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Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels
Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels Health officials have advised against bathing at dozens of Long Island beaches after the potential bacteria levels exceeded state health standards. On Saturday, July 13, the Suffolk County Police Department announced that three beaches were closed and an additional 55 were under an advisory against bathing. The advisory will last until noon on Sunday, July 14. Officials said that the decision is based on the potential bacteria levels at these beaches, which currently exceed New York State standards due to the recent rainfall in the area. Related: New Rounds Of Storms Headed To Re…
Missing Long Island Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say Missing Long Island Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say
Missing Long Island Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say Authorities are searching for a 5-year-old boy who may be in danger after going missing from Long Island. Henderson Calderon Carranza was last seen on Tuesday, July 9 in Central Islip, according to the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse. On that day, the boy was spotted on East Elm Street at 11 a.m. and is believed to be with his father, Jose Calderon Arias, who authorities said may be suicidal. The two may be in a black sedan and could be headed to Houston, Texas. Henderson, who has autism, stands at 3-foot-2 and weighs approximately 55 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. …
Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says
Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says A Long Island man is accused of posing as a dance instructor in order to solicit sexual photos from young girls. Taner Ocal, age 22, of Lindenhurst, was arraigned on 30 criminal counts, including possessing child pornography, in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, July 11. According to prosecutors, Ocal contacted two 10-year-old girls in Texas on Instagram in June 2024 while pretending to be a dance instructor.  He allegedly asked them to film themselves dancing and later requested that they send him sexually explicit photos of themselves, prosecutors said. The children blocked his acc…
Alert Issued For Long Island Teen Missing A Week Alert Issued For Long Island Teen Missing A Week
Alert Issued For Long Island Teen Missing A Week Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old who has been missing for days from her Long Island home. Katherine Monterosa-Herrera, age 16, was last seen on Wednesday, July 3 in Lindenhurst, the Suffolk County Police Department said. That day, she was leaving her home with her belongings and passport. Monterosa-Herrera is 5-foot-4 and weighs approximately 120 pounds. Authorities said she has brown eyes and brown hair. When last seen, she was wearing a tan shirt and blue jeans. She is Hispanic and Spanish-speaking. Anyone with information regarding Montero…
3 Charged During Long Island Sobriety Checkpoint 3 Charged During Long Island Sobriety Checkpoint
3 Charged During Long Island Sobriety Checkpoint Three people have been accused of driving drunk during an overnight sobriety checkpoint at a busy Long Island intersection. The detail was conducted in the LIRR parking lot at the corner of Route 110 and Church Street in Huntington from 11 p.m. Friday, July 5, to Saturday, July 6, at 2 a.m. Police officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s Highway SAFE-T Team (Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team) conducted the joint operation with New York State Police troopers and Suffolk County Sheriff's Department deputies.   A total of 359 vehicles w…
2 Men Dead In Separate Drownings At Long Island Homes 2 Men Dead In Separate Drownings At Long Island Homes
2 Men Dead In Separate Drownings At Long Island Homes Two men have died following separate drowning incidents in residential swimming pools on Long Island. The first incident happened at an East Northport home on Ketay Drive South shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Suffolk County Police said John Vormbaum, age 79, was found unresponsive in a pool. An officer performed CPR, but Vormbaum was pronounced dead at Huntington Hospital. Emergency crews were called again at around 2:15 a.m. Friday, July 5, for an unresponsive man in a private swimming pool in Wyandanch, located on Jamaica Avenue. Officers pulled 23-year-old Kenneth Murphy, of Br…
Man Loses Finger, 3 Others Injured In July 4th Fireworks Mishap At Long Island Home Man Loses Finger, 3 Others Injured In July 4th Fireworks Mishap At Long Island Home
Man Loses Finger, 3 Others Injured In July 4th Fireworks Mishap At Long Island Home A man lost a finger in a Fourth of July fireworks mishap at a Long Island home that also injured three others, including a child. The incident happened at a Port Jefferson Station home on Foxrun Court at around 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Suffolk County Police said a large crowd was gathered to watch a residential fireworks display when one firework went astray, severing the finger of a 30-year-old Selden man. The wayward firework also left a 38-year-old Mount Sinai man with a serious leg injury and burns. A 30-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl were treated for minor injuries. All four …
Toddler Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool Toddler Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool
Toddler Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool A toddler has died after being pulled from a swimming pool on Long Island. Emergency crews in Islandia were called to a home on Sunflower Lane at around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, after a 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a pool. Suffolk County Police said a family member pulled the child out of the water and performed CPR until medics arrived, but the boy was pronounced dead at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore. No other details were given.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-852-6392.
Seen Him Or This Car? Silver Alert Issued For Missing Long Island Man Seen Him Or This Car? Silver Alert Issued For Missing Long Island Man
Seen Him Or This Car? Silver Alert Issued For Missing Long Island Man A Long Island man has gone missing and authorities have issued a Silver Alert. James Shurman, age 35, was last seen leaving his Centereach home at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday, June 28 in a gray 2015 Chrysler 200 with NY license plate KRP 8819.  Shurman was reported missing by family on Sunday, June 30. Shurman is 5-foot-8, 225 pounds. He has red hair and hazel eyes. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Shurman’s location to call 911 or Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for update…
Oh Buoy: Abandoned Sailboat Could Be Yours At Upcoming Long Island Police Auction Oh Buoy: Abandoned Sailboat Could Be Yours At Upcoming Long Island Police Auction
Oh Buoy: Abandoned Sailboat Could Be Yours At Upcoming Long Island Police Auction Long Islanders looking to beat the heat in style this summer should knot miss this titanic opportunity. The Suffolk County Police Department is set to auction off a long forsaken 28-foot sailboat. Starting bid? $100. According to the agency, the 1978 Neptune 24BC vessel was found adrift in Bellport Bay a few years ago and police were unable to track down its rightful owner. The boat does not come with a trailer, and it’s up to the buyer to remove it from the department’s Marine Bureau headquarters in Great River. Wednesday’s auction will get underway at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at 150 R…
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…
2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor 2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor
2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor Two women are facing charges after a raid at a Long Island massage parlor. In response to numerous community complaints, authorities conducted an investigation into Jixiang Spa in Selden, located at 721 Middle Country Road, on Wednesday afternoon, June 12. Two employees, Queens residents Jiangnan Tong, age 46, and Wenjing Guo, age 39, both of Flushing, were each charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, a Class E felony. Tong and Guo were issued field appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip later. The operation was conducted by: …
Toddler Found Unresponsive In Pool At Long Island Home Toddler Found Unresponsive In Pool At Long Island Home
Toddler Found Unresponsive In Pool At Long Island Home A toddler has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive at a residence on Long Island. At around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in Central Islip, Suffolk County Police Department Third Precinct officers responded to a home on Woodland Avenue after a 911 caller reported that the 3-year-old had been found unresponsive in a pool.  Family members pulled the girl out of the water and began CPR until first responders arrived on the scene. The child, who is a resident of the home, was transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip for treatment o…
Place Your Bid: Trucks, SUVs Among Vehicles Up For Grabs At Long Island Police Impound Auction Place Your Bid: Trucks, SUVs Among Vehicles Up For Grabs At Long Island Police Impound Auction
Place Your Bid: Trucks, SUVs Among Vehicles Up For Grabs At Long Island Police Impound Auction If you’re in the market for a new whip, this auction is for you. The Suffolk County Police Department will hold its next property auction on Saturday, June 15 – and this time impounded vehicles will take center stage. More than 80 vehicles will be auctioned off, including sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. All vehicles will start with a minimum bid of $500 and are sold as-is. The auction is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will be held rain or shine at the department’s impound lot, located in Westhampton at 100 Old Country Road. A preview of vehicles will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday,…
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says
'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says New details are shedding light on the lengths that accused Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann went to in hopes of getting away with his alleged murder spree. The 60-year-old Long Island resident, of Massapequa Park, was arraigned on two more charges of second-degree murder in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, June 6, in the killings of Jessica Taylor and Sandra Costilla. Heuermann was previously charged with the murders of four Gilgo Beach victims: Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Amber Lynn Costello, and Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Earlier Report: Gilgo Beach Murders: Suspect …
Machete Attack On Woman, Bystander Lands Long Island Man In Prison For Decades Machete Attack On Woman, Bystander Lands Long Island Man In Prison For Decades
Machete Attack On Woman, Bystander Lands Long Island Man In Prison For Decades A Long Island man will spend decades in prison for attacking the mother of his children with a machete and threatening a neighbor who tried to intervene. The 50-year-old Islandia man, whose name was not released in order to protect the victim’s identity, was sentenced to 22 years behind bars in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, June 5, following his conviction for assault and a dozen other charges. Prosecutors said the victim first called 911 in March 2022 after spotting the defendant standing outside of her home holding a crowbar and a hunting knife. He immediately began to bang on her wi…
Duo Charged After Long Island Massage Parlor Raided For Second Time This Year Duo Charged After Long Island Massage Parlor Raided For Second Time This Year
Duo Charged After Long Island Massage Parlor Raided For Second Time This Year Two women have been charged after a Long Island massage parlor was raided for the second time this year. In response to community complaints, authorities led by the Suffolk County Police Department conducted an investigation at Rocky Point Foot SPA, located at 379 Route 25A Unit G late last month.  In the latest detail, Xiaoyan Song, age 48, and Yueh-Ping Chu, age 58, both of Flushing, Queens, were charged with unauthorized practice of a profession.  Both women were issued a Desk Appearance Ticket and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Ce…
Gilgo Beach Murders: Major Development To Be Announced By Investigation Task Force Gilgo Beach Murders: Major Development To Be Announced By Investigation Task Force
Gilgo Beach Murders: Major Development To Be Announced By Investigation Task Force The joint task force investigating the Gilgo Beach serial murders is set to announce a major development in the case. Click here for a new, updated story - 'More Playtime': Rex Heuermann Used 'Planning Document' To Guide Gilgo Beach Murders, DA Says On Long Island, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney, the lead investigator on the case, will announce the “significant development” at a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, outside the courthouse in Riverhead, his office announced. The announcement will follow a scheduled court appearance by accused Gilg…
Update: Missing Long Island Man Found After Police Issue Silver Alert Update: Missing Long Island Man Found After Police Issue Silver Alert
Update: Missing Long Island Man Found After Police Issue Silver Alert New update: A Long Island man has been found one day after relatives reported him missing. Robert Lynch, age 94, of West Islip, had last been seen at around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in Bay Shore on Pine Aire Drive after leaving for a Costco outing.  In an update Wednesday, June 5, Suffolk County Police said Lynch was located and was unharmed. No other details were given.  Original story: Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a Long Island man who was reported missing. Robert Lynch, age 94, of West Islip, left his Edgewood Road at around 11:15 a.m…
Deadly Hit-Run: New Video Shows Suspect Vehicle In Crash Killing Long Island 21-Year-Old Deadly Hit-Run: New Video Shows Suspect Vehicle In Crash Killing Long Island 21-Year-Old
Deadly Hit-Run: New Video Shows Suspect Vehicle In Crash Killing Long Island 21-Year-Old Police are hoping that newly released video will help track down a hit-and-run driver who killed a 21-year-old Long Island woman. The incident happened at around 3:20 a.m. Monday, May 20, in Ronkonkoma near the intersection of Ronkonkoma Avenue and Third Street. Suffolk County Police said Elyse Crivaro, of Holbrook, was walking across Ronkonkoma Avenue when she was struck by a southbound car. The vehicle, described as a dark colored sedan, fled the scene. Crivaro was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. On Tuesday, June 4, the department released surveil…
Officer Shooting: 21-Year-Old Gunman Admits To Attempted Murder Of Long Island Cop Officer Shooting: 21-Year-Old Gunman Admits To Attempted Murder Of Long Island Cop
Officer Shooting: 21-Year-Old Gunman Admits To Attempted Murder Of Long Island Cop A year after a Long Island police officer was shot in the line of duty, the 21-year-old gunman has formally confessed. Janell Funderburke, of Coram, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Monday, June 3, stemming from the May 2023 shooting. According to prosecutors, Suffolk County Police officers were surveilling Funderburke’s Coram home, located on Homestead Drive near Norfleet Lane, as part of an armed robbery investigation on May 11, 2023. Earlier Report: Accused Cop Shooter Charged With Attempted Murder For 'Senseless' Attack On Long Is…
Know Him? Man Wanted For Questioning In Long Island Hit-Run Know Him? Man Wanted For Questioning In Long Island Hit-Run
Know Him? Man Wanted For Questioning In Long Island Hit-Run Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying and locating a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run. The crash occurred in Huntington Station on Sunday, May 5, killing Amilar Velasquez, who was walking northbound on the shoulder of West Hills Road. According to the Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit, detectives want to speak to the man pictured, who was seen at a nearby establishment before the crash. Suffolk County Police Department Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an&nb…
Long Island Expressway Fatal: Victim ID'd In 2-Vehicle Crash Long Island Expressway Fatal: Victim ID'd In 2-Vehicle Crash
Long Island Expressway Fatal: Victim ID'd In 2-Vehicle Crash One driver was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash on an exit ramp from the Long Island Expressway. The deadly wreck happened at around 7 a.m. Friday, May 31, in Calverton, on the eastbound I-495 exit 71 ramp to Edwards Avenue. Suffolk County Police said a Hyundai sedan was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Edwards Avenue when it was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck heading southbound. The Hyundai driver, Scott Mancuso, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Authorities have not yet released his age or hometown. The driver of the truck…
Man Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Brutally Attacking Victim's GF: Jury Man Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Brutally Attacking Victim's GF: Jury
Man Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Brutally Attacking Victim's GF: Jury Jurors have convicted a man of stabbing his cousin to death at a Long Island business before turning the knife on the victim’s girlfriend. Wilson Felipe Andrade-Molina, age 38, of Brentwood, was found guilty of murder and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, May 23, in the death of Miguel Andrade-Cando. Prosecutors said surveillance video captured Andrade-Molina arriving at Electronic Machine Parts in Hauppauge, where the two worked, at around 7:20 a.m. on March 30, 2023. Earlier Report: 'Out For Blood': Brentwood Man Stabs, Kills Cousin, Brutally Attacks Girlfriend,…
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man
Seen Him? Alert Issued For Wanted Long Island Man Have you seen him? The Suffolk County Police Department has issued an alert for a "Most Wanted" suspect and is asking for the public's help in locating him. Ibrahim Akdeniz has been indicted for grand larceny after he systematically stole tens of thousands from his employer between September 2018 and October 2018, according to the department. Akdeniz has been a fugitive since late January 2023. He's 40 years old, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was East Patchogue. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for informa…
12 Charged At Overnight Sobriety Checkpoint On Long Island 12 Charged At Overnight Sobriety Checkpoint On Long Island
12 Charged At Overnight Sobriety Checkpoint On Long Island A dozen people were charged in an overnight sobriety checkpoint on Long Island at the outset of the Memorial Day weekend. The detail was held in Patchogue from around 11 p.m. Friday, May 24, until 2:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s Highway Patrol Bureau SAFE-T Team conducted the joint operation with Suffolk County deputy sheriffs at Waverly Plaza.  A total of 569 vehicles went through the checkpoint. The following were charged with driving while intoxicated: Nadine Barbera, age 67, of West Islip Domingo Lantigua, age 40, …
Fatal Hit-Run Long Island Crash: 21-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim Fatal Hit-Run Long Island Crash: 21-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim
Fatal Hit-Run Long Island Crash: 21-Year-Old Woman ID'd As Victim A 21-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Long Island. The incident happened at around 3:20 a.m. Monday, May 20, in Ronkonkoma near the intersection of Ronkonkoma Avenue and Third Street. Suffolk County Police said Elyse Crivaro, of Holbrook, was walking across Ronkonkoma Avenue when she was struck by a southbound car. The vehicle, described as a dark colored sedan, fled the scene. Crivaro was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stop…
Alert Issued For Missing 14-Year-Old From Long Island Alert Issued For Missing 14-Year-Old From Long Island
Alert Issued For Missing 14-Year-Old From Long Island Police are asking for help in locating a missing teenager from Long Island. Angie Reyes, age 14, of Bay Shore, was last seen on Stein Drive at around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. Suffolk County Police said the teen is believed to be suicidal and may be in need of medical attention. Reyes is Hispanic, 4-feet-11 and 115 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-852-6000. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Hour Of Terror: Abusive Ex Kidnapped, Held Long Island Woman At Knifepoint, Jury Finds Hour Of Terror: Abusive Ex Kidnapped, Held Long Island Woman At Knifepoint, Jury Finds
Hour Of Terror: Abusive Ex Kidnapped, Held Long Island Woman At Knifepoint, Jury Finds A Long Island man with a history of abusing and stalking his ex-girlfriend could spend decades behind bars for abducting the woman at knifepoint. Holmark Garces, age 35, of Bay Shore, was found guilty of kidnapping and related charges by a Suffolk County jury on Thursday, May 9. According to prosecutors, the victim moved out of Garces’ Bay Shore residence in December 2019 after he became increasingly controlling and abusive. She claimed he isolated her from her family and repeatedly took her cell phone to monitor her activity and communications. Earlier Report: New Details Released A…
Long Island Man Accused Of Masturbating In Front Of Mother, 6-Year-Old Daughter Long Island Man Accused Of Masturbating In Front Of Mother, 6-Year-Old Daughter
Long Island Man Accused Of Masturbating In Front Of Mother, 6-Year-Old Daughter A Long Island man has been charged with public lewdness for allegedly masturbating in his car in front of a mother and her young daughter. Jacob Levy, age 27, of Nesconset, was arrested on Wednesday, April 24, for the incident on Monday, April 22, on Gibbs Pond Road in Nesconset.  According to Suffolk County Police, Levy was driving a sky blue 2020 Honda Civic with black rims heading westbound on Route 347 when he pulled next to a vehicle driven by a woman with her 6-year-old daughter as a passenger and started masturbating in front of them.  He was naked from the waist down…
Odometer Rollback Scheme Orchestrated By Long Island Auto Prez, Saleswoman, DA Says Odometer Rollback Scheme Orchestrated By Long Island Auto Prez, Saleswoman, DA Says
Odometer Rollback Scheme Orchestrated By Long Island Auto Prez, Saleswoman, DA Says A Long Island car dealer and her associate are accused of duping customers into buying high mileage used cars by changing their odometer readings. Ashley Duff, age 27, and Ginger Sipes, age 58, both of Shirley, are facing fraud and conspiracy charges in Suffolk County Court. Prosecutors said Duff’s company, ABB Auto World Inc., bought high mileage cars from auctions and then had their odometers rolled back to show lower mileage. Some of the vehicles had over 200,000 miles on them. Duff and Sipes would then advertise the cars for sale on Facebook Marketplace, charging thousands of dollars m…