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

Three Village

• Christina Padrazo, 25, of Setauket, was arrested Feb. 23 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. Police said Padrazo, an employee at Stop & Shop in Setauket, sold the store's flowers to customers and kept the money in excess of $1,000.

• Brandon Friscia, 25, of Coram, was arrested Feb. 16 in Setauket and charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, a misdemeanor. He was also arrested on an active warrant for an alleged parole violation from a previous crime of an unspecified nature. Police found Friscia seated in a car parked at Kohl's in East Setauket.


• Vincent DeSena, 23, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested in Hauppauge on Feb. 21 on a charge of first-degree operator of a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor; a charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

According to police, DeSena was in an accident at the intersection of Rabro Drive at Simeon Woods Road in a 2008 Mazda. Reports state he was driving eastbound and attempted to make a left when he was involved in a crash. Police said DeSena was intoxicated. 

• Damien Avery, 31, of Mastic, was arrested in Hauppauge after allegedly giving a police officer a phony name to avoid getting a ticket or getting arrested while driving east on the Long Island Expressway. Avery was arrested on a charge of second-degree criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor, according to police.

• Steven Wichrowski, 20, of Hauppauge, allegedly gave or sold an alcoholic beverage to someone who is not of age, and was arrested on Feb. 18 on a charge of first-degree unlawful dealing alcohol to a child, a misdemeanor.


• Police arrested Renaica Harris, 35, of Bay Shore, on a charge of third-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury, a misdemeanor, on Feb. 22 after allegedly throwing a bottle at a woman and punching her. Police said the victim required medical treatment.

• A Smithtown man and an East Northport woman were arrested on Feb. 18 after allegedly pulling a knife on a victim, demanding the victim give them whatever personal belongings they had on them. Police arrested Anthony Lucente, 23, of Smithtown, and Carla Donovan, 27, of East Northport, on a first-degree robbery with the use of a dangerous instrument charge, a felony.

Port Jefferson

• Suffolk County police are asking for the public's help as they seek two men who robbed a CVS in Terryville at gunpoint and knifepoint earlier this month. Police said that on Feb. 5, around 4:20 a.m., an employee of the store on Route 347 was forced to the ground by a man with a knife after being forced to give up cash from a register, and was assaulted after.


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