Huntington Station Man Pleads Not Guilty to DWI, Arson
Aaron Tarkin, of Huntington Station, is pleading not guilty to charges of arson, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of children, criminal possession of a controlled substance and several other charges. Tarkin, 25, was arrested by police on February 22 for allegedly driving drunk with his two sons, ages 8 and 5, in his Honda Sonata. Tarkin was later charged with arson by detectives for setting fire to an East Northport home on February 13. A judge has set Tarkin’s bail at $630,000 or $1.8 million bond.
Five Injured in House Fire
An early morning fire that broke out in Levittown around 12:30am this morning has left five injured, according to authorities. The home’s four occupants – a 46-year-old woman and three 11-year-old children – managed to make a quick escape from the house. They suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to a hospital for treatment. A firefighter suffered a dislocated knee.
Gunman Sought in Sound Beach Shooting
Suffolk County detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday in Sound Beach. A man carrying a shotgun allegedly confronted a group of people and fired a round into the air. The group had been talking outside of a Waterville Drive home at 10:30pm when the man approached them. After firing the gun into the air the man fled the scene. No injuries were sustained. The suspect’s face was painted white with black triangles paint above and below his eyes. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and a black beanie hat. Emergency officials utilized the county’s emergency phone notification system CodeRed to alert residents to stay inside their homes. This is the first time the CodeRed system has been used outside of severe weather warnings. Detectives are asking anyone with information or witnesses to this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.
Woman Hits 3 With Car
A Huntington Station woman has been arrested for allegedly running over three women with her car after a fight in New Cassel early Friday morning. Shannon Chambers, 35, left the parking lot of the VFW Hall, located on Prospect Avenue, after the altercation but returned shortly after driving her 2007 Pontiac onto the sidewalk at 2:27am, striking three females before hitting a telephone pole. Chambers attempted to flee the scene in her car but was apprehended by police. She is charged on three counts of second degree assault and three counts of first degree reckless endangerment. The victims were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.