I was curious as to what has been going on recently in and around my hometown of North Amityville, NY – Ya know, it’s been a while since I visited to see family and old friends. So I hit the news sites to see…and ya know what I saw? Nothing new. Also, this is all recent June 2010 news I believe.
Well, I did find out some interesting things were happening at the Sunrise Mall
On June 16, a Westbury woman was arrested at JC Penney at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.
On June 16, a Levittown woman was arrested at JC Penney at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.
On June 17, a Lindenhurst woman was arrested at JC Penney, at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.
On June 17, a Hicksville woman was arrested at JC Penney, at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.
On June 17, a Babylon woman was arrested at JC Penney, at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.
On, June 18, an Amityville woman was arrested at Sears at the Sunrise Mall and charged with Petit Larceny.” – http://massapequa.patch.com/articles/police-blotter-suspicious-driver-approaches-12-year-old-girl
Here are a few other little things that make me misty eyed and wishing for home:
2 Charged in Massapequa Shooting
Here are a few of the charges:
…criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, driving while impaired and multiple traffic law violations…aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle…” – http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/06/07/2-charged-in-massapequa-shooting/
Man Stopped for Driving 105 MPH Arrested for DWI
Suffolk Legislature OKs gun-crime registry
Suffolk County legislators have approved a measure to build and maintain a database of people convicted of gun-related crimes that also requires offenders to register with the county.The legislation, sponsored by Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), calls for a registry containing the name, photograph, residence and workplace or school location of anyone convicted of a gun crime…”
That one speaks for itself…
Also involving Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) (who seems to be going pretty hard for Suffolk County as a whole, I approve:)
Vigil in N. Amityville for victims of violence
Community residents, clergy and elected officials gathered in North Amityville last night for a candlelight vigil in honor of those lost to violence and with hope to unite the community for a peaceful summer. The vigil, organized by Legis. DuWayne Gregory, was held in North Amityville’s Bolden Mack Park but was intended to also address violence in the nearby communities of Wyandanch and Copiague….” – http://www.newsday.com/news/vigil-in-n-amityville-for-victims-of-violence-1.2022318
2 Arrested in North Amityville Drug Raid
After receiving complaints from residents concerning an unusual volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic at a Brandon Avenue home, First Squad detectives investigated and executed a search warrant. Crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized, police said.” – http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/06/23/2-arrested-in-north-amityville-drug-raid/
North Amityville Teen Grazed By Bullet
The 19-year-old man was walking east on Nathalie Avenue when he was accosted by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun…The suspects chased the victim…when the man armed with a handgun fired four times, with one of the bullets grazing the victim…” – http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/06/20/north-amityville-teen-grazed-by-bullet/
Wyandanch Man Injured After North Amityville Shooting
A Wyndanch man was injured in North Amityville Wednesday afternoon after being shot in the abdomen…was in front of 89 Williams Ave. arguing with four men who were inside a vehicle, when he was shot in the abdomen by one of the men…The suspects fled after the shooting.”
As you can see, plenty of good times can be had in and around my hometown. I really only bring this up because I was looking at a lot of descriptions of Amityville that seemed downright idyllic :)) And it is! Just not North Amityville. If you’re middle-class or better and want a nice place by or even on the water, then what you want is SOUTH Amityville :))