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Man Arrested for Hit and Run Following Car Theft

Patch reports on crime around Long Island.

The following was taken from the Nassau and Suffolk Police Department crime blotters. An arrest does not indicate a conviction as all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sayville

A Sayville man is under arrest and charged with grand larceny, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, criminal mischief and resisting arrest following a three-car last week in Sayville, Suffolk County Police said.

According to police, Richard Thorson, 43, allegedly stole a car and crashed into the driver's side of a 2001 Pontiac. The Pontiac, with two sisters inside, was then pushed into a parked 2012 Honda on the west side of Lincoln Avenue.

Police said Thorson left the scene of the crime and was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly kicking out the rear passenger window of a police car in which he was sitting. Police say Thorson was not injured.

Riverhead

Undercover Southampton Town police officers posing as prostitutes and johns conducted a sting in Riverside on Saturday night that resulted in 10 arrests.

According to police, the operation, which took place near the Riverside traffic circle, was in "direct response" to complaints from local residents and business owners who have said there is frequent and "highly visible" prostitution in the area.

Eight individuals were arrested for patronizing a prostitute in the 3rd degree, a misdemeanor, one person for prostitution, a misdemeanor and one person for promoting prostitution in the 4th degree, also a misdemeanor.

In addition, one person was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, after fighting with the arresting officers, and one individual was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, after a quantity of marijuana was found on his person while being searched after his arrest.

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An intruder shot by a Suffolk County corrections officer who found him in his Riverhead home during an alleged burglary last weekend is believed to have entered the house through an open window.

The burglary suspect is still recovering at Stony Brook University Medical Center after complications from internal injuries that required surgery, police say.

According to Riverhead Town Police Detective Sergeant Joseph Loggia, Thomas Anderson, 33, is believed to have entered the home of Suffolk County John Kwasna, 45, through an open ground floor window.

Bellmore

Yvette Campbell, 28, of North Bellmore, was arrested May 25  at H&M, 1 Sunrise Mall in Massapequa and charged with petit larceny, possession of burglary tools and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree.

Westbury

A Baldwin woman was arrested for allegedly skimming credit cards that customers used to pay their checks while working at the Houlihans restaurant at 725 Merrick Ave. on May 14 at 8 p.m. Gabriella Melendez, 24, is being charged with third degree grand larceny, two counts of using a forged instrument and two counts of first and second degree grand larceny for allegedly using the stolen numbers to purchase $3,100 worth of merchandise from stores throughout the county. She was arraigned on May 31 in First District Court in Hempstead.

West Hempstead

Two Bronx men were arrested after multiple assaults and a stabbing outside of the Tabu Nightclub earlier Sunday morning in West Hempstead.
According to Nassau County detectives, Francis Anesky, 20, and Mark Morgan, 21, of the Bronx, were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of Tabu, located at 514 Hempstead Turnpike, on Sunday around 4:25 a.m.
During the altercation, Morgan allegedly repeatedly stabbed three victims, a 25-year-old male and two 26-year-old males, police said. Anesky also allegedly punched the 25-year-old male victim in the face, causing him to sustain several broken front teeth.

The 25-year-old male victim went to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries and was later released, police said. The two 26-year-old male victims were transported by police ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment of serious stab wounds and were admitted.

Anesky and Morgan were arrested in Elmont Sunday night around 7 p.m. Anesky is being charged with assault in the third degree and making a punishable false written statement. Morgan is being charged with three counts of assault in the first degree.

Southampton

Southampton Town Police say they charged Manuel Guadalupe Mendez-Corona, 43, of Westhampton with forcible touching, a misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a child, also a misdemeanor. Police say the charges stem from a February 2012 incident that involved a 14-year-old. Mendez-Corona is being held on $4,000 bail

Felix Garcia was arrested by Southold Patrol Officers last week on a Southampton Town warrant for failing to register.  Police say Garcia is a Level 3 sex offender from Flanders. Police say he was last registered at the DDS trailer. 

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Police have charged Tiffany Langhornm 28 of Shirley with petit larceny, a misdemeanor; conspiracy, a misdemeanor; and forgery a felony, in connection with the theft of prescription pads from Prime Care Medical Center in Hampton Bays.  Police say they traced the pads, which were forged for Vicoden and Oxycodone to pharmacies in Brentwood. Also charged in connection with the incident was Quinton Evans, 36, of East Patchogue.  He was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor; two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony; and conspiracy, a misdemeanor.

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