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Crime Report: West Islip Man Arrested in Recycling Scheme, DWI

Incidents reported by the Third Precinct of the SCPD between August 29.

Crime Report: West Islip Man Arrested in Recycling Scheme, DWI

The following information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Arrests

The Town of Smithtown was robbed of more than $200,000 by a in town for more than two years, officials said, and that amount is likely to increase. 

One of those men, Joseph DeMatteo, 72, of West Islip, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a grand larceny charge. 

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota on Thursday said two employees of Medford-based garbage carter Jody Enterprises created a recycling scheme that involved collecting Smithtown homeowners' recyclable cardboard and paper and selling it to West Babylon-based DeMatteo Salvage for a personal profit.

Jennifer Hunter, of Manorville, was arrested in West Islip on Aug. 19 and charged with DWI.

Incidents

On August 23, there was a report of criminal mischief on Kimberly Place. According to police, the window of a house was broken.

On August 22, there was a report of harassment on Malts Ave. According to police, the report stemmed from prank phone calls.

On August 20, there was a report of criminal mischief on Malts Ave.

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