Crimes Nearby: Port Jeff Station Man Convicted of Murder

Also this week, one man was charged for growing nearly 60 marijuana plants on the East End.

The following information was supplied by the Suffolk County police department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

Port Jefferson

A Port Jefferson Station man was found guilty on Thursday of killing a Medford woman he had met in a bar.

Evans Ganthier, 33, was found guilty of second-degree murder of Rebecca Koster, 24, which carries a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison.


• Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Huntington Station earlier this month.  


• A thief may be walking around with used electronics and a new hairdo after breaking into two Jericho Turnpike stores. 

Suffolk County police said they received an alert at 3 a.m. Sunday that an alarm had gone off at Quag's Buy, Sell & Trade at 975 West Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown.


• A Laurel man was charged with growing marijuana after 57 plants were confiscated at a Sound Avenue address in Riverhead on Tuesday, police said.

Riverhead Town police worked with the East End Drug Task Force to execute a search warrant at a property located between Horton Lane and Sound Avenue Tuesday afternoon following an ongoing investigation, police said.


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