December 06, 2006

On The Beat

Charged In Bays Stabbing

Before dawn Saturday morning Southampton Town Police got a call from a Riverhead E.R., alerting them to a stabbing victim. Police were able to interview the victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds in an attack in the parking lot of a Hampton Bays diner. According to Lieutenant John James, police believe a verbal dispute at a Hampton Bays tavern migrated west to the diner parking lot. The victim, a 26-year-old Riverhead man, knows the assailants. He was transported to University Hospital at Stony Brook and as of midday Monday was recovering from surgery.

Police have charged Timothy McKay, 37, of Riverside, with felony assault. A second suspect was expected to be arrested as The Independent went to press yesterday.

He is 6'5" tall and weighs about 270 pounds, cops say. Last Wednesday Mark A. Goode, 33, formerly of Northampton, was charged with two counts each of felony assault and criminal mischief, plus misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental regulation, criminal possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct. Cops say Goode beat his seven-month pregnant girlfriend severely. (She and baby were in stable condition at press time.) Police were called to the scene just after midnight in response to calls from neighbors who heard a woman screaming. In the course of resisting arrest, Goode allegedly damaged two police cars and injured two cops.

Matt Megill, 24, of Hampton Bays was charged with second degree assault, a felony, plus misdemeanor charges relating to resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance following an early morning chase Saturday morning. Cops were called to a residence in Hampton Bays at 6 p.m. Friday by family members who said he was acting irrationally.

Police embarked upon a search and located him in Westhampton, where he allegedly sped off when he saw cops. The car stopped after several blocks and the suspect fled on foot. Police from Southampton Town and Westhampton Beach captured Megill after a brief foot chase. They say he had powder cocaine on him at the time of arrest.

Still Seek Driver

STPD is still investigating the motor vehicle accident that injured an elderly pedestrian on Flanders Road on November 26. The car that struck the man left the scene of the accident. Police found the car near Route 58 and Doctors Path in Riverhead. The driver was not present. Anyone with information can call the cops at 728-5000 or 728-3454. All calls are kept confidential.

Dump Truck Drunk

A Hempstead man was charged with DWI last Wednesday after a Southampton Town Police officer observed him making numerous traffic infractions whilst driving a dump truck on Old Country Road in Westhampton.

Also tagged for tippling by STPD were two boozy Bays men. They were hauled in early Saturday morning, one collared on Squiretown Road and the second snapped up on Canoe Place Road. Making it an intoxicated triad, an East Quogue inebriate was captured on Fanning Avenue in the hamlet the next morning.

In Southold, cops report the arrest of a lush-ous lady, pulled over on Bergen Avenue in Mattituck for failing to stay in her own lane.

In East Hampton Town, police reported the arrest of a drunk duo this week. Both Rip City residents, and picked up in Montauk, the faced females were arrested on Wednesday just after midnight and Friday just before the clock struck 12.

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects:

URINE TROUBLE: A Riverhead man seen peeing in public by Southampton Village Police may learn to hold it next time. Cops began to charge him with disorderly conduct. Then they found a knife and counterfeit resident alien card. So the charges went from "piss-con" to criminal possession of a weapon and a forged instrument.

BURGLES BAUBLES: Over $20,000 in jewelry was reported stolen from a home on South Dewey Place in Montauk on Saturday. The adornments were stolen from a bedroom dresser drawer. Looks like the thief forced a sliding door open to gain access to the abode while inhabitants were asleep.

ATV MVA: Holy Dukes of Hazzard! EHTPD cop cars crashed into each other on Sunday afternoon. The officers driving were chasing illegal ATV operators when the accident occurred.

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