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Long Island Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies Long Island Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies
Long Island Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies A Long Island man who police say has been arrested 46 times has been charged with 10 new larcenies across the region.  Emmitt Smith, age 43, of Bellport, was charged on Wednesday, April 24, with the larcenies that occurred across Nassau County, according to Nassau County Police. According to detectives, an investigation was conducted that led to the arrest of Smith for the following larcenies: August 2023:  Macy's, 1095 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream Ulta Beauty, 5252 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa July 2023:  Home Depot, 101 Green Acres Road, W., Valley&nbs…
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Long Island Traffic Stop: Police Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Long Island Traffic Stop: Police
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine, Loaded Gun During Long Island Traffic Stop: Police A traffic stop for speeding soon turned into a frenzy as two men, who were later found to have cocaine and a loaded gun, tried to run, authorities claimed. The incident happened on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Westbury, according to Nassau County Police. At around 10 p.m., officers reportedly saw a 2008 Nissan speeding east down Old Country Road. When the car was pulled over at the intersection of Old Country Road and Kinkel Street, the front seat passenger, 30-year-old Farid Acosta of New Cassel, allegedly fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend Acosta, who they say was combative, and f…
Man Stabs, Bites Off Roommate's Ear During Long Island Incident: Police Man Stabs, Bites Off Roommate's Ear During Long Island Incident: Police
Man Stabs, Bites Off Roommate's Ear During Long Island Incident: Police A Long Island man has been arrested after a particularly gruesome fight broke out between him and his 53-year-old roommate, police said. It happened on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Baldwin, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 6 a.m., 35-year-old Marcus O’Brien got into a verbal fight with his 53-year-old roommate in their Grand Avenue home. However, the fight soon turned physical. According to police, O’Brien punched his roommate several times, left the room, and came back with a large kitchen knife. He then proceeded to stab the 53-year-old multiple times in the left shoulde…
Knife-Wielding Man Threatens Hospital Employees On Long Island: Police Knife-Wielding Man Threatens Hospital Employees On Long Island: Police
Knife-Wielding Man Threatens Hospital Employees On Long Island: Police A Long Island man was arrested following a struggle after police said he threatened hospital employees with a knife. Martin McCarthy, age 49, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 13 in Mineola, according to Nassau County Police. Just before 3 a.m., officers said they received multiple calls from people claiming McCarthy was threatening employees at the NYU Langone Hospital, located at 259 First Street. When police arrived, McCarthy was still pointing his knife at hospital employees and reportedly refused to drop it, eventually swinging to point it at the officers. Nassau Police used a Taser on …
Gunman Nabbed Year After Shooting 23-Year-Old Outside Smithtown Club, Police Say Gunman Nabbed Year After Shooting 23-Year-Old Outside Smithtown Club, Police Say
Gunman Nabbed Year After Shooting 23-Year-Old Outside Smithtown Club, Police Say A suspected gunman has been arrested more than a year after he allegedly shot a man outside a Long Island club. Joseph Llapa, age 22, of Bay Shore, was taken into custody Thursday, Sept. 28, in connection with a July 2022 shooting outside the Smithtown Social Bar & Lounge, located in Smithtown on West Main Street. Suffolk County Police said it was shortly before 4 a.m. July 3, 2022, when Llapa shot a 23-year-old man in the arm as the victim got into the passenger seat of a car. The victim was taken by ambulance to South shore University Hospital in Bay Shore and treated for non-life-t…
New Arrest Warrant Issued For Drew Barrymore's Alleged Southampton Stalker New Arrest Warrant Issued For Drew Barrymore's Alleged Southampton Stalker
New Arrest Warrant Issued For Drew Barrymore's Alleged Southampton Stalker The man, who’s accused of stalking the “50 First Dates” actress after rushing her onstage and searching for her Long Island home, now has a warrant out for his arrest — again. A Southampton Town judge has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of alleged Drew Barrymore stalker Chad Michael Busto, age 43, according to a report from ABC7 NY on Thursday, Sept. 7. Read the original story: New Details: Drew Barrymore's Alleged Stalker Charged After Appearing At Her Southhampton Home Busto had been released without bail at his arraignment on Friday, Aug. 25, under an agreement that he wo…
Pool Hall Killing: Man Admits Gunning Down 27-Year-Old Father Of 3 During Port Jefferson Fight Pool Hall Killing: Man Admits Gunning Down 27-Year-Old Father Of 3 During Port Jefferson Fight
Pool Hall Killing: Man Admits Gunning Down 27-Year-Old Father Of 3 During Port Jefferson Fight Nearly five years to the day after a 27-year-old father of three was shot to death at a Long Island pool hall, his killer has confessed. See an updated story here: Pool Hall Killer Gets 23 To Life For Gunning Down Father Of 3 At Port Jefferson Business Alejandro Vargas-Diaz, age 41, pleaded guilty to murder and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Monday, July 24, for fatally shooting Albert Luis Rodriguez-Lopez in July 2018. According to the Suffolk County DA’s office, the two men got into an argument inside a pool hall in Port Jefferson on July 22, 2018. During the altercation, …
'Execution-Style Murder': Mastic Beach Man Indicted For Killing Victim Outside Bar, Fleeing 'Execution-Style Murder': Mastic Beach Man Indicted For Killing Victim Outside Bar, Fleeing
'Execution-Style Murder': Mastic Beach Man Indicted For Killing Victim Outside Bar, Fleeing A Long Island man, as well as his brother and a friend, have been indicted for their respective roles in the brutal killing of a man outside of a local bar. Joseph Scalafani, aged 34 of Mastic Beach, is accused of the shooting death of another Mastic Beach resident, 32-year-old Alex Smith, and then fleeing the state, the Suffolk County DA announced Tuesday, July 11. Scalafani first violated a restraining order to approach his ex-girlfriend on May 13, 2023, demanding she set up a meeting between him and Smith, according to the investigation. He went so far as to pull out a black handgun a…
Habitual Flag Thief Nabbed After Targeting Several Riverhead Businesses, Police Say Habitual Flag Thief Nabbed After Targeting Several Riverhead Businesses, Police Say
Habitual Flag Thief Nabbed After Targeting Several Riverhead Businesses, Police Say Police have arrested a man accused of stealing several American flags from businesses on Long Island. The alleged crime spree came to an end Thursday, June 1, when an employee at the Laundry Palace in Riverhead called 911 saying a man had just cut the rope and removed the flags from outside the business. When officers arrived, they found a man matching the suspect description not far from the scene. He was later identified as 37-year-old Nelson Priester, who is homeless. Priester was reportedly uncooperative and initially refused to identify himself. Investigators were able to tie him to…
Suspect Nabbed After 30-Year-Old  Shot, Killed During Confrontation In Mastic Beach Suspect Nabbed After 30-Year-Old  Shot, Killed During Confrontation In Mastic Beach
Suspect Nabbed After 30-Year-Old Shot, Killed During Confrontation In Mastic Beach A suspect has been caught after a fatal shooting on Long Island. The victim was shot following a confrontation that occurred in Mastic Beach in the parking lot of 373 Neighborhood Road at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, May 20, Suffolk County Police said.  Alex Smith, age 30, of Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene. On Sunday, June 4, Suffolk County Police announced that Joseph Scalafani, who was wanted for Smith's murder, was taken into custody in Florida by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office just before 7 a.m. Sunday. Scalafani, age 32, of Mastic …
Deadly Stabbing: Man Who Admitted Murdering Coram Ex-Girlfriend Gets Decades In Prison Deadly Stabbing: Man Who Admitted Murdering Coram Ex-Girlfriend Gets Decades In Prison
Deadly Stabbing: Man Who Admitted Murdering Coram Ex-Girlfriend Gets Decades In Prison More than a year after a 27-year-old woman was stabbed to death outside of her Long Island home, her killer from upstate New York is facing decades in prison. Kason Parker, age 35, of Albany, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, May 31. It came weeks after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Meghan Kiefer in October 2021. Earlier Report: Stabbed 54 Times: Man Admits Murdering Coram Ex-Girlfriend On First Day Of Trial According to prosecutors, Kiefer, age 27, had returned to her Coram home with a frie…
Road Rage: Man Assaults Victim After Following Him Into Long Island Restaurant, Police Say Road Rage: Man Assaults Victim After Following Him Into Long Island Restaurant, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Assaults Victim After Following Him Into Long Island Restaurant, Police Say A man is facing multiple charges after a road-rage incident at a Long Island restaurant. The incident began in Manhasset at around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, near TGI Friday's located at 1445 Northern Blvd., when Antonio Condello, age 48, of New Hyde Park, had a verbal argument with a 39-year-old man, Nassau County Police said.   "During this altercation, Condello stepped out of his vehicle and retrieved a firearm from the trunk while yelling at the victim, placing him in fear for his safety," according to a statement by police. Condello then followed the victim …
New Update: Oakdale Dance Teacher Charged For Sex Crimes With Students New Update: Oakdale Dance Teacher Charged For Sex Crimes With Students
New Update: Oakdale Dance Teacher Charged For Sex Crimes With Students A Long Island dance instructor has been arrested and charged for reportedly engaging in inappropriate and sexual conversations with girls half his age, officials said. Centereach resident Jordan Viscomi, aged 30, was arrested on Wednesday, May 17 for the conversations, which occurred in April 2023, according to Suffolk County Police. Related story: Ariana Grande's Ex-Boyfriend, NY Dance Instructor, Sexted With Underage Students, Police Say An investigation by the SCPD claims that Viscomi befriended two female girls, ages 15 and 16, at the Oakdale David Sanders Dance Dynamics, located…
Woman Arrested Months After Central Islip Hit-Run: Police Woman Arrested Months After Central Islip Hit-Run: Police
Woman Arrested Months After Central Islip Hit-Run: Police Over half a year since two Long Islanders were seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash, the driver has been apprehended, authorities announced. Kristina Manico, aged 34, of Centereach, was arrested on Thursday, May 18 for fleeing the scene of a severe car crash in October of 2022. Earlier Report: IDs Released For 2 Seriously Injured In Hit-Run Central Islip Crash Manico was driving westbound on Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip in her dark-colored sedan on the night of Wednesday, October 5, police reported. At approximately 10:20 p.m., she struck 25-year-old Nasheem Beck and 34-year…
Road Rage: Man Nearly Runs Car Off Road On Long Island, Police Say Road Rage: Man Nearly Runs Car Off Road On Long Island, Police Say
Road Rage: Man Nearly Runs Car Off Road On Long Island, Police Say A Long Island man became aggressive after a woman honked at a different car for cutting her off, according to authorities. The incident occurred at around 2:17 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, Nassau County police reported. A woman was driving westbound with a passenger on Zeckendorf Boulevard near Ring Road when she was cut off by a driver, prompting her to lay on her horn. Though he was not the one being honked at, police say that 27-year-old Waqar Ahmed began to act aggressively in his white Ford F-150, including repeatedly cutting off the victim until she had to stop her car at an angle, …
Public Lewdness: Amityville Man Accused Of Exposing Himself, Chasing Women At Store On LI Public Lewdness: Amityville Man Accused Of Exposing Himself, Chasing Women At Store On LI
Public Lewdness: Amityville Man Accused Of Exposing Himself, Chasing Women At Store On LI A man is facing multiple charges after police say he exposed himself and chased women at a store in a mall on Long Island, where he had been banned from entering. Officers responded to Kate Spade located in the Roosevelt Field Mall on Old Country Road in East Garden City at around 10:20 a.m. Saturday, April 8.  Two female victims, ages 19 and 42, were approached by a man who began exposing himself and then proceeded to chase the victims, causing them to lock themselves in the stock room, Nassau County Police said.  The subject made several attempts to gain entry into the stock ro…
36-Year-Old Dies In LIE Crash In Brentwood Involving Driver With Suspended License: Police 36-Year-Old Dies In LIE Crash In Brentwood Involving Driver With Suspended License: Police
36-Year-Old Dies In LIE Crash In Brentwood Involving Driver With Suspended License: Police A 36-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Long Island Expressway involving a driver with a suspended license, authorities said. The incident happened at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Brentwood, on I-495 near Sagtikos Parkway, according to Suffolk County Police. Investigators said 36-year-old Brandon Gillespie, of Smithtown, had stopped his 2012 Jeep Liberty in the right eastbound lane of the LIE when he was rear-ended by a box truck. Gillespie was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's office, police said. The driver of the truck, 31-year-old…
Trio Steals Multiple Tires, Rims From Long Island Dealerships, Police Say Trio Steals Multiple Tires, Rims From Long Island Dealerships, Police Say
Trio Steals Multiple Tires, Rims From Long Island Dealerships, Police Say Three men accused of stealing multiple car tires and rims from Long Island dealerships have been arrested. Chase Barret, age 33, of Astoria; Eldorado Sterling, age 29, of Queens; and Jovanie Clarke, age 29, of Queens, were arrested on Sunday, April 2 following a traffic stop in Woodbury, according to Nassau County Police. Officers spotted them at around 2 a.m. in a white Ford Econoline van traveling on Jericho Turnpike. The vehicle had been involved in multiple previous larcenies, police said. All three were arrested without incident. Further investigation confirmed the three su…
Deadly Crash Update: Driver Who Fled 7-Vehicle Wreck In Holbrook Caught, Police Say Deadly Crash Update: Driver Who Fled 7-Vehicle Wreck In Holbrook Caught, Police Say
Deadly Crash Update: Driver Who Fled 7-Vehicle Wreck In Holbrook Caught, Police Say A man who fled on foot following a deadly, seven-vehicle crash on a busy Long Island roadway has been arrested, authorities said. Christopher Macri, age 29, of Copiague, was arrested Wednesday, March 8, according to Suffolk County Police. Original Report: 7-Vehicle Crash: 22-Year-Old Killed, 3 Other Drivers Hospitalized In Holbrook It came days after emergency crews were called at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, with reports of a multi-vehicle crash in Holbrook on Sunrise Highway (Route 27), between Broadway and Lincoln Boulevard. Investigators said the driver of a Toyota Celica…
Repeat Thieves Busted Prowling Cars In Neighborhood On Long Island, Police Say Repeat Thieves Busted Prowling Cars In Neighborhood On Long Island, Police Say
Repeat Thieves Busted Prowling Cars In Neighborhood On Long Island, Police Say Four suspected thieves are behind bars after they were allegedly busted prowling parked cars in a neighborhood on Long Island, authorities said. Officers were called at around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 with reports that several people were seen going through parked cars in Wantagh, on Lawrence Drive, according to Nassau County Police. When officers arrived, they found a stolen Jaguar that matched the suspects’ vehicle description. It had been involved in an earlier crash on Oakfield Avenue in North Bellmore, police said. Three men fled the vehicle on foot and were later arrested following…
Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Central Islip Busted Trying To Flee Country, DA Says Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Central Islip Busted Trying To Flee Country, DA Says
Admitted Child Sex Abuser From Central Islip Busted Trying To Flee Country, DA Says A Long Island man who admitted to sexually abusing a young child over the course of several years was arrested as he tried fleeing the country, prosecutors said. Yonathan Ramirez Argueta, age 28, of Central Islip, pleaded guilty to multiple child sex crimes in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Prosecutors said Ramirez Argueta began abusing the child in May of 2018, when she was five years old. The abuse continued until April 2022, when the 9-year-old reported it to an adult. Immediately after the child came forward, Ramirez Argueta fled to Georgia and tried to board a one-way fli…
Suspect From Middle Island Nabbed Minutes After Centereach Bank Robbery Suspect From Middle Island Nabbed Minutes After Centereach Bank Robbery
Suspect From Middle Island Nabbed Minutes After Centereach Bank Robbery A suspect was apprehended minutes after a bank robbery on Long Island. According to Suffolk County Police, Ralph William Dominguez, age 65, entered M&T Bank in Centereach, located at 1919 Middle Country Road, at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and handed a note demanding cash to a bank teller.  The employee complied and Dominguez fled on foot. Less than a half hour later, a man matching his description was located by Suffolk County PD Sixth Precinct patrol officers in the parking lot of 1740 Middle Country Road in Centereach (see the image above).  …
Fugitive Caught: Wanted NY Man Apprehended At Highway Rest Area In CT Fugitive Caught: Wanted NY Man Apprehended At Highway Rest Area In CT
Fugitive Caught: Wanted NY Man Apprehended At Highway Rest Area In CT A man wanted in New York State was apprehended by authorities at a rest area on a Connecticut highway. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, Connecticut State Police troopers in Middlesex County responded to the I-91 northbound rest area in Middletown after receiving information that the subject of an active extraditable arrest warrant in the State of New York may be in the area, in possession of a tan Buick LeSabre displaying a New York registration.  Troopers were advised that the owner of the Buick had reported the vehicle stolen in the State of New York. Upon arrival, tro…
Father, Son Charged After 26 Cats Found Living In Hoarding Conditions In Islip, Police Say Father, Son Charged After 26 Cats Found Living In Hoarding Conditions In Islip, Police Say
Father, Son Charged After 26 Cats Found Living In Hoarding Conditions In Islip, Police Say A father and son are facing charges after police said more than two dozen cats were found living in hoarding conditions at their Long Island home. Gary Verga, age 72, and 39-year-old Daniel Verga were arrested at about 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after an investigation at their Islip home, the Suffolk County Police Department reported. Officers responded to reports of animal cruelty at home on Lake Street and noticed several cats outside of the home and the strong scent of ammonia coming from inside the residence, SCPD said. The cats in the residence were found to be living in over…
Officer Thrown From Car As Shoplifters' Getaway Driver Flees Long Island Mall, Police Say Officer Thrown From Car As Shoplifters' Getaway Driver Flees Long Island Mall, Police Say
Officer Thrown From Car As Shoplifters' Getaway Driver Flees Long Island Mall, Police Say Three women are facing charges after their alleged attempt to steal from a Long Island shopping mall was foiled by police, according to authorities. Officers were called at around 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, with reports that two women had stolen merchandise from the Macy’s store in East Garden City, located in the Roosevelt Field mall, Nassau County Police said. When officers arrived, they immediately arrested 32-year-old Samantha Signorelli, of Freeport, and 25-year-old Michele Brown, of Baldwin. A third suspect, 36-year-old Amber Johnson of Bellmore, was spotted by officers waiting for the …
Man Nabbed With Drugs After Stealing Vehicle On Long Island, Police Say Man Nabbed With Drugs After Stealing Vehicle On Long Island, Police Say
Man Nabbed With Drugs After Stealing Vehicle On Long Island, Police Say A man was arrested on Long Island for possession of drugs and criminal possession of stolen property after allegedly stealing a car and then being caught with drugs. The incident took. place in Westbury around 1:40 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 11. According to Nassau County detectives, officers responded to a call for a man going through a vehicle that was parked on Lennox Avenue.  Officers checking the area spotted Elijah Augustin, age 28, of Brooklyn, enter a 2009 white Toyota Matrix and leave the scene in the car,  police said. Officers located the car a short time later…
Target Shoplifter Injures 2 Officers During Arrest On Long Island, Police Say Target Shoplifter Injures 2 Officers During Arrest On Long Island, Police Say
Target Shoplifter Injures 2 Officers During Arrest On Long Island, Police Say A suspected shoplifter is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two police officers during an arrest at a Long Island Target store. Nassau County Police responded to the store, located in Valley Stream on West Sunrise Highway, at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Police determined that 30-year-old Sapphire Townes, of Queens, had placed several items into a shopping cart before attempting to leave the Target store without paying. When officers told Townes that she was being arrested, the woman became violent and combative, injuring two officers, according to police. The officers were …
19-Year-Old NY Man Charged In Fatal Shootings Of Mom, Stepdad 19-Year-Old NY Man Charged In Fatal Shootings Of Mom, Stepdad
19-Year-Old NY Man Charged In Fatal Shootings Of Mom, Stepdad A 19-year-old man is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting his mother and stepfather to death inside their home in upstate New York. Nicholas Fiebka, of Schenectady, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 22, on two counts of second-degree murder, shortly after police discovered the bodies of 60-year-old William Horwedel and 60-year-old Alesia Wadsworth. Earlier report: Husband, Wife Found Shot To Death In NY Home, Report Says Troopers had been called to their Princetown home, located on Reynolds Road, at around noon Tuesday for a welfare check after one of the victims failed to show up at wor…
Centereach Man Charged After East Patchogue Woman Shot, Killed In Coram Centereach Man Charged After East Patchogue Woman Shot, Killed In Coram
Centereach Man Charged After East Patchogue Woman Shot, Killed In Coram A suspect is now in custody after the fatal shooting of a young woman on Long Island. The shooting happened around 1:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in Coram. Suffolk County Police responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in the rear parking lot of 24 Middle Country Road. When officers arrived, they located the woman suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. The woman, Martina Thompson, age 33, of East Patchogue, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue where she was pronounced dead. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, police arrested Anthony Santiesteban, age 30, …
Trio Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Long Island Overdose Trio Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Long Island Overdose
Trio Nabbed In Connection To Fatal Long Island Overdose Three men in a 2019 Maserati were busted with an alleged 35 glassine envelopes of a tannish powder believed to be heroin as police on Long Island were investigating a fatal drug overdose. The arrests took place in Massapequa around 12:40 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31, said the Nassau County Police. According to Nassau County Police, as Narcotics Vice Squad detectives were investigating the overdose which took place in Massapequa on Friday, Oct. 28, they nabbed the three Brooklyn men who arrived in the area driving the Maserati, after the glassine envelopes were spotted on the floorboard of the car.…
Argument Leads To Shooting At Long Island Home, Police Say Argument Leads To Shooting At Long Island Home, Police Say
Argument Leads To Shooting At Long Island Home, Police Say A man is recovering after an argument led to a shooting at a Long Island home, authorities said. Nassau County Police responded to reports of a shooting at a home in Roosevelt, located on Madison Avenue, at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and was last listed in stable condition. There were no other reports of injuries stemming from the incident. The suspected gunman, 24-year-old Raul Flores, of Freeport, was arrested shortly a…