Man Arrested For Violent Acts Against Employees at Sayville Movie Theater


On Tuesday, June 21, Suffolk County Police  arrested an East Islip man who committed violent acts against two movie theater employees, including a teenager, outside a Sayville movie theater this week, police said in a press release. 

A physical altercation occurred outside Sayville Cinemas, located at 103 Railroad Ave., between a female employee and a customer on June 18, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Donald Ahlers Jr. grabbed and squeezed the female employee’s neck and after a 16-year-old employee tried to intervene, he attacked the teenager, punching him in the head and gouging his eye.

Following an investigation by Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers, Ahlers Jr., was identified and arrested on June 21 at the Fifth Precinct at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Ahlers Jr., 55, of  34 Donna Place, was charged with Assault 3rd Degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 22.