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john April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
5000 reward for a 300 dollar bike. Makes sense
knee jerk April 24, 2014 at 01:33 pm
"Up to $ 5,000", John. Which means they could also "reward" you with nothing,Read More $0, nada. Wouldn't you feel "used".Read the fine print.
knee jerk April 24, 2014 at 01:36 pm
PS: If the camera was a little better I think you could read the "company logo" on theRead More fat guys sweatshirt, then they wouldn't need our help.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David J. Hegermiller Credit: Suffolk County Executive's Office
Sean April 24, 2014 at 04:57 pm
And there up for more raises while other civil servants whom make 1/4 of what they collect areRead More getting laid off. Everyone complains about the school taxes , and police salaries fly by without a whimper.
Paul April 24, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Good job getting the potential killers off the road. These stats might not impress everyone and theRead More pay might seem high, but if the life they saved was one of your children it was worth every penny.
knee jerk April 24, 2014 at 09:39 pm
@ Paul: Yes, you make a valid point, but I have a problem with the words "potentialRead More killers". EVERYONE is a "potential killer" when behind the wheel of a car, even you. Everyone gets distracted from time to time when driving: playing with the radio, GPS, adjusting the mirrors, turning on/off wipers/lights, yelling/slapping those kids in the back seat, picking your nose and yes, even looking down at the speedometer or gauges. At that split second, you Paul, are a "POTENTIAL KILLER". And I haven't even mentioned the ones you can be cited for.
Anna Kovarick sold heroin in between picking up and dropping off kids at school, officials say.
CorruptKP April 23, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Pat is a moron- to even post that response shows how stupid she is. Gee- maybe I should a rob aRead More bank, because its a tough economic environment? Can't blame her? How about instead of selling illegal drugs, maybe go to night school and get a degree, to educate yourself. NO- that is too easy right? let's sell drugs. Go to jail and rot.
cally April 23, 2014 at 08:42 pm
Sad part some lawyer will plea the counts down , she will get timed served and probation will be outRead More by mothers day .if we want to put a stop to dealers make dealing heroin a min 25 year sentence . But im prob naive it probably still wont be a deterrent.
Sal Anthony April 24, 2014 at 04:03 am
What a poo poo face
Kevin Prego April 22, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Exactly^
localguy April 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
I figure it will be about 2 months and THEN we will see a photo of the perp and a story about theRead More cops looking for help in solving the crime. Druggies are similar to gamblers, they get so far in the hole that they need to do something outlandish to pay off their dealer/bookie. They make a big hit, pay their bill and then start the process all over again.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 01:07 pm
SCPD should have been pro-actively fighting the Heroin problem when the prescription pills wereRead More targeted. It was the logical next step for anyone that was paying attention, especially in law enforcement. Part of he reason LI is becoming the cesspool it is, town after town are falling like dominoes.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
Carol H April 21, 2014 at 07:07 pm
The following comments are not meant to be construed as being an advocate for teen /under agedRead More drinking, just a personal observation: 1-When I was in HS in the 70s kids aged 13-18 were drinking in their own homes or in parks while parents were out for the eve or weekend. Nothing has changed much there, IMO. 2- my mid + 20 something kids have told me stories of parties in HS where the parents were not only home, but would buy beer & hard liquor (multiple flavored vodkas) for huge parties for their kids & their friends. They would sometimes party with the under aged teens as well. ( not one of my kids were "allowed" to drink before 21 yrs old. Nor in my home, nor at family functions. I wasn't with them every moment of the day to enforce this.) This is nothing new & if you think it is you are delusional. There are good & bad parenting styles. 3- I was once shown Facebook pictures of a 16 yr old local boy loading a few cases of beer onto a party bus for Jr Prom, using a dolly, so tell me that the bus driver was unaware. Perhaps stiffer penalties are needed for the bus drivers, to include the bus company and check ladies purses for drugs & booze smuggled in. Again, some parents are real a------- when it comes to this but some of us are responsible and teach their kids hoping & praying that they do the right thing despite peer pressure. 4- all of my children use taxi service, designated drivers or the train when they wish to drink legally (mid to upper 20s). They were taught at an early age never to get into a car with anyone they felt may have been impaired and so far have called me on 2 occasions to come get them at 2 or 3 am when this was so. God willing they will stay safe. Parents are the first line of defense, but stiffer laws are needed for bus companies & idiot parents who think it's a right of passage. Talk to your local elected officials!
Joe C. April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Big Party Bus leaving from Massapequa after the Junior Prom Friday Night on its way to NYC Saturday.Read More Joanna P. is the organizer and her fool of a father Tony P. is the signer. Let the lawsuits begin !!!! Good Luck !!!!!
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm
You want the drivers eyes on the road or eyes on the kids. Let the parents pat down the kids beforeRead More they get on the bus. Leave the driver alone
Patch File Photo
Jaques Strape April 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Pennsylvania Troopers are equally professional and courteous.
KD Q April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
I want to root for the police, I really do; but when some a-hole flies by me, nearly hits my car orRead More is tailgating and I pass a cop who does NOTHING... It really diminishes my faith. They [not all but some] pull people over for bullshit and pull the power trip on innocent individuals who truly made mistakes or non-threatening/harmful offenses. But where the hell are they when the real risks are on the road??? How about they keep their patrols going for the crappy drivers EVERYDAY, and not just some appointed safety weeks.
knee jerk April 23, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Instead of calling it "Speed Week" or some other catchy tune, why not just call it what itRead More really is "Power Trip Week".
Chris April 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm
People with suv's need to realize their not invincible in those things
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:48 am
Especially at 4AM in the morning.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
Walter S April 20, 2014 at 06:34 pm
James Barrett may have a point, they were being safeish. Imagine if they rented vans or somethingRead More and were driving themselves under the influence? It isn't cheap to rent a coach bus and I have to believe parents put up the money for this. The parents should be held accountable first if they paid for it and not accompanying the children. Parents should also be held more accountable for the actions of children 21 and younger. Many people bring children into this world and assume no responsibility, this must change.
John Roberson April 24, 2014 at 12:04 am
and none of the teens were charged? That is outrageous. The little darlings probably brought theirRead More own booze on to the bus and drank and then trashed the bus and the driver is the scapegoat. Of course, the driver should never have let these children on the bus in the first place, but maybe they bribed him or maybe they threatened him or his family. No telling what kids will do today to get what they want.
Vinny April 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm
When is everyone going to take responsibility for their own actions. Let's also blame the gasRead More station attendant who filled up the bus with gas. He should have been more responsible! This is 100 percent the fault of the parents who can't say no to anything kids want to do
ARCH STANTON April 15, 2014 at 02:25 pm
ANOTHER DEGENERATE LOW LIFE. THIS IS THE THIRD SUCH LARCENY IN RECENT MONTHS. THE FIRST TWO WERERead More CAUGHT RATHER QUICKLY. HOPEFULLY HE'LL BE APPREHENDED AS SWIFTLY AND ENDURE A SUITABLE INCARCERATION PERIOD.
WOODY11780 April 16, 2014 at 09:10 am
SAD day for St. James....Hope he gets snagged
Frank Esposito April 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm
José, regresa a El Salvador lo más pronto posible. Tienen una foto de usted! Usted haRead More dado a América la diversidad suficiente para celebrar por ahora.
Ronald Feldstein, 66, is charged with fourth degree grand larceny. (SCPD photo)
CAPICU April 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Buyer beware If brokerage firms can be taken !
Rich April 10, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Archie Bunker- I think you need to take a refresher math course. They wanted to sell the stock inRead More 2010, and contacted the police in 2011. Not sure how your math turned that into "2 years to report it" Taking into account that different years can be as little as one day apart, and I'm sure they spent some time waiting for the nonexistent check to arrive, and trying to get in touch with him. So the only remarkable thing about that is your math skills, or lack of.
Johny Q April 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm
“Their money was better in his pocket. He knew how to spend it better.”
Rich April 12, 2014 at 08:43 pm
I have have dealt with having my body broken before. It sounds like this man is in even worse shapeRead More than I was. Because of that, I have some compassion for him, and for his family. I know it is a terrible thing to have to go through being broken, and then the long road to recovering, regardless of any circumstances. As I said, in my opinion he has definitely paid in full and then some for his mistake, decision, or whatever you feel it should be called.
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:58 am
On one hand, I think we should wait until ALL the information is in before making knee jerkRead More comments. On the other hand, Patch doesn't do follow up stories so we have little choice-continue.
objection215 April 20, 2014 at 01:54 pm
In addition to the driving with a suspended license, the driver had a cell phone out in the car atRead More the time of the accident. I know this for a fact. I don't wish extra harm or suffering on the dude, but he is not innocent and is a victim of his own recklessness.
crookhaven April 6, 2014 at 06:40 pm
hey krista, i believe u can use both words-pled and pleaded......
Ivan Ivanovich April 7, 2014 at 12:53 am
"I was doing research for my investigation" said the pervert cop
Giambona Jr April 11, 2014 at 09:05 am
Once again another Law Inforcement officer ,considers himself above the law.
Nick April 5, 2014 at 12:08 am
4 months later they run the cellphone thieve story....Patch works well with the SCPD?
knee jerk April 5, 2014 at 06:55 am
After an active 4 month investigation, the SCPD has requested the public help catch this thief? WhyRead More would he need to steal another phone when the photo shows him talking on one? Perhaps they should have included the PHONE NUMBER of the stolen phone? DUH
11779 April 4, 2014 at 08:03 am
Does anyone out there have any more details on this case????..state cop investigator lax coachRead More respected man in the community....gets caught from a computer in anchorage alaska while being witnessed possesing child pornagrophy?? Seems sketchy doesnt add up anyone???
Sal Anthony April 5, 2014 at 03:03 am
He admitted it hes guilty he should burn in hell!!!
knee jerk April 5, 2014 at 06:25 am
I guess he eventually would have tried to become the girls LAX coach. SOP. Good riddance.
CAPICU April 3, 2014 at 10:03 am
Hey Barbie..... you know ...you don't need to know eNGRISH to use a smartie phone.
Buck Wheat April 7, 2014 at 11:33 am
A Family member reported her missing? where are her parents? she entered the country legally twoRead More months ago? She is 16 and speaks no English does she go to school? did she sign up for Obamacare?? Will taxpayers be paying for her kids to go to college??
CAPICU April 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm
I think you're barking up the wrong tree ........The commentators on this page can't answer youRead More questions..Amigo
John April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
@Susan Yes I can fill in gaps and NEW STUFF going on in the Chris Boutin case very well for you. IfRead More anyone cares has been following his case (hearings, motions, bail etc) very easily done on webcrims they would be up to date, but it appears most have not so i will bring everyone up to speed. Christopher was picked up and charges with 3 counts of a controlled sale ( Heroin ) from his driveway to alleged undercover police. Chances are these undercover police they speak of was simply a customer who got pulled over leaving the home of MR Boutin as police watched, They was given two Options. Go to jail or work with them to take down MR Boutin with hard evidence they needed and be there RAT they needed or as i will continue to reefer to him as there (CI) Aka confidential informant. Chris was booked with a 2 misdemeanor charges of possession and 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree schedule 1 dangerous drug. The Judge set his bail at 20k cash or 40K bond. He remained in custody. His next hearing the Judge ordered his bail set to 40k cash or 40k bond, He remained in custody. Around march 5th while Chris was still in police custody/county jail a NEW 4th felony charge, Possession of a schedule 1 dangerous drug with intent to sell and a judge ordered his bail set to 50k cash, 50k bond. It also mention's a Grand Jury in his webcrims report a more then once. From looking over the fact's in this one would come to believe another Agency that was not present during the arrest, possibly the DEA or DRUG TASK FORCE had pending charges of a past sale of heroin since new charges were added on while in custody during one of his court dates. It would also appear buy the mention of a grand jury that Chris has not accepted or most likely the prosecutor has not yet offered a plea bargain for a lighter sentence. It's extremely possible since another felony charge was added there could be more charges on-going that he does not know about yet, and this is why no plea-agreements have been made. I looked up his past criminal history in the state of NY to see if this was his first offense or not. It shows a misdemeanor arrest of Paraphernalia possession of Hypodermic syringes or needles from a few years back but does not show charges if there was any or if the case was thrown out. It looks like he is facing 8 to 15 years upstate NY, and with good behavior will be out in 5 or 6. PS as in the Boutin Case, Confidential Informant's (who only have to testify in a trial, but there name will appear on Chris's paperwork for him to see eventually ) undercover police usually is slang for it was a busted customer who used a police issued video and voice recording device placed in the car to do 3 or 4 buys. They will not tell the public, This way other dealer's do not read about all the busted customers used to put charges on drug dealers. A way to keep them out of the Loop and in the dark so to say. The same reason the words phone tap are not often printed in articles. So they think they don't use them around here. The word's you do not hear somebody does not want you to hear for a reason, This way people have no idea it happens every day to make drug bust's or else cases wont hold up in court.. All Tools, Tricks, lies and deceit used buy the police since the 70's.
John April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
My all time favorite. Police arrest 2 best friends for what-ever the case might be, Then put eachRead More friend in separate rooms telling one friend his buddy is talking up a storm about him, confessed its him, or about to tell us everything, So now is his last chance to do the right thing and be the only one out of two who are going home tonight when that door close's behind us, if not your friend will be the one to leave. So the one friend being pressured hard knows the game's police play so he sits there saying to himself over and over my best friend would never rat me out or Lie and say it was me (when hes not guilty). Eventually hours and hours later your starving and threw one way glass they ask your friend to move rooms and make sure he sees his best friend walk buy eating a bag of McDonald's laughing as the cops tell him a joke about someone else there. So he gets angry and when the police come back in he talks and tells all about his friend. They Won. Meanwhile all they did was tell his friend that they both are not in any trouble and each are allowed diner while they process them before both go home, and offer to pick him up some food when there done eating at McDonald's so his buddy was hungry and all he did was say yes. Meanwhile they just got his best friend to talk with this simple $6 bag of fast food diversion.
JGJR April 5, 2014 at 08:49 pm
So the long story short, two guilty drug users got played by the police, and you want us to feel badRead More for them??? You ARE using too much of your own product.
Michael Iannello was convicted of first degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors in September 2011, according to the state registry.
Mike C Moran April 1, 2014 at 11:32 pm
It's sickening to know that the sex offender registry allows offenders to have facebook accountsRead More just as long as they're reported. It just reassures me how messed up this world,state,government really is. Sex offenders should not be placed in areas where families with little children live in and should not be allowed to have access to any sort of social media. They should be isolated from communities that house little children and have 24 hour supervision to monitor what they are doing minute by minute but then again would moron cuomo really supply the money for that sort of safety. None of my children will have facebook accounts while they're younger than 17.
Wendi Lawrence April 2, 2014 at 06:45 am
This makes me so mad . He lived two blocks away from me,and when all this attempts these two yearsRead More at school bus stops with attempts to pick up children . How does this happen?
Sal Anthony April 2, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Liberals. Thats how it happens!!!
Florette Small March 31, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Islandia has a bad reputation for this kind of criminal activity.
Dee Goddard March 31, 2014 at 04:43 pm
business as usual in this area and nearby towns
MT Poquets March 31, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Lesson learned...don't walk behind Walmart at night ....
Harry April 1, 2014 at 02:10 pm
If you haven't told a nine year old about strangers by now you shouldn't be a parent. Anyone whoRead More knows me will tell you I'll say it so close to your face you'll get sprayed.
Momof3 April 4, 2014 at 07:05 am
For Harry and EPG. Both of you should be ashamed of yourself! This is about a possible childRead More abduction in our community. Enough with the st james and nesconset BS! Not one of you are better then the other ! News flash there is heroin in Both your towns there are students that get excellent grades and students that struggle in ALL smithtown schools. There are parents that do nothing or do it all in BOTH your towns!!! So give this fighting a break you need to grow up .
Harry April 4, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Momof3, That would be yourselves, not yourself. I can guarantee neither of my children or theirRead More friends use heroin. The police stated the day of the incident, they don't believe this was an abduction attempt.
ARCH STANTON March 31, 2014 at 03:30 pm
THE INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS ON LONG ISLAND ISRead More RISING. IN THE PAST FIFTEEN MONTHS THERE HAVE BEEN ELEVEN ARRESTS OF TEACHERS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE. HOW MANY OTHER INCIDENTS HAVE OCCURRED, THAT CHILDREN ARE AFRAID TO REPORT? MOST PARENTS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO BE WARY OF STRANGERS. UNFORTUNATELY MOST INCIDENTS OF ABUSE ARE PERPETRATED BY SOMEONE THE CHILD KNOWS. THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NOT BEING SAFE IN THEIR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.
Sal Anthony March 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm
3 loser brothers
VR March 30, 2014 at 09:27 am
They live above the shoe repair guy. Ugh.
Lady L March 31, 2014 at 12:02 am
so lovely to have such upstanding citizens living so close to town hall ! The building dept shouldRead More inspect all of those run down boarding houses above the store in Smithtown
Ryan Travis March 26, 2014 at 01:47 pm
So the man stole or attempted to steal?
Dee Goddard March 27, 2014 at 11:12 am
Maybe he was part of a the new reality show "grab and go"
knee jerk March 27, 2014 at 05:59 pm
Looks more like "cut and run", or touch football.
11779 March 25, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Technically not...medford is medford gordon heights is the heights
Sal Anthony March 26, 2014 at 12:05 am
Prolly aspiring rappers
Jack March 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Third world town Gordon Heights needs to be surrounded and dealt with. And anybody going there toRead More buy drugs are part of the problem too.
The charred remains of the Mariners Cove Inn in Point Pleasant Beach
getgoing1973 March 26, 2014 at 08:28 am
at least now with all the victims getting clothes, Karl (with a K) the registered sex offender willRead More be well dressed when lurking around playgrounds
grmahigold March 26, 2014 at 09:25 am
a quick search shows Karl isnt the only sex offender displaced. Glad they r beachfront at the WhiteRead More Sands now !!!!
frespase March 27, 2014 at 01:23 pm
and they are not sandy victims
knee jerk March 31, 2014 at 09:06 pm
Hey Arch: It's OK to "flash your lights", try it sometime, maybe it will set you free.
ARCH STANTON April 1, 2014 at 05:59 pm
HEY K J, YOU CAN BE AS LIBERAL AND FREE THINKING AS YOU WANT TO BE IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE. IN ARead More PREVIOUS COMMENT YOU WERE ALL FOR GETTING DRUNKS OFF THE ROAD AND SETTING UP DWI CHECKPOINTS, WHICH YOU FEEL FREE TO EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM. YOU ARE ALREADY LIVING IN ONE OF THE LEAST OPPRESSIVE SOCIETIES IN THE WORLD, SO IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT TO ABIDE BY THE LAWS. THERE HAS TO BE SOME PREVIOUS PERSONAL HISTORY, THAT MAKES YOU SO VINDICTIVE. I THINK YOUR LIGHTS ARE FLICKERING LIKE RPM'S. ENOUGH SAID ON THIS TOPIC.
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 09:54 am
Hey Arch, only if those DWI checkpoints include ALL drunks, including off duty cops and MADDRead More members. My lights may well be flickering, but yours went off a long time ago. I'VE ALSO WASTED ENOUGH TIME ON YOU-YOU'LL NEVER GET IT.
Leroy Greene (left) and Leo Johnson were arrested soon after a bank robbery in Deer Park Thursday. (SCPD photos)
ARCH STANTON March 24, 2014 at 06:46 pm
HEY RPM, YOU SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD. I TOSSED OUT MY 45 RPM RECORDS A LONG TIME AGO.
monkey lewis March 27, 2014 at 12:07 am
Now look at here they be lookin fo sum huffin money
Frank M March 31, 2014 at 05:21 pm
To "Get off my lawn"...great post. Apparently Stevo and Bill do not agree with you postRead More because they lack a sense of humor, or have no idea of what our elected officials are doing or planning to do.