Police: Caller Threatens Family Of Local Man Charged In Fatal Crash

A violent threat against the man's family was left on his office phone, police said.

Police are investigating anonymous threats of violence left on the office phone of an Aquebogue man charged in a fatal accident that killed two in Nassau County last week.

On Tuesday, Southampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa said authorities are investigating an anonymous message left on the office phone of Robert Beodeker, who was charged last week after the fatal accident.

The message was left on Beodeker's phone at Suffolk County Community College, where he is the Campus Associate Dean for Student Services at Suffolk County Community College's eastern campus, and reported by his administrative staff.

"The anonymous message does not directly threaten the dean, but was left by a male caller who makes reference to the dean's family and his wishes to see them harmed," Costa said.

Threats of violence were made against Beodeker's family, including his wife and children, Costa said, but not Beodeker specifically.

"To date, the dean has not been available for follow up," Costa said.

Beodeker was charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, after New York State Police say he was involved in an accident early last Monday afternoon that killed two Nassau County men.

The accident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. on the Meadowbrook Parkway, shutting down the busy roadway for over six hours as police conducted investigations.

According to police, Beodeker, 50, was driving a GMC pick-up southbound, near the Southern State Parkway, when he struck a disabled NissanMaxima which had become disabled and stopped in hazard markings.

Both 76-year-old John Elder, of Freeport, and Edward Ross, 65, of North Bellmore, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Boedeker is also president of the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck.

Beodeker was not immediately available for comment. A request for comment by Suffolk County Community College was not immediately returned.



Lisa Finn March 22, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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