Raymond Roth was first reported missing on July 28 by his 22-year-old son who told police his 47-year-old dad went for a swim beyond the lifeguard zone and never came back.
At a news conference Friday, Evana Roth said she was planning her husband Raymond Roth’s funeral when she stumbled across a suspicious chain of emails between Roth and his son, allegedly detailing plans for Roth to fake his own death and disappear.
Raymond Roth, 47, had been missing since the weekend. His family told authorities they last saw Roth go into the ocean at Jones Beach around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Field 6.
Prosecutors said the scam was masterminded by convicted felon Mark Niemczyk, who falsely claimed he was a Navy SEAL, and another ex-con, Thomas Scalgione.
Park police began the day acknowledging its a recovery effort, and said their search by air, sea and beach patrols will continue.
A Massapequa man is missing after going for a swim at Jones Beach. Raymond Roth went into the ocean on Saturday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. near Field 6, his family said. The area was not protected by lifeguards.
Cops pulled over 33-year-old Carlos Rivera and arrested him after discovering that he had been drinking, police said.
A college student from Long Island has been charged in the crash that killed three of his fellow Boston University students in New Zealand. A student from New Jersey was among those killed in the crash.
Police sources told CBS 2 the charges stem from two incidents over the last 10 days — that he exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl and inappropriately touched her.
The incident unfolded around 3:40 a.m. after police received a call about the suspects allegedly stealing tires off a sports car on Carrollton Avenue in Wantagh.
At least 20 people have been indicted in connection with an operation that sources say sold and distributed a potent brand of heroin that has been linked to several overdose deaths in the region.
Police said Ellen Meany accidentally banged into the mirror of a parked car and fell off her bike before being crushed by a passing motorist.
Investigators say a half-dozen vehicles parked in front of homes were found damaged Tuesday night and Wednesday morning just days after 21 cars were found vandalized a few miles away in Massapequa.
Police are investigating after someone apparently used those vehicles for target practice overnight.
Dave Bernacchi opened up a pet rescue at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, where folks can adopt loving dogs and cats for small donations.