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Thursday
Jul132017

Police Looking For Person Who Stole Tools From Hayrick Lane Home

 

Wanted for Burglary 

Release Date:  July 13, 2017

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole tools from a vacant residence in Commack earlier this year. 

A man stole tools between March 31 and April 3 from a Hayrick Lane residence that was under construction. The tools had an approximate value of $1200. The suspect was driving a black pickup truck with tinted windows.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 

 Authority:  D/Sgt. Michael Marchan CC# 17-196221

                    Fourth Squad Detectives CW# 17-245/RD

Saturday
Jul012017

Nesconset Woman Charged With 9 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

SUFFOLK COUNTY SPCA DETECTIVES CHARGE A 
NESCONSET WOMAN WITH 9 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

Vanessa Costello, 29 of  Nesconset, NY was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care. 

The horses were being boarded at 239 Blake Avenue, Bohemia. Many were suffering from health issues and were emaciated. The 9 horses are presently being cared for at a local stable and are receiving much needed care. 

Anyone interested in contributing towards feed please contact Neptune Feed, 631 369-0965, 4195 Middle Country Rd. Calverton. 

If you are interested in donating for veterinary care please send donations to the Suffolk County SPCA, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099 and specify for these specific horses. 

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Costello will appear in First District Court in Central Islip on August 31th, 2017.

Friday
Jun232017

Former SC Conservative Party Chairman Edward M. Walsh Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison

June 20, 2017 

Earlier today at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, former Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward M. Walsh, Jr. was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, $202,225 in restitution, and $245,811.21 in forfeiture. Walsh was convicted at trial in March 2016 on charges of theft of government funds and wire fraud in connection with his employment with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). The sentencing proceeding was before United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt.

The sentence was announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI).

As proven at trial, from January 2011 to April 2014, Walsh, a SCSO Correction Officer III Investigator, falsely represented to the SCSO that he had worked certain regular and overtime hours when in fact, he did not work those hours. Contrary to his representations, Walsh was, among other things, playing golf, gambling at Foxwoods Casino, or performing work on behalf of the Suffolk County Conservative Party. In reliance on Walsh’s false representations, the SCSO paid Walsh wages for hours he did not work. Over the course of the indictment period, Walsh was paid more than $200,000 for regular and overtime hours he did not work.

“The defendant, Edward Walsh, Jr., engaged in sports gambling and politics on the taxpayer’s dime to the tune of $200,000,” stated Acting United States Attorney Rohde. “We will continue to ensure that public officials who abuse their positions will be brought to justice.” Ms. Rohde extended her grateful appreciation to the FBI New York Office for its excellent work in the investigation that lead to Walsh’s trial conviction and the SCSO for its important assistance with the investigation.

“What Walsh did was steal taxpayer money, plain and simple. He misrepresented the hours he worked with the intent of deceiving his employer, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, which in turn netted him more than $200,000,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney. “We certainly expect more from our public servants. Today’s sentence should remind the public that nobody gets a free pass.” 

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Long Island Criminal Division. Assistant United States Attorneys Raymond A. Tierney, Catherine M. Mirabile, and Madeline O’Connor are in charge of the 

Tuesday
Jun202017

***Silver Alert ***

Silver Alert

Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Patchogue woman who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Janet Barra, 58, of 234 River Ave., Patchogue, was last seen on security footage on June 5th in Medford. Barra is a white female with olive skin, brown eyes and black hair. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information on Barra’s location is asked to call 911 or the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.

 

Saturday
Jun172017

No Fish Story Caleb Smith 15th Annual Junior Fishing Tournament Sets Record

Record High for Junior Fishing Tournament

by Carole Paquette

Photos by Carol Tokosh and Michael d’Agostino (click on photos to enlarge)

 Winners in the morning group [from left] Mia McGivney, Angelina Saeiocca, Tommy LozadaWinners in the afternoon group [from left] Christopher Bellinger, Matthew Cira, Eric TrovitchThe fish in Willow Pond were biting at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown last weekend and as a result the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve’s catch-and-release 15th annual Junior Fishing Tournament hit a record with a total of 259  fish caught by 30 anglers, ranging in age from five through twelve. All anglers caught at least three fish per person.

Winners of the morning session for those ages five to eight: Angelina Saeiocca, 5, from Bay Shore, won first prize for the most fish caught: 10; Thomas Lozada, 6, Massapequa Park, caught the largest pan fish, a 9-3/4-inch sunfish; Mia McGivney, 8, Rockville Center, caught the largest “other” fish, a 13-inch bass.

Winners in the afternoon session, for anglers ages nine through 12 were: Erik Trovitch, 12, from Smithtown, first prize for catching the most fish: 53; Matthew Cira, 9, Smithtown, caught the largest pan fish: a 10-inch sunfish; and Christopher Bellinger, 12, Smithtown, caught the largest “other” fish: a 14-1/2-inch bass.

For Eric Trovitch, who won first prize last year as well for catching 17 fish, the day began with immediate good fortune. 

“He caught a total of 53 fish, and that’s the truth! He threw in his line and caught a fish within a minute!” said Carol Tokosh, whose husband Tom was chairman of the tournament.

There were 19 anglers in the morning session who caught a total of 116 fish, and 11 in the afternoon session who caught a total of 143 fish. All participants received a free tee shirt and goodie bags. 

The Fisherman Magazine provided worms, bobbers, hooks and two rods for prizes.

Mia McGivney of Rockville Center catches the fish, then grandfather Roy Placet steps in.

Eric Trovitch and one of his 53 fish, a 14.75-inch bassMatthew Cira with his 10-inch sunfish Christopher Bellinger with his prize-winning bass
Tommy Lozada with his prize-winning sunfish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

om Tokosh of Smithtown with junior angler Cooper Phillips, 10.