Crimes Nearby: Homeless Sex Offender Arrested in Port Jefferson

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


  • Michael Schoefer, 53, was arrested at 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 12 in Port Jefferson and charged with loitering. Police say that Schoefer, who is homeless, was at John J. Walsh Memorial Park in Northport on Sept. 9 when he was forbidden to be because he is a registered sex offender. He was later arrested on North Country Road in Port Jefferson. It is unknown who alerted police to his presence at the park. According to the New York State sex offender registry, Schoefer was convicted in 2006 for forcibly touching a 44-year old woman and served four months in prison.
  • David Richard Maglione, 46, was arrested at 12:58 a.m. on Sept. 10 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with disorderly conduct. Maglione was allegedly in the road outside of his home cursing and screaming. When police came they say that he refused to calm down. Court records show that Maglione was released on his own recognizance on Sept. 10. He is due back in court on Oct. 15.
  • Margaret Bergold, 21, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 11 in Port Jefferson and charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Bergold was allegedly found unconscious at the wheel of a 2003 Hyundai at the intersection of Route 347 and Route 112 at about 10:17 a.m. Police say that her car was rolling through the intersection at the time. Police also allegedly found a hypodermic instrument in her car. According to records Bergold was in Suffolk First District Court on Sept. 12 and bail was set at $10,000 in cash. Bail was not posted and she is due back in court on Sept. 19.


  • Joseph Welling, 22, of Smithtown, was arrested Sept. 13 in Smithtown on charges of fourth degree grand larceny. Reports state Welling stole a Chase Bank credit card from a woman's car and bought four packs of cigarettes from a 7-Eleven between Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.
  • Kenneth Taylor, 31, of Smithtown, was arrested in Smithtown on Sept. 9 on charges of first-degree criminal contempt. Reports state Taylor was arrested at 292 Ronkonkoma Avenue at 5:54 p.m. for alleged unlawful possession of marijuana while being arrested for active warrants.


  • William Mcenery, 19, of Rocky Point, was arrested Sept. 8 in Sound Beach and charged with third-degree grand larceny. He allegedly stole unknown property from a home on Echo Ave.
  • Bernard Figler, 46, of Rocky Point, was arrested Sept. 7 in Rocky Point and charged with petty larceny. Figler allegedly stole food and groceries from the Rocky Point Waldbaum's.
  • Following an armed robbery at the end of August, Suffolk County Police are reaching out to the public to see if they can help provide information that would lead to an arrest. According to police and detectives with SCPD's Sixth Precinct, a man approached a clerk at a Gascon on Middle Country Road in Coram on Aug. 25 with a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. Police described the man as a black male in his mid-20s with a goatee, about 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk County Police at 1-800-220-TIPS.


  • Gregory Neway, 33, of Brentwood, was arrested Sept. 15 in Hauppauge and charged with DWI first-offense. Neway was sitting in a parked car on Sunflower Drive in Hauppauge which had the engine running while he was asleep while holding the steering wheel. Police officers said he had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and failed a field sobriety test.
  • Kendal Tinoco, 30, of Deer Park, was arrested in Hauppauge on Sept. 14 and charged with third-degree assault with intent to cause injury. Tinoco was outside of the Fourth Precinct when he punched a person several times in the face, causing them to sustain a lacerated cheek and broken nose. 
  • Johanna Cocco, 25, of Central Islip, was arrested in Hauppauge and charged with acting in a manner that injures a child under age 17. Cocco was sitting in the passenger seat of a Honda Civic that while parked, had the engine running. Police said the vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana, while Cocco had a three-year-old son sitting in the back seat of the car. She allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana outside of the vehicle while her son was locked inside the car, according to police reports.


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