CRIME & SAFETY
Southampton Police reports: Dec. 5
Southampton Town Police reported the following arrests and incidents in the local area:. Ligia Lopez Menendez, 37, of Flanders, was arrested on Dec. 4 on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Aggravated Criminal Contempt and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with an Oct. 30 incident in Riverside. Police said. Lopez on that date struck a person in the head with a hammer in the presence of a juvenile, who was shoved during the incident, police said. After an investigation by detectives, Lopez was located by police, arrested and held for arraignment.
Sheep found bound at feet, tied to tree behind vacant Long Island home: police
EAST MORICHES, Long Island (PIX11) — A sheep is getting emergency care after being found bound at its feet and tied to a tree on Long Island on Thursday, according to Suffolk County Police. A land surveyor was in a wooded area behind a vacant home on Evergreen Avenue when they found the sheep tied […]
LI woman wanted for pushing child, bashing mom with hammer
Police are now looking for Ligia Lopez Menendez, 37, who went to the Riverside home of a woman, pushed the woman’s child and struck the woman in the head with a hammer on Oct. 30.
Law enforcement sources: 74-year-old man arrested for spray painting swastikas on East End
Sources say Michael Nicholoulias,74, was arrested due to a joint effort with the Suffolk County district attorney, Suffolk County Police Department Hate Crimes and East Hampton Police Department.
Wrong-Way Chaos: Intoxicated Driver Leads Police on Dangerous Pursuit on LIE
Suffolk County Police last night arrested a man for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and fleeing from a police officer after he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway. Highway Patrol officers responded to a 911 report of a box truck swerving across the roadway as it traveled...
Local Theft Highlights Broader Issues of Community Safety and Cybercrime
In a startling incident at the Advance Service Center in Huntington Station, a 30-yard dumpster valued at $8,000 was stolen, casting a spotlight on local crime and its wider implications. The theft occurred on November 9th, around 6 p.m., when an unidentified individual used a flatbed truck to haul away the large container from 360 East Jericho Turnpike. Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are urgently seeking public assistance to catch the thief, offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Suspended for Alleged Misconduct
Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin J. McGuire was suspended without pay for 30 days after the village mayor accused the chief of drinking on the job, dereliction of duty and insubordination. Sag Harbor Mayor Thomas Gardella filed 32 disciplinary charges of misconduct and incompetence against the chief, who has...
Suffolk Police Seeking Thieves Who Stole 30-Yard Dumpster Valued at $8K
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person who stole a dumpster in Huntington Station in November. A 30-yard dumpster was stolen from outside Advance Service Center, located at 360 East Jericho Turnpike, on November...
Stain On Society: Man Steals Laundry Detergent, Punches Employee At Holbrook Grocery Store
HOLBROOK, NEW YORK - Police are searching for a man who stole laundry detergent from a Suffolk County grocery store and punched an employee back in October. According to Suffolk County Police, a man with $225 worth of Tide Pods passed all points of sale at the Stop and Shop located on Sunrise Highway in Holbrook back on October 29th at around 9:00 PM.
Cops: Riverhead man shattered rear window of vehicle parked at Rt. 58 convenience store
A Riverhead man was arrested Monday on a felony criminal mischief charge for damage done to a vehicle parked outside a 7-Eleven convenience store on Route 58, according to Riverhead Town Police. Police said Vincent Braunskill, 51, caused “considerable damage” to a 2006 Toyota Corolla belonging to a store employee...
Riverhead Police blotter: Dec. 5, 2023
A total of 93 incidents were reported by Riverhead Town Police on Dec. 5, 2023. Among them:. 10:58 a.m. Larceny, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Griffing Avenue, Riverhead. Criminal mischief to a vehicle was documents. 11:18 a.m. Larceny, Bank of America, Old Country Road, Riverhead. A grand larceny occurred. 12:34 p.m. Unauthorized...
Local Mastic Resident Arrested for Damaging Our Beloved Commerdinger County Park
Terence Wolffe, 41, from Mastic, was arrested for illegal deforestation in Walter S. Commerdinger Jr. County Park, Suffolk County, New York. The arrest was announced by Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney. Wolffe faces charges of felony criminal mischief and related offenses for damaging the parkland.
Suffolk County Mourns Loss of Officer William 'Billy' Delaney, Honors His Service and Musical Legacy in Boston
The law enforcement community is in mourning after the recent passing of Officer William "Billy" Delaney, a dedicated member of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. Delaney, who began his service on August 9, 1999, lost his life on December 4 and was commemorated for his unwavering commitment to duty at the House of Correction, per Suffolk County Sheriff's Department.
Community and Law Enforcement Unite to Protect Public Lands: The Case of Illegal Deforestation in Suffolk County
In the quiet greenery of Walter S. Commerdinger Jr. County Park, Suffolk County, New York, a recent event has cast a spotlight on the vital role of environmental law and community in safeguarding public spaces. Terence Wolffe, a 41-year-old Mastic resident, was arrested for illegal deforestation activities within the park. The case underscores a broader narrative about the intersection of law and community efforts in environmental conservation.
Former Union Treasurer And School Monitor Pleads Guilty For Stealing Union Dues
Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced that Fannie Bowe, 54, of Bellport, pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, after misusing her union-issued debit card to make unauthorized personal purchases and withdrawals of more than $20,000, while serving as treasurer of the Bellport Teachers Association Affiliates Union.
Flanders Resident and Prior Felon, Andy Sukram, Receives 14-Year Sentence for Crack Possession and Intent to Sell
Andy Sukram, 33, from Flanders, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and three years of post-release supervision. The sentence was given by Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney. Sukram was found guilty in October for possessing an ounce of crack cocaine with intent to sell. He was on parole at the time of his arrest, which has led to criticism of the parole system.