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Suffolk County Police arrested a teenage male for driving a stolen vehicle while impaired by drugs after he attempted to flee the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in Centereach on May 4.

A 16-year-old male was driving a stolen 2008 Land Rover LR2 eastbound on Middle Country Road when he crashed the vehicle into the rear of a sedan being driven by Marion Napolitano, 73, who is undomiciled, at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Napolitano was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 50- year-old male passenger in the sedan was transported to the same hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The teen, who was not injured, attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by an off-duty Suffolk County Police officer.

Officers from the Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team (SAFE-T) charged the teen, who is not being identified due to his age, with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs 1st Degree. Major Case Unit detectives charged him with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852- 6555.

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Suffolk County Police arrested a Ronkonkoma man on July 29 for allegedly stealing a car, assaulting a police officer and attempting to steal a marked police vehicle.

A 45-year-old man was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox on School Street in Ronkonkoma when William Gilmartin jumped onto the hood of the vehicle at 7:11 a.m. During a verbal altercation between the two men during which the victim exited the Chevrolet, Gilmartin jumped into the driver-side door and drove away. The owner of the vehicle held onto the driver’s side door and was dragged for more than one block before being thrown off the vehicle.

Following an investigation, Fourth Precinct officers located the vehicle at Gilmartin’s home on Arlington Road. Gilmartin was observed attempting to leave the scene in a black 2005 Nissan Altima that became disabled. While officers were attempting to place Gilmartin under arrest, Gilmartin punched a Fourth Precinct sergeant in the face and fled on foot.

Gilmartin entered a marked police patrol vehicle in an attempt to steal the police car when another officer opened the door and deployed a Taser, taking him into custody.

The owner of the Chevrolet and the sergeant were both transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Gilmartin was taken to an area hospital for treatment before being transported to the Fourth Precinct.

Gilmartin, 31, was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree on a Police Officer, and two counts of Resisting Arrest.

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Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that seriously injured two people in North Patchogue on June 15.

Jeffrey Edsall was driving a stolen 2001 Ford Explorer northbound on North Ocean Avenue, when he crashed the vehicle into the back of a northbound 2013 Chevy Suburban, driven by Josue Medrano, who was turning left into the Ruland Funeral Home, located at 500 North Ocean Avenue, at approximately 7 p.m. The impact caused the Explorer to spin into the southbound lane, where it was struck by a southbound 2015 Nissan Rogue, driven by Juan GonzalezBravo. The Explorer overturned, and Edsall was ejected from the vehicle. The Rogue then collided with a southbound 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, driven by Kerrianne Anderson.

Edsall, 52, of Patchogue, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Medrano, 19, of Central Islip, and four rear seat passengers of the Suburban, three of whom were adults and the other a five-year-old child, were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

GonzalezBravo, 46, of East Patchogue, as well as a front passenger of the Rogue, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Mercedes Segara, 72, of Equador, a rear passenger in the Rogue, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life- threatening injuries.

Anderson, 48, of Mt. Sinai, and the two 12-year-old male passengers in the Atlas, were not injured. Edsall was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. The Ford Explorer had been reported stolen from Randy’s Auto Repair, located at 242 Medford Ave., in North Patchogue, earlier that day. The vehicles were impounded.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

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Suffolk County Police arrested two men on Feb. 1 after they allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a Kings Park marsh and fled the scene on foot. Fourth Precinct officers were on patrol when they observed a white 2017 Lexus SUV that matched the description of a vehicle that had been observed in the vicinity of larcenies reported in the Fourth Precinct over the last several weeks.

Officers then observed the vehicle enter Landing Avenue Park and crash into a marshy area at approximately 4 a.m. Three men fled the scene on foot, with two being apprehended a short time later, one outside of a Riviera Drive residence and one on Rumford Road, both in Kings Park. Neither were injured in the crash. A third man, who has not been identified by police, has not been located.

Following an investigation, it was determined the 2017 Lexus had been reported stolen from outside a Copperbeech Road residence in Saint James on January 13. Purses and credit cards that had also been previously reported stolen in the area were located inside the car.

Milton Allen, 19, of Hempstead, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3 rd Degree, Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and two counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, all felonies, as well as Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree, a misdemeanor.

Andrew Lawrence, 21, of Hempstead, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree, a felony, as well as Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage, both misdemeanors.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Fourth Squad Detectives at 631-854- 8452.