HUNTINGTON / Driver crashes into pole, dies

A Melville man was killed early Sunday after his vehicle crashed into a pole in Huntington, Suffolk police said.

Mark Tully, 21, was driving a 2003 Infiniti south on West Neck Road about 3:45 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a telephone pole north of Penataquit Place, police said. Tully was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about four hours later.

His car was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information can call the Second Squad at 631-854-8241 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.


CENTEREACH / Man dies after being found in pool

A New Jersey man died after he was found unconscious at the bottom of a backyard swimming pool in Centereach Sunday morning, Suffolk police said.

Marco Rodriguez-Bravo, 35, of Elizabeth, N.J., had been at a family party late Saturday at the Carriage Lane home of his cousin, Det. Sgt. Thomas Groneman said.

About 6:30 a.m. Sunday, a relative looked out the window and saw Rodriguez-Bravo motionless at the bottom of the pool. He was wearing a bathing suit, and his clothes had been placed on the side of the pool.

Family members pulled him from the water and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rescuers arrived, police said. Rodriguez-Bravo was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:26 a.m.

It was unknown how long Rodriguez-Bravo was in the pool, Groneman said. He was last seen alive about 2 a.m. by his cousin. Groneman said his family reported that he was not a very good swimmer.

Police are investigating, but Groneman said no crime is suspected.


HEWLETT / Cops: Man tried to rob ATM user

Nassau police are searching for a man who tried to rob a woman as she left an ATM in Hewlett Sunday afternoon.

The 66-year-old woman had just made a withdrawal at the Chase Bank drive-up ATM on Peninsula Boulevard when she was approached by a man holding a cigarette.

The man reached into her car with his right hand, demanding cash and stating that he had a gun, police said.

The woman put her car into gear and drove to the Fourth Precinct station house to report the attempted robbery. No money was taken, and the woman said that she did not see a gun, police said. She was uninjured, police said.

The man was described as in his late 40s, between 5 feet, 6 inches, and 5 feet, 8 inches, and about 170 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a dark baseball cap backward and a dark shirt. Anyone with information can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


ROSLYN HEIGHTS / Gas station-robbery suspect sought

A Roslyn Heights gas station has been robbed by an armed man, Nassau police said.

A man carrying a black semiautomatic handgun went to the Shell station on Roslyn Road about 8:55 p.m. Saturday and demanded money from a 37-year-old employee who was standing outside, police said Sunday. The employee went inside the station and gave the robber money from the cash register.

The robber, who was described as wearing a brownish hoodie, white sweatpants and black shoes, then left on foot, heading north on Roslyn Road, police said. No one was injured.

Anyone with information can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


LAUREL HOLLOW / Woman hurt in home invasion

A Laurel Hollow woman was injured after two masked men, one with a gun, broke into her home, Nassau police said Sunday.

The 49-year-old woman was watching television with a 15-year-old teenager about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Lane home when the teen heard a noise from the back of the house.

The two went to check on the source of the noise and found two masked men had entered the home through a locked back door, police said.

One, holding a crowbar, grabbed the woman and pushed her to the floor and kicked her, while the teenager escaped the home. The two men then fled in a silver or gray sport utility vehicle. They did not steal anything, police said. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The teen was unharmed.

One man was described as about 5 feet, 10 inches and 190 pounds, wearing all black. The second man was described as about 6 feet and 195 pounds, wearing all black and armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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