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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

NCPD: Two Inwood Teens Arrested for Robbery

The pair is charged with Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Inwood, NY - February 23, 2014 - The Fourth Squad reports the arrests of two men for Robbery that occurred on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm in Inwood.
According to detectives, a 17 year old male victim was standing if front of his residence on Church Street when he was approached by the defendants Oskar Puk, 16, of 479 Chestnut Street, Inwood and Joshua Mackay-Smith, 16, of 309 Hewlett Bay Park. Both demanded cash and the victim’s cell phone. Mackay-Smith grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand and both defendants then fled on foot. The victim then ran to his residence and was able to notify the police and give a description. Responding Fourth Precinct Police Officers observed Mackay-Smith on Stanley Street and placed him into police custody without incident. The cell phone was recovered. Oskar Puk was placed into police custody without incident a short time later when he was observed walking on Stanley Street. A subsequent investigation revealed that the two defendants were also responsible for taking proceeds without permission from a 19 year old male victim’s Washington Ave residence after they were invited to spend the night earlier.
Both Oskar Puk and Joshua Mackay-Smith are both charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree. They both were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, February 23, 2014.