Arrest Report: Port Jefferson Station Woman Allegedly Found Asleep at the Wheel

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

David Richard Maglione, 46, was arrested at 12:58 a.m. on Sept. 10 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with disorderly conduct. Maglione was allegedly in the road outside of his home cursing and screaming. When police came they say that he refused to calm down. Court records show that Maglione was released on his own recognizance on Sept. 10. He is due back in court on Oct. 15.

Margaret Bergold, 21, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 11 in Port Jefferson and charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Bergold was allegedly found unconscious at the wheel of a 2003 Hyundai at the intersection of Route 347 and Route 112 at about 10:17 a.m. Police say that her car was rolling through the intersection at the time. Police also allegedly found a hypodermic instrument in her car. According to records Bergold was in Suffolk First District Court on Sept. 12 and bail was set at $10,000 in cash. Bail was not posted and she is due back in court on Sept. 19.

Michael Schoefer, 53, was arrested at 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 12 in Port Jefferson and charged with loitering. Police say that Schoefer, who is homeless, was at John J. Walsh Memorial Park in Northport on Sept. 9 when he was forbidden to be because he is a registered sex offender. He was later arrested on North Country Road in Port Jefferson. It is unknown who alerted police to his presence at the park. According to the New York State sex offender registry, Schoefer was convicted in 2006 for forcibly touching a 44-year old woman and served four months in prison.

Mels Ditties September 18, 2012 at 06:43 PM
There really should be a way for those who are convicted & serve time for minor sex offender crimes to get off the sex offender list...I am NOT talking about rapes, and crimes related to children ...But in this case this man forcibly touch(ed) a 44-year old woman and served four months in prison in 2006.,..That's 6 years ago...No other sex crimes?...He's homeless...well, how does someone on the sex offender list get a job and/or a place to live?...anyplace they live, people are notified, schools send out flyers, people do NOT want them in their community...PLEASE don't get me wrong, I understand the importance of this list & the need to protect people from predators, but just for a moment think about how this all goes....I happen to know a young man who had sex with an underage girl (she was 15, he was early 20's....she was known in her town and several surrounding towns as a girl who would put out to almost anyone...but in this case she got angry with him after the encounter & filed charges...having no real money, he was assigned a legal aid attorney, who convinced him to just take the 3 years to avoid a trial...He did his time, he was released and there is virtually no where for him to work or live....How can he possibly do the right thing now and become a productive member of society?....He's not a grimy pervert, skulking around in the shadows waiting for little girls to come by...he's an idiot, who made a mistake, but there just isn't anyway for him to correct it now...
Mike Balsamo September 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Mels: To give you background on Schoefer, he has been a registered sex offender since 2007. Reports indicated he was arrested in 2010 for forcibly touching a 20-year-old woman in Port Jefferson and failing to register a change of address on the sex offender registry, for the second time. When he was arrested in 2010, police said Schoefer already had several arrests and convictions for a variety of charges, including sexual abuse, stalking, forcible touching, criminal mischief, public lewdness and resisting arrest. I understand where you are coming from, I don't think anyone in the criminal justice field would disagree that sex offenders have the worst time being "branded", but in this case, Schoefer is a Level 3 Sex Offender - the classification with the highest level of recidivism. The state classifies an offender at Level 3, where a "threat to public safety exists."
Mels Ditties September 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Mike...Thanx for the backround info...reading the above Patch article certainly didn't reveal his multiple arrests & convictions....appreciate it
Why Not September 19, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Their is no place for him to go except jail where he gets 3 meals and a place to stay, and we pay for it. It also keeps about 10 people working, police, hospital, courts, jail workers, etc.
Deborah .G September 19, 2012 at 06:55 PM
hey mels , your friend in his twenties who had sex with a fifteen year old girl deserves ZERO SYMPATHY OR LEE WAY! Even if she didnt get mad at him after the encounter he broke the law by having sex with a minor period! you were not in the bed with them so only she and he know wut truly happened. however the fact that you are defending his behavior and minimizing his role is nauseating .if your daughter was the fifteen year old involved or if it were you who were raped statutory or otherwise you would feel different. what you call a minor sex crime is not minor by any means to the victims heart, mind,self esteem, nightmares etc....to attack her reputation too ,REALLLLY? next time think before you speak please.
Pat Monem September 19, 2012 at 06:58 PM
My heart breaks for the "children" yes, 21 is still although of legal age, can be just a lost child. I'm so sorry for the pain the family goes through and the constant state of worry. I'm the mother of a 19 and 22 year old and when they say the bigger they get the bigger the problems are - they knew what they were talking about. I have seen numerous articles about children either my son's age or my daughter's age that have gotten in to trouble cause of drugs and drinking. One of these "lost" children gave his life just a month ago - he was 18 years old and just one year out of school . I can't help but wonder why these children seem lost after they graduate. If they don't go to college or stop going they fall into bad habits and don't know what to do with themselves and drugs seem to be the answer. Maybe the High schools should not only be geared to preparing these kids for higher learning opportunities but for life skills as well. Maybe BOCES is the amswer for many of these kids. Learn a trade, something they can use when they graduate which for many is the only education they will ever receive. Just saying.... As a mother, I am praying for these young adults and their families.....
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON September 19, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Find an island and drop them off.
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON September 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM
If we drop them on an island, Then nobody has to see or notify anyone when they move in. Why do we always think #$%&* things to death when we decide what to do with these dirtbags.
Mels Ditties September 20, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Deborah .G.....Are you serious?...YOU are the one who knows nothing about this situation...There are more details, but I won't bother to get into them here...If you think that every 15 year old girl is a quiet little virgin, you are sooooo outta touch you might think about coming back to planet earth...Besmudging the "innocent" (cough, cough, gag, gag) little girl's reputation..Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiight...The sweet lil' thing did plenty to earn the reputation that she so rightly deserves.... How nice it must to be to be you...Never to have done anything in your little life that was a mistake...Your compassion is quite deep (or is that the manure you are spewing here!)
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON September 20, 2012 at 09:54 AM
An island for those type of girls 2. Keep the islands far apart.
Deborah .G September 20, 2012 at 01:42 PM
hi mels, maybe you should take a deep breath and read my article again because you sound confused and angry unnecessarily,, i did not say u knew nothing about it,! i also did not say the 15 yr old girl is a virgin! and i also did not say i never made mistakes in my life , ny mistakes didnt involve making a decision to break the law but that aside ,your whole paragraph was nothing more than putting words in my mouth . my compassion is quite deep but unlike you my compassion lies with the victim not the rapist! the law deems a minor unable to make a decision of this nature and so do most parents, ur friend was in his 20's and knew better, anyway u chose to drag the teenage girl down and insult me to make your friend look better dosnt change the fact that he knew what he was doing and chose to break the law the details are irrelevant, theres a price to pay for that mel, if i chose to break the law i would have a price to pay like anyone else, i hope you will truly find peace with this situation.


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