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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.


Amityville: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a store in Amityville last December.

Police said the man, who was armed with a gun robbed Broadway Beverage at 560 Broadway, at 5:21 p.m., December 13. The suspect took cash from the register and fled westbound on Maple Drive, first on foot, then in the passenger side of a dark SUV.

The suspect, whose photo was captured on video and released today, is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, with a thin build, approximately 5-foot, 8-inches tall, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants with white stripes, black and white

Nike Air Force 1 shoes, a black mask, and black gloves.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at

All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.


Copiague: A window at a Golden Pine business on Great Neck Road was broken sometime before 2:30 a.m., February 25, during which time an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

•The front door of a Sunrise Highway auto repair shop was broken February 26, sometime prior to 1:30 a.m. Police did not report what, if anything was taken.

•Police reported that on February 28, sometime before 10:45 p.m., someone swiped two motorcycles from a garage at an Abbington Court home.

North Amityville: An undisclosed amount of copper piping was stolen from a vacant house on 45th Street. The theft took place February 23, sometime before 5 p.m.


DWI. The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: James Vanderbeek, 46, of 34 Birch

Grove Dr., Central Islip; Brian Kearns, 44, of 270 Harvard Ave., Rockville Center; Fredy Medrano-Orellana, 23, of 14 La Bonne Vie Dr., East Patchogue;

Grand Larceny: Bridget Ingraham, 28, of 108 Merrill St., Brentwood;

Petit Larceny: Todd Hunter, 50, of 430 2nd St, East Northport; Carl Francois, 51 of 109 Arizona Rd., North Babylon.

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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