NEW YORK -- A Long Island man charged in a crime spree across Suffolk County appeared before a judge on Wednesday.Police say small shops from Bay Shore to Islip, West Islip, Oakdale, Bohemia and Lindenhust were targeted since late May, some multiple times.In all, there have been at least 14 burglaries.Surveillance video captured the alleged serial burglar throwing a rock through the glass door at Bang Bang Burritos in West Islip and then ripping out cash resisters.Moments later, a neighboring ice cream shop was struck.Robert Porter, 55, of Kings Park is charged with 14 counts of burglary."We are here all day long, and we work hard for what we have and for someone to just come in here and take what they want, I'm glad, I'm honestly glad, he got caught," burglary victim Barbara Pagliarulo said."You couple that with supply chain issues that exist and prices of everything are going up, the merchants are trying to hold the line on prices. It's just very unfortunate this is where we are right now," said Rich Carpenter, president of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce.An alleged accomplice, 56-year-old Eric Hyndman, who is homeless, is charged in four of the burglaries.
A Long Island man was killed after running into the back of a tow truck stopped in the roadway. The crash took place in Coram around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9. Preston Pavlo, of Mount Sinai, was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima southbound on County Road 83 when his vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied tow truck that was parked in the left lane just south of Mooney Pond Road, said the Suffolk County Police.
Four people have been nabbed in a major million-dollar retail theft ring on Long Island. Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced on Tuesday, Aug. 9, that the suspects would steal items from big box stores and then use Ulloa’s Brentwood pawn shop as a front. The suspects would...
Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Coram on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Preston Pavlo was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima southbound on County Road 83 when the vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied tow truck that was parked in the left lane just south of Mooney Pond Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. The tow truck was at the scene to remove a vehicle that was involved in a previous crash.
An 83-year-old man died in Coram Tuesday night when his car struck a parked tow truck that was there to clear the road from a previous crash.
Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Coram last night. Preston Pavlo was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima southbound on County Road 83 when the vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied tow truck that was parked in the left lane just south of Mooney Pond Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. The tow truck was at the scene to remove a vehicle that was involved in a previous crash.
A 5-foot American alligator was surrendered to Suffolk County officials by an owner no longer able to care for the wild reptile.
A suspect is in custody in connection to over a dozen burglaries across Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the people who stole catalytic converters from multiple vehicles this month. Three people stole multiple catalytic converters on August 4 at approximately 5:20 a.m. in Centereach. The...
A man and woman were stabbed multiple times in Lindenhurst, detectives say.
Police are searching for a man who is accused of using a stolen credit card at a Long Island gas station.A man used a stolen credit card at Sunoco in Port Jefferson on Wednesday, July 20, according to a report from Suffolk County Crime Stoppers on Tuesday, Aug. 9.The gas station is located at&…
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued on the next suitable day. DPW’s Division of Vector Control is responsible...
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The Blue Point Civic Association held its monthly meeting on Aug. 1 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. Legis. Dominick Thorne (R-8th District) was in attendance and spoke of his ongoing efforts to have stop signs installed on the eastern and western sides of the intersection of Corey Avenue and Middle Road.
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Robert Porter, 55, is accused of the break-ins at 11 different businesses.
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ISLIP, N.Y. -- There is a heated battle on Long Island over Sloth Encounters LI.The business provides a so-called "one-of-a-kind experience," allowing one-on-one holding and feeding of the small mammals.As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported Tuesday, animal advocates say they are demanding its closure.Animal specialist Larry Wallach, along with investors, opened Sloth Encounters LI in Hauppauge this spring, delighting enthusiasts."My business is to educate the public on wildlife. If you go to any other sloth encounter it's nowhere near this," Wallach said. "Humidity, state-of-the-art heaters, enclosures. They have tons of room."But animal rights advocates, led by anthrozoologist John Di Leonardo...
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Zachary, a 9-year-old, 5-foot American alligator, has a new home after his owner -- who surprisingly is not a “Florida man” -- turned over the reptile to authorities last week. The alligator was surrendered Aug. 3 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk...
An incident involving a walk-in oven at Stony Brook University on Wednesday left one person hurt.