LI Crimes: Fatal Stabbing Near Little League Field, Death Threats

A look at recent crime headlines island-wide.

Police rope off Locust Avenue in Babylon following a stabbing last week.
Police rope off Locust Avenue in Babylon following a stabbing last week.
Here are some of the top crime stories from across Long Island over the past week (click the links to read the full articles):

Police: One Dead in Stabbing Near Babylon Little League Fields 

A Bay Shore man is dead and a Babylon man is in police custody following a stabbing near the Locust Avenue baseball fields last Saturday afternoon, police said. 

According to police, during a fight in the street on Locust Avenue, Michael Grusel, 28, stabbed James Moran, 20, at 12:02 p.m. 

Babylon Little League games were being played on nearby fields at the time, but police said the stabbing was "not related" to anything on the fields. 

WATCH: Police Release Video of Brookhaven Gas Station Robbery 

Police are hoping a newly released surveillance video will help find a man who robbed a Brookhaven gas station in January. 

Police said the man entered OK Petroleum, located at 2510 Montauk Highway, on Jan. 31 at 7:32 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded cash from an employee. In the video, the employee can initially be seen attempting to escape out the front door, but the robber chases him and forces him back inside. 

Police: Southampton Man Arrested on Ferry After Making Murder Threats 

A Southampton man was carrying a loaded gun and had threatened to kill people in Southampton and Massachusetts when he was arrested on a ferry Thursday afternoon, police said. 

Shawn L. Douglas, 43, was arrested on the Cross Sound Ferry after it docked in New London, Conn. at 4:07 p.m, New London police said. 

Police: Man Robs Farmingville Teachers Federal Credit Union 

A man robbed the Farmingville Teachers Federal Credit Union Monday afternoon, police said. 

According to police, a man entered the bank at 2410 North Ocean Avenue around 3:40 p.m., approached a teller and produced a note demanding cash. 

Police: Teens Display Gun, Rob Man of Marijuana 

Two teens robbed a man of marijuana in Babylon Village last Saturday night, police said. 

Marcin Malachowski, 18, of Lindenhurst, and Dylan Liekweg, 18, of Melville, displayed a gun during the robbery on Little East Neck Road at Westbridge Drive at 8:30 p.m.

Police: Massapequa Man Drove Drunk With Son in Car 

A Massapequa man was arrested Sunday morning for driving while intoxicated with his teenage son in his vehicle in Amityville, Suffolk police said.

According to police, Amityville Village police officer David Driscoll saw a 2009 Toyota pass through a "steady red light" at Broadway Avenue and Oak Street around 4:10 a.m.

Smithtown Man Sentenced For Child Modeling Scam, Violating Order of Protection 

Smithtown resident James Muniz, the head of a Hicksville-based child modeling agency, has been making the rounds in court in the last week.

The 44-year-old was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree criminal contempt for violating an order of protection for his then-wife in 2011, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office said.

The sentencing comes less than a week after Muniz pleaded guilty to an unrelated case, where he was charged with “scamming clients of more than $236,000 by promising their children modeling gigs and acting jobs that did not exist,” according to a news release.

Duo Charged in Countywide Credit Card Skimmer Scheme 

Nassau cops and Secret Service tracked down two men responsible for swiping thousands of dollars on fake credit cards at Roosevelt Field Mall.

A joint investigation by Nassau County Police and U.S. Secret Service led officials to Roosevelt Field Thursday afternoon to find two men who used skimming devices to steal financial information from victims' credit cards.

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