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Crimes Nearby: After Dog Found In Dumpster, Agencies Spring To Action

Also, a security guard was injured after being punched in the face by fleeing thief at Smith Haven Mall.

Crimes Nearby: After Dog Found In Dumpster, Agencies Spring To Action

Here’s a look at some of the top police and fire stories that grabbed headlines in and around your community this past week. Click the headline to read futher.

Sayville-Bayport

Icy Conditions Make For a Busy Community Ambulance Day

The black icy conditions on walkways and roadways kept the Community Ambulance Company extremely busy Friday, with 21 calls for help handled by 3 p.m. "That is more than double our average daily call volume in only a few hours. Of those 15 calls were weather related injuries," Department Chief Chris Gonzales told Patch in an email.

West Islip

Islip, SPCA Join Forces to Find West Islip Dumpster Pooch a Home

The Town of Islip and the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are collaborating on a unique adoption effort to ensure that Miracle, the pooch found in a West Islip dumpster a few days after Christmas, finds a good home.

Smithtown

Police: Thief Punches Smith Haven Mall Security Guard

A security guard at the Sears store in the Smith Haven Mall was seriously injured after a thief punched him in the face just as the mall was closing Saturday night, police said.

Kings Park

Route 25A Reopens in Fort Salonga After Single-Car Accident

Suffolk County police closed down a portion of Route 25A in Fort Salonga following a single-car accident on Monday evening. Police said they received a 911 call at 5:43 p.m. reporting a driver lost control of their vehicle, crashing into a utility pole on Fort Salonga Road/Route 25A ,closest to Soundview Drive intersection.

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