Northport Police Blotter: Youths 'Play-Fighting,'Hit and Runs and More

A report culled from the reports of the Northport Police Department for the week ending Dec. 17.

Tracey Ermolovich, 21, of Smithtown, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after police observed her leave the road and collide with a guardrail at the intersection of Fort Salonga and Sandy Hollow roads Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4:01 a.m. She consented to a blood test and was issued an appearance ticket while at Huntington Hospital, where she had been transported by the after complaining of shoulder pain due to her collision.

Eliceo Ramirez Cruz,  24, of 24 Stuyvesant Street, Greenlawn,  was arrested Saturday at 3:09 a.m. after police observed him failing to maintain his lane at three locations. When the police officer activated the emergency lighting, Cruz failed to yield and continued eastbound on Fort Salonga Road before stopping at Laurel Avenue. After investigating, police determined that Cruz was intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. While being searched he was found to be in possession of a packet of cocaine and fraudulent identification. He submitted to an intoxilyzer examination and proudced a .23 blood alcohol content as a result. He was held pending sobriety and arraignment. At his arraignment, his bail was set at $7,000. He was unable to make bail and was, hence, transported to Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead. Mug shot to come.

A 47-year-old Ocean Avenue woman called police Thursday, Dec. 16 at 1:43 a.m. to report a motor-vehicle accident in front of her house. When police arrived, she stated that a silver-colored SUV struck and caused damage to a rock wall and some shrubs in front of her house. She also said the SUV immediately fled the scene. The case was forwarded to the department's detective.

A 31-year-old Main Street man called police Tuesday, Dec. 14 to report another adult male, a 55-year-old Scudder Avenue man, was intoxicated. Northport Fire Department's Rescue Squad responded and transported the intoxicated man to Huntington Hospital. Earlier that evening, the Scudder Avenue man had called 911, which takes callers to Suffolk County police, to obtain a phone number for a suicide hotline number for his daughter. The SCPD dispatcher transferred his call to the suicide hotline. He asked the hotline operator for phone numbers of rehabilitation centers that could help him with his substance-abuse problems. The hotline operator gave him phone numbers. (Editor's Note: The Suffolk County 24-hour Crisis Hotline (631)751-7500 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-TALK. )

A 47-year-old Ocean Avenue woman called police Tuesday, Dec. 14  at 10:17 a.m. to report that her Visa debit/checking-account statement showed approximately $1,000 in unauthorized transactions. The complainant notified her bank. The case was referred to the department's detective.

A 47-year-old resident of North Creek Road called police Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2:27 p.m. to report that her vehicle was stuck in the mud and sand on Lighthouse Road, which leads to the Eaton's Neck Coast Guard station.

Police received a call Monday, Dec. 13 at 7:47 p.m. reporting a two-car accident at Fort Salonga Road and Reservoir Avenue. An Amityville couple driving a 2008 Mercedes collided with a Team Construction company Ford E250 truck driven by a  22-year-old Mar-Kan Drive man.

A 26-year-old, Burt Avenue woman called police Monday, Dec. 13 at 1:55 p.m. to report that she has received two unwanted messages on her Facebook page over the past two days. Police advised her to block her account and notify the department if she continues to receive messages.

Northport police received an automated alarm for the Main Street pump station of the Sunday at 4:40 p.m. A plant staff member was notified and responded to rectify the situation. At 9:05 p.m. the plant itself experienced power failure. Staff members were again notified.

Police received a report of electric wires on fire near 52  Bayview Avenue Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1:45 p.m. The Northport Fire Department responded and corrected the condition.

Police observed flooding conditions at Fort Salonga Road and Woodbine Avenue Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1:17 p.m. Police remained on the scene for traffic control until the water receded.

While on patrol, a Northport police officer saw that an unknown person had taken several plastic bags full of leaves and formed a wall across Woodbine Avenue Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:45 a.m. The officer removed the bags.

A 36-year-old Oak Street woman called police Saturday, Dec. 11 at 9:45 p.m. to report several youths fighting near Oak and Burr Avenue. The youths were gone upon police arrival. At 10:17 p.m. a 51-year-old Cherry Street woman called police to also report several youths fighting at Cherry and Soper Avenue. This time police found the youths, who were apparently the same group that the Oak Street woman saw. The youths stated they were only "play-fighting." The youths were admonished and agreed to stop the activity and leave the area.

A 69-year-old Laurel Avenue woman called police Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5:26 p.m. to report a neighbor burning debris in the backyard of their Scudder Avenue property. Police investigated and found the fire to be in a fire pit and not creating a hazard at this time.

A caller reported Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3:40 p.m. a two-year-old unattended in a car seat in a gray Volvo at Main and School streets. Police responded and found the vehicle but found no child within.


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