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


A resident of Dyke Rd. in Setauket called police Sept. 26 to report finding swastikas drawn on a Mitt Romney lawn sign sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 27.

A male resident of Caleb Brewster Rd. in Setauket called police Sept. 28 to report another man left him multiple harassing voicemails following a disagreement over football tickets.

Stony Brook

A female customer at 7-11 in Stony Brook called police Sept. 22 at 11:40 p.m. to report that a man who was hitting on her slapped her in the face after she rejected his advances.

Miller Place

Rachel Taddonio, 27, of Miller Place, was arrested Sept. 25 at the Suffolk County Precinct Department Sixth Precinct in Selden and charged with fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor. She is alleged to have knowingly possessed stolen property from Pawn Brokers of America on Medford Avenue in Patchogue.

Rocky Point

Bernadette Polat, 47, of Rocky Point, was arrested Sept. 25 in Miller Place and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor. Polat allegedly stole assorted items from the Miller Place Stop & Shop.


Craig Williams, 38, of Nesconset, was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Police said Williams was driving a 2006 Honda eastbound on Nesconset Highway when he fatally hit pedestrian Thomas Wik Jr., 23, of Nesconset at approximately 4:50 a.m.. Williams allegedly left the scene of the crash, and was arrested a short time later by police.


A Flanders woman reported a burglary into her home on Wood Road Trail on Sept. 25., Southampton Town police said. The complainant told police that she was asleep in bed with her six-month-old baby when a man entered the bedroom and demanded money. The intruder, who has not yet been arrested, took $15 in cash, a cellphone charger and a Verizon router.

A Flanders man reported being held up at knifepoint by two men in the backseat of a car on Evergreen Road on Sept. 29, Southampton Town Police said.
According to a police report, the suspects stole $70 in cash. Police are searching for the perpetrators.

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