ORIENT/2 arrested for stealing Verizon cable
Two Suffolk men were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property after security agents on Plum Island called police Wednesday to say the pair were trespassing on county parkland in Orient -- and stealing Verizon feeder cable from the location.
The parkland is to the northeast of the Cross Sound ferry terminal and is the easternmost end of the North Fork. It is across Plum Gut from Plum Island.
Southold Town police said Plum Island security agents notified them of the incident, in progress, about 4 p.m. Officers made the arrests after stopping the suspects as they tried to flee.
Arrested were Bert Roner, 35, of South Jamesport, and Nichaolas Latasso, 35, of Riverhead. Police said Roner also was found to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance, while Latasso was found to be in possession of heroin. -- John Valenti
NASSAU COUNTY/Man sought in gas station robberies
The Nassau police Robbery Squad is looking for a man suspected in three robberies yesterday between 3:05 a.m. and 4 a.m. in Roslyn Heights, Flower Hill and Great Neck. Detectives said the man was 5 feet, 7 inches tall, between 20 and 25 years old, and wore dark clothing and a dark cloth that covered part of his face.
According to police, his first stop was a Shell gas station at 220 Mineola Ave. in Roslyn Heights, where he demanded money but fled after the attendant refused. At 3:15 a.m. the suspect struck at a Mobil station at 1021 Northern Blvd, Flower Hill. He showed a black handgun, and an attendant gave him an undetermined amount of money, police said. Police said 45 minutes later, he held up a Mobil at 595 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck, where he got an undetermined amount of money.
Police said the man left each gas station on foot. No injuries were reported.
Police ask that anyone with information s call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. -- Nicholas Spangler
BALDWIN/Couple at home robbed at gunpoint
Nassau police are looking for four people they say robbed a young Baldwin couple at gunpoint in their home.
First Squad detectives said that on Wednesday at 1 p.m. a man knocked on the door of their Brooklyn Avenue home. When the 19-year-old man who lived there answered, the man flashed a gun, entered and ordered him and the 18-year-old woman who lived there to lie on the kitchen floor. Three other people came in, taking cellphones, money, jewelry and an X-Box video game system. Police don't know if the robbers had a vehicle. No injuries were reported and no description of the robbers was released.
Detectives ask that anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. -- Nicholas Spangler