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Woman crashes into firehouse with a friend

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An Albany woman is facing charges after allegedly crashing into a Long Island firehouse with a stolen snake draped around her neck. 

Sarah Espinosa was arrested last night after authorities say she smashed her Prius into another car and eventually into a garage door at the New Hyde Park Fire station.  Nassau County police say Espinosa was driving drunk and had marijuana in the car, but that’s not all. 

Espinosa was allegedly driving with a python wrapped around her neck, which cops say she’d stolen moments earlier from a Garden City Park Petco. 

Buyer for Islanders bails

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Negotiations to sell the Islanders to Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway have ceased, a person familiar with the discussions said Tuesday.
Talks with Barroway are not expected to resume, the person said.
There is no indication if other potential buyers have emerged.
A spokesman for the Islanders said Tuesday nothing had changed since March 28, when owner Charles Wang said there had been “numerous expressions of interest,” in the team and that “I have been and remain willing to listen. However, potential buyers’ expressions of interest in the team or even my listening to them does not mean that any deal will be reached.”

PSEG scam hitting Suffolk businesses

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The Suffolk County Police Department is warning residents of a scam that targets local businesses.
 
Several businesses in Suffolk County have reported receiving a call from someone who claims to be a PSEG employee and threatens to turn off the electricity if payment is not made.
 
Victims are told to purchase a Green Dot Money Pak card at a pharmacy or convenience store, use cash to put money on the card, and provide the number on the card to the caller. Victims are usually advised that service will be turned off that day if the Green Dot information is not provided. PSEG does not accept Green Dot Money Pak cards as a payment option.
 
Suffolk County Police advise any customer doubting the legitimacy of any call from PSEG, especially if payment is requested, to call the utility company directly at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).
 
For information on this and other scams, visit www.suffolkpd.org and click the “Scam Alert” icon. 
 
Anyone who feels they may be a victim of the scam should contact police. 

Three year old shot in Smithtown

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Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy at a home in Smithtown yesterday.

Suffolk County police officers responded to a 911 call at 6:58 p.m. reporting that a shooting occurred at a residence in Smithtown and a child was struck by a bullet.

The boy was transported by Smithtown Fire Department to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown and then transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the bullet. The child is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is continuing and additional details will be made available at a later time.