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02/22/18 2:38pm
02/22/2018 2:38 PM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday he has chosen Geraldine Hart, a senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island office, as the next county police commissioner.

Ms. Hart, who has been with the FBI for 21 years, will be the first woman at the helm of the Suffolk County Police Department.  READ

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03/09/16 6:00am

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Late in the evening of March 10, 1981, Michelle Becker and her husband, William, a police officer with the Department of Environmental Conservation, left a dinner party on Ole Jule Lane in Mattituck, having spent several hours enjoying a few drinks and their friend’s hot tub. The Beckers, who had been married about 17 years, were just two miles from the Westview Drive home they shared with their three children.

They never returned to that home.  READ

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On March 10, 1981, the Southold Town Board gathered for its regular meeting at Town Hall. On the agenda that Tuesday evening was discussion of a matter that would have an impact on the investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker, Mattituck residents who would last be seen alive later that night.

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03/09/16 5:58am

Police diagram Becker drowning

The following was compiled using reports obtained from the Suffolk County Police Department’s initial investigation into the deaths of William and Michelle Becker. It was supplemented with information from previous articles published by The Suffolk Times.
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09/20/15 10:36am
09/20/2015 10:36 AM
A Suffolk Police vehicle inspects the intersection at Depot Lane and Route 48 in July. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A Suffolk Police vehicle inspects the intersection at Depot Lane and Route 48 in July. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A bus was ticketed Saturday for making an illegal turn at the same Route 48 intersection where four young women were killed in a tragic crash two months ago, Southold Town Police said.

The ticket was among the 43 handed out Saturday at a special U.S. Department of Transportation checkpoint.  READ

02/14/15 3:00pm
02/14/2015 3:00 PM
 A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

It’s that time again.

Once every four years, Suffolk County offer administers civil service tests to people who are looking to become police officers within the county.

The test is June 13 and the deadline by which to apply is April 1. Click here to apply.

Of the people who pass the tests and go on to become sworn officers, most end up with the Suffolk County Police Department, but the departments in Southold, Riverhead, Southampton and other towns and villages draw from the county’s list of eligible applicants as well.

There are two tests being offered, one is for police officer and the other is for Spanish-speaking police officer.

Starting salary for any police officer is $42,000, with top pay at $111,506.

Click here for a job description of the position and what’s required for applicants.

11/10/13 4:30pm
SURVEILLANCE PHOTO | Suffolk police said Paul Tromblee of Manorville has been identified as the man in this surveillance photo. He is charged with nine counts of armed robbery.

SURVEILLANCE PHOTO | Suffolk police said Paul Tromblee of Manorville has been identified as the man in this surveillance photo. He is charged with nine counts of armed robbery.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: Southold Town police announced Sunday afternoon that Paul Tromblee, the 35-year-old Manorville man arrested in connection with nine armed robberies across Suffolk County, will also be charged with last Tuesday’s robbery at GameStop in Mattituck.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Manorville man was arrested Saturday in connection with the armed robbery of the Hess gas station on Edwards Avenue in Calverton and at least eight other incidents, Suffolk County police said.

PAUL TROMBLEE

PAUL TROMBLEE

Paul Tromblee, 35, may still face charges in relation to other armed robberies in the county, police said. Southold Town Police said last week that the suspect in the other area robberies may have been responsible for the armed robbery of the GameStop store in Mattituck last Tuesday, though Mr. Tromblee has not yet been charged in connection with that incident.

Det. Lt. Edward Reilly of the Suffolk County Police Department said Sunday that detectives are working with Southold police, who he said still believe Mr. Tromblee is responsible for the Mattituck robbery.

Currently, Mr. Tromblee stands charged with eight counts of first-degree robbery and one count of third-degree robbery. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Sunday, Suffolk police said.

Since Oct. 26, gas stations in Calverton, Mastic, North Babylon, St. James, Dix Hills, and Bohemia as well as Jamba Juice in Stony Brook, Kissed by the Sun Tanning in Islip, and CVS Pharmacy in Lake Ronkonkoma were robbed by an armed suspect who demanded cash after pretending to purchase merchandise, police said. Utilizing video surveillance as well as tips, including information received via Crime Stoppers, Pattern Crime Unit detectives identified the suspect as Mr. Tromblee. He was located by detectives while driving on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven around 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Hess gas station — barely in the jurisdiction of the SCPD – was robbed Oct. 30, after a man pulled a handgun on a store clerk, demanding cash from the register about 7:45 p.m.

Mohammed Kahn, the clerk at the Calverton Hess, told the News-Review on the night of the incident that the robber walked straight up to the register and demanded cash, first giving him the impression that the act was a trick.

“I was looking to him like he was joking,” Mr. Kahn said at the time.

Detectives are continuing to investigate if Mr. Tromblee is responsible for similar incidents that occurred recently. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Police said all calls will remain confidential.

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