Woman, child threatened with machete

04/15/2010 12:00 AM |

Bartolo Alonzo, 41, of Evergreen Road in Flanders was nabbed on an arrest warrant last week for two incidents in March, including one instance in which he allegedly used a machete to hack at a backpack that was next to a woman and child in Flanders, authorities said.

Police said the incidents occurred at a home on Evergreen Road on March 18 and 20. Mr. Alonzo first violated an order of protection that prohibited him from contacting a woman and her 4-year-old child, police said. In one instance he allegedly grabbed a phone from a woman who was calling the police for help and threw it to the floor. Mr. Alonzo also is accused of using a machete to stab the backpack, which was on a bed, lying next to the woman and child, Southampton Town police said.

Mr. Alonzo was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief last Thursday night at his home, officials said.

* Jose Turpeau, 22, whose address was listed as the county jail in Riverside, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender last Tuesday morning at Southampton Town police headquarters. Mr. Turpeau was already in jail on other charges at the time of his arrest.

Mr. Turpeau was convicted in 2004 of first-degree sexual abuse and served six months in jail and 10 years’ probation for a crime that occurred in western Suffolk, according to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. The victim in that crime was seven years old at the time, according to the registry, which also indicated Mr. Turpeau was not a resident of the county-run sex offender shelter near the jail.

* A Riverside woman reported Friday that someone had illegally opened a Cablevision account in her name in 2004, and that the person still owes $714 on that account.

The woman told police she called Cablevision to open an account and was advised that she had a previous account terminated for non-payment of $714, at an address in New Jersey. That account debt was from July to October 2004, police said. The account had been opened using the victim’s name and Social Security card number. But the victim showed officers proof that she had been incarcerated during that time period and could not have opened the account.

* Four people were arrested on trespassing charges after they were found sleeping in a building in Riverside last Wednesday night, according to police.

Anibal Soc-Boch, 26, Jose Punai, 37, Andres Aragan, 29, and Arnoldo Xocoxic, 32, all of whom are homeless and from the Riverhead area, according to police, were each charged with second-degree criminal trespass late last Wednesday after they were found sleeping in a building on 433 Riverleigh Ave. in Riverside without permission from the owner of the building.

Mr. Soc-Boch also began fighting with officers at the scene and was charged with resisting arrest, police said.

A week ago, police arrested four different people for squatting in a building on 425 Riverleigh Ave.

* Orcun Ortatepe, 33, of Woodhull Avenue in Riverside was charged with second-degree assault last Thursday night at his home. Mr. Ortatepe is accused of assaulting his wife — with whom he is going through a divorce — during a domestic dispute, police said.

* Kelvin Armando, 21, of Anchor Street in Flanders was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday on Bell Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders where police say he was intoxicated and uncooperative and intentionally blocking traffic while riding his bicycle, police said.

* James Jensen, 42, of Sag Harbor was arrested by state police about 11 p.m. Monday and charged with driving while intoxicated. Police said Mr. Jensen, who was driving erratically on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside, had a .21 percent blood alcohol level.

* About 14 pieces of jewelry and an asthma inhaler and asthma medicine were reported stolen from a home on Private Road in Riverside Saturday morning. The home was entered through an unlocked bedroom window, police said. The value of the stolen items was estimated at about $1,500 and included five gold rings, five gold loops and four gold chains, along with the inhaler and three bottles of medication, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.