Shots Fired on Lynch Street & Varney Avenue

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hsshooting4Early this morning on July 22, 2016, shot spotter detected 3 rounds that went off, on the corner of, Lynch St and Varney Avenue in Huntington Station, just a couple of hundred feet from where Maggie Rosales was murdered in 2014.  (


Residents have been trying since then to work with town, county, state and police to improve the community. After speaking with the residents today they are not feeling safe. Even after many many attempts to work with all necessary parties, nothing seems to be working.


The town of Huntington hired Dominick Varrone  to work with the Suffolk County Police Department and the community on increasing security and cracking down on crime in Huntington Station. Residents tell us that they call Varrone and sometimes he calls them back and sometimes he does not. That’s because according to them he works two days a week and for this Varrone gets $50,000 per year. A resident in the neighborhood told us that he would do that job for free and be available to the community 7 days a week, if not on vacation. Click on link below to read about Varrone.


Shooting according to SCPD:

Second Precinct officers responded to a shot spotter activation on Lynch Street in Huntington Station at 3:54 a.m. Responding officers found no evidence of gunfire. 16-440148

Response from Inspector Hatten of 2nd Precinct stated “Officers responded to the ShotSpotter activation and conducted an extensive canvass of the area.  Going forward we will increase both marked and unmarked patrols in the neighborhood.  Residents are urged to a call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity.”

Shooting on Social Media:

  • Sounded like shots fired police activity on 13th and Depot
  • Heard it at 3:55 am. 3 distinct gunshots.
  • I’m SO UPSET!!! We’ve worked SO HARD as a community to stop this. It’s gotten better, but there is still so much more work to be done. And my kids have been riding their bikes through the neighborhood.


Lynch Street & Varney Avenue After interviewing several neighbors on the Streets, the following was stated:


Neighbor 1: “This has been going on for way to long. We had Maggie Rosales murdered right here. There have been stabbings and other shootings, it is unbelievable.  I just found out that that police car 202B was taken off of the area.  Since the shots last night we have not seen any police cars in this area, it is disgraceful. If this was the Village or Dix Hills police would be all over the place. I think the police want this covered up!  I think it is time to start protecting ourselves.”


Neighbor 2: “We are all afraid, just like Presidential candidate Donald Trump stated just last night we need to take back our communities, something bad is going to happen again.  My Neighbors and I are not going to let this happen, in this neighbor, I can assure you that.  We have talked and talked to the supervisor, the Town board, Joe Rose, Dominic Varrone, Second Precinct Police and Headquarters in Yapank. I am now wandering what is going on.  I call Lou DAmaro, Doc Spencer, Jon Flanaghan and Carl Marcellino’s Office. Based on the answers I get and I am being nice because you are going to print this, right?  I get nowhere, I do not think they care.  I just called John Flanagan’s and the person answered the phone told me it’s not his area, the man is the Temporary President and Majority Leader in charge of the New York State Senate seriously. Can anyone do their job?  Our neighbors have been discussing this today and it may be time for the community action.”

After reviewing my notes on the interview, I realize that our government is in dysfunction. People are asking for help and yet they feel that they are neglected. People believe our government is hiding facts, too.  This is very unnerving for those in neighborhoods like this.  No neighborhood deserves to be treated like this, these residence believe this would not happen in Dix Hills or Huntington Village. But stated it is ok, in Huntington Station even though officials tell them differently. But these people say “actions speak louder than their words”.

If you want to contact to help see below of further contact info:

Contacts Info for website or emails  Minority Leader  Majority leader

EMAIL  State Senator


250 Townsend Square

Oyster Bay  , NY 11771

Phone: (516) 922-1811

Fax: (516) 922-1154

EMAIL ADDRESS:    Suffolk Rep District 17

EMAIL   Suffolk Rep District 18





Hon. Frank P. Petrone, Supervisor
Town Hall (Room 200)
100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3030
Fax: (631) 424-7856

Hon. Mark Cuthbertson, Councilman
Town Hall (Room 303)
100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3172


Hon. Susan A. Berland, Councilwoman
Town Hall (Room 303)
100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3173
Fax: (631) 673-3379


Hon. Eugene Cook, Councilman
Town Hall (Room 303)
100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3174


Hon. Tracey A. Edwards, Councilwoman
Town Hall (Room 303)
100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-3175
Fax: (631) 673-3379


Second Precinct Police 631-854-8200

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