By Arielle Dollinger
Two and a half weeks after the stabbing death of Walt Whitman High School senior Maggie Rosales, Suffolk County Homicide detectives have arrested a Huntington Station man in connection with the incident -- Huntington Station's fourth unsolved murder in a year.
Police arrested 21-year-old Adam Saalfield, of Huntington Station, on Wednesday afternoon. Saalfield has been charged with murder in the 2nd degree and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
Rosales was found dead on Lynch Street on Oct. 12, having been stabbed in the torso, police said.
The weeks that have followed Rosales' death have been filled with community outcry for increased police presence in Huntington Station. Patrols have increased, and citizen vigilante group The Guardian Angels announced its return to the Huntington Station area during a march to honor Rosales before the Oct. 21 town board meeting.
According to court records, Saalfield was arrested on Oct. 18 in a separate incident. He has against him a pending charge for possession of a hypodermic instrument and was scheduled to next appear in court on Dec. 16 in relation to that case. Police said Thursday morning that they could not comment on this incident.