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Richard Turner of Massapequa Richard Turner of Massapequa The Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct and other local fire and law enforcement agencies report the following incidents:


Lindenhurst: Police reported that on Feb. 8, shortly before 3:30 p.m., someone got into the garage at a Shore Road home and swiped a 2016 Yamaha Motor cycle.


Copiague: Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving with multiple license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Copiague, Thurs., Feb. 16. Police gave this account:

Richard Turner was driving a 2003 Lexus RX 300 eastbound on Sunrise Highway near Bayview Avenue when he struck a pedestrian at approximately 6:30 p.m. Copiague Rescue transported to the victim, identified as Fausto Rodriguez, 38, of Copiague, to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.

Investigation revealed Turner had 30 license suspensions. First Squad detectives charged Turner with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, a felony.

Turner, 36, of Massapequa, was held overnight at First District Court in Central Islip on Feb. 17. The investigation is continuing.


West Islip: On Feb. 9 sometime before midnight some stole a 2014 Subaru parked on Oak Neck Road.

West Babylon: On Feb. 7, sometime prior to 10:30 a.m., someone stole a 2016 Kawasaki Motor Cycle. The motorcycle was on Della Court at the time of the theft.

•Police reported that someone stole a dumpster from an Essex Street location. The theft occurred on Feb. 5, sometime before 11 p.m.

Wyandanch: Someone drove off in a Ford pickup truck with an attached snowplow Feb. 10. Police said the theft took place sometime before 7 p.m.

North Lindenhurst: All four tires and rims were taken off a 2016 Honda Feb. 9, prior to 4 a.m. The Honda was parked on North Monroe Avenue at the time of the theft.

•A 2016 Lexus at a North Greene Avenue 7-Eleven store was stolen Feb. 8. Police said the theft occurred at about 6:30 a.m. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Babylon: Someone broke a window of a 2015 Nissan parked on John Street Feb. 6. Police were called at 6 p.m.

Deer Park: Police were called at 5 p.m., Feb. 5 after the owner of a 2016 Chrysler parked on Long Island Avenue discovered someone had slashed on of the car’s tires.

North Babylon: The side view mirror of a 2002 Toyota was broken Feb. 6, sometime before 1 a.m. The car was on Poet Street at the time of the incident.

West Babylon: The windows of 2009 Ford parked on Route 109 were broken sometime before 1 p.m. on Feb. 8.


DWI:The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Wojciech Chojnacki, 40, of 130 Brookdale Ave.; Michael Rudakiewich, 41, of 3136 Cloverwood Dr., Nashville; Anthony Hughes, 27, of 42 New York Ave., Massapequa;

Burglary: Isaac Garcia, 36, of Central Islip (listed as homeless); Reese Robinson, 187 Rockaway Pkwy., Valley Stream;

Petit Larceny: Markishia Hardy, 24, of 26 Silver Pine Dr., Amityville; Shamiqwa Dixon, 22, of 285 Parkway Blvd., Wyandanch; Deborah Ryan, 38, of 828 South 8th St., Lindenhurst.

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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