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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.


Copiague: A man walking along Bethpage Road the evening of July 7 was approached by another man who demanded the potential victim’s money. The victim, however, refused and the thief fled empty handed. He then called police at 5 p.m.


Copiague: A window of a Chevy parked on Montauk Highway was broken sometime before noon on June 25, during which time assorted tools were stolen. The theft was reported July 6.

North Amityville: Police reported that an undisclosed amount of money and several credit cards were taken July 5 from a home following a gathering of several people at the house. Police were called after the gathering had ended at about 12:30 p.m.


North Amityville: On July 6, sometime prior to 10 p.m., someone scratched a 2014 BMW parked on Croydon Road.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Melvin Graham, 64, of Bay Shore; Andrew Geiersbach, 21, of 1318 10th St., West Babylon; Matthew Forrest, 26, of 207 Derby St., East Williston; Mallory Miller, 29, of 86 West 17th St., Deer Park; Jose Diaz, 6 Rodney Pl., Amityville; Jose Renta, 51, of 1318 Lombardy Blvd., Bay Shore; John Hansen, 23, of 432 18th St., West Babylon; Edward Hilbert, 37, of 191 5th Ave., West Babylon; Rachael Olaechea, 21, of North Babylon and Santos Ruiz, 34, of Dunbar St., Amityville.

Rape: Jose Sanchez-Jurado, 26, of 10 Hatcher Ct., North Amityville.

Burglary: Geoffrey Emerson, 21, of 13 Waterford Dr., Wheatley Heights.

Robbery: Robert Wiegand, 46, of 55 Prairie Dr., North Babylon.

Petit Larceny: Joseph Clemente, 39, of 19 Pratt St., West Babylon (two counts); Vonte Woolridge, 21, of 41 Chestnut Rd., Amityville; Christian Jose Ramirez, 21 of Trebor Rd., Massapequa; Regina Barrett, 50 of Wilson Ave., Amity Harbor; Christela Umana-Herrara, 19 of Croyden Rd., Copiague;

Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle: Ronald C. Kneisel, 44, of Lafayette St., Copiague.

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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