Police: 1 person arrested for criminal mischief for suspected scams in Greenvale, Roslyn Heights
Police say one person was arrested for criminal mischief in connection to two suspected scams on Long Island.
Detectives say a group tried to trick an 82-year-old Greenvale homeowner into paying $20,000 to fix a leaking roof. The male victim eventually asked them to leave and called police.
A short time later, police say a group of males fitting the same description claimed to work for the Roslyn Water District. They told a Roslyn Heights homeowners that she had a damaged roof and they could repair it.
Police say they then spotted the suspects' gold Toyota Hylander on Mineola Avenue.
They say there was a crash, and one suspect was arrested. The other three fled from the scene.