Press Releases

ROAD RAGE ENDANGERS 8-YEAR OLD Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Juan Uvera, d.o.b. 11/20/77, of Amityville, NY, after Uvera chased another vehicle, attempting to force it off of the roadway, westbound on Sunrise Highway.  Uvera’s 8-year-old child was a passenger in Uvera’s vehicle, a 2005 Chevy van, during the incident. Read More...
SHERIFF DEMARCO SUPPORTS AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION The New York State Constitution has for many years prohibited a sentenced inmate from working, where his or her work is “contracted, given or sold” to anyone.  While this provision does not prevent inmates from working for the State or any municipality, most thought inmates who volunteered to be on supervised work crews could be sent to not-for-profit agencies also, since these activities were considered part of the inmate’s rehabilitation program, and not any form of required or compensated labor. Read More...
SHERIFF ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION AWARD FROM DOJ Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded SuffolkCounty $2,060,371 for participation in the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) for the year 2007.  The Sheriff’s Office has participated in this program since 1997 and has received approximately $13 million to date. Read More...
DEPUTIES TRACK DOWN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS Deputies from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office are out in force tracking down wanted domestic violence criminals. The warrant roundup started earlier this month, and will continue through the month of October. Read More...
SHERIFF DEMARCO APPOINTED TO JUVENILE JUSTICE TASK FORCE Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco was recently appointed to a prominent new Task Force created by Governor David Paterson designed to examine ways to improve New York’s juvenile justice system. The Task Force will develop and design a strategic blueprint for transforming the system, including examining alternatives to institutional placement, ways to assist children’s re-entry into the community and redefining the conditions of confinement for juveniles across the state. Additionally, the Task Force will study ways to improve treatment for juveniles in the areas of mental health and substance abuse. Read More...
FORGED POLICE I.D. RESULTS IN SIX FELONY CHARGES Deputy Sheriff Investigators arrested Peter Mistretta, d.o.b. 11/26/53, of East Patchogue, for possession of twenty Deputy Sheriff badges and twenty-five Deputy Sheriff I.D. cards, including one portraying Mr. Mistretta as a Deputy Sheriff. Read More...
PLASTIC CUT OUT DOESN'T CUT IT ON HOV While patrolling the Long Island Expressway during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, Deputy Sheriff Robert Howard was conducting HOV enforcement westbound near Exit 53 when he observed a Ford Explorer with a Plexiglas passenger. Read More...
KETAMINE ARREST FOLLOWS HIT AND RUN Responding to a 911 call of a hit and run at Exit 70 off the Long Island Expressway, Deputy Sheriff Stephen Calvo arrested a subject operating a silver work van while under the influence of Ketamine.  At the time of arrest the subject had no idea where he was. Read More...
PROJECT LIFESAVER At a press conference this week, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco unveiled a life-saving program, Project Lifesaver, which is a tracking system that is being made available to SuffolkCounty residents who care for children or adults that have the propensity to wander from their homes or care facilities and may get lost. Read More...
CITY SAILOR WEDGED IN CANAL On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a novice sailor from Floral Park, New York, failed to remove his mast while attempting to transit the Shinnecock Canal, becoming entangled in the trusses of the SunriseHighwayBridge. Read More...
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