Three People Arrested for Robbing Man

LAKE GROVE – Hawkins Avenue, Lake Grove / Friday, May 6, 2016 at approximately 3:45 a.m.

Suffolk County Police have arrested three people for robbing a man in Lake Grove earlier this month.

The victim was at J.W.’s Bar, located at 729 Hawkins Ave. in Ronkonkoma, when three men offered him a ride home which the victim accepted on May 6 at approximately 3:45 a.m. During the ride, the men punched and choked the victim then stole his jewelry, wallet, cell phone and cash. Following the robbery, the victim was thrown out of the moving vehicle on Hawkins Avenue in Lake Grove. The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by Ronkonkoma Rescue with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following an investigation by Fourth Squad detectives, the following people were arrested and charged:

•           Jason Mikalauskas, 36, of Lake Grove, was arrested on May 23 and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and an active warrant.

•           Michael Masterson, 21, of Centereach, was arrested on May 24 and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree.

•           Dominic Dentici, 23, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested on May 26 and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree.

Mikalauskas and Masterson were previously arraigned. Dentici is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: DS/0900