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A look at recent crime from across Long Island.

A man has been charged with murder after Mirian Garcia, 29, was found dead last week behind the Department of Motor Vehicles in Riverhead allegedly strangled with a belt after being sexually assaulted.

Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead in the killing.

Massapequa School Custodian Accused of Assault

A custodian for the  assaulted two district administrators after they confronted him about making threats over a portable radio system Friday, Nassau Police said.

Angelo Tenace, 51, of Shirley, was working at the Hawthorne School facility, which is owned by the school district but is currently being used as the Nassau County Police Academy, when he allegedly broadcast his threats over a frequency used by the district.

The custodian was angry that someone had taken his picture while he was asleep and he said, over the radio, he was "going to get whoever did it," according to a police source.

When two Massapequa school administrators came to the Academy at about 4:15 p.m. to confront him, Tenace became angry and waved a lit cigarette in one of their faces. He is accused of punching one of them in the face.

Police arrested Tenace and said he was carrying two switchblades on him.

He was charged with assault, menacing and weapons possession.

Arson squads and the Nassau County Fire Marshal are currently investigating a suspicious car fire in Syosset, according to the .

The fire department responded to scene on Church Street at about 11:30 p.m. Friday to find a red sedan fully engulfed in flames in the driveway.

"It's suspicious because the car didn't have any plates, the tires were flat and it looked like it hadn't moved in a long time," which is why the arson squad and fire marshal were called to investigate, according to Syosset Fire Chief Robert Kaplan.

Surrounding homes were not damaged by the fire.

Nassau County Police talked a Seaford man out of a hostage situation after he barricaded himself in his home with his 12-year-old son inside.

The father, Steven Esposito, 42, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and then arrested. Esposito is charged with third-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Two MTA police officers suffered minor injuries as they attempted to subdue a fight at the Babylon LIRR station Sunday night.

According to police, the two officers were answering an elevator alarm when they came upon two men fighting as they were exiting a westbound train.

Police said James Finnegan pushed another man in the face and that man fell and struck his head on the pavement. While trying to subdue Finnegan, the two officers suffered minor injuries. Police did not provide a hometown for Finnegan and did not release the identity of the man who was injured.

Finnegan was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest. He was schedule to appear in court on Wednesday.


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