A Medford man faces robbery charges after he allegedly robbed a Lynbrook bank, according to Nassau County Police.
Gaetano Delia, 53, of Medford, went to Bank of America in Lynbrook at 2:50 p.m. Monday and demanded cash, reported robbery squad detectives. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, Delia fled the bank in an unknown direction, cops said.
Police searched the area using a description of Delia and he was soon found on Broadway and Stewart Street in Hewlett, cops said. Lynbrook Police arrested Delia at the scene and the cash taken from the bank was found, police reported.
Delia is charged with second-degree robbery. He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.Medford Planet Fitness Opens Pre-Sale Office
The upcoming Medford Planet Fitness has begun pre-sales for membership and released preview information on the gym company's website.
The gym franchise, scheduled toopen in December at the former Ultimate Fitness Medford locationat 700 E. Patchogue-Yaphank Rd, opened a pre-sales office next to the Stop and Shop in the same shopping center on Monday. The office's hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. According to the company's website, the two plans available are $10 startup fee and $10 a month for its lowest membership including just the Medford location, and $20 per month with no startup fee for a Black Card membership that includes use of other locations in the franchise among other amenities. Both offers are listed as expiring on Nov. 17.
When the gym opens, the company's website lists its hours as 24 hours a day Monday through Friday, opening at 12 a.m. on Monday and closing Friday at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. A Facebook page has also been created for the Medford location.
Sex Offender Charged for Exposing Himself to Girl At Medford Target
Police have arrested the man they say exposed himself to teens at Setauket Elementary School and to a young girl at the Target in Medford earlier this month.
Ray Sanchez, a registered Level 2 sex offender from Coram, was held overnight at the sixth precinct and is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Police responded to the Medford Target, at 2975 Horseblock Rd. on Oct. 10 after a customer reported that a man exposed himself to her eight-year old daughter while they were shopping. According to police, the woman was able to take several pictures of the man before he fled the store.
On Oct. 15 police were called to Setauket Elementary School after two 13-year-old girls reported that they saw a man masturbating in a car, which was parked in front of the school on East Main St. The girls told police the man made eye contact with them as they walked by.
Sanchez, 31, of 4 Summercress Lane in Coram, has been charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, exposure of a person and public lewdness.Patchogue Christmas Parade's 2013 Theme Is 'Dancing With The Claus'
Santa Claus might jive, salsa or otherwise dance down Patchogue's Village Main Street this holiday, as the theme for this year's 51st annual Christmas parade has been announced as "Dancing With The Claus."
Patchogue Village trustee William Hilton announced the theme at the Oct. 15 Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall when asked by David Kennedy, executive director of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.
Hilton added that the Parks and Recreation department will be waiving their traditional requirement that there be only one Santa Claus, allowing anyone making a float this year to include St. Nick.
The parade is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 30 starting at 6 p.m. from the corner of W. Main Street and West Avenue, proceed east on Main Street and end at Rider Avenue, according to an invitation from the Parks and Recreation department. This year's categories for float contests are Mayors Cup--Best Overall Unit, Commissioner's Trophy--Most Original Unit, Chamber President's Trophy--Most Holiday Spirit, Trophy--Best Fire Department and Best Car/Truck Club. Applications for those that want to be in the parade are due no later than Nov. 8. Those interested in marching should contact the department at 631-475-4302 for an application.
Medford Man Killed In Selden Car Crash
A Medford man has been identified as a pedestrian struck and killed in a Wednesday night motor vehicle crash in Selden, Suffolk County police said.
According to police, Timothy Blake, 53 of Medford, was in the middle of County Road 83 at the Route 25 intersection when he was struck by a 2012 Nissan driven by Melanie Purcell of Port Jefferson Station around 9:30 p.m. Purcell was traveling northbound on CR-83 at the time of the crash, police said.
Blake was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Selden Fire Department Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
The Nissan has been impounded for a safety check, and police say the investigation is continuing.