News Briefs From Around Huntington (Week Of July 1)

Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski

Huntington Man Struck, Killed While Crossing NY Avenue

  Suffolk police said the fatal crash occurred near this stretch of New York Avenue in Huntington village.   (Photo/Google Maps)

Suffolk police said the fatal crash occurred near this stretch of New York Avenue in Huntington village. (Photo/Google Maps)

A Huntington man was fatally struck by a car while crossing New York Avenue in Huntington village last Wednesday night, Suffolk police said.

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives said Miguel Jiminez-Villa was walking across the roadway in front of 241 New York Ave. at around 11:40 p.m. when he was struck by a 2009 Nissan sedan that was traveling southbound.

Jiminez-Villa, who police said was around 55 years old, of Huntington, was brought by Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Nissan, 26-year-old Andrew Skei, of Lynbrook, was not injured, according to police.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Driver Flees Scene Of Accident That Injures Six, Cops Say

  The 2014 Lincoln limousine, left, and 2012 Mercedes Benz sedan, right, collided at around 1:35 a.m., Sunday morning, according to Suffolk police.   (Photos/Steve Silverman)

The 2014 Lincoln limousine, left, and 2012 Mercedes Benz sedan, right, collided at around 1:35 a.m., Sunday morning, according to Suffolk police. (Photos/Steve Silverman)

A motor vehicle crash injured five people in Melville Sunday morning, Suffolk police said.

A man was driving a 2012 Mercedes Benz sedan eastbound on Wilmington Drive near Chiswell Drive at around 1:35 a.m. when the car veered into the westbound lane and crashed head on into a 2014 Lincoln limousine owned by Limos Long Island of Westbury, according to police.

Police said the driver of the Mercedes fled the scene and was seen being picked up by a person driving a dark colored sedan immediately after the accident.

Melville Fire Department, with assistance from Dix Hills and Plainview, responded to the scene with Rescue Squad ambulances, an engine, paramedic and first responder units that were under the direction of assistant chiefs David Kaplan and Jason Bernfeld.

The driver and all five passengers in the limousine were brought to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Commack Road Crash Injures Four Injures, Fire Officials Say

  Wreckage from the crash that injured four in East Northport last Friday.   (Photo by Steve Silverman)

Wreckage from the crash that injured four in East Northport last Friday. (Photo by Steve Silverman)

A two-car crash in East Northport injured four people Friday night, fire officials said.

Emergency responders from the Commack and Dix Hills fire departments and the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded the crash, which occurred at around 6:50 p.m. on Commack Road near Daly Road.

Firefighters used heavy rescue extrication tools to remove three victims that were trapped in one of the cars involved in the crash.

Four people were brought by Commack Ambulance and Dix Hills Rescue to Good Samaritan and Huntington hospitals.

Units were under the command of Commack Fire Chief Rich Myers, Dix Hills Fire Chief Tom Napolitano and Commack VAC Chief Bob Cavalieri.

PD: Dix Hills Man Drove With 49 License Suspensions

A Dix Hills man was arrested Friday for driving with more than 40 license suspensions, Suffolk police said.

A First Precinct police officer observed 56-year-old Ralph Knowles driving a 2010 Dodge caravan westbound on Francine Avenue in North Amityville, where at 1:43 p.m. he failed to yield at the intersection of County Line Road, according to police.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and upon further investigation it was determined that Knowles was driving with a license that had been suspended 49 times on 11 different dates, police said.

Knowles was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to police. He was held overnight at the First Precinct and scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.

PD: Man Wanted For Stealing Meat From King Kullen

  (Photo/SCPD)

(Photo/SCPD)

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who they say stole merchandise from a Huntington Station store last month.

The man, pictured, stole shell steaks from the King Kullen at 275 W Jericho Turnpike on June 15 at around 11:05 a.m., police said.

The man is described as around 40 years old and with receding brown or black hair.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit a tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and a message to “CRIMES” (274637) or emailing via Tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.