Crimes Nearby: Hate Crime Investigation at High School

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department or town police and does not indicate a conviction.


• A swastika was recently found spray painted on the grounds of Kings Park High School.

Kings Park District Superintendent Susan Agruso said school employees discovered a swastika spray painted on the guard booth on the morning of Feb. 6 The district then contacted police to notify them of the incident, which is being investigated by the hate crimes unit.

No arrests have been made, and police are continuing to investigate the incident.


• Nicholas Governale, 19, of Commack, was arrested Feb. 12 in Commack and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree (greater than 2 ounces). Police said Governale was inside of the vehicle smoking marijuana with Jake McGough, who was also arrested.

• Moussa Toure, 36, of Commack, was arrested Feb. 4 in Hauppauge on a charge of grand larceny in the third degree, a felony. Police said Toure stole in excess of $3,000 from Citibank by causing submission of fraudulent documents to secure business loans, and then defaulted on those loans.


• Police said Patrice Germain, 45, of Brentwood, was arrested in Smithtown on Feb. 14 after he chased another man, threatening him with a knife. Police also said Germain called the victim to make threats and threw a bowl against a wall, damaging property. He was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief with intent to damage property, all of which are misdemeanors.

• According to police, Jose Fuentes, 35, of Smithtown, was arrested in Smithtown on Feb. 11 on a charge of assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, a felony. Police said Fuentes attempted to injure a woman with a knife.

• Police arrested Nicole Caronia, 25, of Smithtown, on Feb. 13 in Smithtown after she allegedly stole cash and checks and used bank cards that did not belong to her. Caronia was arrested on a third-degree grand larceny charge, a felony.


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