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Robbery Suspect Injures 3 Officers, 2 Injured in DWI Crash and other Long Island headlines for Monday, February 13, 2012

Belligerent Robbery Suspect Injures Three Officers, Two Injured in DWI Car Accident, Skimming Devices Found on Two Gas Station ATMs, Swastika Graffiti Found on Mineola School

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Belligerent Robbery Suspect Injures Three Officers

21-year-old Kathryn Ringhauser smashed the front window of David Express Barber Shop and made off with a $1,500 watch. The Oceanside resident was apprehended shortly after and brought to the precinct where she reportedly became belligerent, punching one officer in the face and causing a wrist and neck injury to two other officers. The officers were treated at the hospital and released. Ringhauser was arraigned on Sunday on charges of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration.

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Two Injured in DWI Car Accident

A drunk driver and his passenger were seriously injured in a Sunday morning car crash. Robert McDowell, 24, was driving on Blue Point Road when we lost control of his Nissan and struck a pole at 4:30am. Both McDowell and the passenger, Courtney Lester, 21, were ejected from the vehicle causing serious injury. They were both rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue to be treated for their injuries. McDowell was later arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

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Skimming Devices Found on Two Gas Station ATMs

Two credit card skimming devices have been reportedly found by police at two separate Long Island gas stations on Saturday. A customer reported finding fraudulent charges to his credit card that he only uses at the Gulf Gas Station on Northern Boulevard in Roslyn. The card holder alerted the owner of the gas station who in turn had his pumps inspected by the service company. An illegal skimming device was discovered upon inspection and turned into Nassau County police. The service company technician went to a second location and found another illegal skimmer at the Mobile Gas Station in Greenvale, also located on Northern Boulevard. Nassau County detectives ask that anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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Swastika Graffiti Found on Mineola School

Police are investigating a string of graffiti markings found on local schools and businesses. “666” has been spray-painted on the front of Chaminade High School in Mineola while the word “arian” had been spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of the school. Several marking were found in other locations such as a motorcycle shop store-front and on several cars. No arrests have been made so far. The vandalism incidents are still under investigation by police.

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