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Syosset pharmacy installs high-tech security system, Giants fan arrested after police chase and other must-read news headlines for February 8th, 2012

Written by Hannah M.  |  08. February 2012

 

Syosset Pharmacy Installs Precautionary High-Tech Security System

Linden Care, a pharmacy in Syosset, has taken a high-tech approach to the prescription drug thefts plaguing Long Island. The new security system is said to make “robbing a bank seem like an easy task.”

Customers must first walk into a vestibule where they will be evaluated via security camera by staff members. Once approved for entry customers will have to walk passed an employee who carries a Glock 9 millimeter. And this is all just to reach the waiting room. Thought these may seem like extreme measures, authorities hope that the security systems catch on in other Long Island pharmacies. Pharmacists have become the number one target in a crime epidemic. “Opiate drug addiction is so strong, and so compelling, it drivers other crimes to levels that we haven’t experienced before,” says Steven Skrynecki, chief of department, for Nassau County Police.

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Giants Fan Arrested After 7-Mile Police Chase

A Mount Sinai woman was arrested Tuesday around 1:30am after a 7-mile car chase that began in Gordon Heights and continued to Coram.  Emily Hindman, 25, was high on drugs when she blew passed a stop sign. According to Hindman’s neighbors the woman has enjoyed numerous days of partying, having hosted a loud and raucous Super Bowl party at her home on Sunday night. Police attempted to stop the erratic driver, who didn’t stop driving even after two tires on her SUV had been deflated through use of tire-deflating spike strips. Police were able to keep the woman insight despite her speeding as her SUV had “Let’s Go Giants” painted on the back window. Hindman also crashed into a police cruiser twice which ultimately brought her to a stop. To make her situation worse, Hindman proceeded to attack her arresting officer when they were forced to drag her out of her vehicle when she refused to comply with the officer’s requests to step out of the vehicle. She was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Hindman is reported as telling doctors at the hospital that she had “a crack pipe” down her pants. She was been charged with driving while impaired, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and unlawful fleeing.

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Kings Point Burglar Wakes Resident

An 82-year-old Kings Point resident awoke to the sounds of someone trying to enter his bedroom just after 7am. Lucky for him, the door was locked. When the victim got out of bed and opened the door what he found was a masked man wearing all black rummaging through a desk with a flashlight. The burglar fled the scene. It is not clear whether anything was stolen. Sixth Squad detectives ask that anyone with information in connection with this crime call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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Autistic Boy Forgotten, Left Sleeping on School Bus

A 6-year-old autistic boy, Sean Feldt, was left sleeping on a school bus Monday morning. It wasn’t until Feldt’s teacher realized that the first grader wasn’t in class did anyone realize there was a problem. Both the bus driver who transports young Sean to school and the buses aide failed to check the bus for sleeping children, a Board of Regents requirement. The bus driver has since been fired and the aide suspended. Sean was found within minutes, still buckled in and sleeping on the bus and was quickly returned to the school. He was asleep throughout the entire ordeal.

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