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Mar 29, 2016 11:04 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Police Identify Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun In Hampton Bays Tuesday Morning

Southampton Town Police on Pinewood Lane Tuesday, which was closed following the arrest of a man who fired a shotgun on nearby Corwin Lane. GREG WEHNER
Mar 30, 2016 10:06 AM

UPDATE: Wednesday, 9:50 a.m.

Police have identified 21-year-old Jonathan Mulvey-Fava of Hampton Bays as the man who was arrested on Tuesday morning after firing a shotgun multiple times while walking on and around Corwin Lane in the hamlet.

According to a press release sent out Wednesday morning, police had received a call at about 10:30 a.m. about gunshots and a subject carrying a shotgun on Pinewood Lane. When police arrived to the block, residents who were interviewed said the person with the gun had been standing in the road and pulling over cars, as well as aiming the shotgun at houses and animals in the neighborhood.

Officers searched the area and eventually found Mr. Mulvey-Fava at a beach on nearby Corwin Lane. According to the release, he turned his gun on officers and failed to obey orders to drop the weapon. After "a brief struggle" and use of an electronic control device, or a stun-gun, police arrested the 21-year-old, who was charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and various environmental conservation violations. Police have recovered the gun.

Police had also learned that Mr. Mulvey-Fava was involved in an altercation with another male that took place at his home on Pinewood Lane earlier that morning, according to the release. Police barricaded the home, where empty shotgun casings were found outside, and, with the help of SWAT members, found the second subject inside the home intoxicated, but not armed.

Police are still investigating the incident, as additional charges may be filed, and ask anyone with information to call the Town Detective Division at 702-2230. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m.

According to Lt. Ralph, the scene was cleared at approximately 1:20 p.m., and no additional arrests were made, nor were there any injuries reported.

Police initially declined to answer additional questions about the incident, stating that a press release would be issued Tuesday afternoon. When reached Tuesday evening, Lt. Ralph said the release still wasn't ready but she confirmed that the scene was cleared shortly before 2 p.m. and that no additional arrests were made.

UPDATE: 11:55 a.m.

Police were seen surrounding and barricading one house on Pinewood Lane, and SWAT members moved in behind the house.

Additional SWAT members were arriving at the scene. It is still unclear if the second suspect is armed or not.

UPDATE: 11:40 a.m.

Pinewood Lane in Hampton Bays, which is near Corwin Lane, was closed off by Southampton Town Police before 11:30 Tuesday morning as officers on the scene search for a second individual who was somehow involved in the arrest of a man who fired a shotgun earlier in the morning.

As they put on helmets and bulletproof vests, police said they were unsure if the second individual was armed as well.

Original Story

An unidentified man was arrested on Corwin Lane in Hampton Bays Tuesday morning after discharging a shotgun, according to Southampton Town Police.

The man was walking on Corwin Lane with the gun and fired two rounds, according to Town Police Lieutenant Susan Ralph, and was arrested by police shortly after.

No one was injured, Lt. Ralph said.

More information was not immediately available.

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So many details.
By johnj (1024), Westhampton on Mar 29, 16 4:15 PM
5 25 pm no update.........is Ms Ralph not issuing updates or is the Press not repoeting them..whats the deal,is it safe to go outside?
By watchdog1 (543), Southampton on Mar 29, 16 5:27 PM
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Swat team? Lmao
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Mar 29, 16 11:50 PM
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I don't think that you would find it so funny if you had someone dangerous running around in your neighborhood. Or how about if some crazy person showed up at your kids school? You must of never been in need of the police. Hopefully you never will, but if you do, I hope that then you would be a little more appreciative of the people who work in law enforcement.


By whp (21), East Quogue on Mar 30, 16 10:23 AM
Now chief1 is an expert in rural law enforcement manning, staffing, and training.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Mar 30, 16 11:36 AM
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Seriously though, SHT does not need a SWAT team. Just a a terrible allocation of funds. One step closer to the militarization of our police force. I must admit however that they showed a great deal of restraint at not shooting him. It is not easy having a firearm pointed at you.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Mar 31, 16 10:16 AM
So you state we don't need to spend the $ for this, then a heartbeat later, you give them kudos for a successful undertaking?

So without SWAT, how would this have worked out?

Do you have any clue as to the yearly expense for this?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 11:39 AM
I gave them credit for not shooting the suspect. Don't try to use that to further your argument. It is my understanding that SWAT had nothing to do with it. Regular PD handled it.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 11:30 PM
now 9 45 am Thursday still no press release on this very serious story,when the SWAT TEAM is my neighborhood I would like to hear a full account of what transpired......again whats the deal.......
By watchdog1 (543), Southampton on Mar 30, 16 9:47 AM
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Nothing short of a miracle that the police did not kill this man when he pointed a weapon at them. Luckily for all those involved it seems the situation was resolved without injury. Congratulations to the police officers who bravely defused this situation. The next time I think I am having a bad day at work I will remember these officers that had a gun pointed at them while on the job.
By Moneybogue (37), Westhampton Beach on Mar 30, 16 2:41 PM
What bath salts was this bozo taking? Or methamphetamine? Or heroine? His friend was intoxicated - but on what substances?
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 12:53 PM
SWAT is a good idea with insane people with shotguns who seem to be taking down dozens of people at a time all around our beautiful USA...
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Mar 31, 16 1:00 PM
That is the type of knee jerk reaction that ends up with us in a nanny state. Good lord Vikki, do you need the gov't to protect you from everything? It is an absolutely ridiculous notion that we need to spend tax payer dollars on a SWAT team. The type of scenarios happening that you describe are not preventable by having a SWAT team. Police are supposed to be a feel good in the community presence, not a military one.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 8:38 AM
They are not ring around 24/7 in a tank. They responded to a serious scene, took care of it and went to normal patrol/detective /admin duties. They are not a full time SWAT team, they are activated when required.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 11:41 AM
the subject was apprehended by the beat cops before swat was on scene
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Apr 1, 16 6:07 PM
What is the point then Blank? Time and money better spent elsewhere on the police force.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Apr 1, 16 11:24 PM
No lives were lost in a dangerous situation -- how better to spend "time and money" than to achieve that result?
By Frank Wheeler (1826), Northampton on Apr 2, 16 12:00 AM
One thing had nothing to do with the other. With that logic why not triple the size of the police force?
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Apr 3, 16 8:52 AM
Please give me SWAT when the guy with the shotgun is walking down the street shooting at cars and animals on my street - thank you very much. Rather pay with my tax dollars than with my blood.
By Vikki K (490), Southampton on Apr 7, 16 5:20 PM