Dear Alumni Members,

Here are the major December 2023 and January 2024 statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on February 1, 2024:

December 2023:

311 arrests;

4 commercial burglaries;

4 residential burglaries;

14 stolen cars;

6 robberies;

608 car crashes with 92 leaving the scene.

January 2024:

343 arrests;

8 commercial burglaries;

3 residential burglaries;

12 stolen cars;

6 robberies;

489 car crashes with 70 leaving the scene.

Inspector Brendan Forte, the 1st Precinct Commanding Officer, made the presentation.

Here are several notable incidents:

There was a fight in Lindenhurst on December 20, 2023 involving a number of individuals.  A human nose was found at the scene.

On January 1, 2024 a Deer Park disturbed male aimed a shotgun at a family member.  A police officer with prior military training was able to disarm the man without any shots being fired.

On January 27, 2024 there was a fight at the North Amityville Fire Department’s rental hall where 10 rounds were fired at close range.  There were no injuries but an arrest was made despite no cooperation by the renter.

The Precinct will hold a free Coffee With A Cop event on Wednesday February 7, 2024 at the Old Navy outlet store at the Arches at Tanger Mall in Deer Park from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

The next Community meeting will be March 7, 2024 at 11 am at the Lindenhurst Memorial Library.  All residents are welcome.


Justin Cooper

1st Precinct Coordinator

In attendance-Lauri Murphy, Jay Jost and Marty Greensteen 

Inspector Regina wasn’t present 

Deputy Inspector William Ginley was in charge of tonight’s meeting along with Police officer Susan Laveglia. 

Ms. Laveglia spoke about driving safety and how to remain diligent in stores as well as in parking lots. 

Winter preparedness should include driving up and down your driveway and walking back and forth in your walkway to deter thieves from knowing you aren’t home. 

12/7/23 Shop with a Cop took place at Target in Commack 

12/11/23 Menorah lighting ceremony in Smithtown 

12/22/23 Toy Drive 

12/20/23 Man commits suicide in Ronkonkoma on Wiggins St. due to divorce issues. 

12/21/23 Search Warrant executed at 221 Shelter Rd Ronkonkoma due to drug activity. 

From 2/8/23 one arrest has been made from the robbery at Gold Mine Jewelry Store in Smithtown. 

Unfortunately driving fatalities are up 11%

The next meeting with be at the Nesconset Library on 2/6/24 

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