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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 17,01:00 PM

SCPD: Man Arrested for Several Commercial Burglaries

Arrest occurred on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge on Friday, August 29, 2014 at approximately 5 a.m.

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Hauppauge, NY - August 30, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for committing a series of commercial burglaries over the past several months.
 
Fourth Precinct Police Officer John Hernandez was on routine patrol when heard an audible alarm at a commercial business located at 670 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge at approximately 5 a.m., August 29. Officer Hernandez proceeded to the rear of the building and was confronted by a subject, exiting with proceeds. Officer Hernandez confronted the subject, and a struggle ensued. The subject was able to flee on foot. Officer Hernandez requested assistance in locating the man from the Canine Section and Aviation Section.
 
A perimeter was set up and Canine Officer Robert Fanwick located the suspect hiding in nearby bushes. The suspect, John Sheats was arrested without further incident.
 
Investigation by Fourth Squad detectives revealed Sheats was also responsible for similar commercial burglaries occurring in Medford, Coram, Nesconset, Village of the Branch, and multiple burglaries in Hauppauge. The first burglary occurred at a business located at 2690 Route 112, Medford, on May 9.
 
Sheats, 35, of Central Islip was charged with 7 counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, one count of Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree, and Resisting Arrest.
 
Sheats is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on August 31.
 
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