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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...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 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,03:00 PM

Man Arrested for Grand Larceny after Purchasing Gift Cards with Stolen Credit Card Information

Credit information was stolen during recent Target data breach.

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Islandia, NY - March 14, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for using stolen credit card information that was obtained in the recent Target data breach to make several purchases at a store in Islandia.
 
Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Section detectives were contacted in January by security from Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 1968 Veterans Memorial Highway, regarding a possible credit card scam at the store. Following an investigation, detectives determined that the same person entered the store several times between January 6 and January 20 and used information from 45 stolen credit cards to purchase more than $35,000 worth of gift cards. It was determined that all 45 numbers were sold from the Target Store compromise.
 
Identity Theft Section detectives conducted surveillance at the pharmacy on March 13 and observed a man making gift card purchases at 7:26 p.m. The man, Terron Stowe, was arrested at the scene. Stowe was found in possession of 27 cloned credit cards containing other people’s credit card information.
 
Stowe, 27, of 119-19 Farmers Blvd., Saint Albans, Queens, was charged with one count of Petit Larceny, two counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Stowe was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.