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The following incidents have been reported by the Amityville Police Department and Suffolk County Police Departments and other fire and law enforcement agencies.


Amityville: Amityville police responded to two separate incidents involving drug overdoses. In both, police were able to revive the victim with the use of NARCAN. The first incident occurred Oct. 25, shortly after 4 p.m. Police were called to the parking lot of CVS on Broadway and Officers Michael Benedict and Justin McElmoyl found a subject lying in the parking lot, breathing but unresponsive. The officers administered NARCAN and the victim regained consciousness. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for follow-up treatment.

In the second incident, which occurred Oct. 30, police responded to a home on John Street where a caller reported that her friend was suffering from a drug overdose. When APO Gerald Blee and arrived he reported that the subject, a female, had overdosed on heroin. He administered NARCAN and she became conscious. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for followup treatment.


Copiague: Someone pried open a door at a Meucci Avenue home Nov. 10, sometime before 8:30 a.m., and stole an undisclosed amount of clothing and assorted electronics.

•On Nov. 11, sometime prior to 4:30 p.m., someone broke into Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Molloy Street by breaking a window and stole electric wiring before fleeing.


North Amityville: On Nov. 9, sometime prior to 9 a.m.. someone drove off in a 2011 Infinity parked on Benjoe Drive.


Copiague: A tire on a 2009 Nissan parked on Marconi Boulevard was slashed the evening of Nov. 9.

•Police reported that someone damaged a door at a Galvani Street home Nov. 11. Police were called at 7:40 a.m.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Anilkumar Patel, 40, of 101 Kings Dr., Thomasville; Carlton Wilcher II, 52, of 2 Tietz St., Central Islip; Joseph Gregg, 25, of 515 Venetian Blvd., Lindenhurst;

Rape: Juan Henriquez-Ramos, 30, of 82 Parkway Blvd., Wyandanch; Lizzette A. Ruiz, 31, South Clinton Ave., Bay Shore; Dennis M. Fleming, 34, Stone Blvd., Massapequa; Ariana R. Hillwitte, 21, of Union Boulevard, East Islip; Keira Z. Wilkins, 21, of Steele Place, Amityville; Kevin

Skolnick, 54, of Lefferts Pl., Bellmore; Bonnie Newfield, 63, of Harbor North, Amityville; Joshua Diamond, 21, of Old Mill Rd., Wantagh; James D. Agostino, 57, of Riverside Ave., Amityville; Jose I. Garcia, 32, of Pawnee Ct., Amityville; Eddy I. Contreras, 34, of Clocks Blvd., Massapequa; Katie Stafford, 39, of S. 5th St., Lindenhurst; Edwin D. Bayonasalomon, 24, of Brookside Dr., Copiague; Shatik L. Canady, 37, of S. Arizona Rd., West Babylon;

Attempted abandonment of a child: Joseph Young, 28, of Union Ave., Amityiville;

Assault: Michael P. LaGrassa, 48, of South Ketcham Ave., Amityville;

Criminal mischief: Kareem I. Williams, 25, of Broadway, Amityville;

Grand Larceny: Hiram Santiago, 44, of 285 Milford St., Brooklyn; Jessica makin, 22, of Dunlop Ct., Commack;

Petit Larceny: Thomas Erckert, 32, of 581 Benjamin Rd., North Babylon; Oleg Borukhov, 35, of 3107 Brighton Pl., Brooklyn; Emily Sieniewicz, 22, of 287 North 7th St., Lindenhurst; Erica Falk, 41, of 369 Heathcote Rd., 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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