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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: Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section, in conjunction with First Precinct Community Support Unit officers, First Precinct Patrol officers, the Town of Babylon Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, the Town of Babylon Fire Marshall, the Town of Babylon Building Inspector, and the Town of Babylon Code Enforcement officers, conducted a SLA Inspection at Channel Grocery & Deli, located at 377 Oak Street, in Copiague on Feb. 1 at 9:33 p.m. The findings were as follows:

First Precinct Crime Section officers arrested a male and a female during the SLA Inspection: Steward Tiburcio-Castillo, 29, of Brentwood (Manager of Deli) was charged with Promoting Gambling, a Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of Gambling Devices, a Class A Misdemeanor AND Luz Nunez, 51, of Brentwood (employee at Deli) was charged with six counts of Off Premise Beer/Allowing Consumption of Beer on Premise, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, and three counts of Disorderly Premise, an Unclassified Misdemeanor.

The Town of Babylon Quality of Life Task Force issued 23-combined Building, Fire and Code Violations to the manager. As a result of the violations the establishment was condemned and closed.

Tiburcio-Castillo and Nunez will be arraigned at a later date.


Suffolk County Police arrested the owner of an Amityville automotive repair shop for submitting fraudulent insurance claims for repairs on a vehicle. The arrest took place Fri., Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. and police gave this account: Andrew Nuss, the owner of Village Line Auto Body, located at 123 Albany Ave., submitted fraudulent billing documentation for repairs on a vehicle between December 12, 2018 and Jan. 23, 2019. Detectives from the Property/Auto Crime Unit conducted a joint investigation with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, New York State Department of Financial Services Insurance Fraud Unit, Allstate, MetLife Auto and Home and arrested Nuss at Village Line Auto Body on Feb. 1. Nuss, 28, of Lindenhurst, was charged with Insurance Fraud 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Falsifying Business Records 2nd Degree. He arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.


Copiague: On Jan. 30, at about 8 p.m., someone accosted a food deliveryman and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before running off. Police did not say whether the thief was armed.


Copiague: Assorted tools were taken Jan. 26 from a Sunrise Highway store. The theft took place on or about 2:40 p.m.

Various articles of clothing were taken from a Sunrise Highway Target store Jan. 30 at about 5 p.m.

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Jose Mendoza, 34, of 451 Middle Country Rd., Coram;

Grand Larceny: Mary Cullen, 20, of 125 Reade St., Lindenhurst; Wanda Walker, 41, of 28 Brooklyn Ave., Wyandanch;

Robbery: Christopher Aiello, 48, of 216 Lexington Ave., West Babylon;

Petit Larceny: Kayleigh Cullen, 20, of 125 Reade St., Lindenhurst; Corey Tyndall, 36, of 398 Carll’s Path, Deer Park; Michael D’Amore, 43, of 234 Pine Acres Blvd., Deer Park; Linda Medina, 36, of 173 Cayuga Ave., Deer Park; Ralph Woodruff, 56, of 16 Cornell La., Hicksville.

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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