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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.


North Amityville: Police reported that an unspecified amount of money was stolen Sept. 8 from an Edmunds Place apartment. The theft was reported at 10:05 a.m.


Copiague: Police were notified Sept. 11 at about 3:30 p.m. to a telephone scam that attempted to extort money from a Montauk Highway resident under an allegation that a relative had been arrested and needed money sent to affect his release. Police are investigating.


Copiague: The roof of a 2007 Honda, parked on Brookside Court was damaged sometime before 2:25 a.m., Sept. 6.

North Amityville: Someone smashed a window on a 2013 Toyota Sept. 8 shortly before 8:45 p.m. The car was on Great Neck Road at the time of the incident.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Joseph Chituck, 22, of 17 21st Ave., Bay Shore; Ihor Samardak, 34, of 180 Sutter Ave., Copiague;

Burglary: Aaron Pinto, 24, of 386 Cadman Ave., Babylon; Tashahn Hinton, 21, of 33 Barbara La., Gordon Heights;

Robbery: James Jones, 40, of 4 Coolidge Ave., North Amityville (also charged with petit larceny);

Grand Larceny: Gail Hawley, 57, of 42 Eastern Ave., Deer Park;

Petit Larceny: Victoria Gaines, 53, of 24 Andress Pl., Amityville; Margaret Angela Ratterman, 61, of 1565 5th St., West Babylon; Clotilde Sanchez, 150 25th St., Copiague; Frankie Arce, 16, of 634 11th St., West Babylon; Trtanisha (Sic) Williams, 41, of 3547 Great Neck Rd., North Amityville; Sherwin Jackson, 43, of 520 Meadow Ct., Manorville; Andrew Oppedisano, 18, of 40 Heisley Rd., East Farmingdale.

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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