Crimes Nearby: Suspect in Serial Armed Robberies Nabbed

Also, judge revokes plea deal in fatal Mt. Sinai hit and run; case will go to trial.

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.


Police: Medford Man Drives Wrong Way on LIE

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.


Cops: Medford Couple Arrested for Month-Long Armed Robbery Spree

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.

Three Village

Setauket Woman Chasing Escaped Dog Struck by Car

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.


Icy Conditions Make For a Busy Community Ambulance Day

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.

Port Jefferson

Coram Man Set To Face Trial in Fatal Hit-and-Run

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.

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Woman Hit by Car Downgraded to 'Serious' Condition

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.


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