Recent violent crimes in Brentwood and C. Islip

The surge in violence in Brentwood and Central Islip is drawing promises of greater community vigilance and prompting a push for federal help in locking up gang members.

At least 11 people have been killed in the past year in the two communities and several others wounded. Much of the violence has been attributed to gangs including MS-13 and Latin Kings.

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  • Prospect Drive, Brentwood, NY
    A Brentwood man was shot in the arm March 11 after two men were let into the house, encountered the victim's girlfriend and got into a fight with the victim, Suffolk County police said. Read Story
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  • Nebraska Ave., Bay Shore
    Joel Nieves, of Bay Shore, was shot five times in the back near the intersection of Illinois and Nebraska avenues as he walked home from night classes at Brentwood High School March 10. The shooting was next to Oak Park Elementary School. Read story
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  • Timberline Drive, Brentwood
    In a Feb. 17 shooting on Timberline Drive, David Sandler, 20, of Brentwood, was killed and Aaron Galan, 20, also of Brentwood, was critically injured. Read story
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  • 89 Timberline Drive, Brentwood
    Brentwood grocery store worker Miguel Peralta, 57, was shot and killed in a September robbery. Read story
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  • Timberline Park, Brentwood
    13-year-old boy, Wilson Batista Jr., was shot and wounded in June while playing basketball in Timberline Park. That shooting sparked an outcry over what police said was gang violence in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip. Read story
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  • American Boulevard, Brentwood
    In November, Christopher Hamilton, 15, was shot dead at a party on American Boulevard. Hamilton was shot in the temple and fell to the front lawn in front of his lifelong friend's home. Read story
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  • Hilltop Drive, Brentwood
    In August four masked shooters sprayed gunfire at birthday partygoers on Hilltop Drive, wounding four men. Read story
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  • Gates Avenue, Brentwood
    Feb. 27: Alexander Santos Argueta-Ventura, 24, stabbed to death on Gates Avenue. Read story
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  • Pheasant Circle, Brentwood
    Dec. 30, 2009: Valentino Sanchez, 21, shot to death in his Pheasant Circle apartment. Read story
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  • Patton Ave., Brentwood
    July 12, 2009: Edgar Villalobos, 28, hacked to death with a machete by alleged MS-13 members. Read story
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  • Connetquot Avenue, Central Islip
    Feb 5: Vanessa Argueta, 19, and her toddler son are fatally shot. Read story
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  • Carleton Avenue North, Central Islip
    Feb 12: Kevin Pierson, 38, found stabbed to death in his apartment. Read story
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  • Court Plaza Senior Apartments, Central Islip, NY
    Aug. 21, 2009: Angel Liciaga, 67, found stabbed to death in his home after not being seen for several days. Read story
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  • East Maple Street, Central Islip
    May 26, 2009: Dexter Acheampong, 24, shot to death on East Maple St. Read story
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