Here’s a look at some of the top crime stories that made headlines in and around your community this past week.
Suffolk County Police on Monday arrested seven motorcyclists from across the region after they tore through the Long Island Expressway, speeding and weaving through traffic for more than 10 exits.
West Islip resident Mark Hotton is back in jail to await sentencing on fraud conspiracy charges following a request by the United States Attorney's office. In a letter sent Tuesday to Senior United States District Judge Joanna Seyber the government’s attorney stated Hotton had committed criminal acts while on bail and failed to comply with other release conditions.
Suffolk police are looking for a thief who stole over a dozen 15-inch turtles, two large koi fish, a chicken and some statuary pond décor from a West Islip exotic pet store earlier this month. The theft at B.T.J’s Jungle, which occurred on October 7 according to the store’s surveillance video, was reported to police this weekend after owners realized the animals and items were missing.
Suffolk County Police are investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in which a man exposed himself to teenagers near Setauket Elementary School. The teens were walking past the man's sea mist-colored Subaru Legacy around 4:15 p.m. when the man exposed himself, according to a message to Three Village parents from Jack Blaum, the coordinator of security for the school district.