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Crimes Nearby Part II: Doc Arrested in Great Neck

It's been a busy week for cops. More notable arrests, convictions on Long Island.

Police arrested Dr. Edmond Hakimi. (Credit: Nassau County Police Department)
Police arrested Dr. Edmond Hakimi. (Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Doc Arrested With Pills Forged Prescriptions

Nassau County Police arrested a Greenvale doctor on drug and prescription forgery charges Monday after finding a horde of pills and prescription sheets in his parked car. 

Dr. Edmond Hakimi, 32, is charged with three counts of second-degree forgery and seven counts seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a search of his 2013 Jeep yielded a number of pills.


Officers from the Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team approached the parked vehicle at 10:15 p.m. in the rear lot at 560 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck. Hakimi was found sitting in the front seat with a white powdery substance believed to be Xanax or Adderall, police said.

A search of the Jeep turned up two suboxone film strips, a cigarette pack containing three white pills identified as Alprazolam, a prescription bottle in the name of another that contained 27 yellow pills believed to be Clonazepam, a prescription bottle in another’s name that contained three yellow pills believed to be Alprazolam, a white bottle containing a leafy substance believed to be marijuana, five blank prescription sheets and three prescriptions in the defendants name.

Police said further investigation also recovered a container of 144 yellow pills believed to be Alprazolam, 27 pink pills believed to be amphetamine and a white powdery substance believed to be Cialis.

Hakimi was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.


Duo Charged With New Hyde Park Burglary

A man and woman from Franklin Square have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing two apartments on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

According to detectives, at about 4:32 p.m. on Aug. 24, Frank Simone, 29 and Allyson Tibaldi, 26, went to a commercial building on Jericho Turnpike with their three-year old daughter. While Tibaldi kept watch, Simone climbed to a second story landing and entered two apartments, stealing jewelry and prescription narcotics before the two fled the scene.

Both were taken into custody on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Tibaldi was arrested at her residence at 2:10 a.m. while Simone was located on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore at 4:20 a.m.

They are each charged with two counts of second degree burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. Simone was also charged with third degree unauthorized use of a vehicle. They were to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Aug. 28.

Syosset Firefighter Accused of Forging Prescription

A Syosset volunteer firefighter was recently charged with stealing a prescription form from his employer to get Percocet pain pills, according to Newsday.

William Sauberman, 27, of Woodbury was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny and has been arraigned in in First District Court in Hempstead. 

 Sauberman allegedly stole the form from his employer at Sports Associates of Long Island in Woodbury, where he worked as a medical assistant and IT administrator, and filled it out for 120 Percocets.

According to Newsday, the Syosset Fire Department, where Sauberman is a volunteer firefighter and EMT, filed internal charges against him on Aug. 20. It's unknown if they are related to the forgery arrest.

A source told Patch that Sauberman has been suspended from the department indefinitely as of Aug. 20.

Sauberman will return to court Sept. 5.

Cops: Brooklyn Man Drove Drunk with Infant in Car

A Brooklyn man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly drove drunk with an baby in the car and was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the Southern State Parkway, cops said.

According to police, at 8:41 p.m., Farmingdale State Troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on the westbound side of the Southern State Parkway near the Wantagh Parkway. While interviewing the operator of the Chevy Tahoe, Reynold Charles, 48, of Brooklyn, officers detected the smell of alcohol.

Charles was arrested, and cops discovered he was traveling with an infant less than one-year old. No injuries were sustained in the accident, police said.

Charles allegedly recorded a .21 BAC, and he was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and traffic violations. He was held his scheduled arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead.

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