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Top prosecutor Howard Master joins Suffolk DA’s office

Master will report directly to Suffolk DA Timothy Sini in three separate roles - special counsel, chief of the Special Investigations Division and chief of the Conviction Integrity Bureau. The Suffolk County district attorney's office is the next stop for the man who...

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Brooklyn man sentenced in Center Moriches home invasion

A state Supreme Court justice sentenced a Brooklyn man to 25 years in prison Wednesday in a 2016 armed burglary of a Center Moriches home, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said. Alexander Vaughn, 30, and two co-conspirators used duct tape to restrain three...

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DA Sini seizes 27 vehicles in illegal dumping bust.

  Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini talked on Thursday, July 19, about how two days earlier officials seized 27 vehicles from Operation Pay Dirt, the undercover investigation on Long Island and in New York City that the state’s top environmental official...

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Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests, Sini says. Three more people were arrested in one of the largest busts of alleged illegal dumping in the state’s history, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Thursday. With the new arrests made...

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16 arrested in Montauk drug ring bust

August 16, 2018 DA: 16 arrested, including bar employees, in Montauk drug ring bust A months long investigation that struck at the "heart" of Montauk's drug scene resulted in 16 arrests, authorities said on Thursday, as well as the seizure of cash and drugs after...

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Suffolk’s New Plan To Help Drug Users

I am proud to announce that yesterday my office, in partnership with substance use experts, launched a new program to further incentivize drug treatment for those addicted to drugs and who are arrested for low-level non-violent crimes. This program is a seismic shift...

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DA: 5 with alleged gang ties indicted in sex trafficking ring

Defendants plied women with narcotics and forced them into prostitution to pay for the drugs, Suffolk district attorney says. Five suspected members and associates of the Bloods gang face multiple sex trafficking and other charges after their victims were “physically...

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DA: Largest opioids seizure in Suffolk County history

William Velasquez, 38, of Wyandanch, was arrested and charged with operating as a major drug trafficker, prosecutors said. Federal agents seized more than 90 pounds of fentanyl and heroin with a $10 million street value — the largest opioid bust in Suffolk history —...

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Suffolk DA: Gang recruiter convicted of attempted coercion

An “enforcer” in the MS-13 gang last year tried to recruit new members by threatening to kill those who refused, days after the bodies of four gang victims were discovered in Central Islip, authorities said Monday in announcing a conviction. Juan Lopez, 32, of...

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Suffolk DA travels to El Salvador for MS-13 battle plan

The three-day trip sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has already paid dividends, Sini said. Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini traveled with state and local law-enforcement officials from New York and Maryland this week to El Salvador, where he met...

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DA: Holtsville man extorted women into providing explicit images

Joseph Iorio, 21, attempted to extort more than 30 women, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said. Suffolk’s district attorney is ramping up efforts to fight “sextortion” and so-called “revenge porn,” starting Friday with the guilty plea of a Holtsville man...

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Suffolk County District Attorney Inaugural Remarks

Greetings, and thank you all for being a part of this special occasion. There are so many people to thank. First, I want to thank the County Executive for his inspiring words and for agreeing to MC today’s event. I want to thank the legendary U.S. Senator Chuck...

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Suffolk cops unveil state-of-the-art anti-terror equipment

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at a news conference in Ronkonkoma, unveiled $116,000 in new equipment designed to fight terror attacks in the wake of mass shootings as in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed and nearly...

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Two men charged with Suffolk bank robberies, cops say

Suffolk County police have arrested two men who they said were responsible for several bank robberies, officials said on Thursday. Michael Hantzidiamantis of Kew Gardens, Queens, and Corey Suozzo, 25, were caught by detectives using fingerprint technology after they...

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Suffolk police: 4 gang arrests after Shirley traffic stop

Three members and an associate of the Bloods street gang were arrested late Tuesday after one of them drove a Dodge Durango head-on into an undercover police vehicle, Suffolk authorities said. Police recovered a half-ounce of heroin and a loaded handgun that had been...

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Sayville turf field dedicated to fallen Suffolk police officer

The widow of fallen Suffolk County police Sgt. Timothy J. Henck was left deeply moved Saturday following the dedication of the newly renovated Sayville Athletic Turf Field in his honor 22 years after his death. “It’s an incredible feeling. We’re truly touched,” said...

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Fentanyl, heroin, gun seized in Deer Park home, Sini says

A search of a Deer Park home turned up “enough fentanyl to kill a dozen people,” Suffolk police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Saturday, referring to one of the drugs found in the house. Three men — including one authorities said was linked to a fatal overdose in July...

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Crime statistics show decrease across LI so far in 2017

Crime is down across Long Island so far this year, with Suffolk and Nassau counties each on track to record fewer homicides than 2016, despite a series of killings attributed to the MS-13 street gang. In Suffolk, major crime — which includes homicide, burglary and...

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Suffolk officials mark International Overdose Awareness Day

New York State, Suffolk County and Brookhaven officials joined Thursday to combat what they said is Long Island’s biggest problem — opioid addiction. “It’s very important that we make significant investments on all fronts to get Suffolk County and the country out of...

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East End $1.1M emergency communications grant awarded

A $1.1 million grant is expected to improve how police and emergency departments on the East End communicate with each other during peak summer times and natural disasters, Suffolk County officials said this week in awarding the funds. Suffolk County Executive Steve...

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Two Patchogue bars raided as MS-13 hangouts, police say

Suffolk County police arrested five people and detained two others on immigration holds during a raid of two Patchogue bars they said were MS-13 hangouts. Suffolk police and the state liquor authority raided Cuscatlon Lounge at 290 East Main St. and at El Capitan...

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Suffolk police: Heroin addict arrested in 4 armed robberies

A Ronkonkoma man who police said is a heavy heroin addict has been charged in four armed robberies over the past week at various establishments in Suffolk County — all to fuel his drug habit, authorities said Saturday. Daniel Flinn, 34, was arrested Friday and charged...

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Suffolk, Huntington working on anti-gang strategy

Suffolk County and Huntington Town officials are working on a comprehensive strategy to combat gang violence and reduce crime, the town announced Thursday. County Executive Steve Bellone, Police Commissioner Tim Sini, Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone and town board...

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Sini: More than 15 MS-13 members arrested for 2017 murders

CENTRAL ISLIP -  Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim Sini announced Wednesday that more than 15 alleged members of MS-13 – including six juveniles – have been arrested for five murders this year in Suffolk County. He says the majority of the arrests were made on July 13...

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Suffolk police unveil surveillance cameras in trouble spots

Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced Monday the department has placed a network of a dozen overt surveillance cameras across the county in trouble spots as both a crime deterrent and investigative tool. “The message here is think twice before doing...

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Suffolk cops to put body cams on DWI enforcement team

The Suffolk County Police Department is equipping its DWI enforcement team with body cameras — a first foray into the controversial technology that department officials say will increase public trust. All the officers in the 10-member SAFE-T Section in the Highway...

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Discipline of our police shouldn’t be secret

Last year, then-acting Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said his department’s internal affairs bureau was flailing, and he pledged to fix it. Sini’s promise came weeks after James Burke, the chief of department, was indicted on a charge of assaulting a...

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4 arrested in Long Island drug bust

YAPHANK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police on Long Island have arrested four men after seizing illegal weapons and drugs from a home. A Medford home on Northfleet Lane connected with a "recent spike in drug overdoses" was searched recently, according to the Suffolk County...

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Steve Bellone backs Tim Sini for Suffolk district attorney

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Monday endorsed his police commissioner, Timothy Sini, for Suffolk district attorney. “In my mind, there is no candidate better equipped to go in and do what is necessary to end the culture of corruption and replace it with the...

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Sini backed by major police unions for Suffolk DA job

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini received a major boost in his bid for district attorney Wednesday, as the county’s major police unions and the group representing East End and village police endorsed him. Also, Michael Long, state Conservative Party...

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Working Families Party endorses Timothy Sini for Suffolk DA

The Working Families Party has chosen Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini as its candidate for district attorney, making it the first party to make an endorsement in the county’s top race this fall. The party’s screening committee, made up of union and...

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Coram dealer had ‘enormous’ amount of drugs, police say

A Coram man described as a neighborhood drug dealer was arrested Wednesday after authorities found “an enormous” amount of heroin in his home — as well as a cache of guns and more than $16,000 in cash, police said. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini...

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Dozens arrested in heroin takedown on Long Island, official says

A heroin-dealing enterprise that stood out for its brazenness transformed a bustling Long Island corridor into a 24-hour “open air, drug market,” authorities said Tuesday in announcing one of the area’s largest drug takedowns. Three suppliers known as “papis” funneled...

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Suffolk police: Violent crime down in 1st quarter of 2017

Crime in Suffolk County, already at historic lows in 2016, is down 7.2 percent so far this year, Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Wednesday. Violent crime categorized as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault dropped by nearly 25 percent through March 11...

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Suffolk police commissioner to MS-13 gangsters: You will pay

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, backed by a display of law-enforcement muscle, sent a sharp message to members of the MS-13 gang: You will pay for the violence you have unleashed on Brentwood and neighboring communities. “If you are an MS-13 gang...

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Suffolk cops using TruNarc laser device to ID illegal drugs

Suffolk County police are using laser technology as a quick way to identify illegal drugs in the field, a strategy that department officials say keeps officers safer and saves time and money. Narcotics officers are now using a device called TruNarc, a computerized...

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20+ Firearms Seized From Drug Houses in Suffolk County

Commissioner Sini Announces Continued Success of Recent Narcotics Search Warrants More than 20 firearms seized from drug houses in Suffolk County Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini today November 17, 2016 will announce the results of eleven recent...

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Suffolk police launch counter-terrorism partnership, website

The Suffolk County Police Department is partnering with the private sector to exchange information — including real-time surveillance video — on terrorism, active-shooter incidents and other crimes through a new website that launched Thursday. Police Commissioner...

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Suffolk County police seizing illegal guns at record pace

Suffolk County police, with a new team focused on firearms-related offenses, are seizing guns at a record-setting pace this year, snatching dozens of weapons from drug dealers and gang members many of them trafficked illegally from Southern states, officials said....

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Sound Beach man arrested in drug bust

A local tip led to the arrest of a Sound Beach resident on drug charges. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini announced that an executed search warrant resulted in the recovery of drugs, cash and contraband, and the arrest of Robert Trent. Trent, 25, who lives...

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Suffolk top cop Timothy Sini announces drug tips hotline

Suffolk County residents can now report neighborhood drug activity using a new hotline that police officials hope will help combat an opioid epidemic. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for a tip leading to an arrest, Police...

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Fatal heroin overdoses surge on LI, spur joint task force

Long Island’s opiate epidemic is showing no signs of easing, with Nassau reporting a record number of fatal heroin overdoses in 2015 and Suffolk tallying more than 100 deaths for the third straight year. The grim statistics spurred both county police departments...

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