6th Precinct Events
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Thanks to Dick Holmes
On Friday May 13th, 2022, Home Depot at Independence Plaza in Selden hosted a 6th Precinct “Coffee with a Cop” event.
Among the attendees were Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa and the Sixth Precinct COPE team, including Officers Linda Piotrowski, Sergio Moller, and John Efstathiou.
Deputy Inspector D’Agostino presided.
581 crimes were reported in the precinct for April 2022.
Last year during the same period there were 647 crimes reported.
This is a decrease of 10.2% for the month of April.
APRIL 2022 CRIMES INCLUDE:
- 0 Homicides
- 7 Aggravated Assaults
- 15 Burglaries
- 4 residential
- 11 commercial
- 1 Robbery
- 3 Grand Larcenies Auto
- 2 reported trigger pulls (1 victim shot)
There were 246 arrests covering 338 charges, including 13 assaults, 2 burglaries, 93 drug, 2 robberies, 11 DWIs(16 charges).
1 fatal as compared to 3 fatal in April 2021.
14 non-fatal as compared to 25 in April 2021.
455 crashes this period (1 fatal, 80 with injuries) as compared to 509 crashes in April 2021.
28 of these crashes involved leaving the scene and 2 were DWI related.
Officers wrote 1,810 tickets in April 2022.
The ATV multiple agency task force has been active in curbing illegal, unregistered ATV activity.
CT 22-01 Catalytic Converters from Vehicles
The SCPD is investigating a crime trend including a significant number of catalytic converters being cut off of vehicles throughout the County. These incidents have taken place in all SCPD Precincts. Incidents have occurred at residential and commercial locations and have targeted both single vehicles and large commercial fleets. (Includes arrest of 2 subjects in the 6th Precinct).
CP 22-05 Smash & Grab Burglaries – Subject Wearing Unique Jacket
The SCPD is investigating 11 commercial burglaries where a subject throws a rock/stone through the front glass door and pries open the cash register. In most incidents, the subject can be observed wearing a thermal style jacket, a possible home-made white face covering, hiking style boots and gloves with a reflective strip on the top facing side of the hand. It is to be noted that multiple spotted stains and markings are visible on the subject’s jacket as seen on night vision camera footage. 5 incidents occurred on 4/2/22. No arrests as of this date.
CP 22-04 Pharmacy Smash & Grab Burglaries – Prescription Proceeds
The SCPD is investigating a series of pharmacy burglaries throughout the county. The burglaries occured in Dix Hills, Mt. Sanai, Commack and Ronkonkoma – with two January incidents occurring within 30 minutes of one another. All incidents include two males entering the establishment, and one getaway driver. Incidents have occurred during the weekdays between 0400 – 0700 hours. No arrests as of this date.
CP 22-02 Commercial Burglaries – Pried Entry
The SCPD is investigating 9 commercial burglaries primarily on the north shore. The suspect typically pries open the rear door, removes cash from the office/register area, removes the surveillance video and/or damages the surveillance system. In several incidents the suspect poured bleach or a liquid substance to damage evidence. Several cases appear similar to burglaries included on CP 20-04. The majority of incidents have occurred during the overnight hours between Sunday to Monday. Several cases have occurred at businesses located off of Jericho Tpke within the 2nd & 4th Pcts and North Country Rd/Rt 25A in the 4th and 6th Pct. No arrests to date.
CP 22-01 Smash & Grab Burglaries – Fast Food Establishments
The SCPD is investigating 10 smash and grab burglaries where the subject breaks the glass door/window with a rock or brick. The subject targets the register area, sometimes climbs over the counter and removes the register drawers. Several Dunkin Donut locations have been targeted. No arrests to date.
Dear Alumni Members,
Here are the major April 2022 monthly statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on May 5, 2022:
3 residential and 2 commercial burglaries;
30 stolen cars;
13 drug overdoses, 3 fatal;
1 shooting, non-fatal;
44 drug arrests; and
1 search warrant executed.
Stolen cars continue to be a major problem in the Town of Babylon. As a reminder, be sure to safeguard your car keys.
Dirt bikes and ATVs illegally operated have become a safety concern.
The next meeting at the West Babylon Public Library is June 2, 2022 at 7 PM. All residents are welcome.
Justin Cooper, 1st Precinct Coordinator
Bob Murphy attended the 4th precinct meeting on 5-3-2022.
Inspector Regina of the 4th precinct ran the meeting.
The guest speakers for the evening were P.O Abbene and P.O Lyons of the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau.
The bureau’s base is at Timber Point in Great River.
They are responsible for all navigable waterways in the county (With the exception of the east end) as well as land and beach patrols on Fire Island.
The bureau is staffed by 62 police officers and operate a fleet of specialized boats, trucks and quads.
They spoke at length about the operations of the bureau and it was an especially interesting presentation.
Inspector Regina noted that the precinct has seen a slight downturn in burglaries and car thefts. He again urged residents not to leave their key fobs or valuables in their cars and to lock your car doors.
The ongoing car gatherings in the precinct were also addressed. The Inspector stated that many steps are being taken to resolve the issues but it is a difficult task. He also noted this is a widespread problem not limited to Suffolk County.
The participants of these gatherings are coming from New York City and neighboring states as well as Long Island. The precinct is still dedicating numerous resources in order to alleviate this situation. During one incident 60 – 70 traffic summonses were issued.
The next community meeting will be held the first Tuesday in June and will feature a presentation by the MTA police.