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Dear Alumni Members,

Here are the major November 2023 statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on December 7, 2023:

337 arrests.

21 commercial burglaries including 6 in Lindenhurst.  Many were smash and grab with broken windows at night.

2 residential burglaries.

18 stolen cars with 6 in West Babylon.

507 car crashes, 85 leaving the scene of the accident with 2 serious injuries.

3 robberies, all in West Babylon.

1 homicide in North Amityville.

Deputy Inspector Paul Hyland introduced himself.  He was last with Internal Affairs and is the new Executive Officer of the 1st Precinct.

Inspector Hyland reminded the residents in attendance to not leave their vehicle running, even for a minute, when not in the car.  He spoke about the changes to come with a new County Executive and a new Police Commissioner.

An underage alcohol sting was conducted at six establishments and all were in compliance.

Community Liaison Officer Russ Aue, who is retiring after 30 years on the job, received commendation certificates from an elected official and a civil group,

The next meeting date, time, and location will be announced later.  All residents are welcome.


Justin Cooper

1st Precinct Coordinator

In attendance representing SCCPAAA were Bob Marketta and Lou Giudice.

October 2023 crimes included:

  • 0 Homicide
  • 17 Aggravated Assaults
  • 18 Burglaries (2 Residential, 16 Commercial)
  • 4 Robberies
  • 20 Grand Larcenies Auto
  • 2 Trigger Pulls – 1 Victim shot (out of 2 recorded gun crimes)
  • compared to October 2022, when we had 5 Trigger Pulls (2 Victims Shot) out of (10 recorded gun crimes)

There were 382 arrests on 447charges in October including:

  • 8 Assaults
  • 14 Burglary
  • 77 Drugs
  • 4 Robberies

October had 21 drug overdoses with 0 fatalities,
compared with October 2022 with 22 overdoses and 9 fatalities.

October had 743 motor vehicle crashes compared to October 2022 with 619 crashes.

  • 0 fatalities
  • 117 with injuries
  • 99 leaving the scene
  • 6 DWI related

There were 16 arrests for DWI with 22 charges.

Officers wrote 2068 tickets.

The next 6th Precinct Community Meeting will be held in January 2024

Reported by Lou Giudice

5th Precinct Crime Statistics:

Robbery’s are up this year (18) from last year (13) YTD. 

One Robbery was the Stop and Shop in Holbrook on 10/29/23 

Residential Robbery’s are the same YTD from Last Year (31)

Commercial Robbery’s are Down this year (47) from Last year (79)

Larceny’s (except from Motor Vehicles are lower this year (1608) from Last Year (1743)

Robbery’s of Motor vehicles are lower this year (157) from last year (174)

Warnings about Mail theft during the Holiday Season and how to prevent: 

  • Drop off your mail during pick up time 
  • Do not deposit your mail on weekends or holidays
  • Use a Pen with permanent ink to prevent alterations on your check 
  • Frequently review your blank account and images of canceled checks to ensure that the payment reached the beneficiary unchanged.
  • Give the mail directly to the postman or place the mail in the box inside the post office

TikTok Challenge:

  • Kia’s and Hyundai’s are able to be stolen with a USB. As shown on Tik Tok. Go to the Dealer to get the free fix if you own those models within the time frame. 
  • Kick down Door Challenge, kids going up to random doors and kicking them in, causing damage

Set up a 9 PM Routine:

  • Lock Car Doors
  • Lock Garage Doors
  • Lock Front Door
  • Activate house Alarm
  • Remove Personal Items from Vehicle

Don’t allow yourself to be a victim

Social Media:

 Instagram – @scpd5thprecinct

Twitter (X) @SCPD5thPrecinct

Events Coming up:

Monday December 4th –   Coffee with a Cop 3 to 5PM  La Roma Pastry Shop in Oakdale

Tuesday December 5th – Fifth Precinct Menorah and Tree Lighting at 6PM 125 Waverly Ave, Patchogue. 

Tuesday December12th  – Fifth Precinct Community Meeting at 7PM Patchogue-Medford Library

Beth Santagata