10/07/14 4:00pm
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Randy Davidson mug shot. (Courtesy RPD)

Randy Davidson mug shot. (Courtesy RPD)

A Brooklyn man was caught with nearly $1,400 worth of merchandise from a Tanger Outlet store — with their security tags still attached — in a bag in his trunk during a traffic stop nearby, according to Riverhead Town court documents.

Randy Davidson, 34, was stopped near Tanger 2 about 6:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the documents. A police officer searched Mr. Davidson’s car and found a lined bag in his trunk “stuffed” with allegedly stolen merchandise, according to charges filed against Mr. Davidson.

The man is accused of stealing $1,396 worth of merchandise from Epic Jeans. He was charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of an anti-security device — the lined bag.

He also faces a violation for marijuana possession after the police officer found a bag of marijuana “in plain sight” on the rear passenger seat, court papers show. Mr. Davidson was arraigned and held on $10,000 bail, a court clerk said.

10/02/14 4:00pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Northampton Flanders Volunteer Ambulance Corps first responder Ronnie Hintze (left), driver Matt Deerkoski (center) and paramedic Marco Guecha take the accident 'victim' to an ambulance after it was removed from the car with the 'jaws of life' during a demonstration at the corps headquarters on Bell Avenue in Flanders Saturday afternoon. They enlisted one new member Saturday and three during the week.

Northampton Flanders Volunteer Ambulance Corps first responder Ronnie Hintze (left), driver Matt Deerkoski (center) and paramedic Marco Guecha handle an accident ‘victim’ to an ambulance during a demonstration at the corps headquarters in 2012. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Local fire department and ambulance chiefs are praising recently signed legislation that protects volunteer firefighters and EMTs from losing their regular jobs for missing work while responding to disasters and crises.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Sept. 23. The new law provides excused leave for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who are called away to help out during a state of emergency. (more…)