Woman slashed after party

07/29/2010 12:00 AM |

A 27-year-old female passenger in a car that was stopped in traffic on Albany Avenue in Flanders after a graduation party last Sunday morning was slashed in the face by a Riverside woman who had walked up to the car following an altercation, according to Southampton Town police.

Telisa Houpe, 30, of Ludlam Avenue in Riverside turned herself in and was charged at police headquarters with third-degree assault last Thursday following the 1 a.m. incident, according to police.

The victim, a Riverhead resident, received four lacerations to her face, police said. Police did not indicate what may have triggered the incident or what type of weapon was used in the attack.

* A 1992 Ford Thunderbird was reported stolen from the parking lot of the Valero gas station on Peconic Avenue in Riverside last Sunday night. It was later recovered on East Avenue in Riverhead after a short vehicle pursuit by town and state police.

The suspect who took the car, Glen Brunskill, 42, who police said is homeless, was arrested by Riverhead Town police, according to Southampton police.

Mr. Brunskill was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to comply with an officer, according to the Riverhead Town Justice Court.

* A man fired three shots from a handgun into the air following an argument with another man at the Valero gas station on Peconic Avenue in Riverside Sunday at about 1:48 a.m. Two empty shell casings and a small amount of blood were found in the rear of the parking lot, according to police. The suspects were gone prior to officers’ arrival, according to police.

* Charles McClinton, 36, who is listed as a level three sex offender, was charged last Thursday with failing to verify his address and failing to report an address change, both felonies.

Mr. McClinton, who was convicted of second-degree rape of a 13-year-old girl in 2004, was supposed to be living at the county’s homeless sex offender trailer in the parking lot of the county jail, but wasn’t, according to police, who put out a warrant for his arrest on June 3. State law requires level three sex offenders, considered the most dangerous, to verify their address with police every 90 days and Mr. McClinton failed to do so, according to police. Ironically, he was in jail at the time of his arrest because he had been arrested on other unspecified charges, police said.

* Two Riverhead women who were arrested for stealing a cell phone in the Riverside area Monday also both had crack pipes, according to police.

Danielle Lewis, 28, and Shawanna James, 37, were both charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to police, who said the crack pipes contained cocaine residue.

* Allen Alexander, 32, of Flowerhill Drive in Shirley was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last Wednesday on Flanders Road and County Road 105 in Flanders. He was stopped for a traffic violation when an officer observed crack cocaine in the car. More crack cocaine was found in Mr. Alexander’s pocket after he was arrested, police said.

* John Woods, 68, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside was charged with second-degree criminal contempt last Wednesday on Old Quogue Road after he violated an order of protection ordering him to refrain from any type of harassment of a Riverside woman, according to police.

* Herbert Quesada-Arias, 41, of Newtown Road in Hampton Bays was charged with driving while ability impaired Friday at about 1:31 a.m. on Flanders Road in Flanders after failing to stay in a traffic lane, according to police. He also was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to maintain his lane, 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.