News Briefs From The Long Islander December 28, 2017

  Centerport fire fighters work to remove a fallen tree from Route 25A in Centerport on Christmas morning   Photo/Centerport FD

Centerport fire fighters work to remove a fallen tree from Route 25A in Centerport on Christmas morning Photo/Centerport FD

Tree Falls, Blocks Main Street InCenterport, FD

Firefighters from the Centerport Fire Department were called out on a windy Christmas morning to address reports of fallen tree blocking Route 25A, fire officials said.

The tree, which fell near Lone Oak Drive at around 11:05 a.m., snapped off and also struck electrical lines, causing a power outage in the area.

Firefighters used chainsaws to cut up the tree and remove it from the roadway.

Centerport Deputy Chief Dr. Jack Geffken assisted the efforts, using his compact bucket loader.

Two Centerport fire engines and crews were dispatched and under the direction of assistant chiefs Rich Miltner and Andy Heglund.

Dix Hills Crash Brings Down Pole, Wires

  A sports utility vehicle, left, crash into a utility pole, right, Saturday evening in Dix Hills.   Photo/Matt Schwier

A sports utility vehicle, left, crash into a utility pole, right, Saturday evening in Dix Hills. Photo/Matt Schwier

A Saturday crash on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills injured three people and brought down a utility pole.

The Dix Hills Fire Department responded to the crash south of Ryder Avenue at around 8:15 p.m.

Three people sustained non-life threatening injuries, fire officials said. They were brought by Dix Hills Rescue Squad to Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Along with knocking down the utility pole, the sports utility vehicle knocked down an electrical transformer and wires.

Two heavy rescue trucks, two ambulances, paramedic and first responder units were dispatched under the direction of Chief Tom Napolitano.

Man Stole Doorbells, Threatened Store Employee: PD

  Photo/SCPD

Photo/SCPD

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man, pictured, who they say robbed a Commack store this month.

On Dec. 7, police said, the man stole two doorbell security cameras from the Target at 4 Henry Road, and threatened an employee. The suspect was accompanied by a female, police said.

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.