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Crimes Nearby: Man Arranges Hit On Victim, Witness While In Jail

A look at crime in neighboring towns.

Here's a look at the top crime stories that made headlines this week in and around your community.

Three Village

DA: Alleged Stony Brook Rapist Also Conspired to Kill Victim, Witness

The man accused of raping a woman and robbing a house in Stony Brook last November now stands accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill the woman and a witness who was to testify against him, Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said Wednesday.

Patchogue

Cops: Truck Hit Waverly Overpass, Snagged Traffic

Three lanes of the westbound Long Island Expressway was closed starting at Exit 62 this afternoon after a flatbed truck hauling a storage unit struck the overpass at Waverly Avenue.

Sachem

‘I’m A Nathan’s Gunman Witness’

The following first-person account was sent to Sachem Patch from an employee who was at the Nathan's/Ralphs Ices store on Grundy Avenue in Holbrook last night when it was reportedly robbed by an armed man at around 7:15 p.m.

Sayville-Bayport

Police Investigating Potential Hate Crime in Sayville

Suffolk Police are investigating a possible hate crime that involved graffiti at a Sayville town park. A swastika and an image representing a pentagram were discovered drawn at Foster Avenue park area on September 25.

Police Hunt Assailants in Sayville Assault

Suffolk Police are looking for two men who accosted and assaulted another man near the Sayville train station in late September.

Port Jefferson

Armed Robber Strikes Mt. Sinai Subway

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Mt. Sinai Subway last Thursday night. Police say the unknown man entered the sandwich shop, located in the Mt. Sinai Shopping Center at 5507 Nesconset Highway, at 9:35 p.m. and displayed a firearm in his waistband. The man threatened an employee with the weapon and demanded money, police said.

Miller Place - Rocky Point
Police said a Rocky Point woman participated in breaking in to a home to steal jewelry and then sold it.

Police said Gail Pfleiderer, 39, broke into a home on Rosewood Road on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. Police charged Pfleiderer with second-degree burglary, a felony.

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