Category | Police News

Treatment Options Present Obstacles As Heroin Abuse Rises in Suffolk County

Posted on 12 March 2014

In an interview this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota praised the East End Drug Task Force for cracking down on heroin distribution in Suffolk County, including a recent bust involving nine men—six from Riverhead, three from East Harlem—who Mr. Spota said were a part of a heroin ring that sold to users from Southampton, Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor, among other East End communities based on information gathered during a years-long investigation.
However, said Mr. Spota, while law enforcement is an effective tool in limiting the supply of drugs like heroin, it is not going to be the silver bullet in ending drug abuse.

North Haven Woman Charged in Serial Burglary Case

Posted on 11 March 2014

A North Haven resident was arrested last week and charged in connection with a string of burglaries in East Hampton in 2013.

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Bridgehampton Man Faces Murder Charges

Posted on 08 March 2014

Suffolk County Police arrested Brandon Davis, 19, of Bridgehampton on Friday and charged him with the murder of Taleik Bristel, of Medford. Davis faces charges of murder in the second degree, a felony. He will be arraigned Saturday morning at First District Court in Central Islip. According to police, the arrest comes after an investigation [...]

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Regional Drug Court Creates Path for Sobriety

Posted on 05 March 2014

Almost two decades ago, Southampton Town Justice Deborah Kooperstein was on the bench before a case involving an 18-year-old from Noyac, facing marijuana possession charges, a violation in the eyes of the court. She agreed to adjourn the case in contemplation of dismissal for one year’s time, a common decision but a moment that would change her life forever.

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Arrests Made in Corner Closet Case

Posted on 05 March 2014

Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the November armed robbery of the Corner Closet in Sag Harbor, according to Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeffrey Proctor, although he would not provide details in what has become a federal case.

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Watchcase Condos Vandalized

Posted on 27 February 2014

The Watchcase condominium project fell victim to vandalism sometime this weekend, with the words “” stenciled in navy blue spray paint on the face of one of the townhouse units on Sage Street.

East End Drug Task Force Busts “Hollywood” Heroin Ring

Posted on 26 February 2014

When the East End Drug Task Force last week busted a ring of heroin dealers in Riverhead officials say was trafficking in a particularly potent brand of the drug, it cast a light on the growing problem of opiate addiction across Suffolk County, including the East End.

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Oddone Avoids More Prison Time in Plea Deal

Posted on 26 February 2014

Anthony Oddone will not be going back to prison. In a plea deal arranged by his attorney and prosecutors from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, Mr. Oddone pleaded guilty on Thursday to a single charge of manslaughter in the first degree for the 2008 death of a bouncer at the Southampton Publick House.

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Arrest Made in Alleged Case of Statutory Rape in Montauk

Posted on 25 February 2014

East Hampton Police announced Tuesday the arrest of Juan J. Zhingri-Deleg, 27, of Montauk in connection with the alleged rape of a 14 year old girl. According to a press release issued by the department Tuesday, police received information regarding the inappropriate relationship between Mr. Zhingri-Deleg and the girl, resulting in Mr. Zhingri-Deleg’s arrest on Monday. [...]

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Nine Charged in East End Heroin Bust

Posted on 19 February 2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced Wednesday that three men from Harlem and six East End heroin dealers, including four from Riverhead, face criminal charges following an East End Drug Task Force investigation into the buying and selling of what Mr. Spota said was an especially potent type of heroin, marketed on the streets [...]