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Crimes Nearby: Man Killed in Deer Park Shooting

Crimes and arrests making headlines nearby this week.

Police: Two Men Shot, One Fatally, in Gang-Related Shooting in Deer Park

One man was killed and another seriously injured in what police are calling a gang-related shooting outside of Deer Park's Night Owl Lounge early Thursday morning. 

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the bar, located at the corner of Long Island Avenue and Wright Avenue, at 2:22 a.m., police said. 

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Police ID Man Found Dead in Copiague Parking Lot

Suffolk Police have identified the man who was found dead in a Copiague parking lot on Sunday. 

The body of Elvis Canales, 27, of Copiague, was discovered behind a dumpster at 7 Ralph Avenue on Sunday afternoon. 

Canales "appeared to be the victim of violence," police said. 

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Officials: West Islip Man Was Leader of High-Tech Burglary Crew

A West Babylon man was the mastermind behind a massive burglary spree across Long Island in which a crew stole more than $10 million worth of cash and property, officials said Thursday. 

Nikitas “Nicky” Margiellos, 33, was described as the "ringleader" of the operation, which involved more than 50 commercial and residential burglaries on Long Island and in nearby counties between 2009-2011, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. 

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Police: Five Arrested in Deer Park on Drug, Weapon Charges

Five people were arrested in Deer Park Wednesday night after State Police say they found drugs and a defaced gun in the vehicle they were riding in.  

The New York State Police Narcotic Enforcement Unit was conducting an investigation at the intersection of Deer Park Avenue and Grand Boulevard at 9:15 p.m. when they observed the occupants of a Jeep meet with several individuals in a parking lot, police said. 

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Five Teens Charged with West Babylon Armed Robbery

Five teens were arrested following an armed robbery in West Babylon on Monday night, police said. 

Police said one of the teens displayed a gun and the group stole a phone, headphones and personal property from someone on Lafayette Road around 9:40 p.m. Monday. 

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Vandals Smash, Damage a Half Dozen Cars Overnight

A half dozen vehicles in North Babylon and Deer Park were vandalized overnight, according to Suffolk Police. 

Reports of the damage to four vehicles in North Babylon and two in Deer Park came flooding into police throughout Tuesday morning. 

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Police: Deer Park Man Charged in Box Cutter Slashing at Bar

A Deer Park man slashed a Florida man with a box cutter during a fight at a Central Islip bar early Saturday morning, police said. 

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at Mi Encanto, located at 65 Carleton Avenue. Police say that during an altercation between two groups of men, Wilson Martinez, 24, slashed Jose Rivera with a box cutter.  

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West Babylon Chase Bank Robbed

A Chase Bank in West Babylon was robbed Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

A man entered the bank, located at 523 Montauk Highway, approached a teller and produced a note that stated he had a gun and demanded cash, police said.  

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Lindenhurst Man Among Four Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint

Four people were arrested early Sunday morning on DWI charges at a sobriety checkpoint in North Babylon, police said. 

The checkpoint was conducted on Deer Park Avenue between 1 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. with the goal of preventing "injuries and fatalities associated with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs," police said. 

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