News Briefs from The Long-Islander, Aug. 24, 2017

Three Injured In Dix Hills Crash

Wreckage from the Saturday night crash in Dix Hills that injured three people.   Photo by Steve Silverman

Wreckage from the Saturday night crash in Dix Hills that injured three people.
Photo by Steve Silverman

Three people were injured in a two-car crash in Dix Hills on Saturday, fire officials said.

The Dix Hills Fire Department and Suffolk Police responded to the crash at Wolf Hill Road and Caledonia Road at around 8:30 p.m.

Three people suffered non-life threatening injuries and were brought to Huntington Hospital by Dix Hills Rescue Squad ambulances, fire officials said.

Five others involved declined medical assistance.

Dix Hills firefighters applied an absorbent to the road for a fuel spill and secured both vehicles.

Two ambulances, an engine, first responder and paramedic units were dispatched and under the direction of Chief Tom Napolitano.

Six Cars Damaged Outside Huntington Station Shop: PD

Photos Courtesy of SCPD

Photos Courtesy of SCPD

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Suffolk police are trying to identify and locate the person or people they say scratched six cars parked outside a Huntington Station business earlier this year.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad said the car were damaged while they were parked at 9th Street Auto Collision, located at 133 West Hills Road, sometime between June 16, 5:30 p.m. and June 19, 7 a.m.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

FD: 1 Injured In Melville Crash

Suffolk police officers survey damage to one car involved in a two-car crash in Melville on Saturday.   Photo by Steve Silverman

Suffolk police officers survey damage to one car involved in a two-car crash in Melville on Saturday. Photo by Steve Silverman

One person was brought to the hospital after a two-car crash in Melville on Saturday, fire officials said.

The Melville Fire Department and Suffolk Police responded to the crash on Bagatelle Road and the Long Island Expressway North Service Road at around 2:10 p.m.

One injured person was brought to Huntington Hospital by the Melville Rescue Squad.

An ambulance, heavy rescue, paramedic and fire police units were dispatched under the command of Third Assistant Chief Bill Schmitt.

One Injured In East Farmingdale Acid Spill

Hazmat-equipped workers neutralize a sulfuric acid spill in East Farmingdale last Thursday.   Photos Courtesy of Melville FD

Hazmat-equipped workers neutralize a sulfuric acid spill in East Farmingdale last Thursday. Photos Courtesy of Melville FD

One person was injured last Thursday, when a container of sulfuric acid spilled on an East Farmingdale street, fire officials said.

The Melville Fire Department assisted with the hazardous materials incident, which occurred on Smith Street at around 6:35 p.m.

East Farmingdale firefighters were battling a Walnut Avenue East house fire during the incident and requested from Melville assistance with the spill.

Melville firefighters arrived to find that a vehicle had run over a 5-gallon container of sulfuric acid that fell from a cesspool truck. The acid splashed on the driver who suffered minor burns to his arm, fire officials said.

The man was brought to Huntington Hospital by the Melville Rescue Squad.

The Hicksville Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team also responded with hazmat-equipped workers who neutralized the acid spill.

The Town of Babylon Level 3 Hazmat Plan was also activated, drawing response from Babylon, North Amityville, West Babylon and Wyandanch fire departments; Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance; and the Babylon Town Fire Marshals. The Babylon units handled decontamination, rehab and support functions.

Around 75 firefighters and EMS personnel were on the scene with 10 trucks and four ambulances.

The incident was under the command of Melville Assistant Chief David Kaplan and was brought under control at around 8:15 p.m. The scene was secured at 8:50 p.m., and turned over to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which handled the removal of contaminated material.

Suffolk County Fire-Rescue Coordinators also provided on-scene assistance.

PD: Pair Stole From Commack Baby Store

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Photo Courtesy of SCPD

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two people they say stole merchandise from a Commack store earlier this summer.

Two women, pictured, stole assorted merchandise from the Babies “R” Us at 108 Veterans Memorial Highway on June 27 at around 12:15 p.m., according to police.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.