There's plenty of news happening on any given day in Three Village, and the same can be said for the towns around us. Here's a look at the big headlines in nearby Patch towns.
From Kings Park Patch: Police Revive Heroin Overdose Victim in Kings Park Plaza Parking Lot. A 21-year-old man found passed out in his vehicle from a heroin overdose early Thursday morning in Kings Park Plaza was revived by Suffolk County Police who administered doses of Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.
From Commack Patch: Commack Mother of Three Killed in LIRR Crash. Blanca Maldonado, a mother of three from Commack, is confirmed to be one of the two people killed Tuesday when her vehicle collided with an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train in Brentwood, according to a report by the Daily News. Maldonado, 52, died in the crash along with her 73-year-old father, Jose Adolfo Reyes, who was a passenger in his daughter's 2010 Nissan Maxima when she attempted to drive around a railroad crossing gate. According to the report, Maldonado's vehicle was in the direct path of the eastbound train when the two collided, causing a burst of heavy flames.
From Port Jefferson Patch: Inspector: Crime Is Down in Port Jefferson Station and Terryville. Larcenies, burglaries and criminal mischief incidents decreased year-over-year from 2011 to 2012 in Port Jefferson Station and Terryville, according to Inspector Robert Oswald, commanding officer of the Suffolk County Police Department's Sixth Precinct. Addressing the Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Civic Association on Tuesday night, Oswald said that overall, more than 11,000 calls came in during 2011, which decreased to approximately 10,000 in 2012. He described the area as "a basic, solid, middle class community that has issues like every other one."
From Smithtown Patch: Nassau D.A. Says St. James Man Bilked LIPA of $40K. The owner of a Farmingdale hardware store has been charged with stealing more than $40,000 from the Long Island Power Authority by submitting hundreds of fraudulent rebates for compact fluorescent light bulbs that didn’t exist and over-reporting advertising costs. Thomas Schuman, 44, of St. James, was charged Thursday by D.A. investigators with two counts of grand larceny and seven counts of offering a false instrument for filing, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.