Drivers say they were ticketed for slowing down near Rex Heuermann's Massapequa Park home

There are around 40 new signs surrounding Heuermann's home that say "no stopping" and "no standing at any time."

Krista McNally

Jul 26, 2023, 9:22 PM

Updated 267 days ago

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Nassau County police have started ticketing drivers who slow down to look at Rex Heuermann's Massapequa Park home.
News 12 observed around half a dozen drivers getting tickets. Police have been pulling over anyone violating traffic laws on the suspected Gilgo serial killer's block.
There are around 40 new signs surrounding Heuermann's home that say "no stopping" and "no standing at any time."
Richard Wajbe was one of the individuals who received a ticket on the residential street.
"I just turned down the block, made a right on the corner, I never stopped in front of the house," Wajbe says. "I saw the cops and they flashed me over and said, 'You were using your cellphone.'" MORE: Investigators have ‘lengthy inventory’ ahead with crime scene at Heuermann’s home ending
Wajbe, who says he is in town from California while his mother gets surgery, says he was just looking at the GPS on his phone and wasn't thinking.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder promised to crack down on traffic violations on First Avenue since the crime scene at Heuermann's house has wrapped up.
"We are going to make sure we are not going to turn this into some kind of sideshow," Ryder says.
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At most times of the day, there were at least four police cars on the block.
News 12 observed cars slowing down to get a glimpse of Heuermann's home.
Most of those who got tickets say it was for impeding traffic.
Heuermann is accused of murdering three of the Gilgo Beach victims. He is also the prime suspect in a fourth murder.
Heuermann pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing. He is due back in court in Riverhead on Tuesday.


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