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Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say
Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say Police on Long Island have arrested a man in connection with a fatal overdose. Holtsville resident Nicholas Mayfield, age 40, was nabbed in Uniondale at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, Nassau County Police said. According to police, Mayfield was taken into custody after authorities began investigating the fatal overdose death of a Nassau County resident. Further details, including the victim’s name, were not released. Mayfield is charged with: Criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of varying degrees; Criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of…
Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police
Man Caught With Loaded Gun, Drugs In New Rochelle: Police A 51-year-old man faces several charges after he was caught with a loaded handgun and illegal drugs in front of a Westchester cafe, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, April 8 around 4:20 a.m., when a suspect was seen allegedly displaying a gun at the Pit Stop gas station in New Rochelle at 819 Main St., according to New Rochelle Police Captain J. Collins Coyne.  An anonymous caller soon reported this incident to police, adding that the suspect had been driving a blue Corvette with Connecticut license plates. Officers then began searching the area around the g…
30-Year-Old From Manorville Accused Of Drag Racing In West Babylon 30-Year-Old From Manorville Accused Of Drag Racing In West Babylon
30-Year-Old From Manorville Accused Of Drag Racing In West Babylon A Long Island man is facing charges after police say he was caught drag racing overnight. Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section officers responded to multiple calls of vehicles and motorcycles drag racing in West Babylon, at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, April 5. Officers observed several vehicles shutting down a section of roadway to traffic on Edison Avenue at Dale Street, allowing a motorcyclist to drag race and do burnouts in the roadway.  After observing the unlawful stunt behavior, officers took the motorcycle operator into custody without i…
Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Hyde Park, Cops Say Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Hyde Park, Cops Say
Miami-Bound Fentanyl Dealer Nabbed In Hyde Park, Cops Say An alleged fentanyl dealer in the region who was headed to Miami, Florida was nabbed by drug task agents before he could leave. Dutchess County resident Jose J. Cruz, age 22, of Beacon, was arrested early Monday, March 25 in Hyde Park by members of the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris of the Task Force, Cruz had been under investigation for the sale of fentanyl and other drugs in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, and the surrounding areas. During the investigation, Cruz made several drug transactions with Task Force agents. Harris said …
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer A major drug trafficker was taken down with help from the New York State Police in the Hudson Valley. A warrant search aimed at apprehending the dealer, identified as Juan Rondon, age 60, of the Bronx, occurred on Wednesday, March 20 by the New York State Police Troop K Violent Gangs and Narcotic Enforcement Team and Unit K9 from Dutchess County, along with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the New York City Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Trooper AJ Hicks. During the warrant search, more than 12 kilograms of cocaine and $3 million in cash were found hidden in t…
Duo Nabbed For Stabbing At Valley Stream Bar: Police Duo Nabbed For Stabbing At Valley Stream Bar: Police
Duo Nabbed For Stabbing At Valley Stream Bar: Police Over a month after four people were stabbed during a bar fight on Long Island, authorities have arrested the two people they say were responsible. Nassau County Police announced the arrest of 23-year-old Shameq Sullins and 22-year-old Dayvonne Johnson on Monday, March 25 for their alleged role in a Valley Stream stabbing. Original Story: 4 Stabbed Near Valley Stream Bar, Suspects At Large: Police     Johnson, who is from Roosevelt, and Sullins, from Hempstead, were reportedly the two responsible for the Saturday, Feb. 3 incident that started at Moods Lounge and Cafe, loc…
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say 'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say Three people from three different Long Island stores were arrested after authorities claimed they sold alcohol, tobacco, and THC products to minors. The arrests took place on Monday, March 18 throughout Nassau County with the assistance of underage agents and the department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) unit. In East Meadow, Cindy Granados Vigil, a 21-year-old, was arrested for what authorities said was the second time in four months for selling tobacco products to minors at Hempstead Convenience & Smoke, located at 2125 Hempstead Turnpike. Not only was Vigil taken into custody, b…
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill
Man Accused Of Stabbing Victim At Cocktail Lounge In Wallkill A Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing another man in the neck at a cocktail lounge that has been the scene of another recent shooting and stabbing. Related: 2 Shot, 1 Stabbed Near Wallkill Bar The incident took place in Orange County around 4 a.m., Saturday, March 9 at Whispers Cocktail Lounge on Route 17 in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore of the Wallkill Police, officers responded to the cocktail lounge for a report of a stabbing and found a 32-year-old Ellenville man suffering from a stab wound to his neck. The victim was transported t…
'Deplorable': Pimp Forced Suffolk Co. Woman Into Sex Work, Beat Her When She Refused, DA Says 'Deplorable': Pimp Forced Suffolk Co. Woman Into Sex Work, Beat Her When She Refused, DA Says
'Deplorable': Pimp Forced Suffolk Co. Woman Into Sex Work, Beat Her When She Refused, DA Says Formal charges have been filed against a man accused of forcing a Long Island woman into prostitution and allegedly beating her when she refused. Michael Howell, age 64, of Brooklyn, was indicted on sex trafficking and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, Feb. 29. Prosecutors allege that between September 2022 and February 2024, Howell forced the Suffolk County woman to engage in sexual acts with others for money. He rented hotel rooms and posted ads of the victim on websites typically used to advertise sex work, investigators said. In order to get the woman to comply, How…
Repeat Violent Felon Who Opened Fire On Riverhead Crowd Gets Decades In Prison Repeat Violent Felon Who Opened Fire On Riverhead Crowd Gets Decades In Prison
Repeat Violent Felon Who Opened Fire On Riverhead Crowd Gets Decades In Prison A repeat violent felon will spend decades more behind bars for opening fire on a crowd outside a Long Island apartment complex. Messiah Booker, age 38, of Riverhead, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, Feb. 28. It came after a jury found him guilty on more than a half dozen counts in connection with a broad daylight shooting at Riverhead’s Riverpointe Apartments in May 2022. Earlier Report: Man Accused Of Firing Shot Near Riverhead Apartment Complex, Police Say According to prosecutors, Booker got into an argument with a teenager in the…
Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force
Duo Charged With Fentanyl Sales Following Raids In Poughkeepsie By Drug Task Force Two Hudson Valley men were charged with the sale of fentanyl following warrant searches by a drug task force. The raids took place in Dutchess County on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force. According to Sgt. Adam Harris of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force, the first search took place at 559 Main St., in Poughkeepsie at the home of Jeremeal Robinson, age 32. Agents conducted the raid after receiving complaints of narcotics sales being conducted in the area, Harris said. Robinson was arrested and charg…
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Yorktown: Police Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Yorktown: Police
Suspect Nabbed For Selling Fentanyl That Led To Victim's Death In Yorktown: Police A 34-year-old faces charges after selling fentanyl to a victim who later died from an overdose in Northern Westchester, police announced.  The suspect, a Lewisboro resident whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 11 in connection with a fatal overdose that happened in Yorktown in late October 2023, Yorktown Police announced on Saturday, Jan. 13.  On the day of the overdose, Monday, October 23 at around 9:30 p.m., officers and paramedics responded to a home on Baldwin Road and attempted to save the victim's life. However, they were later pronounced dead…
31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill 31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill
31-Year-Old Charged After Half-Kilo Of Cocaine Seized On Taconic Parkway In East Fishkill A 31-year-old man was allegedly nabbed with a half-kilo of cocaine during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 2 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 on the Taconic Parkway in East Fishkill when New York State Police stopped the driver for traffic violations. Berkshire County, Massachusetts resident Brandon M. Green, age 31, of Pittsfield, was stopped in a 2020 Toyota sedan, said Trooper AJ Hicks. During the stop, troopers found that Green was driving while ability impaired by drugs and during a search of the vehicle uncovered a half-kilogram of cocaine…
3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Hartsdale Shops: Police 3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Hartsdale Shops: Police
3 Charged After Seizure Of Thousands Of Cannabis Products From 2 Hartsdale Shops: Police Three people face charges following an inspection of two convenience stores in Westchester that were found to be selling thousands of prohibited cannabis products without a license, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from regulatory inspections of two convenience stores in Hartsdale conducted by authorities on Wednesday, Jan. 10, Greenburgh Police announced on Thursday, Jan. 11.  The two stores, which were not named by police, were located at:  4 North Central Ave.; 205 East Hartsdale Ave.  According to authorities, the inspections resulted in the seizure of t…
Monticello Woman Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say Monticello Woman Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say
Monticello Woman Nabbed For Burglary, Drug Possession, Police Say A 32-year-old woman from the region was allegedly busted for attempting to break into a building and possession of drugs after she was caught with burglary tools. Sullivan County resident Samantha J. Ripley, of Monticello, was charged on Friday, Dec. 29 ,2023 after a witness called police after allegedly watching her pry a door off a business.  According to Lt. Mark Johnstone of the Monticello Police, an eyewitness alerted officers after observing Ripley pulling and prying at a rear door of the building before she entered it. Monticello officers arrived and arrested Ripley a…
Robbery Update: Suspect Nabbed After Targeting Selden Chase Branch Robbery Update: Suspect Nabbed After Targeting Selden Chase Branch
Robbery Update: Suspect Nabbed After Targeting Selden Chase Branch A suspect has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery on Long Island. The incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at a Chase bank in Selden, located on Middle Country Road. Suffolk County Police said the robber told a teller that he had a weapon and handed the employee a note demanding cash. Earlier Report: Suspect At Large After Bank Robbery In Selden The teller complied and the suspect fled. On Thursday, Dec. 14, police announced that 51-year-old Joseph Amorosa, of Selden, has been apprehended in connection with the robbery. He is charged with one count of rob…
Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Man in Marlborough, Police Say Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Man in Marlborough, Police Say
Drug Sales Tip Lead To Arrest Of Man in Marlborough, Police Say A Hudson Valley alleged drug dealer was busted after an investigation into drug sales in the region. The incident took place in Ulster County on Wednesday, Nov. 8. In August, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (Urgent) initiated an investigation after receiving information about cocaine and crack cocaine sales occurring in the Town of Marlborough, said Capt. Joseph Sciutto, of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. A subsequent investigation alleges Orange County resident Richard L. Bonds, age 34, of Newburgh was responsible for the narcotic sales, Sciutt…
Man Caught With Stolen Package, Cocaine In Baldwin: Police Man Caught With Stolen Package, Cocaine In Baldwin: Police
Man Caught With Stolen Package, Cocaine In Baldwin: Police  A Long Island man is in custody after he was caught on camera stealing a package off of a doorstep — and later was found with the stolen goods and drugs, police said. It happened on Thursday, Nov. 9 in Baldwin, according to Nassau County Police. Just before noon that day, Frank Merlo, age 36, was spotted via a Ring doorbell camera swiping a package off the Eastern Parkway porch. Daily Voice_sg The 72-year-old victim reported the incident to police, who used the footage to determine that Merlo, a Wantagh resident, was responsible. Merlo was found and arrested at the Baldwin train …
Suspect From Islandia Nabbed For String Of 14 Suffolk County Commercial Burglaries Suspect From Islandia Nabbed For String Of 14 Suffolk County Commercial Burglaries
Suspect From Islandia Nabbed For String Of 14 Suffolk County Commercial Burglaries A suspect has been apprehended for a string of more than a dozen commercial burglaries on Long Island. Following an investigation by Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives, Christopher Lacker, age 42, of Islandia, was identified as the man who committed multiple burglaries at storage facilities within the confines of the Fourth and Fifth Precinct between early December 2022 and early November  2023.  During each burglary, Lacker entered storage facilities, cut locks from individual storage units, and stole property from within, according to police. Lacker, who was located b…
Deadly Cocktail: North Amityville Dealer's Fentanyl Mix Kills Man, Causes 2 Overdoses, DA Says Deadly Cocktail: North Amityville Dealer's Fentanyl Mix Kills Man, Causes 2 Overdoses, DA Says
Deadly Cocktail: North Amityville Dealer's Fentanyl Mix Kills Man, Causes 2 Overdoses, DA Says A Long Island man is accused of selling a deadly drug cocktail that led to a man’s fatal overdose and hospitalized two others. Omar Aitcheson, age 31, of North Amityville, was arraigned on multiple charges in Suffolk County Court on Monday, Nov. 6. According to prosecutors, Aitcheson sold a mix of fentanyl and tramadol to three Copiague men who thought they were buying cocaine on Sunday, Oct. 8. Fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Ingesting just two milligrams can be fatal. The group snorted the substance and immediately began showing si…
Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say
Busted, Again: Beacon Man Caught Selling Drugs While In Diversion Program, Police Say A Hudson Valley man who was in a diversion program to avoid jail for selling narcotics in the region has been busted again for allegedly peddling drugs. Dutchess County resident Stefon Graham, age 33, of Beacon, was charged on a six-count indictment on Monday, Oct. 30 by a grand jury following an investigation by the Dutchess County Drug Task Force. According to Det. Sgt. Adam Harris, of the task force, Graham allegedly continued to sell narcotics after his arrest by the Drug Task Force in August 2022.  As the result of his original arrest, Graham pled guilty to criminal pos…
East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say
East Fishkill Woman Busted With Drugs, Driving While High Following One-Car Crash, Police Say A Hudson Valley woman was nabbed for alleged cocaine possession following a single-vehicle crash. The incident took place in Dutchess County in LaGrange on Wednesday, Oct. 11, said Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police. According to Hicks, troopers responded to a rollover crash around 12:45 a.m. on the Taconic State Parkway near mile marker No. 48. During the investigation, the driver, Katherine Griffin, age 55, of East Fishkill, was located in an intoxicated condition and in possession of approximately 5.8 grams of cocaine, and 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, Hicks said. Griffin was …
Fentanyl, Cocaine, Crack: Trio Caught After String Of Island Park Drug Sales, Police Say Fentanyl, Cocaine, Crack: Trio Caught After String Of Island Park Drug Sales, Police Say
Fentanyl, Cocaine, Crack: Trio Caught After String Of Island Park Drug Sales, Police Say Three alleged drug dealers were taken into custody after police discovered they were behind a string of fentanyl and cocaine sales on Long Island. On Friday, Oct. 6, Nassau County Police arrested the following people, all Island Park residents: Robert Stockdale, age 38; Christine Lyons, age 40; Joseph Zimatore, age 58. The three were nabbed in a 6 a.m. raid, where officers found cocaine, crack, fentanyl, meth, heroin, packing materials, and cash in the house the three shared. An investigation determined that Stockdale and Zimatore sold the drugs to customers on at least six different o…
5 Kingston Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say 5 Kingston Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say
5 Kingston Residents Nabbed In Drug Raid, Police Say Following complaints from residents of drug dealing in the area, five Hudson Valley residents were busted for alleged drug sales and other charges during a warrants search. The incident took place in Ulster County in Kingston around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at a home on Third Avenue. According to the Kingston Police Department, officers searched the home and found drug paraphernalia, weapons, and drugs. Arrested included: Melvin Howell, age 51, of Kingston, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and criminally …
Third Suspect Nabbed After Murder Of 20-Year-Old In Front Of Valley Stream Storefront Third Suspect Nabbed After Murder Of 20-Year-Old In Front Of Valley Stream Storefront
Third Suspect Nabbed After Murder Of 20-Year-Old In Front Of Valley Stream Storefront A third suspect has been charged in connection to the murder of a 20-year-old near a Long Island storefront. The shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 in Valley Stream. The shooter was on 131st Avenue when he fired multiple shots in the direction of the vacant storefront on 85 Ocean Ave., Nassau County Police said. The shooter fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to police. The 20-year-old man was shot in the chest, a 12-year-old was shot in the shoulder, and a 17-year-old girl had a laceration on her hand.  All three were taken to a nearby hospital…
29-Year-Old Nabbed For Selling Drugs In Elmont After Overdose Investigation: Police 29-Year-Old Nabbed For Selling Drugs In Elmont After Overdose Investigation: Police
29-Year-Old Nabbed For Selling Drugs In Elmont After Overdose Investigation: Police A Long Island man was arrested after an unrelated investigation led police to discover that he was selling heroin and more, police said. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 29-year-old Steven M. Ayala was arrested for allegedly possessing and selling drugs, according to Nassau County Police. The Elmont resident’s arrest came during an investigation into an unrelated fatal overdose. Ayala was allegedly in possession of and sold substances that police believe to be heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine. He was arrested outside of the Belmont Deli and Grill, located at 139 Hempstead Turnpike, without in…
19 DWI Arrests Made On Long Island Over Labor Day Weekend, 2 For Leandra's Law 19 DWI Arrests Made On Long Island Over Labor Day Weekend, 2 For Leandra's Law
19 DWI Arrests Made On Long Island Over Labor Day Weekend, 2 For Leandra's Law According to police, over a dozen drunk drivers were taken off Long Island roads over the holiday weekend, two violating Leandra Law, while hundreds more were given tickets. From Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4, 19 intoxicated drivers on Long Island were removed from the road and given tickets, the New York State Police announced. Out of the 19 people, two were given an additional felony charge for driving drunk with a child under the age of 16 in the backseat, violating Leandra Law. The first occurred on Friday, Sept. 1 in Hempstead, where 25-year-old Emanuel Lindarte-Mujica was arr…
Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Yorktown: Police Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Yorktown: Police
Woman Caught With Stolen High Heels, Prescription Drugs In Yorktown: Police A 36-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found her in possession of prescription drugs and merchandise she had allegedly stolen from a Macy's department store in Northern Westchester, police said.  The woman's arrest stemmed from an incident on Monday, Aug. 28 around 3 p.m., when a Yorktown Police detective at the Jefferson Valley Mall allegedly saw the suspect leave Macy's with a bag that did not have the store's logo on it, take out a pair of high-heeled shoes, and put it in her vehicle.  According to Yorktown Police, the detective then called the store's loss…
Sobriety Checkpoint: 3 Charged In Overnight Detail At Huntington Station Intersection Sobriety Checkpoint: 3 Charged In Overnight Detail At Huntington Station Intersection
Sobriety Checkpoint: 3 Charged In Overnight Detail At Huntington Station Intersection Three motorists are facing charges after an overnight multi-agency sobriety checkpoint at a Long Island intersection. It was conducted in Huntington Station at the LIRR parking lot at Route 110 and Church Street from 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 until 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. A total of 403 vehicles went through the checkpoint, according to Suffolk County Police, which was the lead agency involved in the detail. The following were charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated: Claudia Primavera-Murphy, age 61, of Huntington Jonathan D. Commisso, age 30, of Huntington…
Newburgh Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars Newburgh Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars
Newburgh Man Who Dropped Bag Of Cocaine While Being Arrested Faces Years Behind Bars A Hudson Valley man faces up to four years in prison after being convicted by a jury for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Orange County resident Raiquan Falls, age 27, of Newburgh, was found guilty on Friday, Aug. 11, said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler. Falls was remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail following the jury’s verdict. As alleged at trial, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 Falls was arrested by members of the City of Newburgh Police Department on outstanding bench warrants.  After Falls was handcuffed and walked to the patrol car, he dropped …
LI Expressway Reckless Endangerment: 25-Year-Old Found Covered In Powder In Elmont, Police Say LI Expressway Reckless Endangerment: 25-Year-Old Found Covered In Powder In Elmont, Police Say
LI Expressway Reckless Endangerment: 25-Year-Old Found Covered In Powder In Elmont, Police Say A 25-year-old has been accused of reckless endangerment and other charges after he was found driving on the Long Island Expressway while covered in powder, police said. On Saturday, July 23 at approximately 9 p.m., Nassau County Police responded to the Long Island Expressway in Plainview on reports that there had been an accident. When they arrived, they saw a 2023 Nissan Altima near Exit 46. Inside, the driver was slumped over the steering wheel with the car still in drive. Officers were able to put the car in park and saw that the driver’s face and clothes were covered in a powdery …