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Police: Man Stabbed in Port Jefferson Early Saturday Morning

No arrests made in confrontation that sent one man to the hospital.

A man was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after an altercation on West Broadway in Port Jefferson left him with multiple stab wounds, according to police.

Police have not released the name of the person who was stabbed but said that at about 2:46 a.m. on Saturday an altercation in front of on West Broadway led to a man being stabbed multiple times by another person who fled the scene at some point. The injured person was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A police tape was set up around the area in front of McDonalds where the incident occurred and blood stains could be seen on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, according to one witness who saw the scene later on that morning. A trail of blood led to a park bench in front of Village Hall, where the injured person was found. Police broke down the crime scene at about 9 a.m.

Police did not say what the argument was about that led to the stabbing and no arrests have been made as of yet. The investigation is ongoing.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Steven Gold August 05, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Maybe it's all of that underage drinking at shaefers?
Mels Ditties August 05, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Very interested to see the details of the story & (hopefully) who is arrested for the stabbing....Looks like perhaps uptown is trickling downtown....Perhaps the "ignore it and it will stay contained to the track area" wasn't the greatest plan???
diamond August 05, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Keep saying there is no problem downtown and it dosent go away it gets worse. It will continue until the mayor and her board stop trying to hide the fact and do something about it. The answer is not code officers it is the Suffolk County Police. I guess the mayor and her board will wait until there is a murder,and then recognize that there is a problem. Hopefully it will not take that long. Diamond
Joan Fortgang August 05, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I'm not surprised this happened in front of McDonalds - no fault of the store, but there are ALWAYS hoards of "young" people (20 and 30somethings too) hanging around there at night - we see them when we drive by. Our wonderful and lovely village is fast becoming a "dirt bag" haven - do ya think there may be too many bars ???? Just Askin'!!
ann l. mutschler August 05, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Ignoring serious problems has always been the Port Jefferson Village way. It would bring down property values to expose problems. I reported the serious cocaine sales problem, (when, who, etc), but the High School Principal at the time refused to do anything, and the Suffolk County Narcotics Division had there hands tied by Port Jefferson, calling it a "hush hush" district. Without any more details, I ended up harassed, and finally sold and moved when my youngest went to college. It really is a shame that the Port Jefferson residents are allowing people such as Mayor Garant,and others with personal agenda's, ruin such a beautiful village. It is one of the last areas that one could leave one's door unlocked, but it won't be long before that's over, if not already. Ann Mutschler
ann l. mutschler August 06, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Just read my own contribution and have to apologize for my spelling of "there", which should been "their". Very embarrassed since I was changed to an editor position from my research position at Cold Spring Harbor Lab, while pregnant with #1. Did enough proofreading to know better. Sorry, Ann L Mutschler
jajlfd August 06, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I work in downtown Port. I leave at 11 pm a couple of nights a week. I noticed a HUGE change in 'visitors' (middle age to 20 somethings) around that time. The village is out of control after dark. I see SCPD during daytime, but not at night when it is really needed. Something needs to be done. The stabbing is scary. This is not good for business. Port Jeff is going back to the old days when people ( tax payers) would not go out at night. Going down the tubes.
ann l. mutschler August 06, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I'd like to respond to the last comment. When were the days that taxpayers in Port Jefferson would not go out at night? My years in PJ were 1991-2005,and this did not occur at those times. Again, the biggest problem was ignoring problems. Then after a local child passed due to problems that I had been reporting, the reaction was to hassle "good kids" that were not doing anything wrong, My youngest was present at a few of those situations, and I know her description was accurate as does any PJ resident. Both my kids were always welcome in their friend's homes due to their honesty and integrity. Giving good kids a hard time while they are visiting their home town, sitting on the beach will not cure the problems. The problem that I had been reporting had it's orgins from one of Father Frank's castaways. Although the intent of his program is honorable, it is not honorable to throw troubled youth from other towns onto the streets of PJ Village, homeless, to cause serious problems in a village that we had moved to, in order to get away from towns that these children had come from. Ann Mutschler
pjresident August 06, 2012 at 03:57 PM
As a resident of Port Jefferson village I am personally saddened by this occurence... our small, quaint town does seem to be changing. I absolutely agree that SCPD are to be seen all over during the day and no where to be found at night aside from parking across from Port Jazz and sit enjoying their pizza and taking photos with young girls. The situation at Schaffers is a disaster and something like this was bound to happen. Much like the trashy club that existed before trouble is always happening and never is reported. The young, small, and quite useless constables that hang around at night are no threat to these out of towners. They laugh at us and believe we are a joke. I do not believe all the blame or much at all should be on Mayor Garant she has done an amazing job here in Port Jefferson, however I am hoping that this is an eye opener to many.. and hopefully something is done.
thomas August 06, 2012 at 11:18 PM
i agree i am also a resident of port jeff its sad whats becomeing of our town
ReeNee August 09, 2012 at 03:03 PM
My same thoughts!
Thomas Lynch August 10, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I left the below on the Port Jeff Train station mugging article and reposted here. The reality is ONLY the law abiding, taxpaying public is afraid to walk the streets. The "element" (the homeless, mentally unstable, drug addicted, all roam the streets freely and unchallenged.
Thomas Lynch August 10, 2012 at 08:26 PM
- reposted from PJ Train muging blog------- funny (or maybe not) just got my Town of Brookhaven Statement of Taxes............County of Suffolk - Police $1,462.58 ( $100 per month for protection? I want my money back) I take a few of the morning trains at port jeff all the time and return late at night. I have NEVER seen an MTA officer or Suffolk cops there in 8 years? Cameras are great for the news media and the insurnace compay when the survivors need to fill out the claim. I'd like to know why i can't have the same personal protection carry permit i had in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for 10 years. I have Secret federal clearance, my fingerprints on file with the FBI, i was a range champion in PA, but i can't protect myself the next time these thugs come to maybe jump me? 1 on 1 I might have a chance.......against many? However they see i am armed and guess what? Really stupid laws here on Long Island and New York/NYC. The police and government are NOT protecting us as we are paying for obvisously. We are getting taxed to buy cameras and other revenue generators which do NOT increase public safety or deter crime. Its simple get of the cars and out of the barracks and do the job - OR let me protect myself and my family as i have every right to do so. Can I put this on the personal protecion carry permit as the justification? Are we not sure its dangerous out there?
Nick Nola August 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Schaeffers and Tommys place are one in the same. They are owned by the same person. It is well know tha both places are ignored by enforcement of drinking age laws. With stabbing's and altercations, Port Jefferson has become the new Wild West Carson City. Two ladies were stabbed and supposedly one taken to ICU. notice non of this is appearing in Newsday or major news Media. I may sound suspicious, and I am. It appears there is a cover up
Frank Burns August 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Pjres, Have you ever been there? I get carded and recorded everytime I go there and I am twice the drinking age! I can't imagine "all the underage drinking" that you refer to. I don't think that you have ever been there judging by your unfounded comment and incorrect spelling of the establishments name. I HAVE been there and it is a beautiful place for eating and cocktails any time of day! Of course it gets younger late at night as all places do because us old folks go home to sleep! I find your comments completely irresponsible and counterproductive to solving the problems that are plaging Port Jefferson!
Frank Burns August 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Oh really? I have been to both places and although I am double the legal drinking age I still get carded and they stick my ID in some machine that they said records it. I don't have that experience in ANY other bar in Port Jeff and frankly anywhere else. I also see significant security presence in both establishments which gives me comfort. The problems that I have observed seem to occur on the streets like in front of the pizza place a few doors down from Tommy's Place. That store is open all night and hungry drinkers gather there in droves. that guy has no security and no ability to stop the jerk offs that rumble there over pizza or whatever. Nick, You make me suspicious. Are you another Tavern owner in the area tossing stones? There have been numerous problems in the past at other places like Port Jazz and recently at Portsides yet you neglect to mention them. The reports that my son gives me is that Portsides is practically a highschool hangout. I cant confirm this as I dont frequent that place but it is interesting that you neglected to mention them at all.
Frank Burns August 13, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Again you show your ignorance. I am tired of seeing people tossing grenades at any establishment without the facts. The police haven't stated any facts related to ANY tavern in Port Jeff yet you have some clairvoyant ability to deduce what happened and how! Maybe you could be the new Psychic Detective for Port Jefferson.......ridiculous! SMH I also question what you expect the restaurants/Bars to do? Does serving a person a few drinks turn them into criminals? Maybe we are just seeing the overall shift in society expressed in this town. It could be a microcasm of society at large as things change in these challenging times. Let's face it, there are bad people in the world. I don't know how you can tell who is or isn't unless you could pull a police report on everyone who enters the town. Maybe with your psychic abilities you could shed some light on this? Or, maybe you should be at the entrance to these bars and can do a reading on the individuals as they enter telling who is a good citizen and who isn't!! Really now!!
PortJeffBorn August 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM
There's A LOT of crime going on in Port Jeff that doesn't get news coverage. My friend just got beaten and robbed outside of Billie's this past week. There has been no mention of it in the papers and the assailants are still on the loose. Someone tell me exactly why the SCPD is one of the highest paid in the nation? They don't seem to have much of a presence in the crime riddled Port Jeff area. Such a shame. It used to be such a nice area. Now there's violent trash attacking people left and right. And it seems nobody cares. Disgusting! Residents and business owners in Port Jeff should stand up and demand more police protection!
Mom of the stabbing victim August 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I grew up in St. James and had many fun, care free nights with friends in Port Jefferson. Unfortunately, it was my son who was stabbed several weeks ago. To see your child with 5 serious stab wounds, one in the abdomen, is beyond belief. We are so very blessed that this criminal did not take his precious life away from us. Our son works full-time and goes to school 2 nights a week. Any person who has ever met him tells us what a wonderful human being he is and how respectful he treats everyone. As parents we have always try to do our best and raise decent children. It is so disturbing for me to read what the local Port Jeff people are saying. I would never have imagined that Port Jeff has become a dangerous place. I cannot comment on the presence of SCPD in the village. However, I will say the two officers who were in the emergency room were kind, caring, compassionate individuals who helped save my son. The medical and nursing staff at Stony Brook did an amazing job treating him and keeping him comfortable. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of them. What was sad for me to hear from the docs at Stony Brook, is that they see this every weekend - people beaten, shot, and stabbed.

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