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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,02:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Man Arrested After Leaving 5-month-old and 5-year-old Sons in Unattended Vehicle

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a Patchogue man that left his 5-month-old baby boy and 5-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping in Patchogue ...

Patchogue, NY - February 17th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Patchogue man that left his 5-month-old baby boy and 5-year-old son unattended in a car while shopping in Patchogue Village.
 
Fifth Precinct Police Officer Dennis Stewart responded at approximately 5:40 p.m. to a report of two young children left unattended in a vehicle that was parked in the Patchogue Village parking lot located at 32 West Main St., Patchogue.  Upon arrival, Officer Stewart observed the two children in a 1999 Mazda that was locked and not running.  Witnesses stated that the children had been in the vehicle approximately 15 minutes prior to police arrival.  The outside temperature was approximately 25 degrees at the time of the incident.
 
When the children’s father, Luis Lucero Fajardo, 32, of 73 Wiggins Ave., Patchogue, returned to the vehicle, he was arrested and charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Officers discovered during the course of the investigation that Lucero did not possess a driver’s license and his vehicle was suspended from being on the road because it was not insured.
 
Lucero Fajardo will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on February 18.
 
A notification will be made to Suffolk County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Bureau.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
Incident:         Man Arrested After Leaving 5-month-old and 5-year-old Sons in Unattended Vehicle
Location:        Patchogue Village parking lot, 32 West Main St., Patchogue
Date/Time:     Monday, February 17, 2014 at approximately 5:40 p.m.

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