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Crime Report: A Mugging on Linden Place

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

• Kevin Gauck, 25, of Selden, was arrested in Mount Sinai on April 12 near 1:30 a.m. and charged with DWI. According to police, Gauck was driving a 1998 Ford westbound on Route 25A when he was pulled over for speeding. He was subsequently charged with DWI.

• Vincent Spielman, 27, of Coram, was arrested in Mount Sinai on April 12 at about 2:15 a.m. and charged with DWI. Police said Spielman was pulled over, while driving westbound on Route 25A near County Road 83, for speeding. Police reportedly found Spielman to be intoxicated and charged him.

• Joseph Colombo, 23, of Mount Sinai, was arrested in Mount Sinai on April 12 at about 2:30 a.m. and charged with DWI. Police said Colombo failed to maintain his lane while driving westbound on Route 25A west of Mt. Sinai-Coram Road. He was subsequently charged with DWI.

• Erik Thomas, 46, of Rocky Point, was arrested in Mount Sinai on April 12 at about 6:30 a.m. and charged with harassment. According to police, someone reported that Thomas was threatening him or her while fishing on the Long Island Sound.

• Daniel Wheeler, 21, of Centereach, was arrested in Port Jefferson Station on April 13 at about 1:30 a.m. and charged with DWAI. Police said that Wheeler was pulled over for failing to maintain his lane of travel while driving westbound on Route 347, near Route 112. Wheeler was pulled over, reportedly found to be intoxicated, and charged with DWAI and unlawful possession of marijuana.

• Jaclyn Duffy, 22, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested in Stony Brook on April 13 at 8:40 p.m. and charged with DWI. According to police, Duffy struck another vehicle at the corner of Middle Country Road and Hawkins Avenue. Duffy was reportedly driving a 2011 Chevy Camaro when she struck a Chrystler 300. She was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center and treated with non-life threatening injuries.

• Anthony Ferrara, 18, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested in Selden on April 15 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. According to police, Ferrara rear ended a 2007 Toyota at the intersection of County Road 83 and Hawkins Path in Coram. He reportedly fled, and was later caught by police and charged. No injuries were reported in the crash.

• A man reported on April 15 that he was mugged on Linden Place by a group of five other men. According to police, a group of five Hispanic males were reported to have caused swelling and bruising to the complainant, who reported having cash and his cell phone stolen as well. He was transported by Port Jefferson Ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Mels Ditties April 19, 2012 at 03:56 PM
To set the record straight with regard to the last item on this police blotter: "A man reported on April 15 that he was mugged on Linden Place by a group of five other men ....etc..etc..etc" this wasn't a random mugging...The "victim" is a player in the illegal activities games that are everyday business in that area....Serious police undercover/detective work, or even a presence of local code officers would help to end these crimes, but uptown seems to be the unwanted orphan of the village. Other than LIRR rider escorts & police checkpoints for seatbelts, reggies, inspections, cel phones (aka the "shooting fish in a barrel" stuff) nothing is done!
Stacy April 20, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I guess most people do not mind, especially the politicians. The Uptown area doesnt really affect a residential neighborhood in the Village so the residents dont mind. The only place it may affect is the Highlands condos. The Downtown Village may be looking recession hit but business is still booming.
Charles Landaski April 20, 2012 at 01:55 AM
http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/Articles-News-i-2012-04-19-92127.112114-sub-Police-report-Terryville-offenders-are-born-to-be-wild.html http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/Articles-News-i-2012-04-12-92029.112114-sub-Police-report-Calling-the-cops-They-aint-chicken.html A complainant called at 8:55 pm on April 11 to report that a group of youths had threatened him a short time earlier at the Long Island Rail Road station in Port Jefferson. Real nice place! Terryville seems to be getting much worse as much as the Uptown area is getting worse.
Alyssa April 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I am shocked that there is more outrage in this community over the beach charging 12.50 a year (and most of these people own boats) than the amount of DWIs that occur in the span of 2 days! I am disgusted by the priorities of my neighbors!
John Pine April 23, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Funny how I never see the Constables there. I refuse to catch the train there, or the bus, and travel to another station instead. And to think years ago I'd wait for the 8:30pm train there, now, forget about it! There should be LIRR Police, SCPD, or PJ Constables there around the clock. But it aint gonna happen, because they're being bribed to let the area decline, so the folks in neighboring areas have cheap labor to paint and do their lawns.

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