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Arrest of Sands Point Doctor

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Police Department Acting Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that a joint investigation led to the arrest on April 14 of several individuals including Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto, 52, a resident of Sands Point, who is a cardiologist with an office in Great Neck. Moschetto, along with James Chmela, 43, of Selden, and James Kalamaras, 41, of Suffolk County, are charged with selling assault rifles and drugs during the course of a complex murder-for-hire plot against a competing doctor.

Anthony Moschetto

Anthony Moschetto

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Cetta Sworn In By PW Police Department

Michele Cetta Jr. was sworn in as an officer of the Port Washington Police Department. He is flanked from left by Deputy Chief Robert DelMuro, Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins, Chief Jim Salerno, Commissioner Jim Duncan Commissioner Dave Franklin and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Morris.Cetta_041515A


Honorary Chief Appointed

FireChief_040815AOn Saturday, March 28, the Port Washington Fire Department and the Protection Engine Co. No. 1 honored Harold “Porky” Poole and celebrated with him on reaching his 75th year of service to the department and the community. It is an achievement that no other member of the Protection Engine Company has attained. And, it is likely that his tenure as an active member has never been equaled by anyone who has served in the Port Washington Fire Department. [Read more…]

Increased Police Calls in 2014

The numbers are in for 2014. The Port Washington Police District responded to more calls in all categories last year than it did in 2013.

Blotter calls were up from 9026 to 9366, an increase of 340. The “Blotters” include all calls the PD responds to. Medical assistance calls were up from 1589 to 1641, an increase of 52. And, auto accidents were up from 390 to 412.PoliceCalls_040115A

Deputy Chief Robert DelMuro told the Port News that he could not explain the increase in overall calls, but does attribute the increase in medical aided calls to the increase in senior citizen housing in Port Washington. Medical aided calls are people in need of some type of medical assistance.

DelMuro said: “I know that with the overall increase in calls, officers are working harder to keep up and they are doing an excellent job. In 2013 we fell a bit behind in our manpower. We hired three new officers at the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014″.

The police district hires from the civil service list and so had to wait for a new test to be given in 2014 before it could complete its staffing. DelMuro said the department hired four new officers in February.

“I would just like to say that our police officers and detectives are doing a great job keeping up with the increase in calls despite being short handed,” said DelMuro.


New Port Police

Officer_021815AThe Port Washington Police District recently swore in two police recruits and one police officer. (From left:) Deputy Chief Robert Del Muro, Police Chief James Salerno, Police Officer John Steadman, Police Recruit Kyle Lewis, Police Recruit Jordan Sichel and Deputy Chief Jeffrey Morris


Accident On West Shore

Accident_021815AAn accident on West Shore Road early Monday morning knocked down four power poles and stopped traffic in both directions for what police estimated would be the full day.

According to police, a vehicle traveling on West Shore Road crashed into a power pole around 12:30 a.m. That pole fell and took down three more. [Read more…]

Aid For Fire Victims

The community is rallying for the victims of last week’s early morning fire that sank one houseboat and damaged five others.
A fundraiser will be held at the Polish American Hall Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Admission will be $25, with all proceeds going to the victims.
Music that evening will feature Alter Ego, Ricky Roche, John Ford of the Strawbs, “Killer” Joe Ferror, Mike Nugent, Mark Mancini, Felix Cabrera and others. Information can be found on the Facebook page “Help the Haven Houseboaters.” [Read more…]

Kiwanis Trauma Kit

The Friends’ of Kiwanis of Manhasset-Port Washington Foundation presented a Pediatric Trauma Kit to the Rockaway Point Volunteer Emergency Services Group, a division of the Breezy Point-Rockaway Fire Department.

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Salerno Named Chief Of Police

thAfter serving as Acting Chief since May of last year, James Salerno will be promoted the 10th Chief of the Port Washington Police District.
Salerno last spring replaced Chief William J. Kilfoil, who retired after nearly 40 years of service, the last 20 as chief of police.
Salerno has been with the Port police 29 years.
His appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of Police Commissioners of the Port Washington Police District.
A swearing in ceremony will be held on Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Atlantic Hook & Ladder Co. #1, 25 Carlton Ave.

Fixing Up After Condo Fire

photo 1Repair work has begun at the Tom’s Point complex in Manhasset Isle, after a blowtorch accidentally burnt through the first floor bedroom of a condominium last Friday, Sept. 19.

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“The incident occurred when a contractor was working on pipes in the ceiling of the basement and the flame caught the ceiling and burned through the floor rafters of the bedroom,” said Port Washington Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Waterson.

The owner was not home at the time. One fireman was slightly injured. Seventy five firefighters from five fire departments responded: Port Washington, Roslyn, Manhasset, Great Neck and Albertson.

The fire was brought under control in two hours. Fire damage was mainly to the floor and ceiling, and smoke and water damage was to apartment and basement.