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GARDEN CITY, NY — An indictment was filed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Thomas Blaha with traveling to the Philippines with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, sexual exploitation of a child, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Blaha was arrested on a complaint in February 2020 and released on a $1 million bond. He will be arraigned at a later date. Read more

MEDFORD, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to locate a Medford teen who was reported missing from a Coram residence earlier this week. Police said the teen may be with a 20-year-old Mastic Beach man. Read more

Coronavirus

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Sachem-area municipalities are joining in a Long Island-wide effort to coordinate summer programs and facilities use amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The coordination includes the Towns of Brookhaven, Islip and Smithtown, the Village of Lake Grove, and municipalities across Long Island. Read more

BOHEMIA, NY, CENTEREACH, NY, AND MEDFORD, NY — As OnSachem first reported last night, Suffolk County Police announced they have arrested a Medford man for allegedly robbing a Centereach bank on March 17. Police later followed up to announce the man has now been charged with a second bank robbery, which occurred in Bohemia on April 10. Read more