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Aug 9, 2012 5:43 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Speonk Man Charged With Severely Beating Female Acquaintance

Aug 15, 2012 12:35 PM

A Speonk man was arrested on Friday, July 27, after police said he severely beat a female acquaintance with a pool stick, a metal pipe and a stool over the course of several hours at a Speonk residence the day before.

Beswick A. Grizzle, 32, was arrested by Southampton Town Police at 7:09 p.m. after police located him in a broken down vehicle on the North Service Road near Exit 63 off Sunrise Highway in Eastport and charged him with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, both felonies.

Police said that on the previous day, Thursday, July 26, at about 10:40 p.m. they were called to the home where they discovered the victim with severe injuries. She was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment and released the next day, detectives said.

Two Suffolk County Sheriff’s office K-9 units and Westhampton Beach Police officers assisted Town Police with a search of the area, but they could not locate Mr. Grizzle, who fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Mr. Grizzle was sent to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $10,000 bail, following an arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court, but his bail was reduced to $2,500 cash or $1,000 bond at a later court appearance, court officials said. They added that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a hold on Mr. Grizzle and will pick him up if he is not indicted.

He is due back in court on August 28 at 9 a.m.

Sweet-Toothed Robbers Strike

Two East Quogue residents were arrested last week after Southampton Town Police said they acted in concert to steal dozens of candy bars from a Riverside gas station.

Jason M. Ploikoff, 29, was caught by a store clerk at the Shell gas station near the Riverside traffic circle on Tuesday night, August 7, swiping the sweets, and Samantha C. Van Nostrand, 21, tried to distract the clerk while Mr. Ploikoff stuffed his pockets with more than 30 candy bars, police said.

The pair then fled the area in a vehicle, but were subsequently arrested at about 10:10 p.m. in Quogue.

Mr. Ploikoff and Ms. Van Nostrand were each charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

They were processed and released on $150 police bail.

Cops: Bays Man Sold Pills

Southampton Town Police have announced another major drug arrest on the East End, marking the fifth arrest by the East End Drug Task Force in three weeks.

James R. Connolly, 30, of Hampton Bays was arrested by the task force at 7:55 a.m. on July 29 at a Joysan Court residence in Hampton Bays and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony. After an investigation that spanned several months, Mr. Connolly was found to be selling prescription pain pills in the Hampton Bays area on several occasions, police said on Friday.

He pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court the day of his arrest, court officials said. He is due back in court on Wednesday, August 22, at 9 a.m.

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I hate to be the one to ask this, BUT...

Were hard drugs involved?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 9, 12 8:43 PM
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smh! regardless, I hope this SOB gets it from someone bigger and badder in jail. I cannot stomach men who think they have ANY right to treat a woman that way. I pray this this poor woman is not seriously injured and can someday move on from the tragedy of almost losing her life by this brain damaged amoeba.
By motherof4boys (9), Hampton Bays on Aug 10, 12 1:46 PM
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He won't be back in court on Aug 28.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Aug 13, 12 9:08 PM
Were hard drugs involved? Doesn't matter. A beating. Abuse. Severe injuries. Really? THAT'S your question?

Won't be back Aug 28? Hopefully Immigration will take his butt to the air port and send him home, where he is legal.

Domestic Violence is about power and control. Healthy relationships are not. Regardless of any other factors.
By Shinnecock Hills family (59), Southampton on Aug 15, 12 10:50 PM
For starters, methamphetamine actually modifies brain chemistry, and fundamentally changes behavior. In many cases permanently. Other drugs also have this capability besides meth.

Valid interoogative, IMO.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 15, 12 11:39 PM