Scott Armstrong said it took him five months to grow the pumpkin in his backyard in Commack.
Suffolk County police on Saturday were holding a man who was caught in Buffalo, after he allegedly stole three vehicles and robbed two banks in a period of five days.
Mark Kern, 54, of Kings Park was arrested following the four-month-long Operation Green Thumb.
Twenty-year-old Clyde Ricks was arrested as he attempted to flee the scene and charged with assault, police said.
A missing elderly man from Suffolk County who suffers from dementia was found safe in New York City Wednesday night.
Prosecutors said Susan Becker took her 13 and 15-year-old children on joyrides, arming them with slingshots and soft-air guns and encouraging them to rapid fire BB pellets at parked cars in Islandia, Hauppauge and Commack.
A Suffolk County woman stood charged Saturday with encouraging her young teenage children to fire a BB gun at car the windows of parked cars.
Police said Patrick Curley, 40, was driving westbound on Route 25 in his SUV when he crashed into a Winters Brothers garbage truck that was backing out of a business.
The woman’s clothes caught fire when gas vapors emanating from a gas can were ignited by a nearby candle, police said.
A big pumpkin sitting on Scott Armstrong’s front yard in Commack recently took the top prize at the annual “Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off” in Westbury. The massive pumpkin tipped the scales at 12,079 lbs making it the heaviest pumpkin ever grown on Long Island.
Police said that 45-year-old Robert Sanfilippo, who manages a team of 10- and 11-year-old boys, was arrested on charges of stalking and aggravated harassment. He appeared in court on Saturday for arraignment.
The 45-year-old has been charged with burglary and is being held on $5,000 bond.
Carll deeded the land so it could be used for a historical museum and educational farm, but that never happened.
Police said a Long Island Power Authority worker who was cutting trees near the Indian Head Forest Condo Complex found the remains around 8 a.m.
Police said 19-year-old Aaron Thomas had left his car parked in the safety zone of the expressway to buy gas on Commack Road and was struck while returning to his vehicle.