Blotter 12-6-18


Someone stole three hubcaps on Nov. 30 off of a 2005 Nissan parked on Sundial Avenue.


Someone stole gas from OK Petroleum on Montauk Highway on Nov. 28.

A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at Brookhaven Dog Park on Dec. 1.


At Family Dollar on Montauk Highway on Dec. 2, someone stole toys, games, blankets and a speaker.

East Patchogue

A 2015 Nissan Sentra was stolen from Tigre Auto Repair on Main Street on Nov. 30.


Julian Crump, 25, of Patchogue, was arrested for damaging a coffee machine at Dunkin Donuts on Waverly Avenue. He was also charged with damaging a display at 7-Eleven across the street on the same day, Dec. 2.

Gabriel Cruz, 20, of Bayport, was arrested for attempting to rob Shanghai Garden on East Main Street. He entered holding a large blade and demanded money on Dec. 1.

A wallet with cash and credit cards and a cell phone were stolen from a 2013 Hyundai Accent parked on Medford Avenue.

Someone entered a home on North Summit Avenue and took jewelry, boots, cash, electronics and clothing on Dec. 2.


Kittens thrown from car in Patchogue

On Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately 8:15 a.m., two kittens were allegedly thrown from a white sedan traveling on Log Road in Patchogue, in the vicinity of Buckley Road and the intersection of Risley Road and Prince Street. The witness clearly saw the live kittens thrown out of the window while speeding through a stop sign. The two kittens appear to be standard household cats and sustained fatal injuries. The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this heinous act of cruelty. The person responsible could be facing felony animal cruelty charges.

Patchogue man injured in police-involved shooting

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting that injured a Patchogue man early Monday morning. A Fifth Precinct police officer was in the parking lot of the Fifth Precinct when he heard a call over the radio at 2:15 a.m. of the description of a suspect involved in a commercial burglary in Patchogue. Within minutes, the officer, who was off-duty and driving home, observed a man fitting the suspect’s description walking on Waverly Avenue, near East Third Street. The officer, who was still in uniform, approached the man, who became combative and began assaulting the officer. The officer deployed his Taser twice, but it was ineffective. During the altercation, the man tackled the officer to the ground. The officer shot the man once in the torso.

The man, 33, was transported to a hospital, where he is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. The officer, a five-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department, was transported to a hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

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