Here’s a look at some of the top crime stories that made headlines in and around your community this past week.
Two Lake Ronkonkoma teens were arrested Wednesday and charged with damaging a menorah at Raynor County Park on Monday, police said. Hate Crimes Unit detectives were able to track down the two 15-year-old males who were responsible for removing two arms from the menorah and breaking some of its bulbs, police said.
A Holbrook man was arrested Thursday evening after police say he stole packages from his neighbors' doorsteps. Police said Jaquan Casserly, 25, was one of two men seen by neighbors stealing packages within the Woodgate Village condominium complex located on Springmeadow Drive.
A cash register stolen from a Patchogue beauty center was allegedly being hidden by a 34-year-old man from Newark, NJ riding on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.
According to police, Cory Ford was arrested at around 11:50 a.m. by Metropolitan Transit Authority officers responding to a call about a man acting suspiciously on a Penn Station-bound LIRR train. When officers approached Ford near the Jamaica station, police say they discovered the cash register. The register was later found by fifth squad detectives to be the one stolen from Eloisa Beauty Center, 122 Medford Ave. in Patchogue, Monday night around 9:30 p.m.
Several Blue Point businesses are hoping an arrest for prostitution and unauthorized practice of a profession is the nail in the coffin for a business that has been operating within their small strip of storefronts along Montauk Highway.
A West Islip man has pled guilty in the death of a 15-year-old West Islip teenager who was killed as a result of a road rage incident a year ago and is now serving a one-to-three year term upstate, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.