Suffolk County Police arrested three clerks and a customer during a state liquor authority check at convenience stores in Huntington Station, Commack and East Northport last night.
Officers from the Second Precinct Crime Section and Community Oriented Police Enforcement (COPE) conducted a New York State Liquor Authority checks at six convenience stores, between 9:15 pm. and 11:15 p.m. Three of the stores failed inspection and sold alcoholic beverages to undercover agents.
The following clerks were arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, 1st Degree:
- Bhupinder Singh, 21, working at BP Gas Station, located at 272 East Route 25, Huntington Station
- Cengiz Hurol, 49, working at U.S. Petroleum Gas Station (Heaven Fruit Quick Stop) located at 6077 East Route 25, Commack
- Ekran Boynuince, 50, working at Food Star, located at 304 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Three additional businesses were inspected and refused to sell alcoholic beverages to the underage agent:
- Deli Cigar Center, located at 217 Walt Whitman Road, South Huntington
- Northport Metro Mart, located at 670 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
- 24-7 Convenience Store, located at 10 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
At 24-7 Convenience Store, a customer inside the store at the time of the inspection, offered to purchase alcohol for the underage agent. Jose Santos, 30, was arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, 1st Degree.
Singh, of 36 East 12th Street, Huntington Station, Hurol, of 368 Firgrove Road, Ronkonkoma, Boynuince, of 5 Fifth Ave., East Northport and Santos, of 2114 New York Ave., Huntington Station, will appear at First District Court in Central Islip on September 25.
Town of Huntington (TOH) Land Management records indicate that Singh’s reported residence, 36 East 12th Street, Huntington Station is a single family home owned by Linda Cox.
Boynuince’s stated address, 5 Fifth Avenue, East Northport is a single family dwelling owned by Eric Art according to TOH records.
Santos’ home at 2114 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, is seemingly owned by Evelyn McGlone of 18 East 24th Street, Huntington Station. The McGlone property is classified as “Living Accommodations” on the TOH website.
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