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Selden Man Arrested for Memorial Day Weekend Hit-and-Run Boat Crash in Patchogue

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Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Aviation Section and Fifth Precinct officers, along with members of the Patchogue Fire Department, responded to a hit-and-run boat crash that injured a woman in Patchogue on Sunday night.

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Update - May 28, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Selden man for leaving the scene of a boat crash that injured a woman in Patchogue on May 24.

Mark Tricarico, 31, surrendered to Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers today at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the Fifth Precinct and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Boating Accident Involving Injury. Tricarico was released on bail and will be arraigned at a later date.

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Below is the original release.                                                          

Patchogue, NY - May 25, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Aviation Section and Fifth Precinct officers, along with members of the Patchogue Fire Department, responded to a hit-and-run boat crash that injured a woman in Patchogue on Sunday night.

A 23-foot 1987 Sea Ray boat crashed into the west jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River at approximately 9:20 p.m. One of the boat’s passengers, Danielle Virgilio, 29, of Farmingdale, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported that up to seven people were on the boat at the time of the crash. Several of the boat’s occupants were located nearby and interviewed by responding officers but were uncooperative.

A search of the surrounding waters was conducted to locate potential additional victims but none were found.

The vessel suffered extensive damage and was secured in place. Police are attempting to locate the owner, who is responsible for removing it from the rocks.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8526.