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 offers quick rewards of $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in each case. Rewards will be issued within 72 hours of an arrest.
Crime Stoppers has 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 of 2,800 arrests made.
“The Crime Stoppers partnership is critical to the Suffolk County Police Department, allowing individuals, who may be reluctant to speak to police, to remain anonymous while providing critical information about criminal cases,” the commissioner said. of Suffolk County Police, Rodney K. Harrison. “We hope that by bringing these unsolved cases to light, someone will provide details that bring justice to these victims and their families.”
“Members of Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are dedicated community volunteers who work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to reduce crime in our communities,” said Suffolk County Crime Stoppers Chairman Nick Amarr. “As we present these five unsolved cases, we encourage people to provide any information about criminal activity that may assist police.”
Cases presented include:
- Colin Jerrick is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Ajala Carpenter-Toney at 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 drove away 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 the eastbound Sunrise Freeway in Bay Shore on April 17, 2021. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV, maybe an Acura.
- A Commack man was stabbed in his home on February 2, 2022 following an argument with a former colleague, known only to the victim as Luis. The victim spent more than a month in the hospital recovering. Luis is described as Hispanic, around 35 years old, around 5ft 5in tall, average height and brown haired. 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 and killed inside a 2013 BMW after the vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle and a fence outside 55 Beach Drive in Coram on September 1, 2019. The shooting happened on Judith Drive shortly before. Gordon, 18, of Medford, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Anyone with information about 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.