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Local Matters

Wednesday
May242017

Wanted For Burglary In Smithtown

 

Wanted for Burglary 

Release Date:  May 24, 2017

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Fourth Squad detectives are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a wallet from a vehicle in Smithtown.

On May 16, a man broke the window of a vehicle parked inside a garage at a home on Stony Hill Path and stole a wallet containing cash and credit cards. 

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# 17-280355  Fourth Squad Detectives CW# 17-188/MG

Wednesday
May242017

Huntington Man Dies After Being Trapped Underground Installing Cesspool

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a man was killed after he became trapped underground when the ground gave way in Huntington.

A crew was installing a cesspool at a home located at in Huntington, NY when the ground gave way trapping Edward Sinnott at approximately 12:50 p.m. Sinnott, 59, of Huntington, was recovered just before 7 p.m. and pronounced at the scene by a physician’s assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Suffolk County Police Second Precinct and Emergency Service Section officers, Nassau County Emergency Service officers, members of Huntington Community First Aid, Huntington Fire Department, Huntington Manor Fire Department, Greenlawn Fire Department and Dix Hills Fire Department responded as well as officials from the Town of Huntington and Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded.

Monday
May222017

Man Arrested After Driving Wrong Way On LIE 

 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Pelham man after he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway and was involved in a motor vehicle crash.

John Durant entered the eastbound LIE traveling westbound in a 2007 Nissan Murano at Wicks Road in Brentwood and was later involved in a motor vehicle crash with a 2013 Nissan Altima near exit 46 in Plainview at approximately 4 a.m.

Durant, 41, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree. He was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and will be arraigned at a later date.  

The driver of the Altima, Fatma Parwana, 24, of Medford, was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

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

 

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

Monday
May222017

Man Arrested For Public Lewdness

A female student at Huntington High School was walking on Oakwood Road to her parked vehicle on Holdsworth Drive on May 18 at approximately 2:05 p.m. when a man in a pickup truck pulled up next to her. The female observed the male driver masturbating in the 2007 red Ford Explorer. The female stated she was going to call the police and the man drove away.

Following an investigation, Second Squad detectives arrested Eric Lombardi in front of his home, located in Plainview, at approximately 8:25 p.m. on May 21. Lombardi, 44, was charged with Public Lewdness and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 22.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Police Commissioner 17-285663 Suffolk County Police Department DS/0950

Friday
May192017

Police Investigating Death Of Man Found In Nesconset Swimming Pool

 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found in a swimming pool this afternoon.

An unidentified man was found unresponsive in a swimming pool in Nesconset, at 3:07 p.m.

The body was recovered by Marine Bureau officers and transported to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. 

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

Friday
May192017

Recognize This Person? Wanted For Stealing Over-The-Counter Medications At Target

Wanted for Grand Larceny

Release Date: May 16, 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 products from a Commack store last month.  

A man stole over-the-counter medications including Nexium and probiotics as well as Rogaine from Target, located at 98 Veteran Memorial Highway, on April 14 at approximately 6:48 p.m. The items stolen had a value of more than $1500.  

The suspect was described as black, in his upper 40s to 50s, and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a brown jacket and a Kangol hat. 

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. Wayne Hutzel CC# 17-219779  Fourth Squad Detectives CW# 17-168/DS

Thursday
May182017

Port Jeff Sta. Man Arrested For Robbing New York Community Bank Smithtown

 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for robbing a Smithtown bank this afternoon.

Maximilian BeresA man entered New York Community Bank, located at 719 Nesconset Highway, at approximately 1:45 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him cash from the drawer.  The suspect fled the bank on foot to a waiting vehicle.

Fourth Precinct Police Officer James Tobin located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle and pulled the driver over. Officer Tobin arrested the suspect, Maximilian Beres, 29, of Port Jefferson Station. Major Case detectives charged Beres with Robbery 1st Degree.

Beres is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 19.

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

Wednesday
May172017

Two Men Injured In Huntington Station Shooting

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two men in Huntington Station early this morning.

Two men were standing at East 11th Street and Grand Place at approximately 1:15 a.m. when they were approached by a group of males who shot them.

The victims, 25 and 20, were transported via Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.   

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Tuesday
May162017

Skimming Devices Found At Gulf Station In Ronkonkoma

 

Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the installation of skimming devices that were discovered at a gas station in Ronkonkoma this morning.

A maintenance technician was servicing two gas pumps at Gulf, located at 292 Ronkonkoma Ave., when he observed skimming devices inside two machines. Crime Scene Section officers responded and removed the skimming devices.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information or who may have used the gas pumps during the past month and believes they may have a victim is asked to contact Identity Theft Unit detectives at 631-852-6821.

Monday
May152017

Smithtown Man Charged With Three Counts Of Public Lewdness At Smith Haven Mall

 

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Smithtown man for committing several acts of lewdness during the past week at the Smith Haven Mall.

A woman was inside Barnes and Noble on May 13 when she observed a man masturbating while sitting at the table next to her. The woman fled and notified police.

Following an investigation by Fourth Squad detectives, Samuel Bartolotto was arrested on May 14 at approximately 7 p.m. Detectives determined that in addition to the incident on May 13, Bartolotto had also masturbated in his vehicle in the parking lot of the mall on May 8 and May 12. 

Bartolotto, 26, was charged with three counts of Public Lewdness and will be arraigned at a later date.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked 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.