Week in Review: Water Rescue in Rocky Point, Hurricane Preparations

A look back at the top stories of the week.

3 Men Rescued From LI Sound in Rocky Point

Three men were pulled from the Long Island Sound near Rocky Point Wednesday evening after their canoe capsized, Suffolk County Police said.

The victims, brothers Edwin Arevalo, 24, and Jose Arevalo, 28, along with their friend Moises Guevara, 35, all of Case Avenue in Patchogue, were transported to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for hypothermia.

According to police, the three men were fishing in a two-person canoe just east of Hagerman Landing Road at around 7:30 p.m. when the vessel capsized. A nearby resident heard the men screaming for help and called police.

Town of Brookhaven Holds Multi-Agency Hurricane Sandy Briefing

Brookhaven Town officials have started making preparations for the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which includes the possible evacuation of communities on Fire Island.

Representatives from multiple Town agencies took part in a debriefing session Friday morning with Acting Supervisor Kathleen Walsh to discuss the Town's strategy in dealing with the potential onslaught of the storm.

Niece Raising Money for Suicide Prevention in Uncle's Memory

Sag Harbor native Jenna Salsedo will join thousands in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Community Walk in New York City on Sunday in memory of her uncle Marc Salsedo, who lived in Rocky Point. Her team, Make Your Marc, wants to raise $2,500 for research, advocacy, education and prevention initiatives to reduce the loss of life from suicide. Salsedo told Patch more about what the walk means to her and her family.

Shoreham One of Two Possible Sites for LIPA Power Plant

The Long Island Power Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that it will recommend two locations to its board of trustees as possible future sites for a new power plant, including Shoreham.

Yaphank is also being considered, but the proposed site in Kings Park is no longer under consideration. LIPA Board Trustees will be asked to vote on moving forward with conducting negotiations for 20-year Purchase Power Agreements with both companies as it determines which one will offer the best value to Long Island customers.

Police Searching For Purse-Snatcher in Mt. Sinai

Police are searching for a man who stole one woman’s purse as she shopped at the King Kullen in Mount Sinai and then attempted to steal another woman’s purse the next day as she was carrying groceries into her Mount Sinai home.

According to police, on Sept. 22 at  3 p.m. the unknown man stole the woman’s purse as she was shopping at the King Kullen. Detectives believe that he is the same person who confronted another woman at her front door at 3 p.m. the next day when she returned home from the Pathmark in Port Jefferson Station. Police said he pretended to ask for directions and then attempted to steal the woman’s purse off her shoulder.


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