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Crime Report: Accused Purse Snatcher Allegedly Shoplifts

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

Crime Report: Accused Purse Snatcher Allegedly Shoplifts

Jennifer O'Leary, 25, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 19 at 11:10 a.m. in South Setauket and charged with petty larceny. Police said O'Leary, who was also arrested in June for at supermarkets, stole food, computer equipment, and other items from Stop & Shop in South Setauket.

Melvin Brown, 33, of Middle Island, was arrested July 16 in Setauket and charged with petty larceny and second-degree forgery. Police said Brown stole an air conditioner and clothing from Walmart in East Setauket.

Alexander Routi, 22, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 15 at 2:58 a.m. in Setauket and charged wth first-offense DWI. Police said Routi was driving in the shoulder of the roadway when they pulled him over at the corner of Main Street and Old Coach Road.

James Neppell, 26, whom police say is homeless, was arrested July 10 and charged with third-degree grand larceny. Neppell allegedly made numerous unauthorized withdrawals from another person's account at HSBC in East Setauket between June 1 and June 18. Neppell was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, for which no additional information was available.

Laura Warman, 56, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 14 in Patchogue and charged with first-degree driving while ability impaired by drugs. Police said Warman was observed driving southbound on S. Ocean Avenue with no headlights on and veering into oncoming traffic.

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