3 Armed Home Invasions on Long Island in 1 Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police on Long Island are investigating three armed home invasions in the past week, the latest of which in Glen Cove ended when the assailants allegedly pistol-whipped a victim, authorities said.Gregory Czaplichi, 18, and 17-year-old Nicholas Bollar, both of Glen Cove, were arrested and charged with burglary after Glen Cove city police said the suspects and two others broke into the victim’s Coles Street home shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.The suspects, who were armed with handguns, demanded money before allegedly assaulting the victim, police said. Detectives, who are continuing the investigation, apprehended the two teens hours later and believe at least one of the suspects knew the victim. The other two remain at large.Suffolk County police are separately investigating two more armed home invasions four days and five miles apart from each other in Wyandanch and North Amityville a week after two similar cases in those areas.In the first case, three men armed with handguns forced their way into a trailer on Horseshoe Court in North Amityville and demanded money from the victim inside at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, police said.The suspects fled with cash, a BB gun and an iPhone. The victim suffered a bruised head but refused medical attention.Then at 9 p.m. Friday, May 23, suspects armed with guns forced their way through the front door of a house on State Avenue in Wyandanch, where they stole money before they fled. There were no reported injuries in the second case.No arrests were made or descriptions were available in either of the Suffolk cases. First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into those incidents.last_img read more

Magath: Win showed Fulham’s desire

first_img Press Association But the visitors were not to be denied and in the 86th minute half-time substitute Rodallega flicked Holtby’s cross into the bottom corner. Magath revealed he has given his players two days off as a reward, saying: “You can imagine now how the players in the locker room are happy, happy and they forced me to give them two days off, so I have. They deserved it today.” Fulham’s happiness was Villa’s despair, with Paul Lambert’s side left looking nervously over their shoulders again after a third straight defeat. Lambert was left with little choice but to play Holt up front after the blow of Christian Benteke being ruled out for the season with a torn Achilles, while Gabriel Agbonlahor failed to recover from a stomach bug. Villa were also without key midfielder Fabian Delph after he picked up an injury. Lambert said: “We lost Fabian this morning and Gabby hadn’t recovered from the bug and throw (Karim) El Ahmadi into it – that’s a big chunk of our team. “Looking at the table and fixtures, there are some real hard games for everyone. You have to go and get over that line as quickly as you can. “I’d rather be in our position than a lot of teams. You have to look after yourself.” He said: “It was very important we won here after losing our last home game. I think today was our last chance for us to stay in the league. Therefore, it was a very difficult game and very spectacular. “We were one goal in front, there was an equaliser, and that was the situation last week that put us down. Today we came back and we fought. “Even the great chance for Lewis Holtby didn’t stop us. For us to win in the last five minutes is a signal to everybody that we are back in the league. Everyone at the game could see we want to stay in this league. “We have to win our games now. It doesn’t matter which team we play. We need to win three of the last games at least to stay in the league. We will fight every game. Today we have won and this win will give us confidence.” There was a feeling after Fulham’s home defeat by Everton last weekend that they were virtually condemned to life in the Championship. But they received vociferous support from their travelling fans at Villa Park and took the lead in the 61st minute when Richardson rifled in a shot from outside the area. It was a very open game, and it took Villa only nine minutes to find an equaliser as Grant Holt headed in his first goal for the club. Fulham looked certain to retake the lead when Lewis Holtby rounded Brad Guzan only to see Matthew Lowton pull off a miraculous clearance with virtually the whole of the ball over the line. Magath celebrated his first away win since taking charge of the Cottagers as goals from Kieran Richardson and Hugo Rodallega earned them a 2-1 triumph at Villa Park. Fulham remain five points adrift of safety with five games remaining after West Brom and Crystal Palace also won, but Magath believes the victory will give them impetus for their survival push. Felix Magath described Fulham’s victory over Aston Villa as their last chance to stay in the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more

A 25-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant

first_imgPolice have charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder after they say he shot and killed a 5-year-old boy last week in Wilson, North Carolina.Austin Hinnant, the father of 5-year-old Cannon, told told CNN affiliate WRAL he was inside the home when his son was playing outside and was shot.Hinnant says he ran outside and scooped up the injured child and held him in his arms.Hinnant told the affiliate he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, in the yard next door with a gun in hand, pacing and frantic.“I was looking at him as I was picking up Cannon, and I was so full of rage, but I could not leave my son’s side,” he said. “I just wanted to be with my son.”Hinnant’s fiancé called 911, he said, and Sessoms drove away.In a news release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Archers Road on August 9 in reference to a shooting and found a 5-year-old suffering a gunshot wound, who later died at a nearby hospital.Police identified Sessoms as a suspect and arrested him after he was found Monday in a Goldsboro residence about 30 minutes south of Wilson.last_img read more