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Jul 1, 2011 9:58 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Riverside Man Charged With Cutting Victim's Chest With Beer Bottle

Jul 5, 2011 5:41 PM

A Riverside man was arrested last Thursday, June 30, after Southampton Town Police said he assaulted another man in May with a beer bottle.

Detectives said Juan Velasquez, 33, used the bottle to strike a male acquaintance in the face at an Old Quogue Road residence in the hamlet on May 21. He then used the broken bottle to cut the victim’s chest several times, causing serious physical injury, according to police.

The victim was rushed to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he received multiple stitches.

Upon Mr. Velasquez’s arrival at police headquarters, he was found to be in possession of a forged resident alien card, police said. He was arrested more than a month after the assault because police were completing their investigation, they said.

Mr. Velasquez was charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, both felonies, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

He was held overnight at headquarters for a morning arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court. A call placed to the court requesting his arraignment outcome was not immediately returned.

The Southampton Town Detectives Division is continuing the investigation. Anyone with any additional information concerning this incident or any other crime is encouraged to call police at 702-2230 or the Crime Tips Hotline at 728-3454, or send an email to crimetips@southamptontownny.gov. Information will be kept confidential, police said.

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Si Se Pueda!
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 1, 11 11:23 AM
English please....

By susanbwb (3), southampton on Jul 2, 11 10:56 PM
"Si Se Pueda!" was the Obama campaign's slogan for the pro-illegal immigration/amnesty bloc.

It's "Yes We Can" in the language of the conquistadors.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 2, 11 11:05 PM
Those glassy eyes and frustrated look can only mean one thing. He couldn't get through to Ms. Sepulveda or Southampton Tire.
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