Huntington Station Man Killed in Hit-and-Run
Cesar Guidel was struck by a car while walking along New York Avenue around 7:35pm Monday night. The car is described as a white sedan with New York State registered plates and possibly a rear spoiler. The car fled the scene of the accident and continued northbound of New York Avenue after hitting Guidel who was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives ask anyone with information on this accident to please call Second Squad at (61) 854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Police Rescue Man From Great South Bay
A man was recovered from the cold Great South Bay waters Monday afternoon after having fallen off his boat. The man, identified by police as 57-year-old Mastic resident Thomas Herrshaff, was found clinging to the back of his 24-foot clam boat at approximately 2:45pm. Herrshaff was suffering from the early stages of hypothermia at the time of his rescue, according to police. He was transported by ambulance to Brookhaven Hospital Memorial Center in East Patchogue. It’s not yet known what caused Hershaff to fall into the Great South Bay.
Wrong-Way Driver Killed on New Year’s Eve After Crash
An East Hampton man was died Saturday night after driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway. The 60-year-old driver, James Riley, crashed head-on into an oncoming car, a 2000 Suzuki, carrying a East Hampton family of three. The accident occurred just east of the West Hampton Beach exit at approximately 6:50pm. It is unclear whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident though an autopsy will be performed, according to investigators, who are also waiting on results from toxicology reports. The driver of the Suzuki, Carlos Bunay, was pinned into the car and had to be removed by emergency workers from the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. The other passengers sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Who Fired Fatal Shots, Police Probe
Detectives are conducting ballistic tests, interviews, and reviewing the surveillance video from the stores surrounding Charlie’s Family Pharmacy in Seaford where federal agent John Capano was slain after a confrontation with James McGoey who has just held up the pharmacy. Capano was in the store picking up prescription medications for his ailing father when McGoey entered the store, announced a hold up, then left as Capano followed him towards the door to confront him. While this was happening another person ran to a deli several doors down owned by a retired Nassau County officer to report the robbery in progress. The retired officer and an off-duty NYPD officer, a customer in the deli, ran to the scene and found Capano and McGoey in an altercation. Both Capano and McGoey died of gunshots though it is unclear who fired the fatal shots. McGoey was previously convicted of pharmacy holdups on four other separate occasions and was released from prison in August 2010. He was armed with a pellet gun.
Man Arrested in Assault, Robbery of Chinese Food Delivery Man
Scott Imbert, 25, of New Cassel, has been arrested by detectives who are still on the search for a second suspect in connection with the assault and robbery of a delivery man on Monday night. The suspects ordered Chinese food from China Garden in Westbury and when the delivery man arrived at the given address he was shoved to the ground and Imbert allegedly kept his right hand inside his pocket simulating a handgun that he kept pointed at the victim. The two men went through the delivery man’s pockets taken cash and credit cards. Imbert was later arrested and charged with three counts of robbery and criminal use of a firearm.