Weather Alert  

"High Wind Watch" ...High wind watch in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * Impacts...downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or higher, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Storm Watch" ...Storm watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... * winds and seas...east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 kt has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,02:24 PM

Man Arrested for Residential Arson in Islip

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for Arson after he burned a residence in Islip and barricaded himself inside before officers rescued him from the home.

Print Email
Islip, NY - August 23rd, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for Arson after he burned a residence in Islip and barricaded himself inside before officers rescued him from the home.
 
Third Precinct Patrol Officers Arthur DeBono and Todd Jackson responded to a call for a domestic incident at a residence on Main Street in Islip at 1:36 a.m. A short time later, a man set the residence on fire and barricaded himself inside.
 
The two officers, along with Third Precinct Patrol Sergeant Andrew Manfredonia, entered the burning residence and attempted to talk the suspect, Peter Marren, into coming out. Marren, who was armed with a knife, would not comply and was to threatening to harm officers and himself.
 
Police were able to take Marren into custody with the assistance of officers from the Emergency Service Section.‎
 
Members of the Islip Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.
 
Sergeant Manfredonia, Officer DeBono and Officer Jackson were all treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for smoke inhalation. Marren, 45, of Islip, was transported to Southside Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Arson Section detectives charged Marren with Arson 3rd Degree and Criminal Contempt. He is scheduled for arraignment at a later date.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.