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Crime Report: Angry Tweeters, and Latin Kings

A list of incidents and arrests in Holtsville and Ronkonkoma last week as reported by the 5th Precinct.

The following information is directly from the Suffolk County Police Department's media incidents list .


  • Police answered a call for aggravated harassment on Sheila Court on October 21. According to the caller, a known male subject was threatening the complainant over the phone and on Twitter at around midnight.
  • Police responded to a burglary on Aster Avenue on October 17 at around 10:30 a.m. According to the complaint it was unknown at the time what was missing, but a shovel had apparently been used to smash open the door.


  • Police answered a call for harassment on Avenue C on October 22 at around 3:30 p.m. According to the description the caller had a difficult time breathing during the call. Rescue was sent along with police.
  • A 22-year-old man was sent to the ER after being assaulted on Ocean Avenue on October 20. Police were notified at around 10:30 p.m.
  • Police responded to a call for criminal mischief on Lake Promenade Road on October 21. According to the caller damage was done to a vehicle. The caller claimed it had something to do with the Latin Kings street gang. The call came in at around 10:45 p.m.
  • Police responded to a domestic harassment call on Richmond Boulevard on October 19 at around 9:30 a.m. According to the call it was a dispute among a daughter and her parents.
  • On October 19 police also responded to an aggravated harassment call on Mumford Place at around 5 p.m. According to the complaint the harassment was being done through the phone.
  • Heather O'Donnell, of Ronkonkoma was arrested on October 22 for criminal possession of stolen property, fifth degree.
  • Timonth Marz, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested in North Patchogue on October 21 for assult and recklessly causing physical injury.

* A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Kara O'Brien October 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM
They finally put the story up. I guess the man didn't die at the scene but he did pass away from his injuries on Tuesday. I still wonder why it didn't show up on the crime report the other day. http://sachem.patch.com/articles/police-homeless-man-charged-in-strangulation
Matthew McGevna October 26, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Kara, sometimes items on the crime report (which is taken directly from Suffolk PD's webiste) doesn't register in the system until a couple days after the incident. There was no incident report for either an assault or an arrest made in this case at the time we printed the crime report. This information was actually eventually ascertained as a result of the comments tipping us off to a possible homicide, and repeated calls to Suffolk's public information office. Thanks for the news tip!
Jamie October 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Ah thank you for explaining??? Can you find out more about this Latin Kings incident?
11779 October 28, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Yes sure. Believe it or not there are gangs that call Ronkonkoma home. Gang related murder rocked ronkonkoma in 08 by burger king which i was 17 at the time and witnessed the aftermath that affected the Ronkonkoma community with media and police presence.. However Latin King graffiti tags have been popping up around the Ronkonkomas. I have seen the tags by Cherokee Elementary school in Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma Middle School, Lake Ronkonkoma parks, as well as store fronts along Ocean ave and johnson ave all the way up to Ronkonkoma Train station. Ronk is not the same town as we all once no.....
Jamie October 28, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Sad that it is becoming what it is. I feel that it is so ignored by the 4th Prec. that has given room to a lot of activity that it shouldn't have.


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