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$2M Scheme: 3 From Suffolk County Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say $2M Scheme: 3 From Suffolk County Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say
$2M Scheme: 3 From Suffolk County Among 4 Nabbed For Defrauding Company, Feds Say Four men have been accused of creating hundreds of fictitious brokerage accounts in defrauding a financial services company of more than $2 million. They have pleaded guilty in federal court in Central Islip to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the scheme involving the global financial services firm based in Menlo Park, California, which is located near San Francisco. Three of the four are Long Island residents: Edward Hernandez, also known as “Ghost,” age 33, of Lindenhurst; Christopher Flagg, also known as “Venus," age 28, of Copiague; Daquan Lloyd, also…
West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Suffolk County; Here's How To Protect Yourself West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Suffolk County; Here's How To Protect Yourself
West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Suffolk County; Here's How To Protect Yourself Health officials on Long Island are urging people to take precautions after testing of mosquitoes confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus. Twelve mosquito samples were positive for the virus following testing done at locations around Suffolk County, according to county Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott. The samples were collected on Sunday, July 2, and Monday, July 3, in Northport, Melville, West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Holbrook, Holtsville, North Patchogue, Farmingville, and Manorville. It brings the total number of positive mosquito samples this year to 16. “The confirmation of Wes…
3 Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle West Islip Crash 3 Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle West Islip Crash
3 Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle West Islip Crash One person suffered serious injuries and two others were also hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash on a busy Long Island roadway. It happened around 4:15 p.m. Friday, July 12, in West Islip on Sunrise Highway (Route 27) between Higbie Lane and Udall Road. A 31-year-old man from Ronkonkoma was riding a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound when he lost control and collided with the rear of a 2023 Tesla, ejecting him from the motorcycle, according to the Suffolk County Police. A 48-year-old Island Park man was operating his 1994 Harley-Davidson eastbound behind the Tesla w…
Lindenhurst 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says Lindenhurst 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says
Lindenhurst '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 Lindenhurst Teen Missing A Week Alert Issued For Lindenhurst Teen Missing A Week
Alert Issued For Lindenhurst 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…
New Update: Long Island Man Who Posed As Female Dance Instructor Nabbed For Child Porn: Police New Update: Long Island Man Who Posed As Female Dance Instructor Nabbed For Child Porn: Police
New Update: Long Island Man Who Posed As Female Dance Instructor Nabbed For Child Porn: Police Reports from out of state have resulted in child pornography charges for a Long Island man who allegedly created a fake online profile. Following tips from the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas, Suffolk County Police Digital Forensics Unit detectives arrested the Lindenhurst resident for sexually explicit conversations he had with two 10-year-old girls from Texas on social media and through text messages.  The girls notified Fort Worth Police of her interactions with Taner Ocal, age 22, in May and June 2024, Suffolk County Police said. During the investigation, it was determi…
Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info
Know Him? Burglar Nabs $5K From Pair Of Lindenhurst Businesses; Reward Offered For Info Police are asking for help in identifying a commercial burglary suspect who helped himself to thousands of dollars from a pair of Long Island businesses. Suffolk County Police said the break-ins occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in Lindenhurst, at two businesses on Wellwood Avenue. Surveillance footage showed the suspect, clad in all black clothing and a black face mask, forcibly entering Paris 1 Nail Salon through a rear door.  He stole nearly $1,000 in cash before hitting the neighboring business, Vicky’s Casa del Sabor, where he grabbed another $4,000 from the register.…
Know Him? Man Wanted For Burglarizing 2 Lindenhurst Businesses Know Him? Man Wanted For Burglarizing 2 Lindenhurst Businesses
Man Wanted For Burglarizing 2 Lindenhurst Businesses Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a man who burglarized two businesses last month. The incidents occurred in Lindenhurst on Thursday, May 2, at the Paris 1 Nail Salon and Vicky’s Casa del Sabor on Wellwood Avenue. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives said the man forcibly entered Paris 1 Nail Salon through the rear door and stole $1,000 from the business.  A short time later, police said the same man entered Vicky’s Casa del Sabor through the rear door and stole approximately $4,000 from …
Fatal Crash: 57-Year-Old Lindenhurst Man ID'd As Victim On Southern State Parkway Fatal Crash: 57-Year-Old Lindenhurst Man ID'd As Victim On Southern State Parkway
Fatal Crash: 57-Year-Old Lindenhurst Man ID'd As Victim On Southern State Parkway One person was killed in a crash on the Southern State Parkway involving two vehicles. It happened around 2 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Oyster Bay. Responding New York State Police troopers observed the vehicles involved in the crash: a white Toyota Camry and a black Chevrolet Colorado.  The Colorado was overturned, with EMS evaluating the operator.  The driver, Thomas Bayer, age 57, of Lindenhurst, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he later died from his injuries.  The operator of the white Toyota Camry was transported to a local hosp…
Southern State Stretch Reopens After Serious Crash In West Babylon Southern State Stretch Reopens After Serious Crash In West Babylon
Southern State Parkway Stretch Reopens In West Babylon This story has been updated. A stretch of the Southern State Parkway has reopened after a serious crash late Sunday afternoon, May 19. The closure in West Babylon, on the eastbound side, was at Exit 37 (Belmont Avenue). The crash happened around 3 p.m. The eastbound lanes remained closed for several hours during the accident investigation by police. Specific details on the crash, and reported injuries, have not yet been released. This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Jackpot! Babylon Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize Jackpot! Babylon Man Claims $5M Lottery Prize
Babylon Man Claims $5M Prize On Cash X100 Scratch-Off Game A New York man has five million more reasons to be smiling. Long Island resident William O’Donnell, of Babylon, claimed a $5 million top prize playing the NY Lottery’s Cash X100 scratch-off game, lottery officials announced. O’Donnell received a single lump sum payment of $3,255,000 after paying taxes. He purchased the incredibly lucky ticket in Lindenhurst, at the Maakrupa Super Stop located at 200A Montauk Highway. Scratch-off games ginned up more than $4.4 billion in sales during fiscal year 2022-2023, according to New York Lottery. Of that, school districts in Suffolk County received …
Hotel Torturer Who Beat, Burned Women With Iron In Ronkonkoma Gets Decades In Prison Hotel Torturer Who Beat, Burned Women With Iron In Ronkonkoma Gets Decades In Prison
Lindenhurst Man Sentenced For Torturing Women At Hotel A Long Island man who subjected two women to hours of torture, including beatings and burns with a hot iron, will spend decades behind bars. Johnathan Wright, age 34, of Lindenhurst, was sentenced to 32 ½ to 40 years in prison by a Suffolk County judge on Tuesday, May 7, following his jury conviction for assault and related charges. Prosecutors said Wright was staying at a Ronkonkoma hotel with two women, one of whom suffered from mental disabilities, on July 21, 2021, when he became enraged after the women fell asleep while giving him a back massage. Earlier Report: Hotel Torture: …
Sharing Is Caring: $1M Lottery Prize Split Between Suffolk County Duo Sharing Is Caring: $1M Lottery Prize Split Between Suffolk County Duo
Bayport, Lindenhurst Residents Claim $1M VIP Millions Prize Two lucky Long Island residents will split a lottery prize worth $1 million. Murat Dindar, of Bayport, and Sergen Kup, of Lindenhurst, claimed the massive prize on the VIP Millions scratch-off game, New York Lottery officials announced. After paying Uncle Sam, they each received a one-time lump sum payment of $325,000. Dindar and Kup purchased the winning ticket in East Patchogue, at the New York HUSCO Mini Mart located at 700 South County Road. Scratch-off games generated over $4.4 billion in total sales during fiscal year 2022-2023. Of that, school districts in Suffolk County received m…
Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children On Long Island Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children On Long Island
Man Admits To Vehicular Homicide For Crash That Killed Father, Children On Long Island A man dubbed “one of the most staggeringly reckless defendants” admitted to his role in a quadruple-fatal crash, during which he drove over 100 miles an hour under the influence of fentanyl and cocaine. Michael DeAngelo, age 33 of Lindenhurst, pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular manslaughter on Wednesday, May 1, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Original Story - Quadruple Homicide: Man Indicted For Fatal Massapequa Crash On the evening of August 6, 2023, 60-year-old Marine veteran Patrice Huntley was sitting at a stoplight on Sunrise Highway at Un…
Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple In Amityville As Gruesome Details Revealed Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple In Amityville As Gruesome Details Revealed
Severed Remains: 2 Charged With Murdering Couple In Amityville 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…
Photographer Forcibly Touches 18-Year-Old During Photo Shoot At Lindenhurst Business: Police Photographer Forcibly Touches 18-Year-Old During Photo Shoot At Lindenhurst Business: Police
Owner Of Lindenhurst Photo Studio Molests Teen Client: Cops The owner of a Long Island photo studio is accused of molesting a teenage client. William Keegan, age 49, of Freeport, was arrested Friday, April 12, following an investigation by Suffolk County Police. Investigators said an 18-year-old woman contacted the agency on Monday, April 8, to report that Keegan had forcibly touched her during a photo shoot at his Lindenhurst studio, Flawless Digital Photos, in January 2023. Keegan is charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.  He was issued an appearance ticket and will be arraigned at First District Court in Ce…
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found In Suffolk County Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found In Suffolk County
Severed Remains Case: ID Released For Male Victim Found In Suffolk County 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…
Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Lindenhurst CVS, Police Say Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Lindenhurst CVS, Police Say
Severed Body Parts Suspect Caught Shoplifting At Lindenhurst 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…
Man Nabbed With Guns During Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say Man Nabbed With Guns During Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say
Man Nabbed With Guns During Long Island Traffic Stop, Police Say A Long Island man pulled over for traffic infractions soon found himself with more charges after police said they found weapons in his car. It happened on Thursday, March 14 in Brookville, according to Nassau County Police. Robert Abruzzese, age 49, was driving north on Route 107 near Wheatley Road in his 2023 Dodge Charger when police said he committed multiple traffic violations. However, when they pulled the Lindenhurst man over, they allegedly found an imitation Glock 9mm and a real, loaded Smith and Wesson .38 revolver in the vehicle. Abruzzese is charged with: Criminal possess…
Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row Is This Lindenhurst Spot, Customers Say Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row Is This Lindenhurst Spot, Customers Say
Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row Is This Lindenhurst Spot, Customers Say A 70-year-old restaurant has cemented itself as Long Island’s favorite diner, winning the title of “Best Diner” for the fourth time in as many years. Lindenhurst Diner, located at 195 East Montauk Highway, is the best diner on Long Island, according to the 2024 Bethpage’s “Best of LI” awards. Founded in 1954, the spot touts its restaurant quality food at diner prices – and diners near and far agree that it really is the best of the best. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Lindenhurst Diner (@lindenhurstdiner) “Everything was…
Amityville Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer Amityville Man Admits To Attempted Murder Of Police Officer
Amityville 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 …
ID Released For 22-Year-Old Killed In DWI Crash On Long Island ID Released For 22-Year-Old Killed In DWI Crash On Long Island
ID Released For 22-Year-Old Killed In DWI Crash On Long Island The identity has been released of a passenger killed in a single-vehicle Long Island crash involving an allegedly drunk driver. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in North Woodmere. A 2023 Toyota traveling on Rosedale Road near the intersection of Lawrence Court lost control and overturned, Nassau County Police said.  After an investigation, the driver, Aaron Cooper, age 26, of Lindenhurst, was arrested without incident, said police. The passenger, a 22-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police Department medic. He has now been ide…
26-Year-Old From Lindenhurst Accused Of Driving Drunk After Crash Kills Passenger, Age 22 26-Year-Old From Lindenhurst Accused Of Driving Drunk After Crash Kills Passenger, Age 22
26-Year-Old From Lindenhurst Accused Of Driving Drunk After Crash Kills Passenger, Age 22 A Long Island man accused of driving drunk is facing a host of charges, including manslaughter, after his passenger was killed in an overnight crash. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 22-Year-Old From Valley Stream Killed In North Woodmere DWI Crash It happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in North Woodmere. A 2023 Toyota traveling on Rosedale Road near the intersection of Lawrence Court lost control and overturned, Nassau County Police said.  After an investigation, the driver, Aaron Cooper, age 26, of Lindenhurst, was arrested without incident, …
Long Island Business Owner Sentenced For Hiding Income, 'Off-Books' Payrolls, More Long Island Business Owner Sentenced For Hiding Income, 'Off-Books' Payrolls, More
Long Island Business Owner Sentenced For Hiding Income, 'Off-Books' Payrolls, More A Long Island woman must pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of restitution and spend over two years behind bars after she filed false tax returns, hid money from the government, and more, officials said. Lorraine Pilitz, age 65 of Merrick, received her 33-month sentence and orders for restitution on Friday, Jan. 19, the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York announced. Pilitz was the owner and operator of several car-related businesses on Long Island at the time of the crimes, which happened between 2011 and 2013, the USAO said. The IRS requires that financial in…
'Sheer Horror': Son Tried Saving Mom After She Was Fatally Stabbed By Lindenhurst Husband: DA 'Sheer Horror': Son Tried Saving Mom After She Was Fatally Stabbed By Lindenhurst Husband: DA
'Sheer Horror': Son Tried Saving Mom After She Was Fatally Stabbed By Lindenhurst Husband: DA New details are shedding light on the terrifying moments a Long Island man allegedly stabbed his wife to death in front of their teenage son. Ryszard Murawski, age 44, of Lindenhurst, was indicted on murder and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the death of Wioleta Murawski. Emergency crews were called to the couple’s Lindenhurst residence on South 14th Street at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, after their 15-year-old son called 911 saying that his father had stabbed his mother. Earlier Report - New Update: Husband Charged With Murder In Wife's Stabbing…
New Update: Husband Charged With Murder In Wife's Stabbing At Lindenhurst Home New Update: Husband Charged With Murder In Wife's Stabbing At Lindenhurst Home
New Update: Husband Charged With Murder In Wife's Stabbing At Lindenhurst Home Days after a woman was found stabbed to death outside her Long Island home, her husband has been charged with murder. Emergency crews were called to the couple’s Lindenhurst residence on South 14th Street at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, for a stabbing. Suffolk County Police said officers found 38-year-old Wioleta Murawski outside the home suffering from stab wounds. Earlier Report: Man Stabs Wife To Death At Lindenhurst Home, Police Say She was taken to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation found that her…
Man Stabs Wife To Death At Lindenhurst Home, Police Say Man Stabs Wife To Death At Lindenhurst Home, Police Say
Man Stabs Wife To Death At Lindenhurst Home, Police Say A domestic violence incident ended with a woman stabbed to death outside her Long Island home. See New Update: Husband Charged With Murder In Wife's Stabbing At Lindenhurst Home Emergency crews were called to a Lindenhurst residence on South 14th Street at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, for a stabbing. Suffolk County Police said officers found 38-year-old Wioleta Murawski outside the home suffering from stab wounds. She was taken to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip where she was pronounced dead, according to police. A preliminary investigation found that her hu…
'Let This Be Warning': Father From Lindenhurst Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Young Daughters 'Let This Be Warning': Father From Lindenhurst Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Young Daughters
'Let This Be Warning': Father From Lindenhurst Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Young Daughters A Long Island father will spend decades behind bars for sexually abusing his two young daughters. The 42-year-old Lindenhurst man, who prosecutors are not naming to protect the victims’ identities, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Suffolk County Court on Monday, Dec. 18. It came months after a jury found him guilty of multiple sex crimes in September 2023. Earlier Report: 'Reprehensible': Lindenhurst Father Sexually Abused Young Daughters, Jury Finds According to prosecutors, the man went into his 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom and sexually abused the child in early 2016. Afte…
Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Lindenhurst Man Jackpot! $5M Lottery Prize Claimed By Lindenhurst Man
Lindenhurst Man Wins $5M On Cash Royale Scratch-Off Game 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…
Driver Going 95 MPH On LIE After 'Glass Of Wine' Among 6 Thanksgiving Weekend DWI Busts: Cops Driver Going 95 MPH On LIE After 'Glass Of Wine' Among 6 Thanksgiving Weekend DWI Busts: Cops
Driver Going 95 MPH On LIE After 'Glass Of Wine' Among 6 Thanksgiving Weekend DWI Busts: Cops The long Thanksgiving weekend included a stint in jail for several people accused of driving drunk on Long Island roadways. Six suspects were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Suffolk County between Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 26, according to sheriff’s officials. Among them was 33-year-old Richard Pino, of Nesconset, who was busted going 95 miles-per-hour eastbound on the Long Island Expressway in Brookhaven, deputies said. When asked how much he’d had to drink, Pino reportedly said he had “a glass of wine” before getting behind the wheel. A breath test reveal…
Thief Drives Off In Luxury Car From Long Island Auto Shop, Police Say Thief Drives Off In Luxury Car From Long Island Auto Shop, Police Say
Thief Drives Off In Luxury Car From Long Island Auto Shop, Police Say A Long Island man recently released from custody has been re-arrested after he allegedly stole a car from an auto shop, according to authorities. It happened on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Bethpage. At approximately 8:25 a.m., 34-year-old Craig Bilozur of Lindenhurst got into a gray Mercedes Benz car sitting at Andy’s Auto Shop, located at 400 Hicksville Road, and drove off, Nassau County Police said. However, he didn’t make it too far – an employee from Andy’s later searched for the car and found it 0.1 miles away, parked on the side of Hicksville Road near the intersection of Edward Street. …