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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 01, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash
Location: Eastbound Long Island Expressway, under the Washington Avenue overpass, Brentwood, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, January 1, 2017 at approximately 7:15 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman in Brentwood this morning.


 

Beverly Wynter was driving a 2005 Hyundai in the right lane on the eastbound Long Island Expressway when her vehicle crossed all lanes and struck the center divider under the Washington Avenue overpass at approximately 7:15 a.m.


 

Wynter, 49, of Medford, was airlifted by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.


 

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.
                   

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-25517
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 01, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Leandra’s Law Following Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Eastbound Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, January 1, 2017 at approximately 12:25 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Centereach man for driving while intoxicated with his child in the vehicle after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash in Ronkonkoma.

                                                                       

Julio Euceda was driving a 1998 Ford eastbound on Johnson Avenue when his vehicle struck an unoccupied 2004 Ford. Euceda exited the vehicle and then fled on foot westbound on Johnson Avenue. Fourth Precinct patrol officers responded and located Euceda with his 7-year-old son a short distance away.


 

Fourth Squad detectives charged Euceda, 32, of 2 Chester St., Centereach, with Aggravated Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Acting in a Manner To Injure a Child, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage and Use of a Vehicle Without Interlock Device.


 

Neither Euceda nor his child was injured.


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
                                      

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-25059
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash on Golf Course; Building Destroyed in Fire
Location: St. George’s Golf Course, 134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road, Setauket, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m
 
 



 

Suffolk County Police responded to an incident during which a woman crashed into a building structure on a golf course in Setauket tonight.

 

Alyssa Chaikin,19, was traveling east on Sheep Pasture Road at approximately 5:40 p.m., when she lost control of her 2003 Jeep Liberty on the wet pavement, struck a wooden guardrail, went through a chain-link fence, down an embankment. She crashed into the side of a building located at St. George’s Golf Course, 134 Lower Sheep Pasture Road. The Jeep caught fire and the building structure, which houses a bathroom and is used for selling refreshments, caught fire and was destroyed. There was no one in the building or on the golf course at the time.

 

Chaikin, of Stony Brook, crawled out of the vehicle and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Setauket Fire Department Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-29527
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man, Dog Killed in House Fire
Location: 25 Jefferson Ave., North Amityville
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 10:40
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section
detectives are investigating a house fire that killed a man and a dog in North
Amityville this morning.

Police responded to 25 Jefferson Ave. after a 911 caller
reported a house fire at approximately 10:40 a.m. Firefighters from Amityville
Village, North Amityville, Copiague, North Lindenhurst, East Farmingdale and
members of the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Company responded.

An adult male, who does not live at the home, was pronounced
dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk
County Medical Examiner. The man’s name is being withheld pending positive
identification by the medical examiner. Two women, who live at the residence,
were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. A dog was
also killed in the fire.

The investigation is continuing.

 

 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-30658
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 06, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Ronkonkoma Bank
Location: Bridgehampton National Bank, 4155 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:56 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred today at a Ronkonkoma bank.

 

A man entered Bridgehampton National Bank, located at 4155 Veterans Memorial Highway, at 2:56 p.m., approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.

 

The robber, believed to be in his 20s, was described as white with a light complexion and had dark facial hair on his chin. He was thin, wearing a black hooded pullover sweatshirt with an ADIO logo. The suspect was also wearing glasses and a faded red baseball cap with a flag and American Eagle logo.

 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-35144
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
 
 
Incident: Person Killed in House Fire
Location: 141 8th St., Brentwood, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.
 
 



 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fire that killed a person at an abandoned house in Brentwood early this morning.

 

Police responded to 141 8th St. after a 911 caller reported a house fire at 3:51 a.m. After firefighters extinguished the fire, a person was found dead in the home.

 

Firefighters from Brentwood, Deer Park, Bay Shore, East Islip, Islip and Commack responded along with members of the Brentwood Legion Ambulance, Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance and Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance.

 

The person inside the residence was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The victim’s identification will be determined by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. There was no one else in the house.  

 

The investigation is continuing.


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-41212
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Selden Bank
Location: Citibank, 684 Middle Country Road, Selden, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at approximately 12:10 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred today at a Selden bank.

 

A man entered Citibank, located at 684 Middle Country Road at approximately 12:10 p.m.

approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled west on foot.

 

The robber is described as a white male, between 30 and 40-years-old, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a waist length dark-colored hooded jacket, a dark knit cap, blue jeans and a blue bandanna or scarf over his face.

 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 

                                        

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-41821
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
 
Incident: Three People Arrested for Operating Illegal Bar at Grocery Store
Location: Villa Grocery, 701 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 9, 2017
 
 





Suffolk County Police have arrested three people for operating an illegal bar at a Brentwood grocery store.


 

Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an investigation, based on information received by Crime Stoppers, at Villa Grocery, located at 701 Suffolk Ave., on January 9 after receiving Crime Stoppers tips regarding employees selling alcohol without a license. 


 

A Third Precinct Crime Section officer entered the store and purchased two beers. While in the store, he noticed that there was an attached room with a bar where patrons were drinking beer. Utilizing surveillance, officers observed two employees at the establishment sell several beers to patrons. Officers immediately conducted a SLA inspection and found the premise to be operating without a valid liquor license. While conducting the investigation, officers observed counterfeit Michael Kors, Burberry, Versace and Disney bags on display for sale. The business was immediately shut down and the Islip Town Fire Marshal issued numerous violations.


 

Cecilia Soto, 53, of Brentwood, was charged with Trademark Counterfeiting 3rd Degree, Improper Posting License, Unlicensed Bottle Club, Unlicensed Warehouse Liquor Storage, Selling Alcohol Without a License. Jorge Lucin, 51, of Brentwood, was charged with Selling Alcohol Without a License. Dennise Rivadenera, 22, of Brentwood, was charged with Selling Alcohol Without a License.


 

They were issued Desk Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-40792
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Suffers Medical Event in Vehicle, Crashes, and Dies in Hospital
Location: Middle Country Road, Coram
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at approximately 10:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a woman suffered an apparent medical event, crashed her car into another vehicle and died in the hospital last night.

 

Frances Schlosser 77, of Medford was driving a 2010 Chevy westbound on Middle Country Road, when she suffered an apparent medical emergency, veered onto the eastbound lane and struck a 2003 Acura being driven by Khadiza Kobra at approximately 10:30 p.m. on January 11. Schlosser and Kobra were transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where Schlosser was pronounced dead. Kobra, 27, of Coram, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released.  

 

Both cars were impounded for safety checks

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

 


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-44965
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 13, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Brentwood Shooting
Location: In Front of 27 Meadowbrook Drive, Brentwood, New York
Date/Time: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in Brentwood this morning.


 

Third Precinct officers responded to 27 Meadowbrook Drive after a 911 caller reported shots fired at 5:35 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man shot in the roadway.  The victim, Florentino Hernandez-Zavala, 25, of 27 Meadowbrook Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-47173
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 14, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWAI Drugs After a Motor Vehicle Crash that Seriously Injured a Woman Pumping Gas
Location: Mobil, 1430 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at approximately 11:25
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic woman for driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was involved in a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian who was pumping gas in Shirley this morning.


 

Renee McKinney was operating a 2002 Nissan Altima northbound on William Floyd Parkway near Moriches Middle Island Road at approximately 11:25 a.m. when she attempted to make a right turn into the Mobil gas station, missed the turn and struck a gas pump, knocking it over. Rosalie Koenig, who was pumping gas on the other side of the pump, became wedged between the pump and her vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Frontier.


 

Koenig, 62, of Mastic, was extricated by Emergency Services Section officers and was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue by Ridge Ambulance Service for treatment of serious injuries. She was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital.  McKinney, 53, of Mastic, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by Ridge Ambulance Service as a precaution. McKinney’s passenger Iesha Lemay, 33, also of Mastic, was uninjured.


 

McKinney was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court tomorrow.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-49681
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWAI After Police Officer Administers Narcan
Location: Westbound Sunrise Highway between Exits 52 and 53, Patchogue, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 16, 2017 at approximately 4:55 p.m
 
 

 


 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a police officer revived him when he was unconscious in his vehicle in Patchogue.

 

Anthony Longo was driving a 2009 Ford F150 westbound on Sunrise Highway when the vehicle left the roadway and entered a wooded area on the north side of the road between exits 52 and 53.

 

Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Joy witnessed the crash and observed Longo in the vehicle, unconscious. Officer Joy, who was unable to get into the vehicle because the doors were locked, broke a window, and with the assistance of a passing motorist, pulled Longo from the vehicle.

 

Officer Joy administrated intranasal Narcan to Longo, who regained consciousness.

 

Longo, 49, of 509 Spruce Drive, Holbrook, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.

 

Longo was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.He will be arraigned on a later date.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-53603
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Shot During Burglary
Location: 50 Madison Ave, North Amityville, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 16, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.m
 
 


 


 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a burglary during which a resident was shot in North Amityville yesterday.

 

Three men armed with handguns entered 50 Madison Ave. at approximately 5:05 p.m. and shot a resident in his stomach. The men fled with unknown proceeds. The victim, 26, was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-53623
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
 
 
Incident: Driver of Taxi Arrested for Fleeing Police Following Pursuit
Location: Granny Road, near Kettles Lane, Medford, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:10 p.m.
 
 
Suffolk County Police today arrested the driver of a taxi for fleeing police after an attempted traffic stop in Medford.

A Sixth Precinct police officer observed a man, who was operating a taxi off-duty, driving recklessly on eastbound Granny Road near Kettles Lane at 1:10 p.m. and attempted to pull over the driver. The man fled in the 2005 Plymouth Voyager, owned by RIB Transportation, and officers initiated a pursuit. Officers pursued the man at a low speed and used stop sticks, once on Mill Road in Medford and again on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. The suspect continued to drive the vehicle on rims to his home on Revilo Avenue in Shirley.

The man was arrested and charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer. He was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-55010
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Two-Car Crash
Location: Motor Parkway, west of Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at approximately 6 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that seriously injured a Queens man last night.

 

Dino Zupicich was driving his 1999 Mercedes westbound on Motor Parkway when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the double yellow line west of Old Willets Path and struck a 2001 Hyundai traveling eastbound on Motor Parkway at approximately 6 p.m. The collision caused both vehicles to veer off the right-hand shoulder of the roadway.

 

Zupicich, 39, of Bell Boulevard, Queens, was transported by Hauppauge Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was treated for serious injuries. The driver of the Hyundai, Hans Cordova, 41, of Beachview Place, Lake Ronkonkoma, was not injured. His passenger, Robert Ryan, 58, of Conway Street, Ronkonkoma, was transported by Hauppauge Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was treated for minor non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-55509
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Killed After Crashing into School Bus
Location: Ocean Avenue, near Peconic Avenue, Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at approximately 3:50
 
 
Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a Hauppauge man in Ronkonkoma this afternoon.

A 55-year-old man was driving a 2005 Toyota northbound on Ocean Avenue when he crossed over onto southbound lanes and struck a school bus near Peconic Avenue at approximately 3:50 p.m.

The driver of the Toyota was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead. There were no passengers on the bus and the bus driver was not injured.

Both vehicles are being impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-56904
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 20, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Lake Ronkonkoma Bank
Location: Chase Bank, 601 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Friday, January 20, 2017 at approximately 3:20 p.m
 
 
Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Lake Ronkonkoma bank this afternoon.

A man entered Chase Bank, located at 601 Portion Road, at approximately 3:20 p.m., approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a white male in his early 20s, between 5 feet and 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin build and light-colored hair. He was wearing jeans, a black zipper jacket with an Everlast logo on it and a dark-colored baseball cap with a circular emblem on the front and gold detail on the brim.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 21, 2017
 
 
Incident: West Islip Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway Service Road, West Islip
Date/Time: Friday, January 20, 2017 at approximately 11:25 p.
 
 
Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in West Islip last night.

Walter Kneibert was operating a 2002 Toyota Camry eastbound on Sunrise Highway, approximately ½ mile west of the Robert Moses Causeway when he exited the highway onto the Sunrise Highway Service Road, and apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole on the service road at approximately 11:25 p.m.

Kneibert, 76, of West Islip, and his wife, Ruth Kneibert, 72, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, in West Islip via ambulance. Walter Kneibert was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Ruth Kneibert was treated for non- life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 21, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Running Illegal Gambling Club in Deli during SLA Check
Location: Chiquito Deli, 1962 New York Ave., Huntington Station, New York
Date/Time: Friday, January 20, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.
 
 
Suffolk County Police arrested a man for running an illegal gambling club in a deli in Huntington after a State Liquor Authority (SLA) inspection last night.

In response to community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers in conjunction with the Huntington Town Code Enforcement conducted an SLA check at Chiquito Deli, located at 1962 New York Avenue at approximately 10:15 p.m.

A gambling club in the basement was discovered with approximately 30 people inside. Officers confiscated dice tables, dice, joker poker machines, cash and drugs.

The manager of the deli, Juan Antonio Susana Corona, 45, of Huntington Station, was arrested and charged with Criminal Nuisance 2nd Degree, Promoting Gambling 2nd Degree, and Possession of a Gambling Device. He was also charged under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law (ABC Law) with Consumption on a Licensed Premise, Gambling, and the Sale of Alcohol without the Appropriate License. All charges are misdemeanors.

The Huntington Town Code Enforcement cited Corona for Fire Code violations and Improper Use under the Town Building Code.

Multiple subjects were also charged with Open Alcohol under the Huntington Town Code.

Corona is scheduled to be arraigned on March 23.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 22, 2017
 
 
Incident: Three Hunters Rescued from Mount Sinai Harbor After Boat Capsizes
Location: 200 yards south of Mount Sinai Harbor Boat Ramp, Mount Sinai, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 9:10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police officers and firefighters from the Mount Sinai Fire Department rescued three hunters after their boat capsized in Mount Sinai Harbor this morning.

 

James Knipe and his son, also named James, along with Kendrick Pisano, were duck hunting in a boat in Mount Sinai Harbor when their vessel took on water and overturned. After the three entered the water, they clung to the overturned boat and the elder Knipe, 47, called 911 on his cell phone.

 

Suffolk Police notified the United States Coast Guard and the Mount Sinai Fire Department. When Sixth Precinct officers arrived on scene, they observed all three clinging to the overturned boat and holding onto life jackets. Members of the Mount Sinai Fire Department launched an inflatable vessel and rescued the younger Knipe, 17, and Pisano, 16, from the water. Suffolk Police Marine Bureau Officers John Castorf and Christopher DeFeo, aboard Marine November, pulled James Knipe from the water.

 

All three victims were brought to the boat ramp and transported for treatment of exposure and hypothermia. Pisano, of Miller Place, was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson and the Knipes, of Middle Island, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital.

 

Marine Bureau officers recovered and secured the vessel, the victims’ belongings, and three shotguns from the harbor.

 

The water temperature at the time of the incident was approximately 45 degrees. The Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau reminds boaters and hunters that New York State Law requires that personal flotation devices be worn at all times on vessels less than 21 feet in length, from November 1 to May 1.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 22, 2017
 
 
Incident: Teen Assaulted While Playing Soccer
Location: Manor Field Park, East 5th Street, Huntington Station, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:22 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating an assault during which a teenager was injured in Huntington Station this afternoon.

 

A 16-year-old male was playing soccer at Manor Field Park, located on East 5th Street, at 2:22 p.m. when he was approached by a group of males who cut him with a sharp object.

 

The victim was transported by the Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the assault to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Brooklyn Men Arrested for Grand Larceny
Location: Jolin Drive, Mt. Sinai, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 23, 2017 at approximately 1:15 p.m
 
 

 

Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives and
the United States Postal Inspection Service today arrested two Brooklyn men for
stealing financial information from a Mt. Sinai resident’s mailbox.

 

Inspectors from The U.S. Postal Inspection Service received
information regarding an identity theft ring operating throughout the east
coast, targeting victims in the Mt. Sinai area.  Postal inspectors were
able to identify potential targets and contacted the Suffolk County Police
Identity Theft Unit.  Officials conducted joint surveillance in four
locations.  As a result of this investigation, two men,  Kirby Cineas
and Kareem Shepherd, both of Brooklyn, were arrested when the pair removed mail
containing a debit card and pin number from a victim’s mailbox, today at
approximately 1:15 p.m.

 

Cineas, 31, of 1229 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, and Shepherd, 28,
357 Bristol St., Brooklyn, were charged with Grand Larceny 4th
Degree and Petit Larceny.  Shepherd was also charged with five counts of
Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree for possessing
multiple forged credit and debit cards.

 

Cineas and Shepherd are being held at the Sixth Precinct and
are scheduled to be arraigned on January 24 at First District Court in Central
Islip

 

The investigation is continuing.


A criminal charge is an
accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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Police
Commissioner                                      
17-66294

                       
Suffolk County Police
Department                                       
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: King Day Spa, 17 Semon Road, Huntington Station, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have
arrested two women during a massage parlor raid conducted in Huntington Station
today.

In response to numerous
community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section
officers, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence Section detectives,
Suffolk County Asset Forfeiture detectives, and Town of Huntington Code
Enforcement officers
, conducted an
investigation into illegal activities at King Day Spa, located at 17 Semon
Road, Huntington Station.

The following women were
arrested at
4:15 p.m. and charged with
Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the NYS Education
Law and Prostitution under the N
ew York
State Penal
Law:


·        

Xiao Feng Zhou, 50, of Flushing


·        

Xiao Hong Zhou, 47, of Flushing

An investigation by Town of
Huntington Code Enforcement officers revealed numerous occupancy and town code
violations. The investigation is continuing.

The women are scheduled to be
arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 24.



A criminal charge is an
accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Sini, Police
Commissioner                      
17-63904

Suffolk County
Police
Department                           
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Brentwood Bank
Location: Capital One, 340 Washington Ave., Brentwood, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at approximately 3:05 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred today at a Brentwood bank.

 

A man entered Capital One, located at 340 Washington Ave., at approximately 3:05 p.m.,

and demanded money. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The robber fled the bank on foot.

 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black male in his late thirties or early forties between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He has a medium build and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt over a yellow hard hat, clear glasses, and white and blue gloves.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man with 95 Suspensions Arrested for Carrying an Illegal Rifle and Marijuana
Location: Commack Road and Expressway Drive South, Commack, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at approximately 8:15 p.
 
 



 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Copiague man who was smoking marijuana, carrying an illegal weapon and had 95 suspensions on his license.

 

Second Precinct Crime Section officers Heather McQuade and Bobby Temple were at the park and ride on Commack Road and Expressway Drive South in Commack when they smelled marijuana emanating from a 2001 Nissan Sedan. The officers approached the driver of the vehicle, Jerry Tenzie, and discovered that he had 95 suspensions on his license from nine different dates. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of an illegal rifle.

 

Tenzie, 47, of Cassata Drive in Copiague, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree.

 

Tenzie will be held at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 25.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 27, 2017
 
 
Incident: Three Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Investigation
Location: Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 5, 2017 through Thursday, January
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested three women during a two-week investigation into illegal massage parlors in Lake Ronkonkoma.


 

In response to numerous complaints, Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers, Criminal Intelligence Section detectives, Town of Brookhaven officials and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted an investigation into illegal activities at massage parlors in Lake Ronkonkoma and arrested three women between January 5 and January 26.


 

The following three women were charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education Law and Prostitution:


·      

Li Zhang, 47, of Flushing, who was arrested at Eden Spa, located at 439A Hawkins Ave. on January 5.


·      

Zhang Liyan, 41, of Flushing, who was arrested at Cactus Spa, located at 414 Hawkins Ave. on January 19.


·      

Chu Haiyan, 34, of Flushing, who was arrested at New Oriental Spa, located at 527B Hawkins Ave. on January 26.


 

An investigation by the Town of Brookhaven Building Inspector and Fire Marshal revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations.


 

Zhang and Liyan were previously arraigned. Haiyan was scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 27.


 


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 28, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs East Patchogue Convenience Store
Location: 7-Eleven, 1201 Montauk Highway, East Patchogue, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, January 28, 2017 at approximately 4 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a convenience store in East Patchogue early this morning.


 

A man entered 7-Eleven, located at 1201 Montauk Highway, at approximately 4 a.m., displayed a handgun and stole cash from the register and cigarettes. The suspect fled on foot.


 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 




 

                       

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 30, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Shot and Killed
Location: El Campesino, 133 Calebs Path, Central Islip, New York
Date/Time: Monday, January 30, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at a Central Islip deli this morning.

 

Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla was inside El Campesino, located at 133 Calebs Path, when he was shot at approximately 10:30 a.m. Alvarado-Bonilla, 29, of Brentwood, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.  A female employee was believed to be accidentally shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Detectives believe the man was targeted and the shooting is gang-related. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Homicide detectives ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWAI Drugs Following Motor Vehicle Crash with ATV
Location: Ocean Avenue, near Red Bridge Road, Center Moriches
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at approximately 4 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Center Moriches man for driving while ability impaired by drugs following a motor vehicle crash involving an ATV in Center Moriches yesterday.



 

Sean Nolan was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer northbound on Ocean Avenue at the intersection of Red Bridge Road when his vehicle collided with a 2006 Honda ATV, which was traveling on Red Bridge Road, at approximately 4 p.m. The ATV operator, a 16-year-old female, and her 16-year-old female passenger were transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.


 

Nolan, 23, was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs 1st Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Nolan was held overnight for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 

The Ford and ATV were impounded for safety checks. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752.


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Officer, Off-Duty Firefighter Rescue Woman from Burning Vehicle
Location: Eastbound Long Island Expressway, near exit 60, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at approximately 10:50
 
 

A Suffolk County Police officer and an off-duty firefighter rescued a woman from a burning vehicle on the Long Island Expressway in Lake Ronkonkoma this morning.

 

Melissa Ortiz was driving a Ford Expedition in the left lane of the eastbound Long Island Expressway when her vehicle collided with a National Grid vehicle, driven by Frederick Foote, at approximately 10:50 a.m. The Expedition overturned and became engulfed in flames. Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Mutarelli and passing motorist Jeffrey Dupoux, a volunteer firefighter with the Elmont Fire Department, pulled Ortiz from the vehicle.

 

Ortiz, 23, of Medford, and Foote, 36, of Yaphank, were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

“These two men are truly guardian angels who were at the right place, at the right time,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini said. “This is truly an act of bravery and professionalism.”

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Possessing Illegal Fireworks and Controlled Substances
Location: 155 Connetquot Ave., East Islip
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for possessing illegal fireworks and controlled substances in East Islip.

 

In response to numerous 911 complaints and Crime Stoppers tips, Third Precinct Crime Section officers, Criminal Intelligence detectives, a bomb expert from The Joint Terrorist Task Force and Suffolk County Probation responded to 155 Connetquot Ave. on January 25 to conduct an investigation.

 

A search of Anthony Chiuchiolo’s bedroom was conducted and illegal fireworks, along with a duffle bag containing explosive powders and blasting caps, were located.  Suffolk County Arson Squad and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were then called to the scene to assist in the investigation and to secure the area. 

 

During the investigation it was discovered the numerous powders found at the scene had the potential to cause a powerful explosion or explosions which could result in substantial personal injury and property damage.

 

Chiuchiolo 26, who resides at that address, was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Fireworks and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Chiuchiolo was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Three Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: Ruby Spa, 332 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, New York
Date/Time: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at approximately 2:20 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three women during a massage parlor raid conducted in Huntington Station today.

 

In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers, Second Squad detectives, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence Section detectives, Homeland Security officers, and Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers, conducted an investigation into illegal activities at Ruby Spa, located at 332 East Jericho Turnpike.


 

The following women were arrested at approximately 2:20 p.m. and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the NYS Education Law and Prostitution under the New York State Penal Law:


·        
In Sun, 59, of Flushing


·        
Bokim Cho, 61, of  Flushing


·        
Young Kim 64, of Flushing

 

An investigation by Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations. The investigation is continuing.

 

The women are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 3.

 


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 06, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Found Dead in Patchogue
Location: 80 Jayne Ave., Patchogue, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, February 5, 2017 at approximately 6:30 p.m
 
 


 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found in his home in Patchogue yesterday.


 

A friend visiting 80 Jayne Ave., Patchogue, found Daniel Gaber dead inside the upstairs apartment where he lived alone. The friend called 911 and Fifth Precinct Patrol officers responded.  Gaber was pronounced dead at the scene by a Physician’s Assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 

Gaber, 41, was transported to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.


 

The cause of death is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
 
**Corrected Copy**
 
Incident: Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Montauk Highway and Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:08 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Mastic Beach woman in Brookhaven this morning.

 

Mary Schwab was driving a 2008 Honda westbound on Montauk Highway when her vehicle struck a 2011 Mitsubishi, driven by Kyra Lirosi, that was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Montauk Highway onto Horseblock Road at 6:08 a.m.

 

Schwab, 64, of Mastic Beach, was transported by South Country Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where she was pronounced dead. Lirosi, 21, of Brookhaven, was also transported by South Country Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

 

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: New Peony Spa, 285 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two women during a massage parlor raid conducted in Ronkonkoma.

 

In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence detectives, U.S. Homeland Security officers and Town of Brookhaven Code Enforcement officers conducted an investigation into illegal activities at New Peony Spa, located at 285 Portion Road.

 

The following women were arrested at approximately 3 p.m. and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education Law and Prostitution under the New York State Penal Law:


 


·        
Li Guimei, 52, of Flushing


·        
Bai Yueting, 55, of Flushing

 

An investigation by a Town of Brookhaven Building Inspector, Town of Brookhaven Code Enforcement officers and a Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations.  The investigation is continuing.  

 

The women are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 8.

 
 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.      

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 11, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWAI Drugs after Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: North Evergreen Drive, Selden, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 12:35
 
 
Suffolk County Police today arrested a man in Selden for driving under the influence of drugs after a two-vehicle crash.

Javon Harrington was operating a 2003 Infiniti on North Evergreen Drive at a high rate of speed, when he went through a stop sign at Pine Street and struck a 2009 Dodge, and then a tree. Harrington, 20, of Coram, and his passengers Elijah Quinitchette, 24, of Coram and Eddie Bray, 20, of Coram were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Selden Fire Department Ambulance. Bray suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Harrington and Quinitchette suffered minor injuries.

The 19-year-old man driving the Dodge, and his two passengers were also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Selden Fire Department Ambulance for observation.

Sixth Squad detectives arrested Harrington and charged him with DWAI Drugs. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 12.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. The investigation is continuing.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Adults Arrested for Violating Social Host Law after Teenager Becomes Ill from Alcohol Consumption
Location: 271 Echo Ave., Sound Beach
Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 10:55
 
 
Suffolk County Police have arrested two adults for hosting a party at their residence, after a teenager needed medical attention in Sound Beach last night.

Seventh Precinct Patrol officers responded to a parking lot across from 271 Echo Ave., at approximately 10:55 p.m., after a teenage girl became ill from alcohol consumption. The girl was coming from a party at 271 Echo Ave. When police arrived, there were more than 100 underage teenagers spilling out into the street. Alcohol was at the party.

The girl was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police arrested and charged the hosts, Charles Suomi, 40, and Farnelle Marseille 35, with violating the Social Host Law. Both were issued Field Appearance Tickets and released. They are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 12.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
 
Incident: Leandra’s Law Arrest
Location: N. Ocean Avenue, and Middle Country Road, Selden
Date/Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 11:35
 
 
Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for driving while intoxicated with his daughter in his car in Selden last night.

Alan Bauser was driving a 2008 Hyundai southbound on North Ocean Avenue and Middle Country Road, when he was observed by Sixth Precinct Patrol Officer Christopher Weiner failing to maintain his lane of travel, crossing the roadway’s lane marking and crossing onto the shoulder of the roadway numerous times at approximately 11:35 p.m. Officer Weiner initiated a traffic stop and conducted sobriety tests, which Bauser failed. Bauser also admitted to overusing his prescription medication. Bauser’s 12-year-old daughter was in the car.

Further investigation revealed the daughter had a Family Court Order of Protection requiring Bauser to refrain from misusing prescription medication in her presence. The daughter was released to a family member.

Bauser, 42, of Medford, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Contempt 2nd Degree.

Bauser will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 12.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI, Critically Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Lakeland Avenue at Sunrise Highway North Service Road, Bohemia, New York
Date/Time: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at approximately 12:23 a
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle crash in Bohemia this morning.

 

Thomas Barbella, 16, was driving a 2004 GMC southbound in the northbound lanes of Lakeland Avenue at approximately 12:23 a.m. A Suffolk County Fifth Precinct Patrol officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop and Barbella fled. A pursuit was then initiated. A short time later, Barbella crashed into a 2016 Ford Fusion at the intersection of Lakeland Avenue and the Sunrise Highway North Service Road.

 

Barbella was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter in critical condition. The driver of the Ford Fusion, Breanna Gamaldi, 26, of Bohemia, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore via Community Ambulance of Sayville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Barbella, of Bohemia, was charged with DWI with additional charges pending. He was issued a Field Appearance Ticket at the hospital for arraignment at a later date.

 

The investigation is continuing. Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Fifth Squad detectives at 631-854-8552.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Selden Men Arrested for Robbing Businesses
Location: Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Precincts
Date/Time: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:20 p.m.
 
 



Suffolk County Police have arrested two Selden men in connection with multiple robberies that occurred earlier this week.

 

Following an investigation by Sixth Squad detectives, two people were arrested in connection with three robberies and an attempted robbery.  Frederick Staria III entered businesses, threatened the use of a weapon and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money. In one incident, the employee did not comply and Staria III fled without proceeds. During two of the crimes, Jason Kinlaw drove Staria III to the locations.

 

The following businesses were robbed:

·         Gorgeous Salon, located at 1232 Middle Country Road in Selden, on February 12

·         QuickChek, located at 2686 Middle Country Road in Lake Grove, on February 13

·         Pizza Hut, located at 534-1 William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, on February 13

 

The attempted robbery occurred at:

·         Milk and Things, located at 815 Middle Country Road in Selden on February 13

 

Staria III, 35, of 47A South Newtown Ave., was charged with three counts of Robbery 3rd Degree, one count of Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree and four warrants. Kinlaw, 24, of 25 North Evergreen Drive, was charged with one count of Robbery 3rd Degree and one count of Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree. They were held overnight at the Sixth Precinct for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

                              

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
 
 
Incident: Three Men Arrested after Menacing Clerk; Illegal Loaded Weapons Seized
Location: 7-Eleven, 837 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at approximately 11:05
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three men in Melville after one man threated to kill a clerk. Two illegal loaded guns were seized.

 

Hector Gonzalez entered the 7-Eleven, located at 837 Walt Whitman Road, and asked to purchase cigarettes at approximately 11:05 a.m. The clerk denied the request because Gonzalez did not have proper identification. Gonzalez went into his car and returned, accompanied by two other males, with what appeared to be a gun in his waistband. Gonzalez then threatened to kill the clerk. The clerk wrote down the license plate of the vehicle the men arrived in, and one of the males, Oscar Madrid, pulled the note out of the victim’s hand. Gonzalez, Madrid and the third man, Timothy Flythe, fled in a vehicle that Gonzalez’ mother was driving.

 

After the men fled, the victim called 911. A Melville Fire Department paramedic who was listening to the police scanner observed the suspects’ vehicle and notified police of their location. The vehicle was pulled over by First Precinct officers near Route 110 and Route 109 in Farmingdale at approximately 11:19 a.m.

 

Further investigation revealed two illegal loaded handguns in the vehicle belonged to Flythe.

 

Gonzalez, 26, of 3rd Ave., Huntington Station, was charged with Menacing 2nd Degree and a bench warrant. Flythe, 18, of Pulaski Road, Huntington Station, was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. Oscar Madrid, 18, of 10th St., Huntington Station, was charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree.

 

All three men are being held at the Second Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 15.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 


 

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 16, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: Lucky Seven Spa, 585 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at approximately 3 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two women during a massage parlor raid conducted in Huntington yesterday.

 

In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence detectives, U.S. Homeland Security officers and Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers conducted an investigation into illegal activities at Lucky Seven Spa, located at 585 W Jericho Turnpike.

 

The following women were arrested at approximately 3 p.m. and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education Law:

 

•   Jianping Qiao 33, of Flushing

•   Jinjuan Gu 50, of Flushing

 

An investigation by Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations. 

 

The investigation is continuing. 

 

The women are scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 17, 2017
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed; Driver Arrested for Driving with 30 License Suspensions
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway, near Bayview Avenue, Copaigue, New York
Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 6:30
 
 





Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for driving with multiple license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Copiague tonight.


 

Richard Turner was driving a 2003 Lexus RX 300 eastbound on Sunrise Highway near Bayview Avenue when he struck a pedestrian at approximately 6:30 p.m. The pedestrian, Fausto Rodriguez, 38, of Copiague, was transported by Copiague Rescue to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.


 

Investigation revealed Turner had 30 license suspensions. First Squad detectives charged Turner with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, a felony.


 

Turner, 36 of Massapequa, will be held overnight at First District Court in Central Islip on February 17. The investigation is continuing.  


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 17, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested in Holtsville Marijuana Grow Operation; Drugs, Weapon Seized
Location: 73 Frances Blvd., Holtsville, New York
Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 2017 at approximately 6:45 a.
 
 



Suffolk County Police today arrested a Holtsville man on multiple drug charges after the execution of a search warrant revealed a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.

 

Following an investigation, detectives from the Narcotics Section, Sixth Precinct Narcotics Enforcement Special Operations Team, Criminal Intelligence Section and officers from the Emergency Service Section and the Sixth Precinct executed a search warrant today at approximately 6:45 a.m. at 73 Frances Blvd. and arrested a resident, Rolando Gomes Portal.

 

Investigators seized approximately four pounds of dried marijuana, more than 80 marijuana plants, 20 grams of heroin, more than 500 Oxycodone pills, more than 1,000 Xanax, a loaded shotgun, a 2011 BMW, scales and $8,000. They also seized an air filtering system, a lighting system and water filtration system that were used as part of a hydroponic marijuana growing system.

 

Portal, 45, was charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree.

 

“This is a significant blow. It doesn’t matter where you live, who you are, if you are dealing drugs in this County, the Suffolk County Police Department is coming for you,” Suffolk County Police Department Timothy D. Sini said.

 

Portal will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on February 18.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 18, 2017
 
 
Incident: Officers and Good Samaritan Rescue Three from Burning Car Following Motor Vehicle Crash; Driver Charged with DWI
Location: Craig B. Gariepy Avenue and Sunrise Highway North Service Road, Islip Terrace, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 3:36 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Shirley man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash during which his vehicle caught fire in Islip Terrance early this morning. All three occupants of the vehicle were rescued by officers and a Good Samaritan.


 

Jon Moser was driving a 2008 Nissan southbound on Craig B. Gariepy Avenue and the Sunrise Highway North Service Road when he failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a concrete divider at 3:36 a.m.


 

Officers from the Emergency Service Section saw the crash and responded along with officers from the Third Precinct and Highway Patrol Bureau. The vehicle caught fire and Highway Patrol Officers Jonathan Abrams, Richard Gandolfo and John McCrory, with the assistance of a Good Samaritan, pulled all three men out of the vehicle. Firefighters from the Islip Terrace Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.


 

Moser, 27, of Shirley, and one passenger, John Alver, 21, of Mastic, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The other passenger, Richard Weaver, 24, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


 

Moser was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He was scheduled for arraignment at a later date.


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-114284
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 18, 2017
 
 
Incident: Wife Killed, Husband Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 25A at Fairway Drive, Rocky Point, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at approximately 12:20
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her husband in Rocky Point today.

 

Florin Tilinca was driving a 2014 Jeep on Route 25A and was preparing to stop for a red light at the intersection of Fairway Drive at approximately 12:20 p.m. when a 2015 Subaru traveling in the westbound lane of Route 25A crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the Jeep.

 

The driver of the Subaru, Lucio Costanzo, 73, of Port Jefferson, was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition. His wife, Stephanie Costanzo, 73, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was transported to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson where she was pronounced dead. Tilinca and his 16-year-old son were transported to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 19, 2017
 
 
Incident: Police Officer Assists in Delivering Baby Boy
Location: Whalers Cove, Babylon, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 3:50 a.m.
 
 

A Suffolk County First Precinct police officer helped deliver a baby in Babylon yesterday.

 

Police Officer Weldon Drayton responded to a 911 call at approximately 3:50 a.m. for a 34-year-old woman in active labor at her home, located on Whalers Cove. Officer Drayton, along with an EMT from the Babylon Fire Department, assisted the mother in delivering a healthy baby boy who arrived at 4:08 a.m.

 

The mother and baby were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip via Babylon Fire Department.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 19, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI Following Crash with Two Daughters in Vehicle
Location: Straight Path at Gordon Avenue, West Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at approximately 7:20
 
 



Suffolk County Police arrested a Lindenhurst man for driving while intoxicated with his two daughters in the vehicle after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash last night.

 

Joscelyn Wilson was driving a 2005 Chevrolet van southbound on Straight Path when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2003 Ford pickup truck at the intersection of Gordon Avenue in West Babylon at approximately 7:20 p.m.

 

Wilson’s two daughters, ages 5 and 6, were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash. Both children and their father were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup, Noel Jimenez-Gutierrez, 30, of West Babylon, was treated for minor injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

 

Wilson, 53, of 360 Albany Ave., was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Driving While Intoxicated. Wilson is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 20, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: Foot Spa, 718 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York
Date/Time: Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 3:20 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two Flushing women for unauthorized practice of a profession and prostitution during a massage parlor raid in Huntington.


 

In response to community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence detectives, and Town of Huntington Code Enforcement officers conducted an investigation into illegal activities at Foot Spa, located at 718 New York Ave. at approximately 3:20 p.m.


 

Xiao Hua Wang, 37, and Xiao Qin Wu, 37, were arrested and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education Law and Prostitution. The women will be arraigned on a later date.


 

An investigation by Town of Huntington Code Enforcement Officers revealed numerous occupancy and town code violations. The investigation is continuing.


 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-118451
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 25, 15 Feet East of College Road, Selden, New York
Date/Time: Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 8:35 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Selden last night.

 

Joshua Ganci was a driving a Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Route 25 when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street 15 feet east of College Road at approximately 8:35 p.m.

 

The pedestrian, Quincy Grant, 32, of Farmingville, was transported by Selden Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Ganci was not injured.

 

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash
Location: Long Island Expressway Westbound, West of Exit 57, Islandia, New York
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2016 at approximately 5:40 p
 
 
Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Islandia yesterday.

Douglas Rodger was driving a 2013 Hyundai approximately 1000 feet west of Exit 57 on the Long Island Expressway westbound, when his vehicle struck a 1998 Plymouth that was stopped in traffic in the left lane at approximately 5:40 p.m. The crash set off a chain reaction with the Plymouth striking a 2000 Toyota, which struck a 2016 Mitsubishi, which struck a 2014 Chevy.

Rodger, 55, of Long Beach was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition. He suffered partial paralysis. The driver of the Plymouth, Christian Dominguez, 35, of Brentwood, and Darlene Rosales, 16, of Bay Shore, a passenger in the Mitsubishi, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries.

The vehicles with the injured victims were impounded for safety checks. Westbound traffic was closed until 10:15 p.m.

The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 
 
Incident: Lindenhurst Woman Missing
Location: 480 North Clinton Ave., Lindenhurst, New York
Date/Time: December 15, 2016
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a Lindenhurst woman who has not been heard from in more than two months.

 

Briar Latanville, 23, of 480 North Clinton Ave., last spoke to her parents, who live in Canada, on December 15 and her family reported her missing on February 20.

 

Latanville is white with short blond hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and approximately 100 pounds. She has also gone by the names Lacey Esposito and Briar Esposito.

 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or 911.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Montauk Highway near Fanning Landing Road, Moriches
Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:37 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Mastic Beach man in Moriches early this morning.


 

Daniel Krehl was driving a 2005 Saturn Vue eastbound on Montauk Highway near Fanning Landing Road when his vehicle struck the rear of a tractor trailer, which was parked with flashers on, at 2:37 a.m.


 

Krehl, 31, of Claremont Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 

The Saturn was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 347 at Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Port Jefferson Station, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at approximately 8:20
 
 



Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Port Jefferson Station last night.


 

Brian Carter was driving a 1975 Jeep westbound on Route 347 when he attempted to make a left turn onto Crystal Brook Hollow Road and his vehicle was struck by an eastbound 2009 Chevrolet at approximately 8:20 p.m.


 

Carter, 25, of Rocky Point, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Zachary Pisoni, 24, of Medford, was not injured.


 

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Depot Road at East 3rd Street, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017 at approximately 9:45
 
 
Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are
investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian
in Huntington Station this morning.

Bibiana Flores Morales was crossing Depot Road at East 3rd Street when she was struck by a 2006 Ford tow truck traveling southbound on Depot Road at approximately 9:45 a.m.
Flores Morales, 51, of Huntington Station, was transported
with serious injuries to Huntington Hospital by Huntington Community
Ambulance.  The tow truck driver, Scott Rumpel, 40, was not injured.

 Motor Carrier Safety Section conducted an
inspection on the tow truck, owned by HCM Marine Transport. Detectives
are asking anyone about this crash to call the
Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
 
Incident: East Moriches Woman Missing
Location: IGHL, 106 Pine St., East Moriches
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at approximately 3 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate an East Moriches woman who has not been heard from since yesterday afternoon.


 

Marie Vallanti, 21, was last seen by staff at her residence at the Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) located at of 106 Pine St., East Moriches at approximately 3 p.m. on February 22.


 

Vallanti is white with brown hair and copper highlights and has brown eyes. She is 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 88 pounds.  She was last seen wearing an oversized black sweatshirt, with “Sachem” written in gold across the front, baby blue Jeggings, and black and white high-top sneakers.


 

Vallanti speaks both English and Spanish.


 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or 911.


 


 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 24, 2017
 
 
Incident: 14-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Miller Place Road and Route 25 A, Miller Place
Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a teenager on a bicycle in Miller Place this evening.


 

Jessica Doyen was driving a 2015 Honda Pilot northbound on Miller Place Road, when she made a left turn onto westbound Route 25 A, striking a bicyclist that was crossing Route 25 A northbound at approximately 5:05 p.m.


 

The bicyclist, Nicolo Signore, 14, of Miller Place, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by Miller Place Rescue where he was pronounced dead. Doyen, 52, of Miller Place stayed at the scene and was not injured.


 

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing.


 


 




 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Ronkonkoma Crash
Location: In Front of 132 Ronkonkoma Ave., Ronkonkoma, New York
Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 at approximately 8 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian in Ronkonkoma last night.


 

Cynthia Chorzempa was crossing Ronkonkoma Avenue from west to east in front of 132 Ronkonkoma Ave. when she was struck by a 2011 GMC Yukon at approximately 8 p.m. The driver of the GMC, Kelly Lettieri, stayed at the scene.


 

Chorzempa, 62, of Holbrook, was transported by Ronkonkoma Rescue to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Lettieri, 47, of Oakdale, was not injured.


 

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 26, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two People Arrested During SLA Inspections
Location: Town of Huntington, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
 





Suffolk County Police arrested two people during New York State Liquor Authority inspections at Town of Huntington businesses.  


 

Officers from the Second Precinct Crime Section, Community Support Unit, and Gang Team conducted an underage alcohol and tobacco check at nine businesses in the Town of Huntington. Some of the businesses were chosen in response to community complaints and others were randomly selected.


 

Yousef Macer, 22, employed by Superstar Beverage, located at 490 Walt Whitman Road in Melville, was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree and New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law 65.1-Sale of Alcohol to a Person Under 21.


 

Hakan Ekren, 48, employed by Sunoco Gas, located at 114 Broad Hollow Road in Melville, was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 2nd Degree for selling a tobacco product to a minor.


 

The above subjects were issued a Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 

The following businesses complied with the New York State law and refused the sale of alcohol/tobacco to a minor:


 



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110 Convenience Store, located at 213 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station


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BP Gas Station, located at 231 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station


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Citgo Gas Station, located at 475 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station


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Gulf Gas Station, located at 743
Walt Whitman Road in Melville




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P and P Deli, located at 139 West Hills Road in Huntington Station


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Citgo Gas Station, located at 1811 New York Ave. in Huntington Station


·        

Valencia Tavern, located at
236 Wall St. in Huntington



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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Impersonating FDNY Lieutenant During Traffic Stop
Location: County Road 101 at Long Island Avenue, Yaphank, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at approximately 7 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested an East Patchogue man for impersonating a FDNY lieutenant when he was pulled over for a traffic stop.

 

Sixth Precinct Community Support Unit Officer Keith Liere pulled over a 2002 Mercedes Benz for vehicle and traffic violations on County Road 101 and Long Island Avenue in Yaphank on February 25 at approximately 7 p.m. The driver, Richard Geller, handed the officer a FDNY lieutenant shield and identification that the officer determined was false.

 

Geller, 56, of 134F La Bonne Vie Drive West, was charged with Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree and Possession of a Forged Instrument 3rd Degree. He was issued seven additional summonses for various vehicle and traffic law violations. Geller will be arraigned at a later date.  

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Jericho Turnpike, near Wiltshire Drive, Commack, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at approximately 2 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Commack this afternoon.


 

Gerald Weintraub was operating a 2003 Honda eastbound on Jericho Turnpike when he

attempted to avoid striking an ambulance that was making a left turn into driveway before the intersection of Wiltshire Drive at approximately 2 p.m. Weintraub swerved into oncoming traffic and was struck by a 2013 BMW travelling westbound on Jericho Turnpike being operated by Serap Sezer.


 

Gerald’s wife, Barbara Weintraub, 77, of Melville, was transported by Commack Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was pronounced dead. Gerald Weintraub, 82, also of Melville, was also transported to Southside Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Sezer, 52, of Deer Park, was transported by Commack Ambulance to Huntington Hospital with minor injuries.


 

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing Commack Bank
Location: Bank of America, 41 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at approximately 1:50 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for robbing a Commack bank yesterday.

 

A man entered Bank of America,located at41 Veterans Memorial Highway, at approximately 1:50 p.m., displayed a box cutter and demanded money. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The robber fled the bank.

 

Fourth Precinct police officers located and arrested the suspect, James Jordan, a short time later. Major Case detectives charged Jordan, 53, of Hauppauge, with Robbery 1st Degree.

 

Jordan was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 2.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-134909
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Four People Arrested During SLA Inspections
Location: Town of Babylon, New York
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested four people during New York State Liquor Authority inspections at Town of Babylon businesses.

 

Officers from the First Precinct Crime Section conducted an underage alcohol and tobacco check on March 1 at 11 businesses in the Town of Babylon.

 

The following were arrested for Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree and Prohibited Sale to a Person Under 21:


·        
Abdul Razzaq, 56, of Holbrook, who was employed at Flame Grocery, located at 500 Oak St., Copiague.


·        
John Gao, 28, of Flushing, who was employed at Citgo Gas, located at 195 West Hoffman Ave., Lindenhurst.


·        
Saqib Lal, 24, of East Meadow, who was employed at BP Gas Shop, located at 697 North Wellwood Ave., North Lindenhurst.

 

Iqbal Gulkhez, 31, of Central Islip, the owner of Flame Grocery, was charged with Alcohol Consumption on Premise without a License, a violation of ABC law.

 

All four were issued Field Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 

The following businesses complied with the New York State law and refused the sale of alcohol/tobacco to a minor:

 


·        
Channel Deli, located at 377 Oak Street, Copiague


·        
Ultra Gas, located at 571 Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst


·        
Conoco Gas, located at 500 Route 109, West Babylon


·        
Citgo Gas, located at 328 Route 109, West Babylon


·        
OK Petroleum, located at 755 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon


·        
Sunoco, located at 1000 Route 109, N. Lindenhurst


·        
Valero, located at 1200 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon


·        
Shell, located at 1160 Straight Path, West Babylon

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 02, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Babylon Bank
Location: People’s United Bank, 375 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, New York
Date/Time: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at approximately 5:20 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Babylon bank tonight.


 

A man entered People’s United Bank, located at 375 Deer Park Ave., at approximately 5:20 p.m., approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.


 

The suspect was described as a white male 25 years-old to 35 years-old, approximately six feet tall, approximately 175-200 pounds. He was wearing a black nylon bomber jacket, blue jeans and a black knit hat.


 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 


    

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 04, 2017
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Bohemia Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Johnson Avenue, near Frederick Street, Bohemia, New York
Date/Time: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:33 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Bohemia last night.


 

A 65-year-old man was walking southbound on Johnson Avenue near Frederick Street at 6:33 p.m. when he was struck by a 2010 Chevrolet Impala that was traveling southbound on Johnson Avenue.


 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. William Oden, 26 of Islip, the driver of the Chevrolet, was not injured. The victim’s identification is being withheld pending notification of kin.


 

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 04, 2017
 
 
Incident: Woman Critically Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Dixon Avenue at Bethpage Road, Copiague, New York
Date/Time: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at approximately 4:20 p.m.
 
 



 

Suffolk Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles in Copiague at approximately 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

 

Tongi King was operating a 2002 Toyota southbound on Dixon Avenue, attempting to make a left turn onto Bethpage Road, when her vehicle was struck by a 2017 Honda traveling northbound on Dixon Avenue operated by Eduard Espinal.

 

King, 39, of Copiague, was ejected from the vehicle.  She was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. 

 

Espinal , 33, of Amityville stayed at the scene and was transported by Copiague Ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 06, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Burglarizing Pharmacy
Location: Rite Aid, 229 Independence Plaza, Selden, New York
Date/Time: Monday, March 6, 2017 at approximately 5:05 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for burglarizing a Selden pharmacy early this morning.

 

Sixth Precinct Police Officers Jennifer Mackey and Christopher Weiner responded to Rite Aid, located at 229 Independence Plaza, at approximately 5:05 a.m. after an employee called 911 to report someone attempting to break into the store, which was closed at the time.

 

When officers arrived, they apprehended Christopher Martinelli who was standing outside the store. Martinelli had broken a window with a baseball bat and reached inside the store and removed cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.

 

Martinelli, 43, of 22 Spruceton St., Selden, was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 06, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Bohemia Bank
Location: People’s United Bank, 3460 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, New York
Date/Time: Monday, March 6, 2017 at approximately 11:30 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred today at a Bohemia bank.

 

A man entered People’s United Bank, located at 3460 Veterans Memorial Highway, at approximately 11:30 a.m., and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The robber fled the bank.

 

Fifth Precinct officers located and arrested the suspect, Michael Sullivan. An investigation by Major Case detectives determined that Sullivan was also responsible for the robbery at People’s United Bank in Babylon on March 2.

 

Detectives charged Sullivan with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree. Sullivan will be held at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 7.


 


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 09, 2017
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested During Massage Parlor Raid
Location: Vapor Max, 10 East Main St., East Islip, New York
Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m.
 
 

 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two women during a massage parlor raid in East Islip.

 

In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Third Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence detectives, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Town of Islip Fire Marshal, conducted an investigation into illegal activities at Vapor Max, located at 10 East Main St. at approximately 5 p.m.

 

The following women were arrested and charged with Prostitution under the New York State Penal Law:


·        
Yuan Zhuang 35, of Flushing


·        
Lili He, 30, of Flushing

 

The massage parlor was shut down after an investigation by the Islip Town Fire Marshal revealed numerous code violations. The investigation is continuing.  

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 10, 2017
 
 
Incident: One Man Arrested During SLA Inspections
Location: Town of Brookhaven
Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2017
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested one person during multiple New York State Liquor Authority inspections at various Town of Brookhaven businesses.


 

Officers from the Sixth Precinct Crime Section and Sixth Precinct Community Support Unit conducted underage alcohol checks on March 9 at 24 businesses throughout the Sixth Precinct.


 

Buenaventura Benitez, 43, of Smithtown, employed by NY Food & Drink Inc., located at 2505 Middle Country Road, Centereach, was arrested for Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree under the NYS penal law, and Prohibited Sale to a Person Under 21 which falls under the NYS ABC law.


 

Benitez was issued a Field Appearance Ticket and a summons and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date. 


 

23 additional businesses in Centereach, Coram, East Setauket, Port Jefferson Station, Stony Brook, Miller Place, and Mount Sinai were inspected and refused the sale of alcohol to a minor:


 


 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 11, 2017
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested in Connection with 12 Commercial Burglaries
Location: Town of Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3:02 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for eleven burglaries and one attempted burglary in the Town of Babylon during the past three months.

 

Following an investigation, First Squad detectives, assisted by officers from the First Precinct Gang Unit and the Amityville Police Department, arrested Anthony Cole at the Amityville Railroad Station, Amityville, today at 3:02 a.m.

 

Investigators determined that Cole burglarized eleven businesses by breaking a front glass window and stealing assorted items such as cash or cigarettes. He was charged with 11 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree for the following burglaries:

 


·        
Brooklyn Fish and Chips, located at 524 Broadway, Amityville, on December 22.


·        
Georges Coffee Shop, located at 393 Bayview Ave., Amityville, on December 30.


·        
Han City Wellwood Chinese, located at 280A North Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, on December 31.


·        
Dapper Vapor, located at 411 40th St., Lindenhurst, on January 2.


·        
Thrifty Beverage Center, located at 644 Route 109, North Lindenhurst, on January 15.


·        
109 Car Wash, located at 1007 Route 109, East Farmingdale, on January 17.


·        
Sunrise Laundromat, located at 1708 Sunrise Highway, North Amityville, on February 3.


·        
Hi! Deli & Bagel, located at 1111 Broadway, North Amityville, on February 6.


·        
Amity Car Wash, located at 25 Merrick Road, Amityville, on February 26.


·        
Tai Feng Laundromat, located at 240 Broadway, Amityville, on February 26.


·        
Valero Gas Station, located at 1100 Sunrise Highway, North Amityville, on March 4.

 

Cole was also charged with Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree for attempting to burglarize Amity Spa & Beauty Salon, located at 58 Albany Ave., Amityville, on March 10.

 

Cole, 29, of Copiague, was scheduled for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 

 

 

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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