Bellport,NY: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Bellport today.
Tyler Joseph LeBron was riding a 2004 Suzuki eastbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his motorcycle, crossed over the highway and struck a utility pole at approximately 5:40 p.m.
LeBron, 23, of Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
East Patchogue,NY: Friday, April 20, 2018 at approximately 04:20 a.m.
Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated following a crash during which two officers rescued her from a burning vehicle in East Patchogue this morning.
Mercedes Ramos was driving a 2016 Nissan Rogue eastbound on Sunrise Highway near Exit 53 when the vehicle crashed into the rear of a 2000 MACK Roll-Off Container Truck, driven by a man, at approximately 4:20 a.m. The front end of the Rogue became stuck under the rear of the truck. The truck dragged the Rogue for approximately one-quarter mile before the driver realized what had happened and brought the truck to a stop on the right shoulder of the roadway. The Rogue caught fire with the woman trapped inside. Two passing motorists, a 37-year-old man from Coplay, Pennsylvania and a 41-year-old man from Ridge, New York stopped to try and free Ramos from the Rogue.
When Highway Patrol Officers Richard Gandolfo and John McCrory arrived at the scene, they joined the two men and extricated the Ramos from the burning vehicle. North Patchogue Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
Ramos was transported to Long Island Medical Center in East Patchogue with non-life-threatening injuries. The two officers and the Pennsylvania man were transported to the same hospital where they were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation and released. The Ridge man and the truck driver were not injured.
Ramos, 19, of Medford was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. She was issued a Field Appearance Ticket and will be arraigned at a later date.
Coram,NY: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:37 a.m.
Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a single-car crash that killed a Mount Sinai man this morning.
Mark Farabaugh was driving a 2001 Hyundai southbound on North Ocean Avenue, just north of Pine Road, in Coram when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at 10:37 a.m.
Farabaugh, 54, of 531 Canal Road, was ejected from the vehicle and 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 and detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
Location: Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Suffolk County Police arrested three volunteer firefighters for setting fires in Central Islip and Hauppauge during a four-month span.
Following an investigation by Arson Section detectives, with the assistance of the Central Islip Fire Department, Austin Lehman, Stephen Hernandez and Shawn Key were arrested in connection with fires intentionally set at abandoned houses between October and January. All three are members of the Central Islip Fire Department. No one was injured in any of the fires.
The three were charged in connection with fires at:
- 82 Gates Ave. in Central Islip on October 21 at approximately 6 a.m.
- 104 Vanderbilt Ave. in Central Islip on October 24 at approximately 5:20 a.m.
- 173 Gibbs Road in Central Islip on November 7 at approximately 5:50 a.m.
- 43 Oakdale Ave. in Central Islip on November 22 at approximately 2:20 a.m.
- 475 Bridge Road in Hauppauge on January 14 at approximately 3:40 a.m.
Hernandez, 25, of 62A Ridgewood Ave., Central Islip, and Lehman, 19, of 74 Vanderbilt Ave., Central Islip, were charged with five counts of Arson 3rd Degree for their involvement in all five fires. Key, 27, of 10 Chuck Blvd., North Babylon, was charged with Arson 3rd Degree for the fire on November 22.
The three were scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 13.