Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Project 21

Every month the 5th Precinct Pop Unit goes out into the Community and visits stores who sell alcohol and tobacco. This program named "Project 21" monitors the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco to minors. Last night, January 26, two arrests were made, one in West Hempstead and the other Elmont.

Please contact the Pop Unit at 573-6570 or if you have any leads, information or concerns

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Town of Hempstead Go Direct Month

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has proclaimed February "Go Direct Month" and is encouraging seniors who receive federal benefits, such as social security income, to use direct deposit.

"Hempstead Town is very proud to join dozens of other municipalities throughout the country in declaring February 'Go Direct Month,'" said Supervisor Kate Murray.

Go Direct is a national campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank, designed to motivate more seniors to direct deposit their social security checks and other federal benefits. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forgeries and helps protect people from identity theft. Go Direct works in conjunction with local municipalities such as the Town of Hempstead, so seniors are informed about the program by an entity that they already know and trust.

"Identity theft is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, ruin your credit and impact your daily life," stated Supervisor Murray. "Not only is it extremely convenient to have monthly social security income checks directly deposited into bank accounts, it eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forgeries."

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, electronic payments are more secure, reliable and cost effective than paper checks because they help to protect against check theft and fraud, they provide easier access to funds during emergencies and natural disasters and provide citizens with more control over their money.

"I encourage all seniors to consider having their federally-issued checks directly deposited so that their money and identity do not end up in the wrong hands," concluded Murray.

To sign up for direct deposit, please call the toll-free helpline at (800) 333-1795, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit

The Go Direct campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks. The Go Direct and Direct Express logos, Go Direct and Direct Express are service marks of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (used with permission). The Direct Express Debit MasterCard card is issued by Comerica Bank, pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hate Crimes

In the late summer and early fall of 2009, 39 teens from all over Nassau County volunteered to participate in a plain, straight, uninhibited video about hate crime. Teens talking to teens about what a hate crime is and the real world ramifications of committing a hate crime. This video visually demonstrates that turning hateful thoughts about a group into action is Crossing the Line

This video was produced for the Nassau County Police Department, under the auspices of Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and Nassau County Commissioner of Police Lawrence W. Mulvey, which is only part of a greater educational project created by bias crime experts and Nassau County educators.
For more information about this program please email:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Silver Alert


The Silver Alert Program has been established in order to disseminate immediate information to local media, hospitals and other organizations when a senior citizen or other individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive disorders goes missing.

Date and Time: 01/05/10 5:00 P.M.

Missing Person’s Name: Eric Fornaris

Missing Person’s Age: 91

Physical Description: 5’8” tall, approximately 180 lbs., medium complexion, gray short straight hair, brown eyes, tattoo of a sword on his right arm

Last Seen Wearing: Unknown

Missing Person was last seen at: 60 Horton Ave., Lynbrook

Motor Vehicle and direction of travel: 1993 Toyota Pase 2Dr Blue, NY Reg. BKS9459, possible destinations Wendy’s in Lynbrook, Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds in Valley Stream