Suffolk County Police arrested a dentist who they said was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while he conducted a dental procedure on a patient on Monday afternoon. First Precinct police officers responded to a complaint at a dental office in Lindenhurst about a dentist who appeared to be intoxicated at approximately 4:30 p.m. After investigation police officials said First Precinct Crime Section officers determined Robert B. Garelick, 57, was under the influence of alcohol while performing dental work on a patient.
A Babylon Village woman said she was attacked by a pit bull last week and is attempting to have the dog taken out of her neighborhood. News 12 Long Island reports Yvonne Fleming, a Babylon resident, told a reporter she was speed walking along Meade Avenue, in the Fred Shores area of the village, at about 5 a.m. last Monday morning when a pit bull mauled her. Fleming, who was noticibly wounded in a video report shown on the news channel, was injured on bite wounds on her face, neck and arm. Fleming said she was hospitalized for three days following the incident.
Mark Hotton, the West Islip man accused of inventing phony investors for a Broadway musical, is in negotiations for a plea deal, according to Newsday. Hotton, 46, appeared in Manhattan federal court Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Diskant told U.S. District Judge John Koeltl that “The defendant and government are engaged in active discussions regarding a disposition,” reports Bloomberg. A former stock broker, Hotton has been held without bail since his October arrest when federal prosecutors charged him with defrauding producers of the show "Rebecca: The Musical" by fabricating bogus investors, while collecting more than $30,000 in fees and commission.Prosecutors allege that Hotton went so far as to fake the death of one phony investor.