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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota Announces Arrests In Rental Car Scheme (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: L.I. Men Used Fake IDs & Credit Cards To Rent Cars, Sell Them For Cheap

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.

10/16/2013

Joseph Plummer gets sentenced on July 10, 2013 (credit: James Carbone/Pool)

L.I. Driver Gets 2 To 6 Years In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Joseph Plummer, 49, struck and killed Scott Wayte who was walking across the street to attend his 50th birthday party at a Riverhead restaurant.

07/10/2013

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Suspected Serial Cat Burglar Nabbed By Suffolk County Police

Errol D. Barham Jr., 22, of Copiague, is accused of six burglaries and one attempted break-in in Lindenhurst, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

07/10/2012

From top left: Mario Rodriguez-Chincilla, Wilmer Velasquez-Cruz, Carlos Velasquez, Edwin Acosta-Martinez and Jonathan Portillo (credit: Handout)

Gang Of 5 Indicted In String Of Violent Suffolk County Armed Robberies

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.

03/12/2012

Suffolk County Police released composite sketches of two of the victims found along Ocean Parkway (credit: Handout)

Authorities Release New Details About Bodies Found On Ocean Parkway

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.

09/20/2011

Luxury car drug carrier

Suffolk County Narcotics Cops Break Up Luxury Car Drug-Smuggling Ring

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.

08/03/2011

Police guard the search scene on Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach - Apr 4, 2011 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

DA: As Many As 3 Killers Sought In Gilgo Beach Bodies Case

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.

05/09/2011

Authorities search on a beach near Babylon, NY - Dec 14, 2010 - AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Feds Probing L.I. Beach Corpses Eye Laptop

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.

03/05/2011

Gilgo Beach Victims (Photo/Kathleen Maloney)

Authorities ID 3 Remaining Beach Body Victims

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.

01/24/2011