February Crimes:

Robbery 4

Assault 6

Residential Burglary 7

Commercial Burglary 2

Larceny 124

Vehicle Theft 6

Shots Fired 3

Thanks to Dick Holmes

Dear Alumni Members,

Here are the major February 2022 monthly statistics for the 1st Precinct which held its meeting on March 3, 2022:

272 arrests;

2 residential and 2 commercial burglaries;

13 stolen cars;

2 robberies;

23 drug overdoses, 4 fatal;

2 shootings, 2 males injured, 1 critically;

13 DWIs, and

55 drug arrests.

Stolen cars continue to be a problem with owners leaving the cars unattended, either running or keys left in the ignition.

Kevin McCaffrey, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, was in attendance.  He came over and told me about President Kevin O’Hare’s appearance together with Deputy Inspector John Hanley at a legislative meeting.  He indicated he was in favor of funding an additional civilian class in next year’s county budget.

The next meeting at the West Babylon Public Library is April 7, 2022 at 7 PM.


Justin Cooper, 1st Precinct Coordinator

Bob Murphy attended the 4th precinct meeting on 3-1-2022. The meeting was very well attended.

Deputy Chief of Patrol Romagnoli ran the meeting. He had served as the 4th precinct Inspector but he announced at the start of the meeting that he had been promoted to Deputy Chief of Patrol. Congratulations to Chief Romagnoli, He has done an outstanding job interacting with the community during these meetings and will be missed. Best wishes to Chief Romagnoli in his new position.

The Chief introduced Inspector Dave Regina who will be taking over command of the 4th precinct. Congratulations and welcome Inspector Regina. The Inspector transferred here from the Highway Patrol Bureau where he served as Commander.

The primary topic of conversation during the meeting was the numerous car gatherings in the precinct, specifically the Hauppauge industrial park and areas around the L.I.E. in Commack. Several people in attendance expressed frustration with the noise these gatherings produce. The chief stated that this is a high priority enforcement issue and many steps are being taken to resolve the issues. The participants of these gatherings are coming from New York City and neighboring states as well as Long Island. It is a challenging situation. The locations of the gatherings are announced on social media with little advance notice. The precinct is dedicating numerous resources in order to alleviate this situation.

The Chief stated that there has been an increase in commercial burglaries.

Chief Romagnoli again cautioned us to be careful when we go to the gym, etc. as there have been numerous vehicle break-ins where valuables have been stolen. Do not leave valuables, wallets or key fobs in vehicles.

An officer from the Behavioral Health Unit spoke about the unit. The unit works alongside social workers to assist in crisis intervention. This is a new unit that was formed in August of last year.

A 4th precinct officer spoke of his experiences during a recent call they had which involved a search for a missing suicidal person

Minutes from the sixth precinct monthly meeting Tuesday, January 9, 2022

For the month of January 2022 there were 563 crimes compared to January 2021 they were 670 crimes
are down

January 2022

0 homicides
6 aggravated harassments
19 burglaries
-14 commercial

1 Robery
6 stolen cars
-5 keys were left in the car
-1 not

2 trigger pulls
1 shot

171 arrests
269 charges
5 assaults
1 burglary

3 fatal
19 non-fatal
12 male
10 female

358 accidents
48 injured
24 left the scene of the accident

Yaphank is implementing the system for civilians to view all the stats for each district online

Next meeting is March 8 2022 at 7:00 pm

Thanks to Joanie Caruso !