Suffolk County police reported the following arrests.
A St. James man was arrested over the holidays for repeatedly taking steel from a Commack electrical supplies company.
Reed Durham, 20, was arrested on Dec. 24 and charged with three felony counts of grand larceny, stealing property valued at more than $1,000. Police said Durham was illegally reselling galvanized steel pipes stolen from Mid-Island Electrical Supplies in Commack.
Police said starting on Nov. 26, 2012, Durham stole galvanized steel pipes from Mid-Island Electrical Supplies on Mall Drive valued at approximately $2,000. He later illegally resold the pipes for approximately $200.
Durham allegedly stole more galvanized steel pipes from the Commack store on Dec. 3 worth approximately $1,600. He resold the stolen pipes for less than $200, according to police reports.
On Dec. 24, Durham allegedly stole galvanized steel from Mid-Island Electrical Supplies valued at approximately $2,000 by police and resold it for roughly $200.
Miller Place-Rocky Point
A 34-year-old Rocky Point man was charged with a felony under Leandra’s Law on Friday after Southampton Town police said he struck a utility pole in Speonk head-on while his two-year-old was in the car. According to police, Timothy Shaw, who had a prior DWI conviction, was slapped with a second felony for DWI, as well as with charges of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor; open alcohol in a motor vehicle and several other traffic violations.
An Amityville woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges this week after allegedly dumping two abused puppies in Riverhead.
One of the puppies has since died. "He had to be kept on intravenous fluids because he was too weak to eat, but, unfortunately, he did not survive," Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said.
Swaneka P.J. Danzler, 21, the owner of the puppies, reportedly admitted to SPCA officers that she dumped the puppies at the Riverhead Animal Hospital on Dec. 18. According to the SPCA, Danzler told officials that she believed the veterinary hospital was open 24/7 and that's why she left the dogs there.
After a pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead late last week, police said on Wednesday that a Middle Island man was driving the car that killed Brookhaven resident Scott Wayte on the night he was celebrating his 50th birthday.
Joseph D. Plummer, 48, was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation led to the location of the vehicle involved in the accident, a 1999 Saturn, police said; the vehicle was located at Plummer's address and seized as evidence.
Plummer surrendered to authorities and was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident after a death, a felony under New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
A couple leaving the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center was robbed at knifepoint on Saturday afternoon, police said.
According to Riverhead police, the robbery took place near the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center parking lot on Ostrander Avenue at 4:11 p.m.
The couple reported being robbed at knifepoint by a man who approached them on a bicycle as they walked from the aquarium north to the parking lot.