The Rockville Centre and Nassau County Police Departments are advising residents that this time of the year when the warmer weather brings the homeowner out of the house and the burglar out on the prowl, open windows, doors, and garage doors are an invitation to a potential thief.
Information developed by the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence Lead Development Center and the Crimes Against Property Squad indicate that a particular group of organized transient criminals are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County.
The "modus operendi" of these criminals is to portray a utility employee, surveyor or a contractor, approach the homeowners at their residences and engage them in distracting conversation. The subject diverts the homeowners into an area of their home or rear yard, providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.
There are several things residents can do to protect themselves from being victimized by these individuals:
1. Make sure your doors and windows are locked even when you are at home.
2. Set your home burglar alarm system every time you leave your house even if it’s for a short period of time.
3. Lock valuables in a safe and don’t leave cash and jewelry in a conspicuous place such as the bedrooms, kitchen, or counter.
4. Ask for proper identification of individuals before you allow them onto your property or into your home, especially if you are not expecting anyone. Any utility employee will have photo identification.
5. If you are unsure of a person’s credentials, contact the agency they are claiming to be affiliated with and ask if they have employees working in their area.
CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY TO REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS PERSONS OR ACTIVITY TO THE ROCKVILLE CENTRE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
Please visit the RCPD website at www.rockvillecentrepolice.us and check out their SAFETY TIPS for more information. HomeThe annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 AM. The parade route will start at South Side High School, travel west on Shepherd Street to southbound Long Beach Road to the reviewing stand in front of the Rockville Centre Recreation Center. There will be a Memorial Service…www.rockvillecentrepolice.us
June 10 at 5:22am
The Village of Rockville Centre would like to thank Dayna Scigliano from the Building Department for her hard work and dedication to the Village of Rockville Centre and has named her Employee of the Month for the Month of June 2015
Hardworking, warm, welcoming, caring, conscientious, intelligent, diligent, empathetic, funny are just some of the words used to describe her.
Whether it’s assisting contractors, residents, supervisors or fellow employees, she is always at the ready to lend a hand. She handles everyone that comes to the Building Department counter with kindness and patience, explaining the often complicated requirements of applying for permits and variances. Dayna comes into work each morning with such grace and gratitude, it’s contagious. There are times when she is walking through the door and there may be a person waiting for assistance at the counter. Without any hesitation, even before removing her coat, she’s offering to accommodate in any way she can.
The Village would like to applaud Dayna Scigliano for going above and beyond in assisting the public on a daily basis.
June 9 at 7:09am
Rockville Centre Lodge 279 of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows donated $300 to the Rockville Centre Community Fund at the June Board of Trustees Meeting. Lodge 279 has been involved with both local and national charities since 1888. The Fund, dedicated exclusively to helping members of the Rockville Centre community, has raised more than $1.5 million in emergency assistance since 1987.
Pictured left to right are, Trustee Emilio Grillo, Trustee Edward Oppenheimer, Dave Ajello, Tom Bogue, Mayor Francis X. Murray, Mike McEnerney, Deputy Mayor Nancy Howard, and Trustee Michael Sepe.
June 8 at 6:18am
Colleen Hudak was named Valedictorian of Sacred Heart Academy class of 2015. Colleen is a member of the National Honor Society, and the Science, Spanish, Math and Music Honor Societies. She was the captain of volleyball and also named the Volleyball MVP. Colleen is attending Loyola University in the fall and will be studying speech and language pathology.
Alexander Boss was named Valedictorian of South Side High School’s class of 2015. Alex is an IB diploma candidate and is member of the National Honor Society and the Math and Spanish Honor Societies. He was also a member of the Political Awareness Club and was the track and field team captain. Alex is attending Duke University in the fall and plans on studying computer science.
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you!