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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 arrested three people after conducting State Liquor Authority (SLA) inspections on Feb. 9 in Copiague.

First Precinct Crime Section in conjunction with the First Precinct Gang Team, First Precinct Community Support Unit, First Precinct Patrol Officers, Town of Babylon Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety, Town of Babylon Fire Marshall, Town of Babylon Building Inspector and the Town of Babylon Code Enforcement conducted a SLA Inspection at Dixon Deli & Grocery, located at 670 Dixon Avenue, Copiague last night at 9:25 p.m. The findings were as follows:

First Precinct Crime Section officers along with First Precinct Patrol Officers arrested a male and two females during the SLA Inspection: Rosa Marmol, 44, of Copiague, (owner of deli); Arleen Melo, 59, of Copiague (Worker at deli) and Yosy DeLeon, 24, of Copiague, (patron at deli).

Rosa Marmol was charged with two counts of ABC Law 105.22 Disorderly Premise, an Unclassified Misdemeanor; NYS PL 225.05 Promoting Gambling, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Possession of Gambling Devices, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Arleen Melo was charged with seven counts of ABC Law 54.B Off Premise Beer/Allowing Consumption of Beer on Premise; NYS Tax Law 1814.D, Possession of Untaxed Cigarettes, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Yosy DeLeon was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

The Town of Babylon Quality of Life Task Force issued 13 combined Building, Fire, and Code Violations to the owner. As a result of the violations, the establishment was condemned and closed.

Arraignment is pending for all defendants.


Copiague: Various unspecified merchandise was taken Feb. 6 from a Montauk Highway Rite Aid store. The theft occurred at about 4:50 p.m.

Someone went into a Montauk Highway CVS store Feb. 6 at about 5:15 p.m. and stole allergy and cold medications.

North Amityville: Police reported that on Feb. 7 sometime prior to 6:45 a.m. someone stole a 2014 BMW parked on Pine Road.

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Gregory Perez, 34, of 921 North Ontario Ave., Lindenhurst; Juan Portillo-Lopez, 25, of Bay Shore; Thomas McGill, 55, of 230 Washington Ave, North Amityville;

Burglary: Tyler Heller, 26, of 43 Lebron Ave., Amityville;

Petit Larceny: Monica Newcombe, 22, of 7 Bristol St., Lindenhurst (two counts); Russell Squires, 48, listed as undomiciled.

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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