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Suffolk County Police Press Releases 2013

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in North Babylon House Fire
Location: 37 Peacock Lane, North Babylon
Date/Time: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:06 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a house fire that killed a North Babylon man last evening.


 


Police and firefighters from North Babylon Fire Department responded to 37 Peacock Lane at 10:06 p.m. after a 911 call was received from a neighbor. The fire department extinguished the fire and discovered the body of the homeowner, Raymond Frank, inside the house near the front door.


 


Frank, 61, was transported to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and the investigation is continuing.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 12-797261
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
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit and Run Crash
Location: Udall Road, West Islip
Date/Time: Monday December 31, 2012 at 10:26 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a hit and run crash in West Islip that left a teenage male critically injured last night.


 


Police responded to a report that a pedestrian was hit by a car at 10:26 p.m. and was lying in the road on Udall Avenue. When police arrived, they found that the male victim was unconscious. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a light blue car traveling northbound on Udall Road and then turning westbound on Alinda Avenue. The vehicle is believed to have damage to both the driver’s side headlight assembly and the driver’s side side-view mirror.


 


The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he is in critical condition.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information about the vehicle to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 12-797284
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 04, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Killing His Grandmother
Location: 64 Berg Ave., Kings Park
Date/Time: January 4, 2013 at 4:30 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for killing his grandmother in Kings Park.


 


Fourth Precinct Police officers responded to 64 Berg Ave., at 4:35 a.m. after a man called 911, reporting that a woman was lying on the floor at that address.


 


When police arrived, they discovered Kathleen Newcomb, 82, deceased within the residence. Newcomb’s grandson, Clarence Newcomb, 25, told police that he assaulted his grandmother after a verbal argument. Kathleen Newcomb and Clarence Newcomb resided at the residence.


 


Homicide detectives charged Clarence Newcomb, 25, with Manslaughter 1st Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 5.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-30995
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 05, 2013
 
 
Incident: Medford Man Shot in Middle Island
Location: Adam Lane, Middle Island
Date/Time: Friday, January 4, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a 20-year-old Medford man last night.


 


Brett McCoy, 20, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix on Adam Lane in Middle Island when he was shot once in his torso at approximately 10:30 p.m. yesterday by an unknown person or persons.  McCoy, who was dropping off a friend at a residence, was able to flee the area in his vehicle.  He was heading towards the Sixth Precinct for help and traveling west on Middle County Road when he drove off the roadway and struck a fence in front of the Coram Fire Department located at 303 Middle Country Road in Coram.


 


McCoy, of Medford, was transported by Coram Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition. 


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-32772
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 06, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed, Another Man Injured When Vehicle Crashes into House
Location: 3307 Great Neck Road, North Amityville
Date/Time: Saturday, January 5, 2013, at approximately 8:35 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash into a house that killed a North Amityville man and seriously injured his passenger.


 


Roger Castro was driving his 1997 Pontiac Bonneville southbound on Great Neck Road when he lost control of his vehicle and drove off the road and into the corner of a vacant house and then crashed into an occupied residence located at 3307 Great Neck Road.


 


Castro, 20, of Beta Drive, North Amityville was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The passenger, Edwin Cruz, 15, of the same address, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is in serious condition. One of the residents in the house was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for minor injuries.


 


The vehicle has been impounded for a safety check. A building inspector from the Town of Babylon is responding to the scene to inspect both houses.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.  

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-034517
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 07, 2013
 
 
Incident: Police Officers Rescue Puppy from Icy Water
Location: Homan Creek, Bayport
Date/Time: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:20 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police officers rescued a puppy that had fallen through the ice of a Bayport Creek this morning.


 


Police responded to Paulanna Avenue after a 911 caller reported that there was a dog in a canal at 8:20 a.m.  Upon arrival, officers were unable to see a dog in the water, but the owner of a 3-month-old Labrador, Kevin Fitz, approached Emergency Services Officer Daniel Coan at the scene and said his puppy was missing from 16 Salt Meadow Lane, Bayport. Officer Coan looked further and noticed broken ice on Homan Creek. He followed the trail of broken ice and heard barking and then located the puppy under a dock. Officer Coan and Fifth Precinct Police Officer David Preller were able to break a piece of the dock and pulled the puppy out of the water.


 


The puppy, Simon, was reunited with his owner.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 12-36929
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 09, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Leaving Scene of Accident that Resulted in Officer being Injured
Location: Connetquot Avenue, North Great River
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in an officer being injured in North Great River early this morning.


 


A Third Precinct Patrol officer was responding to a crash on Connetquot Avenue when she struck a pole that that was leaning across the roadway near Amityville Street at 4:26 a.m.  The driver who struck the pole fled the scene.


 


The officer was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she was treated and released for her injuries.


 


An investigation by Third Precinct Crime Control officers determined that Michael Rossiello was the man who was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger northbound on Connetquot Avenue and struck a pole at 4:10 a.m. this morning.


 


Rossiello, 27, of 1384 Lombardi Blvd., Bay Shore, was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, and Reckless Assault 3rd Degree.


 


Rossiello is being held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned January 10 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-040668
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 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Motorcyclist Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Brentwood this morning.


 


Stephen Milliner was operating a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Suffolk Avenue west of Lukens Avenue, at 10:45 a.m., when he struck a 1996 Toyota Corolla being driven by Maicol Teodovich. Teodovich was traveling eastbound and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, when Milliner hit the Corolla attempting to avoid the vehicle.


 


Milliner, 28, of Brentwood, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he died from his injuries. Teodovich, 45, of East Northport, was not injured.


 


Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Teodovich received a summons for driving an unregistered vehicle.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-43081
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 11, 2013
 
 
Incident: Off-Duty Suffolk County Police Officer Killed in Commack Crash
Location: Route 25 near Siracusa Boulevard, Commack
Date/Time: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:33 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed an off-duty Suffolk County police officer in Commack early this morning.


 


Patrick 0ey was driving an SUV westbound on Route 25, near Siracusa Boulevard in Commack, when his vehicle collided with a Winters Brothers garbage truck that was backing out of a business onto Route 25 at 3:33 a.m.


 


0ey, 40, of Huntington, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the garbage truck, James Jarosch, 59, was not injured.


 


0ey, a Second Precinct police officer, was a member of the department for 17 years.


 


The SUV was impounded for a safety check and the garbage truck was inspected by Motor Carrier at the scene. Jarosch was issued summonses for unsafe backing and equipment violation.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-44748
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 11, 2013
 
 
Incident: Retired Teacher Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography
Location: Seventh Precinct, 1491 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Date/Time: Friday, January 11, 2013
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a retired teacher for possessing child pornography on his computer in Holbrook.


 


An investigation by detectives in the Computer Crimes Unit led to evidence that Thomas Bouklas was downloading and possessing child pornography via the internet. A search warrant was executed at Bouklas’ home on Arnold Street and computers, hard drives as well as assorted media were seized.


 


Bouklas, 64, is a retired teacher and former soccer coach from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip. He was charged with Possessing a Sexual Performance of a Child. He was processed at the Seventh Precinct and transported to 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 12-402172
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 11, 2013
 
 
Incident: Woman Critically Injured in Apartment Fire
Location: 40 Middleton Road, Bohemia
Date/Time: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:33 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire that occurred at an apartment complex that critically injured a resident early this morning.


 


Fifth Precinct police officers responded to 40 Middleton Road after a 911 caller reported a fire in a neighbor’s apartment. The Bohemia Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.


 


The 71-year-old woman who lived in the apartment was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she was listed in critical condition.


 


The cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear criminal.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-44785
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 12, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in ATV Crash in Medford
Location: 37 Cedarhurst Ave., Medford
Date/Time: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an ATV crash that seriously injured a man in Medford today.


 


Gregory Jackson was operating a 2006 Yamaha quad in the parking lot of his auto repair shop, located at 37 Cedarhurst Ave., when he apparently lost control of the ATV and struck a parked trailer at 12:42 p.m. The impact ejected Jackson from the ATV, causing him to strike the pavement.


 


Jackson, 48, of Coram, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he is listed in critical condition.


 


The Yamaha was impounded for a safety check.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-47415
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 13, 2013
 
 
Incident: Bohemia Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Yaphank-Middle Island Road, Yaphank
Date/Time: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Bohemia man last night.


 


Daniel Methven was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Yaphank-Middle Island Road in Yaphank when the vehicle struck a telephone pole and came to rest in a wooded area.


 


Methven, 39, was working for Longwood School District Security at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The vehicle has been impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-048176
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 13, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Armed Robbery in Huntington Station
Location: Kennedy Fried Chicken, 182 Depot Road, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at approximately 10:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two men last night after they robbed a restaurant employee at gunpoint in Huntington Station.


 


Two men entered Kennedy Fried Chicken, located at 182 Depot Road, Huntington Station at approximately 10:30 p.m. and approached an employee behind the counter. As one of the subjects displayed a gun and demanded money, the other grabbed the victim and pushed him to the floor him. The suspects removed an undetermined amount of cash from the pants pocket of the victim and fled.


 


Responding police officers Wayne Kelly and Matthew Angelo located both subjects a short time later in front of 45 Caldwell St. in Huntington Station. Police Officer John Mallia from the Canine Unit and his partner, Blue, searched the area and recovered the handgun used in the robbery.


 


After further investigation, Second Squad detectives charged Nick Marothiere, 22, of 55 10th Ave., Huntington Station, with Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. The other suspect, James Patron III, 21, of 91 Wyman Ave., Huntington Station was charged with Robbery 1st Degree.


 


Both men are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this morning


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-048348
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 14, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested after Causing Multi-Vehicle Crash That Killed Elderly Man
Location: In front of 290 West Main Street, Sayville
Date/Time: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at approximately 5:10 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed an 82-year-old man in Sayville yesterday evening.


 


Thomas Herman, 46, was driving his Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Main Street through Sayville at approximately 5:10 p.m., when he struck five vehicles. He did not stop and, moments later, he simultaneously struck a westbound Honda Accord and an eastbound Hyundai Elantra as he attempted to drive between them in front of 290 West Main St. 


 


The 82-year-old driver of the Elantra, Sam Longo of West Islip, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  His passenger, Ann Gilbert, 79, of Oakdale, was transported by Sayville Community Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she is being treated for neck and pelvic injuries. She is listed in critical but stable condition. The driver of the Honda Accord, Robert Schutt, 49, of Sayville, was treated for minor injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue and released.


 


Herman, of 408 River Ave., Patchogue, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for neck, facial and internal injuries. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening. He has been arrested and is being charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Leaving the Scene of an Incident. Further charges may be considered as this investigation continues.


 


All vehicles were impounded for safety checks. The investigation is continuing.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or any of the events leading up to this incident, to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-049678
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 14, 2013
 
 
Incident: Huntington Bank Robbed
Location: Capital One, 250 New York Ave., Huntington
Date/Time: Monday, January 14, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a Capital One bank in Huntington this evening.  


A man entered the bank, located at 250 New York Ave., at approximately 5:30 p.m., approached a teller, demanded cash, and displayed what appeared to be a firearm.  The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled the bank on foot.  He was last seen heading south on New York Avenue in Huntington.  


The suspect is described as a white male with a thin to medium build, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall to 5 feet 11 inches tall.  He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, gloves, and a cloth mask.  


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-51418
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 25 and Huber Place, St. James
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at approximately 2 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Hauppauge man in St. James this morning.


 


Jaime Rodriguez was driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Route 25 at Huber Place when his vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes and collided into a 2004 Mack garbage truck, which is owned by Progressive Waste Systems of Long Island Inc, at approximately 2 a.m. The driver of the garbage truck, Joseph Mundy, 50, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Rodriguez, 25, of Hauppauge, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8444.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-53822
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 17, 2013
 
 
Incident: Four-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Amityville Apartment
Location: 89 Ketcham Ave., Amityville
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-old boy who was found dead in an Amityville apartment yesterday afternoon.


 


The Village of Amityville Police Department received a 911 call at 3:49 p.m. in which the caller indicated that an ambulance was required for a small boy at an apartment at 89 Ketcham Ave.  When police arrived, they discovered a young boy lying unconscious on a couch in the living room. No adults were present in the apartment.


 


The boy was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. The child was then taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed on Friday morning.


 


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Section at 631-852-6392, or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-55088
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 112, ½ mile south of Commercial Boulevard, Medford
Date/Time: Thursday January 17, 2013, at 5:52 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Medford today.


 


Concetta Cullin was driving a 2008 Dodge Charger northbound on Route 112 when she struck a male pedestrian approximately ½ mile south of Commercial Boulevard at 5:52pm.


 


The pedestrian, PL Jean-Baptiste, 30 of Hempstead, was transported by Medford Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he is listed in serious condition. Cullin, 48, of Kings Park, was not injured.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Sixth Squad detectives at (631) 854-8652.


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-56973
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
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Woman Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Weeks Road at entrance to Pathmark shopping center, North Babylon
Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.
 
 

 


                                                                                                            For Immediate Release


                                                                                                            January 18, 2013


 


 


Incident:         Woman Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash


 


Location:        Weeks Road at entrance to Pathmark shopping center, North Babylon


 


Date/Time:     Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.


 


Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman in North Babylon today.


 


Jane Evans-Parker was driving her 2000 Honda CRV west on Weeks Road, when she struck a 2001 Dodge Caravan which was exiting from the Pathmark shopping center, driven by Crystal Woods at 4:25 p.m.


 


Evans-Parker, 65, of N. Briarwood Ave., West Islip, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, in West Islip, in serious condition. Woods, of State Ave., Wyandanch, was also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.


 


Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. The crash appears non-criminal.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact First Squad detectives at (631) 854-8152.


 


 


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 
 
Incident: Dentist Arrested for Practicing While Under the Influence of Alcohol
Location: 152 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Monday, January 21, 2013 at approximately 4:30 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a dentist who was under the influence of alcohol while he conducted a dental procedure on a patient yesterday afternoon.


 


First Precinct police officers responded to a complaint at a dental office, located at 152 N. Wellwood Ave., in Lindenhurst, about a dentist who appeared to be intoxicated at approximately 4:30 p.m.  As a result of an investigation by First Precinct Crime Section officers, it was determined that Robert B. Garelick, 57, was under the influence of alcohol while performing dental work on a patient.


 


Garelick, of 26 Cottontail Road, Melville, who is licensed to practice dentistry by the State of New York, was charged with one count of Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 22.


 


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
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 
 
Incident: Five Men Arrested After Burglarizing an Occupied Huntington Home
Location: 21 Leigh Street, Huntington
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at approximately 1:20 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested five men who burglarized a Huntington home early this morning.


Three armed men entered a home at 21 Leigh Street through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m., threatened the five residents and demanded cash.  Two other suspects remained outside waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acted as lookouts while the burglary look place.  All five men fled in the Lincoln and were stopped a short distance later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills by Second Precinct Officers Stephen Maraglio, Thomas Minnion, and Christopher Gahn.  


During the course of this investigation, two handguns were recovered.   Second Squad detectives charged the following men with Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree:


Jason Gwaltney, 25, of 46 St. Peters Drive, Brentwood


Jaquese Jones, 18, of 105-4 Howells Road, Bay Shore


Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of 96 Arlington St., Wyandanch


Demetrius Edwards, 19, of 79 Levey Boulevard, Wyandanch


Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of 970 Park Ave., Huntington  


Carpenter was also charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree for previously burglarizing four other Huntington homes.  


None of the residents were injured and the investigation is continuing.   All five men will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 23.    


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-65387
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, January 23, 2013
 
 
Incident: Brooklyn Man Arrested for Disseminating Indecent Material to a Suffolk Child
Location: 89 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a 35-year-old Brooklyn man who disseminated indecent material to a 10-year-old girl who lives in Suffolk County. 


Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes Unit detectives arrested John Burke, 35, after he contacted the girl through Facebook earlier this month and requested to engage in a sex act.  Burke, who is a friend of the victim’s family, was arrested at his home located at 89 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn, and was charged with Disseminating Indecent Material to a Child.  


Burke will be held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and is 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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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
 
Incident: Squatter Dies in Fire At Vacant Home
Location: 23 Sycamore St., Central Islip
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:05 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fire that killed a squatter in a vacant home in Central Islip this morning.


 


A passing motorist called 911 at 5:05 a.m. to report a fire at 23 Sycamore St. Third Precinct officers and firefighters from the Central Islip Fire Department responded, however, were unable to enter the home due to intense fire and smoke conditions. When the fire was extinguished, the body of a man was found in the basement.


 


The man’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


There was no electricity in the home at the time of the fire.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officers Save Overdose Victim
Location: Kings Plaza parking lot, 66 Indian Head Road, Kings Park
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:06 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police officers saved a man who was found passed out in his vehicle due to a heroin overdose in Kings Park early this morning.


 


Fourth Precinct Police Officer Thomas Spica was responding to an unrelated call in the parking lot of Kings Plaza, located at 66 Indian Head Road, when he observed a man passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with the engine running at 12:06 a.m.


 


Officer Spica attempted to wake the man, who had a hypodermic needle in his lap, but he did not respond. Officers Douglas Nassisi, Patricia Davis and Kenneth Kaufold responded to assist Officer Spica. A dose of intranasal Narcan was administered as well as rescue breathing. Upon arrival, members of Kings Park Rescue administered an additional dose of Narcan and transported the victim, 21, to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where a third dose of Narcan was administered and the victim regained consciousness.


 


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Commits Suicide While In Police Custody
Location: Seventh Precinct, 1491 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at approximately 7 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man who committed suicide while in police custody.


 


A 27-year-old Rocky Point man was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Governmental Administration at 11:45 a.m. on January 23 and was then transported to the Seventh Precinct to be held overnight for arraignment.


 


The man was found hanging in a holding cell at approximately 7 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two Men Attempting to Break Into East Patchogue Home Arrested
Location: 70 Corbin Avenue, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at approximately 1 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two men who attempted to break into an East Patchogue home earlier this afternoon.   Fifth Precinct police officers responded to a Corbin Avenue home after callers reported that a suspicious man had gone into a neighbor’s backyard at approximately 1 p.m.


A short time later, Officers Martin Gill and Stephen Lukas stopped a Nissan Altima that matched the description of a car that was seen on Corbin Avenue around the time of the 911 calls.   Officer Gill arrested Philip Mazzola, the driver of the Altima.   Officer Lukas arrested Richard Crane, who was on foot and walking around the neighborhood, approximately one block away from Corbin Avenue.


Further investigations by Fifth Squad detectives revealed that Crane and Mazzola were responsible for another attempted burglary that occurred earlier today on Shady Tree Lane in East Patchogue.   They were also found to be responsible for a burglary that occurred on December 20, 2012 on North Summit Street in Patchogue and two burglaries that occurred on January 8 in East Patchogue on Knot Street and Denise Drive.


Crane, 21, of 30 Carver Boulevard, Bellport, and Mazzola, 21, of 16 Hollow Oak Drive, Patchogue, were charged with three counts of Burglary 2 nd Degree and two counts of Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree.


The investigation is continuing. Police believe the two men, who were knocking on neighborhood doors looking for unoccupied homes, might be responsible for other burglaries in the area that occurred during the past four weeks.   Anyone with information is asked to call anonymously to Crimes Stopper at 1-800-220-TIPS.   All Calls will be kept confidential.


Both men will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 25.  


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
Friday, January 25, 2013
 
 
Incident: West Babylon Man Arrested For Drugs and Weapons Possession
Location: 526 17th St., West Babylon
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:30 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man on weapons charges and multiple drug charges after a search warrant was executed in his West Babylon home early this morning.


 


First Squad detectives, with assistance from First Precinct officers, executed a search warrant at 526 17th St., West Babylon, at 12:30 a.m. and recovered a .38 caliber handgun, marijuana, a large quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms and assorted drug paraphernalia. A printer and other items used to produce forged New York State driver licenses were seized. The licenses were typically sold to people who were underage.


 


First Squad detectives arrested Michael David, 23, who lived at the residence, and charged him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree and Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices.


 


David was held at the First Precinct and 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-71299
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
Friday, January 25, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested After Injuring Police Officer, Pursuit
Location: Long Island Expressway Park and Ride, Exit 49, Melville
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he was involved in an incident that injured a police officer and led police on a pursuit into Nassau County.


 


Second Precinct Community Oriented Police Enforcement Officers (COPE) John McAleavey and Jean Paul Kergaravat were on patrol at the Park and Ride off exit 49 of the Long Island Expressway and noticed a vehicle that was wanted in connection with prior petit larcenies of gasoline from vehicles in that parking lot. Officer McAleavey approached the vehicle and asked the male driver for his license. The driver then suddenly drove forward, hitting the officer with the side view mirror and the officer’s gun belt got caught on the mirror. The man continued driving with the officer caught on the vehicle for approximately 200 yards before the officer was able to free himself.


 


The driver then fled the scene in his vehicle, followed by Officer Kergaravat, and was pursued into Nassau County where he was eventually apprehended after driving down a dead end street, East 2nd Street in Mineola.


 


The man, Robert Stein, 54, whose last known address is 1944 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, told police he is currently undomiciled. Second Squad detectives charged Stein with Assault 2nd Degree of a Police Officer, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Incident with Injury, two counts of Petit Larceny and three counts of Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd Degree.


 


Stein will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 26.


 


Officer McAleavey was treated at Huntington Hospital for lacerations and contusions.


 


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
Friday, January 25, 2013
 
 
Incident: Teen Arrested After Posting Online Threat To Blow Up Kings Park High School
Location: Fourth Precinct, 727 Route 454, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police today arrested an Islip teenager after he posted an online threat to blow up the Kings Park High School gymnasium.


 


Fourth Squad detectives, with the assistance of officers from Fourth Precinct Patrol and Third Precinct Crime Section, investigated a complaint from Kings Park High School officials that an individual had made a post on the online messaging service Twitter that indicated he had obtained a bomb to blow up the “Kingdome,” a reference to the Kings Park High School gymnasium. School officials had previously been aware of students posting comments on Twitter regarding the rivalry between Kings Park High School and Islip High School.


 


Steven Taggert, 16, of 88 Herbert St., was charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd Degree and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 26.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-72326
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 26, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Unoccupied Parked Vehicles
Location: Town of Huntington Municipal Parking Lot, Clinton Avenue, Huntington
Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Huntington man for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck multiple cars that were parked and unoccupied early this morning.


 


James Miller was driving a 2004 Land Rover SUV in the Town of Huntington municipal parking lot when he lost control of the vehicle and struck two parking signs and eight unoccupied vehicles, causing damage to several of them at 12:35 a.m.


 


Second Precinct patrol officers arrested Miller, 23, and charged him with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. He was also issued a summons for driving without a license. Miller, of 40 Platt Place, Huntington, will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


There were no injuries in the crash.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-73762
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 27, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Shot To Death in Flanders Home
Location: 200 Priscilla Ave., Flanders
Date/Time: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the shooting death of a Flanders man that occurred early this morning.


 


Southampton Town Police were called to a residence at 200 Priscilla Ave. after a 911 caller reported that armed men had broken into the home and shot a man. When police arrived, they discovered Demitri Hampton, 21, with a gunshot wound to his chest.


 


Hampton, who lives at the home, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead where he was pronounced dead.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-75845
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 28, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officer Saves Two Overdose Victims in Two Days
Location: Sayville
Date/Time: Saturday, January 26 and January 27, 2013
 
 

A Suffolk County Police officer saved two men who overdosed on heroin on two separate occasions this past weekend.


Police Officer Kevin Rieppel responded to a call of a 30-year-old man overdosing on heroin in the parking lot of the Atias Flea Market, located at 5750 Sunrise Highway Service Road in Sayville, on January 26 at approximately 2:25 p.m.  Rieppel responded and administered a dose of intranasal Narcan and resuscitated the man.  The victim was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue by Holbrook Rescue.  


The following day, Officer Rieppel responded to a call at a home on Division Avenue in Sayville for an unresponsive man at approximately 1:55 p.m.  Officer Rieppel administered Narcan to the 22-year-old victim, who regained consciousness, and the man was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by Community Ambulance Company.  


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-74687
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 02, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Making Threats at Huntington Town Hall
Location: Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main St., Huntington
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Huntington man for making threats over payment of a parking ticket. 


 


Robert Murphy was at Huntington Town Hall, located at 100 Main St. in Huntington, on January 30, 2013, regarding a prior parking summons and he left the building in an irate manner. Murphy yelled at a female Town of Huntington employee and made threats. 


 


Following an investigation, a .45 caliber rifle was removed from his home on Hazard Avenue in Huntington Station. Murphy, 55, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation and released.


 


Upon release, Second Squad detectives charged Murphy with Making a Terroristic Threat, a class D felony. He will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-81602
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 02, 2013
 
 
Incident: Sex Offender Arrested for Multiple Acts of Public Lewdness
Location: In front of 15 Bear Street, Selden
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at approximately 6:50 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a registered sex offender for making multiple acts of public lewdness in Suffolk County over the past nine months.


 


On Friday, February 1, at 9:50 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book store located at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, a female patron observed a male masturbating in the store. The female yelled and the man fled.


 


Second Squad detectives investigated and determined the suspect was Angel Laporte, 54, of 15 Bear St., Selden. Laporte is a registered sex offender in Connecticut.


 


Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officers Frank Cutinella and Stephen Kenny arrested Laporte in front of his home at approximately 6:50 p.m. tonight.


 


Further investigation by Second Squad detectives revealed Laporte committed public acts of lewdness at the Deer Park Public Library on January 5, 2013, and at the Commack Public Library and the West Babylon Public Library on May 7, 2012.


 


Laporte is also wanted by the New Milford Police Department in Connecticut, for three warrants for failing to register as a sex offender. The New Milford Police Department has been notified of his arrest.


 


The Special Victim’s Unit is also investigating.


 


Laporte was charged with four counts of Public Lewdness. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 3. He will be held overnight at the 2nd Precinct.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-087893
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 03, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two People Arrested for Stealing Home Heating Oil
Location: 131 Hampton Ave., Mastic
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at approximately 10:15
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two people last night for stealing home heating oil from the storage tanks on the property of eight vacant homes in the Mastic area.


 


Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers last night observed Frank Dawson, 46, and Towania McCrae, 44, pumping home heating oil from the underground tank of an unoccupied home on Hampton Ave. in Mastic and transferring the oil to three storage tanks that they were carrying in the rear of Dawson’s pickup truck. After the officers placed both suspects under arrest, Dawson took the officers to seven other locations in Mastic where he had previously stolen home heating oil.


 


Dawson, of 94 Maple Lane, Medford, was arrested and charged with eight counts of Petit Larceny, one count of Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools.


 


McCrae, of 11 Clymer Place, Mastic, was arrested and charged with one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools.


 


Dawson and McCrae were issued desk appearance tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 3, 2013.


 


This case is still under investigation.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-089951
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
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 03, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested in Huntington for Selling Alcohol to a Minor
Location: Jenny’s Deli and Grocery, 1044 New York Ave., Huntington Station; Hess Express Mart 5087 East Jericho Tpk., Commack
Date/Time: Friday February 2, 2013 between 9:30 p.m. and 11:4
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two men after they were caught selling alcohol to a minor during a State liquor Authority check at several businesses in Commack and Huntington Station.


 


The Second Precinct Crime Section conducted a New York State Liquor Authority check at seven businesses in Commack and Huntington Station last evening. Some of the businesses were selected based on community complaints while others were selected at random.


 


Two businesses failed the inspection:


             Jenny’s Deli and Grocery 1044 New York Ave. Huntington Station


             Hess Express, 5087 East Jericho Tpk., Commack


 


During the check, Luis Lopez, 50, of 152 Wyman Ave Huntington Station, an employee of Jenny’s Deli and Robert Dispenza 19, of 8 Karin Dr. St James, an employee of Hess Express were arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st degree for selling alcohol to an underage agent. The businesses will also be referred to the State Liquor Authority.


 


The five businesses that refused the sale of alcohol to an underage customer were:


            US Petroleum, 6077 East Jericho Tpk., Commack


            Mishael’s Deli, 1454 New York Ave., Huntington Station


            Compruebe Deli, 1415 New York Ave., Huntington Station


            Chapi Deli, 139 West Hills Rd., Huntington Station


            Los Campos Deli, 161 Depot Rd., Huntington Station


 


Dispenza and Lopez were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on April 2, 2013.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-90038 and 13-89959
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
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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 04, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
Location: Sixth Precinct, 400 Route 25, Selden
Date/Time: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Setauket man for possessing child pornography after seizing computers from his home.  


 


As part of an ongoing investigation into the possession and dissemination of child pornography, Suffolk County Police Computer Crimes detectives executed a search warrant at the home of Philip Nicolopoulos on February 1 and seized a computer and external hard drives that contained pornographic videos involving children.


 


Nicolopoulos, 48, of 27 Branch Lane, turned himself into detectives today at the Sixth Precinct and was charged with two counts of Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child.


 


Nicolopoulos, who lives approximately ½ mile from Arrowhead Elementary School, will be held overnight at Sixth Precinct and arraigned on February 5 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
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
 
 
Incident: Four People Arrested for Multiple Larcenies of Frozen Shrimp
Location: Fifth and Seventh Precincts
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested four Calverton people for stealing frozen shrimp from supermarkets since December 2012.


 


During a petit larceny investigation, Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers discovered a pattern involving the theft of frozen shrimp valued at more than $2400, which occurred at supermarkets located in the Fifth and Seventh Precincts. Officers identified and pulled over the suspect’s vehicle with proceeds inside and arrested four people in the car on January 30.


 


Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers, with the assistance of Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers, charged Joseph Elardo, 34, Sharmane Cromer, 34, James Donnellan, 33, and Nicole Johnson, 22, all of 169 Southfield Road, Calverton, with 22 counts of Petit Larceny, two counts of Attempted Larceny, two counts of Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.


 


Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the suspects were selling the frozen shrimp to a local Chinese restaurant to support their drug habits. A search warrant was executed on January 31 at Tai Yu Chinese Restaurant, located at 195 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, and owner, Xue Chai Li, 34, of 17 Pineway Ave., Mastic Beach, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property Fifth Degree. Members of the Suffolk County Department of Health assisted with the search warrant and cited the establishment with a Sanitary Code Violation for an unapproved source of authorized food.


 


Elardo, Cromer, Donnellan and Johnson were arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip. Li will appear at First District Court in Central Islip 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: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-80616
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
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 07, 2013
 
 
Incident: Former PTA President Arrested for Stealing Money from Organization
Location: Second Precinct, 1071 Park Ave., Huntington
Date/Time: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a former president of a Harborfields Central School District parent volunteer group for stealing money from the organization.


 


Following an investigation by Second Squad detectives, it was determined that Sally Torres, who held various positions in the Harborfields Special Education PTA between January 1, 2007 and July 31, 2012, stole more than $3,000 from the organization during that time. Her last position with the group was president.


 


Torres, 42, of 45 Dunlop Road, Huntington, was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and will be arraigned this afternoon 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 12-593457
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
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 08, 2013
 
 
Incident: Mastic Man and Woman Arrested for Drugs and Weapon Possession
Location: 14 Meadowmere Ave., Mastic
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:39 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man and a woman on weapons and multiple drug charges after a search warrant was executed in their Mastic home early this morning.


 


Seventh Squad detectives, with the assistance from Seventh Precinct patrol officers, executed a search warrant at 14 Meadowmere Ave., Mastic and recovered a .38 caliber revolver, heroin, Oxycodone pills, cocaine and over eight thousand dollars in U.S. currency at 12:39 a.m.


 


Ian Dunn, 18, of 14 Meadowmere Ave. was charged with one count Menacing 2nd Degree, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree.


 


Kayla Caruso, 18, of 14 Meadowmere Ave. was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.


 


Dunn will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip. Caruso was released and issued a Desk Appearance Ticket.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-99451
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
Friday, February 08, 2013
 
 
Incident: Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Baby Deer From Water
Location: Davis Park Marina, Fire Island
Date/Time: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:04 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled a fawn out of the icy waters off Davis Park Marina in Fire Island.


 


Marine Bureau Police Officers Robert Femia and Peter Bogachunas were on their way back to Davis Park Marina on Marine Mike when they noticed a deer in the water approximately 30-yards from shore at 1:04 p.m. The officers pulled the baby deer from the water, which was seven to eight feet deep, onto the boat and covered it with a blanket. The deer was not moving and appeared to be in shock.  


 


Upon docking, the officers began to dry the fawn off. A family of deer came over and started to lick the baby deer and it slowly started to move around. The officers guided the injured deer to the police booth and fed it popcorn. The deer became more alert and ran off with the other deer.   

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-98442
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
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Partial Roof Collapse at Smithtown Bowl
Location: 200 Landing Ave., Smithtown
Date/Time: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police responded to a call of a partial roof collapse at a Smithtown building this afternoon.


 


Fourth Precinct Police Officers responded to Smithtown Bowl, located at 200 Landing Ave., at 4:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that the roof partially collapsed. There were no injuries and no one was in the building. It appears that the collapse was due to heavy snow conditions. There was also an apparent water leak due to the collapse.


 


The Town of Smithtown, Long Island Power Authority, the Smithtown Fire Department and the Suffolk County Water Authority responded to the incident. The MTA Police Department was notified.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-104758
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
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
 
Incident: Three Men and a Woman Arrested for Robbery
Location: 44 Nathalie Ave., North Amityville
Date/Time: Monday, February 11, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested three men and a woman last night after they set up the robbery of another man who was on a date with the female suspect.


 


Virginia Miller made arrangements to go on a date with a Lindenhurst man to celebrate her 26th birthday. The victim treated her to dinner at a local fast-food restaurant and gave her a box of chocolates. The couple returned to a residence at 44 Nathalie Ave. in North Amityville and, as they sat in the driveway, Miller sent a text message to her friends, signaling them to come out of the house to rob the victim.


 


Jamar Christian, 21, Michael Owens, 34, and Rodney Fisher, 33, and two other men emerged from the house and assaulted the victim. They also stole his wallet, iPhone, a tablet and the chocolates.


 


First Squad detectives, assisted by First Precinct Police Officers Sean Clarke and John Jungen, arrested Miller, Christian, Owens and Fisher and charged them with Robbery 2nd Degree. The two other males involved in the attack are still being sought by police.


 


Miller, of 133 Harrison Ave., North Amityville, Christian, of 17 Jefferson Ave., Copiague, Fisher, of 14 Rodney Place, Amityville, and Owens of 17 Virginia Ave., Hempstead, 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-109804
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
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
 
Incident: Gas Station Attendant Charged with Identity Theft
Location: Patchogue
Date/Time: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a gas station attendant after he used an in-station credit card for fraudulent purchases in excess of $26,000.


 


Mehmet Yaylacicegi, an employee of BP Gas, located at 975 Middle Country Road in Middle Island, used an in-station credit card belonging to Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park more than 330 times during a two-year period for purchases at the station.


 


Yaylacicegi, 55, of 70 Mount Vernon Ave., Patchogue, was charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and five counts of Identity Theft 3rd Degree.


 


Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park, which is located in Middle Island, became aware of the theft during an internal audit. Detectives are asking any businesses with similar in-station credit card accounts to check for discrepancies and any discrepancies should be reported to the Identity Theft Unit at 631-852-6821.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-50784
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 13, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Hit and Run
Location: Sunoco, 1888 Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:20 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit and run at a Huntington gas station that seriously injured an employee this afternoon.  


Police responded to a report of a man lying on the ground at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1888 Jericho Turnpike, at 4:20 p.m.  According to witness accounts, a man driving a newer-model Jeep Grand Cherokee was attempting to pull out of the station when he struck an employee that was standing by the gas pumps.  The driver of the Jeep fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Route 25 in Huntington.   


The driver of the Jeep was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s.  The Jeep is possibly grey or silver and had out-of-state plates.    


The victim, Jaffery Syed, 60, of Greenlawn, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter where he was listed in serious condition.  


The investigation is continuing.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-113534
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 14, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two Wyandanch Men Shot
Location: Davidson Street, near Troy Avenue, Wyandanch
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at approximately 12:50
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two men in Wyandanch this morning.


A group of people were standing on Davidson Street, near Troy Avenue, when two 24-year-old Wyandanch men were shot by an unknown person or persons at approximately 12:50 p.m.   One of the men was shot in the arm and he transported himself to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The second man was shot in the shoulder and transported himself to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.   All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-115147
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
Friday, February 15, 2013
 
 
Incident: Elderly Man in Serious Condition after Hit-and-Run on LIE
Location: Eastbound Long Island Expressway, east of exit 51, Dix Hills
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at approximately 7:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured an elderly man and caused a multiple-vehicle-crash on the Long Island Expressway this evening.


 


Gloria Montoya was driving a 2013 Honda Accord in the center lane of eastbound LIE when her vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck that was traveling behind her and attempting to merge onto the right hand lane at approximately 7:30 p.m.  The Accord then struck the concrete center divider, a 2003 Toyota Solara that was traveling in the HOV lane, and a 2005 Dodge Magnum that was traveling in the center lane.


 


The driver of the Solara, William Broer, 83, of 94 Eagle Lane in Hauppauge, was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.  Montoya, 49, of 153 Harned Road, Commack, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Magnum, Carlos Gonzalez, 35, of 954 Wilson Boulevard, Central Islip, was not injured.


 


The dump truck that fled the scene is described as a newer-model, clean silver or grey-colored vehicle.


 


The Accord, Solara and the Magnum were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.  Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-115986
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 15, 2013
 
 
Incident: Medford Bank Robbed
Location: TD Bank, 1806 Route 112, Medford
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at approximately 11:10
 
 

Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a TD Bank in Medford this morning.


 


A man entered the bank, located at 1806 Route 112, at approximately 11:10 a.m., approached a teller and demanded cash.  The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled the bank.


 


The subject is described as a white male with a stocky build, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 11 inches tall.  He was wearing a dark knit cap, a black jacket and light-colored pants.


 


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-114943
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 08, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested in 1994 West Babylon Homicide
Location: 400 E. 30th St., New York City
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a New York City man in connection with a 1994 homicide that occurred in West Babylon.


 


Two men entered the Diamond Trucking Company, located on 174 Cabot St., on March 22, 1994 and shot two employees in the course of an attempted robbery. Mario Andujar, 30, died at the scene and the second victim survived.


 


Following an investigation, Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives arrested Troy Arrighi, 37, of 400 East 30th St., New York City, at his home on February 14. Arrighi was charged with Murder 2nd Degree and he is 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 94-129528
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
Friday, February 15, 2013
 
 
Incident: Woman Critically in Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Westbound Long Island Expressway at exit 57, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a woman in Hauppauge today.


 


Bahar Kaya was driving her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze west on the Long Island Expressway at exit 57, when she was struck from behind by a 2002 Dodge Durango operated by Monica Saparito  at 9 a.m. Three additional vehicles sustained minor damage in a secondary collision.  No one involved in the secondary collision was injured.


 


Kaya, 25, of Piedmont Dr., Port Jefferson Station, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. Kaya’s sister, who was her only passenger, Nese Kaya, 22, of Piedmont Dr., Port Jefferson Station, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Saparito, 19, of Beaver Dr., Mastic Beach, was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life -threatening injuries.


 


All five vehicles were impounded for safety checks.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-116782
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 15, 2013
 
 
Incident: Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Woman Stranded in Creek
Location: Abets Creek, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at approximately 3 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers rescued a woman who was stranded on an island in an East Patchogue creek after she attempted to rescue her dog that had run out onto the ice.


 


Marine Bureau Officers Charles Abbene, Edward Bodenmiller and Brian Flatley responded to Abets Creek after a 911 caller reported that a woman was stranded on an island in the creek on February 14 at approximately 3 p.m. The woman, Merry Locurto, 63, of 18 Shore Road, East Patchogue, had gone on the iced-over creek behind her home after her dog ran onto the ice. Locurto fell through the ice and managed to get herself on shore of a small island in the creek.


 


A good Samaritan in a kayak rescued the dog from the ice and brought the dog to the island. Officers Abbene, Bodenmiller and Flatley pulled the woman, the dog, the good Samaritan and the kayak onboard Marine Mike and returned to shore.


 


Locurto was transported by South Country Ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment. The dog, Blueberry, a Bijon mix, was uninjured and returned to Locurto’s home by the good Samaritan, who was also uninjured.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-115387
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 15, 2013
 
 
Incident: Woman Critically Injured in Two-Car Crash
Location: In front of 3124 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
Date/Time: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:07 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-car crash that critically injured a Smithtown woman in East Northport this evening.


 


Lucy DiPietro, who was driving a 2004 Buick, exited the shopping center located at 3124 Jericho Turnpike when her vehicle was struck by an eastbound 2011 Mazda in the left lane at 6:07 p.m.


 


DiPietro, 71, of 62A St. Nicholas Ave., was airlifted to Stony University Hospital where she was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Mazda, Jessica Rinn, 23, of 165 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, and DiPietro’s husband, Matthew, 76, were both transported to Huntington Hospital. Matthew DiPietro was listed in critical condition and Rinn was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Both vehicles were impounded and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-117864
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 16, 2013
 
 
Incident: Ridge Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: 10 Colgate St., Port Jefferson Station
Date/Time: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:52 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that killed a Ridge man last evening.


 


Jason Adams, 33, was driving a 2005 Ford Lindy’s taxicab on Colgate St. in Port Jefferson Station when his cab collided with a vehicle that was parked in a driveway, causing that vehicle to crash into another vehicle parked inside of a residential garage, at 7:52 p.m.


 


Sixth Precinct police officers removed Adams from the taxi and administered rescue efforts. The victim was transported by the Terryville Fire Department to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives believe that Adams, of 347 Randall Road in Ridge, may have experienced a medical event that resulted in the crash.


 


There were no other persons involved. The taxi was impounded for a safety inspection, and the investigation is continuing.  


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-118073
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
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 17, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officers Rescue Overdose Victim
Location: Parking lot of Sal’s Fruit Tree, 1200 Sunrise Highway, North Amityville
Date/Time: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
 
 

Two Suffolk County Police officers revived a woman who was overdosing on heroin in her car in a parking lot in North Amityville this afternoon.  


First Precinct Police Officers Robert DeSanto and Anthony Cerasuolo responded to the parking lot of Sal’s Fruit Tree, located at 1200 Sunrise Highway, after a 911 caller reported a woman passed out in a vehicle. When officers arrived, the woman had a pulse but was not breathing. Officer DeSanto began rescue breathing while Officer Cerasuolo administered a dose of intranasal Narcan and the woman regained consciousness.  


The woman, 25, was transported via North Amityville Fire Company ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage.  


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.   Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-121485
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
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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Unidentified Pedestrian Dies after Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: East Main Street and Conklin Avenue, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at approximately 8:00 p.
 
 

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


 


An unidentified man was crossing East Main Street at the intersection of Conklin Avenue in East Patchogue when he was struck by a white 2005 Nissan Maxima that was travelling eastbound    on East Main Street.


 


The pedestrian was transported by North Patchogue Fire Department Rescue to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.


 


The driver of the Maxima, Jeremiah Day, 25, of 7 South 29th St., Wyandanch, was not injured.


 


The Maxima was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash and are asking anyone with information to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-122106
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
Monday, February 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Manorville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Nesconset Highway & Davis Avenue, Port Jefferson Station
Date/Time: Monday, February 18, 2013 at approximately 12:55 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Manorville man in Port Jefferson Station this afternoon.  


Leonard Sloan was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, owned by Fitzgerald’s Driving School of North Babylon, westbound on Nesconset Highway when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and crossed over onto oncoming traffic at approximately 12:55 p.m.  The Malibu struck three vehicles in the eastbound turning lane that were waiting to turn left onto Davis Avenue.  Detectives believe that Sloan, a driving instructor who did not have any passengers in the vehicle, may have had a medical event prior to the crash.  


Sloan, 59, of 2 Rosewood Lane, Manorville, was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson by Terryville Rescue where he was pronounced dead.  None of the other drivers were injured.  


All four vehicles were impounded for a safety check 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-123329
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 19, 2013
 
 
Incident: Unidentified Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Calebs Path and Bushwick Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Monday, February 18, 2013 at approximately 8:00 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Brentwood last night.


 


An unidentified man was walking on the east side of Calebs Path just south of Bushwick Avenue in Brentwood at approximately 8:00 p.m. when he was struck by an unknown type of vehicle. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene of the crash.


 


The victim was discovered lying in the street by a passerby who called 911. The victim, who is described as a 35 to 40-year-old Hispanic male, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.


 


Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information about the identity of the victim or the suspect vehicle to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-124099
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 19, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officer Saves Overdose Victim in Center Moriches
Location: Bowditch Lane, Center Moriches
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.
 
 

 


A Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct officer saved a woman who overdosed on heroin in Center Moriches this evening.


 


Officer Anthony Sangimino responded to a call at a home on Bowditch Lane for an unresponsive woman at approximately 6:10 p.m.  Officer Sangimino administered intranasal Narcan to the 23-year-old victim, who regained consciousness.  The woman was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by Center Moriches Fire Department Company.


 


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-125771
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 21, 2013
 
 
Incident: 82-year-old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Bagatelle Road, north of Hemingway Drive, Melville
Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at approximately 3:35
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed an 82-year-old Melville man this afternoon.


 


Sidney Stein, 82, was driving a 2004 Lexus northbound on Bagatelle Road when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. The Lexus crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a tree just north of Hemingway Drive at approximately 3:35 p.m.


 


Stein, of Bardini Drive, was transported via Melville Fire Department to North Shore LIJ Plainview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-129646
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 22, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officers Save Overdose Victim in Hauppauge
Location: Wedgewood Drive, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
 
 

Two Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct MedCAT officers saved a woman who overdosed on heroin in Hauppauge this afternoon.


 


MedCAT Officers Dennis Hendrickson and Kathy Cotter, who are both paramedics, responded to a call at a home on Wedgewood Drive for an unresponsive woman at approximately 2:30 p.m.  When officers arrived, a man was performing CPR on the woman, while he was being instructed by a 911 operator via the phone.  The officers regained an airway, assisted in her ventilation, and administered Narcan intramuscularly to the 28-year-old victim, who regained respiration and consciousness.  The woman was transported to Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown by a Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance.


 


The Suffolk County Police Department developed the MedCAT (Medical Crisis Action Team) in 2008.  The team consists of numerous patrol officers who receive training in advanced life support and tactical medical response.  Those officers regularly perform their normal patrol duties.  However, in addition they respond to medical and tactical emergencies requiring advanced life support and high risk tactical incidents.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-125771
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 23, 2013
 
 
Incident: Medford Woman Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Two Vehicles
Location: Intersection of Woodside Avenue and Harlem Avenue, Medford
Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 2013 at approximately 9:30 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Medford woman for multiple charges, including driving while intoxicated, after her vehicle struck two vehicles, including a police car last evening.


 


Fifth Precinct Police Officer Jaime Bustamante was notified of an erratic driver heading southbound on Sills Road in Medford. Officer Bustamante spotted the vehicle, a Ford SUV, and he pulled the driver over at the intersection of Horseblock Road and Sills Road. The woman refused to lower her window and when the officer attempted to open her door, she drove away. Police initiated a pursuit but after a short time, they were instructed to end it. They turned off their lights and sirens and followed at a safe distance. Aviation was called to assist. 


 


The driver, Pandoria Jackson, 45, eventually drove to Woodside Avenue and County Road 101 in Bellport. Her vehicle hit a stop sign and then struck a Fifth Precinct police vehicle, narrowly missing two officers on foot. The officer in the police vehicle was not injured. Jackson continued westbound on Woodside Avenue and at the intersection of Woodside Avenue and Harlem Avenue, her vehicle struck a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped at a red light, at approximately 9:30 p.m.


 


Jackson, of 82 Gray Ave., Medford, was arrested and charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Endangerment and Reckless Driving.


 


Two officers from the Sixth Precinct were injured while attempting to break the window of Jackson’s vehicle. They were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center in East Patchogue and treated for minor injuries. Jackson and the driver of the Jeep Cherokee were also treated at the same hospital for minor injuries.


 


Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-132307
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 23, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Farmingville Shooting
Location: In Front of Empire Bar and Lounge, 2 Warren Ave., Farmingville
Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:16 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting in Farmingville that killed a Mastic Beach man early this morning.


 


Sixth Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in front of Empire Bar and Lounge, located at 2 Warren Avenue, at 3:16 a.m. When officers arrived, there was a large crowd outside and people were fighting.


 


The victim, Randell Hollman, 25, of 6 Hackensack Road, Mastic Beach, was transported in a private vehicle to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at that hospital.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-132801
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
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI, Leaving Scene After Crash with School Bus
Location: In front of 235 Route 25A, Smithtown
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Commack man for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a school bus in Smithtown.


 


A school bus was traveling westbound on Route 25A in Smithtown at 9:45 a.m. when it was struck by a Dodge pickup truck that was exiting the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, located at 235 Route 25A, and the driver of the pickup fled the scene.


 


A witness reported the pickup truck’s plate number to police and police responded to the home of the owner, who was in the driver’s seat of the truck in the driveway when officers arrived.


 


Robert Slavonik, 44, of 54 Marvin Lane, Commack, was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting and Driving While Intoxicated. Slavonik will be arraigned on February 27 at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The bus, which was carrying 26 people, including 23 children, was from the Three Village School District. There were no injuries in the crash.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-138575
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 27, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Stealing Gasoline from Sixteen Gas Stations
Location: Various Locations throughout Suffolk County
Date/Time: Monday, February 26, 2013 at approximately 5:15 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Smithtown man last evening for stealing gasoline from 16 gas stations throughout Suffolk County.


 


During the past four months, the suspect pulled up to gas station pumps throughout Suffolk County in a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and asked the attendant to fill the tank. When the tank was full, the suspect drove off without paying.


 


After a gasoline theft on February 26 at the Wave Gas Station located at 386 Lake Ave. in St. James, Fourth Precinct Crime Section put out a notification with the description and plate number of the suspect’s vehicle.


 


A Third Precinct sector car located the vehicle at the Planet Fitness gym, 894A Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore. Walter Amerbach, 23, was taken into custody and transported to the Fourth Precinct. Amerbach, of Smithtown, was charged with 11 counts of Petit Larceny.


 


He will 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-68619
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 28, 2013
 
 
Incident: South Carolina Man Arrested for Possessing an Illegal Gun
Location: Long Island Expressway exit 58 Park and Ride, Islandia
Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.
 
 

A South Carolina man driving with a suspended license was arrested after being pulled over on the Long Island Expressway in Islandia and found to be in possession of an illegal hand gun.


 


Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Officer Robert Copozzi was on routine patrol when he noticed visible equipment violations on a 1997 Chevrolet pick-up truck with a trailer that was transporting three cars.  Officer Copozzi pulled the truck over by the exit 58 Park and Ride at 5:50 p.m. and conducted a safety inspection.  During the inspection, the officer noticed a 9mm gun with a loaded high capacity magazine.  Officer Copozzi arrested the driver issued nine tickets for multiple safety violations.


 


The vehicle was towed and placed out of service due to the safety defects.  The truck, which is owned by JK Trucking and Auto Sales located in Mississippi, was transporting Sandy damaged vehicles from Calverton to Detroit, Michigan.


 


The driver of the truck, Freddie Foggie Jr., 40, of 116 Heritage Creek Drive, Boiling Springs, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 3rd Degree.


 


Foggie Jr. will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 1.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-144091
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
Friday, March 01, 2013
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash, Driver Arrested
Location: Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Huntington woman for driving with a suspended license following a crash that killed a pedestrian in Cold Spring Harbor.  


Rita Wallace was driving a 2002 Honda Accord eastbound on Main Street when her vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street at 6:01 p.m. The pedestrian, Jean Carr, 78, of 44 Woodbury Way, Syosset, was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Wallace, 40, of 50 Willow Ave., Huntington, was treated at Huntington Hospital for minor injuries.  


Wallace was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2 nd Degree, a misdemeanor, and released on bail.  
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.    


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-143707
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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For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 03, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed and Two Women Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Westbound Sunrise Highway, east of Waverly Avenue, Patchogue
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:32 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash in Patchogue that killed a man and injured two women passengers early this morning.


 


Colin Garrett was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on the north service road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Waverly Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle, which struck a fence and grass median and overturned onto the express portion of the roadway at 1:32 a.m.


 


Garrett, 22, of Washington Avenue, Patchogue, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. The two women passengers, Colleen Malia, 22, of Oakdale, and Nicole Wilk, 20, of Bohemia, were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue by the North Patchogue Fire Department Rescue Squad. The women were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-148508
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
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 03, 2013
 
 
Incident: Woman Killed in West Babylon Fire
Location: 1025-33 Little East Neck Road, West Babylon
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire that killed a woman in West Babylon this afternoon.  


First Precinct Police officers responded to 1025-33 Little East Neck Road at 4:35 p.m. after a 911 call was received.  The body of a female resident was found inside the apartment.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.    


Several area fire departments responded and assisted in extinguishing the fire that damaged a total of four apartments.  A second victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and a third victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.  Both were treated and released.  


The identity of the woman that died is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-149458
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 04, 2013
 
 
Incident: Drunk Driver Injures On-duty Suffolk County Police Officer
Location: Sunrise Highway West of North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 2012 at 7:12 p.m.
 
 

The Suffolk County Police Department Vehicular Crimes Unit is investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a Suffolk County police officer was injured when his police cruiser was rear-ended by a drunk driver.


 


Suffolk County police were conducting a follow-up search at the crime scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier in the day on Sunrise Highway, between North Ocean Avenue and Waverly Avenue in Patchogue.


 


The area of the search was on the north shoulder of the westbound express portion of Sunrise Highway. In an attempt to make the scene safe for the search, Police Officer Brian Smales of the Highway Patrol Bureau placed his car, with emergency lights activated, on the right shoulder of the road, outside the lane of traffic.


 


Shortly after Officer Smales parked his vehicle, a 2012 Chrysler 200, driven by Salvatore Distefano, 29, struck the rear of the police vehicle.


 


An investigation determined that Distefano acted recklessly by failing to exercise care by slowing down and moving over to safely pass an emergency vehicle, in violation of New York State’s “Move Over Law”. This law, enacted in 2012, is designed to protect police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers from being injured by passing vehicles.


 


Distefano was arrested at the scene for drunk driving and then transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was treated for facial lacerations and released.


 


Police Officer Smales was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for head, neck, back and leg injuries and released.


 


Distefano, of 923 Kirkland Ct., Central Islip, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Assault 3rd Degree and violating New York State’s “Move Over Law”. He is being held at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vehicular Crimes Unit at 631-852-6295.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-149687
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, March 04, 2013
 
 
Incident: Medford Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 112, south of Pauls Path, Coram
Date/Time: Monday, March 4, 2013 at approximately 6:15 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Medford woman in Coram today.


 


Betty Lincon was driving her 2001 Chevrolet southbound on Route 112 when she apparently lost control of her vehicle south of Pauls Path at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Her Chevrolet crossed over the double yellow lines and into the northbound lane and struck a 2011 Nissan head-on being operated northbound by Tanya Sydnor-Holmes.


 


Lincon, 89, of 18 Birchwood Road, Medford, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Sydnor-Holmes, 45, of Bay Shore, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where she was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-151488
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Stealing from Church Donation Box
Location: West Main Street, Huntington
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Huntington man who stole money from a church donation box in Huntington yesterday.


 


An employee at the Church of St. Patrick, located at 400 West Main St., observed a man taking cash from a candle donation box at 10:36 a.m. Second Precinct police officers responded to a 911 call regarding the theft and, a short time later, located the man, George Kanganis, on West Main Street in Huntington.


 


Kanganis, 47, of 320 Nassau Road, Huntington, was charged with Petit Larceny and Possession of Burglar Tools. He is being held at the Second Precinct pending his arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-154536
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, March 07, 2013
 
 
Incident: Three People Arrested for Identity Theft
Location: Suffolk County
Date/Time:
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested three people for identity theft after they broke into lockers at fitness clubs, stole personal information and skimmed victims’ credit and debit cards, then used the information for fraudulent purchases.


 


After identifying a pattern of larcenies from lockers in fitness centers that occurred in early January, First Precinct Crime Section Sergeant David O’Brien and Police Officers Joseph Collins and Joseph Russo identified multiple suspects and shared their information with Fourth Squad Detective Dennis Mannix and Fourth Precinct Crime Section Police Officer Frank Rooney who were conducting a separate, similar, investigation that commenced in December 2012, as well as Identity Theft detectives.


 


The suspects would break into lockers, use a portable skimming device to capture information from debit and credit cards and photograph personal information from driver’s licenses and then return the items to the lockers. The stolen information would then be loaded onto a fraudulent credit card and purchases were made.


 


Latique Oates, 19, of 792 South Ocean Ave, Freeport was charged with 14 counts related to identity theft and Rameez Senior, 19, of 194-50 114 Dr., St. Albans, was charged with eight counts related to identity theft. The two are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 8.


 


Andre Clayton, 19, of 49 Harrison Ave., Freeport, was charged and arraigned in February in relation to this case on Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny, Assault 3rd Degree, Possession of a Skimming Device 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information 3rd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.


 


Members of the Nassau County Police Special Investigations Unit, Freeport Village Police Department and Hempstead Village Police Department also assisted in this investigation. Law enforcement officers in Connecticut and New Jersey are also investigating the possibility that these suspects are responsible for similar crimes there.   


 


The suspects used the stolen information to buy gift cards and/or  make purchases at BJ’s Wholesale and Home Depot.


 


The investigation, being coordinated by Identity Theft Detective Kenneth Ripp, is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case or believe they may have been a victim of these individuals are asked to call the Suffolk County Identity Theft Unit at 631-852-6821 or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-155230
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, March 07, 2013
 
 
Incident: Three Women Arrested in Massage Parlor Raid at Patchogue Apartment
Location: 305A West Roe Blvd, Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three women for illegal activities at an illegitimate massage parlor run out of a Patchogue apartment.  


Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an undercover investigation at approximately 4:05 p.m., in a second floor apartment located at 305A West Roe Blvd., in Patchogue.   The investigation revealed that an illegal massage parlor was being operated out of the apartment and prostitution was taking place.   Officers seized massage tables, oils, a computer and money.  


Ashley Jimenez, 26, of 48 Giant Oak Road, Ridge, and Dawn Collins, 23, of 60 Hillard Ave., Central Islip, were arrested and charged with Unlicensed Practice of a Profession (Unlicensed Massage Therapist) in the New York State Education Law and Prostitution, a B misdemeanor in the Penal Law.  


Justine Rittman, 26, of 72 Hillside Ave., Saint James, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, an A Misdemeanor in the Penal Law.    


All three women will be held overnight and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 8.    


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-154819
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
Friday, March 08, 2013
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: William Floyd Parkway, south of Montauk Highway, Shirley
Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:17 p.m.
 
 

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


 


Sophan Korur was crossing William Floyd Parkway, south of Montauk Highway, when he was struck by a southbound 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Angela Gonzalez at 7:17 p.m. Korur, 53, of 12 Deer Path, Shirley, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he died a short time later. Gonzalez, 26, of 56 Vehslage St., Patchogue, was not injured in the crash.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-157479
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, March 09, 2013
 
 
Incident: Lake Grove Man Shot
Location: Elkwood Street, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Friday, March 8, 2013 at approximately 8:35 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a Lake Grove man yesterday evening.


 


Marvin Gonzalez, 33, was standing outside his residence at 1232 Stony Brook Road, Lake Grove when he was shot once in the head and once in the leg by an unknown person or persons at approximately 8:35 p.m.


 


Gonzalez was transported by Centereach Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8451 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-159364
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, March 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Critically Injured in Hauppauge Crash
Location: Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4:10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a crash in Hauppauge that critically injured a Northport man early this morning.


 


Fourth Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call after witnesses reported seeing a 2005 Nissan traveling eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge at 4:10 a.m. when the vehicle lost control and entered the center divider. The vehicle struck a tree, overturned and crashed. Officers and witnesses attempted to pull the driver, a male, out of the vehicle, but were unsuccessful. Firefighters from the Commack Fire Department responded and pulled the driver from the car.


 


The driver was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. His 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 call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.  


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-161898
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, March 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI After Crash, Passenger Seriously Injured
Location: In Front of 247 Deer Park Ave., Dix Hills
Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Brentwood man for driving while intoxicated after a crash that injured him and seriously injured his passenger in Dix Hills early this morning.


 


Raphael Guerrero was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Deer Park Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle in front of 247 Deer Park Ave. at 4:50 a.m. The vehicle hit a curb, went up on a grass embankment, hit a large stone and a telephone poll before it overturned.


 


Guerrero, 37, of Brentwood, was transported to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. His passenger, Cesar S. Montano, 24, of Virginia, was transported to Huntington Hospital for serious injuries.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing by Vehicular Crime Unit detectives. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-161926
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, March 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Single-Car Crash
Location: Conklin Street, east of New Highway, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 5:05 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a Melville man in East Farmingdale early this morning.


 


Patrick Bellero was driving a 2004 Infiniti eastbound on Conklin Street, east of New Highway, at 5:05 a.m. when his vehicle veered off the road and struck a fence.


 


Bellero, 20, of 27 Treeview Dr., Melville, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


 


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 First Squad at 631-854-8152.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-161936
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, March 10, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officers Save Overdose Victim in Islip
Location: North Ocean Avenue, Islip
Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at approximately 9:45 p.m.
 
 

Three Suffolk County Police Third Precinct officers saved a 29-year-old man who overdosed on heroin in Islip this evening.  


Officers Chris Verwys, Miguel Vias and Carol Erbis responded to a call at a home on North Ocean Avenue for an unresponsive man at approximately 9:45 p.m.  When the officers arrived they observed the victim passed out in his bedroom from an apparent heroin overdose.  The officers administered intranasal Narcan and performed CPR on the victim until he regained consciousness.  The man was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore by Exchange Ambulance of the Islips.  


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-163322
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, March 11, 2013
 
 
Incident: Armed Robber Stopped and Held by Patrons of Holbrook Bar
Location: Holbrook’s Backporch Bar, 1291 Grundy Avenue, Holbrook
Date/Time: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Holbrook man after he robbed a Holbrook bar last night and was stopped by several patrons.


 


A masked man entered Holbrook’s Backporch bar, located at 1291, Grundy Ave., Holbrook, at approximately 11:50 p.m. on Sunday night. The bar was occupied by approximately 15 people. The man went behind the bar and threatened a female employee with a knife and demanded money. The employee complied but she was able to signal another employee that she was being robbed. The robber attempted to flee but was stopped and held by the bar owner and several patrons until police officers from the Fifth Precinct arrived.


 


The robber, Joseph Spevak, 32, was found to be in possession of three knives and several hundred dollars in cash proceeds.


 


Fifth Squad detectives charged Spevak, of 1548 Coates Ave., Holbrook, with Robbery 1st Degree. He is being held at the Fifth Precinct and 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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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-163459
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, March 12, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested after Crashing Into House Setting Residence and Vehicle on Fire
Location: 4 Choate Ave., Selden
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after he drove his truck into a house in Selden this evening.  Both the truck and the house caught fire and became fully engulfed.


 


Sixth Precinct Patrol officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle into a house at 4 Choate Ave. in Selden at 7:14 p.m.  When officers arrived, they observed that the driver of a red pick-up truck had apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a natural gas line in the home.  Three residents that were in the home at the time of the crash, a nine-year-old, a seven-year-old and their mother, got out of the house and were not injured.


 


Anthony Capuano, 35, of Selden, was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree.


 


Capuano will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 13.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-166796
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, March 13, 2013
 
 
Incident: One Person Killed, Man Injured, in House Fire
Location: 218 Eastport Manor Road, Manorville
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire in Manorville that killed a person and injured a man this morning.


 


Seventh Precinct police officers and volunteer firefighters responded to numerous 911 calls reporting a fire at the home located at 218 Eastport Manor Road at 9:30 a.m. When officers and firefighters arrived, they found Charles Woolsey outside the residence that was engulfed in flames. Another person, who was found inside the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was also found dead in the home.


 


Woolsey, 68, a resident of the home, was transported unconscious to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of smoke inhalation.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-167591
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, March 16, 2013
 
 
Incident: Officers Save Overdose Victim in Fort Salonga
Location: Old Bridge Road, Fort Salonga
Date/Time: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 6:04 a.m.
 
 

Four Suffolk County Police Second Precinct officers saved a 20-year-old man who overdosed on heroin in Fort Salonga this morning.


 


Officers Joseph Mango, Barbara Hernandez, Shane Wild and Michael Guido responded to a call at a home on Old Bridge Road for an unresponsive man at 6:04 a.m.  When the officers arrived they observed the victim passed out in his bedroom from an apparent heroin overdose.  Officer Mango administered intranasal Narcan on the victim. The man was transported to Huntington Hospital in Huntington by the East Northport Rescue Squad. The man regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.


 


The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.  Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-174006
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, March 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Teen Arrested after Falsely Reporting a Bomb Threat
Location: Amityville High School, 250 Merrick Road, Amityville
Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 2013 at approximately 8:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a 17-year-old Amityville High School student after she left a note threatening to blow up the school.


Amityville High School officials contacted Village of Amityville Police Department at approximately 8:50 a.m. after finding the written note in a stairwell.  Investigations by First Squad detectives revealed the identity of the student.


The 17-year-old female from North Amityville was arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd Degree, an E Class Felony.  She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 19.


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-177944
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, March 18, 2013
 
 
Incident: Assistant Principal Arrested After Sending Inappropriate Texts to Students and Faculty
Location: 97 Laurel Hill Road, Northport
Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 2013 at approximately 7:10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Wyandanch Memorial High School assistant principal after he sent inappropriate texts to students and faculty members.  


Investigations by the First Precinct Crime Section revealed that Assistant Principal Craig Cohen sent several inappropriate texts to various students and faculty members.  Some of the messages were sexual in nature and were sent in February and March of this year.  Cohen, who has been employed by the high school for approximately eight years, was arrested at approximately 7:10 a.m. as he left his home located at 97 Laurel Hill Road, Northport.  


Cohen, 47, was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Harassment 2 nd Degree and one charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 19.  


The First Precinct Crime Section asks anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact them at 631-854-8126.  


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-166595
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, March 20, 2013
 
 
Incident: Smithtown Man Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Sports Apparel
Location: 298 Maple Ave., Smithtown
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at approximately 7 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for selling counterfeit sports apparel at a store in Smithtown.


Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers executed a search warrant after receiving a tip that counterfeit sports apparel was being sold at The Sports Shop, located at 298 Maple Ave.


Officers seized the counterfeit NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA merchandise that had a street value of approximately $50,000.


Police arrested Ronald Quinn, 46, of Smithtown, and charged him with Trademark Counterfeiting 2nd Degree.  He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 21.


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-179765
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, March 21, 2013
 
 
Incident: Two Women Arrested for Child Endangerment and Drug Possession
Location: 901 Montauk Highway, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at approximately 9:30 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two women on drug charges and for endangering the welfare of a child after they were discovered in a parked vehicle with their children in East Patchogue last evening.


 


Fifth Precinct Community Oriented Police Enforcement (COPE) Officers Stacey Copozzi and Christine Balsamo were on patrol when they observed two women sitting in a 2002 Ford Explorer in the parking lot of the East Winds apartment complex located at 901 Montauk Highway at approximately 9:30 p.m.


 


Tara Riley, 26, of Medford, who was in the driver’s seat, and Amanda Kosby, 27, of North Bellport, who was seated in the front passenger seat, were both in possession of hypodermic instruments containing heroin. Riley’s four-year-old daughter and Kosby’s five-year-old son were passengers in the back seat of the car.


 


There were open bags of heroin on the front seat of the vehicle, and the women stated they had gotten high earlier in the day. Riley and Kosby were each charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument.


 


Riley and Kosby are being held at the Fifth Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today. Both children were released into the custody of family members. Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified.


 


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-182881
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, March 22, 2013
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in One-Car Crash
Location: Lakeland Avenue, north of Church Street, Bohemia
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 4:09 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a one-car crash that killed a Bohemia man this morning.


 


Craig Fox was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe on Lakeland Avenue at 4:09 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway just north of Church Street in Bohemia.  The vehicle traveled onto a residential property, struck a fence, a parked car and trees. Fox, 47, of Bohemia, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead a short time later.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-185020
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, March 23, 2013
 
 
Incident: Parents Arrested for Driving with Lit Marijuana Cigarette and Toddler in Car
Location: Park Avenue, Huntington
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2013 at approximately 3:40 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested parents of a toddler for driving with a lit marijuana cigarette, with their toddler in the car in Huntington today.


 


Paul Rice was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant southbound on Park Avenue, when he failed to use his turn signal when he turned onto Maple Hill Road at approximately 3:40 p.m. Rice was stopped by 2nd Precinct Patrol Officer Jeffrey Michaels. Officer Michaels observed a burning marijuana cigarette in the center console as well as a strong smell of burning marijuana within the vehicle. Inside the car was Alyssa Moore, 21, and their two-year-old son.


 


Further investigation revealed that Moore and Rice had been smoking marijuana while traveling in the car.


 


Rice, 21, of 210 E. Main St., Huntington, was charged with Aggravated DWI with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law),  DWI Drugs, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree. Moore of the same address was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


The child was released to relatives.


 


Rice and Moore are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 23.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-186207
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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