The meeting was held at the Nesconset Library, presided over by Insp. Regina and his team.
On 6/11/22 4th Pct. patrol following intelligence located approximately 100 cars in the parking lot of 2929 Express Dr. North, Islandia.
County wide assistance included the aviation section.
The group was dispersed without incident and 8 uniform traffic tickets were issued.
The following day, PCS (Precinct Crime Section) officers observe known street racer driving recklessly on Ronkonkoma Ave; subject flees police and is later apprehended.
Charged with unlawful fleeing, Reckless Driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Subject affiliated with car racing group “Global Suspects”.
On 6/8/22, in response to numerous community complaints, 4th Pct Community Support Unit, 4th Squad detectives, Property Section officers, and Smithtown Public Safety/Fire Marshall conducted an investigation at Imperial Foot Care Salon, 205 Terry Rd.
A 61 year old Woodside, Queens woman was charged with 2 counts of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession and 2 counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree.
The Smithtown Fire Marshall issued 25 violations for fire code and building offenses. The Smithtown Building Dept inspector deemed the unit unsafe and closed the business for electrical violations.
Important note: Any subjects described here hold a presumption of innocence unless and until such time as a conviction is rendered in a court of law.
On 6/15/22. Four people arrested for selling E-Liquid Nicotine to minors.
In response to community complaints, 4th Pct Anti-Crime officers conducted an investigation into the sale of E-Liquid nicotine to minors during which numerous businesses were checked for compliance. These 4 individuals worked at businesses which were found to be out of compliance, however, other businesses were in compliance and no charges were brought against them.
On 6/18/22, a Brentwood man was arrested by 4th Squad detectives for falsely claiming he was kidnapped. The man filed a police report with the 3rd Pct. Following an extensive 2 day investigation, the man was brought into the 4th Pct for further questioning where he admitted to lying to police about the kidnapping in an attempt to gain favor with his estranged spouse. He was arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an incident 3rd degree, and for a false sworn statement 2nd degree.
Two male suspects, one a 17 year old, were arrested 6/30/22 by Major Case Unit detectives for burglarizing three storage units at Extra Space Storage on Vets Hwy.
Following an investigation, the two were additionally charged with the following incidents:
Grand Larceny 3rd Degree for stealing from Burger King in Ronkonkoma on June 8th.
Grand Larceny 3rd Degree for stealing from Licensed to Chill in Ronkonkoma on June 8th.
Grand Larceny 3rd Degree for stealing from Energy Wise in Ronkonkoma on June 8th.
Grand Larceny 3rd Degree for stealing from Remodel Rob in Ronkonkoma on June 9th.
Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree for damaging vehicles at Energy Mechanical in East Farmingdale on June 25th.
Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree for damaging vehicles an stealing items from New York Solar in East Farmingdale on June 25th.
Grand Larceny 3rd Degree for stealing from Albee Motors in Islip Terrace on June 25th.
3 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree for the burglaries of three units at Extra Space Storage in Islandia.
On July 10th, after several 911 calls, units located a vehicle playing amplified music from a huge speaker system mounted on the automobile roof. A Town ordinance summons was issued and the speaker system confiscated.
On July 22nd, a Ronkonkoma man was arrested on the westbound LIE at Commack Rd in Dix Hills. Detectives from the Major Case Unit, the 4th and 5th Squads, charged the man with 9 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree of several businesses, where he typically would throw a rock threw the glass, enter, and steal cash.
The locations were:
IHOP, 339 Portion Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma, January 25th.
Stacey’s Bagels, 416 Hawkins Ave, Lake Ronkonkoma, January 26th.
Starbucks, 3701 Express Drive North, Islandia, July 19th.
Bagel Express, 264 W Main St, Smithtown, July 19th.
Duck Donuts, 586 Vets Hwy, Hauppauge, July 20th.
Princess Deli Bagels, 1151 Jericho Tpke, Commack, July 20th.
Dunkin’, 305 Waverly Av, Patchogue, July 22nd.
Dunkin’, 1573 Lakeland Av, Bohemia, July 22nd.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, 4180 Vets Hwy, Bohemia, July 22nd.
July 22-23 street racing and reckless driving events.
In response to numerous community complaints, and previous criminal incidents regarding street racing and reckless driving events, 4th Pct Crime Section officers and 4th Pct Community Support Unit officers conducted an investigation into multiple locations throughout the 4th Pct where drag racing was occuring, assisted by 4th Pct patrol officers, Highway Patrol and Highway Safety Team, Canine Section and Aviation.
The investigation into a street racing group led to a large group of vehicles parked near 88 Vets Hwy in Commack at approximately 10:55PM where members of the group where engaged in reckless driving. The vehicles then proceeded to a predetermined location at Oval Dr in Islandia, where approximately 200 vehicles and 300 people were believed to be preparing to drag race.
Throughout the night, police issued 119 summonses for various vehicle and traffic law violations.
An individual from Patchogue was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Resisting Arrest.
On August 6th, following an investigation by 4th Pct Crime Section and Anti-Crime Unit officers, a man was arrested in Dix Hills and charged with Making a Threat of Mass Harm a class B misdemeanor. The man wrote a comment on a travel website on July 30th threatening to bring a gun to Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel, 3635 Express Drive North, Islandia, with the intent of hurting the staff at the gaming facility.
Probation officer Phil Battaglia gave a presentation on his current assignment at Suffolk Police Headquarters where he is involved with inter-agency intelligence operations.
This report filed by Lou Giudice