Crimes Nearby: Hauppauge Woman Punches Another in Face

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


Suffolk County police reported the following arrests.

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Jennifer O'Leary, 25, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 19 at 11:10 a.m. in South Setauket and charged with petty larceny. Police said O'Leary, who was also arrested in June after at supermarkets, stole food, computer equipment, and other items from Stop & Shop in South Setauket.

Melvin Brown, 33, of Middle Island, was arrested July 16 in Setauket and charged with petty larceny and second-degree forgery. Police said Brown stole an air conditioner and clothing from Walmart in East Setauket.

James Neppell, 26, whom police say is homeless, was arrested July 10 and charged with third-degree grand larceny. Neppell allegedly made numerous unauthorized withdrawals from another person's account at HSBC in East Setauket between June 1 and June 18. Neppell was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, for which no additional information was available.


Walter Holley, 32, of Brentwood was arrested for first offense DWI charges on July 15. According to police, Holley was reportedly found driving on the wrong side of Jericho Turnpike in Commack at 5 a.m.

Joshua Mathew, 20, of Commack was arrested for first offense DWI charges on July 13. Police said Mathew was involved in a car accident on Straight Path and the Service road in Dix Hills, where he was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Michael Stroman, 30, of Jamaica, was arrested and charged with petit larceny on July 13. Police said Stroman was caught stealing a saw blade from a store at 10 a.m. on Crooked Hill Road in Commack.


Shamikqua Jones, 34, of Bayshore, was arrested and charged with assault with intention to cause injury on July 16. According to the police, Jones was seen punching another female in the face in Hauppauge.

Joseph Mulligan, 42, of Brentwood, was arrested and charged criminal possession of a substance in the fifth degree on July 19. Police said they received a 911 call from a person at 2050 Express Drive North in Hauppauge, claiming there was drug activity in the area. When police arrived, the officers found cocaine on Mulligan.

Peter Balsamo, 25, of Smithtown, was arrested for first offense DWI charges on July 17. Police said Balsamo was driving in Hauppauge when he was pulled over at a traffic stop and charged for driving while intoxicated.


Jessica Birsner,19, of Medford, was arrested and charged with petit larceny on July 18. Birsner was at a JC Pennys in Smithtown when she found an iPhone sitting on a shelf and stole it, police said.

Stephanie Richardson, 34, of Patchogue, was arrested on first offense DWI charges on July 20. Richardson was found sitting in her running car on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown when she was pulled over. She was also charged with aggravated DWI as well, police said.


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