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Melvin Marroquin, of Maryland, was arrested Thursday after police say he left his 2-year-old daughter in a hot car while he went shopping. (SCPD photo)
Melvin Marroquin, of Maryland, was arrested Thursday after police say he left his 2-year-old daughter in a hot car while he went shopping. (SCPD photo)
Here are some of the top crime stories from across Long Island over the past week (click the links to read the full articles):

Police: Man Leaves 2-Year-Old Daughter in 120-Degree Car While Shopping

A Maryland man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he left his 2-year-old daughter inside a car while he shopped at a Huntington Marshalls store, police said. 

The girl was lethargic and not speaking when she was removed from the car after officers broke the window of the 2000 Nissan Frontier in the parking lot of the Big H Shopping Center, located at 839 New York Avenue, around 12:30 p.m., police said.  

Police: Driver Charged With DWI After Crashing Car Into Deer Park Supermarket

A Dix Hills woman faces a felony DWI charge after she crashed her 2008 Lexus into a Deer Park supermarket Thursday night, police said. 

Police received a 911 call at 8:19 p.m. reporting the crash at the Waldbaums located at 1960 Deer Park Avenue. 

Jalpa Kalaria apparently lost control of her vehicle and crashed through the glass exit doors on the south side of the supermarket, police said. 

Police: Huntington Station Man Killed on His Front Lawn

A Huntington Station man was killed during a fight on his front lawn early Saturday morning, police said. 

Second Precinct officers responded to 91 Wyman Street at 4:25 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a disturbance at the home, police said. 

Police: Man Found Dead at Port Jeff Station Business Was 'Victim of Violence'

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found dead inside a Port Jefferson Station business Thursday morning. 

An employee at Melting and Filling Equipment, located at 600 Bicycle Path, called 911 at 10:59 a.m. after Daniel Dombrowski, who was also an employee of the company, was found dead in the building, police said. 

Cops: Man Drives High, Crashes on Wantagh State Parkway

Three people were injured Wednesday morning after a driver, who was allegedly high, lost control of a car and slammed into several trees, New York State Police said.

Troopers said Dwayne Alcala, 28, of Bay Shore, was at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla that crashed on the Wantagh State Parkway at about 1:30 a.m. Alcala lost control of the car on a curve in the roadway on the parkway near Merrick Road in Wantagh, cops said. The car drove onto the right shoulder and slammed into several trees, cops said.

Cops: Man Wearing Obama Cap Robs Bethpage Bank

A man wearing a cap with President Barack Obama’s face on it robbed a bank in Bethpage Wednesday morning, authorities said. 

Nassau Police say a man entered the Chase Bank at 4276 Hempstead Turnpike and presented a demand note to the teller at 11:40 a.m. After receiving an unknown amount of cash, the then man fled in a brown two-tone SUV.

Police: Two Men Slashed in Attempted Robberies in Lake Ronkonkoma

A man leaving an ATM and a 75-year-old employee of a pet supply store were slashed during attempted robberies just hours apart in Lake Ronkonkoma, police said. 

SPCA Seeks Information on Woman Who Threw Dog From Car

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is seeking the public’s help with identifying a woman who threw a small dog from her car in Mastic. 

On the evening of June 23, a witness claimed to see a woman, described as Hispanic and in her 30s, throw a small white dog that looked to be a toy poodle from her car in front of the Exxon gas station on Montauk Highway, according to Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA. 

71-Year-Old Sagaponack Man Busted Picking Up Cocaine from Jitney

The Southampton Town Police have arrested a Sagaponack man for receiving  delivery of a package containing Xanax, oxycodone and cocaine. On July 2, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force learned that the package containing the narcotics was in transit on a Hampton Jitney headed for a pick-up in Bridgehampton.

The Southampton Town Police and the East End Drug Task Force coordinated surveillance on the bus and at the delivery location. When the bus arrived in Bridgehampton, Barton Mark Perlbinder, 71, a third generation real estate developer according to an article that appeared in The New York Times, collected the package and was arrested. 

Police: Driver on Drugs in Crash That Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

A Deer Park woman was driving while on drugs when her car slammed into a motorcyclist in North Lindenhurst early Thursday, police said. 

According to police, John Pesce, of Mastic, was riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle west on Route 109 at 3:05 a.m. when he was struck by a 1996 Buick that was traveling south on Wellwood Avenue. 

Police: Copiague Man Drove Drunk With Teenage Daughter in Car

A Copiague man faces a felony DWI charge after he drove drunk with his 14-year-old daughter in his car early Tuesday morning, police said. 

According to police, Juan Orellana-Lombalda, 38, was driving a 2001 Lexus southbound on New Highway, near Poplar Street, in North Amityville, when he was stopped by First Precinct officer William Madden for a broken headlight at about 1:35 a.m. 

Cops: Jericho Terrace Catering Hall Damaged by Fireworks

A catering hall in Mineola was damaged by commercial fireworks late Thursday, authorities said. 

Nassau County police say an unknown man set off the fireworks from a tube launcher, causing damage to Jericho Terrace Catering Hall, at 249 Jericho Turnpike. The incident occurred at 11:25 p.m. 

Cops: Man Seriously Injured After Hit-And-Run

A 62-year-old male pedestrian was seriously injured after he was struck by a white Toyota Camry Monday night in a hit-and-run accident in New Hyde Park, authorities said.

Nassau detectives say they are investigating the accident, which occurred at 9:54 p.m.  They say the after the man exited a bus on Hillside Avenue east of Lakeville Road, he tried to cross Hillside Avenue. He was struck by a vehicle that was traveling east on Hillside Avenue. The unknown driver of that vehicle then fled the scene.

Cops Investigating Plainview Bank Robbery

Nassau police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Plainview.

Detectives say a man entered the Bank of America at 565 S. Oyster Bay Road, approached a teller and verbally demand for money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the bank and was last seen on foot heading eastbound on Island Street.

DA: East Meadow Man Charged for Child Porn Possession

An East Meadow man has been charged with felony possession of child pornography involving underage girls, according to the Nassau County District Attorney's office.

Daniel Sherlock, 25, was charged with three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child and three counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

Cops: 2 Charged for Illegal Fireworks, Endangering a Teen

Two men had a teenage boy in tow when they were caught with more than 200 explosives and devices in Freeport, police said. 

Freeport Police said they discovered the men with their stash when they responded to an alarm on West Merrick Road at 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Cops found Duane Ennis, 38, of West Hempstead, and Alex Vasquez, 33, of Laurelton, at the site along with an unidentified 13-year-old boy, cops said.


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