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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...

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...

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...

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...

Suffolk County Police Department unveils reforms to internal affairs

The Suffolk County Police Department in the wake of the federal indictment of its chief of department unveiled reforms this week to its internal affairs bureau that officials say are designed to add transparency and accountability to the investigation of corrupt...

Five years later, a ‘fresh look’ at Gilgo Beach killings

(CNN)Nearly five years after the first body was found along a beach in Long Island, New York, police are renewing the search for a killer. In a press conference on Wednesday, the Suffolk County Police Deputy Commissioner announced that the FBI will join the...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017