Blotter

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY
1/24/2013


Brookhaven

A resident of the Manor Haven Adult Home was arrested Jan. 11 on a charge of second-degree harassment after allegedly striking a health care worker on the back of the skull with a cane. 

Suffolk cops say the staffer was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for medical treatment. The Advance is not identifying the resident to maintain medical privacy.

East Moriches

A glass window in the front of Car Quest was broken during what police believe was an attempted burglary on Jan. 11. 

Mastic

Burglars broke into Soo Sing Kitchen Chinese restaurant through the front door and made off with some cash at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 11. 

Mastic Beach

Five signs were reported defaced outside of Zamboli Mason, Inc. on Mastic Road at about 4 p.m. on Jan. 7. 

Brian Wilkinson, 25, of Mastic was arrested in Mastic Jan. 10 and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Officers found Wilkinson walking in a poorly lit area, near the crossroads of Carlton Avenue and Hawthorne Street, with a gravity knife in his possession, according to police.

Rhonda Quick, 40, of Mastic Beach was arrested in East Patchogue Jan. 10 and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said Quick was found with a gravity knife during a traffic stop on Scherger Avenue. It is not clear why police stopped her car. 

Donald Rasmussen, 53, of Mastic Beach was arrested in Center Moriches Jan. 12 and charged with driving while intoxicated. Cops say they picked up Rasmussen, who has been previously convicted of DWI within the past 10 years, after he crashed the car he was driving into a utility pole on Brookfield Avenue at about 1:37 p.m. He was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. 

No one else was injured in the crash.

Rasmussen could be facing upgraded charges due to his previous drunk driving conviction. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Moriches

A William Paca Middle School student reported being scratched by a classmate just after 1 p.m. on Jan. 10. It is not clear if the student was injured during the incident. No charges were filed, and school officials are now handling the incident internally, according to police.

A man told police he was assaulted inside Rapid Fore Arena Jan. 13.

Police said the man, whose age was not available from police, reported to an officer he was punched in the face by another man following a game of deck hockey at about 8 p.m. The man’s injuries required stitches at a local hospital, according to police. No arrests have been made in connection with this incident.

North Bellport

Muhammad Islam, 61, of North Bellport was arrested in North Bellport Jan. 12 and charged with selling beer to a minor at Track Gasoline.

North Patchogue

A light-fingered purse-snatcher swiped a woman’s purse from her shopping cart in the parking lot outside Home Goods on Jan. 13.

Patchogue

A 52-year-old woman was bloodied when someone inside the BrickHouse Brewery struck her in the face with a beer bottle on Jan. 12, Suffolk cops say.

The woman sustained a cut lip and was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment. 

It is not clear what precipitated the incident. No arrests have been made and police declined to release any information about the suspect at this time.

A 1991 Ford was scratched while it was parked in the parking lot of Patchogue Colonial Gardens on Jan. 12.

Shirley

Jewelry was reported stolen from a home on Winters Drive just after 7 a.m. on Jan. 7. 

Tamika Blanton, 24, of Shirley was arrested in Mastic Beach Jan. 10 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Police said Blanton swiped a wallet containing cash and credit cards from someone inside Dollar Tree on Dec. 20.

Jacob Wall, 27, of Shirley was arrested at the 7th Precinct in Shirley Jan. 11 on a charge that he tattooed a minor. Police said the charge stems from an incident in which Wall tattooed a 17-year-old inside his Grandview Drive home back in September of last year.

A patron of Applebees kicked in a glass window, shattering it, just after 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 12. The patron took off before police arrived. No one was harmed during the incident.

A Malba Drive resident reported several people for driving by her home and calling her names on Jan. 12. 

Jewelry and a computer were stolen from a home on Kameo Drive Jan. 12. 

Yaphank

A window and beverage display case was broken, and wires were pulled out of the USA gas station sometime between Jan. 7 and 11.


Phone scammer strikes in North Bellport

A Maple Avenue woman was scammed out of $900 on Jan. 13 by a faker who threatened to harm her son if she did not fork over the cash, according to a police report.

Police say telephone scams like this are not uncommon, giving cause to the department to issue several warning advisories this year — including one last week — urging members of the public to be more careful. During the scams, callers often claim a family member is in some sort of trouble or owes them money and then directs the resident to send cash through a financial institution to a location out of state.

Cops are advising residents to independently verify their relative’s whereabouts and not to give out any personal information during the call. Residents who receive calls of this nature are advised to call police for further investigation.