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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills this morning... * temperatures this morning range from near zero to 10 degrees below during this time...coupled with strong...gusty winds...are expected to produce life threatening wind chills as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures today will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,09:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


Two Blue Point Men Arrested in Connection with Several Burglaries

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Suffolk County Police have arrested two men in connection with several residential burglaries that occurred in Blue Point during the past week.

Blue Point, NY - July 25th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested two men in connection with several residential burglaries that occurred in Blue Point during the past week.

A resident of Oakwood Drive in Blue Point called 911 on July 24 at approximately 2:10 p.m. after discovering their home had been burglarized. Fifth Squad Special Operations Team detectives, who were conducting directed patrol due to these recent burglaries, received a description of the suspects provided by witnesses. The detectives were able to locate and arrest the suspects at their home a short time later.

Fifth Squad detectives charged Edward Hines III, 33, and Christopher Breitkopf, 40, both of Montauk Highway, Blue Point, with Burglary 2nd Degree for the burglary on Oakwood Avenue.

Through further investigation, detectives discovered Hines III was responsible for four more residential burglaries and one attempted burglary, all occurring in Blue Point between July 17th and July 24th. Hines III was additionally charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree.

Hines III and Breitkopf were held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and were scheduled for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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