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Suffolk police shoot, kill knife-wielding man in "confrontation" in Shirley
Suffolk County police officers shot and killed a man holding a knife in Shirley on Saturday, police said. Homicide squad detectives are investigating the shooting at 12:30 p.m. on Rockledge Drive, police said.
Headstone of Oceanside resident’s ancestor is returned after being missing for two decades
Oceanside resident Roy Ruland recalled that he and his brother Steve had long been curious about their family’s roots. Twenty years ago, Roy trudged through the unkempt Waverly Avenue Cemetery, in Patchogue, looking for the grave marker of the family’s oldest known relative: the Rev. Luke Ruland, th
Man Crashes Into Pedestrian, Pole, Charged With DWI: Cops
MASTIC, NY — A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a pedestrian and a pole in a Shirley crash Friday night, police said. According to Suffolk County Police, Steven Reid, 46, of Wyandanch, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of
Prosecutors: NYC employee arrested for producing ‘ecstasy’
MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) — A package from China led authorities to a Long Island home where prosecutors say a city employee from the Department of Environmental Protection ran a lab that produced the dangerous drug called “ecstasy.” Joseph Guida was behind bars Saturday, accused of making enough of the add
Sources: NYC Employee Ran Sophisticated Drug Lab Out of Girlfriend's Home on Long Island
A New York City employee has been arrested, accused of operating an ecstasy and marijuana growhouse out of his girlfriend's home on Long Island, law enforcement sources said. Sources said the home on Roda Drive in Mastic is one of the most sophisticated drug labs investigators have ever worked on. W
Harbor Crab's Kris Kringle delivers Christmas miracles for local families
Mark Miller and his staff at Patchogue’s Harbor Crab Co. were at it again Wednesday night. Each year, the Harbor Crab’s owners, staffers and regulars work to gather hundreds of toys and tens of thousands of dollars for their Kris Kringle holiday drive.
Ecstasy 'cook lab,' marijuana growhouse raided in Mastic, federal officials say
Federal and local law enforcement officers in hazmat suits raided an ecstasy "cook lab" and marijuana growhouse in Mastic Friday, federal officials said. Authorities found "barrels of chemicals" and a "large quantity" of marijuana plants that led them to conclude the house on Roda Drive was being us
Holtsville man sentenced to the maximum prison time in cop-dragging case
A Suffolk judge on Friday sentenced a Holtsville steamfitter who dragged a police officer after a traffic stop to the maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for driving while intoxicated.
Tritec plans to purchase Touro College's Bay Shore campus to build apartments
The developers behind New Village at Patchogue, the Ronkonkoma Hub and other downtown building projects in Suffolk County are now in contract to purchase the Touro College campus in Bay Shore, greaterbayshore.com has learned.
Investigators: Man ran ecstasy 'cook lab' out of Mastic home
Federal officials say an intercepted package led them to uncover a "cook lab" inside a Mastic home that was being used to produce ecstasy. Teams with Homeland Security Investigations, Suffolk police and other agencies descended on the Roda Drive home on Friday, with some officers in hazmat suits. Ph
Raid On LI Drug Lab Leads To Hazmat Situation: HSI
MASTIC, NY — A Department of Homeland Security investigation led to the discovery of a drug lab in Mastic and a hazmat situation, officials said. According to Rachael Yong Yow, ICE spokesperson, the investigation led to home on Roda Drive where a drug lab was operating. She said while marijuana was
Longtime LI Record Store Owner Ready For Flip Side
LONG ISLAND, NY — For years, Bruce Berg was a mainstay on Long Island, well known for Record Stop — a longtime fixture in Ronkonkoma, the business is now lives on, run by his son Jeff, in Patchogue.
Man Found Dead After Massive LI House Fire
MEDFORD, NY - Suffolk County Police are investigating a house fire that killed a man in Medford on Tuesday night. Officers, firefighters from Medford and North Patchogue, as well as Medford EMS, Patchogue Ambulance and Farmingville Ambulance, responded to a home on Oregon Avenue at 10:30 p.m. after
Police: Suffolk man with 65 license suspensions caught in stolen car
Police say 65 license suspensions didn't stop a North Lindenhurst man from getting behind the wheel. Oscar Ronquillo was pulled over Friday morning in West Babylon. Police say he was driving a stolen Honda when they spotted him on Fulton Street.
Authorities find drugs, chemicals in Mastic drug lab; 1 in custody
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations, were dismantling on Friday what officials say was a drug lab operating out of a Mastic home. Law enforcement officials say they first found drugs inside the Roda Drive home on Thursday night. On Friday, hazmat crews were
Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal Nesconset crash, DA says
Authorities said Jesse Santucci was driving a 2018 Audi on Rosevale Avenue on Sept. 29 when he struck Kevin Hartnett, 26, who was walking northbound on the shoulder of the road at the time.
Plans nixed for ice skating rink at Patchogue's 'Winter Wonderland'
Patchogue’s “Alive After Five Winter Wonderland” will go on without its centerpiece attraction. An ice skating rink that would have been a first for the village was pulled from the plans of the one-day event — a culmination of several holiday celebrations and designed to drum up holiday sales for do
Man Hit In Head With Baseball Bat During Attempted Robbery
BRENTWOOD, NY - A man was hit in the head with a bat during an attempted robbery in Brentwood earlier this week, according to Suffolk Police. The incident was reported on Tuesday at about 11 p.m. on Macarthur Avenue.
Patchogue looks to revitalize West Main with a moratorium, planning study
With an eye toward reimagining a largely blighted strip of Main Street in Patchogue, the Village Board has commissioned a planning study and halted development approvals along the downtown’s western end.
Police investigating fatal house fire in Medford
Police are investigating a fatal house fire in Medford early Wednesday morning. One person was found dead, said Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, the head of the Suffolk County police homicide squad.