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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: The Amityville Middle School was evacuated Tuesday morning, April 14 after a threatening comment was found written on a desk in a classroom there. (See Amityville Record at for original posting of this incident.) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Kelly said taking “an abundance of caution,” the district evacuated the school following the discovery, and placed students on buses, keeping them on the property’s perimeter. Suffolk Police were called and did a full sweep. Once given the all clear, the district allowed the students to re-enter the school building. The entire incident took about 45 minutes out of the school day, said Kelly. “The student (who allegedly wrote the comment) has been identified, the parents have been called and it is now a police matter,” said Kelly. “We would hope that this would give the student a good scare and teach him/her a lesson.” A New York State ELA test, scheduled for that day was completed prior to the incident, said Kelly.


Copiague: On April 6, at about 8 a.m., a man later identified as Sherwin Jackson, 43, of 123 Hauppauge Ave., Mastic, entered a Sunrise Highway electronics store and stole three DVD players. Police said Jackson was armed with a knife. He was arrested and charged with robbery.


North Amityville: A 1998 Izuzu Trooper, left running with the keys inside the vehicle outside a Steele Place home April 8, was stolen at about 5 a.m.


Copiague: Police reported that a car parked on Molloy Street as vandalized sometime before 9:45 p.m., April 8. The extent of damage and the make and model of the car were not reported at press time.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Nicholas Donofrio, 25, of 367 Grand Blvd., Deer Park;Xavier A. Maldonado, 31, of Maple Dr., Amityville;Mirna V. Ramos, 47, of Ocean Ave., Amityville; Estefany R. Hernandez, of Colonial Dr., Massapequa; Matthew D. Stein, 31, of Garden St., Copiague; Elda M. Perez, 35 of Namoeke St., Far Rockaway; Joseph Cruz, 28, of Schliegel Blvd., North Amityville (drugs); Rene Lorduy, 26, of S. Broadway., Lindenhurst; Nicole J. Forrest, 24 of Riviera Pkwy., Lindenhurst; Jillian N. Steele., 34, of Spray St., Massapequa; Oswaldo Villamil, 43, of Lincoln Ave., Wyandanch;

Burglary: Anton Lucas, 27, of 602 Commander Ave., West Babylon;

Grand Larceny: Cindy Glaser, 31, of 820 Bay Shore Avenue, West Islip (two counts, plus one count of petit larceny);

Petit Larceny: James Jones, 41, of 4 Coolidge Ave., North Amityville (two counts); Paul Bauman, 22, of 19 Bruce St., West Babylon (two counts).

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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