Crimes Nearby: Man Accused of Rape, Murder

A look at recent crime from across Long Island.

Two MTA police officers suffered minor injuries as they attempted to subdue a fight at the Babylon LIRR station Sunday night.

According to police, the two officers were answering an elevator alarm when they came upon two men fighting as they were exiting a westbound train.

Police said James Finnegan pushed another man in the face and that man fell and struck his head on the pavement. While trying to subdue Finnegan, the two officers suffered minor injuries. Police did not provide a hometown for Finnegan and did not release the identity of the man who was injured.

Finnegan was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest. He was schedule to appear in court on Wednesday.

The 7-Eleven on Little East Neck Road in West Babylon was the site of a robbery early Tuesday morning.

According to Suffolk County Police, at 3:18 a.m. a man stole cash and was confronted by a store employee. The suspect brandished a knife and then fled. He was later apprehended by First Squad detectives.

The indentity of the man was not revealed by police and it is believed he stole approximately $100. 

An 18-month-old boy is in critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital, after falling into a backyard fish pond on Saturday in Dix Hills.

Suffolk County police said the incident occurred on Hart Place in Dix Hills around 6 p.m.

A birthday party was taking place when the boy was found face down in the water, police said.

The child was in respiratory arrest when the Dix Hills Fire Department Rescue Squad arrived. Emergency medical technicians worked to get the boy's breathing under control during the ambulance ride to the hospital, where police say he is currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.

A man has been charged with murder after Mirian Garcia, 29, was found dead last week behind the Department of Motor Vehicles in Riverhead allegedly strangled with a belt after being sexually assaulted.

Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead in the killing.


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