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Tyler Heller Tyler Heller The Suffolk County Police Department’s First Precinct and other local fire and law enforcement agencies report the following incidents:


Wyandanch: A man walking on North 19th Street was accosted by another individual Jan. 30 at about 11:20 p.m. The thief made off with the victim’s cell phone and an unspecified amount of money. Police did not disclose whether the thief was armed.

Copiague: An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen by an armed man from a Valero gas station convenience store at about 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 30.

North Lindenhurst: A thief made off with a man’s wallet at about 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 31. The incident occurred on North Wellwood Avenue. It was not reported whether the thief was armed.


Copiague: Power tools and copper piping were stolen Jan. 25 from a house on North Emerson Avenue. The theft took place sometime before 5:30 p.m.

Lindenhurst: Someone broke into a house on West John Street Jan. 29, sometime prior to 10 p.m. and stole a tile cutter and copper pipes.

•Police were called Jan. 31 at about 12:10 a.m. when it was discovered that someone had stolen an unspecified amount of copper piping from a North 8th Street home.


Copiague: Suffolk County Police arrested a man for burglarizing a Copiague business in August of 2017. Police gave this account:

A man destroyed a rooftop chimney to gain entry to Amvets Thrift Store, located at 1179 Sunrise Highway, at approximately 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 9, 2017. The man entered through the rooftop chimney vent, tied a rubber hose to piping on the roof and climbed down into the store. The suspect was eventually startled by the alarm. He threw a ceramic container through the front glass door, breaking it and fled the scene.

Following an investigation by First Squad detectives, the Amityville Police Department and multiple Crime Stoppers tips, Tyler Heller, 27, of Amityville, was arrested after he turned himself in at the First Precinct, 555 Route 109, West Babylon, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Feb. 6. Heller was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, and two counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree.

He was held overnight at the First Precinct in West Babylon, and scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, New York on Feb. 7, 2018.


Babylon Village: On Jan. 29, sometime before 1 a.m., someone swiped two wallets from a home on Fire Island Avenue. Police did not say what was in the two wallets.

Deer Park: Someone stole two (electric) toothbrush sets from a Commack Road Kohl’s store Jan. 29. The theft was discovered at 12:25 p.m.

•A 2014 Nissan parked outside a Haight Street residence was stolen Jan. 30. The theft occurred sometime before 5:30 p.m.

East Farmingdale: An unspecified amount of allergy and cold medications were take Jan. 30 at about 10:15 a.m. from a Willow Park Center Target store. Police later arrested Darrin Rice, 50 of 177-34 106th Road, Jamaica, and charged him with Grand Larceny.

North Babylon: Police were called Jan. 31 at about 7:15 a.m. after the owner of a 2017 Honda parked outside his Stone Avenue home discovered someone had stolen the tires and rims from the vehicle.


West Babylon: Police reported that on Jan. 28, at about 6 a.m., an argument on Albermarle Avenue escalated with one participant threatening another. Police calmed the persons involved and no further action was necessary.

Babylon: Someone damaged a section of fence outside a Marlborough Road home. The incident occurred sometime before midnight, Jan. 27.

Copiague: On Jan. 27, at about 5:10 p.m., police were called to a Verazzno Avenue home regarding what was described as a domestic incident. No further details were available.


DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Elinaldo Baez, 26, of 5 7th St., Lindenhurst;

Robbery: Seven Kaywood, 29, of Amityville; Leana Anderson, 33, of 295 52nd St, Lindenhurst (Two counts);

Burglary: John Martino, 46, of 410 Dixon Ave., Copiague;

Petit Larceny: Zarkaya Reavis, 37, of 130 North Oregon Rd., West Babylon (two counts); Georgia Ann Footman, 54, of 17 Gilbert Pl., Copiague; Clarence Dickens, 49, of 69 Wellwood Rd., Hempstead; Alvin Moore, 65, of 222 Grand Ave., Freeport; Charles Sanders, 49, of 41 Lincoln Blvd., Hempstead; Kerriann Wilson, 425 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon; Tami Christianson, 43, of 580 Thorn St., North Babylon.

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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