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Crime Nearby: Man Beaten Unconscious; State DOT Worker Arrested

Patch reports on crimes in the communities around Northport.

A rundown of recent crimes from around Long Island.

Lake Ronkonkoma

A Lake Ronkonkoma man who works for the New York State DOT has been arrested by the Nassau DA's office for allegedly falsifying the records he kept in connection with the state's H.E.L.P. roadside assistance program.

According to officials, Dominick Iannolo, 44, a HELP program supervisor, was snared in a dual-agency investigation with the state inspectors office and charged with four counts of falsifying business records and one count of official misconduct. Iannolo was arrested with one other, Brian Miller, 55, of West Babylon, for the same charges. Both men are due back in court September 11.

Massapequa

The son of the Massapequa resident who was reported missing at Jones Beach and later turned up alive has been arrested, Parks Police said.

Jon Roth, 22, was arrested Monday afternoon at about 4 p.m. according to New York State Parks Police Capt. Bruce Marx. Roth has been charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, and falsely reporting an incident, according to a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney.

Roth Raymond Roth missing on July 28th, setting off a massive search by authorities. On Wednesday, it was learned that he was alive and had been stopped by police in South Carolina.

Huntington

Suffolk police are searching for two men responsible for an assault in Huntington last month which left a 52-year-old man unconscious in the parking lot of a bodega July 1. The incident occurred at 6:05 a.m. across the street from the Carousel Bar at 517 E. Jericho Turnpike, according to police.

Investigators say the victim had been struck several times in the head and face, causing severe bleeding and facial damage that required immediate medical treatment at a local hospital. Two white males were seen on surveillance video fleeing from the parking lot. They got into a gray sedan and drove west on Jericho Turnpike, according to police.

Farmingdale

Two men held up a Lowe's store Wednesday night in East Farmingdale.

Suffolk County police said two men entered the store on Price Parkway in East Farmingdale at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and demanded cash. One man pulled a handgun. Police said the cashier handed over the money and the two men fled in a two-door sports car

On Monday, a Lowe's store in Hicksville was also robbed by a man who displayed a gun and made off with cash, police said.

Garden City

A Hempstead man was arrested after  in June and July. A thorough investigation by the Garden City, Hempstead and Nassau County Police led to the arrest of Jaime A. Nunez, 29, on Terrace Avenue in Hempstead July 31. Nunez was charged with marijuana possession and four burglaries.

Malverne-West Hempstead

A West Hempstead man was g a fellow resident and '' outside . Nassau County Police's Homicide Squad arrested Bruny E. Fenelon, 30, of West Hempstead, at 10:55 p.m. According to detectives, Fenelon was involved in an argument with another man in the back parking lot of the Hempstead Turnpike store. When the argument escalated, Fenelon allegedly began to punch and kick the 39-year-old victim, which resulted in his death.

Greenport

Ralph Mims III, 34, of East Marion, was charged with driving with a suspended license, evading police and other offenses on Aug. 4, after police observed Mims speeding in a 2004 Nissan Maxima on Route 48 in Greenport, police said. A registration check on the license plate revealed that the vehicle was displaying plates that did not match the car. The vehicle in question turned off but was later located headed east on Route 48. The vehicle made a sudden left hand turn into a driveway off of Route 48, and the operator took off on foot, police said. The Southold Town Police K-9 unit tracked Mims to a residence nearby.  Mims told police he ran because his license was suspended, police said. He was arrested, released on bail, and ordered to appear before Southold Town Justice court at a later date.

Riverside

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office East End Drug Task Force and Southampton Town Police arrested Moses Bullock, 39, of Riverside and charged him with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.

Bullock was arrested after police said he had allegedly sold a quantity of crack cocaine on multiple dates.  According to Southampton Town police, Bullock was arrested after a several-months' long investigation into alleged narcotics activity in the Flanders and Riverside areas.

NPTGirl August 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM
What a bunch of losers.
FYI August 07, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Why bother putting this information on Northport Patch? Headlines sent to my e-mail have me thinking all this stuff is going on locally in Northport. Isn't Patch supposed to be a LOCAL newspaper? Garden CIty, Malverne, Greenport, Riverside? Local communities surrounding Northport? Where the heck is Riverside???
Leah Bush (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
It's "crimes nearby," N'prtr. And some incidents did happen quite close to Northport. If you're not interested, don't read it.
Keith Frederick August 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM
A sound answer, Leah. Does anyone really limit their sense of community to the literal borders of their village or municipality? Many of us work, shop or have friends and relatives in these nearby communities and thus such reports are of interest to us. And need it be pointed out that criminals and miscreants seem to ignore municipal borders as well. The dirtbags who mercilessly assaulted this individual in Huntington Station could easily do the same on Main Street in Northport next week.
William Hyer August 07, 2012 at 05:23 PM
That's a smartass comment Leah. These other crimes are not relevant to Northport and I strongly suggest you do a better job of editing and selecting material. This is not the National Enquirer and I too clicked on this article thinking it was local news. No the other items are not local. Let those other communities start their own online newspaper. And refrain from your sarcasm.
Lin August 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
If patch is choosing to go global when reporting crimes patch should then choose a different title... Long island crime is slightly more appropriate Local crime is misleading and often inaccurate
Leah Bush (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 08:51 PM
We don't report on global crime, but we do report on crime on Long Island. I really don't understand what the big problem with "Crimes Nearby" is; the incident in the headline happened in Huntington Station. I don't see how it's misleading.
Keith Frederick August 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Leah, the malcontents have way too much time on their hands. A person can take a few minutes to draft a a nasty comment of dubious value yet can't take 30 seconds to look up the location of Riverside? (it's just south of Riverhead, genius.) I for one appreciate getting such reports, which often don't get reported in Newsday, and it spares readers the effort of visiting every single LI patch to learn about the type of crimes being committed in surrounding communities. Your response is correct: if you aren't interested, don't read it. And if anyone is "misled" by an article that contains bold headings of the localities involved, their mental faculties are severely deficient, to put it nicely.
Artie August 07, 2012 at 11:10 PM
WOW Really!!!!!!! Leah you are doing a good job. I enjoy reading the patch every day its very informative. There is always somebody that is going to try to knock you down the key is to brush yourself off and keep going straight ahead.
Lin August 08, 2012 at 01:29 AM
None of the crimes listed touch a boarder with northport... 7 of the 8 reported "local" crime happenings are not even remotely close to Northport. Maybe Ms. Pam Robinson should rename the weekly story headlne to more accurately reflect what information is included. Mr. Hyer's comments are on target.
Scamp August 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
smartass and rude!

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