A Riverhead teen who pleaded guilty to two November shootings was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by five years of post release supervision, on Wednesday.
Juan Soyos-Pixtun, 19, in the two November shootings in May. He was sentenced on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court on eight criminal charges before Judge Mark Cohen.
Police say Soyos-Pixtun shot Riverhead resident Edgar Bautista, 20, with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun on Nov. 10 around 10:21 p.m. near Marcy Avenue and Pulaski Street. A witness identified Pixtun as the shooter.
In an unrelated incident on Nov. 4, police said outside the on West Main Street at about 10 p.m. At the sentencing, two orders of protection were issued for Bautista and Alvarado, which will expire on November 10, 2025.
• A man who Southampton Village police charged with driving while intoxicated on Friday was not only already on probation for DWI — but he was also previously convicted of assault and manslaughter after killing a couple in Muttontown in 2002 while drag racing. Kyle Soukup, 27, of East Hills in Nassau County, was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on Wednesday, according to Robert Clifford, the spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney. Soukup was stopped in a black 2012 Ford Edge by a village police officer around 4 a.m. Friday after speeding on White Street and running a stop sign, according to court documents. He could not produce a valid driver's license, failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to chemical tests, documents state.
• John A. Faracco, 39, of New York City, was arrested July 8 at 12:06 a.m. and charged with two counts of driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Sag Harbor Village police said Faracco was driving at an unreasonable speed in a 2009 Audi westbound on Bay Street, then drove 52 miles per hour on Route 114 in a 40-miles-per-hour zone. He was pulled over on North Haven when, according to the arrest report, the police officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Police said Faracco performed poorly on sobriety tests and admitted to being on prescription medication, including Oxycontin.
• A Southampton resident reported to Southampton Town police on July 5 that sometime between June 25 and June 29 someone spraypainted "SeaNigga" in white paint on the public portion of Old Orchard Road in North Sea. In addition, the resident told police that there was a swastika painted on the roadway. Police report that they canvassed the area but have not yet been able to find the perpetrators.
• On July 9 at 3:18 a.m., Quogue Police charged Michael Rodgers, 26, of Bohemia, with DWI, a felony, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, also a felony. Rodgers, who was pulled over on Montauk Highway for failing to maintain his lane of travel, was additionally charged with circumventing an interlock device, and aggravated unlicensed in the second degree, both misdemeanors. He was arraigned on July 10.
• A 17-year-old Hampton Bays boy was arrested July 8 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and for being unlicensed, a traffic infraction. Police say they nabbed the teen after he was involved in an accident with injuries on Argonne Road East and fled the scene. Police located him on Terrace Drive in Hampton Bays.
• Justin Castellano, 20, of East Quogue, was charged with allowing the consumption of alcohol by minors on July 4. Police say they were called to Kennedy Drive in East Quogue in regard to a physical altercation. While on scene, police say they found numerous people under the age of 21 who had been consuming alcohol.
• William J. Kennedy, 52, of Southold, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and failing to comply on July 3 at 7:03 p.m. after police stopped him on Route 25 in Cutchogue for a prior incident involving the possession of drugs, police said. Using vulgar language, Kennedy told the office at the scene to “get lost” then sped away in his vehicle, police said. The officer on the scene followed Kennedy in his patrol vehicle with the emergency lights and siren activated. Other units from the Southold Police assisted until Kennedy came to a stop approximately two miles from the initial location, police said. Kennedy was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed and later released on cash bail.
• Craig A. Costello, 44, Farmingdale, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, failing to signal turn and failing to wear a safety belt on July 3 at 4:53 p.m., after police observed Costello operating his Dodge Dakota on Route 25 in Greenport without wearing his seatbelt, police said. Costello also failed to signal while making a right-hand turn into Drosso's mini-golf parking lot, police said. Further investigation revealed Costello's license to be suspended. Costello was arrested, transported to police headquarter, processed, released on cash bail, and ordered to appear before Southold Town Justice Court at a later date.
• Alfonso Mendez, 21, of Southold, was charged with driving while intoxicated on July 8 at 9:47 p.m. after he was stopped in Cutchogue by police officers who were investigating a previous incident that had occurred in Mattituck, police said. Mendez had driven by a female a couple of times in the Mattituck Plaza parking lot, making her uncomfortable and prompting her to report the incident to police, police said. Officers responded and found Mendez on Route 25 in Cutchogue where he was stopped and found to be intoxicated, police said. Mendez was arrested, transported to headquarters, processed and held overnight for arraignment.