Suffolk County

Another Long Island Man Accused of Tampering With Red Light Cameras

A Long Island man has been arrested after authorities said he put plastic bags over two red light cameras in Smithtown.

Suffolk County Police say 26-year-old Bryan Valentine, of St. James, was arrested Friday on criminal tampering charges.

They say Valentine placed plastic bags over two red light cameras at the intersection of Main Street and Landing Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police say someone called 911 to report the incident and officers found Valentine nearby.

He is expected to be arraigned Saturday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Another Long Island man, Stephen Ruth, was arrested in September after police said he pointed red light cameras away skyward so they wouldn't capture violators. He has pleaded not guilty.

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