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Hempstead Church Leader Raped Girl For Years: Police Hempstead Church Leader Raped Girl For Years: Police
Hempstead Church Leader Raped Girl For Years: Police Police arrested a man who served as a leader at multiple Long Island churches after he allegedly sexually abused a child for nearly five years. Jose Wilfredo Vazquez Cardoza, age 49 of Uniondale, was arrested on Wednesday, July 10, Nassau County Police announced. Starting in August 2011, Cardoza reportedly had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl at Iglesia Cristiana Unida in Hempstead, where he served as a church leader and as security at the time. The alleged abuse lasted until April 2016. Cardoza then went on to serve as an active member and elder of the Iglesia Misionera El Red…
Duo Saved From Sinking Boat Off Long Island Coast Duo Saved From Sinking Boat Off Long Island Coast
Duo Saved From Sinking Boat Off Long Island Coast Disaster was averted when police rescued two Long Islanders from their sinking boat. It happened off the coast of Northport on Thursday, June 27, Suffolk County Police said. Just before 2 p.m. that day, Marine Bureau officers received a report that a boat, sitting about one mile north of Eatons Neck Lighthouse, was in distress. When officers arrived to aid, they found that the boat — a 1997 Bayliner Trophy — with its cabin and stern partially submerged. With the help of the Town of Huntington’s Harbor Master, authorities removed the water from the boat as it was being towed back to t…
Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 4 Days Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 4 Days
Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 4 Days Police are asking for the community’s help in locating a Long Island man who has been missing for several days. Gregorio Arrue, age 63, of Amityville, was last seen at around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, June 20, on Cherokee Court. He suffers from dementia and may be in need of medical attention, according to Suffolk County Police. Arrue is 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and brown boots. Police said he primarily speaks Spanish, and his English is limited. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suffolk County P…
Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions
Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions A former pediatric nurse from Long Island could avoid jail time after confessing that she raked in over $1 million selling forged COVID-19 vaccine cards and opioid prescriptions. Julie DeVuono, age 51, of Amityville, pleaded guilty to filing forged vaccination record cards, laundering the criminal proceeds from selling the cards, and filing false prescriptions for opioids in Suffolk County Court in September 2023. According to prosecutors, DeVuono charged her customers $220 or $350, depending on the year, between June 2021 and September 2022 for entering their false vaccine information into…
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple At LI Home As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple At LI Home As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains Case: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple At LI Home As Gruesome Details Revealed Months after the mutilated remains of a Hudson Valley couple were found strewn across Long Island, prosecutors have charged two suspects with their murders. Jeffrey Mackey, age 36, and Alexis Nieves, age 33, both of Amityville, were arraigned on additional charges of murder and related offenses in Suffolk County Court on Friday, April 26 in the killings of Malcolm Brown and Donna Conneely. Prosecutors said the couple was stabbed to death after entering Mackey and Nieves’ Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Fel…
ID Theft: Long Island Man Wore Surgical Masks, Used Fraudulent Credit Cards, Police Say ID Theft: Long Island Man Wore Surgical Masks, Used Fraudulent Credit Cards, Police Say
ID Theft: Long Island Man Wore Surgical Masks, Used Fraudulent Credit Cards, Police Say A Long Island man accused of identity theft is facing three felony charges after police say he wore surgical masks to make purchases. New York State Police said that in November 2022, investigators received a complaint about a fraudulent purchase from the North Fork True Value in Riverhead. Investigators used the surveillance videos to identify the suspect and connect him to the other crimes he had committed over the two years. After a lengthy investigation, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Anton S. Millsaps, age 34, of Amityville, and charged him with: …
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found On Long Island Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found On Long Island
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found On Long Island For the first time, police have publicly named the second of two murder victims whose dismembered remains were found strewn across Long Island. In an update to the case on Friday, March 22, Suffolk County Police identified the male victim as 53-year-old former Westchester County resident Malcolm Brown, whose last known address is in Yonkers. Brown was in a domestic partnership with the other victim in the case, 59-year-old Donna Conneely, a Dutchess County native from Fishkill who had recently lived in Northern Westchester, in Yorktown, according to their Facebook profiles.  Earlier…
New Details Emerge On Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case On Long Island New Details Emerge On Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case On Long Island
New Details Emerge On Woman ID'd In Dismembered Remains Case On Long Island One of two murder victims whose dismembered remains were found strewn across Long Island has numerous ties to the Hudson Valley. Suffolk County Police said the severed remains of Donna Conneely, age 59, were discovered Thursday, Feb. 29, at Babylon’s Southards Pond Park.  Homicide detectives located additional remains on Tuesday, March 5, at Bethpage State Park and in a wooded residential area in West Babylon. Homicide detectives have located human remains at Bethpage State Park, Southards Pond Park in Babylon, and in a wooded area along Lakeway Drive in West Babylon.  Googl…
Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Long Island CVS, Police Say Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Long Island CVS, Police Say
Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Long Island CVS, Police Say One of four suspects accused of dismembering and scattering the remains of two murder victims from Westchester County across Long Island is now behind bars on an unrelated charge. Amanda Wallace, age 40, was caught shoplifting at a CVS store in Lindenhurst on Friday night, March 15, according to Suffolk County Police. An employee called 911 at around 10:50 p.m. saying a woman was stealing beauty products from the store, located on East Montauk Highway. Earlier Report: Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Victims Police arrested Wallace a short time later on suspicion of…
Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Victims Found On Long Island Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Victims Found On Long Island
Dismembered Remains Case: ID Released For 1 Of 2 Victims Found On Long Island For the first time, police have publicly identified one of two murder victims from Westchester County whose mutilated remains were found strewn across Long Island, reigniting the debate over bail reform laws. In an update to the case Monday, March 11, Suffolk County Police identified the female victim as 59-year-old Donna Conneely, whose last known address was in Yonkers. The identity of the male victim is still pending confirmation from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office. Earlier Report: Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under NY Bill Meant To Remedy 'Ill-Conceived D…
Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under Bill From Long Island State Lawmaker Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under Bill From Long Island State Lawmaker
Dismembering Dead Body Would Be Felony Under Bill From Long Island State Lawmaker Public outrage over the release of four suspects accused of dismembering and hiding the bodies of two murder victims in New York has led to proposed changes to state law. A bill introduced by Long Island Republican State Sen. Anthony Palumbo on Thursday, March 7, would make it a felony to dismember or conceal a human corpse, thereby making the offense eligible for bail. Palumbo said the legislation is a direct response to the “horrific” case in Suffolk County, where the severed body parts of a Yonkers couple were found strewn at Bethpage State Park, Southards Pond Park in Babylon, and a woo…
'Indefensible': Long Island DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Body Parts Case 'Indefensible': Long Island DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Body Parts Case
'Indefensible': Long Island DA Blasts Hochul Over Criticism Of Severed Body Parts Case Local leaders are outraged over comments Gov. Kathy Hochul made criticizing the investigation into two Westchester County residents whose mutilated corpses were strewn across Long Island. The public back-and-forth began Wednesday, March 6, when Suffolk County District Raymond Tierney blasted reforms to the state’s bail laws that saw four suspects in the case released from custody with GPS monitoring. “Unfortunately, due to ‘bail reform’ passed by the New York State Legislature in 2019, charges relating to the mutilation and disposal of murdered corpses are no longer bail-eligible, meaning m…
4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Spanning Multiple Long Island Locations 4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Spanning Multiple Long Island Locations
4 Suspects ID'd In Severed Body Parts Case Spanning Multiple Long Island Locations Four people have been charged in connection with the deaths of two victims from Westchester County whose mutilated remains were strewn at locations across Long Island. They were arrested Tuesday, March 5, after Suffolk County Police homicide detectives spent hours searching an Amityville residence on Railroad Avenue, located roughly a block east of the Amityville LIRR station. No human remains were located at the home, police confirmed. Police said the following were taken into custody, with the first three being residents of the home: Steven Brown, age 44 Jeffrey Mackey, age 38 Amanda W…
New Details: More Human Remains Found At Bethpage State Park, Outside Long Island Home New Details: More Human Remains Found At Bethpage State Park, Outside Long Island Home
New Details: More Human Remains Found At Bethpage State Park, Outside Long Island Home This story has been updated. Detectives investigating the deaths of two people from Westchester County whose severed remains were found at a Long Island park have found additional body parts at two more locations. Suffolk County Police said human remains were located in West Babylon, in a wooded area along Lakeway Drive near Troy Avenue, and at Bethpage State Park on Tuesday, March 5. Both scenes were processed by homicide detectives and members of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. The remains are believed to be those of the same victims whose severed limbs, including a woman’…
Long Island Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer Long Island Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer
Long Island Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer A Long Island man pleaded guilty in court to attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a police officer last year. Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney said that Jayvon Bell, age 21, of Amityville, admitted shooting at an officer who was attempting to arrest him. “Jayvon Bell showed complete disregard for human life when he shot at Suffolk County police officers,” said Tierney.  According to court documents and the defendant’s statements during his guilty plea, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, a taxi driver responded to the North Amityville area to …
Fatal Overdose In Levittown Leads To Arrest Of Long Island Man Fatal Overdose In Levittown Leads To Arrest Of Long Island Man
Fatal Overdose In Levittown Leads To Arrest Of Long Island Man A Long Island man has been charged in connection to an investigation of a fatal overdose. The overdose occurred in Levittown, Nassau County Police said. On Friday afternoon, Feb. 9, after the probe by Narcotics and Vice Squad detectives, Amityville resident Maurice Leake, age 55, was apprehended. Police say Leake was found to have three plastic bags containing cocaine, 39 plastic bags containing crack cocaine and 14 plastic bags containing heroin. Leake has been charged with: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first, and second degrees, and two counts of criminal sale of a …
Long Island's Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says Long Island's Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says
Long Island's Alec Baldwin Again Charged With Manslaughter In On-Set Shooting, Report Says Actor Alec Baldwin is again facing criminal charges in the accidental on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, The New York Times reports. A New Mexico grand jury indicted the 65-year-old “30 Rock” star on one count of involuntary manslaughter on Friday, Jan. 19, in the death of Halyna Hutchins, according to the outlet. The move came nine months after prosecutors announced they were dropping manslaughter charges against Baldwin citing the need for further investigation. Earlier Report: Not Off Hook Yet: Alec Baldwin Charges Dropped; 'Further Investigation' Needed, DA Says Hut…
$10M Price Cut: Alec Baldwin's Long Island Estate Back On Market Complete With Movie Theater $10M Price Cut: Alec Baldwin's Long Island Estate Back On Market Complete With Movie Theater
$10M Price Cut: Alec Baldwin's Long Island Estate Back On Market Complete With Movie Theater Alec Baldwin’s latest role sees him playing chief spokesperson for his own massive New York estate, which is back on the market after a significant price cut. The “30 Rock” star, age 65, appears in a new promotional video for his Long Island mansion – located in Amagansett at 335 Town Lane – which was relisted Tuesday, Jan. 16 for $18.9 million. The sprawling 10,000-square-foot modern farmhouse, situated on 10 acres and boasting seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, was originally listed for $29 million in September 2022, Behind the Hedges reports. The formal living room. Saunders & A…
Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Long Island Mortuary Owner, Police Say Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Long Island Mortuary Owner, Police Say
Funeral Home Stabbing: Suspect Nabbed After Attacking Long Island Mortuary Owner, Police Say A suspect has been arrested in connection with a violent robbery and stabbing of a funeral home owner on Long Island. The incident happened Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Amityville at the Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Home, located on Sunrise Highway. Prosecutors said Jason Funderburke, age 37, of Hempstead was with an accomplice when the two men approached owner Joseph Slinger as he returned to the business. Earlier Report: Funeral Home Stabbing: Employee Attacked, Robbed At Amityville Mortuary Funderburke displayed a photo of Slinger’s family and threatened him before both men began punching …
Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Long Island Man Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Long Island Man
Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Long Island Man A lucky Long Island man is a whole lot richer after hitting it big on a lottery ticket. Jose Galeano, of Lindenhurst, claimed a $5 million top prize on the New York Lottery’s $5,000,000 Cash Royale scratch-off game. He opted to receive a single lump-sum payment of $2,235,939 after paying taxes, according to lottery officials. Galeano purchased the incredibly lucky ticket in Amityville, at the Stop & Shop located on Merrick Road. Scratch-off games have proven to be quite lucrative for New York, generating more than $4.4 billion in total sales during fiscal year 2022-2023. Of that, sc…
'Absolute Gem' Fusion Restaurant Earns Perfect Marks After Wantagh Opening 'Absolute Gem' Fusion Restaurant Earns Perfect Marks After Wantagh Opening
'Absolute Gem' Fusion Restaurant Earns Perfect Marks After Wantagh Opening A new Long Island restaurant offering vegetarian and vegan dishes has opened up to a perfect five-star rating from vegetarians and meat lovers alike. “Thank you, Food Gods for this absolute gem of a restaurant.” Marrygold, located at 3266 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh, opened its doors to the public in October 2023. The restaurant, which took over former spot Thai Coconut, serves up an entirely vegetarian and vegan menu – and, it’s good, diners said. On Marrygold’s Yelp page, over a dozen reviews are in, and the eatery’s rating sits at a solid five stars. From lo mein to phad thai to fri…
Man Scams $200K During Long Beach Home Renovation Scheme, DA Says Man Scams $200K During Long Beach Home Renovation Scheme, DA Says
Man Scams $200K During Long Beach Home Renovation Scheme, DA Says A Long Island business owner has been arrested after he allegedly used customer’s funds for personal use, including eating out and child support payments, authorities said. Peter Ferrigan, age 56 of Amityville, faced his arraignment on Monday, Nov. 13 for the alleged scam, which lasted for three years, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. In July 2019, Ferrigan’s company, PBF Home Improvements, LLC., entered a contract with a customer for the demolition and new construction of their home, located on Arizona Avenue in Long Beach. Though the homeowners gave Ferrigan $852,095…
‘I Got The Good Stuff’: Long Island Dealer Admits Selling Fentanyl Causing 2 Overdose Deaths ‘I Got The Good Stuff’: Long Island Dealer Admits Selling Fentanyl Causing 2 Overdose Deaths
‘I Got The Good Stuff’: Long Island Dealer Admits Selling Fentanyl Causing 2 Overdose Deaths A Long Island drug dealer could spend decades in federal prison for selling fentanyl that contributed to two overdose deaths. Charles Carter, age 34, of Amityville, appeared in US District Court in Central Islip on Monday, Nov. 13, where he pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute over 40 grams of fentanyl. The potent, synthetic opioid drug is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Carter, who also goes by the name “Chase,” admitted to selling the drugs between August 2020 and February 2021. Among his customers were a 2…
28-Year-Old Kills Grandmother At Her Long Island Home, Police Say 28-Year-Old Kills Grandmother At Her Long Island Home, Police Say
28-Year-Old Kills Grandmother At Her Long Island Home, Police Say A man has been apprehended after police say he killed his grandmother at her Long Island home. A 911 call at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 reported a stabbing at the residence in Amityville on Watkins Terrace. Miraccia Leopold. Leopold, age 81, was transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip where she was pronounced dead, Suffolk County Police said. Dwight Clermont, age 28, who is homeless, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He will be held overnight at the Suffolk County PD Third Precinct and will be arraigned on Sunday, Nov. 12…
ATV Duo Flees Cops After Reckless Joyride On Long Island Highway, Police Say ATV Duo Flees Cops After Reckless Joyride On Long Island Highway, Police Say
ATV Duo Flees Cops After Reckless Joyride On Long Island Highway, Police Say Two men are facing charges following an alleged reckless joyride and police chase involving ATVs on a Long Island highway. The incident began at around 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in East Farmingdale on Route 110, according to Suffolk County Police. A driver called 911 saying that a group of ATV riders were driving recklessly on southbound Route 110 near Executive Boulevard. When officers attempted to stop the group, they fled southbound. They continued driving recklessly through Amityville, Copiague, and Lindenhurst before two of the vehicles finally stopped on Sunrise Highway, police said. …
'Now That's Talent': New Hicksville Restaurant Serves Up Powerful Flavors, Delicious Dishes 'Now That's Talent': New Hicksville Restaurant Serves Up Powerful Flavors, Delicious Dishes
'Now That's Talent': New Hicksville Restaurant Serves Up Powerful Flavors, Delicious Dishes A new restaurant serving up kebabs and Kathi rolls has quickly impressed the Long Island community with its bold flavors. Kathis & Kababs, located at 55 Broadway in Hicksville, is a new restaurant that specializes in just that: Kathi rolls and kebab plates, as well as a smattering of other Indian dishes. Tucked away close to the Long Island Railroad station, the small-but-might eatery has impressed diners since its opening in August 2023. “The first time I had chicken tikka was in London,” said Yelp reviewer Cher Y. of Locust Valley, “and this one has brought me back in those days.…
DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Charged After 30-Year-Old Killed DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Charged After 30-Year-Old Killed
DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Charged After 30-Year-Old Killed A woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated after she was involved in a fatal overnight crash on Long Island. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 in West Babylon. The woman was driving a 2019 Nissan Sentra northbound on Straight Path, attempting to turn right onto 13th Street, when multiple motorcycles rode past the left of the vehicle., Suffolk County Police said. The Nissan collided with a black 2006 Yamaha motorcycle riding on the right shoulder of the road. The Nissan and the Yamaha then struck a 2008 Dodge Avenger stopped at a stop …
Deadly Hit-Run: Cops Seeking SUV In Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver On Long Island (Video) Deadly Hit-Run: Cops Seeking SUV In Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver On Long Island (Video)
Deadly Hit-Run: Cops Seeking SUV In Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver On Long Island (Video) Police are hoping that newly released video will lead to an arrest in a hit-and-run crash on Long Island that left a 47-year-old man dead. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 in Amityville. Santos Aguirre was walking across Route 110, near Albany Avenue, when he was struck by a southbound vehicle and then struck again by a northbound 2020 Land Rover, Suffolk County Police said. Earlier Report: ID Released For 47-Year-Old Killed In Amityville Hit-Run Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver Aguirre, age 47, of Copiague, died at the scene. New York State Troopers stoppe…
COVID-19: Long Island Nurse Paid Off Mortgage By Selling Phony Vaccine Cards COVID-19: Long Island Nurse Paid Off Mortgage By Selling Phony Vaccine Cards
Covid-19: Long Island Nurse Paid Off Mortgage By Selling Phony Vaccine Cards A pediatric nurse from Long Island is facing jail time after admitting that she sold phony COVID-19 vaccination cards and then laundered the proceeds. Amityville resident Julie DeVuono, age 51, owner of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare, pleaded guilty to felony forgery and money laundering charges in Suffolk County Court on Friday, Sept. 15. She admitted that between June 2021 and January 2022, she sold people forged COVID-19 vaccine cards and then entered false information claiming the customers had received a vaccination into the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). C…
ID Released For 47-Year-Old Killed In Hit-Run Long Island Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver ID Released For 47-Year-Old Killed In Hit-Run Long Island Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver
ID Released For 47-Year-Old Killed In Hit-Run Long Island Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver The identity has been released of the victim in an overnight hit-and-run crash involving an allegedly drunk driver on Long Island. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 in Amityville. The victim was walking across Route 110, near Albany Avenue, when he was struck by a southbound vehicle and then struck again by a northbound 2020 Land Rover, Suffolk County Police said. The man, now ID'd as Santos Aguirre, age 47, of Copiague, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. New York State Trooper…
Fatal DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene Fatal DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene
Fatal DWI Crash: Long Island Woman Accused Of Leaving Scene A local woman who police say was driving drunk has been accused of leaving the scene of a fatal overnight crash on Long Island. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 47-Year-Old Killed In Amityville Hit-Run Crash Involving Alleged Drunk Driver It happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 in Amityville. A man was walking across Route 110, near Albany Avenue, when he was struck by a southbound vehicle and then struck again by a northbound 2020 Land Rover, Suffolk County Police said. The man, who has not yet been identified by police, was pronounced dead at t…