Village Home Searched by Suffolk County Police

Village resident arrested last night on several counts of illegal weapon and drug possession.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, a home at 63 Wyandanch Avenue was entered and searched last night as part of an investigation into a Babylon Village resident. Christian Repetto, of Babylon, was arrested last night on nine counts of illegal weapons possession and drug possession.

The service unit entered the home at 12:45 a.m., according to First Precinct Lieutenant Robert Edwards, after a judge granted a probable cause search warrant. The police found nine decks of heroin, Xanax, marijuana, hypodermic needles, an illegally owned .380-caliber handgun, and other weapons including a bludgeon and slingshot.

Repetto is scheduled to appear in court date today. He was previously arrested and charged with criminal marijuana possession on April 12.

"We had enough information from residents in the community, and we had reason to believe there were drugs and weapons in the home. We've been watching this guy for a long time," said Edwards.

Inspector Gerard Gigante, Commanding Officer at the First Precinct, said that members of the residential community were very concerned about possible illegal and dangerous activity.

"We've received a lot of complaints," said Gigante, "and we want residents to know we're responding to the situation."

mary mcbeth May 03, 2012 at 03:34 AM
we all probably know someone who lives on this block or in immediate area -- I was shocked at what was going on over there for so many years -- 2 ods in house in month - neither resulting in death - thankfully 2 arrests in past month dealing at all hours years of arrests and then back doing it all over again the police and Village officials have been aware of and in touch for years This is not just s kid experimenting, this is a grown man living at home with parents I give props to police for taking it to the level they did. It is too bad that it has to put a black mark on such a great place to live. This effects every resident of Babylon Village!
Jason M. May 03, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I agree, Mary. I live in the President section and have heard this was going on. I heard he's already back home. How is this happening? It's effecting all of us, and an innocent person is going to end up hurt or worse if we don't all stand together about this.
Anonymous May 03, 2012 at 06:20 PM
To all the people who play judge and jury of Babylon village.....pray that your child never faces a drug addiction. A person is a person no matter where they live. Be thankful that you and your loved ones are not in this situation. You say we are a community? How about showing some support to this family instead of pointing a finger.
Tony Botz May 03, 2012 at 08:38 PM
The worst thing for any addict to do is go back to the comforts of home. As a parent of a person with an addiction and a life long Babylon resident, more times than not, allowing them to come back home is a mistake. Their addiction affects everyone. Your tax dollars pay for the police that arrest them, the courts that hear their cases, and maybe their legal aid and expensive rehabs. We have an epidemic on our hands.
Jason M. May 03, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Hey Anonymous, Do we need to remind you that this is a GROWN MAN WITH AN ILLEGAL GUN? I too feel bad for what his parents are going through, but who are we trying to protect, the GROWN MAN WITH AN ILLEGAL GUN who was just arrested for having large amounts of heroin, or the young children in the neighborhood who may be the victims of a violent crime because of this guy?
Lauren May 03, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Whoa, I just searched his name and found an article reporting his "distribution of narcotics" arrest: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/possession-selling-narcotics-reported-in-weekly-police-blotter
Lauren May 03, 2012 at 11:54 PM
"Support?" Showing support stops when there are guns involved. I would move far away if I were that family!
mary mcbeth May 04, 2012 at 12:04 AM
People AROUND bABYLON SUPPORTED FAMILY for years and let them handle the situation as they saw fit as a family - privately - it has only gotten worse. Nobody said that he is not a person but he either needs to get the proper help to stop on his own or someone will end up dead that is something noone wants to see happen -- no judge and jury -- this is a horrible situation for everyone involved.
mary mcbeth May 04, 2012 at 12:06 AM
mary mcbeth 8:04 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2012 People AROUND bABYLON SUPPORTED FAMILY for years and let them handle the situation as they saw fit as a family - privately - it has only gotten worse. Nobody said that he is not a person but he either needs to get the proper help to stop on his own or someone will end up dead that is something noone wants to see happen -- no judge and jury -- this is a horrible situation for everyone involved.
mary mcbeth May 04, 2012 at 12:07 AM
BTW- can someone with a legal background tell mehow he is out and not still in jail or court mandated rehab
Concerned May 04, 2012 at 12:48 AM
He has a good lawyer and his family has a lot of money which is how he has gotten out of most of his troubles. But this time he was released on his own recognasance! No bail! Weapons and a large amount of drugs in a family with a lot of money and he was released on his own recognasance?!?!?! Somebody with a law backround please help me understand this!
Luke May 04, 2012 at 12:12 PM
@ Concerned, I can tell you that every judge is different and shares a different opinion towards different situations. R.O.R. can depend greatly, I think that due to the suspect families history within the community, the fact that he was under the radar by police for awhile (I guarantee you they are still watching him), his personal history (including if he had any failure to reports - previous arrests), and a good lawyer (if he made his case before the Judge) etc, all come into play when deciding if he is to be granted R.O.R. or not. I think this is a serious case and serious issue, I have a feeling if the suspect is found guilty, due to the overall drug epidemic in Suffolk County, depending on if this case continues press coverage etc, and the overall evidence of the case itself, that the judge will not be easy on him, especially the fact that he is already in the system.
Jibber Jabber May 05, 2012 at 02:20 AM
My sense is that (hard as it may be to believe) he has managed to expunge the records of his first two arrests. The first is not unusual. Everyone gets a do over. But that do over is typically conditioned upon good behavior for a period of time. Presumably he satisfied that condition. But how the second incident was expunged is beyond comprehension. And to think that a second do over was not conditioned as to time in a way that would have it breached by the current incidents boggles the mind. I am under the impression that the court considering the case now considers this his first time. Unlicensed gun? Wrist slap-get the gun licensed. As for the drugs, I don't understand whether the amount involved brings a felony or misdemeanor charge.
todd holgan May 07, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Why would you comment without leaving your name, tucking your head in the sand is what we are so used to doing, maybe our eyes are now open and we can see clearly that we must be involved. From Babylon I believe we stand behind the good of our neiborhood and the saftey of our families . Babylon has almost been void of the BS .Stand strong.
Aksme May 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I believe you meant to say "you're" in several of your profound remarks. It's a combination of " you" and "are". I learned that in grammar school. And when someone comes into my neighborhood to buy heroin, that's my business. I'm guessing from your hostility toward the village and it's folk, and your learned vocabulary, you are not a Village homeowner. Nor do I suspect you're a parent. Otherwise, you'd have the clues you refer to. I personally hope this young man gets the help he needs to solve his problems. And he's got one thing you don't have. He's a Babylonian!
Barbara May 08, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Hey Real Life, You might be "too hood" to understand this, but the people of this town believe that what is going on is wrong. We don't want drug dealers, OD's, and raids in the middle of the night. We don't want our children to have to stay inside because of addicts who come to our neighborhood to buy from this man-kid that you seem to glorify. Wake up. You're ( and notice the usage of "you're" as opposed to "your") a joke. This isn't about us protecting our paint and flowers. This is about us standing up to heroin and guns coming to our town. "Grimy".
neighbor2012 May 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
The patch said the neighbors where behind this -let me tell you we are annoyed but, could never have made the police break down a door of someones home with a swat team if they didn't have some kind of evidence not just calls from neighbors. This is not just some kid smoking pot or doing drugs at home alone locked away behind closed doors. His lifestyle has effected everyone in the area not just on his own block. 1st...the neighborhood has minded their :own damn business for years, but when you are afraid to let your children play in front of their own homes it now becomes our business. You obviously have no clue what is going on over here. 2nd -- I guess when it comes time for you to own a home you will belooking in a crime ridden area -- Babylon is a great place to live and yes WE ARE PROUD TO LIVE HERE!!!!
neighbor2012 May 08, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Isn't it interesting how real life took down his post. BTW-- This may save Christian's life or the life of others!
neighbor2012 May 08, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I have read your post over and over again for days, in what way do you think we can be supportive to family? the only one at this point who can help is Christian, he is breaking his parents hearts and all the neighbors feel for them. But not at the expense of safety of others who surround them...the best outcome is for Christian to get clean and sober so that he and his family can enjoy the future and what it can be. No family is immune to the disease of addiction -- but it becomes a communities problem when it crosses the line to dealing, illegal weapons, and his drunk(high) friends crash into parked cars, etc. My prayers and thoughts are with Christina, Gary, Christian and his sister. Gary and Christina have done wonderful things as residents of the Village - Just because Christian has a problem doesn't mean anyone wishes them harm in any way!
real life May 08, 2012 at 03:01 AM
i didnt take down my post, they deleted it
Chris May 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Chris May 12, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Anonymous. Get a clue and stop protecting wrong from right. He has got to go and if parents are part of the problem, which many perceive they are, then they too should go.
Karen Harper May 13, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I grew up in the Village and Christian's father was my science teacher. I am appalled that others in the community can be so judgmental of this family. Drug addiction and mental illness can happen to anyone. This could have been your child. Let's show some compassion for this family instead of criticizing.
Chris May 13, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Karen in case you have not researched all the background..... He is a drug dealer not an addict! And his parents continue to aid and enable him. If the police and neighbors found it obvious enough to raid the house then why couldn't the parents. Compassion had its place it's place and time for Christian....let's have some compassion for the neighbors now.
Jennifer Tracy May 22, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I find it amusing how the residents of Babylon seem to think that this kind of stuff has not been going on for years around here. The drugs and the incredibly excessive drinking has been a problem for many years here. The residents and parents have stuck their heads in the sand. What was it 2 years ago we had a 15 year old boy get so drunk that he passed out and froze to death over Christmas break? As a current resident and someone who also grew up in Babylon and went to school there what I find appalling is that nothing has been done to solve this problem. Kids have been drinking and using drugs for years in the woods around Hawleys Pond and Southards Pond, not to mention the drinking and drug use that goes on in the homes when parents aren't around. Parents are spending too much time saying hey not my kid, they wouldn't do that and not enough time looking at the evidence.


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