Regional Briefs – November 10, 2014

Thieves Make Off With $1M In Gold, Jewels

IRVINGTON, N.J. – Thieves cut a hole through M & E 1 Jewelry and made off with $1 million in gold and jewels last Sunday night, News 12 reported. Less expensive items were ignored and the safes, made of 4 inches of reinforced steel and concrete, were punctured. The store couldn’t get insurance because of its location.

Video Captures NY Deputy Slapping, Cursing at Man

HALFMOON, N.Y. – A sheriff’s deputy was suspended Saturday after a video captured him cursing and slapping a young man who refused to allow him to search his vehicle, the Albany Times-Union reported. Sgt. Shawn Glans said he would handle the matter in the same way again — but not if he knew he was on camera.

Police Chase Antagonist Gets 6-to-12 Years

WARSAW, N.Y. – A man who antagonized police into several high-speed chases was sentenced Thursday to between six to 12 years in prison. On three different days in August 2013, Nathan Hulme, 23, drove within feet of police officers at up to 124 mph, leading to chases. Hulme is well-known to police after more than 80 contacts over the last few years.

Albany Hiring Biologists To Shoo Crows Away

ALBANY – Federal wildlife biologists plan to use pyrotechnics, spotlights and amplified crow distress calls to shoo away crows roosting in Albany, The Associated Press reported. The work will be repeated at two-week intervals until the crows disperse.

Incumbent Rep. Maloney Tops GOP’s Hayworth

ALBANY – Democrat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney defeated Republican Nan Hayworth in a Hudson Valley district which includes Kiryas Joel, The Associated Press reported. The winner was announced on Thursday due to the closeness of the race.

Nassau Prosecutor Quits After DWI Arrest

MINEOLA, N.Y. – A high-ranking Nassau prosecutor on Thursday resigned following her arrest Tuesday for drunk driving, Newsday reported. Zeena Abdi nearly hit a NYPD car, and refused to stop. This happened an hour before her boss, DA Kathleen Rice, won a House race.