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Crimes Nearby: Mother Charged, BWI

A report of the latest arrests and incidents around Farmingdale.

Crimes Nearby: Mother Charged, BWI

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


  • A Plainview mother will be in court Wednesday to answer charges in the death of her disabled 8-year-old daughter. Veronica Cirella, 31, was charged with manslaughter Sunday after her daughter, Julie, was found dead Saturday in their Shelly Court home. Cirella was found nearby with a cord wrapped around her neck.
  • At Cirella's arraignment at Nassau University Medical Center Sunday, the Nassau County prosecutor said Cirella gave her daughter food that she was allergic to, and wrote a note saying that  "her daughter should die," prosecutor Zeena J. Abdi said. Cirella is being held without bail.


  • On July 16, a Massapequa Park man was arrested for a robbery at the Massapequa Long Island Rail Road station, police said. Stephen Minchella allegedly held a BB gun to a man's face and asked for his belongings at 4:20 a.m. Minchella was later arrested at his home, police said.


  •  A man reported finding a dart in the passenger side front tire of his 2000 blue Chevy parked on Riverside Avenue, Seaford on July 14.


  • A dentist office on Merrick Avenue reported July 11 that various dental tools were missing. There was no forced point of entry, according to police.


  • A bicycle rider was struck by a vehicle on South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset. Police later arrested Aida Adorino, 59, on the Northern State Parkway and charged her with leaving the scene of an accident.

Babylon Village

  • A Babylon man charged with boating while intoxicated and currently free on a $150,000 bond is due back in Suffolk First District Court on Aug. 4, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Brian Swezey was arrested July 15 and charged with BWI after his boat crashed into another vessel on the Great South Bay, injuring five of the seven passengers involved, according to police. The 48-year-old pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on July 16. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge Swezey faces a possible jail sentence of up to one year and a fine between $500 and $1,000.
  • Suffolk Police have arrested two Babylon men allegedly involved in a stabbing on Railroad Avenue. Alton Youngs, 29, of Babylon, and Tyshawn Strong, 23, of West Babylon, have been arrested and charged with assault with intention to cause physical injury with a weapon in connection with the stabbing of a 26-year-old male, according to police. The assault took place around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 11 Railroad Avenue. No name regarding the victim, who sustained non-lilfe-threatening injuries, has been provided by police.

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