Suffolk County Police on Monday arrested seven motorcyclists from across the region after they tore through the Long Island Expressway, speeding and weaving through traffic for more than 10 exits.
Cops eventually pulled them over on the Farmingville-Medford border, near exit 63, after two motorists called 911 to report he riders' reckless driving on the eastern lane of the highway.
According to police, a highway patrol officer responded and followed the group for 10 exits. When the group reached Exit 63, a second police car pulled in front and stopped the riders.
Edward Gianino, 25, of Farmingdale, Emilio Morales, 28, of Brooklyn, Ian Glass, 20, of Farmingdale, Nicholas Belletti, 28, of Great Neck, Oskar Bucki, 20, of Glendale, David Golaszewski, 20, of Glendale, Victor Dasilva, 33, of Farmingdale were each charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.
Police impounded their motorcycles.
Carmans River Conservation Plan Approved By Town
A plan designed to protect the Carmans River has been unanimously approved by the Brookhaven Town Board Tuesday evening.
According to an announcement from the town, the Carmans River Conservation and Management Plan contains 19 categories of recommendations to preserve and protect the river. The plan expands the core area of the Central Pine Barrens region by 1,600 acres and expands the compatible growth region as well. The plan also promotes open space acquisitions, recommends landmark nitrate and sanitary standards and a series of up-zonings.Chamber: LA Fitness May Come To Farmingville
An LA Fitness might be coming to Farmingville.
According to a Board post by the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the company attended the chamber's Tuesday night meeting proposing to build a gym between the Kmart and the Nursing Home near the North Service Road.
The chamber says the proposed location is currently a wooded area.
The Sachem Central School District Board of Education voted Wednesday to add nine additional members to its Facilities Study committee in a special meeting at Samoset Middle School in Lake Ronkonkoma.
The vote came one week after several residents claimed at the Oct. 9 work session to have been excluded due to a current or previous affiliation to either a Sachem PTA organization or the Board of Education. Click through for more details on the vote and discussion.Cops: Holbrook Man Used Dating Site to Scam Woman
Nassau County Police arrested a Holbrook man on grand larceny and criminal impersonation charges in Williston Park Thursday.
According to police, Jose Ruela, 44, met with a 44-year old female victim in front of 374 Hillside Ave. on July 24 at 3:15 p.m. Ruela had reportedly first made contact with the woman through a dating website, identified himself as a U.S. Marshal, a retired NYPD police officer and gave her a fictitious name.
Ruela allegedly convinced the victim to lend him $3,200 because his vehicle had been repossessed. In exchange for the cash, Ruela gave the woman a fake check signed by him and a title to a vehicle he no longer owned as collateral.
On Aug. 2, Ruela told the woman to cash the check when she asked for her money back but was told by the bank that it was fraudulent.
Police arrested Ruela in front of his residence on Oct. 17. He is being charged with third degree grand larceny, second degree possession of a forged instrument, first degree criminal impersonation and will be arraigned on Friday, Oct. 18.