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Peter Kraus, 23, of Central Islip was arrested in Northport on Nov. 26 and charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found a bottle of mixed prescription pills and five small envelopes which tested positive for cocaine residue on him. He was reportedly found asleep in a patio chair on Main Street. Unable to make the $1,000 bail upon arraignment, Kraus was sent to Suffolk County Jail. 

Shawn McAvoy, 27,  from Mattituck was arrested in Northport on Nov. 29 and charged with second degree criminal contempt, disobeying the court, after violating an order of protection.


Suffolk County police have arrested a Smithtown man and accused him of doing more than $100,000 in damages to a cell tower being built in Nesconset.

Ronald Derisi, 68, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree tampering. He was issued a ticket and will be arraigned in Central Islip Courts on a future date.

Brian Nenos, Jr., 24, of Smithtown, was arrested Nov. 28 at his home and charged with third degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a Cartier ring from a home in Commack. 


The Scene, located at 70 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Commack, was raided by police Wednesday as part of an investigation into an alleged mob ring that smuggled Eastern European women into America and forced them to work as exotic dancers.


Nassau police detectives report a in the northeastern portion of Nassau County are continuing, including at least three new burglaries last weekend in Plainview, four more in Syosset and one in Woodbury.

This latest report addes to a string of burglaries have been reported in recent weeks in Plainview, Woodbury, Hicksville, and Syosset.


No new evidence or clues were discovered during Monday’s six-hour beach search along Ocean Parkway in the ongoing Gilgo Beach serial killer investigation and the missing person case of Shannan Gilbert, according to Suffolk Police.

Further searches are expected, though no specific dates have been set, police said.

Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer Patch last week that the theory now is that one Long Island male killed eight women, a male and toddler and that Gilbert's disappearance is likely not related. Police say it's possible Gilbert is dead and that her body could be somewhere in the beach brush along the parkway. The killer likely began his deadly spree 15 years ago and is a Long Island man knowledgeable about remote terrain in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Dormer said.


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