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LBPD stepped up patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend.

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.

Six motorists were charged with driving while intoxicated as part of a joint effort to step up DWI enforcement in Long Beach during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a Long Beach Police Department press release.

The release states that the LBPD, in connection with the Nassau County Safety Board Stop DWI Program, increased DWI enforcement along with directed patrols segregated in certain areas within the city during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. While Lt. Philip Ragona, commanding officer of the LBPD’s traffic division, reports the following six arrests:

  • Brian Harris, 25, of Mineola was arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs on March 16.
  • Adam Kiera, 26, of East Meadow was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (while talking on a cell phone) and unlawful possession of marijuana on March 16.
  • Diana Dilorenzo, 31, of Long Beach was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
  • Casey Heyman, 28 from Long Beach was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
  • Stephen Miller, 26, of Mount Vernon, was charged with driving while intoxicated on March 17.
  • Thomas Tomasello, 26, of Lynbrook was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and refusal to take a breath test on March 17.

Ragona stated that the police department will continue to execute DWI laws by conducting roadblocks and unmarked and directed patrol enforcement during the spring and summer. A LBPD public information officer said that the department does not release information on the location of the roadblocks. 

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For questions about this police report, email josephk@patch.com.

Anne June 10, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Go to page 6 of this link, to see how police officer Gary Murphy was fired in Florida for police misconduct. Now he works for the Long Beach police Department. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=OWslULmvb_UC&dat=19790307&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
Anne June 10, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Long Beach Police Officer Gary Murphy lives at 225 West Olive Street and you can always see a police vehicle parked outside of his house. Why is the police car owned by the City of Long Beach police Dept. always parked outside of his house. Is this the unauthorized use of a police vehicle at the Long Beach taxpayers expense.
Jim H June 12, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Except the people that have lived here a lot longer than you Brendan. Wait till you have kids and the idea of raising them in Drunktown wont be so funny. I lived here all 52 years of my life. Face it, the west end is over run by drunks every weekend and you think thats "fun"? One day you'll understand where the home owning taxpayers of the west end are coming from. And before you start that "if you don't like the bars don't live in the west end" crap, Wrong. I was here a lot longer than you day tripping ass holes and it aint me who's moving.
Brendan June 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Jim, your kids will be going to those bars, when they're 21 of course, before you get anywhere with your pipedream of West End Prohibition.
IRISH 4 June 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM
jIM You live here for 52 years and it just dawned on you that the west end has bars and people drink ? Wasn't it a drunktown when you were young and coming home drunk ? There were a lot more bars then and the taxes were a lot less .There aren't to many businesses that make it in the West End to give us taxes except bars and if you notice less bars higher taxes ...


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