In 2012, the Hauppauge community has been affected by crimes by drug dealers that had a widespread impact on local residents to individual arrests that neighbors were shocked to hear about.
Here's the 10 worst crimes of 2012:
*: Two Hauppauge residents and seven Nesconset residents were among the 41 Town of Smithtown residents arrested in a long-term heroin bust announced in late January by Queens County District Attorney.
* Nesconset Mom Gets 2 Years for Dealing Oxycodone: Despite pleas that jail time would hurt her family, Nesconset's Joanne Connelly was sentenced to 26 months in prison in March for illegally dealing oxycodone, an opiate.
* : Yvette Torres, a woman on the FBI's most wanted list for allegedly kidnapping her daughter has turned herself into authorities and returned the girl to her father in Hauppauge.
* Police: Arrest Made in Multiple Bomb Threats to Islip Town Hall: Ronald Kellman, 41, of Central Islip, was arrested Friday for making multiple bombs threats to Islip Town Hall over the past year, Suffolk Couny police said.
* Nesconset Burglar to Face Grand Jury: Neil A. Parikh, 24, of Nesconset, who allegedly broke into a female tenant's apartment in hopes of taking sexual advantage of her will be arraigned before grand jury in Riverhead courts in May.
*Four Brokers Arrested in Hauppauge-Based Ponzi Scheme: Four brokers have been arrested in connection to the Hauppauge-based Agape World Ponzi scheme.
* Three Men Attempt Robbery of Islandia Gas Station: Three men attempted unsuccessfully to rob a Gulf Gas Station in Islandia on Sept. 10.
* Armed Robbers Strike Red Mango: Two armed men robbed Red Mango in the Hauppauge Shopping Center on Feb. 17, according to Suffolk County Police.
* Cops: Drunk Driver Behind Wheel in 7-Eleven Accident: Suffolk County Police have arrested Jose Escobar, 29, of Westbury for reportedly getting behind the wheel while drunk, causing a serious accident that injured his pregnant girlfriend and 10-month-old. The infant died in the days following the accident and charges were upgraded to vehicular homicide.
* Man Charged with DWi in Fatal Crash: Suffolk County Police say a Brentwood man was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol during the time of Dec. 15 crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers.
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