Islip Officers Make Arrests at West Islip Marina

 Islip, NY – The observant eyes of Islip Town Park Rangers last week led to the arrest of three individuals for theft and trespassing at a Town Marina while on regular patrol. At 2:27 A.M. on the morning of April 27th an Islip Town Park Ranger discovered a crime in progress at the West Islip Marina while on a routine patrol. The officer had noticed that several boats appeared to have had their entryways forcibly opened, and approached a vehicle, a black suburban, parked at the dock with two female occupants. The Park Ranger noticed marine equipment and a strong odor of gasoline inside the vehicle. At this time the Park Ranger was approached by the driver of the vehicle, a male who had been walking along the docks. The male was reluctant to produce his driver’s license, and became agitated.


Boat owners were interviewed at the marina about any additional missing items. One owner reported that he was missing a black bag filled with emergency equipment, while another boat owner reported that two red gasoline containers from his boat were missing. Islip officers discovered both the bag and gas containers, along with other equipment after conducting a search of the suspect’s Suburban.

With back-up from the Suffolk County Police Department and additional Islip Public Safety Officers, all three suspects in question were placed under arrest. Eric G. Brabant of Bay Shore, was arrested on one count of trespassing and two counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Jessica Sullivan and Sharon Ceballo were issued appearance tickets for trespassing.

“The men and women in our Public Safety office do an excellent job with limited personnel and resources,” said Councilman Steve Flotteron. “Thanks to their quick reaction, and with help from the Suffolk County Police Department, we were able to recover this stolen property and protect our boaters.”