Police Report: Arrests for Burglary, DWI, Shoplifting

The LBPD-NCPD blotters on Long Beach-related incidents.

The following information was supplied by the Long Beach Police Department/Nassau County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.


  • Kevin Smith, 54, of Bethpage was arrested and charged with burglary and trespassing at East Walnut Street on March 7.

  • Thomas Johnson, 48, of Long Beach was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at Long Beach Plaza on East Park Avenue on March 9.
  • O’Connell Lander, 35, of Albert, NY, was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license at Virginia Avenue and West Beech Street on March 10.
  • Douglas Negron, 42, of South Ozone Park was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at West Park Avenue and Grand Boulevard on March 10.
  • Rafael Gomez, 58, of Long Beach was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated at East Broadway on March 12.
  • Keith Donnelly, 20, of Point Lookout was arrested and charged with shoplifting at Kohl’s in Oceanside on March 5.

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Leonard Bauman March 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Long Beach can't wait to see the names of the City Council members and recent patronage qualified only appointees listed in the police blotter for alleged felonies including fraud, theft of public services, tax evasion, criminal contempt, and dereliction of duties.
Misty March 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Agreed, Leonard. They should all be paraded in front of us residents with hand cuffs and shackles being led to the paddy wagon. They are nothing more than criminals and deserve severe punishment.
Lloyd March 13, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Most of their crimes involve lies, deceit, and patronage. Not sure if thats considered a crime in the political world. If it was, we'd have to build new prisons 80 stories tall to house all of them.
Lloyd March 13, 2012 at 02:27 PM
One last thing for now... It boggles my mind how all those morons arrested for DWI most likely are repeat offenders because they are driving with a suspended license. Dont you think, if any of them had any intelligence, they would walk or take a cab home so as not to risk getting caught AGAIN? Or are there no risks at all because all they ever receive in court is a slap on the rest and 6 months probation, if that much???
Candygram for Mongo March 13, 2012 at 04:37 PM
they probably would need to get arrested first
KEVIN HUGGARD March 13, 2012 at 04:59 PM
anonymous March 13, 2012 at 05:03 PM
What I also find interesting is the ages of the DWI offenders. I would think the majority would be in their 20's after a night of bar hopping but it's people 30 and above who get caught the most. It could mean one of two things...either the cops can't be bothered late at night or the message has gotten through to the younger generations and they are being responsible.
paul.d.spellman March 13, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Anonymous, What did you think the number after the person name was? their height? We might just have a rash of diminutive perpetrators run amok...
dandyrandy March 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
people in their 20s when growing up drinking and driving has been a prevalent issue, the harsher punishments were put in place before or while the were beginning to drink or drive. It is instilled in them not to. People older then that grew up in a time where DWI laws were not as strictly enforced. people who got away with it before are going to keep doing it until they get caught, less young people are willing to try it for the first time because the are overly aware of the harsh penalties that are handed down in caught and convicted.
Lloyd March 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I agree with you, Dandy. Young people were taught the dangers of DWI in high school. My daughter was President of SADD in her school. We never had anything like that or any awareness of tbe severity of DWI back in my day. Of course, that was before cars were invented. All kidding aside, my generation has no excuses for flaunting the law and everyone'8s safety. I think the attitude among older, "experienced" drinkers is that they can handle it. Some just can't.
Michael Snow March 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Leonard Bauman March 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Talk about Shoplifting.. Today, all the plastic bottle machines in Waldbaums were broken and Waldbaums refused to take more than 20 plastic bottles! NY State Bottle law requires Waldbaums to accept 240 per day per person. Waldbaums is so so bad.
Tideline March 13, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I bet if you wanted to buy more than 20 bottles of beverage that carry a deposit, they would sell it to you. King Kullen can't be built fast enough. Then watch the downhill spiral of Waldbaum's.
chris d March 14, 2012 at 01:37 AM
the woman dealing near park in west end is free cut a deal no jail time but thank goodness her kids were taken away loansharking guy is waiting trial but will be going away from a long stint irs doesnt mess around
chris d March 14, 2012 at 01:38 AM
leonard have you called anyone about this let us know the best people to speak to with #s to call and emails
chris d March 14, 2012 at 01:40 AM
king kullen coming soon
chris d March 14, 2012 at 01:40 AM
can waldbaums go any more down hill
Lloyd March 14, 2012 at 01:54 AM
You all will be eating your words soon. I shopped in the Wantagh King Kullen today and found prices much higher than the L.B. Waldbaums. And they have fewer items on sale. I regularly shop in Waldbaums and their sekection is greater, and the prices are lower than Associated, King Kullen, and Trader Joe's. So if you have any money left after the Dem. City Council hikes up your taxes, I would disregard the broken recycle machines and psrking lot "vagrants" and continue supporting our Waldbaums, before they turn it into Low Income housing.
Leonard Bauman March 14, 2012 at 03:27 AM
If Waldbaums goes under and closes its doors for good, the City should demolish the entire shopping center and build two 135 story towers with glass mirror curtain walls. Perhaps, Trump will build it and call it Trump by the Sea Tower with residential floors 40-85 in each of Long Beach's twin towers. The Promenade Hotel will occupy Floors 86-135. The Promenade Room will occupy Floor 135 for parties and special occaisions. The building must have glass scenic elevators traveling on the outside of the building from the lobby going directly to the Promenade Hotel Lobby on Floor 86. Floors 1-4 in each tower will be a retail mall and food court. Floors 5-39 will be for businesses (lawyers, doctors, dentists, real estate, etc.)
Lloyd March 14, 2012 at 03:39 AM
The luxury towers will be in bankruptcy in less than 2 years and owe the City millions in back taxes.
Tideline March 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Yes, I see where that similar concept has worked out so well for the Allegria Hotel. LOL. Any predictions on how much longer the Hotel will be there ? How about a pool ?
Tideline March 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
It could be said, the same thing is likely to happen with the Hotel, as with the Luxury Towers ? Time will tell.
Jonathan Kaplan March 14, 2012 at 06:22 PM
How is the Allegria faring? When I saw it being built I saw the possible death of Long Beach as I knew it growing up there in the 1980s.
Leonard Bauman March 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM
The owner of the Allegria, I'll call him Old Man Rosenberg, is allegedly an SOB, he did not pay or shortchanged all the contractors and subcontractors that built the Allegria a few years ago, allegedly did not pay the bank holding the note on the Allegria so the Allegria is in default, and the Allegria allegedly owes the City of Long Beach more than $300M in back taxes, owes the County of Nassau about $125M, and owes the State of New York about $160M in income taxes for tax years 2009-2011.
Jonathan Kaplan March 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I heard an argument from another Long Beach native that the Allegria creates jobs but if this monstrosity succeeded the increase in car accidents your seeing now would be nothing compared to what it would be if Long Beach had 10 Allegrias, hopefully this thing fails and is replaced by apartments.
Lloyd March 15, 2012 at 01:53 AM
I think Leonard's post about luxury towers being proposed to replace the Waldbaums shopping center is just a joke. A litlle cynacism on his part. Billy Crystal he's not. I hear that the empty stores could be replaced by a check cashing place, a pawn shop, and a bail bondsman.
Leonard Bauman March 15, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Well not exactly a joke, but very wishful thinking. Lloyd is right, about what may become of Waldbaums if it goes belly up due to A&P's bankruptcy due to paying too much to buy Pathmark in 2007. If Lloyd's theory about pawn and check cashers does not happen maybe the City will build more of those ugly chocolate brown brick Section 8 tenements that folks call "The Projects" where Waldbaums is now. They can name it "Waldbaums Houses."
Lloyd March 15, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Seriously, Leonard...I'd hate to see Waldbaums close. Love it or hate it, the alternative could be a lot worse. I happen to like it for a variety of reasons and shop their regularly. The way this current admin treats private enterprise with their greed and corruption, I could see that property lying vacant for years just like all those empty lots by my building. By the way....we could use a good pawn shop and bail bondsman here in town.
Leonard Bauman March 15, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Yeah, all the Democrat appointees and councilpeople will need the pawn shop and bail bondsmen after grand jury indictments happen. Waldbaums used to be a good store circa 1984-1987, but once Ira Waldbaum sold the store to A&P the place went to the rats. The cashiers are snippy, nasty, and lazy. The men's room is very filthy and smells like a combination of urine and booze. The bottle room is dirty, sticky floors, smells like a beer house, and the machines are few and break down all the time. I wish Wegman's, Aldi, Shop Rite, Key Food, or Super Walmart Supermarket took Waldbaums store over.
Lloyd March 15, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I havent had the pleasure of using their mens room. And if I only bought a few things, I use the self service check out. The cashiers I've met seem friendly enough. Generally I go the Oceanside store when I have cans and bottles to recycle. Their machines always work. I do have a gripe about the pharmacy which is usually out of my prescrips and they have to order it for the next day pickup. But now I solved that problem by ordering all my meds through Medco (mail order) for half the price.


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