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


North Babylon: Police reported that on Oct. 2 at around 2:45 p.m. a man walked up to an unspecified model vehicle, distracted the driver in some manner and then drove off in the victim’s car. The incident occurred on Ryder Avenue.


North Lindenhurst: On Oct. 2 sometime prior to 10:55 a.m. someone entered a 46th Street home and stole a wood burning stove, several articles of clothing and other items. Police did not report how the thief or thieves gained entry.

Lindenhurst: Various unspecified items were taken Oct. 2 from a home on East Hoffman Avenue. The theft occurred sometime before 5 p.m.

East Farmingdale: Someone broke into a house on Walnut Avenue East on or about Sept. 27 and stole an undisclosed amount of copper piping.


West Babylon: A 2015 Altima parked on 18th Street was stolen sometime before 9 p.m. on Oct. 1.

A wallet containing an unspecified amount of money and some credit cards were taken from a car parked on Amsterdam Avenue. He theft occurred Oct. 5 just before 7 p.m.

Lindenhurst: Someone got into a 2003 Chevy van parked on South 6th Street Oct. 3 sometime prior to 3:30 a.m. and stole a lap top computer and other assorted property.

East Farmingdale: Tools and other items were taken from a Hallock Street property sometime before 1 p.m. on Oct. 6.


Copiague: Police were called Oct. 5 at about 12:55 a.m. when the owner of a car parked on West Alhambra Avenue reported that someone had broken into his car and stole cigarettes and money.


Lindenhurst: An unidentified individual assaulted another person at an East Clearwater Road home Oct. 2 at about 12:30 a.m. Police responded and are investigating the incident.

West Babylon: Someone made graffiti in a bathroom at the West Babylon High School on Great East Neck Road Oct. 2. Police were called at 9 a.m.

North Lindenhurst: A 2000 Nissan parked on Wellwood Avenue was vandalized Oct. 6 sometime before 4:20 p.m. The extent of damage to the car was not reported

Wyandanch: On Oct. 6 prior to 7:35 p.m. someone damaged a door on a 2010 Jaguar


DWI. The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Joanne Batista, 33, of 30 Centerwood St, West Babylon;

Grand Larceny: Anthony Palumbo Jr., 27, of 224 Mohawk Ave, Deer Park

Burglary: Salvatore Chiolo, 26, of Copiague

Arson: Beatrice Bryant, 39, of 90 Lake Dr, Wyandanch;

Petit Larceny: William Mazzella, 46, of 89 Park Ave., Babylon; Beth Elliott, 60, of South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst; David Guidice, 31, homeless; Jeffrey Gehrlein, 28, of 88 2nd Ave., Brentwood; Dorjan Harris, 38, of 41 Maple St., Central Islip; Herolind Zenku, 20, homeless.

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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