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Tiffany Radford Tiffany Radford The following incidents have been reported by the Amityville Police Department and Suffolk County Police Departments and other fire and law enforcement agencies.


Farmingdale: Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section officers arrested a woman for multiple thefts from different vehicles parked at a cemetery in Farmingdale. First Precinct Crime Section officers were investigating numerous larcenies that occurred at cemeteries in Farmingdale between April and July in 2018. After a thorough investigation, officers discovered that Tiffany Radford was responsible for the thefts. Radford targeted unlocked vehicles as their occupants were at a gravesite.

Radford was arrested at the First Precinct, located at 555 Route 109, in Farmingdale, at approximately 2:20 p.m. She was charged with four counts of Petit Larceny for thefts from vehicles parked at Saint Charles Cemetery, located at 2015 Wellwood Ave., on April 21, June 17, June 30 and July 15, 2018.

Amber White Amber White Radford, 30, of Farmingdale, is also suspected of being involved in other larcenies that occurred at Saint Charles Cemetery and at Pinelawn Memorial Park, located at 2030 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of this crime is asked to call First Precinct Crime Section officers at 631-854-8132. Anyone with additional information asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Residents are reminded to always lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.


Suffolk County Police have arrested a woman for driving with 43 license suspensions after she was stopped for traffic violations in North Amityville. Police gave this account:

First Precinct Patrol officers initiated a traffic stop after they observed a 2007 Toyota with an expired inspection sticker traveling eastbound on West Prospect Street. Officers discovered the driver, Amber White, did not possess a driver’s license and her New York State identification card had been suspended 43 times due to numerous traffic violations. White also had six active outstanding traffic warrants.

Officers arrested White, 24, of Amityville, and charged her with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, an E Felony. She was also issued a summons for driving without a license and cleared the outstanding warrants.

White was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 7.


Copiague: Police received a call August 1 at about 11:45 p.m. reporting a robbery on Great Neck Road. However, upon responding and investigating, police discovered the alleged victim was drunk and unable to provide any details pertaining to the event. No charges have been filed in the incident.


Copiague: A thief entered at Quick Check convenience store August 2 at about 11 p.m., grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and ran off.


Copiague: Police reported that someone damaged the front door of a home on West Hampton Road. The incident occurred sometime before 9:30 p.m. on July 29.

DWI. The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Paul Marchionne Jr., 33 of Coolidge Ave., Amity Harbor.

Burglary: John Reyes, 24, of 24 Carl St., Ronkonkoma; Frank DeMasi, 31, of Lindenhurst (no street address available); Johnathan Colaizzo, 32, of 55 Brooklyn St., Deer Park; Eric Villatoro, 24, of 270 Maple Ave., Copiague.

Petit Larceny: Johnny Rivas, 24, of 193 Somerset Dr., Massapequa; Indea Goodman, 21, of 17 Lake Dr., Wyandanch; Christina Pernell, 30, of 10 Oakley Ave., Massapequa; Charlene Wreckter, 59, of 177 Van Buren St., North Babylon; Irving Casillas, 44, of 324 South 15th St., Lindenhurst; Jessica Carr, 36, of 2455 Union Blvd., Islip; Russell Squires, 49, Homeless in Wyandanch; Linda Simone, 44 ,of 22 Eden St., Levittown; Emilia Rivera, 48, of Dry Gultch Path, Amityville; Angelo Toney, 45, of Croyden Rd., Amityville; Tynetta D. King, 48, of Hale St., Brentwood.

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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