For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Incident: Security Guard Arrested for Assaulting Complex Visitor
Location: The Ranches at Mount Sinai, Route 25A, Mount Sinai
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 2:55 p.m.

Suffolk County Police arrested a residential community security guard for assaulting a visitor.


While working as a security guard at The Ranches at Mount Sinai, located at Route 25A, John Ruggiero denied entry to a 68-year-old man who was attempting to visit a friend on August 14 at approximately 2:55 p.m. The two men exchanged words followed by a physical altercation, during which the 68-year-old man sustained serious injuries.


The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition. Ruggiero, 50, of Port Jefferson Station, was treated and released from St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson for injuries sustained during the fight. He was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.


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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-457019
Suffolk County Police Department

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