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Northport Police Report: Assault; Mysterious Visitor

Incidents and arrests, Aug. 23-28.

The following was taken from the crime blotter. An arrest does not indicate a conviction as all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • Justin Daniels, 20, of East Northport and James Shepardson, 18, of Northport, were arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with third degree assault with intent after they allegedly attacked another man on Main Street around midnight Aug. 26. The man suffered a broken nose and his face was severely swollen around his left eye and mouth. He reported his two alleged assailants from Huntington Hospital.
  • Arthur Laemmel, 88, of Northport was arrested in Northport and charged with leaving the scene of an incident after he allegedly drove over a curb and into some bushes and a fence on Fort Salonga Road Aug. 27 around 10 a.m.
  • A Markan Drive woman told police on Aug. 25 that she believes an unknown person was inside her house and she observed "silly things moved." She previously had the locks changed because of these suspicions and found her car door open on one occasion while taking out the trash.
  • A woman on Horseshoe Drive reported that someone rifled through the glove box of her unlocked Land Rover sometime between Aug. 19 and 20. Nothing was stolen.
  • Police responded to the report of a possible larceny from an unlocked car on Scudder Avenue Aug. 23 around 5:30 p.m.
  • A Scudder Avenue woman told police on Aug. 25 that she has been receiving calls for the last two months from a female asking for different men and finds these calls annoying and alarming.

For questions about this blotter, contact the editor at Leah.Bush@patch.com.

Cathy September 01, 2012 at 11:22 AM
the poor woman who keeps seeing things, needs some serious psychiatric help. I hope the police refer her to an agency that can do that.
liberal September 02, 2012 at 12:04 PM
88 year old man give me a break........................what moron would lock a 88 year old for nothing.
FYI September 02, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Amazing how you can come to the conclusion that the cop was a moron based on only an arrest report, not a complete account. You and Anna B. would be good for each other based on your posts alone. Get it?
Teddy Koomen September 06, 2012 at 04:08 AM
"Charged with leaving the scene of an incident" New York Code § 600 states, "Leaving scene of an incident without reporting. 1. Property damage. a. Any person operating a motor vehicle who, knowing or having cause to know that damage has been caused to the real property or to the personal property, not including animals, of another, due to an incident involving the motor vehicle operated by such person shall, before leaving the place where the damage occurred, stop, exhibit his or her license and insurance identification card for such vehicle, when such card is required pursuant to articles six and eight of this chapter, and give his or her name, residence, including street and number, insurance carrier and insurance identification information including but not limited to the number and effective dates of said individual's insurance policy, and license number to the party sustaining the damage, or in case the person sustaining the damage is not present at the place where the damage occurred then he or she shall report the same as soon as physically able to the nearest police station, or judicial officer." Just because you are elderly you are not allowed to step over the law. I am not saying this man was acting in malice, but he did break a law. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Gabriel September 09, 2012 at 04:00 AM
The laws of man have their place. And so does human compassion and common decency. Taking a man who must be one of the oldest members of our community into custody over a matter as trivial as property damage is shameful at best. No one knows how intelligent, or unintelligent, the officer in question actually is. What is clear is the behavior of a morally inept bully and the way it was demonstrated by an authority figure with an ego as unchecked as his power. I wonder how the vaccuus nature of our police blotter would change if the identities of the arresting officers were given as freely as those who are taken into custody. Or if the ridiculous nature of many police blotte reports would change if people were called out by name, or even punished, for reporting events that waste time and resources while making our community appear foolish and voyeuristic.


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