Republican county lawmakers are calling for Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini to step down after he announced his intent to run for district attorney this fall.
At a press conference in Riverside Tuesday, Legislators Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) and Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) said they believe Mr. Sini will be distracted from his duties while campaigning.
A Calverton man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison in connection with a shooting at a Calverton apartment complex last July that left two men wounded, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.
A Riverhead school employee was arrested following a raid at the school’s bus garage last week as part a drug bust targeting various East End locations.
A Flanders man who was previously charged in an East End Drug Task Force raid and recently released from jail on a separate weapons possession charge has been arrested again — this time on felony drug and weapons charges. READ
A 19-year-old Amityville man who pleaded guilty to killing another Amityville man, dumping the body in Manorville and setting it on fire was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison at a court appearance last week. READ
Several agencies helped with the search warrant execution on Lewis Street in Riverhead. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Police arrested an undisclosed number of people in a Wednesday afternoon search warrant that was executed at a house in Riverhead, authorities said. (more…)
Curran Lee Kirchner, 32, of Wading River is led from his arraignment in town court earlier this month. He now stands charged with 10 felonies in county court. (File photo credit: Carrie Miller)
A Wading River man faces up to life in prison after prosecutors charged him with 10 felonies for allegedly videotaping and photographing sexual acts against two “helpless” women multiple times over five years.
NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Douglas Rico (inset) admitted to cops he killed his girlfriend during sex at the Budget Host Inn near the Riverside traffic circle.
A homeless man who admitted to suffocating a homeless woman during sex at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside in 2011 was sentenced to six years in prison Monday, according to online court records.
Douglas Rico, 46, had been arrested on a first-degree manslaughter charge on May 7, 2011 in connection with the death of 53-year-old Henrietta Sholl. He pleaded guilty to that charge in October.
Mr. Rico had told police in a statement following his arrest for the May 4, 2011 incident, “I had sex with Henrietta and put a pillow over her head. I must’ve made her stop breathing. I am sorry.”
He originally pleaded not guilty to the first-degree manslaughter charge, which is a class B felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in jail, but reportedly agreed to plead guilty after Judge John Tommey Jr. promised to sentence him to no more than seven years, according to a Newsday report in October. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office was seeking a 10-year sentence for Mr. Rico, DA spokesman Bob Clifford told the News-Review in October.
Ms. Scholl’s lifeless body was discovered on a bed at the hotel by cleaning staff. Mr. Rico told police he had known her for three years. Ms. Scholl had been living at the hotel since her release from jail on April 14, 2011 on a shoplifting charge from the previous November.
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