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Long Beach

A 22-year-old man was shot outside of the Long Beach Police Department early Sunday morning. According to Sgt. Eric Cregeen, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Long Beach Police dispatcher heard what he believed to be three to four gunshots. Within a minute of hearing the shots, a 22-year-old male victim entered the Long Beach Police Department and stated he had been shot. The victim was transferred to an area hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for two gunshot wounds, Cregeen said. The victim is listed in critical condition.

Babylon Village

The Suffolk County Police Department First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in West Babylon Monday afternoon. Stephon Washington, 22, of Wheatley Heights, was with three other people outside of a home on Essex Street in West Babylon around noon when a car drove by and an occupant of the car fired shots, poice said. Washington was hit with a piece of shrapnel and suffered a cut on his leg. He was transported by his friends to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip.


Two Smithtown men and a Kings Park man were arrested on first-degree robbery charges after punching, kicking and hitting a male victim with a hammer and leaving with his personal belongings in Elmont on Friday, according to police. Police said Brandon Dietrich, 24, and Brian Nenos, 25, both of Smithtown, and Eric Broecker, 24, of Kings Park, approached the 22-year-old male victim while he was standing on a street, smoking a cigarette. Reports state Dietrich and Broecker got out of the car and punched and kicked the man, and hit his body with a hammer multiple times. They then took the victim’s iPhone, watch, car keys, and money, then dragged him on the ground and threw him into a creek on Bell Street, police said.


Nassau Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of America on Jericho Turnpike Friday afternoon. Police said a man in his 30s, standing 5’6” to 5’8” tall, wearing a blacked hooded sweatshirt and baseball style cap with a Pittsburg Penguins logo, entered the Bank of America on Jericho Turnpike and passed a demand note to a bank teller. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, he fled on foot.

East Northport
Eight college volleyball players at SUNY Geneseo – including Laura Rahab of East Northport, 21, – are facing charges of first-degree hazing and unlawfully dealing with a child after allegedly forcing the youngest team members to drink alcohol, according to a report published Sept. 7 in the Irondequoit Post.

Huntington Station

A man who was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident on Sept. 3 in Huntington Station has been identified as a recent immigrant from Honduras. Suffolk Police Second Squad detectives said the victim was Luis Dagoberto Flores Hernandez, 27. But they have been unable to find any relatives to claim his body.


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