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Fatality In MV Crash On Northern Pkwy Exit 38

On Tuesday November 13th, 2018 at approximately 6:43 A.M. a vehicle traveling eastbound on the Northern State Parkway east of exit 38 went off the roadway striking a tree.  The driver (male) was deceased at the scene and the passenger (female) was taken to a local hospital.  The roadway is back open and the investigation is continuing at this time. 

Identification of the victims is pending notification.
The New York State Police is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please contact State Police Farmingdale at (631)756-3300.      
Any further updates will be done through this website.            


Community To Gather In Superhero Costumes To Honor Stan Lee



Stan Lee - Comic Book Icon (photo credit U.S. Army)Stony Brook, New York (November 15, 2018) — Three Village Community Activist John C. Tsunis will be joined by President of the Tri-State Stan Lee Fan Club Charlie Ziegler, Stony Brook Community Leaders, Stony Brook University students and marvel enthusiasts, dressed in costumes of the famous Marvel characters, on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5PM. Mourning fans, enthusiasts, and community members will light candles in honor of Lee, who died at age 95, as a Long Island Icon and the most famous member of the Stony Brook community. The hotel will be showing his movies on all televisions in his honor. Lifelong Marvel fans will show off action figures, comic books, Hulkcollectible items and more which are often-considered relics and one of a kind. The first I-Con, where fans were dressed as Marvel Characters and traveled the campus, was held at Stony Brook University.

“Stan Lee was a member of the Long Island family and a major part of my childhood. I fondly remember reading his comic books and imagining Stan Lee’s creations. Today, this earth lost an icon, a legend, and millions of Americans and fans mourn his loss. He brought the superhero out in all of us,” said Charlie Ziegler, President, Tri-State Stan Lee Fan Club. 


SCPD Investigating Sexual Assault Of Teen In Huntington


Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a teenage female that occurred in Huntington early this morning.

The victim, 16, was walking with a friend on Prospect Street, approximately 100 feet south of Main Street, at approximately 1:15 a.m. when she was sexually assaulted by a man.

The man was described as Hispanic, approximately 20 to 25 years old, with short hair on the side and long hair on top. The man, who has acne and a scar on his forehead, was wearing dark-colored shorts, a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and white sneakers. He fled on foot toward Main Street. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.



Man Arrested After Fleeing MV Crash On LIE In Commack


Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he fled a motor vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway in Commack tonight.

A man was driving a Toyota Sienna east on the LIE when he rear-ended a Chevrolet SUV near exit 52 at approximately 5:30 p.m. The man fled the scene. A third driver, not involved in the crash, followed the Toyota and called police, providing the license plate number of the vehicle. 

After an investigation, Highway Patrol Officer Rob Ketelas determined the driver of the Toyota was Richard Mouzakes. Officer Ketelas notified Sixth Precinct officers Shane Parker and Chris Sarli that Mouzakes was in the Selden area. The officers located Mouzakes and the vehicle behind Taco Express, located at 1236 Middle Country Road, Selden. Mouzakes was attempting to repair the damage on his vehicle. The investigation also revealed that Mouzakes’ license had previously been suspended 22 times. 

Mouzakes, 54, of Selden, was charged with Leaving the Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree. He was also issued several traffic citations for violations related to the crash.

Mouzakes was released on bail and will be arraigned at a later date.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Unofficial Election Results November 6, 2016

Town of Smithtown



District Court Judge, 4th District, Town of Smithtown Richard T Dunne and Paul E Hennings

Councilperson Town of Smithtown Thomas Lohmann

Suffolk County Comptroller - John Kennedy


NYS Senator - John Flanagan

NYS Assembly - Michael Fitzpatrick


United States Congress - Lee Zeldin

NYS Governor and Lt. Governor - Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul

NYS Comptroller - Thomas Di Napoli


Man Dies In Two-Vehicle Crash In Ronkonkoma

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Ronkonkoma near exit 60 on the Long Island Expressway on November 6.

John Palmer was operating a 2014 Freightliner Truck westbound when it collided with a 2006 Kia Sportage being operated by Brendan Appold. Palmer’s truck then veered off the road and stuck the overpass at approximately 12:15 p.m.  Palmer, 28, of Maybrook, New York was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Appold, 30, of Holtsville, was uninjured and remained at the scene.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452


Man Dies In MV Crash In Fort Salonga


Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a man in Fort Salonga on November 6.

A 2018 Dodge Ram, traveling westbound on Pulaski Road, collided at the intersection of Meadow Glen Road with a 1998 Acura CL heading southbound at 10:47 a.m.

Lawrence Margott, 91, the driver of the Acura, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.  The driver of the Dodge was not injured. 

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452


Man Critically Injured In MV Crash On Canal Rd. Pt Jeff Station

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that critically injured a man in Mount Sinai this morning.

Joseph Campolo was driving a 2010 Ford Edge eastbound on Canal Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole in front of 158 Canal Road at 8:55 a.m.

Campolo, 73, of Port Jefferson Station, was transported by Port Jefferson EMS to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was listed in critical condition.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.



NYS Police Cold Case Tuesday

Cold Case Tuesday – State Police continue the search for the suspect in a 1986 homicide

State Police continue to look for William Peter Fischer, wanted for the murder of his 19-year-old son, Billy and his friend, Nancy Hyer.

On December 21, 1986, the bodies of Billy Fischer and Nancy Hyer were found in the trunk of Hyer’s vehicle.

An investigation revealed Billy had been shot 18 times, Nancy, stabbed twice.
It is believed that on December 10, 1986, Fischer invited his son to his Southampton home. It is believed that Billy, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, asked his father for money to help cover mounting medical bills.

The following day, Billy contacted Nancy Hyer, asking her to come and pick him up from his father’s house. It is believed that Fischer shot Billy, then stabbed Nancy to death, putting the bodies in the trunk of Hyer’s car and leaving it at the Southampton Elks Club.

Police searched Fischer’s home and found blood and fibers matching the victims in the vacuum cleaner and bullets in the walls. Luminol sprayed throughout the house also revealed blood had been cleaned off the walls.

On February 25, 1987, William Fischer was indicted on two counts of Murder 2nd degree and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On February 27, 1987, Fischer’s abandoned vehicle was found at New York’s Kennedy Airport. 

An investigation has failed to locate Fischer to date.

Fischer is now in his 70s, and described as 5’11, 185-200 pounds with salt and pepper hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on William Peter Fischer’s whereabouts are asked to call State Police at (631) 756-3300.


Police Looking To Public In Homicide Case

  Wanted for Homicide

Release Date: November 1, 2018

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person or people who murdered two people in West Babylon earlier this year. 

Olivia Digrigoli, 21, of West Islip, and Anthony St. Hilaire, 22, of West Babylon were both shot to death while inside a vehicle parked on Lakeway Drive on July 25 at approximately 11:20 p.m. 

Below are photos of the victims. 

















Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.  


 Authority:  D/Sgt. Stephen Guyer CC# 18-428332

                    Homicide Squad CW# 18-415/KP