Police Seeking Man Who Escaped Police Custody

Shirley man escapes from the Fourth Precinct Sunday.

Michael Greco, 25, escaped from the Fourth Precinct in Smithtown Sunday. (SCPD photo)
Michael Greco, 25, escaped from the Fourth Precinct in Smithtown Sunday. (SCPD photo)

Police are on the hunt for a Shirley man who escaped from police custody at the Fourth Precinct in Smithtown Sunday. 

Michael Greco, 25, was at the precinct, located at 727 Veterans Memorial Highway, being processed on non-violent drug charges and resisting arrest when he managed to escape, police said. 

Police did not release any other details on the incident. 

Greco is described as a white male, about 5-foot-7, 110 pounds with a thin build.  He has brown hair, brown eyes and dark facial hair.

Police are asking anyone with information on Greco's whereabouts to call Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 12:41 AM
Their union (NYPD) needs new reps.
dkd March 12, 2014 at 08:05 AM
Yes, I'm sure there are more dangerous jobs and communities that exist (don't have to go to Chicago or NYC to find them, there's plenty right here on LI), and no, I'm not a police officer or even related to one. Someone has to do this and we should be thankful that most don't encounter life-threatening situations. Still, I just don't think we can put a price tag on this. Next time you pass an officer at the donut shop , say thanks, who knows maybe by the end of the day he(she) may be run over pulling over a drunk on the LIE
knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 08:42 AM
dkd aka btk: Speaking of pulling cars over on the LIE, regardless of whether they are drunks or not (most are not), why isn't there a policy in place by NCP & SCPD to have cars proceed to the next exit/rest stop/truck weight station or anyplace that lowers the possibility of a rear ender. Why put the public and officers at risk for a 'dirty license plate ticket", etc,etc,etc. The only reason I can think of is it may take a bit longer to issue the ticket and return to the lair to repeat the process, thus lowering the take for the counties.
dkd March 12, 2014 at 10:06 AM
seriously ?! all this energy over some pos from Shirley ? My point AGAIN, is that they will always be putting their life in harms way (whether it be a routine traffic stop or a dui, putting their families on the back burner for the career they chose (yes , I acknowledge) they chose to serve the public come what may, but at the end of the day, who knows what they may encounter. I just feel ( and feelings are neither right or wrong) they deserve more than they receive. When I think of the sports industry (dare I go there) millions in salary to knock a ball around or shoot a hoop , we are nowhere near what a man (or woman) is worth serving the community for you and me. Things are bad, imagine how much worse if they just collected and didn't serve. sorry ,btk what does that mean ?
knee jerk March 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Bind, Torture, Kill. Dennis Rader,BTK serial killer from Witchita Kansas who eluded and goaded police for 20 years.


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