volunteer firefighters for setting fires in Central Islip and Hauppauge during a four-month span.

Following an investigation by Arson Section detectives, with the assistance of the Central Islip Fire Department, Austin Lehman, Stephen Hernandez and Shawn Key were arrested in connection with fires intentionally set at abandoned houses between October and January. All three are members of the Central Islip Fire Department. No one was injured in any of the fires.

The three were charged in connection with fires at:

  • 82 Gates Ave. in Central Islip on October 21 at approximately 6 a.m.
  • 104 Vanderbilt Ave. in Central Islip on October 24 at approximately 5:20 a.m.
  • 173 Gibbs Road in Central Islip on November 7 at approximately 5:50 a.m.
  • 43 Oakdale Ave. in Central Islip on November 22 at approximately 2:20 a.m.
  • 475 Bridge Road in Hauppauge on January 14 at approximately 3:40 a.m.

Hernandez, 25, of 62A Ridgewood Ave., Central Islip, and Lehman, 19, of 74 Vanderbilt Ave., Central Islip, were charged with five counts of Arson 3rd Degree for their involvement in all five fires. Key, 27, of 10 Chuck Blvd., North Babylon, was charged with Arson 3rd Degree for the fire on November 22.

The three were scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 13.

 

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