Two Arrested Following Fight Outside Hampton Bays Business


A Shirley woman was arrested Monday night for fighting with police after her boyfriend assaulted another man in the parking lot of Uncle Joe’s Pizza, near the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays, according to Southampton Town Police.

Nicole Parker, 25, of Shirley was arrested by Town Police at 8:30 p.m. and charged with second-degree obstructing government administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, as well as disorderly conduct, a violation, after officers say she disrupted the investigation and subsequent arrest of her boyfriend, 24-year-old Justin Connors of Ridge.

Police said Mr. Connors punched another man in the face outside the restaurant for no reason at 8:11 p.m. He was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, according to police.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

After police investigated the incident, Ms. Parker refused to follow orders from officers and attempted to prevent them from arresting Mr. Connors. When officers attempted to arrest her, Ms. Parker began to fight them and attempted to flee, they said.

Police said it was not clear if Mr. Connors or Ms. Parker were intoxicated at the time, although he did have a yellow smiley face sticker on his shirt at the time of his arrest. The stickers are handed out to those who frequent the Boardy Barn.

Both Ms. Parker and Mr. Connors were transported to Southampton Town Police Headquarters in Hampton Bays for processing. Their arraignment information was not immediately available.

Board Candidate Claims
Lawn Signs Were Stolen

A candidate for the Westhampton Beach Board of Eduction filed a police report a day before losing last week’s election, stating that someone stole “numerous” campaign signs put up by his supporters.

Stephen Wisnoski, a teacher at Westhampton Beach High School who is retiring at the end of next month, filed a report with Westhampton Beach Village Police on May 19, stating that many signs had been stolen from outside homes in the area, according to Village Police Lieutenant Trevor Gonce.

“Over 20% of my lawn signs were stolen in one week,” Mr. Wisnoski, who went on to lose the election to longtime Board of Education member Jim Hulme by 51 votes, wrote in an email to The Press.

He did not respond to a follow-up email asking how many signs were actually taken.

Other than pointing out that a sign was stolen from a yard on Bridle Path in Westhampton Beach Village, Mr. Wisnoski did not provide police with specific locations of where the signs were when they were taken, according to Lt. Gonce.

Mr. Wisnoski also told police that he merely wanted to report the thefts to make a record of the incident, so their disappearance has not been investigated, Lt. Gonce said.

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