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Crime Nearby: Man Wanted in Pitchfork Attack

Patch reports on crime from around Long Island.

Deer Park
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate Angel Santos, who has been identified as one of the men who allegedly assaulted a victim with a pitchfork in Deer Park last month. 

According to Second Squad detectives, on Aug. 31 at 9:30 a.m., Santos, 31, struck the victim on his head and left shoulder with a pitchfork.  The victim was treated at a local hospital and released. Santos is described as a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’5” tall and approximately 130 pounds. His last known address is on 22nd Street in Wyandanch and he is also known to frequent places in Huntington Station, police said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the indictment of suspected mobster Joseph Giordano of Deer Park on charges of grand larceny. Giordano is accused of beating his victim, a construction company official, in order to extort $50,000. According to documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court, from on or about March 2009 through June 2009, Giordano, 63, threatened, punched, kicked and slapped his victim in order to extort the money. Vance said in a press release that Giordano committed the crime by using his status as a captain in the Gambino crime family, which is one of the five Mafia families operating in the New York area.

Mineola

Nassau County Police have released a surveillance photograph of a suspect wanted for robbing the Mineola Bank of America at 199 Jericho Turnpike on Sept. 14. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” in height, 140 lbs, thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, white sneakers, a tan baseball cap with black bill and a Pittsburgh Penguin logo on the front. Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who has information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect to contact them at our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

Herricks

Three men and two juveniles were arrested on the morning of September 19 by Nassau County Police in Herricks for grand larceny and conspiracy involving the breaking into numerous parked vehicles in Herricks.

Bellmore

A 63-year-old Bellmore man was arrested and charged with possession of child porn after federal agents raided his house last week. Alfonso Marino, a former New York City substitute teacher, was arrested by agents of the Department of Homeland Security.

West Babylon

Three women from Flushing, Queens have been arrested by the Suffolk County Police Department for conducting illegal activities at a West Babylon massage parlor this afternoon. Xiu-Fang Ye, 40, Liying Han, 24, and Lina Yang, 31, all from Flushing, were arrested by Suffolk County Police at 2:35 p.m at Green Health Spa at 140 Route 109 in West Babylon. The arrests came following an undercover investigation at the spa by the First Precinct's Crime Section.

Commack

Vandals destroyed sports equipment at Commack High School last week, and police are looking for anyone who might have information. Suffolk County police report that a 911 was received from Pat Friel, Commack's athletic director, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Friel said two soccer nets had been cut up overnight while the equipment was left on the fields.

Baiting Hollow

Baiting Hollow artist Max Moran has good news to report in his odyssey to recover hundreds of works stolen from his Mattituck studio years ago -- 10 more works of art have been found. Moran reports that on September 10, ten works were recovered by law enforcement in Ohio. Two of the paintings found were those listed Southold Police Department and FBI reports. The paintings, Moran said, were turned over to his attorney in Columbus by law enforcement. "The FBI emailed their congratulations," Moran said.

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