Police: Hampton Bays Man Fights With, Stabs Homeless Man


A 46-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested after authorities said he repeatedly stabbed a homeless man in the neck and torso following an argument early Sunday morning.

Southampton Town Police said Christopher Parker used a “large” knife to stab the 40-year-old man after the two got into a verbal altercation at 1:34 a.m. outside Mr. Parker’s home on Ponquogue Avenue. They did not disclose what prompted the argument.

The victim, who was bleeding from multiple areas, sought help from a nearby police officer and was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment. Police said the victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

When officers responded to the home, they asked 53-year-old Donna Depetris—who also lives at the home where the stabbing occurred—for Mr. Parker’s whereabouts, but she lied to them and was uncooperative, according to her arrest report. She was arrested at 1:58 a.m. and charged with third-degree hindering prosecution and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, both misdemeanors.

Police said they arrested Mr. Parker at the home a short time later and charged him with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies. He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of second-degree impersonation for giving police a false name.

Mr. Parker was arraigned on Sunday and remanded to Suffolk County Jail in Riverside where he is being held without bail.

Routine Traffic Stop
Leads To Odd Arrest

An Aquebogue woman who was stopped for talking on her cellphone while driving in Flanders last week was arrested after she threw garbage on the ground after police ticketed her and then resisted arrest, according to authorities.

Elizabeth Bucalo, 53, was stopped by Southampton Town Police at 3:30 p.m. on August 18 near the intersection of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue for talking on her cellphone. Officers also discovered at that time that she was operating an unregistered vehicle that had license plates belonging to another car. They said she also lacked insurance.

Despite orders to remain in her vehicle, Ms. Bucalo exited her car and threw garbage on the ground along the side of the road, according to police. Officers then tried to stop her from entering her vehicle and she resisted arrest, authorities said.

Ms. Bucalo was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, both misdemeanors, and also ticketed for littering, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, having improper plates, prohibited use of a cellphone and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, according to authorities.

She was transported to police headquarters in Hampton Bays for processing.

Cops: Man Throws Bat
In Fit Of Road Rage

An East Quogue man was arrested by Southampton Town Police after they said he threw a miniature baseball bat at another driver’s face during an incident of road rage on Friday morning on Quiogue.

Police said Ryan Mitchell, 28, was driving east on Montauk Highway at around 10 a.m. and was preparing to turn left onto Old Country Road when he threw the baseball bat at the victim as he was passing Mr. Mitchell on the right. Police said they do not know what led to the incident.

The driver was struck in the face, injuring his right eye, according to police. The man did not require medical attention, they said.

The victim called the police and Mr. Mitchell was arrested a short time later on Peter’s Lane on Quiogue.

He was charged with one count of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and taken to police headquarters in Hampton Bays for processing. He was released on an appearance ticket.

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