New York State Police defused a potential volatile situation when they disarmed a knife-wielding patron in a bar on December 8.
Police said Dwayne Eleazer, 28, of Riverhead was at the Loose Caboose Pub on Railroad Avenue in Riverhead at about 2:15 AM Saturday when he got into a fight and allegedly slashed another man, causing a “severe” laceration on the victim’s arm. Emergency personnel responded. Police, meanwhile fanned out and located Eleazer, taking him into custody. He was arraigned later that morning and eventually released on $1000 bail, charged with second degree assault, a felony.
On the North Fork, Southold Town Police said a Greenport High School student was the victim of a shooting on Friday, December 7, in what may have been the case of a pot deal gone awry.
The shooting occurred in the Lakeside Garden Apartments. Police received a 911 call just past 1 AM from a caller who heard a gunshot and saw several men running toward a black sedan. Police had the suspects within custody less than 10 minutes later.
Josue Bedell, of Mastic, was arrested and charged with first degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and possession of marijuana. Three others who drove from Mastic to Greenport with the accused have yet to be charged. The victim is currently in stable condition at Stony Brook Hospital, a spokesman said.
At Bedell’s arraignment at Southold Justice Court Friday, bail was set at $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond.