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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: On June 17, at about 1:15 p.m., three men approached another man on Great Neck Road, punched and kicked the victim and stole his cell phone. Police later arrested a 16- and 17-year-old from North Amityville, charging them with robbery.


Amityville: On June 14, police arrested Thomas Lorenzo, 26, of 116 County Line Road, charging him with attempting to break into a residence at 70 Ireland Place. A resident called police to report someone was knocking on his door. When they arrived, they observed someone, later identified as Lorenzo, exiting the rear yard on a bike. At that time another resident approached police to report that Lorenzo had broken the screen on her window and stuck his head in, awakening her.


Copiague: A 2008 BMW, parked in the lot of a 34th Street Days Inn was stolen May 16. The theft was not reported until June 17.


North Amityville: Police reported that on June 17, at about 4:45 p.m., an altercation occurred between two men on Bizark Place in which one of the men hit the other and then damaged the victim’s cell phone. Police are investigating.


Amityville: Police responded to several calls from residents who reported break-ins to their vehicles between June 16 and 22. The incidents took place on Richmond, Kethcam, South Ketcham and Van Nostrand avenues. In one incident an iPod was stolen and in other incidents cash, a Kindle, chargers and other personal items were stolen. A vehicle also sustained scratches on the driver’s side doors in another incident.


Amityville: Shortly after 10 p.m., June 20, a resident called to report loud music coming from the Breezy Point Yacht Club. Reporting officers spoke with Commodore Greg Wilkeson who apologized and advised the officers that the music would be turned off. There were no further incidents.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Reginald Smith, 45, of 2 Autumn La., Amityville; Michael Chartrand, 17, of 890 Udall Rd., West Islip; James Lumsden, 31, of Walnut Ave., Farmingdale; Jorge A. Palmer, 46, Quail Run, Masssapequa; Gerry Rodenas, 25, 16 St., West Babylon; Jamez A. Teel, 38, of Locust Ave., Wheatley Heights; Henry Ramos, 20, of Ferndale Ct., Copiague; Gene E. McNeil, 47, of Peconic Ct., Melville; Giuseppe Mariano, 22, of Arthur Pl., Deer Park; Troy Engelmann, 42, of South Merrick Rd., Massapequa; Elizabeth M. Giuliani, 37, of North Bay Ave., Massapequa; James P. Carroll, 25, undomiciled (also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation; refusing to take chemical test, reckless driving); Justin V. Signorelli, 30, of Atwater Pl., Massapequa; Dylan J. Cappiello, 18, of Leeside Dr., Great River; Sean Enz, 27, of S. Baldwin Pl., Massapequa; Hassan Nudleman, 27, of Johnson St., Amityville; Christine M. Koenigsmann, 27, of 40th St., Lindenhurst; Gopala K. Paranandi, 69, of Ketcham Ave., Oyster Bay; Matthew R. DePietro, 22, of West Zoranne Dr., Farmingdale; Matthew Statton, 48, of Oak St., Amityville;

Reckless driving: Andy E. Collado, 23, of Robinwood Dr., Mastic Beach (also charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle);

Criminal possession of a weapon: Raymond Doner, 53, of Richmond Ave., Amityville; Kevin Matthews, 21, of Plaza Ave., Waterbury; Benjamin Molina, 19, of Rosanne Dr., Woodbury;

Robbery: Justice Bennett, 3 Oswego Pl., West Babylon; Petit Larceny: Darren Thomas, 46, 0f 354 Commack Rd., Deer Park; Henry Bennett, 827 County Line Rd., Amityville.

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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