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Man arrested for 11 felonies including slashing tires in Ronkonkoma

Jan 22, 2023 11:12 amUpdated 56 million ago

From: News 12 employees

Authorities say a man has been arrested for 11 crimes, including 10 that took place in Ronkonkoma in December.

Suffolk County Police said they responded to an 911 call just after 11 a.m. Saturday. A man reportedly slashed tires in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.

After searching the area, officers caught 26-year-old Teshawn Farris a few blocks away at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Lakeland Avenue.

Farris is charged with slashing the tires of six vehicles on Christmas Eve, falsely reporting two fires and damaging the fire alarm at the hotel.

He is also accused of threatening a Clarion Hotel employee with a knife on the same day.

Farris caused nearly $4,000 in damage to a 2022 Tesla in the Ronkonkoma LIRR station parking lot in early December last year, according to police.

Farris will be charged on Sunday.

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