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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 01, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Montauk Highway and Bonny Drive, Shirley
Date/Time: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at approximately 5:20
 
 

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


 


William Martin was walking in the westbound lanes of Montauk Highway, near Bonny Drive in Shirley at approximately 5:20 p.m. when he was struck by a westbound 2007 Dodge Caliber.  Martin was then struck by a westbound 1995 Mercury Sable.


 


Martin, 59, of Bonny Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The driver of the Caliber, Therese Ardolino, 20, of Shirley, remained at the scene of the crash and was not injured. The driver of the Sable, Corrine Pennington, 28, of Mastic, also remained at the scene. Pennington and two of her passengers in her vehicle, a 21-year-old male and a 25-year-old female, were not injured.


 


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


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-755534
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 01, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI after Seriously Injuring Bicyclist
Location: Southbound Veterans Memorial Highway at Suffolk Avenue, Islandia
Date/Time: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a Ronkonkoma man for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck and seriously injured a bicyclist, who was crossing against a steady red signal light in Islandia last evening.


 


Glenn Klimpel was operating a 2008 Honda CRV southbound in the left lane of Veterans Memorial Highway when his vehicle struck a bicyclist who was crossing against a steady red signal light from Suffolk Avenue onto Veterans Memorial Highway at 7:15 p.m.


 


The bicyclist was transported via Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family. 


 


Klimpel, 54, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and is being held at the Third Precinct. He will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.


 


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


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-755724
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 01, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Mastic Stabbing
Location: 56 Mastic Boulevard, Mastic
Date/Time: Friday, January 1, 2016 at approximately 12 noon
 
 

Seventh Precinct patrol officers responded to 56 Mastic Boulevard after a 911 caller reported that that two people were stabbed at that location at approximately 12 noon today.


 


An investigation by Seventh Squad detectives revealed that an altercation occurred between several people who were assisting one of the residents move out of her apartment. During the altercation, Eric Romaine, 48, of Mastic Beach, was stabbed in the shoulder and Danny Douglas, 27, of Mastic Beach, was stabbed in the back. Their injuries have been determined to be non-life-threatening.


 


Romaine was transported via Mastic Ambulance Company to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. Douglas was transported via Shirley Community Ambulance    to Stony Brook University Hospital.


 


David Schermerhorn, 61, of 56 Mastic Boulevard, Mastic, was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. He is being held at the Seventh Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-025857
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 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Five People Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint/DWI Saturation Patrol
Location: Rt. 111, Rt. 347 Corridors in Hauppauge and Smithtown
Date/Time: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:30 p.m. to Saturday,
 
 

The Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau and the New York State Police arrested five people during an overnight sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation patrol in the Hauppauge and Smithtown areas.


 


Police officers from the Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Bureau and the New York State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the Shoprite Shopping Center, 335 Route 347, Hauppauge.  A total of 564 vehicles went through the checkpoint.  Additionally, DWI saturation patrols were conducted on the Route 111 and Route 347 corridors in the vicinity of the checkpoint.  The operation was conducted for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs, particularly during the New Year’s Day Holiday weekend. 


 


The following person was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs:



  • Victoria Kelly, 23, of 710 Dolphin Lane, Holbrook

 


The following person was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol:



  • Elvis Valerio, 27, of 2200 Grand Ave., Bronx

 


Kelly and Valerio will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 2.


 


The following individuals were given Field Appearance tickets to appear at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date:



  • Daniel Olsen, 20 , of 6 Perriwinkle Court, Smithtown, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree:  

  • Sebastian Skaar, 22, of 801 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

  • Amanda Mullen, 27, of 43 Sequoia Drive, Coram, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana


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


 


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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 15-747529
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 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Males Arrested for Robbing Pizza Delivery Person
Location: 8 Dunbar Ave., Medford
Date/Time: Friday, January 1, 2016 at approximately 8:45 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two males for robbing a pizza delivery person in Medford last night.


 


A 22-year-old Coram man was delivering pizza to 8 Dunbar Ave. at approximately 8:45 p.m. on January 1 when he was approached by 5 males. The victim dropped the pizza and attempted to flee and a struggle ensued. The victim was able to get to his vehicle and drive away.


 


Sixth Precinct and Canine Section officers responded. Canine Section Officer Kenneth O’Brien and his dog, Dodge, located a vehicle with subjects inside on Granny Road in Medford and two males were subsequently arrested.


 


Sixth Squad detectives charged Joel Elam, 17, of 572 Granny Road, Medford, with Robbery 2nd Degree. A juvenile male was also charged with Robbery 2nd Degree. Elam was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-26552
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 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Wyandanch Man Arrested for Possession of a Loaded Firearm
Location: North 15th Street, Wyandanch
Date/Time: Friday, January 1, 2015 at approximately 7:50 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Wyandanch man on weapons charges following a traffic stop in Wyandanch last night.


 


First Precinct Police Officers Christopher Reese and Christopher Viar conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a 1999 Ford Expedition after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign on North 15th Street on January 1 at approximately 7:50 p.m. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver, Terrance Ward, was in possession of a loaded defaced .45 caliber handgun.


 


Ward, 41, of 12 Pine Street, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree. He is being held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 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 15-26480
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 03, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Drivers Arrested Following Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Smithtown Avenue, ¼ mile south of Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at approximately 3 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested two men following a two-vehicle crash in Ronkonkoma.


 


Thomas Boyer was driving a 1997 Toyota southbound on Smithtown Avenue, ¼ mile south of Marconi Avenue, when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2001 Dodge at approximately 3 a.m.


 


The driver of the Dodge, Timothy Miller, 46, of Selden, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Boyer, 22, of Bohemia, was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol. Both were admitted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries and will be arraigned at a later date.


 


Both vehicles were impounded and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-28729
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 03, 2016
 
 
Incident: Wyandanch Man Arrested for Weapons, Assault Charges
Location: Pine Street, Wyandanch
Date/Time: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at approximately 7 p.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police have arrested a Wyandanch man for weapons possession and assault charges in two separate incidents.


 


While on routine patrol, two First Precinct police officers observed a 2010 Honda parked at the end of Pine Street in Wyandanch at approximately 7 p.m. on January 2. As they approached the vehicle, the officers observed an occupant smoking marijuana and upon further investigation, a passenger in the rear seat, Maleek Ward, was found to be in possession of a loaded, defaced 9mm handgun. Ward, 18, of 12 Pine St., was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.


 


Further investigation by First Squad detectives determined Ward was responsible for an incident that occurred on January 1 at BP Gas Station, located at 1501 Straight Path in Wyandanch. During that incident, Ward intentionally struck a man with a 2012 Toyota RAV4 before the vehicle struck a gas pump, igniting a fire. Ward was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree for that incident.


 


Three other people who were in the car with Ward on January 2 were also arrested. Tony Whitehead, 23, of 32 Hemlock St., Central Islip, was charged with an outstanding warrant, Frederick Booker, 26, of 300 Lowell Ave., Central Islip, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Daquan Cannon, 24, of 67 Applegate Drive, Central Islip, was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree.


 


Ward will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 4. Whitehead was scheduled to be arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court on January 3 and Booker and Cannon were scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 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 16-28092
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 03, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Driving with 88 License Suspensions
Location: Westbound Long Island Expressway, between exits 66 and 65, Medford
Date/Time: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at approximately 12:15 p.m
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a Pennsylvania man for driving with a license that had been suspended more than 80 times.


 


Highway Patrol Officer David Canonico pulled over a 2016 Dodge Challenger after he observed the vehicle traveling 86 miles per hour on the westbound Long Island Expressway between exits 66 and 65 at approximately 12:15 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Eric Dunbar, was in possession of a Pennsylvania driver’s license, however, further data inquiries revealed Dunbar’s New York State driver’s license had been suspended 88 times on 25 dates for failing to answer traffic tickets.


 


Dunbar was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree and was also issued summonses for speeding and unlawfully having more than one unexpired driver’s license. Dunbar’s vehicle was impounded.


 


Dunbar, 43, of 106 Arlene Drive, Tafton, Pennsylvania, will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and arraigned 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 16-29158
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 03, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested After Inappropriately Touching an 8-Year-Old Girl
Location: Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington
Date/Time: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Huntington man who inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl at Huntington Library this afternoon.


 


Christopher Elgut approached an 8-year-old girl that was standing behind her mother at the counter at the library, located at 338 Main St., at approximately 4:30 p.m. Elgut picked up the girl and placed her behind a column where he inappropriately touched her. The girl screamed and Elgut fled on foot. A description of the suspect was broadcast and Second Precinct Patrol officers located the suspect approximately 20 minutes later within a short distance. 


 


Second Squad detectives charged Elgut, 28, of Huntington, with Sex Abuse 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Possession of Marijuana. He will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned 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 16-29525
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 04, 2016
 
 
Incident: Bicyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Fifth Avenue and Dowsing Avenue, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Monday, January 4, 2016 at approximately 5:30 a.m.
 
 


 


Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist in Bay Shore early this morning.


 


Thomas Felice Jr. was driving a 2009 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Fifth Avenue at Dowsing Avenue when his vehicle struck a male bicyclist who was also traveling north on Fifth Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m.


 


The bicyclist, who has not been identified, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. Felice, 32, was not injured in the crash.


 


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 16-30220
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 05, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Sills Road and North Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue
Date/Time: Monday, January 4, 2016 at approximately 5 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a two-car crash that seriously injured a male victim yesterday evening.


 


Michael Arce was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Sills Road when the driver of a southbound 1995 Ford van attempted to make a left onto North Dunton Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. The Tahoe struck the van.


 


The driver of the van, Jordan Tyre, 21, of Bellport, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was listed in serious condition. Arce, 38, of Holbrook, and an adult male passenger who was in his vehicle were also transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-31374
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 05, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Amityville Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Southbound Route 110, south of West Smith Street, Amityville
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:55 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Amityville this morning.


 


Angela DeLeone was walking southbound on Route 110, south of West Smith Street, when she stepped into the roadway and was struck by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata at 6:55 a.m.


 


DeLeone, 52, of Massapequa, was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Bethpage where she was pronounced dead.  The driver of the Hyundai, Dianne Hodnett, 68, of Amityville, was not injured.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the First Squad at 631-852-8152.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-32297
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Three Men Arrested for Multiple Crimes
Location: Third Precinct Area
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 5, 2015 at approximately 7:50 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives arrested three men on January 5 in connection with several robberies that were part of a pattern of crimes committed primarily in the Third Precinct area over a period of time.


 


On January 5, 2016, two males wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Bazar La Bonita, located at 135 East Main St., Bay Shore, and displayed what appeared to be handguns, demanded cash and fled after taking the money from the register at approximately 7:15 p.m.


 


At approximately 7:30 p.m. two males matching the description of the suspects in the first robbery entered the Envios de Dinero, located at 1843 Fifth Ave., North Bay Shore, and demanded cash. The suspects fled after taking the money and cellphones.


 


At approximately 7:50 p.m., Third Precinct police officers attempted to stop a 2016 BMW that was believed to be involved in the robberies. The driver refused to stop and a short time later was involved in a crash with another vehicle at New Highway and Ralph Avenue in Copiague.  The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot but were quickly apprehended by responding officers from the First and Third Precincts, as well as Canine and Aviation units. The BMW used by the suspects was determined to be a rental which had been reported stolen.


 


Mykel McLamb, 19, of 22 Andpress Plaza, North Amityville was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree and one outstanding warrant. Jamel Gay, 20, of 1D Hemlock Drive, Bay Shore, was charged with three counts of Robbery 1st Degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree, two counts of Forgery 2nd Degree and one outstanding warrant. Eric Willis, 20, of 4 Camp Road, East Massapequa, was charged with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and four counts of Forgery 2nd Degree.


 


McLamb, Gay and Willis are being held at the Third Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about these incidences to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 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                                      16-033731 et al.


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


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Nesconset Bank
Location: Teachers Federal Credit Union, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset
Date/Time: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:12 a.m.
 
 


 


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


 


A man entered Teachers Federal Credit Union, located at 127 Smithtown Blvd., handed a teller a note that demanded cash and indicated violence if the teller did not comply. The teller gave the man cash and the man fled on foot in an unknown direction.


 


The man was described as white, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing jeans, a gray coat and a red winter hat. His face was covered with an unknown item of clothing.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-36692
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 08, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two People Seriously Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash
Location: Fifth Avenue at Sweeneydale Avenue, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 4:15 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a tractor trailer crash that seriously injured two people in Bay Shore early this morning.


 


Billy David Goodman was operating a 2007 International tractor trailer eastbound on Sweeneydale Avenue and attempted to turn left onto northbound Fifth Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a southbound 2016 Lexus at 4:15 a.m. Officers from Emergency Service Section responded and extricated the two occupants of the Lexus, which was pinned underneath the tractor trailer.


 


The driver and passenger of the Lexus, who have not yet been identified, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for serious injuries. Goodman, 57, of Arkansas, was not injured.


 


Motor Carrier Safety Section inspected the tractor trailer, which is owned by Be Good Trucking, and the Lexus was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Third Squad at 631-852-8352.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-38338
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 08, 2016
 
 
Incident: Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Intersection of Route 109 and Straight Path, North Lindenhurst
Date/Time: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a bicyclist in North Lindenhurst this morning.


 


Richard Roth was crossing Route 109 on his bicycle when a U.S. Postal Service truck traveling southbound on Straight Path attempted to make a left turn onto Route 109 and stuck the bicyclist at 6 a.m. Roth, 60, of West Babylon, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip in serious condition. The driver of the postal truck, Thomas Borrelli, 56, of Ridge, was not injured.


 


Motor Carrier Safety Section conducted a safety check on the postal truck. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-38375
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 08, 2016
 
 
Incident: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Pulaski Road and Duncan Elder Drive, Greenlawn
Date/Time: Friday, January 8, 2016 at approximately 4:08 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash which seriously injured a motorcyclist in Greenlawn tonight.


 


Merwyn Kaplan was driving a 2014 Nissan westbound on Pulaski Road when he made a left turn onto Duncan Elder Drive, and collided with a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Joseph Algerio.


 


Algerio, 65, of Northport was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for serious but non-life threatening leg injuries. Kaplan, 75, of Greenlawn stayed at the scene and was not injured.


 


The investigation is continuing and anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Second Squad detectives at 631-854-8252.


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-39412
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 09, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Stealing Puppy
Location: Overland Avenue, Amityville
Date/Time: Friday, January 8, 2015 at approximately 9 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for stealing a puppy after responding to an unrelated call in Amityville last night.


 


First Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call about a disturbance on Overland Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. While interviewing a male subject, the officers noticed movement inside a bag in the man’s possession. The man then pulled a pit bull puppy out of the bag and admitted that he had taken the dog earlier in the day from a woman who agreed to meet with him about purchasing the puppy.


 


Donovan Davis, 23, of 3547 Great Neck Road, North Amityville, was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny.  He is being held at the First Precinct and will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The pit bull puppy was returned to the owner.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 39265
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 09, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Multiple Charges after Officer Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway, West of William Floyd Parkway, Brookhaven
Date/Time: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 3:55 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Center Moriches man for multiple charges including Driving While Intoxicated after his vehicle struck a marked police unit in Brookhaven early this morning.


 


Carlos Morocho was driving a 2003 Ford van eastbound on Sunrise Highway, one mile west of William Floyd Parkway, when his vehicle rear-ended a marked police unit at approximately 3:55 a.m. The Seventh Precinct patrol officer was in the left lane assisting a disabled motorist whose vehicle was on fire. Morocho fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later by another Seventh Precinct Officer, Christopher Steimel, and placed under arrest.


 


The injured officer, a 9-year-veteran of the police department, was airlifted via police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Vehicular Crime Unit detectives charged Morocho, 27, with Leaving the Scene of an Incident without Reporting Causing Physical Injury, Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Interlock Device, Failure to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle and False Personation.


 


Morocho will be held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on January 10.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-40451
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 09, 2016
 
 
Incident: Officers Rescue Man Who Fell in Frozen Lake
Location: Blydenburgh County Park, Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown
Date/Time: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 11:50 a
 
 

Suffolk County Police, with assistance from Park Rangers, rescued a man who fell in a lake at a Smithtown park after trying to retrieve his dog this afternoon.


 


A 56-year-old Brooklyn man was walking his dogs at Blydenburgh County Park, located on Veterans Memorial Highway, when one of his dogs, Dena, got loose and ran onto a frozen lake at approximately 11:50 a.m. The man attempted to retrieve the dog and fell in the lake in chest-deep water.


 


Officers from the Fourth Precinct, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section, Marine Bureau and Park Rangers responded. Emergency Service Section Officer Michael Coscia put on a water rescue suit and crawled out on the ice tethered to a rope held by Officer Michael Simpson and Officer Robert Stahl. Sergeant Michael Homan, Officers Simpson and Stahl pulled the man and the officer from the water. The dog was able to walk off the ice.


 


The man, who had been in the water for approximately 25 minutes, was transported by personnel from the Smithtown Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-40932
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 11, 2016
 
 
Incident: Shoreham Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Bishop Road and 9th Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at approximately 4:45 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a Shoreham man yesterday.


 


Anthony Lapicola, was backing his 2010 Toyota RAV 4 out of a driveway on Candlewood Road in Brentwood yesterday at approximately 4:45 p.m. when he struck a 2005 BMW that was traveling eastbound on Candlewood Road. Lapicola attempted to flee the scene and headed north on Bishop Road. However, he crashed his vehicle into a tree a short distance away at the intersection of Bishop Road and 9th Avenue.


 


Lapicola, 50, of Shoreham, was transported via Brentwood Legion Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The operator of the BMW was not injured in the initial crash.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-43266
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 11, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Selden Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: In front of 1310 Middle Country Road, Selden
Date/Time: Monday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 12:45 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Selden this morning.


 


John Black, 32, of Coram, was operating a 2008 Nissan westbound on Middle Country Road in Selden today at 12:45 a.m. when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was in the right lane of the road.


 


The victim, Bernardo Benjamin Briones Bautista, 27, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Black was not injured and remained at the scene.


 


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


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-43841
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 12, 2016
 
 
Incident: Delivery Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Copiague
Location: Cassata Drive, Copiague
Date/Time: Monday, January 11, 2016 at approximately 6:20 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating an armed robbery in which a Chinese food delivery man was robbed by two males in Copiague last night.


 


The victim, a 23-year-old man, was returning to his delivery vehicle on Cassata Drive when he was approached by two men at approximately 6:20 p.m. One of the suspects punched the victim in the face while the other suspect displayed a black handgun and ordered the victim to the ground.  The suspects took approximately $200 cash from the victim as well as his cell phone and delivery vehicle. The victim suffered only minor injuries and refused medical attention.


 


The vehicle and cell phone were recovered a short time later.


 


The suspects are described as a black male and an Hispanic male, both in their late teens to early 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing dark clothing.


 


Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident 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 16-45335
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 12, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing Female Motorist at Traffic Light
Location: Express Drive North and Rt. 111, Hauppauge
Date/Time: January 12, 2016 at approximately 8:50 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man who forcibly removed a woman from her car and stole property from her as she was waiting at a red light in Hauppauge this morning.


 


A female motorist was on her way to work, and exited the Long Island Expressway at exit 56, Expressway Drive North, at approximately 8:50 a.m.  While she was stopped at a red traffic light on Route 111 a man who was walking in the roadway suddenly opened the passenger door to her car and jumped into the front seat.  The man then stole belongings from the motorist, which the motorist fought to recover.  The man then got out through the passenger door, walked to the driver’s side of the car, opened the door and dragged the woman from the car onto the pavement.  The suspect entered the vehicle on the driver’s side and took more property, which the woman again fought to retain. The suspect then ran from the scene when other people began to approach to aid the motorist.


 


Patrol officers that responded to the scene broadcasted a description of the suspect while other officers searched the area.  Approximately 10 minutes later, police located the suspect, Richard Clinton nearby at Joshua’s Path and Motor Parkway in Hauppauge.  Clinton, 34, last known address of 128 Norfleet Lane,  Medford, was arrested and transported to Southside Hospital in in Bay Shore, for the effects of narcotic drug use.  He is being charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.


 


Clinton is in the hospital and will be arraigned at a later time.


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Fourth Squad at Squad at 631-854-8452.


 


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


 


      

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-46179
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 12, 2016
 
 
Incident: East Farmingdale Bank Robbed
Location: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, 1033 Route 109, East Farmingdale
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 2:17 p.m.
 
 

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


 


A man entered Bethpage Federal Credit Union, located at 1033 Route 109, at 2:17 p.m. and presented a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled westbound on foot.


 


The robber was described as black, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a gray hooded-sweatshirt, sunglasses and dark pants.


 


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


 


                                      

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-46868
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 14, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested After Bank Robbery, Pursuit
Location: Capital One, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at approximately 9 a.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested two men after they robbed a Bay Shore bank and led police on a vehicle pursuit into Nassau County yesterday.


 


Murray Hawkins and Kevin Highland robbed Capital One, located at 1701 Sunrise Highway, at approximately 9 a.m. on January 13. The two fled the scene in a 2015 Ford Escape, driven by Highland, and were later observed by patrol officers in Wyandanch at approximately 9:15 a.m.


 


When officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, Highland failed to comply and led officers from Suffolk County, Nassau County and New York State Police on a pursuit that traveled southbound on Bagatelle Road to the westbound Long Island Expressway to northbound Route 135 where Highland exited onto Jericho Turnpike and crashed into a Nassau County police vehicle at approximately 9:30 a.m.


 


Hawkins and Highland were both charged with Robbery 1st Degree for the robbery at the Capital One in Bay Shore. Highland was also charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer and Robbery 1st Degree for robbing Capital One, located at 8 Little East Neck Road in Babylon, on December 29.


 


Hawkins, 35, of 227-08 138th Ave., Laurelton, and Highland, 35, of 115-34 142nd St., Jamaica, 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 16-48393
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 15, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Hate Crimes for Spray Painting Swastikas on Properties
Location: Freya Road, Rocky Point
Date/Time: Friday, January 15, 2016 at approximately 1:50 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for spray painting swastikas on two properties in Rocky Point last night.


 


At approximately 9:40 a.m., Seventh Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call of graffiti on a vehicle and a Bobcat utility vehicle on Clio Road. Further investigation revealed the surrounding area had more graffiti including swastikas.


 


Hate Crimes Unit detectives were notified and began an investigation. After a canvas of the area, detectives arrested Christopher Collins, 18, of Freya Road, Rocky Point at approximately 1:50 p.m.


 


Collins, spray painted swastikas on a house and a retaining wall on Garden Road in Rocky Point. He also spray painted graffiti on a house on Locust Drive and on street signs on Locust Drive and Clio Road.


 


Collins was charged with two counts of Aggravated Harassment 1st Degree, and Five counts of Making Graffiti.


 


Suffolk County Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Sini will be available to speak to the media on this subject until 8 p.m.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-52204
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 15, 2016
 
 
Incident: 16-Year-Old Man Arrested for Shooting
Location: On the Corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Friday, January 15, 2016 at approximately 2: 10 p.
 
 

  


Suffolk County Police today arrested a 16-year-old man for shooting another man in Brentwood this afternoon.


 


During a dispute on the corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue Carlos Argueta shot a 22-year-old man in the abdomen. The corner borders the Brentwood Public Library but is not on the libraries’ property. There were several witnesses but no other injuries. Detectives are investigating whether its gang related.


 


The victim was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, with non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Argueta, 16, of 96 Adams Avenue, Brentwood, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 16.


 


The investigation is continuing.


 


 


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


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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 17, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Wyandanch Shooting
Location: In front of 265 Nicolls Road, Wyandanch
Date/Time: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at approximately 8:45 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in Wyandanch last night.


 


First Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot in front of 265 Nicolls Road last night at approximately 8:45 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Raheem Campbell, 21, of Nicolls Road, Wyandanch, had been shot in the abdomen.


 


Campbell was transported via Wyandanch/Wheatley Heights Volunteer Ambulance Corp to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Witnesses reported that an unknown male attempted to rob Campbell at gunpoint and, although there was no struggle, the man fired the gun, striking Campbell in the abdomen. The gunman reportedly fled in a white Jeep Liberty.


 


Less than seven minutes later, Police Officers Joseph Scariolo and Michael Finnerty observed a vehicle matching that description traveling on Brooklyn Avenue in Wyandanch. When the officers attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, the Jeep pulled into a driveway on Brooklyn Avenue and both occupants fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, both suspects were taken into custody. Police searched the vehicle and a loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered.


 


The suspects, Bobby Green, 25, of Cocoanut Street, Central Islip and Avery Palmer, 16, of North Emerald Lane, North Amityville, were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree. They are being held at the First Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned this morning at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


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


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-55625
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, January 17, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Killed in North Bay Shore Shooting
Location: Heckscher Avenue and Prospect Place
Date/Time: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 12:06 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man who was killed in a North Bay Shore shooting early this morning.


 


Third Precinct patrol officers responded to the area of Heckscher Avenue, just south of Prospect Place, after a ShotSpotter activation indicated that several shots had been fired at that location at 12:06 a.m. When the officers arrived, they discovered a 44-year-old male who had been shot one time by an unknown suspect. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-55919
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man and Woman Rob Huntington Station Bank
Location: Roslyn Savings Bank, 693 Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:40 p.m.
 
 

 


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


 


A man and woman entered Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 693 Jericho Turnpike, at 1:40 p.m. and each approached a different teller and handed notes demanding cash. The tellers complied and the suspects fled on foot northbound on Longfellow Drive.


 


The man was described as black, 20 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a ski hat, a scarf, a gray hooded-sweatshirt and white pants. The woman was described as black, heavy set, 30 to 35 years old, between 5 feet and 5 feet 3 inches tall. She was wearing a ski hat, a gray hooded-sweatshirt and earmuffs covering the lower half of her face.


 


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


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-60281
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Dies After Falling Off Roof
Location: The Boulevard Condo Complex, William Floyd Parkway, Yaphank
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at approximately 10 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man who fell off a roof at an apartment complex under construction in Yaphank this morning.


 


Edgar Moroy-Morales, 34, of Copiague, was working as a roofer at The Boulevard condo complex, being built on William Floyd Parkway in Yaphank, when he feel approximately 40 feet off a roof at approximately 10 a.m. Moroy-Morales was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he died from his injuries.


 


The investigation is continuing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were notified.


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-61806
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 21, 2016
 
 
Incident: Ten-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Granny Road near Mill Road, Medford
Date/Time: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that injured a 10-year-old boy in Medford this evening.


 


Santa Mosquea was driving her 2002 Acura eastbound on Granny road when she struck a 10-year-old boy that ran into the road near the intersection of Mill Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. The boy, who is from Medford, was transported by Medford Ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was treated for a broken femur and lacerations.


 


Mosquea, 32, of Medford, was not injured and remained at the scene.


 


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


 


Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.


 


 


                                     

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-64722
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Saturday, January 23, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Stealing Rims and Tires during the Blizzard
Location: 26 Victoria Rd., North Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at approximately 2:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two men for stealing rims and tires in front of a North Babylon home this morning at the start of the blizzard.


 


First Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call from a neighbor who was witnessing three men stealing rims and tires from a 2015 Toyota Corolla in front of 26 Victoria Rd. at approximately 2:30 a.m. Police Officer Ronald Treanor interrupted the theft in progress and immediately took two men into custody. The third man fled on foot.


 


Diego Adames, 20, of 3352 Great Neck Rd., North Amityville, and Dennis Granados, 25, of 204 Cabota Ave., Copaigue, were arrested and charged with Attempted Grand Larceny. They are being held at the First Precinct and will be arraigned on Sunday January 24 at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the First Squad at 631-852-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


 


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


 


                                        


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-67613
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 25, 2016
 
 
Incident: Twelve-Year-Old Boy Rescued from Icy Waters
Location: Canal behind Fire Island Avenue and Cedar Lane, Babylon
Date/Time: Monday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 4:35 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police First Precinct Officer and Good Samaritan rescued a 12-year-old boy who fell into canal in Babylon this afternoon.


 


A 12-year-old boy was walking along the docks behind Fire Island Avenue and Cedar Lane in Babylon when he slipped and fell into the water at approximately 4:35 p.m. First Precinct Officer Kristen Derkevics responded and along with a Good Samaritan pulled the boy out of the water.  Prior to officer Derkevics’ arrival, the Good Samaritan extended a shovel that the boy held on to.


 


The boy was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.                             

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-71810
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man on Bicycle Arrested for Bagel Store Burglary
Location: Mayfair Bagels, 10 Jericho Turnpike, Commack
Date/Time: Monday, January 25, 2016 at approximately 4:45 a.m
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a Lake Ronkonkoma man after he fled the scene of a commercial burglary on a bicycle.   


 


Mathew McCauley burglarized Mayfair Bagels, located at 10 Jericho Turnpike, at approximately 4:45 a.m. Fourth Precinct officers responded to an automatic alarm at the business and located McCauley, who fled the scene on a bicycle, in the area a short time later. 


 


McCauley, 51, of 19 Adrian Lane, was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and a parole violation and is scheduled to be arraigned on January 26 in First District Court in Central Islip.


 


Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation as to McCauley’s possible involvement in other recent burglaries in the Commack area.


 


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

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-70686
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 26, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested For Identity Theft After Stealing More Than $255,000
Location: First Precinct, 555 Route 109, West Babylon
Date/Time: Monday, January 25, 2016
 
 

Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives and First Precinct Crime Section officers have arrested a Commack man for stealing more than $255,000 to support a heroin habit and gambling addiction.


 


Michael Katcher used his 21-year-old daughter’s information and a long-time friend’s information to open numerous fraudulent business accounts and credit cards. Between July 2015 and November 2015, Katcher used access to his friend’s company, Alpine Limousine based in New York City, to steal numerous customers’ credit card information to conduct fraudulent transactions.  In addition, Katcher stole more than $255,000 which he admitted to using to support a $2,000 a week heroin habit and a $100,000 a year gambling habit.


 


The fraudulent companies Katcher created are:


TAK Transportation


Charmwood


McKewens Limousine


 


Katcher, 44, of 44 Donna Lane, Commack, is also being sued by numerous victims throughout Long Island and New York City for stealing more than $650,000 using a similar scheme.  He was charged with three counts of Identity Theft 1st Degree, six counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, and Two counts of Issuing a Bad Check. Katcher will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 27.


 


The investigation is continuing.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Acting Commissioner 16-38875
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: Florida Man Arrested for DWI Following Wrong Way Crash with Police Vehicle
Location: Eastbound Sunrise Highway, just east of Nicolls Road, Patchogue
Date/Time: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at approximately 3 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police have arrested a Florida man for driving while intoxicated following a wrong way crash involving a police vehicle in Patchogue early this morning.


 


Highway Patrol officers responded to eastbound Sunrise Highway following a 911 call regarding a vehicle traveling the wrong way at approximately 3 a.m. In an effort to protect other eastbound motorists, Highway Patrol Officer Joseph Verdi responded and slowed traffic by activating his emergency lights and weaving between the lanes of travel. Verdi’s vehicle was struck head on by a 2012 Ford Van, driven by Steven Hennessy, just east of Nicolls Road.


 


Hennessy, 43, of 2784 Pandora Terrace, North Port, Florida, was not injured. Hennessy was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Reckless Assault 3rd Degree.


 


Officer Verdi was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was treated for minor injuries and released.


 


The vehicle was impounded and 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 16-76737
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: One Man Killed, One Injured in North Amityville Shooting
Location: In front of 95 Glenmalure Street, North Amityville
Date/Time: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:17 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another in North Amityville this morning


 


First Precinct patrol officers responded to Glenmalure Street at 2:17 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a possible shooting.  When officers arrived, they discovered two men had been shot in the street in front of 95 Glenmalure Street.


 


One victim, Malik Abdullah, 21, of North Amityville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The other victim, a 21-year-old North Amityville man, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-76711
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: Male Sex Offender Arrested for Sexual Contact with 14-year-old
Location: Fort Salonga Shopping Center, Rt. 25A, Fort Salonga
Date/Time: January 28, 2016 at approximately 12:10 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a registered Level 1 sex offender for having sexual contact with a minor in a motor vehicle at the Fort Salonga Shopping Center parking lot early this morning.


 


Fourth Precinct Police Officer Dennis Lynch, on routine patrol observed a car parked in a darkened area of the parking lot at approximately 12:10 a.m. As he approached he observed two occupants who had their clothes off inside the vehicle.  After a brief investigation the officer determined Kieran Bunce, 48, a registered Level 1 sex offender, and owner of the vehicle, was in the company of a 14-year-old boy.


 


Fourth Squad detectives determined that sexual contact did occur with the youth and Bunce, and had been pre-arranged between the two via a cell phone app.


 


Bunce, 48, of 9 Yarmouth St., Melville, was charged with two felony counts of Criminal Sex Act 2nd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree, a misdemeanor.  Bunce is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 29.  


 


Fourth Squad Detectives are requesting anyone who may have knowledge of any others who may have been victimized by this individual to contact detectives at (631) 854-8452.


 


 


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


 


 

 
 
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Authority: Edward Webber, Commissioner 16-76631
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: Several People Arrested for Multiple Gas Station and Bank Robberies
Location: Long Island Avenue, Deer Park
Date/Time: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at approximately 1:30
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested several people for multiple bank and gas station robberies that occurred in Suffolk County since last December.


 


A man entered the Shell gas station, located at 444 Commack Rd., Commack, on January 22, at approximately 7 p.m. After making a purchase, the man pointed towards his waistband indicating he had a weapon. He then made a verbal demand for cash. When the clerk failed to comply, the man fled without proceeds into a waiting vehicle.


 


A Good Samaritan followed the vehicle for a short distance and gave an accurate description to the police. Patrol officers saw a vehicle that matched the description and initiated a traffic stop. After an investigation, the officer arrested Shabril Maxwell, Stacey Beck and Douglas McKeefery. Maxwell had been a person of interest in several of the bank and gas station robberies.


 


Further investigation revealed Robert DiGrazia was also a person of interest. Police arrested DiGrazia today on Long Island Avenue in Deer Park, at approximately 1:30 p.m.


 


Following a thorough investigation between First Squad, Fourth Squad, and Special Investigation Section detectives it was determined the following gas stations and banks were robbed or attempted to be robbed by a combination of these suspects.


 


·          DiGrazia was charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 363 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, on December 29, 2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m.,


·          Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the TD Bank, located at 2178 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, on January 11, 2016 at approximately 2:10 p.m.


·         Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 3rd Degree, for robbing the Bethpage Federal Credit Union, located at Route 109 East Farmingdale, on January 12, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p.m.


·         Maxwell was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 355 Bay Shore Rd., Deer Park, on January 17, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m.


·         Maxwell was charged with Robbery 1st Degree for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 490 Broadway, Amityville, on January 17, 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m.


·         Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 1st Degree, for robbing the Valero Gas Station, located at 1100 Sunrise Highway, North Amityville, January 18, 2016 at approximately 11 p.m.


·         Maxwell and DiGrazia were charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, for robbing the Roslyn Savings Bank, located at 363 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, on January 19, 2016 at approximately 1:40 p.m.


 


·         Maxwell, Beck, and McKeefery, were charged with Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree, for attempting to rob the Shell Gas Station, located at 444 Commack Rd., Commack, on January 22, 2016 at approximately 7 p.m.


 


DiGrazia, 24, of Deer Park is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 29. Maxwell, 21, of Copiague, Beck, 32, of Bay Shore, and McKeefery, 30 of North Babylon, all were arraigned after their arrest.


 


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 15-751449
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Friday, January 29, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Seriously Injured in Brentwood Stabbing
Location: In front of 1219 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: Friday, January 29, 2016 at approximately 12:35 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Brentwood early this morning.


 


Third Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call reporting that a man had been stabbed by another man outside El Patron bar, located at 1219 Suffolk Avenue at approximately 12:35 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Robert Sosa, 35, was stabbed once in the chest with a knife.


 


Sosa was transported via East Brentwood Fire Department Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he is listed in serious condition.


 


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


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Acting Commissioner 16-78710
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Killed In Hit and Run Crash
Location: Southbound Nicolls Road, south of Expressway Drive South, Holtsville
Date/Time: Monday, February 1, 2016 at approximately 6:55 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bay Shore man in Holtsville yesterday.


 


A Hunter EMS ambulance was traveling southbound on Nicolls Road and transporting a patient from Stony Brook University Hospital to Brunswick Hospital Center in Amityville at approximately 6:55 p.m. The patient, Frank Ligrnetta, exited from the rear of the ambulance while it was in motion and was struck by a dark-colored sedan that was also traveling southbound on Nicolls Road, south of Expressway Drive South in Holtsville.


 


Ligrnetta, 51, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the dark-colored sedan fled the scene of the accident.


 


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


 


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any other 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.


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 231, near Pell Avenue, North Babylon
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:53 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in North Babylon early this morning.


 


John Farina was driving a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Route 231 near Pell Avenue at 3:53 a.m. when his vehicle struck a male pedestrian.


 


The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Farina, 59, of Cape Coral, Florida, was not injured.


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Men Killed, One Seriously Injured in Single-Car Crash
Location: Fort Salonga Road, west of Makamah Road, Fort Salonga
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 2, 2016 at approximately 4:30
 
 


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed two men and seriously injured another in Fort Salonga early this morning.  


 


Leland Acampora was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on Fort Salonga Road, near Makamah Road, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree at approximately 4:30 a.m.


 


Acampora 26, of Hauppauge, and Woody Zalman, 26, of Commack, who was seated in the rear seat, were pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Front seat passenger, Paul Weingart 26, of East Northport, was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.  


 


The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man’s Body Found in Wooded Area in Brentwood
Location: Wooded area east of Springfield Road between Suffolk Avenue and Second Avenue, Brentwood
Date/Time: February 2, 2016 at approximately 12 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a man was found dead in a wooded area in Brentwood today.


 


Two men were walking in a wooded area east of Springfield Road between Suffolk Avenue and Second Avenue, when they found a man lying in the woods at approximately 12 p.m. The man, Michael Johnson, 29, of Central Islip, was found dead with a head injury. He was transported to the Suffolk County Medicals Examiner where an autopsy will be performed.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Homicide Unit detectives at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
 
Incident: Three Men Arrested for Damaging Businesses and Vehicles
Location: Huntington Village
Date/Time: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:35 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested three men in connection with damaging several businesses and vehicles in Huntington Village in November.


 


Following an investigation by Second Precinct Crime Section officers, which included an extensive area canvass, a review of video surveillance recordings and follow-ups on several anonymous tips, three men were identified in connection with spray-painting five cars and the following businesses during the early hours of November 26:


 


           Value Drugs, located at 349 New York Ave.


           Classic Galleries, located at 5 Stewart Ave.


           Gold Coast Lobsters, 30 Stewart Ave.


           Nassau X-Ray Corp., located at 37 Stewart Ave.


           Bravo Nader Restaurant, located at 9 Union Place


           IMS Online, Inc., located at 13 Union Place


           Stop and Shop, located at 60 Wall St.


           Building under construction, located at 50 Stewart Ave.


 


Drake Mandrell, 27, of Queens, was arrested yesterday and charged with six counts of Criminal Mischief and six counts of Making Graffiti. William Strein, 21, of East Northport, was arrested on January 21 and charged with six counts of Criminal Mischief and six counts of Making Graffiti. Francesco Volpe, 18, of Huntington, was arrested on December 19 and charged with three counts of Criminal Mischief and three counts of Making Graffiti. The men will be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on a later date.


 


The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about these incidents or similar incidents is asked to call the Second Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8226 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.



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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Robbing Card Store
Location: Lucky Clover, 29 West Main Street, East Islip
Date/Time: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:55 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested two men for robbing a card store in East Islip last night.


 


Two men entered Lucky Clover, located at 29 West Main St., at 5:55 p.m., approached a clerk and demanded he open the register. The clerk complied and the men stole cash and lottery tickets and fled.


 


Canine Section Officer Sam Barreto and his dog Chase responded and located the two men at one of their residences, located at 7 1st Ave., East Islip.


 


Third Squad detectives charged Daniel Dipaula and Matthew Ripple with Robbery 2nd Degree. Dipaula, 30, a resident of the home, and Ripple, 25, of 93 Saxon Ave., Bay Shore, were held overnight for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


 


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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for 2015 Burglary
Location: Huntington Station
Date/Time: Friday, February 5, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a man today for a burglary he committed at a residence in Huntington Station in October, 2015.


 


An unknown male unlawfully entered a residence in Huntington Station on October 3, 2015 at approximately 7:40 p.m. The man was discovered by a homeowner who was inside. A struggle ensued and the intruder stated he had a handgun, before fleeing the scene.


 


Following an investigation by Second Squad detectives, DNA evidence recovered was linked to Scott Lundquist. Lundquist, 59, of 14 W. 14th Street, Huntington Station, was arrested today at approximately 3:30 p.m. He was charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, and Resisting Arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 6.


 


The investigation is continuing.


 


 


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law and Petit Larceny
Location: 449 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Saturday February 6, 2016 at approximately 4:50 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Holtsville woman for driving while intoxicated with her five-year-old daughter in the vehicle.


Fourth Precinct patrol officers responded to a call about an intoxicated driver of a grey Nissan Frontier on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma at approximately 4:50 p.m. The caller followed the vehicle and informed police that the driver pulled into the parking lot of the Stop and Shop supermarket on Portion Road in Ronkonkoma. Patrol officers located the vehicle and soon after, the driver, Justine Connors, returned to her vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined that Connors had been driving while under the influence and had her five-year-old daughter in the car at the time.


Connors, 30, of 706 Union Av., Holtsville, as arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, and Criminal Contempt 2nd Degree for violating an order of protection prohibiting Connors from being under the influence in the presence of her daughter. In addition, Connors was charged with Petit Larceny because she took merchandise from Stop and Shop and left without paying for the items.


Connors is being held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip. Her daughter was released to another family member.


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Fourth Squad at 854-8452.


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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Officer Saves Choking Woman
Location: Eagle Avenue, Medford
Date/Time: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:16 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County police officers responded to a 911 call reporting that a woman was choking on food at her home in Medford last night.


 


Patrol Officer Bryan Mastrangelo responded to Eagle Avenue and found the 35-year-old woman, apparently unable to breathe and signaling that she was choking by placing her hands on her neck. Officer Mastrangelo, who is a member of the department’s Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT), immediately applied abdominal thrusts to the woman, which dislodged the object from her throat.


 


The woman was able to breathe normally and refused any further medical assistance that was offered.


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Dies in Fire
Location: 33 Manor Drive, Shirley
Date/Time: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:17 a.m.
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in Shirley early this morning.


 


Seventh Precinct officers responded to 33 Manor Drive at 3:17 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire in a detached garage at the location. After the fire was extinguished, the body a man, who lived in an apartment in the garage, was located inside.


 


Detectives are awaiting positive identification of the man from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.


 


The cause of the fire appears to be non-criminal.


 


The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Eleven-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing
Location: 35 East Cherry St., Central Islip
Date/Time: February 7, 2016
 
 

 


Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing this morning.


 


Jada Joseph was reported missing by her mother at approximately 4:25 a.m. today after it was discovered she was missing from her bedroom. Joseph was last seen at her home, located at 35 East Cherry St. in Central Islip, at approximately 10 p.m. on February 6.


 


Detectives do not believe there is any foul play connected with Joseph’s disappearance. Joseph spoke with her mother by phone following her departure and indicated she would return home in the morning, however, she has not yet been located.


 


Anyone who has information on Joseph’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Third Squad at 631-854-8352.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 07, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Critically Injured after Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Mary Court, Melville
Date/Time: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at approximately 3:40 p.m
 
 

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a one-car crash that critically injured a Melville man.


 


Vincent Denino was driving a 2015 Mercedes Benz when his vehicle struck an embankment and overturned as he entered his driveway on Mary Court in Melville at approximately 3:40 p.m.


 


Denino, 68, of Melville, was extricated from vehicle by Melville Fire Department and transported to Northwell Health Plainview Hospital by Melville Fire Department Ambulance where he was admitted in critical condition. Detectives are investigating if Denino suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash.


 


The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 08, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Breaking into Numerous Vehicles in North Babylon
Location: North Babylon
Date/Time: February 8, 2016 at approximately 4 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a North Babylon man who broke into numerous cars in North Babylon and stole victims’ wallets, credit cards, computers and electronic devices.


 


First Precinct Officer Timothy Cohen responded to a 911 call during which a caller reported a suspicious man trying to open doors of parked vehicles on Central Avenue in North Babylon at approximately 3:45 a.m. Officer Cohen searched the neighborhood and located Michael McFarland inside a BMW parked in the driveway of a residence on Cherubina Lane in North Babylon.  McFarland was in possession of a backpack that contained stolen wallets, credit cards, computers and GPS devices.


 


McFarland, 22, of Bluebell Lane, North Babylon, was charged with four counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. McFarland committed the larcenies from vehicles parked in front of residences on Central Avenue, Ventura Drive and Cherubina Lane in North Babylon. 


 


There was no damage to any of the vehicles. Detectives remind residents to avoid leaving valuable items in their vehicles and to lock all car doors.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


 


McFarland will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 8, 2016.


 


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, February 09, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing Farmingdale Bank
Location: TD Bank, 90 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
Date/Time: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:40 a.m.
 
 


Suffolk County Police today arrested a Locust Valley man after patrons held him at the scene following a bank robbery in Farmingdale.


 


A man entered TD Bank, located at 90 Broadhollow Road, approached a teller and then leaned over the counter and stole money from the drawer at 9:40 a.m. As the suspect was attempting to flee the bank, two patrons held him in the ATM vestibule until police arrived.


 


Pattern Crime Unit detectives arrested and charged Jesse Josefsberg, 34, of 299 Lattingtown Road, with Robbery 3rd Degree. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip tomorrow.


 


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

 
 
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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
 
 
Incident: Three Men Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: In front of 1187 Sunrise Highway, Copiague
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at approximately 3 a.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Babylon man for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle struck a telephone pole in Copiague early this morning.


 


Elmer Santos-Cardoza was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on Sunrise Highway, east of Great Neck Road, at approximately 3 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole. Upon impact, Santos-Cardoza, 24, of Babylon, and his two passengers, Melvin Mansonarez, 20, of Babylon, and Jose Santamaria, 20, of Babylon, were ejected from the vehicle.


 


After being ejected from the vehicle, Santamaria was struck by a 2008 Toyota Camry driven by a 42-year-old Levittown man. He was transported via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.


 


Santos-Cardoza and Mansonarez were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they are being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.


 


Santos-Cardoza was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned at a later date at First District Court in Central Islip.


 


The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information about this incident to contact 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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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Acting Commissioner 16-99739
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
 
 
Incident: Officer and Good Samaritan Rescue Disabled Elderly Woman
Location: 120 Old Winkle Point Road, Eaton’s Neck
Date/Time: February 10, 2016 at approximately 4:45 p.m.
 
 

A Suffolk County Police Second Precinct officer and a Good Samaritan rescued an elderly disabled woman in Eaton’s Neck this afternoon.

 

Second Precinct Police Officer Matthew Funaro responded to a 4:45 p.m. call of a house fire at 120 Old Winkle Point Road.  When Officer Funaro arrived, he observed flames and heavy smoke emanating from the second floor of the home.  The officer entered through a sliding door and located the resident, Helen Morris, on the first floor of the home in the living room.  Officer Funaro, along with a Good Samaritan who was performing work in the home, carried Morris, who was in her wheelchair, outside to safety.

 

Eaton’s Neck Fire Department and Northport Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Morris, 88, was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was treated for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Arson Section detectives are investigating the cause of the fire. The investigation is continuing.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Acting Commissione 16-102704
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 11, 2016
 
 
Incident: Ronkonkoma Man Missing
Location: Medford
Date/Time: February 8, 2016
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a Ronkonkoma man who went missing earlier this week.


 


Following an argument with his wife, John Kalsky left his home at 684 Portion Road on February 8 to stay with a family member at 62 Birchwood Drive in Medford. Kalsky left that location on foot later in the day and has not been seen since.


 


Kalsky, 38, is white, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 158 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on his shoulder and forearm. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black snow boots and a New York Yankees hat.


 


Detectives do not believe there is any foul play related to Kalsky’s disappearance.


 


Anyone with information on Kalsky’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 13, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Multiple Charges, DWAI after Driving through Airport
Location: Republic Airport, Farmingdale
Date/Time: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at approximately 1:35
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Wyandanch man for driving while ability impaired after he fled police and drove through a fence and around an airport in Farmingdale early this morning.

 

A First Precinct patrol officer observed the driver of a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta drive through a red light on Mount Avenue in Wyandanch at approximately 1:35 a.m. and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver, Kroy Moore, did not pull over and a pursuit was initiated and terminated a short time later.

 

Approximately a minute later, the vehicle was seen by First Precinct officers on New Highway in Farmingdale. Moore drove through a fence at Republic Airport and continued to drive on a runway and through the airport until his vehicle became inoperable. Moore then fled on foot and was apprehended by First Precinct police officers.

 

Moore, 34, of 15 Spring St., was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol, Criminal Trespass, False Personation, Criminal Mischief and Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer. The investigation is continuing. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on February 14.

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 13, 2016
 
 
Incident: Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing
Location: 129 Stanley Drive, Centereach
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at approximately 10 a
 
 



Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old Centereach girl who was reported missing.

 

Samantha Leli, of 129 Stanley Drive, was reported missing after she left her home on February 10 at approximately 10 a.m.

 

Detectives do not believe there is any foul play connected with Leli’s disappearance and she has previously been reported missing. She frequents Selden, Centereach and the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove.

 

Anyone with information on Leli’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 14, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Main Street, west of Nassau Road, Huntington Village
Date/Time: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at approximately 9:20
 
 

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

 

Matthew McKay was attempting to cross Main Street, west of Nassau Road, when he was struck by an eastbound 2016 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Theresa Caperna at approximately 9:20 p.m.

 

McKay, 67, of Huntington Station, was transported to Huntington Hospital with serious injuries. Caperna, 57, of Centerport, was not injured.

 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Second Squad detectives at 631-854-8252. All calls will be kept confidential.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 14, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested After Pointing Loaded Gun at Restaurant Employee
Location: Monsoon, 48 Deer Park Ave., Babylon
Date/Time: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at approximately 1 a.m.
 
 



Suffolk County Police today arrested a Lindenhurst man after he pointed a loaded gun at a security guard at a Babylon restaurant early this morning.

 

Atilla Goksen was removed from Monsoon, located at 48 Deer Park Ave., after he was involved in an incident inside the restaurant. While outside the restaurant, Goksen pointed a loaded handgun at a security guard. Goksen was wrestled to the ground by multiple employees, dropped the gun and fled the scene on foot. He was arrested a short time later on Main Street in Babylon.

 

Goksen, 25, of 2 Sands Lane, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Menacing 2nd Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

 

Goksen is scheduled to be arraigned 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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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 15, 2016
 
 
Incident: Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing
Location: 21 Hawkton Place, Lake Grove
Date/Time: January 30, 2016
 
 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing last month.

 

Brianna Graff was reported missing by her guardian on January 30 after it was discovered she was missing from her home, located at 21 Hawkton Place in Lake Grove. She was last seen on January 29 at 11 p.m.

 

Graff is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 125 pounds with brown eyes and dark brown hair.

 

Detectives do not believe there is any foul play connected with Graff’s disappearance.

 

Anyone who has information on Graff’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 15, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for Stabbing Friend; Police Officer Saves Victim with Tourniquet
Location: 369 Magnolia Drive, Selden
Date/Time: Monday, February 15, 2016 at approximately 3 a.m.
 
 



Suffolk County Police today arrested a Selden woman for stabbing her friend during a dispute early this morning.

 

Sixth Precinct officers responded to 369 Magnolia Drive in Selden at approximately 3 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a woman had been stabbed during a dispute between friends. When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old Manorville woman had been stabbed in her right arm and was suffering from excessive blood loss.

 

Officer Kevin Butler, who is a member of the department’s Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT), applied a combat application tourniquet to the woman’s arm to control the bleeding. Officer Butler stabilized the victim who was then transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was admitted after emergency surgery.

 

Ashley Zervakos, 22, who lives at the home, was charged by Sixth Squad detectives with Assault 1st Degree. She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 16. 

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 18, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Robbing Sayville Bank
Location: TD Bank, 188 Main Street, Sayville
Date/Time: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at approximately 5:20
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a bank in Sayville.



 

A man entered the TD Bank, located at 188 Main St., approached a teller and produced a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the man fled the scene. A short time later the man was located a short distance from the bank and arrested.


 

Pattern Crime Unit detectives charged Daniel Suker, 43, of 202 Lakeland Ave., Apt. B2, Sayville, with Robbery 3rd Degree. He will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 19.


 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 20, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested For Hit-and Run-Crash that Killed a Man and Injured Three Others
Location: In front of 228 Granny Road, Medford
Date/Time: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:21 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality and injuries to three other people last evening.


 

Kathy Horan, 61, of Medford, was traveling eastbound on Granny Road when her 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe struck and killed a man, injuring his two passengers and seriously injuring a woman who was standing by her parked vehicle at 8:21 p.m.


 

Peter Quoma, 28, of Selden, who had exited his 1997 Nissan Maxima after hitting a parked vehicle, was struck by Horan’s vehicle. He was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead. His two passengers, a male and a female, who remained in the vehicle, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The woman, 58, of Lake Grove, who had been standing by her parked vehicle, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries. Horan was not injured.


 

Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit detectives arrested Horan who was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident without Reporting Involving a Fatality and Leaving the Scene Involving Serious Physical Injury.


 

Horan is being held at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 20.


 

The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact 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
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.


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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 20, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash
Location: Route 25A at Chestnut Street, Mount Sinai
Date/Time: Friday, February 19 at approximately 11 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a Mount Sinai woman last night.

 

Kacy McLaughlin was driving a 2005 Hyundai Sonata eastbound on Route 25A at Chestnut Street in Mount Sinai at approximately 11 p.m. on February 19 when the driver of a 2000 Toyota Camry, Tejas Acharekar, attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Chestnut Street and struck the Hyundai.

 

Ekaterina Blednykh, 39, a passenger in the Camry, was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where she was pronounced dead.

 

McLaughlin, 23, of Mastic Beach, and Acharekar, 25, of Port Jefferson, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
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www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 21, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Found Dead, Husband Seriously Injured
Location: 316 Sheffield Avenue, West Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at approximately 2:25
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide detectives are investigating an incident in which a woman was found dead inside her home and her husband was also found there with serious injuries yesterday.

 

First Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call at 316 Sheffield Avenue, West Babylon yesterday at approximately 2:25 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered Sonja Williams, 32, dead and her husband, Kerwyn Jaggernauth, 31, with serious injuries inside their home.

 

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Jaggernauth was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. 

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

To report a crime anonymously, call
1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit
www.tipsubmit.com. You may be eligible
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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 21, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for DWI Following Crash that Killed Passenger
Location: Wading River Hollow Road, 100 yards south of Scenic Hills Drive, Middle Island
Date/Time: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:37 a.m.
 
 



Suffolk County Police have arrested a Bayport woman for driving while intoxicated following a crash that killed her passenger early this morning.

 

Dawn Pierce was driving a 2007 Ford Edge southbound on Wading River Hollow Road when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree approximately 100 yards south of Scenic Hills Drive in Middle Island at 2:37 a.m.

 

Pierce’s front seat passenger, Jacqueline Grawunder, 24, of Yaphank, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Two backseat passengers, Alexander Rikimoto, 21, of Shirley, and Michael Rempe, 22, of Franklin Square, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Pierce, 21, of 133 Terrace Road, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries. Pierce has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at a later date.

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 21, 2016
 
 
Incident: Three Men Rescued, One Missing After Plane Forced to Land in Harbor
Location: Setauket Harbor, Setauket
Date/Time: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at approximately 11:05
 
 



Suffolk County Police rescued three men and are continuing to search for a fourth after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Setauket Harbor last night.

 

Four men were traveling in a Piper Archer four-seat fixed wing aircraft when the plane began experiencing engine trouble. A student pilot, Austricio Ramirez, was flying at the time the plane began experiencing difficulties and turned the controls over to the instructor pilot, Nelson Gomez.

 

Gomez landed the plane in Setauket Harbor at approximately 11:05 p.m. and all four occupants were able to exit the plane into the water. Three men, Ramirez, Gomez, and Wady Perez, were rescued by Suffolk County Police officers. A fourth man, Gerson Salmon-Negron, 23, of Queens, remains missing.

 

Ramirez, 25, from the Bronx, Gomez, 36, from Queens, and Perez, 25, from Queens, were all transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where they were treated and released.

 

Officers from the Sixth Precinct, officers, including divers, from the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Suffolk County Police Aviation officers, multiple volunteer fire departments, including divers, the Brookhaven Town Harbormaster and members of the United States Coast Guard responded to the incident location.

 

The search for the missing man was continuing on Sunday.

 

The men had left Fitchburg, Massachusetts and were returning to Republic Airport in Farmingdale at the time of the incident. 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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


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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Arrested for Grand Larceny after Stealing Merchandise from Suppliers
Location: Everything Goes Discount Variety Store, 5801 Sunrise Highway, Holbrook
Date/Time: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:32 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives arrested a Coram man yesterday for ordering $256,546.00 in goods from suppliers and then refusing to pay for the merchandise once it was received.


 

Anthony Dimase, owner of Everything Goes Discount Variety Store, located at 5801 Sunrise Highway, Holbrook, received a shipment of children’s sandals valued at $14,100.00 from a Los Angeles distributor with the understanding that he would pay for the merchandise in January 2016. Dimase later refused to make any payments. Dimase then accepted a shipment of $89,625.00 worth of a product called “Plumbers Hero” from the same distributor on January 22 after the distributor told him to refuse the delivery. Again, Dimase refused to make any payments for the merchandise or return it to the supplier.


 

During an investigation by Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section Detectives, a distributor in Suffolk County came forward and reported that they shipped $152,820 in toys to Dimase in December of 2015 and never received payment for the goods.


 

Dimase, 55, of 21 Shady Lane, Coram, was arrested and charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 2nd Degree. He is being held at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 

This investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone else who may have been a victim of this crime to call the Identity Theft Section at 631-852-6269.


 

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


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 16-100551
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Shirley Bank
Location: Capital One Bank, 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:50 a.m.
 
 





Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at a Shirley bank.


 

A man entered Capital One Bank, located at 800 Montauk Highway, at 9:50 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied and the man fled on foot southbound.


 

The suspect was described as white, unshaven, possibly in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing jeans, a black coat, a light-colored baseball cap and work boots.


 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 16-128770
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 25, 2016
 
 
Incident: Two Men Arrested for Assault
Location: Atlantic Point Apartment Complex, Orchard Circle, Bellport
Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2016
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested two men after they attacked a man in Bellport this January.  

 

A resident of the Atlantic Point apartment complex, located at Orchard Circle, confronted a group of non-residents who were playing basketball on a court intended for residents only on January 3. The non-residents began to physically attack the resident, a 61-year-old man, and the victim suffered a broken jaw.

 

After an investigation by Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers, Officer David Verrelli arrested Ryan Giffone and Sean Lynch tonight.

 

Giffone, 23, of Deer Park and Lynch, 22, of Shirley, were charged with Assault 3rd Degree. They will be arraigned at a later date.

 

 

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

 


 

 
 
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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 16-29790
Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 26, 2016
 
 
Incident: Entertainer Arrested for Firing a Gun Outside a Nightclub
Location: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue
Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2016, at approximately 4:35 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for firing a gun into the air during a fight involving several people in the rear parking lot of The Emporium nightclub early this morning.

 

Police responded to a call of people fighting outside The Emporium after a performance by the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Responding units heard gunshots while responding and found a large crowd dispersing from the area. No injuries were reported to police. A check of area hospitals was conducted with negative results.     

 

After an investigation, Fifth Squad detectives arrested Steward Howse of Cleveland, Ohio at approximately 4:35 p.m. Howse, an entertainer known as “Stew Deez” had performed at The Emporium last night before Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and is traveling with the group on a national tour.

 

Howse, 33, was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 27.      

 

 

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

 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Friday, February 26, 2016
 
 
Incident: Three People Arrested For Robbery and Stabbing 17-Year-Old Victim
Location: The Bunker Hill Village Trailer Park, Bohemia
Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p
 
 

Suffolk County Police today arrested three people for a robbing and stabbing a 17-year-old male at a trailer park in Bohemia.

 

Multiple people got into an altercation with a 17-year-old male at The Bunker Hill Village trailer park at approximately 12:30 p.m. During the altercation the victim was robbed of $750, a smart phone, and a debit card. While the victim struggled with the subjects, he was stabbed in the back and sustained lacerations to his neck and a deep wound in his back that punctured his lung. The victim was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore via Sayville Community Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

After an investigation by Fifth Squad detectives, two subjects, Robert Cerna and Amanda Bianco were located at the Lakeland Inn in Bohemia and arrested. The third suspect, Anthony Novotny was arrested on Terry Road in Sayville.

 

  • Cerna, 22, of Brentwood, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree, False Personation, and two active warrants.
  • Bianco, 20, of Brookhaven, was charged with Robbery First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
  • Novotny, 18, of Sayville, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree.

 

 

All subjects are being held at the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue, and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, on February 27.

 

 

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

 


 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Saturday, February 27, 2016
 
 
Incident: Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash
Location: Southbound Brentwood Road, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Friday February 26, at approximately 8:10 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian in Bay Shore last night.

 

Brian Cook was traveling southbound on Brentwood Road near the westbound Sunrise Highway Service Road in his 2007 Toyota Rav4, when he struck a pedestrian on Friday night at approximately 8:10 p.m. The 43-year-old man was transported to Southside hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. Police are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin.

 

Cook, 63, of Rocky Point, was not injured and 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
Sunday, February 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Missing After Leaving Substance Abuse Program
Location: Port Jefferson
Date/Time: February 25, 2016
 
 



Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a woman who went missing after leaving a Port Jefferson drug rehabilitation program.

 

Amber Cahill was reported missing today after she was last seen leaving St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on foot on February 25 at approximately 9 a.m. Cahill, 28, of 56 Satinwood St., Central Islip, is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall with blue eyes and blond hair. She was wearing a black sweater with leather patches, blue and red plaid pajama pants and black knee high boots.

 

Anyone with information on Cahill’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

 

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Sunday, February 28, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
Location: Montauk Highway, just west of Bay Avenue, East Moriches
Date/Time: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at approximately 7:10 a.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a man in East Moriches this morning.

 

Thomas Kenny was driving a 2002 Mazda Tribute eastbound on Montauk Highway, just west of Bay Avenue, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at approximately 7:10 a.m.

 

Kenny, 30, of Yaphank, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 29, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Arrested for Leandra’s Law Following Crash
Location: Middle Country Road and Moriches Road, Lake Grove
Date/Time: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at approximately 5:40 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Ronkonkoma woman for driving under the influence of alcohol with her child in her vehicle following a motor vehicle crash.


 

Rashelle Mann was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima eastbound on Middle Country Road when she made a left hand turn in front of a 2014 Toyota Rav4 that was traveling westbound on Middle Country Road.


 

Mann’s son, 2, who was in the vehicle at the time, was transported via Nesconset Fire Department ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center for evaluation but did not appear injured. The driver of the Toyota, Cindy Tran, 20, of Hauppauge, was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries.


 

Mann, 26, of Ronkonkoma, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  She is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


 

The child was released to a family member.


 

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

                                               

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
Monday, February 29, 2016
 
 
Incident: Woman Found Dead, Husband Seriously Injured
Location: 42 Summersweet Drive, Middle Island
Date/Time: Sunday, February 28, 2015 at approximately 8:45 p.
 
 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a woman was found dead and her husband seriously injured at their Middle Island home last night.



 

Seventh Precinct officers responded to a 911 call to check the welfare of the residents of 42 Summersweet Drive at approximately 8:45 p.m. When responding officers entered the home, a gas leak was detected. Once the home was ventilated, Fahriye Ugan, 54, was found dead and her husband, Erdem Gulay, 41, was found with stab wounds and transported to a local hospital.


 

An autopsy will be performed by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine Ugan’s cause of death.


 

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

 
 
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Suffolk County Police Department
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

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For Immediate Release
Monday, February 29, 2016
 
 
Incident: Man Robs Holbrook Bank
Location: Chase Bank, 991 Main St., Holbrook
Date/Time: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:05 p.m.
 
 

Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at a Holbrook bank.

 

A man entered Chase Bank, located at 991 Main St., at 6:05 p.m. and presented a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the demand and the man fled on foot in an unknown direction.



 

The suspect was described as white, with a full beard, in his mid-30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a light-colored baseball cap and a green and tan long-sleeve shirt.


 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

 
 
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