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Oct 17, 2011 3:25 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Teenager Stabbed After Party in Bridgehampton

Oct 18, 2011 3:48 PM

An East Hampton teenager was stabbed with a knife following a house party in Bridgehampton over the weekend, according to Southampton Town Police, who are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects. As of Tuesday, police said they still had no suspects.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was assaulted in the vicinity of Scuttlehole Road, following a party at a home on that street, Town Police Sergeant Lisa Costa said. The stabbing was reported to police at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. The boy, who suffered from a puncture wound that detectives believe came from a knife, told officers he was jumped by several people, but does not know who, Sgt. Costa said.

According to a police report, the boy told detectives he saw a man he did not know hitting on a friend of his. When the boy intervened, he was struck in the face and awoke in a friend’s car with a stab wound and facial pain. His friend drove him to Southampton Hospital, where police were alerted of the assault. The boy has been released from the hospital and is in is good condition, police said on Tuesday.

The Southampton Town Police Detective Division is investigating the stabbing and asks that anyone with information on the incident call 702-2230, or the Southampton Town Police Crime Tips Hotline at 728-3454. Information can be also be sent by email to crimetips@southamptontownny.gov. All information will be kept confidential, police said.

Colleen Reynolds

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Now suppose this kid had bled to death on the way to the hospital? Why didnt anyone call the police or at least ems? I hope he comes out of this ok.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Oct 17, 11 4:50 PM
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what are kids doing out at a party walking home at this time of night? Where are the parents?
By just breath (82), yuck on Oct 18, 11 5:47 AM
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it was 1245?? surely you cant be that old.
By tm (174), mtk on Oct 18, 11 8:16 AM
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News flash to tm: A lot of us keep close track on our kids and do not allow them to stay out so late at 16, much less walk home in the dark at almost 1am. It's called doing our jobs as parents. "just breath" is right on target. So's pstevens, why weren't the police called immediately? Every kid has a cell phone.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Oct 18, 11 11:29 AM
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i agree the polic should have been called. I take no issue with that question.

What i do take issue with is anonymous "where are the parents?" posts, implying that because a 16 year old was with friends at 1245 on a saturday night, that somehow the parents are absentee or otherwise dont care where their kids are.
By tm (174), mtk on Oct 18, 11 1:03 PM
I have to say TM a kid that young should have been at home, and not walking home even if they lived near by. When a kid that young gets into a situation like the one described in this article...yeah I'm lookin at the parents sideways. The kid should have been home. Not saying the parents don't care, but maybe they need to exercise better judgement.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Oct 18, 11 2:51 PM
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And another thing...someone knows exactly who the "man" that stabbed this kid is. Speak up!
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Oct 18, 11 4:32 PM
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To whomever this concerns, this "young boy" was not walking home from the party when he was stabbed. It is wrong for you to assume such things. In fact, he was walking to the car of the friend who righteously drove him straight to the hospital after he was attacked. As for the question concerning the whereabouts of the parents, that is just utterly disrespectful. The article states that the stabbing was REPORTED to police at 12:45, not that it OCCURRED at 12:45. You should all be worrying about ...more
By Truth (1), East Hampton on Oct 18, 11 10:05 PM
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Why didnt his friend rightously call the police and EMS for assistance? Thats what you do when someone has been assualted and stabbed, you do not put them in your car and drive them to the hospital, thats called making a bad situation worse. Perhaps if they had called the police when the incident took place the person who stabbed the kid would be in custody. Thats why kids of a certain age need to be home at a resonable hour or at least under a responsible adults supervision. A responsible adult ...more
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Oct 20, 11 3:20 PM
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guess he was with some nice people, my bad ;)
By just breath (82), yuck on Oct 19, 11 6:13 AM
actually smart guy, the article plainly states that he was trying to help a friend who was being bothered by someone else. It never says one of his friends stabbed him.

Whats with your insistence on blaming the kid who got stabbed, his parents, his friends.....are you mad bc you werent invited to the party?
By tm (174), mtk on Oct 19, 11 10:47 AM
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Nothing good happens after midnight when i comes to teenagers. Thats when the beer muscles star kicking in.Every hour after that the chances of trouble doubles
By fish sticks (53), hampton bays on Oct 19, 11 12:28 PM
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Funny ........ If he was helping a female friend out who was "being hit on" by this guy, has she come forward and described the guy? Kids you got to stop protecting scum like this ..... come forward and speak up there seems like there was other people there how did no one see anything?
By MACK (50), Southampton on Oct 19, 11 3:08 PM
all of this could have been avoided if the party kids had just hired one of our dozen or so senior police officers who have "private security" businesses.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Oct 19, 11 8:14 PM
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You know darned well why the police weren't called.
By btdt (449), water mill on Oct 20, 11 11:31 AM
Goldenrod: No one singled you out for not watching your kid(s).. However, if you look at all the negative press, (which is primarily what's out there) The massive amount of kids dying or od-ing, more recently.. the jamesport mother and son kidnapping a Laurel teen and beating the crap out of him on an assumption... THIS is more than likely WHY people are asking "where are the parents?"..

The basis behind this reasoning is that kids need supervision... not only that, but how else will they ...more
By Allergic2Stupidity (77), Riverhead on Oct 20, 11 12:50 PM
ummm I think Goldenrod would agree with you on this...re-read his post.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Oct 20, 11 3:13 PM
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perhaps the girl or boy who was being "hit on" (= receiving unwanted advances) from the stabber and the boy who stepped up to intervene are terrified of revealing the name of this violent person fearing reprisals? who protects them when the headlines are fogotten and they again attend a party - as every teenager eventually will. the parents can't cope with their teenagers...but at least some parents should be around for these parties...or chaperones if some sort...
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Oct 27, 11 4:46 PM