BETHPAGE/Driver charged with DWI in hit and run
Nassau County police said the 44-year-old cyclist, whose identity has not been released, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The accident occurred at 5:50 a.m., police said.
Eric A. Tassiello, 25, of 26 Stewart Ave., hit the bicyclist as he drove his 2000 Kia south on Merritt Road, but fled the scene, police said. He was arrested on Boundary Avenue in Bethpage, police said.
Tassiello was charged with aggravated vehicular assault with serious physical injury, second-degree vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury, aggravated driving while intoxicated and DWI.
He was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.
Police closed Boundary Avenue from Merritt Road to North Broadway after the accident - and reopened the road about 9:40 a.m.
- John Valenti
MEDFORD/Four sought in thefts from Target store
On July 24 and Aug. 15, a man and woman took phones with a total value of more than $500, police said.
Then, on successive Fridays, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, the same couple, along with another man and woman, stole electronics from the same store, police said. Again, the total value of the stolen items was more than $500, police said.
Police have released photographs of the suspects taken from video surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
- Gary Dymski
MASSAPEQUA/Fire at vacant house under investigation
Firefighters battled a blaze that fully engulfed a vacant house in Massapequa before dawn Tuesday.
No one was injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Nassau County Arson/Bomb Squad and the Fire Marshal's Office.
The fire at the house on Camp Road was reported about 4 a.m., police said.
Fire officials said the blaze was under control in about 40 minutes and the scene was cleaned up about 7 a.m.
- John Valenti