The Suffolk County Police Department reported the following arrests:
Thieves broke into four cars in the parking lot of AMC Loews Stony Brook movie theater Friday night and stole valuable property, Suffolk police said Tuesday.
The four incidents, which took place between 7 p.m. and midnight, are being investigated as instances of criminal mischief and petty larceny.
According to police reports, in all four instances a car window was broken. The stolen property included two cell phones, a laptop, a Gucci pocketbook, a backpack and a duffel bag.
Philip Castellano, 34, of Smithtown, was arrested in Smithtown on Nov. 28 at 11:38 a.m. on five counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony; second-degree burglary, a felony; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Reports state Castellano entered a home through the back door and stole a safe that contained jewelry, paperwork and a handgun.
Adam Kobus, 32, of Smithtown, was arrested in Smithtown on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. on third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony; criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor; and fourth-degree criminal possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor. Reports state Kobus, while in possession of a Smith and Wesson revolver and marijuana, was also in possession of stolen coins, gold, watches and cash from a burglary.
Joseph Toscano, 32, of Greenlawn, was arrested in Smithtown on Nov. 26 at 10:50 a.m. on fourth-degree grand larceny charges, a felony. Reports state Toscano forged five personal checks that did not belong to him and cashed them.
Miller Place-Rocky Point
Serhat Soykan, of Sound Beach, was arrested Nov. 30 and charged with second degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. On Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m., during a dispute at the Hess Station in Miller Place, Soykan allegedly removed the gas nozzle from his vehicle and sprayed gas toward another person.