Police: 18 Suffolk bus stop shelters damaged, suspects still at large
Police are searching for the suspects who damaged more than a dozen bus stop shelters in Suffolk County.
A total of 22 glass panels have been shattered at 18 bus stops in the county, according to police.
“Damage was caused to the bus shelters by unknown means—most likely a projectile, which we believe to be a pellet gun,” says Detective Lt. Michael Crowley.
Long Islanders say the people who damaged the bus stop areas need to face consequences.
“I think it’s disgusting,”” says Nesconset resident Noreen Redican. “I think they should be thrown in jail.”
Police say the incidents happened on Oct. 26 and 27 on Route 347 between Route 111 and Gibbs Pond Road, as well as on Ponton Road between Nicolls Road and Ronkonkoma Avenue.
Police say they have been unable to locate any witnesses or surveillance video.
“That leads us to believe the incidents occurred at a time when the shelter were not occupied,” Crowley says.
Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.