Updated: 11 Residents of Terryville Home Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

House condemned by Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal.

Eleven people from a Terryville home were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries around midnight on Friday due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to police.

Police initially went to the home after someone called 911 about a female who felt sick. also responded along with multiple other area departments to the home on Jayne Boulevard where a high carbon monoxide reading was taken.

Some of the people in the home were taken by ambulance to Mather Hospital. No ages were available from police but a fire department radio call said that there might have been at least one child involved.

Police say that it appears that the cause of the leak was a generator next to the home where all ten people were staying at the time. The Brookhaven Town building inspector and fire marshal were both called to the scene and condemned the house following an investigation.

Someone who did not wish to be identified commenting on an ongoing investigation told Patch that there also might have been illegal apartments in the home. That information has not been verified by Brookhaven Town officials as of yet.

John Pine April 22, 2012 at 03:44 AM
10 people in a small house like that? Considering the area it is probably an illegal house, one of many in the area. Yet it takes an event like this for Brookhaven Town to do anything. Very likely the residents were illegal aliens, which is a big problem in the whole area. This should be a wake up call to the Town to crack down on these illegal residences. The residents may not have any standards but these overcrowded, unsafe homes put themselves and others in danger. Otherwise the neighborhood will continue to decline...
Americanivory April 22, 2012 at 02:30 PM
John, you are so right! Of course they are illegals - that's about all that are living up and down Jayne Blvd. And the generator was the cause of the leak? So does that mean they are living there without electricity? What is it going to take for the Town to wake up and get rid of these illegals and the apartments? I can't afford the school taxes anymore to put the illegals kid through school - I don't have any children of my own and yet I am paying for how many illegals to attend our schools? Port Jefferson Station/Terryville is quickly becoming another Brentwood/Bayshore/Central Islip and everyone stands by watching it happen, doing nothing. Are they waiting for a bug disaster to happen before they act?. We all need to attend the CIvic Association and let our voices be heard. They are meeting this Tuesday at 7pm at the library - come on residents - let's take our town back!!!
Stacy April 23, 2012 at 02:37 AM
The whole Uptown/PJS/Terryville area has been in a very slow decline for around 10 years. There are hundreds of slumlords in the area that rent to illegals especially Jayne Blvd and Superior/ Champlain/ Ontario Streets. The area surrounding the Route 112 area and Main St. is an illegal magnet with stores catering to their needs. Ever since the Bravo opened up in that shopping center, its been in a downward spiral. Homeless, gangs, prostitution, drug deals, and loitering.
Living in Brookhaven April 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I live on Terryville and thank god our street is nothing like Jayne. Brookhaven has a ton of things they do to prevent illegal apartments. They have incentives for mail men,and utility inspectors to turn in illegal apartments, they have the once a year "clean sweep" program, and permits for non-living structures (garages) are so stringent that If I built one now it cannot have a loft or have and drywall/insulation. If Im not mistaken, that is the second time that home was condemned. I believe it had problems just last year. Terryville is an fantastic place to live and I love where I live, but the migration from uptown PJ has to go somewhere... NOT MY AREA!
Michael Leverett Dorn, PhD April 23, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Hey - please don't diss the Bravo - that's the only supermarket I can walk and bike to safely.
Earl April 25, 2012 at 07:23 PM
One of the bigger problems is that group that keeps dropping off supplies to the homeless in the lot next to 7-11.
Americanivory April 28, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Living in Brookhaven - R u sure about your facts? I spoke to the verizon man on Jayne blvd why he is there so often up the pole - he tells me its because there are constant changes to phone numbers and phone lines in the area, most likely illegals moving in and out all the time. I don't think your story is correct about incentives for mail men and utility workers, I just this minute spoke with the US Post Office in PJS/T and they said they never heard of anything like that - the post office would not get involved with that, only if it had to do with mail fraud. I personally have complained to the Town about homes on University Drive and NOTHING was done, so there are no stringent rules, or any rules about the illiegals - maybe us, the taxpayers, but not the illegals. You stated in your comments "If Im not mistaken, that is the second time that home was condemned. I believe it had problems just last year...", so that says right there that there are no rules or investigations for the illegals. Don't think Terryville Rd. is untouched either, not as much but it's coming as they are branching out. We need to take back our town, but it has to be in forces one person alone cannot do it - and we need the Civic Association to help us get the Town to make it happen, but they can't unless we all go to the meetings! Will you be there May 29? Hope so - my family and I will be!!!


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