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Suffolk County Police Press Releases 2015

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 01, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Taxi
Location: West Avenue and Hammond Street, Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 2015 at approximately 4:15 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Patchogue early this morning.


 


Dominick Thorne was driving a taxi northbound on West Avenue when Wilson Sisalima ran across the street from west to east at Hammond Street and was struck by the vehicle at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sisalima, 31, of Patchogue, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of serious injuries. Thorne, 47, of Patchogue, was not injured.


 


The taxi, which is owned and operated by Islandwide Taxi, was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-25477
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 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Gas Station in Huntington Station
Location: 571 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Friday, January 2, 2015 at approximately 9:25 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station in Huntington Station last evening.


 


A man armed with a gun entered Quality Gas, located at 571 East Jericho Turnpike, and demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied and the suspect fled northbound on Depot Road with an undisclosed amount of money at approximately 9:25 p.m. The employee was uninjured.


 


The suspect was described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black ski mask and two-toned gloves.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information about this robbery to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-028532
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 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Fatally Shot in North Bay Shore
Location: 1681 N Gardiner Drive, North Bay Shore
Date/Time: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:55 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred in North Bay Shore last night.


 


An unknown male suspect was at the door of a residence located at 1681 N Gardiner Drive and a resident in the house opened the door and the suspect walked in. James Creekmore, who was also a resident of the house, was returning home and upon entering, Creekmore was shot by the suspect who fled the scene at 9:55 p.m.


 


Creekmore, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Medical Examiner.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-028582
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 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI after Striking Police Car
Location: Route 25 and Kings Park Road, Commack
Date/Time: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at approximately 4:05 a.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested an Amityville man for driving while intoxicated and striking a police car with his vehicle several times early this morning before a pursuit by officers.


 


A Fourth Precinct sergeant initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Toyota Avalon in a parking lot on Route 25 and Kings Park Road in Commack at approximately 4:05 a.m. The sergeant stepped out of his vehicle and the driver, Wymann Wiggins, backed into the police vehicle several times before he fled the scene. The suspect was located a short time later again on Route 25 in Commack and officers attempted to pull Wiggins over when he fled.


 


Officers deployed stop sticks on Route 25 and Manor Road, puncturing the tires on Wiggins’ vehicle. A short time later, Wiggins crashed on Longfellow Drive in Huntington Station. Wiggins fled on foot and was arrested by Second Precinct Officer Justin Holloway after a foot pursuit.


 


Wiggins was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a felony, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. Wiggins, 26, of Juniper Place, will be held overnight and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 4.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-28959
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 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Bay Shore Woman Missing
Location: Mama’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 605 Middle Country Road, Centereach
Date/Time: December 26, 2014 at approximately 10 p.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a Bay Shore woman who was last seen in Centereach last week.


 


Patricia Cabrera, 34, of 16 Anna Road, Bay Shore, was last seen leaving work at Mama’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, located at 605 Middle Country Road, at approximately 10 p.m. on December 26. Cabrera is 5 feet 6 inches tall and approximately 125 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.


 


Detectives believe Cabrera was operating a 2011 black Honda Fit, NY plates CZP 4080.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on Cabrera to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call 911.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-27040
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 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Central Islip Teenager Missing
Location: 20 E. Chestnut St., Central Islip
Date/Time: December 18, 2014 at approximately 3 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a Central Islip teenager who was last seen last month.


 


Jessica Valle, 15, of 20 E. Chestnut St., was last seen at 3 p.m. at her home on December 18, 2014. Valle is described as white/Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and approximately 195 pounds. She has straight brown hair, brown eyes and a scar on the right eye. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater, blue jeans, and green and yellow sneakers.


 


Valle is a 9th grade student at Central Islip High School. Valle has been living in New York for four months.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on Valle to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or 911.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-735067
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 04, 2015
 
 
Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Incident
Location: In front of 28 Bowditch Lane, Center Moriches
Date/Time: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:12 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle incident in which a woman died after being pinned under her vehicle yesterday.


 


The woman was found lying on the ground in front of 28 Bowditch Lane yesterday at 7:12 p.m. Detectives believe that she had exited her 2012 Mercedes while it was still running and in gear. The car backed over her and pinned her under the driver’s side door. She was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The name of the woman is being withheld pending positive identification.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.  

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-029984
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 06, 2015
 
 
Incident: Police Tow Truck Operator Aids in Arresting Impaired Driver
Location: Westbound Long Island Expressway near exit 53
Date/Time: Monday, January 5, 2015 at approximately 11 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Medford man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a police tow truck operator observed the man driving recklessly and notified officers over the police radio.


 


Evidence Recovery Tow Operator Raymond Langert was driving a Suffolk County Police tow truck westbound on the Long Island Expressway when he observed a 2013 Hyundai moving erratically across all lanes of travel, nearly striking the center cement barrier and other vehicles, near exit 62 just prior to 11 a.m. on January 5. Langert put a description of the vehicle and the plate number over the police radio and Highway Patrol Officer Thomas Joy responded, locating the vehicle near exit 57.


 


Officer Joy turned on his vehicle’s lights and sirens in an attempt to pull over the vehicle, however the driver ignored the officer’s attempts. Highway Patrol Officer Glen Ritchie also responded and, along with Officer Joy, stopped the vehicle near exit 53.


 


Officer Joy determined the driver, Ronald Terlizzese, was under the influence of drugs and Terlizzese, 49, of 5 Poplar Ave., was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs 1st Degree and issued seven summonses for various vehicle and traffic violations. Terlizzese was arraigned this morning in 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 15-32361
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 07, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Hiddink Street, Sayville
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:41 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Sayville last evening.


 


James Dower, of Sayville, was walking northbound on Lincoln Avenue when he was struck by a 2013 Ford van that was traveling southbound on Lincoln Avenue and attempting to turn east onto Hiddink Avenue at 7:41 p.m. The driver of the van, James Gross, 47, of Sayville, remained at the scene.


 


Dower, 58, was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for a serious head injury.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.


 

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. 
 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15–035380
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 07, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested after Hitting Two Vehicles and Crashing into House
Location: 181 Rocky Point Road, Rocky Point
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at approximately 1:05 p
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman after she hit two vehicles, and then crashed into a house in Rocky Point.


 


Aura Dimon was stopped at a red light on Route 25A at the intersection of Fairway Drive when she put her car in reverse and hit the car behind her. Dimon then made a U-turn and got behind the car she crashed into, and hit the rear of the car. Dimon, driving a 2003 Jeep then fled and crashed into another car at the intersection of Rocky Point Landing Road and Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point. Dimon again fled the scene and hit a tree, flag pole, and then crashed into a house, located at 181 Rocky Point Road. Dimon got out of her vehicle and tried to flee the scene but was apprehended by several Good Samaritans.


 


There were no serious injuries.


 


Dimon, 34, of 97 Bay Ave., Southampton was arrested and charged with two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and DWI Drugs. Dimon will be held at the Fourth Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 8.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-36518
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 07, 2015
 
 
Incident: Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Stranded Duck Hunter
Location: Nicoll Island, Great South Bay, Great River
Date/Time: January 7th, 2014 at approximately 5:23 PM
 
 

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a stranded duck hunter from an island in the Great South Bay, near the entrance to the Connetquot River, tonight.


 


Christopher Rowlinson, 20, of Great River, paddled his canoe to Nicoll Island to hunt ducks. When he attempted to return to shore after sunset, he was unable to paddle into the strong winds and ice that had formed on the river. He called his family with his cell phone, who then called 911.


 


Police Officers Charles Marchiselli, Edmund McDowell, Christopher DeFeo and Sgt. John Vahey, aboard patrol vessel Marine Kilo, were dispatched for the search and rescue mission. Officer McDowell made cell phone contact with Rowlinson while en route to the island and instructed him to use the flashlight feature on his cell phone to signal the approaching rescuers. Rowlinson was located at 5:55 p.m. and transported safely to shore aboard the police vessel, with his canoe in tow. He was uninjured.


 


At the time of the rescue, winds were gusting to 40 mph, and the temperature was 18 degrees with a wind chill of index of -4 degrees in freezing spray.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-37019
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 10, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two People Arrested for Burglarizing Medford Assisted Living Facility
Location: The Hamlet at Medford, 1529 North Ocean Ave., Medford
Date/Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:04 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man and woman who burglarized a Medford assisted living facility early this morning and stole food and equipment.


 


Fifth Precinct police officers responded to The Hamlet at Medford, located at 1529 North Ocean Ave., after a 911 call from an employee, while monitoring real time security footage, observed a man and woman enter through a rear door and steal food and commercial cookware. Officers arrested Allison Brown at the scene. Following an investigation, Dwayne Murphy was later arrested in Central Islip.


 


Murphy, 42, who is undomiciled, and Brown, 44, of West Yaphank Road, Coram, were each charged with Burglary 3rd Degree. Murphy was additionally charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree.


 


Brown was scheduled for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip. Murphy will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 11.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-41751
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 10, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pattern Robbery Investigation
Location: Suffolk County
Date/Time: December 22, 2014- January 8, 2015
 
 


The Suffolk County Police Department Pattern Crimes Unit is investigating a series of 11 armed robberies occurring in Suffolk County from December 22, 2014 to date.


 


The suspects(s) have targeted gas stations and donut shops in different locations throughout Suffolk County.


 


Investigation has shown that there are two suspects involved in these robberies.


 


The most recent incidents involve a single male, medium to tall height, dressed in a black jacket, black pants black hoodie, wearing a black ski mask.


 


In the earlier robberies, he was accompanied by a second masked male suspect, with a shorter build, and wearing a sweat suit.


 


The suspects were armed with a black handgun during each of these robberies and escaped with cash.


 


The robberies occurred in the following locations on the stated dates and times.


 


Sayville           01/08/15 (9:49 p.m.)               


Farmingville    01/07/15 (9:00 p.m.)  


Bohemia          01/05/15 (9:55 p.m.)   


Holbrook         01/03/15 (10:20 p.m.) 


Hunt Station   01/02/15 (9:27 p.m.)               


Deer Park        01/01/15 (6:49 p.m.)   


Commack        12/29/14 (7:41 p.m.)               


Smithtown      12/29/14 (8:15 p.m.)               


St James          12/26/14 (6:18 p.m.)  


West Hills       12/25/14 (2:30 p.m.)               


Deer Park        12/22/14 (9:12 p.m.)               


 


Due to the ongoing investigation, there are neither pictures nor video available for release at this time.


 


The Suffolk County Police Department is asking the public for any information anyone may have about these incidents, or the people involved, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the subjects responsible for these robberies.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 14-742264
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 13, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: East Booker Avenue, Wyandanch
Date/Time: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:56 p.m.
 
 

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


 


Raina Campbell was walking westbound on East Booker Avenue when she was stuck by a westbound vehicle that fled the scene at 6:56 p.m. Campbell, 48, of Wyandanch, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead.


 


The vehicle fled toward Straight Path and may have front end damage.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any information about the incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-46482
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 13, 2015
 
 
Incident: Lindenhurst man Arrested for Burglarizing Houses
Location: North Fulton St., Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for burglarizing a house in Lindenhurst this afternoon.


 


First Precinct police officers responded to 448 North Fulton Ave., Lindenhurst, after a 911 call from a neighbor, who saw a suspicious male climb the fence and enter the rear yard. First Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Gerard Gigante arrived at the scene and observed the male entering the rear of the house. The male fled on foot with Inspector Gigante pursuing. After a brief foot pursuit and with the assistance of arriving officers and detectives the suspect, Michael Novak, was taken into custody without incident.


 


After an investigation by First Squad detectives it was determined that Novak was responsible for burglarizing 566 South Broadway Ave., Lindenhurst, yesterday. In this burglary, Novak, armed with a knife, confronted a house cleaner, and stole cash, her cell phone and her car. Novak, 25, of 736 South Walnut St., Lindenhurst, was charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd degree for today’s incident, and Robbery 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree for yesterday’s incident.


 


Novak is being held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 14.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-47647
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 13, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Dies in Apparent Electrical Accident
Location: 214 Connetquot Drive, Oakdale
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at approximately 6:45 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident where a man died after apparently accidentally electrocuting himself in his Oakdale home this evening.


 


Erhard Mueller, 75, of 214 Connetquot Drive, was discovered by a family member in his basement already deceased at approximately 6:45 p.m. Mueller was found with power tools in close proximity to his body.


 


Mueller was declared dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 15, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Express Drive South, Brentwood
Date/Time: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at approximately 5:50 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Brentwood tonight.


 


Nicholas Takaki was driving a 2001 Lincoln eastbound on Express Drive South when he struck an unknown pedestrian crossing the street from south to north at approximately 5:50 p.m. The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.


 


Takaki, 27, of Brentwood stayed at the scene. His vehicle was impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 16, 2015
 
 
Incident: Three People Arrested for Multiple Larcenies in Suffolk County
Location: Suffolk County
Date/Time: Thursday, January 15, 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested three people for a series of larcenies from vehicles that occurred from November 30, 2014 through January 14, 2015.


 


Suffolk County detectives working in the Burglary Task Force along with detectives from the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Precincts arrested the three subjects who targeted parked cars in cemeteries, gyms and a church.


 


The suspects broke into 11 vehicles at St. Charles Cemetery, located at 2015 Wellwood Avenue, East Farmingdale, while people were visiting graves on several different dates. They also broke into vehicles at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bay Shore.


 


The following gyms were targeted:



  • Retro Fitness in Deer Park

  • Planet Fitness in Melville

  • Eastern Athletic Club in Melville

  • Gold’s Gym in Smithtown

  • LA Fitness in Patchogue

  • Bally Total Fitness in Bay Shore

  • Lucille Roberts in Bay Shore

 


The suspects often broke a window in the vehicle when they saw pocketbooks or property that was visible from the outside. 


 


Steven Glover, 26, of Wyandanch, was charged with 33 counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree and for a parole violation. Sierra Green 20, of Wyandanch was charged with 26 counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree. Inesha Stephan, 23, of Huntington Station was charged with 5 counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree.


 


Glover, Green, and Stephan are all scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 16.


 


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 17, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Intersection of Route 110 and Main Street, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Friday, January 16, 2015 at approximately 5:50 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in East Farmingdale tonight.


 


Abraham Sanabria was driving a 2011 Nissan southbound on Route 110 just south of Great Neck Road when he struck Wilfrid Bien-Aime, who was crossing Route 110 from west to east at approximately 5:50 p.m. Bien-Aime, 68, of North Amityville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Sanabria, 55, of North Amityville was not injured, and stayed at the scene.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 18, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWI Following Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash
Location: In front of 2449 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven
Date/Time: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 1:19 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic woman for driving while intoxicated following a three-car crash that killed a man in Brookhaven early this morning.


 


Orlando Heinecker was driving a 1997 Suburban eastbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck two westbound vehicles, a 2007 Jeep, driven by Kimberly Michiels, and a 2014 Ford Focus, driven by Sarah Skidmore, in front of 2449 Montauk Highway at 1:19 a.m.


 


Heinecker, 35, of Bellport, who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  


 


Michiels, 35, of Mastic, who was treated for minor injuries at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.


 


Michiels’ passenger, Andrea Smith, 42, of East Setauket, and Skidmore, 29, of Mastic Beach, were both treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and released.  


 


All three vehicles were impounded for safety checks. The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.


                            


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


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 18, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Deer Park Avenue and MacNeice Place, Dix Hills
Date/Time: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at approximately 6:20 a.m
 
 

For Immediate Release


January 18, 2015


 


Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash


Location: Deer Park Avenue and MacNeice Place, Dix Hills


Date/Time: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at approximately 6:20 a.m. 


 


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Dix Hills early this morning.


 


John Capalbo was driving a 2003 Lincoln southbound on Deer Park Avenue when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross from west to east at MacNeice Place at approximately 6:20 a.m.


 


The pedestrian was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. Capalbo, 54, of Dix Hills, was not injured.


 


The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.


 


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 22, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law after Crashing into House
Location: Sky View Court, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at approximately 7:15
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated after she crashed her vehicle into a house in Hauppauge with her daughter in the vehicle.


 


Arlene Lamb-Palermo crashed into a house with her SUV and her 15-year-old daughter in the vehicle at approximately 7:15 p.m. Her daughter suffered a minor injury and was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. No one inside the residence was injured.


 


Lamb-Palermo, 48, of Hauppauge was charged with Aggravated DWI with a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 


 


Lamb-Palermo will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 22.


 


 


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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 22, 2015
 
 
Incident: Ninety-Four-Year-Old Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at approximately 2:30 p
 
 

                                                                                        


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed an elderly man in Huntington Station today.


 


Salvatore Tornatore was driving a 2008 Cadillac westbound on East Jericho Turnpike, just west of Engelke Avenue, when his Cadillac entered the eastbound lane and struck a car carrier trailer at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tornatore, 94, of Huntington Station, was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, Michael Nicienski, 45, of Rhode Island, was not injured and remained at the scene.


 


The Cadillac was impounded for a safety check.  The Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Team performed a safety check on the car carrier trailer at the scene. There was no apparent damage to the six vehicles that were being transported on the trailer at the time of the crash.


 


The investigation is continuing.


 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 23, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Possessing Heroin and Prescription Drugs
Location: 10 Sunnyside Drive, Sound Beach
Date/Time: Friday, January 23, 2015 at approximately 7:55 a.m
 
 


 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a Sound Beach man for possessing heroin and numerous prescription drugs without a valid prescription.


 


In response to numerous community complaints of drug dealing occurring at 10 Sunnyside Drive, Sound Beach, Suffolk County Police Narcotics detectives, Seventh Precinct detectives and Emergency Service officers executed a narcotics search warrant at approximately 7:55 a.m.  Detectives found Thomas Balzarano in possession of heroin, oxycodone, roxycodone, carisoprodol, alprazolam, clonazepam, suboxone, and a baton.


 


Balzarano was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, six counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree.


 


Balzarano will be held overnight at the 7th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 24.


 


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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 23, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Burglary of Home
Location: Adams St. W. East Islip
Date/Time: January 23, 2015 at approximately 8:10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man who burglarized an East Islip home early this morning.


 


Third Precinct Officer Brian Magill responded to a 911 call of a suspicious man knocking on doors and looking into windows on Adams Street, in East Islip. Upon arrival, Officer Magill heard loud noises coming from the rear of a home on Adams Street W., and observed a man flee on foot. Officer Magill quickly caught the suspect and arrested him at approximately 8:10 a.m. Upon further investigation, it was determined, the suspect, Kevin Moore had just burglarized a home.


Third Squad detectives charged Moore, 37, of 41 Bittermint St., Islip, with Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, and Possession of Burglars Tools.


Moore is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 24.


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 23, 2015
 
 
Incident: Lake Ronkonkoma Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Oaklake Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Friday, January 23, 2015 at approximately 5 p.m.
 
 

                    


Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Lake Ronkonkoma today.


 


John Grega was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Van westbound on Oaklake Lane when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.


 


Grega 52 of Campus Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.


 


 


      

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 26, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Killed, Two Critically Injured in Single-Car Crash
Location: Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane, Deer Park
Date/Time: Monday, January 26, 2015 at approximately 4:30 a.m
 
 


Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a man and critically injured two others in Deer Park early this morning.


 


Hamzah Abdul-Hakim, Ismail Latif, and Darnell Snell were occupants in a 2003 Infiniti that was traveling southbound on Straight Path at approximately 4:30 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree south of Sagamore Lane. Latif was ejected and Abdul-Hakim and Snell were trapped in the vehicle and extricated by Deer Park Fire Department Rescue.


 


Abdul-Hakim, 28, of Wyandanch, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


Latif, 28, of Wyandanch, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip via Deer Park Fire Department Rescue and was listed in critical condition. Snell, 31, of Wyandanch, was transported by Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Rescue to a landing zone and was then airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.


 


Detectives are still working to determine who was driving the vehicle. The Infiniti was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has not been interviewed by detectives is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-71739
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
 
 
Incident: Teen Killed in Sledding Accident
Location: In front of 14 Chester Court, Huntington
Date/Time: Monday, January 26, 2015 at approximately 10 p.m.
 
 


 


 


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a sledding incident during which a teen was killed in Huntington last night.


 


Three 17-year-old teens were taking turns snow tubing down Chester Court when one of the teens, Sean Urda, got on the tube, apparently lost control and struck light pole at approximately 10 p.m.  


 


Urda, of 24 Julia Lane, East Northport, was transported to Huntington Hospital by Greenlawn Fire Department Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 30, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Struck in North Amityville
Location: New Highway, between 41st Street and 42nd Street, North Amityville
Date/Time: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at approximately 6:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a crash that seriously injured a woman in North Amityville last evening.


 


Blanche Pope, was walking across New Highway, between 41st Street and 42nd Street, when she was struck by a 1989 GMC pickup truck that was traveling northbound on New Highway at approximately 6:30 p.m.


 


Pope, 53, of Copiague, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter.


 


The driver of the truck, Alfonso Trotta, 58, of Farmingdale, was not injured. The GMC had a plow attachment that was not in use at the time of the incident. 


 


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


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 30, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook
Date/Time: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Holbrook that seriously injured a Port Jefferson Station man this morning.


 


Lawrence Palestri was driving a 2004 Toyota Rav4 westbound on Veterans Memorial Highway, attempting to make a left turn onto Lincoln Avenue, when his vehicle was struck by a 2012 Ford E350 van traveling eastbound on Veterans Memorial Highway at 10:50 a.m.


 


Palestri, 60, of Port Jefferson Station, was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Ford, William Brown, 50, of Ronkonkoma, was not injured.


 


The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-79279
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 31, 2015
 
 
Incident: East Setauket Bank Robbed
Location: Bank of America, 15-1 Bennetts Road, East Setauket
Date/Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.
 
 

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


 


A man entered Bank of America, located at 15-1 Bennetts Road, approached a teller at 12:20 p.m. and passed a note announcing a robbery. The teller complied with the robber and gave him cash from the drawer. The suspect fled on foot eastbound through the bank parking lot.


 


The robber is described as white, approximately 30-years-old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a goatee and glasses. He was wearing a dark-colored baseball hat, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-81605
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 02, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested in Connection With a Rental Scam
Location: Sunrise Service Road North, Manorville
Date/Time: February 1, 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two men in connection with a rental scam during which they broke into a Manorville home and one of the men posed as the landlord and fraudulently rented the property.


 


Jose Laboy and Barry McDaniel broke into a vacant home, located on Sunrise Service Road North, sometime between January 30 and February 1 and changed the locks to the residence. An ad was placed on Craigslist in the “Rooms and Shares” section, both in English and Spanish, advertising a residence for rent. The location of the residence was listed as Center Moriches.


 


An interested person responded and gave Laboy $1300 as a deposit after Laboy falsely identified himself as the landlord. Police were contacted by the homeowner on February 1 when he returned to his residence to find Laboy and McDaniel inside.


 


Laboy, 27, of 414 River Road, Shirley, was charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree and Possession of Burglar Tools. McDaniel, 40, of F38 Fargo Court, Coram, was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree and Possession of Burglar Tools. Laboy and McDaniel were held overnight for arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip today.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this rental scam is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-83209
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 06, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two Men Found Dead of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Location: Super Auto Detail, 1372 Lincoln Avenue, Holbrook
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at approximately 6:15 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident where the owner of an auto detailing shop and his employee were found dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Holbrook last night.


 


Porfiro Alvarez’s relatives went to his business, Super Auto Detail, located at 1372 Lincoln Ave., Holbrook, after they were unable to get in contact with him since Tuesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Last night, at approximately 6:15 p.m., relatives contacted police after they were unable to make entry because the building was locked.


 


Fifth Precinct officers responded, made entry and found Alvarez, 54, of 46 Bedel St., Freeport, inside the building lying next to his 1989 GMC van that had apparently been left running.  The vehicle’s ignition was on, the heat was set on high and it appears that it had run out of gas.  Officers found Alvarez’s employee, Jose Rufino Gonzalez, 25, of 730 Hoffman Ave., Bellport, lying on a mattress in the back of the van.


 


A physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner pronounced both men dead at the scene.  It appears that Alvarez and Gonzalez, who occasionally slept at the business, were apparently overcome by the carbon monoxide fumes that emanated from the van.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-91381
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 06, 2015
 
 
Incident: Eight People Arrested, Drugs and Weapons Seized, Following Search Warrant
Location: 72 Rutgers Lane, Greenlawn
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5, 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested eight people, including four gang members, following a search warrant at a Greenlawn home during which drugs and weapons were seized.


 


Following an investigation by detectives from the  Narcotics Section, along with detectives from the Second and Fourth Precinct Special Operations Team, Criminal Intelligence Bureau, officers from the Second and Fourth Precinct Gang Units, Emergency Service Section and Canine Section, a search warrant was executed at 72 Rutgers Lane on February 5. Investigators seized heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated street value of approximately $15,000. Two loaded handguns, an electronic stun gun, cash, digital scales and an assortment of drug packaging equipment were also seized.  


 


The following people were arrested:


 


·         Alex Otero, 25, a resident of the home, was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, six counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.


 


·         Melissa Saldarriaga, 19, a resident of the home, was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.


 


·         Brian Ochsenreiter, 23, a resident of the home, was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He was also charged with Petit Larceny for an unrelated incident.


 


·         Bruce Giles, 26, of Huntington Station, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and a bench warrant for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.


 


Joshua Crowell, 20, of Dix Hills, Karl Latortue, 32, of Dix Hills, Christine Gatling, 22, of Brooklyn, and Nadine Parker, 26, of Brooklyn, were each charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.


 


Otero, Ochsenreiter, Giles and Crowell are confirmed gang members.


 


The suspects were scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip today.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-72012
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 08, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Shot and Killed in Vehicle in Wyandanch
Location: In front of 74 S. 31st St., Wyandanch
Date/Time: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at approximately 5:55 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man parked outside of his house in Wyandanch last night.


 


Vernon Brown was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a friend in front of 74 S. 31st St., when a male on a bicycle approached the car and fired one shot into the vehicle, hitting Brown. The bicyclist fled the scene.


 


The friend drove Brown to a house on Levey Boulevard in Wyandanch where another friend called 911 at approximately 5:55 p.m. Brown, 32, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, by Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6394 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-095191
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 08, 2015
 
 
Incident: Driver Arrested after Pedestrian is Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Deer Park Avenue north of Lake Avenue, Deer Park
Date/Time: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Deer Park woman for leaving the scene of a fatal crash that killed a woman in Deer Park last night.


 


An unidentified woman was crossing Deer Park Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m. when she was struck by a blue Jeep Liberty that was traveling northbound on Deer Park Avenue. The driver of the Jeep initially stopped but fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police. Witnesses provided the responding officers with a description of the vehicle.


 


Police Officer Kenneth Michaels of the Suffolk County Police Canine Section was on Deer Park Avenue south of the Long Island Expressway when he observed a vehicle that fit the description traveling northbound on Deer Park Avenue. The operator of the 2004 Jeep Liberty, Irene Calderaro of 7 Lindquist Lane, Deer Park, was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.


 


Calderaro, 57, is being held at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The Jeep was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or who can assist in identifying the female victim to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 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 15-095401
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 09, 2015
 
 
Incident: Police Officer Assists in Delivering Baby Girl
Location: 22 Grace Park Drive, Commack
Date/Time: Monday, February 9, 2015 at approximately 2:30 a.
 
 


A Suffolk County Police Second Precinct patrol officer helped deliver a baby in Commack early this morning.


 


Police Officer Michael Fitterer was dispatched at 2:24 a.m. to 22 Grace Park Drive, in response to a 911 call reporting a 30-year-old woman was in active labor. A few minutes after arriving at the scene, Officer Fitterer assisted the mother in delivering a healthy baby girl.


 


Both mother and daughter were transported via ambulance to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-097405
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two People Critically Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: In front of 995 North Ocean Avenue, Medford
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at approximately 11:05
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Medford that critically injured two people and seriously injured another last night.


 


Kaynen Peters, 17, of Patchogue, was exiting a driveway at 995 North Ocean Avenue when his 1999 Nissan Sentra was struck by a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Luis Sanchez, 57, of Medford at approximately 11:05 p.m.


 


Peters and his two female passengers, Brandi Bass and Desiree Lamberson, both of Patchogue, along with Sanchez, were transported via ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue. Peters and Bass, 19, are listed in critical condition with internal injuries. Lamberson, 19, is listed in serious condition and Sanchez is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-100787
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
 
 
Incident: Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Intersection of Route 25 and Route 112, Coram
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at approximately 11:0
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Department Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Coram this morning.


 


Joseph Reilly was driving a 1994 Toyota eastbound on Route 25, when he approached the intersection of Route 112, apparently disregarded a traffic signal and entered the intersection.  A 2001 Ford van with an attached trailer that was traveling north on Route 112 struck the Toyota.


 


Dennis Reilly, 56, of Coram, a passenger in the Toyota was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Joseph Reilly, 48, of Port Jefferson Station, and the driver of the van, William Scharfenberg, 45, of Bohemia were not injured.


 


The van was inspected on site by the Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau Motor Carrier Safety Section. The Toyota was impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone that has not yet been interviewed by detectives is requested to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.


 


 


 


 


 


             

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-101446
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 12, 2015
 
 
Incident: Lindenhurst Bank Robbed
Location: 300 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at approximately 5:40
 
 

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


 


A man entered Capital One, located at 300 South Wellwood Avenue, approached a teller at approximately 5:40 p.m. and passed a note announcing a robbery. The teller complied with the robber’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The suspect fled on foot southbound on South Wellwood.


 


The robber is described as a white male in his 40s, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, grey sweatpants.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-104039
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 13, 2015
 
 
Incident: High School Students Injured in Dix Hills School Bus Crash
Location: Intersection of Deer Park Avenue at Seaman Neck Road, Dix Hills
Date/Time: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Precinct and First Precinct officers responded to a school bus crash this morning in Dix Hills during which students and adults were injured.


 


A box truck was traveling southbound on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills when the truck collided with a school bus traveling eastbound on Seaman Neck Road at 7:50 a.m. The 24 high school students on the bus, along with the bus driver and an attendant, were transported to area hospitals by the Dix Hills, Melville, West Babylon and Commack fire departments as a precaution and for minor injuries.  The driver of the box truck and his passenger were also transported with minor injuries to area hospitals.


 


The bus was traveling from Copiague High School to Wilson Technical Center in Dix Hills. The vehicles were impounded at the scene by the Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Section. The investigation is continuing.  

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-105012
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 14, 2015
 
 
Incident: Medford Man Arrested for Damaging Patchogue Business
Location: North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue
Date/Time: February 14, 2015 at 6:55 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Medford man who damaged a business in Patchogue last week.


 


Sean Donovan was walking on West Main Street on February 8 at approximately 1:30 a.m. when he kicked the front window of Swag City, located at 2 West Main Street, causing it to break. Following the release of surveillance photos to the media, numerous Crime Stoppers tips were received about the suspect. Fifth Precinct Crime Section Officer John McGay observed Donovan in a vehicle on North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue and arrested him at 6:55 p.m.


 


Fifth Squad detectives charged Donovan, 28, of 111 Cherry Lane, with Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. He will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct for arraignment tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-95819
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 15, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Crash
Location: Villas at Pine Hills, Country Club Drive, Manorville
Date/Time: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at approximately 11:10
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a hit and run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Manorville last night.


 


Nicholas Cerulli, 52, was walking on Country Club Drive, located within the Villas at Pine Hills apartment complex, when he was struck by a vehicle at approximately 11:10 p.m.  The vehicle, which may have front end damage, fled the scene.  Manorville Community Ambulance transported Cerulli, of Manorville, to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was admitted and treated for injuries to both his legs and his left arm.


 


The investigation is continuing.  Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with information regarding this incident to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-108401
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 16, 2015
 
 
Incident: Three People Killed in Murder-Suicide
Location: 27 12th St., Wading River
Date/Time: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at approximately 10 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a murder-suicide during which three people died in Wading River last night.


 


Riverhead Town Police were called to 27 12th St. after a resident of the home called 911 to report a gunshot victim. When police entered the home, they found three people dead from gunshot wounds.


 


Thomas Calhoun, 44, shot and killed his girlfriend, Tanya Lawrence, 43, and her daughter, Danielle Lawrence, 17, before killing himself. All three were residents of the home.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-110049
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 
 
Incident: Nesconset Bank Robbed
Location: Capital One, 250 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at approximately 4:30 p
 
 

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


 


A man entered Capital One, located at 250 Smithtown Blvd, approached a teller at approximately 4:30 p.m. and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The suspect fled on foot eastbound on Smithtown Boulevard.


 


The robber is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build. He had long brown hair, a beard and was wearing a blue flannel jacket.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-113300
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 19, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: New York Avenue, just north of Saddler Court, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at approximately 6:00
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad Detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Huntington Station last night.


 


Zahir Wahidi, 76, of Huntington Station, was walking across New York Avenue when he was struck by a 2004 Honda, just north of Saddler Court, at approximately 6:00 p.m. yesterday


 


Wahidi was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital via police helicopter where he was treated for a serious head injury. The driver of the Honda, Kimberly Mancini, 48, of Huntington Station was not injured.


 


The Honda was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is ongoing.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-115364
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 22, 2015
 
 
Incident: Icy Conditions Cause Three-Car Crash, One Man Seriously Injured
Location: Eastbound Long Island Expressway between exits 48 and 49
Date/Time: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at approximately 3 a.m.
 
 

                                   


 



Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a three-car crash caused by icy road conditions that seriously injured an Islip man early this morning.


 


Neil Wade was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on the Long Island Expressway between exits 48 and 49 when his vehicle hit a patch of ice and struck the center divider at approximately 3 a.m. Moments later, Wade’s vehicle was struck by a 2011 Toyota pickup truck, which also slid on the icy roadway, pushing the Trailblazer into Wade, who had exited his vehicle to inspect the damage.


 


Both the Toyota and the Trailblazer were then struck by a 1996 Jeep, driven by Michael Aguanno, which also slid on ice.


 


Wade, 40, of Islip, and the driver of the Toyota, Peter Naughton, 47, of East Setauket, were both transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Wade was admitted for treatment of serious injuries including a broken leg and facial fractures and Naughton was treated for minor injuries and released. Aguanno, 37, of Ridgewood, Queens, was transported to Plainview Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-121947
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
 
 
Incident: Three Men Arrested for Burglarizing Multiple Cell Phone Stores
Location: Suffolk County
Date/Time: February 22 and 23, 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested three men responsible for numerous cell phone store burglaries that occurred in Suffolk County in January and February 2015.


 


Detectives began investigating an identified county crime pattern of cell phone store burglaries. As part of the investigation police officers and detectives from numerous commands throughout Suffolk County were assigned to conduct surveillance at known vulnerable locations.  


 


On February 22, at R & K Verizon Wireless, located at 420 Montauk Highway, West Islip, Fourth Squad Detective William Berhalter working surveillance, observed three men enter the store by smashing the front window with a sledge hammer at approximately 3:15 a.m. Once inside the men stole electronic devices. As they exited the store, the three suspects noticed the detective and fled on foot. Canine Officer John Mallia and his dog, located two of the suspects in a back yard on Sequams Lane in West Islip. Numerous officers assisted and arrested Alexander Cintron and David Potter.


 


Following an investigation, Lourriston Potter, David Potter’s brother was arrested on February 23.


 


Alexander Cintron, 31, of Bohemia, was charged with four counts of Burglary 3rd Degree. David Potter, 37, of Bohemia was charged with five counts of Burglary 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest. Lourriston Potter, 35, of Brentwood, was charged with three counts of Burglary 3rd Degree.


 


Detectives from the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Precincts charged the men with the burglaries that occurred on the following dates and locations:


 


·         January 31, Verizon Wireless, 534 Route 111 Hauppauge


·         February 5, Wireless One Cellular, 5980 Jericho Turnpike, Commack


·         February 8, Verizon Wireless, 31 North Main Street, Sayville


·         February 8, Verizon Wireless, 2002 Jericho Turnpike Commack


·         February 22, R & K Verizon Wireless, 420 Montauk Highway, West Islip


 


In all the burglaries, the arrestees broke a window with a sledge hammer and stole electronic devices. The men are also being investigated for several similar cell phone store burglaries throughout the county.


 


Cintron and David Potter have been arraigned and are currently in the Yaphank Correctional Facility. Lourriston Potter is being held at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 25.


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-95889
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015
 
 
Incident: Police Officer Saves Boy Suffering from Allergic Reaction
Location: 31 Lincoln Ave., Nesconset
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at approximately 3:25
 
 

A Suffolk County Police officer saved a Nesconset boy who was suffering from an allergic reaction by injecting him with an EpiPen at his home yesterday.


 


Fourth Precinct Police Officer Robert Fulton responded to 31 Lincoln Ave. after a 911 caller reported a 12-year-old boy was suffering from a severe allergic reaction after eating a candy bar that contained nuts at approximately 3:25 p.m.


 


When Officer Fulton arrived, he applied oxygen and, after receiving permission from Stony Brook Medical Control, administered a single injection from an EpiPen prescribed for the boy, Gavin Oggeri. Oggeri, who was home with his 15-year-old brother at the time of the incident, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment.


 


Officer Fulton joined the Suffolk County Police Department in October 2014 having previously been a member of the Suffolk County Parks Police for 15 years.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-128469
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 26, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two People Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Intersection of Route 112 and Old Medford Avenue, North Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at approximately 3:20
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured two men in North Patchogue today.


 


Nicholas Kotch was driving a 2010 Nissan Frontier southbound on Route 112 when he collided with a 2003 Honda being driven by Patrick Zaffarese who was attempting to make a turn onto Route 112 from Old Medford Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. Zaffarese was extricated from his vehicle by North Patchogue Fire Department.


 


Both men suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals by the North Patchogue Fire Department. Kotch, 35, of Middle Island was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue with a fractured femur and other injuries. Zaffarese, 51, of Bayport was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with fractured ribs and other injuries.


 


Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interviewed, to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-130218
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Issued Summons for Driving with a Fake Passenger in HOV Lane
Location: Long Island Expressway, near Exit 51, Dix Hills
Date/Time: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.
 
 


A Suffolk County Police officer issued a traffic summons to a driver who was caught traveling in the HOV lane with a fake passenger in his vehicle on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills this morning.


 


Suffolk County Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Abrams was on HOV enforcement on the Long Island Expressway at 6:30 a.m. when he observed a red pickup truck speeding in the westbound HOV lane near Exit 51. Officer Abrams pulled over the vehicle and when the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed the driver, James Campbell, had a wooden figure wearing a hooded sweatshirt in the passenger seat.  Campbell told the officer that he was driving to a new job and did not want to be late.


 


Campbell, 56, of Brentwood, was issued summonses for speeding and occupancy violation.


 


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


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-131259
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 28, 2015
 
 
Incident: Teen Injured in Copiague Shooting
Location: In front of 550 West Prospect Street, Copiague
Date/Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at approximately 1:10
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in Copiague early this morning.


 


A 14-year-old male was standing in the street in front of 550 West Prospect Street when he was shot by an unknown person today at approximately 1:10 a.m. The victim, who is not being identified at this time, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated and released.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-133125
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 28, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Critically Injured in North Babylon Shooting
Location: Governor Avenue, North Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at approximately 1:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting in North Babylon that critically injured a Wyandanch woman early this morning.


 


Antonia Brown was seated in a passenger seat of a 2007 Toyota Scion TC that was parked in front of 107 Governor Ave. when a person fired multiple shots into the vehicle.


 


Brown, 22, of 31st Street, was struck multiple times in the torso and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was listed in critical condition. No other occupants in the vehicle were injured.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting 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 15-133151
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 28, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Stealing Pocketbooks from Vehicles
Location: Sunrise Highway and Route 112, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Friday, February 27, 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man who stole pocketbooks from vehicles parked at horse farms in eastern Suffolk County.


 


A man targeted horse farms predominantly in Manorville and Southampton, and broke into vehicles to steal pocketbooks. The suspect would then use the credit cards that were in the pocketbooks to make purchases at various locations.


 


An investigation by detectives from the Seventh Squad and Southampton Town determined that Andre Berube, 37, of Blue Point was the man responsible for the thefts. He was arrested on February 27, at Sunrise Highway and Route 112 in East Patchogue.


 


7th Squad detectives charged Berube with six counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree. Berube will be charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree by Southampton Town Police. The investigation is continuing.


 


Berube will be held at the 7th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 1.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-113123
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 28, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Criminal Impersonation and Hiding Drugs within Body
Location: Westbound Sunrise Highway, near Horseblock Road, Yaphank
Date/Time: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for criminal impersonation and hiding drugs within his body.


 


Highway Patrol Officer Matthew DeWitt was on patrol westbound on Sunrise Highway, by Horseblock Road, Yaphank when he initiated a traffic stop on a man who was driving a Chrysler mini-van erratically at approximately 2 p.m.


 


The driver of the van gave Officer DeWitt a false name. Further investigation by the officer determined the driver, Jason Brown, had his New York State driver’s license suspended a total of 41 times over 11 dates. During the investigation, Officer DeWitt also observed marijuana in plain view within the van. Brown was transported to the 5th Precinct in Patchogue, for processing. While at the precinct, Officer DeWitt discovered Brown had hidden on his person quantities of heroin and cocaine.


 


Brown, 36, of Mastic Beach was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Criminal Impersonation, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He was also issued a traffic summons for Failure to Maintain or Stay Within his lane of travel. The van was impounded.


 


The investigation is continuing. Brown is being held overnight at the 5th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 1. 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-134200
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 01, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing North Babylon Bank
Location: TD Bank, 1361 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a North Babylon bank this afternoon.


 


A man entered the TD Bank, located at 1361 Deer Park Ave., approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled the bank in a taxi cab at approximately 1:15 p.m.


 


A notification was broadcast describing the cab and First Precinct police officers located the taxi cab on Weeks Road in North Babylon.  The officers arrested Brian Blackford, 41, of Kings Park.


 


Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Blackford with Robbery 3rd Degree.  He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 2.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-135713
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 04, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Driving While Impaired by Drugs After Crashing Into Nail Salon
Location: 1805 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at approximately 3:15 p.m
 
 

 


Suffolk County police today arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after he crashed into a nail salon in Deer Park this afternoon.


 


Michael Fusaro was operating his GMC Envoy in the Hess gas station parking lot, located at 1800 Deer Park Ave., when he apparently lost control of the vehicle at approximately 3:15 p.m. Fusaro drove over a snow bank as he left the gas station, crossed the Deer Park Avenue southbound lanes, drove over a concrete median and struck a northbound Dodge Dart as he was crossing the northbound lanes of Deer Park Avenue.  The SUV then crashed into UR Stylist Nail and Spa located at 1805 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park.  No patrons or employees were injured. The business sustained substantial damage.


 


Fusaro and the man driving the Dodge were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they were treated for minor non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Fusaro, 36, of Huntington Station, was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument and Reckless Driving.  He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-141585
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 07, 2015
 
 
Incident: Shirley Bank Robbed
Location: TD Bank, 530 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Date/Time: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.
 
 

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


 


A man entered TD Bank, located at 530 William Floyd Parkway, at 10:45 a.m. and approached a teller with a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer. The suspect fled on foot southbound on William Floyd Parkway.


 


The robber is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall in his early 40s with a medium build. He was wearing a light-colored baseball cap, jeans and a dark-colored jacket.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-146633
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 09, 2015
 
 
Incident: Central Islip Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Express Drive South and Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
Date/Time: Monday, March 9, 2015 at approximately 3:35 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a Central Islip man early this morning.


 


Joseph Leonard was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Express van eastbound on Express Drive South at the intersection of Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood when he apparently lost control of the vehicle at approximately 3:35 a.m. The vehicle struck several trees and a fence and overturned in a wooded area.


 


Leonard, 50, of 35 East Cherry St., who was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. His passenger, Rachel Boerke, 25, of 197 Lowndes Ave., Huntington Station, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-149691
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 12, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Burglarizing Occupied Residence in Bayport
Location: Middle Road, Bayport
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man who burglarized an occupied residence in Bayport yesterday afternoon.


 


A resident of a Middle Road home heard someone knocking on the front door and ringing the doorbell but decided not to answer. Shortly thereafter, the suspect broke a rear window and entered the home at 1:40 p.m. The resident, who had been hiding in the house, was able to flee out the back door when the suspect went upstairs.


 


Fifth Precinct Police Officers Michael Coyne and Matthew Dematteo, along with Lieutenant Kenneth Fasano, located Edward Phillips a short distance from the home and arrested him after a brief struggle. Phillips, 35, who is undomiciled, was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest.


 


Phillips is being held at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 12.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-154379
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 12, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested after Shooting Police Officer
Location: Near 11 Mercer Court, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for shooting a police officer in Huntington Station late last night. The suspect was apprehended at approximately 1:00 a.m.


 


Suffolk County Police responded to a 911 call at 11:59 p.m. reporting that a police officer had been shot near 11 Mercer Court in Huntington Station.


 


Police Officer Mark Collins, assigned to the Second Precinct Crime Section Gang Unit, was conducting a traffic stop while operating an unmarked police vehicle. There were four individuals in the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect confronted Officer Collins and shot him twice, once in the neck and once in the hip. Officer Collins was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter. Officer Collins is listed in serious but stable condition at this time.


 


After an intensive search for the suspect, he was located approximately one block from the traffic stop.


 


The investigation is continuing.   

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-155513
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 12, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law after Picking up her Child at School
Location: North East Elementary School, Albany Ave., North Amityville
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at approximately 4:10 pm
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated with her three children in her vehicle, after picking one up from a North Amityville school.


 


Benigna Pinedamata drove her 2003 Land Rover Freelander, in front of the North East Elementary School, on Albany Avenue with her one-month old and 3-year-old sons in the vehicle. After she picked up her 5-year old son from the school she was stopped by an administration official and security prior to exiting the parking lot. The officials suspected her of being intoxicated and called 9-1-1.


 


Pinedamata, 29, of Amityville, was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated DWI with a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Driving While Intoxicated, Circumvention of Interlock Device – operate without device, and Aggravated Unlicensed 1st Degree.


 


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


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-156580
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 13, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWI Following Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 25A, Smithtown
Date/Time: Friday, March 13, 2015 at approximately 12:05 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Kings Park woman for driving while intoxicated following a two-car head-on crash that killed an Island Park man in Smithtown early this morning.


 


Natalia Simons, 36, was driving a 2013 Nissan Rogue northbound on Route 25A when her vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane and struck a 2012 Toyota Camry, driven by Larry Garwood, who was traveling southbound on Route 25A at approximately 12:05 a.m.


 


Garwood, 59, was transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown via Smithtown Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. Simons was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital also via Smithtown Ambulance where she is being treated for her injuries.


 


Simons was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and she will be arraigned at a later date.


 


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


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-157537
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 14, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Leaving Children Home Alone in North Amityville
Location: 34 E. Somerset Road, North Amityville
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:13 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for leaving six children unattended with no adult supervision.


 


First Precinct Patrol officers responded to a residence on E. Somerset Road for a domestic incident and discovered six children unattended, an 8-year-old female, an 8-year-old male, a 6-year-old male and two 5-year-old males at 2:13 a.m.


 


Boyd Carrington, 43, returned to his home a short time later and was arrested and charged with six counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Carrington is the father of three of the children and the uncle of the other three children. Carrington was also charged with Assault 3rd Degree for the domestic incident.


 


The children were released to a family member.


 


Carrington is being held at the First 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 15-159796
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 14, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash
Location: Route 112, between Granny Road and Route 25, Coram
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at approximately 5:55 a.m
 
 


Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Coram this morning.


 


A man was walking on Route 112 between Granny Road and Route 25 when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound at approximately 5:55 a.m. The vehicle fled the scene northbound toward Route 25.


 


The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The vehicle is believed to be light in color, possibly tan, with front-end damage.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any information about the incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-159918
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 14, 2015
 
 
Incident: One Man Dies and Three are Rescued in Boating Incident
Location: Atlantic Ocean, approximately 1- 1 ½ miles south of Barrett Beach, Fire Island
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at approximately 2 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating an incident in which a man died after the tugboat he was in sank.


 


Four crew members were on a 1991 62-foot Sea Bear tugboat when it began to sink at approximately 2 p.m. in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 1 to 1 ½ miles south of Barrett Beach, Fire Island. As the boat was sinking, three of the members were able to put on their survival suits; however the on-duty captain Donald Maloney was not.


 


All four crew members left the boat and were in the water together, until Maloney became separated from the group. One of the crew members had a cell phone in his survival suit and called the Vessel Traffic Service who then contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard rescued the three crewmates who stayed together by the boat, at approximately 3:55 p.m.


 


The crewmates, Lars Vetland, 43, of Staten Island, Jason Reimer, 38, of Leonardo New Jersey, and Rainer Bendixen, 22 of Bay Head, New Jersey, were taken to the Fire Island Coast Guard Station. The three were checked by the Coast Guard and did not need further medical attention.


 


A tugboat named the Willie Lander found Maloney floating in the area at approximately 5:10 p.m. A Coast Guard vessel picked up Maloney and took him to the Fire Island Coast Guard Station where a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner declared him dead.


 


An autopsy will be performed on Maloney to determine the cause of death.


 


The boat was working in Moriches on a dredging project, and was traveling back to its base in Bayonne New Jersey. Wittich Brothers Marine, Inc. owns the boat.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-160485
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 15, 2015
 
 
Incident: Mount Sinai Man Dies in Single-Car Crash
Location: In front of 132 Chestnut St., Mount Sinai
Date/Time: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at approximately 5 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a man in Mount Sinai today.


 


Edward Drumgole was driving a 2010 Honda Accord southbound on Chestnut Street when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The vehicle spun around, hit a pole and came to rest on the front lawn of 132 Chestnut Street at approximately 5 p.m.


 


Drumgole, 43, of Hartwell Drive, Mount Sinai, was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson by Port Jefferson Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-162403
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man in Serious Condition After One Car Crash
Location: Hawkins Avenue and Terry Avenue, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at approximately 1:35 p.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Lake Grove this afternoon.


 


A man driving a 1999 Nissan SX was traveling south on Hawkins Avenue when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a pole at the intersection of Terry Avenue at approximately 1:35 p.m. 


 


The driver, who has not been identified, was transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.


 


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


 


Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-165846
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 19, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested after Crashing Vehicle into Restaurant
Location: Panera Bread, 919 Broad Hollow Rd., E. Farmingdale
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at approximately 10:20 a.
 
 


                                                                               


Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he crashed into a restaurant, seriously injuring a woman in East Farmingdale this morning.


 


Jerome Arnold was driving his 2005 Nissan Pathfinder westbound through the parking lot of Walmart when he crashed his vehicle into another vehicle and fled the scene at 10:20 a.m. Arnold then struck a parked vehicle in the nearby parking lot of Panera Bread and subsequently drove through the east side of the restaurant and into the dining room of the location.


 


Two patrons that were dining together were injured. Ragen Ryan, 34, of Massapequa, was pinned under the Pathfinder, and was extricated by East Farmingdale Fire Department. She was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where she is hospitalized in serious condition with multiple fractures.


 


The other patron, Marianne Turndahl, 37, of Rockville Centre, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip in stable condition.


 


Arnold, 69, of Farmingdale, was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 3rd Degree for driving with a suspended license. Arnold will be arraigned at a later date.


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not been interviewed to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152. He will be arraigned at a later date.


 


 


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-169476
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 20, 2015
 
 
Incident: Police Officers Rescue Dog That Fell Through Ice
Location: Spectacle Pond, Lake Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at approximately 4:10 p.m
 
 

Four Suffolk County Police officers rescued a black Labrador that fell through the ice into a Lake Ronkonkoma pond yesterday.


 


Emergency Service Officers Daniel Coan, Gerry Sheridan, Walter Justincic and Michael Simpson responded to Spectacle Pond at approximately 4:10 p.m. after a 911 caller reported seeing a dog had fallen through the ice.


 


Upon arrival, Officer Coan, wearing an exposure suit, waded through a section of open water, broke ice around the trapped dog and carried the dog to shore.


 


The dog, Guinness, was reunited with its owner who lives nearby.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-170114
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 21, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Leandra’s Law after Motor Vehicle
Location: Westbound Long Island Expressway, between exits 52 and 51, Dix Hills
Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:44 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after he crashed his vehicle on the Long Island Expressway with his two daughters in the vehicle last evening.


 


Mauricio Zamora, of Ronkonkoma crashed his 2014 Honda Accord into the roadway median with his daughters, ages 9 and 11, in the vehicle at 10:24 p.m. The daughters were transported to Huntington Hospital via Dix Hills Fire and Rescue and were treated for minor injuries. Zamora was not injured.


 


Zamora, 40, was charged with Aggravated DWI with a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


The children were released into the custody of their mother.


 


Zamora will be held at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this morning.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-172611
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 21, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two Men Killed in Single-Car Crash
Location: Union Avenue, near Maple Avenue, Holbrook
Date/Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at approximately 3:45 a.m
 
 

 



Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed two men in Holbrook early this morning.


 


Jankel Lenin Nolasco Lemus was driving a 2005 Honda eastbound on Union Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole near Maple Avenue at approximately 3:45 a.m.


 


Lemus, 30, of 35 Marvin Road, Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Lemus’ passenger, Denis Humberto Delcid Cerrato, 24, of 45 Union Ave., Ronkonkoma, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


 


Following a preliminary investigation, detectives believe speed and weather conditions were contributing factors in the crash.


 


The Honda was impounded for a safety check. The investigation in continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.


           

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-172880
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 21, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Attempts to Rob Bayport Bank
Location: Chase, 925 Montauk Highway, Bayport
Date/Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at a Bayport bank today.


 


A woman entered Chase, located at 925 Montauk Highway, at approximately 1:40 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller refused to comply with the woman’s demands and the suspect fled the bank. The woman was last seen fleeing in a dark-colored SUV westbound on Montauk Highway.


 


The woman was described as between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall and approximately 30 to 35 years old. She was wearing sunglasses, a baseball hat and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-173528
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 23, 2015
 
 
Incident: Suspect Dies after Officer-Involved Shooting
Location: Nevada Avenue and Illinois Avenue, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.
 
 

The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Bay Shore yesterday.


 


Third Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call about a larceny that occurred at Best Buy, located at 1851 West Sunrise Highway, Islip yesterday at 7:46 p.m. When the first officer arrived, a witness indicated to the officer where the suspect, identified as Denzel Brown, was hiding outside the store. As the officer approached, the suspect fled through the parking lot and the officer chased him on foot. The officer deployed a Taser, but it was ineffective


 


As Brown was running away, he attempted to open the doors of both moving and parked vehicles that were in the parking lot and along Nevada Avenue. He then attempted to steal a running car from a couple while two children, ages 4 and 6, were sitting in the back seat. The couple was screaming at Brown to stop as the officer caught up with him and ordered him out of the vehicle. However, Brown began to drive away and the officer fired one shot at him, opened the car door and attempted to remove Brown from the vehicle. During the struggle, the officer deployed the Taser, which again was not effective. The officer fired another gunshot, at which time, assisting officers arrived and took Brown into custody.


 


Brown, 21, of 109 Maple Drive, Amityville, was transported via Bay Shore-Brightwaters Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he died during surgery.


 


This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-176047, 15-176055
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Nesconset Highway and Hallock Road, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:15 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Lake Grove last night.


 


Harold Edelman, of Medford, was walking southbound across Nesconset Highway near Hallock Road when he was struck by a 2012 Nissan Cube that was traveling eastbound on Nesconset Highway at 11:15 p.m.


 


Edelman, 70, suffered serious head injuries and was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.


 


The driver of the vehicle, Julie Chung, 38, of Oakland Gardens, NY, was not injured. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this crash to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452. All calls will be kept confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-178206
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Injures Officer with Vehicle and Flees
Location: Long Island Expressway, west of exit 56, Hauppauge
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at approximately 2:10 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman after she struck a police officer with her car and fled the scene in Hauppauge this afternoon.


 


Officer Dennis Hendrickson was standing on the shoulder of the Long Island Expressway assisting with traffic control efforts following a crash which closed all westbound traffic lanes, west of exit 56.  At approximately 2:10 p.m., a 2012 Volkswagen approached the officer at a high rate of speed. Officer Hendrickson signaled for the driver to slow down but the driver, Theresa Finnin-Hunt, disregarded the officer’s signals.  The Volkswagen struck Officer Hendrickson on his right arm and hand as he was attempting to move out of the way. Finnin-Hunt did not stop after striking the officer and continued westbound on the shoulder.  She was stopped on the Long Island Expressway North Service Road, near Wicks Road, in Brentwood a short time later.


 


Finnin-Hunt, 52, of 8th Avenue, Sea Cliff, was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Driving While Intoxicated, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury, Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer Third Degree, and Reckless Driving.


 


Officer Hendrickson, of the Fourth Precinct Community Support Unit, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Finnin-Hunt will be held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 25.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-179500
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 
 
Incident: Worker Operating Fork Lift Dies in Industrial Accident
Location: Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, 95 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at approximately 6:10 p.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident where a man died after striking his head and falling off a forklift in Center Moriches this evening.


 


Santos Ortiz was operating a forklift at Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, located at 95 Montauk Highway, when he lost control of the vehicle, hit his head on a metal post and fell to the ground at approximately 6:10 p.m. Ortiz, 37, of Mastic Beach, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.


 


An autopsy will be conducted by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.


 


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-179718
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: In front of 6 Islip Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Shirley man last evening.


 


Ronald Viscusi, 63, was driving a 2001 Lincoln southbound on Islip Avenue when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2001 Honda driven by Emperatriz Ortiz, 26, who was backing out of a driveway at 6 Islip Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m. Viscusi’s vehicle then crashed into a tree.


 


Viscusi was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Ortiz, of Amityville, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she was treated and released.


 


The vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-179949
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
 
 
Incident: Nine High School Students Arrested For Fight That Injured Teen Earlier This Month
Location: Remington Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: March 2015
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives have arrested nine high school students involved in a physical altercation that occurred in Ronkonkoma earlier this month.


 


On Saturday, March 7, a group of Connetquot High School students got into a fight on Remington Avenue at approximately 3 p.m. A 15-year-old male suffered a broken jaw during the altercation which was videotaped by a bystander.


 


Four of the students arrested are being charged as juveniles and will appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date. 


 


The following five individuals were also arrested in connection with the altercation and were arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip:


 


·         Carl Knight, 17, of Ronkonkoma, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, two counts of Menacing 2nd Degree, Unlawful Assembly, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment.


·         Justin Altiery-Deabreau, 16, of Ronkonkoma, was charged with Assault 3rd Degree, Unlawful Assembly and Disorderly Conduct.


·         Charles Loomis, 16, of Bohemia, was charged with Assault 3rd Degree, Unlawful Assembly and Disorderly Conduct.


·         Luis Alvarado, 18, of Ronkonkoma, was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Unlawful Assembly, Disorderly Conduct and Harassment 2nd Degree.


·         Joseph Raimondi, 16, of Oakdale, was charged with Unlawful Assembly and Disorderly Conduct.


 


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 15-147099
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 27, 2015
 
 
Incident: Tractor Trailer Driver Arrested for DWI
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway, between exits 48 and 49, Bohemia
Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:35 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested the operator of an 18-wheeler tractor trailer for driving while intoxicated in Bohemia early this morning.


 


Suffolk County Highway Patrol Officers Jonathan Abrams, Richard Gandolfo and Robert Mudzinski observed a tractor trailer that was pulled over to the right shoulder on eastbound Sunrise Highway, with the engine running and the driver asleep at the wheel, at 2:35 a.m. Henadz Nazarchuk, 35, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. The tractor trailer, owned by Crown Petroleum Transportation of Lawrence, was a gasoline tanker with fuel on board.


 


The vehicle was impounded for evidence of hazardous material and also for a weight check.


 


Nazarchuk is being held at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-183968
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 30, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbery, Attempted Robbery
Location: Parking Lot of 8516 North Monroe Ave., Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man who attempted to rob a gas station and then robbed a convenience store a half hour later last night.  


 


Francisco Gonzalez entered OK Petroleum, located at 569 Route 109 in West Babylon, and demanded money but fled without any proceeds. Approximately 30 minutes later, Gonzalez entered 7-Eleven, located at 175 Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst, stated he had a gun and demanded cash. He fled in a Toyota Camry with an undisclosed amount of cash at 6:50 p.m. First Precinct police officers observed a car fitting the description drive into an apartment complex parking lot in Lindenhurst at 11 p.m. The officers arrested Gonzalez and his wife, who were both in the car.


 


Gonzalez, 67, of 8516 North Monroe Ave., Lindenhurst, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct for arraignment tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


His wife, Mary Gonzalez, 51, of the same address, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. She was released and will appear in court 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 15-188863
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 30, 2015
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary and Resisting Arrest
Location: East Woodside Avenue, east of Maple Street, Patchogue
Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 2015 at approximately 11 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County police today arrested a man that attempted to break into a home and resisted arrest in Patchogue this morning.


 


Fifth Precinct Sergeant Kit Gabrielsen and Officer Bryan Lawrence responded to a residence on East Woodside Avenue, east of Maple Street, in Patchogue, at approximately 11 a.m. after a caller reported a suspicious person outside of the home.  A man, who was attempting to pry open a window with a screwdriver, fled when police arrived.  Sergeant Gabrielsen and Officer Lawrence followed the man behind the house and through the woods and arrested him in a nearby sump.


 


Fifth Squad detectives charged Felix Rodriguez, 41, of 15 Strum Road, Brentwood, with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Burglar’s Tools.


 


Rodriguez will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip on March 31.


  


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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
 
Incident: Two People Arrested for a Hate Crime for Burglarizing an Elderly Resident
Location: Paumanack Village, Greenlawn
Date/Time: Monday, March 30, at approximately 1:15 p.m.
 
 



 


Suffolk County Police have arrested two people and charged them with a hate crime for burglarizing an elderly woman.


 


Second Precinct officers responded to a 911 call reporting that two subjects claiming to be collecting donations for a church gained access to an elderly woman’s apartment and stole property from the resident. Police Officers Frank Muoio and Todd Regan located the subjects, Heather Marchese and Sean DiStefano within the apartment complex and placed them under arrest.  Marchese, 23, undomiciled and DiStefano, 24, of Shoreham, were charged with Second Degree Burglary as a Hate Crime. Marchese was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. Both were arraigned this morning at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


An investigation by Second Squad Detectives indicates there may be other victims and that the subjects targeted elderly residents. The Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit is assisting in the investigation.


 


Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by the subjects is asked to call Suffolk County Hate Crimes at 631-852-6323.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-190755
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
 
 
Incident: Bank Robbery at Smithtown Bank
Location: TD Bank, 714 Nesconset Highway, Smithtown
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at approximately 4:05 p.m
 
 

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


 


A man, dressed in women’s attire entered the TD Bank located at 714 Nesconset Highway and displayed a note stating he had a gun and demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash at approximately 4:05 p.m.


 


The suspect fled the bank in a westerly direction possibly in a light-colored vehicle.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


 


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-193968
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 02, 2015
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Westbound Long Island Expressway, west of Exit 49, Melville
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.
 
 

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


 


A male pedestrian was walking westbound on the Long Island Expressway, west of Exit 49, when he was struck by a U.S. Postal Service tractor trailer, driven by Russell A. Davenport of Northport at 10:30 p.m. Davenport, 62, who remained at the scene and attempted to assist the victim, was uninjured.


 


The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


A safety check of the tractor trailer was conducted at the scene and the investigation is continuing.


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-194662
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 02, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Robs West Babylon Bank
Location: HSBC Bank, 85 Route 109, West Babylon
Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at approximately 3:15 p.m.
 
 

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


 


A woman entered the HSBC Bank, located at 85 Route 109, West Babylon, and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash at approximately 3:15 p.m. The robber fled on foot northbound through the parking lot.


 


She is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet tall with a medium build, between 30 and 35-years-old with light brown hair.  She was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a baseball cap and sunglasses.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-195854
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 02, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWI with Daughter in Vehicle
Location: In front of 200 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Date/Time: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at approximately 6 p.m.
 
 

 


 


Suffolk County Police arrested a Centerport woman for driving while intoxicated with her 11-year-old daughter in her vehicle.


 


A witness called to report that the driver of a 2014 Volkswagen Passat was drunk in the parking lot of 200 Larkfield Road, East Northport, at approximately 6 p.m. Second Precinct officers responded and determined that Jamie Wieser, 45, of Johnson Street, was under the influence of alcohol.


 


Wieser was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15-Years-Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


 


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


 


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

           
 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-196208
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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For Immediate Release
Friday, April 03, 2015
 
 
Incident: Woman Robs Holbrook Bank
Location: Citi Bank 5801 Sunrise Highway, Holbrook
Date/Time: Friday, April 3, 2015 at approximately 2:55 p.m.
 
 

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


 


A woman entered the Citi Bank, located at 5801 Sunrise Highway at approximately 2:55 p.m. and displayed a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the robber’s demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. The robber fled on foot heading east through the parking lot.


 


She is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet tall with a medium build, between 30 and 35-years-old with light brown hair.  She was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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