07-01-2019 | 6:30 PM | PLAINVIEW,NY — New York State Police are investigating a crash that seriously injured a driver in Plainview, New York. Around 6:30 p.m., a Jeep overturned on the Northern State Parkway at Exit 37 (Manetto Hill Road). Firefighters from Plainview Fire Department had to cut the driver free from the vehicle using the JAWS OF LIFE. The parkway was shutdown to have a Nassau County Police Medical Helicopter land. The driver was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.
06-14-2019 | 9:45 AM | PATCHOGUE,NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fatal fire that killed a resident at a Patchogue home this morning.
Fifth Precinct officers responded to 72 Ohls St., at approximately 9:45 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire at the location. Elisa Doughty, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Kristle Doughty, 34, Elisa’s daughter, also a resident of the home, was transported by North Patchogue Fire Department Ambulance to Stony Brook Hospital with burns to her arm.
Fire officials say the victim was found in the basement apartment of the home. Officials are investigating whether the basement apartment was an illegal addition.
North Patchogue Fire Department Chief Thomas Wassmer said “The stairwell becomes like a chimney and all the heat shoots up there. When she turned around, that’s when I’m figuring she got the burns, when the fire started picking up a little bit and forced her back up the stairs.”
Chief Wassmer said the elderly victim was found in the kitchen/living room area of the apartment.
North Patchogue, Hagerman, Blue Point, Patchogue and Medford Fire Departments responded to extinguish the fire.
Following a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the fire to be non-criminal in nature.
06-01-2019 | 10:25 PM | EAST FARMINGDALE,NY — Suffolk County Police Department arrested a man for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after a multiple vehicle accident on Saturday night. Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles at the intersection of Route 110 and Michael Avenue in East Farmingdale at approximately 10:25 p.m. Police arrested the driver of one of the vehicles after a field sobriety test at the scene. The suspect was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and treated for minor injuries.