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The following incidents have been reported by the Amityville Police Department and Suffolk County Police Departments and other fire and law enforcement agencies.


Copiague: Suffolk County Police yesterday arrested a 17-year-old male student Mon., May 7 who, they said, made a school threat. Police gave this account: A 17-year-old male student in his junior year at Copiague High School communicated messages through Instagram to a female classmate on May 6, at approximately 9 p.m.The messages consisted of several threats against the students in the Copiague High School, class of 2019, as well as suicidal statements. After a thorough investigation by the First Precinct Crime Section, officers arrested the 17-yearold male student on May 6 at approximately 7 p.m.

The 17-year-old male student, whose name was withheld by police, was charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree, a Class A misdemeanor. He was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Tues., May 8.


North Amityville: Suffolk County Police arrested a North Amityville man Thurs., May 10, and seized drugs and a loaded handgun during the execution of a search warrant this morning. Police gave this account:

In response to neighborhood complaints of drug activity, detectives from the First Precinct Special Operations Team (SOT) along with officers from the First Precinct Gang Unit, Emergency Service Section and Canine Section executed a search warrant at 13 Emerald Lane South at 6:17 a.m.

During the search, a loaded 9mm handgun, which had been stolen from Georgia in August 2017, along with ammunition, approximately seven grams of crack, approximately $11,000 in cash, a cell phone, drug packaging and scales were recovered.

Jean Evans, 27, who lives at the home, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree and two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Degree.

Evans will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 11.


Copiague: Police reported that on May 1, at about 4:30 a.m., someone broke a window at The Flame Smoke Shop on Oak Street, entered the premises and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.


Copiague: License plates were stolen off a 2003 Ford parked on Irving Road. The theft occurred January 27, but was not reported until April 29.

Amityville: A package left on the front porch at a Parkway Avenue home was stolen sometime before 10:30 a.m., April 27.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: William Aidoo, 47, of 1143 Udall Rd., Bay Shore;

Grand Larceny: Abel Hernandez, 21, of 120 West Walnut St., Farmingdale (two counts and two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument); Denard McCall, 28, of 56 Lakewood St., Wyandanch;

Petit Larceny: Mauel Gutierrez-Contreras, 30, of 23 Sands Point Rd., Port Washington; Erin Jappell, 32, of Amityville (two counts).

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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