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Crimes Nearby: Trio Involved in String of Sayville Burglaries

A look at recent crimes across Long Island neighborhoods.

Sayville

Three suspects believed to be involved in a in Sayville and Holtsville were arrested on Tuesday in Medford.

Emmett Williams, 27, of Middle Island and Mark Reiman, 28, and his girlfriend, Heather Molinaro, 21, both of Central Islip, were arrested on Route 112 after police recognized the car they were driving as matching the description of a vehicle seen in the area of recently committed burglaries, police said.

According to police, First Precinct Officers Francis Munsch and Sean Neknez stopped the vehicle and allegedly observed drugs and jewelry inside the car. The individuals were interviewed and allegedly admitted their involvement in 15 burglaries from July 20 through Sept. 11 of this year, police said.

Williams is charged with 10 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Marijuana; Reiman is charged with 15 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and a Bench Warrant; and Molinaro is charged with 15 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and a Bench Warrant.

Ronkonkoma

Four people are recovering from wounds at Stony Brook University Hospital after a while being taken out of his cage at a Ronkonkoma day care facility.

The attack happened last night at around 7:30 at the Hounds Town doggie day care, located on Garrity Avenue in Ronkonkoma. According to police, two Hounds Town employees were taking the male pit bull, named Gino, out of his cage to relieve himself when he turned on them. A third employee rushed in to help, but Gino began to maul her as well. 

That's when a female customer, waiting in the lobby to pick up her dog, noticed on the closed circuit television screen that Gino was attacking the workers. She ran into the cage area to help, and suffered bites and scratches also.

All four victims were female; the three employees were 21, 22 and 24. The female customer, 44, declined to be interviewed by the media. They were taken by ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gino is back in his cage and both his master, and the owner of Hounds Town were notified of the attack. Brookhaven Town and the SPCA were notified as well.

Medford

A St. James businessman running a Medford-based furniture store has been charged with felony grand larceny after state officials say over nearly a five-year span.

According to the State Department of Taxation and Finance, Richard Kogel - owner of K.A.R. Ltd. - receipts from June 2007 to May 2011 went unreported to tax officials. K.A.R. Ltd. performs business as Rooms Unlimited.

Kogel pleaded not guilty to the class B felony charge, and was released on his own recognizance. According to an employee at the Medford store, Kogel was advised not to comment. He is due back in court on Oct. 16.

Officials said the void in sales receipts was uncovered following a joint investigation between the DTF and Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

"When a business evades its sales tax obligations, honorable merchants operate at a competitive disadvantage and taxpayers are victimized," said Suffolk County D.A. Thomas Spota.

Spota said that since 2005, joint investigations between the departments have resulted in the return of about $8 million to the state.

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