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

Dear Alumni Members,

Here are some of the major statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on September 1, 2022:

2,700 arrests since the beginning of 2022;

30 stolen cars in June 2022;

14 drug overdoses in June 2022;

8 shootings since the beginning of 2022;

4 residential and 3 commercial burglaries in August 2022;

3 search warrants were executed in August 2022,

Stolen cars continue to be a major problem in the Town of Babylon.  As a reminder, be sure to safeguard your car keys and not keep the car running when you exit for a brief period.  Also of concern is the rash of store larcenies in the precinct.

The top summer arrest was on August 18, 2022 at 1 AM in Deer Park.  Four individuals fled from the police and the car flipped over and caught fire.  The driver was pinned against the steering wheel and flames were headed into the passenger compartment.  One of the responding officers of slight build crawled into the vehicle and with the help of his partners were able to pull the man to safety.  The fire caused bullets in possession of the passengers to explode and cause havoc.  The officers in the incident were honored by the Town.

The interesting presentation was made by Inspector Brendan Forte, the 1st Precinct’s new Commanding Officer.  He had more than a dozen officers present to address the concerns of the residents in attendance.  Inspector Forte has replaced former Inspector Kevin Kane who has retired.  

The next meeting at the West Babylon Public Library is October 6, 2022 at 7 PM.  All residents are welcome.

Respectfully,

Justin Cooper, 1st Precinct Coordinator

3rd Precinct

3rd Precinct Coordinators Mike Aziz and John Callori

4th Precinct

Outreach Coordinator Sharon Burwin
Sharon attended 4th Precinct National Night Out at Smith Haven Mall
Go Army !
Food’s Up !
Suffolk’s Finest
Officer Dono with staffer from Commissioner’s Office
Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison with SCCPAAA President Kevin O’Hare
Chief of Patrol Gerard Hardy, Board Member Jay Jost,, Asst Police Commissioner ElizabethDaitz, President Kevin O’Hare, Deputy Inspector David Lawler

6th Precinct

PO Linda Piotrowski, Chief of Patrol Gerard Hardy, Deputy Inspector Eric D’Agostino,, 2 representatives of 7-11 sponser, Assistant Police Commissioner Elizabeth Daitz, PO Kathryn Skippon
Chief of Patrol Gerard Hardy, Deputy Inspector Eric D’Agostino,, 2 representatives of 7-11 sponser, Assistant Police Commissioner Elizabeth Daitz, PO Kathryn Skippon , Detective Sargeant James Murphy
6th Precinct table with Civilian Academy applications

Deputy Inspector D’Agostino presided.

527 crimes were reported in the precinct for June 2022.

Last year during the same period there were 487 crimes reported.

This is an increase of 8.2% for the month of June.

JUNE 2022 CRIMES INCLUDE:

  • 0 Homicides
  • 8 Aggravated Assaults
  • 15 Burglaries
    • 4 residential
    • 11 commercial
  • 1 Robbery
  • 9 Grand Larcenies Auto
  • 4 reported trigger pulls (4 victims shot)

ARRESTS

There were 205 arrests covering 261 charges, including 9 assaults, 6 burglaries, 39 drug, 1 robbery, 20 DWIs(28 charges).

OVERDOSE DATA

3 fatal as compared to 6 fatal in June 2021.

18 non-fatal as compared to 33 in June 2021.

CRASHES

345 crashes this period as compared to 591 crashes in June 2021.

29 of these crashes involved leaving the scene and 4 were DWI related. 66 with injuries.

Officers wrote 2,078 tickets in June 2022.

The ATV multiple agency task force has been active in curbing illegal, unregistered ATV activity.

CRIME PATTERNS

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.

CP 22-06 Smash & Grab Burglaries – Cigarette Carton & Lottery Ticket Proceeds

The SCPD is investigating a series of (15) Burglaries at Gas Stations throughout the county. Most incidents capture a Dodge Caravan pulling up to the establishment with a Male exiting the driver’s side door. Immediately after, the subject opens the rear sliding door to retrieve an object (fire extinguisher, lug wrench, tire iron, crowbar, etc.) and smashes the front glass door with same. Both vehicle doors are left open while the male gains entry to the store. Multiple incidents involve two separate Dodge Caravans stolen out of Medford (Recovered, 22-337659), and Mastic (Active, 22-335722). All incidents occur from 0000-0700 hrs. Arrest Made: Samuel Pedraza

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, Deer Park, 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.

Submitted by Lou Giudice