Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old Long Island Resident ID'd As Victim After Vehicle Hits Pole Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old Long Island Resident ID'd As Victim After Vehicle Hits Pole
Fatal Crash: 25-Year-Old Long Island Resident ID'd As Victim After Vehicle Hits Pole A 25-year-old has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash on Long Island. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in Yaphank. The man was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla northbound on Yaphank Avenue when the vehicle veered off the road, struck a curb, and went airborne, hitting a telephone pole, Suffolk County Police said. Nicholas Demaio, of Shirley, was partially ejected from the vehicle, according to police.  He was pronounced dead on the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Anyone with information…
Know Them? Duo Steals Shopper's Credit Cards At Long Island Costco, Police Say Know Them? Duo Steals Shopper's Credit Cards At Long Island Costco, Police Say
Know Them? Duo Steals Shopper's Credit Cards At Long Island Costco, Police Say If you recognize these women, police want to hear from you. Suffolk County Police are working to identify two suspects accused of stealing a shopper’s credit cards from a Long Island Costco. The theft occurred Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Costco in Commack, located on Garet Place. Police said the victim’s credit cards were stolen from her purse, which was sitting in a shopping cart. The suspects allegedly used one of the cards at a Walmart on Crooked Hill Road, attempting to charge over $2,300 worth of merchandise. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information lea…
Dodgy Duo: Pair Of Thieves Drive Durangos Off Syosset Lot Dodgy Duo: Pair Of Thieves Drive Durangos Off Syosset Lot
Dodgy Duo: Pair Of Thieves Drive Durangos Off Syosset Lot Police are on the lookout for a duo that managed to steal two cars from a Jeep car dealership on Long Island. It happened in Syosset on Thursday, Sept. 28 at approximately 3:10 a.m., according to Nassau County Police. The two unknown robbers entered the Westbury Jeep dealership lot behind 150 Miller Place. They broke into two 2023 Dodge Durangos (one black and one white) and drove off the lot, going west on the Long Island Expressway. A description was only provided for the first of the two thieves — he was an adult man wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, white sneakers, and a bl…
AMBER Alert Activated For 9-Year-Old Girl Who Went Missing At State Park In NY AMBER Alert Activated For 9-Year-Old Girl Who Went Missing At State Park In NY
Amber Alert Activated For 9-Year-Old Girl Who Went Missing At State Park In NY An AMBER Alert has now been activated for a 9-year-old girl who went missing overnight at a state park in New York. Click here for a new, updated story: Details Emerge On Circumstances Leading To Young Girl's Disappearance At State Park In NY Charlotte E. Sena was last seen in Saratoga County at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Moreau Lake State Park in the town of Moreau. Sena, who has long, blonde hair, is approximately 5-foot-1 and weighs about 90 pounds and was last seen wearing an orange tie-dye Pokemon shirt, dark blue pants, black crocs, and a gray bike helmet. Origi…
Home Health Aide Fraud: Bellmore Woman Nabbed Home Health Aide Fraud: Bellmore Woman Nabbed
Home Health Aide Fraud: Bellmore Woman Nabbed A woman was arrested after police say she scammed a Long Island man she was working for. On Friday, Sept. 29, Shaday Lawrence, age 25 of Bellmore, was arrested for her alleged crimes, according to Nassau County Police. Lawrence was working as a home health aide for a 51-year-old man when on Monday, June 26, he noticed that his credit card had two fraudulent charges on it. The monthslong investigation by police determined Lawrence was responsible for the identity theft. She is charged with: Forgery Falsifying business record Petit Larceny Unlawful possession of personal ID Identity …
Man, 50, Rapes Nassau County Girl: Police Man, 50, Rapes Nassau County Girl: Police
Man, 50, Rapes Nassau County Girl: Police A man from Queens has been apprehended by police after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a Long Island child, police said. On Thursday, Sept. 28, Nassau County Police announced the arrest of Giovanny Campos, age 50, of Queens, on multiple charges that include rape. From Thursday, May 4 to Thursday, May 18, Campos allegedly had sexual relations with an underage girl in Nassau County. He is charged with: Rape, two counts; Criminal sexual act, four counts; and Endangering the welfare of a child, two counts. Campos pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is scheduled to reap…
Two-Time Robber Nabbed Months After Alleged Behtpage Crime Two-Time Robber Nabbed Months After Alleged Behtpage Crime
Two-Time Robber Nabbed Months After Alleged Behtpage Crime A Long Island man who robbed the same local 7-Eleven two times has been apprehended months later, police announced. On Thursday, Sept. 28, Nassau County Police announced the arrest of Kenneth Amblo, age 51 of Bethpage, for his purported roles in two separate robberies at the same location. The first robbery happened on Saturday, May 13 at the 7-Eleven located at 4220 Hempstead Turnpike. Original Story: 7-Eleven Knifepoint Robbery: Suspect At Large After Incident At Bethpage Store Amblo entered the store and allegedly pulled a knife on an employee, demanding cash. The employee …
Update:  Missing Wantagh Man Located Update:  Missing Wantagh Man Located
Update: Missing Wantagh Man Located Update:  A man who went missing from Long Island has now been found, according to police.  Matthew Blaurock, age 21, had last been seen on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 29 in Wantagh, Nassau County Police had reported.  On Friday, Sept. 29, officials announced that Blaurock had been located.  Additional information, including where he was found or his current condition. Original story: Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a 21-year-old who has gone missing. Matthew Blaurock was last seen at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in W…
Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds
Man Sends Bomb Threats To Over 150 Schools, Synagogues, Airports In NY, Other States: Feds A 33-year-old man faces federal charges after sending bomb threats to over 150 school districts, synagogues, airports, hospitals, and malls in several states, including New York and Connecticut, officials announced. Peru resident Eddie Manuel Nunez Santos, age 33, was arrested by Peruvian authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 26 after allegedly placing a string of bomb threats in New York, Connecticut, Arizona, and Alaska in retaliation against teenage girls for them refusing to send him sexually explicit photos, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced.  A…
Man Kicks, Bites Woman During East Garden City Robbery: Police Man Kicks, Bites Woman During East Garden City Robbery: Police
Man Kicks, Bites Woman During East Garden City Robbery: Police A man was taken into custody after he robbed a Long Island woman of her Macbook laptop and iPhone, kicking and biting her in the process, police said. The incident occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in East Garden City, according to the Nassau County Police. It was just before 4 p.m. when 24-year-old Devon Mertzel got into a verbal argument with a 20-year-old woman, who has remained unnamed, at the Avalon Apartment Complex, located at 604 Mitchel Field Way. The altercation eventually turned physical, and Mertzel allegedly took the woman’s iPhone and Macbook from her forcefully. Police then …
New Update: NY Man Located After Being Missing For 2 Weeks New Update: NY Man Located After Being Missing For 2 Weeks
New Update: NY Man Located After Being Missing For 2 Weeks Update: A New York man who had been missing for two weeks has been found. New York State Police said Donald L. Eldred was last seen in the Chenango County village of Oxford, located about 30 miles north of Binghamton. Late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27, state police announced that Eldred has been located safely.  "Thank you for the help," police said. No further info was release. Original report: A statewide alert has been issued for a New York man believed to be driving in an SUV. New York State Police say Donald L. Eldred was last seen in the Chenango County village of Oxf…
23-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Overnight Long Island Crash 23-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Overnight Long Island Crash
23-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Overnight Long Island Crash A 23-year-old suffered serious injuries in an overnight Long Island crash. It happened just after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Patchogue. The man, a Medford resident, was crossing Medford Avenue, just south of East Roe Boulevard, when a southbound 2012 Nissan Altima struck him at approximately 12 a.m. He was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital to treat serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan, a 50-year-old Patchogue resident, was not injured. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Hempstead Teen Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Hempstead Teen
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Hempstead Teen Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a Long Island teen who has been missing for days. Hannah Schenck, a 14-year-old Hempstead girl, has been missing since Saturday, Sept. 23, according to Nassau County Police. Schenck was last seen at 6 a.m. on that day leaving her Hempstead residence. She is 5-foot-6 and weighs approximately 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A description of her clothing was not provided. Anyone with information regarding Schenck’s disappearance is urged to call 911 or contact the Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squa…
Head-On DWI Crash: Woman Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident Head-On DWI Crash: Woman Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident
Head-On DWI Crash: Woman Nabbed Following Valley Stream Incident A Brooklyn woman has been arrested after she allegedly crashed head-on into a Long Island driver, leaving them with serious injuries, police said. It happened on Sunday, Sept. 24. in Valley Stream. Keyana Mccray, age 33, of Brooklyn, was driving west on Merrick Road in a 2020 BMW, Nassau County Police said. At approximately 4 a.m. near the intersection of Rockaway Avenue, Mccray collided head-on with a 2020 Chevrolet. The driver of Chevrolet, a 51-year-old woman, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her serious internal injuries. She is currently in stable condition, police…
Update: Missing West Hempstead Man Located Update: Missing West Hempstead Man Located
Update: Missing West Hempstead Man Located Update:  A missing Long Island man who police thought to be in need of medical attention has been located, authorities said.  Charles Ford, age 58, had last been seen on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. leaving his West Hempstead home.  On Monday, Sept. 25 -- four days after he first went missing -- Nassau County Police announced that the man had been found.  Additional details, including where he was found and his current condition, were not released.  Original story:  A man with dementia who may be in need of medical attention has disappeared after leavi…
Have You Seen Her? Search On For Missing  South Hempstead Teen Have You Seen Her? Search On For Missing  South Hempstead Teen
Have You Seen Her? Search On For Missing South Hempstead Teen Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teenage girl who disappeared after leaving her Long Island home. Melany Najarro, age 15, was last seen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 leaving her home in South Hempstead. Nassau County Police described her as being five feet tall and weighing approximately 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair that has been dyed red. A description of her clothing was not provided. Anyone with information regarding Najarro’s whereabouts is urged to contact Nassau County Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or to call 911. All call…
Know Him? Beer Bandit Nabs 15 Cases Of Corona From Long Island Convenience Store, Police Say Know Him? Beer Bandit Nabs 15 Cases Of Corona From Long Island Convenience Store, Police Say
Know Him? Beer Bandit Nabs 15 Cases Of Corona From Long Island Convenience Store, Police Say If you recognize this beer bandit, police want to hear from you. The theft happened at around 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Deer Park, at the Sunoco station on Deer Park Avenue. Suffolk County Police said a man forced his way into the store before stealing 15 cases of Corona beer. He then fled in a four-door sedan. The suspect is described as light skinned, wearing a dark hooded jacket with reflective stripes on the wrist and near the waistline. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest. Tips can be submitted on the organization’s web…
Know Him? Man Used Stolen Credit Cards On Long Island, Police Say Know Him? Man Used Stolen Credit Cards On Long Island, Police Say
Know Him? Man Used Stolen Credit Cards On Long Island, Police Say Police on Long Island are asking the public for help identifying a man who allegedly used a stolen credit card to make purchases at different stores. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives said the man used the card in Islandia and Central Islip. The purchases were made in September at the Walmart in Islandia and Target in Central Islip in excess of $1,000 police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.  Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime&…
Necklace Swap: Robber Steals Jewelry Off Mineola Victim, Replaces With Fake, Police Say Necklace Swap: Robber Steals Jewelry Off Mineola Victim, Replaces With Fake, Police Say
Necklace Swap: Robber Steals Jewelry Off Mineola Victim, Replaces With Fake, Police Say In a stunt seemingly straight out of “Ocean’s Eight,” authorities are searching for a Long Island thief who managed to steal a thousand-dollar necklace straight off the victim, swapping it with a fake. It happened on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Mineola, Nassau County Police said. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the victim — an 83-year-old woman — was walking north on Willis Avenue when she was approached by a pair in a white SUV traveling south on the same road. The car pulled up next to the victim, and a woman in the front passenger seat called out to her. She walked up to the car and had a c…
Man Accused Of Using Counterfeit Currency At 10 Long Island Businesses Man Accused Of Using Counterfeit Currency At 10 Long Island Businesses
Man Accused Of Using Counterfeit Currency At 10 Long Island Businesses A man has been accused of using counterfeit currency at 10 Long Island businesses. The Southampton Police Department advised Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives that the suspect was in custody on Friday evening, Sept. 22 after he was arrested for using counterfeit cash throughout the Seventh and Fifth Precinct of Suffolk County, as well as Westhampton Village, Southampton Village and Easthampton Village. Following an investigation, it was determined that Nicolas Munoz, age 22, of Queens, was responsible for passing counterfeit $100 bills at the foll…
Seen 'Em? Men Rob North Lawrence Store, Push Employee: Police Seen 'Em? Men Rob North Lawrence Store, Push Employee: Police
Seen 'Em? Men Rob North Lawrence Store, Push Employee: Police Police are searching for a pair of men who robbed a Long Island store in broad daylight. It happened in North Lawrence on Thursday, Sept. 21, according to Nassau County Police. Police say that just after 11 a.m., a 21-year-old female employee was working at Snipes Shoe Store, located at 253-01 Rockaway Turnpike, when the two alleged robbers walked in. The duo took several clothing items off the shelves and shoved the employee out of the way as they fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. Police described the first of the two robbers as a Black man, standing approximately six fe…
Not So Fast: Drunk Driver Hits Utility Pole On Long Island, Tries Running Away, Police Say Not So Fast: Drunk Driver Hits Utility Pole On Long Island, Tries Running Away, Police Say
Not So Fast: Drunk Driver Hits Utility Pole On Long Island, Tries Running Away, Police Say A 30-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after allegedly crashing into a utility pole on Long Island and then fleeing on foot. The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Eastport, at the intersection of Montauk Highway and South Bay Avenue. According to Southampton Town Police, Ismael Garcia-Chitay, of Eastport, was driving eastbound on Montauk Highway when he drove off the roadway and struck a utility pole. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and nobody was injured. Garcia-Chitay ran from the scene on foot but was arrested a short time later, p…
New Info: 2 Dead, Including Band Director, In Farmingdale HS Bus Crash New Info: 2 Dead, Including Band Director, In Farmingdale HS Bus Crash
New Info: 2 Dead, Including Band Director, In Farmingdale HS Bus Crash Two adults were killed, including a high school band director, and at least five students suffered critical injuries in a bus rollover crash in the Hudson Valley.  New Update: Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Hudson Valley Bus Crash The crash happened in Orange County on I-84 near Exit 15 at around 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. "This was a day of terror," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said just hours after the crash in the small town of Wawayanda, located about 45 miles northwest of New York City. Band, cheerleading, and dance students from Farmingdale H…
4 Nabbed In Armed Robbery At Long Island Business 4 Nabbed In Armed Robbery At Long Island Business
4 Nabbed In Armed Robbery At Long Island Business Four men are facing charges following a late-night armed robbery at a smoke shop on Long Island. The robbery happened at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Ronkonkoma, at the Lucky 7 Smoke Shop on Rosevale Avenue. According to Suffolk County Police, five men entered the store and one, armed with a handgun, restrained the clerk while the other four stole merchandise and cash. All five then ran off toward Rosevale Avenue. A short time later, a Highway Patrol officer spotted them getting into a Volkswagen Jetta and followed them. The car eventually parked in a driveway on Terry Road, …
1 Dead In Bus Crash With Farmingdale High School Students Aboard, Officials Say 1 Dead In Bus Crash With Farmingdale High School Students Aboard, Officials Say
1 Dead In Bus Crash With Farmingdale High School Students Aboard, Officials Say This story has been updated: A travel coach-style bus with some 50 music students onboard has crashed off I-84 in the Hudson Valley killing one and injuring at least 43 others and leading to the closure of the roadway, according to multiple authorities. Latest Update: Two, Including Teacher, Killed In High School Bus Crash  Three of the injuries are reportedly serious. Read the new, updated story here - New Info: 2 Dead, 5 Critically Injured In HS I-84 Bus Crash In Orange County The incident took place in Orange County in Wawayanda near Exit 15 around 1:30 p.m. Thursday…
Seen Him? Search On For Teen Last Spotted At Uniondale Elementary School Seen Him? Search On For Teen Last Spotted At Uniondale Elementary School
Seen Him? Search On For Teen Last Spotted At Uniondale Elementary School Police have issued an alert for a missing who was last seen in the parking lot of an elementary school. Angel Fryer, age 13, was last seen in Uniondale on Wednesday, Sept. 20, according to Nassau County Police. He was in the parking lot of 100 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, the location of The Academy Charter Elementary School, at 8 a.m. Angel is described as being 5-foot-5 and weighing approximately 120 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The teen was last seen wearing a white shirt, a purple sweater vest, black pants, and black shoes. He also has a black Adidas backpack. Detect…
$25K Scheme: Man Stole, Sold Goods From Carle Place Employer, Police Say $25K Scheme: Man Stole, Sold Goods From Carle Place Employer, Police Say
$25K Scheme: Man Stole, Sold Goods From Carle Place Employer, Police Say A Long Island man was arrested after he allegedly scammed his employer out of tens of thousands by stealing supplies and selling them himself, police said. On Monday, Sept. 18, 59-year-old James Kelly was nabbed for his purported scheme, according to Nassau County Police. The North New Hyde Park resident was hired part-time at Pure Hockey located at 231 Glen Cove Road. During his employment at the store, Kelly is accused of stealing various hockey equipment and items. He would then purportedly sell the items he stole on social media, pocketing the money for himself. In total, Kelly’…
Alert Issued For Missing Teen Last Seen In Hempstead Alert Issued For Missing Teen Last Seen In Hempstead
Alert Issued For Missing Teen Last Seen In Hempstead Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a teenager who was last seen walking on Long Island. Merelyn Acosta, age 15, went missing from Hempstead on Tuesday, Sept. 19, according to Nassau County Police. She was last seen walking south on Hewlett Street that day at approximately 2 p.m. Police say that at the time of her disappearance, Acosta was wearing a black shirt and black pants. Acosta is 5-foot-3 and weighs around 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on Acosta’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Nassau County Police …
Fishing Fright: Man In Critical Condition After Falling Into Sloop Channel Fishing Fright: Man In Critical Condition After Falling Into Sloop Channel
Fishing Fright: Man In Critical Condition After Falling Into Sloop Channel A Long Island man is in critical condition after he fell into the water while fishing on Long Island and was found unresponsive, officers said. It happened on Sunday, September 17 in Wantagh, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 4:45 a.m., four men were fishing at Greene Island Fishing Pier when one, a 30-year-old man, fell into the water of Sloop Channel. A second man, age 26, reportedly jumped into the water after him to save his friend. By the time Nassau County’s Marine Bureau arrived, both men had drifted nearly a half-mile west of the pier. Officers found the 30…
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered
Teen Duo Nabbed In Carjacking Inside Home Garage In Fairfield County, Stolen Cars Recovered Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with the brutal carjacking and beating of the vehicle owner in Fairfield County. Click here for a new, updated story: Third Suspect Now Sought In Violent Home Garage Carjacking In Westport On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Westport Police arrested one of the teens in connection with the carjacking that took place in Westport around 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 on Bayberry Lane. Based on information obtained by the Detective Bureau, a warrant to search a residence in Hartford County in Berlin was secured, said Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police. On Mond…
New Info: ID Released For Victim Of Second Deadly Crash Of Day On Same Rockville Centre Roadway New Info: ID Released For Victim Of Second Deadly Crash Of Day On Same Rockville Centre Roadway
New Info: ID Released For Victim Of Second Deadly Crash Of Day On Same Rockville Centre Roadway The 22-year-old victim of a fatal crash – the second of the day on a busy Long Island roadway – has been identified, police said. The crash happened on Sunday, Sept. 17 at approximately 10:30 p.m. in Rockville Centre.  Read the original story: 24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Second Deadly Crash Of Day On Same Long Island Roadway According to Nassau County Police, a 24-year-old man was driving south in a 2006 MINI Cooper on Peninsula Boulevard near the Southern State Parkway when his car veered off the road and into a tree, killing passenger Larry Torres, age 22, of Far Rockaway.…