via Twitter on Friday, pleaded not guilty in Central Islip District Court on Saturday.
According to Suffolk County police, third and fourth squad detectives investigated the complaint made by officials at Kings Park High School after Taggart posted on Twitter indicating he had a bomb and was going to blow up the Kings Park High School gym, referred to as the "Kingdome." The school officials said they were aware of comments being made on the social media network due to the the rivalry between the school and Islip High School.
Through his lawyer, Taggart entered a plea of not guilty to the felony charge of falsely reporting an incident on school grounds. Taggart is being charged as an adult. Taggart's attorney, James Polk of Garden City, said he believed the incident "was fairly overblown."
Police nabbed an opportunistic pair of alleged burglars around noon on Jan. 25 after concerned neighbors called about a suspicious vehicle in the area. Vanessa Schultz, 37, of Coram, and Brandon Schultz, 40, of Selden, were charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and accused by police of stealing copper piping from an abandoned residence on Clinton Avenue in Port Jefferson Station. They were caught less than an hour after the alleged crime occurred. Police did not know if they were related.
Brian McManus, 30, of Miller Place, was arrested Jan. 21 in Miller Place and charged with first-degree burglary, a felony, after police said he displayed what appeared to be a pistol and stole money from a victim at 125 Broadway in Rocky Point. He allegedly said he was police in order to gain entry through the front door. He was also charged with an additional felony for allegedly impersonating an officer to commit a felony.
Timothy Stocker, 51, of Lake Grove, was arrested on Jan. 24 in Smithtown on a fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge, a misdemeanor levied because of a prior felony conviction. Reports state Stocker was convicted of a felony in 1986 and was found to be in possession of a rifle and a shotgun in his home, which he surrendered to police.
Anthony Wilk, 39, of Bay Shore, was arrested on Jan. 23 on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree, a felony. Wilk allegedly used three counterfeit $20 bills at a deli at 9:30 a.m.