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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWAI Following Fatal Crash
Location: Commack Road and Hauppauge Road, Commack
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at approximately 3:25 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs following a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Commack yesterday afternoon.


 


James Murphy was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer northbound in the left lane on Commack Road when his vehicle sideswiped a 2003 Mercedes that was traveling northbound in the right lane. Murphy’s vehicle then struck a westbound 2003 Hyundai at the intersection of Hauppauge Road.


 


The driver of the Hyundai, Herta Palma, 63, of Commack, was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Murphy and his female passenger were transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the Mercedes, Andrea Linton-Parkes, 50, of Dix Hills, was uninjured.


 


Murphy, 19, of 14 Highland Court, Huntington, was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. He is scheduled to be arraigned on January 1 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 13-769623
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 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man and Woman Arrested for Pattern of Armed Robberies
Location: Third Precinct, 1630 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man and a woman yesterday in connection with five armed robberies of nail salons in Islip, Islip Terrace, East Islip and Copiague. The suspects will also be charged at a later date by Nassau County Police for similar armed robberies that occurred in Nassau County.


 


A man entered Nail Tek salon at 190 Islip Ave., Islip on December 13, 2013 at 6:15 p.m., armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from the employees. Less than an hour later, the same subject entered Diamond Star Nail Inc. at 572 Main St., Islip, displayed a gun and stole cash from that store.


 


The same man, armed with a handgun, attempted to rob Charming Orchid Nail and Spa, located at 64H Carleton Ave., Islip Terrace, on December 15 but did not get any proceeds. Approximately 15 minutes later, he robbed Queen Mary Nails, located at 126 East Main Street in East Islip.


 


On December 31, at 6:50 p.m., the suspect robbed Nail Plaza at 856 Montauk Highway, Copiague.


 


An investigation by the Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives, the Nassau County Robbery Squad and the Nassau County Police Bureau of Special Operations revealed that two subjects were involved in the robberies.


 


Salvatore Scimeca, 55, of 255 Islip Boulevard, Islip Terrace, was charged with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Attempted Robbery 1st Degree. He is expected to be charged by the Nassau County Police for an additional five robberies of nail salons that occurred in Valley Stream, Franklin Square, Wantagh and New Hyde Park between December 23 and December 30, 2013.


 


Elise Sandberg, 34, also of 255 Islip Boulevard, Islip Terrace, was charged with four counts of Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Attempted Robbery 1st Degree. She is also expected to be charged with additional robberies in Nassau County.


 


Both Scimeca and Sandberg are scheduled to be arraigned this morning 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 13-737701 et al.
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 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Babylon Bank
Location: Chase Bank, 31 West Main St., Babylon
Date/Time: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Babylon.


 


A man entered Chase Bank, located at 31 West Main St., approached a teller and produced a note stating he had a gun and demanding cash. The teller complied and gave the suspect cash from the drawer. The man fled on foot westbound on Main Street.


 


The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, between 35 and 40 years old with a medium build. He was unshaven and wearing a dark hooded-sweatshirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.


 


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 14-27191
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 03, 2014
 
 
Incident: More than 50 People Evacuated in East Northport Fire
Location: 376 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Date/Time: Friday, January 3, 2014 at approximately 3 p.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Arson Squad detectives are investigating a fire in a commercial building with residential apartments where more than 50 people had to be evacuated in East Northport today.


A fire originated within a rear work area of Vacuum Cleaners Sales and Service at 376 Larkfield Road at approximately 3 p.m. There are residential apartments above and to the rear of the business.


Four apartments which housed three families consisting of 8 people were relocated by the Red Cross to the Hampton Inn in Commack. 42 other residents were temporarily sheltered at the Salvation Army building until electricity and heat were restored to their apartments. A total of 52 residents were evacuated.


The exact cause of the fire has not been determined but it is believed to be non-criminal. Four fire departments responded. There were no injuries.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-294480
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 04, 2014
 
 
Incident: East Farmingdale Bank Robbed
Location: TD Bank, 90 Broad Hollow Road, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in East Farmingdale.


 


A man entered TD Bank, located at 90 Broad Hollow Road, approached a teller and produced a note stating he had a gun and demanding cash. The teller complied and gave the suspect cash from the drawer. The man fled on foot northbound through the parking lot.


 


The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a red and black hooded-ski jacket.


 


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 14-30886
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 06, 2014
 
 
Incident: Elderly Man Dies in House Fire
Location: 2627 New York Ave., Melville
Date/Time: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at approximately 9:40 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are investigating a house fire that killed an elderly man in Melville last night.


 


Suffolk County Police responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at a home, located at 2627 New York Ave., at approximately 9:40 p.m.  Firefighters battling the fire found an elderly man on the first floor of the home. The man, who was identified as Domenicko Denito, 92, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear to be criminal in nature.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-33599
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 06, 2014
 
 
Incident: Fort Salonga Man Arrested for Shooting Man at Bar
Location: Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, 229 Laurel Ave., Northport
Date/Time: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Fort Salonga man for shooting a man at a Northport bar last night.


 


Steven Reilly Jr. became engaged in a physical altercation, for an unknown reason, with an East Northport man at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub, located at 229 Laurel Ave., when Reilly Jr. shot the victim in the leg at 10:30 p.m.


 


The victim, 21, was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was treated and released.


 


After an intensive investigation, Second Squad detectives arrested Reilly Jr. at his home today. Reilly Jr., 39, of 30 Fresh Pond Road, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree. He will be held overnight at the Second Precinct for his arraignment tomorrow 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 14-33670
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
 
 
Incident: Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery Pattern
Location: Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Precincts
Date/Time: December 9, 2013 to January 7, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a series of robberies that have occurred during the past month at various commercial locations.


 


Since December 9, 2013, 14 businesses have been robbed, including six that have occurred at Subway restaurants. The robberies take place between 7 p.m. and midnight. The suspect, who is armed with a handgun during the robberies, is described as male, possibly Hispanic, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall who wears a hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored scarf and mask covering his face. The suspect steals cash and flees the scene on foot.


 


The suspect is believed to be responsible for the following robberies:


 



  • Mobil on the Run, located at 3239 Sunrise Highway, Islip Terrace, on January 7
  • Subway, located at 600-7 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, on January 5
  • Subway, located at 173 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, on January 3
  • 7-Eleven, located at 2810 Route 112, Medford, on January 3
  • Royal Market, located 451 Glen Drive, Shirley, on January 2
  • Carvel, located at 536 Main St., Center Moriches, on January 1
  • Hess, located at 1801 North Ocean Ave., Medford, on December 31
  • Subway, located at 600 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on December 29
  • Subway, located at 402 Route 112, North Patchogue, on December 28
  • Hess Express, located at 440 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on December 26
  • Sunoco, located at 3423 Route 112, Coram, on December 25
  • Hess, located at 3203 Route 112, Medford, December 15
  • Subway, located at 2920 Route 112, Medford, on December 11
  • Subway, located at 2920 Route 112, Medford, on December 9

 


Anyone with information about these incidents 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                                 CC# 14-35754 et al.


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-35754
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 08, 2014
 
 
Incident: West Babylon Bank Robbed
Location: TD Bank 701 W. Montauk Hwy, West Babylon
Date/Time: January 8, 2014 at approximately 11: 55a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in West Babylon.


 


A man entered TD Bank, located at 701 W. Montauk Hwy., at approximately 11:55 a.m., approached a teller, and produced a note stating he had a gun and demanded cash.  The teller complied with the demand and gave the suspect cash from the drawer. The man fled on foot eastbound through the parking lot.


 


The robber is described as a white male, with light brown hair, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 25-30 years-old, with a thin build. He was unshaven, wearing a grey Hollister sweatshirt, black baseball hat, sunglasses.


 


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                                             14-38617


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-38617
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 11, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Cut with Box Cutter at Central Islip Bar and Restaurant
Location: Mi Encanto, 65 Carleton Ave., Central Islip
Date/Time: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at approximately 12:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for slashing a man at a Central Islip bar and restaurant early this morning.


 


During an altercation between two groups of men, at Mi Encanto, located at 65 Carleton Ave., Wilson Martinez, slashed Jose Rivera with a box cutter at approximately 12:30 a.m. Rivera, 29, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, suffered injuries on his torso from his shoulder to his waist. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, with non-life threatening injuries.


 


Martinez, 24, of 9 Franklin Ave., Deer Park left the scene, but was soon arrested by Third Precinct officers. He was charged with Assault First Degree. Martinez was arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


Third Squad detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them at (631)854-8352.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-44527
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 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Four People Arrested at Safety Checkpoint
Location: Deer Park Avenue and Foster Boulevard, North Babylon
Date/Time: Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 1:00 a.m. to 3:15 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested four people during an overnight safety checkpoint operation in North Babylon.


 


Suffolk County Police First Precinct patrol officers, along with the Highway Patrol SAFE-T Section and Second and Third Precinct patrol officers conducted a safety checkpoint on Deer Park Road in North Babylon between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. this morning. This operation was conducted for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


 


The following were charged with Driving while Intoxicated:



  • Richard Bruckner, 22 of Lindenhurst

  • Dana Wisniewiski, 55, of East Islip

  • Jason Harper, 28, of Islip

 


The following person was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated:


·         Katelyn Clasper, 28, of West Babylon


 


The above individuals 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 14-045539 et al.
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 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Found Dead in Copiague Parking Lot
Location: 7 Ralph Avenue, Copiague
Date/Time: January 12, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in Copiague.


 


First Precinct police officers were called to 7 Ralph Avenue in Copiague yesterday when it was reported that the body of a man had been discovered in the parking lot at that location. When police arrived, they found the body of a man behind a dumpster. The man appeared to be the victim of violence.


 


The victim’s identity has not been established and he was taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-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 14-041587
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 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI after Driving Wrong Way
Location: Eastbound Long Island Expressway, Exit 64 to Exit 58
Date/Time: Monday, January 13, 2014 at approximately 2:35 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Medford man for driving while intoxicated after he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway early today.


 


Suffolk County Highway Patrol Officer Todd Collier and Sgt. Michael Baranek responded to several 911calls reporting a 2006 Honda Civic travelling westbound in the eastbound HOV lane of the LIE at Exit 64 in Medford.


 


Sgt. Baranek approached the vehicle in the eastbound lane while Officer Collier drove west on the westbound side until they caught up with the vehicle and were able to pull the driver over between exits 59 and 58. The driver, Steven Brill, 51, of 33 Daremy Circle, Medford, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.


 


Brill is being held at the Sixth 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 14-048393
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 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle While Chasing Her Dog
Location: Main Street, Setauket
Date/Time: Monday, January 13, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a pedestrian who was chasing her dog as it ran into the street in Setauket this morning.


 


A dog escaped from its yard, located at 381 Main Street, at 6:30 a.m. and when the dog’s owner, Peggy Place, attempted to catch the dog, both were struck by a Ford Explorer that was travelling westbound on Main Street. 


 


Place, 56, was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. Place’s dog, a boxer, was transported to an animal hospital.  The driver of the Explorer, Richard Sayler, 51, of 79 Greenlawn Road, Sound Beach, was not injured.


 


Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-48507
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs West Islip Bank
Location: Bank of America, 540 Montauk Highway, West Islip
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at approximately 9:50 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Bank of America in West Islip today.


A man entered the bank, located at 540 Montauk Highway, approached a teller, stated he had a gun and demanded cash. As the teller was preparing to give him the money, the man also demanded cash from a second teller, who also complied.  The suspect fled to a waiting cab and told the driver he had a gun and to take him to the Babylon train station.  The cab driver dropped off the suspect in the area of the train station.


The robber is described as white, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 50 and 60 years old, with a heavy build and was wearing a dark jacket and a dark-colored knit hat.  


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 14-50758
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 15, 2014
 
 
Incident: West Babylon Bank Robbed
Location: 523 Montauk Highway, West Babylon
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at approximately 4:10 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Chase bank in West Babylon on Tuesday.


 


A man entered the bank, located at 523 Montauk Highway, approached a teller and produced a note that stated he had a gun and demanded cash.  The teller complied with the demand and gave the suspect cash from the drawer.  The suspect fled on foot and was last seen heading eastbound on Montauk Highway.


 


The robber is described as a white male, between 6 feet 5 inches tall and 6 feet 7 inches tall, in his mid-20s.  He has a thin build, was unshaven and was wearing a red and black ski jacket.


 


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 14-51276
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 16, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two Men Shot, One Fatally, Outside Bar
Location: Parking lot of Night Owl Lounge, 825 Long Island Ave., Deer Park
Date/Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:22 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another outside a bar in Deer Park early this morning.


 


Three people inside a white Cadillac pulled into the parking lot of Night Owl Lounge, located at 825 Long Island Ave., when two people in a group standing outside fired several shots at the vehicle. The driver and a passenger were struck and transported to a hospital. The group fled the scene in two vehicles.


 


The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The passenger, who was struck in the chest, was being treated and his condition is unknown at this time. The third person in the vehicle was not injured.


 


Homicide detectives are exploring the possibility that the shooting is gang-related. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-53941
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, January 16, 2014
 
 
Incident: Medford Couple Arrested for Armed Robberies
Location: Sixth Precinct, 400 Route 25, Selden
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two people in connection with a series of armed robberies that occurred at businesses beginning December 9.


 


Following a lengthy investigation into a pattern of robberies targeting businesses, including six at Subway restaurants, two people were identified as suspects. Detectives determined that Christopher Marino committed 15 armed robberies during which he stole cash. His girlfriend, Jamie Greco, waited in a vehicle and drove Marino away from the scene.


 


Marino, 29, and Greco, 23, both of 37 Cedarhurst Ave., Medford, were charged with 15 counts of Robbery 1ST Degree. The robberies occurred at:


 


§               KFC, 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley, on January 7


§               Mobil on the Run, located at 3239 Sunrise Highway, Islip Terrace, on January 7


§               Subway, located at 600-7 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, on January 5


§               Subway, located at 173 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, on January 3


§               7-Eleven, located at 2810 Route 112, Medford, on January 3


§               Royal Market, located 451 Glen Drive, Shirley, on January 2


§               Carvel, located at 536 Main St., Center Moriches, on January 1


§               Hess, located at 1801 North Ocean Ave., Medford, on December 31


§               Subway, located at 600 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on December 29


§               Subway, located at 402 Route 112, North Patchogue, on December 28


§               Hess Express, located at 440 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, on December 26


§               Sunoco, located at 3423 Route 112, Coram, on December 25


§               Hess, located at 3203 Route 112, Medford, December 15


§               Subway, located at 2920 Route 112, Medford, on December 11


§               Subway, located at 2920 Route 112, Medford, on December 9


 


Marino and Greco were both scheduled for arraignment today in First District Court in Central Islip. 


 


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


 


***A press conference regarding this investigation will be held tomorrow, January 17, at Suffolk County Police Headquarters at 12:30 p.m. Video of the robberies will be shown at the press conference.***

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-35754
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 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: Six People Arrested for Selling Cigars to a Minor
Location: Bay Shore, Brentwood and West Islip
Date/Time: January 16, 2014, between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County police arrested six people after they were caught selling cigars to a minor at several businesses in Bay Shore, Brentwood and West Islip yesterday.


 


Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an initiative into the sale of cigars to underage patrons at thirty businesses and six were found to be in violation. The cigars, referred to as blunts on the street, are commonly used to roll marijuana cigarettes.


 


The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor 2nd Degree:


·         Rajib Dey, 27, employed by Citgo, 1050 Udall Road, Bay Shore


·         Laig Sheikh, 44, employed by BP, 1672 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore


·         Harpeet Singh, 27, employed by  Express Gas, 1034 Islip Ave., Brentwood


·         Marghoobul Haque, 43, employed by Valero, 1692 Union Blvd., Bay Shore


·         Marcos Pinto, 54, owner of Lucy and Marcos Deli, 87 Brook Ave., Bay Shore


·         Ceren Akkaya, 18, employed by Delta Gas, 305 Union Blvd., West Islip


 


The above people were issued a Field Appearance Ticket and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-55011
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 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Pulaski Road, west of Greenbrush Court, Greenlawn
Date/Time: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:53 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Greenlawn early this morning.


 


Jose Murillo was walking westbound along Pulaski Road with a group of friends at 2:53 a.m. when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.


 


Murillo, 34, of Huntington Station, was transported via the Greenlawn Fire Department to Huntington Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Second Squad detectives at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-55826
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 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: East Farmingdale Bank Robbed
Location: M&T Bank, 120 Broad Hollow Road, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Friday, January 17, 2014 at approximately 4 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at the M&T Bank in East Farmingdale today.


 


A man entered the bank, located at 120 Broad Hollow Road, at approximately 4 p.m., approached a teller and produced a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demand. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash.


 


The robber is described as a heavyset black male, 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall.


 


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 14-56934
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 18, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing Three Banks this Month
Location: Railroad Avenue, Babylon
Date/Time: Friday, January 17, 2014 at approximately 12:25 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing three banks this month, including one that he robbed approximately 20 minutes before he was arrested.


 


George Swanton, entered the Chase Bank, located at 31 West Main St., Babylon, at approximately 12:05 p.m. He approached a teller, stated he had a gun, and demanded cash. As the teller was preparing to give him cash, he also demanded money from a second teller, who also complied with his demands.


 


A notification was broadcast describing the suspect. First Precinct Patrol Officers Anthony Mennella and Matt Augustine located Swanton on Railroad Avenue in Babylon, and arrested him at approximately 12:25 p.m.


 


Swanton, 54, of Brentwood, was charged with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree. He was also charged with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree for robbing the Bank of America located at 540 Montauk Highway West Islip, on January 14, and one count of Robbery 3rd Degree for robbing the Citibank located at 710 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood on January 11.


 


Swanton is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 18.


 


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-56461
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 18, 2014
 
 
Incident: Passenger Killed, Driver Critically Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Pidgeon Hill Road and Windham Drive, South Huntington
Date/Time: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:20 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a passenger and critically injured the driver last evening.


 


Fermin Estevez was driving a 2003 Acura southbound on Pidgeon Hill Road when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2013 Toyota minivan, driven by Anthony Depalo at 8:20 p.m.


 


Coles Jacquet, 30, of Huntington Station, a passenger in the Acura, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Estevez, 23, of Greenlawn, was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in critical condition with head injuries.


 


Depalo, 34, of Huntington Station, his wife, Sharon, 34, and their three children, a 5-year-old male, a 3-year-old male, and a 6-month-old female, were transported via Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital. Depalo and his children were treated and released. His wife was treated for minor injuries.


 


The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-57432
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Lake Ronkonkoma Bank
Location: TD Bank, 474 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a TD Bank branch in Lake Ronkonkoma today.


 


A man entered TD Bank, located at 474 Portion Road, demanded cash from a teller and threatened the use of a gun at approximately 1:45 p.m. The man then fled the bank on foot westbound on Portion Road. The man was described as white, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black mask and a yellow raincoat.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident 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 14-63950
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, January 23, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Dies in Single-Car Crash
Location: Nicholls Road, north of the north entrance of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook
Date/Time: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at approximately 7 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a man in Stony Brook this morning.


 


Stanley Zinger was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry northbound on Nicholls Road when the vehicle went off the roadway, struck a guardrail then hit trees at approximately 7 a.m.


 


Zinger, 62, of Coram, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he pronounced dead a short time later.


 


Detectives believe Zinger may have suffered a medical emergency. Sixth Squad detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-66729
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 24, 2014
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Magnolia Drive, near Nelson Road, Selden
Date/Time: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:51 p.m.
 
 

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


 


Laurence Broggy, 27, was driving a 2013 Ford FedEx delivery truck southbound on Magnolia Drive in Selden when his vehicle collided with a male pedestrian who was apparently in the roadway at 6:51 p.m.


 


Carl Lunsford, 47, sustained extensive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Broggy was not injured.


 


The vehicle was inspected at the scene by the Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Section and was not impounded. The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-68020
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 24, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Attempts to Rob Central Islip Bank
Location: Bank of America, 185 Wheeler Road, Central Islip
Date/Time: Friday, January 24, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Central Islip.


 


A man entered Bank of America, located at 185 Wheeler Road, at approximately 1:45 p.m., approached two separate tellers and demanded money. The man fled the scene without proceeds. He was last seen on foot running southbound on Wheeler Road in Central Islip.


 


The suspect was described as Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, in his mid-30s, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue jacket with a hood.


 


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 69361
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 25, 2014
 
 
Incident: Ridge Woman Arrested for Robbing Bank
Location: Astoria Federal Savings, 1880 Route 25, Ridge
Date/Time: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman who robbed an Astoria Federal Savings bank in Ridge this morning.


 


Louwanda Jackson entered the bank, located at 1880 Middle Country Road, at 11:14 a.m., demanded cash and threatened violence. The teller complied with the demand and gave Jackson cash from the drawer. Jackson then fled the bank on foot.


 


Seventh Precinct Police Officer Kevin Gleason responded to the robbery and apprehended the suspect in the parking lot. Proceeds from the robbery were recovered.


 


Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Jackson, 46, of Williamsburg Court, Ridge, with Robbery 3rd Degree. She is being held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 26.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-71205
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 25, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Babylon Bank
Location: Chase Bank, 31 West Main St., Babylon
Date/Time: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today in Babylon.


 


A man entered Chase Bank, located at 31 West Main St., approached a teller and produced a note stating he had a gun and demanding cash. The teller complied and gave the suspect cash from the drawer. The man fled on foot westbound on Main Street.


 


The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, between 35 and 40 years old with a medium build. He was unshaven and wearing a dark hooded-sweatshirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.


 


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 14-27191
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 27, 2014
 
 
Incident: Bus Driver Killed While Walking to Work
Location: Veterans Memorial Highway and 5th Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Monday, January 27, 2014 at approximately 6:05 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bus driver as he was walking to work in Ronkonkoma this morning.


 


Wayne Wickard, a driver for Baumann & Sons Bus Company, was crossing Veterans Memorial Highway on his way to work when he was struck by a westbound 1998 Dodge Neon at the intersection of 5th Avenue at approximately 6:05 a.m.


 


Wickard, 69, of Commack, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant of the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The driver of the Neon, Annette Agliato, 53, of Bohemia, was not injured. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-74084
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 30, 2014
 
 
Incident: Several People Arrested in Connection with Commercial Burglaries and Theft at Islip Impound Yard
Location: First Precinct, Third Precinct and Fifth Precinct
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested several people in connection with a series of commercial burglaries, one residential burglary and a larceny at the Islip Town Impound Yard that occurred during the past four months.


 


Following an investigation by Third Squad detectives into 11 commercial burglaries in West Islip, East Islip, Islip, Bay Shore, Bayport, Sayville, and Deer Park and one Islip residence from October 2013 to January 2014 during which money, cell phones and computers were stolen, four males were arrested. Three of the suspects, along with a fifth person, were also responsible for entering the Islip Town Impound Yard and stealing batteries and other items from vehicles being stored there.


 


The following people were arrested:


 


•           Kevin Alver, 21, of 23 Fischer Ave., Islip Terrace, was charged with 11 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Burglary 2nd Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Criminal Trespass.


•           Christopher Craft, 22, of 1321 Lombardy Blvd., Bay Shore, was charged with 12 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Burglary 2nd Degree.


•           Kenneth Dillmann, 18, of 28 Melanni Place, East Islip, was charged with one count of Burglary 2nd Degree and one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Criminal Trespass


•           Thomas Miller, 17, of 350 North Fulton Ave., Lindenhurst, was charged with one count of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Criminal Trespass.


•           Lindsay Mitts, 17, of 122 Marie St., Lindenhurst was charged with Petit Larceny and one count of Criminal Trespass.


 


Alver, Craft, Dillmann and Miller were held overnight and scheduled for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip. Mitts will be arraigned on a later date.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-78497
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 30, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting an Incident
Location: 37 Artist Lake Drive, Middle Island
Date/Time: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for falsely reporting that he was involved in a hit and run crash.


 


James Matthias walked out of the OTB parking lot, located at 1929 Middle Country Road, Centereach, on December 31, 2013 at approximately 1:30 p.m. and intentionally walked into the back of a vehicle that was slowly backing up and he fell to the ground.  The driver of the vehicle stopped and got out of his vehicle to check on Matthias.


 


Matthias asked the driver how they could settle the matter without calling an ambulance and the driver gave Matthias cash and both men left the parking lot. 


 


Matthias later called 911 to report that he was involved in a hit and run crash and that he was injured.  An investigation by Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officers revealed that Matthias’ claims were false.  Officer David Murray arrested Matthias at his home at 37 Artist Lake Drive, Middle Island at 3:45 p.m. today.


 


Matthias, 50, was charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree and Making a False Written Statement.   He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 31.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-769422
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 01, 2014
 
 
Incident: Eight People Arrested for Selling Alcohol to a Minor
Location: Bay Shore, West Islip and Islip
Date/Time: Friday, January 31, 2014 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested eight people after they sold alcohol to a minor at several businesses in Bay Shore, West Islip and Islip last evening.


 


Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an initiative into the sale of alcohol to underage patrons at 29 establishments and eight were found to be in violation.


 


The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor 1st Degree:


·         Murat Kucukaltun, 34, employed by Gulf Gas, 195 Pine Aire Drive, Bay Shore


·         Sabit Akyol, 20, employed by Gulf Gas, 1490 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore


·         Muhammed Khan, 32, employed by Village Market, 1389 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore


·         Malik Gunes, 45, employed by Citgo Gas, 1310 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore


·         Ricardo Negrete, 39, employed by Brightwaters Wine & Liquor, 1241 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore


·         Certin Aybali, 36, employed by USA Gas, 410 Montauk Highway, West Islip


·         Abdul Qureshi, 57, employed by Oak Neck Wine and Liquors, 945-3 Montauk Highway, West Islip


·         Ranbir Singh, 66, employed by Parmar Liquors, 259 Main St., Islip


 


The above people were issued a Field Appearance Ticket and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 


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


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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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 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested After Report of Gunfire
Location: In front of 10 Edith Court, West Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at approximately 10:45
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two men after shots were fired during an altercation in front of a home in West Babylon last night.


First Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call reporting an altercation between multiple subjects in which several gunshots were fired in front of a house located at 10 Edith Court. No one was injured in the shooting.


During the investigation, police recovered a .25 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen in the state of Delaware in 2006.  


Malik Ford, 20, who lives at 10 Edith Court, was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.


Joseph O’Keefe, 19, of 878 Little East Neck Road, West Babylon, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2 nd Degree.


The investigation is continuing. First Squad detectives are asking anyone with any information about this incident to contact them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to 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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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 04, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Armed Robbery Pattern
Location: Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Precincts
Date/Time: February 2, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two men for committing six armed robberies during the past week after an off-duty Nassau County police officer followed the suspects from the scene of one of the robberies.


 


An off-duty Nassau County police officer was entering Cool Monkey Desserts, located at 2184 Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook, on February 2 at approximately 8:15 p.m. when he was alerted by employees that two men had just attempted to rob the business. The officer followed the suspects and aided responding Suffolk County police officers in the apprehension of the men.


 


Following an investigation by Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Squad detectives, Thomas Leahey and Joseph Salvia were charged with three counts of Robbery 1st Degree for robberies that occurred at Tropical Smoothie Café, 532 Larkfield Road, Elwood, on February 1; Subway, 530 Route 111, Hauppauge, on January 29; and Beach Bum Tanning, 6168 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, on January 28. They were also charged with three counts of Attempted Robbery for robbery attempts at Cool Monkey Desserts, 2184 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, on February 2; Quiznos, 4611 Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, on February 2; and Dunkin Donuts, 560 Nesconset Highway, Smithtown, on February 1.


 


Leahey, 28, of 461 Michigan Ave., Ronkonkoma, and Salvia, 25, of 10 Long Bow Lane, Commack, were scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two attempted Bank Robberies in Medford
Location: Chase Bank, 2271 Rt. 112, Medford and Bank of America, 2851 Horseblock Rd., Medford
Date/Time: February 5, 2014 between 1 p.m. and 1:15pm
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating two attempted bank robberies that occurred today in Medford.


 


Chase Bank, located at 2271 Rt. 112, and Bank of America, located at 2851 Horseblock Rd., reported attempted robberies within 15 minutes of each other. In each incident a man entered the bank, approached a teller, and produced a note demanding cash.  When the tellers did not immediately comply with the demand, the suspect fled on foot.


 


The robber is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, between 30 and 35 years old with a thin build. He was wearing a tan colored jacket and a white baseball cap.


 


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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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 06, 2014
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Middle Island Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Wilson Avenue, south of Route 25, Middle Island
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Middle Island early this morning.


 


Lisa Andronica was walking southbound on Wilson Avenue when she was struck by box truck traveling southbound on Wilson Avenue at 3:10 a.m. The vehicle, which was described as dark-colored, fled the scene.


 


Andronica, 22, of Summerfield Drive, Holtsville, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was listed in serious condition.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 07, 2014
 
 
Incident: Three Arrested for Stealing Cemetery Vases
Location: Pinelawn Cemetery, 2030 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at approximately 12:15
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three people for stealing bronze vases from a Farmingdale cemetery.


 


First Precinct officers responded to a 911 call of a theft in progress at Pinelawn Cemetery, located at 2030 Wellwood Ave., at approximately 12:15 p.m.  Officers located two male suspects who were still at the cemetery in a white 2010 Volkswagen Beetle which had also been driven in a prior larceny at the graveyard.  When the officer attempted to initiate a stop, the driver of the Volkswagen evaded police by driving through a locked metal gate.  After a brief pursuit, the suspects were apprehended at the intersection of North Pine Drive and North Linden Street in Massapequa.   


 


Further investigations by First Squad detectives revealed that the driver of the vehicle


Nicholas Giambalvo, 27, his passenger, Max Schneider, 24, and the owner of the Volkswagen, Elizabeth Dono, 27, were responsible for the thefts of numerous bronze vases with a combined value of approximately $53,000.  The thefts occurred on October 1, and 16, 2013, and February 5, 6, 2014.


 


Giambalvo and Dono are also responsible for a burglary that occurred December 2013 in which they entered a vacant home on Kime Avenue in North Babylon and stole copper piping.


 


Giambalvo, of Etna Lane, Dix Hills, was charged with four counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree, Unlawfully Fleeing an Officer, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest.


 


Schneider, of Dix Circle, Dix Hills, was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest.


 


Dono, of Amsterdam Avenue, North Babylon, was charged with Grand Larceny and Burglary 3rd Degree.


 


All three are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 7.


 


Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the vase thefts or have any additional information to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to 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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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two Teens Arrested After Vandalizing Numerous Vehicles
Location: 52 Jay Road, Centereach
Date/Time: Monday, February 10, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two Centereach teens that vandalized eight vehicles in Selden and Centereach.


The windows were broken with a BB gun in Selden and Centereach between January 11 and February 8, mostly during evening hours.   After a recent incident, a witness observed a red Volvo sedan leaving the scene.


After an investigation by Officers Greg Pranzo and Sal Dabbraccio of the Sixth Precinct Crime Section, the vehicle and suspects were identified.   Harold Brame, 17, of 52 Jay Road, Centereach, was charged with four counts of Criminal Mischief 4 th Degree.   Cisco Serrano, 17, of 77 Eastwood Boulevard, Centereach, was charged with 7 counts of Criminal Mischief 4 th Degree.


The investigation is ongoing.


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, February 11, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Attempts to Rob Farmingville Bank
Location: Chase, 2430 North Ocean Ave., Farmingville
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 2 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Pattern Crime detectives are investigating an attempted bank robbery that occurred today at a Chase bank in Farmingville.


 


A man entered the bank, located at 2430 North Ocean Ave., approached a teller and displayed a note demanding cash. When the teller did not immediately comply with the demand, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.


 


The robber is described as a black male, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, sunglasses and a white baseball hat.


 


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 14-103095
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 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Driver Arrested for DWI after Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Southbound Route 109 and Sunrise Highway, West Babylon
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after he was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in West Babylon last evening.


 


Stephen Kokser, while traveling on the southbound ramp of Route 109 from westbound Sunrise Highway, lost control of his 2006 Nissan X-Terra. The vehicle overturned and crashed onto the southbound lanes of Route 109 at approximately 8:30 p.m.


 


Kokser, of Michigan Avenue, Bay Shore, sustained a serious injury to his arm that was pinned under his vehicle during the crash. He was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Kokser’s passenger, Christopher Santiago, 40, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated for minor injuries.


 


Kokser, 49, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash and has not been interviewed to contact the First Squad at 1-800-854-8152.


 


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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Home Tutor Arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
Location: Fourth Precinct, 727 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Ronkonkoma woman in connection with several incidents in which jewelry was stolen from the homes of people who had hired a home tutor for their special needs children.


 


Beginning on January 3, 2014, police received several reports of stolen jewelry in the Hauppauge area. Fourth Squad detectives conducted an investigation into the thefts and on February 11, they arrested Bonni Blier, of 43 Innis St., Ronkonkoma, and charged her with two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree and one count of Petit Larceny.


 


Blier, 36, is a special education tutor who was providing in-home tutoring for children in the victims’ homes where the jewelry was stolen.


 


Blier is being held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this morning.


 


This investigation is continuing and Fourth Precinct detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 631-854-8446.


 


 


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
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Sex Offender Arrested for Failure to Report Change of Residence
Location: 336 Hauser Ave., Holbrook
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Holbrook man for failing to report a change of residence, as required by virtue of his status as a registered sex offender.


 


Following a tip received from Suffolk County Parents for Megan’s Law, an investigation was initiated by detectives of the Suffolk County Police Special Victims Section. The investigation was conducted in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Computer Crime Section and Suffolk County Probation Department.  A search warrant was executed at 336 Hauser Ave., Holbrook, resulting in the arrest of Robert Cesarski.


 


Cesarski, 43, a level 3 sex offender, was charged with Failure to Report Change of Residence, an E felony. Under New York Corrections Law, a level 3 sex offender is required to report a change of address within ten days.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 13-692567
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 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Bank Robber Arrested
Location: Mill Road and Granny Road, Medford
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man that robbed two banks and attempted to rob four additional banks within a seven month span in Suffolk County.


 


Police Officers Greg Marino and Matthew Lundin of the Sixth Precinct Crime Section were on patrol when they observed a 1997 Plymouth driving recklessly south on Mill Road in Medford.  The officers pulled the driver over on Mill Road and Granny Road and conducted a computer check which revealed that the vehicle was stolen.  After arresting the driver, James Johnson, 44, the officers noticed that Johnson fit the description of a suspect who was wanted for a number of attempted robberies in Suffolk County.


 


Further investigations by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that Johnson, of 18 Fife Drive, Coram, was responsible for the following:


·         Robbing a Capitol One Bank in Center Moriches on August 9, 2013


·         Robbing a Chase Bank in Bohemia on January 25, 2014


·         Attempting to rob a Bank of America in Medford on February 5, 2014


·         Attempting to rob a Chase bank in Medford on February 5, 2014


·         Attempting to rob a Chase bank in Farmingville on February 11, 2014


·         Attempting to rob a Capitol One bank in Brentwood today


 


During the first two robberies, Johnson passed a note to a teller demanding money and fled once the teller complied.  In the last four instances, Johnson passed a note demanding money but left the bank without proceeds when the teller did not immediately comply with his demands.


 


Johnson was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree, and four counts of attempted Robbery 3rd Degree.


 


Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 13.


 


Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain 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 14-103986
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Parents Arrested for Leaving Children Home Alone for Six Days
Location: 28 Dow St., Central Islip
Date/Time: February 12, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested the parents of four children who left them home alone for six days in Central Islip.


 


Third Precinct officers were notified by officials from the Central Islip Public Schools after school officials became aware that the parents had left the children without food or heat at the home, located at 28 Dow St. An investigation by Third Precinct Crime Section officers determined the parents, Tulio and Maria Ayala, went to stay at a nearby hotel while the children, ages 15,13,8, and 4, were left unsupervised from February 7 to February 12.


 


Tulio Ayala, 34, and Maria Ayala, 31, were arrested and charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Both are scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The children, who were not injured, were released to a family member.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-104613
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 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Stealing Donation Jar at 7-Eleven
Location: Lindenhurst
Date/Time: February 11, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Lindenhurst man in connection with the theft of a donation jar from a Lindenhurst 7-Eleven.


On February 3, at approximately 9:45 p.m. a man took the donation jar from the 7-Eleven, located at 849 North Greene Ave.  The jar contained money that was collected for cancer research in memory of the store manager’s daughter, Isabella Pine.  The theft was captured on store video surveillance. Numerous tips from the public assisted in the identification of the subject in the video.


 


After an investigation by First Precinct Crime Section officers, it was determined the suspect was Matthew Donadeo, 20, of 361 Catskill Ave., Lindenhurst.  Officer Madeline Cunningham and Officer John Sheridan of the First Precinct Crime Section arrested Donadeo at a friend’s house in Lindenhurst on February 11.


 


Donadeo was charged with Petit Larceny and with an unrelated charge of Criminal Contempt.  He was arraigned on February 12 at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is ongoing.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-89239
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested After Leaving 5-month-old and 5-year-old Sons in Unattended Vehicle
Location: Patchogue Village parking lot, 32 West Main St., Patchogue
Date/Time: Monday, February 17, 2014 at approximately 5:40 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Patchogue man that left his 5-month-old baby boy and 5-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping in Patchogue Village.   Fifth Precinct Police Officer Dennis Stewart responded at approximately 5:40 p.m. to a report of two young children left unattended in a vehicle that was parked in the Patchogue Village parking lot located at 32 West Main St., Patchogue.   Upon arrival, Officer Stewart observed the two children in a 1999 Mazda that was locked and not running.   Witnesses stated that the children had been in the vehicle approximately 15 minutes prior to police arrival.   The outside temperature was approximately 25 degrees at the time of the incident.  


When the children’s father, Luis Lucero Fajardo, 32, of 73 Wiggins Ave., Patchogue, returned to the vehicle, he was arrested and charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.   Officers discovered during the course of the investigation that Lucero did not possess a driver’s license and his vehicle was suspended from being on the road because it was not insured.  


Lucero Fajardo will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 18.   A notification will be made to Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Bureau.  


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-114562
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 18, 2014
 
 
Incident: Woman Killed in House Fire
Location: 69 Munsell Road, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fire that killed a woman in East Patchogue this morning.


 


Police officers and firefighters responded to 69 Munsell Road after a neighbor called 911 to report seeing smoke coming from the home at 7:57 a.m. Two firefighters were able to enter the home and remove a female occupant. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The woman was the only person in the home at the time of the fire.


 


The woman’s identity will be determined following an autopsy by the medical examiner and Arson Section detectives are continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-115331
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs East Islip Pharmacy
Location: Country Village Pharmacy, 242 East Main St., East Islip
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at approximately 3:55 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a pharmacy in East Islip yesterday.


 


A man armed with a gun entered Country Village Pharmacy, located at 242 East Main St., and announced a robbery and demanded prescription medication at approximately 3:55 p.m. The employees complied and the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of medication. The employees were not injured.


 


The suspect was described as white, approximately 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin mustache. He was wearing sunglasses, a dark-hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana around the lower part of his face.


 


Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-116105
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 20, 2014
 
 
Incident: Mother Arrested for Murdering Her Newborn
Location: 40 Shoal Drive, West Islip
Date/Time: Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Central Islip woman for the killing of her newborn earlier this week.


 


Santos Elena Ruiz Solano gave birth to a girl on February 16 at 3 a.m. at 40 Shoal Drive in West Islip where she was employed as a live-in housekeeper. The baby suffered traumatic injuries shortly after her birth and died at the scene. Ruiz Solano then placed the baby in a plastic bag and left the home.


 


Complications of child birth forced Ruiz Solano to seek medical care at a nearby hospital. The child was recovered from a nearby garbage can and given to hospital personnel, who called police.


 


Homicide Squad detectives charged Ruiz Solano, 26, of 375 Clift St, Central Islip, with Murder 2nd Degree. She will be held overnight for arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip on February 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 14-112267
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 21, 2014
 
 
Incident: Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking on Brentwood Street
Location: Grouse Drive, Brentwood
Date/Time: February 13, 2014 at approximately 9 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a woman who was walking on a Brentwood street.


 


A woman was walking on Grouse Drive on February 13 at approximately 9 p.m. when she was approached by a man who spoke to her in Spanish. The woman then ran from the man and subsequently fell on ice in the roadway. The man sexually assaulted the woman and fled the area.


 


The man was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, chubby, between 30 and 40 years old with a full black mustache and thinning black hair. He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with blue jeans and work boots.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-107627
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, February 23, 2014
 
 
Incident: Employee Dies, 27 others Injured by Carbon Monoxide at Restaurant
Location: Legal Seafood, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:09 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident where the manager of a restaurant died and 27 other people were injured by carbon monoxide at a restaurant in the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station last night.


 


Police and emergency personnel from Huntington Manor Fire Department responded to a report that a woman had fallen and hit her head in the basement at Legal Seafood, located at 160 Walt Whitman Road. Soon after arriving, police and emergency personnel felt nauseous and dizzy and recognized it as a carbon monoxide event.


 


Police evacuated the restaurant and found the manager, Steven Nelson, 55, of Copiague, unconscious in the basement. He was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


 


Twenty-seven other victims, including four ambulance personnel and three police officers, were transported to five area hospitals with non-life threatening symptoms. Most of the victims were employees at Legal Seafood. The investigation is focusing on the restaurant’s heating equipment.


 


Legal Seafood and surrounding restaurants, Panera Bread and The Cheesecake Factory, were evacuated. The carbon monoxide appears to be confined to the basement of Legal Seafood.


 


Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-124073
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, February 23, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI Following Wrong-Way Crash
Location: In Front of 756 Route 347, Smithtown
Date/Time: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a Selden man for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a wrong-way motor vehicle crash that seriously injured two people.


 


Pedro Hernandez was driving a gray 2000 Toyota Camry eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 347 in Smithtown when his vehicle struck a red 2006 Toyota Corolla head on at approximately 5:30 a.m. The Corolla’s driver, Reyna Pena, 52, and her passenger, Lorenzo Rodriguez, 53, were both transported and admitted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.


 


Hernandez, 24, of 394 Dare Road, was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. Vehicular Crime Unit detectives charged Hernandez with Driving While Intoxicated and he will be arraigned at a later date.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-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 14-124888
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, February 23, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Shot Outside Islip Terrace Bar
Location: Parking lot of Ethan Aya Sports Bar and Grill, 42 Lowell Ave., Islip Terrace
Date/Time: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred outside an Islip Terrace bar early this morning.  


A group of people were in the parking lot of Ethan Aya Sports Bar and Grill, located at 42 Lowell Ave., when an altercation ensued and shots were fired. Richard Morales, 36, of East Patchogue was shot in the left calf and was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue and released.  


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-124819
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 24, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Numerous Commercial Burglaries
Location: Intersection of Motor Parkway and Hawthorne Avenue, Central Islip
Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police on Saturday arrested a man who was responsible for numerous commercial burglaries that occurred over a period of time.


 


Fourth Squad detectives conducted an investigation into a string of commercial burglaries in which an individual broke into various commercial buildings at industrial parks in Bohemia, Islandia, Ronkonkoma and Hauppauge and stole various electronics and computer equipment.


 


Through a coordinated effort led by the Fourth Squad, Luis Arroyo, 38, was arrested for a burglary that occurred on Saturday, February 22 at 3001 Express Drive North, Islandia.  Arroyo was apprehended for the burglary at Motor Parkway and Hawthorne Avenue in Central Islip after he attempted to flee from officers in a stolen vehicle.


 


Further investigation by the Fourth and Fifth Squads led to Arroyo being charged with nine counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle First Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Petit Larceny and Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree.


 


Detectives are continuing to investigate whether there is a connection to other reported burglaries.


 


Arroyo, of 44 East Halley Lane, Central Islip, will be held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 24.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-122868
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 24, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in Single-Car Crash
Location: In Front of 125 Waverly Ave., Patchogue
Date/Time: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a Patchogue man last night.


 


Kelly Charles was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima southbound on Waverly Avenue near West 2nd  Street in Patchogue at 10:18 p.m. when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree.


 


Charles, 49, of River Avenue, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check 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 14-126196
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 24, 2014
 
 
Incident: Owner of Oheka Castle Shot
Location: Oheka Castle, 135 Westgate Drive, Huntington
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a shooting incident that injured the owner of Oheka Castle in Huntington this afternoon.


 


Second Precinct officers responded to Oheka Castle, located at 135 Westgate Drive, Huntington, after receiving a 911 call from the relative of the gunshot victim at approximately 12:30 p.m.  When officers arrived they determined that the property owner, Gary Melius, was in a parking area entering his vehicle when he was shot in the head.  The suspect fled the scene.  Melius, 69, who lives on the property, was transported by a family member to a local hospital.  Melius is alert and in stable condition.


 


Members of the Suffolk County Police Canine Unit, the Aviation Section and Second Precinct officers immediately saturated the surrounding areas and conducted a thorough search of the grounds.  The Nassau County Police Department and the New York State Police were notified.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about this shooting is asked to the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-127068
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 25, 2014
 
 
Incident: Passenger Seriously Injured, Driver Flees the Scene after Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Grand Boulevard, Deer Park
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.
 
 

Daniel Garcia and Jani Martinez were passengers in a 2002 Hyundai Sonata that was traveling eastbound on Grand Boulevard when the vehicle struck a Volvo 18-wheel tractor trailer, driven by Christopher Bertovich at 11:43 p.m.


 


Garcia, 20, and Martinez, 33, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Garcia, of North Babylon, is listed in serious condition and Martinez, of Bay Shore, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Bertovich, 49, of Pennsylvania, was not injured in the crash.   


 


The driver of the 2002 Hyundai fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of police.


 


The tractor trailer was inspected by Suffolk County Motor Carrier Safety Unit.  The Hyundai was impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-128168
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 25, 2014
 
 
Incident: Parents Arrested for Possession of Heroin with Infant in Car
Location: Expressway Drive North, Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at approximately 1:25 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two people for possessing a significant quantity of heroin with their infant in the car.


 


Fourth Precinct detectives, responding to specific community complaints of drug activity in Ronkonkoma, observed a vehicle committing numerous traffic infractions. Upon approaching the vehicle on Expressway Drive North, the detectives noted a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle indicated that he had just smoked marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the parents were in possession of a large quantity of heroin and their 5-month-old son was in the car.


 


Nicholas Hernandez, 21, of Juniper Street, Islip, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree, two counts of Criminal Contempt and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


The woman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree and numerous traffic violations. The woman’s name is being withheld as she is the victim of domestic violence.


 


The infant was released to 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 14-129084
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
 
Incident: Lindenhurst Man Arrested for Holding Two Females Against Their Will for Prostitution
Location: 258 North Greene Ave., Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
 
 

 Suffolk County Police, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Probation Department and th Federal Bureau of Investigation, arrested a Lindenhurst man who held a teen and a woman against their will for prostitution.


 


A search warrant was executed at 258 North Greene Ave. in Lindenhurst and officers and agents discovered a 15-year-old female, who had run away from home, and a 21-year-old female in the residence. The two were being held against their will by Andy Gayot, who lived at the residence, and forced to engage in acts of prostitution.


 


Gayot, 35, was charged with Compelling Prostitution, three counts of Promoting Prostitution, Rape 3rd Degree, Criminal Sex Act 3rd Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree and other felony and misdemeanor charges.


 


Gayot 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 14-129071
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
 
Incident: Driver Arrested for DWI After Fatal Crash
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway Exit Ramp at Exit 59, Manorville
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:26 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Manorville man for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash that killed his passenger this morning.


 


William Christie was driving a 2002 Jeep when he apparently lost control of the vehicle as he exited eastbound Sunrise Highway at Exit 59 in Manorville at 3:26 a.m. The vehicle overturned and the passenger, Michael Demartino, 59, of Manorville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit detectives arrested and charged Christie, 69, of Manorville, with Driving While Intoxicated. Christie was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Suffolk County 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 14-130153
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in East Farmingdale Fire
Location: 1215 Melville Road, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fire that killed a man in East Farmingdale this afternoon.


 


Police officers and firefighters responded to 1215 Melville Road after a passing motorist called 911 to report smoke and fire coming from the home at 3:18 p.m.  Firefighters were able to enter the home and remove a male occupant.  The man was transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he was pronounced dead.  The man was the only person in the home at the time of the fire.


 


The man’s identity will be determined following an autopsy from the Nassau County’s Medical Examiner’s Office.  Arson Section detectives are continuing their investigation to the cause of the fire.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-131046
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 27, 2014
 
 
Incident: Mastic Bank Robbed
Location: Capital One Bank, 1235 Montauk Highway, Mastic
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at approximately 3:40
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Mastic this afternoon.


 


A man entered the Capital One Bank located at 1235 Montauk Highway, approached a teller, and presented a note demanding cash at approximately 3:40 p.m.  The teller complied with the demand and the man fled the bank on foot.  He was last seen heading south towards Montauk Highway.  


 


The robber is described as a white male, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall, in his mid-20s, with a thin build.  He was wearing a hat, blue jeans, and a dark colored jacket with white sleeves.


 


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 14-132994
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 28, 2014
 
 
Incident: Woman Killed in Single-Car Crash
Location: Merrick Road, West of Bryan Avenue, Amityville
Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a woman in Amityville early this morning.


 


Cheryl Noll was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion westbound on Merrick Road at 3:50 a.m. when her vehicle veered off the road, just west of Bryan Avenue, and struck a sign and several parked cars.


 


Noll, 34, of Jervis Avenue, Copiague, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-134037
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 28, 2014
 
 
Incident: Woman Injured in House Fire
Location: 219 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at approximately 1:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police Arson Section detectives are investigating a house fire that injured a woman in Shirley yesterday.


 


Seventh Precinct officers responded to a call of a house fire at 219 William Floyd Parkway at approximately 1:30 p.m. A smoke detector went off in the home, which is divided into two apartments, and alerted a male resident inside. The man, assisted by a passing motorist, went into the adjoining apartment where the fire originated and pulled a female resident out of the home. She was transported with serious injuries to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. The man was treated and released from the hospital with symptoms unrelated to the fire.


 


Arson Section detectives are investigating the fire as a criminal incident. Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the Arson Section at 631-852-6024 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-132748
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Series of Commercial Burglaries
Location: Various Locations in Suffolk County
Date/Time: Saturday, March 1, 2014
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police have arrested two men in connection with a series of commercial burglaries that have taken place at various locations on the south shore of Suffolk County since September of 2013. Proceeds from these burglaries included ATM machines and cash.


 


Fifth Squad detectives conducted an investigation into six commercial burglaries that occurred at the following locations:


 


           September 22, 2013 – BP Gas, 386 Commack Road, Deer Park


           October 28, 2013 – JG Deli, 147 East Main St., Bay Shore


           November 5, 2013 – Citgo Gas, 1310 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore


           November 18, 2013 – Express Hero Shop, 2116 Union Blvd., Bay Shore


           December 2, 2013 – Ella’s Market, 14 Washington Ave., West Sayville


           January 12, 2014 – Citgo Gas, 283 West Main St., Patchogue


 


Forensic evidence recovered by Fifth Squad detectives at the scene of one of the burglaries, and analyzed by the Suffolk County Crime Lab helped develop leads which led to the identification of the suspects.


 


Chanin Dennis, 44, of 46 East Locust Ave., Central Islip and Arthur Henderson, 53, of 10 Rosewood Ave., Central Islip, were arrested yesterday and each was charged with six counts of Burglary 3rd Degree. Both suspects are being arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


Detectives from the Suffolk County Police First and Third Squad’s, along with Nassau County detectives are working in conjunction with the Fifth Squad. Dennis and Henderson are implicated in similar-type burglaries in Lynbrook, Valley Stream and Bellmore. Charges are pending for those burglaries.


 


Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to 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 14-46770
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, March 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Couple Arrested After Leaving Three Children in an Unattended Vehicle
Location: Gateway Plaza, 499 Sunrise Highway North Service Road, Patchogue
Date/Time: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at approximately 5:30 p.m.
 
 


 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a couple who left their three young children unattended in a running, unlocked car while shopping in Patchogue.


 


Fifth Precinct Police Officer Marc Sforza responded to a 6:22 p.m. call in which a witness reported young children crying in an unattended vehicle that was parked in Gateway Plaza parking lot located at 499 Sunrise Highway North Service Road.  Upon arrival, Officer Sforza observed a 6-month-old boy, a 5-year-old girl, and an 8-year-old boy, in a 2012 Hyundai Accent that was unlocked and running.  The children had been in the vehicle approximately one hour before the parents returned from shopping at Marshalls which is located within the shopping center.  The outside temperature was approximately 31 degrees at the time of the incident.


 


Donald Hayes, 33, and Sarah Hayes, 34, both of 15 Terrace Lane, Patchogue, were arrested and charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


Both are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 3.


 


A notification will be made to Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Bureau.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-139148
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, March 02, 2014
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested After Leaving 4-year-old Son in Unattended Vehicle
Location: Wild by Nature parking lot, 369 West Main St., Huntington
Date/Time: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at approximately 3 p.m.
 
 

 



Suffolk County Police today arrested a Bayville woman who left her 4-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping in Huntington Village.


 


Second Precinct Police Officer Peter O’Brien responded to a 3:08 p.m. call in which a witness reported a young child left unattended in a vehicle that was parked in the Wild by Nature parking lot located at 369 West Main St., Huntington.  Upon arrival, Officer O’Brien observed the child in the backseat of a gray Toyota Yaris that was locked and not running.  Witnesses stated that the child, who was in the car with a dog, had been in the vehicle approximately 20 minutes prior to police arrival.  The outside temperature was approximately 37 degrees at the time of the incident.


 


When the children’s mother, Marcela Monaco, 39, of 17A Shore Ave., Bayville, returned to the vehicle, she was arrested and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


Monaco will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 3.


 


A notification will be made to Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Bureau.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-138888
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 03, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Two Banks
Location: HSBC, 1718 Montauk Highway, Mastic and Chase, 366 Main St., Center Moriches
Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014 between 1:25 p.m. and 1:35 p
 
 


Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery in Center Moriches and an attempted bank robbery in Mastic that took place within ten minutes of each other.


 


A man entered the HSBC located at 1718 Montauk Highway in Mastic, at approximately 1:25 p.m., approached a teller and produced a note demanding cash.  The suspect fled on foot with no proceeds.  At approximately 1:35 p.m., a suspect matching the description of the man that robbed the HSBC entered the Chase bank located at 366 Main St., Center Moriches.  The man approached a teller, produced a note demanding cash and fled on foot after the employee complied with the robbers demands.


 


The robber is described as a white male, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall in his mid-20s with a thin build.  He was wearing a dark-colored jacket camouflage 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 14-140238
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, March 05, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Making Graffiti
Location: Surf Avenue, Port Jefferson
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:55 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for making graffiti on Port Jefferson Village property.


 


Port Jefferson Village officials reported that between February 14 and February 15, a person covered a village wall located on Surf Avenue near the entrance to the Setauket Yacht Club with graffiti, including the graffiti tag “Timothy of the Seven Seas.”



Sixth Precinct Gang Unit officers received a lead from a Port Jefferson Village Constable. After an investigation by the Gang Unit, it was determined Timothy Saunders was the man responsible for the graffiti. Officers Christopher Standard and Michael Repperger arrested Saunders last night at 11:55 p.m. in Coram. Saunders was in possession of oxycodone and hydrocodone at the time of the arrest.


 


Saunders, 23, of 12 Penny Drive, Calverton, was charged with Making Graffiti, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.


 


The investigation into possible additional graffiti incidents is ongoing.


 


Saunders was 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 14-143050
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 06, 2014
 
 
Incident: Patchogue Bank Robbed
Location: Chase Bank, 472 Medford Ave., Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:26 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Patchogue this afternoon.


 


A man entered the Chase Bank, located at 472 Medford Ave., at 3:26 p.m., approached a teller, and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the man fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.


 


The robber is described as a white male, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall, in his mid-20s, with a thin build. He was wearing a knit cap and a red sweatshirt.


 


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 14-145947
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 06, 2014
 
 
Incident: East Northport Bank Robbed
Location: Capitol One Bank, 291 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport
Date/Time: March 6, 2014 at approximately 1:50 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in East Northport today.


 


A man entered the Capital One Bank located at 291 Clay Pitts Road, at approximately 1:50 p.m., approached a teller, and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the man fled the bank westbound through the parking lot.


 


The robber is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall in his early 60s, with a thin build.  He was wearing a knit cap, blue jeans and a black and white jacket.


 


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 14-145753
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 07, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Committing 10 Burglaries
Location: Ronkonkoma and Medford
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for committing a series of residential burglaries over the past several months.


 


As a result of an investigation into a series of residential burglaries occurring in the Ronkonkoma area, Fifth Precinct Gang Unit officers at the direction of Fourth Squad detectives arrested Vincent Heilig March 5, for six residential burglaries. Further investigation by Fifth Squad detectives revealed Heilig was responsible for four additional burglaries in Ronkonkoma and Medford.


 


Heilig entered houses when the residents were not home and stole jewelry and money. The first burglary occurred in April of 2013, and the rest came in December of 2013, and January 2014.


 


Heilig, 30, of 2363 Ocean Ave., Ronkonkoma, is charged with 10 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 7.


 


The investigation is continuing.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-34697
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 07, 2014
 
 
Incident: Mastic Man Arrested for Bank Robbery Pattern
Location: Winters Drive and Kameo Drive Mastic
Date/Time: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing three banks and attempting to rob another in Mastic, Center Moriches, and Patchogue over an eight day span.


 


Utilizing video surveillance as well as tips, Pattern Crime Unit detectives identified the suspect as John Harvey.  Harvey was arrested with the assistance of 7th Pct. Crime Section and Cope Units at the corner of Winters Drive and Kameo Drive in Mastic without incident at 3:24 p.m.


 


Investigations by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that Harvey was responsible for the following:


 


• Robbing a Capitol One Bank in Mastic on February 27


• Attempting to rob a HSBC in Mastic on March 3


• Robbing a Chase Bank in Center Moriches on March 3


• Robbing a Chase Bank in Patchogue on March 6


 


 Harvey, 21, of 22 Applegate Dr., Mastic, was charged with three counts of Robbery 3rd Degree and one count of attempted Robbery 3rd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip March 8.


 


 


Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain 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 14-132994
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 10, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Stabbed to Death in Central Islip
Location: 7 Pinewood Ave., Central Islip
Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death last night of a Central Islip man.


 


Third Precinct police officers responded to 7 Pinewood Ave. after a 911 caller reported that people were yelling at that location. When officers arrived, they found Carlos Velasquez, 40, lying in the street with a stab wound to the torso. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he died.


 


Witnesses identified Wilfredo Flores of 50 Jensen Road, Bay Shore as the assailant and held him until police arrived. Flores, 28, was arrested and has been charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree.


 


Flores is being held at the Third Precinct and 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 14-152249
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 10, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Escapes from Police Custody
Location: Fourth Precinct, 727 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown
Date/Time: Monday, March 9, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police are actively searching for a suspect that escaped police custody yesterday.


 


Michael Greco, 25, of 9 Corbin Ave., Shirley, was arrested on March 9th on non-violent drug related charges and for resisting arrest.  He was at the Fourth Precinct, located 727 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, being processed when he escaped from police custody.


 


Greco is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, 110 pounds with a thin build.  He has brown hair, brown eyes and dark facial hair.


 


Police are asking anyone with information to call Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain 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 14-151725
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: North Babylon Bank Robbed
Location: Chase, 35 Woods Road, North Babylon
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a bank in North Babylon this morning.


 


A man entered Chase, located at 35 Woods Road, and approached a teller with a note demanding cash and indicating that he had a gun. The teller gave the suspect cash from the drawer and he fled on foot northbound on Woods Road.


 


The robber is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark knit cap, a dark-colored jacket and blue jeans.


 


Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-157108
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
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested After Vandalizing Port Jefferson Business
Location: Tommy’s Place, 109 Main St., Port Jefferson
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a man that vandalized a Port Jefferson restaurant earlier this month.


 


A man entered the outdoor back patio section of Tommy’s Place, located at 109 Main St., on March 1st at approximately 2:30 a.m.  The suspect kicked the rear door causing damage and used his lighter to burn several holes in a rear outdoor awning.


 


Sixth Precinct Crime Section Officers David Murray and Anthony Buonagurio investigated the incident and were able to identify the suspect as Brian Colantropo.


 


Colantropo, 34, of 11 Zophar Mills Road, Wading River, was charged with Arson 5th Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree.  He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-138747
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 13, 2014
 
 
Incident: Body Found on Miller Place Beach
Location: Beach in front of Miller Beach Surf Club, 23 Harbor Beach Road, Miller Place
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a male found on a Miller Place beach yesterday.


 


Sixth Precinct police officers were called to the beach in front of the Miller Beach Surf Club, located at 23 Harbor Beach Road, after a man looking for driftwood discovered the body of a man lying on the sand.  A preliminary investigation by a Physician Assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office indicates that the man was a victim of violence.  The victim has been taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.


 


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked 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 14-157892
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 14, 2014
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Grand Larceny after Purchasing Gift Cards with Stolen Credit Card Information
Location: Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1968 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.
 
 

 


 


 


Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for using stolen credit card information that was obtained in the recent Target data breach to make several purchases at a store in Islandia.


 


Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives were contacted in January by security from Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 1968 Veterans Memorial Highway, regarding a possible credit card scam at the store. Following an investigation, detectives determined that the same person entered the store several times between January 6 and January 20 and used information from 45 stolen credit cards to purchase more than $35,000 worth of gift cards. It was determined that all 45 numbers were sold from the Target Store compromise.


 


Identity Theft Section detectives conducted surveillance at the pharmacy on March 13 and observed a man making gift card purchases at 7:26 p.m. The man, Terron Stowe, was arrested at the scene. Stowe was found in possession of 27 cloned credit cards containing other people’s credit card information.


 


Stowe, 27, of 119-19 Farmers Blvd., Saint Albans, Queens, was charged with one count of Petit Larceny, two counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Stowe was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner
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, March 14, 2014
 
 
Incident: 57 Summonses, 5 Trucks Placed Out of Service During Commercial Truck Checkpoint
Location: Long Island Expressway at Truck Inspection Site near Exit 66
Date/Time: Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
 

The Suffolk County Police Department Highway Patrol Bureau Motor Carrier Safety Section, assisted by Highway Patrol officers, issued 57 summonses and placed five vehicles out of service at a commercial motor vehicle checkpoint this morning. 


 


The weight and safety checkpoint targeted trucks carrying heavy loads or that may be in a dangerous operating condition. The goal of this targeted enforcement is to remove dangerous commercial vehicles from Suffolk County’s roadways and to protect the highway infrastructure from the damage caused by overweight trucks. In addition to the weight inspections, safety inspections were also conducted as warranted.


 


A total of 25 commercial motor vehicles were weighed during this 5 hour checkpoint. Ten were in violation of weight regulations. The fines associated with these violations are in excess of $100,000. Additionally five safety inspections were conducted and all five vehicles were placed out of service until the safety violations are corrected. 


 


The 57 summonses issued were for weight and safety violations.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner
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
Saturday, March 15, 2014
 
 
Incident: Three People Arrested for Selling Alcohol to a Minor at Inspection Checks
Location: Bay Shore and Brentwood
Date/Time: March 15, 2014
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three people for selling alcohol to a minor in three separate Bay Shore and Brentwood stores.


 


Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted State Liquor License Inspections at seven locations in Brentwood and Bay Shore this afternoon.


 


The following people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st Degree.


 



  • Sandy Victoriano-Hernandez, 30, of Brentwood, employed by Compruebe Mini Market, located at 1113 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood

 



  • Maria Samayoa, 29,  of Brentwood, employed by Village Market, located at 920 Suffolk Ave., Brentwood

 


Rosa Alfaro, 36, of Bay Shore, employed by Danny’s Deli, located at 1579 Fifth Ave., Bay Shore, was charged with a State Liquor Violation.


 


Samayoa and Alfaro were issued Field Appearance Tickets and released. Victoriano-Hernandez will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 16.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-164008
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 17, 2014
 
 
Incident: Three Teens Arrested After Assaulting Female Victim
Location: Brentwood
Date/Time: Monday, March 17, 2014 at approximate 5 p.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested three teens that assaulted a 52-year-old female victim in Brentwood earlier this month.


 


On March 7 at approximately 3 p.m. a woman was walking along MacArthur Avenue when she was assaulted by three teens that punched her in the head, causing her to fall to the ground.  The teens then kicked the victim on her abdomen.  The suspects did not steal anything from the victim and there was no altercation prior to the attack.  The woman was transported to Southside Hospital where she was treated for a concussion and broken ribs. 


 


An investigation by Third Precinct Crime Section officers revealed the three teens below were responsible for the attack:


 


·         Wilfredo Torres, 17, of 186 Sherman St., Brentwood


·         Wayne Beavers, 16, of 7 20th Ave., Bay Shore


·         Qwa Tese Jarvis, 16, of 1593 East Forks Road, Bay Shore


 


All three were arrested today and charged with Assault 3rd Degree.  They will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 18.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-147827
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
 
 
Incident: TD Bank, 474 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
Location: TD Bank, 474 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at approximately 3 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man approximately 35 minutes after he robbed a bank in Lake Ronkonkoma.


 


Daniel Charbonnier entered the TD Bank, located at 474 Portion Road at approximately 2:25 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller while indicating that he had a gun. Charbonnier then fled the bank on foot westbound on Portion Road. Witnesses in the area pointed out Charbonnier to responding officers who subsequently placed him into custody at approximately 3 p.m.


 


Further investigation by Pattern Crime Unit detectives revealed that Charbonnier was also responsible for robbing the same bank on January 21, 2014.


 


Charbonnier, 46, of Ronkonkoma was charged with two counts of Robbery 3rd Degree and an outstanding Vehicle and Traffic warrant. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 19.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-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 14-169323
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 
 
Incident: Off-Duty Officer Assists with Arrests of Four People for Home Depot Theft
Location: County Road 99 and Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Holbrook
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2013 at approximately 4:15 p.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police have arrested four people for stealing property from Home Depot after an off-duty officer, who took the initial report, observed the suspect’s vehicle on his way home from work.


 


Three men entered Home Depot, located at 20 Farber Drive in Bellport, and stole assorted power tools on March 18 at approximately 2:30 p.m. The men fled into a waiting Ford Explorer. Fifth Precinct Police Officer Martin Gill responded to the store and took a report on the incident. On his way home, Officer Gill observed an SUV matching the suspects’ vehicle. Officer Gill followed the vehicle and gave updates to a dispatcher until marked units arrived and stopped the vehicle on County Road 99 and Patchogue-Holbrook Road in Holbrook at approximately 4:15 p.m.  


 


The following people were arrested and charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree:



  • Frank Defilipo, 35, of 255 Auburn Ave., Staten Island

  • Ryan Dayton, 31, of 280 Bellmore Ave., East Islip

  • Jonathan Farinella, 26, of 35 Pine Gate, East Patchogue

  • Jeffrey Merritt, 23, of 5644 Seafield Lane, Hope Mills, North Carolina

 


The Fifth Squad is continuing the investigation and detectives are attempting to determine if these suspects are responsible for additional thefts from other home improvement stores.  


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-169348
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