Cops: Riverhead man held woman at gunpoint; fired weapon

03/31/2011 5:25 AM |

A 35-year-old man fired several shots from a 12-gauge shotgun during a heated argument with a Cutchogue woman at his Riverhead house early Wednesday, police said.

Cops said Clint Marczewski also held the woman, also 35, against her will during the incident at 24 Fairway Avenue off Hubbard Avenue.

Police responded to the address for reports of shots fired about 3:45 a.m. when it was determined Mr. Marczewski fired the weapon inside and outside of the house during the dispute, officials said. The woman was not injured during the ordeal.

Mr. Marczewski was treated at Peconic Bay Medical Center for a laceration he suffered while firing the shotgun, police said.

He’s being held on charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree menacing and will be appearing in Town Justice Court for an arraignment.

Mr. Marczewski was also arrested twice in Southold Town on drug charges within the last year, according to Southold Police reports. He was arrested in February 2011 after he was allegedly found with crack cocaine and heroin in his possession and also in May 2010 on a heroin possession charge.

He was busted in 2009 after allegedly threatening a man with a knife and gun and attempting to kick out the windows of a police car, according to Newsday.

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  • He’s gotten a year younger since his 5/2010 arrest. So what does it take for this fine character to be held in custody longer than overnight?

  • Thank Riverhead’s Dysfuctional Town Board and inept police chief for making the town the Drug Capitol of the Eastern United States.

    Perhaps we’d be better off if we deputized some of the dogs about to be euthanized at the shelter and sent them after the dealers.