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SCPD and Crime Stoppers Highlight Unsolved Cases During National Crime Victims Week

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The Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are highlighting several unsolved cases on the department’s social media pages during National Crime Victims’ Rights week through April 30.
Crime Stoppers is offering $1K fast-cash rewards for information leading to an arrest in each of the cases. The rewards will be issued within 72 hours of an arrest.
Crime Stoppers has been proven to be an effective crime solving program since its inception in Suffolk County in 1994. During that time, more than $687,000 has been rewarded to tipsters who reported information anonymously with more than 2,800 arrests made.
“The Crime Stoppers partnership is essential to the Suffolk County Police Department, allowing individuals, who may be reluctant to speak to police, to stay anonymous while providing critical information about criminal cases,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison said. “We hope by highlighting these unsolved cases, someone comes forward with details that will bring justice to these victims and their families.”
“Members of Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are dedicated volunteers from the community who work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to reduce crime in our communities,” Suffolk County Crime Stoppers President Nick Amarr said. “While we are featuring these five unsolved cases, we encourage people to come forward with any information about criminal activity that could aid police.”
Cases being featured include:
  • Colin Jerrick is wanted for the fatal shooting of Ajala Carpenter-Toney during a Wyandanch party on June 13, 2020. He is also wanted in connection with the murder of Elbert Wright in North Amityville on July 31, 2020.
  • Marco Castro, 32, of Patchogue, was walking on North Ocean Avenue, just south of Roe Boulevard, when he was struck by a motor vehicle that fled the scene on February 21, 2021 at approximately 3:55 a.m.
  • Elvis Galvez Menjivar, 27, of Bay Shore, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle on eastbound Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore on April 17, 2021. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV, possibly an Acura.
  • A Commack man was stabbed at his home on February 2, 2022 following a dispute with a former co-worker, known only to the victim as Luis. The victim spent more than a month in the hospital recovering. Luis is described as Hispanic, approximately 35 years old, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build and brown hair. The suspect was last seen fleeing the residence in a gray Nissan Xterra with New Jersey plates. Luis has family in New Jersey.
  • Jaifield Gordon was found shot inside a 2013 BMW after the vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle and fence in front of 55 Beach Drive in Coram on September 1, 2019. The shooting occurred on Judith Drive a short time prior. Gordon, 18, of Medford, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Anyone with information on a crime can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. You can also download the P3 tips mobile app or submit a tip online at www.P3Tips.com.

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