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.
New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin is keeping cash registers busy across the area, including at the Modell’s in Commack.