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Two Men Installed A Skimming Device At Hauppauge ATM

Wanted for Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device

Release Date: September 20, 2018

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Identity Theft detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate men who installed a skimming device at a Hauppauge ATM.

Two men installed a skimming device at an ATM on Motor Parkway on August 29 at approximately 6 a.m. and then removed the device on August 31 at approximately 6:30 a.m.  

For video of this incident, go to YouTube.com/scpdtv

Click on the link Wanted for Criminal Possession of a Forgery Device CC#18-502474

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.  


 Authority:  D/Sgt. Mark Pulaski CC# 18-502474

                    Identity Theft Unit CW# 18-351/KP


***Silver Alert Missing Lake Ronkonkoma Teen***

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Lake Ronkonkoma teen who suffers from PTSD, depression and anxiety. 
Emily Higgins, 17, was last seen at The Sequoia Charter School, located at 750 Waverly Ave. in Holtsville, on September 13 at approximately 11 a.m. Higgins is white, 5 feet 3 inches tall, approximately 195 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. She has a pierced nose and multiple piercings in her ears. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a blue T-shirt and white Nike sneakers. 
Higgins was believed to be in Manhattan on September 15 and could be in the Bronx or Staten Island. The New York Police Department has been notified. 
Anyone with information on Higgins’ location is asked to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or 911.
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.



West Babylon Man Arrested For Following And Attempting To Grab Young Girl

Suffolk County Police have arrested a West Babylon man for following two girls on two separate occasions and attempting to pull one of the teens into his van.

Marwan HannaMarwan Hanna was driving his 1997 Ford van on Main Street in Babylon on August 22 at approximately 7:15 p.m. when he followed a 14-year-old girl. Hanna was confronted by a Good Samaritan and fled the scene.

Hanna followed another 14-year-old girl in the parking lot of 501 Montauk Highway in West Babylon on September 7 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Hanna approached the girl and asked if she wanted a ride. He then demanded she get into the van. Hanna tried to grab the girl but she was able to escape. 

Following an investigation by First Precinct Crime Section officers, Hanna, 59, was arrested at his home, on September 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Hanna was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip earlier today.

Officers are asking anyone who might have been a victim of Hanna to contact the First Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8126.

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


Huntington Man Arrested After Kings Park Boy Receives Threatening Message

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Huntington man for threatening to shoot a child following his loss to the boy during a video game.   

Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers initiated an investigation after an 11-year-old Kings Park boy reported receiving threatening text messages and online voice messages via Xbox from a man he recently beat during a game of Fortnite. In the messages, which were sent at approximately 9 p.m. on September 17, the man threatened to shoot the child, possibly at his school.

Officers arrested Michael Aliperti, 45, at his home at approximately 1:40 a.m. and charged him with Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child. Aliperti 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.


Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By MV In Huntington Station

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

Juan Rosa Aparicio was crossing Depot Road, near East 11th Street, at approximately 5:35 a.m. when he was struck by a southbound 2008 Honda.

Aparicio, 69, of Huntington Station, was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad. The driver of the Honda, Rigoberto Flores, 44, of Huntington Station, was not injured.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


Dix Hills Man Arrested On Sagtikos Parkway

State Police Troop L arrest Dix Hills man for cocaine and marijuana possession

Evan LiebermanOn Sunday September 16th, 2018 at approximately 12:46 a.m. Troopers pulled over a vehicle for speeding on the Sagtikos Parkway southbound near exit 3 in the town of Islip.  Investigation revealed the driver, Evan Lieberman of Dix Hills, New York, was in possession of marijuana and cocaine.  Lieberman was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th (Felony) Lieberman is being held for morning arraignment in Suffolk County First District Court.




Disabled Vehicle On NSP Leads To Arrest 

Gerson Salmeron-Nunez, On September 15th, 2018 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Troopers were checking on a disabled vehicle in the right lane of the Northern State Parkway eastbound at exit 31 in the town of Hempstead.  Investigation revealed driver, Gerson Salmeron-Nunez, 33, of Oxon Hill, MD was intoxicated and taken into custody.  Further investigation revealed Salmeron-Nunez had a warrant with the Prince George County Sheriff’s Office of Maryland for Manslaughter by vehicle or vessel and Negligent Homicide by vehicle or vessel.  Salmeron-Nunez refused a breath test and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and charged with being a Fugitive from Justice-Out of State.  Salmeron-Nunez in being held for arraignment in Nassau County First District Court and for extradition to Maryland.


Pedestrian Dies After MV Crash In Dix Hills


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a male pedestrian in Dix Hills last night.

Susana Marroquin, 31, of Buena Park, CA was preparing to back up a Penske Box Truck with a trailer from Heather Court onto Carlls Straight Path, when the trailer was struck by a 2017 Honda traveling northbound on Carlls Straight Path at approximately 10:50 p.m. An object from the trailer struck Jose Marroquin, who was standing on the road to assist the truck driver as she was preparing to back up.  

Jose Marroquin, 68, of Buena Park, CA, the father of the truck driver, was transported by Dix Hills Fire Department to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. 

The male driver of the Honda remained on the scene. There were no other injuries.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.




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



St. James Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries In MV Crash At Moriches Rd

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a bicyclist in St. James today.

Nicholas McMahan was riding his bicycle eastbound on 5th Street when he collided with a 2018 Toyota 4-Runner, driven by a 47-year-old Setauket woman, at the intersection with Moriches Road at 6:43 p.m.

McMahan, 22, of St. James, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Neither the driver of the Toyota nor her female passenger was injured. 

The Toyota was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.



Annual Law Enforcement Annual Tug-Of-War Championship For Charity


Suffolk and Nassau Law Enforcement Officers to Square Off In Annual Tug-of-War Championship for Charity

Annual competition to benefit local veterans and their families

Law enforcement officers from Suffolk and Nassau will once again be battling it out on the sand in their annual tug-of-war competition.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart and Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder will cheer on their respective police departments during the 11th Annual Long Island Tug-of-War Championship at Overlook Beach.

Proceeds from the event, which is hosted by WBAB, will benefit Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to combat wounded service members, their families and families of military service members killed in action. 

In addition to bragging rights, Commissioner Hart and Commissioner Ryder have placed a friendly wager on the competition. The losing team’s commissioner will have to deliver lunch to the winning team’s commissioner, while wearing the victorious police department’s shirt.    

In addition to the competition between Suffolk and Nassau police, corrections and deputy sheriffs from the two counties will square off. There will also be a contest between female law enforcement officers from either side of the county line. 

Competition will be held at Overlook Beach, Ocean Parkway, Babylon. Friday, September 14 Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Competition begins at 7 p.m.