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POLICE BLOTTER

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

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN OVERDOSE INCIDENT

West Islip: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who dropped off a man, who later died of a drug overdose, at a West Islip hospital. Police said a man driving a brown Nissan Altima entered the emergency room of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center on December 23 at approximately 10:05 p.m. and alerted the staff that his passenger needed medical assistance. The staff removed the male passenger from the vehicle and the driver left the hospital. The passenger was pronounced dead a short time later. The death does not appear criminal in nature.

The driver was wearing a New York Islanders hat and a New York Giants sweatshirt.

Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives are asking anyone with information on the driver of the Nissan Altima to contact them at 631- 852-6392 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, by texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Lindenhurst: Suffolk County police are asking the public for help in apprehending a subject who shot at a man as he was driving on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst, Sun., Feb. 3. Police said the victim was driving a Buick sedan east on Sunrise Highway near Straight Path when he was shot. The man pulled over and his passenger called 911 at 2:04 p.m. The victim, 24, was transported to the hospital and is in serious condition. His passenger was not injured.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

ARRESTS AFTER SLA INSPECTION

Copiague: Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section, in conjunction with First Precinct Community Support Unit officers, First Precinct Patrol officers, the Town of Babylon Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, the Town of Babylon Fire Marshall, the Town of Babylon Building Inspector, and the Town of Babylon Code Enforcement officers, conducted a SLA Inspection at Channel Grocery & Deli, located at 377 Oak Street, in Copiague on Feb. 1 at 9:33 p.m. The findings were as follows:

First Precinct Crime Section officers arrested a male and a female during the SLA Inspection: Steward Tiburcio-Castillo, 29, of Brentwood (Manager of Deli) was charged with Promoting Gambling, a Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of Gambling Devices, a Class A Misdemeanor and Luz Nunez, 51, of Brentwood (employee at Deli) was charged with six counts of Off Premise Beer/Allowing Consumption of Beer on Premise, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, and three counts of Disorderly Premise, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

The Town of Babylon Quality of Life Task Force issued 23-combined Building, Fire and Code Violations to the manager. As a result of the violations the establishment was condemned and closed.

Tiburcio-Castillo and Nunez will be arraigned at a later date.

ROBBERY

Wyandanch: An unidentified man forced open the driver’s side door of a car and jumped into it on State Avenue, driving off and leaving the owner of the car behind. The theft took place on Jan. 27 at about 11:15 p.m. Police did not specify the year and make of the stolen vehicle.

Copiague: On Jan. 30, at about 8 p.m., someone accosted a food deliveryman and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before running off. Police did not report whether the thief was armed.

BURGLARY

Wyandanch: An undisclosed amount of cash and assorted jewelry were taken from a Cumberbach Street home Jan. 29, sometime prior to 3:30 p.m.

GRAND LARCENY

Deer Park: Police reported that someone swiped keys and an iPhone from a car parked in the lot of a Long Island Avenue fitness center. The incident occurred Jan. 27 shortly before 1:45 p.m.

•A 2014 Nissan parked in the lot of a Deer Park Avenue store was stolen Jan. 30 sometime prior to 1:15 p.m.

West Babylon: Police received a report Jan. 29 that on or about Aug. 13 someone attempted to deposit stolen checks into an unnamed account at a West Montauk Highway bank. An investigation is underway. LARCENY

West Babylon: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole a package from the porch of a West Babylon home. Police said a man stole a package from the porch of a home on New York Avenue on Dec 23 at approximately 6:30 a.m. The package contained a jacket, valued at approximately $50. (For video of this incident, go to YouTube.com/scpdtv

Click on the link Wanted for Petit Larceny CC#18- 741229.)

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

Deer Park: On Jan. 28, at about 11:15 a.m., someone swiped several pieces of clothing from a store at The Arches Center.

Copiague: Assorted tools were taken Jan. 26 from a Sunrise Highway store. The theft took place on or about 2:40 p.m.

•Various articles of clothing were taken from a Sunrise Highway Target store Jan. 30 at about 5 p.m.

East Farmingdale: Someone went into a Broadhollow Road Walmart at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 and stole several DVDs before fleeing.

•Various audio equipment, including speakers, was stolen Jan. 31 from a Willow Park Target store. The theft occurred at about 12:30 p.m.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Wyandanch: On Jan. 26, sometime before 10 p.m., someone flung a brick through the front window of a South 31st Street home.

Wheatley Heights: Someone made graffiti on the wall of a commercial building on Brown (Street) Jan. 28, sometime prior to 8 a.m.

ARRESTS

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Jose Mendoza, 34, of 451 Middle Country Rd., Coram;

Grand Larceny: Mary Cullen, 20, of 125 Reade St., Lindenhurst; Wanda Walker, 41, of 28 Brooklyn Ave., Wyandanch;

Robbery: Christopher Aiello, 48, of 216 Lexington Ave., West Babylon;

Petit Larceny: Kayleigh Cullen, 20, of 125 Reade St., Lindenhurst; Corey Tyndall, 36, of 398 Carll’s Path, Deer Park; Michael D’Amore, 43, of 234 Pine Acres Blvd., Deer Park; Linda Medina, 36, of 173 Cayuga Ave., Deer Park; Ralph Woodruff, 56, of 16 Cornell La., Hicksville.

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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