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SHIRLEY, NY : Monday, January 29, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m.

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a one-car crash that killed a Patchogue New York man last night.

Ali Gaith was driving a 2006 BMW sedan southbound on William Floyd Parkway when he apparently lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:15 a.m. on January 29. The BMW struck a utility pole in front of 539 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY. Gaith, 31, of 42 Pearl St., was pronounced at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

MOUNT SINAI, NY : Friday, January 19, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash that injured a police officer and the female driver in Mount Sinai last night.

Elvia Turcios was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima westbound on Route 25A, near Mt. Sinai Ave. at approximately 11:30 p.m. when her vehicle struck an occupied Suffolk County Police Department patrol car parked on the shoulder of the road with the emergency lights on during a traffic stop. The Altima then struck a 2004 Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound, and the Altima overturned.  The vehicle originally pulled over in the traffic stop was not involved in the crash.

The Sixth Precinct officer in the vehicle and Turcios were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Turcios, 30, of Port Jefferson, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and issued additional summonses. She was held at the Sixth Precinct and

arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 20.

EAST PATCHOGUE, NY : Sunday, January 14, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m

***UPDATE***

A Baldwin, New York man has been identified as the man found dead in the car. Detectives believe his death to be noncriminal in nature.

 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating an incident in which a person was found dead in the driver’s seat of a car that burned in a fire on Montauk Highway on January 14, 2018.

Fifth Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 report of a car on fire in the parking lot of the business located at 1236 Montauk Highway, near Kane Avenue, at approximately 8:20 p.m.  The Hagerman Fire Department extinguished the fire without incident before discovering a body burned beyond recognition inside the vehicle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The victim’s identity will be determined following the autopsy. Arson Section detectives are continuing their investigation into the cause of the fire.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

 

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