Crime Report: BP Robbery, Unfriendly Neighbors

A look at the past week's police incidents and arrests for Ronkonkoma.

The following incidents and arrests were culled from the Suffolk County Police Department's media page.


  • Police reponded to grand larceny call on Pond Road on April 9 at around 10:30 a.m. According to the complaint description tools and copper was stolen by an unknown person or persons.
  • Police responded to a grand larceny on Union Avenue on April 5 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint a wallet was stolen at the location.
  • Police answered a call for assault on Ontario Street on April 9 at around 7 p.m. According to the description the assault was perpetrated by five males who fled in a gold vehicle in an unknown direction.
  • Police rushed to an armed robbery call at the BP gas station on Rosevale Avenue on April 8 at around 1:30 a.m. According to police a white male in his 20s, 5'10"-6' in height produced a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot. Police and a K-9 Unit were called in to search for the suspect. The investigation is continuing.
  • Police took a criminal mischief complaint on April 8 at around 2 p.m. According to police a woman was in her 2002 Buick waiting at a light on Smith Street near Sachem North High School when an unknown subject punched and destroyed her driver's side mirror.
  • Police answered a harassment call on Hawkins Avenue on April 8 at around 3:30 p.m. According to police a man was grabbed by two white males, pushed to the ground and punched. The assailants fled on foot.
  • Police answered an assault complaint on Rose Drive on April 8 at around 6:15 p.m. According to the complaint description a 32-year-old complainant said his neighbor assaulted him. His nose was bleeding, according to the complaint.
  • Police resonded to a grand larceny call on Union Avenue on April 7 at around 5:15 p.m. According to the complainant, items were stolen from his vehicle at the location.
  • David Mussenden, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested on April 8 for 3rd-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury.
  • Patrick Ketcham, of Ronkonkoma was arrested in Holbrook on April 6 for 3rd-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, 125 miligrams of a hallucinogen.

*A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

11779 April 14, 2013 at 07:32 AM
why isn't there a big article on the robbery of the gas station this was armed robbery in the 1st degree where are male pulled a gun and fled on foot....I witnessed the police helicopter circling in my neighborhood for least an hour along with k9 units...this was a significant crime that deserves more media attention.....bottom line the amount of assaults and violent crimes that take place in this town of Ronkonkoma is overwhelming not to mention Ronkonkoma is number one on the Suffolk County Drug mapping index (SCPD WEBSITE) for heroin related arrests for the 5th straight year!!!! Wat is going on ?????????


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