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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: Someone removed property from a vehicle parked on Etna Court. The incident was reported Jan. 3, but may have occurred over several days before that.

North Amityville: A 2014 Honda parked on Etna Court was broken into sometime prior to 6:30 p.m., Jan. 2 during which time a pocket book containing credit cards, an I-Pad and a laptop computer were taken

Copiague: Police reported that on Jan. 5 someone got into the lot of an Oak Street auto body shop and took two sets of tires and rims. Said the thief or thieves also took stereos from the cars and other unspecified items


Amityville: Suffolk Police called APD Jan. 3, at approximately 9:41 a.m. to report that they received a call about a possible overdoes at a home on South Ketcham Avenue. Amityville Police responded and Officers Miller and Kreuder began to provide resuscitation with a breathing devise and administered two doses of narcan, an anti-opioid. The victim began to breath and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for follow-up care.


Amityville: Police were called to Dixon and Edison avenues after Suffolk Police got a call about a many who was observed lying in the street there. Amityville Police responded and the subject told them he was simply “resting” before heading home.


Amityville: Someone sideswiped a car while it was parked on Maple Drive. That damage was discovered and reported Jan. 1. Police responded to the scene and canvassed the area but were unable to find another vehicle with similar damage.


North Amityville: Police were called to a domestic disturbance on Jan. 4 at about 11:30 a.m. The incident, of which details were unavailable, was resolved at that time


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Rosaly Agosto, 31, of 41 Euclid Ave., Dix Hills; Jonathan Durnin, 31, of 37 Graham Ave., Amityville; John Waleski, 41, of 395 Old Country Rd., Deer Park; Drystyna Sobiewski, 61, of Beachwood St., Copiague; Richard M. Ambrose, 46, of Fawn Dr., East Islip (also charged with circumventing interlock device installed with court order); Brian M. Smith, 56, of Hawkins Blvd., Copiague;

Robbery: Michael Z. Smith, 20, of Tyrconnell St., Amityville;

Operation of Motor Vehicle Without License: Davis A. Hernandez; 24, of Maple Dr., Amityville (also charged with failing to stop a stop sign);

Burglary: Andrew Hunter, 47, of 69 Ronek Dr., Borth Amityville;

Petit Larceny: Ashley Moore, 28, of 80 Dogwood Dr., Wading River; Dionicio Benitez, 47, of 69 Ronek Dr., North Amityville; Alex Langs, 33, of 25 Irving Ave., Wyandanch; James Maxwell, 49, of 91 North 22nd St., Wyandanch.

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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