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    Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident during which one of the occupants died while fleeing from the scene of a crash on Long Island. It happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept.19 in North Babylon, Suffolk County Police said. A 2003 Toyota Camry was involved in a minor crash with a vehicle at the intersection of Woods Road and Erlanger Boulevard, according to police. The Toyota driver then lost control of the vehicle, striking a pole and parked car, police said.  Hudson Valley resident Allen Anderson,  33, of the Town of Wallkill in Orange County, and a second man, who has not yet been located, fled the Toyota on foot, according to police. While running, Anderson appears to have suffered a medical event...
    Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident during which one of the occupants died while fleeing from the scene of a crash on Long Island. It happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept.19 in North Babylon, Suffolk County Police said. A 2003 Toyota Camry was involved in a minor crash with a vehicle at the intersection of Woods Road and Erlanger Boulevard, according to police. The Toyota driver then lost control of the vehicle, striking a pole and parked car, police said.  Hudson Valley resident Allen Anderson,  33, of the Town of Wallkill in Orange County, and a second man, who has not yet been located, fled the Toyota on foot, according to police. While running, Anderson appears to have suffered a medical event...
    A new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at a Long Island School District. The Babylon School District was notified on Friday, Sept. 18 that an individual at Babylon Junior-Senior High School has tested positive for COVID, Superintendent Linda Rozzi said in an email to the school community. "This individual has no ties to our other two buildings," Rozzi said. After learning of the positive case late Friday morning, the district transitioned in-person afternoon sessions to a virtual day of instruction for all students in grades 7-12.  The district is following all necessary tracing procedures, said Rozzi. The Suffolk County Department of Health will now notify those who are identified as being a close contact and may issue quarantine orders, if necessary.  "We will be in...
    YAPHANK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There has been more fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on Long Island. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone plans to submit $20 million in budget cuts to the police department. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Friday, reaction is strong. MORE: Bellone: Due To Budget ‘Catastrophe’ Suffolk County Considering Reallocating Money Earmarked To Protect Environment Suffolk has been a go-to destination for many escaping the pandemic, particularly in the Hamptons and East End, even staying beyond the summer. But that boost to the economy has not been enough and it prompted a dire prediction for Bellone. “Catastrophic cuts to education, to public health, to public safety,” Bellone said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines,...
    A Long Island woman has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help to locate her. Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for the missing woman who suffers from Schizophrenia and may be in need of medical attention. Susan Garramone, 39, of Medford, was last seen at her residence on Monday, Sept. 14.  Garramone is 5-foot-5, approximately 130 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Garramone left her home in a green 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was later located in Brooklyn. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Garramone’s location to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement...
    Police investigators are attempting to locate the parties responsible for damaging a public dock with fireworks over the summer on Long Island. Suffolk County Police Arson Section detectives released photos of the aftermath at the Town of Brookhaven docks in Mastic Beach after they were extensively damaged by fireworks in August. According to police, the damage at the docks at the end of Cranberry Drive was discovered at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. The damage done to the dock was valued at approximately $6,100. No suspect or suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the incidents has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip online.
    A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a person who threw a live kitten from a moving vehicle on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island. Roy Gross, the Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said that the department was alerted on Friday, Sept. 18 by a caller who said that they saw someone toss a black and white kitten from a moving vehicle on the parkway shortly before 8 a.m. The incident happened in the eastbound lanes of Northern State Parkway between exits 40 and 41 in Melville. Gross said that the caller saw the kitten roll over to the side of the road and land in the grass after being thrown...
    SUFFOLK COUNTY (WABC) -- As an example of what local municipalities are facing all around the country absent any action by Congress, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will warn Friday of police funding cuts of as much as $20 million as part of "catastrophic budget cuts" to deal with the fiscal crisis caused by coronavirus.The cuts could include canceling two police recruitment classes for 200 police officers to save $9 million, suspending the class for 40 deputy sheriffs to save another $1.5 million, freezing police promotions to save another $1 million.His potential cuts would also take $5 million in the county aid to the five East End police departments.Other cuts include -- $1 million from the police department's crime scene...
    Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone plans to slash police spending by $20 million to deal with a fiscal crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Bellone, who will unveil his grim plan later Friday, told The Post he’s canceling two police recruitment classes for 200 police officers to save $9 million and suspending the class for 40 deputy sheriffs, to trim another $1.5 million. The proposal also axes $1 million from the police department’s crime scene section. Moreover, the plan eliminates $1 million in funding for the popular school officer resources program, where Suffolk cops go into the schools to talk to students. The proposal also slashes $5 million in county aid to five independently run East End town police departments....
    A professor at a New York college has been reassigned pending an investigation into a video recorded during one of her lectures in which she encouraged her students not to vote for President Trump in the November election. Newsday identified the professor as Janet Gulla, who teaches women’s studies at Suffolk County Community College in New York. In a video posted on Facebook by a father of one of the students, Gulla can be heard imploring her students who still support the president, to reassess their views. “He’s had four freaking years of a chance, and he’s done a crap job, and he’s really ruining our country,” Gulla says during a virtual lesson. “Many of you...
    There were less than 100 newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported in both Nassau and Suffolk County overnight. Nassau County was reporting 83 new positive cases, bringing the total to 45,989 confirmed cases out of 742,737 tests administered since the pandemic began. In Suffolk, there were 72 new positive cases, bringing the grand total to 45,915 since early March out of 752,623 of those tested. The daily positive infection rate for those tested on Long Island was at 1 percent on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with a rolling average of 1 percent over the past seven days in the region. There are currently 74 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus on Long Island. A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk...
    A Long Island legislator has introduced legislation that would raise the age for smoking and vaping from 21 to 25 in in Suffolk County. The legal age to smoke statewide is 21. But localities have the option to raise it higher. New York City’s smoking age is 21. The author of the proposed law, Suffolk County Legislator Sam Gonzalez, said boosting the age to 25 will save thousands of lives by discouraging and preventing young people from smoking. Smoking will be less alluring to a more mature 25-year-old, said Gonzalez, who kicked the habit 27 years ago, around the time his daughter was born. “I was a two-pack-a-day smoker,” Gonzalez, 59, said. “The raise the age law will stop...
    Two suspects are wanted by police investigators on Long Island after allegedly stealing multiple Apple watches from a T-Mobile store. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released photos of two men and their vehicle after they allegedly stole four watches at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 from the T-Mobile store in the Delaney Avenue shopping plaza on East Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. The stolen watches had an estimated value of approximately $1,600. Anyone with information regarding the suspects or their vehicle has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives by calling 1-800-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip online.
    An alert has been issued for a wanted man and woman who allegedly stole from a popular Long Island Target location over the summer. Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a pair that walked into Target on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station and walked out with stolen merchandise without paying in July. Police said that the two stole various items from Target at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. No additional descriptive information has been provided by investigators.  Anyone with information regarding the two or their whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip to detectives online.
    Police are seeking the public's help to identify a woman who pilfered over $200 of cosmetics and other merchandise from a Target on Long Island. According to Suffolk County Police, the woman stole from the Target at 124 East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington at approximately 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone with pertinent information; tips can be extended by calling 1-800-220-TIPS. via the Crime Stoppers mobile app or at www.P3tips.com.
    Recognize her? Police investigators on Long Island are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a wanted woman who allegedly stole from a popular Long Island retail store. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a woman who allegedly stole various items from Ocean State Job Lot on East Jericho Turnpike on Friday, Aug. 14. Investigators did not provide any other identifying information regarding the woman (pictured above) or disclose the value of the stolen goods. Anyone with information regarding the woman’s identity or whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section investigators by calling 911 or 1-800-220-TIPS. 
    Know her? A woman shopping at a Long Island Home Depot is wanted for allegedly stealing an expensive tool from Home Depot. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to identify and locate a woman who entered Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Commack at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 and stole a nail gun. The nail gun had an estimated value of $399. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or using the department’s online tip line.
    Know him? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a man who is wanted after stealing hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol from a Huntington Station liquor store. Police said that at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, a man stole from Liquor Plaza on Walt Whitman Road. The stolen items had an estimated value of more than $400. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip to detectives online.
    A Long Island man who was stranded for hours after his jet ski became disabled was rescued. Jeremy Ashraf, 30, of Rocky Point, was operating a 2020 Kawasaki jet ski in the Great South Bay when the vehicle struck a sandbar near Ridge Island and became disabled at approximately 7:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Ashraf used his cell phone to call 911, Suffolk County Police said, adding that the cell phone lost battery power shortly after he made the call. A Suffolk County Police Aviation Section helicopter searched the area, located Ashraf, and guided Marine Bureau officers aboard Marine Mike and Marine Kilo to his location.  Neither boat could reach Ashraf due to the shallow water conditions, so Marine X-Ray...
    A Long Island man who was stranded for hours after his jet ski became disabled was rescued. Jeremy Ashraf, 30, of Rocky Point, was operating a 2020 Kawasaki jet ski in the Great South Bay when the vehicle struck a sandbar near Ridge Island and became disabled at approximately 7:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Ashraf used his cell phone to call 911, Suffolk County Police said, adding that the cell phone lost battery power shortly after he made the call. A Suffolk County Police Aviation Section helicopter searched the area, located Ashraf, and guided Marine Bureau officers aboard Marine Mike and Marine Kilo to his location.  Neither boat could reach Ashraf due to the shallow water conditions, so Marine X-Ray...
    A Long Island man was killed after his vehicle crashed into a guardrail and overturned. It happened Friday, Sept. 11 at about 1:10 p.m. in Holbrook. Edward Keith, 58, of Selden, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram northbound on Nicolls Road when the vehicle left the road, struck the guardrail and overturned at the intersection of Patchogue Holbrook Road, Suffolk County Police said. Keith was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- In a surprising reversal, the governing board for high schools sports in Suffolk County has postponed all sports this fall over concerns of spreading the coronavirus.In conjunction with its Athletic Council, County Athletic Directors, Safety Committee and Suffolk County Executive Board, Section XI will be postponing all sports until January 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic."While this was a difficult decision, we feel it was the best move for the health and safety of everyone involved," Section XI Executive Director Tom Combs said. "We still have a lot of hard work ahead in planning and executing on the three seasons across six months in 2021, but we look forward to the challenge and collaboration with our...
    Update: A 15-year-old Long Island girl who went missing has been found. Suffolk County resident Caterina Sebastian Matias was last seen in Riverside on Monday, July 20. She was not reported missing until she failed to attend Riverhead High School on Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Southampton Town Police Department said. "Caterina Sebastian Matias has been located, unharmed," police announced Friday afternoon, Sept. 11. Original report: A 15-year-old Long Island girl has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Suffolk County resident Caterina Sebastian Matias was last seen in Riverside on Monday, July 20. She was not reported missing until she failed to attend Riverhead High School on Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Southampton Town Police Department said....
    Suffolk County officials are hitting the brakes on the fall high school sports season and will instead operate three seasons in the new year. Section 11, the governing body of interscholastic sports in Suffolk County, announced on Friday, Sept. 11 that it was postponing all fall sports until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came weeks after Section 11 voted to attempt to play the fall season, following the guidance of the state. Earlier story - COVID-19: Suffolk County Will Try To Play Fall HS Sports After Nassau Postpones Til 2021 According to officials, the change was made due to the “potential for increased positive cases of COVID-19, the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, officials, and...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- In a surprising reversal, the governing board for high schools sports in Suffolk County has postponed all sports this fall over concerns of spreading the coronavirus.In conjunction with its Athletic Council, County Athletic Directors, Safety Committee and Suffolk County Executive Board, Section XI will be postponing all sports until January 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic."While this was a difficult decision, we feel it was the best move for the health and safety of everyone involved," Section XI Executive Director Tom Combs said. "We still have a lot of hard work ahead in planning and executing on the three seasons across six months in 2021, but we look forward to the challenge and collaboration with our...
    Police are offering a cash reward for information about two men who stole five Michael Kors handbags worth $1,430 from a Long Island Macy's. According to Suffolk County Police, the two men stole from the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on Sunday, Aug. 23 at approximately 12 p.m. Anyone with information pertaining to the theft can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS, using the Crime Stoppers app or online. 
    A 15-year-old Long Island girl has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Suffolk County resident Caterina Sebastian Matias was last seen in Riverside on Monday, July 20. She was not reported missing until she failed to attend Riverhead High School on Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Southampton Town Police Department said. She is described as being 4-foot-10, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.      Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    An alert has been issued for a man and woman who are wanted after allegedly stealing from a Long Island Stop & Shop over the summer. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a man and woman who allegedly stole groceries and other items from Stop & Shop on Vets Highway in Islandia on Friday, June 19.  The stolen items have a value of approximately $200. A reward has been issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the apprehension of the pair. Anyone with information regarding the theft, or who recognizes either suspect, has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS.
    SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- The Suffolk County Police Department is investigating three incidents in the past two weeks in which young women were struck by stray bullets while inside their homes.Investigators said in all three cases the homes were targeted due to drugs and gangs, but the women were not the intended targets. All three women are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.The most recent incident occurred on Wednesday at 12:10 a.m. A 25-year-old woman was inside a house on East Halley Lane in Central Islip when she was struck several times by bullets fired from outside the home.Neighbor Thomas Lizama was in front of his home with a group of people when they heard the gunshots -- about seven...
    Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly stole multiple wireless speakers from a Long Island store.  The pair, Suffolk County Police said, reportedly robbed a CVS at 4331 Nesconset Highway in Terryville at approximately 10 p.m. on April 5.  Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest of one or both of these individuals; tips can be given by calling 800-220-TIPS, via the Crime Stoppers app or at www.P3Tips.com.
    A 25-year-old woman was shot non-fatally several times while inside a Long Island home. The Central Islip incident took place at approximately 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, Suffolk County Police said. The shots came from outside the house on East Halley Lane that the victim was inside; she was transported to the hospital and treated for her injuries.  Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting is asked to call the Suffolk County Police Department's Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.
    NORTHPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island middle school that's battled concerns about toxic chemicals on its campus for decades is now facing a class action lawsuit alleging the Northport-East Northport School District failed to do enough to protect its students from contaminants at Northport Middle School."We hope that the District will be forced to take responsibility for the hazardous conditions that persisted for years at the middle school and for the wholly preventable injuries the delay in action caused. We want all students whose health was affected to be compensated and for everyone to have access to free medical testing to monitor and detect any conditions they may develop later in life as a result of these pollutants,"...
    Update: A 62-year-old Long Island man who went missing has been found. Donald Harrison had last been seen leaving a residence on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station on Sunday, Sept. 7 at approximately 8:15 p.m., Suffolk County Police said. On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, police announced Harrison had been located, unharmed. Original report: A 62-year-old Long Island man has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating him. Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for Donald Harrison, a Port Jefferson Station resident with dementia who may be in need of medical attention. Harrison left a residence on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station on Sunday, Sept. 7 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Harrison 5-foot-11, 200 pounds with graying...
    A Northern Westchester man was struck by a bullet while traveling on the Long Island Expressway, police said. The victim, a 28-year-old Peekskill resident, whose name has not been released, was struck in the leg in a drive-by shooting at approximately 11:30 p.m. in Melville on Monday, Sept. 7 near Route 110 and Round Swamp Road. Suffolk County police investigators said that the alleged shooter was driving on the Expressway before speeding away after the shooting. The Peekskill man was transported to Nassau University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, where he was treated and has since been released. It is believed that the driver of the SUV was targeted by the shooter. A second passenger in the vehicle was uninjured....
    WYANDANCH, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Firefighters battled a large fire at a commercial building in Wyandanch, Suffolk County.The fire broke out in the building on Lamar Street just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.Video from NewsCopter 7 showed flames burning through the roof of the building. A large tower of smoke from the blaze was visible miles away.The building houses a storage facility and an auto body shop.There were no immediate reports of injuries.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    A 62-year-old Long Island man has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating him. Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for Donald Harrison, a Port Jefferson Station resident with dementia who may be in need of medical attention. Harrison left a residence on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station on Sunday, Sept.7 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Harrison 5-foot-11, 200 pounds with graying hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Harrison’s location to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with...
    A teenage suspect has been charged in connection to a homicide that happened on Long Island. Nassau County Police announced on Monday, Sept. 7 that the suspect, a 16-year-old Hempstead resident, was charged for the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Alexis Gonzalez-Sanchez, of Melville, who was found dead on just after 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 in Westbury. According to detectives, Third Precinct Officers responded to the parking lot of 445 Union Ave. for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located Gonzalez-Sanchez with a gunshot wound. He was transported by a Nassau County Police Department Ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by a physician.  The location where he was found is in close proximity to...
    After Long Island saw an uptick in the COVID-19 test positivity rate for four straight days, the percentage declined slightly according to newly released data. Here are the day-by-day infection rates: Tuesday, Sept. 1: 0.8 percent Wednesday, Sept. 2: 1.1 percent Thursday, Sept. 3: 1.4 percent  Friday, Sept. 4: 1.5 percent Saturday, Sept. 5: 1.1 percent Statewide, of the 85,630 test results reported to New York State on Saturday, 729, or 0.85 percent, were positive. A day earlier, the statewide infection rate was .80 percent. Those 729 new cases the last 24 hours bring the total number to 439,501 during the entire pandemic. There were 78 new cases reported in Nassau County (down from 102 a day earlier) and another...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the COVID-19 infection rate in New York state has been below 1% for 29 straight days now. “New York went from one of the worst situations in the country to one of the best: Our state has gone 29 straight days with an infection rate remaining below one percent,” the governor said Saturday. Over 99,700 coronavirus test results were reported to New York state on Friday. The governor says 801, or .8%, were positive. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing...
    For the fourth straight day, Long Island has seen an uptick in COVID-19 test positivity rate. Here are the day-by-day infection rates: Tuesday, Sept. 1: 0.8 percent Wednesday, Sept. 2: 1.1 percent Thursday, Sept. 3: 1.4 percent  Friday, Sept. 4: 1.5 percent Statewide, of the 99,761 test results reported to New York State on Friday, 801, or 0.80 percent, were positive. A day earlier, the statewide infection rate was .92 percent. Those 801 new cases the last 24 hours bring the total number to 438,772 during the entire pandemic. There were 107 new cases reported in Nassau County and another 98 in Suffolk County. Some of the hardest-hit municipalities in Nassau County, according to the state Department of Health,...
    A speeding driver was arrested on Long Island after he was allegedly drunk with a child in the car during a traffic stop. Bay Shore resident Raymond Laboy was stopped just before 11:30 p.m. in Bay Shore on Thursday, Sept. 3 on Union Boulevard near the intersection of Saxon Avenue when he was clocked driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone while swerving in and out of his lane, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office said. While speaking with Laboy, a deputy said that his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his movements were unsteady and he had the smell of alcohol on his breath, according to the sheriff's office. At the time of the stop, Laboy’s...
    A man tried to pull a fast one on employees at a Long Island Home Depot location with an alleged attempted faux return, police said. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to identify and locate a man who attempted a fraudulent return at Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Commack. Police said that at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, a man walked into Home Depot, took merchandise off the shelves and attempted to return the items using a receipt from a previous purchase. When confronted by a Home Depot employee who was suspicious of the return, police said the man fled on foot without receiving any cash. He is now wanted for...
    MASTIC BEACH, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a boat crashed into a house in Suffolk County.It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday.Video showed the boat resting against the back porch of the home in Mastic Beach.It appears the boater lost control and launched the boat up a jetty and right into the house on Violet Road.No one was hurt.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    Recognize them? Police investigators on Long Island are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two men who allegedly stole from an area grocery store earlier this year. An alert has been issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for two men who allegedly stole groceries from ShopRite on College Plaza in Selden at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 The stolen items had an estimated value of approximately $200. Anyone with information regarding the suspects has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip online.
    SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a new title sponsorship for the Suffolk County Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks.The stadium, currently known as Bethpage Ballpark, will be renamed to Fairfield Properties Ballpark.Fairfield Properties will enter into a 10-year agreement with Suffolk County for exclusive naming rights of the ballpark."The Long Island Ducks are a staple in our community and attending a game with family and friends is an annual rite of passage for Long Islanders," said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. "While unfortunately this season was unable to move forward, we are looking forward to welcoming the Ducks back next year with a brand new title sponsor for the ballpark. I want to...
    SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County officials are making plans in hopes that summer tourists from New York City who fled the coronavirus stay on Long Island after Labor Day.Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone, Town of Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Town of East Hampton Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, and Discover Long Island President/CEO Kristen Jarnagin were joined by merchants at a press conference Thursday to discuss preparations being made for those who will be remaining in the Hamptons and East End after the summer tourism season ends.They expect thousands will make seasonal tourist hotspots their new permanent home, and they are encouraging seasonal businesses to keep their doors open.According to recent reports, over 420,000 New York City residents have...
    A man and woman are wanted on Long Island after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses from a store in the Walt Whitman Mall. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Police detectives as they attempt to identify and locate a pair that walked into LensCrafters at the mall in Huntington Station at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 and stole multiple pairs of sunglasses. In total, the stolen items had a value of approximately $5,000. Anyone with information regarding the shoplifting incident, or who recognizes the suspects has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting a tip online.
    The city’s loss is their gain. Suffolk County is preparing for an endless summer amid signs that the coronavirus crisis and surging crime in the Big Apple will lead wealthy vacationers and weekenders to stay put after Labor Day, The Post has learned. County Executive Steve Bellone and other elected leaders are set Thursday to announce efforts to encourage seasonal businesses to keep their doors open to accommodate city residents who don’t want to return home from the Hamptons and other East End communities. “Suffolk County welcomes our neighbors from Gotham and planning is underway to prepare for longer and even permanent relocations,” Bellone spokesman Jason Elan said. “With an extension of the summer season, more transplants mean more...
    The city’s loss is their gain. Suffolk County is preparing for an endless summer amid signs that the coronavirus crisis and surging crime in the Big Apple will lead wealthy vacationers and weekenders to stay put after Labor Day, The Post has learned. County Executive Steve Bellone and other elected leaders are set Thursday to announce efforts to encourage seasonal businesses to keep their doors open to accommodate city residents who don’t want to return home from the Hamptons and other East End communities. “Suffolk County welcomes our neighbors from Gotham and planning is underway to prepare for longer and even permanent relocations,” Bellone spokesman Jason Elan said. “With an extension of the summer season, more transplants mean more opportunities...
    Hours after school officials in Nassau County announced that they would be postponing the fall sports schedule, Suffolk County announced it will attempt to play the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier story - COVID-19: Nassau County To Postpone High School Sports Until 2021 Section XI, which governs high school sports in Suffolk County, voted on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to continue the statewide plan to play through the fall season, following the guidance provided by the state. The vote to carry on with the season was a unanimous 12-0. This week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that “low-risk” sports such as soccer and field hockey, can begin to play as of Monday, Sept. 21. “High-risk,” full contact sports such...
    An alert has been issued for a man wanted on Long Island after illegally opening a line of credit to purchase two dogs. Nicholas Citron is being sought by Suffolk County Police detectives after he opened a line of credit using another person’s name and address to pay for two dogs from Canine Corral on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. After purchasing the puppies at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 28 last year, a warrant was issued for his arrest on a third-degree grand larceny charge. The Yorkshire terrier puppies were valued at about $4,500 for both. Police noted that Citron is also wanted for violating his probation, attempted robbery, identity theft, and possession of a forged instrument. Anyone with...
    An alert has been issued for a man wanted on Long Island after illegally opening a line of credit to purchase two dogs. Nicholas Citron is being sought by Suffolk County Police detectives after he opened a line of credit using another person’s name and address to pay for two dogs from Canine Corral on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. After purchasing the puppies at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 28 last year, a warrant was issued for his arrest on a third-degree grand larceny charge. Police noted that Citron is also wanted for violating his probation, attempted robbery, identity theft, and possession of a forged instrument. Anyone with information regarding Citron’s whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo showered a Long Island town with praise for their handling of a drive-in concert held over the weekend amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During a COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 24, Cuomo praised the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, which held Beachstock 2020 on Saturday, Aug. 22 while maintaining social distance and proper pandemic protocols. Cuomo said that he called in extra police units to monitor the event to ensure that the situation didn’t get out of hand, similar to a situation in Southampton earlier this month when crowds gathered en masse. “The drive-in concert in the village of Westhampton was a matter of concern, since it involved several towns and villages on Long Island,...
    An investigation is underway after the drowning death of a woman on Long Island. Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers responded to the Great South Bay, off of Venetian Boulevard in Lindenhurst, at approximately 1:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 after a 911 call reported a person floating in the water.  Vita LaValle, 58, of North Babylon, was found unresponsive and pulled from the water by a Good Samaritan in a boat. LaValle was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.
    An alert has been issued as police attempt to identify and locate a pair who allegedly stole from a Long Island Target location earlier this year. According to Suffolk County Police, a man and woman stole clothing and various other items from Target on Vets Highway in Commack at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, July 20. No other description of the suspect was provided by investigators. The stolen items had an estimated value of approximately $680, police said. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information regarding the shoplifting incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or online at www.P3Tips.com.
    A suspect is at large after a man was shot and killed outside of a Long Island adult club overnight. It happened around 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 in Bohemia. The man was standing in front of Temptations Gentlemen’s Club, located at 10 Carlough Road, when he was shot, Suffolk County Police said. The man, 27-year-old Darryl Stewart, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. Stewart's place of residence was not disclosed. During this investigation, detectives discovered that there were shots fired at the same location at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday. "No one called 911 to report the first shooting and detectives are investigating if the two shootings are connected," Suffolk County Police said. Detectives are...
    The number of positive test results for COVID-19 has remained steady on Long Island, according to three-day data released Saturday, Aug. 22. Of the 94,849 test results reported on Friday, Aug. 21 to New York State, 653, or 0.69 percent, were positive.  On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last three days are as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 19: 0.8 percent Thursday, Aug. 20: 0.7 percent Friday, Aug. 21: 0.7 percent There were 43 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County with another 56 positive cases in Suffolk County. There were four deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Friday, with two on Long Island - one in Nassau and one in Suffolk. Here is overall state...
    A Long Island deli was condemned and closed after four people were arrested and two people issued summonses during a New York State Liquor Authority Inspection. The inspection was conducted starting at around 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at Los Tres Amigos Deli & Grocery, located at Great Neck Road in Copiague. Three men and one woman were arrested by Suffolk County Police for the following Class A misdemeanors: Pedro Galvan, 70, of Freeport, an owner of the deli, was charged with four counts of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Law - allowing consumption of beer on premise and one count of ABC Law - alcohol on disorderly premise/gambling. Maria Estevez DeGalvan, 48, of Freeport, an owner of the deli, was charged with...
    A man was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Long Island. The crash happened Thursday, Aug. 20 at around 6:30 a.m. on Sunrise Highway (Route 27), in Shirley, approximately one-quarter of a mile east of William Floyd Parkway. The collision also involved a 2005 Toyota Sequoia traveling eastbound, Suffolk County Police said. The motorcyclist is currently unconscious at Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue. The driver of the SUV, Jean Cassamajor of North Babylon, 54, was uninjured and no charges were filed. Both Cassamajor's vehicle and the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja belonging to the unidentified man have been impounded as evidence and for safety checks.  Anyone who bore witness to the crash is asked to call detectives...
    Police have released the identity of a man who was found shot to death outside a Long Island apartment complex overnight, police said. Suffolk County Police officers were dispatched shortly after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 to Maple Avenue in Patchogue, where there was a report of and an injured man down in the street outside the Maple Tree Apartment complex. Earlier report: Man Found Shot, Killed On Long Island Street Upon arrival, 52-year-old Hempstead resident Earle Foster was found dead in the courtyard from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.  The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the shooting has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Homicide detectives at (631) 852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at...
    MEDFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Suffolk County family got a shocking wake-up call Wednesday when a car crashed through the second floor of their house. Members of the Geddes family were sleeping at their Medford home around 8 a.m. when the house suddenly shook. “There was a car that was speeding down that hit the berm, airborne, right into the house. I’m still at a loss for words,” son Chris Maddox said. A vehicle crashed through the second floor of a home in Medford, New York, on Aug. 19, 2020. (Credit: Geddes family) A second-story bedroom was ripped open by a car that went airborne, striking the upstairs level of the house on Bellport Avenue. Inside, Chris Maddox’s two sleeping...
    Seen him? An alert has been issued by police investigators on Long Island as they seek to identify and locate a man who was caught on camera stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools from an area Home Depot. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a man who stole four saws from Home Depot on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The stolen merchandise had an estimated value of approximately $805. Anyone who has information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Seventh Precinct Crime Section detectives by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or leaving a tip online.
    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who allegedly sexually harassed a teenage girl at a supermarket on Long Island. According to police, the unidentified man brushed up against the 16-year-old, brushed her hair aside and whispered in her ear on Monday, Aug. 10 at the Stop & Shop in Coram located on Middle Country Road.  He was wearing a white tank top and a baseball cap, according to Suffolk County Police. Police are also looking for a man who accompanied him into the store and may have witnessed the incident. That man was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts.  The Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of $5,000 for information that leads to...
    An unknown man is wanted after confronting a customer in the parking lot of a Long Island grocery store, assaulting and hospitalizing him. Suffolk County Police investigators said a man was attempting to back out of his parking spot in the parking lot of Uncle Giuseppe’s on Walt Whitman Road in Melville earlier this year when a second man blocked him with car his shopping cart. When the victim got out of his vehicle the suspect allegedly punched the victim several times, causing injuries to his face. The victim was able to drive himself to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. The suspect fled in a 2016 white Chevy Silverado, police said. It is unclear why...
    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island released photos of a man who is wanted following his arrest for an alleged assault at an area bar. Suffolk County Police detectives are attempting to identify and locate a man who assaulted another bar-goer in Huntington in July. According to police, the suspect punched a man in the face at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24 at Finley’s of Greene Street on Green Street in Huntington. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip online through the department’s tipline.
    A man arrested during a domestic dispute was injured in police-involved shooting at a Long Island residence after a dog charged at officers, according to authorities. It happened Friday afternoon, Aug.14, in Brentwood. Suffolk County Police Third Precinct patrol officers responded to the incident at the residence on Claywood Drive at approximately 4:40 p.m. on August 14. When a man involved in the dispute was being placed under arrest at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, his dog charged at the arresting officer.  The officer fired his gun at the dog and inadvertently shot the dog’s owner in the hand, according to Suffolk County Police. The man was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries. The dog died from the gunshot...
    More mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus on Long Island. 
Health officials reported that 14 more mosquito samples taken in Suffolk County tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 37 mosquito samples and six birds that have tested positive for West Nile this summer. The samples were collected on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Northport (four), Bay Shore (3), Brentwood, Bohemia, Cold Spring Harbor, Copiague, Farmingville, Northport, and West Islip. There have been no cases of West Nile virus in any patients on Long Island so far this year. “The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” Gregson Pigott, the Suffolk County health commissioner said....
    Two small children were rescued by police and a Good Samaritan after their raft drifted away from their grandparents off the shore of Peconic Bay in Hampton Bays. Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Marine Bureau received a call from the Coast Guard at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 reporting two children adrift on a raft west of the Shinnecock Canal. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lyons and Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gallo, who were on patrol on Marine 1 in Peconic Bay, responded and arrived at the scene at approximately 5:45 p.m. According to Chief Michael Sharkey, the deputy sheriffs met up with a Southampton Town Bay Constable Chris Fraser who was with the children’s grandmother, Claudia Meza...
    A man is wanted for allegedly using stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree at a Long Island mall. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Police detectives as they attempt to identify and locate a man who used stolen credit cards in Huntington Station last month. Police said that the man used credit cards at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station Thursday, July 9. The credit cards had been reported stolen from a Huntington home earlier that day. Anyone with information regarding the man or the stolen credit cards has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or leaving an anonymous tip for detectives online.
    A 68-year-old woman who became disoriented and was found lying in a wooded area on Long Island was rescued with an assist by a police canine. The woman was reported missing from the St. Joseph’s Senior Center on Boyle Road in Selden by her daughter on Monday, Aug. 10 before being rescued by Suffolk County Police. Police said that the woman’s caretaker noticed the woman was gone but her cellphone, wallet, and purse were all in the residence. The door of the home was found slightly ajar, and the woman’s daughter called 911 at 1:25 p.m. Suffolk County Police investigators responded to the home, where Det. Sgt. Timothy Romaine and Det. Luis Cabrera initiated a search, calling in Canine Officer...
    SELDEN, Long Island (WABC) -- A 68-year-old woman who became disoriented and fell after leaving her home in Suffolk County was rescued more than half a day later, thanks to a Suffolk County K-9 officer and his dog.Officer Thomas Teufel and his dog, Maverick tracked the woman's scene and found her lying face up in the woods in Selden, near her senior citizen complex.Police were called after the woman's caretaker woke up to find the door open and the woman gone, but her wallet and cellphone still in the house.RELATED: PAPD officers make girl honorary K-9 officerIt is believed the woman wandered out of her home around midnight.He says the woman was in good spirits as she was taken away...
    Know him? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers issued an alert as they seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole from a Long Island Target location. According to Suffolk County Police, a man stole assorted clothing and electronics from Target on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. No other description of the suspect was provided by investigators. The stolen medication had an estimated value of $465, police said. Anyone who recognizes the man or has information regarding the shoplifting incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or online at www.P3Tips.com.
    An alert has been issued after a man allegedly stole a Rolex watch from a truck that was parked in a driveway. On Friday, Aug. 7, Suffolk County Police investigators released photos of a man who was caught on camera entering an unlocked pickup truck that was parked in Centerport. Police said that at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, a man went into an unlocked Dodge Ram that was parked in a driveway on Judy Court, where he stole the Rolex watch. The Rolex had an estimated value of approximately $30,000. A $5,000 reward has been offered by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to identify and locate the suspect pictured above.  Anyone with information has been...
    A man has been charged with assault and driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol after he ran over his brother with a motor vehicle in the parking lot of a Long Island hotel, police say. Brothers Thomas Delaney and Michael Dubhlaine were engaged in a verbal argument in the parking lot of the Hyatt Regency Long Island, located at 1717 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, at approximately 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, according to Suffolk County Police. Delaney then got into his 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck and ran it over Dubhlaine, police said. Dubhlaine, 36, of Port Jefferson, was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Fourth Squad detectives...
    Long Island is well-represented in Niche’s brand-new 2020 Best Places to Live list. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. Other factors are listed here. The No. 1-rated municipality to live in the New York City metropolitan area is Jericho, which is cited for its top-rated school district and rich history. You can view the entry on Jericho here. Great Neck Gardens ranks second in the metro area, with Great Neck Estates No. 3, Great Neck Plaza No. 4, Kensington No. 5 and Syosset No. 6. One other Long Island municipality -- University Gardens -- made the Top 10 at No. 10.  Cold Spring Harbor, at No. 80,...
    A 31-year-old man suffered serious injuries and a woman was also hospitalized in a two-vehicle Long Island crash. It happened just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Lindenhurst. The man was traveling northbound on New Highway when his 2013 Suzuki motorcycle collided with a southbound 2014 Honda CR-V that was turning east onto Route 109 from New Highway, Suffolk County Police said. The motorcyclist, an Amityville resident whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was transported via Suffolk County Police Helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Honda, Cynthia Gould, 51, of Lindenhurst, was transported to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow with minor injuries, police said. Both vehicles were impounded...
    The identity has been released for a woman who was fatally shot during an incident on Long Island. It happened just after midnight on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hempstead. Nassau County Police officers received multiple calls for shots fired through ‘ShotSpotter’ notification and responded to Martin Luther King Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found two women, ages 28 and 29, who had both been shot by an unknown individual. Both were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The 28-year old, now identified as Thiasia Williams, of Amityville, was pronounced dead by a hospital physician shortly after arriving at the hospital, police say. The 29-year old was listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information on the...
    Police officers came to the rescue of a man who fell into a collapsed cesspool while doing yard work on Long Island. Ralph Santos, 88, was weed whacking at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 in his backyard on Bancroft Road in North Bay Shore when a cesspool collapsed in the yard, creating a sinkhole, Suffolk County Police said. According to police, Santos fell into the hole, and was forced to use the electrical cord from the weed whacker to keep his head above the contents of the cesspool.  He was located a short time later by his wife, who made an emergency call to the Suffolk County Police Department at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Monday. Officers responded to...
    A 31-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run crash on Long Island that left two boys hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. The two were among three boys riding bicycles on the shoulder of Express Drive North in Ronkonkoma, near the intersection of Old Nichols Road, when they were struck by the driver of a Ford Explorer at approximately 7:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. According to Suffolk County Police investigators, the driver - later identified as Hauppauge resident Shannon Palmer - then proceeded to speed away without stopping or checking on the children. Troy Russell, 9, of North Amityville, was airlifted by a Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious...
    Know him? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers issued an alert as they seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole from a Long Island Target location. According to Suffolk County Police, a man stole allergy medication from Target on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. No other description of the suspect was provided by investigators. The stolen medication had an estimated value of $380, police said. Anyone who recognizes the man or has information regarding the shoplifting incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or online at www.P3Tips.com.
    Two men were shot, one fatally, outside a Long Island house party overnight. The incident happened around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 in Wyandanch. The two were leaving a party at 72 Patton Ave. when they were shot while in the street, Suffolk County Police said. One man, Mark Birthwright Jr., 26, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  The other man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
    A Long Island man was killed after he vehicle crossed several lanes of traffic before crashing into a divider and overturning, police said. The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m.  Saturday, Aug, 1 in Islip, Suffolk County Police said. Jay Miller, 75, of East Islip, was driving a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Sunrise Highway (Route 27), west of exit 44, when his vehicle went from the right lane across all three lanes of traffic and collided with the divider, causing the vehicle to overturn, Suffolk County Police said. Miller, 75, of East Islip, was taken via ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. ...
    An 18-year-old crossing a Long Island street was struck and killed by a BMW driven by a fellow teenager, police said. The incident happened in Amityville Saturday, Aug. 1 at about 2:20 a.m. Jose Cantarero, 18, of Amityville, was driving a 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 northbound on Route 110 when the vehicle struck the victim who was crossing the road at Coolidge Avenue, Suffolk County Police said.  Cantarero initially left the scene but returned a few minutes later in the vehicle involved in the crash, police said. The victim, Jose Perez, also 18 of Amityville, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The...
    A suspect is at large after a man was shot and seriously injured during a robbery at a Long Island intersection overnight. Suffolk County Police responded to the intersection of Irving Avenue and Jackson Street in Wyandanch after a 911 caller reported that a man was shot as he was being robbed at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. First Precinct officers arrived and discovered a 22-year-old Central Islip man with two gunshot wounds to his right leg. The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Suffolk County Police said. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime...
    MANORVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- A woman's body was found by a jogger in a wooded area of Long Island Thursday morning, and police are investigating.Authorities say a home health aide who was visiting a resident of Villas at North Pine Hills in Manorville was jogging when he discovered a female body on the ground in a wooded area just east of Winding Path and called 911 at 10:43 a.m.The woman, whose name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.An autopsy will be done by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.Police are asking anyone with...
    A suspected boat thief was arrested in New York after he beached the vessel he was accused of stealing, police say. The incident unfolded Wednesday after a resident on Long Island reported his 24-foot long commercial crabbing boat missing from his property in West Islip, according to Suffolk County Police. The department said after the owner reported the stolen vessel on social media, he heard it was seen on the Great South Bay, driven by an “unknown subject." The stolen boat was found stuck on a nearby beach, police say. (Suffolk County Police Department) FLORIDA MAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE, CRASHED AND ABANDONED A $1 MILLION YACHT  Two Suffolk officers patrolling later were alerted by a lifeguard about “an occupied vessel that appeared to be disabled in the surf.” When police responded, they detained a man and...
    MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found by a jogger in a wooded area on Long Island. A home health aide was jogging in Manorville on Thursday when he spotted the body and called 911, Suffolk County police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released. An autopsy will be performed by the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New York
    Police are investigating the death of a woman found dead in a wooded area on Long Island. A home health aide, who was visiting a resident of Villas at North Pine Hills in Manorville, was jogging when he discovered a female body on the ground in a wooded area just east of Winding Path and called 911 at around 10:45 a.m., Suffolk County Police said. The woman, whose name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. An autopsy will be done by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident...
    An investigation is underway after a woman died after being found unresponsive at a Long Island lake overnight. The woman, identified as 39-year-old Delores Evans, was found in Yaphank at Upper Lake at approximately 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 by two people onshore, Suffolk County Police said. Evans, who has no known address, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where she was pronounced dead.  An autopsy will be performed by personnel from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine her cause of death. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.
    Two men are wanted on Long Island after stealing beer and fleeing in an allegedly stolen vehicle, police said. Suffolk County Police investigators released photos of two men who allegedly stole a pair of 12-packs of beer from Stop & Shop on North Ocean Avenue in Farmingville earlier this month. Police said the alleged theft happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 before the two men fled the store in a stolen vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the men or larceny incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section detectives by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or leaving a tip online.
    A man allegedly walked into a Long Island department store and walked out with portable air conditioners without making an attempt to pay, police said. An alert has been issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to track down a man who stole from Lowes on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore earlier this month. Police said that the suspect stole two Hisense 500 portable air conditioners shortly after 2:45 p.. on Thursday, July 16 before fleeing in a gray 2019 Nissan Sentra. Anyone with information regarding the man or the stolen air conditioners has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or leaving a tip online.
    Know her? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to locate and identify a woman who was caught on camera stealing a big-screen television from Walmart. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for a woman who walked into Walmart on Vets Highway in Islandia at approximately 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, and walked out with a 65-inch TV without making an attempt to pay. The television had an estimated value of approximately $480. Anyone who has information regarding the woman, her whereabouts, or the larceny incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or submitting an anonymous tip online.
    An alert has been issued by police investigators on Long Island as they attempt to identify and locate a woman who allegedly stole a credit card and proceeded to use them at multiple stores. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a photo of a woman who allegedly stole a credit card from an unlocked 2007 Toyota parked on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 14. Police said that after stealing the credit card, it was later used at CVS and Home Depot, both on New York Avenue in Huntington. Anyone with information regarding the woman or the stolen credit card has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives by calling...
    Despite receiving a warning from the SPCA, a Long Island woman was charged with animal cruelty after she kept her dog in an outdoor penned area during the recent heatwave. An officer from the Suffolk County SPCA responded to Elm Street in Slip earlier this month, where there was a report of a mixed-breed dog that was being abused. Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA said that the dog’s owner, Jakiemia Bayer, 25, was warned about keeping the dog outside during the extremely hot temperatures, and then she brought the dog inside. Bayer told a follow-up SPCA Officer who responded later in the day that she put the dog back outside after the first SPCA Officer left...
    The identity has been released for a bicyclist who was killed after a crash with a car near a Long Island intersection. The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday, July 24 in Lake Grove. Brian Ferretti, 20, of Sayville, was driving a 2005 Toyota sedan eastbound on Middle Country Road at the intersection of New Moriches Road, when his vehicle collided with a male bicyclist, now ID'd as Peter Ferentinos, 61, of Nesconset, Suffolk County Police said. The Toyota was traveling southbound from New Moriches Road. Ferentinos was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, according to police. Ferretti was not injured, police said. The vehicle was impounded for a...
    A bicyclist was killed after a crash with a car near a Long Island intersection. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday, July 24 in Lake Grove. Brian Ferretti, 20, of Sayville, was driving a 2005 Toyota sedan eastbound on Middle Country Road at the intersection of New Moriches Road, when his vehicle collided with a male bicyclist, Suffolk County Police said. The Toyota was traveling northbound from New Moriches Road. The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, according to police. Ferretti was not injured, police said. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.  Anyone with information on this crash...