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Crime Report: Hospital Employee Gets Harassing Phone Calls

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

On Nov. 15, someone at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson reported to police that someone called the hospital over 100 times saying that they were a bill collector attempting to contact an employee of the hospital.

A woman working in an office on North Country Road in Port Jefferson called police on Nov. 15 to complain that she received a threatening phone call. An unknown man called a woman’s cell phone claiming that he was a law enforcement officer with a warrant out for her because she wrote fraudulent checks and that she needed to send him money.

At about 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 15, a 1999 Ford F-250 was scratched when it was parked on East Main Street in Port Jefferson.

Vincent Repka, 45, of Port Jefferson was arrested on Nov. 15 in Port Jefferson and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Police report that Repka was on High Street at about 9 p.m. and allegedly had cocaine on him.

Eric Flores, 28, of Brentwood was arrested on Nov. 15 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. At about 10:43 p.m. Flores was allegedly in a parking lot on Old Town Road with cocaine.

Samantha Cole, 20, of Selden was arrested on Nov. 15 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. At about 10:15 p.m. police say that they allegedly found Cole in the parking lot of Rite Aid on Route 112 with marijuana on her.

Philip Lurie, 20, of Port Jefferson Station was arrested on Nov. 17 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with assault, a misdemeanor. At about 12:30 a.m., Lurie allegedly punched and kicked a 19-year-old man at a house on Kool Place. He was arrested by police six hours later on North Country Road in Port Jefferson. According to court records, Lurie was released on his own recognizance on Nov. 17. He is due back in court on Dec. 4.

Michael Schoefer, 54, was arrested on Nov. 17 in Port Jefferson and charged with disorderly conduct, a violation. At 3:20 p.m., Schoefer, who is homeless and a registered level-3 sex offender, was allegedly on Main Street yelling and screaming at people as they walked by.

when he was picked up by police on North Country Road for an earlier incident. Schoefer was at John J. Walsh Memorial Park in Northport on Sept. 9 when he was forbidden to be because he is a registered sex offender, according to the New York State sex offender registry.

A level-3 sex offender is one who, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice is a “high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists.”

According to court records, on Nov. 18 bail was set at $500 for Schoefer but it was not posted. He is due back in court on Nov. 26.

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