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Crimes Nearby: Setauket Man Charged with Child Pornography Possession

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

Three Village

Setauket Man Charged with Child Pornography Possession

• Suffolk police arrested a Setauket man on Monday whom they said owned computers containing child pornography.

Philip Nicolopoulos, 48, is charged with two counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child, a felony. Police said he lives on Branch Lane, a block approximately half a mile from Arrowhead Elementary School in East Setauket. Computer crimes detectives executed a search warrant at his home on Friday, allegedly discovering a computer and external hard drives containing pornographic videos of children. Nicolopoulos turned himself in to police at the Sixth Precinct in Selden on Monday.

Port Jefferson

• Police reported that the offering box in Infant Jesus Chapelat St. Charles Hospital had been pried open by an unknown person on Jan. 30, sometime before 3:20 p.m. No money was taken.

• Wendell Gerald, 55, of Port Jefferson, was arrested at his home on Jan. 27 and charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor. On Jan. 10 at about 2:20 p.m., Gerald allegedly stole a jacket from Something For Everyone Thrift Shop in Port Jefferson Station.

Riverhead

• Sticky-fingered shrimp lovers were netted by Suffolk County law enforcement officers last week, according to police. According to Suffolk County police, four Calverton residents were arrested and charged with stealing frozen shrimp from supermarkets since December. Police said during a petty larceny investigation, seventh precinct crime section officers discovered a pattern involving the theft of frozen shrimp valued at more than $2400, which occurred at supermarkets located in the fifth and seventh Precincts.

Officers identified and pulled over the suspect’s vehicle with proceeds inside and arrested four people in the car on Jan. 30, police said. Seventh precinct crime section officers, with the assistance of fifth precinct crime section officers, charged Joseph Elardo, 34, Sharmane Cromer, 34, James Donnellan, 33, and Nicole Johnson, 22, all of the same address on Southfield Road in Calverton, with 22 counts of petty larceny, two counts of attempted larceny, two counts of possession of a hypodermic needle and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• A man charged with suffocating a homeless woman at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside in 2011 was sentenced to six years in jail on Monday.

According to a Newday report, Douglas Rico, 46, was sentenced to six years in jail after suffocating homeless woman Henrietta Scholl, 53, during sex.
In October, Patch reported that Rico pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter after a May, 2011 incident at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside during which the homeless man allegedly suffocated homeless woman Henrietta Sholl, 53.
Rico was sentenced before Judge John Toomey Jr. in Suffolk County Criminal Court.

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