Crimes Nearby: Drunk Driver Hits Parked Car, Stalking

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Suffolk County police reported the following arrests: 


Commack residents are accusing an allegedly drunk driver of leaving behind a trail of damage on Somers Lane.
Suffolk County police said Rachel Dreher, 35, of East Northport, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Tuesday night.
Police said they received a phone call at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting a drunk driver had crashed into a parked Jeep on Somers Lane in Commack. Dreher was driving a 2006 Acura along Somers Lane when she hit the parked vehicle before crashing into a tree on the opposite side of the roadway.
Dreher was arrested at the scene with only minor injuries, according to police.
There was significant damage done to the parked Jeep.

Colleen Leary, 21, of Commack was arrested for first offense DWI charges on July 5. Police said that Leary was arrested after being involved in a car accident, where she struck another vehicle going westbound on route 25.

Kings Park

 Kevin Lorenz, 19, of Northport, was arrested for first offense DWI charges on June 28. Police said, Lorenz was found on Vernon Valley and Clark Road in East Northport, driving his 2000 Nissan over the marked double yellow line.

Jacqueline Pagano, 47, of Kings Park, was charged with petit larceny on July 6. According to the police, Pagano had taken money from a car on July 5 on Beackon Drive in Holbrook and was arrested at her Kings Park home on July 6.

Richard Tetens, 32, of East Northport, was arrested and charged with lewdness on July 7. Tetens was found on Middleville Road intentionally showing an intimate part of his body in a lewd manner, police said.


Kristine Vernola, 41, of East Northport was issued an appearance ticket in lieu of arrest on July 7 for multiple vehicle and traffic violations after being involved in a car accident on Scudder Avenue. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to produce an insurance card, prohibited u-turn, and unreasonable speed.

Police responded to Laurel Avenue regarding a report of possible stalking on July 1 at 2:54 a.m. Upon arrival, they determined that the alleged offender had committed several crimes against the victim at Lorraine Court. The officer remained at the scene until Suffolk Police responded.

A man told police that two men were attempting to break into an apartment on July 1 around 9:30 p.m. The man said that he was returning from doing laundry across the street, when he noticed two unknown males in front of his apartment building looking into his windows and acting suspiciously. When he confronted the men they stated that they were looking for their uncle. He told them that he was going to call the police and they both ran and got into a four-door sedan which drove away. The man was unable to provide any further details and was advised that if he saw the two subjects again, he should notify the police immediately.


Benedetto Gambino, 35, of St. James, was arrested and charged for a first offense DWI on July 7. Gambino was found driving north on Edgewood Avenue over the speed limit and without his headlights on. He was arrested on Landing Avenue.

Vincent Bogdanowich, 30, of East Islip, was arrested for grand larceny charges on July 3. Bogdanowich was found on 6th Avenue with stolen jewlery.

Three Village  

Tara Miller, 41, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 4 at 10:49 p.m. at the corner of Christian Ave. and Lake Ave. in Setauket. According to police, Miller was involved in a motor vehicle crash at West Meadow Beach and fled the scene. Police charged her with first-offense DWI.

On July 6, a resident of Lodge Lane in East Setauket reported that an unknown person smashed the windshield of a 1997 Volkswagon parked in the driveway at about 12:10 a.m.

On July 6, a resident of Montpelier Court in East Setauket reported that an unknown person set off fireworks on the hood of a vehicle parked in the driveway at about 12:30 a.m.


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