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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...

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...

Central Islip expo’s aim: Empower youths to succeed, avoid gangs

A youth expo in Central Islip on Saturday attracted its young attendees with live music and sports tournaments, but sent them home with information about college and possible careers. The primary purpose of the expo at the Central Islip Recreation Center, which also...

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...

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...

Republican William Ferris exits Suffolk DA race, backs Democrat Sini

An expected Republican primary for Suffolk district attorney failed to materialize Thursday as former prosecutor William Ferris exited the race against GOP designated candidate Ray Perini and endorsed Police Commissioner Timothy Sini, the Democratic candidate....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Conservatives to endorse Sini for DA, chairman says

Suffolk Conservatives, whose ballot line can draw as much as 12 to 13 percent of the vote on Election Day, have endorsed Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini for district attorney this fall, county party chairman Frank Tinari said late Sunday. The party’s...

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...

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...

ICYMI: The Smithtown News Declares: ‘Sini is a Solid DA Contender’

ICYMI: The Smithtown News Declares: ‘Sini is a Solid DA Contender’ Editorial: Sini is a Solid DA Contender May 18, 2017 Anybody who tells you that they haven’t changed their mind from time to time is not being truthful. That Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy...

Timothy Sini gets Democrats’ nod for Suffolk district attorney

Suffolk Democrats Thursday named county police Commissioner Tim Sini to run for Suffolk District Attorney, as party chairman Richard Schaffer called him the candidate with “the best chance” to secure minor party cross-endorsements in the race. Democrats also named...

Preet Bharara endorses Timothy Sini for Suffolk district attorney

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday endorsed Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini for county district attorney. Sini, a Democrat who worked in Bharara’s office for five years, is one of the best and the brightest, but has a strong moral compass and...

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...

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...

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...

MS-13 gang members indicted in brutal deaths of high school students

(CNN)More than a dozen members of the MS-13 gang were indicted Thursday on seven killings on Long Island spanning three years, including the deaths of several high school students last year. The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York said the 13...

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...

Suffolk police commissioner Timothy Sini reflects on first year

At 36, Timothy Sini is the youngest commissioner in the Suffolk County Police Department’s history an appointment that some viewed with skepticism. But the former federal prosecutor, now finishing his first official year as commissioner, also is a fresh face for a...

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...

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....

‘Significant’ drug dealer arrested in Sound Beach, cops say

Suffolk police said they acted on a tip to score the arrest of “a significant dealer” with copious amounts of illegal substances at a Sound Beach home as part of a larger initiative to target drug dealing in the county. Suffolk police Commissioner Timothy Sini said...

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...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017