Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who crashed his truck into Selden house and fled the scene last month.

Police said the driver crashed through a side fence and into the backyard of a house at the corner of Tilden Avenue and Fairlane Drive, then backed into the side of the house before driving off shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The truck and the driver stayed in the backyard for several minutes before backing into the house, causing structural damage, police added.

The driver fled northbound on Fairline Avenue in the truck before making a right turn and escaping eastbound on Catalina Lane.

The truck was a black older-style, two-door Chevy S-10 Blazer or S-10 pickup truck with a cap. The driver was described as a white man, 20 to 25-years-old, with brown hair.

Sixth Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.  Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.