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The following incidents have been reported by the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh and Eighth Precincts and other law enforcement agencies:


Narcotics/Vice Bureau detectives reported the arrest of an Amityville man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance that occurred on Sat., March 14, 2015 at 9:50 p.m. in Massapequa.

According to detectives, an investigation was conducted by Nassau County Narcotics detectives as a part of the Long Island Heroin Initiative in Massapequa. The defendant, Darryl Troutman, 29, of 51 Ireland Place, met with undercover detectives and agreed to sell an undetermined amount of heroin for an undisclosed amount of money. He was placed under arrest without incident.

Troutman is charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (Attempt). He was arraigned on Sun., March 15, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.


North Massapequa: At 10:30 a.m. on March 12 the owner of a car parked on Boundary Avenue notified police that both his New York State license plates had been taken


Farmingdale: The side view mirror on a car parked on Staples Street was damaged and removed at about midnight on March 14

North Massapequa: Sometime between 7 p.m., March 16 and 7 a.m., March 17 someone scratched two vehicles parked on William Road. The cars were scratched on the driver’s side from front to back. At 4 p.m. on March 17 police received another report of a car on William Street being scratched from front to back. At 5:30 p.m. another call came in reporting two more cars on William Street receiving the same damage. Police are investigating the incidents, which appear to be linked.


South Farmingdale: Police reported that on March 15 at 5:10 p.m. they arrested a man outside a Motor Avenue Stop and Shop and charged the man with possession of marijuana. The arrestee was identified as Christopher Norton Jr., 26, of Farmingdale.


DWI. The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Sunvir Gill, 26, of Hicksville; Randi R. Dicker, 27, of Merrick; Christopher G. Stenz, 27, of Farmingdale; Bryan P. Stratton, 37, of Freeport; Thomas R. Nissen, 51, of Dix Hills; Chelsea A. Sweeney, 26, of Merrick; Russel J. Taylor, 33, of Brooklyn; Lesley C. Anderson, 50, of East Northport; Denise L. Coatarella, 46, of Levittown; Jose A. Arevalo, 47, of Locust Valley; Teddy W. Martinez, 40, of Deer Park; Samantha White, 25, of Long Beach; Michael D. Brady Jr., 23, of Smithtown;

Possession of Marijuana: Christopher Norton Jr., 26, of Farmingdale

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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