Crimes Nearby: Cops Say Man Planned Assault on Another

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

• Christopher Horton, 41, of Smithtown, was arrested Jan. 16 in Smithtown on a sixth-degree conspiracy charge, a misdemeanor, after police said he arranged to have a man assaulted.

• Hassan Kanoun, 41, of Smithtown, was arrested Jan. 17 on a charge of leaving the scene of a car accident with property damage, a misdemeanor. Reports state Kanoun was leaving the 7-Eleven parking lot to travel westbound on Route 25A in St. James in a 2001 Ford SUV, crossed into the eastbound lane and hit the driver side of a 2000 Lexus, then left the scene.

• Justin Wright, 23, of Bay Shore, was arrested Jan. 18 in Smithtown on a DWI charge, a misdemeanor, and a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Police said Wright was arrested at 490 Main St. while driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, though they did not elaborate.

• Christina Garabedian, 20, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested Jan. 18 in Miller Place and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. According to police, Garabedian was found with a black billy club on the floor of her 2007 Mitsubishi on North Country Road and Landing Road.

• John Csikortos, 45, of Rocky Point, was arrested Jan. 16 in Middle Island and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Csikortos was arrested on Wilson Avenue in Middle Island and found to be in possession of crack cocaine while driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage, according to police.

• Samantha Cotroneo, 21, of Mt. Sinai, was arrested Jan. 15 in Centereach and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. She was arrested alongside Anthony Sinatra, 21, of Centereach, for allegedly burglarizing a home on Forest Road in Centereach. Police said Cotroneo knocked on the front door and determined that no one was home, while Sinatra broke a rear window, entered the home, and took a bag containing jewelry and various other items. Sinatra was also charged with second-degree burglary.

• Anibal Martinez, 29, of Hauppauge, was arrested on Jan. 19 in Hauppauge on charges relating to drugs and being disorderly. Police said that Martinez was in the middle of the eastbound lane on Motor Parkway, obstructing traffic as he argued with another person. During arrest on a disorderly conduct charge, he allegedly resisted. Police also said they found a hypodermic instrument and a small amount of marijuana in his possession. He was ultimately charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of marijuana, both violations.

EG January 24, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Arrested for a Billy Club? Is that part of the NY assault weapon ban? I Guess you need to keep a baseball bat instead, along with a Mitt and ball to legitimize basic self defense in this state.


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