Man busted for burgarly spree in Smit...

Man busted for burgarly spree in Smithtown

There are 33 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 16, 2007, titled Man busted for burgarly spree in Smithtown. In it, Newsday reports that:

Say this much for Daniel Culotta: He kept his business in the Smithtown area. A dry cleaning establishment, a bagel shop, a salon, a plumbing company, an auto care repair shop.

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kay

Huntington Station, NY

#1 Mar 16, 2007
Here you go liberal nyc! You made your bed now lay in it. When you handcuff your police dept and pay them crap you have criminals running the streets. I'm glad I live in the suburbs where the police are well respected, well paid and the criminals know there place!
SMITHTOWN RESIDENT

Bayonne, NJ

#2 Mar 16, 2007
THIS GUY IS A REAL PEACE OF SHI_
Class of 84

Thousand Oaks, CA

#3 Mar 16, 2007
SMITHTOWN RESIDENT wrote:
THIS GUY IS A REAL PEACE OF SHI_
You're right, this guy was trouble all the way back to junior high school and so were all of his friends and family. I think he or his brother were involved with the John Pius Murder back in the early 80's. LOCK HIM UP & KEEP HIM LOCKED UP, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
fronk

Oakdale, CT

#4 Mar 16, 2007
loser
Pissed off at the cops

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Mar 16, 2007
kay wrote:
Here you go liberal nyc! You made your bed now lay in it. When you handcuff your police dept and pay them crap you have criminals running the streets. I'm glad I live in the suburbs where the police are well respected, well paid and the criminals know there place!
Long Island cops are way to lazy and overpaid. In 1998, a guy was going around E. Farmingdale stealing only one thing from people's houses. A Leather jacket was missing and I really didn't think much of it...until one morning I heard on WCBS that that guy was caught. I called the police and asked if that guy had anything to do with the missing jacket. They asked for my address, put me on hold and came back on the phone with a full description of the inside of my house. The guy confessed to breaking into my house and I never would have even known about it if I didn't hear it on that radio and figure it out. The cops didn't even bother to call me! When I said I wanted to press charges, they replied, "Don't worry, he will already be going to jail"...too much paperwork for them to have me add charges. BTW: I never did get the jacket back.
PeteF

AOL

#6 Mar 16, 2007
Class of 84 wrote:
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You're right, this guy was trouble all the way back to junior high school and so were all of his friends and family. I think he or his brother were involved with the John Pius Murder back in the early 80's. LOCK HIM UP & KEEP HIM LOCKED UP, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Yeah, buddy, it was Danny Culotta who came in with his two friends and gave up Michael Qaurtararo as confessing to them about killing John Pius.

Culotta did scores of burglaries before he made 16, and when he tipped over the age he got convicted of more and went to jail.

His two buddies in that case are unmentioned in the various news articles I have read on this matter. BUT ONE OF THEM IS SAID TO BE A LITTLE JIMMY BURKE. Now they were all friends, and Danny was a big time thief, and his dead was in prison for drug trafficking. Nice group of fellows.

The VERY interesting thing about Little Jimmy is that he is now a SCPD Police Inspector, CO of the Major Crimes Bureau that works exclusively for Tom Spota. He is said to also be the Chief Investigator for DA Tom Spota. And it was the then ADA Homicide Bureau Chief Tom Spota,

Ask around and see if the john pius homicide wasn't as controversial as the Marty Tankleff case is today. And who became a star - tom spota, and he made his little cheese eater the guy who does his investigations because he MUST know how to do the right thing.

What really irks me is that some of you know I have all but accused Spota and his crew of the Kennedy assassination when the framed my son in law.

And who pops again with a neighbor who is a burglary, may be involved in a homicide, and then becomes a lying witness for Spota and Jimmy. You got it - Jimmy Boy.
scapegrace

Bronx, NY

#7 Mar 16, 2007
fronk wrote:
loser
i know they robbed my house as akid this is umm prob thirty years ago. they did hav e involvement with the pius' funny thing is i actually got along with some of them some were personable.
minibikes

Bronx, NY

#8 Mar 16, 2007
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(1/8/07 9:33 pm)
Reply RIGHT ON.
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As you know I have been writing on that Spota/Burke confession for sometime now.
It was actually 1999 that the 13yr old John Pius was killed. Despite the glowing reports you may have heard of him, he did do weed, and hung around. Only time would tell if he would grow out of it. It doesn't mean he was necessarily a bad kid.
The investigation into his murder went on for 7 months before three lads suddenly popped in who were friends of the four young men who were arrested and charged for the murder.
One informant is a Danny Culotta. He committed scores of burglaries before the ripe old age of 16. After he hit 16 he was free game. He eventually went to jail. The 2nd teen is unknown. The other is reported to have been your now trustworthy Inspector of Police conducting all the sensitive investigations for the man he helped make a star when Burke told him that one of the four confessed to him that he killed John Pius.
I can tell you that that case was as controversial then as Marty's case is now. That went on for ages. I believe two of the kids had the charges dropped. One got convicted and it was overturned after 5 years in prison. He opted for a cop out to Manslaughter, and received 4 - 12 yrs. In other words he could go home if he supported the DA that they were in fact guilty.
The fourth soul did 19 years and was released a few years ago. I am told he denies his guilty verdict to this day. He is still on parole and I don't think you will be hearing from him soon - Suffolk County and all that.
I spent some time in the courts on my son in law's case. What Burke was alleged to have done is pretty much known throughout the courthouse and more senior members of the SCPD. They detest the fact that he is of such high rank and in a important position.
I have been told, and NOT confirmed, that not only was Burke the informant ( Spota would have you believe he was a good citizen of courage) but he was a serial burglar. His forte was to case jobs for his friends to burglarize later. He was said to have participated in some of the burglaries. Being the case man is something that is not hard to believe. It would be typical of him to hide under a rock while his buddies took their chances.
He had told our attorney that he really had NOTHING to do with my son in law's case, and it was the pet project of Sgt.Doyle of Marty Tankleff Fame. Burke was his boss. Enough said?
The source told me that he was a drug pusher while in school. He never seemed to be arrested while others did. It was commonly believed to have been an informant for the police as early as Junior High School.
PeteF

AOL

#9 Mar 16, 2007
To MINIBIKES.....LIKE WHERE DID U GET THIS TO POST. ARE YOU A PLAGERIST? Did you just cut and paste it from the other Board?

Thanks for the repeat. Feel free to repeat anything you like.

If you read the Culotta story you will see that he is reported to live at FiftyAcre Rd., that is the same address that someone gave to Joe Careccia in 1999. But Joey boy lived at another address near Jimmy.

So now it appears Jimmy is somehow connected to Careccia twice with two different addresses.

And please tell me the latest story I just heard that is circulating around is that two officials in the DA office now are pimps for the boss.
other burglaries

Far Rockaway, NY

#10 Mar 16, 2007
Culotta may also have been involved in other burglaries Pillar of the community. "But he is such a good boy!
other burglaries

Far Rockaway, NY

#11 Mar 16, 2007
he is such a good boy!
PeteF

AOL

#12 Mar 16, 2007
Chew on this one my amatuer detectives. The motive for killing John was he saw them heisting what turns out to be a worthless minibike. Now the kid was not supposed to be an angel and he hung with this crew. He probably knew they were doing burglaries because they did tons of them.

If they were afraid he was going to rat them out for nothing, then why not be afraid he would do the same for the burglaries. It just don't make sense.
Nancy

Berlin, Germany

#13 Mar 16, 2007
Send the ANIMAL back to wherever he belongs.
Ugly MFer

Medford, NY

#14 Mar 17, 2007
with a beak like that.........I guess you can say he had a nose for crime.
PeteF

AOL

#15 Mar 17, 2007
PISSED OFF AT THE COPS: Don't fret, you aren't the only one. When Joe Careccia pled out, and lied to boot, the deal was the two victims he copped to answer all the crimes were supposed to be allowed to come into court and give a statement to the court. They were supposed to be notified. I don't think it ever happened.

Then you had a cop whose house was burglarized by his own next door neighbor. The fellow lost property and two service weapons. The bad guy lived right next door and they didn't think it decent enough to tell the cop. I had to tell him.
Grim Reaper

AOL

#16 Mar 17, 2007
Burke,Burke,James Burke,please do'nt resist my calling... James we have an invitation for you,your due to join us,we are awaiting you.
c hankins

United States

#17 Mar 19, 2007
A few years, a few pounds, a few gray hairs....other than that, same ol' same ol' since high school, huh Danny? Grow up ya stinkin' delinquent!!!!!
was there

Howard Beach, NY

#18 Mar 14, 2008
Hey all of you, lets get one thing straight, it doesn't matter what conspiricy theories you guys seem to have or what all these kids involved may have done before the murder. the fact is we, yes i was friends with almost all involved, didn't kill people. some were bragging about what they had done before anybody ratted them out that may have been involved. i was present one of those nights and watched michael get punched out. yes some of us sold drugs and did things that stupid kids do, but we drew the line at hurting others. jimmy burke was just a stupid kid also, probably he had no hidden agenda. kids grow up and regret the things they did and also go on to do good things. get over it
I remember it well

Bellevue, WA

#19 Jun 10, 2008
First off John Pius was killed in 1979 guys.
and the kids they convicted are the ones that did it.
I knew the yougest Quartararo, he was a year or two older than me and he was a real SH__bag
and I have no doubt the rest of that family where a bunch or rat SH__bag theives
carlady

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Sep 9, 2008
SMITHTOWN RESIDENT wrote:
THIS GUY IS A REAL PEACE OF SHI_
I hear you - but the rest of the family are truly different.

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