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Crimes Nearby: Student Arrested For Bomb Threat

A look at crimes across the region from the past week.

The following incidents were reported by Suffolk Police.

An Amityville High School student was arrested Monday and charged with falsely reporting a bomb threat after she left a note threatening to blow up the school.

The 17-year old, whose identity Suffolk County Police did not release, was charged with falsely reporting and incident 2nd degree, a Class E felony and was arraigned at First District Court earlier this week in Central Islip.

On Monday just before 9 a.m., Amityville High School officials contacted the Amityville Village Police Department after finding a written note in a stairwell. An investigation by First Squad detectives revealed the identity of the student.

• Assistant Principal Arrested

An assistant principal at Wyandanch Memorial High School was arrested and charged with sending inappropriate text messages to students and faculty members, police said.

Craig Cohen, 47, of Northport, is charged with three counts of aggravated harassment 2nd degree and one charge of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 19.

Police said some of the text messages Cohen sent to students and faculty in February and March were sexual in nature. He has been employed at the high school for approximately eight years.

The First Precinct Crime Section asked anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact police at 631-854-8126.

• Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Sports Apparel

A Smithtown man was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling counterfeit sports apparel, police said.

Ronald Quinn, 46, was charged with Trademark Counterfeiting 2nd Degree.

Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers executed a search warrant after receiving a tip that counterfeit sports apparel was being sold at The Sports Shop, located at 298 Maple Ave. Officers seized the counterfeit NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA merchandise that had a street value of approximately $50,000.

• Police Seek Suspect In Mastic Burglary

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the man they said is responsible for a residential burglary in Mastic.

According to police, Louis Evangelista entered a residence on Burney Blvd. on Feb. 22 and stole a laptop and jewelry. Evangelista, 39, confronted a resident of the home before he fled north on Burney in a grey sedan. Evangelista is known to frequent the Shirley area, police said.

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

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