News Nearby: Burglary Arrests, Legal Trouble for Catering Company, Lacrosse Standouts

A look at some of the top headlines from fellow Suffolk County Patch sites over the past week.


A Sayville man was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of robbing two stores over the past week, police said. James Schenck, 21, displayed what appeared to be a gun while robbing Michael’s Wines and Liquors on Main Street in Sayville last Friday afternoon and a 7-Eleven on Montauk Highway in Oakdale early Tuesday morning, police said.

Full story: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/police-sayville-man-arrested-for-two-armed-robberies

West Islip

Three former West Islip High School standouts were recently named to the Tewaaraton Trophy watch list, which recognizes the top player in all divisions of collegiate lacrosse. Nicky Galasso (UNC), Justin Turri (Duke) and Ian Braddish (Hofstra) were all part of the preseason award list that included a record-high 64 teams.

Full story: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/galasso-turri-braddish-named-to-tewaaraton-watch-list

Babylon Village

Just about one month after Litchfield Avenue neighbors and village board officials met regarding dangerous speeding in the area of Route 109 the issue was resolved with a revamp of the turn area off the busy highway.

Full story: http://babylonvillage.patch.com/articles/the-follow-up-files-village-revamps-roadway-turn-to-slow-down-drivers


A Patchogue man was struck and killed by a car in Farmingville Monday evening, police said. Gerald Pender, 60, was walking eastbound across North Ocean Avenue at Expressway Drive North when he was hit by a 2000 Honda Civic around 6:30 p.m., police said.

Full story: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/police-patchogue-man-struck-killed-in-farmingville-crash


Three men were arrested Thursday morning after they broke into an auto equipment shop in North Lindenhurst, police said. First Precinct patrol officers responded to an alarm at S-K Speed Racing Equipment, located at 1075 Route 109 of a burglary in progress around 5:15 a.m., police said. Eric Agraz, 20, of North Bellmore, Carlos Silva, 17, of Huntington Station, and Juan Carlos Ortiz, 19, of Huntington Station, are each charged with third-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Full story: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/police-three-arrested-after-attempted-break-in-of-n-lindy-speed-shop


If you looked down to check a text message or take a phone call you might have missed Gio Santiago’s bout. The Sachem North junior, wrestling in the 182-pound final at the Doc Fallot Suffolk County Wrestling Tournament, pinned Nick Bellanza from John Glenn in 52 seconds to capture a county championship in the gymnasium at Stony Brook University Saturday night.

Full story: http://sachem.patch.com/articles/gio-santiago-wins-suffolk-county-title

Half Hollow Hills

In addition to allegations of tainting kosher food with non-kosher food, the management of Morrell Caterers, which operates partly out of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, is also accused of pocketing about $10 million in tips over the past six years that were supposed to go to as many as 500 employees, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday.

Full story: http://halfhollowhills.patch.com/articles/more-legal-trouble-for-catering-company



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