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Thursday
Jun202019

Man Stabbed Fellow Landscaper In Holtsville

 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he stabbed a fellow landscaper in Holtsville this afternoon.

A landscaper was cutting grass at 7-Eleven, located at 984 Waverly Ave., when Jorge Sandoval, another landscaper with a past grudge against the man, exited his vehicle and stabbed him. The victim used his weed trimmer to fend off Sandoval and cut Sandoval’s arm in the process.

Sandoval returned to his vehicle and he and the driver attempted to flee. A co-worker of the victim jumped in front of the vehicle to try to stop them. The vehicle was going slowly and not stopping until Highway Patrol Officer Glen Ritchie arrived on the scene.

The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Sandoval was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue, with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Sixth Squad detectives charged Sandoval, 31, of Coram, with Assault 2nd Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 21.

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

Thursday
Jun202019

Police Make Two Prostitution Arrests At Four Seasons Spa Huntington

Suffolk County Police today arrested two Flushing women during a raid at a massage parlor in Huntington.

In response to community complaints, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers, assisted by the Town of Huntington Public Safety, Criminal Intelligence detectives, and Second Squad detectives conducted an investigation into illegal activity at the Four Seasons Spa, located at 367 West Jericho Turnpike at approximately 5:35 p.m.

Jing Mei Zou, 50, of Flushing, and Qiong Zhou, 55, of Flushing, were arrested and charged with two counts of Prostitution, and two counts of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession. 

The Town of Huntington issued 5 summonses for building violations. 

Zou and Zhou are being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 21. 

 

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

Wednesday
Jun192019

Man Seriously Injured In Hauppauge MV Crash Driver Charged With DWI

Suffolk County Police last night arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a head-on motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Hauppauge.

Johnny Mendez was driving a 2008 Subaru Impreza northbound on Lincoln Boulevard, just north of Route 454, when the vehicle veered into the southbound lane and struck a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Francis Squillace at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Squillace, 61, of Hicksville, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Mendez and a 17-year-old male passenger in the Impreza were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. 

Mendez, 18, of Bayshore was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He 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.

Wednesday
Jun192019

Police Make An Arrest In Today's Smithtown Pharmacy Robbery

 

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he robbed a pharmacy in Smithtown this morning.

John Giunta entered the Smithtown Prescription Center, located at 260 East Main Street, at approximately 9:55 a.m., approached a pharmacist and demanded narcotics. The pharmacist complied and Giunta fled with the proceeds.

Police responded and arrested Giunta in the rear parking lot of the United Methodist Church, located at 230 East Main Street a short time later. Major Case Unit detectives charged Giunta with Robbery 3rd Degree.

Giunta, 29, of Ronkonkoma, is being held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 20.

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

 

Wednesday
Jun192019

Ronkonkoma Man Arrested For Storing Fireworks In Trailer

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Lake Ronkonkoma man for storing approximately $2,000 worth of fireworks in a trailer in Bohemia.

Following Crime Stoppers tips reporting fireworks being stored in a trailer located outside a business at 21 Keyland Court in Bohemia, Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers arrested Anthony Autera and seized the fireworks at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Autera, an employee of the business, had been using the trailer to store the fireworks for a Fourth of July party.

Autera, 43,  was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with Fireworks. He was issued a Field Appearance Ticket and is scheduled for arraignment at a later date.

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

Tuesday
Jun182019

Woman Arrested After Telling Police She Murdered Her Mother

Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman after she murdered her mother at their home in Central Islip this morning.

Sharon Easter called 911 at 8:09 a.m. and told an operator she killed her mother. Third Precinct Patrol officers responded to 66 Cocoanut Street and found Dorothy Easter, 76, deceased from strangulation wounds.

Homicide Squad detectives charged Sharon, 57, with Murder 2nd Degree. She will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 19.

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

Tuesday
Jun182019

***Traffic Advisory June 20 And June 21***

Traffic Advisory

The Suffolk County Police Department is advising motorists of traffic delays due to the wake and funeral for Melissa Marchese, the Shoreham/Wading River student who was killed in a motor vehicle crash last week.

The wake will be held at Branch Funeral Home, located at 551 Route 25A in Miller Place, on June 20 from 7 pm to 9 p.m. and June 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Marchese’s funeral procession will leave the funeral home at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 22 and travel to St. Mark’s Church, located at 105 Randall Road in Shoreham.

Motorists are advised to find alternate routes during these times.

Tuesday
Jun182019

Driver Escapes Vehicle Found Walking On Center Median Of Southern State Pkwy

On Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 9:04 pm, troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian walking in the center median of the westbound Southern State Parkway in the area of exit 15, town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Troopers arrived on the scene along with Nassau County Police and located the pedestrian. After speaking with the pedestrian, it was determined the pedestrian had been involved in an altercation with a passenger in a 2010 Lexus ES 250 while driving on the Southern State Parkway. The investigation revealed that Narain Bicessar, age 43 of Hempstead, NY, was the passenger in the Lexus and became involved in a verbal altercation with the driver. The altercation became physical, as Bicessar started punching the driver in the face and then put the Lexus into park while it was still in motion. The driver was able to pull the Lexus onto the center median and stop the vehicle. Once stopped, Bicessar started to strangle the driver, but the driver was able to escape. Bicessar took the vehicle, leaving the driver in the center median and fled the scene.  Bicessar was located a short while later in Richmond Hill, NY, where he was arrested by the troopers. 
 
Bicessar was charged with Robbery 2nd degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing/Blood Circulation, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree and Harassment 2nd degree. Bicessar was held for arraignment at Nassau County First District Court.
 

Tuesday
Jun182019

Police Make An Arrest In Middle Island Home Burglary

 

Suffolk County Police today arrested Cheryl Liggon for burglarizing a Middle Island home on June 12. Sixth Squad detectives charged Liggon, 36, of Mastic with Burglary 2nd Degree.

Liggon will be held overnight and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on June 18.

The investigation is continuing. 

According to police  a woman, now identified as Cheryl Liggon, entered a home on West Bartlett Road as a male waited outside as a lookout at approximately 1:40 p.m. The woman stole assorted clothing. When a resident came home and saw the burglars, they fled with the proceeds. There were no injuries. 

The man is described as black. He was wearing a dark hat, glasses, bright orange shirt, and khaki cargo shorts. The woman is described as white or light-skinned Hispanic with short black hair, sunglasses a dark T-shirt and light-blue jeans.

The suspect’s images were captured on surveillance video. Three still shots from the video are attached and a link to the video can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxosUsJ7fo8&feature=youtu.be

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Monday
Jun172019

Two Men Face Grand Larceny Charges For Stealing Hard Wood Flooring Staplers

Wanted for Commack Grand Larceny

Release Date: June 17, 2019

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the men who stole merchandise from a Commack store last month.

Two men stole approximately $1,200 worth of hardwood flooring staplers from Home Depot, located at 65 Crooked Hill Road, on May 12 at 10:53 a.m. 

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.  

D/Sgt. Keith Serper CC# 19-265396.  Fourth Squad Detectives CW# 19-243/RD