Crime Nearby: Road Rage Arrest, Guilty Verdict

Also, cops searching for attackers that attempted to mug a man in Patchogue.

Here’s a look at our top crime stories of the week in and around your town.


Police Nab Thief During West Sayville Museum's Seafood Festival

Police have nabbed a thief they say hit numerous vehicles parked in West Sayville, as well as Bayport and Sayville, during the second day of the annual Long Island Maritime Seafood festival this past weekend.

Nicholas Montalbano, 20, of East Islip, was arrested Sunday for reportedly attempting to break into vehicles by Seventh Precinct Community Oriented Police Enforcement Officer James O’Callaghan at around 5 p.m. in the West Sayville Fire Department parking lot.

Blue Point

Police: Blue Point Man Facing Public Lewd Act Charges

A 20-year-old Blue Point man is being charged with public lewdness after exposing himself to women and motorists in July and August, according to Suffolk Police.


Man Found Guilty To Murdering Medford Woman

Evans Ganthier of Port Jefferson Station was found guilty Thursday by a Suffolk County jury for the second-degree murder of Rebecca Koster of Medford in 2009.


Police: Cops Hunt For Attackers After Four Assault Patchogue Man

A man walking at the Oak Street and Route 112 intersection early Monday morning was approached by a group of four and asked for money. When the man refused, the four people assaulted him and fled. Police have said no arrests have been made as of Wednesday.


A 37-year-old Holbrook man is facing reckless endangerment charges for a road rage incident that occurred in late July on Veterans Memorial Highway, according to Suffolk Police.

Thomas Brown Jr. was arrested Sunday following a month-long investigation by Fifth Precinct Crime Section Police Officer Thomas Hannafey. Patch posted an exclusive video of the incident taken by the complainant, Donato Sangemino, and sent exclusively to Sachem Patch.


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