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Brother Of Suspected Water Mill Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Shaye Weaver   Sep 19, 2012 11:11 AM
Sep 20, 2012 11:44 AM

Miguel Ixpec-Chitay, the younger brother of Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, who was accused of driving a car that struck and killed Sister Jacqueline Walsh in Water Mill on July 9, was arrested recently for making a false statement to investigators about being in contact with his brother following the crash, according to Southampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa.

Miguel Ixpec-Chitay of Riverhead allegedly was in contact with his brother in July—at the same time he told authorities they had not spoken, according to police. Det. Sgt. Costa said that there were between 15 and 20 calls between the two brothers in July.

Carlos Armando Ixpec-Chitay, a 30-year-old undocumented Guatemalan immigrant, is suspected of driving a 2009 Volkswagen Touareg owned by Andrew Zaro, who has a home near the scene of the fatal accident on Rose Hill Road, at about 8:30 p.m. on July 9. The driver struck and killed Sister Walsh, 59, of Syosset, ditched the SUV about a half mile away in a driveway on Crescent Avenue and fled the scene. Police said Mr. Ixpec-Chitay, who had a previous arrest for DWI, does not have a valid driver’s license.

The U.S. Marshals Service has been leading a manhunt since Mr. Ixpec-Chitay fled the state and have been focusing within U.S. Borders—and along the West Coast—as a countrywide arrest warrant has been issued by Southampton Town Justice Court and endorsed by a Suffolk County judge.

Once located and arrested, Mr. Ixpec-Chitay faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident in which there was a fatality, according to authorities.

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Thanks for the update. Credit this arrest to the US Marshalls?
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 12:52 PM
Question: With this recent report concerning Sister Jackie -- is it time to send
Code Enforcement to Mr. Andrew Zaro's residence?? Is he housing illegal workers??

By East Ender (64), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 12:54 PM
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Once again people....Stop hiring illegals and the problem will go away....
By steve457 (22), southampton on Sep 19, 12 1:34 PM
i agree that it is an issue that needs to be addressed, but please stop with your overly simplistic view of the world. Contrary to what you want to believe, undocumented workers are not the be all, end all of your problems in life.

Also, this summer alone there were approx 7 fatal accidents on the East End, and to my best recollection, none besides this one involved undocumented workers.
By tm (158), mtk on Sep 19, 12 1:44 PM
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True this was the only fatal "accident" involving an ILLEGAL ALIEN, please use the proper term to describe this filth. This was the only fatal accident to involve the driver leaving the scene. Why don't they arrest Zaro, oh yeah he's rich.....
By ICE (1195), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 1:56 PM
What can you arrest Zaro for? He already has lawyered up and can claim up and down that he had no idea his employee was undocumented.
By Nature (2590), Hampton Bays on Sep 19, 12 2:20 PM
This is America, remember. Read your bumper sticker moron, I'm sure it says "love it, or leave it." Well, part of loving it means adhering to our rules of law and the rights afforded to citizens. That means you cant arrest Zaro simply because you want to, or simply because you think he might have hired this guy illegally,

Nevertheless, in response to the post of "steve457"', the fact remains that his remark was irignorant and overly simplistic. Illegals, or whatever you want to anonymously ...more
By tm (158), mtk on Sep 19, 12 2:30 PM
"Well, part of loving it means adhering to our rules of law and the rights afforded to citizens."

So by your own admission, you and the illegal aliens you support don't respect our country.

No legal resident should ever be the victim of a crime by an illegal immigrant, because they SHOULDN'T be here. Unfortunately, there are thousands of such victims a year.

By the way, moron, illegal alien is the legally correct description, and "undocumented immigrant", as used by the ...more
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Sep 19, 12 5:59 PM
Hiring them certainly doesn't help, deporting them sure would! Without a reasonable deterrent they will hop back across the boarder, so drying up the entitlement programs they come here for would be a good start. Unless you think they should get food stamps, it is ridiculous how many Central and South American women are at the grocery store with their EBT cards. Are these productive members of our community or are they freeloaders? Yes, that was rhetorical, we all know they are free loaders, even ...more
By ICE (1195), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 7:59 PM
actually, nothing in my post shows that i either support or dont support undocumented workers.

By tm (158), mtk on Sep 20, 12 9:03 AM
ICE (interesting name when debating this topic). I'm tired of everyone acting as though illegal immigrants freeload on the public schooling system. Illegal immigrants rent houses or apartments - and the owner of that house or apartment pays property taxes including school taxes. So, in fact, the illegals do pay for their children to go to school because they pay the rent that pays the taxes.

And yes, I know most of the time these houses or apartments are overcrowded - so they aren't ...more
By Nature (2590), Hampton Bays on Sep 20, 12 5:31 PM
Nature, in your first sentence you say you are tired of everyone acting as though they freeload on the public school system but later admit that you know most of the rentals are overcrowded and don't pay their fair share. Sorry, but you can't have it both ways. And I agree, it is the towns responsibility to bust them, but until they do, they continue to be the main reason for the ridiculous increase in taxes.
By bubby (202), southampton on Sep 23, 12 9:17 AM
How dumb can the brother be to hang around the area for 2 months
By EastEnd68 (832), Westhampton on Sep 19, 12 2:02 PM
Deport Them!!
By Jaws (169), Westhampton Beach on Sep 21, 12 1:53 AM
How dumb can law enforcement be for BELIEVING what the brother said! REALLY?!!
By just breath (82), yuck on Sep 19, 12 2:13 PM
It's not a matter of belief - it's a matter of proof. If you bring him before a grand jury and can't PROVE he lied about speaking with his brother then he has to be let go and would probably not be found again.

Here's hoping this quickly leads to finding the criminal who did this
By Nature (2590), Hampton Bays on Sep 19, 12 2:22 PM
The walls are closing in on this animal......getting his brother is a good start. I think the US Marshals will catch this guy in a matter of time. He can run, but he can't hide from Justice. Keep the Brother in custody till he talks.
By SisBoomBonacker (91), Hamptons on Sep 19, 12 4:16 PM
Uh, how long do you think they can keep him in custody?
By dnice (1336), Hampton Bays on Sep 19, 12 5:04 PM
They'll never catch him, and he can just re-enter with a different set of fraudulant documents.

In fact, there's really little satopping him from applying, and being approved for Obama's de-facto amnesty.

By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Sep 19, 12 6:01 PM
2 months to pull his phone records ?
By lazymedic (99), southampton on Sep 19, 12 4:40 PM
I'm sure the police had good reason for not arresting him until now-Lisa knows what she is doing
By EastEnd68 (832), Westhampton on Sep 19, 12 6:11 PM
It begs the question, how does an undocumented immigrant get arrested for DWI and get let back out on the streets? I mean let's not go crazy and ask every Latino we see for proof they are here legally, but c'mon... If you caught him breaking the law, send them back. Then this never would have happened.
By bubby (202), southampton on Sep 19, 12 6:28 PM
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Wait, you want illegal aliens to be deported after the police discover they're in the country illegally??

You must be a racist.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Sep 19, 12 6:39 PM
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When you get stopped by the police they ask you for license & registration, not proof of citizenship. Illegal aliens can get a driver's license and registered and insured cars no problem. The cops and INS are different jobs. Correct me if I'm wrong here.
By Brian Bailey (36), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 9:23 PM
You cant get a license in most states if you are illegal.
By chief1 (1323), southampton on Sep 19, 12 9:28 PM
most states, but not all. That's one of the reasons why you see illegals driving out of state plates, that and lower insurance costs.
By Brian Bailey (36), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 11:18 PM
Care to back that up, Chief?
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Sep 20, 12 10:47 AM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Kaiser Sozay (30), east end on Sep 26, 12 6:48 PM
Wait, how do they know this guy is undocumented? Holder and the Obama administration struck down the Arizona law allowing police to check documentaiion. Oh yea, just another campain tactic to get Hispanic vote!! OBAMA LIES!!!
By kpjc (146), east quogue on Sep 19, 12 6:36 PM
we are not deporting them because we need them here to cut lawns, rake leaves, paint, clean swimming, and work in restrauant kitchens. Wealthly people would scream like crazy if this cheap labor was not available.
By EastEnd68 (832), Westhampton on Sep 19, 12 7:47 PM
You're kidding, right?
By Brian Bailey (36), Southampton on Sep 19, 12 9:38 PM
I hired an undocumented worker to clean and wax my car and I ended up with dents on the roof of my Rover because he was so stupid put his palms on the roof of the car and uses his weight to reach the middle of the cars roof. If wasn't here I would not have had the chance to be so stupid to hire him.
By Summer Resident (84), Southampton N.Y. on Sep 20, 12 12:13 AM
so its his fault you hired him?
By tm (158), mtk on Sep 20, 12 9:05 AM
unbelieveable posts
By xtiego (303), bridgehampton on Sep 20, 12 7:02 PM
no freebies

+ no jobs
_________

= no illegals

very simple math
By loading... (279), quiogue on Sep 22, 12 8:58 AM
about eight years ago my insurance DOUBLED, why... because of the illegal, non-registered, non-insured drivers out there! Why do I pay all my taxes, unusually high car insurance, and STILL have people who don't have any of the bills KEEP DRIVING?!!!

I blame the people who HIRE THEM!!!
All the landscapers, GC's, people with HUGE properties that want a break! Because of people who hire them is WHY we have a problem, and end up paying AGAIN in the end!
By just breath (82), yuck on Sep 22, 12 10:04 AM
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11 weeks later, the unsolved hit-and-run of Sister Walsh on July 9th has entered another season, as Summer has faded to Fall.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Sep 24, 12 6:16 PM
Tomorrow's full moon will be the third since Sister Walsh was mowed down.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Sep 28, 12 4:29 PM
This beautiful fall day ends the 12th week since Sister Walsh's hit-and-run death, which remains unsolved.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 1, 12 1:15 PM
The investigation of Sister Walsh's death is now in its 13th week.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 3, 12 2:33 PM
Suspect gone for good? Week #13 is about to close on the investigation into Sister Walsh's death on Monday July 9th.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 8, 12 6:23 AM
Three months have elapsed since Sister Walsh was mowed down on July 9th.

Three full moons have come and gone.

Thirteen weeks and counting.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 9, 12 7:17 PM
Three months have elapsed since Sister Walsh was mowed down on July 9th.

Three full moons have come and gone.

Thirteen weeks and counting.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 9, 12 7:17 PM
Fourteen weeks and counting since Sister Walsh was killed.

It has been over a month since the 9/12 article detailing the investigation.

Perhaps Ms. Weaver could ask the U. S. Marshals Service to give us an update?
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 15, 12 5:42 PM
Fifteen weeks ago Sister Walsh was killed. Chief Wilson has not updated us on the suspect's whereabouts on the planet, if any.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 22, 12 12:19 PM
The investigation of Sister Walsh's homicide has entered its 16th week. No updates from Chief Wilson or the U. S. Marshals Service in a while. November 9th will mark the fourth month with the suspect being on the lam.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 23, 12 2:35 PM
Well done by EH Town Police, and Crime Stoppers, to offer a reward so quickly for the hit-and-run last night in Amagansett. Contrast this OVERNIGHT
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 24, 12 1:42 PM
Contrast this OVERNIGHT response to the 11 days it took for the SHT PD to post the suspect's name and photo here, plus eventual offer of reward.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Oct 24, 12 1:44 PM
Sister Walsh has not been forgotten. This investigation is in its 17th week, with no recent updates from Chief Wilson.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 2, 12 8:01 PM
18 weeks and counting.

Rest in Peace, Sister Walsh.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 5, 12 9:35 PM
As of November 9th, this unsolved crime will be FOUR months old.

Now, with Chief Wilson's "retirement," will we ever learn why the Southampton Town PD waited ELEVEN days to release the suspect's name and photo?
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 6, 12 8:35 PM
Tomorrow will mark the FOURTH month that this heinous crime remains unsolved.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 8, 12 6:51 PM
Another month has closed on this failed investigation.

Time for the Truth from Southampton Town, on why they waited 11 days to release the suspect's name and photo, and on the current status of the case.

"What gives?" ask the people for whom you work.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 9, 12 10:34 AM
The TWENTIETH WEEK of this "investigation" begins.

Has former Chief Wilson taken all the secrets with him?

Rest in Peace, Sister Walsh.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 13, 12 6:10 AM
Sister Walsh is not forgotten.

For nineteen weeks the authorities have been looking for the hit-and-run driver who mowed her down, and left her to die on the side of the road.

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Nov 19, 12 4:58 PM
Abandoned to die a lonely death FIVE months ago, Sister Walsh is not forgotten. Chief Wilson's tail was hopefully between his legs when he quit.

The decision to wait ELEVEN days to release the suspect's name and photo surely resulted in this investigation heading South, along with the suspect apparently!

Rest in Peace.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 9, 12 7:55 AM
Another sunset has gone by without this heinous crime being solved in FIVE months.

Rest in Peace
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 9, 12 4:56 PM
The Press has given an editorial "lump of coal" to law enforcement for its botched investigation. [p. A10 in today's edition]

Well done Editor Shaw and staff!

Hopefully the new SHT PD Chief will move this to the top of his priorities.

Peace on Earth!
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 11:28 AM
From the editorial:

"This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice, and investigators should redouble their efforts to bring to justice the man who drove off to leave her to die -- as well as anyone who helped him elude capture."

Well said.

Rest in Peace, Sister Walsh.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 11:37 AM
Another week goes by, and this "outrageous miscarriage of justice" continues.

Rest in Peace, Sister Walsh.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Dec 17, 12 6:55 PM
The "outrageous miscarriage of justice" goes on.
By PBR (4365), Southampton on Feb 11, 13 10:14 PM
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