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Crime Report: Woman Arrested in Freeport for Heroin Possession; Motorcyclist Killed in Huntington Crash

A Rockville Centre woman has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance; 42-year-old Craig Byer was killed on Thursday night.

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Woman Arrested in Freeport for Heroin Possession
According to the Narcotics/Vice Bureau, a Rockville Centre woman was arrested on Wednesday night for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
 
Police stated that 33-year-old Kerri Creegan (pictured) was pulled over for a broken tail light while driving southbound on the Babylon Turnpike in Freeport at around 3 p.m. She was found to be in possession of a bag containing heroin.
 
Creegan was arrested without incident, and she is scheduled for arraignment on June 23 at the First District Court in Hempstead.
 
[Source: Narcotics/Vice Bureau]
 
Motorcyclist Killed in Huntington Crash
Suffolk County Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Thursday night around 9:55 p.m.
 
According to officials, 42-year-old Craig Byer of Huntington was driving a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Elm Street in Huntington. Byer lost control of the motorcycle at the intersection of Elm Street and Nassau Road. He skidded through the intersection, hit a curb and was thrown from the motorcycle.
 
Byer was transported to Huntington Hospital where he died. Police impounded the motorcycle and will be performing a safety check.
 
Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.
 
[Source: Suffolk County Police Department]