Miller Place-Rocky Point
A Miller Place man and Brookhaven Town employee who police say conspired to sell drugs pleaded not guilty to a handful of felony charges on Monday, after being arrested on drug possession and conspiracy charges in late November.
According to court records, 30-year-old Thomas Forkin – employed in the town's highway department – remains held on $300,000 cash bail or $700,000 bond and is due back in court on Dec. 21.
Charles Molesi, 27, of Shoreham, was charged with three counts of petty larceny, a misdemeanor. According to police, Molesi stole a Dyson vacuum cleaner valued at $500 on Oct. 21, another Dyson vacuum valued at $500 on Nov. 11, and a 50-inch LCD television valued at $600 on Dec. 6.
Tracey Nicosia, 40, of Shoreham, was arrested for allegedly working with Molesi on the Nov.11 theft. Eugene Gotch, 42, of Shoreham, was arrested for allegedly working with Molesi on the Oct. 21 theft. Each was charged with one count of petty larceny, a misdemeanor.
Defendant in Stony Brook Rape Case Pleads Not Guilty
The 20-year-old East Moriches man charged in the Stony Brook rape and armed robbery case pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a 10-count grand jury indictment that included charges of rape, predatory sexual assault, criminal use of a firearm and more. Police say Patrick O'Sullivan entered a home in Stony Brook through an unlocked door with a .22 caliber rifle in his possession, sexually assaulted a woman inside the home and left with computers and a camera on Nov. 20. Police confirmed the incident took place on Nov. 30, 10 days after the incident allegedly took place, and made an arrest on Dec. 1. He stands charged with four counts of predatory sexual assault; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of criminal use of a firearm; one count of first-degree burglary; one count of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act.