District Attorney Thomas Spota
Three Long Island men used counterfeit credit cards and phony driver’s licenses to rent cars at airports and then sell the vehicles at deeply discounted prices, prosecutors said.
Joseph Plummer, 49, struck and killed Scott Wayte who was walking across the street to attend his 50th birthday party at a Riverhead restaurant.
Errol D. Barham Jr., 22, of Copiague, is accused of six burglaries and one attempted break-in in Lindenhurst, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
They allegedly wore masks and brandished handguns and knives. On Monday, charges were levied in a string of violent armed robberies on Long Island. Homeowners and store owners said there is relief now that five people have been put behind bars.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer announced Tuesday that seven of the 10 victims may have been prostitutes — including an Asian male who was found in women’s clothing.
It was something out of a James Bond movie. Fancy cars with secretly built compartments, concealing stashes of illegal drugs, were driven from California to Long Island.
A prosecutor says human remains that have been found along Ocean Parkway — including the head of a prostitute missing since 2003 — are the work of as many as 3 killers.
An agent filed an application seeking access to a laptop belonging to Brooklyn resident Akeem Cruz, who was one of the last people to have been with 22-year-old Megan Waterman, who disappeared after traveling to Hauppauge.
Officials say the bodies were identified as three women who worked as prostitutes or escorts and advertised their services online. They were all living in the New York area.