Long Island Teen Dies
After Being Hurt at Football Practice
August 10, 2017
The teen was hurt on the field at Sachem East High School in Farmingville just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10, according to police.
The nature of the injury wasn't immediately clear, but sources familiar with the investigation say he may have slipped and hit his head on a pole during a training exercise that involved team members carrying a metal pole on their shoulders.
He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Boy On Bike Struck By Car On Sunrise Highway
July 31, 2017
A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle across Sunrise Highway on July 30 night, Nassau Police said.
It happened at 8:30 p.m. in Baldwin. The teen was crossing Sunrise Highway southbound at Chestnut Street when his bicycle was struck by a 2004 Hyundai Sonata that was traveling west on Sunrise.
A Nassau County Police ambulance transported the teen, who sustained serious head injuries, to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The 25-year-old male driver of the Hyundai was not injured. Police did not identify either person. The investigation is ongoing.
Woman Arrested for Driving Drunk
May 23, 2017
Syosset: According to police, a Highway Patrol Officer did block the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway at exit 43 with his Radio Motor Patrol car. This was due to an auto accident investigation of an overturned auto. It was at this time that the defendant Shanice A. Haynes, 24, who was driving a 2009 Saturn passed emergency warning flares set up on the roadway and then struck the unoccupied Radio Motor Patrol Car blocking the roadway with its emergency lights on.
A subsequent investigation revealed the defendant was operating her vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and she was placed into police custody. In addition Haynes and her 23 year old front female passenger were both transported in a Nassau County Police Ambulance to a local hospital and treated for injuries to their right ankle. There were no other injuries reported.
Two Arrests For A Burglary
May 23, 2017
Flower Hill: According to detectives, Arsati Urbina, 20, of Mineola, and Dylan Silber, 17, of East Williston, entered an occupied residence on Hunters Lane, through an open garage door. The female resident, 61, heard voices inside the home and awoke her son, 28, who then yelled and chased the defendants out the door. The subjects fled the scene on foot with cash, jewelry and other assorted items.
No injuries were reported. On Friday, 05/19/17, Third Precinct police officers located the two defendants on Charles St./Congress Ave. in Mineola, where they were placed under arrest at 4:53 A.M.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter
In Fatal Crash, According to Reports
May 10, 2017
A lawyer has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a 2015 drunken driving crash that fatally injured a 21-year-old motorist on the Long Island Expressway, court records show.
Police said Jadeja had a blood alcohol content of 0.12, well over the legal limit. He was charged with manslaughter and DWI.
Jadeja, a Hempstead attorney from Brooklyn, pleaded not guilty and was released on Sunday after posting $275,000 cash bail. He and his wife, who is also an attorney, refused to comment to reporters in court in 2015.
The Sept. 19, 2015 crash in Plainview killed George Ragotte, a Ronkonkoma resident. The young car mechanic had been driving home from his girlfriend’s house in Levittown when, authorities said, he slowed to avoid a different crash and Jadeja’s 2012 BMW sedan rear-ended his car.
It happened on the LIE’s eastbound side at about 2:13 a.m., trapping Ragotte in the wreckage of his 1992 BMW sedan before he died hours later at Nassau University Medical Center, authorities said at the time.
Raj Jadeja, 36, of Brooklyn, finally pleaded guilty Thursday May 5 in Nassau County Court to charges of assault and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to the records. Jadeja, who is free on $275,000 bail, is scheduled to be sentenced May 25, 2017.
Queens Men Were Part Of Auto
Theft Ring That Stole $500k
April 10, 2017
Two individuals from Queens have been indicted for their alleged role in a citywide automobile and motorcycle theft ring that netted $500,000 worth of stolen cars, motorcycles, auto parts, and forged inspection stickers, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced.
In all, 11 people — including one man from Woodside and another from Jackson Heights — are in cuffs and still in custody after a 16-month investigation led cops to arrest the crew. The other suspects hail from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island.
Brentwood Residents Escape Basement Fire
April 10, 2017
Firefighters battle a blaze in a home on Bushwick Avenue in Brentwood early on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The fire in the house near Fulton Street was reported about 1 a.m., Suffolk County police said. Several people escaped from a fire in the basement.
RONKONKOMA: Another Carvel
Shop Robbed At Knifepoint
April 03, 2017
A masked robber held up an ice cream shop at knifepoint in Lake Ronkonkoma, and police are investigating whether the case is linked to a serial robber who has been targeting eateries on Long Island.
According to officials, the Carvel on Ronkonkoma Avenue was robbed around 9:20 p.m. Saturday 01 April. Surveillance photos obtained exclusively by News 12 show the masked suspect behind the counter with an employee. Police say no one was injured.
Suffolk police say there is no information at this point that links robbery to any active pattern, but it remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Farmingdale: Police Are Searching For a Man
April 03, 2017
Police are searching for the man who held up a gas station in Farmingdale. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
Police say the man purchased a pack of cigarettes from the Sunoco station on Fulton Street Friday March 31. Minutes later, the man re-entered the shop with a gun and held up the store. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
Syosset: Nassau Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Teenager
March 31, 2017
The Missing Persons Squad is investigating a Missing Juvenile from Syosset on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:15 am.
According to detectives, Daniel Fiffee, 13, who resides at the Mercy First Youth Facility was last seen leaving the residence. He is described as male, black, 5’9” tall, 129 Lbs, brown eyes, slight build, dark complexion, olive green jacket, gray sweat pants, and gray sneakers.
Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this missing juvenile to contact the Nassau County Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
Ronkonkoma: Women Arrested During
Massage Parlor Raid
March 31, 2017
Suffolk County Police 22 March arrested two women for unauthorized practice of a profession during a massage parlor raid in Ronkonkoma on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m.
In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Criminal Intelligence detectives, U.S. Department of Homeland Security officers and Town of Brookhaven Code Enforcement officers conducted an investigation into illegal activities at Nichole Spa, located at 321 Portion Road, at approximately.
Lili Jiang, 48, of Ronkonkoma and Xiu Yun Liu, 53, of Flushing, were arrested and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony, under the New York State Education Law.