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Daniel Schechter, 47, was last seen Tuesday morning.
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:00 pm
NYS does not issue "Silver Alerts". 32 states and New York City have Silver Alert typeRead More issuance. NYS has a "golden alert". Most states limit Silver Alerts to persons over the age of 65, who have been medically diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia or a mental disability. Note to editor: It may be of some use to readers to know mans mental state; as it may help to identify him easier. Please do a followup to this "alert" if possible.
Ryan Bonner (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Hi Frank, Suffolk County Police do often issue Silver Alerts. Here's how they describe it: "AsRead More a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing."
Andrea April 23, 2014 at 03:13 pm
As of noon yesterday his last cell phone message was determined to be from the Woodstock area. HeRead More has been struggling with depression for many years. If you know anyone from that area please forward on this alert. He is still unaccounted for. We are heartbroken.
Anna Kovarick sold heroin in between picking up and dropping off kids at school, officials say.
Eddy April 23, 2014 at 09:54 am
Death penalty for dealing heroin maybe ? Couldn't hurt.
crookhaven April 23, 2014 at 11:14 am
rot in jail
Jeannie Jacobs Parisi April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Wow Pat that has to be the most ignorant statement. Kids are dropping like flies, houses are beingRead More robbed and it goes on and on and on. FYI, the Drug Cartel has targeted Long Island even more so now because the DEA has finally cracked down on oxy pills. Watch this video and then tell me you can justify your statement:http://www.newsday.com/long-island/colombian-mexican-cartels-drive-li-heroin-scourge-1.7092806
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
Carol H April 21, 2014 at 07:07 pm
The following comments are not meant to be construed as being an advocate for teen /under agedRead More drinking, just a personal observation: 1-When I was in HS in the 70s kids aged 13-18 were drinking in their own homes or in parks while parents were out for the eve or weekend. Nothing has changed much there, IMO. 2- my mid + 20 something kids have told me stories of parties in HS where the parents were not only home, but would buy beer & hard liquor (multiple flavored vodkas) for huge parties for their kids & their friends. They would sometimes party with the under aged teens as well. ( not one of my kids were "allowed" to drink before 21 yrs old. Nor in my home, nor at family functions. I wasn't with them every moment of the day to enforce this.) This is nothing new & if you think it is you are delusional. There are good & bad parenting styles. 3- I was once shown Facebook pictures of a 16 yr old local boy loading a few cases of beer onto a party bus for Jr Prom, using a dolly, so tell me that the bus driver was unaware. Perhaps stiffer penalties are needed for the bus drivers, to include the bus company and check ladies purses for drugs & booze smuggled in. Again, some parents are real a------- when it comes to this but some of us are responsible and teach their kids hoping & praying that they do the right thing despite peer pressure. 4- all of my children use taxi service, designated drivers or the train when they wish to drink legally (mid to upper 20s). They were taught at an early age never to get into a car with anyone they felt may have been impaired and so far have called me on 2 occasions to come get them at 2 or 3 am when this was so. God willing they will stay safe. Parents are the first line of defense, but stiffer laws are needed for bus companies & idiot parents who think it's a right of passage. Talk to your local elected officials!
Joe C. April 21, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Big Party Bus leaving from Massapequa after the Junior Prom Friday Night on its way to NYC Saturday.Read More Joanna P. is the organizer and her fool of a father Tony P. is the signer. Let the lawsuits begin !!!! Good Luck !!!!!
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm
You want the drivers eyes on the road or eyes on the kids. Let the parents pat down the kids beforeRead More they get on the bus. Leave the driver alone
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:31 am
Noon will be arraigned at noon, Thursday, in First District Court, Central Islip.
ARCH STANTON April 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm
knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm
I prefer the afternoon court, after everyone has had their coffee and donuts.
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Jaques Strape April 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Pennsylvania Troopers are equally professional and courteous.
KD Q April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
I want to root for the police, I really do; but when some a-hole flies by me, nearly hits my car orRead More is tailgating and I pass a cop who does NOTHING... It really diminishes my faith. They [not all but some] pull people over for bullshit and pull the power trip on innocent individuals who truly made mistakes or non-threatening/harmful offenses. But where the hell are they when the real risks are on the road??? How about they keep their patrols going for the crappy drivers EVERYDAY, and not just some appointed safety weeks.
knee jerk April 23, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Instead of calling it "Speed Week" or some other catchy tune, why not just call it what itRead More really is "Power Trip Week".
Chris April 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm
People with suv's need to realize their not invincible in those things
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:48 am
Especially at 4AM in the morning.
Luis Guevara-Henriquz, 26, of Hempstead, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. (Photo: NYS Police)
stefan krompier April 20, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Back in the Day one of my sons begged to go on a trip to Great Adventure that was non sanctioned byRead More our High School. I sad fine and agreed to drive him to the pickup point. I don't think it was unexpected when I said "let me say hi to some of your friends" who had already boarded the bus. I was not surprised to see that the coolers on the bus had a greater variety of alcoholic beverages than I could have ever have hoped to accumulate in my liquor/beer cabinet. Not a word from my son as we walked back to my car. Was it my job in that situation to call the cops?
EG April 20, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Seriously everyone, our modern liberal society coddle's "kids" until they are like 30Read More plus years old. Then when they don't exhibit mature adult behavior, everyone seems dumbfounded. When you're pointing your finger at the "kids" three are pointing back at you
Walter S April 20, 2014 at 06:34 pm
James Barrett may have a point, they were being safeish. Imagine if they rented vans or somethingRead More and were driving themselves under the influence? It isn't cheap to rent a coach bus and I have to believe parents put up the money for this. The parents should be held accountable first if they paid for it and not accompanying the children. Parents should also be held more accountable for the actions of children 21 and younger. Many people bring children into this world and assume no responsibility, this must change.
ARCH STANTON April 15, 2014 at 02:25 pm
WOODY11780 April 16, 2014 at 09:10 am
SAD day for St. James....Hope he gets snagged
Frank Esposito April 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm
José, regresa a El Salvador lo más pronto posible. Tienen una foto de usted! Usted haRead More dado a América la diversidad suficiente para celebrar por ahora.
Photo Credit: Andrew Tetreault
Mels Ditties April 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm
FrankE....no hablo español....Tampoco quiero que
Frank Esposito April 18, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Sorry about the poor translation Lady L. But I'm trying my best to make these undocumented aliensRead More feel at home.
Mark Schulam April 18, 2014 at 07:00 pm
What about the guy stuck in the mud later on up the river with the tide up to his neck.
Ronald Feldstein, 66, is charged with fourth degree grand larceny. (SCPD photo)
CAPICU April 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Buyer beware If brokerage firms can be taken !
Rich April 10, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Archie Bunker- I think you need to take a refresher math course. They wanted to sell the stock inRead More 2010, and contacted the police in 2011. Not sure how your math turned that into "2 years to report it" Taking into account that different years can be as little as one day apart, and I'm sure they spent some time waiting for the nonexistent check to arrive, and trying to get in touch with him. So the only remarkable thing about that is your math skills, or lack of.
Johny Q April 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm
“Their money was better in his pocket. He knew how to spend it better.”
Photo Credit: Michael Pfisterer
C O April 11, 2014 at 10:15 am
And she dumped you for another one?
knee jerk April 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm
No, I dumped her- I couldn't stand her constant sexual appetite.
ARCH STANTON April 11, 2014 at 06:09 pm
Rich April 12, 2014 at 08:43 pm
I have have dealt with having my body broken before. It sounds like this man is in even worse shapeRead More than I was. Because of that, I have some compassion for him, and for his family. I know it is a terrible thing to have to go through being broken, and then the long road to recovering, regardless of any circumstances. As I said, in my opinion he has definitely paid in full and then some for his mistake, decision, or whatever you feel it should be called.
knee jerk April 17, 2014 at 08:58 am
On one hand, I think we should wait until ALL the information is in before making knee jerkRead More comments. On the other hand, Patch doesn't do follow up stories so we have little choice-continue.
objection215 April 20, 2014 at 01:54 pm
In addition to the driving with a suspended license, the driver had a cell phone out in the car atRead More the time of the accident. I know this for a fact. I don't wish extra harm or suffering on the dude, but he is not innocent and is a victim of his own recklessness.
crookhaven April 6, 2014 at 06:40 pm
hey krista, i believe u can use both words-pled and pleaded......
Ivan Ivanovich April 7, 2014 at 12:53 am
"I was doing research for my investigation" said the pervert cop
Giambona Jr April 11, 2014 at 09:05 am
Once again another Law Inforcement officer ,considers himself above the law.
Nick April 5, 2014 at 12:08 am
4 months later they run the cellphone thieve story....Patch works well with the SCPD?
knee jerk April 5, 2014 at 06:55 am
After an active 4 month investigation, the SCPD has requested the public help catch this thief? WhyRead More would he need to steal another phone when the photo shows him talking on one? Perhaps they should have included the PHONE NUMBER of the stolen phone? DUH
11779 April 4, 2014 at 08:03 am
Does anyone out there have any more details on this case????..state cop investigator lax coachRead More respected man in the community....gets caught from a computer in anchorage alaska while being witnessed possesing child pornagrophy?? Seems sketchy doesnt add up anyone???
Sal Anthony April 5, 2014 at 03:03 am
He admitted it hes guilty he should burn in hell!!!
knee jerk April 5, 2014 at 06:25 am
I guess he eventually would have tried to become the girls LAX coach. SOP. Good riddance.
TOMMY R April 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm
He is a big HEROINE addict..
Jeanie Dibble-Rossi April 5, 2014 at 01:27 pm
He should of been charged with trespassing too!
brookhavenconfucius April 20, 2014 at 07:47 am
There is NO respect for Authority, or for the Police. SOME PROGRESS, HUH ?
CAPICU April 3, 2014 at 10:03 am
Hey Barbie..... you know ...you don't need to know eNGRISH to use a smartie phone.
Buck Wheat April 7, 2014 at 11:33 am
A Family member reported her missing? where are her parents? she entered the country legally twoRead More months ago? She is 16 and speaks no English does she go to school? did she sign up for Obamacare?? Will taxpayers be paying for her kids to go to college??
CAPICU April 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm
I think you're barking up the wrong tree ........The commentators on this page can't answer youRead More questions..Amigo
John April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
@Susan Yes I can fill in gaps and NEW STUFF going on in the Chris Boutin case very well for you. IfRead More anyone cares has been following his case (hearings, motions, bail etc) very easily done on webcrims they would be up to date, but it appears most have not so i will bring everyone up to speed. Christopher was picked up and charges with 3 counts of a controlled sale ( Heroin ) from his driveway to alleged undercover police. Chances are these undercover police they speak of was simply a customer who got pulled over leaving the home of MR Boutin as police watched, They was given two Options. Go to jail or work with them to take down MR Boutin with hard evidence they needed and be there RAT they needed or as i will continue to reefer to him as there (CI) Aka confidential informant. Chris was booked with a 2 misdemeanor charges of possession and 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree schedule 1 dangerous drug. The Judge set his bail at 20k cash or 40K bond. He remained in custody. His next hearing the Judge ordered his bail set to 40k cash or 40k bond, He remained in custody. Around march 5th while Chris was still in police custody/county jail a NEW 4th felony charge, Possession of a schedule 1 dangerous drug with intent to sell and a judge ordered his bail set to 50k cash, 50k bond. It also mention's a Grand Jury in his webcrims report a more then once. From looking over the fact's in this one would come to believe another Agency that was not present during the arrest, possibly the DEA or DRUG TASK FORCE had pending charges of a past sale of heroin since new charges were added on while in custody during one of his court dates. It would also appear buy the mention of a grand jury that Chris has not accepted or most likely the prosecutor has not yet offered a plea bargain for a lighter sentence. It's extremely possible since another felony charge was added there could be more charges on-going that he does not know about yet, and this is why no plea-agreements have been made. I looked up his past criminal history in the state of NY to see if this was his first offense or not. It shows a misdemeanor arrest of Paraphernalia possession of Hypodermic syringes or needles from a few years back but does not show charges if there was any or if the case was thrown out. It looks like he is facing 8 to 15 years upstate NY, and with good behavior will be out in 5 or 6. PS as in the Boutin Case, Confidential Informant's (who only have to testify in a trial, but there name will appear on Chris's paperwork for him to see eventually ) undercover police usually is slang for it was a busted customer who used a police issued video and voice recording device placed in the car to do 3 or 4 buys. They will not tell the public, This way other dealer's do not read about all the busted customers used to put charges on drug dealers. A way to keep them out of the Loop and in the dark so to say. The same reason the words phone tap are not often printed in articles. So they think they don't use them around here. The word's you do not hear somebody does not want you to hear for a reason, This way people have no idea it happens every day to make drug bust's or else cases wont hold up in court.. All Tools, Tricks, lies and deceit used buy the police since the 70's.
John April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
My all time favorite. Police arrest 2 best friends for what-ever the case might be, Then put eachRead More friend in separate rooms telling one friend his buddy is talking up a storm about him, confessed its him, or about to tell us everything, So now is his last chance to do the right thing and be the only one out of two who are going home tonight when that door close's behind us, if not your friend will be the one to leave. So the one friend being pressured hard knows the game's police play so he sits there saying to himself over and over my best friend would never rat me out or Lie and say it was me (when hes not guilty). Eventually hours and hours later your starving and threw one way glass they ask your friend to move rooms and make sure he sees his best friend walk buy eating a bag of McDonald's laughing as the cops tell him a joke about someone else there. So he gets angry and when the police come back in he talks and tells all about his friend. They Won. Meanwhile all they did was tell his friend that they both are not in any trouble and each are allowed diner while they process them before both go home, and offer to pick him up some food when there done eating at McDonald's so his buddy was hungry and all he did was say yes. Meanwhile they just got his best friend to talk with this simple $6 bag of fast food diversion.
JGJR April 5, 2014 at 08:49 pm
So the long story short, two guilty drug users got played by the police, and you want us to feel badRead More for them??? You ARE using too much of your own product.
Carol Reitz-Butler April 5, 2014 at 09:49 am
C O April 5, 2014 at 10:42 am
Not sure if that link was to show an example of an average accident ending in tragedy, or trying toRead More say it can happen to anyone. The article makes no reference to the Mrs Bush being intoxicated or impaired in any way do I don't see the relevance.
Johny Q April 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm
18 Years? Oj Got less time for a double homicide.
Michael Iannello was convicted of first degree attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors in September 2011, according to the state registry.
Mike C Moran April 1, 2014 at 11:32 pm
It's sickening to know that the sex offender registry allows offenders to have facebook accountsRead More just as long as they're reported. It just reassures me how messed up this world,state,government really is. Sex offenders should not be placed in areas where families with little children live in and should not be allowed to have access to any sort of social media. They should be isolated from communities that house little children and have 24 hour supervision to monitor what they are doing minute by minute but then again would moron cuomo really supply the money for that sort of safety. None of my children will have facebook accounts while they're younger than 17.
Wendi Lawrence April 2, 2014 at 06:45 am
This makes me so mad . He lived two blocks away from me,and when all this attempts these two yearsRead More at school bus stops with attempts to pick up children . How does this happen?
Sal Anthony April 2, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Liberals. Thats how it happens!!!
Florette Small March 31, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Islandia has a bad reputation for this kind of criminal activity.
Dee Goddard March 31, 2014 at 04:43 pm
business as usual in this area and nearby towns
MT Poquets March 31, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Lesson learned...don't walk behind Walmart at night ....
Harry April 1, 2014 at 02:10 pm
If you haven't told a nine year old about strangers by now you shouldn't be a parent. Anyone whoRead More knows me will tell you I'll say it so close to your face you'll get sprayed.
Momof3 April 4, 2014 at 07:05 am
For Harry and EPG. Both of you should be ashamed of yourself! This is about a possible childRead More abduction in our community. Enough with the st james and nesconset BS! Not one of you are better then the other ! News flash there is heroin in Both your towns there are students that get excellent grades and students that struggle in ALL smithtown schools. There are parents that do nothing or do it all in BOTH your towns!!! So give this fighting a break you need to grow up .
Harry April 4, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Momof3, That would be yourselves, not yourself. I can guarantee neither of my children or theirRead More friends use heroin. The police stated the day of the incident, they don't believe this was an abduction attempt.
ARCH STANTON March 31, 2014 at 03:30 pm