Weather Alert  

"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline Monday evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,03:24 AM

Dix Hills Man Arrested for Hempstead Mortgage Loan Scam

Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Dix Hills man on March 10, 2014 at 11:11 am in Hempstead.

Print Email

Hempstead, NY - March 11th, 2014 - Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Dix Hills man on March 10, 2014 at 11:11 am in Hempstead.

According to detectives, the Spanish speaking Hempstead homeowners, who were in the process of foreclosure by their bank, hired Mark Savransky, 54, of 5 Alley Pond Court, a self employed “Mortgage Modification Specialist”, working out of 1 Old Country Road, Carle Place, to assist them with applying for a modified mortgage loan. Savransky advised the married couple that there would be a 3 month trial period to demonstrate to the bank that they were able to make payments consistently. Savransky also advised his clients that they had to give him the required payment amount and that he would make the payment directly to the bank on their behalf. After satisfying the three month period, Savransky, between July 2013 and January 2014, continued to collect the required amount from the homeowners who were under the belief that the payments were being applied to continue the ongoing satisfaction of their mortgage.

In February 2014 the victims came to learn that their home was again in foreclosure and were advised that the last payment the bank received was back in June 2013.

After contacting the police, a subsequent investigation by detectives led them to Savransky, who, after responding to the victim’s home to collect another months payment, was placed under arrest without incident. The total loss to the victims was over $17,000.

Savransky is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 03/11/2014.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Savransky is advised to call the Third Squad at (516) 573-6354.

If you believe that you may be a victim of Savransky and live in Suffolk County, please contact Suffolk County Police Department.