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03/03/15 6:41pm

A Riverside man was arrested Monday after fleeing from police and charged with damaging cars at a Riverhead automotive shop last month, according to a Southampton Town police press release.

Kirk Alfaro, 46, was found speeding on Old Quogue Road at around 9 p.m. and fled with his lights off after police attempted to pull him over, officials said.

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03/02/15 1:42pm

The medical condition of a 49-year-old Shirley man who was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash in Calverton has been upgraded from serious to fair, a Stony Brook University Medical Center spokesman said Monday.

The man, Marcelo Ibarra, crashed in a field shortly after taking off from the south runway at the Enterprise Park at Calverton property about 8:20 a.m., Riverhead Town police said.

He suffered a possible fracture of both femurs.

Mr. Ibarra was airlifted to Stony Brook for treatment of his injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration responded to assist Riverhead police in the investigation of the accident.

Police said the man was using a motorized paraglider in the crash.

03/01/15 11:01am
03/01/2015 11:01 AM
Rescue workers responded to a hang-gliding crash at EPCAL in Calveron on Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Rescue workers responded to a paragliding crash in Calverton Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Correction: This report initially identified the machine that crashed as a hang glider. It was a powered paraglider.

A 49-year-old Shirley man was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash at the Calverton Enterprise Park, according to Riverhead Town police.  (more…)