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Crimes Nearby: Ronkonkoma Man Accused of Multiple Robberies in Smithtown

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

Stony Brook

Thomas Boyle, 36, of Stony Brook, was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Reports state police tried to pull him over while on Third Street in East Northport at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 31 but he fled the scene on foot. He was arrested at his home at 8:55 p.m. that same day.

Police are investigating an incident of grand larceny reported Aug. 29 in which a male employee at the in Stony Brook reported a briefcase that was stolen from an office between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. According to police, the briefcase contained an iPad, keys, and a school district ID card.

Smithtown

Michael Estivo, 21, of Smithtown, was arrested on Aug. 29 at 2:17 a.m. in Smithtown on fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest charges. Reports state Estivo was arrested on Birchbrook Drive while in possession of glass bottles of LandShark Lager that were allegedly stolen from Walgreens on Main Street in Smithtown. Reports also state Estivo refused to place his hands behind his back for officers to handcuff him.

Robert Hofbauer, 26, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested on Aug. 29 in Smithtown on multiple counts of second degree burglary from a dwelling, third degree robbery, and fourth degree grand larceny charges. According to police, Hofbauer unlawfully entered a home on Aug. 26 between 12-6 p.m. and stole a woman's pocketbook with credit cards and cash. Reports state Hofbauer also entered a home unlawfully on Aug. 27 between 2-6 p.m. by prying open a door and stealing money and jewelry. Reports continue to state that Hofbauer stole on Aug. 28 a Craftsman 22-inch lawnmower, a backpack blower, a lawn trimmer and a portable air compressor from a home. On Aug. 26 between 10-11 p.m., police said Hofbauer entered a home and took change. Police also said Hofbauer cut a screen on the bedroom window and entered the home took 2004 Nissan Altima and a wallet on Aug. 19 between 7-11 a.m. Reports continue to state that Hofbauer entered a home through a kitchen window and took an X-Box, a camera, an iPod and other assorted items between Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 12 p.m.

Shoreham

Shera Dougherty, 25, of Bayport, was arrested Sept. 1 in Shoreham and charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Dougherty was allegedly found with a hypodermic needle containing heroin on Cobblestone Drive in Shoreham.

Rocky Point

David Paulraj, 50, of Holbrook, was arrested Aug. 30 in Rocky Point and charged with first-offense DWI and third-degree grand larceny. He was arrested at 1:05 a.m. on Route 25A in Rocky Point while driving a 1995 Chevy pick-up that had been reported stolen. He failed to maintain his lane of traffic, was given a sobriety test and it was determined that he had been driving while intoxicated, police said.

Riverhead

James Licausi, 43, of Riverside, was charged with third degree robbery, a D felony, in Riverside at 5:18 p.m. on Sept. 2 on County Road 104. Police reported that Licausi had struck a man in the face the day before at 5:50 a.m. on Vail Avenue in Riverside, bit his left arm and then forcibly removed the victim's wallet and fled the area on a bicycle.

A woman allegedly swiped a Kmart shopper's purse, which included cash and a debit card -- and then used the card around town. According to Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the Riverhead police department, authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the individual who allegedly stole a purse belonging to a woman who was shopping at K-Mart on Route 58 in Riverhead on March 12, at approximately 2:35 p.m. Later that day, an unknown woman allegedly used the debit card illegally to purchase merchandise in several stores in Riverhead and Hampton Bays, police said. The shopper later discovered that her pocketbook was missing. The purse was subsequently found and returned to the owner, with the debit card and $164 in cash missing.

Riverhead Town police and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person who tried to pry open the night deposit box at a local bank in Riverhead on Saturday.According to authorities, an unknown suspect entered the rear parking lot of the Suffolk County National Bank, located at 1201 Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead on Saturday at approximately 11:15 p.m. The subject allegedly approached the night time deposit box and, using a crow bar, tried to pry it open. The box, which was valued at approximately $8,000, was damaged during the incident.

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