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Local Matters

Wednesday
Oct162019

MV Crash On Landing Ave At Historical Landing Ave. Church

Accident involving police car and Honda at the historical Landing Ave. Methodist Church at the corner of Landing Avenue and Oakside Drive at 1:49 pm. According to police there were no serious injuries. No additional information available at this time.

Tuesday
Oct152019

Woman Involved In Fatal MV Crash Arrested After Providing False Name To Police

Suffolk County Police today arrested the driver involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in Wading River after she provided a false name to officers.

Following an investigation, detectives determined that Tara Demauro was the driver of the Jeep that struck a Nissan on Route 25A on October 14. Following the crash, Demauro provided officers with the name of her relative, Meghan Cunningham of Rocky Point, who was not involved.

Demauro, 48, of Rocky Point, was charged with Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree, Making a Punishable False Written Statement and Driving with aSuspended License. She was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due to appear at the First District Court in Central Islip on a later date.

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

90 Year-Old Driver Dies In Wading River MV Crash

Tuesday
Oct152019

Photos Of Man Involved In Armed Robbery At Whole Foods

 

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives have released surveillance photos of the man involved in the armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Whole Foods in Lake Grove on October 14. The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Original release

Tuesday
Oct152019

Homeless Man Arrested After Approaching 4-Year-Old At Huntington Station Library

Suffolk County Police today arrested a homeless man for endangering the welfare of a child after he approached a young girl at a Huntington Station library yesterday.

Jose AparicioA man gave a 4-year-old girl a stuffed animal, asked her to come with him and touched her hair at the Huntington Public Library, located at 1335 New York Ave., on October 14 at approximately 3:15 p.m. The girl’s mother confronted the man and he left the scene. 

Following an investigation, Second Precinct Crime Section officers arrested Jose Aparicio today near the library at approximately 11 a.m. Aparicio, 30, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on October 16.

Anyone who believes they could be a victim is asked to call the Second Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8226. 

 

 

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

Tuesday
Oct152019

Woman Dies In MV Crash In Pt Jeff Station

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Port Jefferson Station today.

Kaitlyn Schaal was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee southbound on Old Town Road when the vehicle crossed the northbound lane and struck a tree on the east side of the road at Greenhaven Drive at 6:03 a.m.

Schaal, 19, of Mount Sinai, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. 

Tuesday
Oct152019

Car Stolen At Gunpoint From Whole Foods Parking Lot

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Lake Grove supermarket night.

Fourth Precinct officers responded to the parking lot of Whole Foods, located at 120 New Moriches Road, after Stephanie Rodriguez reported her car was stolen at gunpoint at approximately 10:38 p.m.

Rodriguez was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked 2008 Chrysler Seebring when a man approached the vehicle and asked her for directions. The man then pointed a handgun at Rodriguez and told her to exit the vehicle. Rodriguez exited the Chrysler and the man got into the driver’s seat and drove away.  Rodriguez, 23, of Lake Grove, was not injured.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the robbery to contact the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Monday
Oct142019

90 Year-Old Driver Dies In Wading River MV Crash

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed an elderly woman in Wading River today.

Rose Mastrodomenico was driving a 2014 Nissan eastbound on Route 25A when she attempted to enter the parking lot of 271 Route 25A and her vehicle was struck by a westbound 2006 Jeep at 9:48 a.m.

Mastrodomenico, 90, Calverton, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the Jeep, Meghan Cunningham, 42, of Rocky Point, was also transported to Stony Brook University for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

Friday
Oct112019

Credit Cards Stolen From Walt Whitman HS Used At Bethpage Federal Credit Union

 Wanted for Grand Larceny

Release Date: October 10, 2019

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who used stolen credit cards in Commack in September. 

A woman attempted to use credit and debit cards on September 11 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, located at 94 Harned Road in Commack, that had been reported stolen earlier in the day from a car parked at Walt Whitman High School, located at 301 W. Hills Road in Huntington Station. 

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. Steven Saar CC# 19-513936.  Second Squad Detectives CW# 19-436/EN

Wednesday
Oct092019

Driver Fatality After MV Crash On Northern State Parkway

On Wednesday October 9, 2019 at approximately 8:53am the New York State Police received a call of a one car crash on the Northern State Parkway westbound at the Mannetto Hill Road overpass, town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.  Frank Biscello, age 43, of Westbury, was traveling in a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse in the left lane when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the overpass.  Biscello was transported to Plainview Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. NYS Police are investigating.

Wednesday
Oct092019

Police Looking For Man Who Stole Money From Car At Restaurant Depot

Wanted for Grand Larceny

Release Date: October 9, 2019

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole cash from a vehicle in Bohemia in September.

An unknown man parked the black SUV pictured below outside of Restaurant Depot, located at 1335 Lakeland Ave., at approximately 1:15 p.m. on September 18 and stole approximately $2,000 cash from a 2015 Jeep parked in the parking lot. 

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:  Dt./Sgt. Kevin Byrne CC# 19-529452.    Fifth Squad Detectives CW# 19-435/EN