Blotter: Aquebogue woman airlifted after Jamesport accident

PHOTO COURTESY JAMESPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT | Charlene Nowack of Aqubogue was airlifted to Stony Brook Friday after her car overturned while she was driving on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Jamesport

An Aquebogue woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center Friday evening after she flipped her car while driving in Jamesport, authorities said.

Police said 51-year-old Charlene Nowack was traveling west on Peconic Bay Boulevard about 5:45 p.m. when she noticed another car speeding behind her. She attempted to move onto the shoulder to allow the car to pass when she hit a mailbox, lost control, crashed into a LIPA pole and overturned the car, Riverhead Police said.

The Jamesport Fire Department and Riverhead Ambulance responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life tool to extract Ms. Nowack, whom they said suffered from serious injuries. She was given first aid and airlifted to Stony Brook.
Stony Brook declined to release Ms. Nowack’s condition Tuesday morning.

Jamesport Fire Department Chief Scott McKillop said many of the department’s members were responding to a kitchen fire at a nearby home when the call came in. He said that fire was quickly brought under control and the volunteers diverted to the accident scene.

He credited his department for quickly extracting Ms. Nowack from her car so she could receive medical care.

“We had to pick u the pace of our response,” he said. “You’re trying to do it as rapidly as possible while trying to protect the patient.”

The fire department said about 46 volunteers responded to the scene and the road was reopened by 7 p.m.

• Darnisha Chantelle Bagley, 18, of Riverhead was arrested on a robbery charge in the parking lot near the Peconic River about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Riverhead Police said. No details were available.

• Patrick Silke, 34, of Massapequa was arrested at Martha Clara Vineyards on Sound Avenue in Riverhead about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after he struck a man in the face with a beer bottle, Riverhead Police said. The victim was trying to calm down another person who was involved in an argument when Mr. Silke struck him in the left side of the head, police said.
Both the victim and Mr. Silke were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. The victim received 16 stitches to his head and Mr. Silke received four stitches to his hand. Mr. Silke was charged with second-degree assault.

• Theodore Watkins, 20, of East Marion was arrested by state police in Riverhead Sunday and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Riverhead Town Justice Court Nov. 29. No additional information was available.

• Thomas Rainey Jr. was charged with possessing a shopping cart outside a shopping center, a town code violation, near the intersection of Elton Place and Elton Street about 11 a.m. Friday. Upon further investigation, police discovered Mr. Rainey had a warrant out for an arrest stemming from a previous DWI charge. He was turned over to the Suffolk County Police Department 7th precinct.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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