Magazine of LI’s most wanted
If you’re on the lam, watch out: Long Island Fugitive Finder, a free publication, aims to track down criminals who are on the run
BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO Newsday Staff Writer January 9, 2007
This is one magazine cover you don’t want to make.
It’s called Long Island Fugitive Finder, a new, free publication chock-full of information on men and women on the run and details of whom to contact if you spot them.
D&S Advertising Inc., the same company that created the Long Island Job Finder, Suffolk police’s Crime Stoppers section and several legislators announced the magazine’s launch yesterday afternoon.
“If we don’t make the public aware … we’re not going to be able to help the cops get these bad guys off the street,” Anthony Sce III, chairman of the Crime Stoppers board, said.
Michael Galgano, the fugitive whose mug shot graces the magazine’s first front page, has a dangerous past. In 1989, he was twice convicted of luring women from lounges and then raping, beating and leaving them for dead, said Laura Ahearn, director of Parents for Megan’s Law and Crime Victims Center, a Stony Brook advocacy group.
Ahearn said that when a third woman and her friend rebuffed his advances, he followed and fired a gun at them.
According to the magazine, he served 10 years in the California prison system for the attacks. He is now wanted by Suffolk and California authorities, who say he failed to register a change of address as required of sex offenders. His last known address was in Port Jefferson Station.
Also among the fugitive profiles is Carlos Gomez, a convicted sex offender who abused women in a group home. He is wanted for failing to register his address and for violating the terms of his probation.
The magazine can be found in grocery stores, delis and businesses, officials said. Anyone with information about Galgano or Gomez can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest, and all calls are kept confidential.