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02-10-2019 | 12:50 AM | SHIRLEY,NY —  Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a person in Shirley early this morning. A 2004 Jeep was travelling southbound on William Floyd Parkway, near Dawn Drive, when it was struck from behind by a 2010 Toyota sedan driven by James Dontae at approximately 12:50 a.m. The Jeep caught fire following the crash. The driver of the Jeep, who has yet to be identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Dontae, 29, of Shirley, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.


02-04-2019 | 6:30 PM | PINEVILLE,NC 

02-02-2019 | 07:00 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC – Charlotte Fire Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house to go up in flames on Saturday evening on Newberry Park Lane. The 911 call came in at approximately 7:00pm reporting the fire. Multiple 911 calls into Charlotte Fire Department reported that a house on Newberry Park Lane was engulfed in flames. 911 callers stated the flames were getting closer to nearby houses.

Charlotte Fire Department Battalion Chief  Phil Bosche says “first companies arrived on scene to find a house with heavy fire involved, potentially affecting surrounding structures.” Additional surround fire companies with the Charlotte Fire Department were called to the scene and an 2nd alarm fire response began. Bosche told Patch approximately 40 firefighters responded to the fire to assist in bring the blaze under control.

Firefighters assisted one resident who had difficulty self-evacuating from the house. Charlotte Fire Department Battalion Chief Bosche tells Patch no firefighters or civilians were injured as a result of the fire.

Due to the damage sustained in one of the homes, an Accelerant Detection K-9​ with the Union County Fire Marshal Office was brought into the scene.

​ The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the he Charlotte Fire Investigation Task Force​.

01-20-2019 | 12:11 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC – On January 20, 2019 at 12:11am Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Departmet, Matthews Fire & EMS, and Mecklenburg EMS received 911 calls for a motor vehicle crash with people trapped. The accident was reported on I-485 Outer at the Weddington Road overpass. Charlotte Fire Department Station 32, Station 9, Battalion 7 and and engine from Matthews Fire & EMS all responded along with an ambulance from Mecklenburg EMS. The 911 call stated a tractor trailer had overturned on I-485 and the driver was trapped in the cab. Firefighters removed the windshield of the truck cab and pulled the driver out. According to paramedics on scene, the driver was sustained potentially life threatening injuries and was taken to the Trauma Center at Carolina Medical Center.  The truck was reportedly hauling loads of tomatoes that spilled onto the highway. The accident backed up traffic for miles on I-485 Inner for about an hour until the fire department was able to leave the scene. A heavy duty wrecker (Tow Truck) arrived around 1:45am to begin the process of up-righting the tractor trailer. It’s unclear if the heavy rain and wet weather were factors in the accident.

01-17-2019 | 1:40 PM | PINEVILLE,NC –  On December 22, 2018 at approximately 11:39 a.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department along with the Charlotte Fire Department responded to Chantilly Corner Studios located at 2644 Shenandoah Avenue in response to a 911 call regarding an arson attempt.    No one was injured and the business received only minor damage from the arson.   The investigation revealed that the incident actually occurred the night before at approximately 3:13a.m.

While various materials were used by the suspect in this arson attempt; no high explosives were used in this incident.  Accelerants were used in the crime and evidence was collected.  We will not be releasing the exact method/materials the arsonist used as that information is a part of the criminal investigation.

During the course of their investigation CMPD Bomb Squad and Arson Detectives developed a suspect in this case and on January 17, 2019 at approximately 1:40 p.m., served a search warrant at 808 Cone Avenue, Pineville, NC.  The suspect was located and arrested by the CMPD SWAT Team without incident.  Evidence was located has been collected.  The suspect’s name will be released once he has been formally charged at the Magistrates’ Office.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.


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