Crimes Nearby: Police Find Heroin in Babylon Home, Teens Arrested in Sayville Burglary

Arrests reported by precincts surrounding West Islip between May 2 and May 7 .

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.


According to the Suffolk County Police Department, a home at 63 Wyandanch Avenue was entered and searched last night as part of an investigation into a Babylon Village resident. Christian Repetto, of Babylon, was arrested May 1 on nine counts of illegal weapons possession and drug possession.

The service unit entered the home at 12:45 a.m., according to First Precinct Lieutenant Robert Edwards, after a judge granted a probable cause search warrant. The police found nine decks of heroin, Xanax, marijuana, hypodermic needles, an illegally owned .380-caliber handgun, and other weapons including a bludgeon and slingshot.

Repetto is scheduled to appear in court date today. He was previously arrested and charged with criminal marijuana possession on April 12.

"We had enough information from residents in the community, and we had reason to believe there were drugs and weapons in the home. We've been watching this guy for a long time," said Edwards.

Inspector Gerard Gigante, Commanding Officer at the First Precinct, said that members of the residential community were very concerned about possible illegal and dangerous activity.

"We've received a lot of complaints," said Gigante, "and we want residents to know we're responding to the situation."


Three Sayville teenagers are under arrest and charged with on North Main St. in Sayville early Monday morning, according to Suffolk Police.

Police say Fifth Precinct Officer Kevin Sison was on patrol at approximately 12:35 a.m. when he discovered the bagel store had been burglarized. 

Sison notified surrounding units, including Canine Unit Officer Michael Cassidy, and police began to search the area. Cassidy's dog, Thor, was able to pick up a scent and led police to proceeds from the burglary, as well as a cash register, in a wooded area just west of the bagel shop, say police.

Cassidy, along with Fifth Precinct patrol officers, then located two teenagers, Jonah Arias-Brown, 17, and Luke Butler, 19, at Mill Pond Road and Montauk Highway in Sayville at approximately 1:38 a.m., say police.

Further investigation revealed that a third teen, Hunter Marks, 16, was also allegedly involved in the burglary, according to police. Marks was located and arrested at Butler’s home, where additional proceeds were recovered, according to police.

The three Sayville teens were arrested and are charged with burglary in the third degree. They are scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip today.


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