For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Incident: Two Men Arrested after Police Witness Drug Transaction
Location: In front of 77 North Howell Avenue, Centereach
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at approximately 2:15 p

Suffolk County Police today arrested two men after officers witnessed a drug deal in Centereach this afternoon.


Fourth Precinct Crime Section Officers Nicholas Divaris and Thomas O’Brien witnessed two men make a drug transaction in a 2007 white Mercedes in front of 77 North Howell Avenue at approximately 2:15 p.m. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop at Middle Country Road in Lake Grove but the driver, Anthony Corria fled. Corria intentionally struck the police vehicle that Officers Divaris and O’Brien were in at the intersection of Ginger Court and Whispering Pines Court in Centereach at approximately 2:26 p.m. Corria, and his passenger, Steve Jameau fled on foot. There were no injuries.


Corria was immediately arrested. Aviation Section, Canine Section and Sixth Precinct Patrol Section officers assisted searching for Jameau. Jameau was caught hiding in a garage at 24 Forrest Ave., Centereach at approximately 3 p.m.


Fourth Squad detectives charged Corria, 33, of 38 Briarcliff Road, Shoreham, with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Jameau, 34, of 10 Colonial Place, Centereach, was charged with two counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest and had 8 unrelated warrants.


The investigation is continuing.


Corria and Jameau are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 3.


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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-27719
Suffolk County Police Department

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