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Police: E. Northport Woman Behind BB Gun Spree

Arrest tied to 60 incidents of damaged car windows throughout Suffolk.

Susan Becker, 43, of East Northport, was arrested Friday. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department.
Susan Becker, 43, of East Northport, was arrested Friday. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department.
An East Northport woman faces child endangerment and criminal mischief charges after Suffolk County Police say she drove three teenagers through neighborhoods and encouraged them to shoot out car windows with BB guns.  

Susan Becker, 43, was arrested Friday by Fourth Precinct officers and linked to more than 60 instances of damaged car windows over a two-week period from Islandia and Hauppauge to Commack.  

She was the driver while her 13-year-old son, 15-year-old daughter and another 15-year-old male fired BB guns, police said. Becker bought the weapons and then encouraged the teens to fire on parked cars, police allege.  

Perfect Neighborhood Watch director James Semon in Hauppauge heard about incidents related to a pellet gun and sent a note to members April 12 asking them to stay on alert.

"A member is reporting car windows shot out, mid numbers Autumn Drive, sometime last Monday evening," Semon said. "Surveillance cameras show a possible mini-van, silver or white in color. One resident heard 'pops' as the incident occurred, possibly from a BB gun. Multiple police reports were made."

All of the Hauppauge incidents, logged on April 8, happened in the same general neighborhood, police said at the time.

Becker will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip on 11 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, 10 counts of fourth degree criminal mischief and third degree criminal mischief.
steven Jacobs April 20, 2013 at 12:08 PM
I bet she doesn't get put on the background checklist for gun possession
Zebra365 April 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Should be held on an Order of Protective Custody for psych evaluation. One of the owners of those vehicles could have returned fire to protect their property and hit one of the kids. Oops, I forgot, nobody has real guns. This isn't Texas.
steven Jacobs April 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM
do we really need the psych evaluation-I think it is clear she is somewhat nutty and potentially very dangerous.
mike April 20, 2013 at 02:43 PM
were they assault BB Guns?
Adam Murphy April 20, 2013 at 04:33 PM
its a bb gun, get over it, at least she hasnt gone through the streets with a 9mm shooting everyone she sees. everyone has a sense of mischief, she just made a bad decision to do that at her age. worry about the more serious issues in life.
lita April 20, 2013 at 04:49 PM
"Its a bb gun, get over it," is an incredibly stupid statement. I'm guessing Adam Murphy might not have such a cavalier attitude had his car been damage or, worse, his child or significant other had been injured. As long as there are people out there play down incidents like this, the bolder these clowns become. I doubt that this woman has mental issues. She's just a jackass who, in her own small way, is contributing to the mess that our society is becoming. She should pay restitution for all the damage she has caused (sell her vehicle), and do a bit of time and community service just to let her know that what she has done is unacceptable.
Mike Adams April 20, 2013 at 05:46 PM
I thought "women rasslers" were to suppose be pretty?
Fred April 20, 2013 at 06:18 PM
BB guns will not damage a car window. Pellet guns on the other hand will. Huff (and their 'notorious accuracy' said it was a BB gun). When we were kids, 65 years ago, we used to shot at each other playing cowboys and indians. (we did not aim at the face) No, we didn't wear safety glasses. It would raise a small red welt if it hit on bare skin, but when it hit clothting you didn't even feel it. BB gun? Not hardly.
We Heart Long Island April 20, 2013 at 09:49 PM
They should lock this trash up.
Irene R April 21, 2013 at 07:12 AM
I can't believe that some people are actually making light of this! What adult women shoots a BB gun out her window at other cars for fun... encouraging the teens in her car. And that's ok?? Really??
Louise April 21, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Mike Adams - oink oink. Obviously this woman is unstable and now her kids are too. Some people should never have kids.
david April 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM
I don't even know where to begin with this lady? What was she thinking? If she is not mentally unstable, at 43 years old, you have to know that this is a completely insane idea! And Fred, 65 years ago bb guns were much weaker than they are today. Today they can fire a bb at 600-100 fps. That will break a window for sure.
twocents April 21, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Adam Murphy, you are obviously as amoral and despicable as this so called mother is. The only explanation that occurs to me is that you are capable of equivalent behavior or, at the very least, will be just as (or more) complacent if someone in your immediate family commits such acts. You are a primary example of just one of the myriad reasons such despicable behavior occurs. No one will condemn it for the evil it represents. This so called mother is obviously amoral, most likely has the proverbial screw loose, and is a hazard to everyone else and to these misbegotten kids. (who most likely will continue on in her footsteps..). Keep in mind, I believe in the Almighty gene.
twocents April 21, 2013 at 12:42 PM
take that back. there are those who will condemn it, my apologies to you out there who do so.
ARCH STANTON April 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM
HEY MURPH, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINION, BUT WHEN YOU MAKE SUCH IDIOTIC COMMENTS LIKE SHE HASN'T GONE THROUGH THE STREETS WITH A 9MM SHOOTING EVERYONE SHE SEES, EVERYONE HAS A SENSE OF MISCHIEF AND THAT SHE JUST MADE A BAD DECISION TO DO THAT AT HER AGE, SHOWS HOW IGNORANT YOU REALLY ARE. CHILDREN LEARN FROM THEIR PARENTS, SO PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU HAVE NONE, I'LL SLEEP BETTER.
ARCH STANTON April 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM
HEY ZEBRA, YOUR RIGHT THIS ISN'T TEXAS. YOU DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO SHOOT AND KILL SOMEONE TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY OUTSIDE YOUR DWELLING UNLESS YOU ARE BEING PHYSICALLY THREATENED IN A LIFE DEATH SITUATION. HAD YOU RETURNED FIRE TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY AND HIT ONE OF THESE KIDS AS YOU STATED, YOU WOULD BE THE ONE SITTING IN JAIL RIGHT NOW FOR MURDER OR ATTEMPTED MURDER. YOU COULD HONESTLY LIVE WITH YOURSELF, KNOWING THAT YOU KILLED CHILDREN OVER VANDALISM. YOU ARE JUST AS IGNORANT AS IS SUSAN BECKER. I DO HOPE THAT YOU HAVE NO WEAPONS IN YOUR HOME AND IF YOU DO, THEY SHOULD BE CONFISCATED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE YOU ALSO HAVE A SANITY PROBLEM.
We Heart Long Island April 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
@ STANTON - Speaking of ignorant, your caps lock is stuck.
ARCH STANTON April 22, 2013 at 01:43 PM
HEY WHLI, TRY TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT COMMENT BY STAYING ON TOPIC. RIGHT NOW YOUR O-2. DON'T YOU READ? THEY WERE ARRESTED. AS FAR AS THE CAPS ARE CONCERNED, IF IT GOT YOUR ATTENTION, THEN I MADE MY POIINT.
We Heart Long Island April 22, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Where did I say they weren't arrested? The only attention you brought to yourself is a s someone that doesn't know how to operate a keyboard. On that you made your poiiint.
ARCH STANTON April 24, 2013 at 06:29 PM
DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE WHEN THIS STORY APPEARED ON CBS LAST NIGHT , THE GRIN ON BECKER'S FACE WHEN ENTERING THE COURT HOUSE. NOT KNOWING WHAT WINDOWS WERE SHATTERED ON THESE VEHICLES, THE MINIMUM REPLACEMENT VALUE WILL BE $250.00 AND BY MY CALCULATIONS, TIMES 60 VEHICLES WILL BE AROUND $15,000.00. I DO HOPE THAT SHE HAS THE SAME GRIN WHEN ORDERED TO MAKE RESTITUTION TO THE OWNERS.

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