Here’s a look at some of the top police and fire stories that grabbed headlines in and around your community this past week. Click the headline to read further.
A Medford man faces driving while intoxicated charges after driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway early Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Two Medford residents were arraigned Thursday in Central Islip courts for allegedly having carried out a month-long armed burglary spree across from Shirley to Nesconset.
A Setauket woman was hit by a car and critically injured early this morning as she attempted to catch her dog after it escaped from the yard. According to Suffolk County police, Peggy Place, 56, was hit by a Ford Explorer that was traveling west on Main Street in Setauket at about 6:30 a.m. The driver of the Explorer, Richard Sayler, 51 of Sound Beach, was not injured in the crash. Place is a teacher at Nassakeag Elementary School in the Three Village school district.
The black icy conditions on walkways and roadways kept the Community Ambulance Company extremely busy Friday, with 21 calls for help handled by 3 p.m. "That is more than double our average daily call volume in only a few hours. Of those 15 calls were weather related injuries," Department Chief Chris Gonzales told Patch in an email.
A Suffolk judge revoked a plea deal Monday for Thomas Costa, 32, from Coram who was arrested after being charged in connection with the death of a jogger who was taken off life support three weeks after the accident.
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The condition of a Setauket woman who was hit by a car and seriously injured on Monday when she was trying to catch her dog when it ran into the road has been upgraded from critical to serious, according to a media representative at Stony Brook Medical Center.