West Babylon,NY: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at approximately 5:50 a.m.
Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fatal fire that occurred at a West Babylon home this morning.
First Precinct officers responded to 68 15th St. at approximately 5:50 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire at the location. Four residents, two men, one woman and her 8-year-old son, were in the home at the time of the fire.
James Vella, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other adult male resident was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and smoke inhalation. A First Precinct police officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The woman and her son were not injured.
Following a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the fire to be non-criminal in nature.
Shirley,NY: Sunday July 8, 2018 at approximately 9:25 p.m.
Suffolk County Police arrested a man for DWI and leaving the scene of an accident after his vehicle struck a motorcycle and another car in Shirley.
Deris Medlock was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox northbound on William Floyd Parkway near Lyndale Court when the vehicle left the roadway. When he attempted to return to the roadway, the Equinox struck a 2005 Harley Davidson motorycle and a 2017 Honda CRV that were traveling northbound at approximately 9:25p.m. on July 8. Medloco fled the scene in rhe Equinox eastbound on Lyndale Court when he crashed into an unoccupied parked car in the driveway of the residence located at 45 Lyndale Court.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Rose Pesce, 54, of Shirley was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the motorcycle, her husband Christopher Pesce, 58, of Shirley was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of minor injuries. Medlock was transported to Long Island Community Hospital with minor injuries. The four people in the Honda were not injured.
Medlock, 31, of Bay Shore was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He was held overnight a the Seventh Precinct and was scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Monday morning.
All three vehicles were impounded for safety checks.
North Massapequa,NY: Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 4:37a.m
According to detectives, the North Massapequa fire Department responded to a working house fire at 2 The Link, a single family dwelling. With the assistance of Seaford, Massapequa, Bethpage, S Farmingdale, Wantagh, Levittown, N Bellmore, Farmingdale, Bellmore and E Meadow Fire Departments, several trucks and engines and over 60 fire department personnel were able to extinguish the fire. The body of a 66 year old male was found in the garage with a fatal gunshot wound, it appears to be non- criminal . His name is being withheld at this time. While battling the blaze, two firefighters suffered minor injuries, 1 of which was treated at an area hospital and released.
The fire appears to have started in the front of the house. Homicide Squad, Arson/Bomb Squad and Nassau County Fire Marshall are continuing to investigate.
Westbury,NY: Saturday July 7, 2018 at 9:55pm.
According to detectives, Sham Lal, 66, of Westbury, while attempting to cross Old Country Road near the intersection of S. Grand Street, was struck by an eastbound 2006 Mercedes being driven by a 58 year old male who remained at the scene and called 911. As a result of the collision Lal suffered multiple trauma injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later by a staff physician. The investigation in this incident continues.