News Briefs: Two Men Wanted For Commack Grand Larceny

Two Men Wanted for Commack Grand Larceny

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

According to police, two men stole LED light bulbs from the Home Depot, located at 65 Crooked Hill Road in Commack, on Nov. 3 at 11:30 a.m. The light bulbs have a value of $1,500, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the two men, pictured above.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

FD: Car, Truck Collide; Driver Seriously Injured

A sedan, left, and truck, right, collided on Pinelawn Road in Melville last week.   Photos Courtesy of Melville FD

A sedan, left, and truck, right, collided on Pinelawn Road in Melville last week. Photos Courtesy of Melville FD

One person suffered serious injuries last week after a car and box truck collided in Melville, fire officials said.

The Melville Fire Department responded to the crash between a BMW sedan and box truck on Pinelawn Road near Ruland Road at around 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 8.

The crash ripped open the rear passenger side of the BMW, fire officials said. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was brought by Melville Rescue Squad ambulance to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow.

The truck driver declined transport, according to fire officials.

Melville Fire Department had three ambulances, a heavy rescue truck, paramedic unit and fire police at the scene under the direction of Assistant Chief David Kaplan.

PD: Man Stole Church Worker’s Wallet, Used Card

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man they say stole an East Northport church employee’s wallet and used her credit cards last month.

The man, pictured above, stole the woman’s wallet at St. Anthony’s of Padua Church, located at 20 Cheshire Place, on Oct. 12, according to police.

Police said the man later that day used credit cards contained in the stolen wallet.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

PD: Woman Used Fake Money At Department Store

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Suffolk police are searching for a woman they said used counterfeit money at a Huntington Station department store last month.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the woman, pictured above.

Police said she used four counterfeit $100 bills to pay for two jackets, a shirt and perfume, all of which is valued at more than $300, according to police. The incident occurred at 6:24 p.m., Oct. 13 at Lord & Taylor, located at 158 Walt Whitman Road.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

FD: Drivers Injured In Head-On Collision

This Toyota sedan was involved in a head-on collision with a Dodge pickup truck on Sunday afternoon in Dix Hills.   Photo by Steve Silverman

This Toyota sedan was involved in a head-on collision with a Dodge pickup truck on Sunday afternoon in Dix Hills. Photo by Steve Silverman

Two drivers were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in Dix Hills, fire officials said.

The Dix Hills Fire Department responded to the crash between a Toyota sedan and a Dodge pickup truck on Wolf Hill Road near Magnolia Lane at around 1:20 p.m.

The vehicles were heavily damaged, and both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries, fire officials said. The drivers were brought to Huntington and Southside hospitals by the Dix Hills Rescue Squad.

Around 20 Dix Hills fire and rescue volunteers were at the scene with three heavy rescue pumpers, two ambulances and a paramedic unit, under the direction of Assistant Chiefs Alan Berkowitz and Joe Williamson.

Women Who Robbed Commack Gas Station Arrested, Cops Say

Amber Edey, left, and Cassandra Cruz, right, were arrested in connection with a recent Commack gas station robbery.   Photos Courtesy of SCPD

Amber Edey, left, and Cassandra Cruz, right, were arrested in connection with a recent Commack gas station robbery. Photos Courtesy of SCPD

Two women who robbed a Commack gas station early Monday morning were arrested, Suffolk police said.

Suffolk police said Amber Edey and Cassandra Cruz entered the Speedway convenience store at 1173 Jericho Turnpike wearing ski masks and gloves at around 3:10 a.m. Cruz went behind the counter and demanded cash while Edey motioned “as if she had a gun in the pocket of her hooded sweatshirt,” according to police. The employee opened the register and Cruz removed cash from the drawer. Both of the women fled on foot.

Suffolk County Police Aviation Section and Canine Section officers responded and a local broadcast was sent out, police said.

Fourth Precinct police officer Christopher Freisem located Edey on Apple Lane in Commack and took her into custody, police said. Fourth Precinct police officer Johncarlo Justincic arrested Cruz at the Commack Motor Inn located at 2231 Jericho Turnpike, according to police.

Edey, 24, of Amityville, was charged with second-degree robbery. Cruz, 31, of Lindenhurst, was charged with second-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a radio device, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant for petit larceny.

Edey and Cruz were held at the Fourth Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday.

Court records show that bail was set at $35,000 cash, $75,000 bond for Edey. In one of Cruz’ cases bail was set at $50,000 cash, $100,000 bond and in the other at $1,000 cash, $5,000 bond.

Neither posted bail and both are scheduled to appear in court again Friday, records show.

Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski