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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

Former Employee and Her Husband Arrested for Stealing $200K in Goods and Services from Syosset Online Retailer

Ilana Kessler and Drew Reminick, both 29, of Oceanside, allegedly sold stolen property on eBay and other websites.

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Mineola, NY - March 25, 2015 - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of an Oceanside couple for participating in a scheme to steal thousands in merchandise and shipping costs from a Syosset online retailer and selling the company’s goods and services as if they were their own.
Drew Reminick, 29, was arrested today and arraigned on charges of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree (a C felony) and Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree (an E felony) before Nassau District Court Judge Paul Meli, who set bail at $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash.
Ilana Kessler, also known as Ilana Kessler-Reminick, 29, was arrested and arraigned on March 19 on the same charges before Nassau District Court Judge Darlene Harris, who set bail at $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash. Both defendants are due back in court on April 24.
If convicted of the top charge, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of five to 15 years in prison.
“Retailers rely on their employees to be honest ambassadors of their company to the customers that keep them in business,” Acting DA Singas said. “When employees attempt to capitalize on that relationship for their own personal gain, everyone – including customers, fellow employees and business owners – is hurt by their criminal conduct.”
Acting DA Singas said that ArmorMount LLC, an online store located in Syosset selling flat panel television wall mounts, employed Kessler in a contracted sales management capacity. From 2012 to 2014, with the assistance of her husband, Drew Reminick, Kessler allegedly stole merchandise from her employer during the course of her employment. The couple would then sell the stolen items through multiple methods, including on eBay.
After discovering a series of illegitimate transactions and thefts, ArmorMount filed a complaint to the DA office’s Criminal Complaint Unit.
The DA office’s subsequent investigation showed that a substantial amount of transactions were fulfilled using merchandise stolen from ArmorMount, for which the retailer was also billed for shipping, resulting in over $200,000 in losses.
Assistant District Attorneys Brian Heid and April Montgomery are prosecuting the case for Acting DA Singas’ Economic Crimes Bureau. Kessler is represented by Kyce Siddiqi, Esq.; Reminick is represented by David Mirsky, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.